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Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Military Parade in Yemen Kills Top Coalition Officials

    Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Military Parade in Yemen Kills Top Coalition Officials

LAHEJJ, YEMEN — Yemen’s military, loyal to the Houthis, launched a retaliatory drone attack against a Saudi-led coalition military parade at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Anad airbase in Yemen’s southern province of Lahejj, killing several military personnel. Saudi state-owned media confirmed that multiple high-ranking officials were killed and several others injured when a combat drone struck an…

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Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

    Yemen’s Hodeida Region Rocked by New Saudi Attack as Fragile Truce is Shaken

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The fragile Yemeni truce reached in peace talks in Sweden in December is at risk after the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign this past weekend to control al Jah al Aseel in Beit al Faqih, south of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, risking another brutal cycle of violence. The move comes…

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Amid Famine and Economic Collapse, Major Protests Against Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen

    Amid Famine and Economic Collapse, Major Protests Against Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen

YEMEN — Hundreds of thousands of Yemen`s people took the streets of big cities on Friday to demonstrate against the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led coalition in the wake of the spread of famine throughout the country.  They accuse the coalition of causing that famine. To the country’s north, thousands of residents of four provinces — including…

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War Powers Act Invoked to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians in Yemen

    War Powers Act Invoked to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians in Yemen

Amid reports that civilian deaths have “surged dramatically” in Yemen since June, when the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to take control of the port city Hodeidah, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially introduced a highly anticipated resolution invoking the War Powers Act of 1973, in hopes of ending American support for the coalition’s attacks and…

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After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

  After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launched a massive military offensive against the Red Sea port city of Hodeida last night. The new attack is aimed at capturing the populated city, despite warnings by the United Nations and international rights groups that the move would have catastrophic humanitarian repercussions. The coalition attack on the…

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US Military to Train Saudi Pilots on American Soil Despite Outrage Over Yemen “War Crimes”

  US Military to Train Saudi Pilots on American Soil Despite Outrage Over Yemen “War Crimes”

WASHINGTON — Despite U.S. government efforts to publicly backtrack from its support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, federal procurement documents have shown that U.S. support for the coalition may instead soon deepen at a time when the coalition’s targeting of Yemeni civilians has attracted widespread attention and outrage. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James…

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Saudi Coalition Attack on Fleeing Civilians Massacres Another 24 Yemeni Children

  Saudi Coalition Attack on Fleeing Civilians Massacres Another 24 Yemeni Children

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Just two weeks after bombing a school bus in Northern Yemen and killing scores of children, the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led coalition carried out another atrocity targeting mainly children near the port city of Hodeida early Thursday morning. Of the 31 casualties that resulted from the strike, 24 were children, while the seven…

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US-Backed Saudi Coalition “Cut Deals” With Al Qaeda’s “Most Dangerous” Branch in Yemen

  US-Backed Saudi Coalition “Cut Deals” With Al Qaeda’s “Most Dangerous” Branch in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — The Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen has been revealed to have reached a series of secret deals with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and to have even recruited members of the terrorist group to fight on its behalf against Yemeni resistance groups, according to a new report in the Associated…

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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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Yemen’s Houthis Strike Back Amid Saudi-led Bombardment of Hodeida

  Yemen’s Houthis Strike Back Amid Saudi-led Bombardment of Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Human rights organizations say the ongoing Saudi-led coalition attack on Hodeida threatens to cut the lifeline to millions of Yemenis, putting up to 18 million civilians at risk. Signs of a nascent humanitarian crisis are already clear amid an acute shortage of vital supplies in Hodeida and surrounding provinces as a result…

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