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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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Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

  Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

TORONTO — In a near repeat of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it began last Friday. Apparently beginning as a result of the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s decision to criticize via Twitter the Saudi government’s arrest…

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Canada Refuses to Back Down After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade

  Canada Refuses to Back Down After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade

Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defence of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists, Reuters reports. In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will always…

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US-Backed Saudi Coalition “Cut Deals” With Al Qaeda’s “Most Dangerous” Branch in Yemen

  US-Backed Saudi Coalition “Cut Deals” With Al Qaeda’s “Most Dangerous” Branch in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — The Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen has been revealed to have reached a series of secret deals with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and to have even recruited members of the terrorist group to fight on its behalf against Yemeni resistance groups, according to a new report in the Associated…

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Netanyahu Declares Israel’s Readiness to Join Saudi-Led Bloody War on Yemen

  Netanyahu Declares Israel’s Readiness to Join Saudi-Led Bloody War on Yemen

HAIFA, ISRAEL — On Wednesday, during a speech at a naval parade in Haifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to deploy the Israeli military to Yemen if the country’s resistance movement blocks the Bab al-Mandab Strait on Yemen’s western coast. The strait, the geostrategic position of which was arguably the reason for the Saudi Arabian-led…

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Saudi Arabia Arrests More Women’s Rights Activists

  Saudi Arabia Arrests More Women’s Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women’s rights activists, the latest in a government crackdown on activists, clerics and journalists, an international rights group said today. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said authorities arrested Samar Badawi and Nassima Al-Sadah in the past two days. More than a dozen women’s rights activists have been targeted since May. Most campaigned…

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