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Activists Demand Accountability for Yemen at the UN Human Rights Council [VIDEO]

Geneva (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert editor Randi Nord participated in two side panel events at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 39th session in Geneva Switzerland last week. The second panel demanded accountability for war crimes committed against civilians in Yemen — particularly due to the blockade. Coverage of the first panel, sponsored by Insan […]

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UK Drones in Syria Using Controversial Vacuum Bombs

London (MEE) – Royal Air Force drones used the weapons, often called “vacuum” bombs because they suck oxygen into the powerful blast, against targets in Syria in January and February of this year, an FOI request sent by Drone Wars UK, a campaign group, has revealed. Britain’s defense ministry has acknowledged using controversial thermobaric missiles in Syria that […]

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New Year, New Massacre. US-backed Raids Kill and Injure Nearly 40 in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – Saudi Arabia and the United States rang in the New Year by massacring nearly 30 civilians in a series of air raids in Yemen’s Hodeidah province. Three separate attacks took place in a small area striking a busy market, car, and gas station. 28 civilians lost their lives and 10 more were injured. […]

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US-backed Airstrikes Kill and Injure Nearly 200 People in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The US and Saudi war machine rang in the Christmas holiday weekend by massacring hundreds of Yemeni men, women, and children while the world watched in silence. Sana’a 11 people were killed and another four were wounded after four air raids targeted the Egyptian memorial in Yemen’s capital. The victims included a […]

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US State Dept. Accuses Syrian Government of Covering up ‘Mass Executions’

Damascus (GPA) – In yet another Western smear campaign, the US State Department released “proof” today that the Syrian government is allegedly carrying out mass murders and cremating bodies to hide their crimes. In a move similar to the photos presented by the US government in 2003 of “chemical weapons facilities” in Iraq, the State Department presented […]

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Saudis Pound Yemen With Air Strikes Hitting School, Boats, Factory, Farms

(GPA) Yemen – Over the past few days, Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen with airstrikes. Particularly in Sana’a and the contested city of Taiz. They have reportedly still been using cluster bombs as recently as last week. According to local reports, the recent Saudi airstrikes have targeted everything from schools, to fishing boats and farms. A […]

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Heckler & Koch Will Stop Arming ‘Undemocratic and Corrupt’ Countries

(GPA) Oberndorf, Germany – German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch has announced they’ll no longer be supplying weapons to countries they deem “undemocratic and corrupt,” many of the countries that fit this criteria are US allies. The primary countries who will lose access to the variety of pistols, rifles and submachine guns produced by the […]

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Saudi-Backed Fighters Terrorize Hospitals in Yemen

(GPA) Ta’iz, Yemen – Although the topic doesn’t get the media attention it deserves, it’s no secret that Saudi-led airstrikes frequently target non-military civilian areas such as funerals, hospitals, and agricultural land– with U.S. and U.K.-supplied weapons. But the violence doesn’t only come from the skies as a new report from Amnesty International shows that Saudi-backed […]

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Geopolitics Alert Weekly | Everything You Need to Know

2016 US Presidential Election The FBI announced on Friday that they would be conducting a new investigation on Hillary Clinton’s emails in order to determine if the presidential candidate used a private server to send or receive material listed as “classified” during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to FBI director James Comey, new […]

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White House Silently Cancels Sale Of Cluster Bombs To Saudis

(GPA) – The Saudi Arabian government has been heavily criticized over the past few months for war crimes they’ve carried out in Yemen. Many in the US have been critical of the federal government for supplying the Saudis with the weapons used in the conflict but this past week, the White House cancelled a shipment […]

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