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Major shake-up in Saudi monarchy – Patrick Martin

In the biggest shake-up in Saudi Arabia in many decades, King Salman, who assumed power only three months ago on the death of King Abdullah, has fired the crown prince and the foreign minister, moving figures more closely tied to Washington into top positions. The crisis atmosphere in ruling circles was expressed in the timing of the changes, announced in …

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‘Disturbing’ Reports of Civilian Deaths in Yemen, Warn International Aid Groups

International aid organizations as well as the United Nations are sounding the alarm over “disturbing” reports of civilian casualties in Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition continued its bombing campaign for a sixth day. A reported 93 civilians have been killed since the start of the airstrikes, which are allegedly targeting locations held by Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. An additional 364 Yemenis have …