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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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Saudis Trash UN Report on Child Casualties in Yemen Before Its Release

    Saudis Trash UN Report on Child Casualties in Yemen Before Its Release

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — In the lead-up to the release of a UN report focusing on mass child casualties in the Yemen conflict, the Saudi-led coalition that has largely been blamed for those deaths is already contesting the results of the report, some of which were leaked to the press late last month. According to…

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Ongoing Bombardment of Hodeida Belies UAE Claim of Ceasefire

    Ongoing Bombardment of Hodeida Belies UAE Claim of Ceasefire

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, announced on Sunday a pause in the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led attacks against Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. He claimed the halt is intended to allow United Nations efforts to resolve the conflict to take place. Despite the announcement, however, the Saudi-led coalition is,…

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Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

  Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family

SANA’A, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen is being described as a deliberate war against women and children. Just this Monday, a U.S.-backed Saudi-coalition bombing campaign targeted a residential neighborhood in Amran in northern Yemen, killing 15 civilians and injuring 9, most of whom were women and children. Eight of those killed belonged to…

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Yemenis, Angered Over Saudi Strikes on Civilians, Back Houthi Missile Attacks on Riyadh

  Yemenis, Angered Over Saudi Strikes on Civilians, Back Houthi Missile Attacks on Riyadh

SANAA, YEMEN — “What happened, where am I?” muttered 44-year-old Adel Ali Ahmed al-Gheit, as neighbors pulled him from the rubble of his home after it was targeted by a Saudi airstrike. Al-Gheit lost his wife and children in the attack and later died after succumbing to his own injuries at the Amran General Hospital.…

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“Nowhere to Run”: Chaotic Exodus as Yemenis Flee Saudi-UAE Hodeida Bombardment

  “Nowhere to Run”: Chaotic Exodus as Yemenis Flee Saudi-UAE Hodeida Bombardment

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Mousa, 31, has sharp wide eyes. Enthusiastic and angry, he shouts slogans against Yemen’s latest invaders while in the midst of a huge rally in Hodeida. Mousa was one of the thousands of Yemeni residents of the Tihamah region to take to the streets on Friday to protest the U.S.-backed Saudi…

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US-Backed Forces Claim to “Liberate” Yemenis, Instead Rape Detainees

  US-Backed Forces Claim to “Liberate” Yemenis, Instead Rape Detainees

The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason. As an ally of the United States’ “counter-terrorism” operation in Yemen,…

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Saudi Arabia and Houthis Delay Vital Aid to Yemen, Says Amnesty

  Saudi Arabia and Houthis Delay Vital Aid to Yemen, Says Amnesty

The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi armed group in Yemen are hampering the delivery of aid to Yemen, a new briefing released by Amnesty International reveals today. Amnesty International carried out research between December 2017 and June 2018, including interviewing 12 aid workers, eight medics and five local community activists in the capital Sana’a, the strategic port…

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Civilians Flee As Saudi Coalition Targets Residential Districts in Yemen’s Hodeida

  Civilians Flee As Saudi Coalition Targets Residential Districts in Yemen’s Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Lying in torn, blood-stained clothing on a bed in Hodeida Hospital’s emergency room, 25-year-old Mabkhout, who refused to provide his last name for fear of retaliation, recounted the events which led him there: I got up early this morning for this chance to work, we were transporting tires and oil from a…

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