Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 346 - Yemen War Mosaic 346

Yemen Press Reader 346: Alles aus Woche 39 Teil 2 (28 Sept.-1. Okt. 2017) u. Woche 40 Teil 1 (2.-3.Okt. 2017) / All from week 39 Pt 2 (Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2017) and week 40 Pt 1 (Oct. 2-3, 2017)
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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp1b UNO-Menschenrechtsrat / UN Human Rights Council

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

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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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Why @omeisy was arrested by Houthis in #Yemen capital Sanaa : His photo with a smiling Mormon from Utah & other happy Yankees (photo)

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/915139652989923328

It was common knowledge in Sanaa @omeisy works as an information officer for the US Embassy. What's strange is why Houthis took umbrage now.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/915142927512408064

I don't know. But what I do know, is that @omeisy's family requested media silence on his arrest so that negos w Houthis can be carried out.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/915144991818870784

I've done so, in deference to his family. I suggest you all do the same. The online hysteria on @omeisy makes it worse for him, I think.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/915146026125807616

and some of the comments:

Houthi arrested @omeisy as 1 of 12 U.S. spies. @amnesty and @hrw r instruments of U.S. Foreign Policy. Their appeals r not to his advantage.

https://twitter.com/MoonofA/status/898557357621477376

We all respect their [Omeisy’s family] wish but is there any progress? Is he treated with respect as a suspect in the hands of huthis? That's the question

https://twitter.com/RnaNoman/status/915145786190700544

It does, especially when the hysteria comes from U.S. regime change orgs

https://twitter.com/MoonofA/status/915159901596536832

What you call "hysteria"brought attention to the issue in the first place. Hisham is a public man on social media. I won't be silent.

https://twitter.com/PhDee/status/915146839686606849

My comment: These are strange tweets by Haykal Bafana whose remarks to Yemen had been quite intelligent before. It seems he thinks it is a crime (or at least is making someone very dubious) having contacts to foreigners – at least from Western countries – doing activities like sports with them – and as if it even would be even more condemnable if there is a Mormon among them (first tweet).

I did not know that Omeisy should have worked as an “information officer” for the US embassy. Well, what a job is that? Look at: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/information-officer : “If you have good IT and research skills and enjoy helping people, this could be the career for you. As an information officer you'll manage and develop information to make it easily accessible to others. You'll work with electronic information, especially online databases, content management systems, open access and digital resources, as well as traditional library materials. So what?? All embassies from all states all around the world employ locals for certain jobs – so what??? There is nothing criminal at all about it. And, even better: The US embassy to Yemen was closed six weeks BEFORE the Saudi-US aggression against Yemen even has started: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/united-states-closes-its-embassy-in-conflict-hit-yemen-idUSKBN0LE25720150211 : Thus again: So what????? (second tweet)

Yes, Omeisys family had requested media silence on his case. But they already had withdrawn their request (I do not find the report now). Its really odd to speak of hysteria of those who try to get him free by pulling attention to his case. Thats the only way how such things work – whether in Yemen, in Saudi Arabia, in Bahrain, in Myanmar or where ever. (third, forth tweet).

Omeisy was arrested as US spy, is told here. There is no reason at all to concede any realism to this Houthis spy paranoia (fifth tweet).

Yes, Amnesty International and Human Rights watch definitely are somewhat linked to the US government. This could be seen in their bias in the case of Syria. But in the case of Yemen, both organizations did a quite nice job (Tweet by Moon of Alabama).

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Houthis kidnap pro-Saleh journalist, storm his house, assault his family

The Houthis gunmen kidnapped on Monday a journalist loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh after a week of his release because of his criticizing the corruption of theirs and Saleh's forces, who are controlling the capital Sana'a and several provinces.

The Yemen News Agency SABA, that the Houthis kidnapped the journalist Kamel al-Khothani after storming his house and assaulting his family and firing live bullets on his eldest daughter and was taken to intensive care due to serious injuries.

The Agency quoted Eyewitnesses saying that "the incursion was accompanied by heavy gunfire, followed by an attack on the members of the Al-Khothani family before being abducted to an unknown location."

Eyewitnesses added that the Houthis assaulted the wife of the al-Khuthani.

Before that, the Houthis had surrounded the house of with armed groups causing fear and panic among the residents of the neighborhood.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94417

https://twitter.com/BShtwtr/status/914908853485129729

https://twitter.com/BShtwtr/status/914909489010216960

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Al Houthis storm journalist’s house

Al Houthi militants stormed the house of an outspoken journalist loyal to Yemen’s ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the capital on Monday, fuelling tensions between the two factions.

Yemen’s Journalist Syndicate said in a statement on Monday that armed men in civilian attire broke into the house of Kamel Al Khoudani, a journalist at Saleh’s Al Methaq newspaper, causing panic among his family. Al Khoudani, a staunch supporter of Saleh, has been known for his harsh criticism of Al Houthis and their mismanagement of the country since occupying Sana’a in September 2014.file:///C:/Users/DIETRI~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/03/clip_image001.gif

In his last tweet, the journalist blasted Al Houthis for paying a lot of attention to religious events like Ashoura sessions while refusing to pay public servants. The Syndicate said Al Houthis smashed the house’s doors, vandalised furniture and turned the house upside down before leaving.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/al-houthis-storm-journalist-s-house-1.2100117

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AMA: Abductees are deprived from food, medicine in Sana'a

Abductees' Mothers Association has said that Houthi-Saleh militias are deprived abductees held in the Political Security's prison in Sana'a from food, water and medicines.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-11596

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Houthis investigate 10 journalists in Sana'a

Human rights sources said that the Houthis group will begin on Monday investigating on 10 kidnapped journalists in the capital Sana'a charged for the complicity with the aggression, the Saudi-led Arab coalition.

Abdelmajid Sabra, one of the kidnapped journalists lawyers, posted on Facebook that the specialized criminal prosecutor told lawyers that 10 journalists who have been detained for two years will be under investigation for the complicity with the aggression.

He added that the prosecutor told them that those journalists are prohibited to have visits since their referral to the prosecution on the tenth of last July, and still.

''The prosecution must have quickly reviewed the journalists files the time they were referred to them and release them directly as all procedures prior to the referral are null and void.'' Abdelmajid said.

He pointed out that the journalists rule should be end with a release, especially when their detention was about their views and based on law, that considered a constitutional violation of their right of expression.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94392

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Houthi-Saleh militias abduct dozens of passengers in al-Bayda

Houthi-Saleh militias on Sunday abducted several of passengers in al-Bayda governorate, took them to private prisons and tortured them.

Local sources affirmed that the militias demand ransoms from their families for releasing them.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10567

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IFJ calls for the remaining abducted journalists release

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called on the Houthis - Saleh forces to immediately release all abducted journalists in Yemen, as it welcomed the release of three last week, the journalist Yahya al-Jubeihi after a year of abduction, and the two journalists Abed al-Muhadhri and Kamel al-Khawthani, who were loyal to them.

In a statement, The IFJ welcomed the release of all three journalists and calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists in Yemen.

The International Union Secretary-General Anthony Blange said "We applaud the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and all the Yemeni journalists who stand together against the repeated attacks on their colleagues and their aim to intimidate them,"

"The IFJ and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate demand that the warring parties stop their attacks on journalists in Yemen and allow them to do their work freely and safely," he said.

According to the statement, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate registered in the first quarter of 2017 nearly 50 media violations, including 8 abductions, 4 arrests, two arrests and a threat.

"The Houthis have committed 62% of these violations with 29 cases, and 17% by the government security services with 8 cases."

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94390

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Houthis explode house, kidnap civilians in al Bayda

A local source told Almasderonline that The Houthis-Saleh militias on Thursday exploded the house of the citizen Ali Abdullah al Tayabi in Tayab area of Thi Na'em district in al Bayda province, central Yemen, without given the reasons ehind that.

The source added that the Houthis launched a kidnapping campaign against a number of people in the region and threatened to blow up more houses.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94312

(B P)

I have seen innocent people spend 60 days in Houthi jails.It took one a year and a half to be normal again. https://twitter.com/muhsin_AH/status/913471552628383746

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Sana'a Airport blockade causes thousands more Yemenis to die

More than 10,000 people have died due to their inability to travel for life-saving treatments. That’s because of a year-long blockade of the airport in the capital, according to Yemen’s health ministry.

The closure of Yemen’s main international airport comes as Yemen is experiencing a humanitarian crisis of devastating proportions. It negatively affects the speed at which humanitarian organisations can deliver much needed commercial supplies and humanitarian aid to roughly 20 million Yemenis in desperate need. Nearly all humanitarian organisations are forced to rely on the UN Humanitarian Air Service for travel in and out of the country.

"The Yemeni ministry of health estimates that 10,000 Yemenis have died from critical health conditions for which they were seeking international medical treatment but were unable to do so due to the airport closure,” the statement read.

http://www.trtworld.com/magazine/sana-a-airport-blockade-causes-thousands-more-yemenis-to-die-11019

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The evolution of militant Salafism in Taiz

The rise of Salafi militias in the Yemeni city of Taiz has contributed to the now frequent outbursts of violence there between ostensibly pro-government factions. It has also helped foster an environment conducive to extremist groups such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). If not addressed directly, these developments are likely to continue destabilizing the city and wider governorate well after any potential resolution to the larger conflict in Yemen.

While Taiz has traditionally been known for its leftist political tendencies, the Salafi presence has grown steadily in recent decades. Prior to Yemen’s 2011 uprising, however, local adherents to this ultra-conservative branch of Sunni Islam, as elsewhere in Yemen, had been staunchly apolitical and focused their activities on charitable work. Following the massive public demonstrations against then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salafis leaders in Yemen were at odds over whether to support the protest movement. Salafi groups were divided further over whether to join the country’s transitional political process following Saleh’s resignation.

Houthi fighters’ 2013 military campaign against the town of Dammaj – a Salafi bastion in the otherwise Houthi-dominated northern governorate of Sa’ada – and the subsequent expulsion of Salafis from there helped initiate a general militarization of Salafis in the country. The Houthi siege of Taiz City, which began in 2015, led to the rise of local armed resistance groups; primary among these were three distinct clusters of Salafi militias.

These militias’ varying allegiances with the Islah Party – commonly associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen – and the local scarcity of resources have led to intense competition and increasingly violent rivalries between them. The Saudi-led military coalition intervening in the Yemeni conflict, and the United Arab Emirates in particular, have helped inflame these rivalries with their preferential provision of arms and financing to militias unaffiliated with Islah. Yemeni army divisions operating in Taiz are similarly divided over their affiliations with Islah. These factors, combined with absence of effective state institutions and public services, have created a deeply unstable security environment in which AQAP has found opportunities for influence and expansion.

Importantly, the factors undermining stability in Taiz are increasingly divorcing themselves from the larger battle against the Houthi forces and their allies. The implications of this are that national and international stakeholders will likely need to engage directly with the situation in Taiz if stability there is to be achieved in any larger post-conflict scenario – By Bushra Al-Maqtari

http://sanaacenter.org/publications/analysis/4843

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Misery of Yemen's organ donors: 'It is better to starve to death'

War-time poverty drives many to sell parts of their bodies for desperately needed cash

Yemeni law does not forbid organ trafficking. The result is that one of the world's poorest countries has become a target for international operations due to its rampant poverty and the desperation of men like Ali.

The situation has been exacerbated by a civil war that has left at least 20 million Yemenis needing some kind of humanitarian or protective support: seven million people are at risk of famine.

Nabil Fadhil, head of the Yemeni Organisation for Combating Human Trafficking, said it had prevented at least 300 individuals leaving the country to sell their organs between 2012 and 2014. But 150 prosecutions failed because the traffickers had broken no law.

"Poverty is the main reason that forces people to sell their organs," Fadhil said. "The best solution is poverty eradication."

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-organ-donor-trafficking-egypt-surgery-poverty-792231183

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Covering Crisis: An Eyewitness Account of the Unfolding Emergency in Yemen

In April 2017, Getty Images Reportage photographer Giles Clarke travelled to Yemen with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to document the humanitarian situation in the country. In this personal account, Clarke shares the most poignant impressions, moments and memories from his month covering the world’s largest humanitarian emergency (with photos)

https://medium.com/humanitarian-dispatches/covering-crisis-an-eyewitness-account-of-the-unfolding-emergency-in-yemen-ffca12998418

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When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

Lawmakers use War Powers Act to finally question legality of U.S. involvement.

The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of House members last week to end the direct U.S. military role in the Saudi coalition war in Yemen guarantees that the House of Representatives will vote for the first time on the single most important element of U.S. involvement in the war—the refueling of Saudi coalition planes systematically bombing Yemeni civilian targets.

In doing so, moreover, the bipartisan bill, H. Con. Res. 81, will provide a major test of Congressional will to uphold the War Powers Act of 1973, which reasserted a Congressional role in restraining presidential power to enter into wars without its approval in the wake of the Vietnam War debacle – by Gareth Porter

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-did-congress-vote-to-aid-saudis-yemen-war/ = https://www.globalresearch.ca/when-did-congress-vote-to-aid-the-saudis-yemen-war/5611769

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Yemen war Archives

http://www.yemenwar.info/

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-10-01)

777,229 cases, 2,134 deaths

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-45

Oct. 30: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-44

Oct. 28: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-43

(A H)

Film: Who plans global war on cholera as yemen caseload soars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cWWc2Rp8Aw

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UN says more should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year.

Dr. David Salama still expressed optimism that "we are turning (the) corner" on the preventable, water-borne disease that has topped 700,000 suspected cases and caused more than 2,000 deaths this year.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/fight-cholera-yemen-50254162

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IKRK rechnet mit einer Million Cholera-Fällen

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/jemen-ikrk-rechnet-mit-einer-million-cholera-faellen.1939.de.html?drn%3Anews_id=797942

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Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a “catastrophe”, and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-redcross/yemen-cholera-cases-could-hit-1-million-by-year-end-red-cross-idINKCN1C41WA and film http://uk.reuters.com/video/2017/09/30/yemen-cholera-cases-could-hit-1-million and also http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/yemen-cholera-outbreak-hit-million-2018-170929140409261.html

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Yemen cholera outbreak ‘worst in history’: Oxfam

Number of suspected cases now stands at more than 750,000, charity organization reports

Yemen’s ongoing cholera epidemic is “the worst in history” with more than 750,000 cases registered since April, according to international charity organization Oxfam.

http://aa.com.tr/en/health/yemen-cholera-outbreak-worst-in-history-oxfam/922724

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UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM YEMEN’S CHOLERA OUTBREAK

The epidemic’s ferocious and unexpected spread has raised a number of questions. How did the number of cases grow so large? Why is the case fatality so low? And perhaps most importantly, is the humanitarian response working? It should be noted that the answers to these questions are inherently murky and controversial, given the difficulty in retrieving accurate and credible information in the war-torn country – by Stephen Snyder

https://www.outbreakobservatory.org/outbreakthursday-1/9/28/2017/unanswered-questions-from-yemens-cholera-outbreak

cp1b UNO-Menschenrechtsrat / UN Human Rights Council

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UNO beschließt internationale Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen im Jemen

Der UN-Menschenrechtsrat hat eine internationale Untersuchung mutmaßlicher Kriegsverbrechen im Jemen beschlossen. Eine am Freitag einstimmig in Genf verabschiedete Resolution sieht vor, dass eine internationale Beobachtermission die Lage in dem Bürgerkriegsland auf der Arabischen Halbinsel untersuchen soll. Der Entscheidung waren intensive Diskussionen vorausgegangen: Saudi-Arabien wollte bis zuletzt unabhängige internationale Untersuchungen im Jemen verhindern.

https://www.welt.de/newsticker/news1/article169186115/UNO-beschliesst-internationale-Untersuchung-von-Kriegsverbrechen-im-Jemen.html und auch http://www.moz.de/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1608236

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Nur Mini-Untersuchung der UNO im Jemen

Die UNO will die Gewalt im Jemen untersuchen. Im Menschenrechtsrat in Genf hat sich am Freitag ein Kompromiss durchgesetzt: Statt einer unabhängigen Untersuchungskommission wird eine dreiköpfige Expertengruppe ins Bürgerkriegsland entsandt.

Der Entschluss fiel im Konsens am letzten Tag der aktuellen Session des Menschenrechtsrats. Die Gruppe aus internationalen und regionalen Experten hat den Auftrag, die Umstände von mutmasslichen Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Gewalt und Missbräuchen zu ermitteln und, falls möglich, deren Urheber. Menschenrechtskommissar Zeid Raad al-Hussein will die Experten bis Ende des Jahres ernennen.

http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/international/nur-mini-untersuchung-der-uno-im-jemen;art46446,1111544

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Voices of Civil Society Organisations in Yemen ignored at #HRC36

Unfortunately, only three out of fifteen suggestions proposed by Yemeni NGOs representative were integrated to the final draft including adding journalist and human rights defenders (without calling for their release), women participation in peace processes, and JIAT reference without mentioning accountability and reparation.

This paper provides an analysis of the resolutions and remarks on the gaps. It aims at providing Yemeni NGOs, HRDs, and Lawyers with a documentation to the process and recommendations to consider for future advocacy.

https://peacetrack.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/voices-of-civil-society-organisations-in-yemen-ignored-at-hrc36/ and full paper: https://peacetrack.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/hrc-36-resolution-analysis.pdf

Comment: Well this is what happened. Intelligent Yemeni voices not heard. Are we surprised? And will be be surprised when angry young men from Yemen become so deranged as they witness their country being destroyed and their futures being taken away that they react with violence towards the West?

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155979874303641

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UN to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council agreed Friday to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia, which had fought to head off an independent international probe.

In a resolution adopted by consensus, the council mandated UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein to send a group of "eminent experts" to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Huthi rebels since March 2015.

The experts will conduct "a comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights" committed in the conflict and seek "to identify those responsible," it said.

Launching the probe marks a victory for a group of European states and Canada, which pushed hard for an international inquiry fully independent of a Yemeni national investigation that is backed by the Saudis.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4934380/UN-agrees-send-war-crimes-investigators-Yemen.html = http://www.france24.com/en/20170929-united-nations-war-crimes-investigators-yemen-saudi-arabia-coalition-iran-huthi-rebels and resolution text (image): https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/a.1434086430220680.1073741828.1434084576887532/1728716430757677/?type=3&theater

Comment: A Fudge.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155978612293641

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UN experts to investigate war-crimes in Yemen despite Saudi threats

The UN Human Rights Council agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen on Friday, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia which has consistently sought to fend off an independent international probe.

Three experts will be sent to the war-torn country to "carry out a comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights" committed in the ongoing conflict.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/29/un-experts-to-investigate-yemen-abuses-despite-saudi-threats

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UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen in compromise deal

In a last-minute compromise hammered out between Western powers and Arab countries, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution within hours of a deadline for agreement.

The Yemen delegation said it had accepted the resolution, which calls for Zeid to to establish a group to "monitor and report" on the human rights situation in Yemen and to produce a "comprehensive written report" within 12 months.

Canada and several European countries had initially pushed for a full commission, similar to the one in Syria, to document crimes that have been committed by both sides during the conflict, but this faced objections from Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the UK and France.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/un-agrees-send-war-crimes-investigators-yemen-compromise-deal-1423943179

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Independent investigation will look into human rights abuses in Yemen

UN decision is compromise after Saudi Arabia fends off full-scale international commission of inquiry

The break in the deadlock is likely to be seen as a victory for the Netherlands, which has been lobbying for the independent international inquiry for three years, but has been unable to overcome Arab resistance.

The Netherlands tabled an amendment to its own proposals for a full-scale commission of inquiry after France pushed for a compromise. France said it was working in particular to narrow positions on the international dimension of the investigation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/29/yemen-un-investigation-human-rights-abuses

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Yemen International Inquiry Offers Glimmer of Hope

Appoint Strong Experts, Press All Parties to Cooperate

The council found a way to bring an unprecedented level of scrutiny to the conduct of all parties to the Yemen war. It created a Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts to examine violations and abuses since September 2014 and to work “to identify those responsible.”

The message to the Saudi-led coalition, Houthi-Saleh forces, and other warring parties was clear: the world – at long last – is watching. The Human Rights Council – silent too long – will ensure that at minimum the crimes of those who kill Yemeni civilians, destroy homes and hospitals, and abduct and torture activists and journalists will be investigated. Those responsible, it is hoped, will be held to account – by Kristine Beckerle, HRW

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/03/yemen-international-inquiry-offers-glimmer-hope

My comment: I fear this is too optimistic.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Yemen – HRC36 Resolution L.4

Theodore Allegra, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim

Human Rights Council 36th Session
Geneva, September 29, 2017

The United States is pleased to be able to join consensus on a resolution that addresses the human rights situation in Yemen. We are especially grateful for the tireless efforts of the Arab Group sponsors and the core group of the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Ireland to reach this important result.

https://geneva.usmission.gov/2017/09/29/explanation-of-position-on-yemen-hrc36-resolution-l-4/

My comment: Hypocrisy by the greatest background warmonger of the Yemen conflict.

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Saudi ambassador to Yemen: adoption of the Arab draft resolution at UN HRC confirms the continuation of the Kingdom's efforts in support of the international congruence on Yemen.

He said that the acceptance to provide support for the Yemeni national committee for investigations in human rights violations once more confirms that the committee is committed to international humanitarian laws and that adopting the draft Arab resolution also confirms the efforts being exerted by the Kingdom and that it is a victory for the Arab diplomacy.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1672361

My comment: ??? Reading this you might wonder what the UN Human Rights Council actually had decided??

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Film: UN agrees to send war crimes investigators to Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send a team to investigate alleged war crimes in Yemen. They will examine possible human rights violations by all sides in the conflict. The resolution follows intense closed-door negotiations and represents the highest level of scrutiny over a largely overlooked war in one of the poorest countries. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports.

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

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Film: Who has committed war crimes in Yemen?

UN Human Rights Council agrees to send investigators to examine alleged human rights violations in the war-torn country.

How much has politics played in this UN decision? And who will hold those found guilty of war crimes to account?

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2017/09/committed-war-crimes-yemen-170930182731082.html

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The War in Yemen: Baraa Shiban talks to TRT World about the UN investigation

Baraa Shiban is a Yemeni human rights activist and research at the UK based human rights organisation, Reprieve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f2-mtQhcU0&t=4s

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Film, Text: A Challenge to Saudi's War on Yemen?

The United Nations has overcome Saudi Arabian opposition to establish a human rights probe of the war on Yemen, just as Congressmembers seek a debate over the critical US military role

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and he joins me now. Welcome, Mark.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=20107 and read from Weisbrot: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/03/north-korea-and-yemen-the-costs-of-empire/

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Saudi lobbies against UN commission of inquiry into rights violations in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has successfully lobbied against the establishment of a commission of inquiry into allegations of human rights violations in Yemen, where Riyadh’s war machine has been breathing fire during the past two-and-a-half years.

The UN Human Rights Council adopted on Friday a last-minute compromise resolution by consensus after heavy lobbying by a Saudi-led group of Arab states with Western powers.

The resolution, which calls for sending a group of “eminent experts” to war-torn Yemen, had initially sought the formation of an independent commission of inquiry after a proposal by the Netherlands and Canada. The adopted version includes amendments presented by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/30/536931/Saudi-Arabia-Yemen-UN-Commission-of-Inquiry-war-Houthis

Remark: This is from Iran.

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Yemen: 'breakthrough' UN resolution establishes expert group to investigate human rights violations during lengthy conflict

'This resolution is a victory for Yemenis'

"Although the campaign has been long and there have been many obstacles along the way, today’s resolution is a clear reminder that when the Human Rights Council member states fulfil their responsibility to place human rights ahead of political interests, they are able to pave the way for perpetrators of atrocities to be held accountable.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/09/un-breakthrough-resolution-establishes-expert-group-to-investigate-violations-in-yemen/ = https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/yemen-breakthrough-un-resolution-establishes-expert-group-investigate-human-rights

My comment: Somewhat strange: By no word Amnesty mentions that the resolution only is a half victory as the resolution had been watered – with the assistance of Saudi Arabia’s western allies.

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Yemen war: UN agrees to send war crime experts

Saudi Arabia, which had lobbied hard against a commission of inquiry - even reportedly threatening to restrict trade ties with countries which backed it - publicly thanked the UK, US and France for their co-operation in achieving a compromise. The three states also back the coalition's intervention in Yemen.

The weaker resolution may be a disappointment to human rights groups, who had called for a commission of inquiry, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Geneva reports.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41446342

and this is from Saudi Arabia:

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Saudi Diplomacy Stops Project to Internationalize Investigations in Yemen

The Human Rights Council, instead, has agreed to send a technical support team to Yemen, under Article 10, rather than dispatching an international commission of inquiry, which was proposed by the Netherlands.

“The Saudi diplomacy has succeeded in assuming its leading role, and passed the Arab draft resolution, which avoided the internationalization of Yemen’s investigations,” an Arab diplomat noted, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Wassel told Asharq al-Awsat that the Saudi leadership has sent directives to the Saudi diplomats at the UN to always seek the interest of the Arab and Islamic nation.

https://english.aawsat.com/badr-al-qahtani/news-middle-east/saudi-diplomacy-stops-project-internationalize-investigations-yemen

My comment: It’s less Saudi diplomacy than Saudi threats and Saudi money – well, which mostly might be the same.

Comment: Saudi gloats over its plan to bribe and bully other nations in order to get its own way and prevent a full investigation of its actions in Yemen which many believe amounts to war crimes.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10155978577323641

and another Saudi report:

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Saudi Diplomacy Saves Yemen From ‘Syrian, Korean’ Scenario of Internationalizing Investigations

The Dutch project to internationalize the investigations in Yemen, which was proposed by Human Rights Council in Geneva, has ended with the formation of a group of international and regional prominent experts to investigate claimed violations of human rights that have been made in the war in Yemen.

The Council’s call on Friday, following the so-called “Dutch Project” at the beginning, resulted in forming an official UN investigation committee.

The committee, which is supposed to be formed before the end of 2017, won’t be like that of Syria and North Korea, according to the German New Agency.

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/saudi-diplomacy-saves-yemen-syrian-korean-scenario-internationalizing-investigations

My comment: “saves Yemen”!!! This is odd to the extreme.

And another:

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UN human rights move shows KSA’s ‘support for international consensus’ over Yemen

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1170376/saudi-arabia

My comment: LOL.

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Manipulating UN vote on Yemen

It is a matter of shame for the international community especially the powerful Western nations to have allowed the atrocities in Yemen continue.

That Washington hasn’t spoken out against the impropriety of the lead military aggressor in a proxy war against one of the world’s poorest nations setting the parameters of an investigation into suspected war crimes and other human rights abuses speaks volumes.

Yet while it is only right to put the Saudi kingdom and its regional allies in the dock — space should be made for their western backers.

http://dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/30-Sep-17/manipulating-un-vote-on-yemen

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Saudis Using Petrodollars to Buy Support at UN: Int’l Lawyer

A senior Canadian human rights attorney slammed continued atrocities committed by the Saudi regime in Yemen and said the election of the oil-rich kingdom to head the United Nations Human Rights Committee is nothing but “a sick joke”.

“The Saudis also use their money to buy allies and support in the United Nations. An example of this bribery was the election of Saudi Arabia to head the United Nations Human Rights Committee,” Edward Corrigan from Ontario said in an exclusive interview with the Tasnim News Agency.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/09/29/1529862/saudis-using-petrodollars-to-buy-support-at-un-int-l-lawyer

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Compromise sought on UN Yemen inquiry as Saudi pressure mounts

Seeking to win Saudi Arabia’s agreement to a UN investigation into alleged war crimes in Yemen, the Netherlands revised a proposed resolution late on Thursday, the eve of a crucial vote that will determine if there is tough outside scrutiny of Yemen’s war.

The Dutch revision submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, circulated just in time for debate on Friday morning, called for an “international eminent group of experts” to carry out an inquiry.

The earlier version had asked for an “international commission of inquiry,” the gold standard for UN human rights investigations since a landmark report by a UN commission of inquiry into North Korea in 2014.

It was not immediately clear if the call for an eminent group of experts would be accepted by Saudi Arabia, which has in previous years convinced the UN Human Rights Council that an internal Yemeni investigation is more appropriate.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un-france/compromise-sought-on-u-n-yemen-inquiry-as-saudi-pressure-mounts-idUSKCN1C32SO

Comment: A compromise will mean another watered-down version, giving Saudi Arabia carte blanche to carry on its murderous work. UN must stay firm.

https://twitter.com/DrGreenmantle/status/913494397316141058

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Stalemate at UN rights council over Yemen war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council was deadlocked Friday over whether to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, a move being pushed by some EU states but fiercely resisted by Saudi Arabia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4934048/Stalemate-UN-rights-council-Yemen-war-crimes-probe.html

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Dutch, allies drop call for inquiry into Yemen rights abuses

The Netherlands and several Western allies have dropped their call for an international Commission of Inquiry to monitor human rights violations in war-torn Yemen.

A revision to a Dutch- and Canadian-led resolution Thursday at the Human Rights Council signaled the diplomatic heft of Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations who have helped fight rebels in Yemen and oppose any such commission.

The United States, France and Britain, key arms suppliers to the Saudis, showed little appetite.

The revised draft says an "international eminent group of experts" should monitor the human rights situation in Yemen instead. A vote is expected Friday.

The retreat marks the Netherlands' latest failed attempt at the U.N.-backed council to improve largely one-sided monitoring of a war that has killed over 10,000 civilians, many during coalition air strikes.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/dutch-allies-drop-call-inquiry-yemen-rights-abuses-50166108

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An official memo signed by Saudi F.M. urging King's office to prevent some #EU states specially #Netherlands of formation #Yemen inquiry (image)

https://twitter.com/I4Yemen/status/913523175782219776

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36th session of the Human Rights Council - Item 10 - Cambodia, Georgia, and Yemen
Addresses by Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

In this, we must here stress, impunity is a cause, consequence and sustainer of the current conflict in Yemen. Peace and accountability are not competing alternatives; they are not to be ranked in false sequence whereby peace comes first, with accountability somehow a poor second. To the contrary, accountability is essential now and it is overdue. It must begin today so that peace in Yemen can be secured and sustained tomorrow.

This is the third year in which the HC has warned that reliance on the accountability processes of parties to the conflict would be wholly inadequate, given the gravity and extent of the violations perpetrated by all parties and their pernicious consequences. He has recommended instead the establishment of an international, independent mechanism to investigate these atrocities and violations of international law in Yemen. However, Excellencies, on this, to date, the Council has demurred.

The persisting absence of justice on all sides – the lack of investigations, of prosecutions, the deprivation of due remedy to victims and appropriate redress?

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22174&LangID=E

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Let's wait until tomorrow, We will see if this test vote was accurate or No. (photo)

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/913484216544919553

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Untersuchung saudischer Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Jemen: Saudi-Arabien lehnt Versuch von Niederlanden ab

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i32459-untersuchung_saudischer_menschenrechtsverletzungen_in_jemen_saudi_arabien_lehnt_versuch_von_niederlanden_ab

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Saudi-Jemen-Konflikt: Großbritannien soll Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen blockiert haben

Die Briten verdienen am Krieg gegen den Jemen, doch haben sie die Aufklärung von Kriegsverbrechen behindert? Menschenrechtsorganisationen sagen: ja.

Großbritannien liefert lieber weiterhin Waffen an Saudi-Arabien, als Kriegsverbrechen im Jemen zu untersuchen, sagen Menschenrechtsgruppen. So habe Großbritannien die Bemühungen der EU blockiert, eine unabhängige internationale Untersuchung des Krieges im Jemen einzuleiten, schreibt der Guardian.

http://www.epochtimes.de/politik/welt/saudi-jemen-konflikt-grossbritannien-soll-untersuchung-von-kriegsverbrechen-blockiert-haben-a2229725.html

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Briten blockieren UN-Untersuchung saudischer Kriegsverbrechen

Blockiert Großbritanniens Regierung eine unabhängige Untersuchung der Kriegsverbrechen Saudi-Arabiens im Jemen? Diesen Vorwurf machte gestern Human Rights Watch.

http://www.gegenfrage.com/briten-blockieren-angeblich-un-untersuchung-saudischer-kriegsverbrechen/

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Film: Jemen - Der vergessene Krieg

Friedensmahnwache im Gedenken an die zivilen Opfer bundesdeutscher Waffenlieferungen nach Saudi-Arabien im Krieg gegen den Jemen. Zeit: Montag, 02.10.17, 18.00 Uhr Ort: Stadthallenvorplatz Cottbus Vortragende sind unter anderem: Mehrere BTU-Studenten aus dem Jemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJBm_e6QOk

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No Iranians fighting in Yemen, says former Yemeni president

Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said there are no Iranians fighting in Yemen, ISNA reported on Monday, citing Russia Today.

“Saudi Arabia should take its fight against Iran outside Yemen,” Saleh said, questioning Riyadh’s military campaign against Yemeni civilians which has so far killed thousands of civilians, including women and children.

“Show us one Iranian who has been captured or killed [in Yemen] and we will accept responsibility,” he said. “Show us one missile which had been made in Iran.”

http://theiraqfile.com/no-iranians-fighting-in-yemen-says-former-yemeni-president/

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Arab Daily: S. Arabia Thinking of Withdrawal from Yemen War

A leading Arab daily referred to the recent remarks by Saudi officials and media, and said Riyadh has decided to retreat from the war in Yemen soon.

The Arabic-language al-Ray al-Youm newspaper underlined that given the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia's allies from the Yemen war, Riyadh will also declare its gradual retreat from the assault.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960711001092

My comment: Wait and see. I am skeptical.

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Aviation Authority Calls to Lift the Air Embargo on Sana’a Airport

The General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology renewed its appeal to the Security Council and the international community to issue an urgent and binding resolution to lift the air embargo on Sanaa International Airport.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12933

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Krieg im Jemen: Mehr Dialog wagen

Eine schnelle Lösung für den Jemen wird es nicht mehr geben. Es wird Geduld und vor allem den Mut zu mehr Dialog von allen Seiten brauchen, um diesen schrecklichen Konflikt zu beenden

Korruption unter den Huthis

Florierende Kriegsökonomie

Wiederbelebung des Friedensprozesses

Viele Ansatzpunkte

Neue Akteure – von Marie-Christine Heinze

http://derstandard.at/2000065124168/Krieg-im-Jemen-Mehr-Dialog-wagen

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What next for Britain in Yemen?

The current Saudi-led Coalition intervention in Yemen since March 2015 is not the first time that the Royal Saudi Air Force has been dispatched to bombard its southern neighbour. Six wars were fought between the Houthis and the government in Sana’a between 2004 and 2010.

Alongside massive civilian casualties, Western involvement was a further similarity between what happened then and what is happening now.

The short-term realism argument for British involvement remains somewhat compelling though.

Why do we feel that the Houthis can be beaten now? I really have no idea. Whatever the reason is, Britain is losing the diplomatic war which it has been tasked with and promised to fulfil – by Alastair Sloan

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171002-what-next-for-britain-in-yemen/

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A total of 98 fishermen held by Eritrean authorities have been released and arrived on Friday at the port city of Hodeidah.
The fishermen had been detained by the Eritrean authorities for nearly four months while they were fishing in the Yemeni waters.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475469.htm

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Yemeni President’s Call for Military Solution Fails to Resonate

For much of the past two and a half years diplomats have argued that Yemen’s civil war will only be ended through political compromise. Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, however, has other ideas. The only solution is a military one, he told Al Arabiya on September 24.

It is not clear what Hadi’s military solution might look like, though.

The Hadi-UAE divisions belie the idea that Yemen is embroiled in a conventional civil war in which two sides line up against each other and fight until a victor emerges or a peace deal can be brokered. Instead, the conflict is made up of multiple, sometimes overlapping, power struggles

The tensions come in part because of Hadi’s reliance on a network of militias and military units with ties to Islah, Yemen’s main Sunni Islamist party. For UAE leaders, Islah is much too close to the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization they revile.

Hadi-Emirati tensions have at times undermined efforts to make military advances – by Peter Salisbury

http://www.agsiw.org/yemeni-presidents-call-military-solution-fails-resonate/

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The political process in Yemen and the US-Gulf intervention across 10 countries

The repercussions of the signing of the Gulf initiative were not limited to aborting change in Yemen, but rather to redrawing the old political map again, Those who sat in Riyadh on 23 November 2011 to sign the Gulf initiative are the same political parties and centers of influence that have been on the throne of government and opposition since three decades.

http://www.yemenpress.org/ticker/the-political-process-in-yemen-and-the-us-gulf-intervention-across-10-countries.html = http://newnewss.net/?p=12684

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Yemen: A Regional Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi-led intervention in Yemen is based on the perceived growing threat of Iranian influence in the region and has the potential of dragging other states into this new Cold War.

Saudi Arabia is using the current crisis in Yemen to project its own power and influence under the concert of other Sunni based Arab regimes.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/yemen-a-regional-cold-war-between-saudi-arabia-and-iran/

My comment: The Iranian “threat” in Yemen is not “perceived”, it’s pretended.

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Biggest challenge of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis is making the world pay attention

For more on all of this, I’m joined now by Jamie McGoldrick. He’s the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen.

Welcome to the “NewsHour.” (with film)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/biggest-challenge-yemens-humanitarian-crisis-making-world-pay-attention/

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War in Yemen

https://www.cfr.org/interactives/global-conflict-tracker?marker=23#!/conflict/war-in-yemen

Comment: The US -Council on Foreign Relations - point of view on #Yemen (text in the comments)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/a.1434086430220680.1073741828.1434084576887532/1728717850757535/?type=3&theater

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Film: Westliche Doppelmoral: 900 Tage Krieg in Jemen und wir wissen nicht was los ist

Die bolivianische Filmemacherin und Schauspielerin Carla Ortiz, die zuletzt eine Dokumentation zu Syrien veröffentlichte, hat mit RT Deutsch über ihre Erfahrungen aus Syrien, moralische Standards des Westens und die humanitäre Lage im Kriegsland Jemen gesprochen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVwQkr4ul1E

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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A Doctor’s Report from Yemen

Over the last two days, we lost 15 people to cholera. Eight of them children. Over the past few months, I’ve seen and experienced things such as having to remove children as young as 5 months old, to 10 years old from under the rubble — most of whom came in chunks of flesh; whose heads had been detached from their bodies, or whose craniums had been completely emptied. I’ve seen the human body contorted and mangled in ways no nightmare can think up.

This. Is. Yemen.

And this is what Saudi Arabia and its allies, both regional and international, are doing to it.

And the people in it.

https://off-guardian.org/2017/10/03/a-doctors-report-from-yemen/

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FAO and World Bank launch $36 million programme to scale up famine-fighting in Yemen

The World Bank and FAO have launched a $36 million project aimed at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen - more than 30 percent of whom are women - as well as increasing longer term agricultural resilience in the conflict-ridden country.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/fao-and-world-bank-launch-36-million-programme-scale-famine-fighting-yemen

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A man hanged himself in Ibb cause of his situation, no job ,no money and no chance to live in peace (photo)

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/914937149644054528

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Support to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster in Yemen and emergency assistance to farmers directly affected by Cyclone Chapala in Hadramaut and Shabwah governorates (OSRO/YEM/602/USA) - Project highlights

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/support-food-security-and-agriculture-cluster-yemen-and-emergency-assistance-farmers

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Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice?

The control of food importation into Yemen is being used as a weapon of war, seemingly by all sides.

While the blockade contains an exemption for food, little has been done to ensure the continued functioning of the port. For example, the port has been aerially bombed and there are reports that the Houthi rebels have destroyed key infrastructure at the port causing delays in the importation of food with foreseeable and fatal consequences. In addition, food and humanitarian supplies reportedly encounter laborious inspection procedures and, in some cases, are reportedly being withheld or destroyed.

This blockade and the attacks on the port are contributing to, or causing, the famine in Yemen.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/million-starving-yemenis-find-justice-171002080456552.html

My comment: “the Houthi rebels have destroyed key infrastructure at the port”: what a strange propaganda story is that? This article has somewhat of propaganda bias.

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Film: Saving lives without salaries in Yemen

MSF calls for an urgent response from the Yemeni authorities and the international community to ensure that health workers are paid immediately; receiving sufficient remuneration is a life-saving intervention. Not doing so will only accelerate the demise of the health system with fatal consequences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whqg0oZZ6FE

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IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/10/iom-chief-pleads-for-humanitarian-access-to-save-lives-in-yemen/#.WdKBzmi0OUk

and

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Yemen on Brink of Humanitarian Calamity says UN Migration Agency Director General in Sana’a

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-brink-humanitarian-calamity-says-un-migration-agency-director-general-sana

My comment: On the brink?? The calamity already had begun a long time ago.

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Yemen Key Message Update, September 2017

Large populations in Yemen continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, the latter of which is associated with increased acute malnutrition and an increased risk of excess mortality. In a worst-case scenario, significant declines in commercial imports below requirement levels and conflict that cuts populations off from trade and humanitarian assistance for an extended period could drive food security outcomes in line with Famine (IPC Phase 5).

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-key-message-update-september-2017

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Leaders urge access to reproductive health supplies in crisis settings

In crisis settings, “the risks [women and girls] face are disproportionately high, and the services and support available to them are disproportionately low,” said UNFPA’s Acting Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, at an event held last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“Most health facilities have closed because of the conflict,” Arwa, a midwife in Taizz Governorate, told UNFPA. “This has increased our workload and put the lives of many pregnant women and their children at risk.”

http://www.unfpa.org/news/leaders-urge-access-reproductive-health-supplies-crisis-settings

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Turkish Red Cresent sends food aid packages to Yemen

Aid organisation, Turkish Red Cresent, sent 37 tonnes of flour and 1,500 food aid package to Yemen's al-Mahwit province.

http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/turkish-red-cresent-sends-food-aid-packages-to-yemen/923812

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Turkish Red Crescent distributes food in Yemen

40,000 families will benefit from Kizilay’s food aid, says official of charity agency

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/turkish-red-crescent-distributes-food-in-yemen/925244

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Taiz: patients suffer medicine depletion, smuggling abort

The government forces thwarted Wednesday an attempt to smuggle a medicine shipment for kidney failure patients from Taiz city, southwestern Yemen, to Ibb province.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94313

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Leaders urge access to reproductive health supplies in crisis settings

In crisis settings, “the risks [women and girls] face are disproportionately high, and the services and support available to them are disproportionately low,” said UNFPA’s Acting Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, at an event held last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. There, government representatives and humanitarian partners reaffirmed the importance of providing reproductive health supplies in humanitarian crises.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/leaders-urge-access-reproductive-health-supplies-crisis-settings

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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

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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UNHCR Livelihood Projects helping Yemeni refugees make a decent living in Somalia

It was in Hargeisa where Mustafa got wind of organizations helping refugee start businesses. He knew that jobs were scarce in Hargeisa (particularly for refugees) so he jumped at the chance and approached Action Africa Help (AAH), one of UNHCR’s implementing partners in Somaliland.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-livelihood-projects-helping-yemeni-refugees-make-decent-living-somalia

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African migrants to Yemen tortured for ransom: UN

Migrants making their way from the Horn of Africa to Yemen are frequently abducted and tortured by "criminal gangs", the UN Migration Agency warned on Monday.

"A common technique is to call the migrant's family while allowing burning plastic from an empty water bottle (to) drip on a migrant's skin causing burns and excruciating pain," said IOM director general William Lacy Swing.

"Families usually pay up quickly and the migrants continue their journey often to be extorted repeatedly by different gangs before reaching their destination."

https://www.modernghana.com/news/806724/african-migrants-to-yemen-tortured-for-ransom-un.html

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Libyan authorities releases scores of Yemenis

Libyan authorities have released 12 Yemenis who illegally entered Libya with the aim of travelling to Europe.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10566

My comment: They are coming – thanks to our own European foreign policy.

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Film: An insight into the plight of hundred families whose fled their homes to live a desperate life inside tents on the refugee camps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kipC2_PIOfU

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Yemen military parade of new land&sea forces to join battlefronts against US-backed Saudi invaders

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/915063009877340161 referring to film: https://twitter.com/yani200536/status/914972572135182338

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Aborting a Suicide Attack in Damat District

The security services with Popular Committees have foiled a suicide operation at the Directorate of Dumat in the province of Dhali’ ,after monitoring and follow-up.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12910

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During the inauguration of the academic activities the interior demons warns

Minister of Education, Mr. Yahia Badr al-Din al-Huthi, interrupted the debate about what is happening in the educational arena from systematic targeting, which culminated in the disruption of work in dozens of schools at the beginning of the academic year.

He said during the inauguration of the new academic year: The state views the educational sector as a front in the face of aggression and it is indeed and will not allow the demons to play in this field, which relates to the future of our future generations.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12905

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Houthi-Saleh militias gain millions of dollars from trading fuels

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-11597

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Al-Houthi militias distort curriculum for lesson in favor of Al-Huthi

Sa'd al-Houthi militias have adopted an amendment to the curriculum, issuing a circular and a threat that prevented the portrayal of these curricula by any means.

Sources in Sanaa said that the Houthi militia prevented shops, printing and photography centers from filming curricula for this year and threatened to violate the order of imprisonment and a fine.

https://www.suhf.net/yemen/384847

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al Houthi militants forcibly replace GPC-affiliated Health minister in Sana’a

[Minister]Hafez stated that al Houthi gunmen held him at gunpoint after storming the office with Undersecretary of the Minister Abdul Salam al Madani and local al Houthi leader Nashwan al Atab. [3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-2-2017

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Army seizes 150 Katyusha rockets in Arhab

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475461.htm and http://newnewss.net/?p=12729 (photos)

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Mass reception for Yemen junior football team in capital Sanaa

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475466.htm and https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/914772842293661696 and https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/914497284850819077

and

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Yemenis in all cities welcoming national youth team of football after beating Qatar Bangladesh despite Saudi aggression&blockade (photos9

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/915231432230031361

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Film: Yemen: Thousands commemorate Ashura in Sanaa

Thousands of people hit the streets of Yemen's capital of Sanaa to celebrate the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Saturday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmIqM8HPd08

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Excerpts of Asyed Abdulmalik Alhuthi’s Speech at the Anniversary of Ashura Day

Asyed Abdulmalik Alhuthi stressed during his speech in front of the massive crowds that gathered in the “Airport Street” on the occasion of commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein that the Yemeni people will remain steadfast against American conspiracies. The US has been playing a major role in the war against Yemen, which now homes “the worst humanitarian catastrophe”, according to the UN.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12770

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

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Yemeni President Meets US and UK Ambassadors to Yemen

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1673573 and with propaganda bias: http://www.sabanew.net/viewstory.php?id=23218

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#AlQaeda #Yemen claims it ambushed Rapid Reaction Forces at 10am yday east of Mudiya in Abyan, burning vehicle & killing those in it.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/915133901638705152

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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.

In the new file, one citizen was killed and three wounded in clashes between forces of the so-called security belt and another from the eastern sector of the so-called presidential protection on Saturday afternoon.

Where the clashes spread from the eastern sector until it reached Al-Arish district of Maksar Creek. Later, according to local and media sources, the cause of the clashes occurred when the forces of invasion and occupation tried to expand the control of the eastern sector of their fiefdoms in Aden and pushed the so-called security belt to fight the battle with the militants of the eastern sector, who refused, according to sources, the return of the sector to what they called the Arab Alliance.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12932

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The Transitional Council is announcing a number of important steps on the ground

Adnan al-Kef confirmed that Major General Eidros al-Zubaidi is the plenipotentiary leader of the people, pointing out that some want to take leadership positions or to betray all and stand against them.

Al-Kaf said that the south for all its sons, such as the May 4 million, which authorized the General Zubaidi to form a council representing the south.

http://alomanaa.net/news63621.html

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Hadi government security forces open fire on Southern Movement demonstrators in Abyan governorate, southern Yemen[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-2-2017

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Emirati-backed security forces enforce weapons ban in Shabwah governorate, eastern Yemen[4]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-2-2017

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AQAP militants attack Emirati-backed security forces in Yafa’a district, Lahij governorate, southern Yemen[5]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-2-2017

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PM directs oil companies not to deal with Houtthi-Saleh militias

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10533

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Bahah: the government "worn-out", vows southern military council

The Former Vice President Khalid Bahah, who also served as Yemeni prime minister, attacked the President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi government, calling it "worn-out legitimacy."

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94387

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Suspected AQAP militants detonate IED in Ja’ar city, Abyan governorate, southern Yemen[3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-29-2017

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Transitional Political Council of the South rejects proposal to consolidate security forces under the Hadi government[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-september-29-2017

and

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One of the most important Emirati arms in the south threatens the government of Hadi with expulsion

The deputy that so-called President of the Southern Transitional Council Hani Ben Brik threatened to expel the government of Hadi in reference to the reality of the dominant forces in the south, which the UAE arms has the highest authority in the south.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12840

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Yemeni dies of torture in UAE run prison in Yemen

A Yemeni citizen died under “severe torture” inside a secret prison run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the south of war-torn Yemen, activists on social media, who posted pictures of the victim, said on Friday.

Pictures of the corpse of Ahmed Dubba revealed disturbing signs of torture after it was released from Khanfar Prison.

Previously, Thenewkhalij news website reported that UAE forces in Yemen had carried out a detention campaign against religious scholars and preachers who opposed their presence in the country.

In addition, Thenewkhalij said that there had been campaigns of forced disappearance of Yemenis in the northern governorates of Aden.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170930-yemeni-dies-of-torture-in-uae-run-prison-in-yemen/ and http://www.yemenextra.net/2017/09/29/uae-tortures-a-young-man-until-death/ (with photo) and more photos https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/914606728884473856

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1b

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi sovereign fund to develop holy sites in Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is forming two real estate development firms to boost the capacity of Mecca and Medina to receive pilgrims, in projects expected to create billions of dollars of business, it said on Monday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-fund-realestate/saudi-sovereign-fund-to-develop-holy-sites-in-mecca-medina-idUSKCN1C71DZ

My comment: The reshaping of Mecca to be a Las Vegas in the desert will fasten.

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Saudi king to start Russia visit on Thursday: state news agency

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-russia-king/saudi-king-to-start-russia-visit-on-thursday-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1C71Y2

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Amnesty Slams Saudi Arabia over Executing 100 People in 2017

Saudi Arabia executed another citizen in the capital city of Riyadh, bringing to 100 the total number of the people beheaded by the kingdom since the beginning of the year.

According to the SPA, the man was executed over the murder of another Saudi citizen on Monday. Amnesty International has slammed what it refers to as Saudi Arabia's "execution spree."

http://alwaght.com/en/news/112782

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#Saudi Monarchy shuts down #Qatari owened business in country, billions at stake

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/915054699740631041 referring to https://twitter.com/saudinews50/status/915036708655075329

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Saudi-Arabien steuert auf den Abgrund zu
Am 15. September 2017 war die Spannung in Saudi-Arabiens Städten förmlich mit den Händen zu greifen. Überall war Polizei. Die „Bewegung 15. September“ hatte zu landesweiten Protesten aufgerufen.
Die Bewegung fordert Arbeitsplätze, bezahlbaren Wohnraum, politische Freiheiten und die Beendigung der Unterdrückung der Frauen. In Videoclips, die von saudischen Bürger/inne/n im Vorfeld ins Netz gestellt worden waren, wurde außerdem die Korruption der saudischen Königsfamilie und ihres Staatsapparates sowie die obszöne Kluft zwischen Armen und Reichen angeprangert.

Mit dieser Politik kündigt die derzeitige saudische Führung den seit dem Beginn des Erdölzeitalters geltenden Gesellschaftsvertrag auf.

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=40386#h08

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Ultra sectarian #Saudi Monarchy bans its media from reporting massive #Ashura events in the country to make Shia Arabs invisible (photos)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/914547160766730240

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The last in the world: #Saudi Monarchy lifts ban on women using phones inside universities

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/914831550503628805 referring to https://twitter.com/alekhbariyatv/status/914819970697179136

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#Saudi Monarchy revokes citizenship of a solider while he is fighting on #Yemen front

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/914589964813430791 referring to https://twitter.com/a_saqer55/status/914558412129751047

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Film: #Saudi hosts meeting of #Qatari opposition led by Sultan AlThani

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/914495848624640000

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Yemen War Impacts Negatively on the Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia’s economy has plunges back into recession as the oil sector stagnates and the government sector is hit by austerity policies designed to curb a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

http://newnewss.net/?p=12829 = http://www.mersadnews.net/archives/70691

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EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal on Cooperation Between Moscow and Riyadh

Saudi Prince Turki Faisal Al Saud gave an interview to Sputnik and the Russian television channel NTV.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710021057855693-prince-turki-faisal-al-saud-interview/

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Saudi Arabia’s escalating foreign Policy: the Qatar crisis is just the beginning

Saudi Arabia is losing the shadow war against Iran in the Middle East. Despite the centrality of foreign policy success to mitigate Saudi’s domestic problems, it is losing in Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. The Qatar crisis was a reaction to these failures, but will likely drive Saudi to greater extremes.

http://globalriskinsights.com/2017/10/saudi-arabias-escalating-foreign-policy-qatar-crisis-just-beginning/

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Films: Chaos in Saudi Arabia after the decision to allow women to drive, where some young men attacked women and forcibly removed them from cars and beat them and chasing them in the streets

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1341338265994752/

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1341337655994813/

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1341337175994861/

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1341336199328292/

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Wheels and deals: trouble brewing in the House of Saud

Saudi women being allowed to drive is a smokescreen – Salafi-jihadism is alive and well inside the Kingdom. What's more, another coup may be along shortly

Suddenly, the ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi-jihadism is being hailed by the West as a model of progress – because Saudi women will finally be allowed to drive. Only next year. Only some women. And still subject to many restrictions.

http://www.atimes.com/article/wheels-deals-trouble-brewing-house-saud/

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Saudi women can drive at last but some say price is silence

While the royal decree ending the ban on women driving has been hailed as proof of a new progressive trend in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom, some women say they have been cowed into not speaking about it - a charge the government denies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving-politics/saudi-women-can-drive-at-last-but-some-say-price-is-silence-idUSKCN1C71TD

and more:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving/rain-begins-with-a-single-drop-saudi-women-rejoice-at-end-of-driving-ban-idUSKCN1C217F

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving-sales/women-drivers-seen-reviving-saudi-car-market-idUSKCN1C22ET

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving/saudi-women-rejoice-at-end-of-driving-ban-long-backed-by-clerics-idUSKCN1C213U

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving-envoy/saudi-ambassador-to-u-s-says-his-society-is-ready-to-let-women-drive-idUSKCN1C12ZB

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Lifting the Driving Ban: Saudi Arabia’s Glitzy Stunt

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a media-savvy man, and he has just pressed the button he knew would make headlines: Saudi women will be able to drive for the first time in the history of the kingdom. And the act begat the headlines and the headlines begat a tweet from the President of the United States who himself begat a $110bn arms contract with the Saudis three months ago.

since the West adopted the women of Saudi Arabia’s cause in their desire to drive, the lifting of the ban must be regarded as a giant publicity step forward in human rights, for women’s equality in the Islamic world, and for Saudi Arabia’s “progress” in the Gulf – albeit that every other Arab country in the region has allowed women to drive cars for years – by Robert Fisk

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/29/lifting-the-driving-ban-saudi-arabias-glitzy-stunt/

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Letting Saudi Women Drive

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.

Adding insult to injury, Saudi Arabia’s Shura or Advisory Council voted days after the lifting of the ban to allow women to issue fatwas or religious opinions, long a preserve of male Islamic scholars, for the first time.

Commenting on the lifting of the ban, scholar Haifaa Jawad argued that “the biggest losers are undoubtedly Saudi religious scholars – legitimacy will now be questioned by millions of Muslims in the kingdom and beyond.”

Compounding the prince’s problems is the question whether and at what point the ultra-conservative religious establishment may feel that the cost of remaining silent or supporting reforms may be higher than the cost of standing against him – by James M. Dorsey

https://www.theglobalist.com/saudi-arabia-women-driving-ban-mohammed-bin-salman/

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Saudi driving decree first step in needed changes

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's decree allowing women to get driver's licenses is a bold, if long overdue, step to reverse the kingdom's economic stagnation and answer increasing international criticism. The king and his sons also need to rethink his Yemen strategy, which is making the economy and foreign policy tilt in the wrong direction – by Bruce Riedel

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/saudi-arabia-women-driving-decree-war-yemen-image-economy.html

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Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-driving-arrests/saudi-authorities-pursue-twitter-user-over-womens-driving-threat-idUSKCN1C50H2

(A P)

Reflecting its submissive role, Saudi Monarchy top religious body removes its fatwa forbidding women driving

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/913493135896006656 referring to https://twitter.com/bader_81/status/913052409785651200

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Why is #Saudi state TV still hosting a cleric who has called for God to "destroy" Christians, Jews, Alawites & Shia?

https://twitter.com/DavidAWeinberg/status/913461590032359424 referring to https://twitter.com/saudiatv/status/908633473233166336

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Film: #Saudi Monarchy prevents female college students from leaving campus unless male guardian is present

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/913458550810333184

(B P)

Aramco listing reshapes Saudi Arabia's OPEC oil policy

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-insight/aramco-listing-reshapes-saudi-arabias-opec-oil-policy-idUSKCN1C31H0

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Trumps brandgefährliches Säbelrasseln gegen den Iran
Schrotte den Iran-Deal und mach‘ so aus einer Atomkrise zwei Atomkrisen.
Wenn sich Washington entschließt, den Weg der Hetze und der Konfrontation gegen den Iran weiterzugehen und sich tatsächlich weigert, Teheran die Einhaltung des Iran-Nukleardeals aus dem Jahr 2015 zu bescheinigen, könnte sich die Welt bald neben Nordkorea einer zweiten Atomkrise gegenübersehen.

http://justicenow.de/trumps-brandgefaehrliches-saebelrasseln-gegen-den-iran/

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TRUMP WILL FUEL WAR ACROSS WORLD BY INCREASING U.S. GLOBAL ARMS SALES

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to roll back restrictions on U.S. arms sales abroad, despite the fact he's already selling record numbers of weapons to other countries. Trump is planning to make these changes via an executive order or memorandum at some point this fall, Politico reports. In doing so, experts worry the Trump administration will both intensify existing conflicts and spark new ones across the globe.

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-will-fuel-war-across-world-increasing-us-global-arms-sales-674586

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Trump to unleash more global arms sales

The easing of restrictions on international weapons deals could create U.S. jobs, but critics fear it will inflame war zones.

President Donald Trump is preparing to ease some restrictions on U.S. weapons sales overseas, sparking concerns about further flooding the international market with high-tech weapons and inflaming feuds in hot spots like the Middle East.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/29/trump-global-arms-sales-243282

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The Iran-US tango in Yemen

The US can ill afford to see the Saudis humiliated in Yemen. Not after this summer's toasting of the Islamic Military Alliance

Yet the real object of President Trump's disaffection is Iran. And he is ready to trample on anyone and any multilateral institution to get his nemesis to notice him. He has tried everything.

Initially, at least, conducting a proxy war in Yemen likely appealed to Trump. After all, decimating an already poverty stricken nation renders null and void all notions of collateral damage.

http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/30-Sep-17/the-iran-us-tango-in-yemen

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UAE Faces Growing Scrutiny For Role In Bloody U.S.-Backed Campaign In Yemen

The country has kept a low profile as Saudi Arabia, the leader of the coalition, faces loud accusations of war crimes. But it bears major responsibility for Yemen’s unprecedented pain, a new report argues.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/uae-yemen-growing-scrutiny_us_59ce9b1ae4b05f005d34396c?section=us_politics

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U.S. Arms and Training Fuel UAE’s War in Yemen

The United States has played an enabling role in the UAE’s war effort in Yemen, supplying the bulk of its imported weaponry, training thousands of its military personnel, and refueling its aircraft. Many of the weapons supplied are directly relevant to the war in Yemen – by William D. Hartung

http://lobelog.com/u-s-arms-and-training-fuel-uaes-war-in-yemen/

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RELEASE: REP. KHANNA LEADS BIPARTISAN ACTION TO STOP US MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN

Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Walter Jones (R-NC) have introduced a bipartisan resolution that seeks to stop U.S. military participation in Saudi Arabia's war against the Houthis in Yemen. This is an entirely separate war from the fight against Al Qaeda, yet Congress has never authorized it. By invoking the War Powers resolution, these members want a congressional vote to officially withdraw U.S. forces from this unauthorized conflict.

https://khanna.house.gov/media/press-releases/release-rep-ro-khanna-leads-bipartisan-action-stop-us-military-involvement

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Congress’s War Powers Must Be Made a Reality

It’s time to put an end to the establishment default about endless wars without victory or sense in the Middle East.

What does it take to get Congress to act on vital questions of war and peace? The catastrophe in Yemen may test whether Congress is finally prepared to exercise its constitutional responsibility.

https://www.thenation.com/article/congresss-war-powers-must-be-made-a-reality/

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The House Should Vote to End the U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

At the very least, this resolution will force members in the House to debate what the U.S. has been helping the Saudi-led coalition do to Yemen, and it will put them all on record regarding their willingness to enable an atrocious war against a country whose people have done nothing to us.

House members should vote for this resolution for several reasons. U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war serves no national security interests, and it has nothing to do with combating threats to the U.S. or our allies.

The governments that the U.S. has been helping do all this are all despotic regimes that have been waging this war for the bad cause of reinstalling a puppet ruler who has virtually no support in his own country – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-house-should-vote-to-end-the-u-s-role-in-the-war-on-yemen/

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House Bill Would End U.S. Role in War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war is not only unauthorized, but it is enabling the commission of war crimes and other violations of international law. Ending that involvement could also be the first step in forcing the coalition to halt its campaign and blockade. All House members should join their four colleagues in calling for a stop to U.S. backing for the disgraceful and atrocious war on Yemen.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/house-bill-would-end-u-s-role-in-war-on-yemen/

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BIPARTISAN GROUP TO FORCE VOTE ON U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN WAR

Now, four members of the House from very different ideological poles are teaming up to force the body to vote for the very first time on whether the U.S. should continue to support the Saudi war in Yemen. Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.; Mark Pocan, D-Wisc.; Thomas Massie, R-Ky.; and Walter Jones, R-N.C. have introduced what’s called a privileged resolution to force a vote on the war within 15 days.

H.Con.Res.81 would invoke the War Powers Act to terminate U.S. involvement in the war.

Peace advocates noted that the bill will soon come up to vote, something that Khanna’s office confirmed.

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/02/using-an-arcane-maneuver-bipartisan-group-plans-to-force-congressional-vote-on-yemen-war/

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New Bill Will Show Which Lawmakers Support 'Indiscriminate Bombings of Schools, Marketplaces, Hospitals'

Bipartisan resolution calls for U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led coalition's bombing campaign in Yemen

Introduced by four lawmakers in the House on Wednesday, the legislation cites the War Powers Resolution, declaring that Congress has never given authorization for U.S. forces to be involved in the conflict so the intelligence and refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition's years-long aerial bombings is based on "no provision of law." It also calls the war counterproductive to the stated aim of defeating Al Qaeda.

It calls for removal of U.S. military forces aiding the coalition's campaign within 30 days "unless and until a declaration of war or specific authorization for such use of United States Armed Forces has been enacted."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/29/new-bill-will-show-which-lawmakers-support-indiscriminate-bombings-schools and a few days ago: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/lawmakers-demand-u-s-withdrawal-from-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/amp/

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Congress Must End US Military Support for the Horrific Saudi Bombing of Yemen

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Yemen, and the US military is making things worse. Four members of Congress want to force a vote that could get the US out of an undeclared war and begin to address the crisis.

https://www.thenation.com/article/congress-must-end-us-military-support-for-the-horrific-saudi-bombing-of-yemen/

and from Iran:

(A P)

Despite Congress Bill, Vulture Warmongers Will Circle Above Yemen Prey

However, here’s where the US government's response and Trump's response could lead in a completely different direction if we realize that the United States does not in fact see peace as part of the war, does not see people of Yemen as full members of the international community worthy of peace, security and aid, and does not think their lives matter, literally:

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960710001456

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How the Trump Team’s First Military Raid in Yemen Went Wrong

Two of the most important questions that came from NBC News' multi-month investigation are: Why was Ryan Owens' mission launched nine days after President Trump took office, and what did the mission achieve in terms of weakening al Qaeda?

Bill Owens merely wants straight answers.

The assurances he's gotten from Washington — that the SEALs gathered intelligence that will save American lives in the future — don't put his mind at peace.

"That's not credible," he said. "Let's look at it for what it was. Tell the truth."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-trump-team-s-first-military-raid-went-wrong-n806246 and also https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710021057866874-us-yemen-mission-trump-navy-seal/

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Boris Johnson is trying to treat Yemen like one of his guilty secrets - Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the speeches by Boris Johnson and Michael Fallon at the Conservative party conference, said:

“Today, we heard yet another 4,000-word personal manifesto from Boris Johnson, name-checking no fewer than 21 countries around the world. But two countries were conspicuous by their absence – both in his speech and just as disgracefully in Michael Fallon’s – Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

http://press.labour.org.uk/post/166011342074/boris-johnson-is-trying-to-treat-yemen-like-one-of

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Save the Children accuses Britain over selling of arms to Saudi Arabia

More than £3.3 billion worth of UK arms sales to the kingdom have been licensed since the bombing in Yemen began in March 2015.

Britain has been accused by Save the Children of “exporting fear” to children trapped in Yemen’s civil war by selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

The charity said the UK’s aid effort in the conflict is undermined by selling weapons to the Arabian kingdom, which is leading a coalition in support of Yemen’s internationally recognised government against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/save-the-children-accuses-britain-over-selling-of-arms-to-saudi-arabia-36191437.html

and

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Britain ‘exporting fear’ to Yemeni children through arms sales to Saudi Arabia, charity warns

Britain is “exporting fear” to children trapped in Yemen’s civil war as it continues to supply billions of pounds worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, Save the Children has warned.

https://www.rt.com/uk/405523-yemen-arms-children-saudi/

(A P)

Britain doesn’t have clout to influence Yemen crisis, ex-defense attaché to Saudi tells RT

Fifty years since it abandoned its imperial foothold in Aden, Britain is again involved in the region – this time backing the Saudi-led war in Yemen. But Colonel Brian Lees, a former defense attaché on the peninsula, says there is very little Britain can do to resolve the crisis.

Lees, who was also head of British defense intelligence staff in Washington in the 1980s, thinks beyond bolstering the aid effort to Yemen, Britain can do virtually nothing to help resolve the crisis.

https://www.rt.com/uk/405413-yemen-saudi-britain-arms/ = http://www.cetusnews.com/news/-No-one-has-ever-won-a-war-in-Yemen---ex-defense-attach%C3%A9-to-Saudi-tells-RT.BJNdxLjGAy2Z.html

My comment: This is odd propaganda. The British support for Saudi Arabia (political support; arms trade; logistics) is crucial for the Yemen war.

(A P)

#RSAF Tornado 760/ZE119 loaded with 5x Paveway IV inert bombs during flight test at Warton (photos)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/914336387679301632

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UK foreign policy explained in 13 words: "We do not maintain records of casualty figures for the conflict in #Yemen’ (see image)

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/913735206787584000

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Stars join calls for ban on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Accusation of double standards as British-made bombs fall on Yemen

At the start of the Conservative party conference, when the government is expected to push the case for free trade, the musicians, actors and authors have signed an open letter, co-ordinated by Oxfam, in which they claim that the government’s “double standards” on Yemen have helped fuel the world’s “worst humanitarian crisis”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/01/yemen-saudi-arabia-bombs-british-arms-sales-oxfam

(B P)

Letters: Yemen and the scandal of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/17/yemen-and-the-scandal-of-uk-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia

(A P)

Britische Künstler gegen Rüstungsverkauf an Saudi-Arabien

Britische Künstler haben in einem offenen Brief an die Regierung in London den Stopp des Rüstungsverkaufs an Saudi-Arabien gefordert.

http://parstoday.com/de/news/world-i32569-britische_künstler_gegen_rüstungsverkauf_an_saudi_arabien

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

(A K P)

Yemen within the agendas of the Somali president’s visit to Saudi Arabia

It is clear that Somalia has succumbed to the pressure exerted by Saudi Arabia to drag it to participate in the war on Yemen. This is what is evident in the details of the first foreign visit by the new president of the Republic of Somalia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after the Kingdom and the UAE financed the presidents of the Somali active regions to pressure the president to comply with its demands.

http://www.yemenpress.org/slider/yemen-within-the-agendas-of-the-somali-presidents-visit-to-saudi-arabia.html

(B K P)

Exercise '#ALRIECK2' kicks off between #Saudi & #French Special Forces in King Salman's Mountain Warfare Center

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/915219525884399617

My comment: What the hell do Europeans exercise together with Saudis?????

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Toccateci tutto, ma non il business delle armi con l'Arabia Saudita

Su spinta del Parlamento europeo, a Montecitorio la maggioranza propone un decreto legislativo per imporre ai sauditi un embargo commerciale. Ma lascia libera la vendita di armi al Paese che dal 2015 conduce una guerra illegittima in Yemen con oltre 10mila morti

[Italian Parliament last week decided not to stop the supply of bombs and other armaments to Riyadh, despite the call of the disarmament associations and despite a UN report of last January denouncing bombs made in Italy being dropped on #Yemen's civil infrastructure and - shockingly – civilians]

http://www.linkiesta.it/it/article/2017/10/03/toccateci-tutto-ma-non-il-business-delle-armi-con-larabia-saudita/35693/

(A K P)

Segnale

[Situation on the ground, in #Yemen, is catastrophic. Yet, Italian arms sales to the Saudis does not stop (427 million Euros just in 2016)]

https://www.internazionale.it/opinione/giovanni-de-mauro/2017/09/28/segnale-yemen-guerra-armi

(A P)

Egyptian FM stresses need for political solution to Yemeni crisis in meeting with his Yemeni counterpart in Cairo

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/278152/-.aspx

My comment: This is odd as Egypt is a member of the Saudi coalition and actively takes part in the war.

(A H P)

Jordanian Security Kills Yemeni Youth

Muayad Ali Osman is Yemeni civilian with cirrhosis in the liver traveled two days ago to Jordan Airport Transit for two hours on his way to India for treatment. As being Yemeni nationality, his passport and medicines were booked and thrown into the garbage

At Queen Alia Airport , they prevented him from continuing his therapeutic trip to India and left him to die because of his poor health .. (photos)

http://newnewss.net/?p=12897 and also https://twitter.com/Afrahnasser/status/914578900163989505

(A H P)

#Yemen-i citizen died at Amman airport.
This is the official statement:
The Yemeni Embassy in Jordan issued an explanation regarding the death of Muayyad Ali Othman at Queen Alia Airport in Amman (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1511589908894034/?type=3

and

(A H P)

You may Google translate this document but, in brief, what happened is that a Yemeni citizen died at the airport in Amman, Jordan, while trying to reach India for medical treatment.
His conditions were desperate and was detained at the airport.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1511448638908161 referring to http://m.hournews.net/news-80651.htm

(A P)

Lack of Academic Freedom Plagues NYU Abu Dhabi

When asked about Bazzi’s case, NYU Public Relations echoed the same sentiment that Bazzi said he was told in 2012.

“In the UAE, as in the U.S. and everywhere else, it is the government that controls visa and immigration policy, and not the university,” NYU Spokesperson John Beckman said.

While Bazzi said he agrees at face value with NYU’s reluctance to intervene in the UAE’s sovereign right to govern, he says comparing the UAE and the U.S. as equals is misleading.

https://www.nyunews.com/2017/10/02/lack-of-academic-freedom-plagues-nyu-abu-dhabi/

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

(A P)

National Council on US Arab Relations is dropping #Qatar from its annual conference on #Saudi DCM AlSadhan's request

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/914961235975827457

(A P)

Katar stellt das neue Kapitel in der Tourismusstrategie 2030 vor

Ein entsprechender Plan soll unter anderem festlegen, wofür der Golfstaat als Reiseziel steht.

https://abouttravel.ch/reisebranche/destination/katar-stellt-das-neue-kapitel-in-der-tourismusstrategie-2030-vor/

(A P)

Le Point: Qatar arrests 20 opponents from al-Thani ruling family

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/09/30/Le-Point-Qatar-arrests-20-opponents-from-al-Thani-ruling-family.html

Remark: By a Saudi media.

cp13a Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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Protecting Last Standing Aden Churches

Aden South Yemen was once a cosmopolitan city with diverse religious communities that lived and worshipped side by side until the mid 1990s.

Even though all religions did not fare well during the communist rule of South Yemen, the biggest impact on religious tolerance and diversity came after the unification of South Yemen with North Yemen.

The Hindu temples and churches that were destroyed and looted during the 1994 war are still in ruins today.

More recently, the 2015 invasion of Aden by the North Yemeni Houthi rebels and their Saleh military allies has threatened the remaining churches in Aden.

Currently there are only two churches still open in Aden (photos)

https://medium.com/@samwrax/protecting-last-standing-aden-churches-c41044a5b767

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

(B E)

#Yemen business news: Hot new startup 'Al Soufi for Vegetables' led by ex journalist @nalsoufi rapidly expanding, with 21 branches so far (photo)

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/914096686833782784

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(A T)

#IslamicState #Yemen: 13 new photos of from al-Bayda' incl listening to al-Baghdadi's last message & watching films. Max 14 men in any frame

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/914596472422846466

(A T)

#AlQaeda #Yemen claims it fired 2 rockets at Media & Culture Centre in Rada' city in al-Bayda' on Friday 6.30pm, targeting Houthis.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/914500274735190016

(A T)

#AlQaeda #Yemen releases sermon 19 in Batarfi series. Uses Prophet Yunus/Jonah story to show punishment will be lifted from those who repent (photos)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/914351256277221376

(A T)

#AlQaeda #Yemen claims Security Belt forces injured by IED at checkpoint in Waqqar city Abyan Friday. Brings total #AQAP ops for Sept to 16

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/914033221431525376

(A T)

#AlQaeda in #Yemen & #Maghreb release unusually long statement: "Warning of Doom on the Saud Rulers & Call for Truth to Emerge" (photos)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/913547727186694144

#AQAP #AQIM statement slams #Saudi Westernization, education reform, scholar arrests, calls all Muslims esp Saudis to resist Crusader war

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/913555298387869697

(B T)

Father Tom: Abducted Indian priest was 'treated well' in Yemen

An Indian priest who returned home after being abducted in Yemen last year, says he was treated well during his time in captivity and does not know who his captors were.

"They did not identify themselves in any way. I don't know Arabic and one of them only spoke some broken English," Father Tom Uzhunnalil told BBC Hindi.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41464633

cp15 Propaganda

(A P)

IT’S UP TO THE REBELS TO STOP YEMEN’S WAR

Yemen’s Houthi insurgents chose war when they left political talks three years ago. Now they must decide whether they want peace or more agony – by ABDALLAH Y. AL-MOUALLIMI, Saudi ambassador to the UN.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/opinion/yemen-war-houthis.html

My comment: This is grotesque propaganda, putting reality upside down.

and

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Shameless Saudi Propaganda and the War on Yemen

The New York Times inexplicably gives the Saudi ambassador to the U.N. a platform to recite some propaganda. This part was particularly obnoxious.

As an exercise in deflecting blame for things the coalition is responsible for, this is rather impressive. As an account of what is happening in Yemen and why, it is despicable nonsense.

Jonah Shepp recently summed up the effects of the coalition blockade and war like this:

It is doubly unfortunate that Saudi officials are given high-profile Western platforms for spreading their self-serving lies about the war on Yemen. The view of Yemenis on the receiving end of the coalition’s devastating war is rarely given the same attention or prominence in Western media – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/shameless-saudi-propaganda-and-the-war-on-yemen/

(A P)

Europe lauds KSRelief’s humanitarian work in Yemen

Stylianides praised KSRelief for the assistance it had extended to many countries in the world, especially to Yemeni and Syrian refugees.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1170371/saudi-arabia

My comment: That’s shameful for the EU indeed.

(A P)

PM: Our children must be protected from extremism

Prime Minister Ahmed bin-Daght has said that Yemeni youth have to be protected from extremism and bad ideologies.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-10568

My comment: The worst extremist ideology available in Yemen is Saudi Wahabism.

(A P)

Saudi-led coalition: ‘Qualitative operation’ aims to restore legitimacy in Yemen

The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that the “qualitative operation” against the Houthis is a continuation of the ongoing operations to restore legitimacy in Yemen.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1170891/saudi-arabia

(A P)

We must tackle the Houthis at their source

Saada is a Yemeni governorate close to the southern Saudi border and home to the pro-Iranian Houthi movement and their militia, Ansarullah. Through the Houthis, Iran plans on finding its place at the Kingdom’s southern border, which poses a grave danger not only for Saudi Arabia, but also for any administration in Sanaa.

Riyadh suspects that the Houthi movement is a Trojan horse for Tehran, with the aim of encircling the Kingdom. The Houthis are actively attacking the southern Saudi border and its cities and, if not for Saudi Arabia’s strong defense capabilities, the Houthis’ missiles would have caused panic and serious damage to cities such as Jeddah, Makkah and Taif.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1170756 and very similar by the same author https://english.aawsat.com/abdul-rahman-al-rashed/opinion/steering-battle-towards-saada

My comment: Again not telling that the Saudi bombing war began 10 weeks BEFORE the Houthis began sending missiles against Saudi territory.

(A P)

Saudi Arabia: Houthi-Saleh Militias Endanger Civilians

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/saudi-arabia-houthi-saleh-militias-endanger-civilians

(A P)

UAE reiterates importance of commitment to support legitimacy in Yemen

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/9dc22cb6-79af-4626-b20c-064520540855.aspx

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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The Violations and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 28 Sep 2017 ff.

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/901179363365763/?type=3&theater

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/901179520032414/?type=3&theater

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/902201176596915/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/902641893219510/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/902642099886156/?type=3

(A K PH)

In a New Crime Against Animals: Even Cows Are Not Safe in Yemen

A number of cows belonging to the citizens of Jawf Province died on Tuesday after the Saudi-led coalition targeted a farm in Al-Musalloub District in Al-Jawf.

The coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on a farm in al-Masloub District, leading to the killing of dozens of cows.

http://www.yemenextra.net/2017/10/03/in-a-new-crime-against-animals-even-cows-are-not-safe-in-yemen/

(A K PH)

Film: Aggression launches several raids on homes and farms of citizens in Saada 02-10-2017. The aggression targeted the homes and farms of citizens and the water project and the mosque in the # Baqem # Saada

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/vb.1127621230602273/1661720950525629/?type=2&theater and photo https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/914959687149395968

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Saudi airstrike kills at least 5 people in southwestern Yemen

At least five people have been killed as Saudi Arabia’s warplanes conducted an airstrike on a road in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

According to Yemen's official SABA news agency, the aerial aggression occurred on a road in the al-Barh area of the Maqbanah district on Monday, wounding four other people.

Other reports, however, said at least eight people sustained injuries in the airstrike.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/02/537239/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-airstrike-Taizz-Houthis-Hadi and by Saba http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475690.htm

(A K PS)

Saudi Airstrike Kills 5 Houthi Commanders Near Border

Five Houthi commanders were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in northwestern Yemen near the border with Saudi Arabia on Monday, according to the Yemeni army.

https://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-airstrike-kills-5-houthi-commanders-near-border-1028640 and see also https://english.aawsat.com/thaerabbass/news-middle-east/arab-coalition-fighters-target-coup-military-camps-yemen

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Four citizens killed in two Saudi air strikes on Saada

Four citizens were killed and four others wounded, including a child and a woman when Saudi aggression warplanes waged two raids on their house in Razah district of Saada province, an official told Saba on Saturday.
The strikes hit the house in Bany Saih area.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475451.htm

and

(* A K PH)

Film: For an attack targeting houses and shops in Razih Saada 01-10-2017

In the area of Bani Sayah, the Directorate of Razih in Saada, the aggression of aggression committed a terrible crime during which a child and a woman were killed and three others were injured following two raids on homes and shops

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/914604465826795520

(* A K PH)

Five citizens killed in Saudi air strikes on Saada

Five citizens were killed and 11 others injured when the US-backed Saudi aggression warplanes launched two strikes on Saher district of Saada province, a security official told Saba on Saturday.
The raids hit a water project in the district, killing the five citizens and wounding the other 11 , the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475455.htm

and film: https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/913890734251626498

and

(* A K PH)

US-Saudi Warplanes Kill Civilian Workers in Targeting Water Project in Yemen’s Saada

Five Yemeni civilians were killed and injured 11 others when the warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched an air strike against workers of water project in Lazqol area of Sihar district (photos)

http://newnewss.net/?p=12715

and

(* A K PH)

High toll of the martyrs of the massacre of aggression in the Azqul area of Sa'ada to 8 martyrs and wounded Four:

Names of martyrs in the massacre of Azzul in Saada (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1728444317451555 and https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1728323990796921

and

(* A K PH)

Painful images of a new massacre of aggression, which killed 20 martyrs and wounded, including a child and a woman in Saada

Killed and wounded more than 15 citizens on Friday as a result of raids by the Saudi-American aggression aircraft targeted a water project in the Directorate of Sohar, Saada province.

Security sources pointed out that the aircraft of aggression launched two raids on a water project in the Azgul district of the Directorate of Sohar, which led to the death of 5 citizens and wounding 11 others as an initial result.

The sources confirmed that the number of martyrs can increase because some of the wounded were seriously injured (photos)

http://yemenipress.net/archives/85344

(A K PH)

Citizen killed in nine Saudi air strikes on Saada

A citizen was killed and three others were injured in Saudi aggression air strikes on Kutaf district of Saada province overnight, an official told Saba on Saturday.
One of the strikes hit a citizens' car, killing the citizen and injuring the three others in, while 8 other strikes hit the highway linking between al-Buqa area and Jawf province, the official added

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475478.htm

(* A K PH)

Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave over dozen civilians dead in Yemen

An unnamed security official told Arabic-language Khabar news agency that Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters targeted al-Hamli area in the Mawza district of Yemen's southwestern province of Ta'izz on Friday, leaving 13 people dead and six others injured.

The official added that paramedics transported the wounded to hospitals in the port city of Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, to receive medical treatment.

Separately, five people lost their lives and 11 others sustained injuries when Saudi warplanes launched aerial attacks against Sahar district in Yemen's mountainous northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Later in the day, Saudi fighter jets struck an outdoor market in the Bakil al-Mir district of the northwestern province of Hajjah, killing and injuring a number of civilians.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/29/536910/Fresh-Saudi-airstrikes-leaves-over-dozen-civilians-dead-in-Yemen

(* A K PH)

Film: Martyrs and wounded of the air strike against a populated market in Bakil Al-Mir district, Hajjah province, Sept. 28 in the evening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNKGJ_1eEhQ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/913523372990062593 = https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/videos/1728119334150720/ and photos (screenshots) https://twitter.com/maddllock/status/913504461548589056

(*A K PH)

Yemen death toll rises to13 incl 3 women, 3 kids after US-backed Saudi war criminals bombed late today popular market in Hajja northwest

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/913461272469032961

(A K PS)

Coalition aircrafts destroy military vehicles assibilation plant in Hodeidah

Eyewitnesses told Almasderonline that the Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircraft launched on Thursday a raid targeted a plant belonging to the Houthis-Saleh forces where they collect, maintain, and install military vehicles in al Aqrai roundabout in al Khamseen Street eastern al Hodeidah, western Yemen.

Eyewitnesses added that more than seven people were killed and wounded in the raid, while all the vehicles in the plant were destroyed.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94315

(A K PH)

Film: Aggression targets elementary school in the Directorate of Zaher in Saada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnLDbHSf7c = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/913517962639929347 and screenshots: https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1728423204120333 and https://twitter.com/maddllock/status/913540280380461056

(A K PH)

Film: Scenes of the crime of ugly aggression on the car of a citizen in the Zghan area in # Sarawah # Marib

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6f9V80jJaY = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/913531091205738496

More air raids reported by Saba news:

Reported on:

Oct. 3:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475782.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475728.htm

Oct. 2:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475640.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475625.htm

Sept. 30:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475481.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475472.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475440.htm

(A K PS)

Films: Aerial footage of recent #Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against #Houthi militias near the Kingdom's southern borders with #Yemen

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/913847841273122816

VIDEO: More footage of targeting & destroying #Houthis rocket launchers & vehicles along the southern borders by the #Saudi-led coalition

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/914531805260378113

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

(A K PS)

Taiz: Houthis shell government delegation in 17th Brigade

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94414

(A K PH)

Woman injured in killed by Saudi-paid mercenaries in Jawf

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475453.htm

(* A K)

Jemen: Rebellen schießen US-Drohne über Hauptstadt ab

Die Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen haben nach eigenen Aussagen nördlich der Landeshauptstadt Sanaa eine US-amerikanische Drohne abgeschossen.

https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20171001317672837-jemen-rebellen-us-drohne-abschuss-ueber-hauptstadt/

Das Video vom jüngsten Abschuss einer US-Drohne des Typs MQ-9 Reaper durch Huthi-Rebellen nördlich der Hauptstadt Sanaa hat der Fernsehsender Al-Masirah verbreitet.

https://de.sputniknews.com/videos/20171002317678895-jemen-rebellen-rakete-usa-drohne/

(* A K)

Yemen Houthis say have shot down U.S. surveillance drone - state news agency

Yemen’s Houthi forces shot down a U.S. surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Houthi-controlled state news agency SABA reported.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/yemen-houthis-say-have-shot-down-u-s-surveillance-drone-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1C619H referring to http://www.sabanews.net/en/news475546.htm and http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-drone-shot-down-houthi-rebels-over-sanaa-yemen-1293204430

and films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=s9JUdWBpraQ

https://www.facebook.com/a7ussin/videos/vb.100011300344338/474295009623840/?type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/videos/1511172672269091/

photos: https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/914403111657238529

and

(* A K)

Houthis Shoot Down US MQ-9 Reaper Drone in Yemen (VIDEO, PHOTO)

A video of Houthi militants downing a US surveillance drone in Yemen has emerged in the internet.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710021057865068-yemen-houthi-militants-us-drone/

and

(* A K)

Wreckage of US surveillance drone paraded through the streets of Sanaa after being shot down by rebel forces

Video shows people sifting through the wreckage of the destroyed drone in a street in Yemen capital Sanaa

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/wreckage-surveillance-drone-paraded-through-11273264 and more photos: https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/914809935766138880 and https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/914439292159762433 and https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/914438613898809345

More reporting with films, photos:

http://www.businessinsider.de/video-shows-us-mq-9-reaper-drone-shot-down-over-yemen-2017-10?r=US&IR=T

https://www.sott.net/article/363460-Yemen-Houthis-shoot-down-US-MQ-9-Reaper-drone

(A K PS)

An American MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down Sunday in western Yemen, the Pentagon said

The Pentagon has launched an investigation into the incident, Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Defense Department spokesman, said Monday. He declined to provide additional information, including who had shot down the aircraft or what mission the drone was supporting at the time.

https://www.stripes.com/news/american-drone-shot-down-in-yemen-1.490651#.WdMCZGi0OUl and more:

(* A K PS)

Armed US drone shot down in Yemen

The Pentagon uses the Reaper “to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, including to track terrorist networks,” according to the statement.

“We aren't going to talk specifics due to operational security reasons; the U.S. has security interest in Yemen and works very closely with the Government of Yemen to counter terrorism,” Rankine-Galloway said.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/353524-armed-us-drone-shot-down-in-yemen

My comment: Pentagon confirms – but half only. – Keep in mind that this is an armed drone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper and that it was shot down at Sanaa. The US hardly can tell that its mission was spying AQAP terrorists – at Sanaa there are none. Evidently, US intelligence is supporting Saudi coalition air raids by spotting the ground.

(* A K P)

ISRAEL MILITARY BASES WITHIN RANGE OF MISSILES, YEMEN REBELS WARN

A spokesperson for Yemeni rebels warned Israel not to intervene in the country's civil war, saying Israeli military bases in Africa are within range of their missiles.

Colonel Aziz Rashid, a member of the rebel alliance that ousted Yemeni President Abbed Rabbo Hadi in 2014, accused Israel of fighting alongside a Saudi Arabia–led coalition that is attempting to reinstate the exiled Yemeni leader, and threatened to strike Israeli military installations. He said his forces would also soon have missiles capable of reaching bases in Israel itself.

http://www.newsweek.com/israel-military-base-range-missiles-yemen-rebels-warn-674706?piano_t=1

and

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Yemen’s Houthis threaten Israel’s bases

The Houthi armed group has threatened Israeli bases in Eritrea if it considers joining the Yemen civil war, Al Masirah reported.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170929-yemens-houthis-threaten-israels-basis/

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#Yemen Defence Ministry spox: Saudi/UAE bases in Eritrea used to wage the war on Yemen now within our missile range, naval & ballistic.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/913489444170321921

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Special report: Saudi army setback in borders Scatter coalition plans in Yemen

The Saudi army is currently in a military dilemma due to its failure in the military campaign launched a week or more ago to restore sites and areas controlled by Yemeni fighters in the Saudi territories, which was reflected in delaying the launch of the military escalation plan of the coalition and its loyal forces on the fighting fronts inside Yemen.

http://en.nthnews.net/2017/09/26/special-report-saudi-army-setback-in-borders-scatter-coalition-plans-in-yemen/

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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Activist raises Yemen’s flag over Mount Everest calling for ‘peace’

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/10/01/Activist-raises-Yemen-s-flag-over-Mount-Everest-calling-for-peace-.html

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Film: Jemen feiert Internationalen Tag des Kaffees

https://www.morgenpost.de/videos/AFP_Videos/article212115993/Jemen-feiert-Internationalen-Tag-des-Kaffees.html

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-345-yemen-war-mosaic-345

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-345 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-345:

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/

20:01 03.10.2017
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