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🇾🇪Aid groups in joint plea for US to cease support for Yemen war | Al Jazeera English

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Five international aid groups on Monday urged the United States government to halt all military support for a Saudi Arabia-UAE-led war in Yemen, saying this will save millions of lives. A joint statement by the International Rescue Committee, Oxfam America, CARE US, Save the Children, and the Norwegian Refugee Council said that 14 million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen if the parties to the conflict do not change course immediately. The warring sides have undermined Yemen's economy with policies and practices that have caused rampant inflation while the value of currency plummets, it added. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from across the Red Sea, in Djibouti. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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Radio Rohingya | Witness

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In September 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar, where the military was waging a brutal offensive against them that the United Nations has described as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Among those fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine State for neighbouring Bangladesh was 23-year-old Mohammed Yusuf, his wife, parents and younger brothers. The former teacher and his family settle in a makeshift home in the vast Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, where he quickly discovers that among the many things of which the refugees are deprived, there is one that stands out: information. Its absence can exact a heavy practical and psychological toll on the refugees, who have limited access to telephone networks and are unable to understand local radio. "Wherever I go in the camp, everyone is waiting and looking for any news," Yusuf explains. The consequences of this can range from a lack of information about when aid will arrive or how to protect their flimsy tents from the monsoon rains to the trauma of being unable to locate lost loved ones. "My people need information," Yusuf reflects. "News about not just the camp but also the people we have left behind in Myanmar." Problems arise, he says, because "the right information is not reaching the right place". But Yusuf has a plan. He wants to build his own radio station that will report the news and provide information to the refugees. It's a major undertaking for somebody with so few resources and so many obstacles to navigate, and he's acutely aware that delivering the news comes with great responsibilities when so much and so many depend upon it. His is a dream that speaks not only to the desperate practical plight of the refugees, but also to their need to share their stories, to be heard and to connect with a world beyond the camps. But can Yusuf overcome the bureaucratic chaos, the monsoon rains and the trauma of his own family's battle to survive in order to make his dream a reality? - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #RadioRohingya #Witness

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🇨🇴 Hospital ship gives free medical care to Venezuelans in Colombia | Al Jazeera English

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The USNS Comfort mission in Colombia is to provide health services to locals and Venezuelan migrants fleeing the crisis at home. More than one million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring Colombia, where many of them are now in dire need of aid and medicine. China has also dispatched a hospital ship, to Venezuela. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from the coastal city of Riohacha. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Colombia #Riohacha #VenezuelaCrisis

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🇺🇸Julian Assange: Have the media found him guilty? | The Listening Post (Lead)

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Less than a decade ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had media outlets eating out of his hand and governments with secrets to hide on high alert. Now, he's at the mercy of an Ecuadorian government that's running out of patience - and he may be running out of time. Last week, in court papers filed in the United States, in a case completely unrelated to Assange, was a paragraph confirming that a secret indictment had been filed against him. Prosecutors called it an administrative mistake, meaning a supposed clerical error. It seemed to confirm something that Assange had always feared, but that the US Department of Justice never admitted: It wants him in jail. However, what hasn't been revealed in that paragraph is "what the charges are and what period of WikiLeaks activity they relate to," points out James Ball, author of WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era. The clerical error took place at a court in Alexandria, Virginia, right next door to Washington, where a grand jury has reportedly been investigating Julian Assange since 2010. Back then, WikiLeaks was in its heyday. The Iraq and Afghan war logs revealed brutal truths about those invasions, confirming war crimes previously denied by the Pentagon. And the Diplomatic Cables would later expose the US's duplicity in its dealings with foreign governments. Challenging powerful institutions comes with a price, says Glenn Greenwald. "There was actually a 2008 US Army report that described WikiLeaks as an enemy of the state and talked about different ways to destroy the organisation. And we can read about that document because ironically it got leaked to WikiLeaks which then published it on its own website." In 2010, a legal case was opened against Assange in Sweden, for sexual assault - based on the testimonies of two women. Assange denied the allegations and asked to be questioned in London, a common practice in such cases. He said he feared that going to Sweden could lead to extradition to the US. While the Swedes eventually dropped the case without ever laying charges - a fact that seemed lost on news organisations - the UK says it will arrest Assange if he steps out of the embassy for breaching his bail conditions. It's a standoff the UN calls a case of arbitrary detention, a denial of Assange's human rights. "Whatever you think of Julian, whatever you think of WikiLeaks, what has been done to him over the last six to seven years is a very sustained serious and deliberate violation of his basic liberties. And yet that has been almost entirely disregarded by the western media," says Greenwald. All the measures to discredit Assange are meant to punish him and serve as a deterrent for others, according to Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist who has probed how the Assange case has been conducted, in both Sweden and the UK. "They fear a domino effect, they realise that inside the US intelligence community there are many people who have seen all sort of abuses. They are terrified that there could be a hundred Chelsea Mannings, a thousand Edward Snowdens. They cannot kill Julian Assange. So all they can do is use legal cases ... against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which they have done." - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #JulianAssange #TheListeningPost

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🇦🇪 UAE releases British scholar Matthew Hedges after pardon l Al Jazeera English

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The United Arab Emirates has freed British scholar Matthew Hedges, who was sentenced to life in prison last week for spying. Hedges, 31, was released on Monday, after he received a presidential pardon, Emirati officials said. The scholar was among more than 700 people pardoned by the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday, the country's national day. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from London. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇹🇷 Turkey: Police search Yalova villas in Khashoggi murder case | Al Jazeera English

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Police are searching two villas in the Turkish northwestern province of Yalova in relation to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to state media. Reports on Monday said that police forces, who arrived at the villas in the morning, have been conducting searches in the villas and surrounding properties, about 100km southeast of Istanbul. Turkish investigators were acting on records of phone calls made from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul around the time that Khashoggi was killed. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Yalova, Turkey. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇵🇸🇱🇧Why Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied visa for Hajj | Al Jazeera English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJp1YjCoF9Q
Palestinians living in Lebanon are appealing to Saudi Arabia to reconsider visa changes that have blocked them from making their pilgrimage to Mecca. The kingdom stopped giving visas to those holding refugee documents, effectively barring nearly 170,000 people. Many fear the Saudi decision is political and linked to United States President Donald Trump's so-called “deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinians, the details of which are still to be announced. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #PalestinianRefugees #HajjVisa #SaudiArabia

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🇺🇸 Julian Assange: Have the media found him guilty? | The Listening Post (Lead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tl7yk2YFVU
Less than a decade ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had media outlets eating out of his hand and governments with secrets to hide on high alert. Now, he's at the mercy of an Ecuadorian government that's running out of patience - and he may be running out of time. Last week, in court papers filed in the United States, in a case completely unrelated to Assange, was a paragraph confirming that a secret indictment had been filed against him. Prosecutors called it an administrative mistake, meaning a supposed clerical error. It seemed to confirm something that Assange had always feared, but that the US Department of Justice never admitted: It wants him in jail. However, what hasn't been revealed in that paragraph is "what the charges are and what period of WikiLeaks activity they relate to," points out James Ball, author of WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era. The clerical error took place at a court in Alexandria, Virginia, right next door to Washington, where a grand jury has reportedly been investigating Julian Assange since 2010. Back then, WikiLeaks was in its heyday. The Iraq and Afghan war logs revealed brutal truths about those invasions, confirming war crimes previously denied by the Pentagon. And the Diplomatic Cables would later expose the US's duplicity in its dealings with foreign governments. Challenging powerful institutions comes with a price, says Glenn Greenwald. "There was actually a 2008 US Army report that described WikiLeaks as an enemy of the state and talked about different ways to destroy the organisation. And we can read about that document because ironically it got leaked to WikiLeaks which then published it on its own website." In 2010, a legal case was opened against Assange in Sweden, for sexual assault - based on the testimonies of two women. Assange denied the allegations and asked to be questioned in London, a common practice in such cases. He said he feared that going to Sweden could lead to extradition to the US. While the Swedes eventually dropped the case without ever laying charges - a fact that seemed lost on news organisations - the UK says it will arrest Assange if he steps out of the embassy for breaching his bail conditions. It's a standoff the UN calls a case of arbitrary detention, a denial of Assange's human rights. "Whatever you think of Julian, whatever you think of WikiLeaks, what has been done to him over the last six to seven years is a very sustained serious and deliberate violation of his basic liberties. And yet that has been almost entirely disregarded by the western media," says Greenwald. All the measures to discredit Assange are meant to punish him and serve as a deterrent for others, according to Stefania Maurizi, an investigative journalist who has probed how the Assange case has been conducted, in both Sweden and the UK. "They fear a domino effect, they realise that inside the US intelligence community there are many people who have seen all sort of abuses. They are terrified that there could be a hundred Chelsea Mannings, a thousand Edward Snowdens. They cannot kill Julian Assange. So all they can do is use legal cases ... against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which they have done." - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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🇵🇸 🕋Why Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied visa for Hajj | Al Jazeera English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJp1YjCoF9Q
Palestinians living in Lebanon are appealing to Saudi Arabia to reconsider visa changes that have blocked them from making their pilgrimage to Mecca. The kingdom stopped giving visas to those holding refugee documents, effectively barring nearly 170,000 people. Many fear the Saudi decision is political and linked to United States President Donald Trump's so-called “deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinians, the details of which are still to be announced. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #PalestinianRefugees #HajjVisa #SaudiArabia

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🇲🇷Mauritania: Mbera refugee camp’s only hospital to close | Al Jazeera English

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The only hospital in Mbera refugee camp - home to 57,000 Malians who have sought refuge in Mauritania - will close in just a few weeks. Doctors without Borders is pulling out as planned, after six years. But without a confirmed replacement, refugees fear they'll lose vital services that are keeping people safe. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Mauritania #MberaRefugeeCamp #DoctorsWithoutBorders

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