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‘Evidence’ Saudi-led coalition aims to destroy food production in Houthi-controlled Yemen – report

As the war in Yemen rages on, a new report says there is “strong evidence” that the Saudi-led coalition has aimed to destroy food production and distribution in areas of the country controlled by Houthi rebels. The report, titled ‘Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War’, is a compilation of data from various sources ...

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US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – as well as Japan ...

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Pompeo says Saudi coalition exercising caution in Yemen – facts show that’s not true

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in their campaign in Yemen. The facts however, tell a different story. Pompeo said in a certification statement Wednesday that ending the three-year conflict is a national security priority for President Donald Trump, and ...

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Merkel reportedly weighing German involvement in Syria, coalition partner says ‘Nein’

Amid reports that the German Defense Ministry is considering getting involved in the Syrian conflict, SPD leader Andrea Nahles, a coalition partner of Angela Merkel, has completely ruled out supporting any such intervention. With the Syrian government, backed by Russian airstrikes, set to crack down on Islamist rebels in the province of Idlib, Nahles said on Monday that she would ...

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US-led coalition admits 1,061 civilians killed in Iraq & Syria strikes in latest death toll

New figures released by the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria say that at least 1,061 civilians have been killed. This is still several times lower than data collected by rights groups. In its monthly casualty report published on Thursday, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) assessed that “at least 1,061 civilians have ...

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Saudi-led coalition ‘victories’ achieved by striking deals with Al-Qaeda in Yemen – AP report

An investigation has found that the US-backed, Saudi-led intervention in Yemen has cut secret deals with jihadists from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), paying them to leave cities rather than dislodging them by force. The startling revelations come in stark contrast to the long-running US policy of trying to eliminate the jihadist organization with the help of allies from ...

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Dozens of victims in reported Saudi-led coalition bombing of Yemen hospital

An airstrike launched by the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly killed and injured dozens of civilians in the vicinity of a general hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen. Footage from the scene of the alleged bombing shown by Yemen’s Almasirah television station, which is linked to the Houthi rebels, showed what appeared to be bodies of multiple people covered by blankets. The bombing ...

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‘Germany is not a banana republic’: Top brass from ruling coalition hits out at US envoy

US envoy to Germany, who already found himself in hot water over his remarks right after deployment, is facing more unease from Berlin, being reminded by a member of the ruling coalition that Germany is not a Banana Republic. Ambassador Richard Grenell took the heat from Andrea Nahles, who is the head of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), ...

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Germans split on whether Merkel should remain chancellor, poll shows amid coalition feud

A new poll shows that some 43 percent of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel should step down. It comes amid fears that her rift with Bavaria over ‘open-door’ migrant policy may plunge the coalition into crisis. A YouGov poll, which was conducted ahead of Sunday’s emergency EU meeting called by Merkel in an attempt to persuade other European leaders ...

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US-led coalition strikes Syrian army positions in Deir ez-Zor province – SANA

Published time: 17 Jun, 2018 22:39 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2018 22:41 US-led coalition aircraft have reportedly bombed Syrian military positions in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. The strike, according to the military source, allegedly targeted a Syrian “military position” in al-Harra, southeast of Al ...

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