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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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‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

The Libyan people are still suffering because Western powers continue to fuel the ongoing conflict there, the cousin of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has said on the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, adding that the West should apologize and … 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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Scottish smart bombs key in landmark legal case on Yemen

Bombs made in Scotland will be a key issue in a landmark legal case this week on the legality of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The bombed Chamber of Commerce building in Yemen Over three days in London the … 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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British Quaker ‘prepared for jail’ after allegedly trying to disarm Saudi Arabia-bound fighter jet

Sam Walton wants to see UK, Saudi Arabia and private weapons manufacturer BAE standing trial for war crimes Sam Walton has protested in favour of disarmament since his teen years Sam Walton A Quaker activist who was “just metres” from allegedly … Continue reading

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