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Prohibiting Maintenance of Tanker Off Yemeni Coast, Saudis Risk Explosion and Environmental Disaster

    Prohibiting Maintenance of Tanker Off Yemeni Coast, Saudis Risk Explosion and Environmental Disaster

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Officials in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeida have expressed concern to MintPress that the deserted Safer FSO vessel, filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, is vulnerable to an explosion or a leak due to increasing temperature, high humidity, and maintenance failures. They say that ship’s boilers and…

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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Trump’s Middle East Policy Could Push Yemen’s Houthis into Iran’s Hands

    A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Trump’s Middle East Policy Could Push Yemen’s Houthis into Iran’s Hands

SANA’A, YEMEN — Leaders of Yemen’s Houthi (Ansar Allah) movement traded barbs with U.S. President Donald Trump this week after the president made remarks renewing his support for the Saudi-led coalition war and expressed a desire for Iran to “get out of Yemen.”  On Tuesday, the U.S. president said during a White House cabinet meeting…

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Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment

    Yemeni Party Leader Dies as Saudi Airport Blockade Prevents His Travel Abroad for Treatment

SANA`A, YEMEN — Mohamed Abdel Rahman al-Rubai, the Secretary-General of the Union of Popular Forces (a long-standing Yemeni political party), died on Sunday in his home in Yemen’s capital Sana`a, when his doctors were unable to transfer him for treatment abroad owing to the closure of Sana`a International Airport by the Saudi-led Coalition. The Coalition…

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For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

    For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

HODEIDA, YEMEN — “This is our Eid gift from Saudi Arabia,” a visitor to a private hospital in Hodeida told MintPress as he pulled back a blood-soaked blue plastic cover draping the lifeless body of his child. The girl, whose torso and arms were dotted with holes from high-caliber bullets, did not make it to…

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My Son Needed Medical Help, Not an American Bomb: A Yemeni Father Grieves

  My Son Needed Medical Help, Not an American Bomb: A Yemeni Father Grieves

SANA’A, YEMEN — “I struggled for 30 years to build a house and an airplane comes and destroys it in seconds,” 55-year-old Ahmed al-Sulmi al-Hubeishi told MintPress. Ahmed lost four of his children last week — Seham, Abdul Rahman, Khalid, and Waseem — when Saudi airstrikes targeted a residential neighborhood in Sana`a’s al-Ruguss district. “Now,…

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Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

  Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — For the past two weeks, Yemeni military forces loyal to the Houthis have been waging a fierce campaign to rid the country’s southern al-Bayda and al-Dali provinces from al-Qaeda, ISIS and Saudi Coalition fighters. Dozens of cities, villages, and military sites in the provinces have been captured in the campaign, which was…

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Saudi Siege of Yemen’s al-Durayhimi as Devastating as WWII Siege of Leningrad

  Saudi Siege of Yemen’s al-Durayhimi as Devastating as WWII Siege of Leningrad

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Southern Hodeida’s al-Durayhimi district by Saudi-led Coalition forces, in what has become a de facto eight-month siege amid Yemen’s broader humanitarian crisis. Conditions in al-Durayhimi are dire, as civilians endure an acute shortage of food and the spread of disease and epidemics.    In June…

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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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CNN Admits: Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

  CNN Admits:  Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition provided US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked fighters, Salafi militias and other factions taking part in the intervention in Yemen, in violation with their agreements with the US, according to a CNN investigation. The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing…

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As Yemen Commemorates Victims of Saudi-led War, Shaky Truce and Negotiations Continue

  As Yemen Commemorates Victims of Saudi-led War, Shaky Truce and Negotiations Continue

SAADA, YEMEN — Thousands of Yemenis rallied on the streets of Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada to commemorate Victims Day on Friday, in remembrance of those killed by the Saudi-led coalition since it began its war on Yemen in 2015. Protesters also expressed support for residents of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, many saying that…

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