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Cluster bombs are killing civilians in Yemen

Cluster bombs are killing civilians in Yemen

So far, there have been 4,500 people killed and 23,000 wounded in the conflict in Yemen. The calamity shows no sign of abating and the only solution that those fighting seem to have in mind is to have more of the same. Into this has stepped Human Rights Watch, with a report on the use of cluster bombs in Yemen; they ar... Read more

Apartheid & Cultural Boycott: Then and now

Apartheid & Cultural Boycott: Then and now

The following essay, ‘Apartheid & Cultural Boycott: Then and now’, is based on a lecture of the same name given by Ben White at the Southbank Centre in London on July 18, 2015. Read more

The British charities struggling against a tide of suspicion

The British charities struggling against a tide of suspicion

Since the civil war erupted in 2011, millions of Syrians have left their homes in search of safety; some have journeyed to the overcrowded refugee camps of neighbouring countries, such as Jordan or Lebanon, while others boarded unsafe boats to cross the Mediterranean in the hope of finding refuge in Europe. Read more

2,209 Syrian children killed in 2015

2,209 Syrian children killed in 2015

The UK-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a report released Friday that 2,209 children were killed in Syria between January and August this year. Read more

US holds trilateral Syria talks with Saudi Arabia and Russia

US holds trilateral Syria talks with Saudi Arabia and Russia

John Kerry has revealed that the US has held trilateral talks with Saudi Arabia and Russia over the conflict in Syria. “Resolving the situation in Syria requires cooperation with Russia and Saudi Arabia,” said the US Secretary of State. “We are looking at ways to see if we can find a diplomatic path, a political soluti... Read more

Khamenei: Nuclear deal will collapse if sanctions are not lifted

Khamenei: Nuclear deal will collapse if sanctions are not lifted

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the sanctions imposed on his country must be completely lifted, not suspended or frozen, warning that the nuclear agreement will collapse if they remain. Read more

Israel grants settlements $170 million

Israel grants settlements $170 million

According to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, the Israeli government has recently decided to erase $24 million in debt owed by settlements in the West Bank and occupied Golan Heights. These debts have been accumulating since 2011. The government had also decided to erase settlement debts amounting to $146 million, which ha... Read more

Europe must help refugees, but America has plenty of room to spare

Europe must help refugees, but America has plenty of room to spare

Europe is guided by buffoons, bigots and bumblers. That's all I can conclude from the refugee crisis. It has taken a photograph of a dead child on a beach, rather than the hundreds of dead children who went before, to rouse the consciousness of the continent. Read more

Palestinians in Sweden go hungry for their rights

Palestinians in Sweden go hungry for their rights

Stateless Palestinians like Aaed Al-Shalabi have been stuck in a legal limbo in Sweden for 17 months without signs of a resolution. He fled his home in Baghdad, Iraq, together with his wife in 2011, leaving behind his life and job as a mechanical engineer. Read more

Ban Ki-Moon agrees to international inspection regime for trade imports to Yemen

Ban Ki-Moon agrees to international inspection regime for trade imports to Yemen

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced yesterday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has agreed to set up a “UN Verification and Inspection Mission (UNVIM)” in order to allow more commercial imports into Yemen. Read more

Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Western countries for their policies in the Middle East and North Africa on Friday. Read more

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

The US is closely monitoring reports that Russia is sending military troops and fighter jets to Syria, warning that supporting Assad’s regime is “both destabilizing and counterproductive”, a White House spokesperson said yesterday. Read more

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

The international coalition has distributed US-made weapons to tribesmen in Anbar province in preparation for their battle against the Islamic State, an Iraqi official has said. Read more

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

The number of guards charged with protecting officials will be cut by 90 per cent, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced yesterday. Read more

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

The secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat is to meet the head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal in the Qatari capital of Doha, a senior Palestinian official has revealed. Read more

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