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A Manufactured Crisis: How Saudi Arabia Uses Oil to Bring Yemen to its Knees

    A Manufactured Crisis: How Saudi Arabia Uses Oil to Bring Yemen to its Knees

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s oil is in thrall to a complex, intertwined network of elites that control the smuggling of fuel imports and new, thriving black markets. Starving Yemen of petroleum products has always been a conspicuous feature of Saudi Arabia’s nearly six-year-long war on the country, however, the most recent blockade is significantly more…

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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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Mass Starvation Looms as Yemen’s Currency Nears Historic Freefall

    Mass Starvation Looms as Yemen’s Currency Nears Historic Freefall

TAIZ, YEMEN- – Both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates seem to be doing everything in their power to prevent an end to the suffering in Yemen. Even those living in areas under the total control of the wealthy Gulf monarchies are facing levels of devastation that harken back to the total destruction of…

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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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Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen

  Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen

Despite presenting itself as a force for good and peace in the Middle East, the United States sells at least five times as much weaponry to Saudi Arabia than aid it donates to Yemen. The State Department constantly portrays itself as a humanitarian superpower with the welfare of the Yemeni people as its highest priority, yet figures released…

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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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Western Anger as China, Russia Elected to UN Human Rights Council and Saudi Arabia Rejected

  Western Anger as China, Russia Elected to UN Human Rights Council and Saudi Arabia Rejected

In a secret ballot at the United Nations yesterday, Saudi Arabia was rejected for a position on the body’s 47-country Human Rights Council (HRC). The only country that did not receive the required number of votes from member states, the failure has been seen as a repudiation of the Kingdom’s abysmal human rights record and…

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Four Years Ago, US Bombs Killed Hundreds at a Yemeni Funeral. Those Bombs Are Still Used Today

  Four Years Ago, US Bombs Killed Hundreds at a Yemeni Funeral. Those Bombs Are Still Used Today

Ten-year-old Ahmed Radwan al-Khazan holds his father’s photo in one hand and a wilted rose in the other. He sits on a chair surrounded by rubble and ash in what is left of Mourning Square. Dozens of children, along with their young widowed mothers, are perched on dozens of rows of chairs under a very…

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Yemen: Finding Ways to Fight Back Against Saudi Arabia’s War on Electricity

  Yemen: Finding Ways to Fight Back Against Saudi Arabia’s War on Electricity

Amid the scorching desert heat, Yemen’s southern provinces suffer frequent blackouts. An hour and a half of power followed by 12-hour outages are the norm, and can sometimes be fatal. Now, barely a week goes by without the citizens of the Southern District holding demonstrations until authorities relent and temporarily restore power until the next blackout,…

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Massive Ansar Allah Operation in Central Yemen Reveals Alliance Between al-Qaeda and Islamic State

  Massive Ansar Allah Operation in Central Yemen Reveals Alliance Between al-Qaeda and Islamic State

AL-BAYDA,YEMEN– Yemen may be set to repeat the horrific events of 2014, when fighters with the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) swept across Iraq and Syria, holding an area extending from western Iraq to eastern Syria and carrying out mass executions, kidnapping, and torture. Today, the same scenario is taking shape in…

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