Category: Health and safety

health and safety

Raqqa’s dead reveal terrible secret of battle to oust Isis

Hannan Mukhlaf and her daughter lost 11 members of their family in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Raqqa. Western powers continue to deny the civilian death tolls released by independent monitorsFrom beneath the rubble of their homes and the soil of their city parks and gardens, Raqqa’s dead are rising to tell their tales.

Some have been found with their hands bound, a single gunshot wound to the head. Others have no skull. The bodies of one family were found unmarked, entombed to die side by side of hunger…more: The Times, 

Mohammad bin Salman’s fall from grace is the start of a much bigger crisis

The words that were to seal Jamal Khashoggi’s fate are of no consequence. At the time, Khashoggi himself was unconscious of the danger he was putting himself in.
It was 15 November 2016. Trump had just been elected president and a Washington think-tank was trawling the opinions of journalists and analysts around the Middle East.
The future of the Saudi-US relationship was only one of a number of issues discussed. Speaking from Berlin over Skype to the Washington Institute, Khashoggi contradicted the official line in two parts of his modest five-minute intervention….more: .middleeasteye