Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 344 - Yemen War Mosaic 344

Yemen Press Reader 344: Alles aus Woche 38 (17. - 24. Sept. 2017) / All from week 38 (Sept. 17 - 24)
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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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

cp9a USA: Trumps UNO-Rede / USA: Trump's UN speech

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

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Yemeni Colonel dies due to torture

A colonel of the Yemeni security forces Mohammed al-Janadi died on Saturday due to torture he was subjected to in a Houthi prison.

Security sources told Alsahwa Net al-Jandadi died one month after being released by the Houthis, pointing out that he stayed one year inside a prison run by Houthi-Saleh militias.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10356

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At Least 21 Journalists Held Captive by Houthi Militias in Yemen

Journalists in Yemen are the subject to ongoing oppression and tragic setback as insurgency militias exercise brutal authority inhibiting the press.

Iran-allied Houthi militias along with armed loyalists backing ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh have employed coercive control against the Sana’a-based government news agency and independent partisan outlets since the start of the coup.

Meanwhile, voices are raised demanding the release of journalists detained by coup militias, the number of captives rose to 21 journalists last week.

Houthi militias arrested a number of pro-coup journalists, most of which advocating Saleh loyalists forces.

Despite the coup’s so-called Supreme Political Council President Saleh al-Samad ordering the release of Yahya Abdel-Raqib al-Jubeihi who is both journalist and university professor that was sentenced by the Houthi court to death for his anti-coup views, he remains in lock up.

Samad also issued directives to free remaining detained journalists, but none of the orders were followed with action.

Al-Maqri, a journalist imprisoned by the extremist al-Qaeda off-shoot AQAP, is still held in captivity. He was kidnapped by the terror group in Hadramout before pro-government forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, liberated the city of Mukalla and other coastal cities in April 2016.

According to Nabil al-Asidi, a member of the Yemeni Syndicate of Journalists, “most detainees in the hands of militias are subjected to torture, psychological trauma, and are suffering from many diseases.”

“Militias refuse to treat them or offer them medical assistance,” Asidi told Asharq Al-Awsat.

https://english.aawsat.com/arafat-adhal/news-middle-east/least-21-journalists-held-captive-houthi-militias-yemen

My comment: This article seems to be correct, but of course it is a bad joke that it is published by a Saudi media – the Saudis also jailing and torturing journalists, and also – the Houthis don’t do that – flogging them.

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Journalist Yahia Al-Jubeihi just released from Political Security Organization in #Sanaa

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1505075196212172

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This is Yahya Al Jubaihi, after being released home today in Sanaa. Yemen President Samad pardoned him for his health conditions

Jubaihi was sentenced to death for charges of spying with Saudi aggressors. His son was not released today (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911900052192419841

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911900465654353921

Remark: More below.

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Three journalists were released in Sana'a recently. While Hisham is still detained.

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/911635222642479105

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Good evening

I left the Political Security detention camp after this afternoon after a week of detention in a solitary cell.

Thank all of the solidarity wrote and scored a position with me Abed Almhdre

https://twitter.com/AbedAlmhdre/status/911643087679688705

Released today "after a week in solitary confinement". Now we're all waiting for Sana'a to #FreeHisham too

https://twitter.com/Moyenne1/status/911679639499808768

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Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence

Yemeni Shiite rebel officials say a prominent journalist who was sentenced to death over accusations of collaborating with a Saudi-led coalition battling the group has been pardoned.

Officials said on Saturday that the pardon of journalist Yehia al-Gebeihy, jailed since September 2016, was ordered the day before and his release will be finalized within days pending legal procedures.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/yemen-rebels-pardon-journalist-death-sentence-50044836 = http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/23/yemen-rebels-pardon-journalist-after-death-sentence.html

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The text of the speech of the President of the Baptism at the mass celebration on the occasion of the third anniversary of the revolution of the 21st of September

"Despite the exceptional situation and the attempts of aggression to destabilize the internal front, we affirm our respect for freedoms and rights and call on all to work to maintain them without discrimination and not contribute to the division and conflict and rhetoric, which provokes division, racism and regionalism."
He said: "In this regard, and we are keen to silence the tongues of bidders, we commend the role played by the security and intelligence services and the judiciary in the accountability of all those who have been proven to be involved with the aggression of any category were and confirm the correctness of all actions taken in this context against many cells and intelligence elements Which are moving to serve the aggression, including many who hide the media work to implement some of the agenda that serves the aggression, whether they felt or did not feel that their work serves aggression or participated in provocative acts that cause strife and differences among the people and we consider that any positions serve the enemy N crimes deserve to be punished by the Constitution and the law. "
The President of the Supreme Political Council ordered the judiciary and security bodies to complete the legal procedures for amnesty for those who cover up the press, media and the press in an urgent and extraordinary manner to complete the amnesty measures for Yahya Abdelraqeeb Al-Jubeihi, who was recently sentenced to evidence and recognition for his health. And that their parents work on the integrity of their behavior.
He also called for the release of all those who have been detained recently after the understandings between the national forces if they find and give them an opportunity to confirm their integrity once.

http://www.sabanews.net/ar/news474809.htm and translation https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sabanews.net%2Far%2Fnews474809.htm&edit-text

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For his health conditions, Yemen president pardoned &released Yahya Al Jubaihi, who had been sentenced to death4spying with Saudi aggressors (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910803371073970176

My comment: That’s good news. The reason which had been given for this sentence was a pretense; he had been sentenced because he was a journalist disliked by the Houthis and the Saleh followers. In the meantime, he has been released.

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Houthis prevent political security prisoners visits in Sana'a

The Mothers of Abductees Association said on Wednesday that the Houthis-Saleh forces for the second month are preventing the families from visiting their abducted relatives or providing them with food and water in the political security prison in Hadda district southern the capital Sana'a.

The Association pointed out that the political security prison in Sanaa violates all human values and rights.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94102

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Arabic press review: Houthis 'ban journalism' in Yemen

Newspaper reports Houthis threaten journalists with arrest

Political and media sources in Yemen reported that Houthis banned journalists from working in the capital Sanaa and other areas under their control, according to the London-based newspaper, al-Quds al-Arabi. They also threatened to arrest all those who practise journalism.

Mohammed Hamid, the Houthi information minister, threatened to imprison all those who are practising journalism and media work outside Houthi institutions, the newspaper said.

Other sources in Sanaa said the Houthis had already begun arresting some of the journalists affiliated to their ostensible ally and former president, Abdullah Ali Saleh.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-review-journalism-banned-houthis-yemen-2037107531

Comment: Well not only Houthis ban journalism. Saudi Arabia just isn't letting journalists into Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155941331098641

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Yemen: IFJ welcomes UN report amid calls for action on journalists' safety

The IFJ has helped set up a Safety Plan of Action for Yemen Media. It calls for the warring sides to denounce targeted attacks against journalists, and to ensure that all incidents of violence against journalists are fully investigated, ensure all military and security personnel are fully trained on the rights of journalists in a conflict situation and on their responsibilities to protect and facilitate the work of media, and for the release of all detained journalists unharmed.

Jim Boumelha, the IFJ representative at the meeting said: “Since this conflict started, journalists have been accused by all the warring parties of affiliating with rival parties and serving their interests. As a result, they face threats of being killed and tortured on a daily basis. We hear frequent accounts of how media are regularly targeted by both sides, becoming victims of both the indiscriminate bombings by the Saudi-led coalition and armed groups on the grounds including sniper attacks and kidnapping.

“Journalists are forced to operate without adequate safety training, protective equipment, or insurance. And when media houses were taken by the rebels, journalists were faced with a terrible dilemma – either to leave or to follow their editorial line in an increasingly precarious and hostile atmosphere for independent reporters.

“And it is not only them but their families who have suffered – as hundreds were forced out from their jobs, this cut the income for their families. And several hundreds too have had to flee the country, forced from their homes in search of safety for their families”.

We hope and believe that the OHCHR report and the ensuing debate can mark a new starting point in the government accepting its responsibility in ensuring the safety and protection of journalists, and committing themselves to a long-term post-conflict programme to build an independent, democratic, public service media in Yemen”.

http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/category/news/article/yemen-ifj-welcomes-un-report-amid-calls-for-action-on-journalists-safety/

My comment: It’s a fail that the IFJ is just speaking of the obligations.

and from the UN report:

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Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights*

Since the beginning of the conflict, an effective campaign of repression has been waged by both the de facto authorities in Sana’a and the Government against journalists, activists and other civil society members through restrictions on freedom of expression, intimidation, arbitrary and illegal detentions, enforced disappearances and killings.

“Since 2015, the de facto authorities in Sana’a have blocked 21 news websites, censored seven television channels and banned 18 newspapers from publication…pro-government forces have censored seven television channels and raided seven organizations. As a consequence of this repression, few avenues remain for free expression and a chilling effect has led to self-censorship. Many activists have left the country for fear of reprisals.

“Individual journalists and activists have borne the brunt of this repression, with 74 arbitrarily or illegally detained by all parties. As of June 2017, at least 16 journalists remained detained, all by the de facto authorities. In one notable case, nine journalists taken by the de facto authorities in a single raid on 9 June 2015 in Sana’a remain in custody. The journalists were held for months incommunicado, and have been denied family visits at various stages as they have been transferred between different facilities. OHCHR is concerned that these and other detainees face a serious risk of torture or ill-treatment”.

http://www.ifj.org/fileadmin/documents/A_HRC_36_33_EN_Yemen_OHCHR_report_Sept_17.pdf

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Film: In Sana'a Central Prison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBdyOCAQbU and some photos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBdyOCAQbU

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Film: The New Barbarianism – Yemen's Cage – Chapter 4 of 6

Despite large-scale destruction and ever-worsening humanitarian and healthcare crises, the war in Yemen has been largely invisible to the outside world.

What results from this combination of forces is an utterly massive human crisis: over half of the population with no access to health services, acute malnutrition, a rising famine, and an epoch outbreak of cholera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=08LHP5InFM4

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Local power bases rise from the ashes in Yemen

Viewed from outside, the war in Yemen is mainly a two-sided conflict between the "legitimate" government of President Hadi and the Houthi rebels backed by ex-President Saleh. But this fails to recognise the extent of Yemen's fragmentation since the outbreak of war, a former government minister warned yesterday: the initial collapse of central government has been followed by the emergence of new – localised – power bases which cannot be ignored in any future peace efforts.

"This initial breakdown and then the gradual build-up of power in these different pockets is a trend that is not being captured yet, especially by the international community or the interventions of the special UN envoy," Rafat al-Akhali told a meeting in London – by: Brian Whitaker

http://al-bab.com/blog/2017/09/local-power-bases-rise-ashes-yemen

Comment: This is a really good article and explains something of the complexities of the war in Yemen. Of course fragmentation has occurred throughout the Middle East in response to war and aggression. Well worth a read.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155953479628641

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Film: Abandoned Yemen

Brief on violations committed by all warring parties to the conflict in #Yemen during September 2016 - August 2017. Mwatana for Human Rights calls for establishing an international commission of inquiry into violations committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen.

Mwatana documented 62 ground fire attacks;most of which by Houthi/Saleh forces bet.Sep16-Jul17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3sEruze4M

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The Unfolding UN Failure in the Yemen War

Despite the two previous unsuccessful attempts to pass a draft resolution to establish a UN independent international investigation commission into possible Yemen war crimes, sixty-seven Human Rights groups recently initiated another call demanding the establishment of the inquiry commission. The call for a commission is unlikely to be successful, but if it is formed it runs the risk of being hijacked by state interests and failing to hold accountable certain actors, particularly members of the Saudi-led coalition who wield influence at the United Nations.

Without full political backing, a commission of inquiry will likely be fruitless.

The United Nations’ systematic failure to take positive steps to hold the Saudi-led coalition responsible is because it is subject to the nation-states it represents and dependent on their funds – by Afrah Nasser

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-unfolding-un-failure-in-the-yemen-war

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Yemen: Is Saleh's alliance with the Houthis breakable?

On the third anniversary of Sanaa's capture, Saleh's unholy alliance with the Hautis may be nearing its end.

Saleh's alliance with the Houtis was a secretive pact in the beginning, but it was fully exposed after the start of the Saudi-led war on March 26, 2015. Now, this alliance is part of a de-facto coalition government in Sanaa. Nonetheless, this alliance is at best a political marriage of convenience rather than love, with inherent political contradictions that far exceed Saleh and the Houthis current shared goal of defeating the Saudi-led coalition.

Nevertheless, the Saleh-Houthi alliance is breakable and it will be the Houthis who decide the right time to disengage themselves from Saleh. Taking a page from Saleh's book of political cunning and manipulation, the Houthis view their alliance with the former president as a means to control government, military, financial, and judiciary institutions. The Houthis are closer than ever to achieving that goal and are now so politically emboldened that they are campaigning publicly for Abd al-Malik al-Houthi's right to rule Yemen based on the theory of Wilayat Al-Faqih, the legitimate right of a Muslim Jurist to rule.

The Houthis have recently erected billboards on the streets of Sanaa depicting the Houthi leader and advocating his right to rule. This followed controversial changes to the Yemeni school curriculum promoting the Houthi ideology. Through these political moves, the Houthis seem determined to at least monopolise control of North Yemen. Thus, the current escalation between Saleh and the Houthis should not be viewed as an isolated event, but as part of the Houthis' carefully calculated political plan to eliminate Saleh with the lowest possible cost.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/yemen-saleh-alliance-houthis-breakable-170920122718455.html

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Rights debate, internal disputes

The parties that are competing to perpetrate human rights violations on the ground in Yemen are also rivalling to claim a monopoly on the right to investigate and report on the horrors. So far, the internationally recognised government of Yemen, backed by Riyadh and Washington, has secured the “legal” title to do this.

In the opinion of many, it does not make sense for Riyadh to be “both adversary and arbitrator” when it comes to the question of human rights violations in Yemen.

Just as the Arab coalition’s military push in western Yemen enjoys US air and naval support, so too does the Arab position on the rights investigations enjoy US diplomatic backing. Washington’s representative at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Michelle Robit, expressed her government’s fears that the creation of a completely independent international investigatory committee “would probably not lead us to where we want”.

The US-Gulf resistance to the Dutch-Canadian sponsored resolution is, at least in part, driven why the fear that the human rights dimension of the Yemeni crisis could become a new means to pressure the coalition into yielding to proposals for a political solution that, from the Saudi perspective, will fall short of the goals of its war in Yemen – by Hossam Radman

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22488.aspx

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Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked

French authorities opened a military base in Abu Dhabi for equipment demonstrations, at the risk of compromising the country's political independence for the sake of arms sales.

In 2016, some 50 percent of the orders placed with the French industry came from the Middle East. The Saudi monarchy remains its number one client, having purchased nearly nine billion euros ($10.8bn) of weaponry between 2010 and 2016, representing some 15 to 20 percent of France's annual arms exports.
These weapons are easily adapted to conditions in Yemen as they were built to the requirements of wealthy Middle East countries either at war or affected by chronic instability. According to previously undisclosed data supplied by the French board, l'Observatoire des Armements, France and Saudi Arabia made covert use of a contract meant for Lebanon to prepare for war in Yemen.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2017/9/19/exposed-frances-arms-dealers-making-a-killing-in-yemen

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King Salman and His Son: Winning the US, Losing the Rest

This series of articles assess the prospects for new directions in Saudi foreign policy, highlighting the continuities and discontinuities under the new leadership of King Salman and his son Muhammad. The tentative conclusion drawn is that amidst a series of foreign policy failures, winning the favour of the US under Trump has been the major achievement of the new Saudi leadership. However, Saudi foreign policy in Europe has – as ever – taken a back seat and today in several European capitals there is serious doubt as to the merit of this newly assertive and interventionist Saudi regional policy, considered by some to be destabilising the Arab world. With the US once again the old Saudi patron and ally, King Salman and his son see little need to pay attention to Europe, and are instead continuing on their erratic bid to control the region and emerge as a regional power on a par with Iran, Turkey and Israel, though with decidedly mixed results.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2017/09/18/king-salman-and-his-son-winning-the-us-losing-the-rest/

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Salman’s Coups

King Salman’s new appointments in June 2017 are destined to generate more ambiguity and speculation after he dies, especially as concerns Saudi Arabia’s international relations. New directions in foreign policy with the US, Europe and the region coincided with the promotion of his own son immediately after Salman became king in 2015.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2017/09/18/salmans-coups/

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The Failed War on Yemen Must End

The rift between Hadi and the UAE is worth noting for what it tells us about the “legitimate” government of Yemen and its nominal supporters in the Gulf. Hadi didn’t care that the UAE and the other members of the coalition were running roughshod over Yemen’s sovereignty when they intervened in the name of restoring him to power. The “legitimate” president was happy to have foreign governments attack and occupy large portions of his country when it was ostensibly done for his benefit, but he is now so loathed inside Yemen that he has little value to his sponsors. Hadi has to hide behind Yemen’s sovereignty now because he has so little support inside Yemen. The UAE decided he was useless and made arrangements with other local political actors with real influence – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-failed-war-on-yemen-must-end/

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THE U.S. MILITARY CAN’T KEEP TRACK OF WHICH MISSIONS IT’S FUELING IN YEMEN WAR

U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, now admits that it doesn’t even know how much fuel it offloads for Saudi Arabia and its partners — directly contradicting information about refueling operations that it previously released. Responding to questions from The Intercept, CENTCOM now says that it lumps together refueling data for the coalition with data for U.S. planes in the area, joint U.S.-Emirati missions, and possibly other operations. Even this pooled data has unexplained discrepancies – by Samuel Oakford

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/18/the-u-s-military-cant-keep-track-of-which-missions-its-fueling-in-yemen-war/

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Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/16, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights provides an overview of the human rights situation in Yemen from 1 September 2014 to 30 June 2017 and describes new allegations of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law that reportedly occurred between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, emphasizing the ongoing nature of many of those violations. The High Commissioner also provides an update on cooperation between the Yemen National Commission to Investigate Alleged Violations to Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He calls upon all stakeholders to implement the recommendations already made in previous reports.

http://www.ifj.org/fileadmin/documents/A_HRC_36_33_EN_Yemen_OHCHR_report_Sept_17.pdf

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-09-23)

725,888 cases, 2,110 deaths

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-38

Sept. 22

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-37

Sept. 21

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-36

Sept 20

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-35

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The cholera epidemic in Yemen is a “direct outgrowth” of Saudi Arabia’s war, in which the US military plays a direct role by providing reconnaissance and logistical support to the Saudi fighter jets bombing the impoverished Arab nation.

Sara Flounders, the co-director of the International Action Center, told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/22/536082/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-cholera-fighter-jet-destruction-US-military

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-09-19)

698,371 cases, 2,101 deaths

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-34

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Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin: W37 2017 (Sep 11 - Sep 17)

The national attack rate is 243.18 per 10,000

Children under 5 years old represent 25.2% of total suspected cases. Children under 18 years old represent 55.5%.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-cholera-response-weekly-epidemiological-bulletin-w37-2017-sep-11-sep-17-enar

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Ärzte ohne Grenzen sieht keine Entspannung der Cholera-Situation im Jemen

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/79427/Aerzte-ohne-Grenzen-sieht-keine-Entspannung-der-Cholera-Situation-im-Jemen

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Yemen’s Appalling Cholera Epidemic Keeps Getting Worse

Yemen’s cholera epidemic was already the worst on record two months ago, and it had become the worst contemporary epidemic of its kind a few weeks before that.

All of this is a man-made crisis, and it has been produced by a war that the Saudi-led coalition needlessly escalated two and a half years ago with Washington’s approval and full support.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/yemens-appalling-cholera-epidemic-keeps-getting-worse/

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Zahl der Cholera-Fälle im Jemen steigt auf knapp 690.000

http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/wissenschaft/Zahl-der-Cholera-Faelle-im-Jemen-steigt-auf-knapp-690-000-id42651316.html

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WHO: 700,000 cases of cholera in Yemen

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170919-who-700000-cases-of-cholera-in-yemen/

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WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000

The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.

The number of suspected cases in Yemen cannot be checked accurately, and many may be acute watery diarrhea.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-cholera/who-plans-global-war-on-cholera-as-yemen-caseload-nears-700000-idUSKCN1BT1YS

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Cholera-Epidemie im Jemen nicht zu stoppen

Fast 2100 Menschen starben in dem Bürgerkriegsland bislang an der Infektionskrankheit, wie die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) in Genf mitteilte. Knapp 690000 Verdachtsfälle wurden erfasst. Damit habe sich die Zahl der registrierten Fälle in der vergangenen Woche um gut 40 000 erhöht.

http://www.bild.de/bildlive/2017/12-jemen-cholera-53249098.bild.html

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-09-17)

686,783 cases, 2,090 deaths

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-32

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WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organisation on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end.

"We are still in negotiation with the government in Yemen to make sure we can also use (vaccines) to help control" the outbreak, he said.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-urges-yemen-vaccines-cholera-crisis.html = https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/who-urges-yemen-to-accept-vaccines-as-cholera-crisis-deepens/1148923 and also in French https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/sante/cholera-au-yemen-l-oms-prete-a-vacciner_116476

cp2 Allgemein / General

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The World Ignores Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is by far the worst in the world, but the international response to it remains woefully lacking

All parties to the conflict bear responsibility for this catastrophe, but the more powerful and wealthier states in the Saudi-led coalition and their Western patrons have done most of the damage and still have it within their means to alleviate much of the civilian population’s suffering

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-world-ignores-yemens-humanitarian-catastrophe/

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Houthis mock Saudi FM's display of pity for Rohingya

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/24/536273/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-Myanmar

My comment: Well, that’s obviously true.

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Saudi Arabia hired these people to call them "national committee". To mislead the world who wants inquiry into war crimes in Yemen. Shame! (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911590606794842112

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A background about Legal Center for Rights and Development

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474923.htm

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Somalia's Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday’s early hours, the regional maritime police chief said.

Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition seized from the boat after it was stopped in coastal waters off the Horn of Africa region.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-arms/somalias-puntland-region-captures-weapons-laden-boat-from-yemen-idUSKCN1BY0PY and also https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/23/somalia-seizes-weapons-laden-boat-from-yemen

My comment: There is no need for smuggling arms from Iran to Yemen – on the contrary, arms are smuggled from Yemen to Somalia!

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Film: How the US/UK helps the Saudi led coalition fight the war in Yemen. Taken from "Conflict & Cholera: Yemen's Catastrophe"

https://twitter.com/BBCOurWorld/status/911242694344740864

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The Saudi-led coalition clearly targets humanitarian work in Yemen

The Red Sea Ports Corporation said that the coalition that is imposed by KSA had forced the FULMAR vessel out of the area before it finished emptying the cargo and was told to directly move 65 miles out of the Ghatas area that is located at the port of Hodeidah province.The ship was carrying 25 thousand tons of wheat material that was sent by the World Food Programme organization. The ship arrived Thursday morning to the submarine of the port of Hodeidah, eastern Yemen.

The aforementioned organization said in a statement that this is not the first time the coalition forced relief vessels to withdraw from the al-Ghatees area in the port of Hodeidah

http://newnewss.net/?p=12285

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Film: Yemen: Our life

A day in the life of children in Yemen. They need food, they need water, they need education.

Saghirah has no idea how old she is. She dreams of learning to write her name.

https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/911251256613658624

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Yemen Al Masirah Tv showing now two Saudi war prisoners, of a bigger group, captured last week in Najran south Saudi Arabia. (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911260480165072897

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The pain of conflict permeates deeply into communities. Statement to the UN General Assembly on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

This indeed extends far beyond a localized conflict.

ICRC has doubled its budget this year to around 100 million dollars, our third largest operation worldwide.

There are some questions that need to be asked.

The ICRC makes four recommendations today.

https://www.icrc.org/en/document/statement-united-nations-general-assembly-humanitarian-crisis-yemen = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/pain-conflict-permeates-deeply-communities-statement-un-general-assembly-humanitarian

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Failed diplomacy strangles civilians in Yemen

“Privileged neighbours and regional powers bring fuel to the fire, while Yemeni civilians pay the price for the war,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, ahead of a scheduled meeting today at the UN General Assembly to discuss Yemen’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

“The senceless war represents a collapse in international diplomacy. The UN was established to prevent suffering of the kind we are now witnessing, but cannot serve its mandate as long as it is at the mercy of member states with diverging interests and priorities that actively prevent peace,” he said.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/failed-diplomacy-strangles-civilians-yemen

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Young lives obliterated by Yemen's war

Children are not only at risk of death and disease, but also early marriage in the case of girls and recruitment into militias in the case of boys.

"What that means is you have children obviously skipping their education ... but you also have childhoods being stolen," said UNICEF spokeswoman Juliette Touma, who recently visited Yemen.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4909944/Young-lives-obliterated-Yemens-war.html

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Film (Discussion): How to end the war in Yemen?

What can be done to bring an end to the war in Yemen? And is the international community ignoring what is happening on the ground?

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2017/09/war-yemen-170921205342345.html

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Audio: Vanessa Beeley on Yemen: ‘Saudi, US are Now Guilty of War Crimes’

21WIRE Associate Editor Vanessa Beeley speaks to host Patrick Henningsen about the current deteriorating situation in Yemen. Beeley gives a comprehensive breakdown and heart-felt analysis of the conflict during Episode #202 of the SUNDAY WIRE radio show. What’s become clear now after 2 and half years of an undeclared war of aggression on neighbouring Yemen, is that Saudi Arabia and its allies – particularly the US and UK – are now guilty of international war crimes for their illegal and sordid roles in targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, and generating mass suffering and death in the country.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/09/21/vanessa-beeley-yemen-saudi-us-now-guilty-war-crimes/

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Jemen: US-Bombe tötete und verstümmelte Kinder in Wohnviertel

Bei einem Luftangriff auf ein Wohnviertel in der jemenitischen Hauptstadt am 25. August wurden 16 Zivilist*innen getötet, 17 weitere wurden verletzt. Sieben Kinder kamen ums Leben, acht wurden zum Teil schwer verletzt. Die 5-jährige Buthaina verlor Vater, Mutter und ihre fünf Brüder und Schwestern.

Ein Waffenexperte von Amnesty International analysierte Reste der Bombe, die vor Ort gefunden wurden. Markierungen auf den Fragmenten stimmen mit US-Komponenten überein, die für lasergesteuerte Luft-Boden-Raketen verwendet werden.

https://www.amnesty.at/de/jemen-us-bombe/

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Yemen: deadly strike on houses in Sana'a last month was with US-made bomb - new evidence

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen's capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more - including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral in the strike’s aftermath - was made in the USA, Amnesty International has revealed today (22 September).

“There simply is no explanation the USA or other countries such as the UK and France can give to justify the continued flow of weapons to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition for use in the conflict in Yemen. It has time and time again committed serious violations of international law, including war crimes, over the past 30 months, with devastating consequences for the civilian population.

“It is shameful that instead of holding the coalition accountable for their actions in Yemen, key allies including the USA and the UK have continued to supply it with huge quantities of arms.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/yemen-deadly-strike-houses-sanaa-last-month-was-us-made-bomb-new-evidence and film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw0bpwClNRg and https://news.vice.com/story/bomb-that-killed-16-yemeni-civilians-was-made-by-the-u-s

My comment: This is not the first US bomb found, there have been many before.

and

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TRUMP COULD BE GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES AFTER AN AMERICAN BOMB KILLED YEMENI CHILDREN

"By sending arms to Saudi Arabia, knowing that they may be used to kill civilians, the U.S. government may be complicit in violations of international law, including war crimes," Raed Jarrar, Amnesty International's advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, tells Newsweek.

http://www.newsweek.com/us-made-bomb-killed-children-yemen-so-trump-might-be-complicit-war-crimes-669240?piano_t=1

My comment: What about Obama and the US bombs found after the funeral attack at Sanaa in Oct. 2016 (ca. 150 killed)???

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As Cholera-Wracked Yemen Starves, Saudis Paint Rosy Picture of Their Relief Efforts

Aid organizations, rights groups, and lawmakers have slammed Riyadh’s obstruction of aid deliveries.

Saudi Arabia’s king sent a senior advisor to the United States this week to paint a picture of a generous nation working to ensure food and medicine reaches the suffering civilians of Yemen, even as it pursues a devastating air war against Houthi rebels

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/21/as-cholera-wracked-yemen-starves-saudis-paint-rosy-picture-of-their-relief-efforts/

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CHILDREN AT WAR: SAUDI ARABIA IS BOMBING YEMEN BUT BLAMES HUMANITARIAN DISASTER ON IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS

As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, head of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and an adviser to the royal court, has been busy shuttling between Turtle Bay and Washington, D.C., to underscore how much medical, food and financial aid the kingdom has given to Yemen’s war-ravaged civilians. The aim of his public relations blitz appears to be twofold: to deflect attention from the two-year air campaign by a Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and to keep Riyadh off a U.N. list of countries that kill and cripple children in war (following interview; with film)

http://www.newsweek.com/children-war-death-yemen-saudi-bombs-cholera-iran-houthis-worlds-worst-668520?piano_t=1

My comment: The interview is the well-known Saudi propaganda. Look at cp15

Comment: Well they would say that wouldn't they? The main damage in this war has to be from the immense bombs that have been dropped from the air, that have destroyed the economy and the infrastructure and with it destroyed health and quality of life.

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

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Film: Roundtable: Can the war in Yemen be ended?

It's being called the forgotten war -- one that's seen thousands die, millions displaced, and now, the worst cholera epidemic since 2011. Saudi led air strikes in Yemen have drawn international criticism. But with the war now in its third year, is the Saudi led coalition ready to end it's efforts in Yemen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w64x_IKbJy0

Remark: By Turkish TRT.

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YCMHRV: Yemeni conflict parties recruit 630 children since the outbreak of the war

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94095

My comment: A Hadi gov. propaganda event, mainly blaming the Houthis. The whole matter is nothing new, there even are more children recruited for fighting – by both sides, the majority by the Houthis.

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Der Krieg der Sauds im Jemen ist ein Krieg gegen die Zivilbevölkerung: Gegen eine Rebellion, die keineswegs nur religiös begründet ist…

Unsere aktuelle Materialsammlung „Fast drei Jahre Krieg im Jemen – erstarkender Widerstand“ vom 19. September 2017 ist der Versuch dazu beizutragen, die sozialen Komponenten dieses Krieges sichtbar zu machen:

www.labournet.de/internationales/jemen/politik-jemen/der-krieg-der-sauds-im-jemen-ist-ein-krieg-gegen-die-zivilbevoelkerung-gegen-eine-rebellion-die-keineswegs-nur-religioes-begruendet-ist/

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YEMEN - Joint INGO-NNGO statement – UN General Assembly 2017

Despite the relentless efforts of national and international NGOs to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, aid alone cannot solve the multiple, interlinked crises that people in Yemen have to cope with on a daily basis. The international community and all parties to the conflict must ensure immediate and meaningful action to address the key factors that impede a long-term and sustainable improvement to the food security and health situation in Yemen.

http://www.acted.org/en/yemen-joint-ingo-nngo-statement-general-assembly-2017

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Keith Vaz MP: Over 100 Parliamentarians call for a new UK led UN Resolution on 'devastating' Yemen conflict

An open letter has been written to Antonio Guterres the General Secretary of the United Nations signed by over 100 parliamentarians, members of the Scottish parliament, union leaders and non-governmental organisations calling for a new UK introduced United Nations Security Council resolution on Yemen. The letter also calls on the United Nations to bring the Yemen conflict to the front and centre of its agenda in this sitting.

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/foreign-affairs/opinion/house-commons/89119/keith-vaz-mp-over-100-parliamentarians-call-new

Comment: He is so right. A new resolution is desperately needed but the so called leaders of the world have dictated that Yemen can be destroyed and its people can starve to death and die from easily treated disease and so there is simply no action.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155945773713641

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Geneva hosts a seminar entitled “Yemeni media victims of direct targeting of coalition raids”

http://newnewss.net/?p=12158

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Suffering grips Yemen three years after rebel takeover

Three years after Iran-backed rebels swept into Sanaa, a semblance of normality has returned to the Yemeni capital. But across the war-wracked country a humanitarian disaster is unfolding.

The only Arab capital controlled by an armed rebel movement, Sanaa lives under the constant threat of air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of the internationally recognised government.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4902496/Suffering-grips-Yemen-three-years-rebel-takeover.html

My comment: Overview with an odd beginning. The suffering hardly can be combined with the rebel takeover in 2014. And, it’s odd to say that Sanaa still is “controlled by an armed rebel movement” when this movement has seized power three years ago. They are government now, no more “rebels” – or do Western media really think that their definitions are more than dictated by Western political interests? – If this allegation should be true, than we also must say that Kiev is the “only European capital controlled by an armed rebel movement”.

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How the U.S.-backed War on Yemen Advances Globalism

In this video, foreign correspondent Alex Newman describes how the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian regime is destroying Yemen, and how this horrifying war advances the cause of globalism.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/item/26946-alex-newman-us-backed-war-yemen-advances-globalism

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In a world of calamities, Yemen still stands out

War, famine and cholera have devastated Africa's poorest country

http://www.omaha.com/eedition/sunrise/articles/in-a-world-of-calamities-yemen-still-stands-out/article_c701d799-e693-509e-bcdb-de85e683e701.html

My comment: Overview article – but Yemen in Africa???

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot - Market prices and availability of basic commodities (September 2017)

Availability of essential food commodities improved in many governorates in August. However, as prices increased and due to the contraction of the overall economy, the purchasing power of Yemeni households has dwindled and access to food been reduced.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-snapshot-market-prices-and-availability-basic-commodities-september

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„Die Cholera hat das ganze Land erfasst“

Der Jemen am Abgrund: Tankred Stöbe von Ärzte ohne Grenzen über die rasante Ausbreitung der Seuche, den allgegenwärtigen Hunger und andere Kriegsfolgen für das arabische Land.

http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/wissenschaft/Zahl-der-Cholera-Faelle-im-Jemen-steigt-auf-knapp-690-000-id42651316.html

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Yemen’s Children Are Being Shelled While the World Sits Back

Deadly Attack in Taizz Shows Need for International Inquiry

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/09/18/yemens-children-are-being-shelled-while-world-sits-back

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Press briefing note on Yemen
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are very disturbed that civilians, including children, continue to be killed in attacks carried out by both the Popular Committees affiliated with the Houthis and army units loyal to the former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, as well as by the Saudi-led coalition.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22100&LangID=E

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Film: SCHWERPUNKT: Das vergessene Leid - Hunger und Cholera im Jemen

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-328689.html

Mein Kommentar: Mal ein ausführlicherer Bericht; die ersten Sätze zur Einführung hören sich freilich schon recht grotesk an – wie das übliche Lenin- oder Marxzitat am Anfang eines Artikels oder Buchs in der DDR. Sonst guter Bericht. Interview mit Vertreter von Oxfam.

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Film: Scale of devastation wreaked on Yemen after over 2 years of aggression

http://www.newstv.pk/video/307572/scale-of-devastation-wreaked-on-yemen-after-over-2-years-of-aggression

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Enemy of the New Silk Road Paradigm: Saudi Genocide in Yemen

As horrible as the destruction of life is in Yemen, it is not a "special case." It expresses British/American policy over the past 60 years, of perpetual war under various banners: regime change, R2P (Responsibility to Protect,) human rights, and other lies. Look at the series of battleground nations: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Yemen. Syria has been able to resist, with the assistance of Russia. Before that, Vietnam. This must stop.

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1724449701184350

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Report: Costs of war in #Yemen! (look at images)

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/910485894922211328

https://twitter.com/yemen_updates/status/910486561766113280

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Map: Yemen: Sana'a City - Ma'ain District - Scale of Building Damage - As of December 2016

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-sanaa-city-maain-district-scale-building-damage-december-2016

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe cp1 / Look at cp1

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Film: First Year of Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmTieoFAe1M

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Yemen EMOP: Monitoring and Evaluation Quarterly - Issue 07 (April - June 2017)

In Q2 2017, an average of 4.9 million beneficiaries per month received general food distribution (GFD) and Commodity Voucher through Traders’ Network (CV-TN) assistance

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-emop-monitoring-and-evaluation-quarterly-issue-07-april-june-2017

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Medical Supplies from QRCS for Health Facilities in Yemen

Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has provided medical equipment and consumables to health facilities in four Yemeni governorates.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/medical-supplies-qrcs-health-facilities-yemen-enar

Remark: In Houthi-held Yemen.

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Mohammed is 75 years old and from one of the most embattled areas in Yemen- Taizz. He fled to Sana'a where he remains displaced for more than a year now but he was recently evicted from the premises where he was staying because he could no longer afford the rent (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1504355842950774

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Film: UN chief urges world leaders to end Yemen conflict

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Antonio Guterres, United Nations secretary-general, has urged world leaders at the UN General Assembly to do more to end the suffering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HhT6FDUUTY

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Map: Yemen ‑ Active USG Programs for Yemen Response (Last Updated 09/22/17)

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-active-usg-programs-yemen-response-last-updated-092217

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Funding shortfall jeopardizes humanitarian response in Yemen, UN aid chief warns

Efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, currently the world’s largest, are being hampered by insufficient funding and other challenges, the top United Nations relief official warned today.

“Despite the extraordinary scale of the suffering linked to the brutal conflict, including the threat of famine and the world’s worst cholera outbreak, Yemen does not receive the international attention it deserves,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock told a high-level event held in the margins of the General Assembly.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57675#.WcXX5shJaUk

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Video - Famine Prevention and Response: How to avert a humanitarian catastrophe

North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quTBK3bx1ig

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A pilot, who was once a shining star of the skies of #Yemen, has lost his job and turnt into a street seller because of the war (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1502874559765569

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Film: painful moments document death of child Alaa Yassin who suffered from severe malnutrition coz of #Saudi siege #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Yemenhashtag/status/910570447426777088

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 27 | 20 September 2017

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-bulletin-issue-27-20-september-2017

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WFP provides food assistance to a record 7 million people in Yemen in August

http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-provides-food-assistance-record-7-million-people-yemen-august = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/wfp-provides-food-assistance-record-7-million-people-yemen-august

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Map: Yemen: Humanitarian Access Severity Overview (August 2017)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-access-severity-overview-august-2017

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After US-backed Saudis destroyed all Yemen schools, Yemeni try to rebuild the abandoned ones like this one. Schooling year started (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910141805395693569

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Yemen war: The boy who shocked ther world - BBC News

Yemen is suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Two million children are severely malnourished and the country is also in the grip of the fastest growing cholera epidemic on record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1iFDv9Viw

and a aprt of the film:

Film: Yemen war: What happened to Saleem?

It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen's suffering. But where is he now?

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-41313552/yemen-war-what-happened-to-saleem

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Emergency Relief in South Yemen (Summer 2017)

Ummah Welfare Trust supported over 250 displaced families in Jabal Zaid, in Yemen's southern region of Ta'iz.

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

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Yemenis in sit-in for the 18th consecutive day in Taiz central Yemen, demanding their salaries cut for year now (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/909766257951592449

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As most #Yemen-is dying to death from the hunger, asistance providing by int'l NGOs are being sold in markets. Unfortunately that's true (photo)

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/909841617590345728

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UN: Größter Anstieg an Unterernährung seit einem Jahrhundert: 815 Millionen Menschen hungern

https://linkezeitung.de/2017/09/20/un-groesster-anstieg-an-unterernaehrung-seit-einem-jahrhundert-815-millionen-menschen-hungern/

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Number of starving world wide hits 815m

The number of starving people in the world rose in 2016 after it had remained steady for the past 10 years. It increased by 38 million and reached 815 million, which is equal to 11% of the world’s population, according to new food security report issued by the UN.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170918-number-of-starving-world-wide-hits-815-milion-wars-in-syria-yemen-key-drivers/

Comment: Shocking. Just now the world is ruled by corporates who sell weapons and fossil fuels. And they just don't care about who is killing who as long as their products make big profits for the men at the top.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155941334478641

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Film: Das vergessene Leid - Hunger und Cholera im Jemen

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-328689.html

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Gas Company: Manshiat Saafer Company stops supplying the company’s facilities to capital’s secretariat

Yemen Gas Company confirmed that the Saafer facility in Marib province, subject to the invasion authorities and their mercenaries at home, prevented the loading of the quantities of the stations located in the densely populated governorates, headed by the secretariat of the capital.

http://newnewss.net/?p=11986

My comment: No more cooking gas for most oft he Yemenis?

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WFP Yemen Situation Report #36, 16 - 31 August 2017

Based on the latest distribution reports, and despite ongoing access constraints, during the month of August WFP reached a record 7 million targeted beneficiaries using in-kind and commodity vouchers

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/wfp-yemen-situation-report-36-16-31-august-2017

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UNFPA Response in Yemen: Monthly Situation Report #08 - August 2017

In August, the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was revised, seeking $2.3 billion to reach 12 million people with a range of life-saving and protection services across the country.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unfpa-response-yemen-monthly-situation-report-08-august-2017

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Yemen: Estimated Beneficiaries of Cash and Voucher programming in June 2017

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-estimated-beneficiaries-cash-and-voucher-programming-june-2017

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Women Aren't Just Victims of the Conflict in Yemen – They're Also the Heroes

Women are helping those around them by organizing food relief and taking care of people in need.

Since the start of the latest Yemen conflict in 2015, women’s daily lives have been deeply impacted – among other difficulties, those who have been widowed struggle to provide for their families and it’s harder for pregnant women to access maternal care. However, many women have also risen to the challenge of helping those suffering around them, notably by starting NGOs or providing emergency medical aid.

https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/articles/2017/09/08/yemeni-women-rise-to-challenge-of-helping-others-during-wartime = https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/women-answer-the-call-in-yemens-crisis

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Jemen: UNHCR unterstützt somalische Flüchtlinge bei der Heimkehr

Die lebensbedrohliche Lage im Jemen bewegt immer mehr somalische Flüchtlinge dazu, mit Unterstützung des UNHCR in ihre Heimat zurückzukehren.

http://www.unhcr.org/dach/ch-de/17521-jemen-unhcr-unterstutzt-somalische-fluchtlinge-bei-der-heimkehr.html

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200 Somali refugees detained in Yemen’s Hadhramaut

Detainees later sent to refugee camp in Yemen’s southern Shabwa province, local authorities say

Scores of refugees from Somalia were detained in Yemen’s southern Hadhramaut province on Wednesday, according to the local authorities.

According to a statement issued by Hadhramaut police, 200 undocumented refugees were detained while en route to the province’s Brom Mayfa district.

http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/200-somali-refugees-detained-in-yemen-s-hadhramaut/915266

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Yemen: Situation Report National - August 2017

The situation continues to deteriorate both for the families in displacement as well as for our Partners struggling to provide much needed assistance. Our Partners carried out critical work that touched the lives of 81,355 families this year.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-situation-report-national-august-2017

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Vereinte Nationen: Saudi-Krieg gegen Jemen verursachte bereits zwei Millionen Flüchtlinge

Der UN-Hochkommissar für Flüchtlinge (UNHCR) hat in einem Bericht erklärt, dass die Zahl der Binnenvertriebenen im Jemen aufgrund des anhaltenden Konflikts mit der Saudi-geführten Koalition im Land mittlerweile fast zwei Millionen erreicht habe.

https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/57559-un-saudi-krieg-gegen-jemen/

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Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

In the first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement for Somali refugees from Yemen, 133 refugees departed yesterday for Somalia. Given the current life-threatening conditions in Yemen for many civilians, including refugees, UNHCR is supporting the voluntary returns of Somali refugees who constitute 91% of Yemen’s over 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers, or some 256,000 individuals.

http://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing/2017/9/59c0db454/yemen-assisted-spontaneous-returns-somali-refugees-begins.html = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-assisted-spontaneous-returns-somali-refugees-begins

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Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 31 August 2017

- 190,212 internally displaced persons received NFI kits since January 2017
- 49,668 internally displaced persons received shelter materials, including the emergency shelter kit this year
- 17,600 Individuals from refugee and Yemeni host communities accessed essential health care services this year

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-unhcr-operational-update-1-31-august-2017

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UNHCR Yemen Fact Sheet August 2017

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unhcr-yemen-fact-sheet-august-2017

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UNHCR Somalia Repatriation Update, 1-31 August 2017

Since 2014, a total of 105,119 Somali refugees have returned to Somalia; 72,104 from Kenya, 32,622 from Yemen and 393 from other countries of asylum.

In August 2017, a total of 2,173 Somali refugees returned to Somalia, 1,883 from Kenya, 259 from Yemen and 31 from Djibouti.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-repatriation-update-1-31-august-2017

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Yemen: Task Force on Population Movement | TFPM - 15th Report - July 2017

DISPLACEMENT OF 2 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-15th-report-july-2017

and

Yemen: Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) - 15th Report - Governorate Profiles - July 2017

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-15th-report-governorate-profiles-july-2017

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Yemen: Amanat Al Asimah, Amran, Dhamar, Marib - IDP Hosting Site Baseline Assessment Comparative Overview, June 2017

The IDP Hosting Site Baseline Assessment aims to support targeting and response planning by humanitarian stakeholders, including authorities, UN agencies, local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs). It provides a baseline of key multi-sectoral indicators across IDP hosting sites in 22 governorates, based on data collected through interviews with key informants in each site.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-amanat-al-asimah-amran-dhamar-marib-idp-hosting-site-baseline-assessment and in full https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/reach_yem_situation_overview_idp_hosting_site_comparative_overview_june_....pdf

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-amanat-al-asimah-amran-dhamar-marib-idp-hosting-site-baseline-assessment-site and in full https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-amanat-al-asimah-amran-dhamar-marib-idp-hosting-site-baseline-assessment-site

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UNHCR Somalia: Response to Yemen situation 1 - 31 August 2017

In August, UNHCR recorded 349 new arrivals (259 Somalis, 80 Yemenis and 10 Ethiopians) from Yemen. In 2017, 3,777 new arrivals reached Somalia, including 3,147 Somalis, 600 Yemenis and 30 third country nationals.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-response-yemen-situation-1-31-august-2017

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Yemen Media Union honored 2dayNSanaa the Yemeni photographer Karem AlZarii for taking the picture of Buthaina,that spread all over the world (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911973254520287232

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We'll bombard Riyadh & Abu Dhabi ( capitals of aggression) as they bombard Sanaa, said today Yemen prime minister Bin Habtoor (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911535851418669057

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Houthi-Saleh alliance increasingly likely to break down in Yemen, altering the course of the conflict

A key source of contention concerns the implementation of the political agreement signed by Saleh and the Houthis in July 2016 to run areas under their control.

There is an increasing likelihood of the alliance breaking down in the six-month outlook, given the Saudi-led coalition’s willingness to exploit disagreements between Saleh and the Houthis.

http://www.janes.com/article/74332/houthi-saleh-alliance-increasingly-likely-to-break-down-in-yemen-altering-the-course-of-the-conflict

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Krieg im Jemen: Huthis feiern Jahrestag der "Revolution" und verkünden Besitz neuer Raketen

In der jemenitischen Hauptstadt Saana haben sich unzählige Huthis und deren Unterstützer anlässlich des dritten Jahrestages ihrer Machtübernahme im Jemen versammelt. Während der Versammlung erklärten die Huthis, dass sie nun über Raketen verfügen, die die "Aggressoren-Länder" erreichen könnten, die Krieg gegen die Huthis führen. Die Menschen hielten Banner mit Slogans wie "Die Revolution vom 21. September ist zu 100 Prozent jemenitisch" in die Luft und sangen gemeinsam Protestlieder.

https://deutsch.rt.com/kurzclips/57701-krieg-im-jemen-huthis-feiern/

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Huthi-Anhänger im Jemen feiern dritten Jahrestag des Aufstands

Zehntausende Anhänger der Huthi-Rebellen und ihrer Verbündeten im Jemen haben am Donnerstag in der Hauptstadt Sanaa den dritten Jahrestag des Aufstands gefeiert.

https://www.24matins.de/topnews/pol/huthi-anhaenger-im-jemen-feiern-dritten-jahrestag-des-aufstands-52053

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Houthis celebrate three years of control in Yemen capital

Saudi coalition jets fly overhead as huge crowds gather for third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels marked the third anniversary of their takeover of Sanaa on Thursday, gathering tens of thousands of supporters in a show of force as Saudi-led coalition warplanes flew over the capital.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/houthis-celebrate-three-years-control-yemen-capital-603766940

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Tens of thousands mark 3 years since rebel takeover of Yemen capital

Supporters of Yemen's Huthi rebels and their allies gather in Sanaa on September 21, 2017 to mark three years since the rebel takeover of the capital

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4906052/Tens-thousands-mark-3-years-rebel-takeover-Yemen-capital.html

and

Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years after seizing Yemen capital

Yemen's Huthi rebels marked the third anniversary of their takeover of Sanaa on Thursday, gathering tens of thousands of supporters in a show of force as Saudi-led coalition warplanes flew over the capital.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4906552/Huthis-stage-defiant-rally-3-years-seizing-Yemen-capital.html

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Film: Yemen: Houthi rebels marks third anniversary of Sanaa takeover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hds-pqEIe44

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Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis mark 3rd anniversary of revolution

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, to mark the third anniversary of the country’s September 21 Revolution and condemn the bloody Saudi war against the nation.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/21/535926/Yemen-revolution-Ansarallah = http://newnewss.net/?p=12225 and by New News: http://newnewss.net/?p=12225

Remark: By Iranian media.

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This is HOW Yemenis flooded to Sanaa to show their defiance & iron WILL against US-backed Saudi aggression & blockade (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910759501401292800

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910869239824814080

Yemen NOW, Largest ever rally, With Saudi fighter jets hovering overheads N an attempt to scare people who flood in millions from everywhere (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910742466793533440

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910754290666532864

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910780632757886977

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910780881631137792

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910817694873788416

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910846439542140928

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910897868566880257

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910898019779977216

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910899652479864832

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911084150777561088

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If these millions of Yemenis are "coup plotters or rebels" , WHERE is the legitimacy? For 3 years now? (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910855339037347840

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910905155851374592

and more photos:

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/910895625327333378

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/910897317292728321

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/910904354126925824

and films (in Arabic):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jky8JVE-1Os

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

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

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/911001841877569536

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/911001010486890503

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/910999823339413504

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Yemenis send to their brave fighters against US-backed Saudi invaders: Food Fruits Raisins Sheep&cows ( meat) Motor-cycles (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910819620965240832

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910799337084653570

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910880598725660673

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910880817668411393

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910883529386528769

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Al-Sammad: We stand with the Saudi people to overthrow their retrograde incredible regime

“We call upon the Saudi people that the longer your silence is, the more the cost of lifting tyranny is greater and the opportunity is now to liberate you and all the free people in the world will stand with you, first of all the Yemeni people,” the president said in a speech during the celebration of the 21st anniversary of September 21 in the square of seventy in Sanaa.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12226 and speech in full (only Arabic and Google Translator)

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The text of the speech of the President of the Baptism at the mass celebration on the occasion of the third anniversary of the revolution of the 21st of September

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the revolution of 21 September, Brother Saleh Al-Samad, President of the Supreme Political Council, delivered a keynote address to the crowd gathered at the mass and popular celebration held today in the 70th Square.

http://www.sabanews.net/ar/news474809.htm and https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ar&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sabanews.net%2Far%2Fnews474809.htm&edit-text=

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Houthi leader blames Saudi-led coalition for suffering of Yemenis

Houthi accused the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE of seeking to divide Yemen by working with local groups and the internationally recognised government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to seize control of territory controlled by his fighters.
“The Emiratis are the front for the Americans,” Houthi said. “And today they are stealing Yemen’s natural gas, despite the suffering of the Yemeni people.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/564701/Houthi-leader-blames-Saudi-led-coalition-for-suffe and more: http://newnewss.net/?p=12224

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Houthi criticies Saudis, UAE in anniversary speech

Rally to mark third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's army conspicuous by absence of allies.

The leader of Yemen's Houthi group has marked with a defiant speech the eve of the third anniversary of the day his fighters stormed into the capital Sanaa.

On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Houthi supporters rallied in Sanaa.

Speaking from Sanaa, Hakim al-Masmai, editor of the Yemen Post, said that despite the size of the crowd, the absence of Houthi allies such as the party of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president, was conspicuous.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/houthi-criticies-saudis-uae-anniversary-speech-170921083910546.html and by Iranian media: https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/09/21/1525992/yemenis-mark-3rd-anniversary-of-revolution and more on the speech: http://newnewss.net/?p=12224

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YEMEN REBEL LEADER RENEWS DEFIANCE ON TAKEOVER ANNIVERSARY

The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels has lashed out with a defiant speech on the eve of the third anniversary of the day his forces stormed into the capital.

In a speech aired on the rebel-run al-Masirah TV on Wednesday, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi slammed the Saudi-led coalition opposing his forces, who control large swaths of territory and took Sanaa on what they consider the "Sept. 21 revolution."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_YEMEN_REBELS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-20-17-33-10

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Yemen in its new historical phase; liberating and thwarting American projects in the region

The revolution of September 21, 2014 is a revolution that has destroyed the corrupt authority in Yemen, the agents of the United States, the Zionist entity and the supporters of terrorism, and all the crimes committed in Yemen by the coalition comes within the framework of eliminating this popular revolution.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12228

Remark: Houthis’ view.

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Major Tribal Delegations Flock to Sana’a to Support Yemeni Fighters

http://newnewss.net/?p=12213

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Yemenis in Sanaa grand square, chanting against aggression as Houthi leader driving UAE vehicle, (seized earlier) as a sign of defiance . (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910470754868908032

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The employees of the Ministry of Education in the capital Sana'a announced the start of a comprehensive peaceful strike until the return of their suspended salaries this year, refusing to continue what they called "the farce of purchasing vouchers" which increased their suffering

The group rejects any attempt to politicize its action and link it to one political party against another.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1501314289921596 referring to http://m.hournews.net/news-80251.htm

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Yemen President Saleh Samad met in the Republican Palace the tribal leaders of Sanaa (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/910173907428274176

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A strong Message from Sana’a to the Human Rights Council

a large number of unions & civil society organizations presidents gathered on Monday, 18 September 2017, conjunction with the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, in a protest in front of the United Nations headquarters in Sanaa.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12099

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The War in Yemen: How did the Houthi rebels come about?

who is this group, how did it get so powerful, and what do these rebels want? Let's take a closer look.

http://newsx.tv/video/147651/the-war-in-yemen-how-did-the-houthi-rebels-come-about

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Saleh-Houthi alliance in Yemen on shaky ground

Cracks have emerged in the informal coalition after a Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in an armed battle at a Houthi rebel checkpoint in the capital Sanaa.

http://www.trtworld.com/mea/saleh-houthi-alliance-in-yemen-on-shaky-ground-10625 and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=B9gbYL09CPM

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Houthi leader threatens Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Saudi Arabia and the UAE need to assess the threats arising from their ongoing campaign in Yemen, particularly when the conflict has been at a stalemate for the past two years. It is important to seek a political settlement amid a dire humanitarian crisis

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170921-houthi-leader-threatens-saudi-arabia-and-the-uae/

Remark: Houthi fire power again, already reported YPR 343.

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

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President Hadi: Parliament will be held in October

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10355

My comment: Far away from the required quorum, as the greatest part of MPs is at Sanaa.

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#Yemen's #alQaeda claims IED on Security Belt vehicle in Zinjibar city 9.30pm Thursday (=3rd #AQAP op vs Security forces in Abyan this week)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/911514040681291776

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Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi started a visit to Riyadh in the framework of a foreign tour, including Jordan and other Arab states.

The Yemeni president visited Emirates as he met with the officials there to discuss the recent developments witnessed in the country on different social, political and economic levels.

http://www.arabstoday.net/en/314/clashes-intensified-between-houthi-and-yemens-troops-in-sada-095230

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Yemen president promises UN to open to aid

Yemen's president on Thursday promised the United Nations to open the entire war-torn country to aid as millions of people are at risk of famine and cholera.

Addressing the United Nations, President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged international pressure on Huthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa and also appealed for greater humanitarian assistance.

"We in the Yemeni government are ready to provide all facilitation so that humanitarian assistance can reach anywhere in Yemen, and also the areas under the control of the Huthis," he told the General Assembly.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4907726/Yemen-president-promises-UN-open-aid.html

My comment: This man is so stupid. H e not even could guarantee this for the city of Aden alone. And It’s the Saudis who block assistance for the whole Houthi held part of Yemen.

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UAE continues to violate human rights through secret prisons

Far from the human rights condemnations of international organizations, the UAE continues to torture Yemeni citizens and prisoners in secret prisons established in the southern provinces with the support of the United States of America.

The lawyers and families of the victims said that more than two and a half years ago, about 2,000 men disappeared inside these secret prisons. The number has increased so that families are organizing weekly vigils to demand information about the children, parents and brothers disappearance.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12227

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Gunmen kill Soldier and two civilians in Taiz

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94087

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President Hadi, Italian FM discuss Yemen war

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10241

My comment: Italy supplies arms to the Saudis.

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Protests in #Yemen's #Mahra region vs Prime Minister Bin Daghr's visit y'day & especial anger at his reference to Mahra as part of Hadramawt (photos)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/910207376049008640

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Emirati-backed al Hizam security forces raid AQAP safehouses in Mudiyah district, Abyan governorate, southern Yemen [3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-19-2017

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Suspected AQAP militants detonate IED targeting Hadramawt special forces commander [4]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-19-2017

and

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#alQaeda #Yemen has just claimed it was behind the IED attack vs Special Forces Commander Sabri al-Tamimi in Mukalla #Hadramawt y'day.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/910491122446819329

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Deputy Interior Minister escapes assassination attempt in Aden

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10213

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#AlQaeda #Yemen claims 2 ops vs #UAE-backed Security Belt forces in al-'Ayn area of Abyan yday: 4 killed by IED 3pm & 2 in ambush 9pm.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/909849394308100097

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What is the fate of southern Yemen under the permanent occupancy by Saudi and UAE leaders?!

Is not the restoration of “legality” in the eyes of the international community, ie, the government of Abd Rabo Mansur Hadi to Yemen or even parts of it is the first goal of the “storm of beams” ?! This has not happened so far despite the control of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to a number of southern provinces, including Aden!

http://iuvmpress.com/17544

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Yemeni southern governorates between the pliers of the Saudi-UAE occupation and the power struggle

The southern provinces between the pliers of the occupation and the conflict of influence and the forces of invasion and occupation of the provisions of its control over the capabilities and outlets of the country, the escalation of security chaos is significant and considerable.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12020

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These Yemenis (many of them sick) were supposed to land in Aden airport. Yet, they are in Sayoun,500 km further. War closed airports! (photo)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/909714310838063104

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Hadi government forces clash with Emirati-backed al Hizam security forces in Aden city, southern Yemen[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-18-2017

Remark: Earlier reporting in YPR 343, cp6.

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Is the U.S. Helping the UAE Torture Yeminis? #OpYemen

The short answer is yes, but according to Yemen citizens who were detained in these secret UAE prisons in Yemen, they are not being tortured by Americans. Complicated? That’s how it’s supposed to be. Following reports from the Associated Press and Human Rights Watch which detailed horrible personal accounts from Yemenis who were tortured in secret prisons located in Aden and Hadramawt in eastern Yemen and operated by the UAE.

https://wedacoalition.org/2017/09/18/is-the-u-s-helping-the-uae-torture-yeminis-opyemen/

Remark: Referring to earlier reporting.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Yemen Envoy Ould Cheikh Resumes Talks after Getting Term Extension

United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will commence a new round of consultations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman aimed at finding the basis for resuming negotiations between the Yemeni government and Houthi and Saleh insurgents to reach a comprehensive settlement for the crisis, diplomatic sources affirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat.

Another Arab diplomat meanwhile revealed that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres extended the term of Ould Cheikh for six months.

https://english.aawsat.com/sawsan-abu-husain-and-asharq-alawsat/news-middle-east/yemen-envoy-ould-cheikh-resumes-talks-getting-term-extension

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Yemen's Hadi sees only a military solution to crisis - Arabiya TV

A solution in Yemen’s two and-a-half year-old civil war will likely come through military rather than political means, the country’s Saudi-backed president said, blaming the Iran-aligned Houthis of obstructing chances of peace.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-hadi-sees-only-a-military-solution-to-crisis-arabiya-tv-idUSKCN1BZ09Y?il=0

Comment: Well who is this Hadi bloke? The only way he can be returned to power is if Saudi Arabia and its western allies just kill most Yemeni people. Maybe that's what he means.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155961098873641

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Ould–Sheikh: No Military Solution in Yemen

http://newnewss.net/?p=12377

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Film: UN-Vollversammlung: Gremium befasst sich mit der Lage im Jemen

https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-330405.html

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Failed diplomacy strangles civilians in Yemen

“Privileged neighbours and regional powers bring fuel to the fire, while Yemeni civilians pay the price for the war,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, ahead of a scheduled meeting today at the UN General Assembly to discuss Yemen’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

“The senceless war represents a collapse in international diplomacy. The UN was established to prevent suffering of the kind we are now witnessing, but cannot serve its mandate as long as it is at the mercy of member states with diverging interests and priorities that actively prevent peace,” he said.

https://www.nrc.no/news/2017/failed-diplomacy-strangles-civilians-in-yemen/

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"Just stop the war" urges UN Yemen Coordinator

With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing "people's ability to survive".

That's according to the UN Resident Coordinator for the country, Jamie McGoldrick, who is in New York for a high-level event on Yemen, which was held on Friday in the margins of the UN General Assembly.

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/09/just-stop-the-war-urges-yemen-coordinator/#.WcXgRMhJaUk

My comment: He’s just right. – Audio did not work.

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High-Level Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Co-Chairs’ summary issued by Ms. Margot Walström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands; and Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

On 22 September, we co-chaired an international meeting on the largest humanitarian crisis in the world – Yemen. This man-made catastrophe urgently needs man-made solutions.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/high-level-meeting-humanitarian-situation-yemen

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U.N. hunger chief tells Gulf nations to "step up" in Yemen

Gulf states must shell out more money to tackle widespread hunger in Yemen, which has been devastated by two years of civil war, the head of the World Food Programme said on Friday.

David Beasley’s call for help is the latest salvo from the United Nations hunger agency, which wants more action from nations that neighbor Yemen

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-aid-hunger/u-n-hunger-chief-tells-gulf-nations-to-step-up-in-yemen-idUSKCN1BX2LL and also http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/wfp-chief-says-gulf-must-step-yemen-aid-564998956

My comment: But he does not ask them to stop bombing and blockade. Keep in mind.

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Great to speak at UN #HRC36 alongside people from #Yemen about how UK & US weapons have destroyed the water infrastructure & caused cholera (photo)

https://twitter.com/SamWalton/status/911232739541692417

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr. Mark Lowcock Remarks at High-Level Event on Yemen in the margins of the UN General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York, 22 September 2017

Of course, only negotiations and a political settlement can put an end to this appalling, man-made crisis. We strongly support the efforts of the Special Envoy of the SecretaryGeneral towards this goal.

At the same time, we must ensure that the principle of humanity – and not political considerations – continues to guide our relief efforts.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/under-secretary-general-humanitarian-affairs-and-emergency-relief-coordinator-mr-mark

My comment: The only ones who are namely blamed are the so-called (“de facto authorities in Sana’a” (this phraseology is unmasking for the UN’s bias in this war) for delays in the distribution of humanitarian aid – while letting the Saudis and their allies unnamed, blaming nobody for the Saudi blockade which is much more severe: “fluctuating restrictions on commercial imports are reducing availability of these commodities” or “The closure of Sana’a airport to commercial traffic has blocked”. Odd. The ants walking on the runway have closed Sanaa airport, did they??

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Mohamed Abdel Salam calls on UAE to exit Yemen; reasons for freezing the dialogue

“Negotiations are almost frozen because of the negative role of the United Nations,” Ansarullah spokesman Mohamed Abdel Salam said.

“If the dialogue fails, we are able to face the military solution,” Abdel Salam said in a telephone interview with Al-Mayadin channel. “The role of UN envoy Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed is negative and can never be used

http://newnewss.net/?p=12283

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'No hope on the horizon' for Yemen, U.N. humanitarian official says

Devastated by conflict, widespread cholera and the total collapse of infrastructure, Yemen has reached the precipice of a humanitarian catastrophe and there is “no hope” for resolving the crisis anytime soon.

“The prescription for the future at the very best is bleak,” said Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.’s resident humanitarian coordinator in Yemen. “It’s a disaster. I believe I’ll be coming back to [the U.N. General Assembly] next year with bigger numbers, and more desperate a situation … because there's nothing on the horizon that looks like it's going to go anywhere soon.”

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-un-general-assembly-live-updates-no-hope-on-the-horizon-for-yemen-1505977834-htmlstory.html

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Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

In a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, representatives of the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said: “We express out readiness again to receive our Yemeni brothers to sign a final agreement once they conclude it.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170921-kuwait-ready-to-commence-yemen-peace-talks/

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Kuwait ready to host Yemenis to sign final agreement - His Highness PM

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2639083&Language=en

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How the UN Covers for US Aggression

For decades the American Right has decried the U.N. for encroaching on American sovereignty, but the truth is that the U.N. is a chief U.S. accomplice in violating the sovereignty of other nations, notes J.P. Sottile.

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/19/how-the-un-covers-for-us-aggression/

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Concerned at ongoing rights violations in Yemen, UN advisers back call for international probe

As civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, two United Nations Special Advisers have voiced their concern over continued allegations of grave human rights abuses and expressed support for the call by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an international investigation.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57595#.WcKvdMhJaUk

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Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and Ivan Šimonović, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, on the situation in Yemen

The Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect express concern at continued allegations of grave violations and abuses of human rights law and violations of international humanitarian law in the context of the on-going conflict in Yemen and voiced their support for the call made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an impartial, international mechanism to investigate the facts and the circumstances.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/note-correspondents-statement-adama-dieng-special-adviser-prevention-genocide-and-ivan

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

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Saudi Arabia stuck with self-inflicted wounds in battle with Iran
Recent revelations about Saudi Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman’s private remarks on regional developments to former senior US officials confirm what many in Washington have been whispering the last few years: Many Saudi policies in the region — from the war in Yemen to confronting Iran — have been miserable failures. Even Saudi Arabia’s energy policy, which partially focused on punishing Iran and forcing it to retreat from its adventurism in the Middle East, has had the effect of forcing the kingdom into record budget deficits. In the meantime, Iran continues to advance its agenda in Syria and Iraq. It should now be painfully obvious to the Saudi leadership that their tunnel vision on Iran has resulted in policies that backfire at home and abroad.
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/iran-saudi-rivalry-syria-iraq-yemen-engagement-mbs.html

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Saudi Arabia slams Iran over Houthi negotiation claims

Saudi Arabia has denied that it requested Iran to facilitate negotiations with the Houthi armed group in Yemen, Arab News reported.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170918-saudi-arabia-slams-iran-over-houthi-negotiation-claims/

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe cp1 / Look at cp1

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Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working to “westernise” the Kingdom and change people’s mindsets when it comes to Israel, Twitter user Mujtahidd has reported.

The account, which is believed to be reporting from inside the ruling family in Saudi Arabia, wrote: “Arrangement among the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is wider than our expectations. Israel and American bodies linked to Trump are involved.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170918-saudi-plan-to-accept-israel-as-a-brotherly-state/

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Saudi-Arabien ließ erstmals Frauen in Sportstadion

Bürgerinnen durften Zeremonie zum Nationalfeiertag verfolgen - derstandard.at/2000064661340/Saudi-Arabien-liess-erstmals-Frauen-in-Sportstadion

http://derstandard.at/2000064661340/Saudi-Arabien-liess-erstmals-Frauen-in-Sportstadion

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Saudi Women Seated in Stadium for First Time at Anniversary Gala

Saudi women have been allowed into the national stadium for the first time to join celebrations marking the 87th anniversary of the kingdom’s founding.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-24/saudi-women-seated-in-stadium-for-first-time-at-anniversary-gala?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business and also https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/saudi-arabia-opens-sports-stadium-doors-to-women-for-first-time-1.661192

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Saudi cleric banned for saying women's brains 'a quarter the size' of men's

Saad al-Hijri suspended from all religious activity for saying women should not drive because their brains shrink after shopping

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/23/saudi-cleric-saad-al-hijri-banned-woman-driving-cars-quarter-brain and film https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1336132873181958/

and

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Women can't drive because they 'have a quarter of a brain', Saudi sheikh says

"Women don't deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain."

According to the head of religious fatwas (edicts) in Saudi Arabia's Assir governorate, a woman shouldn't be allowed to drive because "she has a quarter of a brain."

You heard that right.

http://stepfeed.com/women-can-t-drive-because-they-have-a-quarter-of-a-brain-saudi-sheikh-says-9113

and

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Saudi Cleric Suspended over ‘Quarter-Brain’ Women Drivers Quip

A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man’s when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-cleric/saudi-cleric-suspended-over-quarter-brain-women-drivers-quip-idUSKCN1BX1OM

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Saudis wollen Atomkraftwerke bauen lassen

Bei der 2010 ins Leben gerufene saudische Atombehörde KACARE können sich Medienberichten nach ab Oktober Unternehmen für den Bau von zwei Kernkraftwerken bewerben.

Einheimische Atomkraftwerke sollen KACARE nach bis 2032 insgesamt 17,6 Gigawatt an Strom liefern. Mit den derzeitigen Standards wären dazu jedoch nicht nur zwei, sondern zwischen zehn und zwanzig Reaktoren nötig.

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Saudis-wollen-Atomkraftwerke-bauen-lassen-3836711.html

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Die nordkoreanische Atombombe und der blinde Fleck der Wahrnehmung

Heute stellen wir öffentlich die Frage, warum sonnenreiche Länder (in politischen Spannungsgebieten) wie die Türkei, Saudi-Arabien, Jordanien, Ägypten und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate Atomkraftwerke bauen wollen, obwohl mit Photovoltaik und Windkraft doch zwischenzeitlich viel kostengünstiger Strom erzeugt werden kann. Geht es tatsächlich um den teuren Atomstrom oder um einen Machtzuwachs nach nordkoreanischem Vorbild?

http://www.bund-rvso.de/nordkorea-atomwaffen-atombomben-atomtest-akw.html

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Saudi to create $2.7bn entertainment investment firm

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is set to create a $2.7 billion entertainment investment company, state media said Wednesday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom opens up avenues for leisure.

The country seeks to increase domestic spending on entertainment and launch hundreds of recreation centres across the kingdom as part of its Vision 2030 plan to reduce its dependence on oil.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1511676/saudi-create-2-7b-entertainment-investment-firm/

Comment: Women cannot drive, people cannot blog, neighbourhoods are bombed in the name of renovation, many are hungry but who can say no to a swirl on the merry go round

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1501587209894304

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Two Rights Activists

Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the sand kingdom.

http://english.alahednews.com.lb/essaydetails.php?eid=40214&cid=525#.WcKzEchJaUl

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Breaking:pol satirist @GhanemAlmasarir reveals causes of arrest of #Saudi clansman Abdulaziz bin Fahd

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/910600589096124417 referring to https://twitter.com/ghanemalmasarir/status/910582887220686848

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A Saudi prince calls for crucification of those 'against our sharia path" in a patriotic poem

https://twitter.com/MadawiDr/status/910204247991554048 referring to https://twitter.com/sabqorg/status/910203740359200769

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince scales back his ambitions

The crackdown on internal dissent fails to disguise jitters over plans for reform

Recent weeks have seen: a clampdown on perceived dissent at home; a revamp of Vision 2030, the ambitious plan to overhaul the oil-based economy; and signs that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, who is in charge of foreign and defence affairs as well as economic and security policy, is pulling in his horns abroad.

Rounding up a wide spectrum of two dozen dissenters may aim to demonstrate confidence but suggests rather the opposite.

https://www.ft.com/content/068b21a0-9d2b-11e7-9a86-4d5a475ba4c5?myftTopics=fc9322ae-ef51-3e0b-9b40-7cfc016f3d4d#myft:my-news:grid

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Saudi Arabia wasn’t always this repressive. Now it’s unbearable.

When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?

Why would this climate of fear and intimidation be so prevalent when a young, charismatic leader is promising long-awaited reforms to spur economic growth and diversify our economy?

I have made a different choice now. I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice – by Jamal Kashoggi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/09/18/saudi-arabia-wasnt-always-this-repressive-now-its-unbearable/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.27bd2ff0f515

and

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Why one Saudi journalist may not be going home anytime soon

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be going home anytime soon. His opinion piece in The Washington Post has drawn fire in the Saudi press, all because he dared write about a crackdown on free speech in the kingdom.

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-09-21/why-one-saudi-journalist-may-not-be-going-home-anytime-soon

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The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: the seventh son risesA crackdown on dissent by the youngest heir apparent in Saudi history will not help the desert kingdom find a way out of an economic mess at home and misguided entanglements abroad

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/18/the-guardian-view-on-saudi-arabia-the-seventh-son-rises

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Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to cut gasoline and fuel subsidies by the end of November.

A source familiar with the plan said the government would adjust gasoline and fuel prices to match world prices.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1499429843443374

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Saudi Crown Prince behind the Destabilization of the Arab Region: Italian Newspaper

The media circulated a report published by an Italian newspaper, which highlighted the extraordinary diplomatic activity witnessed by Saudi Arabia during this period, and the economic situation, which has become a source of state drowning, to the extent that it is impossible for anyone to save them even if Prince Mohammed bin Salman .

In the past few months, the Saudi crown prince has been destabilizing the region, escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and other countries, including the crisis with Qatar, rejecting any attempt to talk to it, and his last secret visit to Israel.

http://www.mersadnews.net/archives/68935

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, judicial officials in latest arrests in crackdown on dissent

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on dissents.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/19/saudi-arabia-detains-cleric-officials-in-latest-arrests and more http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arrests-twitter-salman-supporter-latest-wave-491888391

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#Saudi Monarchy forces father of dissident comedian @GhanemAlmasarir to condem his son on camera

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/909561954301247488 referring to https://twitter.com/GhanemAlmasarir/status/909537383426744320

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Here is the beginning of the letter that Mohamed bin Nayef wrote to King Salman

https://twitter.com/2flamesburning1/status/909556462833274881

Part 2 of Document sent by Mohamed bin Nayef ( who is jailed now )to King Salman telling to be careful of UAE

https://twitter.com/2flamesburning1/status/909552181459734528

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The Saudi Project Has Failed

The undertaking has directly touched nearly a half-dozen Arab countries, unified largely by their common effort to resist the import of radical, extremist groups unleashed in retribution for not abiding by the diktats of the Gulf dynasties.

http://original.antiwar.com/rannie-amiri/2017/09/14/saudi-project-failed/

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Sorge um den Iran-Deal: Was macht Donald Trump?

Der US-Präsident hat signalisiert, dass die USA sich nicht länger daran gebunden fühlen könnten. Er sagt, er habe bereits eine Entscheidung getroffen. Verraten will er sie noch nicht.

https://www.zvw.de/inhalt.deutschland-sorge-um-den-iran-deal-was-macht-donald-trump.39fbae39-7780-4049-8032-fa354d3bbc41.html = http://www.zeit.de/news/2017-09/24/un-sorge-um-den-iran-deal-was-macht-donald-trump-24120003

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Trump plant Neuversion des Einreisestopps

Am Sonntag läuft der umstrittene 90-tägige Einreisestopp für Bürger aus sechs muslimischen Ländern nach Amerika aus. Nun plant Donald Trump offenbar eine Neufassung des Dekrets – unter anderen Bedingungen, aber mit noch mehr Staaten.

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/trumps-praesidentschaft/trump-will-offenbar-neuauflage-der-einreisebeschraenkungen-15212072.html

Trump administration to replace travel ban with country-specific restrictions

The Trump administration will unveil more tailored restrictions on travelers from certain countries as a replacement to the controversial travel ban over the weekend, according to senior administration officials.

The new restrictions will vary by country and could include a ban on travel to the United States,

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/22/politics/travel-ban-donald-trump/index.html and also https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/22/trump-travel-ban-review-extension-sunday

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Veterans, leaders urge US to withdraw from Iran deal

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/09/21/Veterans-leaders-urge-US-to-withdraw-from-Iran-deal.html

My comment: By a Saudi media: propaganda to draw US policy towards to fuel the conflict with Iran.

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Sanders Speaks on Foreign Policy

Bernie Sanders delivered a fairly wide-ranging foreign policy speech at Westminster College in Fulton, MO earlier today. He outlined in broad strokes his views for what U.S. foreign policy includes and what it should do. Among other things, he also spoke directly against U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

He is in a position right now where he can call attention to policies like this one and get large numbers of Americans to take notice.

Sanders directly challenges the bias in our foreign policy debates in favor of “doing something” in which “something” is almost always some military option.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/sanders-speaks-on-foreign-policy/ and

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Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign-Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For

The senator powerfully linked domestic and foreign policy in the context of massive global inequality.

He reminds us that America’s history of interventions—from Iran to Chile to right now in Yemen—have a habit of having devastating results. And he reminds us that there is a path between endless war and isolationism

Sanders points to two diametrically opposed visions of American foreign policy that played out in recent years. In reminding us of the horrors of the Iraq War and juxtaposing it with the unbridled success of the Iran nuclear deal, Bernie helps make clear that this is not some esoteric debate.

https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-just-gave-the-progressive-foreign-policy-speech-weve-been-waiting-for/

and

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Read: Bernie Sanders's big foreign policy speech

Sanders didn’t use this opportunity to speak about an existential enemy. Instead, he used it to advocate a progressive foreign policy, one that called on America to focus on the well-being of individuals around the world.

“In my view, the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples,” Sanders said. “A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.”

Unfortunately, today we still have examples of the United States supporting policies that I believe will come back to haunt us. One is the ongoing Saudi war in Yemen.

Such policies dramatically undermine America’s ability to advance a human rights agenda around the world, and empowers authoritarian leaders who insist that our support for those rights and values is not serious.

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/9/21/16345600/bernie-sanders-full-text-transcript-foreign-policy-speech-westminster and a report (film) from Iran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fc8_6qBBTI

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Bernie Sanders: Saudi Arabia Is “Not an Ally” and the U.S. Should “Rethink” Its Approach to Iran

Saudi Arabia is

“not an ally of the United States,” according to Bernie Sanders, the independent senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful.

Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi Arabia to be a loyal friend, supporter, and partner in the so-called war on terror.

Sanders issued a scathing denunciation of the Gulf kingdom, which has recently embarked on a new round of domestic repression.

“I consider [Saudi Arabia] to be an undemocratic country that has supported terrorism around the world, it has funded terrorism. … They are not an ally of the United States.”

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/21/bernie-sanders-interview-saudi-arabia-iran-trump/

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BERNIE SANDERS TO DEMOCRATS: THIS IS WHAT A RADICAL FOREIGN POLICY LOOKS LIKE

Beforehand, he sat down with me to talk through his thinking on global affairs.

“I think what we have to do is take a hard look at where we are today in terms of foreign policy, and where we have been for many years,” Sanders tells me when I go to meet with him in his Senate office in Washington, D.C. the day before his big speech in Missouri.

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/22/bernie-sanders-interview-foreign-policy/

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US to Increase Aid to 3 African Countries, Yemen

An additional $575 million in humanitarian assistance will be provided to the four countries, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced at the U.N. General Assembly.

https://www.voanews.com/a/us-to-increase-aid-to-three-african-countries-and-yemen-/4038855.html

Comment: While droning and providing intelligence and arming Saudis to the teeth

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1502815726438119

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US-Generäle wollen mehr Anschläge mit Drohnen durchführen

US-Militärs und CIA wollen mit ihren Drohnen auch außerhalb von Kriegsgebieten viel öfter Menschen umbringen. Das berichtet die New York Times. Von Obama erlassene Regeln kommen da ungelegen. Trump dürfte sie bald aufweichen.

US-Präsident Donald Trump muss entscheiden, ob er die US-Regeln für Tötungen in fremden Ländern außerhalb von Kriegsgebieten deutlich aufweicht. Das berichtet die New York Times. Sowohl Militärs als auch CIA drängten darauf, mehr Anschläge mit Flugdrohnen durchzuführen. Der entsprechende Befehl sei bereits unterschriftsreif und liege Trump seit voriger Woche vor.

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/US-Generaele-wollen-mehr-Anschlaege-mit-Drohnen-durchfuehren-3837965.html

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CIA-Drohnenangriffe
Nach Meldungen, die USA beabsichtigten, die CIA erneut mit der Befugnis auszustatten, in Afghanistan Drohnenangriffe durchzuführen (siehe IMI-Aktuell 2017/569), berichtet NBC News (via Bpb-Newsletter) nun, der US-Geheimdienst solle auch in allen anderen Ländern, wo dies für opportun erachtet wird, in dieser Hinsicht aktiv werden dürfen. Dies ist insofern hochrelevant, als die CIA deutlich niedrigere Hürden zur Vermeidung von Zivilopfern überspringen muss als das Militär

http://www.imi-online.de/2017/09/20/cia-drohnenangriffe/

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U.S. must condemn atrocities in Yemen

The Trump administration must address the atrocities that Saudi-led coalition forces are committing in Yemen, and the more systemic abuses of human rights that occur in Saudi Arabia under the banner of counterterrorism. Our leadership should not dismiss these abuses just because their constituents cannot see them.

http://www.kansan.com/opinion/sanders-u-s-must-condemn-atrocities-in-yemen/article_9ff54274-9c8d-11e7-b401-13be43506fad.html

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.@CENTCOMArabic is promoting #Saudi anti-Semitic clansman Khalid AlFaisal for his "moderation"

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/910541367838986240 referring to https://twitter.com/centcomarabic/status/910465839899533313

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Washington Sets Three Goals in Yemen, Including Ending Iranian Intervention

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that her country had three goals in Yemen, including ending the Iranian intervention.

“Today, we are working to achieve three goals (in Yemen): combating terrorism, ending Iranian interference in Yemen and the region, supporting the legitimate government and strengthening its work; and we will continue to support Yemen and we will not abandon it,” she said.

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/washington-sets-three-goals-yemen-including-ending-iranian-intervention

My comment: That’s simply absurd, and by this the US clearly show that they are a warring party. Look again: https://twitter.com/OsamahAlrawhani/status/910627885022679041

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Waffentransporte vom Balkan über Saudi-Arabien nach Syrien

Die aserbaidschanische Fluggesellschaft Silk Way Airlines Flüge soll unter diplomatischem Status osteuropäische Rüstungsgüter nach Saudi-Arabien geflogen haben

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Waffentransporte-vom-Balkan-ueber-Saudi-Arabien-nach-Syrien-3835034.html

(** B K P)

Scandal: The Pentagon's $2 Billion Underground Syria Weapons Pipeline

Why is the Pentagon spending billions of dollars purchasing Soviet and east European weapons to ship to Syrian rebels? A blockbuster Bulgarian investigative report exposes the lies and illegality of the purchases and shipments; several mainstream investigations corroborate the Bulgarian report. Investigative Reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva joins the Liberty Report to explain her findings -- and why they got her interrogated and fired.

https://trud.bg/350-diplomatic-flights-carry-weapons-for-terrorists/ and

Read the investigative report here:

https://trud.bg/350-diplomatic-flights-carry-weapons-for-terrorists/

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US facing court challenges from drone 'kill list' survivors

Rights groups, journalists and the family of an anti-al-Qaeda imam in Yemen take US to task for targeted assassination programme

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-facing-court-challenges-killer-drone-survivors-and-families-1830803863

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Rand Paul: Unconstitutional Saudi War in Yemen Is Not In Our Interest & Congress Should Vote

Senator Paul affirmed that U.S. participation in Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war has never been authorized by Congress - in violation of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution - and demanded that Congress vote on it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rand-paul-unconstitutional-saudi-war-in-yemen-is-not_us_59c037f8e4b0f96732cbc872 = http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41989-rand-paul-unconstitutional-saudi-war-in-yemen-is-not-in-our-interest-and-congress-should-vote

(B P)

I never realized just how much sectarianism plagues the Arab and Muslim American community.

And we can't even talk about it openly/honestly bc Saudi and Qatari and UAE money pollutes nearly all Arab & Muslim American political orgs

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/909842720595828736

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/909843010925547520

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Jemen: USA flogen im ersten Halbjahr 2017 trotz humanitärer Katastrophe über 100 Angriffe

Nach Angaben des regionalen Zentralkommandos der USA, CENTCOM, haben die USA allein im Jahr 2017 mehr als 100 Luftschläge im Jemen durchgeführt. Sie zielten demnach auf Terroristen sowie deren Einrichtungen und Ausrüstung und nehmen dabei das gesamte Al-Qaida-Netzwerk ins Visier.

https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/57598-jemen-usa-flog-100-luftangriffe/

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US has launched ‘more than 100 strikes against AQAP’ so far this year

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/09/us-has-launched-more-than-100-strikes-against-aqap-so-far-this-year.php

Comment: Note the word 'network'. Does it include the tens of civilians killed? And, again, if the leadership can be decapitated, the results prove the statement wrong

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1499873796732312

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@MikeBloomberg spoke to promote #Saudi monarchy PR event #NYC after signing a multi-million dollar contract

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/909524617936678917 referring to https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/909524617936678917

Defenders of the #Saudi Monrchy @MikeBloomberg & @madeleine (Albright) promote Saudi extremist sectarian arm @MiskKSA in #NYC

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/909506129901817856

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Tillerson, Iranian Foreign Minister to Talk Nuke Deal Next Week

The U.S. Secretary of State will sit down for the first time with Javad Zarif and other key dignitaries as the Trump administration weighs killing the Iran nuclear pact.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/15/tillerson-iranian-foreign-minister-to-talk-nuke-deal-next-week/

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Exclusive: Trump to weigh more aggressive U.S. strategy on Iran - sources

President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six current and former U.S. officials.

The proposal was prepared by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and other top officials, and presented to Trump at a National Security Council meeting on Friday, the sources said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-iran-exclusive/exclusive-trump-to-weigh-more-aggressive-u-s-strategy-on-iran-sources-idUSKCN1BM2WJ

cp9a USA: Trumps UNO-Rede / Trump’s UN speech

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Nach der UNO Rede Trumps müsste eigentlich auch dem letzten US-Fan klar sein, dass die Weltmacht USA gefährlich ist …

Donald Trump hat seine erste Rede vor der UNO gehalten. Hier sind Auszüge aus seiner Rede in deutscher Sprache und die vollständige Fassung in Englisch. Die Rede enthält die Drohung, das koreanische Volk zu vernichten. Und sie eröffnet im Falle Irans einen Konflikt neu, von dem man meinte, ihn durch einen Kompromiss mit Zustimmung der USA entschärft zu haben – von Albrecht Müller

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=40191

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Trumps Rede im Wortlaut "Rocket Man On A Suicide Mission"

Erst die Abrechnung mit den "Schurkenstaaten", dann seine Vision, wie die Uno sich entwickeln soll: Lesen Sie hier die Rede von US-Präsident Trump vor der Uno - im englischen Original und in übersetzten Auszügen.

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-vor-der-uno-auszuege-aus-der-rede-a-1168800.html

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Furor des Wahns: Trumps Nordkorea-Rede

Wie dünn die Glasur unserer Zivilisation tatsächlich ist, zeigt der Auftritt, den der US-Präsident gerade vor der UN-Generalversammlung hingelegt hat.

Auf Anstiftung zum Massenmord lief hinaus, was Donald Trump in seiner Brandrede vor der diesjährigen UN-Generalversammlung verkündet hat. Einen solchen Auftritt gab es vor diesem Forum bisher wohl noch nie. Der Redner schien auf vorsätzlichen Tabubruch erpicht, um zivilisatorische Normen zu verhöhnen, wie sie menschlicher Kriegs- und Leiderfahrung über die Jahrhunderte hinweg zu verdanken sind.

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/lutz-herden/furor-des-wahns

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"Trump hat gegen die Charta der UNO verstoßen"

Der ehemalige UNO-Diplomat Gunter Pleuger hat die Rede von US-Präsident Donald Trump vor den Vereinten Nationen kritisiert. Mit dessen Drohung, Nordkorea möglicherweise anzugreifen, verstoße er gegen die Charta der UNO, sagte er im Dlf. Präventive Selbstverteidigung sei nicht zulässig.

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/rede-vor-der-generalversammlung-trump-hat-gegen-die-charta.694.de.html?dram:article_id=396274

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Vor der UN-Generalversammlung droht US-Präsident Trump, Nordkorea total zu zerstören

Zur "Achse des Bösen" zählten ursprünglich Nordkorea, Iran und Irak: Sie exportieren Terror und bedrohen den Frieden in der Welt, behauptete 2002 der damalige US-Präsident George W. Bush. Sein Parteifreund und zweiter Amtsnachfolger Donald Trump hat daran am Dienstag bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York wieder angeknüpft: Eine kleine Gruppe von "Schurkenstaaten" sei die "Geißel unseres Planeten", behauptete er vor der Generalversammlung.

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Trump-belebt-die-Achse-des-Boesen-neu-3835935.html

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Sorge um den Iran-Deal: Was macht Donald Trump?

Donald Trump macht es spannend. Wieder einmal. Es geht um die Zukunft des Atomabkommens mit dem Iran. Der US-Präsident hat signalisiert, dass die USA sich nicht länger daran gebunden fühlen könnten. Er sagt, er habe bereits eine Entscheidung getroffen. Verraten will er sie noch nicht.

Was ist, wenn Trump dem Iran bescheinigt, sich nicht an das Abkommen zu halten? Hieße das, dass sich die USA daraus zurückziehen?

http://www.zeit.de/news/2017-09/21/un-die-sorge-um-den-iran-deal---was-macht-donald-trump-21100522

(* A P)Trumps Rede vor der UNO

Ich wundere mich, ob derjenige, der die beklagenswerte Rede geschrieben hat, die Absicht hatte war, Trump und mit ihm gleich auch Amerika in Verlegenheit zu bringen, oder ob der oder die Redenschreiber so mit der neokonservativen Arroganz und Hybris unserer Zeit erfüllt ist, dass der Redenschreiber einfach blind war für die außergewöhnlichen Widersprüche, die sich wie wunde Daumen die ganze Rede hindurch hervortaten.

http://www.neopresse.com/politik/usa/fremdschaemen-trumps-rede-vor-der-uno/

and English version:

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Trump’s UN Speech

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

I am not going to describe all of them, just a couple of examples – by Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/09/19/54625/

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At U.N., Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

In his inaugural speech before the General Assembly, Trump rails against “wicked” states, “embarrassing” deals, and “loser” terrorists.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/19/at-u-n-trump-threatens-to-totally-destroy-north-korea/

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Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in the Event of War

U.S. urges world leaders to confront ‘rogue regimes’

Trump also singles out Iran, Venezuela, Syria for criticism

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/trump-at-un-to-urge-action-on-north-korea-iran-shared-menace and by Saudi media: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2017/09/19/In-first-speech-at-UN-Trump-to-single-out-North-Korea-Iran.html and full speech (below German text): http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-vor-der-uno-auszuege-aus-der-rede-a-1168800.html

My comment: The greatest “rogue regime” in the world is the US.

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The Glaring Omissions in Trump’s U.N. Speech

Trump said a lot of harmful and dangerous things in this U.N. speech today, but it is also worth noting the things that he chose to leave out.

The most obvious omission in the speech was also the most predictable: Trump said nothing about the Saudi-led war on Yemen or its role in causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and when he did mention Yemen at one point it was perversely to claim credit for providing humanitarian aid for the catastrophe that our government has helped create.

It is a given that the Saudis and Iranians are judged by two very different standards by this administration, but emphasizing the minimal Iranian role in Yemen while completely ignoring the massive, devastating role that the Saudis and their allies (and the U.S.) have had is as bad as it gets. As usual, those most responsible for the suffering of the people of Yemen weren’t held responsible, the war on Yemen was ignored, and Trump’s Iran obsession won out – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-glaring-omissions-in-trumps-u-n-speech/

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Trump Falls in Line with Interventionism

President Trump’s U.N. speech showed that despite his America First rhetoric, his policies are virtually the same as the neocon strategies of George W. Bush and liberal interventionism of Barack Obama, says Robert Parry.

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/19/trump-falls-in-line-with-interventionism/

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Descent into barbarism: Trump makes virtue out of war and genocide at the UN

It can’t get more outrageous. US President Donald Trump stood in front of the United Nations and openly threatened unilateral war and genocide. It’s a sign of the times that such criminal rhetoric is so casually spouted by the world’s biggest military state.

When American leaders address the UN General Assembly, people are generally used to hearing a litany of falsehoods about world events and narcissistic deceptions over America’s global role.

But when Trump made his debut speech on Tuesday, it marked, in addition to the usual American delusions, an unprecedented embrace of criminal militarism – by Finian Cunningham

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/403993-trump-un-speech-korea/ = http://newnewss.net/?p=12217

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Donald Trump Used the United Nations to Threaten a Massive Violation of International Law

The United States

has never cared much about international law. But most U.S. presidents had at least made an effort to pretend that they did. Based on President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, this is yet another American tradition that he’s discarding.

Trump’s overturning of this American norm came during his blusterous threats against North Korea

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/20/donald-trump-un-speech-north-korea/

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Trump’s Was One of the Most Bizarre UN Speeches in History

Trump’s comments resulted in stone-faced silence from the other world leaders and diplomats gathered inside the General Assembly.

Although most of Trump’s venom was directed against North Korea, he also castigated Iran, Cuba, Syria, and Venezuela. The baring of Trump’s fangs toward the five countries is in keeping with the neo-conservative foreign policy drift of his administration.

Trump, who has made no secret of his racial preference for white Europeans, received no applause from an overwhelming majority of the General Assembly delegates.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/09/21/trump-was-one-most-bizarre-un-speeches-history.html

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Iran's leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41340294

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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100 British MPs Confirm London’s Determination to Stop the War in Yemen

100 of British parliamentarian dispatched open message to UN Secretary-General “Antonio Guterich”, calling Britain to introduce decision about Yemen to the International Security Council .

http://newnewss.net/?p=12271

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On Yemen, ICP Asks UK Burt How Claims Saudi Can Probe Its Killing of Civilians With UK Bombs – By Matthew Russell Lee

http://www.innercitypress.com/yeme1ukburticp092117.html

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Theresa May just embarrassed the UK internationally – twice with one speech

While Mrs May was speaking, This Writer understands that she made a derogatory reference to countries that break international treaties.

It seems she should have checked one such treaty that the UK has signed, before opening her mouth.

The fact is well-known so Mrs May was branding herself – and by extension, the whole of the UK – a hypocrite by attacking others for doing exactly what she has been doing: Breaking an international treaty.

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/09/20/theresa-may-just-embarrassed-the-uk-internationally-twice-with-one-speech/

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Petition by Save the Children: STAND UP FOR YEMEN'S CHILDREN

Britain’s allies are killing, and maiming, children in Yemen. This must stop.

https://action.savethechildren.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=7&ea.campaign.id=60631

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Saudi-Arabien und Großbritannien unterzeichnen Militärabkommen

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i32021-saudi_arabien_und_großbritannien_unterzeichnen_militärabkommen

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New agreement strengthens UK-Saudi Arabia Defence relationship

The governments of the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have announced a new Military and Security Cooperation Agreement, signed today in Jeddah by the Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and the Saudi Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman.

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon said: The security of the GCC, of all Gulf Countries, is critical to UK security. I am delighted to have signed today with HRH the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia a new Military and Security Cooperation Agreement between our two countries; this Agreement further cements the UK’s long standing relationship with our key Gulf partner.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-agreement-strengthens-uk-saudi-arabia-defence-relationship

My comment: Read this, it’s so disgusting and cynic.

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Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal: state media

Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-britain-military/britain-saudi-arabia-sign-military-cooperation-deal-state-media-idUSKCN1BU2C5 and by Sputnik: https://sputniknews.com/military/201709201057559366-uk-saudi-military-agreement/

Comment: How disgusting can this government get? How low can May and Co. sink? Is this the price of Brexit - maybe we can see now what May's 'values' actually are.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155945757438641

and

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Amid Yemen war, Saudi signs military cooperation deal with Britain

Britain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation as the Riyadh regime intensifies its ongoing campaign against Yemen.

According to the Saudi state news agency SPA, the deal was signed as British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon discussed military cooperation with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as the kingdom's defense minister and deputy prime minister. The SPA report did not provide details of the agreement.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/19/535747/Saudi-Arabia-Britain-Yemen-war-Amnesty-UN

My comment: Disgusting.

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Briten verdienen 6 Milliarden am Jemen-Krieg

Großbritannien hat durch Waffenexporte nach Saudi-Arabien seit Beginn des Kriegs gegen den Jemen sechs Milliarden Pfund verdient.

http://www.gegenfrage.com/grossbritannien-waffenexporte-saudi-arabien/

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UK arms giants make vast profits on sales to Saudi, but pay 'pitiful' tax

Report says arms firms, including BAE Systems, made more than $775bn in first two years the Yemen war but paid just $40m in tax

"Thousands of children have died and millions more are at risk. The British government is shamefully complicit in their suffering and justifies it with promises of economic prosperity, which this report embarrassingly discredits.”

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-companies-make-billions-arms-sales-saudis-pay-pitiful-tax-says-report-1036033756

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Arms trade fuelling attack on Yemen 'is worth just 50p per head in tax to the UK'

Today War Child, which aids youngsters affected by conflict, releases new research on the domestic impact of international deals struck by British weapons firms and approved by Westminster.

http://www.thenational.scot/news/15543035.Arms_trade_fuelling_attack_on_Yemen__is_worth_just_50p_per_head_in_tax_to_the_UK_/

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UK weapons companies earned over £6bn from Yemen war: Charity

British weapons manufacturers have earned more than £6 billion from their deals with Saudi Arabia ever since the beginning of the kingdom’s ruthless war on its southern neighbor Yemen, War Child UK says.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/19/535679/UK-BAE-Systems-Raytheon-revenue-Saudi-Yemen-War-Child

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Bolton News reader's letter: Protest against MBDA missile factory supplying Saudi regime

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/comment/15542430.Making_useful_products__not_missiles/

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Jeremy Corbyn has just made a big stand against Saudi Arabia, putting Theresa May to shame

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has made a stand against Saudi Arabia and its role in the war in Yemen by banning it from the party conference.

The Arab League, a coalition of Arab countries, who was to sponsor an event at the conference, is now boycotting it.

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/09/17/jeremy-corbyn-stand-saudi-arabia-putting-theresa-may-shame/

and

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Labour bans Saudi Arabia and Sudan from its party conference

League of Arab States cancels conference reception in response

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-saudi-arabia-sudan-ban-brighton-conference-jeremy-corbyn-arab-ambassadors-a7952536.html

My comment: Well done.

And

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Arab League to boycott UK Labour conference over Saudi Arabia ban

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/16/arab-league-to-boycott-uk-labour-conference

and

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Banning Saudi Arabia from Labour conference hints at Corbyn’s likely tough stance as PM

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to bar Saudi Arabia from his party’s annual conference next week suggests he would not be afraid to cut military and diplomatic ties with the Gulf kingdom over its war on Yemen if he becomes prime minister.

https://www.rt.com/uk/403687-corbyn-ban-saudi-arabia/

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Double standards and dodgy arms deals threaten UK global standing

UK's seeming refusal to find an end to Yemen's suffering makes mockery of Government's promises says Oxfam

The UK government's double standards on arms will be exposed today as it talks arms control in Geneva while hosting one of the world's largest arms sales fairs with invites to representatives of some of the worse repressive regimes in the world, said Oxfam.
Nowhere is the UK's doubling dealing so blatant as in Yemen, where the UK continues to sell arms that fuel the war but funds the aid efforts to help those suffering, added the international agency.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2017/09/double-standards-and-dodgy-arms-deals-threaten-uk-global-standing

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

Siehe cp1 (Frankreich) / Look at cp1 (France)

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Canada Shows Global Leadership on Protecting Civilians in Yemen

Supports UN Human Rights Council Inquiry into Wartime Abuses

At the most recent session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Canada joined a core group of countries calling for an international commission of inquiry into abuses in the armed conflict in Yemen. It was a courageous decision by any measure. Canada has lucrative arms deals with Saudi Arabia

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/09/22/canada-shows-global-leadership-protecting-civilians-yemen

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Comment la France participe à la guerre contre le Yémen ! - PAS l’Info décrypte l'actualité !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iEqbQ4PDGA

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Yemen: A diplomatic Test for Emmanuel Macron

This week, Emmanuel Macron strongly invoked human rights before the United Nations General Assembly

Yemen should be an opportunity for the French president to move from words to action. We know how France is linked to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by arms contracts. But this cannot justify the slightest bargaining over principles in the name of a political and commercial alliance.

France should give clear support to an international investigation for Yemen.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/09/22/yemen-diplomatic-test-emmanuel-macron

and

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Le Yémen est un premier test de politique étrangère pour Macron

La France soutiendra-t-elle la création d’une commission internationale d’enquête sur les crimes de guerre au Yémen ? Ou s’alignera-t-elle sur la volonté de l’Arabie saoudite d’enterrer tout examen de ses actions, afin de garantir les ventes d’armes tricolores ? (paywalled)

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/190917/le-yemen-est-un-premier-test-de-politique-etrangere-pour-macron?onglet=full

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Bahrain regime Ramps up Crackdown Ahead of Ashura

Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime has ramped up its repressive measures ahead of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar of Muharram, the tenth day of which is known as Ashura that marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12274

and

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#Bahrain: Regime forces arrest several youth who protested against the removal & desecration of #Ashura displays, mourning flags & banners (photos)

https://twitter.com/PrintempsArabeS/status/910123014443978754

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PP, PSOE y Ciudadanos rechazan vetar la venta de armas a Arabia Saudí

Spain will continue exporting ARMS to Saudi Arabia thanks to the votes of the following three parties: PP, PSOE and Ciudanos.

España seguirá exportando material bélico al régimen saudí a pesar de los votos en contra de Unidos Podemos, ERC y PdCat en la Comisión de Defensa.

https://www.lamarea.com/2017/09/19/pp-psoe-y-ciudadanos-rechazan-vetar-la-venta-de-armas-a-arabia-saudi/

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Solo grazie ad account ministro esteri saudita apprendiamo incontro tra #Alfano e il principale artefice del conflitto armato in #Yemen (photo)

https://twitter.com/cotti5stelle/status/911131353621585920

https://twitter.com/cotti5stelle/status/911194082709577728

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Italy approves emergency aid package to battle Yemen's malnutrition

Yemen will receive more than €1 million worth of emergency financial aid to assist in the battle against the country's continued malnutrition, local reports said.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/20/italy-approves-emergency-aid-package-to-battle-yemens-malnutrition

My comment: That is € 0,04 per capita. Just a little fig-leaf: And it’s an absurd hypocrisy when at the same time the chamber votes to continue arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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Yemen, la Camera dei Deputati respinge l'ipotesi di embargo di armi verso l'Arabia Saudita

Con il voto di ieri non si è nemmeno stabilito di interrompere la spedizione delle bombe italiane

Lower House of Italian Parliament rejects the hypothesis of arms embargo on Saudi Arabia notwithstanding the continuous war crimes in #Yemen

http://www.repubblica.it/solidarieta/emergenza/2017/09/20/news/yemen_la_camera_dei_deputati_respinge_l_ipotesi_di_embargo_di_armi_verso_l_arabia_saudita-176017182

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La Camera contro lo stop alle bombe in Yemen

Ignorato, nel silenzio mediatico, l’appello alla coscienza dei deputati italiani che in larga maggioranza respingono le mozioni per fermare l’invio di armi verso l’Arabia Saudita. Appuntamento a Loppiano Lab il primo ottobre

https://www.cittanuova.it/la-camera-lo-stop-alle-bombe-yemen/

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Armi allo Yemen: Oxfam su voto alla Camera, “ogni parlamentare interpelli la propria coscienza e responsabilità”

https://agensir.it/quotidiano/2017/9/19/armi-allo-yemen-oxfam-su-voto-alla-camera-ogni-parlamentare-interpelli-la-propria-coscienza-e-responsabilita/

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La Camera voterà oggi sullo Yemen e le forniture militari all'Arabia Saudita: si rispettino Costituzione, Legge 185/90 e Arms Trade Treaty

Si tratta di sistemi militari che vengono utilizzati sui civili: ogni Parlamentare voti secondo coscienza esercitando il proprio senso di responsabilità

Today the Italian Parliament votes on military supplies to the Saudis.

http://www.disarmo.org/rete/a/44679.html and see also http://www.controlacrisi.org/notizia/Politica/2017/9/20/50090-yemen-deputati-italiani-non-fate-gli-struzzi-oxfam-punta-il/

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RSAF @SaudiHawks88 display team conclude their participation at #Ostrava Airshow 2017 (photos)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/909998411780444161

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/909996787787862016

My comment: Europe giving killers a stage.

(B P)

ISLAMABAD’S YEMEN DILEMMA

Pakistan seeks to enhance its relations bilaterally with the Middle Eastern states and does not wish to entangle itself in any geopolitical rift between two countries [Saudi, Iran]

https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/article/islamabads-yemen-dilemma

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Quelle bombe italiane all’Arabia Saudita

Article in Italian: Those Italian bombs to Saudi Arabia

Imporre un embargo sulla vendita di armi all’Arabia Saudita, a chiederlo è il Parlamento Europeo, che negli ultimi anni a più riprese sollecita gli Stati membri a garantire il controllo delle esportazioni europee di sistemi militari. Quelle bombe italiane all’Arabia Saudita.

https://it.sputniknews.com/opinioni/201709155023958-opinione-bombe-italiane-arabia-saudita

(B K P)

The same @ItalyMFA last year released a licence to export 20,000 italian bombs (€ 411 million) to Saudi Arabia to bomb #Yemen. Any comment?

https://twitter.com/beretta_g/status/909458348352970752 referring to https://twitter.com/ItalyMFA/status/909098938309005313

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

Siehe / Look at cp13a

(A P)

Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/20/535792/Qatar-Saudi-Arabia-UN

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Trump Prevented War Between Saudi Arabia And Qatar In Last Minute: Report

In what may be the most bizarre news of the day, Bloomberg reports that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were "close to taking military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar", until Donald Trump called the leaders of both countries and warned them to back off

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-19/trump-reportedly-prevented-war-between-saudi-arabia-and-qatar

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Qatar Pours Billions More Into Banks as Gulf Crisis Drags On

Public sector deposits climbed 10.5% in August vs July

Support helped offset drop in foreign deposits, data show

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/qatar-pours-more-billions-into-local-banks-as-crisis-drags-on

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Geleakte E-Mails: Saudi-Arabien stand kurz davor, in Katar einzumarschieren

Saudi-Arabien soll kurz davorgestanden haben, in Katar einzumarschieren. Das soll zumindest der Botschafter der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate gegenüber einem ehemaligen US-Diplomaten behauptet haben, der wiederum Verständnis für ein solches Unterfangen äußerte.

https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/57506-geleakte-emails-saudi-arabien-kurz-davor-in-katar-einzumarschieren/

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#Qatar, with limited pilots + Air Force infrastructure now has 24 Rafales, 72 F-15QAs and 24 Typhoons on order! Buy jets = political allies?

https://twitter.com/Justin_Br0nk/status/909464390554054658

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Film: West’s arms sales to Saudi defying ethical values: Analyst

The Western powers are totally separating human values and ethics from trade and business when it comes to selling arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia, which is behind the spread of death and destruction in Yemen, says a writer. Saeed Shehabi told Press TV on Tuesday.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/19/535709/UK-Arms-Sales-Saudi-Arabia-Yemen

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UK signs arms deal with Qatar after US jet sales

The UK has signed a major military deal to sell Qatar 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets amid accusations that the West is exploiting a diplomatic row among the Persian Gulf Arab states for its own profit.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/18/535544/UK-Qatar-jet-fighters

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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Film: Architekturschätze im Jemen in Trümmern

Der blutige Bürgerkrieg im Jemen zieht auch kostbare Architekturschätze in Mitleidenschaft.

http://video.tagesspiegel.de/architekturschatze-im-jemen-in-trummern.html = http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/buergerkrieg-im-jemen-architekturschaetze-in-truemmern-15204201.html

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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#AlQaeda #Yemen releases 17th Batarfi sermon "Steadfastness Despite Difficulties". Focus on Prophet Shu'ayb implies #AQAP is struggling

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/911838151085297665

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#IslamicState #Yemen releases 12 photos of "artillery class: graduation of mortar contingent" in al-Bayda'. Maximum 7 students in any frame (photos)

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/911084557956292616

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/911209447661424640

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AQAP releases videos criticizing Emirati involvement in Yemen [2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-18-2017

and

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New #AQAP #Yemen film "Repulsing Aggression 8" (21 minutes). Most hate now directed vs #UAE not Houthis. Tries to harness tribal discontent

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/909518376426508290

cp15 Propaganda

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Saudi Arabia leads diplomatic efforts to solve key Middle East issues before UN General Assembly

Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, have given a new dimension to their diplomacy in New York, and intensified efforts ahead of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to solve key regional issues that have been hampering peace and security in the Middle East.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1164146/saudi-arabia

(A P)

The rich heritage of Saudi's southern region is reflected in the people's colorful traditional clothing and accessories #WeAreSaudiMosaic (image)

https://twitter.com/CICSaudi/status/911241117114527747

It is EXACTLY the yemeni outfit from up to toes with the Dagger ..

https://twitter.com/2flamesburning1/status/911322280675995649

Remark: Saudis southern provinces have been occupied by Saudi Arabia in the 1932 war.

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About 70% of Rebel Forces in Yemen Are Child Recruits - Foreign Minister

Some 70 percent of the personnel of the rebel forces in Yemen are children, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Mekhlafi said Friday.

"Rebels are using children in this war, 70 percent of the personnel are children, children between the ages of nine and 17 … The recruitment of children must be stopped," Mekhlafi said at a session on Yemen at the United Nations.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201709221057621755-yemen-rebel-forces-children/

My comment: This is totally absurd. If you look at photos and films from Houthi / saleh media showing fights, you hardly will see any minors – the figure must be even quite a lot below just 7 %. And the pro-Hadi militia also recruit minors.

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Ben Hubbard does what he does best: produces propaganda for the Saudi royal family

http://angryarab.blogspot.de/2017/09/ben-hubbard-does-what-he-does-best_22.html

(A P)

British Government Spokesman: Houthis are not Cooperating

As for the UK position on Yemen, the British official reiterated the Kingdom’s support to the Saudi-led military intervention in the country, noting that Houthi rebels have failed so far to show goodwill and to cooperate effectively to reach a solution to the crisis.

https://aawsat.com/en/home/article/1030791/british-government-spokesman-houthis-are-not-cooperating-we-don%E2%80%99t-support

My comment: LOL. Britain, a warrying party.

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Iran’s military support for the Houthis is not the biggest threat

But it is not the military equipment, the logistical, financial and intelligence support, or the training from the IRGC and Hezbollah that pose the biggest threat to Gulf security. Accessing arms in Yemen is easy.

Iran’s military support to the Houthis is a symptom of how the Houthi leadership willingly fell into the trap of Iranian hardliners’ revolutionary, radicalizing and instrumental narrative of Muslim (and specifically Shiite) oppression.

The Houthi leadership’s specific branch, Jaroudiah, is closer to Twelver Shiism, and has been shaped further in that direction by Houthi ideologues. They are Zaydi revivalists who have pledged allegiance to Iran’s clerical establishment. The question is, is it too late to bring the Houthis back into the realm of moderation?

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1165181

My comment: A western mouthpiece in a Saudi media telling others of sectarianism and “moderation”.

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Saudi Arabia proposes own port for aid to Yemen

Vital food and medicine could be shipped through Jizan port to avoid Yemen's rebel-controlled Hodeida port

Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, head of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, said Huthi rebel militia are holding up relief materials in Hodeidah, preventing them from getting to Yemenis suffering after three years of war.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/industries/transport/379108-saudi-arabia-proposes-own-port-for-aid-to-yemen

My comment: This is odd as Hodeidah port is blocked by the Saudis.

Comment: Dejavu of the aid to #Yemen diverted to Djibouti's market in 2015 by the government in exile

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1502845329768492

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Yemeni President, at UN, urges ongoing support as country seeks to end war, secure lasting peace

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen affirmed his readiness to bring an end to the country’s three-year conflict and seek a “strong, fair and lasting peace,” out of a sense of full responsibility for the Yemeni people.

The Yemeni President expressed his thanks to Saudi Arabia and said that it has a leading role in alleviating the humanitarian tragedy through its ongoing support from the King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Relief.

The violence and destruction being perpetrated by the Houthi militias in Yemen are being fully supported by Iran

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57644#.WcSK5shJaUk

and

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Yemen's Hadi: force Houthis to abide by UN resolutions

Yemen president tells United Nations General Assembly peace is only possible if Iran does not interfere in its affairs, faking conflicts and stoking violence

Yemen president Abdrabu Mansur Hadi on Thursday vowed to continue the fight against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who have brought death and destruction to the state.

“We are ending our third year of the war imposed on our country by the Houthis,” Mr Hadi said at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. “The rebels have swept the cities of Yemen and taken the entire country hostage, all the while implementing an Iranian strategy” in the conflict.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-s-hadi-force-houthis-to-abide-by-un-resolutions-1.630716 and an article by Saudi media: https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/hadi-exhausted-peaceful-means-prevent-rebels-implementing-irans-agenda and also https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/22/houthi-dispute-is-not-political-hadi-tells-un

My comment: The same Hadi propaganda again and again. And the UN is giving him a stage.

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Yemen is facing two forms of terrorism, FM tells UN official

Yemen is facing two forms of terrorism, one practiced by al-Qaeda organization and another by the Houthi organization, Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi told

http://www.sabanew.net/viewstory.php?id=22698

My comment: Labeling the Houthis as “terrorists” is absurd especially when looking at daily Saudi aerial terrorism.

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Yemeni President: We Understand the Danger of Iran Regime in the Region

The President of Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi stresses that the Houthis' obedience to Iran regime is a critical issue for Yemen

https://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/23521-yemeni-president-we-understand-the-danger-of-iran-regime-in-the-region

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Saudis tout humanitarian record in Yemen amid Washington backlash

Saudi Arabia dispatched its top humanitarian aid official to Washington this week amid a growing US backlash against the kingdom’s war in Yemen.

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Raabeah, the head of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center (KSrelief), is making the rounds with policymakers, journalists and think-tank experts to tout the country’s relief efforts amid what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in between meetings with Senate staffers and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Raabeah defended Riyadh’s record in Yemen.

“I don’t want anybody to think that Saudi Arabia wants any harm for Yemen,” Raabeah told Al-Monitor. “Saudi Arabia is there to help Yemenis. We’re there to see stability, to see safety.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/saudi-arabia-yemen-aid-cholera-war-humanitarian-houthis-iran.html

My comment: LOL.

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Coalition accuses Yemen rebels of hindering food imports

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting on the side of Yemen's government on Tuesday accused Iran-backed rebels of delaying vital food and other imports through a major Red Sea port.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4899318/Coalition-accuses-Yemen-rebels-hindering-food-imports.html and by Islah Party Yemeni media: https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10243

My comment: This is junk propaganda. The by far greatest hindering of all imports to Yemen is the Saudi blockade.

(A P)

Houthi militias trick members of Saleh’s Republican Guards out of Sanaa (photos)

http://www.riyadhvision.com.sa/2017/09/19/houthi-militias-trick-members-of-salehs-republican-guards-out-of-sanaa/

(A P)

Why Iran's nuclear program is a greater threat than North Korea's

in Iran, where the only thing standing between a fundamentalist regime and nuclear weapons is an agreement with too many loopholes and no safeguards against threats that run parallel to the atomic bomb.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/why-irans-nuclear-program-is-a-greater-threat-than-north-koreas/article/2634754

My comment: This is odd propaganda. On the author: http://newsblaze.com/author/shak/

and

(A P)

The United States renews its rejection of Iranian interference in Yemen

US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Toller renewed today his country's rejection of Iranian interference in Yemen.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1668512

My comment: It’s obvious that in coincidence with Trump’s UN speech US media, politicians and diplomats intensify their propaganda war against Iran.

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Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, U.S. Admiral Says

The top American admiral in the Middle East said on Monday that Iran continues to smuggle illicit weapons and technology into Yemen, stoking the civil strife there and enabling Iranian-backed rebels to fire missiles into neighboring Saudi Arabia that are more precise and far-reaching.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/world/middleeast/iran-houthis-fifth-fleet-admiral.html and of course by Emirati media: https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iran-smuggling-increasingly-potent-weapons-arsenal-to-houthis-in-yemen-us-1.629855

My comment: The old story, far from real proof, again and again. What ever the Iranians really are smuggling to Yemen, it is evident that the amount of weaponry that the US is selling to the other side of this war must exceed this Iranian arms supply an estimated 1,000 to 5,000 times. So what?

(A P)

Mecca imam slammed for claiming Trump 'steering world to peace'

Abdul Rahman al-Sudais claims Saudi Arabia and US are leading world to peace and security, sparking outcry on social media

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-and-us-are-steering-world-security-saudi-imam-sparks-outcry-935145635 and film https://twitter.com/MiddleEastEye/status/909839786554396673

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Gray Zones in the Middle East

https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/gray-zones-in-the-middle-east

Comment: Given the fact 'Gray Zone' is the state between war and peace, where actors (state and non-state) seek to defeat their opponents without extensive or sustained military activity, the article highlights Iran's Gray Zone activities in Iraq, Syria, #Yemen along with AQ's.
Many points may be questionable, yet, an interesting read from US point of view

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1499363363450022

My comment: Please tell me the state without “gray zones” abroad. The most of these “gray zones” evidently is held by the US, and there also are lots held by Saudi Arabia (spreading Wahabism worldwide, financing Islamists etc.).

Comment: I think this is a way of demonising Iran obliquely - very little mention of the roles of USA UK and Israel in region destabilisation. Of course Iran is an actor in the Middle East but is it a responder or an initiator? The western need to dominate fossil fuel industries seems be be a massive driver of destability in the MENA regions.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155941343328641

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The air battle between Yemeni capabilities and developments versus US capabilities and weapons

http://newnewss.net/?p=11983

My comment: Stay serious.

(A P)

Yemen Insurgents Continue to Recruit Children

Yemen’s insurgency leaders have held a meeting with a number of elders loyal to former president Ali Abdallah Saleh to discuss the forcible recruitment of children following huge human losses within their ranks on the front lines, sources in Al-Mahwit governorate said.

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/yemen-insurgents-continue-recruit-children

My comment: The old story again. All sides in this war do that, and that’s the destruction of schools (mostly by Saudi air raids), the destruction of infrastructure and economy (mostly by Saudi air raids), what forces many children to go for fighting as breadwinner for their families. Who is to blame?

And this propaganda continues:

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Yemeni Rights Group Reports Houthi Recruitment of Child Soldiers

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/yemeni-rights-group-reports-houthi-recruitment-child-soldiers

(A P)

Houthis Accused of Misleading Yemenis through Sectarian Calls

A Yemeni official said that Houthi militias are deceiving people through media outlets, which they have seized following the coup, and he accused them of seeking to impose their extremist religious and sectarian beliefs on Yemenis, who have lived decades of tolerance and harmony among their various sects and social classes.

https://english.aawsat.com/abdul-hadi-habtoor/news-middle-east/houthis-accused-misleading-yemenis-sectarian-calls

My comment: LOL. The Saudis had promoted their Wahabism in Yemen for decades, spending billions of dollars, pummeling the non-Sunni Zaaidites in Yemen: It’s the Saudis who had spread sectarianism and religious strife in Yemen – for decades.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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The Violations and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 17–23 Sep 2017

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/895817487235284/?type=3

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https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/895819170568449/?type=3

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https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/896298617187171/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://twitter.com/LCRDye/status/911500386254704640

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https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/897816270368739/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://twitter.com/LCRDye/status/912238016948817920

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/898844290265937/?type=3

(A K PH)

Saudi-Led Coalition Launches over 70 Airstrikes on Yemeni Army in One Day

The Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched tens of assaults in Yemen's provinces of Sa'deh and Hajjah as well as Najran and Assir regions in Southern Saudi Arabia during the last one day.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960702001430

(A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes destroy water wells drilling rig in Saada

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474999.htm and photos https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/911973154670698497

and film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC4iyzVgGbo = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/912077866996834304

(A K PS)

Coalition aircrafts launch 4 raids on Houthis camp in Sana'a - residents

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94159

but

(A K PH)

US-Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit residential area in capital Sanaa

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474985.htm

(A K PS)

23 Houthi killed in Harad, continuous battles in Taiz, reconnaissance aircraft down in al Jawf

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94169 and https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10353

(A K PH)

Saudi jets drops leaflets on border areas asking tribe's sheikhs to prevent crossing of #Yemeni fighters otherwise your area will be bombed (image)

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/911647233782763521

My comment: As the tribal chiefs can do absolutely nothing about it, the Saudis could take this as excuse for their bombing.

(A K PH)

Saudi warplanes drops phosphorus bombs on Taiz province

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474914.htm

(A K)

Film: Saudi-led Air Strike Targets Bridge And Kills Driver In Yemen

A Saudi-led air strike targeted a bridge and hit a dairy product truck in the northwest of Yemen, killing the driver and causing serious damages to the bridge, according to local witnesses.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/saudi-led-air-strike-targets-bridge-and-kills-driver-in-yemen/vp-AAsopiM

(A K PH)

Saudi Air Force Aggression Bombing Farm and Al-Zaeem House in Abs Directorate, Hajjah province

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLvkbT5QZcI

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Fresh Saudi Air Raid Kill Four Civilians in Yemen’s Saada

Four Yemeni civilians including a woman and a child killed and injured many others today Friday when the warplanes of the Saudi Arabia and its alliance launched an air strike on their house in Shada district .

Local source clarified that the Saudi fighter jets waged an air raid on a civilian’s house , killing a child , two men and a woman while injured a man .

http://newnewss.net/?p=12280 and http://newnewss.net/?p=12397 and reporting 5 killed: https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/911689187245658112 and photos (but stating the injured as “killed”): https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/911652417183391745 and film https://twitter.com/Abo_kanaan616/status/911673935774781440

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Four Yemenis killed in Saudi airstrike on Hajjah province

Local sources told Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network that the fighter jets targeted a passenger car as it was traveling along a road in the Abs district of the province, located approximately 130 kilometers northwest of the capital Sana’a, on Thursday afternoon.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/21/535959/Yemenis-die-Saudi-warplanes-hit-passenger-car-in-Hajjah

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Aggression kills civilian, injures another in Sa'ada

A civilian was killed on Wednesday in the US-Saudi aggression airstrikes on al-Hashwa area in Sa'ada province.
The US-Saudi aggression warplanes targeted civilians' houses with eight air raids on Qadam zone in al-Hashwa. A civilian was also injured by the hostile air raids.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474767.htm

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The death toll from the eight US-Saudi aggression airstrikes in al-Hashwa area in Sa'ada province on Wednesday rose to three people.

A local official said to Saba that the hostile warplanes targeted citizens' houses in al-Qadam zone in al-Hashwa that also injured six people.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474768.htm

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Nine civilians dead as Saudi warplanes bomb NW Yemen

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said four women and five children lost their lives on Tuesday, when Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential building in the Kushar district of the northwestern province of Hajjah, located approximately 130 kilometers northwest of the capital Sana’a.

The sources identified the victims as members of the same family.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/19/535736/Fresh-Saudi-airstrike-kills-nine-civilians-Yemen-Hajjah and photo: https://twitter.com/maddllock/status/910036739351302144

(A K PH)

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys a Gas Station in Yemen

Two citizens got injured by two airstrikes that were launched by military jets affiliated with the Saudi-led-coalition. The two raids hit a gas station at midnight in the province of Hajjah, Yemen.

http://www.yemenextra.net/2017/09/18/saudi-led-coalition-destroys-a-gas-station-in-yemen/

and names of victims (one killed, 6 injured), photos:

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1724849687811018

and

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#Saudi-led coalition conducts military ops along the southern borders & destroys several #Houthi vehicles (photos)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/909859475766546433

My comment: It’s simply a pick-up (or pick-ups) – what is a “Houthi vehicle”? Propaganda bullshit.

(A K PH)

Saudi Jets Destroyed School , Bridge in Several Yemeni Provinces

Today in Saada province ,the warplanes launched three air strikes on Alfath School in Baqim district which led to destroy it completely .

As well in Hajja province , the military planes targeted the bridge of Bani-almash district .

http://newnewss.net/?p=12083

(A K PH)

More reported air raids, reported on:

Sept. 24:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474970.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474987.htm

Sept. 23:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474897.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474901.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474907.htm

Sept. 20:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474769.htm

Sept. 19:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474672.htm

Sept. 18:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474537.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474534.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474533.htm

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

(A K PS)

Houthis randomly bomb residential neighborhood in Marib

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94158

(A K PH)

Yemeni Ballistic Missile Hit The King Khaled Air Base in Asir Accurately

As the Yemeni army and their alliance from the popular committees have defended their country against Saudi aggression , they launch this night a ballistic missile type of “Qahir2-m” on the King Khaled Air Base in Khammes-Mushet area of Asir .

Saudi regime confessed that the missile reached Asir and they destroyed it , at the same time Saudi citizens confirmed that they heard sounds of huge explosions .

http://newnewss.net/?p=12387 and http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474972.htm

but

(A K)

Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile

The ballistic missile targeted Khamis Mushait, which houses the Saudi-led coalition's main airbase for its operations in Yemen, the official Saudi Press Agency quoted the coalition as saying.

It added that the missile was intercepted without casualties or damage.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4913892/Saudi-intercepts-Yemen-rebel-missile.html and map https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1504637876255904/?type=3

(A K PH)

Citizen killed in Saudi-paid mercenaries' shelling on Lahj

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news474918.htm

(A K)

YEMEN: HOUTHIS ANNOUNCE THEY CAPTURED TWO SAUDI ARMY SOLDIERS

https://southfront.org/yemen-houthis-announce-captured-two-saudi-army-soldiers/

(A K PH)

Saudi Paid Forces Injure a Child and a Woman in Taiz, Central Yemen

A woman and a girl got wounded on Wednesday night by a mortar shell fired by the Saudi-paid militias on residential areas in the city of Taiz, central Yemen.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12284

(A K PS)

Three Katyusha missiles hit Jazan village; no one hurt

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/517757/SAUDI-ARABIA/Jazan

(A K)

Huge blasts continue to rock #Taiz city. It is a bloody night

https://twitter.com/mohammedalqadhi/status/910615663877730304

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Young lives obliterated by Yemen's war

Yemeni teenager Nasr Mansour Ghaleb was working at his family's nut shop and hoping to go back to school in his home city of Taez when his life was cut short.

The 13-year-old was one of four boys killed by Huthi rebel shelling on a single neighbourhood of Taez on Monday, three years into Yemen's devastating war, according to his family.

Nasr was sitting just outside the nut shop when the blast struck.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/young-lives-obliterated-by-yemens-war/ar-AAsm4m0

(A K)

Hadi government-aligned forces down al Houthi-Saleh drone in Kirsh district, Lahij governorate, southern Yemen[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-20-2017

(A K)

Saudi-Led Coalition Sends Artillery Reinforcements to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has sent reinforcements with artillery and rocket launchers to the Yemeni province of Marib, a source familiar with the situation reported.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201709201057565797-saudis-send-artillery-yemen/

(A K)

Film: Taiz: targeting civilians and densely populated areas yesterday! As usual, kids are first victims.

https://twitter.com/AlaAlsanabani/status/908932202762776576

(* A K PS)

New massacre committed by Houthi-Saleh militias in Taiz

Medical sources told Alsahwa Net that the militias targeted al-Jahmaleyah neighborhood, leaving four children killed

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10212 and http://almasdaronline.com/article/94086

and

(* A K)

Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

Rebel shelling of a residential neighbourhood of Yemen's third-largest city Taez killed four boys aged between seven and 15, a local official said on Tuesday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4898180/Rebel-shelling-kills-four-children-Yemen-city.html

(A K PS)

IN PICTURES: The underwater bombs planted by Houthis off Yemen’s coast

Yemeni naval forces dismantled a network of naval mines that are dozens of miles away from the coastal district of Midi.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/09/18/IN-PICTURES-The-underwater-bombs-planted-by-Houthis-off-Yemen-s-coast-.html

(* A K P)

The equation of the big account will start in the cities of the UAE; the UAE started shivering

Today the threat of ballistic and tomorrow ballast and the UAE will shed tears of blood and regret and the cynic has to bring himself to account, the calculation will begin in practice.

http://newnewss.net/?p=11988

and

(A K P)

The equation of the Red Sea: A Yemeni military sovereign reality on the sea

http://newnewss.net/?p=11984

Remark: Houthi threats (look at YPR 342, cp17).

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iran-smuggling-increasingly-potent-weapons-arsenal-to-houthis-in-yemen-us-1.629855

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(** -)

4247 Yemen photos

https://ar.pinterest.com/khaledalduais/yemen/?autologin=true

(* C)

DOKU Terra X - 51 - Die Weihrauch-Connection - Expeditionen im Jemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk6890fe3Gg

Bemerkung: Der Jemen vor dem Krieg.

(D)

Qatar face Yemen as AFC U-16 qualifiers kick off today

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/564445/Qatar-face-Yemen-as-AFC-U-16-qualifiers-kick-off-t

and

(D)

Qatar lose to Yemen in qualifiers

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/564569/Qatar-lose-to-Yemen-in-qualifiers

My comment: That’s soccer. Just absurd.

(* C)

In 1970, Soviet Planes Intervened to Save North Yemen

Events rendered victory pointless

Actually, the first “Russian” military intervention in the Middle East was a little-known operation that launched in 1967 in what was then the Yemen Arab Republic, or North Yemen.

https://warisboring.com/45650-2/

(-)

The Yemen Peace Project is looking for Yemeni photographers to be featured on the YPP Instagram page! Each day, we will post a photo from a Yemeni photographer who we have selected from our applicants. Every accepted photographer will be featured on our Instagram for a month. If you are a Yemeni photographer who has done work in Yemen, please email a sample of your work to info@yemenpeaceproject.org. We will contact you as soon as possible, and we are excited to begin this new project and explore the art and landscape of Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/yemenpeaceproject/posts/1162210513879380

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-343-yemen-war-mosaic-343-1

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-343 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-343:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm und / and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

und der Angriff vom 16. September mit 12 Toten (18+!!!) / and the Sept. 16 raid which killed 12 (18+ !!!):

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages2017-09-16-Harib%20Al-Karamisch1.htm

(4 Seiten, weiter klicken / 4 pages, click forward)

und der Angriff auf LKW vom 16. September mit 4 Toten / and the raid at truck on Sept. 16 killing 4

http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages2017-09-16-Barada.htm

19:39 24.09.2017
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