For decades, Saudi Arabia has gotten a free pass from the US for its unabashed brutality. But Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged murder may finally be a step too far.
The U.S.’ willingness to treat Al Nusra as an ally in Syria seems set to continue, given the Trump administration’s ultimate goal of targeting Iran’s influence in Syria as well as its newly “redefined” goal of regime change in Damascus.
Health official says members of extended family were piled into a truck fleeing besieged neighborhood when air strikes hit, killing 27 civilians.
Tales of mass abuse offer a window into a world of rampant sexual torture and impunity in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen. The AP has identified at least five secret prisons run by the UAE, a key U.S. ally, where security forces use sexual torture to brutalize and break inmates.
Thousands of civilians are fleeing Hodeidah, Yemen, after hundreds were killed in the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign to take the strategic Yemeni port away from Houthi rebels.
Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to immediately reveal the extent of US military support to the Saudi-led coalition that launched an attack on the key port city of Hodeidah, a last humanitarian lifeline in Yemen.
Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of the conflict in Yemen, when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country’s civil Read More…
As the 1,000th day of the U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike campaign in Yemen passed this week, humanitarian agencies recorded the one millionth case of cholera to infect the war-torn country, where 80 percent of the population lacks adequate access to food, clean water, and healthcare.
Yemen today is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 70 percent of the population in need of aid, according to the United Nations. “In response to what is now Read More…
A man in his early 20’s has been sentenced to death by public beheading on charges of apostasy, after an Appeals Court rejected his insanity plea for being “drunk and high.” He was arrested in 2014 after uploading a video in which he renounced Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
The Western corporate media’s increasingly hysterical denunciations of the Syrian “regime” (never referred to as a legitimate sovereign government), along with allies Russia and Iran, for alleged atrocities in the retaking of Aleppo, painting democratically elected President Bashar al-Assad as a “brutal dictator” who “butchers his own people”, is a measure of the disillusionment and bitterness within the Western neo-liberal power elite over this strategic reversal in the drive to overthrow the sovereign government of President al-Assad.