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Yemenis Know Firsthand the Extremist Underpinnings of the Pensacola Shooter

    Yemenis Know Firsthand the Extremist Underpinnings of the Pensacola Shooter

SANA’A, YEMEN — The attack on U.S. Naval base in Florida exemplifies the harsh reality of life in Yemen where Saudi pilots routinely kill “nonbelievers” according to an extremist Salafi ideology that serves as the central building block of the Saudi government, and by extension, the Saudi military. With a cracked skull, a ruptured intestine…

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As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies

    As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies

SANA’A, YEMEN — The phenomenon of mercenarism in the impoverished Arab country of Yemen is not limited to the foreign fighters joining the Saudi-led coalition for money, but also includes UN relief organizations, international agencies, and their local partners who are ultimately denying Yemenis the food, healthcare, money and other aid they urgently need. Regardless…

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In WWII-Era Fashion, the Saudi-led Coalition is Weaponizing Disease in Yemen

    In WWII-Era Fashion, the Saudi-led Coalition is Weaponizing Disease in Yemen

TAIZ, YEMEN — Beyond the devastation it has caused on the back of tens of thousands of airstrikes, a crippling blockade and the intentional targeting of civilian infrastructure, the Saudi-led coalition supported by the United States has sparked an outbreak of disease and epidemics in Yemen in a manner not seen since World War II.…

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The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen

    The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — As the war in Yemen nears the end of its fifth year, the situation in the country seems to be escalating. There are strong indications that Israel is planning to launch airstrikes against the country under the pretext of preventing an Iranian military presence from taking hold, a move that is likely…

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Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine

  Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The country of Yemen, known in the medieval period as “Green Yemen,” is one of the most extensively terraced areas of the world. There, Yemeni farmers transformed rugged mountain slopes into terraces and built dams like the Great Marib, a structure whose history spans long enough that it was mentioned in the…

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Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN — Recent political developments have offered a glimmer of hope to some that the end of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen may be near. But a new report by the United Nations Development Programme shows that a recent tightening of the Saudi-led Coalition’s blockade against the country, and the fuel shortages it has…

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A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

  A Generation Deleted: American Bombs in Yemen Are Costing an Entire Generation Their Future

SADAA, NORTHERN YEMEN — Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of the Saudi Air Force. That bomb fell on Farah’s school on September 24 and killed Farah, two of her sisters,…

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Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians

  Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians

AMRAN, YEMEN — Unlike the burning fields of neighboring Saudi Arabia, in Yemen scenes of massive fires have become commonplace, a reality that civilians do not accept but have come to expect. For nearly five years, since the Saudi-led Coalition began its bombing campaign in Yemen, Yemeni residents have watched as their neighbors’ homes have…

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Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year

  Human Trafficking is Booming in Yemen as the War Enters its Fifth Year

AMRAN, YEMEN — The offensive war on Yemen, the most impoverished nation in the Middle East, was launched in 2015 by a U.S.-backed coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia, the richest nation in the Middle East. It has plunged a nation already struggling to provide basic services to its citizens into chaos, a…

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As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price

  As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price

ADEN, YEMEN — In a complicated turn of events, the battle in southern Yemen between opposing factions of the Saudi-led Coalition has sparked a new tragedy, affecting civilians who were already suffering under the four years of war that the Coalition has waged on their country — a war that has killed thousands of their…

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