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Saudi, UAE Proxies Clash in Southern Yemen, as UAE Plots Partition

    Saudi, UAE Proxies Clash in Southern Yemen, as UAE Plots Partition

ADEN, YEMEN — Following the recent announcement by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that it would begin withdrawing its forces from many areas of Yemen, the oil-rich Gulf monarchy is now positioning itself to play a role in post-war Yemen. The UAE government in Abu Dhabi announced it would form a new southern state in…

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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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Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations

    Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations

ADEN, YEMEN — At least 40 Saudi-led Coalition troops, including senior commanders, were killed and dozens more were injured when Yemen’s Houthi-allied army hit the Jala’a military base near the port city of Aden during a military parade on Thursday. Witnesses on the ground told MintPress that chaos, screams and fumes spread across the camp…

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Yemeni Civilians in Crowded Market Pay with Their Lives as Trump Keeps Building Saudi Arsenal

    Yemeni Civilians in Crowded Market Pay with Their Lives as Trump Keeps Building Saudi Arsenal

SADAA, YEMEN — At least 14 civilians, including four children, were killed and at least 26 injured when Saudi Arabia targeted the crowded Al-Thabit Market in the border town of Qataber in Yemen’s Sadaa province on Monday. The airstrike occurred at a time when the market was crowded with shoppers. At least 10 of the…

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As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen’s Houthis Turn to Russia for Support

  As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen’s Houthis Turn to Russia for Support

MOSCOW — Yemen’s Houthi movement has reacted with concern to an announcement by Washington that the U.S. is pursuing an increased military presence in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Central Command announced Operation Sentinel on July 19, claiming that a multinational maritime effort is needed to promote “maritime stability, ensure safe passage, and de-escalate tensions in…

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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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Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

  Seeking New Routes for Oil Delivery Saudi Arabia Tightens Its Grip on Eastern Yemen

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — “The Saudi forces must leave all our townships and villages from the coast to the desert,” Ahmed Balhaf, a resident of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province told a cheering crowd gathered to protest the presence of Saudi troops in Yemen. The demonstrations were part of a series of protests spread across six cities…

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UAE’s Yemen Troop Withdrawal Follows New Houthi Weapons and Threats of Attack on Dubai

  UAE’s Yemen Troop Withdrawal Follows New Houthi Weapons and Threats of Attack on Dubai

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthi-allied armed forces have unveiled a package of new domestically-manufactured military hardware, including ballistic and winged missiles and drones. The weapons were unveiled in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Sunday afternoon during an exhibition named after Saleh al-Samad, the president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, who was killed in…

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As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food

  As Yemen Starves, International Aid Agencies Play Politics With Food

TAIZ, YEMEN — A recent Saudi Coalition airstrike on the home of a prominent Yemeni businessman in Taiz destroyed not only a family home but also the hopes of the many Yemenis who rely on the generosity of philanthropic donors, as international aid agencies become increasingly beholden to the political interests of their largest benefactors.…

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Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

  Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

SOCOTRA, YEMEN — A.S. al-Socotri remembers fondly the strange beauty of the quiet island of Socotra with its amazing dreamlike vegetation, with no boats in the sea, no lights, no planes in the sky. “Now,” al-Socotri, a resident of the island, tells MintPress, “a never-before-seen military build-up has changed the reality on this quiet Island.”…

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