60 Minutes Imagines a Different War in Yemen

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by Derek Davison The November 19 episode of the CBS News program 60 Minutes devoted its first segment to covering the humanitarian atrocity taking place in Yemen. Or rather, it devoted its first segment to covering a fictional crisis loosely… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Stranglehold on Yemen Condemns Thousands to Die in Coming Weeks

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	In Al-Qaflah district there are four IDPs camps (271 households) -  most of the IDPs are from Sa’adah.  Oxfam are providing IDPs in Al-Qaflah camp with water, latrines, food vouchers, hygiene kit, cleaning tools, awareness sessions and cash transfer.

by Scott Paul What happens when the world’s largest humanitarian crisis takes a dramatic turn for the worse?  A catastrophe of astonishing proportions is unfolding before our eyes as Yemen’s Houthi-controlled territory is sealed off and suffocated. Today, the international community… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Nepotism Problem

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by Derek Davison Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) has been rising through the ranks of Saudi nobility for several years. Since entering government as an adviser to his father in 2009, when the future King Salman was governor… Continue Reading  

Report to UN Secretary General on Yemen

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A report by the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to the UN Security Council on the war in Yemen. Mr. President, Thank you very much for the opportunity to brief this Council on the latest… Continue Reading  

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

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by Adam Johnson The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh… Continue Reading