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True Yemen Death Toll Five Times Higher Than Previous Estimate, Researchers Say

At least 56,000 people have been killed in armed violence in Yemen since January 2016, according to data collected by an independent research group, a tally that is more than five times higher than previously reported. The new figure encompasses the deaths of both combatants and civilians in Yemen between January 2016 and 20 October Read More…

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Israeli Forces Launch 87 Overnight Airstrikes Against Gaza Strip

The Israeli army carried out scores of air strikes across the besieged Gaza Strip in the early hours of Saturday, in the highest-intensity offensive on the coastal Palestinian territory since the summer. The Israeli army launched at least 87 air strikes, Israeli news outlet Ynet reported, saying it was in response to some 34 rockets Read More…

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Saudi Arabia Transfers $100,000,000 To The US As Khashoggi Crisis Deepens

When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew into Riyadh to discuss the disappearance and likely death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia transferred $100m to the State Department for US efforts against the Islamic State (IS) group, the New York Times reported late Tuesday. While the funding was approved earlier in the summer, critics Read More…

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US-Backed War Risks Killing An ‘Entire Generation’ Of Yemeni Children

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned on Wednesday. Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port city of Hodeidah could “cause starvation on an unprecedented scale”, the British Read More…

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US Marines Conduct Major Military Drills With Rebels In Southern Syria

A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday that rare military exercises with US Marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence. Colonel Muhanad al Talaa, commander of the Pentagon-backed Maghawir al Thawra group, told Reuters Read More…

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Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old Palestinian On Gaza Border During Protest

At least 90 Palestinians were wounded with some being taken to hospital for treatment. A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border on Friday, according to local health sources. Bilal Khafaja, 17, was shot in the chest during skirmishes east of Rafah in southern Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said Read More…