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Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

    Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

 MintPress editor in chief Mnar A. Muhawesh explains why there’s nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders “Yemen Bill” which was aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. It actually does the opposite… Here’s the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen. Top Photo | Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,…

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UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

    UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Among the issues under discussion in Yemen peace negotiations currently underway in Sweden — the first such talks between the Saudi-led Coalition and Ansar Allah in two years — are potential humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap, the reopening of the defunct Sana’a International Airport, and the fate of the crucial port city…

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Nominee for US Ambassador to Yemen is No Friend of the Yemeni People

    Nominee for US Ambassador to Yemen is No Friend of the Yemeni People

While the press has closely followed the Senate efforts to stop US support for the Saudi war in Yemen in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, a December 4 Senate Foreign Affairs Committee meeting introducing Donald Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to Yemen slipped under the radar. Christopher Henzel is presently the Charge d’Affairs, or…

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On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

    On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

SANA’A, YEMEN — Despite hope that coming talks expected to take place on December 5 near Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, will bring an end to the more than three years of war that have ravaged Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition continues to escalate its military offensives across the country. On Tuesday, the coalition and its allies launched…

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Loophole in Bernie Sanders’ Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen

  Loophole in Bernie Sanders’ Yemen Bill Actually Allows Continued US Involvement in Yemen

WASHINGTON — Last week, many celebrated the advancement of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 54, which had been introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as a sign that the U.S. Congress was finally willing to act to reduce the U.S.’ culpability for the situation in Yemen, currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The bill, which will…

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Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

  Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemeni forces reportedly targeted Apache helicopters as well as a Saudi airbase in Bir Askar in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran on Wednesday evening. The attack was carried out with a salvo of high-precision ballistic missiles dubbed the Badr P-1. The short-range ballistic missile uses a solid-propellant, an upgrade from its…

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Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis’ Yemen War

  Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis’ Yemen War

WASHINGTON — At least five of the 37 Republican senators who voted against ending U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen received campaign contributions from lobbying groups working on behalf of the Saudi monarchy in 2016 and 2017, according to a recent report published by the Center for International Policy (CIP). The report,…

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Saudis Bloody Last Peaceful Region in Yemen with Deadly Attack on Peaceful Al-Mahrah Protesters

  Saudis Bloody Last Peaceful Region in Yemen with Deadly Attack on Peaceful Al-Mahrah Protesters

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN —  Three protesters were killed on November 14 when a Saudi armored vehicle raided a peaceful sit-in and fired live ammunition into crowds of demonstrators in the Tunnel District of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province. The demonstrators were protesting the construction of a new Saudi military base near the Nashton seaport in Yemen’s al-Anfaq…

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Yemen’s Oil-Rich Shabwa Province Declares Independence, Orders Saudi-Allied Government Out

  Yemen’s Oil-Rich Shabwa Province Declares Independence, Orders Saudi-Allied Government Out

SHABWA, YEMEN — Shabwa governorate, an oil-producing province in eastern Yemen, announced its independence from Yemen on Wednesday. A national council headed by the Chairman of the People’s Assembly of the Sons of Shabwa, Ahmed Musaed Hussein, has been reportedly formed to manage the affairs of the province. The National Council issued a statement and…

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US Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s Genocide in Yemen Spans Obama and Trump

  US Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s Genocide in Yemen Spans Obama and Trump

A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describe Yemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Guterres put the crisis in stark perspective, emphasizing the near complete lack of security for the Yemeni people. More than…

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