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Report: 20 million Yemenis at severe risk

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Up to 20 million Yemeni’s — two-thirds of the country’s population — are food insecure, primarily because of the war that has ravaged the impoverished country. A joint statement issued Saturday by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and the World Food Program said the conflict has contributed to the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” The agencies cited an analysis by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a food security survey that helps determine whether to declare famine in countries. “Already 15.9 million people wake up hungry” in Yemen, the agencies said of the findings, which...

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The Iranian disinformation machine

By: Reuters Source: Reuters LONDON, WASHINGTON: Nile Net Online website promises Egyptians “true news” from its offices in the heart of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, “to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world.” Its views on America do not chime with those of Egypt’s state media, which celebrate Donald Trump’s warm relations with Cairo. In one recent article, Nile Net Online derided the American president as a “low-level theater actor” who “turned America into a laughing stock” after he attacked Iran in a speech at the UN. Until recently, Nile Net Online had more than 115,000 page-followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But its contact telephone numbers, including...

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US State Department: No conclusion yet on Khashoggi killing

By: VOA News Source: VOA News The U.S. State Department said Saturday that the government had not reached a conclusion about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Trump administration took issue with reports that, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. The State Department called such reports “inaccurate.” CIA Director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed President Donald Trump on the Khashoggi case by phone Saturday as he was en route to California. Later, while touring wildfire devastation in Southern California, Trump told reporters the U.S....

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