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01.06.2017

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

As the UK prepares to go to the polls, it is worth remembering that the current UK government now under Prime Minister Theresa May, proudly sells weapons to some of the most violent abusers of human rights on the planet. Excuses such as “if we don’t sell them weapons, other… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

16.12.2016

Stop all weapons sale to the Saudi regime!

Stop all weapons sale to the Saudi regime!

The Obama administration just blocked a new sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Concerned over the high rate of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi bombings in Yemen, the White House stopped a Raytheon sale of 16,000 guided munition kits valued at $350 million. This a great step forward — thanks to… »

09.12.2016

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a “difficult” partner. Germany is expanding its military cooperation with the Saudi regime, despite the country’s involvement in conflicts… »

14.11.2016

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

John Kerry arrived in the Sultanate of Oman in the early hours of Monday morning to discuss the Yemeni crisis and efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The US Secretary of State is scheduled to meet with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yousuf Bin… »

27.10.2016

Opinion: Arms exports – Germany a party to war

Opinion: Arms exports – Germany a party to war

Once again, Germany’s arms exports have increased – including to Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich kingdom is waging war in Yemen. By supplying it with weapons Germany, too, is a warring party, writes Matthias von Hein. “The German government pursues a restrained, responsible arms export policy.” These are the reassuring words… »

19.08.2016

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was evacuating its staff from Yemen following an air strike that killed 19 people at a clinic. The Saudi-led coalition expressed regret and proposed a meeting with the charity. MSF said it was withdrawing its staff from hospitals it supports in volatile northern… »

04.07.2016

Permission granted for judicial review into legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Permission granted for judicial review into legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Media, Press Releases, 30 June 2016 By Campaign Against the Arms Trade High Court grants judicial review into arms exports to Saudi Arabia, following unprecedented case brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade Extensive evidence suggests Saudi Arabian forces have committed war crimes in Yemen UK has licensed… »

17.04.2016

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

By Zain Raza for AcTVism In this video MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is… »

14.04.2016

Canada criticised over approval of $11bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The Canadian government is under fire for secretly approving a deal, possibly the largest in the country’s history, to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, turning a deaf ear to concerns about how the weapons will be used. The newly-revealed documents from Global Affairs Canada, obtained by CBC News,… »

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