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31 Somali refugees killed, 25 injured in Yemen airstrike

An airstrike in Yemen has struck a boat in the Red Sea, killing 31 Somali refugees and wounding 25 others, according to a United Nations agency and medical official. Bodies of Somali refugees, killed in an attack by a helicopter … Continue reading

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Dennis Kucinich: Why are we at war in Syria?

The United States government is now at war in Syria, with nearly 1,000 combat-ready U.S. troops providing artillery and air support in the north. We have put our troops in an impossible and perilous position, with enemies on all sides. … Continue reading

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Former Mossad chief Halevy admits Israel supported ISIS in Syria to weaken Russia

In an interview with the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera, Efraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad confirmed what many in the Middle East and around the world already surmised: that Israel provided “tactical” assistance to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of Al … Continue reading

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RAF trained air force accused of war crimes in Yemen

The UK trained an air force at the centre of war crime allegations in Yemen how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs, according to official documents. Evidence submitted during a legal case into UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

Exports to repressive regimes are under scrutiny in the high court, raising doubts about claims they are tightly controlled. Yemeni rescue workers in the rubble of a funeral hall following airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty … Continue reading

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This British arms company is cashing in on disaster, as profits rise and humanitarian crises worsen

Whilst much of the Middle East and North Africa burns, BAE Systems have announced a rise in net profits by 24%. As what is arguably the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II continues, at least there are some who … 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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Action to be taken to end the arms trade

What You Can Do to help stop the arms trade Stop Arming Saudi Arabia! Saudi Arabia is the UK’s biggest arms customer and most shameful relationship. One of the world’s most authoritarian regimes, its repression at home and aggression abroad … Continue reading

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Houthi forces storm Al-Farida area of Saudi Arabia: video

BEIRUT, LEBANON – The Houthi forces began a new campaign inside Saudi Arabia this past weekend, targeting the Al-Faridah area that was mostly under the Saudi Army’s control up until recently. Houthi fighters were filmed storming the Saudi Army’s positions, … Continue reading

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On 7 February, UK government taken to High Court over illegal arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Judicial review On 7 February, we’re taking the UK government to the High Court! For nearly two years the government has refused to stop its immoral and illegal arms sales to Saudi Arabia – despite overwhelming evidence that UK weapons … Continue reading

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