Tag Archives: Middle East and North Africa

Corbyn is right: of course Manchester was linked to British foreign policy

We committed armed aggression against sovereign peoples who had not attacked us, claiming our motive was ‘to keep terror off the streets of Britain’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (right), with the mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, at a vigil in … Continue reading

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Britain has blood on its hands over Yemen

Bombs made by us and dropped by Saudi Arabia are killing civilians in the civil war. Perhaps a high court ruling will bring our government to account. People search under the rubble of damaged houses following an airstrike on the … Continue reading

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UK accused of blocking UN inquiry into claim of war crimes in Yemen

Human rights groups say UK is putting arms sales to Saudi Arabia before investigations into civilian deaths from coalition bombings. Yemenis carry belongings they recovered from the rubble of buildings destroyed during Saudi-led air strikes in Hodeida Photograph: AFP/Getty Images … Continue reading

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Voices From Yemen

A young Yemeni girl talks about how the U.S. backed Saudi Coalition war in Yemen affects her life. “Making children die, I don’t want it to be my turn to die!” Lara Al-Mutawakel 10 years old Sana’a, Yemen CODE PINK … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn speech: Labour leader accused of comparing Israel to ‘Islamic states’ in antisemitism report response

Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Binyamin Netanyahu to Islamic extremists at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. The embattled Labour leader … Continue reading

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David Cameron boasts of ‘brilliant’ UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

PM talks of government role in selling BAE defence equipment as EU parliament votes for arms embargo on country. David Cameron has boasted of his efforts to help sell “brilliant things” such as Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia on the … Continue reading

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Nobody, not even British soldiers, should be above the law

David Cameron denounces Putin’s contempt for the law – yet he proposes to exempt British troops from legal accountability. Daoud Mousa, second left, arrives at the inquiry into the death of his son, Baha. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian … Continue reading

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Tony Blair could face trial over ‘illegal’ Iraq war, says Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn, the Labour leadership frontrunner, claims Chilcot report may lead to ‘consequences’ for former PM over decisions made during 2003 invasion. Corbyn called on the former prime minister to “confess” the understandings he reached with George W Bush in the … Continue reading

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