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Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

    Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

SANA’A, YEMEN — U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s for its war in Yemen. The U.S. provides billions of dollars of  sophisticated weapons to the Saudi-led coalition. Members of Congress, lad mostly by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, have expressed outrage over…

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Saudis Fly MPs Under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia Back to Yemen to Form New Parliament

    Saudis Fly MPs Under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia Back to Yemen to Form New Parliament

HADRAMOUT, YEMEN — Three months ago, MintPress News unveiled Saudi plans to hijack Yemen’s parliament. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia successfully carried out the plan when it forced members of Yemen’s House of Representatives to hold a council session in the eastern city of Sayun in Yemen’s Hadramout governorate. Yemeni members of parliament who have been…

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Healthcare Workers Fall Victim to Yemen’s Latest Cholera Epidemic

    Healthcare Workers Fall Victim to Yemen’s Latest Cholera Epidemic

SANA’A, YEMEN — In Yemen’s Al Sabeen Hospital dozens of cholera patients lie motionless in their beds awaiting treatment for a disease eradicated in most of the world but making an aggressive resurgence in war-torn Yemen. Al Sabeen doctor Mohammed Abdul-Mughni, who had been working in a temporary diarrhea treatment center in the hospital, would…

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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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Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov’t in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif

  Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov’t in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif

DJIBOUTI — During the four years of war against it, Yemen has been subjected to numerous flagrant violations of its sovereignty by the Saudi-led Coalition, ranging from the occupation of its southern districts to a devastating blockade, not to mention the deliberate targeting and murder of thousands of civilians. Yet often overlooked is the Coalition’s…

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Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War’s Fourth Anniversary

  Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War’s Fourth Anniversary

SANA’A, YEMEN — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen’s major cities on Tuesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on the country. The war ostensibly began on March 26, 2015, when Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a large-scale attack on Yemen under the pretext of reinstating…

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As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

  As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

JIZAN, SAUDI ARABIA — Yemen’s army, loyal to the Houthis, launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday against the Saudi military bases in the Kingdom’s southwestern region of Jizan, some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The operation comes as the deadly Saudi war against Yemen enters its fourth year.…

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Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

  Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s armed forces, loyal to the Houthis, said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arabian Emirates will be targeted in retaliation for any major attack on the port city of Hodeida, warning that Yemen’s army has advanced aircraft as well as the coordinates of legitimate targets in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. This…

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Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

  Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — Fierce clashes have erupted between local tribes and Saudi forces supported by local mercenary groups in the Haat district of Yemen’s eastern Mahrah province. The clashes were sparked when local tribal members prevented Saudi shipping containers containing military equipment and household appliances from entering the country via al-Shihan border crossings with Oman,…

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In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

  In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least 28 civilians, mostly displaced women and children, were killed and 17 were injured after the Saudi-led Coalition launched a barrage of airstrikes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah Province. The airstrikes, at least 30 in number,  struck 13 residential homes in the Talan village of…

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