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US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings

    US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — At seven years old, Radhiah Issa’s wide-eyed screams of panic and fear were understandable. Even an adult would be forgiven for waking up in a heated panic after discovering much of their body wrapped in blood-soaked bandages and laying in an unfamiliar room. Radhiah was in the family home of a Yemeni…

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As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies

    As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — Despite calls by the United Nations Secretary General, the Security Council and the World Health Organization to stop its war on Yemen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi-led coalition has been intentionally targeting food and drug supplies in the country. On Wednesday, at least 12 trucks loaded with food and medicine and other…

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As Saudi Forces Flee Northern Yemen, Evidence of an Unholy Alliance with Al-Qaeda is Left Behind

    As Saudi Forces Flee Northern Yemen, Evidence of an Unholy Alliance with Al-Qaeda is Left Behind

The journey from Sana’a to the far northeastern stretches of al-Jawf through the Empty Quarter is an arduous affair. A veritable no man’s land, the region has long-enjoyed the dubious distinction of hosting strongholds of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that evolved and blossomed under the sponsorship of nearby Saudi Arabia. The…

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Saudi Arabia Violates its Own Ceasefire As Yemen Announces First Cases of Coronavirus

    Saudi Arabia Violates its Own Ceasefire As Yemen Announces First Cases of Coronavirus

HAJJAH, YEMEN — Thursday proved to be a tragic day for internally displaced people in the Al-Mazraq Refugee Camp in Yemen’s northern Hajjah Province. The camp lies on the outskirts of Haradh city near the Yemen-Saudi border. Residents of the camp were shocked by the sound of huge explosions and aircraft buzzing overhead, especially as…

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Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19

  Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19

SANA’A, YEMEN — The war in Yemen began in earnest on Mar. 26, 2015, but it is about to take on another complex dimension as that country grapples with a collapsed healthcare system and a new Saudi military escalation amid the looming threat of a coronavirus outbreak. That outbreak threatens a population already struggling against…

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Has Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Oil Price War?

  Has Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Oil Price War?

Faced with an escalating crisis brought on by the global outbreak of COVID-19, Saudi Arabia made a conscious decision to increase oil production in order to avert a potential oil-price collapse. The move sent an already faltering global economy into a tailspin.   The trouble began at the beginning of March, after Russia rejected an ultimatum…

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From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

  From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

AL-JAWF, YEMEN — As the world’s focus turns to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Yemenis are reeling from their own brewing tragedy, contending with the thousands of cluster bombs, landmines and other exploded munitions that now litter their homeland. Just yesterday, a young child was killed and another was injured in the al-Ghail district of al-Jawf when a…

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Saudi Arabia’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

  Saudi Arabia’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

This week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s 34-year-old de facto ruler, was on a tear. He arrested members of his own royal family and initiated an oil price war with Russia that has sent the price of oil—and the world’s stock markets—plummeting. Behind the headlines, however, another critical event will take place…

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Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — Recent political developments have offered a glimmer of hope to some that the end of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen may be near. But a new report by the United Nations Development Programme shows that a recent tightening of the Saudi-led Coalition’s blockade against the country, and the fuel shortages it has…

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A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

  A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

SADAA, NORTHERN YEMEN — Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of the Saudi Air Force. That bomb fell on Farah’s school on September 24 and killed Farah, two of her sisters,…

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