EU arms sale to Saudi and UAE since 2015: 55 times more than aid to Yemen

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/perverse-cycle-european-arms-sales-saudi-and-uae-worth-sixty-times-aid-yemen-356882718 Yet while the Saudi-led coalition has bombed the region’s poorest country over the past three years, the EU and European countries approved the sale of more than $86.7bn in arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to figures compiled by Middle East Eye. The value of the licences which the countries issued …

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Spain: new Saudi corvette set for delivery in 2021

https://www.janes.com/article/84504/first-new-saudi-corvette-set-for-delivery-in-2021 There were fears in September of a possible cancellation of the EUR1.8 billion (USD2.1 billion) order because of a ban on Spain selling laser-guided bombs to the Saudis, which was overturned within a week. However, Fernández Guerrero assured members of parliament (MPs) on 7 November that work would start on the ships in January …

Jobs Are No Excuse For Arming Saudi

https://lobelog.com/jobs-are-no-excuse-for-arming-a-murderous-regime/ by William D. Hartung If the Saudi government is indeed behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi there should be consequences—political, military, economic, and reputational. Unfortunately, President Trump begs to differ. His reaction to questions about whether the United States would cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia if Riyadh is proven to be …

A Lab and a Showroom: how the Israeli military tested new equipment on the Great March of Return

A new report called “A Lab and A Showroom” from Hamushim – a project by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), a feminist organization active in the struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine – exposes how the extreme violence used by the Israeli military against Palestinian protesters also supports the development and sale of …