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A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen war.

The UK has played a key role in arming and training the Saudi air force.

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

The New Arab Staff

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

A British soldier under investigation by military police over a demonstration he attended against the war in Yemen spoke to The New Arab about his reasons to protest.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Sana Uqba

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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

UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The New Arab Staff

UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

How British universities are fuelling Israel's human rights abuses

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 ...

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

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 ...

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” event.

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 ...

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.

Sheffield students protest university complicity in Israeli occupation

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 ...

German opposition party seeks extension of Saudi arms ban

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 ...

Germany rejects British pressure to resume Saudi arms sales

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.

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