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KSA bombs Yemen TV station - war crimes

SHAFAQNA - The Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen has attacked the headquarters of the Yemen al-Youm TV channel in the capital, Sana’a, killing four people and injuring five others. Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported…

Aung San Suu Kyi 'squandering' her political clout by failing to protect Rohingya minority

SHAFAQNA - She has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is one of just six people to have received honorary Canadian citizenship. But Aung San Suu Kyi has lately become a source of frustration and bitter disappointment for human rights…

#NoMore - Yemen civilians become targets of war

SHAFAQNA - “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” ― Albert Einstein While few will be under any illusions that wars are by definition…

Yemen: Children murdered by Saudi coalition amid damning UN report

SHAFAQNA - An official report published by the Future of Justice - Yemen's first Shia Twelver political faction confirmed this Friday that around 2 am, the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the USA and the UK, proved oblivious to humanitarian and…

Saudi coalition killed hundreds of children in Yemen, confidential UN report claims

SHAFAQNA - The Saudi military coalition – which receives logistical support, weapons and political backing from the US and UK – has been accused of killing hundreds of children in Yemen, according to a confidential UN report. The report,…

Mass-killing in the Yemen - Saudi Arabia turns Crusadic as international recoils

SHAFAQNA - While few will pause upon hearing that Yemen was carpet bombed  yet again by Saudi Arabia’s war coalition, thus leading to great many deaths, the kingdom’s propensity to concentrate its firepower on civilians has become a little…

Over 200 children killed, hundreds more wounded in Yemen in 2017: UN

SHAFAQNA - More than 200 children have been killed since the start of this year in war-torn Yemen, a UN official said Monday. "In 2017, 201 children killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls," Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Resident Representative…

MSF slams Saudi Arabia over Yemen humanitarian crisis

SHAFAQNA - A specialist at MSF presented an impressive testimony to what she saw as she watched the cholera news in Yemen, where the stressful work and the outbreaks at Abbass for measles, whooping cough and malaria were confirmed in her report:…

New record of world famine in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations report warned that children in Yemen bear the brunt of the repercussions of the Saudi aggression and that 80% of them need urgent assistance. Bismarck Swangen, a UNICEF communications specialist in Yemen, said…

Yemen At War - Is the world catching on to Saudi Arabia’s crimes?

SHAFAQNA - As of March 25th, 2017 Yemen entered the third year of a conflict that has claimed well over 10 000 of its people, saw displaced millions of civilians and endangered the lives of countless communities across the country. For…

Tens of thousands march in Yemen against Saudi-led airstrikes

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SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH OSS-ME – Massive crowds have hit the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa in protest of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against the country’s Shia militias. The rally marks the second anniversary since…

Britain ignores Bahrain's human rights record to pursue business interests with dictatorship

SHAFAQNA - Britain’s multi-million pound trade and aid strategy for programs in Bahrain needs exposed as the tiny gulf kingdom continues its chain of tyranny and torture against the Shia majority. The British government’s unreserved…

Director of Shafaqna Institute to RT:"Yemen is a genocide"

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  SHAFAQNA - No matter how many civilians are killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the international community only condemns the crimes of the resistance, because they oppose Saudi Arabia, says Catherine Shakdam, Shafaqna Institute…

KSA targets women at funeral in Yemen - War Crimes

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SHAFAQNA - At least six women have been killed in a Saudi airstrike targeting a funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. According to a preliminary count, 10 people were also injured in the strike on Arhab district on Wednesday, Yemen's…

New Petition against arming of Saudi Arabia gains traction in the UK

SHAFAQNA - A new petition calling for an end to Britain’s military support of Saudi Arabia via arm sales against impoverished Yemen was launched this December in the hope that 2017 would spell respite and not wanton massacre. For almost…

Yemen's new PM accuses UK of war crimes in Yemen over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Yemen's new prime minister says Britain is guilty of war crimes in Yemen, accusing the country of participating in the bombing of civilians through its sales of arms to Saudi Arabia. "They have sold cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia,"…

Nigeria: IHRC welcomes ICC questioning of official over 2015 massacre

SHAFAQNA - IHRC welcomes the news that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has been asked by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an explanation over a massacre last year in which at least 1000 innocent…

Yemen marks 600 days of Saudi blockade - the genocide the world refuses to see

SHAFAQNA - On Sunday rights activists will take Twitter by storm and denounce Saudi Arabia brutal assault on an entire people. For 600 days Yemen has been starved, bombed and ostracised on account it imagined itself an independent nation-state. But…

Bahraini Torturer and Judge To Investigate War Crimes in Yemen

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SHIA WORLD FORUM - A Bahraini judge with a history of involvement in torturing human rights activists and journalists is appointed by Saudi Arabia to investigate war crimes in Yemen committed by Saudi Arabia. The…

Lies and selective outrage over Yemen’s war crimes

SHAFAQNA - Despite Saudi Arabia’s best efforts Yemen’ war has become the subject of much talks and debates over the past few weeks. Following months of bloodshed, and one particularly cruel humanitarian blockade not even mainstream media…

A father’s cry – Yemen’s war victim calls for legal actions against Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - If the world has become desensitise to human suffering, there are still crimes so tragic and unnecessary, so violent in nature and abominable in the tragedy they carry, that we cannot help but pause. Should you have missed it…

Buying Silence: How the Saudi Foreign Ministry controls Arab media

SHAFAQNA - On Monday, Saudi Arabia celebrated the beheading of its 100th prisoner this year. The story was nowhere to be seen on Arab media despite the story's circulation on wire services. Even international media was relatively mute about…

#TheSoundOfYourSilence - Support for Yemen's Resistance movement goes international

SHAFAQNA - A group of civil rights activists held a protest rally outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, D.C., to condemn the sale of US arms to the Saudi regime and the unrelenting bombardment of the Yemeni people. Civil and human…

Evidence of the war on children of Yemen exposed by the ABC's Foreign Correspondent

SHAFAQNA - The War on Children [Yemen], broadcasted on August 23 2016, on ABC's television program Foreign Corespondent , shed a long awaited light on the silent and deadly war on the children of Yemen. Yemen’s war, which has been inaccurately…

Who will answer Yemen’s cry? A nation’ stand against foreign military occupation

SHAFAQNA - Tucked away in the southern tip of Arabia lies Yemen, a majestic land which blue skies, and breath-taking beauty have now become painful reminders of what once was, and of what could have been should the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had…

The Sound 0f Your Silence –

SHAFAQNA - Today silence has become more than a war crime. Today silence has become more than just the manifestation of our egocentrism and selfishness. Today silence has enabled, empowered and shielded oppressors and tyrants. Today I’m…

Letters of War – Yemen’s voices will be silenced no more

SHAFAQNA - Yemen witnessed this August the most ferocious and barbaric of attacks as Saudi Arabia – the grand oil Wahhabi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, unleashed hell on the impoverished nation, to better break a people’s drive, and right to…

The bad, the ugly and the unspeakable – War crimes in the Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Following 18 long months of unspoken violence, engineered starvation and one mighty media blackout Yemen’ suffering has risen to the surface – one hot bubbling shame, the one conflict few have dared talked about for fear of financial…