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Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

    Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

Backil al-Shimi is one of the thousands of Yemenis from the Amran governorate that volunteered to join a group of Yemeni civilians fighting alongside Ansar Allah (Houthi) fighters this week. “I am not ready to see my sons die from famine or malnutrition” al-Shimi, a father of eight told MintPress. Hailing from the village of…

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As the World Rejoices Over the Rescue of a Boys Soccer Team in Thailand, Yemen’s Dying Children Remain Forgotten

    As the World Rejoices Over the Rescue of a Boys Soccer Team in Thailand, Yemen’s Dying Children Remain Forgotten

Thanks to a major international effort, a Thai youth soccer team has been successfully rescued from the cave where it has been trapped for nearly 15 days. The boys’ plight and the efforts to rescue them have captured the world’s attention for several days, dominating news headlines throughout much of the world. Ultimately, most of…

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Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

    Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

ASIR, YEMEN — In a new development in the Saudi-led coalition’s three-year-old war on Yemen, Yemen’s armed forces used a drone for the first time to target the coalition’s headquarters in Camp Boraiqa, Aden. A military source confirmed to MintPress that the strikes caused multiple casualties, killing troops from the UAE, including military officers. Aden-based…

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Saudi Airstrike Targets Wedding Ceremony in Yemen Killing 11

    Saudi Airstrike Targets Wedding Ceremony in Yemen Killing 11

GHAFRA, YEMEN — A wedding day anywhere in the world is supposed to be a happy day for couples and their families celebrating a new shared life. But in Yemen, wedding days often mark the end of life. “My daughter died … Oh my God.. help me,” shouted a woman in her 70s, tears flowing…

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Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

  Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

Watch | The Houthis and War in Yemen 1. History of the movement, structure, and ideology History The movement of Ansar Allah (Supporters of Allah), also known as the Houthis, is a paramilitary group of Zaidi Shi’ites, acting in Yemen. This is one of the moderate streams of Shia Islam, which has more than 10…

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Saudis Trash UN Report on Child Casualties in Yemen Before Its Release

  Saudis Trash UN Report on Child Casualties in Yemen Before Its Release

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — In the lead-up to the release of a UN report focusing on mass child casualties in the Yemen conflict, the Saudi-led coalition that has largely been blamed for those deaths is already contesting the results of the report, some of which were leaked to the press late last month. According to…

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Saudi Arabia’s Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

  Saudi Arabia’s Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world. The effort also serves to support Donald J. Trump’s plan for a resolution of…

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Ongoing Bombardment of Hodeida Belies UAE Claim of Ceasefire

  Ongoing Bombardment of Hodeida Belies UAE Claim of Ceasefire

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, announced on Sunday a pause in the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led attacks against Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. He claimed the halt is intended to allow United Nations efforts to resolve the conflict to take place. Despite the announcement, however, the Saudi-led coalition is,…

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Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

  Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

SANA’A, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen is being described as a deliberate war against women and children. Just this Monday, a U.S.-backed Saudi-coalition bombing campaign targeted a residential neighborhood in Amran in northern Yemen, killing 15 civilians and injuring 9, most of whom were women and children. Eight of those killed belonged to…

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Yemenis, Angered Over Saudi Strikes on Civilians, Back Houthi Missile Attacks on Riyadh

  Yemenis, Angered Over Saudi Strikes on Civilians, Back Houthi Missile Attacks on Riyadh

SANAA, YEMEN — “What happened, where am I?” muttered 44-year-old Adel Ali Ahmed al-Gheit, as neighbors pulled him from the rubble of his home after it was targeted by a Saudi airstrike. Al-Gheit lost his wife and children in the attack and later died after succumbing to his own injuries at the Amran General Hospital.…

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