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Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

    Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive proposals.” The comment from…

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Hoping for Control Over its Oil, Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Hijack Yemen’s Parliament

    Hoping for Control Over its Oil, Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Hijack Yemen’s Parliament

SANA’A, YEMEN — Hoping to secure control of Yemen’s oil-rich provinces, Saudi Arabia is attempting to circumvent Yemen’s legitimate parliament by holding its own parliament sessions outside of Yemen’s capital. Saudi Arabia hopes the move, which will see a separate Saudi-backed Yemeni parliament meeting in Aden or in Saudi Arabia in early 2019, will force…

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With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

    With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

SANA’A, YEMEN — A second round of negotiations between the Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Houthi movement could be hosted soon in the Jordanian capital of Amman, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee said on Sunday after meeting the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on Saturday…

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UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

    UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert chaired a joint UN committee in Hodeida, Yemen on Wednesday to monitor the truce between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis that was put into place on December 18. A UN monitoring team, led by Cammaert, arrived in the port city on Monday after traveling from the…

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Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

  Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

SANAA, YEMEN —  A high-ranking Houthi official told MintPress that the group will demand Saudi Arabia return the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to his family as part of a mass prisoner exchange with the Saudi-led coalition. The official added that the demand will be made if Khashoggi’s sons request that it be part of…

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Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

  Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

Even the neo-con warmongers’ house journal The Guardian, furious at Trump’s attempts to pull US troops out of Syria, in producing a map to illustrate its point, could only produce one single, uncertain, very short pen stroke to describe the minute strip of territory it claims ISIS still controls on the Iraqi border. Of course, The Guardian…

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Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

  Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hope was quickly dashed for the residents of Yemen’s Hodeida after a week of peace talks in Sweden initially gave rise to a ceasefire between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition.  But instead of peace, the sounds of fierce clashes and coalition fighter jets re-echo throughout the province. Saudi Arabia has violated…

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UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

  UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Among the issues under discussion in Yemen peace negotiations currently underway in Sweden — the first such talks between the Saudi-led Coalition and Ansar Allah in two years — are potential humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap, the reopening of the defunct Sana’a International Airport, and the fate of the crucial port city…

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Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

  Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel gave her presentation…

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On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

  On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

SANA’A, YEMEN — Despite hope that coming talks expected to take place on December 5 near Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, will bring an end to the more than three years of war that have ravaged Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition continues to escalate its military offensives across the country. On Tuesday, the coalition and its allies launched…

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