Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 301 - Yemen War Mosaic 301

Yemen Press Reader 301: Hintergründe von Krieg u. Desaster- Die saud. Selbstverteidigungslüge-Trumpifizierung des Krieges-Cholera-Südjemen: Streit u. neuer Übergangsrat-USA und Saudis-Waffendeal
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Backgrounds of war and disaster – The Saudi self defense lie – The Trumpification of Yemen war – Cholera – Politics in Southern Yemen: Strife and a new Transitional Political Council – Trump and Saudi Arabia – US$ 100bln new US arms sales to Saudis – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

cp6a Südjemen: Mehr Politik / Southern Yemen. More politics

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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14.5.2017 – Spiegel Online (** A H)

In Hauptstadt Sanaa: Jemen ruft Notstand wegen Cholera-Ausbruch aus

Mindestens 51 Menschen sind schon gestorben, zudem gibt es Tausende Verdachtsfälle: Jemen bittet nach dem Cholera-Ausbruch um internationale Hilfe, um die Infektionskrankheit in den Griff zu bekommen.

In Jemens Hauptstadt Sanaa haben die Behörden nach dem Ausbruch der Cholera den Notstand ausgerufen. Das jemenitische Gesundheitsministerium rief humanitäre Hilfsorganisationen auf, dem Land bei der Eindämmung der Epidemie zu helfen und eine "noch nie dagewesene Katastrophe" abzuwenden.

Mindestens 51 Menschen sind nach Angaben der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) seit Ende April an Cholera gestorben. Zudem gebe es 2752 Verdachtsfälle. Etwa 7,6 Millionen Menschen leben im Jemen der WHO zufolge in Gebieten, die einem hohen Risiko einer Cholera-Übertragung ausgesetzt sind. Das Internationale Rote Kreuz, das sich auf Gesundheitsministerium in Sanaa beruft, sprach sogar von 115 Toten und mehr als 8500 Verdachtsfällen.

Laut der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur Saba ist das Gesundheitssystem des Landes, in dem seit rund zwei Jahren Bürgerkrieg herrscht, nicht mehr in der Lage, die Infektionskrankheit in den Griff zu bekommen. Nur wenige medizinische Einrichtungen funktionieren noch im Jemen. Etwa zwei Drittel der Bevölkerung haben laut Uno-Angaben keinen Zugang zu sauberem Trinkwasser. In Sanaa trug ein Streik der Müllabfuhr zu der Ausbreitung der Cholera bei. Tagelang lagen verrottende Abfälle in den Straßen, die Müllwerker verlangten die Auszahlung ausstehender Löhne.

http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/jemen-ruft-notstand-in-sanaa-cholera-ausbruch-aus-a-1147658.html und von Tagesschau: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/cholera-jemen-101.html

14.5.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (** A H)

Semi-official figures from 13 governorates of cholera outbreaks until Sunday, 14 May 2017 :115 people died, 213 Infected and 8595 suspected.

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/863846039756967936

Unconfirmed numbers, talking about 880 infected cholera in Sana'a #Yemen

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/863831024249311232

12.5.2017 – The Jacobine (** B P)

Yemen’s Disaster

Yemen had the longest and deepest Arab Spring — why did the country collapse into civil war?

The first thing any socialist, of whatever hue, needs to understand about the war in Yemen is that none of the leaders of any of the many factions involved has objectives worthy of support.

What led Yemen down this path to chaos?

The Republic of Yemen, born in 1990, was the only democracy in the Arabian Peninsula. However flawed, it held real multiparty elections.

In 2011, Yemen had the longest and deepest Arab Spring revolutionary movement, which extended to the remotest locations. Why did the transition fail? How did the country collapse into civil war? What brought about external military intervention?

The 2011 Uprisings

Seeing Saleh’s failure to control the situation, the GCC states, the United States, and other northern countries decided that the dictator would have to go. But their initiatives were halfhearted. When the GCC agreement was finally signed that November, it allowed Saleh to stay in Yemen and retain his position at the head of the General People’s Congress, the political entity whose sole purpose is to keep him in power.

The transitional regime, supposed to bring about democracy within two years, suffered from a range of fundamental flaws: a paralyzed, national-unity government, a security sector reform that failed to enact any reforms, a poorly managed National Dialogue Conference that couldn’t meet its goals, and a constitutional committee whose draft triggered a civil war.

The War

The UAE forces receive direct support on the ground from various international contract militias, and the United States and the United Kingdom are supposedly ensuring that the air forces select their targets in compliance with international humanitarian law. Evidence clearly challenges the effectiveness of this arrangement, given the destruction of hundreds of medical facilities — including four operated by the highly respected Doctors Without Bordersschools, markets, mosques, weddings, and funerals.

Salafi forces largely manage security in the southern governorates; the United Arab Emirates trained, equipped, and paid for these militias. They claim to be tracking down Al Qaeda cells but mostly arrest people associated with Islah, which the UAE sees as Yemen’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore tops its list of enemies.

The Humanitarian Disaster

The Hodeida blockade has the effect of starving the people living in the Saleh-Houthi controlled regions so that they rise up against them. Given how unsuccessful this policy has been elsewhere, one wonders whether its perpetrators simply want people to starve.

The physical blockade complements the financial blockade that has stopped commercial importers from obtaining letters of credit to purchase supplies on the world market.

While the factions’ leaders are raking in profits from smuggling, the arms trade, “taxation,” and other means, the vast majority of the population now have no source of income and are facing desperate odds: of the seventeen million hungry people, seven million are close to starvation.

The thousands of young men recruited into the so-called security forces join them in hopes of providing basic necessities for their families. Their leaders may be Islahis, Salafis, Huthi, Saleh supporters, or Al Qaeda; most of the soldiers only want to care for their families. They are fighting and being killed in this pointless war simply to avoid dying of starvation.

For most people, the dreams of 2011 have been reduced to a single hope: the war will end, and they can return to a normal life of struggling against poverty and deprivation. A few still imagine a more equitable future. The factions leading the war are fighting for their own personal objectives. None of them care for the population’s welfare, introducing real democracy, or transitioning to a more equitable economy – by Helen Lackner

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/yemen-civil-war-houthis-saleh-saudi-arabia-drone-warfare

11.5.2017 – The American Conservative (** B K P)

The War on Yemen and the ‘Self-Defense’ Lie

The claim that Saudi Arabia is “simply defending itself” by attacking Yemen is utter nonsense, and it is easily exposed as such. The Saudis and their allies were not being threatened from Yemen by the Houthis or anyone else when they initiated their bombing campaign and blockade against the country. There were no attacks on Saudi territory that warranted retaliation, nor were there attacks on any other member of the coalition. The coalition was organized with the express purpose of reimposing a discredited, unpopular leader on the country after he had been forced from power. From the start, the Saudi-led war was an aggressive campaign waged against the bulk of the population of Yemen by a group of outside governments. It was only after the Saudis and their allies began pummeling and starving Yemen that Yemenis began launching attacks into Saudi territory. The only people defending themselves in this war are Yemenis. The Saudi-led coalition has been and continues to be the aggressor, and the U.S. and Britain have enabled them in their aggression.

Fallon’s lie on behalf of the Saudis is much the same as the one then-Secretary Kerrytoldlast year, and in both cases they are able to get away with making such plainly false statements to the press because the conflict is so rarely covered and so poorly understood in the U.S. and Britain. If our governments can get people in the U.S. and Britain to believe that they are helping the Saudis “simply defend” themselves, they can deflect attention from the war crimes the coalition has committed the and humanitarian crisis that the intervention has done so much to cause. It is important to understand that the “self-defense” justification for the war on Yemen is a lie, and the governments that repeat that lie are doing so to cover up for their own shameful enabling of an atrocious war – ByDANIEL LARISON

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-and-the-self-defense-lie/

11.5.2017 – Eurasian Review (** B K P)

The Trumpification Of Yemen War

After two years of bloody, indiscriminate savagery perpetrated on poor Yemen, the Saudi rulers are now on the verge of dragging the US in the Yemen conflict with their planned amphibious assault on the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah Port, which currently serves as the main venue for the inflow of international aid to the starving, besieged population. If successful in convincing Trump to get on board with their invasion, the Saudis are sure to turn the dire situation in Yemen into a major catastrophe, despite their propaganda campaign to sell it to the aid organizations and the world community as an act of benevolence.

The impending attack on Hodeidah, apparently receiving the approval of US Defense Secretary James Mattis in his recent tour of the region, is part of a broader campaign to end the two-year-old civil and inter-state war in favor of the Saudi-led coalition and their Yemeni puppets seeking to destroy the Houthi power, which showed its popular support in the demonstration of literally hundreds of thousands protesting the Saudi atrocities in the streets of Sanaa last March.

Clearly, then, the campaign to wrest control of Hodeidah is only the first step that is designed to be extended all the way to Sanaa some 300 kilometers away.

With respect to the US’s involvement, which is presently limited to airstrikes and covert war against al-Qaeda in Yemen and providing logistical support for the Saudi war campaign, the operation to seize Hodeidah Port will certainly require a new level of US force commitment that might result in counter-attacks against the US forces and thus spiral out of control. The Americanization of the Yemen conflict, championed by Mattis, carries huge risks for US’s interests in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, where the pro-Houthi sentiments among the fellow Iraqi Shiites run high; in fact, more than Iran, the Houthis look for spiritual guidance to Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf, who only needs to issue a religious decree in defense of the Houthis for popular anger to be directed against the US forces in Iraq. Even without such a decree, or fatwa, the US runs the risk of such enormous backlashes, by appearing to take a side in a ‘sectarian conflict’ against the Shiites. The net result would be, in a word, getting mired in the Yemen quagmire, which can be ended only through political negotiation.

Yet, instead of prudent negotiation, the Saudis have now fixed their gaze on Trump’s planned visit, date unconfirmed so far, hoping to convince Trump to use the occasion to echo their Iranophobic trumpet and put a seal of approval on their self-delusional, short-sighted wishful plan to “reunify Yemen” under the pro-Saudi militias led by the former president Mansur Hadi – by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

http://www.eurasiareview.com/11052017-the-trumpification-of-yemen-war-oped/

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14.5.2017 – AFP (** A H)

115 dead as Yemen cholera outbreak spreads: ICRC

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

"We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera," said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa.

Citing figures compiled by the Yemeni health ministry, Stillhart said 115 people had died of cholera between April 27 and Saturday.

More than 8,500 suspected cases of the waterborne disease were reported in the same period in 14 governorates across Yemen, Stillhart said, up from 2,300 cases in 10 governorates last week.

This is the second outbreak of cholera in less than a year in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170514-115-dead-yemen-cholera-outbreak-spreads-icrc

My comment: The figures rise and rise... as shows a comparison to reports which are just a little bit older

11.5.2017 – Deutsche Welle (** A H)

Immer mehr Cholera-Tote im Jemen

Schon mehrfach warnten Nichtregierungsorganisationen vor einer Cholera-Epidemie im Jemen. Ein Bericht der Weltgesundheitsorganisation zeigt: Die Zahl der Krankheitsfälle steigt rasant.

51 Menschen sind nach UN-Angaben innerhalb von zwei Wochen im Jemen an Cholera gestorben. In diesem Zeitraum sind in dem Bürgerkriegsland mehr als 2700 Infizierungen festgestellt worden, teilte die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO mit. In der Hauptstadt Sanaa seien zehn Zentren zur sogenannten oralen Rehydrationstherapie eröffnet worden, bei der dem Körper wichtige Flüssigkeiten und Salze zugeführt werden.

Die Epidemie war im Jemen mangels sauberen Trinkwassers im Oktober 2016 ausgebrochen.Die Epidemie war im Jemen mangels sauberen Trinkwassers im Oktober 2016 ausgebrochen.

http://www.dw.com/de/immer-mehr-cholera-tote-im-jemen/a-38807235 und etwas mehr Hintergründe auch https://www.nzz.ch/international/warnung-von-hilfsorganisationen-in-jemen-breiten-sich-faelle-von-cholera-aus-ld.1292384

11.5.2017 – Reuters (** A H)

Yemen's cholera outbreak kills 51 people in two weeks: WHO

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 51 people since April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, more than double the toll of 25 reported three days ago.

WHO said there are 2,752 suspected cholera cases and 58 more people have been confirmed as having the diarrheal disease.

Only a few medical facilities are still functioning and two-thirds of the population are without access to safe drinking water, the United Nations has said.

The capital Sanaa was worst hit, with 34.6 percent of the cases, followed by the surrounding province with 12 percent, the data showed. Cases were also reported in Yemen's other major cities: Hodeidah, Hajjah, Ibb, Taiz and Aden.

WHO said that 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission.

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-cholera-idINKBN18728K and Reuters photos: http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/yemens-latest-deadly-cholera-outbreak?articleId=USRTS16CX8 and by AFP, reporting a little lower figures by UNOCHA: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-cholera-cases-yemen.html and film by Almasirah TV (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjolCh87lY0

13.5.2017 – UNICEF (** A H)

Heartbreaking video taken today by @UNICEF of #Cholera crisis in #Yemen Hospitals so packed, sick children treated in corridors on the floor

https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/863503315354746881

9.5.2017 – World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster, Health Cluster (** A H)

Yemen: Acute Watery Diarrhea / Cholera Outbreak - Situation Report (27 April - 9 May 2017)

Situation overview

Since 27 April 2017, a second wave of /acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/ cholera outbreak began in several Yemeni governorates, which had seen a decrease in AWD/ cholera cases over the past few months.

From 27 April to 9 May 2017, a total of 2,301 suspected cholera/ AWD cases were reported from 10 governorates, including Sana’a (34.6%), Amant Al-Asimah (11.9%), Dhamar (5.8%), Al-Mahweet (9.8%), Ibb (12.2%), AlDhale’a (9.8%), Hajjah (6.7%), Al-Hudaydah (3.3%), Taiz (2%) and Al-Bayda (3.9%) governorates. Out of the total reported cases, 47 deaths were reported.

A total of 47 associated deaths have been reported from Al-Mahweet, Dhamar, IBB, Al-Dhale’e Hajjah and Sana’a governorates. The cumulative cholera case fatality rate (CFR) as of 9 May is 2%.

As total of 58 cholera cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing.

The upsurge of cases comes as the health system and civil infrastructure, including water and sanitation facilities in governorates have been seriously affected due to the ongoing conflict. Recent heavy rains have enabled the spike in cases and have contaminated some water sources with uncollected garbage. In addition, warmer weather is creating a favorable environment for the pathogens that cause diarrheal disease to spread

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-acute-watery-diarrhea-cholera-outbreak-situation-report-27-april-9-may-2017 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/sit_rep_on_cholera_health_and_wash_clusters.pdf and https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/node/145366

13.5.2017 – NZZ (** A P)

Drei Regierungen für Jemen

Der jemenitische Präsident Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi hat ein Problem. International ist er zwar nach wie vor der Präsident der anerkannten Regierung Jemens. Aber selbst in seiner temporären Hauptstadt Aden im Süden des Landes gibt nicht er den Ton an.

Jetzt haben führende Politiker und Militärs in Aden die Bildung einer neuen «Übergangsregierung» für Südjemen verkündet. Damit gibt es in Jemen jetzt drei Regierungen, eine in Sanaa und zwei in Aden. Und ausgerechnet der international anerkannte Präsident Hadi operiert meist aus dem Exil in Riad.

Mit der Ausrufung einer Regierung für Südjemen ist ein alter Konflikt wieder an die Oberfläche getreten. Süd- und Nordjemen haben sich erst 1990 vereinigt. Der Süden fühlte sich bald marginalisiert.

Südjemenitische Fraktionen einte am Anfang des Bürgerkrieges eines mit Präsident Hadi: der gemeinsame Feind der Huthi. Nachdem die Allianz aber die Huthi-Rebellen aus Aden vertrieben hatte, hielt sie nicht mehr viel zusammen.

Derweil wurde die südjemenitische Hafenstadt Aden in den letzten Monaten von Kämpfen zwischen Hadi-Anhängern und deren Rivalen erschüttert.

Zubaidi führt nun die neue Konkurrenz-Regierung an, zusammen mit dem ehemaligen Minister Hani Bin Breik – auch der war kürzlich von Hadi entlassen worden.

Zubaidi machte seine Deklaration zur neuen Regierung am Fernsehen vor einer Flagge der einstigen Demokratischen Volksrepublik Südjemen, vorerst ohne die Unabhängigkeit auszurufen. Jetzt droht eine Eskalation des Konfliktes zwischen Anhängern Hadis und südjemenitischen Fraktionen, die mit der Sezession liebäugeln.

Über den Gräben im Süden ist auch eine Diskrepanz zwischen der Politik Saudiarabiens und derjenigen der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate deutlich geworden. Die beiden Golfstaaten führen eine multinationale Militärkoalition an, welche die Anti-Huthi-Allianz unterstützt. Während Saudiarabien vor allem aus der Luft bombardiert und seine Aktivitäten auf die saudisch-jemenitische Grenze fokussiert, haben sich die Emirate der Hafenstädte im Süden angenommen. Zur Unterstützung der Anti-Huthi-Allianz in Aden schickten sie Bodentruppen. Südjemenitische Anführer wie Zubaidi haben enge Beziehungen zu den Emiraten entwickelt, während der heute in Riad lebende Hadi von Saudiarabien unterstützt wird – von Monika Bolliger

https://www.nzz.ch/international/separatisten-im-sueden-drei-regierungen-fuer-jemen-ld.1292924

Mein Kommentar: Ein guter Überblick über Ereignisse und Hintergründe. Mehr in cp6, cp6a.

12.5.2017 – New Khalij Times (** A P)

Secrets of Saudi confusion and silence in the face of the UAE coup in Yemen (analysis)

While the scene in Yemen is reversed in contrast to the contrast, the Saudi silence is striking. What is more exciting is the continuation of the same policy pursued by the kingdom in previous positions in which it disagreed with Abu Dhabi in Yemen, which is based on denying the existence of this dispute and working in the scenes tocontain the dispute between Abu Dhabi and Hadi.

It is no secret to the close relations between Abu Dhabi and «Zubaidi»; the latter of the leaders of «southern movement», backed by the UAE, which calls for the separation of southern Yemen from the north.

Bin Brik led the forces of the "security belt", which was formed with the funding and support of the Emirati in the south of Yemen, one of the Salafist leaders in Yemen, in which the UAE is forging relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. Yemeni reform.

We arein front of a clear Emirati coup against Hadi, but the strangest is the Saudi silence applied, and even an attempt to deny the existence of this dispute, in evidence of a state of confusion in Yemen that envelops the Saudi position.

To explain the position of the two allies in Yemen, between the UAE's boldness in publicly disclosing its plans and Saudi confusion and silence, it is necessary to identify the real interests of both sides with regard to the Yemeni file and the nature of the relations between the two parties.

he UAE is armed with green light

The United Arab Emirates shares the strong hostility of the political Islam groups, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which are eyeing the elimination of the organization. Qaeda in Yemen.

Also, it is in America's interest to continue the conflict in Yemen for a longer period; the supremacy of war is the weapon, and necessarily the weapon of America, whose sales are one of the main pillars of the American economy.

The agency "Reuters" quoted sources familiar with the «Trump» on his visit to Saudi Arabia, scheduled for May 21, tens of billions of dollars worth of contracts he intends to sign with the Kingdom.

And confirms the rapprochement of the UAE vision with the US in Yemen, the US support for the UAE military action against Al Qaeda in eastern Yemen, but coordination with them away from Saudi Arabia.The Pentagon spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, said that "US forces provided intelligence support, as well as assistance in the operational planning of the UAE forces stationed in Hadramout province."

Perhaps the American mandate is what explains the UAE's courage on the Saudi ally in Yemen, the legitimate authority in this Arab country, and the movement in many decisions alone, and the announcement of intentions and plans without ambiguity as was the case in the past years.

In this case, it is not unlikely that the policy of imposing the fait accompli in Yemen will continue in exchange for Saudi silence and neglect.Given the seriousness of the UAE in defending its interests, Saudi Arabia's policy of trying to contain the dispute between Abu Dhabi and Hadi may not work.

Saudi Arabia is now paying the price of leaving the south to the UAE. The south is now under the control of Abu Dhabi and its loyal separatist militias, so that the new governor of Aden, Riad al-Muflehi, appointed by Hadi, was unable to enter the government offices in the south. Just.

https://twitter.com/thenewkhaleej/status/863065743885303809 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fthenewkhalij.news%2Far%2Fnode%2F67791&edit-text=

14.5.2017 – Pakistan Today (** A P)

The mischief that Trump can do in Riyadh

Donald Trumph will leave for Riyadh on 19 May to meet the Saudis and the Gulf Sheikhs. He will also meet other Arab and Muslim leaders collected together by the Saudis to listen to Trump. It would be catastrophic for the Middle East if Trump was to encourage Saudi ambitions to take on Iran or other countries in the region.

The differences between Saudi Arabia and Iran could have been kept within manageable limits if the Gulf region was left to itself.

King Salman remained double-minded for months about his Iran policy because he was not sure about Trump’s views about the Middle East.

Saudi attitude however started changing after a successful meeting between Trump and Prince Mohammad bin Salman on 14 March. Trump discovered that reversing the Obama policy regarding the Kingdom would bring the much needed hard cash to fight the IS and other terrorist networks, add to jobs at home and provide a lucrative deal to the military industrial complex. What is more the new policy would help US bolster Israeli influence in the region by promoting a Saudi-Israeli understanding against Iran.

Within weeks of the Saudi prince’s visit, the US Defence Secretary was in Riyadh.

As Trump made preparations for his first foreign trip, the contours of US-Saudi relations became more defined.

Saudi Arabia is to bankroll the American war against the IS, the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda. It would further open up its economy to attract US investors and facilitate joint ventures with US companies promoting American business interests. In return the US will side by the Kingdom against the big bogeyman Iran. What is more the Trump administration will remove prohibitions imposed by Obama administration on certain categories of weapons. The US will also allow the sale of more weapons to the Kingdom.

The Saudi royalty is fascinated by hi-tech toys as these give them a sense of power. They are willing to buy costly weapons systems some of which might never be used and simply rust away and turn into junk in years to come. Saudi Arabia has no powerful neighbour to contend with. The weapons are likely to be used against neighbours who adhere to some form of Shi’a faith like Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon and even the security forces in Iraq and Syria if desired by the US.

In a TV interview with Al Arabiya early this month, Prince Muhammad bin Salman talked about taking the battle even to Iran.

The arrival by Donald Trump and encouragement provided by him could further bolster the ambitions of the Saudi royalty. This will be bad for the Gulf region. War will take away the governments’ attention from improvement of their economies, the plans to diversify these and provide jobs to their people. - BY AZIZ-UD-DIN AHMAD

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/14/the-mischief-that-trump-can-do-in-riyadh/

13.5.2017 – Reuters (** A K P)

US nears $100bn arms deal for Saudi Arabia in time for Trump's visit

Senior White House official says it is close to completing a series of deals to boost Saudi defense capabilities, as Trump readies for trip next week

The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100bn, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh.

The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300bn over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining US ally Israel’s qualitative military edge over its neighbors.

We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” the official said. The package is being developed to coincide with Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Trump leaves for the kingdom on 19 May, the first stop on his maiden international trip.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-idUSKBN18832N = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/12/us-saudi-arabia-arms-deal-donald-trump-visit

cp2 Allgemein / General

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13.5.2017 – Der Standard (* A H K P)

Quizmaster Al-Kaida lobt als Hauptpreis eine Kalaschnikow aus - Humanitäre Katastrophe im Jemen erreicht "biblische Ausmaße" – Separatisten im Süden bilden eigene Regierung

http://derstandard.at/2000057470716/Quizmaster-Al-Kaida-lobt-als-Hauptpreis-eine-Kalaschnikow-aus

Bemerkung: Übersicht über die Entwicklung der letzten etwa 1 Woche.

12.5.2017 – SHZ (*B H K)

Jemen: Zwischen Krieg, Hunger, Cholera – und Waffen aus dem Westen

Im Jemen breitet sich die Cholera aus - denn das Gesundheitssystem ist im Krieg nahezu zusammengebrochen. Jetzt gibt es den Verdacht: Die Briten sorgen mit Knowhow für das Gelingen der Angriffe.

Im Bürgerkriegsland Jemen sind nach Angaben der Vereinten Nationen ohne eine massive Anstrengung der Weltgemeinschaft sieben Millionen Menschen vom Hungertod bedroht - aktuell verschärft sich die Bedrohung durch Cholera, warnt die Gesundheitsorganisation WHO. Die Lage in dem bitterarmen Land sei „die größte humanitäre Krise der Welt“, sagen UN-Verteter. Am Beispiel Jemen zeigt sich wie in Syrien das Pulverfass im Nahen Osten, das in Stellvertreterkriegen zwischen Iran und Saudi-Arabien, zwischen Schiiten und Sunniten, gipfelt. Diplomatische Bestrebungen laufen ins Leere. Eine ganze Generation wächst mit Krieg, Hunger und Versorgungsnöten auf.

Doch was ist dort überhaupt los? Wie kommt es, dass das Nachbarland des schwerreichen Saudi-Arabien zum Hungerland wird?

Wir sind hier wie lebende Tote. Wenn wir zu Bett gehen, wissen wir nicht, ob wir morgen noch leben“, sagt die Jemenitin Um Said aus der südwestlichen Provinz Tais. Wie viele andere Frauen aus der Region von Bilad al-Wafi ist sie mindestens vier Stunden unterwegs, wenn sie in den Nachbarorten Lebensmittel holen will. Die Frauen gehen auf schmalen Pfaden und durch das hohe Gebirge. Denn ihre Heimatstadt wird seit drei Monaten von Huthi-Rebellen belagert, die Hauptstraßen sind nicht passierbar.

Mehr als zwei Jahre nach Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs sei ihr Leben von „einer erdrückenden Belagerung, von Zerstörung und einer schwierigen humanitären Lage“ geprägt, sagt die fünffache Mutter, während sie neben den anderen Frauen hergeht. Alle tragen Taschen mit Lebensmitteln auf dem Kopf. „Der Krieg hat alles zerstört: Häuser, Krankenhäuser und Schulen“, sagt Um Said. „Wir haben nichts mehr, um die derzeitige Situation zu überleben, außer unseren Glauben an Gott. Wir haben geliebte Menschen verloren. Wir haben unsere Einkünfte verloren. Wir haben unsere Freiheit verloren und unser Recht, in Frieden zu leben.“ Um Said gehört zu den Millionen Jemeniten, die im Kreuzfeuer des Krieges gefangen sind. Zahlreiche Menschen sind auf der Flucht - von Amal Al-Yarisi, dpa und Mira Nagar

https://www.shz.de/deutschland-welt/politik/jemen-zwischen-krieg-hunger-cholera-und-waffen-aus-dem-westen-id16681421.html

Bemerkung: Überblicksartikel.

12.5.2017 – Middle East Observer (* A K P)

Yemen needs $70bn for reconstruction, development: Minister Yemen requires $70 billion for reconstruction and development in the country, Abdulraqib Saif Fatah, minister of local administration and chairman of the Higher Committee on Relief in Yemen said according to Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper.

Fatah made his marks following the publication of an International Bank study.

https://www.middleeastobserver.org/2017/05/12/yemen-needs-70bn-for-reconstruction-development/

My comment: by a minister of the Hadi government. That is more realisitic than an „estimate“ by Saudi Arabia, just 15 billion – much too low, for evident reasons. Other – more realistic estimates already ca. one year ago thought of 150 – 180 US $ billion.

12.5.2017 – CBC (* B H K)

Film: Behind the bitter legacy of Yemen's Arab Spring

Western support in the form of weapons far outweighs aid in famine-struck Yemen.

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/942941251981

12.5.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A K P)

Yemen: Six Brigades to Raid Sa’da, Militias Dispatch Reinforcements

Governor of Sa’da Hadi Tarshan has revealed that there are six brigades affiliated with the national army getting prepared to raid Sa’da and other affiliated provinces in Yemen within days. He added that work is ongoing to prepare brigades inside the city to carry out military actions in coincidence with the army progress.

Tarshan told Asharq Al-Awsat that Sa’da is being purged from insurgents with the support of Saudi-led coalition.

http://english.aawsat.com/said/news-middle-east/yemen-six-brigades-raid-sada-militias-dispatch-reinforcements

My comment: This seems to be an announcement of a new assault in saada province. This „governor“ is appointed by „president“ Hadi, up to now lacking the greatest part of „his“ province. He also announces acts of terrorism from within the province. And the whole article of course is filled with propaganda.

12.5.2017 - International Organization for Migration(* A H K)

UN Migration Agency: Military Attack on Yemen’s Al Hudaydah Port, City Will Endanger Lives, Humanitarian Response

An imminent attack on Al Hudaydah port and city will likely lead to further loss of life, displacement and suffering for the Yemeni people. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) and humanitarian partners in Yemen are increasingly worried about the level of assistance and protection needed in such an increasingly catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

The UN Humanitarian Country Team has called for financial support to help the estimated 18.8 million people in need, including conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants. More than half of them require immediate humanitarian assistance to save their lives, with women and girls being especially vulnerable.

A minimum of 400,000 people will flee the city eastwards, once Al Hudaydah is under attack,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s Director of Operations and Emergencies. “This is in addition to the already desperate situation of more than two million displaced people and their conflict-affected host communities. Even without this attack on Al Hudaydah, all emergency response in Yemen is facing huge difficulties of access, financial support and immense needs,” he said.

http://www.iom.int/news/un-migration-agency-military-attack-yemens-al-hudaydah-port-city-will-endanger-lives = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/un-migration-agency-military-attack-yemen-s-al-hudaydah-port-city-will-endanger-lives and also http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56737#.WRXyRtza7IV

12.5.2017 – Reuters (* A H K)

Attack on Yemeni port would displace at least 400,000: U.N.

An attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port would displace more than 400,000 people, the U.N. International Organization for Migration said on Friday, doubling its previous minimum estimate.

"A minimum of 400,000 people will flee the city eastwards, once Al Hudaydah is under attack," IOM's Director of Operations and Emergencies Mohammed Abdiker said in a statement, using a different English spelling for the port's name.

The U.N. has previously warned against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi-held port, the aid lifeline for millions of people in desperate need of food, saying that 200,000-500,000 people could be displaced – by Tom Miles

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un-idUSKBN18812I

12.5.2017 – The Independent (* B K P)

Trump and Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman are the most dangerous men in the world – and they’re meeting next week

Trump has already ordered greater US support for the Saudi war effort in Yemen, but the deputy crown prince will be primarily bidding for US backing for his confrontation with Iran

The deputy crown prince is turning out to be not only a gambler, but one who recklessly raises his stakes when in trouble. Proof of this came in an extraordinary but under-reported interview he gave earlier this month, broadcast on al-Arabiya TV and Saudi TV, in which he threatens military intervention in Iran.

Speaking in highly sectarian terms, he claims that the Iranian Shia leaders are planning to seize Mecca and to establish their rule over all the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.

His diatribe is as anti-Shia as it is anti-Iranian and likely to provoke fears among Shia in Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia itself, where Shia make up a tenth of the population, that they will be the victims of an anti-Shia crusade.

Prince Mohammed appears to give credence to the theory of a grand anti-Sunni conspiracy orchestrated by Iran, saying that, since the Iranian revolution in 1979, Iran has been trying to “control Muslims in the Islamic world and spread the Twelver Jaafari [Shia] sect in the Islamic world so Imam Mahdi comes.”

There is more at play here than Prince Mohammed whipping up religious and nationalist feelings in Saudi Arabia to secure his own power base and fend off his rivals within the royal family. None of his foreign ventures have so far achieved their aims

The White House is doubtless conscious that the one-time Trump has won universal plaudits in the US was when he fired missiles in Syria and dropped a big bomb in Afghanistan. Trump and Prince Mohammed may be very different in some respects, but both know that fighting foreign foes and waving the flag shores up crumbling support at home – by Patrick Cockburn

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-saudi-arabia-visit-means-war-with-iran-a7732861.html = http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/15/as-trump-cozies-up-to-saudi-arabia-war-with-iran-becomes-more-likely/

11.5.2017 – AFP (* A P)

Rifts grow on both sides of Yemen conflict

Rifts are growing within the ranks both of Yemen's government and the rebel alliance, further dimming the prospects of an end to the country's two-year-old war.

On the government side, a push for self-rule in the formerly independent south is gaining traction.

Local governors in south Yemen on Thursday announced they had launched an autonomous authority for the region, a rebuttal against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's decision to fire two key members of his government.

In the north, a power struggle is emerging in the alliance between Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels and the forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Caught in the middle are millions of Yemenis who face spiralling violence, looming famine and a political crisis that analysts say is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. – BY TAIEB MAHJOUB

https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/rifts-grow-both-sides-yemen-conflict = http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/rifts-grow-on-both-sides-of-yemen-conflict/article/492415

Remark: Overview article, detailed reports had been in YPR 300, 299.

10.5.2017 – Telesur (* A K P)

UN: Saudi Attack on Yemen Port Risks Major Humanitarian Catastrophe, Mass Displacement The Red Sea port of Hodeidah is the main point of entry for an estimated 80 percent of the war-torn country's food imports and relief aid.

The Saudi kingdom's bloody onslaught on Yemen could take an even grimmer turn if the port city of Hodeidah is attacked, as a U.N. official warned that up to half a million civilians could be displaced if the conflict in the country's southwest escalates.

"Between 100,000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen," said Shabia Mantoo, the spokesperson for the U.N. refugee agency, on Wednesday.

"The humanitarian situation alone continues to worsen even without the conflict intensifying," Mantoo told AFP from the Red Sea city of Hudaydah.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/UN-Saudi-Attack-on-Yemen-Port-Risks-Major-Humanitarian-Catastrophe-Mass-Displacement-20170510-0034.html

Remark: Overview article, detailed reports had been in YPR 300, 299 and earlier.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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14.5.2017 – Reuters (* A H)

Yemen declares state of emergency in Sanaa over cholera

14 Officials in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, controlled by the armed Houthi movement, declared a state of emergency on Sunday after an outbreak of cholera, which has killed dozens of people.

Yemen's health ministry called on humanitarian organisations and other aid donors to help it deal with the epidemic and avert an "unprecedented disaster". The health system, severely degraded by more than two years of war that also displaced millions, cannot cope, the state news agency, Saba, said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-cholera-idUSL8N1IG0XB and film by Yemen Today TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jeOiCb_YN8

14.5.2017 – BBC Arabic (* A H)

Film: '6,000 cases of diarrhea, 180 cases of cholera across Yemen'-UNICEF Deputy Representative in Yemen (Arabic)

BBC Arabic reported that a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed at least 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said."This is Al-Maswari family, the four children are suffering from diarrhea, one of them is in serious condition and there are 6,000 cases of severe watery diarrhea across Yemen .There are 180 confirmed cases of cholera ", UNICEF Deputy Representative in Yemen, Sherin Varkey said. "Patients have severe dehydration in the body and many of them may have cholera, which is very urgent and all the partners here are doing what they can to help the hospitals to take care of them", Varkey added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkeDLdirTQw

14.5.2017 – Al Masirah TV (* A H)

Film: Tour to monitor cholera patients statistics (Arabic)

Minister of Health Dr. Mohammed bin Hafeez revealed that the cholera epidemic exceeds the capacity of the Yemeni health system burdened by the consequences of the aggression and the US-Saudi siege on Yemen, and demanded the opening of Sanaa airport and the entry of medicines.
"The cholera epidemic is beyond the capabilities of any healthy health system and it is necessary to pressure the United Nations to open Sana'a airport, allow access to medicines and travel for patients who need treatment abroad," he said.
The Minister of Health said that a distress call had been launched during the last period to request 22 million dollars, but the international community has not responded so far. He pointed out that the total number of cases of cholera was 8595 cases, laboratory confirmed cases 213 cases, 115 cases in Sana'a and a number of governorates .
Ben Hafeez called on international organizations to urgently support and assist cholera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHFKrsHiva0

14.5.2017 – Yemen Today TV (A H)

Film: Local Authority and Health Announce Loss of Cholera Control in Mahweet 14 - 05 – 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgYf-qJapAA

14.5.2017 – Suhf (A H P)

Mothers of abductees reveal that dozens of their parents have been infected with the cholera epidemic in the Huthi prisons in Sana'a

The association said in a press release that the humanitarian and health conditions of the kidnappers in the militias of the coup militias are worsening day by day.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/160330 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F160330

14.5.2017 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A H)

Took cousin Rahaf to Dhamar hospital,was full wth cholera cases went to a clinic,Doc said 107cases in last 5days her brother has cholera2 #Yemen (photos)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/863840271792058368

14.5.2017 – Anadolu (* A H)

A cholera outbreak has been reported in a Houthi-run prison in Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to a local rights activist.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Sunday, Abdel-Rahman Berman said 24 cholera cases were registered in the Habra prison.

Four people were transported to hospital due to their deteriorating health conditions,” said Berman, a member of a government panel investigating human rights abuses.

http://aa.com.tr/en/health/yemen-cholera-outbreak-reported-in-sanaa-prison/818111

13.5.2017 – Ahmad Alghobary (* A H)

About 250 cholera cases in my city Dhamar #Yemenin one week People haven't received salary for 9 months #UKshould stop supporting #Saudi

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/863453021132513281

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A H)

A government hospital in Abyan launches a distress call following the arrival of a large number of cholera sufferers

According to the Anatolia Agency, the hospital administration said that in the past two days, 50 cases of acute watery diarrhea have arrived.
She pointed to the death of a person with cholera on arrival at the hospital.
She added that the cholera epidemic began to spread dramatically in most areas of Lauder.
She pointed out that many cases were unable to reach the hospital due to the distance, and others to the ignorance of the population of the seriousness of the disease.
This comes after remarks made on Friday evening by Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Major General Hussein Arab, in which he stressed that "liberated areas of Al - Houthi and Al -Makhloui militia are free from cholera injuries."

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158532 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158532&edit-text=

Remark: Abyan, in “liberated” southern Yemen.

13.5.2017 – Yemen Today TV (* A H)

Film: cases of cholera at the Khamar Hospital in Amran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWiUGLdtZ44

13.5.2017 – Yemen Today TV (* A H)

Film: Cholera at Sanaa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn7lKqErbJs

12.5.2017 – Yemen Today TV (* A H)

Film: 12 cases of cholera outbreak and 321 deaths in Al-Mahweet 12 - 05 – 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJxpljp8_8

11.5.2017 – World Health Organisation (* A H)

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

WHO has rapidly distributed medicines and medical supplies, including cholera kits, oral rehydration solutions and intravenous (IV) fluids as well as medical furniture and equipment for diarrhoea treatment centres. Ten new treatment centres are being established in affected areas.

WHO is also supporting health authorities to establish oral rehydration therapy corners to treat mild and moderate dehydration due to diarrhoea. Starting with 10 oral rehydration therapy corners in Sana’a, this approach will be replicated across all affected areas. More severe cases will be referred to the diarrhea treatment centres.

http://www.emro.who.int/media/news/who-responds-to-resurgent-cholera-in-yemen.html=http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/who-responds-resurgent-cholera-yemen

12.5.2017 – Common Dreams (* B H)

Dangerous Trifecta of Crises as Yemen Hit With Cholera Outbreak

Warring nation already facing widespread famine and devastated infrastructure

[short overview of humanitarian crisis]

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/12/dangerous-trifecta-crises-yemen-hit-cholera-outbreak

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14.5.2017 – Human Needs (A H)

Film: For 1000s families in #Yemen,burning plastic bottles,a toxic hazard, that their children scavenge from streets is the daily way to cook meals

https://twitter.com/HndOrgYE/status/863844459192233985

13.5.2017 – Your Abilities (A H)

Patiently, a bedridden mother suffers of illness & needs an urgent medical assistance @Yourabilities_orising funds 2 help her. (photos)

https://twitter.com/Living_Yemen/status/863470439829573635

13.5.2017 – Springer Time (* B H)

How mothers in rural Yemen chose health care during violence

For expectant mothers in the mountains of Yemen, health care is hard to come by. In rural parts of the country, where 70% of the population live, data from the Yemen National Health and Demographic Survey (2015) indicated that just 34% of new mothers were helped by a skilled birth attendant, and only 23% gave birth at a health facility.

There are myriad reasons why.

New research in the Journal of International Humanitarian Actionlooks closely at one tool for connecting this group of expectant mothers to care: safe motherhood vouchers. Drawing on their longtime roles as researchers and supporters of voucher programs for public health, authors Corinne G. Grainger, Anna C. Gorter, Eman Al-Kobari and Luke Boddam-Whetham paint a detailed picture of the voucher system in geopolitical and historical context. After analyzing their experience with delivery of the Yemen Reproductive Health (RH) Voucher Programme, they emerge with a set of recommendations for effective use of vouchers in humanitarian practice.´- by Erica Gordon-Mallin

http://blogs.springeropen.com/springeropen/2017/05/14/mothers-rural-yemen-chose-health-care-violence/

11.5.2017 – UN Flüchtlingshilfe (* B H)

Jemen: Über 2 Millionen Kinder können nicht zur Schule gehen

Über zwei Millionen Kinder im Jemen können wegen des Krieges nicht mehr in die Schule gehen. UNHCR hilft Flüchtlingen, Binnenvertriebenen und den Kindern in den Aufnahmegemeinden, damit sie weiter lernen können.

“Es ist nicht nur der Konflikt, der die Gesundheit von Schülern und Lehrern beeinträchtigt, sie kämpfen gegen die Armut und brauchen viel Unterstützung”, berichtet der Schuldirektor Aisha Al Dhafari. “Vor dem Krieg waren in einer Klasse 60 Schüler und jetzt hat sich das verdoppelt und es sind bis zu 120.”

Der Unterricht findet in zwei Schichten statt - eine morgens und eine am Nachmittag. Es gibt nur wenig Unterrichtmaterial. Weil es keinen Strom gibt, hat UNHCR auf dem Dach Solarpanels installiert, um in den Klassenräumen ausreichend Licht zu haben.

“Durch den Krieg wird es immer schwieriger zu lernen und wir haben noch nicht einmal Bücher. Wir müssen uns alle ein Buch teilen”, erzählt Afrah.

Bildung ist im Jemen für die lokale Bevölkerung und auch Flüchtlingskinder kostenlos. Doch mehr als 1.600 Schulen sind durch den Krieg zerstört oder beschädigt worden. Andere sind zu nah an den Frontlinien, so dass ein Schulbesuch zu gefährlich ist. Lehrergehälter werden nur unregelmäßig oder gar nicht ausgezahlt.

“Die Lehrer haben ihr Gehalt manchmal seit bis zu fünf Monaten nicht bekommen und trotzdem kommen sie in die Schulen und geben unbezahlt Unterricht. Sie tun es, einfach weil sie es für ihre Pflicht halten”, lobt Mohammed Al Fadhli vom Bildungsministerium in Sana’a.

Bildung = eine Investion in die Zukunft
Um die Situation in den Schulen im Jemen und vor allem in den Regionen zu verbessern, in denen viele Flüchtlinge und Binnenvertriebene leben, hat UNHCR

Helfen Sie, Kindern eine Zukunft zu geben- in unserem Spendenshop finden Sie dazu viele Möglichkeiten: www.uno-fluechtlingshilfe.de/shop/spenden/bildung/

https://www.uno-fluechtlingshilfe.de/news/jemen-ueber-2-millionen-kinder-koennen-nicht-zur-schule-gehen-615.html

11.5.2017 – Your Abilities (A H)

People in Yemen depend on these food items to save their lives food and are in desperate need for your support to continue saving lives (photos)

https://twitter.com/Yourabilities_o/status/862672411740831745

Yemen’s humanitarian situation is critical with 4 in 5 Yemenis needing some form of assistance. Donate to @Yourabilities_o for saving alive (photos)

https://twitter.com/Living_Yemen/status/862689691031810048

9.5.2017 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Funding Update: Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen (9 May 2017)

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.

Yemen : Funded 18 %. Average all 4 countries: 24 %.

http://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/funding-update-nigeria-south-sudan-somalia-and-yemen-9-may-2017 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Somalia%20Nigeria%20South%20Sudan%20Yemen%20funding%20update%209%20May.pdf

30.4.2017 – World Food Programme (A H)

Key points

Food consumption deteriorates in Al Hudaydah for the second consecutive month.

More non-displaced households are using negative coping strategies particularly in Hajjah and Sa'dah.

More respondents are concerned about rising unemployment and the lack of opportunity to generate income to support their families

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-mvam-bulletin-21-april-2017-food-security-indicators-are-poor-hajjah-access-food and in full: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp291956.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/wfp291956.pdf

30.4.2017 – World Food Programme (* A H)

Yemen Market Watch Report, Issue No. 12, April 2017

Highlights

Prices of food and fuel commodities continued to decline slightly in April 2017 due to slightly improved availability, but remained to be much higher than the pre-crisis levels.

The cost of the minimum food basket marginally dropped in April compared to March 2017, but 24% higher than in precrisis period.

Availability of food and fuel commodities generally remained unchanged or slightly improved in April 2017 due to better imports through the sea ports and continued informal cross border overland in-flows.

According to Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) methodology, in April 2017, the situation for wheat flour improved from stress to alert status, while vegetable oil remained on alert status, and sugar persisted to be at crisis level. However, the ALPS indicator for red beans deteriorated from alert to stress situation. The ALPS indicator for the cost of the minimum food basket remained at alert status.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-market-watch-report-issue-no-12-april-2017 and in full: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp291968.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/wfp291968.pdf

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

14.5.2017 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K P)

Yemeni fighters keep training in secret places, & increasingly joining battles To defeat US-Saudi invaders (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/863797611270201344

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/863796586761080832

14.5.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A)

#Yemen capital Sanaa : Kidnapped businessman rescued. Kidnappers had nabbed him by pretending to be Houthi Ansar Allah militia.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/863773689816522752

14.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

A minister close to the Houthis calls for the abolition of the revolutionary committees and describes them as vampires

The minister of commerce and industry in the government of the Houthis, "Abdo Bishr," on Saturday, attacked the Houthi group, describing them as "blood suckers of the people."

In a letter sent to "The Compassionate", published by the news agency close to Saleh , he called for "the abolition of the revolutionary committees, correcting the existing imbalances, drying up the sources of corruption, and lifting oppression, arrogance and arrogance on the people of Yemen."

Bishr said: "The situation from bad to worse, and the people arrived at the situation to prefer suicide and death to live dead, and some of the followers of the supporters of God from the inside of thousands of thousands right and wrong and do not find anyone to agree with him and were not referred to the courts to try or release them" .

He added: "And the crews and cars confiscated and looted every day are used to plant X or r of people and spread corruption protected by some of the weak souls, although everyone agreed to correct .. Not aware."

He went on: "More than seven months without salary without finding what fills the hunger and the requirements of life, stressing the need not to silence, to tampering on the part of what he called" the vampires of the Yemeni people. "

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159940 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159940 and shorter in English: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/05/14/Minister-in-Yemen-rebel-government-labels-Houthis-blood-suckers-.html

14.5.2017 – Saba Net (A P)

Prime Minister, ICRC discuss humanitarian cooperation

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464607.htm

FM meets ICRC director of operations

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464605.htm

14.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Houthis authorities prevent water from detainees in political security prison

A source to Al Masadr online accused that , houthis group authorities were prevented driking water and cleaning from detainees in political security prison in capital Sana'a , since more than three weeks.

The sources have been spoken inside the political security prison in Sana'a city, that the prison guards appoint one bottle for each detainees during the day for drinking and cleaning.

A cording the source that the prisoners have become ill because preventing water and were threatened with disease because of lack of water on prison bathroom .

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91176

14.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Al-Bayda: Houthis blow up a house

The Houthis-Saleh militants blew up on Saturday a house of one of their opponents after looting its contents in Sarar al Eshash village of Weld Rabie district, northern al Bayda province.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91174

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

And now: the son of the deposed Saleh Ahmed_ali arrives Riyadh from the UAE

The sources said that Saleh recently sent his son Ahmed to Riyadh on a secret mission to seek to negotiate (with the exception of his Houthi allies) with the Saudi leadership to find a way out of resolving the Yemeni crisis, which angered the Huthis. on them.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159439 and in translation. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159439

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

A message from the Minister of the Sana'a government reveals the hidden and expose the corruption of the coupers Point for point

A letter sent by the Minister of the Salvation Government in Sana'a to the President of the Political CouncilSaleh al- Samad, on the sources of corruption within the Sana'a government and the Houthi group.


The Minister of Industry and Commerce, MP Abdo Bishr, revealed in his letter that the news of the hour was a copy of the meeting of the leader of the Houthi group
Abdul-Malik al-Houthi more than once and put him points of corruption, and issued a number of directives to correct the mistakes and ease the burden on this patient people, Or the implementation of those directives, and orders, but on the contrary, they have increased the torture and evils and provocations and provocations and restrict freedoms for reason and without cause and injustice and arrogance and arrogance, "and mentioned some points are:

Unfortunately, the mountain has produced a mouse, and although we bear and bear the people of all these internal and external calamities, the situation from bad to worse has reached them to prefer suicide and death to live when they are dead, "according to the letter.

The letter revealed that "thousands of people are right and wrong and there is no one to reach an agreement with them. They have not been referred to the courts for trial or release, and the confiscated and looted vehicles and vehicles are used every day to incite people. On the patch. "

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159475 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159475

12.5.2017 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Yemenis stage massive rally against US support of Saudi war on Yemen

Tens of thousands of people have held a massive rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a to voice their outrage at the US-backed Saudi military campaign against the impoverished Arab country.

The demonstrators marched through Ma'rib Street in central Sana'a after Friday prayers, carrying Yemeni flags and banners in condemnation of US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the Saudi capital Riyadh later this month.

Participants in the rally also shouted slogans such as, “No to American terrorism,” renewing the Yemeni people's steadfastness in the face of the Saudi aggression, which has been supported by the US.

The protesters condemned Washington for being complicit in the Saudi crimes against the Yemeni nation by providing the Al Saud regime with conventional and banned weapons.

In a speech to the demonstrators, Supreme Revolutionary Committee Chairman Muhammad Ali al-Houthi said the massive rally would be a prelude to a yet larger protest to be held concurrent with Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/12/521650/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-US-Trump-Houthi-Ansarullah-Hudaydah-rally and by Saba Net: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464511.htm and photos: https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1676020436027277

12.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

UAE responds to ousted Saleh - Gulf states no longer trust Saleh and his speech maneuver to seek personal settlement ..

Diplomatic sources in the Gulf said that the speech of the deposed presidentSaleh , from his declaration of readiness to leave Yemen and his call for dialogue with Saudi Arabia, is part of Saleh's continued attempts at political maneuver, devoid of sincere intentions to end the tragedy of Yemen caused by his coup with the Huthis .

"Saleh understands that any political settlement of the Yemeni crisis will force his departure from Yemen because he has no place in the political equation after reaching a political solution," he said. "Today's speech is only for internal consumption and does not involve any serious concessions. To stop the war in Yemen ».

"Salih felt that the Houthis were looking for a settlement that would give them political gains in the post-war period, prompting him to seek out for himself by showing his willingness to leave Yemen for a political deal," the sources added.

The sources pointed out that "Saleh contradicted himself in his previous speech confirmed that he will not come out of Yemen but killed, and in his last speech declares his willingness to leave voluntarily from the country.

Diplomatic sources confirmed that "Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states will no longer trust Saleh after his alliance with Iran and its arm in Yemen Al- Houthi group to threaten its national security."

The deposed president announced in his last speech his readiness to leave Yemen, and accept the political solution to stop the war, calling on Saudi Arabia to dialogue with him directly.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157761 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157761&edit-text=

Remark: For Saleh’s speech and proposal: YPR 300, cp5.

11.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Former Yemeni Ali Abdullah Salehsent an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 11. Saleh asked Russia to propose a resolution in the UN Security Council to end the Saudi-led coalition’s embargo and planned offensive on al Hudaydah port in western Yemen. Russia mediated negotiations between Saleh and Emirati leadership in pursuit of a political solution to the Yemeni civil war, according to an April 25 report.[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-11-2017

11.5.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

4,000 Kidnapped, 13,000 Detained by Yemeni Insurgents

http://english.aawsat.com/a-alghabiri/news-middle-east/4000-kidnapped-13000-detained-yemeni-insurgents

My comment: No news, had been reported earlier and seems to be regularly repeated by the Hadi government for political reasons.

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp6a

15.5.2017 – Junge Welt (* A P)

Aufstand in Aden

Separatistenbewegung übernimmt die Macht im Südjemen, strebt aber Verhandlungen an

Der jetzige Konflikt begann am 27. April damit, dass Hadi seinen Staatsminister Hani bin Braik und den Gouverneur von Aden, Audarus Al-Zubeidi, feuerte. Zur Begründung hieß es, sie hätten zu enge Beziehungen zu den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE). Diese sind allerdings Teil der saudisch geführten Koalition.

Am 4. Mai demonstrierten in Aden laut einem Bericht von arab24.com nach den Freitagsgebeten Tausende mit der alten Fahne der DVRJ gegen die Entlassungen. In einer Erklärung forderten die Organisatoren der Kundgebung Zubeidi auf, eine »nationale Führung« einzusetzen, »die den Süden repräsentiert«. Am vergangenen Donnerstag nun gab Zubeidi die Bildung eines »Übergangsweisen Politischen Rats« bekannt. Er selbst führt den Vorsitz, Braik ist sein Stellvertreter. Unter den 26 Mitgliedern des neuen Gremiums sind die Gouverneure aller fünf südjemenitischen Verwaltungseinheiten. Der Rat soll, wie es offiziell heißt, »die Provinzen des Südens verwalten und sie innen- und außerpolitisch vertreten«.

Hadi ließ erwartungsgemäß sofort mitteilen, dass er die Vorgänge in Aden kategorisch ablehne und eine Abspaltung niemals akzeptieren werde. Noch steht diese aber nicht auf der Tagesordnung. Den Kräften, die jetzt die Macht in Aden übernommen haben, geht es vorerst darum, Verhandlungen zu erzwingen. Der Übergangsrat teilte am Freitag mit, dass Zubeidi und Braik zu Gesprächen nach Riad geflogen seien – Von Knut Mellenthin

https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/310689.aufstand-in-aden.html

14.5.2017 – The American Interest (* A P)

South Yemeni Political Leaders Launch Secession Council

Political leaders in Aden on Thursday announced the formation of a new body aimed at having South Yemen secede

The Hadi government rejected the proposal out of hand, but that in and of itself may not mean much. Saudi Arabia and the UAE, keen to fight the Iran-backed Houthis, have cobbled together a coalition composed of President Hadi’s own supporters, the Islamist Islah movement, Aden-based secessionists and the myriad other actors that make up what remains of Yemeni society. Should the Saudi-led coalition achieve some kind of eventual victory against the Houthis in Yemen, the winning side will have no easy time keeping the country together.

All of this might give pause to Pentagon officials weighing deeper U.S. involvement in Yemen.

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/05/14/south-yemeni-political-leaders-launch-secession-council/

14.5.2017 – Naji Alkaladi (A P)

The Southern transitional council holding the first session #todayin three groups in #Aden& #UAE& #SaudiArabia

https://twitter.com/NajTV/status/863442655245717504

14.5.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A P)

The Aden Declaration,’ Dangers of a Southern Secession in Yemen

Southern separatist ambitions in Yemen are not recent news but have been in the backdrop of the Gulf country’s 1994 civil war.

At the time, one of the vital factors in stoking conflict between the north and south was the role played by the then president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Albeit separatists putting forward objective and understandable arguments, realizing those ambitions remains near impossible. The international system in power will not allow for Yemen to be divided.

Additionally, there are the two clear-cut United Nations Security Council resolutions 2014 and 2051 that recognize and value Yemen’s unity. Not to mention that sponsor states undertaking the South dilemma have, over and over again, affirmed that a settlement must manifest within the context of a unified Yemen.

British and Russian diplomats have openly announced their countries’ support for a united Yemen, which at a point in time shocked separatists who relied on the two powers backing their cause. They had hoped for deep-rooted ties linking Britain and Moscow to southern Yemen to garner enough support for the South to gain autonomy.

Advancing separatist ambitions, the southern movement has arrived at a forked path. A faction of independence-seekers — in light of the upheaval caused by Iran-backed Houthis leading a coup in Yemen– have understood that priorities have been reshuffled.

After the government would return to full control, a safe and gradual separation and ultimately independence could be negotiated under unanimous Yemeni agreement. Nevertheless, a faction of the southern movement has opted for a more dramatic approach that is an uncalculated and rushed separation.

Personally speaking, a recent declaration released by Aden leaders provides a precise and elaborate answer to southern momentary autonomy. It simply is impossible under the current circumstances and conditions experienced by the nation.

In the meantime, these ambitions are announced for reasons of political leverage and interests. The south perhaps is looking out to secure a score of political gains

Gulf states–leading a coalition which freed Aden from the control of Houthi and pro-Saleh militias– have been clear in demanding Yemenis in general, and southerners in particular, to stand in solidarity with pro-legitimacy forces “to instate full state authority and sovereignty, restore security and stability across all Yemen.”

That comes as a clear message that any moves to resolve the southern issue “must be carried out through Yemeni legitimacy and consensus represented by the outcomes of national dialogue. ”

Perhaps after terminating the Houthi – Saleh staged coup, Yemen could reopen the southern and also provide an alternative– a previously reviewed and conceded draft solution based on establishing a federal state consisting of six regions.

A federal state is the only way out for southerners, whose demand for secession was not an end or an objection to unity. It was a protest fueled by a rejection of marginalization, tyranny, and expropriation exercised by the deposed Saleh since the 1994 war – bySalman Al-dosary

http://english.aawsat.com/salman-aldossary/opinion/aden-declaration-dangers-southern-secession-yemen

My comment: A Saudi media, thie certainly reflects the official saudi position. The article is very close to another which also is quoted here. Look also at

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

Saudi newspaper: This is the dangerous thing that will happen in Aden after hours (details)

A Yemeni presidential source revealed that the governor of Aden, Idruse Zubaidi, and the Minister of State, Hani Brik, met with Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Saturday in preparation for their meeting with the president in the coming hours. The source confirmed to Okaz that Zubaidi and Ibn Brik To implement Hadi's decisions to dismiss them from office.
Meanwhile, a reliable source in the Yemeni government said that ongoing dialogues between the government and the remaining members of the so-called "Southern Transition Council" to discourage them from this secessionist move.The source expected that Aiderous and Ibn Brik will announce in the coming hours the dissolution of the Council and the inclusion under the leadership of legitimacy.
Zubaidi and Ibn Brik arrived in Riyadh earlier to meet with Hadi and the leadership of the coalition, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Yemen, Major General Hussein Arab in a statement to «Okaz».
He explained that all Arab leaders named in the so-called Transitional Council assured the government that it has nothing to do with it, and that they stand with the legitimacy of Hadi, stressing that the people of the south stand in line with the constitutional legitimacy.

For its part, the local councils and the Executive Office in Aden declared their support for the statement issued by President Hadi's meeting with his advisers.She stressed in a statement yesterday stand with the legitimacy of Hadi, the legitimate representative of the people's choices and in real partnership with the brothers in the countries of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
She noted the great roles played by the president to reach a just solution to the southern issue, away from political rivalries that do not serve the southern cause or the future of the people.
Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) renewed its commitment to support the legitimate government yesterday

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159468 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159468

13.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

This is how the separation project fell in Yemen. Thus, the separatists will be dealt with

Hours after the announcement of the separatist faction led by former governor of AdenAbdullah al-Zubaidi, the announcement of a transitional council seeking to separate the north from the south received wide responses from the majority of southern leaders and symbols of the advocates of the southern issue, rejecting and innocence, which was interpreted as an early fall of that project.

[Negative reactions]

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159358 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159358

14.5.2017 – Al Arabiya (* A P)

Gargash: UAE’s role in Yemen is in supporting Saudi Arabia

UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, stressed that the UAE, with its strategy and national directions, is in line with the Arab alliance, and that cowards will not be allowed to interfere.

“Our historic commitment to Yemen and its people has been directed by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, and was enriched by the sacrifices of the people of the UAE and their martyrdom, and that cowards will not be allowed to interfere.” he tweeted on Saturday night. He stressed that the commitment of the UAE within the Arab alliance led by Riyadh “annoys those who like to tittle-tattle.”

He also stressed, “The role of the UAE in Yemen is in supporting Saudi Arabia, and aims for Yemen’s welfare.”

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/05/14/Qarqash-UAE-s-role-in-Yemen-is-supporting-Saudi-Arabia.html

and

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

So the UAE Minister of State responded to criticism of the role of the UAE in Yemen

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash responded to accusations against his government about the role it plays in Yemen .

"The role of the UAE in Yemen is supportive of Saudi Arabia, and its aim is the best of Yemen," said Gargash, adding that "those who claim narrow interests in a port, base or region are the only parties that do not understand our approach and position."

He pointed out that the commitment of the UAE in Yemen started by the founder of the State, Zayed Al Nahyan, and continues, followed by "the sacrifices of the people of the UAE and the testimony of their choice, and will not get him the foolish and cowards."

He continued: "Our commitment within the Arab alliance led by Riyadh is a distraction to the thugs of chatter, and the UAE and the sacrifice of its heroes stronger and richer than their counterparts, and will not get our resolve delirium."

According to Gargash, "in the midst of the foggy attitude of this politician and the o

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159476 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F159476%20 and also https://www.suhf.net/yemen/159469

My comment: That's simply bla bla.

15.5.2017 – Al Arabiya (A P)

Oman confirms its stance alongside the legitimate government of Yemen

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/05/15/Oman-confirms-its-stance-alongside-the-legitimate-government-of-Yemen-.html

13.5.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Arab League 'disturbed' by secessionist developments in Yemen's Aden

The Arab League on Saturday said it was "disturbed" by recent developments in Yemen following the declaration of an independent transitional political council to govern the south of the country by a former government minister earlier this week.

On Thursday, the former governor of the southern city of Aden, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, announced the formation of the "Southern Transitional Council", a matter of weeks after he was controversially dismissed by President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi earlier this month.

In a statement on Saturday Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul-Gheit expressed concern that the development could prolong conflict in the war-torn country, calling on all Yemenis to "pursue solidarity and unity in this hard moment to spare the country the risks of division."

"Opening up a new front leads to create more divisions and prolong the conflict in the country," he warned.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/5/14/arab-league-disturbed-by-secessionist-developments-in-yemens-aden and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170514-arab-league-backs-yemen-unity-after-breakaway-council/

14.5.2017 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Organization of Islamic Cooperation renews support for unity and sovereignty of Yemen

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) renewed its strong commitment to stand with Yemen's unity, sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity and solidarity with the Yemeni people in their aspiration for freedom, democracy, social justice and comprehensive development.
Secretary-General of the Organization Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen stressed that the organization is committed to supporting the legitimate government in Yemen in line with the resolutions of the Islamic Summit and the resolutions of the Council of Foreign Ministers. He called on all Yemeni parties to stand with legitimacy and reject the calls of the division through effective response to international initiatives aimed at reaching a compromise solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the relevant Security Council resolutions and the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.
He explained that any unilateral action and outside the scope of legitimacy will lead to further fragmentation and disintegration within the one Yemeni entity, and works to prolong the conflict in all its dimensions.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1627275

My comment: Nearly identical to the statement of the GCC.

13.5.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

GCC rejects formation of Yemen transitional council

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has backed Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in rejecting the formation of a transitional political council in southern Yemen, saying that calls for the separation of southern Yemen should be ignored.

"This is the first time we have seen a utilisation of these massive rallies to form a body that represents southerners," Bashraheel Hisham Bashraheel, Deputy Editor of Al-Ayyam newspaper in Aden, told Al Jazeera.

"What's significant this time is that this council has representatives from all the southern provinces without exception."

The new council could be seen as an attempt to strengthen decades-old calls for the secession of Yemen's southern region.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/gcc-rejects-formation-yemen-transitional-council-170513141733873.html

Comment by Judith Brown: Don't believe the map that shows Hadi area of control. The big red patch to the East is really in control of various sheikhs and tribal leaders, who are really anti-Houthi rather than pro Hadi. Hadi can't even stay in Yemen - not in any part marked in red - as he has far too many enemies and no significant support. Aden, which he called the temporary capital of Yemen, has never ruled anything and many of the people have been demanding secession since the start of the war and these calls are now getting louder. There was a blip of support for Hadi in the south when he closed the central bank in Sanaa because it made it look more likely that the south would gain independence - its passed now. What a mess.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155515081083641

14.5.2017 – Saudi Gazette (* A P)

Reject calls to divide Yemen, GCC urges Yemenis

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Saturday reiterated its support for the unity, sovereignty, security and stability of Yemen.

It called for a solution to the Yemen crisis in accordance with the Gulf initiative, the outcome of the Yemeni National Dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216.

GCC Secretary General Abdul Latif Al-Zayani said in a statement that GCC states call on all segments of the Yemeni people to reject the calls to divide the country.

He urged them to stand firmly behind the legitimacy of the internationally recognized government led by President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/reject-calls-divide-yemen-gcc-urges-yemenis/

Comment by Judith Brown: Really this is almost psychopathic. The factors mentioned are the very ones that are pulling Yemen apart. The national dialogue failed. The UN is unable to resist Saudi money. The Resolution 2216 is one sided and biased and cannot lead to peace because it's aims are incompatible with peace in Yemen. If peace is to be found in Yemen it has to be a new formula and so far it has been elusive.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155515022173641

13.5.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A P)

Saudi Arabia, UAE falling out over Yemen?

Reports and indications on the ground point to emerging disagreements between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the war on Yemen.

Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a radical Riyadh ally, recently sacked two of his point men over their reported alignment with the UAE amid growing tensions with the oil-rich Persian Gulf monarchy.

The men, Hadi’s governor for Yemen’s port city of Aden, Maj. Gen. Aidarous al-Zubaidi, and his state minister Hani bin Breik, reacted by breaking ranks with Hadi — and by extension with Saudi Arabia — and forming an autonomous regional body in southern Yemen.

Maj. Gen. Nasser Ali al-Nawbah, a notable figure in Hadi’s circle, has accused the men of setting up secret liason with the Emirates, buying arms from it and forming military units to harm Hadi.

Yemen’s barakish.net news outlet reported on Saturday that Riyadh had “invited” the men to the Saudi capital upon the declaration of autonomy to discuss with them “the latest developments in Aden Province.”

Any party that takes full control of Aden or the nearby Bab el-Mandeb Strait could start using one or both to change the regional economic patterns. This, observers say, could be carried out by exercising authority over the waters off Yemen’s coast. The Emirates could boost its economic hub of Dubai, and Saudi Arabia could improve its port city of Jeddah, each to the disadvantage of the other.

It also threatens to affect the standing equations in the momentous regional Arab grouping of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC).

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/13/521714/Saudi-Arabia-UAE-disagYemen

12.5.2017 – AP (* A P)

SACKED YEMENI GOVERNOR DEPARTS TO SAUDI ARABIA

A former Yemeni governor, recently sacked by the president, departed the southern city of Aden to Saudi Arabia on Friday after forming a separatist council rejected by Yemen's internationally-recognized government, Yemeni officials said.

Aidarous al-Zubaidi, along with ex-Cabinet Minister Hani Bin Braik, both known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, were invited by Saudi officials in the latest bid to ease tensions between President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the UAE, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, since 2015. - by Ahmed Al-Haj

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_YEMEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-05-12-12-35-51

and

12.5.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Yemen's newly formed "third government" travels to Riyadh

The former governor of Aden travelled to the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday a day after announcing the formation of an independent transitional political council to govern the south of Yemen.

A local official in Aden, who spoke to The New Arab on condition of anonymity said that Aidarous al-Zubaidi, a former minister of state controversially dismissed by President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi earlier this month, had departed Aden's airport, accompanied by his new "vice president" Hani Bek Brik, who was also dismissed by Hadi.

After announcing the establishment of the "Southern Transitional Council" on Thursday al-Zubaidi said in a televised speech that he was willing to continue working with the Saudi-led coalition that currently supports Hadi, in an ongoing war against the Iran-backed Houthis.

For his part Ben Brik too has pledged to continue working with the Saudi-lead coalition to uproot "Persian aggression" in the country, while also stating that the formation of a military council constituted a priority to the newly formed council.

Both al-Zubaidi and Ben Brik are known to have close ties to the leadership of the UAE, which is part of the Saudi-led coalition.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/5/12/yemens-newly-formed-third-government-travels-to-riyadh

13.5.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Premier cautions Arab Coalition against coup in Aden

Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar has cautioned, in an article published on Thursday, against the repeat of the Houthi-Saleh coup against Yemen's legitimacy in Aden, citing that such acts may shift victories achieved by the legitimate government backed by the Arab Coalition into setbacks.

He further said that no side, governorate or region can impose solutions for Yemen's complicated crisis.

He emphasized that the consequences of this scenario will lead to prolong Yemen's conflicts and the loss of great gains which were realized by the legitimate government backed by the Arab Coalition.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-6832 and http://www.sabanew.net/viewstory.php?id=17161

My comment: And the well-known propaganda of course is added in this statement.

12.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

The internationally recognized Yemeni government led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi rejected the Transitional Political Council for Southern Yemen on May 11. Former Aden governor Aydarus al Zubaidi announced the formation of the Council to govern southern Yemen on May 11. The Hadi government accused the Council of advancing al Houthi-Saleh nterests and promised to take “all necessary steps” to preserve Yemen’s unity. Early reports indicate that the Hadi government may be gathering troops at al Abir military base in western Hadramawt governorate, possibly to counter Hadhrami Elite Forces aligned with the Transitional Political Council. Council President Zubaidi and Vice President Hani Ali bin Brik departed Aden to meet with Hadi government and Saudi-led coalition officials in Riyadh on May 12.[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-12-2017

12.5.2017 – Digital Journal (* A P)

Secessionists in Southern Yemen threaten Saudi-backed government

[Overview on events of the last days]

An anonymous senior southern official said: "It is a step forward after a long struggle. The people of South Arabia have finally managed to organize themselves towards independence,The UAE and the Gulf respect the right of self determination, and we don't think they will be against the Southern will ... We don't advise the Hadi government to use force.``

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-secessionists-in-southern-yemen-threaten-saudi-backed-government/article/492481

Comment by Judith Brown: This was driven by the twit Hadi. He fires everyone who is competent - Bahah, Zubairi - and puts puppets in their place. And it foments more strife. Hadi is totally completely and utterly stupid and self interested. I really have lost any sympathy for him. Hadi manipulates for power whilst his people die because of his incompetent manipulations.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155515036558641

12.5.2017 – Middle East Monitor (* A P)

Will the UAE take military action against Hadi?

With the announcement by sacked governor of Aden, Aydarus Al-Zubaydi, that he has created a transitional political council in the city and the south despite the presence of the presidency and the legitimate government under the leadership of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen has been put on the edge of a dangerous turning point. In this way, it is approaching the Libyan model that has been overwhelmed by militias. It has effectively entered the state of division and strife over power, influence and territory.

The contradictions seen in the Libyan city of Benghazi are not far away from the Yemeni scene in Aden,

Yemeni sources have affirmed that events do not point to any kind of quiet between Abu Dhabi and Hadi after it has been proven that the UAE mobilised its men in order to incite and agitate the public in the streets of Aden and stir up chaos so as to undermine the authority of the legitimate government and erode respect for it.

Observers have been raising questions about what measures the Saudis will take in view of the escalation taking place, especially after Riyadh declared its support for Hadi’s measures. There is now a growing fear that the security situation may explode and that the UAE may take unilateral steps that could ignite the relationship that has never been so tense between the two sides.

A security and military reading of the overall formations set up by the UAE, which continue to be at its disposal, suggest that a confrontation is likely.

his would amount to a declaration that the south is entering an endless phase of conflicts, especially as the sacked minister Hani bin Braik, who is supported by Abu Dhabi, continues to head all the military and security formations called “The Security Belt Forces”, which number more than 12,000 soldiers and functions in the regions of Aden, Lahj and Abyan.

Arabi21 sources have said that these formations have tightened their grip around the above-mentioned regions, in addition to Aden International Airport. They are said to be functioning in tandem with other UAE military forces.

Observers have expressed concern that in the aftermath of the severance of relations between Hadi and Abu Dhabi, Aden may slip into a dark tunnel of chaos in terms of the lack of security and the eruption of fighting between the forces of the legitimate government that are loyal to Hadi and the armed formations that are supported by the United Arab Emirates.

he deep crisis and the events taking place at the present time in Aden and the southern provinces may lead to several possible scenarios. The worst of these, according to analysts, may be the dispute on the ground among the main components of the Arab coalition, particularly between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Translated from Arabi21, 11 May 2017

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170512-will-the-uae-take-military-action-against-hadi/

My comment: Interesting article, originally from Arabi21. It is clearly pro-Hadi and anti-UAE, anti-separatism, and off course anti-Iran. The rifts in Yemen deepen.

12.5.2017 – Reuters (* A P)

Yemen government dismisses southerners' secessionist bid

The Yemeni government on Friday rejected a new council formed by senior tribal, military and political figures that seeks the secession of southern Yemen, saying it would deepen divisions and play into the hands of Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

On Thursday, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, a former governor of Aden, Yemen's main southern city, declared the council would establish a "national political leadership" under his presidency that would represent and administer the south.

The announcement threatens more turmoil in the impoverished Arabian Peninsular country where the internationally-recognised government is forced to sit in Aden because the Houthi rebels control the capital Sanaa.

The move is born out of a power struggle between the southerners and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi that has undermined regional power Saudi Arabia's efforts to coordinate a military campaign against the Tehran-supported Houthis.

"These resolutions are baseless... and target the interests of the nation and its future social fabric," Hadi's government said in a statement.

Zubaidi announced the council's creation in a televised address on Thursday in front of the flag of the former nation of South Yemen, whose forces were defeated by the north in 1994 and brought into a reunified country.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-south-idUKKBN18814B?rpc=401& and by Middle East Eye http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-government-rejects-breakaway-southern-council-baseless-201532372

11.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Former Aden governor and Southern Movementleader Aydarus al Zubaidi appeared on Yemeni television on May 11 to announce his presidency of the “Transitional Political Council of the South”. The council’s vice president is former Minister of State Hani Ali bin Brik, whom President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi dismissed alongside Zubaidi on April 27. The Council also includes 24 prominent southern political, tribal, and military leaders, including the governors of Lahij, Abyan, Shabwah, Hadramawt, and Socotra governorates, and the unofficial sultan of Mahra governorate. The council stated that it will continue to work with the Saudi-led coalition against the al Houthi-Saleh bloc.[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-11-2017

11.5.2017 – Washington Post (** B P)

How diplomacy failed in Yemen and why it will again

Al-Zubaidi is now the head of the new Political Council and the highest political authority in the south. Before that, leaders in theHadramout region in the south announced their independenceas a federal region.

The international community has been reluctant to deal with these regional grievances for several decades. As Idescribe in a new publication, these divisions been exacerbated by the ongoing civil war and have yet to be taken seriously, to the detriment of sustainable peace negotiations.

How the current negotiations focus on old elite

Since the 2011 uprising, the international community has been involved in political negotiations over Yemen’s future. U.N. Special Adviser Jamal Benomar worked closely with the Gulf Cooperation Council, the United States and Western diplomats to pressure Yemeni political actors to accept the November 2011GCC-brokered deal. But to many, that initiative failed to address the demands of the people. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenistook to the streetsto protest the terms of what they considered a deeply flawed deal that sidelined their demands for political reform and kept in place the corrupt leaders they had risen up against.

Since theHouthis’ takeover of Sanaain September 2014, the United Nations, through U.N. Special Adviser Benomar and his successor, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, have been trying to mediate a cease-fire and a political settlement to help put an end to the war. But the U.N.-led mediation as currently structured is only dealing with the northern Yemeni elites fighting each other for power. Key figures in Yemen’s internationally recognized government, including Hadi, Vice President Ali Mohsin and Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid Bin Daghr, were each integral members of Saleh’s regime and a part of the northern political establishment that has long dominated the rest of the country.

Contrary to most portrayals, the war isn’t two-sided

Yemen’s current conflict, and its roots, are far more complex and include the demands of a broad swath of marginalized areas outside of the north. The Hadi government and the Houthi-Saleh alliance only represent the politics and divisions within the northern Yemeni elite, fighting one another for power, resources and control of the country.

Yemen’s ruling elite comes mainly from landlocked and resource-poor areas in the north, while politically marginalized Yemenis tend to live in areas with oil, gas, fertile land and access to the coastline.

The war has exacerbated southerners’ grievances against northern rule.

Why peace talks continue to fail – ByNadwa Al-Dawsari

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/05/11/how-diplomacy-failed-in-yemen-and-why-it-will-again/?utm_term=.802bd1e92b0c

11.5.2017 – AP (* A P)

SACKED YEMENI GOVERNOR OF ADEN FORMS SEPARATIST COUNCIL

The former governor of Yemen's southern port city of Aden, recently sacked by the president, said he formed a new "transitional political council of the south" on Thursday, after thousands of pro-secessionist Yemenis rallied in his support.

The ex-governor, Maj. Gen. Aidarous al-Zubaidi, has fallen out with the president but is close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015.

However, relations between Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the UAE have been tense over allegations that the Emiratis are offering patronage to southern Yemeni politicians campaigning for secession as well as what the president perceives as UAE violations of his country's sovereignty.

The new council, declared by al-Zubaidi at a speech in Aden, consists of 27 southern leaders including former Cabinet minister Hani Bin Braik, who had similar UAE-links and was also dismissed by Hadi.

The group does not, however, include prominent members of the Southern Movement, Yemen's decade-old separatist organization, actors who have political weight and influence needed in the region.

At last week's rally in Aden, thousands of southern separatists rallied in al-Zubaidi's defense – BYAHMED AL-HAJ

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_YEMEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-05-11-06-39-15 and list of 27 members in Arabic: https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/862638530379620353 and https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/862674157498232832 (with remarks) and photos (Zubaidi and the former South Yemen flag as symbol!): https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/862653231343833088

My comment: “The group does not, however, include prominent members of the Southern Movement”: What Zubaida actually wants to achieve?

11.5.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Banished Aden governor forms independent "South Yemen" council

The former governor of Aden announced the formation of a transitional political council to govern the south of Yemen on Thursday, just weeks after a presidential decree dismissed the official from his post,leading to mass protests from pro-secessionists.

Aidarous al-Zubaidi, the new president of the southern council, will be supported by his vice president Hani Bin Breik – a former minister of state who was also controversially dismissed by President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi earlier this month.

The council consists of 26 members.
These include the governors of Hadramout, Shabwa, Lahj, and Socotra, in addition to leading separatist figures and tribal leaders, said local journalist Saeed al-Batati.

Both al-Zubaidi and Bin Breik are leading figures in the southern secessionist movement and enjoy support from the United Arab Emirates.

In a televised speech al-Zubaidi said that the the newly established council was willing to continue working with the Saudi-led Arab coalition - which also involves the UAE - to battle terrorism in the county, despite the coalition's recognition of Hadi as the sole legitimate leader of Yemen.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/5/11/governor-turned-president-adens-al-zubaidi-announces-council-to-govern-south-yemen and on Twitter Al Araby even calls Zubaida a “Governor-turned-president”: https://twitter.com/The_NewArab/status/862613710325657601

My comment: Most southern governors are leaving “president” Hadi.

11.5.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Yemen's 'third government' emerges in southern Yemen

Zubaidi announced the formation of a new Southern transition council, led by himself, and supported by his new "vice-president", Hani Bin Breik - a former minister of state who was also dismissed by Hadi in the controversial presidential order.

And, with that, Yemen's already convoluted politics reached a new level of complexity.

"The south of Yemen has been mistreated, looted, and marginalised for decades," Yemeni political analyst Hisham al-Omeisy told The New Arab.

"In the past, Saleh's regime, including leaders currently in Yemen's Saudi-backed legitimate government, have treated it as a boon without paying any attention to the needs and rights of the southern people, and the people have had enough," he suggested.

But the story of the southern secession is a 27-year-old dream - or, some would say, nightmare.

In 1990, North Yemen and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen [South Yemen] unified under a popular deal between the two nation's then leaders, Ali Abdullah Saleh and Ali Salem al-Beidh.

The agreement was signed with hopes of bringing together the two diverse nations in all aspects, including peoples, cultures and resources. However, shortly after the establishment of Yemen, aspirations for the new state failed to take off, and southerners complained of marginalisation. War was declared in 1994.

"The division in the south is not only about the independence or separation from the north. It's more about regional conflict which appears in the structure of the different militias and forces," Yemeni writer and researcher Maysaa Shuja al-Deen toldThe New Arab.

Relations between Hadi and the UAE have been tense in recent months, after allegations by the Yemeni president that Abu Dhabi was offering patronage to southern Yemeni politicians campaigning for secession.

"Hadi likes to monopolise power and ensure that everyone is loyal to him personally," al-Deen said.

"Aidrous and Bin Breik were appointed by the UAE so they will take orders from it, but the new governor, al-Muflehi, is now appointed by Hadi - and he will surely show loyalty to him," she added.

Despite Hadi's southern roots, many in the south perceive him as a mere extension of the Saleh regime

"There has been a build-up of resentment towards and marginalisation of the southern cause for a while now, especially with the legitimate government of Hadi and the UN envoy ignoring Southern calls for self-determination. Sacking the popular governor of Aden just basically cracked floodgates wide open."

But while al-Deen suggests the latest developments are nothing new, Hadi's lack of control in the southern temporary capital could yet force the internationally recognised leader to face serious repercussions.

"The same divisions remain within the [Southern] movement, but what makes it serious is the absence of any armed power from the north, whether government or militia - while all factions in the south are now armed," she says – by Sana Uqba

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2017/5/11/yemens-third-government-emerges-in-southern-yemen

11.5.2017 – AFP (* A P)

South Yemen leaders defy government with local council

Aidarous al-Zoubeidi, the recently fired governor of the southern province of Aden, said the South Transition Council would "manage the provinces of the south and represent (them) domestically and internationally".

The move was a new blow to Hadi's efforts to keep together a loyalist coalition fighting Shiite Huthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa and much of the north and Red Sea coast.

Hadi, who is backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, has relied heavily on militia recruited in the south, where separatist sentiment runs deep.

The new council is made up of 26 members including the governors of five southern provinces and two government ministers.

Hadi's government did not immediately respond to the announcement.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170511-south-yemen-leaders-defy-government-with-local-council = https://www.yahoo.com/news/south-yemen-leaders-defy-government-local-council-132511421.html and by Middle East Eye: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/south-yemen-forms-own-leadership-defiance-hadi-1347164242

11.5.2017 – Reuters (* A P)

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior southern Yemeni official said secessionists hoped the mostly Gulf Arab military coalition would support their cause.

"It is a step forward after a long struggle. The people of South Arabia have finally managed to organize themselves towards independence," the official said.

"The UAE and the Gulf respect the right of self determination, and we don't think they will be against the Southern will ... We don't advise the Hadi government to use force," the official added.

Many southerners feel that officials in the north have exploited their resources and cut them off from jobs and influence.

Zubaidi said the new body would continue to cooperate with the coalition and foreign powers to combat what he called Iranian influence and terrorism.

But Saudi Arabia and its key ally the United Arab Emirates, despite arming and funding southern troops during the war, do not back secession and say they fight for a unified Yemen.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-south-idUSKBN18724T

11.5.2017 – Yemen Updates (A P)

Ali Salem al-Bayd, former #Yemen vice-president, welcomes the declaration of the "Political Transitional Council of the South" (photo)

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/862743665105661952

13.5.2017 – Asharq Al-awsat (A P T)

Terror Suspects Referred to Yemen’s General Prosecution ahead of Trial

emen’s deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Hassan Arab announced that his ministry received the files of a number of suspects linked to terror activities.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that these files will be referred to the General Prosecution, which will in turn carry out investigations with these suspects ahead of judicial proceedings.

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces, specifically Saudi Arabia, have been playing a major role in training new cadres of the Interior Ministry.

Arab added that a new phase has indeed begun in Yemen whereby only a few days ago a number of vital temporary government positions were inaugurated in Aden. These positions include a joint operations center and a Defense Ministry administrative complex.

This is the beginning of allowing state institutions to regain their work in Aden, he stressed.

He revealed that the Interior Ministry had in recent days uncovered a number of sleeper cells that were about to stage terrorist attacks in liberated cities. Arrested by the security agencies, these cells possessed different weapons, including explosives.

Arab explained that these cells depend on the drug trade and the Yemeni government is exerting efforts to thwart the passage of large quantities of drugs from East Asia to Africa through Yemen.

These cells are members of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, while some suspects confessed to having direct links to the insurgents in Sana’a. They revealed that they received orders from militia leaderships to carry out attacks aimed at destabilizing cities that are under the control of the legitimate forces.

Despite the discovery of the sleeper cells, the minister said that there has been a “significant” drop in bombings and assassinations in liberated regions – by Sa'ed Al-Abyadh

http://english.aawsat.com/saed-alabyadh/news-middle-east/terror-suspects-referred-yemens-general-prosecution-ahead-trial

My comment: Well, there might be a great bulk of propaganda here. The Hadi “governmnt” in the moment hardly will be able to start greater activities in security and anti-terrorism. - And: Houthi “sleeper cells” at Aden? Wait and see. The Hadi government had announced it would let work its sleeper cells at Saada soon..

14.5.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A T)

Wadi Hadhramaut, #Yemen : 2 men in Hilux pickup shot dead by gunmen aboard another Hilux in Seiyun town's main souk. Killers escaped.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/863839944594378754

11.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Officials from the Emirati-backed al Hizam forces and the UAE government replaced the commander of the al Hizam security forces, Nabil al Mashowshi, on May 11. Al Hizam forces are responsible for counterterrorism operations and security in parts of Lahij, Aden, Abyan, al Dhaleh, and Shabwah governorates. Emirati officials appointed Nasser al Shawhati, who previously led an emergency response al Hizam force in Aden, as the new al Hizam commander.[5]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-11-2017

12.5.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed the May 10 suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack on an Emirati-backed Hadhrami Elite Forces base in Daw’an district, western Hadramawt governorate. The attack killed one Hadhrami soldier and damaged an armored vehicle. Hadhrami Elite Forces deployed additional troops to Daw’an on May 10 following an increase in AQAP attacks in the area.[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-12-2017

and

12.5.2017 – Terror Monitor (A T)#To whom

Al-Qaeda published the image of Abu al-Rabeeh al-Hadrami, a suicide bomber who targeted the elite forces at the Badaat camp in Hadramout.

https://twitter.com/TerrorMonitorAR/status/863076322339430401

11.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Young man killed by Security Belt Forces in Aden

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91101

My comment: “Security Belt” a “security” force created by the Saudi coalition. This force is responsible for crimes against the population like this: https://womenpress.org/en/womenpress-news/student-from-taiz-subjected-to-torture-by-adens-security-belt-members.html

cp6a Südjemen: Mehr Politik / Southern Yemen: More politics

The situation simply is chaotic. The reports partly are contradictory. Newest reports on bottom. The first article is by Aljazeera Arabic, giving a survey.

13.5.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

What is hidden in the transitional council in southern Yemen?

A crisis within the crisis, which has been living since the areas under the control of legitimacy in Yemen .

Not a separation
"The transitional council is not a declaration of separation, it is an entity representing southern Yemen, which has suffered a lack of representation since 1994," said Adnan al-Kaf, deputy governor of Aden province.
He went on to say the program "beyond the news " Friday episode (2017/5/12) that the Council authorized its leader Zubaidi to put grievances and demands of the people of the South at the negotiating table, indicating that the Council partner to the legitimacy to expel the Houthis and Ali Abdullah Saleh from the south.
This entity, according to him, is also a partner of the Arab alliance against the Iranian tide, and not against legitimacy.
But an item in the council's statement says it represents the south at home and abroad.Thus, the writer and political analyst of Yemen Anis Mansour: What happened in Aden coup strengthens the Sanaa coup.
Rebellion and mixing of papers
He went on to say that what had been rebellion in liberated areas in order to mix the papers and to target the decisions of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who relieved officials of their posts.
Anis Mansour confirms that if the governor would have remained in office did not arise the Transitional Council, adding that the dismissals came after the narrowness of citizens of the failure of administrative, economic and service.
In short, in Anis Mansour's view, if there are positions and privileges, they are legitimate, and if they do not, they declare an entity that practices extortion.
Saudi academic and political analyst Khaled Baterfi went on to say that the first beneficiary of the emergence of this entity is Iran, which has supported the southern movement since 2007 when Ali Salem al-Baidh went to Beirut and remained in Hezbollah's protection to this day.

And on what is said that the personalities isolated by Hadi and now on the Council is calculated on the UAE, he saw that Abu Dhabi has no interest in supporting this entity, it is participating in the coalition for the restoration of legitimacy.
Baterfi concludes that the expression of the interests of a popular group or party is not the problem, but things have come to talk about the formation of a military body and the representation of everyone at home and abroad.
Finally, Anis Mansour said that the Arab alliance is dealing with the situation wisely, pointing out that southern Yemen is burdened with regional conflicts, and that the people involved do not represent the south but three directorates.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158513 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158513

12.5.2017 – Suhf (*A P)

In less than 24 hours .. How fell the Council of Aideros separatist?

[Overview, events]

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158446 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158446

11.5.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

Full collapse of so-called "Southern Transition Council" hours after its announcement!

Less than an hour after the announcement of the formation of the southern transitional council, a number of members of the group announced that they did not know about them and refused to announce.

The governor of Hadramout province,Maj. Gen. Ahmed Said Ben Brik, was surprised by the announcement of his name as part of the so-called Southern Transition Council, which was announced today by Eidros al-Zubaidi as its chairman and deputy Hani Bani Brik.

Hadramout governor confirmed that with the legitimacy ofPresident Hadiand that with the construction of a Yemeni federal state.

In the same context, the governor ofShabwaprovince, Ahmed Lamels, said that he was not connected to the so-called Transitional Council, at the same time surprised by the fact that his name was not known to him, adding that such measures would undermine the authority of the legitimate government led by President Hadi.

For his part, Minister of Transport Mourad Al-Halimi denied his acceptance of the Transitional Council, stressing that with the legitimacy represented by President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic

Al-Halimi said in a press statement that this council aims to divide the national ranks and that it is unacceptable, surprising to be named within the Council.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157481 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157481&edit-text=

12.5.2017 – Hussain2015y (A P)

Minister of Communications jumps from the lantern ship # Eidros. They will jump one by one and no one will be left next to him (document)

https://twitter.com/hussain2015y/status/863153111074050049

11.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

President Hadi's meeting with his advisers puts "new coups in Aden" in front of two options!

In the first official response of the Yemeni leadership to the announcement of the so-called Southern Transitional Council inAden, the President of the Republic, President Abdurbo MansourHadion Thursday evening, an extraordinary meeting of his advisers in the presence of Vice-PresidentAli MohsenSalehand Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obaid bin Dajr.

The meeting came out with an important statement that included six main points. The following is the full text. 1. The meeting welcomes all peaceful political actors in the various governorates of the Republic and the right of our people to exercise all activities and to form themselves in organizations, entities and parties within the framework of legality and in accordance with the national constants and laws governing it. The meeting categorically rejects the so-called formation of a transitional southern council, These actions and actions are completely contrary to the three references agreed upon locally, regionally and internationally, represented by the Gulf Initiative and its executive mandate, the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference, UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and related resolutions, and remainsWhich is not aimed at the interests of the country, its future, its social fabric and its battle with the coupist militias of Houthi and Saleh, and serves only the coupists and those behind them. The National Dialogue Conference has put in place effective and satisfactory solutions in accordance with the consensus of all segments of Yemeni society. They call upon all those who worked on the so-called Southern Transitional Council and those behind them to review their positions and urge them to fully engage inWishing to achieve the aspirations of our dear Yemeni people.

2. The meeting affirms the unity of purpose for which the operations ofthe Arab Alliance(Storm Al-Hazm and Return of Hope) ended the coup and the restoration of the State and the extension of its authority on all Yemeni soil and the implementation of the outputs of the national dialogue towards building a new federalYemen.

3. The meeting calls upon all our people, Saber and Almorab and all our heroes inthe national army and theresistance to not pay attention to the media or political side battles that seek to make them weak souls, stressing that we will spare no effort in everything that serves the interest of our people in liberating the militias of the coup and fight terrorism in all its forms And to maintain its security and stability.

4. The meeting calls upon all officials and others named in the so-called Southern Transitional Council to declare a clear and clear position. It also thanks the meeting and supports all those who declared their position on regional entities that do not serve the supreme national interests.

5. The meeting values the pivotal and important role of our brothers in the GCC countries and the Arab alliance countries led by the Kingdom of SaudiArabia, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy MosquesKing Salmanbin Abdulaziz in supporting Yemen and its legitimate leadership until achieving the full objectives of the alliance.

6. The meeting recommends that the President take all necessary measures to enhance consensus and move together to accomplish the main task of ending the coup and stopping any actions that contradict the three prerogatives that negatively affect the course of our battle with the coup forces (Houthiand Saleh).

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157625 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157625&edit-text=

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

President Hadi defiant: Declare your positions clearly .. We will pass the option of a "federal"

President ofHadidefiant: Declare your positions clearly .. We will pass the option of a "federal"

The Yemeni presidency issued a statement in which it declared its categorical rejection of the so-called southern transitional council.

The language of the statement, which was broadcast by Yemeni official space, was clear and realistic. He stressed that legitimacy is still in place to pass the "federal state" option agreed upon at the national dialogue conference, whatever the challenges and obstacles. Who stands behind them to review their positions.

Observers interested in the Yemeni issue say that the Yemeni presidency has derived the strength it needed from the Saudi position, which was supportive of it in the most difficult exam put in it, which explains the state of keen interest to inform the Kingdom of SaudiArabia tobroadcast the statement, even though it was issued in the middle of the night.

"It was a good statement," says one political activist. "But it remains only a paper, unless it is translated into actions on the ground, urgently and immediately.The president and the government must return toAden. If this happens, we can tell Zubaidi and those behind him "with safety" and never return.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157646 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157646&edit-text=

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik Al-Makhlafi affirmed that the independence, integrity and unity ofYemenand its territorial integrity are an international, Arab and Gulf commitment and a Yemeni commitment and consensus in accordance with the outcome of the national dialogue, and all that is otherwise invalid.

"Short-sighted projects based on desires, not exact calculations, are doomed to fail, but unfortunately they can have catastrophic effects before they fail," he said in a series of comments commenting on the formation of the so-called Southern Transition Council.

The foreign minister added that the practice of politics with wishes without accurate reading of the local, Arab and international realities and the requirements of the historical moment has always been one of the causes of the Yemeni disasters.

The former governor ofAden, Eidros al-Zubaidi, announced on Thursday the formation of a transitional council composed of 26 people under his leadership to manage the southern provinces.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157655 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157655&edit-text=

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

The Council for the secession of the South defies President Hadi and directs him this quick response to his statement

The Council of the secession of the South defies PresidentHadi anddirects him this quick response to his statement ..

The South Transitional Council hastened to respond to President Hadi's statement issued by the extraordinary meeting he held this evening with his advisers in the presence of his deputy and the prime minister and their categorical rejection of the formation of the council.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157636 and translation: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=de&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ar&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157636&usg=ALkJrhjcEi9_U7wQw2n0z521QMAMR3V99A

11.5.2017 – Yemen Updates (* A P)

Ben Brik confirms that the Transitional Council will form a military council soon! (photo)

Referring to:

11.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

"Ben Brik": we will announce the formation of a military council!

The governor of Hadramout province, Major General Ahmed Ben Brik, announced the intention of the Southern Transitional Council, which was announced this afternoon, to form a military council in the coming period.

This came in a statement in which Brik announced the declaration of the Council, which is one of its members, and is headed by the governor ofAden,Idruse Zubaidi.

Ben Brik said later that a number of components and configurations will be announced that will follow this leadership formation, namely the formation of the Advisory Council with the elite of the major references and the military council, which represents the leaders of the description officers in the southern armed forces and security, according to the statement.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157468 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157468&edit-text=

11.5.2017 – Yemen Updates (* A P)

Ben Brek confirms the full support of the coalition &appeals for the cessation of war n #Yemen &start reconstruction

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/862741887500918784

Ben Brik,Hadramout Governer, called for the declaration of Federal #Yemen of two regions:the north & south!

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/862737228023431168

Ben Brik,Hadramout Governer, endorsed the Aden's political council confirming it's under Hadi's leadership!

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/862736044126605312

Referring to

11.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

Official statement of Hadramout governor on "Declaration of the Southern Political Council" (text of the statement)

The governor of Hadramout province in easternYemen, Major General Ahmed Said Ben Brik, announced recently a statement in which he endorsed the political council in the southern provinces announced by the governor ofAden,"Eidros al-Zubaidi."

Ben Brik said that the political leadership of the council came under the leadership of President Abdurbo MansourHadi, the consensus of legitimacy in Yemen.

Ben Brik also called for Yemen to declare two regions from the north and the south.

the text of the statement:

In the name of of Allah the Merciful
important statement
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the honorable prophets and messengers, our master Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Sadiq the Secretary and his family and companions.
O sons of Hadramout province and southern provinces everywhere.
Those who are jealous of the safety and security of Hadramout and the South in general.
At this crucial stage, where the word "south" is incorporated into a new political mold that holds all the aspirations of the people of the southern provinces of the island of Meon to theskilled, they carry their innermost concerns and sacrifices since 1994 when their dreams and aspirations were buried in the unjust war that the people of the South suffered from marginalization and injustice. And the exclusion and abuse of their lives, livelihoods, education, jobs and presence within military institutions.
All these concerns bear witness to the declaration of its existence today, the Southern Political Transition Council, to represent all segments of the South and its components without exclusion and marginalization among them to demand the rights, identity and the right to live with its wealth, land and geography.
We would like to stand here in one flesh with the heart of one man next to this leadership of this Council and with it the components and formations that will follow this leadership formation is the formation of the Advisory Council with elites major references and the Military Council, which represents the leaders of officers described in the soldiers of the southern armed forces and security, The leadership of the legitimacy led by Marshal Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi is considered the head of legitimacy. We recognize his existence and declare that he is the father and the ruler in leading the country and achieving the completion of the injustices that have afflicted the south for 26 years.The bottom of our beloved country ..
Hence, we emphasize our main demand in the achievement of two regions of the North Province of the South Federal International Federal led by Field Marshal / Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
We ask our brothers in the northern governorates to comply with our demands and our position, which calls for an end to the war and bloodshed and to enter into direct negotiations with those on the ground and to enter into the stage of construction and reconstruction and to live in peace.
We also declare our full stand with the storm of firmness and hope through the GCC countries and the participating countries. We call on them and the permanent members of the Security Council to respond to this new position, which gives a clear vision for declaring a cessation of war and negotiations, declaring a federal state from two regions, the country.
With this declaration, we also stand for the souls of all the martyrs in the south and the north who have died in this unjust war, which has neither victor nor vanquished.
God guided our lines and the lines of our leaders led by Field Marshal / Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ..
God grants success

Maj. Gen/
Ahmed Said Ben Brik
Governor of Hadramout Governorate
Member of the Southern Political Transition Council

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157361 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157361&edit-text=

11.5.2017 – Suhf Net (A P)

Governor of Lahj defends the gathering between the "sisters" legitimacy and the Council of secession of the south!

Saifal-Haj, thegovernor ofLahj,defends the legal "sisters" and the secession council of the south!

The governor of Hadj Nasir al-Khubji, appointed by PresidentHadi, defended his membership in the transitional transitional council, announced today byAden'sgovernor Idruse al-Zubaidi, in the first position of a senior official in the legitimate government included in the council's list.

Al-Khubji claimed in press statements that his presence in the local authorities and the council did not contradict the legitimacy of President Hadi.And we will not be against him .. stressing that with the issue of the people of the South and with its objectives and this is our position in any place we are a position known to all.

"How can we stand with the legitimacy of President Hadi and at the same time demand the secession of the south, in direct opposition to the objectives ofthe Arab Allianceto support legitimacy inYemenled bySaudi Arabia and theUAE, and in violation of the resolutions of international legitimacy represented by the resolution of the Council International Security 2216 issued under Chapter VII, and provides for the unity of Yemen.

"The transitional council is considered the political framework that expresses the issue of the people of the south at home and abroad," Lahj governor said.

He stressed that it is not against the legitimacy of President Hadi as long as the war has not yet ended and we are partners within the Arab alliance against the tide of Iran and its coup militias and partners in the fight against terrorism in all its forms.

He pointed out that the Council will work to cover the political vacuum that occurred deliberately to marginalize the cause of the people of the South in the past period and cut the way for the installation of the representatives from outside.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157319 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157319&edit-text=

12.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

The first governor to announce his response to President Hadi's statement and disown the secessionist council

The first governor to announce his response to PresidentHadi's statement and to disown the secessionist council

The governor of the province ofSocotra, Major General / Salem Abdullah Alsagatri, full standing with the legitimate President of the Republic of Yemen represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, denying his relationship with the Southern political entity called outside the framework of constitutional legitimacy.

"We affirm that what was raised today about our support for the southern political entity outside the constitutional legitimacy is a return to its owners and does not reflect the crucifixion of the intended right, which is the southern issue, which is originally fair, and we believe that there is no solution to all national issues except through national dialogue and the outputs of the three references as the basis for a just solution. "

from the text of the statement:

We have followed the announcement of a southern entity and my father is to form a political council for him .. Including our membership and other leaders of the southern provinces and that the formation of the formation without sitting with us and to inform us of the tasks and competencies, but not to participate by any vision and understanding of what is announced and above this and Duk Nokd that the southern issue fair and Give the greatest attention and Manokdh you is our constant and absolute confirmation of the progress of all the goals and directions of the political leadership to cleanse the country and promote it to better meet the needs of the citizen of basic services and essential in his daily life .. We confirm that what was raised today on the supportA southern political entity outside of the constitutional legitimacy return to its owners and gives voice from the heart of the right to be a Southern issue, which is originally

We also commend the prominent role played by the political leadership in cooperation with the leadership ofthe Arab Allianceled by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to clear the rest of the country's territory and to continue. in the normalization of the situation and life in the liberated provinces that two tashahhuds significant improvement in many of the services.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157678 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157678&edit-text= and photo of document https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/863092582913540097

12.5.2017 – Suhf Net (A P)

Governor of Socotra issued a statement on his selection within the Southern Political Council

- The Governor ofSocotraProvince, Major General Salim Abdullah Al-Sakhtari, issued a statement commenting on his selection within the so-called Southern Political Council headed by the Governor ofAden,Major General Eidros Al-Zubaidi.

The text of the statement as circulated by local sites

We have followedtheannouncement ofthesouthern entity which providesfor theformationof apolitical counciltohim,toensure our membership and other southern provinces leaders and that Hedda formation without sittingwithus or tell usthefunctions and termsofreference but not our participation by any vision and understandingofwhatwasannounced and above all confirm thattheSouthern causeisjust and Ojobatobe giventhemost attentionandwhat we emphasizetoyou is our support permanent reaffirmations and absolute walk towards allthegoals and orientationsof thepolitical leadership to purgethecountry and promote the best to meettheneedsof thecitizens of basic and essential services in their daily lives, and we affirm that whatwasraised today ontheT.Aadna Southern political entity outsideof theconstitutional legitimacyofhis companions onthereturn does not reflecttheheartof therighttobe a Southern issue,which is inherentlyfair demandWe believe that all national issues can be resolved only through the outputs of the national dialogue and the three benchmarks as the basis for a just solution.

We also commendthemost prominent role thattheychangethepolitical leadershipincooperation withtheleadershipof theArab coalitionledbySaudiArabiaandtheStateof theUAEto cleanse the rest ofthenational territory as well and continue to normalizethesituation and life intheliberated provinces experiencingasignificant improvement in many services.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157721 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157319&edit-text=

12.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

Governor of Shabwa province declares his full stand with the legitimacy of President Hadi and the Arab coalition countries

Governor of Shabwa province declares his full stand with the legitimacy of President Hadi andthe Arab coalition countries

The governor of Shabwa province, "Ahmed Hamid Lamels" full stand with the legitimacy of the President of the Republic, "Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi" and the Arab alliance.

The governor said "Meles" in his official page on "Facebook" words of history and position .. We are with the legitimacy of President Abderba Mansour Hadi and the Arab alliance countries, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sister.

He added that "the political carrier of the southern issue, which does not conflict with the objectives of legitimacy and the Arab Alliance towards the elimination of militias coup ( Houthi and Saleh).

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158530 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158530

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

Saudi official denies involvement of the coalition in the case of the South

Sadaqah bin Yahya Fadel, a member of the Saudi Shura Council, said: "What is happening in southernYemenis a political crime against the country," while commenting on the announcement of political leaders by a political council on Thursday.

"TheArab allianceled by SaudiArabiawill have a reaction to this crime, especially since it fought the war against theHuthisin order to strengthen the legitimacy of President 'Abd Rabo MansourHadi' and preserve the unity of Yemen," Fadhil said.

He stressed that what was raised that the movement in the south supported by one of the coalition countries [he means: the UAE] is not true, saying: "We heard this talk, but I do not think that there is an Arab country supports this political crime."

He said that there are regional and international forces that want to divide Yemen into more than one country, not just the south and north. He stressed that the secession of Yemen is not in the interest of his people. He expressed the hope that the Yemenis will continue their alliance and overcome the difficult situation that their country is undergoing. Houthis ".

He pointed out that the announcement of the formation of a transitional political council in the Yemeni capital ofAdenin the south of the country, led by the governor of the city, Idruse Zubaidi, comes in the Nakba in the Yemeni President's dismissal, "adding that Eidros aims to separate the south from the north.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157479 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157479&edit-text= and also https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157413

11.5.2017 – Suhf Net (* A P)

The founder of the Southern Movement announces his position on the separatist council and calls for his downfall

founder of the Southern Movement [Hirak, Southern Separatist Movement] announces his position on the separatist council and call for his downfall

The founder of the southern movement, Major General Nasser Ali al-Nuba, announced his rejection of the formation of the so-called Transitional Council, stressing his stand on the side of legitimacy represented by President Abderbo MansourHadiand the Arab Alliance.

Major General Nasser al-Nuba said in a statement: "Through the site of the struggle as the founder of the southern movement and the name of militants on the southern arena of theskilledtoBab al-Mandabcondemned the declaration of the Transitional Council and considered it illegal and call all forces and political currents in the south and north to condemn this coup.

Major General Nubia stressed that a faction representing a regional group led by a coup d'état should not be allowed to represent the south.

Statement:

Statement by Major General Nasser Ali Al-Nuba, founder of the Southern Movement

The masses of our great people

O brave soldiers in the places of honor and heroism

You are aware of the great struggle and effort exerted by the Southern Movement activists who launched their peaceful revolution on July 7, 2007, to liberate our people from the oppression, oppression and occupation of the armies ofAli AbdullahSaleh, and the movement of this movement at multiple stations where killing, prisons, shackles, torture and starvation to a broad spectrum of leaders and activists of the movement , And despite these scourges and tribulations, but they stood and Sabrooa did not retreat from achieving their goals one hand from Mahrah to Bab al-Mandab.This unity within the movement was a source of pride, but the socialists and the two regional legends did not like this mobility unit as long as the movement was not under their command, as they think the guardians of the south and the revolution and the mobility and it is necessary that the infidelity in their hands and so Vtto movement and divided streams and factions and components, And momentum until the storm came at the request of President Hadi and returned to thelifeof the movement and joined his fighters with the rest of our people in the midst of the battle until liberation from the forces ofHouthiand Saleh.The warriors used the war to build military units, camps and buy weapons along with what they got from the coalition. They opened lines of support from the back of President Hadi and the legitimate leadership of the country with some circles in theUAEand started to create a state within the state.President Hadi was forced to dismiss Idroos Zubaidi against this background, and because they were working day and night for their own purposes. They called on the people of their regions and those who were tricked on May 4 in a simple crowd that did not represent the South. They declared a transitional council representing a coup against the president. Hadi and the legitimate authority and against the coalition and against the three references Gulf initiative and the outputs of the national dialogue and decisions of the Council and do not have any legitimacy and do not represent the south, neither near nor far.I condemned the declaration of this council and considered it illegal and called on all political forces and currents in the south and the north to condemn this act of coup d'état.

I would like to emphasize in this article that, just as we have confronted theHouthisand the armies of Saleh, we will confront this coup attempt against the legitimate authority of the country under the leadership of President Hadi, and we will not allow a faction that represents a limited group of people with regional tendencies.

I reiterate my thanks and greetings to all of you and peace be upon you and God's mercy and blessings.

Your brother, Major General Nasser Ali Al-Nuba

Founder of the Southern Movement

11 May 2017

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157686 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157686&edit-text=

12.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

President of the Council - the highest_For the movement out of silence and reveals Almstor leaders of the Transitional Council southern Aden!

The head of the Supreme Council of the Southern Movement, Salah al-Shanfar, rejected what he called the southern transitional council, which was announced.

He said that the Shiite wing in the south "is certain that they were known to conspire and betray them through their positions during the war of the Houthi militias on the south in the year 2015, where their positions were clear alongside the Huthi militias and the Alafashi during the war.

But they failed to control the south thanks to the will of the people of the south, "Confirming that the issue of the south is not a paper for trading is used whenever I want" but is the issue of land and wealth and identity and history of the issue of the restoration of the southern state through which the southern people of thousands of martyrs and wounded, And a betrayal of this oppressed people and its cause.

The Chairman of the Supreme Council of the movement: not convinced of their previous plots, but want to slaughter it finally through the claim of representation while still linked to the forces Houthi Alafaship to occupy the South again.

"He appealed to the southern people not to be dragged behind these wage forces, which lost and still sagging the southern revolution through the cloning of the components of the imaginary to try to disperse and tear down the southern revolution libertarian.

Al-Shanfra stressed that these forces are working to sow discord between Southerners, "stressing the embodiment of the spirit of reconciliation and the South-South tolerance." He thanked the Arab alliance countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and King Salman bin Abdulaziz, for their role in supporting the people of the South.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158398 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158398

My comment: Southern Separatist Movement (Hirak) rejects this council.

12.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

The military council in Taiz surprises everyone and issues an important statement on the southern transitional council

The leadership of the Military Council inTaizdeclares its affirmation and stand alongside the constitutional legitimacy represented by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Abd Rabo MansourHadi,and the outputs of the national dialogue and the draft of the federal state to get the homeland to safety.

And our being in Taiz part of this homeland we have followed with regret the announcement of the formation of a southern political council calling for separation and the overthrow of all efforts and sacrifices made forasingle stable

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/15776 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F15776&edit-text=

My comment: This was predictable. Taiz was not a city of Southern Yemen. The “popular resistance” at Taiz depends on support by the Hadi government and its Saudi backers. The Emirates, backing Hadi’s southern opponents, never were interested in supporting the Taiz “popular resistance”.

11.5.2017 – Suhf Net ( A P)

«Ali Salem al-Beid» announced support for the announcement of the southern transitional council in Aden

Former South President Ali Salem al-Beid announced his support for Maimesi's declaration of the Southern Transitional Council.

"The declaration of the southern political leadership on Thursday in the capital of Aden is a great historical achievement and the culmination of the struggle of the people of the great Arab south," the White House said in a press statement.

According to the site, the White Blessed blessed this courageous and courageous step, saying that this great step comes only from a solid leadership saturated with the thought of the revolution and the spirit of resistance. He said that the declaration of Southern Command on May 11 is an implementation of the contents of the historic Aden Declaration and the mandate given to the young leader Idruse Zubaidi. The declaration, which defined the stage, its requirements and its priorities, declares a southern leadership responsible for managing the transitional period and representing the south to meet its aspirations to restore the state of the south and build its federal state.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157728 and translation https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2F

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

The first comment by Tawakkol Kerman on the Southern Transitional Council

Kerman accused the UAE of stabbing from the back and said in a strange threatening tone: "The Arabs do not die but remain."

Kerman is a leading figure in the Islah Party, the Brotherhood's arm inYemen, andthere are accusations that he is involved in mysterious international relations that prompted her to win the Nobel Prize.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/157565 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F157565&edit-text=

My comment: The Nobel prize winner is a 100 % backer of “president” Lackland Hadi and Islah Party affiliate.

12.5.2017 – Suhf ( A P)

After the governor of Socotra and Shabwa and Minister of Communications: Ben Afar refuses to be named in the "Council of Zubaidi" (statement)

Saif al-Zubaidi, the governor of Socotra and the Minister of Communications: Ben Afar refuses to be named in the "Zubaidi Council"

The President of the General Forum for the sons of Socotra and Mohara Governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Afar said that he stood fully with the legitimacy of President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi and the Arab coalition countries led by Saudi Arabia .

This came in response to the name of his name in a statement called the Southern Transitional Council announced by the governor of Aden, "Eidros Zubaidi."

Al-Afar said, "We have been and still are supporting the political solutions to the southern issue, which are far from regionalism and marginalization, but that is out of the legitimacy of President Hadi and the Arab coalition countries.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158535 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158535

12.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

Important statement of the GCC countries on the Southern Political Council and the position of separation

The GCC countries reiterated their firm stance towards the unity and sovereignty of the sisterly Republic of Yemen and the preservation of its security and stability,

He also renewed his support for the United Nations efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis according to the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism, the outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council resolution 2216.

The Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council, Abdullatif Al-Zayani, said in a statement that the GCC countries call on all the Yemeni people at this delicate stage in the history of Yemen to reject the calls of division and separation and to circumvent the legitimacy to extend the authority and sovereignty of the state and restore security and stability. In all areas of Yemen, and restore things to normal so that the Yemeni people can complete the implementation of the comprehensive national dialogue outcomes that addressed all Yemeni issues, including the southern issue,

Stressing that all moves to resolve this issue must be carried out through Yemeni legitimacy and the Yemeni consensus represented by the outcome of the dialogue.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158349 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158349

12.5.20017 – Suhf ( A P)

The first agent of Hadramout province rejects the conservative statement of the southern transitional council

"The position of Maj. Gen. Ahmed Ben Brik regarding the so-called" Southern Transition Council "does not represent Hadhramaut at all," said Hadramout's chief deputy Hadramout president, head of Hadramout conference.

He added in a press statement: "Hadramout civilization and history calling for peace and coexistence and respect for the rule of law, harmony and consultation in our society in the decision-making is the prevailing and expressed the opinion of Hadramout and below it does not mean Hadramout stand."

He pointed out that the Hadramout Conference of the mosque reversed the positions of Hadramout today from the Shura in the matter, according to the state news agency "Saba".

He stressed that the sons of Hadramout said their words, and confirmed their stand with the constitutional legitimacy represented by President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi , and the outputs of the national dialogue and the initiative of the Gulf and its executive and federal Yemen .

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158510 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158510

12.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

The General People's Congress in the South surprises everyone and announces its position on the «Southern Transitional Council»

The Preparatory Committee of the Southern General People's Congress (GPC), Major General Idruss al-Zubaidi, described Iran's slave and continued to the Houthis and the ousted, stressing the committee's rejection of what was announced by the governor of Aden from a transitional council.

The head of the preparatory committee for the conference, Ahmed al-Meissari, announced the rejection of the conference party in the south to declare al-Zubaidi and his suspicious council, which smells of the southern suburbs and Tehran from afar, as proof that they did not break their old ties with Iran.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158507 and in translation. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158507

My comment: The GPC in the south is “president” Hadi's party; of course they reject the Aden “coup”.

13.5.2017 – Suhf (* A P)

The Ministry of Defense and the General Staff issue an important statement regarding the formation of a transitional southern council

The Ministry of Defense and the Presidency of the General Staff confirmed their adherence to the constitutional legitimacy, represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , and its unequivocal support for the statement issued at the end of the meeting of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, with his advisers, who categorically rejected the declaration of forming a transitional southern council.

In a statement, she stressed that she would continue her duties in confronting the forces of coup d'état and emphasizing the unity of purpose for which the storm of hope and the restoration of hope and the end of the coup d'état and the restoration of the state had taken place.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/158495 and in translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F158495

14.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A P)

Yemen Scholars Association rejects the Southern Transitional Council – statement

“We affirm that the Southern Transitional Council has no legitimacy, and we call upon all the people of Yemen to deepen the ties of brotherhood and unity, and to reject the calls for division,” the statement said.

The statement stressed the Association’s support to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Yemeni government.

The Association also thanked the Saudi-led Coalition countries, the Arab League, and the Gulf Cooperation Council for their stand with the Yemeni people, until Yemen is liberated from the coup.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91203

My comment: This is a pro-Hadi statement/ propaganda.

14.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

Hadramout tribes shocked Zubaidi stream and declare full support for legitimacy (statement)

The tribes of Wadi Sahra and Hadhramout districts in eastern Yemen renewed their full support for the legitimate leadership, represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , and its adherence to the federal state approved by the results of the National Dialogue Conference.

"They are committed to continuing the struggle until the defeat of the coup d'état," he said, referring to the Huthi militia and ousted president Ali AbdullahSaleh .

The tribes stressed their full adherence to the three references, namely the Gulf initiative, Security Council Resolution 2216 and the results of the national dialogue, as the basis for resolving the Yemeni issue.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/160444 = https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fyemen%2F160444

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

15.5.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

UN Envoy discuss truce before Ramadan

The UN Envoy to Yemen Esmail Ould Cheikh on Sunday said he is discussing a proposal to reach a ceasefire between Yemen's conflicting parties before Ramadan, indicating that the truce will pave the way to resume negotiations.

Ould Cheikh asserted, in a session of " Political crisis and its reflections on the Middle East stability" which was held on the sideline of the 17th Doha Forum, that reaching a reconciliation in Yemen before Ramadan will pave the way to resume the negotiations.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-6910

13.5.2017 – Emirati News Agency (A P)

GCC reiterates longstanding positions towards Yemen's unity, sovereignty, security and stability

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reiterated its longstanding positions towards the unity and sovereignty of Yemen as well as preservation of its security and stability

The GCC also renewed its support for efforts aimed at reaching a peaceful settlement to the Yemeni crisis based on the Gulf Initiative, outcomes of the National Dialogue and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216.

GCC Secretary-General Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayan said the GCC member states called on all components of the Yemeni people in this delicate juncture of the country's history to denounce calls for division and separation and to rally behind the legitimacy so as to restore the power of the state, security and stability across the country.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302613495

Comment by Judith Brown: Really this is almost psychopathic. The factors mentioned are the very ones that are pulling Yemen apart. The national dialogue failed. The UN is unable to resist Saudi money. The Resolution 2216 is one sided and biased and cannot lead to peace because it's aims are incompatible with peace in Yemen. If peace is to be found in Yemen it has to be a new formula and so far it has been elusive.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155515022173641

My comment to comment: Exactly.

12.5.2017 – Al Arabiya (A P)

New UN proposals on Yemen include al-Hudaydah

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has met with ambassadors of countries sponsoring the Gulf Initiative to resolve the crisis in Yemen.

During the meeting, they discussed recent developments in Yemen as well as the efforts being made to resume consultations between the concerned parties to stop the ongoing conflict and to reach a political solution for the crisis in accordance with the GCC initiative, the National Dialogue and Security Council Resolution No. 2216.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted sources in the office of Ould-Sheikh Ahmed as saying that he has introduced new proposals that included the inclusion of al-Hudaydah situation within the security plan in Yemen as it is one of the most severely affected areas of humanitarian crisis.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/05/12/New-UN-proposals-on-Yemen-include-Al-Hudaidah.html

My comment: “in accordance with the GCC initiative, the National Dialogue and Security Council Resolution No. 2216.” Look at comment by Judith Brown above. - “ new proposals that included the inclusion of al-Hudaydah situation” ???

12.5.2017 – Yemen Updates (A P)

#UNenvoy for #Yemenbrings a modified UN plan that proposes a truce before Ramadan and postponing the Hodeidah's liberation!

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/862960493291384832

11.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 11 to discuss his proposed ceasefire plan with Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Vice President Ali Mohsen al Ahmar, Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghir, and Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid al Zayani. Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s plan would halt the proposed Saudi-led coalition advance towardal Hudaydahport, establish a humanitarian truce before the start of Ramadan on May 26, and set conditions for a negotiations in Kuwait or Geneva, Switzerland.[3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-11-2017

11.5.2017 – Emirati News Agency (A P)

GCC Secretary-General meets with UN Special Envoy for Yemen

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302613345

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

13.5.2017 – Haykal Bafana (** B P T)

Compelling : 1,659 page long JASTA 9/11 lawsuit explains why #SaudiArabia & Al Qaeda are 2 sides of the same face.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/863167225938804736 referring to: document showing lawsuit: https://28pagesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/20170317-dkt-0741-amd-clt-agnst-ksa1.pdf

14.5.2017 – Middle East Eye (** A P)

Several reported killed as Saudi town enters fifth day of 'siege'

Saudi authorities have accused 'terrorists' of trying to jeopardise a project to renovate the town's historic Almosara neighbourhood

A Saudi town has entered its fifth day under "siege" from the kingdom’s security services, with several reportedly killed after gunmen opened fired on police, and roadblocks placed at entrances to the town.

Saudi security services launch a raid in the Eastern Province town of Awamiyah early on Wednesday, claiming the historic Almosara neighbourhood was being used as a hideout for Shia militant groups.

The Eastern Province has a large Shia population who have frequently been accused of being linked to Iran and carrying out anti-state activity.

Another aim of the raid, however, appears to be to allow the demolition of Almosara to make way for a planned renovation project. Activists have posted pictures and videos of bulldozers being accompanied by heavily armoured military vehicles towards the site.

According to a statement from the Saudi interior ministry on Friday, workers on the project in Almosara "came under fire and their vehicles were targeted by explosives" from within the neighbourhood. A two-year-old Saudi boy - identified by the pro-government Al-Arabiya news site as Jawad al-Dagher - and a Pakistani resident were killed in the shooting.

The ministry did not specify when the attack took place but said criminals engaged in the drug and arms trade had tried "to jeopardise the project and protect their terrorist activities that they launch from the abandoned houses in the neighbourhood".

Al-Hayat newspaper also reported that a man wanted by the authorities had been shot dead, while the Mira al-Jazeera news site claimed two locals had also been killed by the security services in the ensuing clashes.

"A citizen was confirmed martyred as well as another of Indian nationality after being shot by Saudi army gunfire," the online newspaper reported on its Facebook page. The European Saudi Human Rights Organisation (ESHRO) identified one of the men as Ali Abdul Aziz Abu Abdullah.

Dozens have reportedly been injured. The interior ministry said 14 people were wounded, including two Pakistanis, an Indian, a Sudanese and four policemen.

ESHRO said the entrances to the town have been blocked by concrete slabs.

Early on Saturday more gunfire sounded in the area where authorities blocked the roads, a resident said.

"The situation's miserable," another resident told AFP, asking for anonymity.

"We think it will take a long time to finish this operation."

Residents have also reported a lack of water and are able to access electricity only from private generators. People from the Almosara neighbourhood have been asked to leave by authorities, while photos circulating on social media have shown special police wearing balaclavas and camouflage pants moving residents in armoured cars.

Ameen Nemer said the spiralling violence in the town stemmed from the government's harsh response to calls for reform.

"I believe the government has, from the beginning in 2011, dealt with the [protesters'] demands in a military way, in a police way, that's why the thing has turned into chaos," he said – by Alex MacDonald

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/several-killed-saudi-town-enters-fifth-day-siege-2023122130

12.5.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A P)

Saudi forces kill toddler, young man in Shia-populated Qatif

The news website reported that the troops fired rocket-propelled grenades at al-Sayed Mohammad mosque in Awamiyah's al-Masoura neighborhood, completely destroying it.

The regime forces also attacked another mosque in the district of al-Deira in the same village.

They also fired RPG rounds randomly at different neighborhoods of Awamiyah, heavily damaging electricity networks and water reservoirs of the village, which is under a siege and facing severe water shortage.

Three people were killed and dozens of others were injured on Wednesday, when the Saudi regime forces used gunships and heavy weapons in a fresh wave of attacks on Awamiyah.

http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/12/521648/Saudi-kill-child-Shia-Qatif

and in social media:

12.5.2017 Various (* A P)

News on Saudi security forces assaulting the town of Amawiyah in the Shiite region of Eastern Saudi Arabia (newest below)

Film: Saudi forces are heading to Qatif.

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863082720645271552

Film: Saudi clansmen forces launch a full military assault on civilians. Fatalities unknown

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863175718125146112

Film: Summary footages of the 1st and 2nd day of the Saudi forces of terror raid in #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863193087862079491

Film: #AwamiaSiege2017Curfew, armoured vehicles are roaming streets to shoot or arrest at best! Civilians suffer the Saudi terror

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863045791023333377

Film: Loader Backhoe with armoured vehicles to demolish #Mowsawaraby force #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863035060286521344

Film: 2nd Clear footages showing the armoured vehicles and loader Backhoe on their way to demolish the #Mowsawara

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863086169537617921

Film: Clear footages showing the armoured vehicles and loader Backhoe on their way to demolish the #Mowsawara#AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863060279357304833

Film: #Saudiclansman forces destroy Awamya city & kills children but wire services play dead

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863107465600258048

Film: That's the strongest explosion ever! Saudi terror continues for the 3rd day in a row #AwamiaSiege2017some houses are believed to collapse.

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863161014166147074

Film: Different angle: Incendiary Bombs are believed to be used in these attacks by the Saudi forces of terror

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863176377318735875

Films: If the Saudi forces r in #AwamiaSiege2017to do their job for "safety&security" of ppl, why the firefighters don't? Collective punishment

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863228985014185984

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863229840899674113

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863228025848156161

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863226553441714176

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863225825101053952

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863224522572541952

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863354742747090946

#AwamiaSiege2017a photo shows the explosion. The Saudi forces of terror are doing the same in Yemen but at a larger scale.

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863177551245701120

Part of the damage last night #Mowsawarawas under heavy fire by Saudi forces #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863034020149514242

Reports of hearing more than more than 29 explosions within an hour. RPG is expected to be used by the Saudi terror (photos)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863139801125597185

#Belgian-made anti-tank grenade are used by #SaudiMonarchy forces to target civilians #Awamya (photos)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863235763747643392

Jawad Moaiyd Aish Aldaghir, 2yrs toddler was shot in the head and his mom is in a critical condition. (photos)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863019577361432576

A man is believed to be shot, his car was moved to Alkarama Square and left there (photo)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863027119735144448

and

#AliMohammed Kadim Aqaqa from Om Alhamam town was shot dead by Saudi forces when he was coming to his fiancee in Awamia

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863056992964890626

Film: A man cursing those (Saudi forces) who burned something behind the school #AwamiaSiege2017. Firefighters are absent from the scene.

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863071837261004800

Soldier snapchat says: entrances of Awamia are blocked. Saudi forces heroes are playing their game by the Shiite #AwamiaSiege2017 (photos)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863079852420857856

Film: Hezib Matnokh, as these forces identify themselves. They describe ppl as dogs who have to go out and be played (killed).

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863081602477432832

Film: Ongoing: #Saudiclansmen forces uses heavy machine guns to shoot indiscriminately at #Awamyahomes

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863537636983570441

Shootings in #AwamiaSiege2017has intensified in the last minutes. Reports of hearing strong explosions. The Saudi terror continues (photo)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863531782096007169

For the 3rd day cleaners are not allowed to do their job in either Qudaih or #AwamiaSiege2017Ppl in Qudaih started collect the rubbish (photos)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863365459579744256

Damage of Sheikh Ahmad Mahmood Mosque #AwamiaSiege2017 The Saudi terror continues. No respect for ppl or holy places (photos)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863382208547086336

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863389162040438789

Film: A video was taken from inside the armoured vehicle of the Saudi terror & zoomed in on a poster for the martyr #Sheikhnimr

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863491095073783810

The 4th day summary video of the Saudi forces of terror in #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863506329352187905

12.-14.5.2017 – Ameen (A P)

This tweets talks about the plan of the Saudi state to the demographic change of Qatif. It's where Shia minority live. (document, Arabic)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863050555601682433

Demonising #Awamiain Saudi news "photo, different weapons found after demolishing a building in #Mowsawaraneighbourhood" #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863697086780452865 and also https://twitter.com/SKNFollower/status/863709575354208256

Ppl, buildings and even trees are really sad & in pain as a result of the Saudi gov forces of terror and atrocity (photo)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863756085693480961

The Saudi gov of terror is burning Awamia to the ground slowly claiming it's the process of developing. (photo)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863742103419006976

The damage of Cortoba Primary School by the Saudi gov forces of terror #Awamiasiege2017 (photo)

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863723472006131712

The Saudi forces of terror checkpoints r horrifying ppl in #Awamiasiege2017Different cases have been reports. Shooting in sky Mobile search

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863690019260702720

5th day. The sound of bullets by the Saudi gov of terror still can be heard clearly in small scale. Live report from #AwamiaSiege2017

https://twitter.com/nimramen/status/863668581011271681

14.5.2017 – Ali Al Ahmed (* A P)

4 days after #SaudiMonarchy military attack on Awamya city, 5 miles away from the largest oil port in the world. Not a single media report!

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863757713796452352

12.5.2017 – Ali AlAhmed ( P)

#Saudisectarian military attack on oil city #Awamyais exposing #fakenews@ap@ReutersIranwho are ignoring this important event

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863142570234392576

#Saudiclansman National Guard is shelling old city quarter #Awamyausing British shells, while @EUintheGCCclaim "civil values"

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/863160587651608576

#Saudi Forces burn Mr. Alawi Alshackouri's house in Karbala Block in #Awamia, #Qatif.

https://twitter.com/AngryQatifi/status/863954745270177796 referring to https://twitter.com/nabaatv/status/863895855211982853

11.5.2017 – Bin Maymun / Masriquon (* A P)

#Saudi security forces firing live rounds in a residential area in the town of Awamiyah in the Shia-majority Eastern province

https://twitter.com/BinMaymun/status/862623150709846016

Wounded in Awamiya "Hassan Shabib al-Ahmad - photo" by indiscriminate shooting; Mashreq launches a call to the Red Cross @ICRC for the introduction of medical staff

https://twitter.com/MASRIQUON/status/862395604508463104

Firing amid residential neighborhoods in Awamiya under the pretext of combating terrorism and the complete absence of the media, human rights organizations or United Nations organizations (film)

https://twitter.com/MASRIQUON/status/862568948507619328

Remark: On the assault of Saudi forces on the eastern Saudi town of Awamiya, shooting in town and wounding many people, look at YPR 300, cp8.

11.5.2017 – Suhf (A P)

Saudi man faces charges of "infidelity and misrepresentation of the Holy Quran" after banning Madain Saleh's relationship with "Thamud people"

A Saudi researcher faces charges of "infidelity and misrepresentation of the Koran" on the backdrop of statements saying that Mada'in Saleh, in northwestern Saudi Arabia "has nothing to do with the people of Thamud."

The Saudi researcher Louay Sharif said that Mada'in Saleh "is not the headquarters of the people of Thamud and the place of torment as people repeat, but the tombs of the Nabataeans."

The researcher, who specializes in ancient languages and civilizations, said in an interview on MBC that his remarks "provoked a wave of anger in the kingdom and caused many people to attack, defame and defame him."

https://www.suhf.net/world/157725 and translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.suhf.net%2Fworld%2F157725

11.5.2017 – WallStreet Journal (* B P)

Saudi Reversal Marks a Power Play in the Kingdom

Moves by King Salman hint at effort to quell public criticism and boost son’s prospects

The future course of Saudi Arabia hinges on whether last month’s sudden decision to reverse unpopular austerity measures will come to be seen by its people as a sign of weakness or a sign of wisdom.

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rolled out the deep pay cuts for government employees in September as part of his ambitious plan to overhaul the kingdom’s economy andwean it off dependence on oil.

These changes came in parallel with his drive to liberalize Saudi society, one of the world’s most conservative, by curtailing religious police and by introducing concerts and other entertainment previously considered un-Islamic.

With most working Saudis employed by the government sector, the effect was painful. Protests against this belt-tightening quickly spread on social media

King Salman’s decree announcing the restoration was made on the same day he shuffled the government. The move was widely seen as strengthening his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman at the expense of the official successor to the throne, the king’s nephew, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is 57.

“In Saudi Arabia, loyalty to the regime is tied to the wealth-distribution economy that was put in place since the discovery of oil,” said Madawi al Rasheed, a Saudi scholar at the London School of Economics. Mohammed bin Salman, she added, “was jeopardizing his chances of becoming future king because his name was being associated not with prosperity but with austerity so far.”

While the reversal of austerity measures may shore up Mohammed bin Salman’s popularity in the immediate future, the diplomat cautioned, it also means that urgent economic reforms will take more time to bear fruit. That, in turn, postpones the moment when the young prince could claim concrete achievements – By Yaroslav Trofimov

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-reversal-marks-a-power-play-in-the-kingdom-1494495002?mod=e2tw

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

14.5.2017 – The National Interest (* A P)

If Trump Wants to Keep 'Winning,' He Should Turn to Yemen

To salvage leverage in the Middle East, America must be at the forefront of a political resolution of the suffering in Yemen.

Of course, the United States’ role in the Yemen War is only partially to blame for its declining stature in the Middle East. The likely culprit is its handling of the conflict in Syria. Yet, as polls suggest, the United States is not enjoying impunity for its support of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. To salvage leverage in the region, the United States must be at the forefront of a political resolution of the suffering in Yemen.

Ending the conflict swiftly and humanely isn’t just beneficial for the United States. Saudi Arabia must bring the fighting to an end soon. Beyond contributing to massive human suffering, the United States and Saudi Arabia are losing a public relations battle. Every day the war drags on, blame falls more on the kingdom (and the country who sells it pricey weaponry) and less on the other participant in the proxy war, Iran.

Saudi leadership needs a reality check from the United States, evidenced by recent comments from Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s powerful defense minister and deputy crown prince.

This war-of-attrition strategy spells disaster for the kingdom and its enabler, the United States.

Here are just a few advantages to the United States and the kingdom working together for a reasonable solution:

1. A majority of the Arab world’s youth—about a third of the region’s population—no longer want an American footprint. President Trump pledged to restore traditional alliances. To do this, the administration must commit the necessary financial, military and—most critically—statebuilding resources.

2. The Trump administration, particularly key foreign-policy voice Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, has been vocal about countering Iran’s nefarious actions in the region. Compared to expelling Iran from Iraq and Syria, uprooting Iran from Yemen is a layup.

3. Mr. Trump desperately needs a “win,” particularly in global diplomacy – by Caroline Quinn, a researcher and editor at Insight Advisory Group, a Washington, DC consulting firm focused on U.S.-Gulf relations.

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/if-trump-wants-keep-winning-he-should-turn-yemen-20647?page=2

14.5.2017 – The National UAE (* A P)

Mohammed bin Zayed visits Trump ahead of US president’s trip to Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed will hold talks at the White House with Donald Trump on Monday to discuss enhancing cooperation on counterterrorism, confronting Iran and other core issues in the increasingly close relationship.

Over the course of what is expected to be a two-day visit to Washington, Sheikh Mohammed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is also scheduled to meet the US secretaries of defence and state, and to brief senior members of congress.

The visit is the culmination of talks between UAE officials and the US administration that began soon after Mr Trump was elected, aimed at "trying to lay the framework for a constructive bilateral partnership", said Brian Katulis, senior fellow for national security at the Center for American Progress, who discussed the visit with top officials in Abu Dhabi last week.

The Crown Prince’s first official talks with the Trump administration come only days before the US president embarks on his first overseas trip, beginning in Riyadh.

http://www.thenational.ae/world/americas/mohammed-bin-zayed-visits-trump-ahead-of-us-presidents-trip-to-saudi-arabia

and

13.5.2017 – Yemen Press (A P)

Mohammad Bin Zayed in Washington with Yemen File

Mohammad Bin Zayed arrived in Washington on a visit to meet with US President Donald Trump, and hours after his arrival, the US Department of War confirmed a $2 Billion arms deal with United Arab Emirates.

Bin Zayed has many cases to discuss in Washington especially the Yemen, as UAE is one of the puppets in the region which represents US military presence in Socotra and Mune as well as Hadramout and many other important areas.

Zayed’s visit to Washington have few days, in which he will meet Trump on Monday, according to the White House announcement, and this is ahead of US president Donald Trump upcoming visit to region.

While reports confirmed that Mohammad Bin Zayed had left on Thursday, the War Department of America announced hours after his arrival a new arms deal worth $2 billion to UAE. The deal included 60 Patriot pack air defense missiles and 100 JT missiles.

Bin Zayed is in race with Saudi Arabian counterpart to be first-class agent for the west and both are looking to satisfy Trump and he has opened his wallet to receive billions of dollars.

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/mohammad-bin-zayed-in-washington-with-yemen-file.html

Remark: This visit in the time of the conflict in Southern Yemen, look at cp1, cp6, cp6a.

13.5.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A P)

US rewarding S Arabia's for services in Yemen: Analyst

n an exclusive interview with PressTV, Jan Oberg, the founder of transnational.org, said that the main objective behind Washington’s huge arms sales to Riyadh is to prepare the country for final confrontation with Syria and its main ally, Iran.

It is a build-up of a [Persian] Gulf country against Syria and Iran," the analyst said, explaining that "the military expenditures in Saudi Arabia today is about the third or the fourth largest military power on earth [and] according to some bigger than Russia. Adding to this, Saudi Arabia’s military expenditure is five times bigger than Iran’s and if you get the [Persian] Gulf countries and add them to this, it is ten times bigger than Iran’s military expenditures.”

"This is not logic. This is not real politic. This is the rearm of militarist, irrationality and it is dead dangerous for the next 50 or 20 years in the Middle East and it should stop," he urged.

Oberg also reiterated that this deal is a flagrant support of terrorism in the region and a reward for Saudi Arabia due to its services in Yemen, where it is contravening all kinds of international law.

"So, it is a very sad situation that the only thing the US can do is to sell arms no matter what the problem is. Diplomacy is fading, military is increasing," he concluded.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/13/521731/Saudi-Arabia-US-arms-sales

11.5.2017 – Bloomberg (* A E P)

Saudis Boost U.S. Ties With $40 Billion Investment

Kingdom’s wealth fund plans to invest in infrastructure deals

Plan may be unveiled next week when Trump visits kingdom

Saudi Arabia is preparing to cement ties with President Donald Trump by committing to unprecedented investments in the U.S.

The kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund is set to announce plans to deploy as much as $40 billion into U.S. infrastructure, according to people familiar with the matter. The investment may be unveiled as early as next week to coincide with Trump’s visit to the kingdom, said the people, asking not to be identified as the information is private. No final decisions have been made and the announcement may still be delayed, they said.

Saudi Arabia is eager to reset relations with the new U.S. administration after feeling shunned by President Barack Obama

On May 19, Trump will make his first foreign trip since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem before heading to Europe.

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the plans were in the works and that Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, had played a critical role in the discussions. A representative for Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund declined to comment. The Ministry of Finance didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trump in March offered his support for developing a new U.S.-Saudi program in energy, industry, infrastructure and technology that could be valued at more than $200 billion in direct and indirect investments within the next four years, according to the White House – by Dinesh Nair, Keith Campbell, and Matthew Martin

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-11/saudi-arabia-said-to-boost-u-s-ties-with-40-billion-investment

My comment: Saudi money buys everything / everybody.

11.5.2017 – AP (* A P)

Saudis paid for US veteran trips against 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences.

What few people knew, including some of the recruited veterans themselves, was that Saudi Arabia’s government was largely paying for the effort, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Despite a World War II-era U.S. law requiring lobbyists to immediately reveal payments from foreign governments or political parties, some of the campaign’s organizers failed to notify the Justice Department about the Saudi kingdom’s role until months afterward, with no legal consequences.

Even now, some opponents of the law, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, still won’t say to whom or how many exactly they paid thousands of dollars each to influence state and federal elected officials on behalf of Saudi Arabia, stymieing public knowledge about the scale of foreign influence on the push to overturn the legislation.

The chief lobbyist for the Saudi Embassy in Washington said it encouraged its subcontractors to be as transparent as possible. But the campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. It also highlights how federal laws governing disclosures of foreign influence in American politics are only as strong as they’re enforced.

“If the purpose of the statute is to make a public record about how foreign sovereigns are spending money to influence U.S. policy, it’s not clear how the Justice Department’s relatively lax enforcement of the statute furthers that goal,” said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor and national security law expert at the University of Texas.

http://wtop.com/national/2017/05/saudis-paid-for-us-veteran-trips-against-911-lawsuit-law/

Remark: Reported earlier several times. It tells a lot that AP needs weeks to report this.

11.5.2017 – PRI (A H)

For one Yemeni American, the long wait to bring his family to safety

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-05-11/one-yemeni-american-long-wait-bring-his-family-safety

4.5.2017 – The Conversation (* A H P)

Anti-Terror Rules Are Blocking Aid to Conflict Zones

The famines looming in countries like war-torn Yemen and Somalia and the conflicts entrenched in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are making it hard for aid workers to reach everyone who desperately needs help. However, US restrictions on humanitarian aid and the funds immigrants send their relatives back home -- intended to starve terrorists of cash -- are getting in the way.

These rules treat all money transferred to foreign nonprofit groups as being illegitimate, or at least suspect, unless proven otherwise. Research suggests that these measures, enforced by the Treasury Department, go beyond their stated purpose of preventing terrorist attacks. The regulations also endanger individual donors.

As a scholar who has studied philanthropy, both in the US and around the world, I believe it's time to consider lifting or loosening some of these restrictions in light of ongoing crises and signs that they are blocking legitimate aid – By Sabith Khan

https://theconversation.com/anti-terror-rules-are-blocking-aid-to-conflict-zones-75368 = http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40521-anti-terror-rules-are-blocking-aid-to-conflict-zones

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

12.5.2017 – NTV (* A K P)

Wer bestückt Bomber für Jemen? BAE sucht Waffentechniker für Saudi-Arabien

Eine Stellenausschreibung bringt den Rüstungskonzern BAE in Bedrängnis: Inwieweit sind die Briten in den saudischen Krieg im Jemen verstrickt? BAE-Chef Carr windet sich.

BAE ist der drittgrößte Rüstungskonzern der Welt und seit 40 Jahren der größte Waffenlieferant des saudischen Regimes.

BAE hat sich in der Vergangenheit bei Nachfragen dazu, welche Rolle die Waffen und die Mitarbeiter des britischen Konzerns für den Krieg in Jemen spielen, am liebsten bedeckt gehalten. Unbeabsichtigt hat der Konzern Kritikern nun aber eine Antwort geliefert.

Laut "Guardian" konfrontierte die "Kampagne gegen den Waffenhandel" BAE-Präsident Roger Carr auf der Jahresversammlung am Mittwoch mit einer Stellenausschreibung des Konzerns. Gesucht wurde darin ein Waffentechniker für die Tornados, die BAE ans saudische Militär liefert. 40.000 Dollar Jahreseinkommen habe der Konzern dafür geboten, dass der Mitarbeiter die Jets vor Ort mit Bomben und Raketen bestückt, heißt es weiter. Standort sei der Stützpunkt King Abdulaziz in Dhahran gewesen. BAE hat 6200 Mitarbeiter in Saudi-Arabien. Die Stellenanzeige ist mittlerweile von der Website verschwunden.

"Wir sind in keine Militäraktion involviert. Wir stellen lediglich sicher, dass die Ausrüstung, die wir vertragsgemäß liefern, funktionstüchtig ist", stellte Carr laut dem britischen Online-Portal Middle East Eye auf der Versammlung klar, ohne jedoch auf die Stellenausschreibung einzugehen. Krieg sei "schrecklich", aber man müsse "die eine Sache von der anderen trennen". - Von Diana Dittmer

http://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/BAE-in-Bedraengnis-Jobgesuch-fuer-Waffentechniker-auf-saudischem-Stuetzpunkt-article19833667.html

12.5.2017 – NTV (* A P)

Audio: Wer bestückt Bomber für Jemen?: BAE sucht Waffentechniker für Saudi-Arabien

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wld4iXDrNkk

11.5.2017 – RT (* B P)

Follow the money: 'UK ignores Yemeni slaughter as Riyadh spends more on British military equipment'

Britain's Defense Minister Sir Michael FallonsaysSaudi Arabia has the right to defend itself and call on its friends to help, referring to the Saudi operation in Yemen and UK arms sales to the Gulf monarchy during a BBC interview.

RT:What's your take on Fallon's comments? Were you surprised how robust Sir Michael Fallon was about it?

Catherine Shakdam:Not really, to be fair. But to be perfectly honest, I think that Michael Fallon’s logic doesn’t hold here. Because Saudi Arabia, we need to remember, back in March 2015 declared war on Yemen, not the other way around. Therefore, you can’t argue the fact that Saudi Arabia is trying to defend its border. What it has done is unilaterally attacked another country for no good reason other than trying to impose its own political agenda onto Yemen to try to forward its own narrative and own agenda for the region altogether. So, you can’t turn around then when the resistance movement, in fact, defends its own borders and its own sovereignty and indeed attack Saudi Arabia a way it hurts because it has the right to self-defense. And then argue self-defense again. It doesn’t work this way. You cannot be together. The one that attacks first and the one that defends. Because, if the rules of engagement are broken, in that it was illegal to declare war on Yemen in the first place, then I would say Riyadh has to expect a resistance movement in Yemen to defend themselves and their country however they see fit. Because there is a huge coalition carpet bombing their country and trying to suffocate their people with a humanitarian blockade. So, I would say that the rules do not apply anymore when it comes to self-defense, as far as Saudi Arabia is concerned because it is the one power that has attacked.

RT: Saudi Arabia's admitted to using cluster bombs on Yemen. The munitions are now banned under international law. How can the British government support Riyadh's use of them?

CS: I think there are two main reasons. The first one, I would say is geopolitics, and Saudi Arabia remains a key ally when it comes to the Middle East and beyond that, the Islamic world. And I think that Britain understands that it has a front in Riyadh as long as Riyadh is behaving or at least not doing the kind of things that Britain cannot really sanction anymore. Then they are going to stick by Riyadh and just go along with everything. And the second element is of course money. Britain has made billions of dollars on the back of the Yemeni war. And I don’t think that a lot of British officials care very much about Yemeni blood and how many innocent kids are actually being killed or starved to death because as long as Riyadh is signing those checks and buying Britain’s military equipment and expertise, then they are quite happy to go along with it.

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/388016-uk-yemen-war-saudi-military-sales/

Remark: For Fallons statement, YPR 300, cp 10. – Comment by Daniel Larison: Above, cp1.

14.5.2017 – telesur (* A P)

Labour Party Promises to End UK Funding of US-Backed, Saudi-Led War Crimes in Yemen

The move would be a shift for the Labour Party, given its history of backing imperialist wars, especially under the leadership of former PM and war criminal Tony Blair.

Under the leadership of long-time anti-war activist Jeremy Corbyn, the United Kingdom’s social democratic party, the UK Labour Party, promised Friday to suspend all arms sales to Saudi Arabia should they be elected during the June 8 elections.

It will be a return to an "ethical foreign policy," the shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said, the Middle East Eye reported.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Labour-Party-Promises-to-End-UK-Funding-of-US-Backed-Saudi-Led-War-Crimes-in-Yemen-20170514-0012.html

11.5.2017 – The Guardian (A P)

Labour will make Britain a force for good – the Tories would take us to war

Good foreign policy means good ethics but Conservatives cosy up to Saudi, Bahrain and Donald Trump. Under Labour that would change – by Emily Thornberry, MP

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/11/labour-britain-foreign-policy-donald-trump

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

15.5.23017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

PM to meet Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar on Sunday arrived in the German capital, Berlin in a several days trip in which he will meet with German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel to discuss bilateral relations between Yemen and Germany.

According to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), Bin Daghar will meet with German officials and lawmakers, pointing out that he will take part in the Arab-German Economic Forum.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-6908

13.5.2017 – Alsharq (* A P)

Eiertanz in Saudi-Arabien: Von Merkel, Menschenrechten und Munitionsfabriken

Merkels Besuch in Saudi-Arabien läutet ein neues Kapitel bilateraler Zusammenarbeit ein. Gleichzeitig verschlechtert sich die Menschenrechtslage im Land und die saudische Luftwaffe bombardiert die jemenitische Zivilbevölkerung, die Kriegsverbrechen gleichkommen. Deutschland sollte seinen wachsenden Einfluss besser nutzen

Alles könnte so einfach sein. Hätte Saudi-Arabien nicht eine lange Liste an Menschenrechtsverletzungen wie Folter, Gefangenenmisshandlung, Geschlechterdiskriminierung, willkürlicher Verhaftungen und, seit neustem, Verletzungen humanitären Völkerrechts.

Während Kanzlerin Merkel den politischen Fortschritt im Land, besonders im Bereich der Frauenrechte, lobte, wie die Zulassung von Frauen zu Handelskammern und das Wahlrecht für Frauen bei Kommunalwahlen, zeichnete Amnesty International 2017 ein anderes Bild des Königreichs.

Nun ist es nicht die Aufgabe der Bundeskanzlerin, durch die Welt zu reisen und Staatsoberhäuptern anzuordnen, wie sie ihr Land umzukrempeln haben. Andererseits hat sie sehr wohl das Recht, und auch die Verantwortung, brutale Missstände anzusprechen.

Auch wenn Saudi-Arabien angekündigt hat, 2017 keine Waffen in Deutschland beantragen zu wollen, hat das Geschäft doch in den vorherigen Jahren geblüht.

Selbst wenn Exporte untersagt werden, bedeutet dies noch lange nicht ein Ende aller Transaktionen. Deutsche und europäische Waffentechnologie findet ihren Weg nach Saudi-Arabien und in andere Krisenregionen. Direktinvestitionen und Geschäfte über Tochterunternehmen tauchen nicht in der Statistik deutscher Rüstungsexporte auf. Als Beispiel: 2015 wurde eine neue Munitionsfabrik in Saudi-Arabien eröffnet, die 300 Artilleriegranaten und 600 Mörsergranaten pro Tag produzieren kann. Der südafrikanische Munitionshersteller Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) war maßgeblich in das Projekt involviert und stellt Pulver, Hülsen und Zünder bereit. RDM Aktien gehören zu 51 Prozent dem Düsseldorfer Technologiekonzern Rheinmetall.

Es bedeutet, dass der Eiertanz weiterhin getanzt wird. Deutschland und Saudi-Arabien sollten weiterhin wirtschaftlich kooperieren und ihre Zusammenarbeit ausbauen. Deutschland muss gleichzeitig weiterhin politischen Druck auf Saudi-Arabiens Regierung in Bezug auf Menschenrechte und den Militäreinsatz im Jemen ausüben.

Mit wachsenden wirtschaftlichen Verflechtungen kann gesellschaftlicher Wandel leichter beeinflusst werden. Und es wäre ein guter Anfang, wenn sowohl Saudi-Arabien als auch die Bundesregierung ihren eigenen rechtlichen Verpflichtungen nachkämen – von Hauke Waszkewitz.

http://www.alsharq.de/2017/arabischehalbinsel/jemen/eiertanz-in-saudi-arabien-von-merkel-menschenrechten-und-munitionsfabriken/

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

12.5.2017 – Amnesty International (A P)

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.

When most of the tech world first heard his name, activist Ahmed Mansoor had already spent more than a decade fighting against human rights abuses in his native United Arab Emirates (UAE).

But it was a series of suspicious text messages he received last year that briefly shone turned the tech world's attention to Mansoor, a poet and blogger who campaigns for freedom of expression and civil and political rights. The messages, delivered to his iPhone 6 on 10 and 11 August, promised to reveal "new secrets" about detainees tortured in UAE prisons, and contained a hyperlink to an unfamiliar website.

It would have been easy to click. But Mansoor was hyper vigilant—he had to be. He'd already been hacked twice by the Emirati authorities, and the suffocating surveillance he knew he was under had in the past led to a beating, a spell in prison and the imposition of a travel ban – by TANYA O'CARROLL

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-guy-who-saved-your-iphone-from-hackers-is-stuck-in-a-uae-jail

12.5.2017 – New News (A P)

Bahraini Authorities Prevents Entry of Human Rights Watch Activist

HRW’s Israel-Palestine Director Omar Shakir stated that he was prevented from entering the small Persian Gulf state with his US passport, Al Waght reported.

http://newnewss.net/?p=5373

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

11.5.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A K P)

US approves sale of $2 billion worth of missiles to UAE

The United States has approved a possible $2 billion worth of missile sale to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, says the Pentagon.

The State Department authorized the sale of 60 Patriot missiles with canisters as well as 100 Patriot guidance enhanced missiles, among other military equipment to the UAE, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Thursday.

"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of an important ally which has been, and continues to be, a force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," the DSCA said.

"The UAE will use the capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. The UAE has fielded the Patriot system since 2009 and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces."

According to the Pentagon, the deal, which must also be approved by Congress, will be supported by an office of the US Army's Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) that is already in the Arab country.

During an international exhibition of weapons and military equipment held in Abu Dhabi in February, the UAE struck arms deals worth of over five billion dollars, including a $740-million one with US weapons manufacturer Raytheon.

Also in April, the Arab kingdom signed another deal with Germany to buy 203,448 detonators for 40-mm mortar shells as well as 134 million dollars worth of armor-plating for military vehicles.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/11/521536/US-UAE-missile-sales-arms-deal-Saudi-Arabia-Yemen and the short Reuters report: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-missiles-emirates-idUSKBN1872O4

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

13.5.2017 – Sudan Tribune (A K PS)

Two Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen

http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article62446

and

13.5.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A P)

On and off we come back to Sudan's Al Bashir, partner in crime with the Saudis in bombing #Yemenand with a CV not crystal clear.
Bashir has been invited to the lunch with Trump in Saudi Arabia. (Comments?)
Reminder: The first warrant for arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. The suspect is still at large.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1370146816371678/?type=3

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

14.5.2017 – International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (* A H)

Yemen: Task Force on Population Movement | TFPM - 14th Report - May 2017

The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data on the status and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

As of 01 April 2017, the TFPM has identified, 1,988,946 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (331,491 house- holds) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates. For the same period, the TFPM has identified 900,258 returnees (150,043 households), across 19 governorates.

As a result, 10.4% of the total population of Yemen has experienced the shock of displacement due to conflict in the last 24 months.

On the other hand, there has been an overall decrease in the conflict-affected return population by 148,638 individuals (-14%). The top three governorates with the largest decrease in the identified conflict returnees are 1. Aden (-64,944 individuals, 2. Amanat Al Asimah (- 47,502) and 3. Al Hudaydah (-17,346).

Aden hosts the highest number of returnees in Yemen, most of whom reside in the same locations as vulnerable IDPs and host communities.

It remains that 87% of the population who have returned from their displacement in the last 23 months have returned to 33 districts. Geographically this represents just 10% of the 333 districts in Yemen, and therefore suggests that clear pockets of return, in areas of relative stability, may be materializing.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-14th-report-may-2017 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/draft_tfpm_14th_report_may2017_hct.pdf and https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/document/report-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-yemen-14th-report-may-2017

Yemen | Task Force on Population Movement | TFPM 14th Report - Dashboard - May 2017

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-14th-report-dashboard-may-2017 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/tfpm_dashboard_14th_report_v1.pdf and https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/infographic/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-14th-report-dashboard-may

Infographic: Yemen: Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) - 14th Report - Governorate Profiles - May 2017

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-14th-report-governorate-profiles-may-2017 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/tfpm_14th_report_-_governorate_profiles_-english.pdf and https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/infographic/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-14th-report-governorate

14.5.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A H)

Film: The suffering of the displaced by the Saudi-American aggression in Hodeidah /Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTfky-RTt60

14.5.2017 – UN Refugee Council (A H)

Film: Salwa has lost 13 members of her family

"I feel sorry to see my children go without food."

https://twitter.com/Refugees/status/863736912384638978

14.5.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A H)

Shabia Mantoo writes:
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I'm thinking of Alawiya today whom I met a few days ago. Alawiya and her two children say she is 125 years old, which would mean she would be one of the world's most oldest people. I spent a morning with her and she recounted her life back under the reign of King Ahmad in northern Yemen (who would have been born in the same era - 1891).
After having two children and losing her husband she traded livestock. Now older and frail she maintains her full faculties but laments what has become of her homeland.
She is one of two million in Yemen that are internally displaced as a result of conflict and is cared for by her 80 year old daughter Salaam in an unused building in the outskirts of town. (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

12.5.2017 – Terror Monitor (A T)

Islamic State published photos targeting Houthi sites in Qayfa district of Al-Bayda governorate. (photos)

https://twitter.com/TerrorMonitorAR/status/863116496314273792 and https://twitter.com/Terror_Monitor/status/863051644694446080

11.5.2017 – Critical Threats (* A P)

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting al Houthi-Saleh forces in central Yemen on May 10. AQAP militants detonated the IED in A’arfaf area near the Ibb-al Dhaleh governorate border. AQAP militants also attacked al Houthi-Saleh forces in western al Bayda governorate on May 10.[4]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-may-11-2017

11.5.2017 – Reuters (* A T)

Yemenis compete for AK-47 in al Qaeda quiz: residents

Al Qaeda has started reaching out for recruits in Yemen by handing out quiz sheets, with an AK-47 assault rifle as top prize, residents and media said on Thursday.

Militants have been touring the southwestern city of Taiz in the build-up to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, putting up posters advertising the contest, residents reported.

They encourage people to pick up the sheets from group members. Most of the questions focus on the organization's interpretation of Islam.

"Name three articles of the (Yemeni) constitution which contradict Islamic Law," read one on a sheet seen by Reuters.

"Any person who follows a law other than Islamic law is an infidel who must be killed. List three (scriptural) references for this," asked another.

The first prize was a Chinese-made AK-47, the second a motorcycle and the third a laptop.

The sheets did not give details on where to submit entries, but residents told Reuters the group's offices and mosques in the city were widely known.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-contest-idUSKBN1872RO

My comment: There had been reports earlier. More details are here. At Taiz, Al Qaeda is fighting alongside the various anti-Houthi militia, one of them the so-called “popular resistance”. In the anti-Houthi part of Taiz, Al Qaeda can behave like an accepted entitiy: “the group's offices and mosques in the city were widely known”.

11.5.2017 – Long War Journal (A T)

Former Guantanamo detainee killed in US air campaign in Yemen

The Pentagon announced today that a former Guantanamo detaineeknown as Yasir al Silmiwas killed in an airstrike in Yemen on Mar. 2. Al Silmi is identified as Muhammad Yasir Ahmed Taher in declassified and leaked files prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO). His internment serial number was 679. A picture of Taher taken during his time in Cuba can be seen on the right.

The Obama administration transferred Taher to Yemen on Dec. 19, 2009.

The Defense Department did not say when he rejoined the jihad. But he wasreportedly killedin Yemen’s Abyan Governorate alongside Usayd al Adani, a “longtime” AQAP “explosives expert and facilitator.”

Taher himself was detained years earlier on the suspicion that he was part of a cadre that was planning to use explosives against Americans in Afghanistan – BYTHOMAS JOSCELYN

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/03/former-guantanamo-detainee-killed-in-us-air-campaign-in-yemen.php

cp15 Propaganda

14.5.2017 – Arab News (A P)

Russia and Iran: Uncomfortable bedfellows

Is the tactical alliance between Russia and Iran in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria a shotgun marriage of convenience or a durable mutual bond? Their goal of protecting their ally Bashar Assad has put them on the same team in Syria

Both Moscow and Tehran want Syria as a client state, but they have radically different ideas about what this state (or statelets) will look like.

These two states are also meddling in another shared backyard: Afghanistan.

Iran has also brokered Russian interference in Yemen.

Russian media have been rabidly hostile to the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) role in bringing stability.

Russian destabilizing interference in neighboring regions such as Georgia, Ukraine and Crimea is part of a long-term expansionist strategy that has deeply unnerved Baltic states and forced nations such as Norway and Sweden to rethink their defensive posture. Moscow’s meddling in distant Arab states smacks of opportunistic exploitation of instability, particularly in Yemen and Libya, where it never previously had a stake.

Russia and Iran are the two most aggressive purveyors of cyber-warfare – by Baria Alamuddin

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1099671

My comment: Saudi propaganda melts anti-Iranian and anti-Russian propaganda – the latter largely taken from Western anti-Russia propaganda – to curry favor with the “West”. Keep in mind that Saudi Arabia itself has little real bilateral problems with the Russians.

13.5.2017 - ? (A P)

Saudi Arabia says 65,000 shells and 48 ballistic missiles targeted its areas, destroyed 2808 houses, killed 89, injured 812, destroyed 1,387 vehicles and destroyed 75 government buildings (infographic)

https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/863432618825613312

My comment: these figures could be true. The whole nevertheless is odd propaganda – why the Saudis don't look at their aerial war against Yemen which started 10 weeks BEFORE the Houthis started to bomb Saudi territory? “deliberately kill women and children” and “to satisfy their desire for civilian butchery” much more fits to the Saudis and their aerial war.

13.5.2017 – Gulf News (A P)

Saleh needs to prove his credibility if he is to be accepted

His changing sides many times in the past and opposition to President Hadi still pose challenges

As Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, formalises his split from Al Houthi rebels, he needs to prove his credibility as a supporter of legitimate government in an inclusive Yemen.

Secret talks have been going on for some time between Saleh and the Saudis and last week, Saleh proclaimed his willingness “to go to Riyadh, Khamis Mushait, Muscat or elsewhere to start a dialogue and reach an understanding. We have no choice but dialogue”. There is a very long way to go before any genuine reconciliation can happen. Saleh has changed sides so often that he will need to prove to the legitimate government that he can be a constructive part of Yemen’s future. It is a serious problem that Saleh still underlines his opposition to President Hadi and has said that Saudi Arabia would have to find a new leadership. Part of Saleh’s rehabilitation is his move to oppose Al Houthis, whom he now denounces as “extremists”.

http://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/saleh-needs-to-prove-his-credibility-if-he-is-to-be-accepted-1.2026544

My comment: This is quite absurd. It is certsinly absolutely right that Yemen needs a “ew leadership.”. Hadi is no more 2 “legitimate” president; I think Saleh would be the last to recognize him as a such – and he would be right in this case.

13.5.2017 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Al-Maalami disproves the Houthi fairy tales about the war in Yemen

Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami, Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the United Nations, has disproved the fairy tales the Houthi militias are circulating about the war in Yemen as a military official at the Arab Coalition for restoring the legitimacy in Yemen said the human aspect is the most important for the coalition as it is waging military operations in Yemen.
Speaking at a symposium at the Arab Gulf Countries Institute in Washington, Al-Maalami refuted the fallacy of a number of fairy tales the Houthis were circulating about the war in Yemen, citing that the war erupted in March 2015 while the reality is that it has broken out in September 2014, the Houthis represent a large percentage of the Yemeni population while they represent only two to three percent, that the Arab Coalition stages sea siege over the country, barring food relief from coming into the country, while the fact is that the shortage of food takes place in where the Houthis are in control and that relief sent inside areas controlled by the Houthis will not find its way to the needy.
Al-Maalami also said that the Arab coalition and GCC countries have put plans for the rehabilitation of the destroyed infrastructure of Yemen while the Houthis are accusing them of not worried about the fate of Yemenis and their country's infrastructure.
For his part, Major General Yahya Asiri of the Saudi ministry of defense said that the Houthis have launched as many as 49 missiles into the Kingdom's territories and implanted dozens of mines along the southern border of the Kingdom in addition to sea mines. He added that the Arab Coalition are respecting almost all relevant UN resolutions, including No. 2216 and truce agreements while the Houthi side have not live up to any, citing as many as 4500 violations of the ceasefire agreements.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1627029 and http://www.arabnews.com/node/1099306/middle-east

My comment: There already had been reports of this propaganda symposium. In this article, a great part of the Saudi propaganda is assembled here. It's simply the Saudi propaganda telling the most fairy tales. “That the Arab Coalition stages sea siege over the country, barring food relief from coming into the country, while the fact is that the shortage of food takes place in where the Houthis are in control”is denied here, it's simply fact. - “he human aspect is the most important for the coalition as it is waging military operations in Yemen” is simply ridiculous and just a lie beyond all facts. - And so on.

Comment by Judith Brown: Well firstly the numbers killed is only a guess and it is a serious underestimate especially if you count the numbers killed by disease and famine directly caused by Saudi actions. These are truly weasel words. Saudi doesn't give a jot about Yemeni civilians, nor Yemen. It just wants to say things to impress the world even though it's rulers know they are completely untrue.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155515094978641

12.5.2017 – Middle East Monitor (A K P)

Who’s fighting the war in Yemen?

The war in Yemen is now being fought by numerous armed groups fuelled by sectarian tension and geopolitical influences to shape the future of the country’s government. In March 2015, President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi made a plea to surrounding Arab countries to assist in the military push-back of the rebel Houthis’ advances towards south Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition was assembled to join the fight against the Iranian-backed Houthi group and its allies loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh. What started as a nominally civil war has a heightened risk of spilling over into neighbouring countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, where the Houthis have fired a number of missiles. Some Saudi-led coalition members eventually included military objectives against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Daesh to their brief.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170512-whos-fighting-the-war-in-yemen/

My comment; An overview article, which sounds more like pro-Hadi propaganda and which even is outdated by the changes in he Saudi-UAE relations and the events in southern Yemen.

12.5.2017 – Emirati News Agency (A P)

No cholera in Yemeni areas liberated from rebels, says interior minister

Yemeni Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Major General Hussein Mohammed Arab has confirmed that areas liberated from the rebels are free from cholera, saying that only suspected cases of severe diarrhoea were reported in recent months, the state Yemeni news agency reported on Friday.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302613463

11.5.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

International Conference in Riyadh Agrees on ‘Aid Package’ to Yemen

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that the Kingdom and the World Bank would cover 60 percent of a $500 million food aid package, proposed by the Bank to assist the Yemeni population.

Riyadh hosted on Wednesday an international meeting on ways to provide support for Yemen and unify efforts to achieve a secured future for Yemenis, with the participation of 64 states and regional and international organizations.

Organized by Saudi Arabia and the World Bank, with the participation of other donor countries, the conference was entitled: “Recovery and Reconstruction in Yemen,” and saw an agreement by the Kingdom and the Bank to commit $300 million towards an aid package that would address Yemen’s immediate food security needs.

The Saudi finance minister said the World Bank suggested a total package of $500 million to finance imports of rice and wheat to the war-torn country.

“The World Bank has offered $200 million and the kingdom is ready to provide $100 million. So only 60 percent of this expected fund was covered in this meeting. We expect that the rest will be covered in the coming weeks,” Al-Jadaan said – by Abdul Hadi Habtoor

http://english.aawsat.com/abdul-hadi-habtoor/news-middle-east/international-conference-riyadh-agrees-aid-package-yemen

My comment: Saudi Arabia giving peanuts (compared to its war crimes and spending for warfare) as camouflage in its permanent propaganda war.

11.5.2017 – UNCHR (* A P)

Where in the world do Syrian refugees live? (look at infographic)

https://twitter.com/savechildrenaus/status/862616462871076864 and also adopted by Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/05/syrian-refugees-170504094855640.html

My comment: This just to correct the odd Saudi propaganda that Saudi Arabia would have taken any Syrian refugees. Missing: The refugees not in Middle Eastern countries.

11.5.2017 – The New Arab (A P)

Saudi official: Partnership with US resilient, more intelligence sharing on Yemen desired

Following a boost in US-Saudi official meetings and ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Kingdom next week, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington hosted a one-day conference on Wednesday keynoted by Saudi government foreign policy adviser Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud.
Prince Faisal, who was recently appointed as a high-ranking adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, candidly opened his remarks by acknowledging that the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a good story to tell even if we have often not been effective at telling it.”
One aspect of the story that he told to an audience of US experts and investors gathered in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum centered around Vision 2030 that “established a direction of travel for the Kingdom toward a path to sustainable prosperity for the people of Saudi Arabia.
“Today, one year into our journey, we have a better grasp of the challenges and opportunities we will face,” he said.
One year after its launch, Prince Faisal said: “The vision’s commitment to a set of measurable and clearly defined goals, specific accountability mechanisms and relevant stakeholders for each objective have been identified.” He went on to highlight key goals to “diversify our economy, triple non-oil revenue to $141 billion by 2020 and create 450,000 new non-governmental jobs.”
Social programs are also a critical part of the plan, according to the Saudi official.
“We intend to empower women to play a more prominent role by increasing women’s participation in the workforce from 22 to 30 percent, among other goals,” he said, before stressing the progress already made on women’s empowerment.

The official also applauded “the resilient seven-decade-old US-Saudi partnership,” promising to take it “to new levels on investment and foreign policy.” Answering a question on Yemen, Prince Faisal said Saudi Arabia seeks help on interjecting Iranian arms, more intelligence sharing and munitions that will cut collateral damage.
The hopeful Saudi view on relations was shared by Tim Lenderking, deputy assistant secretary of state for Arabian Gulf affairs in the Near East Bureau at the US Department of State. Lenderking, who served in Saudi Arabia in the past, said the “US looks at the GCC as a force multiplier.”
He noted the improved US-Saudi relations under President Trump and said “what you are seeing from the new administration is a more robust relationship with Saudi Arabia.”
The US official added that Washington "doesn't want war with Iran; (it) wants Iran and Saudi (Arabia) to co-exist,” and called for a diplomatic vision between Iran and Washington.
The conference’s banner, “Saudi Transforming,” engaged Saudi journalists and activists as well. Ahmed Omran, a journalist, said the “government does pay attention to what the religious establishment thinks but they do not always follow their advice.” – by JOYCE KARAM

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1097896/world

My comment: This seems to have been an odd propaganda show for Saudi Arabia.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

14.5.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by#Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen13/5/2017 (full list):

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/825504394266594/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

14.5.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by#Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen12/5/2017 (full list):

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/825498707600496/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

12.5.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by#Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen11/5/2017 (full list):

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/824725304344503/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

11.5.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

The Violations and Crimes that are committed by#Saudi_Arabiaand its alliance in#Yemen10/5/2017 (full list):

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/824025201081180/?type=3

14.5.2017 – Al Masirah TV (A K PH)

Film: Targeting the # Saudi American American aggression and their property in Al - Barh district, in the province of Taiz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZ6e9B2VCE = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/vb.1127621230602273/1511794505518275/?type=2&theater

14.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

22 Houthis killed, 35 others wounded by coalition airstrikes western Taiz – source

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts launched on Saturday several air raids on the Houthis-Saleh militants' sites in Khalid military camp and Mozza district in western Taiz, southwestern Yemen.

A military source told Almasdaronline that the aircrafts launched ten air raids on Hothis’ gatherings and sites in Dar and Jabal al Sultan region, killing 11 militants and wounding 19 others, as well as destroying four military vehicles.

“The aircrafts also launched five air raids on Khalid camp and rebels’ sites eastern the camp on Hodeida highway, which resulted in the death of five militants and injury of seven others, as well as the destruction of a military vehicle and a cannon.”

The aircrafts also launched three air raids on rebels’ sites in the center of Mozza district, and two raids on al-Barh area, killing six militants and wounding nine others.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91200

14.5.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A K PH)

KSA jets were flying high above Sana'a 2 spread chemtrail gas, Now they've done it on Najran, KSA.Emphasizing the useage 4 military purposes

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/863799778597097473

This gas negatively affects human health, It affects the lung, irritates it & causes respiratory problems.

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/863802221166776324

and also

and that's when the #SaudiaArabian's aircrafts appires flying all over the capital Sana'a sky and spread a mysterious gas. Pic 2016 May

https://twitter.com/ElGrEino/status/863889186897760256

11.5.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Amran: alliance warplanes waged a raid on AL Thian mount

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73618&lang=en

11.5.2017 – Yamanyoon (A K PH)

Dozens of Raid in Taiz and Marib

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73595&lang=en

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

4.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Four civilians kill by landmine explosion and shooting in Taiz – eyewitnesses

Three civilians were killed by a landmine explosion in Jabal Habshi district, and another one shot dead by Popular Resistance gunmen in Al Masbah neighborhood in the center of Taiz city, southwest of Yemen.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91177

14.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Violent fighting and shelling with various heavy weapons and missiles had broken out between the two sides in al Sawada, al Qaran and al Khaliqa sites in al Wahabiyah area, between al Bayda and Marib provinces.”

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91174

12.5.2017 – Yemen Conflict Map (A K)

Yemen Front of Bab el Mandab - South of the West Coast

Kohbob - dopab - maca – alkhawkha - Lahj - Taiz – Hodeidah- New Update May 12

https://twitter.com/YemConfMaps/status/863016618200268800

11.5.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

The source told Almasdaronline that a man and his wife were killed by an explosive device explosion planted in a farm owned by Mehdi al-Shaori in al Shiar region of the Hazm al Udin district western of Ibb city.

The local residents accuse the Houthis-Saleh militants of planting the explosive device during the war that broke out in the district last year.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/91103

Pro-Saleh / Pro-Houthi reports:

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/05/14/1406609/yemeni-army-targets-saudi-forces-positions-with-homegrown-missiles

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/14/521831/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-Hajjah

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464592.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464599.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464517.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464516.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464515.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464514.htm

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73591&lang=en

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73599&lang=en

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73602&lang=en

http://www.yamanyoon.com/?p=73614&lang=en

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news464389.htm

Pro-Saudi- / Pro-Hadi reports:

http://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/houthi-military-commanders-killed-yemens-shabwa-taiz-governorates

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

13.5.2017 – Middle East Eye (D(

Yemen's honey vendors stung by war

Yemen's traditional honey farming is facing threats from the ongoing war, pesticides and drought

Famous for its sweet and medicinal values, Yemen is home to one of the best and most expensive kinds of honey in the world: Sidr honey.

But vendors say that they’ve been hit hardby the war, as an all-out blockade has badly damaged business – by Mohammed Hammoud (with photos)

http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/yemen-honey-vendors-stung-by-war-597800551

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-300-yemen-war-mosaic-300

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-300 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-300:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm und / and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

06:39 15.05.2017
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