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Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen

    Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances. The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed…

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DNC Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

    DNC Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

The Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez, which encourages donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry. Perez introduced the resolution to show that the Democrats are committed to supporting workers and unions that “power the American economy.” But it directly undermines a resolution passed…

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The Space Force and New Anti-Russia Sanctions Are Interrelated

    The Space Force and New Anti-Russia Sanctions Are Interrelated

On Aug. 9, Vice President Mike Pence called for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020. US Defense Secretary James Mattis also came out in support of the idea to create a new unified command of the armed forces to focus on space operations. He said the Defense Department will address space as a new war-fighting domain. A report to Congress…

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Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

    Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since…

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Court Bans Harmful Pesticide that Trump EPA Tried to Keep on the Market

  Court Bans Harmful Pesticide that Trump EPA Tried to Keep on the Market

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos within 60 days. The court’s ruling is being seen as a major victory for environmentalists and public health activists, who have been fighting to ban the agro-chemical for well over a decade, and comes a few…

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Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

  Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

MOSCOW – Washington has slammed Russia with a wide-ranging new wave of sanctions in connection with Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, sending the ruble on a downward slide and provoking a sharp reaction from markets. The move, announced by the U.S. State Department…

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Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

  Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total…

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Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

  Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

WASHINGTON — Several reports in both American and Israeli media have recently been circulating the claim that Iran is increasingly likely to respond to draconian U.S.-imposed sanctions by conducting “cyberattacks” against the United States. According to this narrative, “Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and…

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Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

  Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

Gaza (GPA) – Israel struck more than 150 locations in Gaza Wednesday night through Thursday morning, despite recent talks to resume a ceasefire to divert from an all-out war. The ceasefire, brokered between Israel and Hamas and administered by Egypt, would seek to end the joint Egypt-Israeli entity air, land, and sea blockade of coastal Gaza, maintained since…

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Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

  Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

More than 3,800 civilians and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the southern governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra have joined the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) so far, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 10. Daraa and al-Quneitra joined the reconciliation process last month and the…

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