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As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

    As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

HAJJAH, YEMEN– Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States, carried out an airstrike targeting a displaced family in the Mustaba district in the province of Hajjah, southwestern Yemen early Tuesday morning. A man, his wife, and their nine-year old only-daughter were killed in the strike, along with 10 others. A 30-year-old witness told MintPress News:…

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Saudi Arabia Admits it Made “Mistakes” in Targeting Civilians in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia Admits it Made “Mistakes” in Targeting Civilians in Yemen

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was working hard to correct mistaken targeting by its military coalition in Yemen that has killed civilians including children, but UN rights experts voiced skepticism, Reuters reports. International pressure mounted on the kingdom, including from allies, to do more to limit civilian casualties in a 3-1/2 year civil war that has…

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New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen

    New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen

PARIS — The transparency organization WikiLeaks just released a new document that sheds light on the corruption behind a lucrative French/German arms deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), weapons that are currently being used to wage a disastrous and genocidal war against the people of Yemen. The document details a court case from the…

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Yemeni Forces Strike Saudi Mercenary Positions, Destroy US Military Equipment

    Yemeni Forces Strike Saudi Mercenary Positions, Destroy US Military Equipment

The Yemeni military media has released footage of Yemeni forces in Hodeidah province attacking Saudi mercenary positions and destroying US military equipment. The US-backed Saudi-led coalition launched their offensive to take Hodeidah province and port from indigenous Yemeni forces in June of this year. Dubbed “Golden Victory,” the operation has been anything but victorious for…

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War Powers Act Invoked to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians in Yemen

  War Powers Act Invoked to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians in Yemen

Amid reports that civilian deaths have “surged dramatically” in Yemen since June, when the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to take control of the port city Hodeidah, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially introduced a highly anticipated resolution invoking the War Powers Act of 1973, in hopes of ending American support for the coalition’s attacks and…

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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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