Despite Pledge Not to, Germany Approves Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia

September 19, 2018 at 8:51 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — With Saudi Arabia forever escalating their war in Yemen, the growing calls by human rights groups to stop selling them arms with which to commit war crimes are struggling to compete with the vast sums of money the Saudis are offering for those arms. Germany is…

Saudi Arabia Bans 300,000 Palestinians From Mecca

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(MEMO) — Saudi Arabia issued new directives banning up to 300,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from performing pilgrimage, Alarab.qa reported yesterday. Reporting the Palestinian Institution for Human Rights (Shahed), the Qatari news website said that Saudi Arabia stopped issuing visas for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who do not hold a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport. Shahed reported travel agents were…

US-Backed War Risks Killing an ‘Entire Generation’ of Yemeni Children

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(MEE) — 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…

Saudi Warplanes Bomb Yemen Bus Station, Killing at Least 20 Civilians

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(ANTIWAR.COM) — Last month, Saudi warplanes attacked a busload of school children in northern Yemen, killing scores of them. The strike used a US-provided bomb, and led to major Congressional moves to limit involvement in the war. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday, signed off on Saudi activities, bypassing Congressional limits. Having dodged a bullet in avoiding Congressional…

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