Posts Tagged ‘Yemen’

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war (VIDEO)

While the Saudi Arabian ship, the Bahri-Yanbu, was expected to leave for Jeddah by the end end of the day, it seems the delivery might end up being rather late. After unsuccessful attempts to have the ship barred from docking in Italy altogether, it was greeted by banners and a protests as it arrived in […]

Sudan dispatched 600 militiamen, mostly minors, to Yemen in April: Report

Sudan has dispatched scores of militiamen, most of them under the age of 18, to fight alongside Saudi-led military forces against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters, a report says. The Arabic-language Sout al-Hamish daily newspaper, citing an unnamed informed source, reported on Saturday that 600 Sudanese fighters had been flown late last month from Nyala Airport in southwestern Sudan […]

How to Lobby Washington to Death: A business model from hell and the war in Yemen 

A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a new family. From the tents constructed for the event, music flooded into the village and, as at any good […]

Houthi forces seize important city in southern Yemen as they make new push towards coast

2019-05-12 BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces scored an imperative advance this week when their troops captured the provincial capital of Dhale in southern Yemen. Backed by heavy artillery and missiles, the Houthi forces were able to expel the UAE-backed troops in Qatbah city on Friday, putting an end to their reign over […]

Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger

SANA’A, YEMEN — Carrying a rosary in one hand and keying in items on a cash register with the other, Abd al-Karim al-Atimi stands in his small shop on Airport Street in Yemen’s capital city of Sana`a. His customers rarely pay in cash, instead relying on an honor system in which items are marked down […]

Yemen’s Houthi Movement Unveils “National Vision” to Heal, Rebuild, and Modernize their War-torn Nation

SANA’A, YEMEN — In what is the most extensive national plan published by a Yemeni government entity in the past three decades, the political wing of the Houthi movement, Ansar Allah, unveiled a comprehensive plan to rebuild war-torn Yemen through a manifesto offering 175 goals to rebuild the nation into a modern, stable and democratic […]

United States and France jointly responsible for famine in Yemen

A French military intelligence note dated September 2018 shows that Saudi Arabia is making extensive use of French armaments in its war against Yemen, specifically “Leclerc tanks, Archer artillery howitzers, Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets, Cobra radars, Aravis armoured vehicles, Cougar and Dauphin helicopters, Caesar cannons …». The maps included in the classified military report were […]

Why is Trump fighting an illegal war of unprovoked aggression in Yemen for Saudi Arabia?

  A house destroyed by an air strike in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen   Trump Issues His Second Veto, Blocking Congressional Resolution To End US Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen Moments ago, as was widely expected, president Trump just issued the second veto of his presidency – the first one being […]

Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War’s Fourth Anniversary

SANA’A, YEMEN — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen’s major cities on Tuesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on the country. The war ostensibly began on March 26, 2015, when Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a large-scale attack on Yemen under the pretext of reinstating […]

Balochistan And Yemen: Twin Fronts Against Iran? — Agha Hussain

Posted originally to Eurasia Future on 21 March 2019. For Israel, the failure to oust the Iran and Hezbollah-aligned Syrian government has arguably marked the last nail in the coffin for the hyper-aggressive ‘Yinon Plan’ style geostrategic strategy it employed from the early 80s. However, Israel’s new path forward toward its unachieved goals – mainly, […]

An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen’s Killing Fields?

ADEN, YEMEN — Ali Abdullah al-Bujairi — a Yemeni politician who served as a senior member on the failed UN-brokered transitional government and as Yemen’s ambassador to Iraq under former president Ali Abdullah Saleh — is accusing the United Arab Emirates of facilitating a transfer of ISIS officials into Yemen. “The UAE has recently transferred […]

As Yemen Commemorates Victims of Saudi-led War, Shaky Truce and Negotiations Continue

SAADA, YEMEN — Thousands of Yemenis rallied on the streets of Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada to commemorate Victims Day on Friday, in remembrance of those killed by the Saudi-led coalition since it began its war on Yemen in 2015. Protesters also expressed support for residents of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, many saying that […]

Sana’a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen’s Capital

SANA’A, YEMEN —  “Saudi fighter jets were hovering above our head and launching very violent raids, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the war began three years ago,” 52-year-old Ali Abdul Salam Damesh told MintPress News. “The neighboring houses shook so much we thought an earthquake hit the area.” Damesh was one of […]

Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive proposals.” The comment from […]

Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Military Parade in Yemen Kills Top Coalition Officials

LAHEJJ, YEMEN — Yemen’s military, loyal to the Houthis, launched a retaliatory drone attack against a Saudi-led coalition military parade at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Anad airbase in Yemen’s southern province of Lahejj, killing several military personnel. Saudi state-owned media confirmed that multiple high-ranking officials were killed and several others injured when a combat […]

Yemen Talks: Saudis Disrupting Prisoners’ Deal

Local Editor The Saudi coalition and its mercenaries are attempting to disrupt the prisoner exchange deal, which was agreed to during the Sweden consultations.  Based on the operational mechanism and timetable for implementing the terms of the deal, the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs presented a complete, accurate and professional list of prisoners, while the […]

Between the congressional vote and Sweden’s understandings concerning Yemen بين تصويت الكونغرس وتفاهمات السويد اليمنية

Between the congressional vote and Sweden’s understandings concerning Yemen ديسمبر 26, 2018 Written by Nasser Kandil, As it is difficult to separate between the region’s wars waged by Washington and the size of the Saudi involvement in them, and as it is difficult to imagine the decline of the Saudi status and the non-impact of […]

‘People of Yemen so desperately poor they kill themselves before hunger does’

     As peace talks to end war in Yemen continue, three local aid workers from the Norwegian Refugee Council describe its devastating impact. More than 10,000 people in Yemen have been killed and 3 million forced to flee their homes as a result of almost four years of fighting. An estimated 22 million people are […]

UK COLUMN: BREXIT, Integrity Initiative, US Senate Yemen Resolution, ‘The World in 2019′ with guest Mark Anderson

UK Column co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with guest Mark Anderson present the early week news round-up… START – Brexit: plan F – a managed No Deal…? Britain has a new Swiss trade deal – UK gold exports to Switzerland surge… Financial deregulation on the horizon…? HBO’s Brexit series trying to produce a narrative – Cumberpatch is a remainer […]

EXCLUSIVE: Vanessa Beeley Interviews Yemen’s Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Dr Youself Al-Haderi

22 million in Yemen are dependent upon aid to survive, according to an ICRC (Red Cross) tweet.  Vanessa Beeley 21st Century Wire The “humanitarian” tragedy in Yemen has been in the news a lot recently. What most media and NGOs fail to clarify is that this is not some mysterious “famine” that has organically transpired […]

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