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Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes By
MINNEAPOLIS — Yemen has been devastated by asymmetrical aerial bombardment by a Saudi-led coalition, and the war on Yemen, along with a Saudi-imposed blockade, is having disastrous impacts on food and water security. The United...
UN: 10,000 Civilians Killed, 40,000 Wounded In Saudi War On Yemen By
SANAA, Yemen (REPORT) — The United Nations’ humanitarian aid official in Yemen says the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Jamie McGoldrick...
Israel’s Killing & Detention Of Palestinian Children Reached New Heights In 2016 By
UNITED NATIONS — Israel’s attacks on Palestinian children increased dramatically in 2016, with Palestinian human rights groups and United Nations agencies documenting sharp escalations in killings and detentions of children in the occupied West Bank, demolitions...
UN Peacekeepers Accused Of Raping African Children Will Not Be Charged By
(ANALYSIS) — A panel of French judges has decided not to bring charges against soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The accusations have a troubling backstory that is detailed in a December...
Congress Rejects UN Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements In Symbolic Vote By
(REPORT) — The US House of Representatives voted on Thursday to condemn a UN resolution reprimanding Israel over its settlement activity, blasting last month’s move by the international body as “an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace”. The congressional...
WikiLeaks: US Was Aware Of ISIS Threat & Sought Regime Change In Syria By
MINNEAPOLIS — WikiLeaks brought renewed attention to an audio recording in which Secretary of State John Kerry admits not only that he supported war in Syria for the purpose of overthrowing the government, but that the United States knew about the strength of terrorist...
Bolton: Cut Aid To All Who Voted Against Israel In UN Resolution By
(ANALYSIS) — Picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be a key figure in the US State Department John Bolton is calling on the US to impose harsh cuts in US aid to “retaliate” against all 14 nations which voted in favor of the UN Security Council resolution critical...
State Dept. Rebukes Theresa May Over Criticism Of Kerry’s Israel Speech By
(REPORT) — The US State Department issued a statement today expressing surprise at British Prime Minister Theresa May’s criticism of John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli peace process, insisting everything in Kerry’s speech was in keeping with long-standing UK...
US Support For Palestine Shifts As Obama Abstains From UN Vote On Israeli Settlements By
UNITED NATIONS — The United States’ abstention from a Security Council vote condemning Israel’s West Bank settlements on Friday followed a sharp rise in support for Palestinians among U.S. voters, particularly members of President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party. “American...
Israel Fears Obama Won’t Veto UN Resolution Demanding End To Settlement Building By
JERUSALEM (REPORT) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. on Thursday to veto a draft United Nations resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank. The vote, expected Thursday, provides one of the last opportunities...