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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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US Role in Destabilizing Yemen and Somalia Could Spark “Famine of Biblical Proportions”

  US Role in Destabilizing Yemen and Somalia Could Spark “Famine of Biblical Proportions”

A new report from the World Food Program warns that the COVID-19 pandemic could spark a massive global famine, leading to over a quarter-billion people falling into acute food insecurity by the end of the year. While the coronavirus is devastating enough – having (officially) killed over 177,000 people worldwide and infected 2.6 million, 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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How Victims of the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus

  How Victims of the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus

As Western nations descend into a panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are getting a taste of what it’s like for the millions who have been living under U.S. sanctions and warfare. Iran has been hit hard by the pandemic with 850 confirmed deaths to date. It’s Rial lost 80 percent of its value and…

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