Posts Tagged ‘Yemen’

Red Cross fears US adding Yemen’s Houthis to terrorist list will have ‘chilling effect’ on humanitarian aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said it is worried that the US designating Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group will severely hurt much-needed humanitarian aid to the war-torn country. “In particular, the ICRC is concerned about the possible ‘chilling effect’ the designation may have on humanitarian action, leading to it […]

Iran Positions ‘Suicide Drones’ in Yemen, Within Range of Israel

Drones are seen during a large-scale drone combat exercise of Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Semnan, Iran January 4, 2021. Picture taken January 4, 2021. Iranian Army / WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS JNS.org – As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, […]

Iran sent Yemen’s Houthi Rebels ‘suicide drones’ that can reach Israel, report says

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UAE Converted Yemen’s Balhaf Gas Facility into Secret Prison

Source Over the past few years, the United Arab Emirates has been pursuing a plethora of agendas in Southern Yemen, whether directly or via backing the separatist Southern Transitional Council [STC]. Among Abu Dhabi’s primary objectives in Yemen are taking control of the country’s western Red Sea coast; the Bab-el-Mandeb, a strait located between Yemen, […]

‘The people will pay the price’: U.S. plan to blacklist Houthis raises concerns in Yemen

Pompeo’s designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization could be a matter of ‘life or death,’ says humanitarian source, while others warn it could polarize the conflict 00 Hits: 0

Trump admin to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as terrorist group

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IDF deploys air defenses to south amid threats of attack from Yemen

The Israeli military has deployed air defense batteries around the southern city of Eilat in recent days amid concerns of an attack from the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen. The move came around the first anniversary of the United States killing of Qassem Soleimani, the influential head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ expeditionary Quds […]

A new government was meant to bring hope to Yemen. But then Aden airport was attacked

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Yemen explosions heard all the way in Jerusalem, as Israel braces for Iranian revenge

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Detained Saudi Pilots Will Only Be Exchanged for Palestinian Inmates – Yemen’s Ansarullah

By Staff, Agencies Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement conditioned the release of Saudi pilots in Yemeni custody on the freedom of Palestinian inmates held in the kingdom’s prisons. Speaking to al-Masirah TV channel on Wednesday, Abdel Kader Mortaza, the official in charge of prisoner affairs at Yemen’s National Salvation Government, said Saudi pilots held in captivity […]

Blast At Yemen’s Aden Airport Kills At Least 16, Wounds Dozens

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said. At least 16 people were killed and 60 were wounded in the blast. The source of the explosion was not immediately clear […]

Yemen’s President, Separatists Announce New Power-Sharing Government

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attends the Arab summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 31, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed/File Photo The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen announced on Friday a new power-sharing cabinet that would include southern separatists in the internationally-recognized government, part of a deal to end a power struggle between the nominal […]

From the frontlines in Yemen: No end in sight as Saudi general accuses Iran of increased support for rebel fighters

Landing at the airport in Aden, the port city presently serving as Yemen’s capital, requires a descent over the shining blue water of the Arabian Sea and the score of tankers waiting at anchor. Beneath the waves can be made out the shape of half a dozen more tankers, now lying sunk and rusting. At […]

Yemen’s disabled women basketball players overcoming adversity on court

In Yemen’s capital Sanaa, women in long-sleeved athletics shirts raced down a basketball court in wheelchairs, dribbling and passing as a small crowd cheered them on. “If the Yemeni people are suffering from the war, then those with disabilities are suffering twice as much,” said Amal Hizam from the sidelines, herself also in a wheelchair. […]

Iran’s Yemen peace initiative still on the table: diplomat

TEHRAN – Ali Asghar Khaji, a special assistant to Iran’s foreign minister for special political affairs, announced on Sunday that Iran’s Yemen peace initiative is still on the table. “The Islamic Republic of Iran declared since the beginning of the aggression on Yemen that the solution should be political, and that is why it presented […]

Raytheon, Yemen, and Biden

Meet General Lloyd Austin President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate retired Army general Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary. After retiring from the military in 2016, Austin joined the board of Raytheon. The defense manufacturer has sold billions of dollars worth of weapons to the Saudi coalition that’s been pummeling Yemen with bombs for years. […]

US slaps sanctions on Iranian envoy to Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Washington has imposed terrorism-related sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthi rebels, claiming that his recent appointment shows Tehran’s unwillingness to resolve the five-year conflict in Yemen. By sending envoy Hasan Irlu to Yemen, Iran became the first nation to officially recognize the Houthis’ rule in the country. The appointment “demonstrates the Iranian regime’s indifference […]

After Tanden’s thinktank got millions from UAE, it went easy on Yemen slaughter and MBS

Neera Tanden’s nomination for a post in Joe Biden’s Cabinet is in trouble — and part of her problem is the financial ties between the liberal think tank she ran and the United Arab Emirates, the undemocratic Gulf oil sheikdom.  Tanden has headed the influential Center for American Progress for the past 9 years. The […]

UN says 233,000 killed in Yemen war in last 6 years

The UN Tuesday said the conflict in Yemen has claimed 233,000 lives over the last six years. In a report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the conflict in Yemen has so far claimed the lives of 233,000 people, adding that “this large number is unfortunate and unacceptable.” According […]

Millions of Children’s Lives at High Risk as Yemen Inches Towards Famine – UNICEF

By Staff, Agencies The United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF] Executive Director Henrietta Fore warned in a statement that “As Yemen slowly inches towards what the UN Secretary-General has described as potentially ‘the worst famine in decades,’ the risk to children’s lives is higher than ever.” “The warning signs have been clear for far too long. […]

Saudi-led coalition destroys two drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

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Malnourished Children Starve as Pandemic Worsens Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

By Ben Farmer – The Telegraph Starving children in Yemen are facing their worst levels of malnutrition since the country’s war began, as the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically worsened the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Aid groups say the global spread of the new coronavirus has deepened economic chaos in the country of around 29 million […]

‘There were no places to gather’: In Yemen, a cafe run by women, for women

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Yemen Army Continues to Make Gains in Marib

Posted on October 13, 2020 by uprootedpalestinians By Staff, Agencies Yemen’s army and fighters from the Popular Committees stepped up their operations against Saudi-backed mercenaries in the war-torn country’s central Marib province, managing to score major territorial gains there. Reports coming out of Marib suggested that the Yemeni troops made major advances in the district […]

Yemen’s warring parties agree largest prisoner swap

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US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen

Remember that whole Yemen thing? You know, that little genocide that Saudi Arabia has been perpetrating out in the Arabian peninsula? If you’re like most people in the Western world, the answer is probably “no.” After all, you’ve got racist pancake syrup characters and other pressing political matters to attend to. But it turns out […]

Israel and the UAE Hope to Turn Yemen’s Remote Islands into an Intel Gathering Hub

By Ahmed Abdulkareem Source Often a flashpoint for tensions between international rivals and a major chokepoint for much of the world’s maritime transit, the waters surrounding Yemen have become a much-vaunted prize for regional intelligence services. SOCOTRA, YEMEN — In the wake of the recent normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in August, it […]

Yemen’s Fire to Be Continued: Qasef 2k Drones Strike Sensitive Military Targets in Saudi Abha Airport

Posted on September 9, 2020 by martyrashrakat By Staff For the third time in less than four days, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced striking Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, this time with Qasef 2k drones. The retaliatory operations against the continued war on Yemen have precisely and accurately hit sensitive military targets inside the Saudi […]

HOUTHIS’ WAR ON TERROR IN YEMEN (VIDEOS, MAPS)

26.08.2020  South Front Since the start of the Saudi intervention in Yemen in March 2015, the official Saudi propaganda, Western diplomats and mainstream media outlets have been arguing that the coalition is somehow combating terrorists there. As a part of this narrative, Saudi Arabia, the United States & Co claim that the Houthis (Ansar Allah) […]

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman: Terrorists Targeted in Yemen’s Al-Baydha Received Arab, Western Support

By Staff, Agencies The Yemeni Armed Forces said Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL’] and al-Qaeda terrorists recently targeted in operations in the province of al-Baydha received support from the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen and Western countries. The Yemeni forces confirmed that its operation in al-Baydha targeted a coalition of aggression-related takfiri and […]

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