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Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

    Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

SANA’A, YEMEN — Thousands of working-class Yemenis took to the streets across Yemen to denounce what they view as local traitors who sold their homeland to the Saudi-led coalition. They also slammed attempts by Arab states to normalize relations with Israel, calling for total unconditional loyalty to the oppressed Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause.…

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Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy

    Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy

WASHINGTON —While many opponents of the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led war in Yemen celebrated the House’s recent passage of a bill aimed at ending U.S. support for that war, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has claimed that the bill – H.J. Res. 37 — had been “sabotaged” in order to expand the controversial 2001 Authorization for Use…

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As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

    As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

 HODEIDA, YEMEN —  “They told us that if we didn’t confess they would kill us and throw our bodies into the sea for the fish and birds to eat,” recalls Omar Ghalib, a Yemeni fisherman who was kidnapped by Saudi fighters and then tortured while out in his boat late one evening in Yemen’s…

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A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

    A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

SANA’A, YEMEN — Laying inside an incubator with a ventilator in the critical-care unit at al Thwarah Hospital in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq, and Abd al-Rahim  Akram Ali Ahmed, conjoined twins, died on Saturday as their parents, doctors, and local officials looked on helplessly. The twins died after being prevented by Saudi Arabia…

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Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

  Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor

SANA’A, YEMEN — The newly-appointed head of the United Nations mission to monitor Yemen’s truce agreement between the Houthis and the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition, Danish  Lt. Gen. Michael Anker Lollesgaard, arrived in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Tuesday, along with a five-member team, to assume his duty in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida.…

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CNN Admits: Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

  CNN Admits:  Saudi Arabia Supplies Weapons to al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition provided US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked fighters, Salafi militias and other factions taking part in the intervention in Yemen, in violation with their agreements with the US, according to a CNN investigation. The weapons have also made their way into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels battling the coalition for control of the country, exposing…

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Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future

  Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), expressing its concern about “future  of Yemen’s children,” has said that a “lost generation” has begun to form in Yemen owing to the humanitarian conditions faced by children in the country under  the Saudi-led coalition’s military campaign. Yemen’s director of UNICEF, Meritxell Relano, highlighted…

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Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

  Saudis Ignore Yemen Truce, Bomb Displaced Persons’ Camp and Food Silos

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least eight civilians were killed and 30 others wounded on Sunday when Saudi airstrikes bombed a camp for displaced people in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province, according to eyewitness statements and medical sources. Saudi media outlets reported on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition increased its airstrikes on “Houthi gatherings in the Hajjah…

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As Yemen Commemorates Victims of Saudi-led War, Shaky Truce and Negotiations Continue

  As Yemen Commemorates Victims of Saudi-led War, Shaky Truce and Negotiations Continue

SAADA, YEMEN — Thousands of Yemenis rallied on the streets of Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada to commemorate Victims Day on Friday, in remembrance of those killed by the Saudi-led coalition since it began its war on Yemen in 2015. Protesters also expressed support for residents of Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, many saying that…

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Swine Flu Now Spreading in Yemen as Health System Crumbles under Saudi Attack

  Swine Flu Now Spreading in Yemen as Health System Crumbles under Saudi Attack

SANA’A, YEMEN —  Twenty-eight-year-old  Mohammed Nasher al-Rajwai is the typical face of the emerging swine flu pandemic in its more serious stages. In Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, he lay in the critical care unit of al-Azal Hospital on 60th Street. His family prays and stands vigil. For nearly ten days, Mohammed was fighting for…

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