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As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

    As Saudis Defend Against War Crimes Allegations, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills Entire Family

HAJJAH, YEMEN– Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States, carried out an airstrike targeting a displaced family in the Mustaba district in the province of Hajjah, southwestern Yemen early Tuesday morning. A man, his wife, and their nine-year old only-daughter were killed in the strike, along with 10 others. A 30-year-old witness told MintPress News:…

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Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

    Amid Renewed Saudi Offensive, 5.2 Million Children in Yemen Now Face Starvation

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is now more dire than ever according to a new report from the U.K.-based charity Save the Children, which warns that 5.2 million children now face starvation in Yemen. The group’s warning comes as the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.K. and the…

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After Peace Talks Fail, Saudi Coalition Reverts to Scorched-Earth Campaign Against Civilians in Yemen

    After Peace Talks Fail, Saudi Coalition Reverts to Scorched-Earth Campaign Against Civilians in Yemen

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Not long after UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen and the Saudi coalition in Geneva failed last week, the Saudi-led coalition renewed its offensive to capture Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida. The attacks targeted internally displaced persons, vital facilities and infrastructure– continuing a scorched earth campaign that has left scores of dead civilians…

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Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

    Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 30 civilians have been killed or injured in a barrage of ongoing airstrikes that began last Sunday, targeting a restaurant, a flour mill, and a bus station in the area of Kilo 16, in Yemen’s southwestern Hodeida province. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), is thought to be responsible for the…

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Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

  Starving Off-Camera: In Yemen 20 Million Fuel the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine

 The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70 percent of the entire population. That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are already going hungry, including 500,000 who are suffering from severe malnutrition. The people of Yemen have found…

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After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

  After Sabotaging Peace Talks, Saudi Coalition Launches Massive Attack on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition launched a massive military offensive against the Red Sea port city of Hodeida last night. The new attack is aimed at capturing the populated city, despite warnings by the United Nations and international rights groups that the move would have catastrophic humanitarian repercussions. The coalition attack on the…

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Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes on Fishing Boats

  Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes on Fishing Boats

SANAA, YEMEN — Yemen’s navy targeted a Saudi warship off Jizan on Saudi Arabia’s southwestern coast on Saturday, in retaliation for Saudi-led coalition attack of Yemeni fishing boats the day before. The Saudi strikes on the fishing boats killed multiple fishermen near the island of Uqban, about 36 kilometers off the coast of the city…

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With Airport Closed by Saudis, Yemeni Patients Face Death from Untreated Wounds and Disease

  With Airport Closed by Saudis, Yemeni Patients Face Death from Untreated Wounds and Disease

SANA’A, YEMEN— The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has devastated Yemeni lives on all fronts: beyond the airstrikes and cholera, thousands of innocent civilians, including children, have died due to a lack of access to critical medical care a result of the air, sea, and land blockade imposed on Yemen since 2015 when the war began. Eleven-year-old…

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Drone Strike on UAE’s Dubai Airport Reported as Yemen Retaliates for Recent Saudi-UAE Strikes on Children

  Drone Strike on UAE’s Dubai Airport Reported as Yemen Retaliates for Recent Saudi-UAE Strikes on Children

SANA’A, YEMEN — A source inside of Yemen’s Air Force said in a statement that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 3 (Invincible-3), targeted Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates — located over 1100 km ( 683 miles) away from Yemen’s capital, Sana’a — in retaliation for recent Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against…

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Mourning and Anger at Funeral of Yemeni Children Killed in US-Saudi School Bus Attack

  Mourning and Anger at Funeral of Yemeni Children Killed in US-Saudi School Bus Attack

SADAA, YEMEN — Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sadaa, northern Yemen, to hold a funeral procession for the children who were killed on August 10 by U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes in Dhahian city next to a crowded market. The deadly attack came while they were on a picnic to Dhahian’s outskirts…

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