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[PHOTOS] Yemen Responds to Trump’s Saudi Arabia Visit With Major Protest

Sana’a (GPA) – Thousands of Yemenis filled the streets in the capital city of Sana’a on Friday to protest Saudi-US airstrikes and invasion. After over two years of relentless airstrikes, Yemenis took to the streets today in protest. The demonstration coincided with Trump visiting the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss military coordination and support. Yemenis hope […]

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UN Urges Bahrain to End Torture, Solitary Confinement

Manama (Tasnim) – The United Nations Committee against Torture on Friday called on Bahrain to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab from more than nine months of solitary confinement and investigate widespread allegations of ill-treatment and torture of detainees. Bahrain’s mainly Shiite Muslim-led opposition has faced a government crackdown since last year in the  Persian Gulf kingdom. […]

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No ‘Big Change’ Expected in France’s Foreign Policy under Macron: SIPRI Chief

Paris (Tasnim) – The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) described French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as a foreign policy novice, saying that he expects “no very big change” in the country’s external policy under the new president. “Macron is generally regarded as having far less understanding of foreign and security policy issues than he does […]

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US Sharply Snubs Turkey as It Announces Arms for Syrian Kurds

Raqqa (teleSUR) – While arms supplies for Kurds may clear the road to victory in Raqqa, the move will definitely complicate relations between Washington and Ankara. U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a swift snub to NATO partner Turkey, approving the sale of arms to Kurdish fighters seeking to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the […]

Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israel Border Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl

Tel Aviv (TeleSUR) – “Why do you continue to tell lies? What did that girl do? What did she do? Do you actually want peace?” one bystander shouted at Israeli police. Israeli border police shot and killed 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday evening, with witnesses saying she was “executed in cold blood,” Palestinian […]

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[VIDEO] Yemeni Army Double Ambush Saudi Forces

Jizan (GPA) – Sunday saw several clashes between Saudi-backed fighters and Yemeni Popular Resistance (Ansarullah) forces throughout northwestern Yemen and portions of Saudi Arabia that were Yemeni territory prior to 1934. RELATED: [Video] Yemeni Sniper Kills 2 Saudi Fighters With One Bullet The following video released from Yemen’s military media depicts the Yemeni Army and Popular forces […]

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Israel’s Cabinet Submits Bill to Declare ‘Jewish Nation State’

Jerusalem (MEE) – Cabinet drafts bill declaring Israel as ‘national home of the Jewish people’ and degrades Arabic from official language status. Israel’s cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country’s status as a Jewish state and revokes Arabic’s “official language” status, in legislation Palestinians have described as an […]