The last month has seen a drastic escalation in the war in Yemen. According to the UN, January will most likely be the month with the highest ever casualties reported since the war began in 2014. The January 21 strike on a prison in Sa’ada which killed 91 people marked the highest death toll in a single strike in the last three years. The number of airstrikes carried out by the … [Read more...] about UN and US responsible for recent escalation in Yemen conflict
If Yemen remains an indecipherable puzzle for even the most astute of analysts, the Houthis’ decision of late to bring fire and brimstones to the UAE – a player who so far averted the ire of the movement by limiting its meddling to the southern part of the country, a region the Houthis have long decided to abandon to better consolidate their hold in North Yemen, now signal a … [Read more...] about Why the Houthis are Taking the Fight to the UAE – Yemen’s War Just got More Complicated
HODEIDAH, YEMEN — Inside the ruins of a modest Yemeni home where human and animal remains were strewn together, local rescuers struggled to evacuate a pregnant mother and other potential survivors from the rubble as warplanes circled above. There, they found the body of a toddler covered in ashes beside the remains of a humble dining table. The chaotic cries of rescuers covered … [Read more...] about Talking “Peace” US Arms Saudis for Latest Attack on Yemen’s People: Operation Golden Bow
“This war has to end,” President Biden intoned in his first major foreign policy address at the State Department in early February 2021. He wasn’t talking about the war in Afghanistan. Rather it was the bloody, mostly one-sided, six-year battering led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the Houthi insurgency in Yemen. A war underwritten by U.S. arms sales and … [Read more...] about Biden’s two-faced policy on Yemen war
With Yemen well within its seventh year of a conflict that has all but ravaged the country, power dynamics seem to have shifted rather dramatically – interestingly enough not in favor of either engaged parties. If anything, Yemen seems to have fallen prey to political entropy whereby players have all but ensured their mutual destruction, without any room for a peaceful … [Read more...] about Power Dynamics Shift in Yemen as Battle for Mareb Hits Up
YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — This week, dozens of people were killed and injured near the Yemen-Saudi border when U.S.-made warplanes and French-made howitzer cannons fired unabated on many populated border areas in Sadaa and Hajjah — including the Monabeh, Sahar, alSafra, al-Dhaher and Sheda areas. Samer Manea Ali Hussein, a 15-year-old Yemeni boy, was killed along with others on … [Read more...] about Yemenis Remain Unbowed as Saudis Intensify Bombing in Wake of Renewed International Pressure
On Wednesday, November 10, the UN Security Council (UNSC) imposed sanctions on three top Houthi leaders in Yemen, freezing their global assets and imposing a travel ban for attacks carried out across the border in Saudi Arabia and indulging in war for control over the city of Marib. Meanwhile, the war in the country has escalated. All the 15 members of the UNSC agreed on … [Read more...] about As Saudi air raids on Yemen continue, UNSC sanctions three Houthi officials
UNICEF Spokesperson James Elder has just returned from Yemen with some tragic news about children living in what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, he said: “The Yemen conflict has just hit another shameful milestone: 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign … [Read more...] about Yemen on the Brink of Disaster, Poverty, and Extinction
IBB, YEMEN — Yemeni lecturer and professor Mohammed Ali (a pseudonym, by his family’s request) was in a dazed state when he was suddenly told that he was being fired and would longer be allowed to enter the Saudi University at which he taught. Last week, the head of the university in Asir province in southern Saudi Arabia told Ali over the phone that his contract was being … [Read more...] about A Saudi Move to Deport Yemeni Professionals En Masse is Likely to Backfire Dramatically
The war in Yemen, now in its sixth year, remains an important element of the broader Middle East conflict, in particular the confrontation between Iran with the Shiite “Axis of Resistance” and the Saudi coalition, which is indirectly supported by the United States and Israel. This conflict has already created the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. According to the UN, … [Read more...] about Is the Devastating Six Year-long War in Yemen Likely to End?
SANA`A, YEMEN — When the well ran dry, Abu Yahya al-Hamdani, who provides water to many residents of the Saruf neighborhood in northeastern Sana`a, had no warning. Last week, the water table dipped lower in his water well and the pump began to suck air. For the families in the neighborhood, to whom the danger of water shortage suddenly became visible, the specter of dying of … [Read more...] about Can Saudis/US Use Water Crisis to Bring Yemenis to Their Knees?
The war in Yemen has been gradually escalating in the past months, with major battles taking place between Ansarallah forces and Saudi-backed forces. This coupled with claims that US troops have occupied a military base, redeploying there from Afghanistan. According to Maj. Gen. Abdu Abdullah Majili, of the Saudi-backed “government” forces, his militants, along with tribal … [Read more...] about Yemen’s War Escalates As Claims Emerge Of US Troops Moving In
The serious, or rather the deplorable, situation in Yemen – something that nobody knows how and when it is possible to change, and bring the country to a normal state of affairs – continues to profoundly disturb the entire world community. In this regard, the question arises: how did this country, located on the outskirts of the Arabian Peninsula, become plunged for many years … [Read more...] about Yemen is Trapped as the US and Saudi Aggression Carried On
AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — President Joe Biden gave a lot of people a sense of cautious optimism when he took to the campaign trail and promised to bring a swift end to the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The oil-rich monarchy, supported heavily by the United States, has been waging arguably the deadliest military campaign of the past decade on the forgotten country for over six years, exacting … [Read more...] about Yemen: Biden Shrugs Off Campaign Promise as US Backs New Saudi Offensive and AQAP Support
The British personnel are said to be based at Al-Ghaydah airport in Mahra province of eastern Yemen, where Human Rights Watch says Saudi forces run a prison camp in which detainees are subject to torture and extraordinary rendition. British troops are believed to have been based at the airport for months. A local journalist who was embedded with Saudi forces at the airport, … [Read more...] about Revealed: UK Troops ‘Secretly Operating in Yemen’