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5 Aug, 2017 01:59

RT America -- August 4, 2017

MSM silent as Saudis crack down on Shia

Hundreds of people fled a town in eastern Saudi Arabia this week where the Saudi government is targeting Shia Muslim fighters. Locals say that government forces are firing at homes and cars in order to force families out of the area. Medea Benjamin of Codepink joins RT America’s Manila Chan to discuss Saudi human rights abuses and press manipulation.

US-Russia relations ‘most dangerous since 1950s’ – professor

In the wake of new Russia sanctions, President Trump blamed Congress for US-Russia relations being at an “all-time low.” Daniel Kovalik, professor of international human rights, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to discuss deteriorating US-Russian relations and how the sanctions could backfire.