Middle East

Lucrative Arms Sales Secure Ongoing U.S. Support for Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says U.S. officials want to ensure that the Saudis are pacified following the nuclear deal with Iran August 19, 2016 – The Real News Network KIM BROWN, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Kim Brown. A quick disclaimer for some of our viewers: we have some footage in this…

With U.S. Support, Saudi-led Airstrikes Have Killed Thousands of Yemeni Civilians

Human Rights Watch:

Published on Nov 27, 2015
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition carrying out attacks against the Houthis in Yemen has failed to investigate its apparently unlawful airstrikes that have killed hundreds of civilians. The United States is also obligated to investigate attacks in which it played a role that allegedly violated the laws of war.

Human Rights Watch examines in detail 10 apparently unlawful coalition airstrikes that killed at least 309 civilians and wounded more than 414 between April and August 2015. According to the United Nations, most of the 2,600 civilian deaths since the coalition began its military campaign against the Houthis in late March have been from coalition airstrikes. Human Rights Watch is unaware of any investigations by Saudi Arabia, other coalition members, or the US into these or other allegedly unlawful strikes, or of any compensation for victims or their families.

Max Blumenthal: Palestine’s Rebellion, Israel’s Fascism

Blumenthal laments the sorry state of Gaza and its population, nearly 80% refugees, calling it “a warehouse for surplus humans. For the first time you’re actually seeing a wave of child suicides.”
teleSUR English
Published on Nov 13, 2015

Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government’s fear of Palestinian resistance.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times Best Seller “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”, and the recently-published “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.”

Nonproliferation Experts Call Iran Nuclear Deal a Strong, Longterm and Verifiable Agreement

Iran Nuclear Deal “A Net-Plus for International Nuclear Nonproliferation” For Immediate Release: August 18, 2015 Media Contacts: Daryl G. Kimball, executive director, 202-463-8270 ext. 107; Timothy Farnsworth, communications director, 202-463-8270 x110. (Washington, D.C.)—More than 70 of the world’s leading nuclear nonproliferation specialists issued a jointstatement outlining why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “is a strong,…