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Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

    Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

SANA’A, YEMEN — A source inside of Yemen’s Air Force told MintPress that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 2, targeted an Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, located over 1000 km (621 miles) away from Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the…

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As Saudi-Led Attack on Hodeidah Escalates, Yemeni Tribes Bolster Resistance

    As Saudi-Led Attack on Hodeidah Escalates, Yemeni Tribes Bolster Resistance

HODEIDAH, YEMEN — The attack on Hodeidah — Yemen’s fourth largest city and predominant port on the Red Sea, responsible for providing over 70 percent of Yemenis’ food, aid and medicine — has gained speed this week as the U.S.-Saudi-led coalition rejected an initiative from the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, aimed at…

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War in Yemen Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City

    War in Yemen Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City

Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, a coalition of over two dozen countries launched a war against this tiny and impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Women and children constitute roughly 30% of all casualties. In fact, airstrikes frequently target women and children. Here’s exactly what 1,200 days of US-Saudi war in…

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Yemen’s Houthis Down Saudi Jet as It Returned From a Bombing Run

    Yemen’s Houthis Down Saudi Jet as It Returned From a Bombing Run

On Thursday morning, Yemen’s Air Defense Force shot down an aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led coalition with a surface-to-air missile after it took part in airstrikes against residential villages in northern Saada. The Saudi-led coalition confirmed that it lost a Tornado fighter jet, but claims the aircraft fell due to a technical issue and that…

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Saudi Arabia Issues Royal Pardon for Soldiers in Yemen

  Saudi Arabia Issues Royal Pardon for Soldiers in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s has issued a royal pardon for all soldiers deployed in Yemen, a statementpublished by Saudi Arabia’ s government news agency SPA earlier in the week. The royal pardon covers all “military men” who have taken part in “Operation Restoring Hope”. The official clean slate is signed off by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman and King Salman…

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Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

  Human Rights Violations by Saudi-Coalition Mercenaries Spark Mass Mobilization of Volunteer Fighters to Yemen’s Southwest

Backil al-Shimi is one of the thousands of Yemenis from the Amran governorate that volunteered to join a group of Yemeni civilians fighting alongside Ansar Allah (Houthi) fighters this week. “I am not ready to see my sons die from famine or malnutrition” al-Shimi, a father of eight told MintPress. Hailing from the village of…

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As the World Rejoices Over the Rescue of a Boys Soccer Team in Thailand, Yemen’s Dying Children Remain Forgotten

  As the World Rejoices Over the Rescue of a Boys Soccer Team in Thailand, Yemen’s Dying Children Remain Forgotten

Thanks to a major international effort, a Thai youth soccer team has been successfully rescued from the cave where it has been trapped for nearly 15 days. The boys’ plight and the efforts to rescue them have captured the world’s attention for several days, dominating news headlines throughout much of the world. Ultimately, most of…

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Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

  Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

ASIR, YEMEN — In a new development in the Saudi-led coalition’s three-year-old war on Yemen, Yemen’s armed forces used a drone for the first time to target the coalition’s headquarters in Camp Boraiqa, Aden. A military source confirmed to MintPress that the strikes caused multiple casualties, killing troops from the UAE, including military officers. Aden-based…

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Saudi Airstrike Targets Wedding Ceremony in Yemen Killing 11

  Saudi Airstrike Targets Wedding Ceremony in Yemen Killing 11

GHAFRA, YEMEN — A wedding day anywhere in the world is supposed to be a happy day for couples and their families celebrating a new shared life. But in Yemen, wedding days often mark the end of life. “My daughter died … Oh my God.. help me,” shouted a woman in her 70s, tears flowing…

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Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

  Watch | The Houthis and the War in Yemen

Watch | The Houthis and War in Yemen 1. History of the movement, structure, and ideology History The movement of Ansar Allah (Supporters of Allah), also known as the Houthis, is a paramilitary group of Zaidi Shi’ites, acting in Yemen. This is one of the moderate streams of Shia Islam, which has more than 10…

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