US Senate Quietly Approves $38 Billion for Israel Amid Historic Economic Downturn

S.3176 was passed without being named, debated, or even discussed, even though it would set into law the largest such aid package in US history.

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Menifee, CA (IAK) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee quietly passed a bill yesterday to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next ten years despite the ongoing devastation to the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus. The bill – S.3176 –  will now go before the full Senate. Since the legislation has already been passed by

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Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help

The current global political scene is changing rapidly as a result of the coronavirus.  New super-powers are emerging and former power-houses are weakening in the face of the crisis.

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ROME (Mideast Discourse) -- More than 15 military transport planes flew from Russia to Italy delivering disinfection units, 180 doctors, 100 personnel which include specialists in biological protection, nurses, ventilators, and masks. The experts sent to Italy have worked on international epidemics including African Swine Fever and in developing an

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As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies

Of the billions of dollars pouring into Yemen from international donors, only a trickle is actually reaching the people who need it the most reports Ahmed AbdulKareem.

SANA'A, YEMEN -- The phenomenon of mercenarism in the impoverished Arab country of Yemen is not limited to the foreign fighters joining the Saudi-led coalition for money, but also includes UN relief organizations, international agencies, and their local partners who are ultimately denying Yemenis the food, healthcare, money and other aid they

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As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food

Yemeni authorities are accusing some international aid agencies of playing politics with food aid, correctly pointing our that financiers of the organizations are the very same countries participating in the war on Yemen.

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TAIZ, YEMEN -- A recent Saudi Coalition airstrike on the home of a prominent Yemeni businessman in Taiz destroyed not only a family home but also the hopes of the many Yemenis who rely on the generosity of philanthropic donors, as international aid agencies become increasingly beholden to the political interests of their largest benefactors. One

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Leaked UN Memo Reveals Saudi Arabia Demanded “Favorable Coverage” In Exchange for Aid to Yemen

As journalist and Middle East expert Sharmine Narwani points out, the leaked document essentially “shows the UN is for sale” as “the KSA and UAE destroyed Yemen, then paid the UN to publicize their ‘good works’ in that broken state.

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We wonder if the Saudis had never been caught in Jamal Khashoggi's gruesome murder, would such essential stories and leaks now happening such as the below Guardian report ever see the light of day? On Tuesday The Guardian published select contents of a leaked internal United Nations document detailing a "pay to play" scheme orchestrated by Saudi

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Venezuela’s Elections Were Not Free or Fair – They Were Undermined by the US

Steven Chovanec explains some of the US meddling in the recent Venezuelan elections, which, he argues, shows a clear disdain for democracy and an intention to pressure and coerce the Venezuelan people.

Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro attend a campaign rally in the parish of Catia in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 4, 2018. Venezuelans will vote for a new president in the upcoming presidential elections on May 20. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

The Western press did its utmost to portray the recent elections in Venezuela as fraudulent. There were legitimate allegations raised, such as how Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro offered recipients of state benefits a “prize” if they came out to vote. Therefore, an increasingly reluctant public would be compelled to vote for him to receive

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