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Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

    Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least eight civilians were killed and 30 others wounded on Sunday when Saudi airstrikes bombed a camp for displaced people in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province, according to eyewitness statements and medical sources. Saudi media outlets reported on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition increased its airstrikes on “Houthi gatherings in the Hajjah…

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Former UN Expert: US Sanctions in Venezuela Largely Responsible for Crisis, Possible “Crime Against Humanity”

    Former UN Expert: US Sanctions in Venezuela Largely Responsible for Crisis, Possible “Crime Against Humanity”

LONDON — In a comprehensive interview with the U.K.-based outlet The Independent published on Sunday, former special UN rapporteur Alfred de Zayas claimed that crippling U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela for the past several years are illegal and amount to “economic warfare” against the Bolivarian Republic. De Zayas also asserted that the U.S. sanctions targeting…

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Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

    Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The fragile Yemeni truce reached in peace talks in Sweden in December is at risk after the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign this past weekend to control al Jah al Aseel in Beit al Faqih, south of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, risking another brutal cycle of violence. The move comes…

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UN Panel Details Organ Theft, Staged Attacks by the White Helmets

    UN Panel Details Organ Theft, Staged Attacks by the White Helmets

Utter silence. That is the sound of Western corporate media days after a more than one-hour-long panel on the White Helmets at the United Nations on December 20. Journalists were present, so the silence isn’t due to lack of access. And in any case, it was live streamed on the UNTV channel and remains available…

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Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

  Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Following three years of one of the bloodiest battles of the 21st century, the Saudi assault on Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida may be nearing its end. The Saudi-led coalition and Ansar Allah, the political wing of the Houthi resistance movement, have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and in the…

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Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

  Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemeni forces reportedly targeted Apache helicopters as well as a Saudi airbase in Bir Askar in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran on Wednesday evening. The attack was carried out with a salvo of high-precision ballistic missiles dubbed the Badr P-1. The short-range ballistic missile uses a solid-propellant, an upgrade from its…

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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

  US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war,…

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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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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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As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

  As UK Introduces U.N. Resolution To End Yemen War; Pompeo Blames Iran For Saudi-Imposed Famine

At the end of the same week that the Trump administration announced a 30-day deadline to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, it was revealed the United Kingdom is planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that seeks to end of the war. According to a Friday ABC News report, citing diplomatic sources, the British could introduce the…

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