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Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability for their conduct in Yemen war

A royal decree by Saudi King Salman has ‘pre-exonerated’ all troops fighting in Yemen from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. A statement announcing the early pardon, released by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA, said the pardon extends to “all military men across ...

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'No surprise': US ally UAE uses Guantanamo & Abu Ghraib techniques in Yemen – Vanessa Beeley to RT

Independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley said that it is no shock that reports keep piling up of the UAE committing human rights violations in Yemeni prisons along with their allies, possibly including the US. “The US, for all their posturing as the world’s moral authority, are the world’s expert in some of the most heinous torture practices therefore it should ...

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US senators urge Pentagon to fully disclose its role in Saudi-led war in Yemen

Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to immediately reveal the extent of US military support to the Saudi-led Arab coalition that launched an attack on Hodeidah, a key port city and last humanitarian lifeline in Yemen. “We call on you to immediately disclose the full extent of the US military role in the Saudi-led war against Yemen’s Houthis, ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes newly built Doctors Without Borders facility in Yemen

A newly built cholera care center, run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Abs, has been hit by Saudi-led coalition planes in yet another airstrike on the medical charity’s facilities in war-ravaged Yemen. The attack has rendered the center “non-functional,” MSF said in a statement, with photos from the scene showing that the building’s roof and some ...

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Cambridge Analytica-linked firm held data-gathering op for foreign intel in Yemen – Max Blumenthal

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company gathered data for Western spy agencies to single out men with jihadist sentiments as a part of “counter-insurgency” operation, journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. While the Cambridge Analytica scandal is still making waves, it has emerged that its parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), conducted research for foreign intelligence in Yemen in 2009 under its Project Titania. Hired ...

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‘Looming disaster’: Saudi coalition seeks US aid to capture Yemen port & last humanitarian lifeline

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly seeking direct US support to recapture the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. The battle for the humanitarian lifeline would spell disaster for the locals, human rights agencies warn. For nearly a week, the Saudi-led coalition forces have been preparing to launch a large-scale offensive on Hodeidah, the fourth-largest city in Yemen, with a population ...

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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen after Houthis target ‘military airport’

Saudi air-defense systems have reportedly managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen after Houthi rebels said they had targeted a “military airport” in the city of Jizan. The alleged Scud-type missile was destroyed before the projectile hit the intended target in the port city, which lies in the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia and directly north of the ...

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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen into a “civilian area,” according to the Arab coalition. Houthi rebels meanwhile claimed they had targeted and successfully hit a Saudi military base. Two ballistic missiles were fired on Saturday evening from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, allegedly targeting Khamis Mushait, a city in the south-west of the country, ...

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'US & UK can stop Yemen war today, but they love Saudi money'

The US should be held accountable for the death of civilians in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen, Yemeni journalist Hussain Albukhaiti told RT. As he spoke, he held up a US-made cluster bomb he said was found by children. The journalist spoke about the most recent airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Hamdan district of Sanaa that killed six ...

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US Green Berets covertly helping Saudi Arabia in Yemen – report

A team of US Army Green Berets have been covertly aiding Saudi Arabian forces in their fight against Yemeni Houthi rebels, according to New York Times sources. A team of around 12 Green Berets arrived at the Saudi border with Yemen last December, despite Washington officially remaining uninvolved in the conflict. The commandos are reportedly helping Saudi forces to “locate ...

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