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Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

    Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s armed forces, loyal to the Houthis, said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arabian Emirates will be targeted in retaliation for any major attack on the port city of Hodeida, warning that Yemen’s army has advanced aircraft as well as the coordinates of legitimate targets in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. This…

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Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

    Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — Fierce clashes have erupted between local tribes and Saudi forces supported by local mercenary groups in the Haat district of Yemen’s eastern Mahrah province. The clashes were sparked when local tribal members prevented Saudi shipping containers containing military equipment and household appliances from entering the country via al-Shihan border crossings with Oman,…

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Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

    Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

LONDON — As the entirely man-made crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the U.K.-based charity Oxfam has stated that some desperate Yemeni families are selling their daughters, some as young as three years old, as child brides in hopes that their dowries can buy them much needed food and shelter. Oxfam made the shocking and…

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US Taxpayers On the Hook for Nearly $1 Billion in Saudi Arabia’s Recent Missile Defense Purchase

    US Taxpayers On the Hook for Nearly $1 Billion in Saudi Arabia’s Recent Missile Defense Purchase

WASHINGTON — On Monday, in an all-but-unreported news item, the Pentagon announced that it would be paying $946 million to Lockheed Martin toward the installation of a missile defense system that was purchased — not by the United States government — but by Saudi Arabia. In other words, the Pentagon is paying nearly $1 billion…

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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

  Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hundreds of residents from across Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida took to the streets for the third straight day, calling on the United Nations to take action to implement a troop withdrawal deal between the Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition that was reached on February 19th. Residents waved Yemeni flags,…

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Saudi Plans to Bolster Gas Exports Shine New Light on Efforts to Undermine Iran

  Saudi Plans to Bolster Gas Exports Shine New Light on Efforts to Undermine Iran

Saudi plans to become a major gas exporter within a decade raise questions about what the real goal of the kingdom’s policy, and by extension that of the United States, is towards Iran. Officially both Saudi Arabia and the US, which last year withdrew from the 2015 international accord that curbs the Islamic republic’s nuclear program and…

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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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Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

  Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Representatives from Yemen’s Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition have agreed on Phase 1 of a mutual redeployment of forces under a UN-sponsored deal that would see both sides leave Yemen’s port city of Hodeida after months of failed attempts to implement previous agreements in the Red Sea city. The UN spokesman’s office said…

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As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

  As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

 HODEIDA, YEMEN —  “They told us that if we didn’t confess they would kill us and throw our bodies into the sea for the fish and birds to eat,” recalls Omar Ghalib, a Yemeni fisherman who was kidnapped by Saudi fighters and then tortured while out in his boat late one evening in Yemen’s…

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Attack on Iranian Soldiers Coincides with Saudi Crown Prince Visit to Neighboring Pakistan

  Attack on Iranian Soldiers Coincides with Saudi Crown Prince Visit to Neighboring Pakistan

This week’s suicide attack on Revolutionary Guards in Iran’s south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, the second in two months, could not have come at a more awkward moment for Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan. The assault on a bus carrying the guards back from patrols on the province’s border with the troubled Pakistani region of Balochistan…

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