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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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17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen

    17 Years After 9/11, US Counts Al Qaeda Among Allies in Syria, Yemen

WASHINGTON – Less than two decades after the attacks of September 11, the U.S. government has now effectively allied with the Al Qaeda terrorist group it has long blamed for planning and executing those attacks, which still remain the worst terror attacks to have ever taken place on U.S. soil.   Despite the U.S. having…

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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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US Military to Train Saudi Pilots on American Soil Despite Outrage Over Yemen “War Crimes”

  US Military to Train Saudi Pilots on American Soil Despite Outrage Over Yemen “War Crimes”

WASHINGTON — Despite U.S. government efforts to publicly backtrack from its support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, federal procurement documents have shown that U.S. support for the coalition may instead soon deepen at a time when the coalition’s targeting of Yemeni civilians has attracted widespread attention and outrage. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James…

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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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MBS Wants Yemenis to “Shiver” for Generations when They Hear Saudi Arabia, Vows to Continue Targeting Children

  MBS Wants Yemenis to “Shiver” for Generations when They Hear Saudi Arabia, Vows to Continue Targeting Children

NEW YORK — On Monday, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, called for an “independent and impartial investigation” into the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s attacks on Yemeni civilians. Grande stated that “what is happening in Yemen is unimaginable” and added that “the time has come to wake up to the terrible reality of the…

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Saudi Coalition Attack on Fleeing Civilians Massacres Another 24 Yemeni Children

  Saudi Coalition Attack on Fleeing Civilians Massacres Another 24 Yemeni Children

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Just two weeks after bombing a school bus in Northern Yemen and killing scores of children, the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led coalition carried out another atrocity targeting mainly children near the port city of Hodeida early Thursday morning. Of the 31 casualties that resulted from the strike, 24 were children, while the seven…

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Sorry Chris Murphy, GOP Rejects Call to Curb US Funding for ‘Slaughter of Yemeni Kids’

  Sorry Chris Murphy, GOP Rejects Call to Curb US Funding for ‘Slaughter of Yemeni Kids’

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday denounced as “mind blowing” the decision to “continue to willingly participate in the slaughter of Yemeni kids” after Republicans objected to his amendment to the Defense Appropriation bill that would have put key restrictions on U.S. financial and othe support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign. The Republicans objected. It’s just…

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