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US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings

    US Considers New Weapons for Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Renews Yemen Border Bombings

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — At seven years old, Radhiah Issa’s wide-eyed screams of panic and fear were understandable. Even an adult would be forgiven for waking up in a heated panic after discovering much of their body wrapped in blood-soaked bandages and laying in an unfamiliar room. Radhiah was in the family home of a Yemeni…

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Yemen: Aden Succumbs to COVID-19 as Saudi Coalition Infighting Distracts From Relief Efforts

    Yemen: Aden Succumbs to COVID-19 as Saudi Coalition Infighting Distracts From Relief Efforts

ADEN, YEMEN — Southern Yemen’s port city of Aden is quickly becoming the new epicenter of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The streets of the city are awash in garbage and many have become mosquitoes-filled swamps, the result of historic floods that ravaged the city earlier this year. City officials have done little to address what…

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As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies

    As COVID-19 Grips Yemen, Saudi Warplanes Target Trucks Laden with Medical Supplies

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — Despite calls by the United Nations Secretary General, the Security Council and the World Health Organization to stop its war on Yemen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi-led coalition has been intentionally targeting food and drug supplies in the country. On Wednesday, at least 12 trucks loaded with food and medicine and other…

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First Official Cases of Coronavirus and Deadly Flooding Mark Ramadan in Yemen

    First Official Cases of Coronavirus and Deadly Flooding Mark Ramadan in Yemen

ADEN, YEMEN — In northern Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition has so far offered little reprieve to civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Several regions — including Marib, al-Jawf, Beydha, and Sadaa, — have been under almost constant aerial bombardment and the continued violence is not the only thing making the lives of civilians…

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As Saudi Forces Flee Northern Yemen, Evidence of an Unholy Alliance with Al-Qaeda is Left Behind

  As Saudi Forces Flee Northern Yemen, Evidence of an Unholy Alliance with Al-Qaeda is Left Behind

The journey from Sana’a to the far northeastern stretches of al-Jawf through the Empty Quarter is an arduous affair. A veritable no man’s land, the region has long-enjoyed the dubious distinction of hosting strongholds of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that evolved and blossomed under the sponsorship of nearby Saudi Arabia. The…

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Saudi Arabia Violates its Own Ceasefire As Yemen Announces First Cases of Coronavirus

  Saudi Arabia Violates its Own Ceasefire As Yemen Announces First Cases of Coronavirus

HAJJAH, YEMEN — Thursday proved to be a tragic day for internally displaced people in the Al-Mazraq Refugee Camp in Yemen’s northern Hajjah Province. The camp lies on the outskirts of Haradh city near the Yemen-Saudi border. Residents of the camp were shocked by the sound of huge explosions and aircraft buzzing overhead, especially as…

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Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19

  Already Faced with Famine and War, Yemenis Fear Saudi Arabia is Weaponizing COVID-19

SANA’A, YEMEN — The war in Yemen began in earnest on Mar. 26, 2015, but it is about to take on another complex dimension as that country grapples with a collapsed healthcare system and a new Saudi military escalation amid the looming threat of a coronavirus outbreak. That outbreak threatens a population already struggling against…

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From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

  From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

AL-JAWF, YEMEN — As the world’s focus turns to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Yemenis are reeling from their own brewing tragedy, contending with the thousands of cluster bombs, landmines and other exploded munitions that now litter their homeland. Just yesterday, a young child was killed and another was injured in the al-Ghail district of al-Jawf when a…

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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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