Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:33AM
Yemenis inspect the damage at a sewing workshop that was hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the capital Sana'a, on February 14, 2016. ©AFP
Yemenis inspect the damage at a sewing workshop that was hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the capital Sana'a, on February 14, 2016. ©AFP

Saudi Arabia has warned the UN and international aid agencies to withdraw all staff from northern Yemen. In Bahrain, the regime has again brutally oppressed peaceful protesters.

Bahraini forces fired birdshots and tear gas at demonstrators as the nation prepares to marks the fifth anniversary of a popular uprising against the Al Khalifa rule. Thousands have demonstrated almost daily, calling for them to relinquish power. In March, 2014, Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protesters. 

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has already killed over 8,000 civilians, including thousands of children, and injured 16,000 more. Whose side are Saudi Arabia and Turkey on when it comes to Syria and ISIL? How does the public regard Saudi Arabia?  And why does America claim to believe in human rights while counting dictatorships amongst its friends?