Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 310 - Yemen War Mosaic 310

Yemen Press Reader 310: Kämpfer gegen den Hunger – Interview über Lage im Jemen – Trump und der Nahe Osten – Vom Golf finanzierte US-Think Tanks – Cholera - Katarkrise - und mehr
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People fighting famine in Yemen – Interview on Yemen situation (German) – Trump and the Middle east – US think tanks funded by Gulf States – Cholera – Qatar crisis – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(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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Übersicht: alle Spendenkontrn für Jemen

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12.6.2017 – PRI (** B H)

These people are fighting off a famine in Yemen

Fatik al-Rodaini has people to feed this holy month of Ramadan. He and his team of volunteers are delivering food baskets to people who would otherwise have nothing for iftar, the nightly meal when families break their Ramadan fast.

"After 15 hours of fasting you need something to break your fast, as a gift you give yourself,” says Rodaini, a Yemeni man who left a career in journalism to work full time helping to relieve Yemen’s hunger problem. His organization, Mona Relief, is named after a woman who was an early donor. The Mona Relief team identifies families in need and delivers food packages or baskets, each one consisting of basic cooking ingredients.

The situation

Yemen grows little of its own food, and must import 90 percent of it, but the war has severely limited imports. A naval blockade by Saudi Arabia, with US support, slows maritime traffic and imposes time-consuming inspections. Damage to the country’s largest deep-water port, Hodeidah, has further slowed World Food Program deliveries.

"Ships can be at sea for three weeks waiting for their turn to get to the platform and be able to off-load the cargo and the food,” says Etefa. “In this situation when you have ships carrying food in 50-degree heat [that’s over 120 degrees Fahrenheit], there is ... the risk of some quantities of the food going bad." Most of the hundreds of thousands of tons of food that WFP sends into Yemen arrives wholesome and fresh, albeit slowly.

Recently, a WFP truck convoy was stopped by Houthi forces who control the route from Hodeidah to Taiz, Yemen’s second-largest city. Officials say the 200 trucks were allowed to continue after an inspection.

The International Committee of the Red Cross experiences the same kind of scrutiny, wherever they travel in Yemen. Even as a cholera outbreak and near-famine conditions require a speedy response, ICRC officials must be prepared to negotiate their cargo's passage.

“When we send convoys from one location to the other ... we have to inform the tribes that a convoy will be passing through their villages. We also have to negotiate the way at every checkpoint to make sure that the convoy will reach where it is supposed to deliver," says the ICRC’s Robert Mardini. "And I think this has proven to be effective.”

“All this is a direct consequence of a conflict which is entangled, with no solution in sight ... and where the basic rules of war are not respected by parties to the conflict," says Mardini, ICRC’s regional director for the Near and Middle East.

Shipments blocked

Small local groups, such as Rodaini’s Mona Relief, don’t import food themselves. Instead, they buy food already delivered to local vendors by Yemeni merchants who have long-established distribution networks.

"I can't receive any shipment from abroad. So, I'm trying to buy food baskets from the local markets, and then I distribute it to the IDPs and the vulnerable families in Sanaa and in other provinces,” says Rodaini. “Mona Relief is working now in nine provinces. Most of them in northern Yemen.”

“I think that the international aid that comes through the official authorities do not reach the targets, due to widespread corruption, unfortunately,” says Qasim al-Mahbasi, a university professor in Aden who is also the honorary president of Future Foundation for Development and Human Rights.

“The support of traders and NGOs is better than that of international organizations,” he says, “but remains limited in value [compared] to the growing needs of a large number of [Yemen’s] poor.”

Like Mona Relief in the north, the foundation supports southern families in need. It, too, is delivering food to feed families this Ramadan.

Ahmad Algohbary, a student whose education was interrupted by the war, has found a way to combine humanitarian work with his longtime passion for photography. He regularly travels around Yemen, documenting the lives of Yemenis as they confront the hardship of war.

“I had posted a photo of a child named Jamal on Twitter,” says Algohbary. Jamal, like many undernourished children now in Yemen, had become seriously underweight and in need of medical attention. A woman who saw the post contacted Algohbary to ask what she could do for the child. She wound up paying Algohbary to take Jamal to the doctor.

“I went to Saada,” says Algohbary. “I took him from his village to the nutrition center. After one month after he got treatment, I published his photo, and it was really great.”

Algohbary, buoyed by Jamal's recover, found another opportunity to help. “I took a photo of a girl, her name is Batol. People donated for her through Western Union and [a] minigrant. They sent money to me. I went back again to Batol's village,” he says, “and took her to the nutrition center, and now Batol looks better than before – by Stephen Snyder

11.6.2017 – Alsharq (** B P)

Interview: „Der Jemen hat zurzeit de facto drei Regierungen“

Im Interview spricht Golf-Experte Jens Heibach über saudische und US-amerikanische Interessen im Jemen, die Rolle Irans im aktuellen Konflikt und mögliche Wege aus der Krise.

Heibach: Saudi-Arabien und Jemen befinden sich in einer kritischen Phase. Aber es ist davon auszugehen, dass der Konflikt abebbt – wenn man sich anschaut, was Saudi-Arabien innerhalb der letzten zwei Jahre investiert hat. Es ist unklar, ob das US-amerikanische Engagement hier eine größere Rolle spielt. Fest steht, dass Saudi-Arabien eine gesichtswahrende Lösung braucht, um aus dem Jemen wieder raus zu kommen.

wenn Sie den sogenannten Islamischen Staat beispielsweise bekämpfen wollen, können Sie nicht gleichzeitig Iran eindämmen. Jene sich ausbreitenden AQAH-Verbände sind ein großes, teils durch Saudi-Arabien selbst herbeigeführtes, Problem im Jemen. Die saudische Koalition hat in der Vergangenheit nicht konsequent gegen AQAH durchgegriffen, sondern ihre Energie auf Houthi-Verbände konzentriert.

Nach wie vor glaube ich, dass die Abhängigkeit der Houthis von Iran mit fortdauerndem Kriegsverlauf erst anwächst. Es existieren weder konkrete Belege für Waffenlieferungen in größerem Umfang, noch gibt es Beweise für iranische Militärberater im Jemen.

Letztendlich kennen wir die genaue Rolle Irans im Jemen nicht, da es unglaublich schwer ist, Beweise und Indizien zu finden. Medienvertreter werden nicht in den Jemen gelassen und ein freies Forschen ist unter den aktuellen Umständen nicht möglich.

Ich glaube, von dem Wenigen, das wir von der Kooperation zwischen dem Iran und den Houthis wissen, ist die Zusammenarbeit sehr pragmatisch. Die Houthis sind bereit, mit Teheran zusammenzuarbeiten, sind allerdings keineswegs bereit, Befehle entgegenzunehmen. Die Kooperation könnte als taktisch, nicht als strategisch bezeichnet werden. Theologische Differenzen spielen kaum eine Rolle, ein Feind-meines-Feindes-Denken dominiert dagegen.

Ja, eine regionale Mediation wäre mit Sicherheit ein denkbarer Ansatz. Der Oman wäre ein geeigneter Kandidat. Die eigentliche Frage ist aber, ob Saudi-Arabien und Iran überhaupt an einen Tisch kommen müssen. Die iranische Beteiligung im Jemen ist bislang eine Schimäre.

Sie haben im Jemen ausgeprägte regionale Identitäten, welche gerne mit politischen oder konfessionellen Narrativen vermischt werden. Im Jemen existieren viele kleine, regionale Konflikte, angefeuert von regionalen Eliten. Vieles hiervon ist auf den Bürgerkrieg 1994[v] zurückzuführen, von dem sich der Jemen niemals erholt hat, sowie Ali Abdullah Salehs[vi] jahrzehntelange autoritäre Herrschaft, die auf einem inklusiven Patrionagenetzwerk und der Aufrechterhaltung von Konflikten beruht hat. Dieses Erbe kommt jetzt zum Vorschein. - Von Hauke Waszkewitz

10.6.2017 – Lobelog (* B P)

Trump’s Destabilization of the Persian Gulf

That “Arab NATO” didn’t last very long, did it? The break with Qatar by some of its Arab brethren, including its nearest neighbors, is impressively comprehensive

The break is a resounding refutation of the notion, which was a leitmotif of President Trump’s recent trip to the region, that significant lines of conflict in the region can all be reduced to some simplistic grand division, such as of evil versus good, Shia versus Sunni, or Iran versus everyone else.

The ostensible complaint about Qatar’s financing of extremists is grounded in truth about that financing but is an unpersuasive instance of the pot calling the kettle black, given the Saudis’ own record in furnishing such support to radicals. The actual grievances that the Saudis and others have with the Qataris involve the sorts of parochial, ignoble concerns that the United States does not share and should not act as if it does.

Policies toward the Muslim Brotherhood are an additional issue. Certainly it is misleading to throw the Brotherhood rhetorically into the same hopper as the much different violent extremists that are the object of counterterrorist efforts.

For Qatar’s rulers—even though they, like the Saudis, lead a very undemocratic and Wahhabi-based monarchy—dealing with the Brotherhood is a matter of recognizing social and political reality. Persian Gulf specialist Gerd Nonneman, of the Doha campus of Georgetown University, observesthat Qatar’s relationship with the Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations “was never driven by religious ideology but by a pragmatic calculation that these movements had considerable social traction and would likely become an important part of the post-Arab Spring era.”

Qatar and Iran

Then there is Qatar’s mostly normal relationship with Iran. This is the aspect of the intra-GCC dust-up that raises the most serious questions about the Trump administration’s crudely simplistic way of defining lines of conflict in the region and in particular its automatic, nothing-but-confrontation-and-hostility posture toward Iran. Qatar has very practical reasons to conduct normal business with Iran.

To those who habitually recite the mantra about Iran’s “nefarious” behavior in the region, isn’t its behavior vis-à-vis Qatar and the gas field exactly the kind of peaceful, normal behavior we want to encourage? And if it is to be encouraged, shouldn’t we all conduct ourselves the way the Qataris have in this respect? Such conduct need not erase or overlook other differences or conflicts of interests. As Nonneman notes, Qatar’s posture toward Iran is as pragmatic as its posture toward the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Qatar experience raises another important point regarding conflict, stability, and Iran. As has been mentioned by many observers, while Trump has been sword-dancing with the Saudis and castigating the Qataris, Doha hosts the largest U.S. military base in the Persian Gulf region. If having normal relations with Iran does not preclude a country from hosting even a large U.S. military installation—and one in the PersianGulf, in Iran’s backyard rather than, say, in the Gulf of Mexico—then why are we so afraid of anyone having normal relations with Iran and so vehement about the need to isolate Iran? Nothing demonstrates more clearly the bankruptcy of a U.S. posture that assumes any dealings with, or activity of, Iran to be bad by definition.

Trump’s Polarizing Response

And nothing demonstrates the extremes to which the Trump administration goes in pushing its all-hostility-all-the-time policy toward Iran than the White House’s appalling statement about the IS terrorist attacks in Tehran

The “evil they promote” language turns upside down, of course, the whole story of IS and how Iran has been a major foe, not a supporter, of that group and similar brands of terrorism. But the heartlessness and ignorance of the White House statement have implications beyond policy toward Iran.

Everyone except hardline troublemakers has an interest in de-escalation, rather than escalation, of tension and conflict in the Persian Gulf.

There has been an opportunityjust within the past few months, based on a GCC proposal for dialogue that the Kuwaiti foreign minister carried to Tehran

Then along comes Donald Trump, preaching a message not of rapprochement and reconciliation, not of the need for countries that live in the same neighborhood to share that neighborhood, but instead a message of militancy, hostility, and isolation. He has been appealing to, and bolstering, all the worst, most parochial inclinations of the Saudis and others. - by Paul R. Pillar

10.6.2017 – Consortium News (** B P)

Saudi Royals Bring Trump into Line

Donald Trump once condemned Saudi sponsorship of terrorism but – after his lavish reception in Riyadh and Saudi promises of rich arms deals – he has fallen under the kingdom’s spell

Donald Trump’s statements in response to the Qatar, Saudi and Iranian diplomatic crisis have been bizarre even by Trumpian standards. The fun started with a presidential tweet shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday in response to the decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to impose a state of siege on Qatar as payback for its funding of the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist groups.

On the campaign trail, Trump once declared that the Saudis “blew up the World Trade Center,” and said that American firepower was the only thing saving them from disaster. “If it weren’t for us, they wouldn’t be here,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They wouldn’t exist.”

All of which was true. But that was before the Saudis agreed to purchase $110 billion in U.S. military hardware and projected a five-story image of his face on the side of the local Ritz-Carlton during his visit last month to Riyadh. So, in Trump’s mind, the Saudis were transformed. Instead of bad guys, they were now good.

And since they were good, they could no longer be terrorists or sponsors of terrorism. Indeed, they were now so good that they were in a position to say who the real sponsors of terrorism were. When they pointed at Qatar, Trump instantly agreed.

Our relationship is extremely good,” Trump told the press as he sat down with Qatari Emir Hamad al-Thani in Riyadh on May 21. “We have some very serious discussions right now going on, and one of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States. And for us that means jobs, and it also means, frankly, great security back there [i.e. in Qatar], which we want.”

In other words, Qatar was a friend just a couple of weeks ago. But since the emirate (population 313,000 not counting foreign workers) is in no position to buy as many “beautiful” weapons as the Saudis (population 33 million), it can’t be as good a friend and thus wound up on the defensive when the Saudis accused it of aiding and abetting the enemy.

As for Iran, this is where U.S. officials make the “terrorism” word mean whatever they want.

But if Saudi Arabia is now “good” and therefore “anti-terrorist,” then its enemy, Iran, must be a terrorist state par excellence and very, very evil. And, thus, Shi’ite-ruled Iran must be responsible for ISIS even though ISIS views Shi‘ites with the same genocidal fury as state-salaried Wahhabist mullahs do in Riyadh – by Daniel Lazare

12.6.2017 – Bahrainwatch (** A P)

Your Western Think Tank Funding Cheatsheet for the Qatar-GCC conflict

To help outsiders make sense of what is going on, a small army of Gulf experts working for Western think tanks are commonly drawn on by the mainstream media for comment. What isn’t usually made clear however is that many of those Western think tanks — even the most prestigious — receive a not insignificant amount of patronage from the very Gulf states that are a party to the conflict being commented on.

In this regard, we have compiled a short cheat sheet of the most prominent think tanks known to receive significant funding from Gulf states, or who have an international office in one of them. The list is by no means exhaustive and is it is largely based on self-disclosure by the think tanks. That a think tank receives financial patronage from a Gulf state does not automatically mean that all of its researchers are necessarily biased in favor of the patron, as there certainly are cases of researchers with a track record of independence and integrity. However, when the analysis of a think tank aligns with the views or interests of its financial patron, it should raise questions about whether the line between independent research and political lobbying or PR is being blurred.

This list is a work-in-progress and we welcome any further information or feedback to improve or correct it.

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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12.6.2017 – Stern (** A H)

Mehr als 900 Cholera-Tote im Jemen

Die Cholera-Epidemie im Jemen breitet sich weiter mit großer Geschwindigkeit aus. In den vergangenen zwei Wochen sei die Zahl der Todesopfer auf mehr als 920 gestiegen, teilte die WHO mit. Seit Ende April haben sich bereits mehr als 124 000 Menschen in dem bitterarmen Bürgerkriegsland mit der Infektionskrankheit angesteckt - vor allem im Norden des Jemen. Insgesamt lebten 7,6 Millionen Menschen in den Epidemie-Gebieten, hieß es.

12.6.2017 – Anadolu (** A H)

Cholera death toll in Yemen rises to 923: WHO

WHO says over 124,000 cholera cases have been registered in Yemen

A cholera epidemic has killed at least 923 in war-torn Yemen since late April, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a Twitter post on Monday, WHO's Yemen office said over 124,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered across the country since April 27.

The number of suspected cholera cases has increased by 7,000 since Sunday. and by Sputnik: and

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12.6.2017 – IRIN (** A H)

Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

According to the latest (and always growing) numbers, 923 people have died of cholera in Yemen since the end of April, 532 in May alone. For comparison, the UN recorded violent deaths of 98 civilians in May.

When IRIN first reported on Yemen’s cholera outbreak in the middle of last month, it was bad: hospitals in the capital of Sana’a were overflowing, and humanitarians were racing to contain the disease.

Aid agencies seemed to be ticking all the boxes: providing back-up for those medical facilities still operating in the midst of war, setting up centres to fight deadly dehydration, and chlorinating water that could spread the disease.

But all the while, patients were likely passing cholera between each other in the very places they sought treatment. And in rural areas, with barely any health infrastructure or aid agency presence to serve the population or collect information on the scope of the problem, civilians were suffering at a scale much greater than anyone thought.

The UN counts more than 124,000 suspected cholera cases in the country. UNICEF and the World Health Organization estimate this figure will more than double by the end of the year, while Oxfam Country Director Sajjad Mohammed Sajid told IRIN he fears the additional number of cases could be closer to 300,000 by then.

The root cause of the latest outbreak is unclear, but Yemen is always at risk. A lower-level outbreak, between October 2016 and March of this year, saw more than 24,000 suspected cases and 143 deaths.

The constant threat comes from Yemen’s location near the Indian Ocean and relatively close to the Bay of Bengal, described to IRIN by Doctor Mohammad Ali, cholera expert at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as the “home of cholera”.

The Bay of Bengal is believed to be the source of several past outbreaks – via international travel – including the 2010 outbreak in Haiti that killed 10,000 people and has been blamed on UN peacekeepers from Nepal.

People who suffer from hunger and are not receiving adequate nutrition are often less able to fight off diseases such as cholera, and the consequences of infections can be much more serious and deteriorate at a much quicker rate,” explained Erin Hutchinson, Yemen country director for Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger). “Of particular concern are children with acute malnutrition, whose health status is already severely compromised, and for whom treatment can be more complicated.”

Hospital spread

In a disturbing development, it appears that those who made it to places providing treatment may very well have caught or spread the disease in hospital.

At least at the onset of the outbreak, cases of acute watery diarrhoea and cholera – not the same thing but presenting with almost the same symptoms – were “being treated in the same place,” Oxfam’s Sajid told IRIN.

There was no system of triage where you can keep a person who is only suffering from acute watery diarrhoea from cholera,” he added. “So the contamination was spreading from people to people, even in the hospitals.”

UNICEF Yemen spokesman Rajat Madhok agreed that this lack of separation had contributed to the rapid spread of the disease, telling IRIN by email: “As the population is aware of the outbreak, all [people with] diarrhoea are coming to the health facilities irrespective of the severity or type of diarrhoea.”

Testing for cholera proper requires laboratory testing – facilities for which are severely limited.

While the initial focus was on urban centres like Sana’a – where the epidemic is indeed severe – cholera was also catching on under the radar in areas where health centres are few and far between and where aid agencies have less of a traditional presence. Official tallies have been shooting up as statistics emerge from rural areas.

Health services which have already been dysfunctional were not there as a first place of contact,” said Oxfam’s Sajid. “So information came in first from health centres located in urban areas.”

This lack of reliable information combined with the lack of facilities has proved disastrous in remote areas.

Once the epidemic happened, they didn’t have the infrastructure to manage and mitigate it, so it exploded,” Sajid explained.

12.6.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (** A H)

#Cholera Update
The worst affected have been children and older people, with those age under 15 years accounting for 46% of cases and those older than 60 years accounting for 33% of fatalities.

12.6.2017 – Aljazeera (** A H)

Film: Yemen cholera crisis: Disease kills 'one person per hour'

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is a threat to millions living in desperate conditions. More than 100,000 people have fallen ill in the past month.

Two years of war are already putting a huge strain on hospitals, and thousands of cholera victims cannot get treatment.

The international charity group Oxfam says the disease is killing one person an hour.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports.

12.6.2017 – ABC (** A H)

Yemen cholera epidemic reaches 'devastating proportions' as deaths mount

Yemen is in the grip of an unprecedented cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour.

The Saudi-led coalition has closed the country's main airport and prevented many reporters and human rights workers from entering Yemen.

But the evidence from local journalists and aid agencies on the ground is clear — more help is urgently needed.

The UN says the death toll from the outbreak that began in April has now surpassed 800. A quarter of the dead are children.

"The number of casualties is increasing day-by-day," said Dr Ismail Mansoury, a paediatrician at Sanaa's Al Sabheen hospital.

"The cholera spreads fast because we are in a society where it's hard to live healthy."

The UN says Yemen is now the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

"The health system is about to collapse," UNICEF Yemen's Meritxell Relano said.

"With health workers who have not received a salary. With half of the facilities being closed and with very limited supplies coming into the country." - By Sophie McNeilland Moohialdin Fuad (with photos and film) and film also at

11.6.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Map: Yemen: Cholera Attack rate Per 10,000 Population (From 27 April - 11 June 2017) and in full:

11.6.2017 – Haberler (** A H)

Cholera Epidemic Kills 859 İn Yemen: Who

A cholera outbreak has killed at least 859 in war-torn Yemen since late April, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
In a Twitter post on Sunday, WHO's Yemen office said over 116,700 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in 20 provinces across the country since April 27.

11.6.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (* A H)

Yemen: 98 Percent of Cholera Patients Cured

Yemen’s Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Nasir Baoum said that no matter how much cholera is treated, the disease cannot disappear completely given the poor sanitary conditions in the country.

A statistical medical report shared between world health organizations showed however that around 98 percent of infected and suspicious cases were cured.

King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) spokesman Dr. Samer al- Jutaili told Asharq Al-Awsat that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) the cholera death rate is 0.8 percent.

My comment: And those who die before they arrive at a hospital?

10.6.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Weekly update - Cholera in Yemen, 10 June 2017

The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded an additional 13 912 cholera cases in the country between 3 and 6 June 2017. A cumulative total of 96 219 suspected cases of cholera and 746 associated deaths have been reported across the country since the outbreak started in October 2016.

While cholera is endemic in Yemen, the country has experienced a surge in cholera cases since 27 April 2017. Cholera has affected around 268 districts in 19 governorates across the country. The case-fatality rate stands at 0.8% which is close to the emergency threshold of 1%. =

9.6.2017 – VPR (** A H)

NPR One Extra: The Global Effort To Combat Yemen's 'Unprecedented' Cholera Outbreak

The outbreak adds urgency to the work of scientists who are looking for a cure, like those at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Juliette Touma, UNICEF’s Chief of Communications for the Middle East and North Africa, recently returned to her office in Jordan after visiting hospitals in Yemen.

Touma says UNICEF has been responding to the "unprecedented" outbreak over the last few weeks.

"Everyone's exhausted really," says Touma of those on the ground. "Everyone is really sick. The children ... that we met were barely breathing. There was this one time child that we saw that we were not sure if he was alive or dead."

"We shouldn't be witnessing these scenes [in] the 21st century," she said. (photos) - by EBECCA SANANES & EMILY ALFIN JOHNSON

5.6.2017 - World Health Organization (* A H)

Yemen: Cholera outbreak response Situation report No 2 (20 May to 5 June 2017)


Since the start of the second wave of cholera outbreak on 27 April 2017, a cumulative total of 91,431 suspected cholera cases, including 727 associated deaths, have been reported across the country from 267 districts in 19 out of the 23 governorates, with a case-fatality rate of 0.8%.

Of the total reported cases, 48,708 (53%) are women, while 16,048 (18 %) are children below the age of five.

More than half of the suspected cholera cases have been reported from four governorates: Amanat Al Asimah, Hajjah, Amran and Al Hudeideh.

A total of 391 stool samples from 19 governorates tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae, serotype Ougawa.

The overall attack rate is 32.7 per 10 000 of population. and in full:

cp2 Allgemein / General

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12.6.2017 – Press TV Iran (not rated B K)

Film: Saudi war on Yemen; 12,500 civilians dead, 20,000 injured

The war that Saudi Arabia and its allies unleashed on Yemen in March 2015 continues is claiming innocent lives. In a press conference in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, activists revealed that the war has so far left over 12, 500 civilians dead. Mohamed al-Attab reports. and on youtube:

My comment: These figures are much too low.

12.6.2017 – AFP (* A K)

Naval coalition warns of risks for ships off Yemen

An international naval coalition said Monday it will step up its presence near a strategic shipping lane off Yemen as it warned of risks for boats transiting through the area.

The Bab el-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, is a key passage for world trade.

"Recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandab have highlighted that there are still risks associated with transits through these waters," the Combined Maritime Forces said in a statement.

A small boat exploded late last month "for an unknown reason" in a thwarted attack on a tanker in the area, the statement said.

"In response to these threats, the Combined Maritime Forces will be increasing the naval presence" in the western part of the Gulf of Aden, said the coalition.

The Combined Maritime Forces is a 31-state naval partnership, based in Bahrain and led by the US, that oversees security in some international waters including the Gulf of Aden.

My comment: A really strange „coalition“, the US playing world policeman and it's allies. Any legal base for this? I am in doubt. It's just a self appointment.

11.6.2017 – SMH (* B H)

The humanitarian catastrophe Australians know nothing about

New polling conducted for aid agency Caritas has found just 32 per cent of Australians are aware there is a major crisis unfolding in the region.

A third of respondents to last week's Essential Research poll said they knew nothing about the crisis and a further 29 per cent indicated they had heard there was a problem but did not know any details.

When people were told there were up to 23 million people at risk, fewer than a quarter of the 1000 people polled said they would be prepared to donate.

Sixty-five per cent said they would not donate for a range of reasons, including a lack of money or preferring to support causes closer to Australia.

New polling conducted for aid agency Caritas has found just 32 per cent of Australians are aware there is a major crisis unfolding in the region.

A third of respondents to last week's Essential Research poll said they knew nothing about the crisis and a further 29 per cent indicated they had heard there was a problem but did not know any details.

When people were told there were up to 23 million people at risk, fewer than a quarter of the 1000 people polled said they would be prepared to donate.

Sixty-five per cent said they would not donate for a range of reasons, including a lack of money or preferring to support causes closer to Australia – by Matt Wade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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12.6.2017 – Doctors Without Borders (* A H)

In the operating room: Yemen, Day 9

Anesthesiologist Kariantti is under tremendous pressure, as the MSF hospital in Yemen struggles with a lack of hospital beds and an impending cholera outbreak... - by Kallois Kariantti

11.6.2017 – Hope & Relief (* H)

Proud to announce launch of #YemenHope & Relief, new aid org founded by @AhmadAlgohbaryhelping families of seriously malnourished children

We will be launching a website and an urgent appeal very soon. Please ask people to follow so we can get news out quickly, thankyou!

10.6.2017 – RT (* B H)

Film: Kinderehen sind im Jemen Alltag

Sie sind noch kleine Mädchen und müssen alte Männer heiraten

6.4.2017 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Children's Fund, Government of Yemen (* A H)

Nutrition and Mortality Survey Report - Ibb Governorate, Yemen - 25 March to 6 April 2017

The national nutrition information system has shown that number of SAM admitted children increased from 11,930 cases (reported by 120 sites) in 2014 to 12,092 cases (reported by 140 sites) in 2015 that in 2016 increased to 18,508 cases (reported by 220 sites). This indicates that average admitted cases per reporting sites decreased from 99.4 in 2014 to 86.4 in 2015 then slightly decrease to 84.1 in 2016. The first SMART survey conducted in Ibb was in November/ December 2012 in two zones. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) was found as 7.6% (with 1.2% SAM) in Eastern Highlands and 8.6% (with 0.9% SAM) in Western Highlands (the weighted average was 8.0% GAM and 1.1% SAM). The DHS 2013 survey indicated a prevalence of wasting as 10.9% (with 2.7% SAM) while the CFSS 2014 indicated higher GAM levels (14.7%) but with almost same levels (2.6%). The most recent EFSNA that was conducted in November 2016 indicated GAM levels similar to that of SMART 2012 (8.0%) but with SAM levels of 1.7%. Almost 68% of Ibb households are food insecure as revealed by the EFSNA November 2016. This level is significantly higher that the pre-crises one (43%) as shown by CFSS 2014. However the IPC classification of Ibb since 2012 is IPC 3 (Crisis). and in full:

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

12.6.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

#Yemencapital Sanaa : Tarawih prayers now in the mosque near my house. "Please switch off your mobile phones. God comes first."

Remark: Saudi propaganda claims that these prayers are suppressed by the Houthis.

10.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Over 400 violations made by Houthis Saleh militias in May

The National Committee for Investigating Human Rights Violations has documented and investigated 407 violations committed by the Houthis Saleh militias in a number of Yemeni governorates during May 2017 alone.

The committee said, in a statement issued on June 9, that these violations included 44 cases of arbitrary arrests, 132 cases of murdering civilians, 123 injuries, 40 destructions of local properties, 20 explosions of houses, 14 plantations of mines, five cases of extrajudicial killing, 10 of forced disappearances, five forced disappearances, three cases of torture, six cases of child recruitment, two cases of assaulting medical crews.

My comment: The „National Committee for Investigating Human Rights Violations“ is a Hadi government propaganda organiation. Of courde, the Houthi / Saleh side (as all others) commit Human Rights violations in Yemen. Whether these figures are true, nobody knows.

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

12.6.2017 – Ammar Aulaqi (A P)

Preparations in Mukalla, Hadramut to hold the first leaders' meeting of the Southern Transitional Council this week.

12.6.2017 – AFP (A T)

Soldier, 3 assailants dead in Qaeda attack on Yemen army

A soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an Al-Qaeda attack Monday on a checkpoint in Yemen's Hadramawt province that also left three assailants dead, the army said.

"A soldier was martyred and two soldiers were wounded in an attack by Al-Qaeda gunmen on our checkpoint near the Dowen military camp," said Major General Faraj al-Bahsani, a regional commander..

Three of the assailants were shot dead and two injured in an exchange of gunfire that followed the attack in the southeastern province, Bahsani told AFP.

12.6.2017 – Reuters (* A T)

Al Qaeda claims Yemen army camp attack that killed 12

Al Qaeda militants claimed responsibility for a car bomb and gun attack on an army camp in southeastern Yemen early on Monday that killed at least 10 militants and two soldiers, according to a statement posted on Twitter.

The attack, near the town of Baddah in oil-producing Hadramout province, came after a lull in attacks by the Islamist militant group's Yemeni affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Attackers set off two car bombs outside the camp, a military official said. Residents said they also heard gunfire after two loud explosions.

"Our soldiers foiled the attack and managed to secure the camp and we are still pursuing those who have escaped in nearby farms," the official told Reuters by phone.

In its statement, al Qaeda said several "elite" troops were killed and vehicles destroyed, and that one of its fighters died - by Mohammed Mukhashaf and Ali Abdelatti and by Critical Threats:


12.6.2017 – Terror Monitor (A T)

Al-Qaeda loyalists in Yemen posted pictures of military vehicles burned after the organization's attack on the elite camp in the area of Biddah in Hadramout province (photos)

11.6.2017 – Arab24 (A P)

Film: Yemen - A Massive march in Aden demanding better public services

A massive march was launched yesterday evening from the National Bank Square to the Maasheq Palace (the legitimate government headquarters) in the city of Kraiter in the Yemeni capital of Aden, demanding the government and the Arab alliance to improve public services, notably electricity and salaries

10.6.2017 – Erem News (A P)

Popular protests reach the Presidential Palace in Aden, denouncing the deterioration of services The popular protests moved to the outer gate of the Maasheq area where the old presidential palace in Aden was. Protesters held candles and banners reading slogans denouncing the deteriorating services and worsening of the crisis in Aden, which was liberated nearly two years ago. and in translation:

10.6.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Missing from mainstream is popular discontent with Saudi-backed #Yemengov't. Protests in Aden now over deteriorating public services. (photos) and also

10.6.2017 – Saleh Algabwani (* A P)

I will publish the pictures of the victims of the security belt of the UAE and the security forces of the waterfall will publish images only and the rest of the information we will keep for submission to international organizations (photos) and this is the article for this subject:

10.6.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A P)

Three million Emirati Dirhams is the price of a Universal Natural Protected Area in Socotra Island, which is located in Dixam and sold out to an Emirati citizen called Mubarak Al-Mazroy.
In addition to an official document signed by three deputies of Socotra Governorate addressed to the Prime Minister of Hadi's exiled Government in Riyadh, that they are not responsible to protect any area in Socotra Archipelago from abuse. (document)

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

13.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

UN Envoy: Efforts are ongoing to reach peace in Yemen

The UN Special Envoy to Yemen Esmail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Sunday said that efforts are ongoing to reach peaceful solution in Yemen.

He also described his recent visit to Saudi Arabia as successful, but he gave no details.

UN sources anticipated that Ould Cheikh Ahmed will head to the Jordanian capital during the next days.

During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Ould Cheikh Ahmed met President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and other Yemeni officials in the framework of his seeking to reach an agreement on surrounding Hodeidah port to a third party.

Remark: he is no more accepted by the Sanaa government. Negotiating just with one side of a conflict is no peace brokering but a bad joke.

12.6.2017 – Foreign Policy (* B P)

U.N. Secretary-General Holds His Tongue on Human Rights Violations

António Guterres bets resolving conflict through quiet diplomacy will do more to end atrocities than naming and shaming abusers.

Laast February, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres traveled to Cairo to outline his vision for peace in the Arab world in a major speech. His advisors privately urged him to signal U.N. concerns about rampant human rights violations by the Egyptian government and included a brief passage in his speech highlighting the importance of civil liberties.

It never got uttered.

The omission provided early insight into a U.N. leader who has chosen to tread lightly on human rights issues as he seeks to carve out a role for himself as a potential peacemaker around the world. In meetings with influential foreign autocrats, from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Saudi King Salman, Guterres has shown an aversion to delivering stern lectures about crackdowns on journalists and human rights advocates.

He doesn’t talk about these things. He doesn’t like bringing them up,” said one European ambassador based at the United Nations. “It’s part of his overall approach of trying to position himself as the big mediator. You have to be on equally good footing with all parties, and you don’t want to piss people off by talking about human rights.”

In an early test, Guterres had to resolve a diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia over plans to place the Gulf kingdom on a blacklist of states, armed factions, and terrorist groups that kill or maim children in conflict zones. Since the listing process began in 2001, it has generated intense pushback from states that feel it unfairly tarnishes their reputations by associating them with a rogues’ gallery of bad actors – by Colum Lynch

11.6.2017 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Beyond fable attempt to remain relevant, what does "has strong will to resolve" even mean when no steps taken months into crisis now? (text in image)

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

7.6.2017 – Khamenei (* B P)

The West and their Tango with Wahhabism: Western Role in Augmenting Extremism

Why would the West even consider spreading dangerous ideas of Ibne Taymiyyah and Wahhab? And didn’t they take into account the immeasurable destruction that could result from injecting Wahhabi fanaticism into these regions? USA’s entanglement with Saudi Wahhabism has definitely been one heck of a tempestuous tango--so to speak.

The Following is the continuation of last week’s article titled, “The Roots of Wahhabism, What Everyone Should Know,Part 1/3

Continuation… The Long Dark Shadow of Wahhabism:

The alliance was strong, on the brink of something phenomenally dangerous and disastrous. And this occurred on a greater scale than Taymiyyah or Wahhab could’ve ever imagined. Wahhabism since has been emboldened, because of a Global Clique--US, Israel, Saudi, and Britain--nurturing its development and productivity, viewing Wahhabism as effective doctrine for taming human subjects; thus, molding several Wahhabi practitioners into militant-controlled extremists, used to fight on behalf of the Global Clique’s material interest and political agendas in the Middle East – by Anahita Hamzei

Remark: Iranian point of view, on the site of Ayatollah Khamenei.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

12.6.2017 – Reem Al-Harmi (A P)

Saudi Grand mufti:"Decisions against Doha is for the benefit of Qatari's future". A 'fatwa' to justify a blockade on #Qatarduring #Ramadan (photo)

and here fits best:

12.6.2017 – Noto Wahabism (A P)

Can #Al_Saudexplain to us how their top sheikh is a friend with #Qatar's top sheikh Qardawi whom the Saudis regard as a terrorist? Hypocrisy! (photo)

11.6.2017 – Gulf News (A E P)

Saudi Arabia to start collecting expat levy next month

Expat levy is seen to boost kingdom's revenues amid low oil prices

Starting next month, Saudi Arabia will be collecting a new tax from expatriates and their dependents, a move that is seen to boost the country’s revenues amid weak oil prices.

The new fee, to be implemented from July 1, will be 100 Saudi riyals (Dh97.93) per dependent per month. The amount is expected to increase gradually every year until 2020. By next year, the figure will double to 200 Saudi riyals and increase to SAR300 in 2019 and SAR400 in 2020.

According to a briefing paper prepared earlier by PWC, reforms such as the levy on foreign workers may help augment government revenues, but they can increase the cost of doing business in the kingdom.

11.6.2017 – Boston Globe (* B P T)

Saudi Arabia is Destabilizing the World

Just a few months ago, the governor of Indonesia’s largest city, Jakarta, seemed headed for easy re-election despite the fact that he is a Christian in a mostly Muslim country. Suddenly everything went violently wrong. Using the pretext of an offhand remark the governor made about the Koran, masses of enraged Muslims took to the streets to denounce him. In short order he lost the election, was arrested, charged with blasphemy, and sentenced to two years in prison.
This episode is especially alarming because Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, has long been one of its most tolerant. Indonesian Islam, like most belief systems on that vast archipelago, is syncretic, gentle, and open-minded. The stunning fall of Jakarta’s governor reflects the opposite: intolerance, sectarian hatred, and contempt for democracy. Fundamentalism is surging in Indonesia. This did not happen naturally.
Saudi Arabia has been working for decades to pull Indonesia away from moderate Islam and toward the austere Wahhabi form that is state religion in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis’ campaign has been patient, multi-faceted, and lavishly financed. It mirrors others they have waged in Muslim countries across Asia and Africa.
The surging fundamentalism that is transforming Indonesia teaches several lessons. First is one that we should already have learned, about the nature of the Saudi government.

Saudi Arabia’s success in reshaping Indonesia shows the importance of the global battle over ideas. Many in Washington consider spending for cultural and other “soft power” projects to be wasteful. The Saudis feel differently. They pour money and resources into promoting their world view. We should do the same.

The Saudi campaign to radicalize global Islam also shows that earth-shaking events often happen slowly and quietly. - by Stephen Kinzer

11.6.2017 -Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Passports announce extension of visitor's identity for the Yemeni brothers

Upon directives of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, the General Directorate of Passports has announced an extension of "Visitor's Identity" for the Yemeni people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for other six months beginning from the expired date on 20/09/1438H as a continuation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's directives to correct the conditions of Yemenis living on the Saudi territories.

10.6.2017 – Noto Wahabism (A P)

Film: 'Facetime' flirt leads to jail time for teen in #SaudiArabia

9.6.2017 – The Global Observatory (* B H P)

Gender Equality Over a Barrel: How the Gulf’s Oil Dependence Holds Back Women

Not only does oil have noted adverse effects on interstate relations, it can negatively impact the internal dynamics of nations, including through its ability to confer legitimacy on authoritarian regimes and disadvantage other economic sectors. Gender tends to be ignored from these discussions, however, despite the fact that oil wealth can have significant negative implications for equality between men and women. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the Gulf.
Promisingly, there are already signs of change in the Gulf at the same time as it considers moves away from oil - by Dalya Al Alawi

My comment: I disagree. These economic factors only play a minor role. The main factor blocking any gender equalitiy in these countries is ideology (not to speak of religion): And this will not change at all – especially in countries like saudi Arabia where the whole legitimacy of the ruling clan is based on this ideology.

8.6.2017 -Pakistan Today (* B P)

How Saudi Arabia betrays the Muslim world

Saudi Arabia, till now, has been a guilt-free beneficiary of the capitalist world order that has been the bane of much of the non-Arab Muslim world. What has Saudi Arabia done for the Muslim world, besides inheriting the most sacred sites known to Muslims around the world? What has the House of Saud done to deserve its centrality in the Islamic bloc, other than this accidental dominion? What has Saudi Arabia done to deserve its great politico economic stature, other than their serendipitous existence over a vast field of liquefied dinosaur remains, which funds the Saudi royals’ profligate lifestyles?

In the last 20 years, Saudi Arabia has been unable to offer the Muslim world anything more than occasional charity, which pale in comparison to what it receives from the Muslim world in the form of hajj income; and the political influence it enjoys due to its status as ‘Khadim-e-Harmain Sharifain’.

The Saudi establishment has been the recipient of enormous respect from the Muslim world, precisely because most of us are unable to differentiate the sanctity of our holy sites, from the fallible human monarchs who just happen to rule the territory within which they’re located. But anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Saudi Arabia’s political history, knows that whenever prompted to choose between Western imperialists and Muslim allies, the Saudis have always chosen the former. One must time travel back to 1973 to witness Saudi Arabia’s last significant act of defiance against the West.

Why does Saudi Arabia mean so much to us, when we mean so little to them? What would it take for Saudi Arabia to reciprocate the support and respect we’ve been granting it unconditionally, for many generations?

How long would it take for the Muslim world to address the elephant in the room, and acknowledge this great betrayal? - by Faraz Talat

Awamiya siege on social media:

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

12.6.2017 – The Intercept (* A K P)


THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is engaged in a last-ditch lobbying effort to stop the Senate from condemning a $500 million weapons transfer to Saudi Arabia as the kingdom wages a brutal, U.S.-backed war in Yemen.

Ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, however, senior officials from the State Department and Pentagon are holding a top-secret briefing on the arms sale to persuade the senators and their staff to support it, according to an invitation obtained by The Intercept.

“It’s really unfortunate that Senate majority leadership decided to hold this briefing in secret,” said Kate Kizer, advocacy director at the Yemen Peace Project, which opposes the arms deal. “Americans deserve to know the conduct of our allies – by Alex Emmons

12.6.2017 - Washington Post (* A P)

Senate opposition to Saudi arms deal growing

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he would vote against a sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, clearing the way for many other Democrats to follow suit. That means they, and resolution sponsor Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), may need only a few more Republican votes to throw an obstacle in the path of Trump’s plans to see through a contract worth more than $500 million. The measure is expected to come up as soon as Tuesday.

If critics of the sale are successful, it would mark the first time in decades that a body of Congress summarily rejected an administration’s attempt to conclude a defense deal with Riyadh. Even if opponents only come close, the repudiation by almost half the Senate of Saudi Arabia’s privileged status in such dealmaking would be a political setback with potential implications for Saudi influence in U.S. policy. - By Karoun Demirjian and Anne Gearan

12.6.2017 – Truthout (* A P)

Senators Can Save Yemen From Saudi-Imposed Famine: They Must Act

Recent reports suggest that the Senate is likely to vote on Trump's Saudi arms deal after 2 pm Eastern Time this Tuesday in a roll call on US participation in the Saudi-United Arab Emirates war and blockade on Yemen, which has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine, with millions of human beings at risk of starvation.

This is a winnable fight:

What will make the most difference now is how many phone calls we can generate to the Senate. Just Foreign Policy is tallying calls via Friends Committee on National Legislation's toll-free number: 1-855-68-NO-WAR (1-855-686-6927). - by Robert Naiman and also

10.6.2017 – The Atlantic (* A P)

What Exactly Is the U.S. Policy on Qatar?

Trump administration officials, including the president, have issued seemingly contradictory statements about the dispute among Arab states.

9.6.2017 – Vice (* A P)
On Top of Everything, Trump Botched a Crisis in the Middle East

As other Gulf states moved to isolate Qatar, Donald Trump's response showed he is not ready for primetime.

What's different this time can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. Though the roots of the crisis have nothing to do with US politics, Trump's inexperience and rash public statements may have worsened it, and his blunders showcase how unprepared he is to handle complex and tense situations on the world stage. - by Harry Cheadle

8.6.2017 – Washington Post (* A P)

Trump didn’t know the Middle East could be so complicated

President Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified the United States’ historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly...

28.5.2017 – Defense News (* A K P)

Why the Saudi weapons deal may not live up to hype

But while the deal was announced with much enthusiasm on both sides, the reality is that the package – stated to be $110 billion in arms sales, with a $350 billion potential over the next ten years – faces significant regulatory and Congressional hurdles before anything can get done.
While the weapons sales were announced as a package, each potential sale will have to go through the foreign military sales procedure individually. That means any weapon, training package or bullet that the Trump administration wants the Saudis to have will have to go through legal vetting at the State Department before heading to Congress, where members have the power to veto a deal.
And beyond that, each agreement will then have to be negotiated with the U.S. industrial partner, a negotiation during which dollar amounts and quantities often change and deals have been known to fall apart entirely. In other words, Memorandums of Intent are nice, but don’t represent real deals. - by Aaron Metha and Joe Gould

26.4.2017 – AJ+ (* B K T)

Film: Confessions of a drone tech

Armed drones targeted 121,000 people with technology this woman helped work on. She wants you to hear what happened next.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

11.6.2017 – Mohammed A. Al-Moayed (A P)

Light projection on the wall of #Saudi embassy in London UK. (photos)

7.6.2017 – Stop War (* B P T)

The Link Between War and Terrorism Is Undeniable and the British Public Know It

Despite Theresa May's repeated denials 75% of the public believe there is a link between terrorism and military intervention – by Lindsey German

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

12.6.2017 – Daudou (A P)

BREAKING: #UAEexpels Somali competitor Ismail Madar from Dubai International #Qurancompetition after #Somaliarefuses to cut ties w #Qatar (photo)

12.6.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

Escorts in Dubai.... (photo)

9.6.2017 -Index on Censorship (A P)

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing

Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced. Almost six months of his imprisonment, which began on 13 June 2016, has been spent in solitary confinement.

Rajab faces four separate legal charges, the trials for two of which – related to tweets criticising the war in Yemen and torture in Jau Prison, and “spreading false information and malicious rumours” over television interviews he gave in 2015 – have been postponed collectively over 20 times.

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

11.6.2017 – Salon (* A P)

Untangling the Qatar kerfuffle: Sure, the tiny Gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region

Why does everyone in the Arab world suddenly hate Qatar? Is it a uniquely repressive and terrible nation? Um, no

Such is the nature of the Middle East that while it is entirely true that the Qataris are difficult partners and pursue unsavory policies, that does not make them all that different from any of Washington’s other Middle Eastern allies. All of these countries have questionable records on human rights, and some have distinguished themselves as incubators of extremism. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones, except that’s exactly what happens in the Middle East.

Consider Washington’s most stalwart allies in the region.

Given this record, it is hard to make the case that the Qataris are uniquely problematic. In ways, they have been more helpful to the United States than others. - Steven A. Cook

12.6.2017 – RT (* A P)

USA geben Gas: Katar soll als weltgrößter LNG-Lieferant untergehen - RT Deutsch spricht mit Experten

Offiziell geht es im Streit zwischen Saudi-Arabien und Katar um die Terrorfinanzierung. Faktisch arbeiten die USA daran, Katar als weltgrößten Flüssiggas-Exporteur abzulösen. Energieexperte Volkan Özdemir meint, die USA wollen Katars Isolation für sich nutzen.

12.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

'Orchestrated campaign' against Qatar to change 'independent foreign policy' is not going to work, special envoy says.

"We have our national committees on terror financing and counterterrorism," he told Al Jazeera. "We also have our preventive action plan, but more importantly, we work very hard on tackling the root cause of terrorism."

Comment: If Qatar supports terrorism why did Trumpo not include Qatar in his travel ban. Shows travel ban was flowed n only aimed at poor Muslims

12.6.2017 – Hussam Al-Sanabani (A P)

Moroccan Foreign Ministry: The decision to send food to Qatar comes in line with the teachings of the Islamic religion

When the hypocrites speak, the religion teachings apply to rich Qatar only, while Morocco send their jets to bomb Yemen

12.6.2017 – Le Monde (* A P)

Quand l’Arabie saoudite somme l’Afrique de lâcher le Qatar

Riyad tente de convaincre les Etats africains de rompre leurs relations diplomatiques avec Doha. Sept pays ont déjà cédé, explique le chercheur Benjamin Augé.

[#Saudiclansmen threatens #Africanstates to complicate their hajj programs if they don't severe relations with Qatar ]

12.6.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

#SaudiMonarchy fake leaks claim mother of Qatar Emir gave women rights champion 9 million something (document)

11.6.2017 – BBC (* A P)

Qatar blockade: Iran sends five planeloads of food

11.6.2017 - Gulf News (A P)

Countries move to prosecute Qatar for terrorism support

Legal expert says Qatar can be brought to the ICJ for failing to comply with convention on curbing terror financing

Qatar may face Security Council sanctions for failing to comply with Resolution 1373, which the Security Council passed unanimously soon after the September 11 attacks, legal experts said.

“Qatar could face UN Security Council sanctions in view of its failure to comply with the council’s counter-terrorism resolutions,” Dr Mohammad Hassan Al Qasim, Dean of College of law and professor of International Law at the UAE University, told Gulf News.

My comment: Emirati media. That's throwing stones while sitting in a glass house.

11.6.2017 – Yeni Safak (A P)

Wearing a Qatar-sponsored Barcelona jersey in the UAE could result in 15-year jail term

Saudi authorities have said that those wearing a Barcelona jersey could land in jail because the shirt has Qatar's name on it

11.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

Qatar group to seek blockade damages from Gulf states

Rights group to seek compensation from Saudi Arabia and allies for 'collective punishment and international crimes'.

My comment: Well, if we take this serious: How much all the „Saudi coalition“ states, Qatar included, must have to pay to Yemen??

11.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

The five most bizarre decisions in Gulf-Qatar crisis

After Saudi Arabia and other GCC nations cut ties with Qatar, a series of surreal decisions were taken against it.

11.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

Qatar hosted Taliban 'at request of US government'

Qatari FM envoy on counterterrorism says Qatar 'was facilitating talks between the US, Taliban and Afghans'.

11.6.2017 – (* A P)

Why has the Arab world cut ties with Qatar?

First, closer relations and unusual interactions between Qatar and Iran have threatened Saudi Arabia's leading role in the Gulf.

At the same time, the diplomatic tie-cutting storm is largely aimed at making an example of Qatar to warn other Arab nations to be very careful who they choose to be friends with.

Second, American adjustment of its Middle East policy and Donald Trump's high-profile visit to Saudi Arabia are also factors that cannot be ignored.

Therefore, the latest crisis can be seen as a reflection of new subtle changes in the Middle East geopolitical pattern after the United States clarified its Gulf policy.

From a historical point of view, the diplomatic storm this time should not lead to a complete and irreversible breakdown of Gulf relationship. However, it does reflect a series of issues – the deep divisions of Arabian countries, changes in the Middle East geopolitical pattern, and the trend of the United States' Middle East policy – all of which deserve close attention.

10.6.2017 – Alwaght (* A P)

Saudi Crown Prince Disapproves Policy towards Qatar: Whistleblower

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef reportedly disapproves the Kingdom’s policy towards Qatar but he is incapable of changing the situation, a well known Saudi activist has revealed.

This revelation has been made by Saudi activist Mujtahid who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the Al Saud royal family. Writing on his Twitter account, he added that the Saudi bureau of investigations is receiving instructions regarding relations with Qatar from the Royal Diwan itself, the primary executive office of the king.

The Saudi whistle-blower said there were many members of the Saudi ruling clan who are “uncomfortable with the boyish decisions on Qatar and worried about its political, security and economic repercussions.”

10.6.2017 – Ali AlAhmed (A P)

Breaking: #UAECP #MBZassails Kuwait & Oman but newspaper says its webite was hacked (image) referring to

10.6.2017 – Bloomberg (A P)

Singled Out by Trump, Qatar Hires Former Top U.S. Law Man to lobby

10.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

Reports: Qatari pilgrims harassed in Mecca Grand Mosque

Qatari nationals barred from entering the Holy Mosque in Mecca, according to an Al Sharq newspaper report.

11.6.2017 – Aljazeera (A P)

Reports: Qatari pilgrims harassed in Mecca Grand Mosque

Qatari nationals barred from entering the Holy Mosque in Mecca, according to an Al Sharq newspaper report.

10.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Israel, Saudi, UAE team up in anti-Qatar lobbying move

US legislation threatening Qatar for Hamas support is tied to donations from UAE, Saudi, and Israel lobbyists.

Israel, Saudi, UAE team up in anti-Qatar lobbying move

US legislation threatening Qatar for Hamas support is tied to donations from UAE, Saudi, and Israel lobbyists.

10.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Blockade on Qatar 'toying' with people's lives

Amnesty International says recent diplomatic dispute in the Gulf is hurting families and children.

10.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Qatar-Gulf rift: Key moments of the ongoing crisis

All you need to know from economic sanctions and the censorship of Al Jazeera, to Kuwaiti diplomacy and Turkish support.

And a lot of anti-Qatari reports (propaganda) at Saudi Al-Arabiya:

10-11.6.2017 – Al Arabiya (A P)

Meet the Qatari finance engineer for terrorists in Yemen

Comment by Judith Brown: Well this might well be true. But it's also true that there have been many allegations of other GCC states doing the same thing. I guess because they don't like Qatar's business links to Iran they start to reveal their links with extremists. Just as we will reveal the abuses by Saudi Arabia and Israel when it suits our leaders to do do.

Qatar’s sky and sea links are open, don't compare it to Gaza

Qatar one of primary sources of terror funding in region

UAE minister: Only solution for Qatar is to stop supporting terrorists

Why Qatar isn’t Fidel Castro’s Cuba

Turkey: Military base in Qatar aimed at GCC security, not any specific country

Who is Khalifa al-Subaiy, former banker named among Qatar-linked terrorists?

Analysts raise fears of US base’s proximity to Hamas in Qatar

10.6.2017 – Washington Post (* A P)

Trump seems to undercut Tillerson’s remarks on Qatar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on a Saudi Arabia-led bloc of Arab nations Friday to immediately ease their blockade of Qatar and urged all involved in the week-long Persian Gulf dispute to quickly resolve their differences, remarks that President Trump seemed to undercut less than an hour later.

10.6.2017 – Financial Times (* A P)

UAE Chides Qatar for Seeking ‘Non-Arab’ Help

The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Thursday criticized Qatar’s decision to ask Iran and Turkey for help following the decision by several Persian Gulf Arab states and Egypt to cut diplomatic ties with Doha.

My comment: That's absurd. - It's the UAE and Saudi Arabia pummeling and blocking Qatar, so what should Qatar do?

Comment by Judith Brown: Well UAE has extensively used mercenaries in Yemen - non Arab - as well as assistance from UK and USA. I guess in wars every side just wants to win whatever happens. Not that I was a fan of Qatar before but in this strange and complex disagreement between arab states I guess all sides takes alliances where they can find them.

9.6.2017 – New York Times (* A P)

Saudis and Emiratis List Dozens Linked to Qatar as Aiding Terrorism

The new Saudi and Emirati list includes some people already designated as terrorist fund-raisers by the West.

Also on the list is a former Qatari interior minister, Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Thani, who is a member of the royal family but had been accused in the past of ties with extremists in the period before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Some entries on the list are likely to raise questions in the West.

The list also includes several Bahraini opposition groups that appear to have little or no relation to Qatar. - by DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and GARDINER HARRIS

9.6.2017 – Antimedia (* A P)

U.S. and Saudi Effort to Isolate Qatar Backfires Spectacularly

It’s time to face the facts. Countries cannot be bullied into submission, as Saudi Arabia has observed — and apparently ignored — after relentlessly bombing Yemen’s civilian population for over two years. Countries also can’t be realistically isolated on the world stage forever, as we saw after the apparent success of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Surely, diplomacy is always the better option, as Saudi Arabia and its allies will continue to learn the hard way - by Darius Shahtahmasebi

9.6.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

Qatar 'not prepared to change its foreign policy'

Foreign minister says Qatar has never experienced such hostility even from an enemy country.

9.6.2017 – Al Araby (A P)

Saudi Arabia issues 10,000 Riyal fine for watching al-Jazeera

9.6.2017 – NDTV (* A P)

Saudis Have A Lot To Lose In Qatar Fight, Even If They Win

As in other regional clashes, external powers are being drawn into the Gulf quarrel, not all of them on Saudi Arabia's side.

Saudi Arabia dwarfs Qatar on almost any measure, yet there are plenty of ways the tussle between the Gulf neighbors could end up hurting the world's biggest oil exporter -- even if it wins.

8.6.2017 – The Independent (* A P)

This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar

The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation of the Arab states, and the total collapse of the Sunni Muslim unity supposedly created by Donald Trump’s preposterous attendance at the Saudi summit two weeks ago.

After promising to fight to the death against Shia Iranian “terror,” Saudi Arabia and its closest chums have now ganged up on one of the wealthiest of their neighbours, Qatar, for being a fountainhead of “terror”. Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery. Shakespeare’s comedies, of course.

For, truly, there is something vastly fantastical about this charade. Qatar’s citizens have certainly contributed to Isis. But so have Saudi Arabia’s citizens – by Robert Fisk

9.6.2017 – The Duran (A P)

Russia’s food shipments to Qatar are a soft power masterstroke

Russia is brilliantly branding itself as a Muslim-friendly country by sending food relief to Qatar during Ramadan, and it’s also setting the stage for Al Jazeera to become more neutral in its coverage of Moscow’s Mideast policies too.

8.6.2017 – Al Araby (* A P)

Qatar downplays reports military on 'high alert' as a diplomatic row with Gulf neighbours continues

Qatar has played down media reports that its military has been on "high alert" along its land border with Saudi Arabia since a diplomatic crisis has erupted between Doha and its Gulf neighbours.

Qatar's ministry of defence said in a statement that there has been no upgrade in the level of military preparations, according to Al Jazeera on Thursday .

6.6.2017 – The National UAE (A P)

The question now is how, not if, Qatar will change

My comment: Emirates blaming Qatar. Throwing with stones sitting in a glass house.

2.2.2017 – Aljazeera (* A P)

The Muslim Brotherhood and Trump's terror list

Outlawing the Brotherhood reflects a total failure to understand the historical complexities of the group's evolution.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp9

11.6.2017 – MbKS15 (A K P)

12 F-15SA Advanced Eagles have been delivered by @BoeingDefenseto the Royal #SaudiAir Force over the past 6 months. (photo)

8.6.2017 – Defense News (* A K P)

Revealed: Trump's $110 billion weapons list for the Saudis

The administration's much touted $110 billion arms proposal to Saudi Arabia, previously slim on specifics, includes seven THAAD missile defense batteries, over 100,000 air-to-ground munitions and billions of dollars’ worth of new aircraft, according to a White House document obtained by Defense News and authenticated by a second source.

The document does, however, reveal the different buckets that make up the $110 billion figure, including “LOAs to be offered at visit,” or letters of agreement that the Kingdom has already requested and the Trump administration supports, totaling $12.5 billion as well as the ten-year sustainment estimates on those programs, totaling $1.18 billion.
Of course, these totals are best-guess estimations and likely represent the ceiling for what could be spent. The figures may well come down, and the timeframes listed may well change, based on final negotiations around the equipment.

Among those listed as potential sales are: - by Aaron Mehta

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

10.6.2017 – Al Ahram (* B K P)

Sudanese Army ... Bashir 's losing trade in Yemen

In recent weeks, coinciding with the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has claimed more than 700 victims, the great losses suffered by the Saudi aggression, especially the images of the dead among the Sudanese forces, have led to the media blackout of the crimes and defeats of the " Which accused President Omar al-Bashir of "trading in the blood of his people in the Arab market."

No official figures for the number of Sudanese troops who have arrived or will arrive in Yemen or those who have fallen in combat. Since the announcement of Bashir in March 2015, his country's participation in the aggression, Sudanese authorities are trying hard to hide any information related to the ground forces, Across the Red Sea, in concealment and public.
A senior Yemeni military source confirmed that the number of Sudanese troops who have arrived in Yemen since the beginning of the aggression "is about 8220, killing at least 177." In an interview with al-Akhbar, he pointed out that these forces are active in the governorate of Aden, where they are distributed between Al-Maasheek, Aden International Airport and Salaheddin, and on the west coast stretching from Midi north to Bab al-Mandab to the south. Not just support – by Raana Harbi and in translation:

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp6.

12.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

AQAP senior spokesman and former AQAP emir in Abyan governorate Khaled Batarfi released a 15-minute video on June 11. Batarfi condemned the recent U.S.-Saudi arms deal and urged Yemenis to continue fighting against forces aligned with the U.S. He reinforced the narrative that AQAP is the only viable protector of Sunnis against U.S.-aligned troops and Shia al Houthi-Saleh forces.[2]

12.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

AQAP militants claimed two attacks on al Houthi-Saleh forces in al Baydagovernorate, central Yemen. The first attack killed two al Houthi-Saleh troops in a village near Hammat Sarar, northwestern al Bayda governorate on June 11. The second attack targeted al Houthi-Saleh forces in a village near al Jamajim, southern al Bayda governorate on June 11.[3]

12.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham’s (ISIS)Wilayat al Bayda released a photoset promoting garrison life during Ramadan on June 11. The photos show weapons, the breaking of the daily fast, and the evening prayer. [4]

cp15 Propaganda

13.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Vice President praises victories of army

Vice President Ali Muhsin Saleh has praised victories achieved by Yemen's national army in Taiz, pointing out that it made great sacrifices.

13.6.2017 – Al Sahwa (A P)

Hadi exalts Russian positions towards Yemen

President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi has exalted Russian positions supporting the Yemeni legitimacy, the GCC-brokered Initiative, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and the United Nations Security Council resolutions, particularly the Resolution 2216.

My comment: That's exactly one tape Hadi has when speaking.

12.6.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Sana’a: Three Stops Showing Houthi Enmity towards UN Envoy Ould Cheikh

Bridging the gap between speculation and action come three political stops displaying animosity harbored by Houthi insurgents in Yemen against the United Nations Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh.

Consultant and political analyst focusing on the Middle East Dr. Manuel Almeida says the justification for Houthis demanding Ould Cheikh be removed is his bias, “but they have time and time again undermined efforts devoted to establishing a settlement for peace in keep with the UN Security Council Resolution 2216.”

Marginalizing the UN envoy is another jab at peace efforts, said Almeida.

For his part, Ould Chiekh tweeted on the night of the rumor spread that his visit to the Saudi capital of Riyadh was successful as part of efforts to reach a peaceful solution in Yemen.

He said he will “continue to help warring parties reach a peaceful solution in the hope that the holy month of Ramadan will inspire them to put the nation ahead of personal interests.”

Political analyst Abdullah Ismail believes that Ould Cheikh’s increased push for peace was a key reason in Houthis banning the UN envoy – by Badr Al-Qahtani

My comment: The bias of the envoy was evident in the last time. But the main problem never was the envoy but UN security Council resolution 2216, which is absolutely one-sided and which limits the UN envoy to make a biased policy. This resolution was mainly dictated by Sudi Arabia, it's 100 % partisan and thus it is the greatest obstacle to peace. Take another envoy, the game will repeat. A new and really neutral resolution is urgently needed.

11.6.2017 – Arab News (A P)

KSRelief delivers first shipment of drugs to treat Yemen cholera epidemic

The first shipment of drugs donated by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) to treat the cholera epidemic in Yemen has arrived at a hospital in Aden.
Patients and doctors at the hospital expressed thanks to the Center for its aid, and praised its rapid response to combat the disease.
The aid is part of a medical convoy that KSRelief recently sent to address the epidemic. It contains 550 tons of supplies carried by 25 trucks.
The aid is part of a campaign launched by KSRelief and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Good lord! This Saudi propaganda piece is beyond vile. Misinformation, misquoting @WHO, and politicizing cholera outbreak. Speechless

11.6.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

King Salman Relief Center’s First Shipment of Cholera Medicine Arrives in Yemen

The first shipment drugs donated by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to treat cholera epidemic arrived in Aden as part of the support provided by the Center to the Yemeni people in various areas of life.

Comment by Judith Brown: Well after destroying the water plant and sanitation plant, and withholding salaries of workers who handle refuse, after several weeks of a severe cholera outbreak Saudi Arabia is sending cholera medicine. I bet it doesn't end up in Sanaa the worst affected city.

11.6.2017 – Arab Weekly (A P)

In defence of Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen The legal and political context of the conflict in Yemen is rarely provided.

There are ample references in the British media to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen and the killing of women and children. Of course, there have been civilian casualties but the legal and political context of this conflict in Yemen is rarely — if at all — provided in the mainstream British media.

In 2015, a rebel group called the Houthis grew stronger in north­ern Yemen. Soon, they captured the capital of Yemen, Sana’a. In March 2015, Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and members of his government fled the country and established a government-in-exile in Saudi Arabia. Hadi’s government is internationally recognised and was forced out by the Houthis.

On fleeing, Hadi invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter, which provides for the right of countries to engage in self-defence, including collective self-defence, against an armed attack. The government of Yemen requested Saudi intervention to use force to remove the Houthis and that was communicated to the United Nations.

Saudi Arabia, therefore, is not invading or bombing Yemen unilaterally. It is using military force on the explicit legal author­ity and invitation of the president of Yemen who has been ousted by rebels. It is bombing Yemen at the invitation of Yemen.

The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2216 in April 2015 in which it “reaffirmed its support for the legitimacy of the presi­dent of Yemen.” A coalition of Arab countries was formed, led by Saudi Arabia.

Of course, when military force is used, the force must be proportional. One must follow international humanitarian law by keeping civilian casualties to a minimum and avoid targets such as schools, hospitals, etc. There are questions as to whether the Saudi-led coalition is being too rough or aggressive.

However, a distinction must be made — which is not being made in most if not all centre-left British media — between lawful military force where there are questions on the intensity of the military force and military force, which, irrespective of intensity, is unlawful in the first place. Saudi Arabia falls into the former category in that its intervention is legal – by Fadi Farhat

My comment: LOL. Defending the indefensible – that simply does not work.

10.6.2017 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

Your Saudi jets killed this girl Aliyah aged only 7 in Sanaa 2 days ago, and now you use it for Saudi propaganda? You motherfuckers........ (look at images) and also referring to this article, the photo of the killed girl only appears in Google results:

10.6.2017 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Activists Say Women in Yemen Victims of Militia Brutality

Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations confirmed that Yemeni women are the first victims of assaults and brutal acts of coup militias in the country.

My comment: This „Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations“ is a Hadi governmnt propaganda organisation. Thus, this was a propaganda event. There are committed lots of Human Rights Violations in Yemen, against women and others – and the Saudi air raids and the Sudi blockade are the most horrible of all.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

12.6.2017 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

Saudi coalition air raids, full lists (Arabic only)

June 8:

June 9:

June 10:

June 11:

June 12:

12.6.2017 – Ahmad Alghobary (* A K)

3 hours ago. #Saudi air strikes targeted Zaid Bagash house in Alkhokha area #Hodeidah#Yemen It injured 5 women and 3 children .


12.6.2017 – Saudi war crimes (* A K PH)

Photos: Preliminary toll of names and photographs of the wounded in the raid that targeted the house of Zaid Mohammed in the area of Moshj with aging, most of them children

Monday 12/6/2017

1 - Naseem Zaid Mohamed Guban 10 years.

2 - Khalid Zaid Mohammed Ghuban 4 years.

3-Taghreed Zaid Mohamed Ghuban 2 years.

4- Khadija Dehitan 25 years old (pregnant)

5 - Hakima Mohammed Fatini 3 years.

6 - Bashir Zaid Mohammed Ghuban two and a half years.

7 - Islam Zaid Mohammed Ghuban 5 years – Yemen Press (A K PH)

Saudi Aggression Injuries Targets Cattle in Hajjah

In Hajjah province, the US-backed coalition deliberately targeted a herd of sheep in the valley of Khadlan, Mstba district, resulting in the death of a number of them.

12.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage three strikes on Marib

Saudi warplanes launched three raids on Serwah district of Marib province, an official told Saba on Monday.

12.6.2017 – Anadolu (A K)

Coalition raids kill 17 Houthi rebels in eastern Yemen

Coalition warplanes had pounded Houthi positions in Shabwah province

At least 17 Houthi rebels have been killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Yemen, according to a pro-government commander on Monday.

Ahmed al-Musaabi said on Facebook that coalition warplanes had pounded Houthi positions in Shabwah province over the past 24 hours.

M comment: Relying on saudi-backed „Hadi“ army source.

11.-12.6.2017 – Sanaa at night and in the morning (A K)


Saudi jets terrifying our children in every time they flying over the sky.I can hear children crying as jets continue rocking Sanaa

The capital Sanaa is under Saudi bombardments in this moment. Huge explosions rocking the northern area of the city.

#Saudi airstrike in #Yemen capital Sanaa 0620hrs local. Bomb empty land to make a loud noise?

Massive explosion 6:38am in Sanaa capital of #yemen by Saudi coalition jets. More innocent people to kill

11.6.2017 – Living in Yemen on the edge (A K PH)

Photos: This is graphic and we apologise. If you follow our page, you know we tend to be wordy but avoid graphic images both as a sign of respect for the victims and for you.
Yet, occasionally, some stories must be told
@AhmadAlgohbary writes: ''I just received photos of this kid in Alsalam hospital
His name is Youns,he is a Shepherd,cluster bombs wounded him in Alsafra area #Yemen
A cluster bomb dropped by #Saudijets wounded this kid in Alsafra area#Saada#Yemen
Who supported #KSAwith these bombs ? #UK& #US'' and film:

11.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Seven Saudi air strikes hit Marib

Serwah district

11.6.2017 – Ruptly (A K)

Film: Yemen: Smoke billows above Taiz as Saudi-led coalition launches air strike offensive

The offensive of the Arab alliance struck at dawn, when aircrafts carried out some 15 raids on the eastern side of Taiz, on the Softel hill and the Special Security Forces camp, targeting militant's positions.

10.-11.6.2017 – Taiz at night (A K PH)

#Saudijets going nuts in #Yemen's Taiz city dawn to now: 17 airstrikes. (Saudi airstrikes support Riyadh-declared terrorist MB militia.)

5:50 am Sana'a time, 14 Saudi air strikes in Taiz

#Taiz14 airstrikes on the Sofitel hotel area until now by Saudi-led coalition & huge explosions in the area. (photos)

Film: In the early morning hours, #Saudijets hit Sofitel #Taizhotel, south west #Yemen, with more than 15 airstrikes, destroyed it completely!!

More pictures | Taiz NOW.. More than airstrikes on the Sofitel hotel area until now by Saudi-led coalition (photos, films)

This hotel was used by the Houthis forces to shell #Taizcity for two years

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes hit Nehm, Sanaa province

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Seven US-Saudi airstrikes target capital of Sanaa

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes wage three raids on Sanaa
on Arhab district of Sanaa province

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Four citizens killed in Saudi air strike on Sanaa

wo children and two women were killed and four other wounded in US-Saudi air strikes on Sanaa province, an official told Saba on Saturday.
The strike hit Bait Baws area, killing the two children, two women and wounding four others, the official confirmed.

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Two Saudi air raids on Marib

10.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Seven US-Saudi air raids hit Marib

10.6.2017 – Press TV Iran (* A K PH)

Saudi warplanes strike civilian targets in Yemen, kill several

Saudi warplanes have continued bombing civilian targets across Yemen, killing several civilians, including six children and a woman, in four provinces.

On Saturday morning, Saudi fighter jets repeatedly pounded the 9th district of Sana’a Province, taking the lives of three Yemeni kids, the local al-Masirah TV network reported.

Saudi airstrikes in Ta’izz Province also destroyed a civilian vehicle in the Sha’abo area of Waze’iya district, killing and wounding an unspecified number of people, according to the report.

It added that a highway in the Maran region of the northern province of Sa’ada came under attack by Riyadh’s jets, without elaborating on potential casualties.

It added that Saudi warplanes further bombarded a road between Khob and Sha’af districts of the western province of Jawf, injuring three more civilians.

11.6.2017 – Mohammed Almakaleh (A K)

Photos: This is the owner of the house Rashad al-Mahdi, who was bombed by the Saudi aircraft and next to his son (Ali), who survived with his father and his brother, Muhammad, a year older than him. They were with their grandmother, the mother of the father, and Ali and Ahmad were martyred in the room where their parents were and their sister, Ceyhan, )

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

12.6.2017 – Yemen Conflict Maps (A K)

Map: Yemen The situation east of the city of Taiz

Battles of the presidential palace and the camp of the ceremonies new update


12.6.2017 – Critical Threats (A T)

Yemen Security Brief

Forces aligned with President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government advanced on several fronts in Taizgovernorate. Hadi government-aligned militias seized the presidential palace in eastern Taiz city from al Houthi-Saleh forces on June 12, culminating a 21-day offensive. Hadi government-aligned forces also took control of al Silw, a strategic site in southeastern Taiz government near the Taiz-Aden road, on June 10.[5]

12.6.2017 – Mohammed al-Qadhi (A K)

Film: Today's TV report on battles of recapturing the presidential palace by government forces & allies in #Taizcity, #Yemen

12.6.2017 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi-paid mercenaries waged an artillery shelling on various areas in Serwah district, Marib prov.

12.6.2017 – Yemen Press (A K PH)

Saudi Aggression Injuries to a Yemeni Child

A child was injured in Taiz province on Sunday while a number of livestock were killed in the province of Hajjah in attacks waged by the Saudi-led coalition and its paid-militia.

The seven year old child inflicted wounds in his left shoulder by the bullets of the Saudi militias in Al-Dharibat region in Maqbnah disrtict, western Taiz, local and medical sources reported to YemenExtra.

12.6.2017 – Anadolu (A K)

Yemen: Fighting kills dozens east of Sanaa

Gov't forces captured a number of Houthi positions in Nahm directorate

Dozens of people were killed in four days of deadly clashes between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels east of Sanaa, according to the media center for pro-government forces.

In a statement on Monday, the center said government forces managed to capture a number of Houthi positions in Nahm directorate, 40 kilometers (nearly 25 miles) east of Sanaa.

According to the statement, more than 3,000 landmines had been extracted from the area.

More than 12 military vehicles had been destroyed by Saudi-led coalition planes during the fighting, the media center said.

Remark: relying on Saudi-backed „president“ Hadi army.

12.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

Houthis regain control of villages in Alselw of Taiz after government forces withdrawal

12.6.2017 – Almasdar Online (A K PS)

A woman killed, others wounded, including children, in landmines blast in al-Jawf

A woman was killed and other civilian people wounded when two landmines exploded in al-Mahjar area in east of al-Ghail district in the northern province of al Jawf, a local source said.

Two cars carrying civilians, including women and children, exploded as they passed over two landmines planted in the area, and a woman was killed and others injured, the source told Almasdaronline.

11.6.2017 – Yemen Conflict Map (A K)

Map: Yemen The situation in the Salou Directorate. New update after Sunday battles. 11/06/2017

10.6.2017 – Yemen Conflict Map (A K)

Map: Yemen The situation in the Salou Directorate Initial map 10.6.2017

10.6.2017 – Yemen Conflict Map (A K)

Map: Yemen The situation east of the city of Taiz

Battles of the presidential palace and the camp of the ceremonies new update 10.6.2017

Pro Houthi / Pro Saleh reports:

Pro-Saudi / Pro-Hadi reports: and

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

11.6.2017 – Al Araby ( A)

Yemen Airways flight banned from carrying passengers took off and broke down mid-flight

More than 180 passengers on board a Yemen Airways flight survived a potential tragedy on Thursday, after an 'unfit' plane, returned to Aden following an engine failure.

Comment by Hussam Al-Sanabani: Yemenia airways planes are not subject to regular maintenance, putting passengers live at risk.

6.2017 – Pinterest

55 and 70 and 13 best photos from Yemen

155 best photos from Yemen: Mosques

6.2016 – Getty images

Children in Yemen, photos

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-309 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-309: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!) und / and

07:59 13.06.2017
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