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This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen to be "isolated incidents".

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The New Arab Staff

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The UK has been accused of continued arms sales to the Kingdom despite a court ruling to district the trade.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

The New Arab

BAE sold $19 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia

The UK's BAE Systems sold £15 billion worth of arms and services to Saudi Arabia over five years, despite widespread condemnation of the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

This week we focus on Yemen's current humanitarian crisis as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the controversial Saudi-led intervention.

The New Arab & agencies

Germany extends Saudi arms ban over Yemen war role

As Yemen's brutal conflict approaches its fifth year, Berlin on Monday extended an arms export ban to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition ...

Anu Shukla

How British universities are fuelling Israel's human rights abuses

British universities invested an estimated £456m in companies claimed to be financing Israel's military industry, illegal settlement industry, ...

Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

The New Arab

Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

The Swiss foreign ministry said at the time that the conduct of Pilatus in Saudi Arabia and UAE was 'incompatible with the federal government's ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

European arms companies 'complicit' in Yemen war crimes

The New Arab

European arms companies 'complicit' in Yemen war crimes

A group of human rights organisations have filed a complaint to the ICC, accusing European arms companies of being complicit in war crimes in ...

'Leave London,' Sadiq Khan tells world's largest arms fair

The New Arab

'Leave London,' Sadiq Khan tells world's largest arms fair

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called on organisers of the world's largest arms fair to leave the capital amid protests over the “abhorrent” ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis attack Saudi oil amid unrest

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis attack Saudi oil amid unrest

This week we take a look at tensions in the Gulf exacerbated by attacks on oil tankers and Houthi strikes on Saudi's pipeline, the rebel ...

<em>BAE</em> 'working with UK government to supply' Saudi arms

The New Arab

BAE 'working with UK government to supply' Saudi arms

UK weapons giant BAE said it is working with the UK government to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, despite a German ban on exports and ...

Malia Bouattia

Criminalising BDS shows us what Israel fears most

Comment: With increased complicity only comes stronger resistance this Israeli Apartheid Week, writes Malia Bouattia.

Diana Alghoul

Sheffield students protest university complicity in Israeli occupation

University students in Sheffield have come together for a day of action to protest their universitys' links to companies that are complicit in ...

The New Arab & agencies

British FM in Riyadh after German arms exports embarrassment

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt held talks Saturday with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh that focused on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's ...

The New Arab & agencies

German opposition party seeks extension of Saudi arms ban

Social Democratic Party (SPD) politicians in the German ruling coalition will seek to extend a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, despite ...

UK 'boosting' Yemen aid, while continuing Saudi arms sales

Karim Traboulsi

UK 'boosting' Yemen aid, while continuing Saudi arms sales

London is to continue its schizophrenic policy on Yemen, providing aid while selling weapons to those bombing it and fuelling its humanitarian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Germany rejects British pressure to resume Saudi arms sales

Germany is sticking to its arms exports freeze to Saudi Arabia, resisting pressure to soften its stance after British warnings.

Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

The New Arab

Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

In a two-page letter to his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Jeremy Hunt said the ban on exports to Saudi Arabia posed risks to both the British ...

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

How the private sector supports Arab world authoritarians (I)

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab world authoritarians (I)

Comment: The international private sector has succoured authoritarian regimes and dictators for decades with a combination of arms, advice, ...

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