Yemen

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…

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…

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…

Why Is Global Community Ignoring Slaughter of Yemeni Children?

Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Shakdam* 14 August 2016 (RT) – Following 18 months of violence, engineered starvation and a blatant media blackout, Yemen’s suffering has risen to the surface – one hot bubbling shame, the one conflict few have dared…

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…

Yemeni Government Suspends Participation in Peace Talks

Human Wrongs Watch Despite the positive atmosphere of the Yemeni peace talks which prevailed during the past few days, the United Nations envoy for Yemen on 1 May 2016 announced that the Government’s delegation suspended its participation in the plenary…

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…

One year on, and the UK is still complicit in the destruction of Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing of Yemen has created a humanitarian catastrophe UK has licensed over £2.8 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since the bombing began Campaign Against Arms Trade has began legal action against arms exports to the Saudi regime…

Formal legal proceedings begin against UK government over arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Law firm Leigh Day, representing Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), has begun formal legal action in the High Court to challenge the government’s decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia. This follows increasing evidence that Saudi forces are violating international…

UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia clash with the EU over Yemen

Almost at the same time that the European Parliament was declaring a ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia in protest for the indiscriminate bombing of Yemen’s civilians – after the UN raised the issue (1) – David Cameron, UK…

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