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Save the Children: 85,000 Children May Have Already Died of Hunger in Yemen

    Save the Children: 85,000 Children May Have Already Died of Hunger in Yemen

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young…

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Massive Demonstrations in Yemen Mark Muslim Holy Day and Signal Unbowed Resistance To Saudi War

    Massive Demonstrations in Yemen Mark Muslim Holy Day and Signal Unbowed Resistance To Saudi War

SANA’A, YEMEN —  “Today we march to announce our readiness to confront the Saudi alliance more than ever before,” said Abdulrahman Al-Hamran, a demonstrator in al Sabeen, Yemen. Al-Hamran was one of the millions who gathered across six Yemeni provinces on Sunday to commemorate the birthday of Islam’s Holy Prophet Muhammad and to denounce Saudi…

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In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

    In Hodeida – A Truce is Called but Saudi Coalition Attacks Continue

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Inside Hodeida, the scene is reminiscent of a maximum-security prison as Saudi-led coalition watchtowers colored in the somber gray of an overcast sky are lit by an array of lanterns amid the city’s rolling blackouts. At night, Hodeida becomes a city of ghosts and at sunrise survivors rise from the rubble of…

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Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

    Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) submitted an initiative Monday they hope will help bring peace to Yemen. The group has also unilaterally suspended ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces as a goodwill measure to “speed up” the peace process. Mohammed Ali al Houthi — head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee…

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Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

  Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

SANA’A, YEMEN — At least one third of those killed by U.S. drone strikes in the war-torn country of Yemen over the past year have been civilians, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. The troubling statistic comes amid a three-year-long bombing campaign of Western Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

  With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Peace in Yemen could not come at a more crucial time. Yemeni factions are preparing for peace talks in Sweden at the end of November while Saudi Arabia faces intense scrutiny and pressure from its Western allies, as well as possible action from the United Nations Security Council, for leaving nearly…

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Saudi Attacks Leave Hodeida Hospital Inaccessible and 1,500 Pregnant Yemeni Women at Risk, UN Warns

  Saudi Attacks Leave Hodeida Hospital Inaccessible and 1,500 Pregnant Yemeni Women at Risk, UN Warns

HODEIDA, YEMEN — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently warned that as many as 1,500 pregnant women in the besieged Yemeni port city of Hodeida are at risk of death now that the city’s only hospital capable of providing emergency care services has become inaccessible due to the fighting. In a statement issued Wednesday,…

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The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

  The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UK’s Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen

At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemen’s atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month. What’s wrong with that, you…

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“It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

  “It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

After the Senate killed a proposal by Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday to block $300 million in U.S. arms sales to Bahrain — a key Saudi coalition ally in the Yemen war — Senators proposed another bill that would suspend all U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and block the refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee,…

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Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade

  Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Following twelve days of clashes in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida, the Yemeni Army, supported by local volunteer fighters as well as Ansar Allah (Houthi), has pushed back a large-scale offensive by Saudi Arabia, its coalition allies and the mercenary fighters it employs. The attack is the latest of multiple failed…

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