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Yemen: UN Medical Air Bridge Little More Than Saudi PR Stunt Say Desperate Patients

    Yemen: UN Medical Air Bridge Little More Than Saudi PR Stunt Say Desperate Patients

AbdulKhaliq Abbas was overjoyed when he heard the much-hyped news that the Saudi-led coalition was finally going to allow humanitarian flights to take off from Yemen’s Sana’a Airport. Finally, he hoped, his five-year-old daughter Rua’a could travel aboard a long-promised UN flight to get medical care abroad. Today, Abbas is back to square one, frustrated…

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Yemen: Saudi Coalition Claims ‘Tactical Withdrawal” After Houthi Forces Retake Key Province

    Yemen: Saudi Coalition Claims ‘Tactical Withdrawal” After Houthi Forces Retake Key Province

MARIB, YEMEN — The Saudi-led Coalition escalated its military operations in Yemen over the weekend, targeting Nihm, Jawf, Marib and Bayda with a barrage of indiscriminate airstrikes that left tens of civilians dead and caused a new wave of displacement. On Thursday, the coalition and its allies launched a new military campaign against the Nihm District, 25 miles…

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Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation

    Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation

As tensions in the Middle East continue to rise, there are indications that Donald Trump’s administration is planning to carry out assassination operations against high-ranking Houthi officials inside of Yemen similar to the U.S. assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard General, Qassem Soleimani, a move likely to open the door for further escalation in the region.…

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During Yemen’s Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails

    During Yemen’s Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails

SANA’A, SADAA, YEMEN — As the ongoing war and blockade against their country enters its sixth year, Yemenis are commemorating the annual Martyr Week amid an increasing feeling of hatred and resentment towards the United States, a feeling never seen at this level in the war-torn country. In Yemen, a country far from the prosperous…

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Why Saudi Arabia’s Bloody US-Backed War in Yemen Will Likely Escalate in 2020

  Why Saudi Arabia’s Bloody US-Backed War in Yemen Will Likely Escalate in 2020

HODEIDA, YEMEN — For many around the world, there are reasons to be optimistic heading into 2020, but the reality on the ground is dashing Yemeni hopes that the new year will bring about an end to Saudi Arabia’s nearly five-year-long war on their country as Western support for oil-rich kingdom continues, particularly from the…

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Yemenis Know Firsthand the Extremist Underpinnings of the Pensacola Shooter

  Yemenis Know Firsthand the Extremist Underpinnings of the Pensacola Shooter

SANA’A, YEMEN — The attack on U.S. Naval base in Florida exemplifies the harsh reality of life in Yemen where Saudi pilots routinely kill “nonbelievers” according to an extremist Salafi ideology that serves as the central building block of the Saudi government, and by extension, the Saudi military. With a cracked skull, a ruptured intestine…

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The US Government Continues To Side With Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Families

  The US Government Continues To Side With Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Families

The 9/11 Report states that “we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization [al-Qaeda].” The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has used that sentence numerous times defending itself against families of 9/11 victims that are attempting to sue them for financially supporting the…

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Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine

  Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The country of Yemen, known in the medieval period as “Green Yemen,” is one of the most extensively terraced areas of the world. There, Yemeni farmers transformed rugged mountain slopes into terraces and built dams like the Great Marib, a structure whose history spans long enough that it was mentioned in the…

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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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