The United Nations warned that 8,000 children could suffer from severe malnutrition in 2016. And that’s just in one southern city in Yemen.
Cluster bombs were banned by international agreement, but Saudi Arabia has invested millions in the CBU-105 from U.S. manufacturer Textron Systems.
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With the latest release, Oman has resettled more prisoners from Guantánamo Bay than any other nation. Many were held for years simply for being Yemeni.
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President Obama’s address after the San Bernardino shootings was largely routine, but with one noteworthy addition: openly embracing endless war.
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The Periodic Review Board, which reviews the cases of Guantanamo prisoners, admitted that Mustafa al-Shamir has been held without cause for over a decade.
Despite Saudi Arabia’s support for ISIS and repeated human rights abuses in Yemen, the U.S. approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the Saudis this week.
Mansoor Abdul Rahman al Dayfi is cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. won’t let him return home to care for his ailing family members.