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Saudi Coalition Attack on Yemen Wedding Party Leaves Over 30 Civilians Dead

    Saudi Coalition Attack on Yemen Wedding Party Leaves Over 30 Civilians Dead

AL-JAWF, YEMEN — A wedding anywhere in the world is a happy occasion for couples and their families celebrating a new shared life, Yemen is no exception. Weddings traditionally include thousands of guests gathered in large halls or houses, but not since 2015, when the war began and the Saudi-led coalition began turning Yemen’s weddings…

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Revealed: Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen’s Oil amid Price War with Russia

    Revealed: Saudi Arabia Tripled its Theft of Yemen’s Oil amid Price War with Russia

MARIB, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia possesses around 18 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves. That fact though has done little to stifle the Kingdom’s apparent appetite for new sources of crude. Now, following over five years of all-out war against its southern neighbor, Saudi Arabia is scrambling to secure rights over Yemen’s potentially bountiful reserves…

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UN Warns Many Will “Starve to Death” in Yemen as Saudi Fuel Blockade Hinders COVID-19 Battle

    UN Warns Many Will “Starve to Death” in Yemen as Saudi Fuel Blockade Hinders COVID-19 Battle

SANA’A, YEMEN —  The streets of Sana’a have retained much of their character throughout the past six years of war. This, despite the ever-present threat of Saudi bombardment and the myriad viruses methodically working their way through the population, most recently COVID-19. The afternoon rush hour still brings out the buses, taxis and private vehicles…

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Yemen: Saudi Airstrike Kills Four Children as UN Removes Kingdom From List of Child Killers

    Yemen: Saudi Airstrike Kills Four Children as UN Removes Kingdom From List of Child Killers

SADAA, YEMEN — It was not the first time that the mother of Faisel Ahmed al-Jaser heard the small radio perched in the corner of her kitchen report that Saudi aircraft were once again dropping bombs in the area. This time, though, was different. She sensed something was amiss when she heard the aircraft buzzing…

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Trump Rips up Decades-Old WMD Treaty in Order to Sell Drones to Saudi Arabia

  Trump Rips up Decades-Old WMD Treaty in Order to Sell Drones to Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration has decided to break the 33-year-old Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) treaty in order to sell high-tech American drones to whomever it wants. First on that list, Reuters reports, are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Romania, with sales to begin almost immediately. The move will doubtless signal the end of…

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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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