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As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

    As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia’s Doorstep

JIZAN, SAUDI ARABIA — Yemen’s army, loyal to the Houthis, launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday against the Saudi military bases in the Kingdom’s southwestern region of Jizan, some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The operation comes as the deadly Saudi war against Yemen enters its fourth year.…

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Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

    Life in Yemen’s Hodeida Now Worse than Before “Ceasefire,” as Saudis Still Intent on City’s Capture

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s armed forces, loyal to the Houthis, said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arabian Emirates will be targeted in retaliation for any major attack on the port city of Hodeida, warning that Yemen’s army has advanced aircraft as well as the coordinates of legitimate targets in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. This…

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Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

    Clashes Erupt in Eastern Yemen as Local Tribes Block Saudi Influx of Military Equipment

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — Fierce clashes have erupted between local tribes and Saudi forces supported by local mercenary groups in the Haat district of Yemen’s eastern Mahrah province. The clashes were sparked when local tribal members prevented Saudi shipping containers containing military equipment and household appliances from entering the country via al-Shihan border crossings with Oman,…

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In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

    In Bid to Control Yemen Border Towns, Saudi Arabia Employs Deadly Airstrikes and Jihadi Militias

HAJJAH, YEMEN — At least 28 civilians, mostly displaced women and children, were killed and 17 were injured after the Saudi-led Coalition launched a barrage of airstrikes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah Province. The airstrikes, at least 30 in number,  struck 13 residential homes in the Talan village of…

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Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

  Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage

LONDON — As the entirely man-made crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the U.K.-based charity Oxfam has stated that some desperate Yemeni families are selling their daughters, some as young as three years old, as child brides in hopes that their dowries can buy them much needed food and shelter. Oxfam made the shocking and…

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Yemen’s Rabid Dogs Eat the Dead and Bite the Living, with Treatment Often Out of Reach

  Yemen’s Rabid Dogs Eat the Dead and Bite the Living, with Treatment Often Out of Reach

SANA’A, YEMEN — While cleaning a superficial gash with hydrogen peroxide, Dr. Ali tries to calm a distressed nine-year-old named Mason. Mason had just arrived at the al Jomhouri Hospital emergency room after being bitten by a dog while she was playing next to her home in Sana’a on Tuesday. Al Jomhouri receives more than…

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An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen’s Killing Fields?

  An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen’s Killing Fields?

ADEN, YEMEN — Ali Abdullah al-Bujairi — a Yemeni politician who served as a senior member on the failed UN-brokered transitional government and as Yemen’s ambassador to Iraq under former president Ali Abdullah Saleh — is accusing the United Arab Emirates of facilitating a transfer of ISIS officials into Yemen. “The UAE has recently transferred…

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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

  Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hundreds of residents from across Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida took to the streets for the third straight day, calling on the United Nations to take action to implement a troop withdrawal deal between the Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition that was reached on February 19th. Residents waved Yemeni flags,…

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Scores of Civilians Left Dead in Wake of Saudi Air Campaign on Yemen-Saudi Border

  Scores of Civilians Left Dead in Wake of Saudi Air Campaign on Yemen-Saudi Border

YEMENI-SAUDI BORDER — As the widely unpopular Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war on Yemen continues to push the country deeper into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, Saudi Arabia has launched a vicious campaign to secure Jizan, its vulnerable southern border region with Yemen, which has been its Achilles heel in its brutal assault on its…

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Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

  Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Representatives from Yemen’s Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition have agreed on Phase 1 of a mutual redeployment of forces under a UN-sponsored deal that would see both sides leave Yemen’s port city of Hodeida after months of failed attempts to implement previous agreements in the Red Sea city. The UN spokesman’s office said…

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