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US Spy Agencies Sued for Failing To Warn Khashoggi of Threat

    US Spy Agencies Sued for Failing To Warn Khashoggi of Threat

US spy agencies are being sued for failing to warn slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that he was facing threat and danger. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which “defends the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age”, filed the lawsuit yesterday at the US District Court for the District…

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Massive Demonstrations in Yemen Mark Muslim Holy Day and Signal Unbowed Resistance To Saudi War

    Massive Demonstrations in Yemen Mark Muslim Holy Day and Signal Unbowed Resistance To Saudi War

SANA’A, YEMEN —  “Today we march to announce our readiness to confront the Saudi alliance more than ever before,” said Abdulrahman Al-Hamran, a demonstrator in al Sabeen, Yemen. Al-Hamran was one of the millions who gathered across six Yemeni provinces on Sunday to commemorate the birthday of Islam’s Holy Prophet Muhammad and to denounce Saudi…

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The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

    The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

Mr. Trump, nor anyone else in his administration, has announced any conclusions about how Mr. Khashoggi died, or who bears responsibility for ordering the killing, a Washington Post editorial fulminates. “Instead, they have pretended to be waiting for the results of a Saudi investigation… the obvious problem with that stance is it assumes that Mohammed bin Salman…

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In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

    In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Inside Hodeida, the scene is reminiscent of a maximum-security prison as Saudi-led coalition watchtowers colored in the somber gray of an overcast sky are lit by an array of lanterns amid the city’s rolling blackouts. At night, Hodeida becomes a city of ghosts and at sunrise survivors rise from the rubble of…

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Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

  Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) submitted an initiative Monday they hope will help bring peace to Yemen. The group has also unilaterally suspended ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces as a goodwill measure to “speed up” the peace process. Mohammed Ali al Houthi — head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee…

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With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

  With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Peace in Yemen could not come at a more crucial time. Yemeni factions are preparing for peace talks in Sweden at the end of November while Saudi Arabia faces intense scrutiny and pressure from its Western allies, as well as possible action from the United Nations Security Council, for leaving nearly…

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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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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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