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Yemen Death Toll To Surpass 230,000 By End Of 2019: UN report

More Yemenis die from side-effects of war than from fighting, study finds. By the end of 2019, fighting in Yemen will have claimed about 102,000 lives, according to new figures from the United Nations that indicate the war has killed far more people than previously reported. A UN-commissioned report by University of Denver also revealed that Read More…

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In 2018, Israel’s Mask Was Finally Removed

2018 wasn’t a good year for Israel. It was even worse for Palestinians, of course. On the surface, it wasn’t an especially dramatic year – just a lot more of the same, without major new wars, and without much bloodshed if you compare it to most previous years. Things appeared frozen in place. The occupation Read More…

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US Congresswoman-Elect Endorses BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib has become just the second US lawmaker to express support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. “I personally support the BDS movement,” Tlaib said in an interview with The Intercept news website published on Monday. “I want us to see that segregation and how that has really harmed Read More…

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US Senate Motion To End Support For Saudi-led Coalition In Yemen Clears First Hurdle

Senate resolution to end US military aid to Saudi-led forces in Yemen will move ahead in defiance of pressure from Trump administration. In an exceptional rebuke to President Donald Trump’s unwavering embrace of Saudi Arabia, the US Senate voted in favor of advancing a resolution that seeks to end US involvement in the war in Read More…

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Bolton Won’t Listen To Khashoggi Murder Tape Because He Doesn’t Speak Arabic

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said he doesn’t need to listen to the audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder because he doesn’t understand Arabic. Speaking to reporters in a confrontational manner on Tuesday, Bolton asked: “Why do you think I should? What do you think I’ll learn from it?” “I’m just trying to Read More…

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US-Backed Saudi Coalition Sends Over 10,000 Troops To Yemen’s Hodeidah

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen has sent more than 10,000 troops towards a strategic rebel-held port city ahead of a new assault, Yemeni government officials said on Tuesday. The pro-government coalition deployed the reinforcements to the Red Sea coast ahead of a new offensive on Hodeidah that will be launched “within days”, a military Read More…