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In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates.

MUKALLA, Yemen " Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme " including the "grill," in which the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Week in pictures: From Yoga Day to CAR crisis.

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including Yoga Day, Portugal forest fires and air raids in Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September: UN.

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

UN: Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September.

GENEVA, June 23 — A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said today. Probably at the end of August we will reach 300,000'...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Investigation Shows Torture Conducted by UAE in 'Black Sites' in Yemen.

The United States is interrogating hundreds of men who were tortured by UAE prison guards, an AP investigation has revealed.Senior US military personnel confirmed their involvement, but denied any knowledge of human rights abuses.Interrogating the victims of torture is illegal under international humanitarian law, as it is ...

- Albawaba - UK

Yemen accused of running torture program at secret prisons.

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The tasks facing the new Saudi crown prince.

WHEN King Salman acceded to the Saudi throne in 2015, it was plain that his son, Muhammad, wielded the real power. He may formally have been second in the line of succession, but Muhammad bin Salman ran most of the things that mattered: the plan to transform the Saudi state and wean the economy away from oil; the war in ...

- Economist.com - UK

God Save the Queen.

By Jeff Danziger Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

- Truthdig - US

Friend Or Foe .

By Mark Fiore Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

- Truthdig - US

Blanket Coverage.

By Mike Luckovich Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

- Truthdig - US

Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle.

By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. ...

- Truthdig - US

Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration

This Friday, Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz will speak with Archbishop José Gomez, the archbishop of Los Angeles. Go to Truthdig's Facebook page for the live interview. Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held ...

- Truthdig - US

U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

A deserted cell in a Yemeni prison. A separate wing is part of a network of secret prisons into which hundreds of people have disappeared after being detained. A report published by Human Rights Watch and The Associated Press exposes how United States forces may have violated international law while interrogating ...

- Truthdig - US

Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences

By William D. Hartung / TomDispatch Trump's newfound ardor for the Saudi regime is a far cry from his past positions, including his campaign assertion that the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks. Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. ...

- Truthdig - US

Syria's 'Hell on Earth,' Up Close and Personal

Footage of real-life bloodshed justifies the infernal title of Sebastian Junger's documentary film, co-directed by Nick Quested. Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

- Truthdig - US

Price on Your Head

By Mr. Fish Related Entries June 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia Is 'Playing' Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences June 22, 2017 U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

- Truthdig - US

US Strike in Yemen Kills 3 Al-Qaida Militants

A U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida militants in Yemen, the Pentagon said Thursday. The strike on June 16 targeted Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi, the terror group's emir in southern Yemen's Shabwah Governorate, and two of his associates. The Pentagon said al-Awlaqi was responsible for planning and carrying out terrorist ...

- Voice of America - US

US Ignores Allies' Torture in Yemen

Expand An Emirati and South Yemen flag painted in Yemen's port city of Aden. By 2017, Emirati and South Yemen flags flew in many parts of Aden, which President Hadi declared the temporary capital of Yemen after Houthi-Saleh forces took over Sanaa in 2014.  © 2017 Kristine Beckerle/Human Rights Watch The Associated Press ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Yemen Al Qaeda boss killed in US airstrike, military officials say

A US airstrike killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, a senior leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and two of his close associates, US Central Command announced Thursday.

- FOX News - US

Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'

They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire.

- FOX News - US

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

U.S. air strike kills regional Al-Qaeda leader and two associates in Yemen's Shabwa province.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

U.S. says Yemen airstrike killed al-Qaida commander, two comrades

The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

WASHINGTON — An American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates, the U.S. military said. The post US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ghana Court Rejects Resettlement of Guantánamo Bay Detainees

The Supreme Court justices ruled that Ghana’s government erred in approving the transfer of two Yemeni detainees.

- New York Times - US

Senate Health Bill Revealed, Trump Didn't Tape Comey, Torture at Secret Yemen Prisons: P.M. Links

The Senate's draft replacement for the Affordable Care Act was unveiled this morning. Peter Suderman analyzes the legislation here. Republican Sens. Rand Paul , Ted Cruz , Mike Lee , and Ron Johnson have already stated they do not support the legislation as written. After Bloomberg reported from sources that President ...

- Reason.com - US

U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

A deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison in Yemen. A separate wing is part of a network of secret prisons into which hundreds of people have disappeared after being detained. A report published by Human Rights Watch and the Associated Press exposes how United States forces may have violated ...

- Truthdig - US

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen

Rights group calls on UN to investigate AP report that hundreds were arbitrarily detained and tortured in Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

U.S. military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Shabwa province, along with two other militants.

- Reuters - US

Beatings, shocks and 'the grill': Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen

One report, by the Associated Press, also found that U.S. forces participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen.

- Washington Post - US

In Yemen's secret prisons, United Arab Emirates tortures and U.S. interrogates

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Israel Accused of Investigating 'Illegal Medical Experiments' on Yemeni Children

Images and testimonies from doctors who allegedly performed unauthorised medical tests on Yemenite children who went missing shortly after the creation of Israel have been published by Israeli media, prompting questions into the mysterious case. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

'Secret prisons' rife with torture raise human rights questions

Hundreds of men detained in hunt for al-Qaeda militants are being held in secret prisons in Yemen, but the U.S. says it has not participated in any human rights abuses

- The Globe and Mail - CA

UN blames warring sides for Yemen's "man-made" cholera "catastrophe"

U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.

- The Daily Star - LB

Azerbaijan assists four countries facing hunger threat

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry allocated $50,000 to the people suffering from food shortage due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and in the northeast of Nigeria.

- AzerNews - AZ

The US is still helping to run 'black site' prisons where detainees are allegedly abused and tortured

Maad El Zikry/Associated Press Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

Hundreds of men detained in hunt for al-Qaeda militants are being held in secret prisons, but the U.S. says it has not participated in any human rights abuses

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Military action in Yemen: Who's for, who's against?

A Saudi-led coalition has begun hitting Houthi targets in Yemen. But who is supporting the action? And how?

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'

GENEVA, June 22 — UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a man-made catastrophe' caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'

GENEVA - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.

- Reuters - US

HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen

Rights group says United Arab Emirates forcibly disappears people, operates secret prisons, and backs torture in Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.  

- Zee News - IN

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.  

- Zee News - IN

US interrogates in Yemen jails rife with torture

The United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces run a secret network of prisons where prisoners are brutally tortured. The U.S. has questioned some detainees, and have regular access to their testimony -- a potential violation of international law.         

- USA TODAY - US

AP: U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

AP sources confirm the interrogations in Yemen, but deny U.S. forces know of or take part in abuses; still, experts say, U.S. role could violate international law

- CBS NEWS - US

US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US Interrogates Detainees in Yemen Prisons Rife With Torture

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme - including the “grill,'' in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has ...

- Voice of America - US

The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see

Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms . She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Paradox of Plenty in Qatar

Jordan Cohen Politics, Middle East The Gulf dispute could lead to food price increases, which would vastly intensify social unrest. The news that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and the Maldives have severed diplomatic relations with Qatar will have consequences throughout the region, ...

- The National Interest - US

Instability and Salman's Nepotistic Power Play

Paul R. Pillar Saudi Arabia, Middle East A foreign country may be a problematic partner for the United States for two basic types of reasons, both of which apply to Saudi Arabia.  First, the partner's foreign policies may range from misguided to immoral, or risk sucking the United States into conflicts in which it is not, ...

- The National Interest - US

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