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

    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…

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

    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 drone struck an…

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With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

    With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

SANA’A, YEMEN — A second round of negotiations between the Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Houthi movement could be hosted soon in the Jordanian capital of Amman, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee said on Sunday after meeting the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on Saturday…

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Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

    Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The fragile Yemeni truce reached in peace talks in Sweden in December is at risk after the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign this past weekend to control al Jah al Aseel in Beit al Faqih, south of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, risking another brutal cycle of violence. The move comes…

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UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

  UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert chaired a joint UN committee in Hodeida, Yemen on Wednesday to monitor the truce between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis that was put into place on December 18. A UN monitoring team, led by Cammaert, arrived in the port city on Monday after traveling from the…

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Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

  Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hope was quickly dashed for the residents of Yemen’s Hodeida after a week of peace talks in Sweden initially gave rise to a ceasefire between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition.  But instead of peace, the sounds of fierce clashes and coalition fighter jets re-echo throughout the province. Saudi Arabia has violated…

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UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

  UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Among the issues under discussion in Yemen peace negotiations currently underway in Sweden — the first such talks between the Saudi-led Coalition and Ansar Allah in two years — are potential humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap, the reopening of the defunct Sana’a International Airport, and the fate of the crucial port city…

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With Peace Talks on the Horizon, Saudis Defy Truce to Redouble Deadly Strikes on Yemen’s Civilians

  With Peace Talks on the Horizon, Saudis Defy Truce to Redouble Deadly Strikes on Yemen’s Civilians

HAJJAH, YEMEN — In a remote area in Mustaba, Hajjah, southwestern Yemen, two volunteers push through the rubble of a partially collapsed home hit by an airstrike. Onlookers shield their mouths and noses from the dust and stench of corpses of those who perished beneath. A rescue worker pulls out the skeletons of children and…

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With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

  With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Peace in Yemen could not come at a more crucial time. Yemeni factions are preparing for peace talks in Sweden at the end of November while Saudi Arabia faces intense scrutiny and pressure from its Western allies, as well as possible action from the United Nations Security Council, for leaving nearly…

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The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

  The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemen’s atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month. What’s wrong with that, you…

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