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Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

    Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — “The Saudi forces must leave all our townships and villages from the coast to the desert,” Ahmed Balhaf, a resident of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province told a cheering crowd gathered to protest the presence of Saudi troops in Yemen. The demonstrations were part of a series of protests spread across six cities…

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As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food

    As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food

TAIZ, YEMEN — A recent Saudi Coalition airstrike on the home of a prominent Yemeni businessman in Taiz destroyed not only a family home but also the hopes of the many Yemenis who rely on the generosity of philanthropic donors, as international aid agencies become increasingly beholden to the political interests of their largest benefactors.…

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Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

    Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

SOCOTRA, YEMEN — A.S. al-Socotri remembers fondly the strange beauty of the quiet island of Socotra with its amazing dreamlike vegetation, with no boats in the sea, no lights, no planes in the sky. “Now,” al-Socotri, a resident of the island, tells MintPress, “a never-before-seen military build-up has changed the reality on this quiet Island.”…

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Veteran Navy Officer Exposes Flaws in US Version of Iran Oil Tanker Narrative

    Veteran Navy Officer Exposes Flaws in US Version of Iran Oil Tanker Narrative

Insurge — The Trump administration has released a range of photographic and video evidence in support of its claim that proves how Iran attacked a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz. But a Canadian military analyst and former Navy officer for nearly twenty years has called the evidence into question, highlighting unresolved anomalies…

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Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment

  Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment

SANA`A, YEMEN — Mohamed Abdel Rahman al-Rubai, the Secretary-General of the Union of Popular Forces (a long-standing Yemeni political party), died on Sunday in his home in Yemen’s capital Sana`a, when his doctors were unable to transfer him for treatment abroad owing to the closure of Sana`a International Airport by the Saudi-led Coalition. The Coalition…

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For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

  For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

HODEIDA, YEMEN — “This is our Eid gift from Saudi Arabia,” a visitor to a private hospital in Hodeida told MintPress as he pulled back a blood-soaked blue plastic cover draping the lifeless body of his child. The girl, whose torso and arms were dotted with holes from high-caliber bullets, did not make it to…

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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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Yemen’s Houthis Deliver on Promise to Target Saudi Soil With Drone Strikes on Najran Airport

  Yemen’s Houthis Deliver on Promise to Target Saudi Soil With Drone Strikes on Najran Airport

NAJRAN-SAUDI ARABIA — The Saudi-led Coalition’s war on Yemen shows little sign of dwindling, and now over four years after it began, its borders are increasingly fluid as Yemen’s Houthi movement increasingly takes the fight to Saudi Arabia’s soil. Last Monday, the Houthis announced that amid increasingly grim prospects for peace they would begin a…

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Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca

  Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca

HAJJAH, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia has claimed that its air defenses shot down two ballistic missiles over the city of Taif, just 65 kilometers east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Saudi officials claim that another missile was intercepted over the Haddah in western Saudi Arabia. Saudi newspaper Okaz reported that the…

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77 Civilians Killed or Wounded in Sana’a as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemeni Capital

  77 Civilians Killed or Wounded in Sana’a as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemeni Capital

SANA’A, YEMEN —  “Where am I?” muttered 50-year-old Ahmed Sharf al Adeini, as neighbors pulled him from the rubble of his home after it was hit by a Saudi airstrike. Al Adeini lost his wife and children in the attack and later died after succumbing to his injuries at the al Thwarah General Hospital. Al…

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