US supplied bomb that killed 40 children on Yemen school bus

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Eleven adults also died and 79 people were wounded Bomb sold to Saudi Arabia was made by Lockheed Martin Yemeni children vent anger against Riyadh and Washington as they take part in a mass funeral for the 40 children killed in an air Läs mer…

Hajj 'nap pods' being introduced for pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Saudi Arabia The sleep stations – based on Japan’s famous capsule hotels – will offer clean sheets and air-conditioning Mansour al-Amer stands next to the new sleep pods. The free nap stations are part of new measures Saudi Arabia is rolling out in a Läs mer…

BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process | Letter

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Jews and Palestinians are the losers in this pointless political spat | Rachel Shabi

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US to cancel $200m in funding for Syria stabilization projects

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You've got mail, finally: Israel allows 10 tonnes of post into West Bank

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UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gaza Caryl Churchill and National Theatre director bemoan ‘devastating loss’ after Israeli strike The ruins of the Said al-Mishal Cultural Centre. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Leading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major cultural centre in the Gaza Läs mer…

'The sound of children screaming keeps replaying': a Red Cross nurse in Yemen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Marta Rivas Blanco shares her account of the day a bus carrying children was attacked in Yemen ‘The hospital is still full of children who should be at school, or outside playing.’ Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP A week ago, 40 children and 11 adults Läs mer…

Yemen school bus bombing 'one of 50 strikes on civilian vehicles this year'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Human Rights Watch says Saudi monitoring body set up to investigate civilian casualties fails to find fault in most cases Mourners carry the coffin of a child at the funeral procession for those killed in an airstrike on a bus in Yemen. Photograph: Läs mer…

EU concerned over detention of human rights lawyer in Iran

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran Nasrin Sotoudeh faces charges such as espionage as Tehran continues to stifle dissent Iranian human rights Nasrin Sotoudeh after being released from her first three-year detention in 2013. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images The European Union has expressed serious concerns about the continuing detention Läs mer…

Diversity of responses to Israel boycott movement | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel Diversity of responses to Israel boycott movement Readers react to a long read article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement Anti-Israel protest in Cape Town, South Africa on 15 May 2018. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA Thanks so much for running Nathan Thrall’s comprehensive Läs mer…

For Corbyn, precision and honesty are the way out of this wreath mess | Jonathan Freedland

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; First thoughts Jeremy Corbyn For Corbyn, precision and honesty are the way out of this wreath mess Jonathan Freedland Controversies such as the wreath row will keep happening unless the Labour leader defends himself candidly and in full ‘Jeremy Corbyn did not sit on Läs mer…