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As US Sanctions a Starving Yemen, Iran Asks Interpol to Arrest Trump

    As US Sanctions a Starving Yemen, Iran Asks Interpol to Arrest Trump

Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday that the United States will be designating Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organization and increasing sanctions on the already beleaguered nation.  “The Department of State will notify Congress of my intent to designate Ansarallah – sometimes referred to as the Houthis – as a Foreign Terrorist Organization…

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“An Israeli Blitzkrieg” Signs Point to Imminent Israeli Military Action in Yemen

    “An Israeli Blitzkrieg” Signs Point to Imminent Israeli Military Action in Yemen

ADEN, YEMEN —  Saudi Arabia has rung in the new year in a familiar way, with an airstrike targeting a large gathering of civilians at a wedding ceremony in Yemen. On new year’s night, at least five civilians were killed when Saudi-backed militants launched artillery rounds at a wedding ceremony in the populated al-Hawk area in the…

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Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts

    Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts

SANA’A -YEMEN — While the administration of Donald Trump readies its exit from the White House and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen, where millions of forgotten people are struggling against…

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Biden Signals a Desire To End the Yemen War. Here’s Why Yemenis Aren’t Buying It

    Biden Signals a Desire To End the Yemen War. Here’s Why Yemenis Aren’t Buying It

As news broke that Joe Biden almost certainly won the U.S. presidential election, some Americans became hopeful that the new administration could hearken in an era of calm in the Middle East. In Yemen, however, that sentiment was not shared. Most Yemenis have little hope that the new White House will end the blockade and…

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War-Weary Yemenis See Threat in Israel’s Increasingly Public Role in Their Country

  War-Weary Yemenis See Threat in Israel’s Increasingly Public Role in Their Country

Israeli battleships now sit side by side with Emirati corvettes ominously docked in Hodeida’s territorial waters in a blatant sign of Israel’s increasingly visibly role in the Saudi-led Coalition’s half a decade long war in Yemen. The ships also represent something else to residents in Western Yemen, where a Houthi-led commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday…

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Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations

  Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations

ADEN, YEMEN — At least 40 Saudi-led Coalition troops, including senior commanders, were killed and dozens more were injured when Yemen’s Houthi-allied army hit the Jala’a military base near the port city of Aden during a military parade on Thursday. Witnesses on the ground told MintPress that chaos, screams and fumes spread across the camp…

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Mass Demonstrations Against Saudi Summit and US “Deal” Mark Quds Day in Yemen

  Mass Demonstrations Against Saudi Summit and US “Deal” Mark Quds Day in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen’s major provinces on Friday to oppose a meeting of leaders of Arab and Islamic countries who gathered in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrators also rallied against the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” — as Friday is also international “Quds Day,” when protests are held across the world…

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Scores of Civilians Left Dead in Wake of Saudi Air Campaign on Yemen-Saudi Border

  Scores of Civilians Left Dead in Wake of Saudi Air Campaign on Yemen-Saudi Border

YEMENI-SAUDI BORDER — As the widely unpopular Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war on Yemen continues to push the country deeper into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, Saudi Arabia has launched a vicious campaign to secure Jizan, its vulnerable southern border region with Yemen, which has been its Achilles heel in its brutal assault on its…

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Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

  Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

SANA’A, YEMEN — The newly-appointed head of the United Nations mission to monitor Yemen’s truce agreement between the Houthis and the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition, Danish  Lt. Gen. Michael Anker Lollesgaard, arrived in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Tuesday, along with a five-member team, to assume his duty in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida.…

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Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

  Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

SANAA, YEMEN —  A high-ranking Houthi official told MintPress that the group will demand Saudi Arabia return the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to his family as part of a mass prisoner exchange with the Saudi-led coalition. The official added that the demand will be made if Khashoggi’s sons request that it be part of…

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