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Thinking Aloud: Yemen's Turning Point That Wasn't

July 28, 2015 by Darius 

Last week, Saudi-backed forces ostensibly loyal to Yemen’s last president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, seized most of the southern city of Aden from Houthi fighters and soldiers loyal to Hadi’s predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh.  491 more words

Thinking Aloud

Saudi Students: Is the Boom Over?

An interesting article from the ICEF Monitor has been circulating in the field over the past few days (click here to view) discussing rumored changes to the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP). 720 more words

Featured

UN says it could reach 3 million in aid if Yemen war took humanitarian pause

NEW YORK – The United Nations humanitarian chief says the latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen “has not been respected by any party to the conflict.” 122 more words

World

As Yemenis Starve, Saudi Arabia is Accused of War Crimes in the Country

As a unilateral 5-day humanitarian pause declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen appeared to crumble, the aid group Oxfam said Tuesday that half of Yemen’s population — almost 13 million people — is struggling to obtain food, and that some 6.5 million people are “on the brink of starvation.” 905 more words

2015

Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

July 27, 2015

The first 6 months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. 510 more words

ASIA-PACIFIC

The Destruction of Jannatul Baqi*

The Destruction of Jannatul Baqi*

It is incidences like these that question the true nature of the Saudi royal family, though more political behaviour have led certain non-Muslims to question and answer their Islamic and Arab heritage… 689 more words

Global Governance

Saudi Arabia committing apparent war crime in Yemen!

Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the Saudi regime for apparently committing war crime against Yemeni nation during its ongoing airstrikes on the country.

HRW has confirmed that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 65 civilians, including 10 children, and wounded dozens in the Yemeni port city of Mokha on July 24, 2015. 89 more words

International