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Mattis tells Saudi leader: urgent need to find end to Yemen’s war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday there was an urgent need to find a political solution to Yemen’s war, as he voiced hope for a U.N. special envoy’s peace efforts.

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Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-pentagon/mattis-tells-saudi-leader-urgent-need-to-find-end-to-yemens-war-idUSKBN1GY213?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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As Yemen Faces World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Senate Refuses to End U.S. Support for Saudi War

S2_yemen-humanitarian-crisisOn Tuesday, the U.S. Senate rejected a bipartisan resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen within 30 days, unless Congress formally authorizes the military action. The vote was 44 to 55, with 10 Democrats joining the Republican majority to block the legislation and Arizona Senator John McCain not casting a vote. The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrikes and naval blockade have devastated Yemen’s health, water and sanitation systems, sparking a massive cholera outbreak and pushing millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation. More than 15,000 people have died since the Saudi invasion in 2015. We hear part of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech against U.S. involvement and speak with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan and Medea Benjamin of CodePink.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/22/as_yemen_faces_worlds_worst_humanitarian

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The Iraq War and the Inevitability of Ignorance

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The Iraq War and the Inevitability of Ignorance

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In “Call for Peace” Address, Bernie Sanders Takes on Endless War and Global Oligarchy

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Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq

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Turkish War Planes Strike Northern Syria As Assad Continues Bombing South

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Ghouta: thousands of civilians flee as shelling continues


Videos broadcast by Russian television stations show people walking towards forces that had bombarded their homes overnight

Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged region of eastern Ghouta towards Syrian government troops, seeking shelter from an overnight bombardment that killed dozens of people and levelled much of a town in the enclave.

Videos broadcast by Russian television stations showed throngs of civilians marching out of the area after enduring three weeks of bombardment that has killed over 1,500 civilians in what was described by UN officials as “hell on earth”.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/15/eastern-ghouta-syrian-regime-forces-break-into-key-town