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Airstrikes in Yemen kill at least 15

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/17, 10:54 am

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen late Tuesday and early Wednesday killed at least 15 people and injured more than 30 others. The airstrikes, which took place in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, targeted a military police camp. Mohammed al-Aqel, one of the guards at the camp, told the AFP news agency there were at least five airstrikes that damaged several buildings and a perimeter wall.

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Yemeni rebels kill 20 people amid ongoing crackdown

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/17, 11:59 am

Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed at least 20 people as they continued their crackdown since the death of their top former ally, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s official news agency said. The Houthis killed Saleh after accusing him of betraying their alliance because he indicated he might be willing to cooperate with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis. Since his death, the rebels have worked to quash any sign of opposition among their former allies from Saleh’s party, including shutting down the internet and tightening their media blackout.

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Saudi Arabia permits movie theaters after 35 years

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/17, 10:36 am

Saudi Arabia on Monday said it will allow movie theaters to operate in the country for the first time in more than three decades. The Board of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media passed a resolution to grant licenses to cinemas beginning in March. In the 1980s, Saudi Arabia shut down movie theaters amid a wave of ultraconservatism. “It’s spectacular news,” Saudi actor and producer Hisham Fageeh posted on Twitter.

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