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In Qatar, Yemen and Gaza, power play of Saudis and Iran brings new danger

29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.

How war created famine

28 March 2017
Famine is part of a system where access to food can be a weapon and millions can die for the profits and power of the ruling class

Famine and crisis fuelled by the West

14 March 2017
The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.

Bombed then banned—US crimes in travel-ban states

31 January 2017
Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” order applies to seven countries—all of them hammered by the US war machine and its allies such as Britain. The effect is to stop desperate refugees fleeing the chaos that US bombs and bullying created.

Tories defend Saudi Arabia after it admits dropping British-made bombs on Yemen

20 December 2016
Saudi Arabia’s military has finally admitted that it has used British-made cluster bombs in its assault on Yemen. The truth has been dragged out of the regime after an attempted cover-up lasting over six months.

Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime

01 November 2016
Protests have broken out across Morocco in north Africa after the death of a fish seller became a symbol of anger against the regime.

Labour activists furious after MPs’ vote on Yemen

01 November 2016
Labour Party members and activists were outraged last week as more than 100 Labour MPs refused to vote for their party’s motion on the war in Yemen.

Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen

27 October 2016
More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party’s own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday.

After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism

18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.

Protests after Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen

11 October 2016
Thousands of Yemenis, some with guns, protested in the streets of the capital, Sanaa, last Sunday after a Saudi Arabian airstrike.

Tory government wants Thatchers’ cosy corruption to be kept secret indefinitely

26 July 2016
Tory corruption is to be kept secret. Two files entitled “Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis” are listed as being “retained” for 65 years. Two others were “temporarily retained” with no release date.

International round-up

07 July 2015
Yemen bombing | Crackdown in Egypt | Victory for German strike | Migrant deaths in Calais

Saudi troops seen in Aden

05 May 2015
Around 100 Saudi-led ground troops have arrived in the Yemeni port of Aden. 

Civilian deaths mount as war in Yemen continues

14 April 2015
The Saudis are leading the attack because they want to stop the growth of a rival regional power. The Saudi coalition is backed by the US, which is trying to reassert its influence

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

West backs Saudi Arabia in launching attacks on Yemen

31 March 2015
The attacks on Yemen highlight the problems US imperialism faces as it tries to reassert its control over the region, writes Ken Olende

Government falls in Yemen

27 January 2015
Houthi fighters forced Yemen’s president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and government to resign last week.

Total oil workers strike in South Yemen

05 February 2014
Strikes have forced oil and gas company Total to stop oil production, in South Yemen’ s biggest oil and gas district of Hadramout.

Jeremy Scahill talks about his film Dirty Wars: finding the names and faces of the West's victims

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill set out to put names, faces and stories to the victims of the Western military in his new film Dirty Wars. He spoke to Judith Orr about his journey to expose the slaughter of the “war on terror”

The Reluctant Revolutionary

13 March 2012
Kais is a tour guide in Yemen’s capital city Sanaa. He is steadily drawn into the revolutionary movement engulfing the country, despite his initial cynicism.

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