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Saudis Move to Behead Female Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

    Saudis Move to Behead Female Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old woman activist for crimes such as chanting slogans at a protest. Beheading a woman is unprecedented in the kingdom. Meanwhile, Facebook has sprung into action to protect Riyadh’s back by initiating a crackdown on hundreds of accounts posting anti-Saudi content. Saudi prosecutors are seeking…

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Sorry Chris Murphy, GOP Rejects Call to Curb US Funding for ‘Slaughter of Yemeni Kids’

    Sorry Chris Murphy, GOP Rejects Call to Curb US Funding for ‘Slaughter of Yemeni Kids’

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday denounced as “mind blowing” the decision to “continue to willingly participate in the slaughter of Yemeni kids” after Republicans objected to his amendment to the Defense Appropriation bill that would have put key restrictions on U.S. financial and othe support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign. The Republicans objected. It’s just…

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Saudi Economic War Triggers Yemen Currency Collapse and Worsens Plight of War-Torn Nation

    Saudi Economic War Triggers Yemen Currency Collapse and Worsens Plight of War-Torn Nation

SANAA, YEMEN — More than three years of U.S.-Saudi-led coalition war against Yemen has already created the world’s largest food security emergency. With millions of people currently facing starvation, the UN has described Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. Last week, panic entered Yemeni local markets and houses after a plunge in the value…

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Saudis Intensify Hodeida Offensive, as Clamor Rises for US to Stop Supplying Weapons

    Saudis Intensify Hodeida Offensive, as Clamor Rises for US to Stop Supplying Weapons

HODEIDA, YEMEN — More than 15 Yemeni fishermen lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in Hodeida, western Yemen, on Sunday, when U.S.-Saudi airstrikes targeted their fishing boats off the Sawabi Islands, and Kadahah, south of the city. A wounded fisherman in al Thwarah Hospital in Hodeida, one of the six survivors of a…

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Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Introduces NDAA Amendment to Defund US Involvement in Yemen War

  Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Introduces NDAA Amendment to Defund US Involvement in Yemen War

WASHINGTON — Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) is trying to pass an amendment to the Trump Administration’s National Defense Appropriations Act of 2019 (NDAA) that would defund U.S. involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen. This would prevent the Pentagon from spending any future funds and withdraw current funding that would contribute to the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led…

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Are The United State and Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests in Iran?

  Are The United State and Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests in Iran?

Iran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios for stirring unrest among the Islamic republic’s ethnic minorities. Iran witnessed this weekend minority Azeri and Iranian Arab protests in soccer stadiums while the country’s Revolutionary Guards…

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Mourning and Anger at Funeral of Yemeni Children Killed in US-Saudi School Bus Attack

  Mourning and Anger at Funeral of Yemeni Children Killed in US-Saudi School Bus Attack

SADAA, YEMEN — Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sadaa, northern Yemen, to hold a funeral procession for the children who were killed on August 10 by U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes in Dhahian city next to a crowded market. The deadly attack came while they were on a picnic to Dhahian’s outskirts…

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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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Watch: Reporters Slam US For Refusing to Condemn Saudi-US Airstrike On Yemen School Bus

  Watch: Reporters Slam US For Refusing to Condemn Saudi-US Airstrike On Yemen School Bus

Just as expected, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert refused to condemn Thursday’s coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen, which left as many as 50 people dead and 63 injured — the vast majority of which were children.  As we reported previously, Saudi-US/UK coalition jets scored a direct hit on the school bus packed with children as it drove through a crowded market…

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Watch | Exclusive Look inside Saudi Arabia’s Strike On School Bus In Yemen, 50+ Killed

  Watch | Exclusive Look inside Saudi Arabia’s Strike On School Bus In Yemen, 50+ Killed

 SAADA PROVINCE, YEMEN — The late morning sun conspired with a cloudless blue sky to picturesquely frame the city of Dhahian in southern Saada province. Suddenly the serenity was broken by the loud piercing shriek of fighter jets over the quiet village, followed by a deafening explosion. When the thick black smoke finally began to…

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