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Image TWar in Yemen: Arms industry outsourcing amid increasing media scrutiny [Lima Charlie News](Mohammed Huwais / AFP)
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War in Yemen: Arms industry outsourcing amid increasing media scrutiny

Saudi Arabia is in the hot seat after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi finally bringing the war in Yemen front and center. With the political foment endangering further weapon sales to the Saudi Kingdom, some defense companies have already opened manufacturing facilities in Saudi Arabia. The… Keep Reading

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Trump: ‘Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people’

Following consistent attacks on CNN and various news media outlets, President Donald Trump today called “much of our news media” the “enemy of the people.” United States President Donald J. Trump, prior to his visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki tomorrow, engaged in… Keep Reading

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Syria chemical weapons attack is not without skeptics

Russia and Syria deny the alleged chemical attack against the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma and question whether the use of chemical weapons against a defeated enemy makes any sense. A Syrian rebel group has accused the Bashar al Assad led government of having deployed… Keep Reading

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Syria chemical attacks deepen tensions between U.S., Russia, France

Eastern Ghouta, Syria – Rescue workers and doctors say that at least 29 people, including 15 children, were taken to a medical center with breathing problems after a suspected organophosphorus or chlorine gas attack on the towns of Hamoryah and Saqba last Wednesday. The airstrikes, shelling and… Keep Reading

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Syrian Women in Focus

To mark International Women’s Day, 2,000 women from multiple countries left Istanbul for the Turkey-Syria border in a “conscience convoy” to raise awareness about the predicament of Syrian women in the country’s seven years of civil war. “We need the world to take the best… Keep Reading

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Department of Defense to study LGBT issues through anonymous survey

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for active duty service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to take part in an anonymous survey about LGBT issues. The University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are conducting a… Keep Reading

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Indonesia mass murders were known to U.S. officials

Washington, DC The U.S. Government provided support to Indonesia while up to one million suspected communist sympathizers were being killed by the island nation’s military, according to newly declassified American documents from the 1960’s. The declassified materials contain 30,000 documents from the U.S. embassy in… Keep Reading

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Kenya bans street protests over election confrontation

Kenya outlawed opposition protests in its three largest cities on Thursday, just two days after presidential challenger Raila Odinga decided to withdraw from the country’s upcoming election. That presidential election was scheduled to take place on Oct. 26. The opposition has vowed to ignore the… Keep Reading

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Myanmar’s crisis is much more than the Rohingya

The General Assembly of the United Nations is meeting in New York to try and resolve the problem of the expulsion of almost 400,000 Rohingya from the Rakhine region of the country by the Myanmar Armed forces (‘Tatmadaw’). The world’s media has been full of… Keep Reading

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