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Elizabeth Warren demands answers after CNN report on US weapons in Yemen

Elizabeth Warren wants to know how American weapons ended up in the wrong hands in Yemen.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, US, Cnn, Middle East, Yemen


Yemen Dispatch: For Yemen Child Soldiers, a Refuge Mixes Play With Saudi Propaganda

A Saudi-financed center offers six weeks of comfort and schooling to former child soldiers in Yemen. But it doubles as a propaganda stage set, blaming only one side for the conflict: Houthis.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Child Soldiers, Defense and Military Forces, United Nations Children's Fund


Hoda Muthana's father sues in bid to bring his daughter back to US

Ahmed Ali Muthana files suit after officials said New Jersey-born daughter was not a US citizen and would not be allowed homeThe father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria is suing to bring her home after the Trump administration took the extraordinary step of declaring that she was not a US citizen.Hoda Muthana, 24, told the Guardian this week that she regretted leaving the US to join the terrorist group and wants to return from Syria with her 18-month-old son. She h...
Tags: Islamic State, US, Alabama, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, United States, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, New Jersey, Guardian, Yemen, Trump, Trump Administration, Hoda Muthana


Elizabeth Warren demands answers after CNN report on US weapons in Yemen

Elizabeth Warren wants to know how American weapons ended up in the wrong hands in Yemen.
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, US, Cnn, Yemen


Saudi crown prince meets Chinese official on Beijing visit

BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with a Chinese vice premier in a bid to strengthen relations in the face of criticism from the West over the kingdom’s human rights record and its war in Yemen. Prince Mohammed held bilateral talks Friday with Han Zheng at the Great Hall of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Yemen, Mohammed, Mohammed bin Salman, Great Hall, Nation & World, Han Zheng


UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen’s key port and the situation in Venezuela. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Yemen and Venezuela were the main focus of their 30-minute meeting Thursday afternoon, which was requested by […]
Tags: News, Nation, Un, Venezuela, Yemen, State, UNITED NATIONS AP, Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Yemen Venezuela


AP Top Stories February 21 P

Here's the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett charged with falsely reporting attack; U.S. and Chinese officials meet on trade; Fighting continues in Yemen civil war; Disabled 4-year-old takes to the trampoline. (Feb. 21)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Yemen, Jussie Smollett


The State Department says Hoda Muthana was never a US citizen

Hoda Muthana’s attorneys argue that she was born in the U.S. two months after her father ended his work as a diplomat in Yemen’s office to the United Nations; Rich Edson reports.
Tags: News, US, United Nations, State Department, Yemen, Hoda Muthana, Rich Edson


Indict the ‘ISIS Bride’

I  had a column in the New York Post yesterday morning about the so-called “ISIS bride,” Hoda Muthana, who is detained in a Syrian refugee camp and now pleading to come back home to her family in Alabama. I argued that, despite the fact that she has treasonously waged war against our country, she had a right to be readmitted if she tried to enter because she was -- according to the facts available at the time -- a natural-born American citizen.Now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced tha...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Isis, News, Supreme Court, Alabama, America, Syria, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, The Times, State Department, Yemen, Justice Department, Trump


If this is a news story, why can I detect a point of view just looking at the headline and the photograph?

I'm looking at this in the NYT:The artful photograph looks like a Madonna and Child. The woman is beautiful, serene, and intensely and spiritually maternal.The headline tells us she's an Alabaman and she's being excluded from "Home."Now, I'll read the text. I'm beginning at the beginning and will put an ellipsis when I make a cut:President Trump said Wednesday the United States would not re-admit an American-born woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State and now wants to come home. T...
Tags: Isis, Law, Islamic State, Alabama, Turkey, Syria, United States, Madonna, Nyt, Treason, Yemen, Trump, State, Leopold, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Germany resists UK plea to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt raises issue at Brexit talks with German counterpart in BerlinGermany has rejected a plea by the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, denying that its embargo weakens Europe’s credibility or harms the European defence industry.At a joint press conference with the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, Hunt was told his plea for a resumption of arms sales made in a leaked letter had been rejected for the moment. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Brexit, BerlinGermany, Heiko Maas Hunt


Despite the slaughter in Yemen, Britain is still chasing arms sales | Andrew Smith

Defence contractors are in Abu Dhabi this week for the Middle East’s biggest arms fair – supported to the hilt by UK ministersA Khaleeji bagpipe band, a colourful aircraft display, a performance by the Armenian Military Orchestra and a big show of support from the Emirate royal families. These were some of the touches at Sunday’s opening ceremony for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex 2019) in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s biggest arms fair.It’s a decadent and distasteful c...
Tags: UK, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Defence policy, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Arms trade, Brexit, Andrew Smith, Yemen Britain, Armenian Military Orchestra


Jeremy Hunt urges Germany to rethink Saudi arms sales ban

UK foreign secretary visits Berlin after raising concerns about impact of moratoriumJeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, will visit Berlin on Wednesday after urging Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, or face damage to both its economic and European credentials. Related: UK's arms export supervisor attacks NGOs over Yemen deaths Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Berlin, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Arms trade


No guarantee Australian weapons aren't used in Yemen conflict, government says

Defence department face grilling over export of 500 taxpayer-subsidised remote weapons systems to Saudi ArabiaThe Australian defence department can’t guarantee that Canberra-made remote weapons systems, that attracted a taxpayer subsidy, won’t be used in the bloody Yemen conflict.Officials faced a grilling over military exports to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday following revelations Electro Optic Systems is exporting 500 of the systems to the Saudi interior ministry. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Middle East and North Africa, Coalition, Australian politics, United Arab Emirates, Weapons technology, Canberra, Yemen, Arms trade, Christopher Pyne, Australian Defence Force, Chemical Weapons, Marise Payne, Electro Optic Systems


From Trump to Torrance, Reps. Waters and Lieu cover lots of ground at State of the Region lunch

The subjects ran the gamut Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the State of the Region lunch sponsored by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce. But this year it was more about Trump than Torrance. That was to be expected with the event’s guest speakers this year, U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, two President Trump’s most vocal critics, and the nation’s deeply divided political environment. United States Representative Maxine Waters speaking at the State of the Region lunch sponsored by the Torrance Area ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Howard Schultz, Local News, Yemen, Trump, South Bay, Torrance, DoubleTree, Maxine Waters


Troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah could start Tuesday, Wednesday: U.N.

After weeks of diplomacy, the United Nations said on Sunday the parties had reached agreement on phase one of a troop redeployment. "With the beginning, possibly even today or tomorrow, of the implementation of that part of the Hodeidah agreement we now have the opportunity to move from the promise made in Sweden to hope now for Yemen," Griffiths told the 15-member council. Under phase one, the Houthis would withdraw from the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, used for grains, and Ras Isa, used for oi...
Tags: News, Sweden, United Nations, Yemen, Griffiths, U N, Ras Isa, Hodeidah Saleef


UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the beginning of the pullout of forces from three key ports provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that Yemen’s government […]
Tags: News, Nation, Un, Yemen, UNITED NATIONS AP, U N Security Council, Martin Griffiths


Democrats investigate 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia – live

New congressional report says senior Trump officials pushed project to share technology despite objectionsSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 5.22pm GMT Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, has said reports that the White House planned to share nuclear technology information with Saudi Arabia renewed questions over on whose behalf the Trump administration is working. “For the last two years, our committee has been concerned about allegations ...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Middle East, US Senate, Al Qaeda, US Congress, House Intelligence Committee, Yemen, Donald Trump


Deal to free Hodeidah may open way for aid in Yemen, UN envoy says

Accord between government and Houthis ‘helped avoid bloody slaughterhouse’A breakthrough agreement on the pullback of forces around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah may open the way for a large increase in the flow of aid into Yemen and prevent the country turning into a “bloody slaughterhouse”, Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen said.The breakthrough was made at the weekend between military officials from the Yemen government and Houthi fighters controlling the port and city, and the ...
Tags: World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Red Sea, Houthis, Martin Griffiths, Hodeidah


David Miliband adds to criticism of #UK arms sales to #SaudiArabia | Financial Times

David Miliband adds to criticism of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia | Financial Times:Former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband called for the British government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, adding to the pressure on ministers to rethink trade links with Riyadh because of the ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Miliband, who now leads humanitarian group, the International Rescue Committee, said Britain should observe its own str...
Tags: Travel, UK, Saudi Arabia, Britain, David Miliband, Miliband, International Rescue Committee, Yemen, Financial Times, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudiarabia


Walter Jones and the vote to end US war on Yemen

In a fitting legacy for my friend Walter Jones, Jr. who passed away last week, the US House made history by voting in favor of H.J.Res. 37, a resolution “Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.” As George O’Neill wrote in the American Conservative magazine this week, the historic 248-177 victory for a bill demanding the end of the US participation in the nearly five year Saudi war of aggression “refl...
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UN hoping for immediate pullout of forces from Yemen ports

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it hopes Yemen’s warring parties will immediately carry out an agreement to pull their forces out of the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports, as well as a U.N. facility holding enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month. Hodeida handles about 70 […]
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Coffee Culture: The Origins of Your Morning Cup of Joe

In 1699, the East India Trading Company set up the first commercial exports of coffee from Java, Indonesia. As Europeans became fascinated with the strong beverage, its demand only grew stronger. It pushed global trade at the time to its limits — but this was far from the beginning of coffee culture. Recalled in artwork done by Dutch painter Adriaen Van Ostade, the first European coffee shops and the start of European coffee culture began in the Netherlands. Brought on by the boom of global trad...
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What Works on Shark Tank, Take Advantage of Mobile Marketing, Rank Higher on Amazon, Social Media Fuels SMB Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The Truth About Shark Tank Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Here’s some scoop from Digital Exits about what works when pitching the sharks. For instance, did you know 85% of successful pitches are primarily product based? Check out the infographic below for more information.   2—Small Business Outlook 2019 Visa has just released its Small Business Outlook for winter 2019. Visa says the Small Business Outlook shows “robust econom...
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Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

The government and Houthi rebels agree on the first phase of a redeployment of forces from Hudaydah.
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Ethiopian migrants brave Yemen's war to find a better life in Saudi Arabia

They trudge, exhausted, along the desolate winding road to Obock in northern Djibouti, flanked on either side by a black, alien landscape created millennia ago by volcanic eruptions.
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The Ethiopian migrants braving Yemen's war to find a better life in Saudi Arabia

The economic migrants walk for days to Djibouti, to risk their lives to make the crossing to the Arabian Peninsula with no concept of the horrors that await them.
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Yemeni warring parties agree on pullout steps from port city

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says Yemen’s warring parties have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the key port city of Hodeida, a humanitarian aid lifeline that had been blocked by fighting. A U.N. statement late Sunday said the agreement by the Redeployment Coordination Committee — which includes […]
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Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal

UN hails pullback from Hodeida as vital progress in ending four-year-long warYemen’s government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the UN described as important progress.The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire agreed in Sweden in December that calls on the government and Houthis to move forces away from ports. Continue reading...
Tags: Sweden, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Houthis, Hodeida


Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress. The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden that calls on the government and Huthis to move forces away from ports and parts of city. The fragile truce deal marks the first step toward ending a devastating war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famin...
Tags: News, Sweden, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Huthi, Hodeida, Huthis