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US lawmakers slam ‘unauthorized’ military aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution which states Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war is unauthorized. However, the resolution does not call for an immediate halt to US assistance. In a non-binding move, the lawmakers publicly acknowledged that the US military support for Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen, which involves sharing ...

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Damascus denounces US-led coalition for adding ‘new bloody massacres’ to their ‘war crimes record’

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 01:33 President Bashar Assad’s government has once again condemned the indiscriminate bombardment by the US-led coalition which continues to kill civilians and destroy the country’s infrastructure, while at the same time, hampering Damascus’ anti-terrorist efforts. The Syrian government expresses “strong condemnation” of the ongoing attacks against civilians carried out as part of US-led Operation Inherent ...

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British arms sales to Saudi Arabia jump 500% as coalition seals off Yemen borders

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500 percent, according to new data from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). British munitions have been used in the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, contributing to the humanitarian catastrophe there. Data collated by CAAT shows the UK government had made £4.7 billion from exporting arms and ...

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Saudi-led coalition to close all Yemen land crossings, sea & air ports after missile targeted Riyadh

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:38 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:58 The Saudi-led military coalition announced Monday that it is temporarily closing all of Yemen’s land border crossings, sea ports and airports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on Saturday. The missile was intercepted northeast of the Saudi Arabian capital, according to state media. Yemeni Houthi rebels ...

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Ex-PM Kasyanov urges coalition with other opposition figures, eyeing presidential polls

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 11:17 Former Russian PM and the head of the opposition Party of People’s Freedom, Mikhail Kasyanov, has urged other opposition figures of pro-market and libertarian orientation to form a coalition and propose a single presidential candidate. Read more In a statement released by the Party of People’s Freedom (PARNAS) earlier this week, Kasyanov wrote that ...

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US coalition occupied, not liberated Raqqa from ISIS – Syrian FM

The US-led coalition has cruelly destroyed civilian infrastructure and has occupied the city of Raqqa it captured from ISIS, Syria’s Foreign Ministry has said, accusing the “illegitimate alliance” of misleading the international community about its true intentions. “Syria considers the claims of the United States and its so-called alliance about the liberation of Raqqa city from ISIS to be lies ...

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US-led anti-ISIS coalition confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq & Syria

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has confirmed another 51 “unintentional civilian deaths” caused by its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, raising the number of civilians it has acknowledged killing since 2014 to at least 786. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), as the coalition is officially known, said that in September, it assessed 127 reports suggesting ...

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Victory through annihilation: Ruin, death & discord left after US-led coalition takes Raqqa

The capture of Syria’s Raqqa by US-backed militias from jihadists came at the high cost of the virtual annihilation of the city itself. This victory, reminiscent of the one in Mosul, northern Iraq, could now pit the militias against the Syrian army. Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has now been declared “liberated” ...

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Trump rescinding DACA prompts W.H. diversity coalition big exit

The Trump administration’s decision to kibosh the DACA program triggered howling criticism and a high-profile exit by a member of his own diversity coalition. Javier Palomarez immediately announced his resignation from the White House National Diversity Council following the news that Trump was ending the policy that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. “I don’t see the point in trying ...

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BREAKING: ISIS defences BREACHED in Raqqa as US-led coalition bears down on jihadis

The US-led forces are believed to have aided Syrian Democratic fighters in the region by striking two sections of the Rafiqah wall. Forces in the region have confirmed they are using targeted strikes to “preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall” while allowing troops to take the fight directly to the cowering jihadis. ISIS jihadis had been previously attempting ...

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