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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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Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

    Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemeni forces reportedly targeted Apache helicopters as well as a Saudi airbase in Bir Askar in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran on Wednesday evening. The attack was carried out with a salvo of high-precision ballistic missiles dubbed the Badr P-1. The short-range ballistic missile uses a solid-propellant, an upgrade from its…

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In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

  In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Inside Hodeida, the scene is reminiscent of a maximum-security prison as Saudi-led coalition watchtowers colored in the somber gray of an overcast sky are lit by an array of lanterns amid the city’s rolling blackouts. At night, Hodeida becomes a city of ghosts and at sunrise survivors rise from the rubble of…

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Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

  Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) submitted an initiative Monday they hope will help bring peace to Yemen. The group has also unilaterally suspended ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces as a goodwill measure to “speed up” the peace process. Mohammed Ali al Houthi — head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee…

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Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

  Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

Watch | The Houthis and War in Yemen 1. History of the movement, structure, and ideology History The movement of Ansar Allah (Supporters of Allah), also known as the Houthis, is a paramilitary group of Zaidi Shi’ites, acting in Yemen. This is one of the moderate streams of Shia Islam, which has more than 10…

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Saudi Arabia and Houthis Delay Vital Aid to Yemen, Says Amnesty

  Saudi Arabia and Houthis Delay Vital Aid to Yemen, Says Amnesty

The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi armed group in Yemen are hampering the delivery of aid to Yemen, a new briefing released by Amnesty International reveals today. Amnesty International carried out research between December 2017 and June 2018, including interviewing 12 aid workers, eight medics and five local community activists in the capital Sana’a, the strategic port…

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Yemen’s Houthis Strike Back Amid Saudi-led Bombardment of Hodeida

  Yemen’s Houthis Strike Back Amid Saudi-led Bombardment of Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Human rights organizations say the ongoing Saudi-led coalition attack on Hodeida threatens to cut the lifeline to millions of Yemenis, putting up to 18 million civilians at risk. Signs of a nascent humanitarian crisis are already clear amid an acute shortage of vital supplies in Hodeida and surrounding provinces as a result…

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The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

  The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

Hodeidah (GPA) – Mainstream media outlets have spent the last month or so hyping up the importance of Hodeidah in Yemen. Forces backed by the U.S.-Saudi-U.A.E. coalition have an intense offensive planned to take territory from Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, Ansarullah. But what’s the big deal about Hodeidah? Well, a whole lot actually. So much…

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