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Saudi Attacks Leave Hodeida Hospital Inaccessible and 1,500 Pregnant Yemeni Women at Risk, UN Warns

    Saudi Attacks Leave Hodeida Hospital Inaccessible and 1,500 Pregnant Yemeni Women at Risk, UN Warns

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently warned that as many as 1,500 pregnant women in the besieged Yemeni port city of Hodeida are at risk of death now that the city’s only hospital capable of providing emergency care services has become inaccessible due to the fighting. In a statement issued Wednesday,…

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The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

    The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemen’s atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month. What’s wrong with that, you…

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“It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

    “It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

After the Senate killed a proposal by Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday to block $300 million in U.S. arms sales to Bahrain — a key Saudi coalition ally in the Yemen war — Senators proposed another bill that would suspend all U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and block the refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee,…

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With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

    With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

People in the pro-Palestinian community worldwide will be watching to see if any of the new left-wing progressives elected in the midterms will dare speak out—and vote against—the wishes of the Israel lobby. The answer will likely come early next year, in test votes sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, after…

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Venezuela Calls on UN to Break US Blockade and Supply Medical Equipment

  Venezuela Calls on UN to Break US Blockade and Supply Medical Equipment

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested international assistance from the United Nations (UN) and, in particular, the UN Development Program (UNDP), to “break” the US-led economic blockade against the country and help supply vital medical equipment. His call came at a gathering of health sector leaders and activists from the Humanised Childbirth Program in Caracas…

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Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers

  Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers

Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five of the 11 people charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking at a news conference in Riyadh the country’s most senior public prosecutor, Saud Al-Mojeb, indicted the main suspects but insisted that the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, also known as…

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The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete

  The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE – Among the myths that cover the reality in Palestine is the one that says Palestinians have no leadership, no unified message, and that the Hamas-Fatah divide represents the entire political reality in Palestine. There is also a myth that claims that the Palestinians of 1948, who carry Israeli citizenship, are somehow not…

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Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

  Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – A wave of instability now threatens Israel’s government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman announced that he was resigning in protest of a recently brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since winning elections in 2007. Israeli Prime…

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ACTA 2.0 – The EU’s New Intellectual Property Law Threatens Fundamental Internet Freedom

  ACTA 2.0 – The EU’s New Intellectual Property Law Threatens Fundamental Internet Freedom

Internet means freedom. Still. We can (still) freely retrieve content with our search engines. We can (still) freely and without further ado access the sources in a text. This will soon change. Article 13 of the controversial law says that website operators and Internet providers will be held accountable for the content of their customers…

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Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

  Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old.…

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