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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

    US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

On rare occasion a story is unearthed in the mainstream media which demonstrates in stunning clarity how major foreign policy decisions are really made in Washington, especially when it comes to waging perpetual war in the Middle East often under the official rhetorical guise of “protecting civilians”. A bombshell Wall Street Journal report details a leaked classified memo which shows…

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Mercenaries Leading Assault on Yemen Port City Were Trained by IDF in Israel

    Mercenaries Leading Assault on Yemen Port City Were Trained by IDF in Israel

TEL AVIV – A new report from the Emirati news website Al-Khaleej Online has revealed that many of the mercenaries leading the assault against the Yemeni port city of Hodeida were trained in Israel by Israeli soldiers, shedding light on Israel’s covert role in the war in Yemen. According to U.S. officials close to the…

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Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

    Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is now more dire than ever according to a new report from the U.K.-based charity Save the Children, which warns that 5.2 million children now face starvation in Yemen. The group’s warning comes as the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the…

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After Peace Talks Fail, Saudi Coalition Reverts to Scorched-Earth Campaign Against Civilians in Yemen

    After Peace Talks Fail, Saudi Coalition Reverts to Scorched-Earth Campaign Against Civilians in Yemen

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Not long after UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen and the Saudi coalition in Geneva failed last week, the Saudi-led coalition renewed its offensive to capture Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida. The attacks targeted internally displaced persons, vital facilities and infrastructure– continuing a scorched earth campaign that has left scores of dead civilians…

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Amid Yemen Bloodbath and Riyadh’s Fears, Reports of New Israel-Saudi Arms Deal

  Amid Yemen Bloodbath and Riyadh’s Fears, Reports of New Israel-Saudi Arms Deal

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL –  Israel issued a denial Thursday of a report that it inked a deal to sell the Iron Dome missile defense system to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after reports of such a deal in Arabic-language news media citing unnamed high-level diplomatic sources spread across the world press. The denial comes as…

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Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

  Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 30 civilians have been killed or injured in a barrage of ongoing airstrikes that began last Sunday, targeting a restaurant, a flour mill, and a bus station in the area of Kilo 16, in Yemen’s southwestern Hodeida province. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), is thought to be responsible for the…

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17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen

  17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen

WASHINGTON – Less than two decades after the attacks of September 11, the U.S. government has now effectively allied with the Al Qaeda terrorist group it has long blamed for planning and executing those attacks, which still remain the worst terror attacks to have ever taken place on U.S. soil.   Despite the U.S. having…

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Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

  Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

 The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70 percent of the entire population. That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are already going hungry, including 500,000 who are suffering from severe malnutrition. The people of Yemen have found…

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After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

  After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launched a massive military offensive against the Red Sea port city of Hodeida last night. The new attack is aimed at capturing the populated city, despite warnings by the United Nations and international rights groups that the move would have catastrophic humanitarian repercussions. The coalition attack on the…

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Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes on Fishing Boats

  Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes on Fishing Boats

SANAA, YEMEN — Yemen’s navy targeted a Saudi warship off Jizan on Saudi Arabia’s southwestern coast on Saturday, in retaliation for Saudi-led coalition attack of Yemeni fishing boats the day before. The Saudi strikes on the fishing boats killed multiple fishermen near the island of Uqban, about 36 kilometers off the coast of the city…

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