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UK decision to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia ‘tantamount to signing death warrants of children’

The British War Child Charity has warned that the decision of the British government of Boris Johnson to resumes arms sales to the Saudi regime is tantamount to signing the death warrants of thousands of children in the Middle East, particularly in Yemen.

The news paper quoted Rob Williams, the chief executive of the charity as saying that “by allowing these arms sales, the UK will be complicit in the suffering and murder of children in what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

He described the government's decision as “shameful and deadly”.

British government to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite Saudi war crimes in Yemen: The Independent

Britain is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite assessing that the country could be using them to commit war crimes, the British government has announced, according to the UK’s “The Independent” newspaper.

The newspaper reported on Tuesday that the British government had completed a review of how arms export licenses were granted in order to comply with an earlier court ruling suspending sales.

Human rights groups branded the government’s approach “deeply cynical” and said the policy was “almost beyond comprehension

The Independent made it clear that in a notice to exporters published on Tuesday, the government added: “The broader commitment that was given to parliament, relating to licenses for Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners ... no longer applies. The government will now begin the process of clearing the backlog of license applications for Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners that has built up since 20 June last year.”

Protesters burn the American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address

Washington, (ST)  - Anti-racist protesters burned the American flag outside White House after Trump's July fourth address on the occasion of Independence Day.

The flag-burning was organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party. A speak out before the event was held by Refuse Fascism, which also held protests nationwide on July Fourth calling for the removal of Trump and Vice President Pence from office. Refuse Fascism posted on its website that it also created and then tore down a "statue" of Trump outside of Trump Tower in New York.

TASS casts light on the return of life to normal in Aleppo

Moscow (ST): The Russian News Agency (TASS) has thrown light on the return of life to normal in the city of Aleppo and its citadel. 

In its main bulletin, the Agency talked about Aleppo’s victory over terrorism and its defeat in in 2016, noting that life returned to the city and its commercial shops after years of suffering resulting from terrorism which has devastated many of Aleppo's  facilities.

The Agency quoted Khaled Hammoud, one of the artisans working in the field of copperware as saying that the city was waiting for the return of tourists, noting that terrorists destroyed many of Aleppo 's neighborhoods, but they came to life once again.

Japan scraps plan for U.S. missile interception system

Japan's National Security Council has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against threats from North Korea, the country's defense minister said Thursday.

The council made its decision Wednesday, and now the government will need to enter negotiations with the U.S. about what to do with payments and the purchase contract already made for the Aegis Ashore systems.

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Anti-Racist Protesters Burn US Flag near White House

Protesters burned American flags just blocks away from the White House, causing US President Donald Trump to call on lawmakers to “do something” about it.

On Tuesday, protesters were seen torching an American flag during a demonstration in the nation’s capital, not far from the White House, where a crowd erupted into cheers as the banner burned.

Twitter puts warning on Trump tweet for 'threat of harm' against DC protesters

NEW YORK- Twitter on Tuesday put a warning label on a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he warned if protesters tried to set up an "autonomous zone" in Washington DC they would be "met with serious force!"

"We've placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group," Twitter said.

Twitter users, including Trump's supporters, will be unable to retweet the offending tweet due to the measure.

The company explained that although the tweet broke its rules it "will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation."

Trump posted the same message on Facebook. CNN has reached out to Facebook for comment.