Radhya Almutawakel

Human Rights in the Yemeni Civil War: An Interview with Radhya Almutawakel

April 17, 2017 Lydia Noon

The first US drone strike under President Trump took place in the al-Baidha province and killed 15 civilians – ten children and five women. As usual with the drone program, transparency is absent. The new worrying development in these drone operations is the accompanying ground raids which seem random and careless about civilians.

A displaced family at Al-Mazrak camp in northern Yemen. (Photo: UNHCR)

The US-Made Famine in Yemen

March 22, 2017 Kathy Kelly

In 2016, the U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees, but Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world took in 117,000 new refugees and migrants in 2016, and hosts more than 255,000 refugees from Somalia. Yemen is now beginning to host the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. What's more, the country is regularly targeted by Saudi and U.S. airstrikes.

Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

February 17, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

Empirical historical evidence combined with a little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both.

Two Hot Spots in Trump’s World Policy: Mexico and Syria

February 1, 2017 Immanuel Wallerstein

President Donald Trump has made it clear that his presidency will have a position on everything everywhere. He has also made it clear that he alone will make the final decision on the policy his government will follow. He has chosen two priority areas in implementing his policies: Mexico and Syria/Iraq, which is the zone of strength for the caliphate of the Islamic State.

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