Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 348 - Yemen War Mosaic 348

Yemen Press Reader 348: Alles aus Woche 41 Teil 1 (8.-12. Okt. 2017) / All from week 41 Pt 1 (Oct. 8-12, 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

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

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#Houthi rebels leader @Moh_Alhouthi tells #US official he's willing 2 free #US citizens abducted n #Yemen if his family is allowed into #US

My comment: This seems to refer to Yemenis who had worked for the US embassy, one of them Hisham Al-Omeisy. It would be really evident that there is no real objection against Hisham Al-Omeisy (and a second person) at all, but that they just are taken hostage for the private benefit and disposition of Mohammed Al Houthi, just for his private interests. Is this the way the government at Sanaa is ruling a country??

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RR strongly condemned the horrific killing of the wife and child of the teacher Taha Hasan Farea in the al-Jirat village, Abadan district, east of Taiz, Yemen, on Friday evening, October 6, 2017, by firing live bullets at them in cold blood in front of their house and children, brutally and violently to all laws of local and international legislations.

The sources said that the militants of the Houthi/Saleh rebels stormed the village of Al-Jirat, Abadan district, east of Taiz province, on Friday evening and surrounded the house of the teacher Taha Hasan Farea, who is opposing their ideology, when they did not find him, they opened fire on his child Anas, 17, and his wife, Ettihad Qassem Mohammed, 36, who died instantly. They also opened fire on his brother Mohammed, 39, who seriously injured.

Taha Hasan Farea said “More than 20 gunmen from Houthi/Saleh group stormed our village on Friday evening and surrounded my house from all sides. They tried to break into my house. When my child Anas came out, immediately started shooting on him at his head and his neck until he died”.

“My wife Ettihad shocked by the scene of our killed child Anas in front of the house door, embraced by the horrors of son tragedy, then Houthi/Saleh gunmen opened fire on her chest and neck, she passed away immediately” Farea added. He confirmed that “also they open fire on my brother Mohammed, who suffered severe injuries, but survived the death”.

He explained that the militants of the Houthi/Saleh militants exaggerated the abuse of his family, through excessive killing, preventing the rescue of the victims or transfer them to a hospital in Taiz and prevent the head of the family and residents of the village to participate in the funeral as well as they arrest 4 of the villagers who tried to shift the victims to the nearest hospital.


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Their mum was executed by #Houthi militias in front of their eyes & @UNICEF silent Two Fare'a sisters, east #Taiz (photo)

My comment: The Houthi way of communication.

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Families of Yemeni Baha’is Await Their Release After UN Resolution

The United Nations has passed a resolution demanding the release of Yemeni Baha’is imprisoned for their faith. But their families have yet to hear good news.

On September 29th, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed a resolution demanding that Yemen’s government release the seven Baha’is imprisoned for their faith.

The resolution, titled “Human Rights, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building in Yemen,” expressed concern over the restrictions placed on religious minorities, and “further called upon ‘all parties to immediately release all Baha’is detained in Yemen due to their religious belief, to cease the issuance of arrest warrants against them and to cease the harassment to which they are subjected.’”

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Yemen: Houthis Keep Targeting Journalists, Journalist Hamoud Dagsher Receives Death Threats

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, condemned the death threats made to journalist (Hamoud Dagsher), deputy editor-in-chief of Yemen Nation website, by the Houthis Group and the forces supporting the deposed dictator “Ali Abdullah Saleh”, which are currently controlling Sana’a. His report that he filed last Thursday before the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate (YJS) included the continual threats of prosecution, disappearance and physical liquidation by the leaders (the Houthis Group and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh) that dominate Sana’a, in case of continuing his posts and writings on the social network websites.

Noteworthy, journalist Hammoud Dagsher was physically attacked in March 2013, and his house was stormed by the dictator “Ali Abdullah Saleh” supporters in Sana’a; after he refused sticking posters of Saleh on his car.

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Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have been stationing naval forces in and around Yemeni waters since 2015. Western governments approved the show of military force as a way to stop arms reaching Houthi fighters trying to overthrow Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

The de facto blockade is exacting a dire humanitarian toll. The Saudi-led coalition’s ships are preventing essential supplies from entering Yemen, even in cases where vessels are carrying no weapons, according to previously unreported port records, a confidential United Nations report and interviews with humanitarian agencies and shipping lines.

A U.N. system set up in May 2016 to ease delivery of commercial goods through the blockade has failed to ensure the Yemeni people get the supplies they need.

The result is the effective isolation of Yemen

Aid agencies have ramped up their deliveries of food to some parts of Yemen this year. But Yemen imports more than 85 percent of its food and medicine, and commercial shipments have plunged. In the first eight months of this year, only 21 container ships sailed to Hodeida

Food and medicine are being choked off. No commercial shipment of pharmaceuticals has made its way to Hodeida since a Saudi-led airstrike destroyed the port’s industrial cranes in August 2015

In a report published last month, Human Rights Watch said that the Saudi-led coalition “arbitrarily diverted or delayed” seven fuel tankers headed to Houthi-controlled ports between May and September this year.

The government is also diverting all vessels carrying cement and iron to the Yemeni port of Aden, which is under its control, according to the U.N.

In a confidential report submitted to the Security Council in April, U.N. investigators detailed many of the delays ships have faced getting through the blockade.

Riyadh has never formally drawn a line beyond which ships are not allowed to sail. It has not published a list of goods and materials covered by its restrictions. But it says it has the right “to take all appropriate measures to counter the threats” from Iran-backed rebels. A senior official with Iran’s foreign ministry denied allegations that his country provides financial and military support for Houthis in Yemen.

In the last 16 months, UNVIM has processed 685 clearances and granted vessels the right to sail to Houthi-held ports about 80 percent of the time. These vessels delivered nearly 5 million tonnes of food, 2 million tonnes of fuel and 2.5 million tonnes of general cargo, the U.N. told Reuters.

But even after the U.N. grants clearances, all commercial ships have to get approval from a Saudi-managed warship stationed 61 km west of Hodeida port.

This has proven difficult – by Selam Gebrekidan, Jonathan Saul and (with photos) and film:

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Yemen Is Still Being Starved to Death

The coalition blockade has been one of the least-covered aspects of the war in most reports on a war that is already ignored by most media outlets. Together with the air blockade and closure of Sanaa’s international airport, the sea blockade has been depriving Yemen of basic necessities and aid shipments for two and a half years. It has contributed directly to the worsening famine and cholera crises, and it is one of the principal causes of the widespread malnutrition and starvation among the civilian population. The coalition bombing of Hodeidah’s cranes and the ongoing refusal to permit replacements to be brought in has further exacerbated the problem.

The few goods that do make it into the country are far too expensive for most people to purchase in a country where there was already great poverty before the intervention.

Many ships that were bringing in critical supplies of food and medicine have been diverted or severely delayed in making their deliveries

As we can see, this is not just an unfortunate side-effect of an arms embargo gone awry, but has been and continues to be a deliberate policy of starving the population of vital supplies. It is outrageous that the coalition is impeding the delivery of medicine during the world’s worst cholera outbreak, but their role in exacerbating the crisis often goes unmentioned in reports on the epidemic.

The devastating effects of the blockade have been known for the last two years, and they were entirely foreseeable. It was certain that imposing a blockade on a country that imports almost all of its food would cause a massive humanitarian crisis – by Daniel Larison

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“Victory for Yemenis” or “Deeply Flawed”? Deconstructing the Resolution on Yemen

The U.N. human rights council’s new resolution on Yemen is not the “victory” that Amnesty and others claim, but rather a watered-down version of the Dutch proposed draft, which fails even once to condemn Saudi Arabia. Compared to the council’s sharply condemnatory resolution in response to the 2014 Gaza war, which involved a fraction of the casualties caused by the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, the resolution is a slap on the wrist.

Amnesty International hailed the resolution as “a victory for Yemenis,” while Human Rights Watch called it “deeply flawed.”

Key Flaws in final Text

A critical review of the final text confirms that the Human Rights Council dropped the ball on Yemeni civilians

Once again, the politics of petro-dollars trump human rights at the UN’s highest human rights body.

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2 Paths for Yemen’s War-Scarred Children: Combat, or Marriage

Yemen’s War Turns Children Into Young Brides and Soldiers

Desperate families are increasingly selling their daughters off as child brides or letting their boys be recruited as child soldiers.

“It is impossible to say how many kids are being pulled out of school now to be married off or sent to fight, but we know that more and more parents are doing this,” said Meritxell Relano, the United Nations Children’s Fund representative in Yemen. “The lack of livelihood and unemployment is forcing them to do this.”

As with early marriages, children’s rights advocates say the war makes it hard to determine how widespread the use of child soldiers is, but they believe that it has spread in recent years and that it is more common among the Houthis than other armed groups. – By

NOUR YOUSSEF and also an article in Plain English

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The World Against a Yemeni Revolution

Yemen went through major changes in the past few years. It has been considered a poor country that is still suffering until this day. The people of Yemen attempted to adjust the conditions they live in, however they have not received the results they wanted. Two main influential attempts to make a difference are the reasons behind the major changes in Yemen. It all began with the Yemeni revolution in 2011, followed by the Houthis or “Ansarullah” influence over Yemen leading to the Saudi American aggression on Yemen.

In conclusion, the people of Yemen have sacrificed their safety and security for an independent Yemen. Until today, the Saudi American aggression has not been stopped from committing massacres and genocides against innocent civilians. The usage of international forbidden weapons is considered “appropriate” in Yemen. Humanitarian laws did not prevent the Saudi American aggression brutality and inhumanity. This war is what the world charges Yemen for liberty – by Malak Ali

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America's Real Enemy: The Salafi-Jihadi Movement















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Breaking the Cycle of Failed Negotiations in Yemen

Yemen’s conflict is complex and multi-faceted. On the surface, it is a power struggle among the political elite, but it is also driven by long-term frustration with the ruling elite’s corruption at the expense and marginalization of the majority of the Yemeni population. These grievances drove the 2011 youth uprising, have helped fuel the ongoing war, and must be addressed to bring lasting peace.

More than two years of UN-led negotiations to end Yemen’s war have failed. This failure is a result of an elite dominated process between opposing sides unwilling to settle their differences and concede power. To end the conflict and create a lasting peace, these talks must include representatives from all aggrieved regions and parties.

Peace talks should also include negotiations on the division of Yemen into federal regions that establish a fair balance of power and resources and address key regional grievances that have helped fuel conflict.

Reaching political agreement will take time – by Nadwa Al-Dawsari =

Remark: From May 2017. I could not read and discuss this in detail.

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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What Yemen can learn from the historical experience of cholera

These wartime conditions allow us to draw parallels with the historical experience of epidemic – after all, it is the massive displacement and conditions of war that have allowed the disease to reemerge and wreak destruction in Yemen. War has overcome the near eradication of cholera that modern advances in medicine and international public health organisations have allowed. So how did these advances come to pass and what can we learn from the historical experience of cholera?

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Yemen’s Man-Made Cholera Outbreak Is About to Break a Record

At last count on Oct. 1, Yemen had 777,229 suspected cases of cholera, with the death toll at 2,134 people, according to the World Health Organization. Soon, Yemen will surpass Haiti, which has documented about 815,000 cholera cases. In Haiti, however, the outbreak began in 2010 and has taken seven years to reach that figure. In Yemen, it has taken only about six months to reach those alarmingly high numbers.

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Film by Press TV Iran: Yemen cholera outbreak set to be worst on record

Aid organizations are sounding the alarm as the number of cases in Yemen’s cholera epidemic, fueled by the Saudi War, is set to hit world record highs.

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Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery

One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

Save the Children said in August that children under 15 represent nearly half of new cases and a third of deaths, with malnourished children more than six times more likely to die of cholera than well-fed ones.

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Film: The incidence of cholera in Al-Mahweet increased to 47,142 deaths (Arabic)

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Oh northerners! Do not give up your land, otherwise you would regret…. Aden-Alghad’s Editor

The prominent journalist and editor-in-chief of the Aden al-Ghad newspaper, Fathi ibn Zark, sent a message he described from the heart to the living population in the northern regions under the title “Do not take your land and regret it.”

The text of the message

I have a word and a message that I want to convey to the northern brothers in the areas controlled by the Huthis and the Salih forces. It is a message from the heart and I hope that they reach their hearts, minds and all their senses.

I would like to tell you that we are not okay in Aden and the south in general two years after the end of the war here.

I am saddened by the situation that the “South” reached today after all these sacrifices.

I would like to inform you that I have valuable advice that I hope you will hear well and my advice and admonish are: “Do not take your land and give it to strangers as we unfortunately did.”

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Saudi National Guard Prepping for New Deployment to Yemen Border

Saudi Arabia is preparing to send a new, American-trained and supplied helicopter unit to battle along its southern border with Yemen, in what promises to be a new escalation in the kingdom’s two-year-old war with Houthi rebels.

The deployment, slated for later this year, also represents an expansion of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, which for a century has been tasked primarily with protecting the royal family, guarding oil facilities, and providing security for the cities of Mecca and Medina.

My comment: The US is warring party in Yemen, as seen here again. The US train local allies to fight for US interests, remember the death squadrons in Guatemala, El Salvador and other Latin American countries as well. Nothing has changed ever since.

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Audio by Radio Islam International: Yemen: When the world looks away

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Film: Yemen : A Better Story | Yemen 5 | Everybody's Lying About Islam 23

The problem with Yemen is the stories we tell about it. The war in Yemen is not about Terrorism and Iran. It's about Freedom. and

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Yemen rebel rift opens door to Saudi-brokered peace: ICG

A rift in Yemen's rebel camp has opened the door for Saudi Arabia to mediate in a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives, the International Crisis Group said Wednesday.

In a report, ICG said Saudi Arabia and its allies -- including the US and Britain -- should move fast to "capitalise on a division that they have encouraged".

It said they should turn the political rift between Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh and his Huthi allies into a ceasefire and ensure the rebels cut all ties with Shiite Iran.

"The timing is ripe but the opportunity easily could slip away," ICG said. and also and by Emirati media:

My comment: This is odd. Internal strife never leads to peace, quite the contrary is true. Internal strife in the Houthi / Saleh coalition could of course lead to a Saudi victory, but what does this have to do with peace? Does the ICG think “peace” and “Saudi victory” to be the same? And it is totally absurd to assume that Saudi Arabia should “mediate” in this conflict in which it is the main warring party having caused the greatest catastrophic impact on Yemen. – Look for ICG: . Read: “Funding. Crisis Group raises funds from mainly western governments, charitable foundations, companies and individual donors. In 2011/2012, 49% of its funding came from governments, 20% from philanthropic organisations, and 31% from individuals and private foundations”. Honni soit qui mal y pense. – And read this: Imperial Crusaders For Global Governance:

Comment: Fantasy of suspended logic, passed off as analysis.

Listen: No matter what happens in Sanaa, even outright clashes between Houthis & Saleh forces, the outcome will not benefit Saudi Arabia.

To further suggest that Saudi Arabia can broker any sort of ceasefire in Yemen is patently ridiculous.

Tip to @CrisisGroup: Stop trying to funfigy every qat burp in Yemen into a possible exit solution for the self-inflicted Saudi morasse.

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Despite Stalemate In Yemen, People Face Famine And Cholera Outbreak

A civil war in Yemen appears to be at a stalemate, but the U.N. is warning it has created a disastrous humanitarian situation which is only getting worse. Yemen was already one of the poorest countries among its neighbors. Now a third of its population faces famine while a massive cholera outbreak continues. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports (Audio; Transcript)

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Die gezielte Bombardierung von Zivilisten in Jemen

Eine High-Tech-Bombe der USA trifft unglücklicherweise ein Wohnhaus. War es nicht doch ein gezielter Abwurf?

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Wer auf Ärzte schießt, gewinnt den Krieg

Es ist eine abscheuliche Praxis in Kriegsgebieten wie in Syrien und im Jemen: Ärzte werden direkt angegriffen. Zivilisten leiden ohne sie unter Seuchen oder sterben.

Gewalt gegen Ärzte wird im Jemen, in Afghanistan und vor allem in Syrien längst zur Kriegsstrategie. Das Kalkül ist simpel: Der Gegenseite medizinische Hilfe zu entziehen, soll helfen, als Sieger vom Schlachtfeld zu gehen. Dabei nehmen Konfliktparteien den Tod Hunderttausender Zivilisten billigend in Kauf.

"Aber was wir in Syrien und im Jemen sehen, hat eine neue Dimension. Die Angriffe werden immer systematischer."

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Saudis could seek Russian bailout in Yemen

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s Oct. 4-5 visit to Moscow ignited new speculation over Russia’s growing role in the Middle East: this time, in Yemen.

Salman’s visit to Moscow could kick-start Russian mediation efforts to reconcile Yemeni differences, potentially in a way that benefits Saudi Arabia over Iran — the Saudis’ bitter enemy and rival proxy in Yemen’s civil war.

Russia seems the logical choice to solve the Yemen crisis.

Riyadh is desperately searching for mediators to resolve the Yemeni conflict. The situation throws the door open for Russia.

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Yemen government calls for releasing 8 fishermen detained by Saudi

Yemen's government called for releasing eight Yemeni fishermen detained by a Saudi-led coalition forces off Hodeidah port city.

The fishermen were intercepted and detained while fishing in the Yemeni waters off Hodeidah earlier this week.

My comment: Sanaa government.

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Saudi Arabia’s visit to Russia coincides with retreat of the US role in the region. Saudi Arabia’s failure in the region, especially in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, has forced the Saudi regime to change its strategy in the region.

The visit was followed by Saudi Arabia being blacklisted by the United Nations for its crimes in Yemen. The punishment did not come for the eyes of Yemen’s children, but was considered an American-Israeli pressure until Saudi Arabia returned to them.

My comment: I do not follow this opinion regarding the UN.

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Al Qaeda, ISIS are ‘Biggest Winners’ in Saudi Campaign

As war in Yemen drags on, the people of Yemen are facing severe humanitarian circumstances, with many starving, succumbing to disease, or unable to receive necessary medical supplies. According to Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in the country’s capital of Sana’a, many Yemenis feel blame their misfortunes on the Saudi-led coalition that continues to conduct regular air strikes in support of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Cipher Brief’s Bennett Seftel spoke with Arrabyee about the daily difficulties facing the Yemeni population as well as how the U.S. can help bring an end to the country’s three-year-old civil war.

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Saudi Arabia Coalition Does Not Allow Cranes to Yemen Port to Unload Ships with Humanitarian Aid

The coalition led by Saudi Arabia for nine months does not allow the UN to deliver cranes to the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to unload ships with humanitarian aid and commercial cargo.

This was stated on Thursday by the official representative of the Secretary General of the World Organization Stefan Dujarrik.

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Saudis prevent exposing the truth about bitter facts in Yemen by imposing a blockade and banning the free access of journalists, said an English journalist who was hardly able to enter Yemen.

A senior international correspondent for BBC Nikola Karim recently visited Yemen and published her observations in the form of an audio report.

The translated text of the report is as follows:

Journalists are almost banned to enter the country

It’s morning and we are approaching Yemen’s Port of Aden. It is very difficult to enter this country and narrate what is happening here. The Saudi-led coalition controls commute.

The Saudis have limited journalists’ access. They prevented our flight to Yemen. Therefore, we found a way to Yemen by a boat.

Journalists who want to enter Yemen are under serious control. This is one of the reason that the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is covered less in the press. =

Remark: That is a report by Orla Guerin from July, look at YPR 328.

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Film: On the #DayOfTheGirl, here what few girls in Sanaa miss the most- given the ongoing conflict.

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Yemen: Health Cluster Bulletin August 2017

Health Cluster partners continue to provide health services to the people of Yemen, supporting 485 health facilities and mobile medical teams, paying incentives to health workers and supporting the local health authorities.

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Film: Jemen: Ein Jahr ohne Lohn

Seit 1 Jahr wird das Personal des Al-Kuwait-Krankenhauses nicht mehr bezahlt. Viele arbeiten weiter. Sie fühlen sich moralisch verpflichtet. Obwohl viele unbezahlt weitermachen, wird die medizinische Versorgung immer schwieriger. Es fehlt an Medikamenten und anderen Gütern.

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Film: Yemen: Saving lives without salaries

Tens of thousands of Ministry of Public Health and Population staff have not received their salaries in one year.

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I’m back at school to fight illiteracy

Throughout this period of deep uncertainty for the community, UNICEF was on the ground supporting children to continue their education in times of crisis. By the end of 2016, almost 350 schools had been re-opened, with 150,000 children able to go back to their schools.

But before schools reopened in Sa’ada, 40 community classes opened in mosques, deserted or private houses, and even shops in February and March 2016. UNICEF supported them with white boards, school bags, and water tanks. During the rest of 2016, UNICEF supported 101 schools with small start-up grants

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“If you educate a girl you educate a whole nation”

Today, Fatima is 25 years old and a volunteer for CARE International in Yemen. On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl (11 October) she reflects on how she got married us a twelve year old girl, and why she thinks that education is key.

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3680 (1 week) w/different nationalities stopped while trying to cross the border from Yemen to Saudi Arabia referring to (photos)

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"40" internal displaced families in the Yemen's capital, Sana'a, have been supported with winter clothes. With these clothes, the families would protect themselves even little from the coldness they currently face in the camps.
Best thanks to donors who enabled us to alleviate the pain of these most vulnerable families. (photos)

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Bischof Hinder zur humanitären Katastrophe im Jemen: "Für die meisten zu weit weg"

Fast unbemerkt von der Weltöffentlichkeit spielt sich im Jemen eine der schlimmsten humanitären Katastrophen der jüngsten Zeit ab. Doch warum bleibt die internationale Aufmerksamkeit aus und welche Perspektiven gibt es für die Menschen dort?

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As soon as teachers strike in #Yemen ends, @monareliefye to distribute school bags to orphan students in Sanaa & Hodeidah governorates.

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Yemen Factsheet, September 2017

20.7 million people (including 11.3 million children) within Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

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Yemen: el personal sanitario salva vidas pero lleva un año sin cobrar

Pedimos a la comunidad internacional apoyo financiero urgente para que los trabajadores sanitarios reciban pagos inmediatos y evite un mayor deterioro de los servicios médicos.

En nuestro nuevo informe 'Salvando vidas sin cobrar un sueldo’ , alertamos que el colapso del sistema de salud público de Yemen se debe, en parte, a que el personal sanitario lleva un año sin cobrar su sueldo.

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Yemen: Organizations 3W Operational Presence (as of 31 August 2017)

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Students learn about refugee law in Yemen’s war zone

A group of law students takes part in a mock court hearing known as a “moot” in which they will arbitrate two refugee cases.

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Yemen UNHCR Weekly Update, 29 September - 5 October 2017

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Yemen Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster Winterization Strategy: October 2017 – February 2018

This document represents the Winterization Strategy for IDPs and affected populations. It is part of the Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster efforts to put in place measures to support people of concern in order to avert the risk of humanitarian tragedy and loss of life during the winter months

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UNHCR Yemen Fact Sheet, September 2017

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than one year

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Yemen UNHCR Weekly Update, 22 - 28 September 2017

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Sana'a: Hundreds of teachers demand Houthis pay their salaries

Hundreds of teachers protested in the capital Sanaa on Sunday demanding the authorities of the Houthis group to pay their salaries that was cut off a year ago, while the Houthis announced their volunteering to teach.

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Basema Ariqi, Deputy Youth & Sports Minister of #Yemen left us.
You may recall she had a liver condition and we asked, for her and thousands of other ill Yemenis, the opening of
#Sanaa Intl. airport.
No one listened to us. Basema passed away today. RIP Basema. And forgive us (photo)

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A Joint Political Meeting in Sana’a Headed by Al-Sammad

Head of the Supreme Political Council, Mr.Saleh al-Sammad, held a joint meeting on Saturday, in Sana’a,of the Supreme Political Council, the chairman and members of the Presidency of the House of Representatives and the President and members of the National Salvation Government.

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Al Houthi forces reportedly prevented the al Houthi-Saleh Foreign Minister and his staff from accessing their office in Sana'a city, northern Yemen on October 7. The al Houthi forces claimed that President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al Samad issued the directive. .[3]

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

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Emirati-backed al Hizam security forces arrested local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander Jamil al Saqqaf during a raid [5]

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Demonstrators supporting the Transitional Political Council of the South demanded the dismissal of the internationally recognized Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Bin Daghir in Ataq city, Shabwah governorate and al Mukalla and Sayoun cities, Hadramawt governorate, eastern Yemen on October 10 .[2]

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South Arab Media Agency and all its workers deeply congratulate our brave People of ‎the South

Remark: The separatists’ new press agency.

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UAE-trained troops secure key Yemeni highway

The 250-kilometre road links Shabwa province, where Al Qaeda have been in retreat, with the Saudi border in the north

Pro-government troops trained by the UAE secured a key highway in Yemen linking a southern province to the Saudi border.

The operation to secure the 250-kilometre road from Shabwa province was carried out by Yemeni special forces, a security source told AFP. Shabwa province was a former bastion of Al Qaeda.

"The highway had been under the control of Al Qaeda, gangs and robbers," the source said, adding that "security forces were facing constant ambush".

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Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions

Security forces in the southern Yemeni city of Aden arrested 10 members of an Islamist partner in the internationally-recognized government, the Islah party said on Wednesday.

Aden is dominated by local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015 to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power but is hostile toward Islamists.

The arrests could raise tension within the coalition

Security forces also closed down the party’s office in the al-Qaloua district of Aden, Islah said in a statement.


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Yemen police arrest Islamists after deadly Aden bombing

Yemeni police have arrested 10 members of the Islamist Al-Islah party, the group said Wednesday, following a roadside bombing that killed a cleric with ties to the United Arab Emirates.

Imam Yassin al-Adani, a Yemeni cleric who serves as spiritual advisor to UAE troops allied with the government in Yemen's war, was killed when a roadside bomb struck his car near the Zayed mosque in the southern city of Aden on Tuesday, multiple security sources told AFP. =

and how Southern separatists see it:

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Attacking Reform Party Headquarters in al-Qualloa – Adan, Seizing weapons and Explosive and Arrest of Terrorists

In a joint intelligence operation with UAE launched at dawn of Wednesday October 11th 2017, anti-terrorism forces aborted a terrorist act targeting the 14th October million marsh, loyal to the Southern Transitional Council at Al-Mualla street – Adan, through planting explosive in Hilux vehicle. Anti‎-terrorism forces attacked headquarters of the Reform Party at al-Qualloa – Adan and arrested 7 terrorists who proved to be “ISIS” fighters in addition to seizing explosives and huge amount of highly explosive C4 prepared to be planted in a Hilux vehicle for targeting the event.

Remark: Islah Party is Islamist, but not terrorists; they are supporters of president Hadi and hostile to the Emirates. Thus, this action is part of an interior power struggle in southern Yemen.

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Under Protection of Hadhramauti Elites, the Southern Transitional Council of Al-Makla Opens its Headquarters and Calls for Supports to Mobilize This Afternoon in Celebration of 14th October Revolution

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Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council Arrives to Adan ‎

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Abu Yamama: We Will Never Abandon the Southern Transitional Council’s Support and we Call for‎ All Southern People to Mobilize to Al-Mualla Event ‎ Tuesday October 10th 2017

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For the event of Glorious 14th October

Dear fellow citizen: your mobilization to Adan is a patriotic duty and legal right so never miss it so as to be able to raise your voice and clearly say your word at Al-Mualla Square to establish the‎ main pillars of the Southern State and its principles and goals. A few days separate us from vital ‎decisions the southern transitive council should take to move stagnant water towards fulfilling the expectations of our southern people.

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Graduation of the Second Batch from Military Police Camp of Adan

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Al-Kaf Represents the Southern Transitive Council in an International Workshop in Amman

Adnan Al-Kaf, member of the southern transitive council represents the council in an international ‎workshop held in Amman by Chatham House British Institute about the southern cause next Thursday for two days.

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Member of the Supreme Committee of Hadhramaut Conference: The National Assembly will be the‎ Supreme Legislative Authority in the Southern Transitive Council.

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Return of 28 injured to Adan International Airport after being Treated in India at the expense of ‎UAE

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Two martyrs in Al-Subaiha Kahioub due to a Mortar shell explosion

Two members of the southern resistance in Al-Subaiha – Kahioub were killed today after targeting ‎their motorbike with a mortar shell during a military mission in Kahioub

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Wave of rage among Marib activists after #Yemen government appointed the cousin of Houthi leader's second hand as director of Security of Mareb.

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UN Notifies Ben Doghr with Termination of His Government’s Financial Powers Due to Corruption

Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Doghr met UN official today in Al-Maasheek presidential palace who told him directly that the international society and UN are no longer able to support the legitimacy ‎government in the light of its undeniable failure in fulfilling its responsibilities towards the people and paying salaries while the government is still printing billions of cash papers without monetary cover and getting millions of US Dollars as international and regional aids in addition to revenues of‎ oil, customs, and taxes. The international society, including Saudi Arabia, is fully convinced that this‎ failure can never be allowed to continue and the government should stop manipulating these aids‎ through practicing professional, neutral and trustworthy monetary and developmental policies and ‎reconstructing the country in addition to payment of delayed salaries and good use of the state’s revenues and international aids. ‎

Remark: By the press agency of southern separatists.

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Al-Jazeera reports on what Yemenis have been repeatedly reporting to @BelqeesTV awhile ago, "UAE are taking over lands at Socotra island in Yemen"

referring to

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Film: UAE Undersecretary buys large land in Daksim Nature Reserve in Yemen


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Film: #Soqotra Yemeni Island is being abused under the UAE occupation (Arabic) =

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UAE, Sudan Make Mistakes and problems in Aden

The forces of the United Arab Emirates and the Sudanese controlling Aden city in the south of the country ,Sunday morning, against the sanctity of the house of Sheikh Salafi south by storming it .


A Woman and a Girl Killed in Aden, Southern Yemen

The woman and her daughter lost their lives in a shooting incident that is believed to be a family-related attack in Al-Mualla District inside their home, local source reported to YemenExtra.

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AQAP militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting Emirati-backed al Hizam security forces in Mudiyah district, Abyan governorate, southern Yemen on October 8 [3]

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Machthaber profitieren vom Bürgerkrieg im Jemen

Der Bürgerkrieg im Jemen lohnt sich für die Einflussreichen: Während die Not der Armen wächst, werden die Machthaber laut dem UN-Sonderbeauftragten reicher. An einer Lösung des Konflikts sind sie nicht interessiert.

Der UN-Sicherheitsrat rief alle Beteiligten auf, den Zugang für humanitäre Hilfe zu gewähren, und sicherzustellen, dass Angestellte des öffentlichen Dienstes ihre Gehälter bekämen. und auch

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UN-Gesandter für Jemen: „Fehlendes Interesse“ an Konfliktlösung

Der UN-Sondergesandte für den Jemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, hat den fehlenden Fortschritt auf dem Weg zu einer Lösung des Konflikts im Jemen kritisiert. Während die Menschen im Jemen unter einer menschgemachten humanitären Katastrophe litten, verstellten die Konfliktparteien weiter den Weg zu einer friedlichen Lösung, berichtete Ahmed vor dem Sicherheitsrat.

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Yemen Parties Pursuing ‘Futile and Cruel’ Military Conflict, as Influential Leaders Seek Power Rather Than Solutions, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Security Council 8066th Meeting (AM)

With parties to the conflict in Yemen pursuing a futile and cruel military conflict of benefit only to a few of the powerful, millions of citizens were enduring the worst suffering in the nation’s history, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefing alongside John Ging, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the sharp increase in civilian casualties showed the warring parties’ continued disregard for their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, including their obligation to stop recruiting child soldiers and to end sexual and gender-based violence.

The Special Envoy said an agreement to secure access of humanitarian and commercial goods to the Hudaydah western seaport and distribution to the rest of the country, opening Sana’a airport and ensuring consistent salary payments would be essential, but could not replace a broad solution towards a comprehensive peace agreement. He said he was in the process of discussing a proposal to rebuild trust and to bring the parties back to the negotiating table.

Yemen’s representative expressed support for the Special Envoy’s efforts, but noted that peace could not be achieved unilaterally. Since the Houthi Alliance had started the war three years ago, millions of people had plunged into misery = and the envoy’s briefing in full and photos

My comment: This again shows the enormous hypocrisy of the Security Council: It’s Western powers have fueled the conflict from it’s very first day on; by enforcing a biased position to the Council, they had blocked any possibility for reaching a peaceful solution – since their biased resolution 2216 from April 2015 up to now. – And as always, it’s just the Hadi government (“Yemen” in this report) who can blow its propaganda bubbles.

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Yemen: the Security Council supports a political solution

The members of the Security Council reiterated their support for a political solution as the only way to end the conflict in Yemen and their call for the parties to immediately agree upon the modalities for a durable cessation of hostilities.

The members of the Security Council deeply regretted the lack of progress in the political process and the worsening of the humanitarian situation.

My comment: The members of the Security Council themselves bear a great part of the responsibility for this situation they hypocritically deploy here.

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Statement to the Security Council on Yemen, 10 October 2017, as delivered to the Council by OCHA Director of Operations John Ging

I take this opportunity to highlight three of the challenges facing the Yemeni people and humanitarians, notably humanitarian access and its limitations, the impact of civil servants’ salary interruptions and how it’s impacting on food insecurity and critical services, and the continued risks to commercial access to the country.

Humanitarians face unacceptable obstacles from all sides in carrying out relief efforts in Yemen.

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Film: On #Yemen, ICP asked UN IOCA on what basis he claims Houthis will meet him. He didn't answer - nor did French PR Delatte

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Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is no longer off the UN blacklist for human rights violations. The Kingdom has been spoiled by the UN for over two years, but this hiding has now come to an end. The UN can no longer overlook Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

The UN's recent move to blacklist the Kingdom is an indicator of the excessive human rights breaches committed by the oil-rich Arab country.

The legal team at the Yemen Transitional Justice Network (YTJN) late last month met in The Hague with a number of lawyers and international law experts to finalise a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, to be presented to the International Court of Justice.

This UN resolution is not a political or a manipulative step. Instead, it is a necessary measure to help protect childhood in Yemen.

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Report of the Secretary-General: Children and armed conflict

Dated Aug. 24. Yemen: Page 27 –29, point 187–200.

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

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Russia Ready to Mediate Talks between Tehran, Riyadh: Deputy FM

Bogdanov added that Moscow has always highlighted the need to resolve the issues between the two countries.

"Many problems would have been much easier to resolve had there been mutual understanding and trust between Tehran and Riyadh,"Bogdanov said.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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after weeks of disappearance from public , #Saudi heir MBS publishes audio fomenting rumors he's injured n shootout referring to

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Film: Lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia ,- do not mix it with gender equality!

Here is the full interview with me [Hana Al-Khamri] on lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, - @SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster.

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Saudi balances recession, deficit in tough decision on energy reform

Saudi Arabia is expected to decide by the end of this month on the timing of domestic fuel and electricity price hikes that could risk pushing the economy further into recession, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Saudi war on Yemen forces spike in energy prices

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Saudi Arabia’s brand valuation soars by 19%

Saudi Arabia’s international brand value has soared by 19 percent, ranking the Kingdom second in the region after the UAE, according to a report released Monday.

Comment: Killing Yemeni children is a branding boon, apparently.

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The Saudi obsession with arms stockpiles to hide its military failures

Arms deals is an obsession for the Saudi regime taking top agenda priority. In light of the strong Saudi relations with Washington, there are many reasons for Saudi Arabia to stockpile huge sophisticated wide range of US weapons.

The war of aggression on Yemen represented a real test for US weapons that have been flowing into Saudi Arabia for decades costing hundreds of billions of dollars, however unable to achieve the goal of occupying Yemen as jointly pre-planned with the White House.

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Lifting its famous driving ban is just one facet of Saudi Arabia’s global PR campaign

Until recently, Saudi Arabia did little to promote its public image in the west. Now, its crown prince is pictured tieless, chatting with Mark Zuckerberg

Saudi Arabia’s recent announcement that women would finally be issued with driving licences was the single biggest thing the country could do to improve its global image. It was not just a PR stunt in that it reflects social change and economic necessity; women are increasingly educated and working, and there is almost no public transport. But changing the rules on women driving has helped to shift the international media spotlight away from austerity, autocracy, arrests, the war in Yemen and the row with Qatar, and onto Saudi Arabia’s social and economic liberalisation.

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Oil rises 2 percent on signs rebalancing underway

Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Tuesday, supported by Saudi Arabian export cuts in November and comments from OPEC and trading companies that the market is rebalancing after years of oversupply.

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Oil rises above $56 on Saudi export cut

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Mohammed bin Salman's reforms can't disguise the grim Saudi reality

The current wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia is part of a larger pattern setting the stage for Mohammed Bin Salman to assume power under a new social contract. The consequences for the kingdom could be huge

While the world - and global media - have been very taken by Saudi Arabia's announcement of lifting the ban on women driving, other more important developments taking place in the kingdom have not made global headlines. A fresh round of illegal detentions that has taken place recently included judges, preachers and media pundits as well as 21 Saudis for posting dissenting material on social media.

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Yemen war ‘unconstitutional’ says trio of US lawmakers

A group of Congressmen from both major parties is hoping to force a vote over Washington’s involvement in Yemen, with a resolution invoking the War Powers Act to force the US to stop aiding the Saudi-led coalition in its bombing campaign.

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Support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen targeted by bill in US Congress

Bill's sponsor, Ro Khanna, tells Middle East Eye that US support for Saudi's campaign in Yemen was not authorised by Congress

Pulling support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen is not enough: the United States must go further and probe whether its decades-old ties with Riyadh have helped it – or simply sucked Washington into divisive, bungled Middle Eastern quagmires, US Congressman Ro Khanna told Middle East Eye.

Khanna, a Democrat representative for California’s Silicon Valley area, urged the House to vote this week on his bill to stop helping the Saudi-led coalition with military targeting and the mid-air refuelling of warplanes in Yemen.

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I'm happy to report our pressure worked and we successfully staved off Republican Leadership's attempt to kill vote on #HConRes81 for now 1/

We now have three more weeks to rally more support and co-sponsors on #HConRes81 before it comes up for a vote again Nov. 2!

It's up to us to make clear to Republican leadership that they can't keep maneuvering out of votes on war & peace issues

Especially when the US is playing integral role in creating massive humanitarian suffering in #Yemen in a war Congress never authorized

So keep calling! Keep demanding your Reps co-sponsor#HConRes81 and stop the US from aiding and abetting #Saudi #UAE crimes in #Yemen!

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Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen

For nearly three years, the United States has been participating alongside a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a brutal military campaign in Yemen.

This is horrifying. We have therefore introduced a bipartisan congressional resolution to withdraw American armed forces from these unauthorized hostilities in order to help put an end to the suffering of a country approaching “a famine of biblical proportions,”

American involvement in this unauthorized conflict against the Houthis was pursued by the Obama administration for political purposes — “a way of repairing strained ties with the Saudis, who strongly opposed the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran,” as Foreign Policy put it.

There’s a good reason that the Constitution reserves for Congress the right to declare war – By RO KHANNA, MARK POCAN and WALTER JONES

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A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

The bipartisan initiative has put fear in the hearts of the House leadership, so much so that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is reportedly seeking to use an extraordinary, undemocratic maneuver to deny the measure a vote.

The U.S. role in the Saudi war effort is far from incidental.

A strong vote in favor of the Khanna/Pocan/Massie/Jones bill would signal to the Saudi regime and its coalition partners that U.S. support for their devastating intervention in Yemen is not a blank check, and that political opposition to the U.S. role in supporting that war is accelerating – by Kate Kizer and William D. Hartung

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Congress must weigh in on Yemen

Congress has had no say in U.S. involvement in the war. Out of cowardice, political concerns, general disinterest in Yemen or (unjustified) allegiance to Saudi Arabia, lawmakers have not debated — let alone voted on — whether U.S. national security interests are served by picking winners and losers in a proxy contest between rival Mideast factions. U.S. participation has been left to the president to decide, as if Congress had no responsibility in scrutinizing American foreign policy.

Supporters and opponents of U.S. policy in Yemen should make their case to the American people through Congress, just as the founders intended and the Constitution requires. Lawmakers have the power to make that happen, but that power is meaningless if they refuse to use it – by Daniel DePetris

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Stop the War on Yemen: Pass H. Con. Res. 81

Reps. Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan, and Walter Jones explain why they are co-sponsoring H. Con. Res. 81 to halt U.S. support for the war on Yemen.

I applaud the Congressmen for their leadership on this issue. It would be easy for members of Congress to ignore what is being done to Yemen with our help, and challenging U.S. involvement in any war is always an uphill battle, but if any war involving the U.S. should be challenged and halted it is this one.

We are all familiar with the pro-Saudi talking points that will be used to oppose the resolution, so let me answer them now. First, supporters of the war will say that the U.S. has to support our “allies” as they “defend themselves.” This is wrong on all counts – by Daniel Larison

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Letter from #Yemen to the US Congress. Never too late (text in images)

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End US Support for the Horrific War in Yemen

You can also tweet at Congress to demand a clean DREAM Act and confront your representatives in their districts.

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Here's the full list of ALL 28 Members of Congress who are backing #HConRes81. Is your elected representative on the list? You can track the progress yourself here: referring to

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22 House reps are now co-sponsoring @RoKhanna's #HConRes81 to end US role in #Yemen. If your rep isn't on this list, please keep calling! (image)

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Yemen stain spreads: If Saudis are censured by U.N., the U.S. is culpable

Saudi Arabia is poised to be labelled a major human rights violator for its involvement in the Yemen civil war. The United States would be a party to the violation, based on its support of the Saudi military.

U.S. support of the Saudis risks America being implicated in the kingdom’s human rights abuses, reaching toward war crimes, in the conflict.

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US lawmakers want to stop Trump from supporting Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen

Representative Ro Khanna, a Democrat, and three other members of the House have co-sponsored a resolution that requires debate on US military involvement in Yemen.

“There is a huge difference in being complicit with doing harm and not being able to stop harm,” says Khanna. “Right now the problem is that we're complicit with Saudi Arabia's human rights violations.”

Khanna respects the US national security mission in Yemen, and he is quick to declare that his resolution would not undermine the fight against al-Qaeda – by Stephen Snyder

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Film: Khanna to Mattis: Can you assure we won't aid Saudi war in Yemen?

Exchange between Rep. Khanna and SecDef Mattis, Oct 3, 2017.

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Celebrities And Experts Push Congress To End Trump’s Support For Saudi Carnage In Yemen

With a House vote this week, a diverse group — including Mark Ruffalo, Alice Walker, Laurence Tribe and FreedomWorks — is getting involved.

The lawmakers behind a major bipartisan effort to end U.S. assistance for a devastating Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen are getting help from big names in multiple arenas as they try to whip votes.

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Blood on Our Hands

Make no mistake, the blood from this deadly war is on our hands. That’s why it is up to us to finally take a stand. Lots of Members of Congress didn’t want to have this vote. They don’t want to confront America’s role in fueling this war. But that’s where we come in.

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The U.S. is enabling civil war and a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Isn't it time Congress had a say in our involvement?

There are plenty of man-made catastrophes around the world today, but the conflict in Yemen is unique because the United States is not a bystander or neutral arbiter. We have gone along for the ride, providing indirect military assistance on the Saudi side.

Without congressional authorization — and without a peep from the leaders of either party — the Obama and Trump administrations made the U.S. a participant. Now a bipartisan group of House members is invoking the War Powers Act of 1973 and demanding that Congress either support our involvement in Yemen or direct the president to end it.

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U.S. top court leaves Guantanamo detainee's conviction intact

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the last remaining conviction of a Yemeni man who was put on trial before a special military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba for his role as an al Qaeda publicist.

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Missile interception from Yemen to the South China Sea

the USS Mason’s success is reassuring for naval strategists. Fleets around the world rely on missile defences like those. They enable aircraft carriers, transports and other ships to perform their missions in hostile waters.

One caution: The Yemen rebels fired older cruise missiles, just a few at a time. Some newer ones fly twice as fast, giving defenders less than a minute to respond. Better-armed opponents could have trucks, ships, submarines and/or aircraft firing missiles by the dozen.

Many countries can thereby make their local waters very hazardous. Think Iran and the Persian Gulf, China and the South China Sea or Russia and the Baltic Sea.

Non-naval strategists might also be reassured. Warships with upgraded versions of the same computers, radars and interceptors provide limited ballistic missile defence to countries along the Mediterranean Sea or the Sea of Japan. =

My comment: A typical article showing how US media just take it for granted that the US has the quasi God-given right to intervene militarily all over the world. Demasking.

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A Mysterious Virus Has Infiltrated America's Drone Program

There’s something deeply wrong at Creech Air Force Base, the notorious home of America’s drone program, where pilots remotely order US Reaper and Predator drones to unleash destructive missile strikes on unsuspectingvillagers in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other war zones.

Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security advised all federal agencies using anti-virus software created by Kaspersky Labs to remove the programs from their systems immediately, Ars Technica reports that two weeks ago the Defense Information Systems Agency detected mysterious spyware embedded in the drone “cockpits” – the control stations that pilots use to control the deadly machines.

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US facing court challenges from drone 'kill list' survivors

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

They are seeking an apology from the US government and an admission that the strike was unlawful.

US authorities are facing a number of such cases as victims' families and survivors seek accountability and campaigners attempt to part the cloud of secrecy surrounding killer drones.

Their effort comes as new figures from rights group Reprieve reveal a drastic increase in the rate of strikes and multiple civilian deaths in Yemen since Donald Trump became US president.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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#Saudi Land Force to take part in joint exercise 'AlSamsam-6' in #Pakistan (photos)

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Yemen’s rich resources and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait under Israel’s Eye

Yemen’s political and military leaders argue that the Israeli regime is directly engaged in Saudi-led Arab coalition on the impoverished nation, with the Israeli navy ships and boats having massive presence in the Red Sea and pounding targets inside Yemen along with the Saudi warships.

Another reason for the Israeli attention to Yemen is this country’s wealth of natural resources that remain intact owing to the frequent wars and poor investment.

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Nouveaux exercices militaires conjoints franco-saoudiens

Le 3 octobre, les forces spéciales françaises et saoudiennes ont lancé des exercices militaires, organisés dans le secteur de base aérienne 126 de Ventiseri-Solenzara, en Corse.

[On 3 October, the French and Saudi special forces launched joint military drills, organized in the air base sector 126 of Ventiseri-Solenzara, Corsica.]

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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VAE-Amtsträger: Golfkrise könnte enden, wenn Katar auf Weltmeisterschaft verzichtet

Die Twitter-Kommentare des Polizeichefs von Dubai Dahi Chalfan Tamim deuten auf ein Ende der Krise hin, falls Katar auf die WM verzichten sollte.

Mein Kommentar: Ach. Und mit dem, was die Saudis und die VAE katar vorwerfen, hat das überhaupt nichts zu tun.

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UAE official says Qatar giving up World Cup may end 'crisis'

A top Emirati security official has said the only way for "Qatar's crisis" to end is if Doha gave up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the energy-rich nation and four Arab countries.

Dubai security Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan, known for being outspoken on Twitter, later wrote Monday his "personal analysis" of what he described as the financial pressure Doha faces in hosting the games had been misunderstood.

Comment: Confusion escalates in the Saudi/UAE vs Qatar saga: What does the World Cup have to do with Qatar's financing of terror & terrorists?

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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UAE: US concerns about Su-35 deal

There is talk about growing concerns in Washington with regards an Emirati deal with Russia for fighter jets of type Sukhoi Su-35 in favor of the UAE Air Force (UAEAF).
Tactical Report has prepared a 424-word report to shed more light on the US concern and tell what about the reaction of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (paywalled)

My comment: Selling fighter jets to the UAE, Russia will actively take part in the Yemen war.

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#Saudia Cargo 747-400F arrived at Warton. Believed to ship the 1st #RSAF Hawk T-165 kits for assembly in Saudi Arabia (photos)

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‘Saudis can’t effectively use THAAD & S-400 without extensive training’ – former Pentagon official

Saudi Arabia is buying both US THAAD and Russian S-400 defense systems due to the perceived Iranian threat, but they will not be able to use the technology effectively without the help of overseas experts, ex-Pentagon official Michael Maloof says.

The US State Department will sell its THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to Saudi Arabia, which will cost Riyadh around $15 billion.

Remark: Earlier reporting: YPR 347, cp13a.

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Kremlin says S-400 missile talks with Saudi Arabia on track

“(But)contacts to implement this contract have been very positive and have had very good preliminary results.”

Maria Vorobyova, an official at a Russian government agency dealing with military and technical cooperation, was cited earlier on Monday as saying that a firm agreement had been reached with Saudi Arabia on the S-400s.

Remark: Earlier reporting: YPR 347, cp13a.

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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Yemen's Economic Outlook - October 2017

The violent conflict in Yemen has caused a dramatic deterioration of the economic and social conditions in the country. Output has contracted sharply. FAO estimates that over 7 million people are at risk of famine in 2017, and cholera outbreaks are ravaging the country with nearly 450,000 suspected cases having resulted in nearly 2,000 deaths per end of August. = and in full

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Film: Yemen - Rising Prices Alarm The Yemeni Citizens

The southern Yemeni province of Aden is witnessing a rise in the prices of basic food commodities due to the fall in the Yemeni riyal against the dollar which controls the Yemeni currency, which is reflected in the prices of various types of commodities.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp1

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#AlQaeda #Yemen claims it attacked al-Qurayshiyya District Building in al-Bayda' 11pm yesterday. No details of dead/injured.

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Doubt #alQaeda approves of last week's #IslamicState call to arms for #women. #AQAP Inspire Guide 3 (2016) outlawed women as active jihadis (image)

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The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) shared images Monday showing the jihadis training recruits for new operations in Yemen by kicking them straight in the groin.

The photos—which were shared by pro-ISIS channels on encrypted messaging application Telegram—were allegedly taken in a military camp located in the Yemeni province of Bayda

Monday's photo report, which showed ISIS recruits training with assault rifles, light machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, may suggest a new focus for the group to establish a foothold in Yemen, where it's traditionally been overshadowed by fighters loyal to the rival Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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In pictures: ISIS prepares large-scale offensive in Yemen

In central Yemen, hundreds of Islamic State insurgents are secretly undergoing training for an offensive against Houthi forces.

Despite clashing with troops loyal to the Sanaa-based government on a regurlar basis, ISIS is yet to hold on to any substancial territory in the war-torn country, resorting instead to hit-and-run operations before retreating into caves and hideouts into the mountains.

Brand new images released by Amaq Agency on Monday evening shows heavily armed ISIS belligerents wielding AK-47’s, machine-guns and rocket launchers before the camer

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U.S. drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida members in Yemen

A total of five al-Qaida members were killed in a U.S. drone airstrike in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib on Sunday, a provincial security official told Xinhua.

The suspected terrorists were targeted while driving a pickup car in Raghwan district northwest of Marib, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The targeted terrorists were "al-Qaida local leader Mohammed Ammar al-Adani and four of his armed escorts," said the official and also

Remark: That’s a more exact record of this drone attack already reported earlier, YPR 347, cp14.

cp15 Propaganda

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Yemen praises Arab coalition's support

Yemeni Vice President Lt.-General Ali Mohsen Saleh has praised the military and humanitarian support provided by the Arab coalition countries to Yemen, in various fields.

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Seminar in Brussels supports Kuwaiti efforts in Yemen

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KSRelief General Supervisor Receives Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah expressed reservations on the report issued several days ago on children by the UN, saying it was based on false information.

He hailed cooperation by the Arab Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen and the Yemeni government with the center.

In turn, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi hailed the support provided by the center to Yemen, expressing hope that the UN would open offices in Aden.

(A P)

Gargash slams Qatar for attempting to 'undermine' UAE's role in Yemen

'The campaign waged by Qatari media about UAE’s role in Yemen will fail,' says the UAE minister

(A P)

Ould Cheikh: Houthis’ Ballistic Missiles a Dangerous Escalation

UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed criticized Houthis for launching ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia, and condemned the recent insurgent threats to expand the firing of missiles towards Gulf countries, saying such behaviors were considered an “extremely dangerous escalation.”

My comment: The envoy’s bias is obvious. The Saudi article is correct in mentioning what he said. But the Saudi air strikes are not ascribed at all, and just one in the last time seemed to be notworthy to the envoy: “An airstrike against a residential suburb of Sana’a took place on 25 August 2017, has reportedly resulted in the killing of 14 civilians and the injury of 16 others, and has caused further damage to civilian infrastructure.” “An air strike took place”: Who committed it???? The US, the Russians, the Danish, the Vatican??? Saudis and their coalition are never named, only the Houthis and Saleh forces are.

(A P)

FM: 70 percent of Houthi fighters are children

My comment: Just look at Houthi propaganda films from the battlefields. And there are no children.

(A P)

Ambassador: UNSC's seriousness in addressing Yemen's crisis at stake

My comment: Hadi government propaganda at the UN security Council meeting (look at cp7).

(A P)

Salman Relief Center: Houthis attack 65 relief vessels, 124 convoys, 628 trucks

My comment: Strange: When seeing photos and films of destroyed trucks, they mostly fell victim to Saudi coalition air raids.

(A P)

Buthaina’s appearance in Riyadh daunts Houthi propaganda machine

The appearance of Yemeni child Buthaina al-Rimi in Riyadh has surprised the Houthi militias in Sanaa and deterred their propaganda machine.

A video of Buthaina, who was the lone survivor of a raid that wrongly targeted her house, appeared showing her with her uncle in Riyadh at the King Salman Center, where she is receiving treatment under the patronage of King Salman.

My comment: This is odd propaganda, as this child had been abducted by the Saudis to Riyadh, as had been confirmed by the uncle and otherwise (YPR 345, cp4a).

(A P)

Human Rights Violations Increased in Houthi-Militia Controlled Areas

A number of areas under the control of the Yemeni insurgents, especially in the capital Sana’a and the province of Tihama, have witnessed a significant increase in cases of violations of the rights of civilians, amounting to approximately 120 cases per month, including killings, torture and armed robbery of properties and closing of Quran memorization institutes in some cities.

Civil rights organizations called for the speedy intervention of international bodies to stop these violations

My comment: LOL. This is from a Saudi media: The Saudis had tried to block an international investigation of war crimes in Yemen:; so what??

(A P)

What are the policy options for dealing with Iranian regime?

On browsing social media accounts of Iranian activists — on Feacebook, Twitter, Telegram and Instagram — one can feel the pulse of the Iranian society, where a sense of social unease and protest is evidently brewing.

There are two possible options with the US president. In order to put an end to the destabilizing activities by the Iranian regime and to curtail its missile programs there is the option of regime change.

Regime afraid of the people

My comment: LOL. The picture which is drawn here of Iran even better fits to Saudi Arabia itself.

(A P)

$8.2 billion in aid provided to Yemen since April 2015

Saudi Arabia has provided $8.2 billion in aid to Yemen since April 2015 according to the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid. and also

Comment: US$9.11 million daily? Riyadh included bomb costs.

My comment to comment: Something like that. – Anyway, even if the figure should be right (I doubt, the Saudis themselves had given much lower figures before, these new ones seem to be quite arbitrary propaganda) all this is peanuts compared to the killing and destruction brought by the Saudis.


(* A P)

Saudi correction: 89% of its $8-billion aid to Yemen was not humanitarian relief.


(A P)

KSRelief treats 99 pct of cholera-infected Yemenis

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Supervisor General Dr. Samer Al-Jelati announced that the center has successful treated 740,000 out of the 750,000 cholera-infected Yemenis.

The patients have recovered and the remaining 10,000 are receiving treatment now, Al-Jelati told reporters in a press conference held in Riyadh Monday about the center's activities in Yemen.

Moreover the Kingdom has donated USD 66.7 million to the World Health Organization and the UN children agency (UNICEF) to fight cholera in Yemen, he clarified.

My comment: USD 66.7 million is an amount which had been mentioned before. – “KSRelief treats 99 pct of cholera-infected Yemenis”: LOL. That mostly are doctors from abroad (MSF) and Yemeni doctors and medical staff who had not been paid for one year now.

(A P)

From Russia... with friendship!

With so many points of agreement, hopefully the rest can be resolved. It is in the best interest of Russia to keep Iran and its bogies away from an allied country in a dire need for peace, security and unity. Syria also needs a huge effort and fund for reconstruction (estimated at up to $350 billions). All the above cannot be achieved if Iranian destructive intervention continues.
Russia also needs to amend relations with the Arab and Muslim world with a billion and a half customers and huge resources and markets.

My comment: Saudi propaganda following the visit of king Salman to Moscow (YPR 347, cp8; cp13a).

(A P T)

Yemenis see turning point after ousting Al Qaida militants in south

US-backed Yemeni forces have been waging a shadow war against more than 3,000 members of the Qaida affiliate

Control of Azzan, a pivotal crossroads town in Shabwa province that has long been a stronghold of Al Qaida in Southern Yemen, has seesawed back and forth between the government and the insurgents since 2011, and the government takeover offers evidence, Yemeni officials say, that the tide is turning for good in its favour.

Comment: File under 'Highfalutin Rubbish'.

My comment: Nice propaganda. There is no turning point at all – but more or less daily AQAP attacks.

(A P)

[Saudi] Cabinet rejects UN report on Yemen

The Council of Ministers on Tuesday declared its total rejection of the UN secretary general’s report on children in armed conflict, saying that the report contained incorrect and one-sided information and data.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.
Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet highlighted statements made by many Arab states and Arab and Islamic organizations and institutions to reaffirm their total rejection of the report.

(A P)

A failed UN may face the same fate as League of Nations

In its charter, the United Nations pledges to promote justice, impartiality and fairness. Yet, it has failed to respect these principles in the Yemeni conflict, relying on misleading information while reporting on the conflict. It has depended on inputs from the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh rather than on reports and statistics compiled by the legitimate Yemeni government.
This flawed approach to the conflict takes us back to 1919 when the League of Nations was founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.

My comment: Whow. Saudi propaganda against the UN Humanitarian report continues full power.

(A K P)

Who is the UN siding with in Yemen?

Are UN reports about Middle Eastern crises neutral? Are they innocent of “leftist” Obama’s infiltrations and Khomeinite-Brotherhood infiltrations?
We are specifically talking about Yemen here as I will not discuss this institution’s reports and stances towards others matters, such as the Syrian disaster.
A recent UN report about Yemen strangely equalized between what’s legitimate and illegitimate, between the Houthis and Saleh’s forces on one hand and the Yemeni legitimate government and the coalition in support of legitimacy on another. At least that’s how it looked like.

My comment: Odd propaganda.

Comment: Saudi Arabia struggles to understand international law.

Saudi media has attacked the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN as an institution & also now alleges @OxfamYemen deluded the UN.

Even the British MP who bravely visited Yemen capital Sanaa & other areas devastated by Saudi airstrikes is labelled an Iranian agent.

(A P)

OIC, GCC say Yemen report full of fallacies

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Zayani commended the efforts of the Coalition for Legitimacy in Yemen to avoid harming civilians and children in Yemen.
“The Arab coalition is working to restore legitimacy and fight terrorism in Yemen. It is providing humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Othaimeen said. and also

(A P)

Arab League: UN Report on Yemen Lacks Accuracy

The Arab League said that a more accurate approach was required in the annual report of the UN Secretary-General on the situation of children in armed conflict, in which the UN accused the Arab Coalition Countries to Restore Yemen’s Legitimacy of committing violations against children during the country’s armed conflict.

Mahmoud Afifi, the official spokesman of the Arab League secretary general, said that the report lacked a more accurate approach by the authors in monitoring, recording and documenting the alleged violations by Arab Coalition in Yemen. and also

My comment: Saudi propaganda against the UN Yemen report continues. Now, the Saudi mouthpieces in Saudi-dominated organizations are speaking (earlier reporting and propaganda: YPR 347, cp1, 7, 15).

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* A K PH)

The Violation and Crimes that are committed by
#Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 8 – 11 Oct 2017

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt and also

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(A K PH)

5 martyrs and wounded in a raid on a car in the jungle (Photos)

On Wednesday, three citizens were killed and a number of women were wounded in a raid by the Saudi-American Aggression on the Directorate of Cheb and Shaving in Al-Jawf Governorate.

The correspondent "March Net" that three citizens were martyred and wounded a number of women following an air raid on the aggression of a car in the area of Dhahra Al-Jaid, Directorate of Khib and Shaf (photos9

(A K PH)

2 Yemeni children & woman from family of Saleh Mudhish were killed by US-backed Saudi airstrike in Jawf northeast, said relatives today

(A K PS)

Coalition aircrafts pound military sites in Saada

two gunmen of the Houthis-Saleh forces, riding a motorcycle, were killed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition aircrafts raids in Shada district of Saada province, the Houthis stronghold, far north of Yemen.

My comment: Victims just are declared “Houthi gunmen” – while nearly every man has a gun there.

(A K)

Film: Yemen civilians continue to face air-strikes after UN blames Saudi-led alliance

[from Hajjah province]

(* A K)

Yemeni doctors say airstrikes, fighting kill 13 civilians

Yemeni medical and tribal officials say airstrikes and artillery have killed 13 civilians in fighting near the Saudi border, the latest episode of non-combatants paying the highest toll in the country's civil war.

They say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels killed nine civilians in the Shada area of Saada province

(A K PS)

Arab Coalition Aircraft Destroys Positions, Reinforcements of Pro-coup Militia, in Yemen

Arab coalition fighters targeted today reinforcements and scattered sites of the Houthi-led coup militia and the forces loyal to ousted Saleh, in Nahm east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

(A K PS)

Coalition aircraft kill Houthi leader, his four companions in Midi - sources

(A K PH)

4 Citizens were Injured by the Saudi-led coalition Raids in Sa’ada

A local source in Sa’ada province reported that 4 citizens were injured as a result of air raids by the Saudi-led alliance warplanes on al-Muqna ‘area in Manabah Border Directorate

and film: =

(A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplanes strike Sanaa, injure woman

(A K PH)

Saudi Jets Target Yemen’s Sa’ada with Cluster Bombs

The districts of Baqim, Hasamah and al Dhaher in the northwestern province of Sa'ada were pounded by a total of ten cluster bombs on Monday, a military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Saba news agency.

The bombs inflicted major damage to the buildings and infrastructure there. and

(A K PH)

More air raids reported:

Reported on:

Oct. 9:

(* B K)



(A K P)

Yemenis vow steadfast fight on anniversary of Saudi airstrike

Yemenis have held a candlelit vigil in the capital, Sana’a, to commemorate the first anniversary of a fatal Saudi bombing of a funeral ceremony. and photos:

(A K P)

Anniv. of Saudi-led coalition airstrike commemorated in Sanaa, Yemen

(A K P)

Yemenis Challenge Saudi Warplanes, Gather in Kobra Hall to Revive First Anniversary

The Yemeni preparatory committee for the commemoration of the Kobra Hall massacre held an event on Sunday morning, October 8, 2017, to revive the anniversary of one of the most heinous massacres in Yemen’s history.

(B K)

Remains of one of MARK-82 bombs that was dropped on Sana'a Funeral, believed to be US-made #FuneralHallMassacre (photo)

(B K)

Remains of one of MARK-82 bombs that was dropped on Sana'a Funeral, believed to be US-made #FuneralHallMassacre (photos)

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

(A K PH)

Yemeni Army Downs Saudi Arabia's Spying Drone in Ma'arib Province

(A K PS)

Landmine explosion causes casualties in Taiz

a landmine, planted by the Houthis-Saleh forces, exploded on Tuesday near al Houd village mosque northern al Selw district, southern Taiz city, resulted in the killing of the civilians Habibah Mohammed Haider Othman and Fathi Sadiq, and wounding two other women

(A K PS)

Houthi sniper kills civilian in al Bayda

( A K PH)

Saudi artillery kills civilian in Sa'ada

three civilians were also injured by the enemy artillery shell

(A K PH)

Yemeni missile hits Saudi military base in Jizan, causes fatalities: Source

Yemeni army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees have fired a ballistic missile at a Saudi army command center in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan region, the Yemeni military says.

the missile strike came following precise reconnaissance and killed a large number of Saudi troops as well as mercenaries and injured dozens more.


(A K PH)

Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Command Center with Homegrown Ballistic Missile

The missile command of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees targeted the command center of Saudi forces in the southwestern province of Jizan with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2”, local sources said.

and Saudi claims:

(A K PS)

Houthi Militias Target Saudi School in Jizan Region

Yemen’s Houthi armed militias fired a ground-to-ground missile targeting a school in the Saudi Governorate of Samta in Jizan region, an official source at the Command of Coalition Forces to restore legitimacy in Yemen told the state-owned Saudi Press Agency.

The missile caused damage to the school located in the village of Al-Jaradiyah and its yard as well as to some properties of citizens. and also and a photo which really could be nearly everywhere

and pro-Hadi media in Yemen report both versions:

(* A K)

Rebel artillery targeting Saudi forces in turn hit the village of Mashnaqa, killing four more civilians, in an exchange of border fire that lasted several hours on Monday.

(A K)

Ballistic Missile Fired From Yemen Hits Southwestern Saudi Arabia – Reports

A Qaher-2 ballistic missile fired from the Yemeni territory hit Saudi Arabia's southwest, media reported on Tuesday.

The missile hit the the Jizan region located near the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the Press TV broadcaster reported

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(D H)

Yemen: "We Can Crew" Revives Culture And Arts In A New Way In Aden

Despite the simple capabilities, the "we can crew" team has been able to innovate in the field of dance and achieved great success within two and a half years of the band's establishment (film)


North Yemen’s charismatic President Ibrahim Muhammad Al-Hamdi was mysteriously murdered in Sana’a on October 11, 1977

Al-Ghashmi, Al-Hamdi’s vice president, was obviously a key suspect in the deaths.

The assassination of Al-Hamdi continues to loom over Yemenis’ collective political memory with more questions than answers.

(D H)

Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Attitudes and Practices among Yemeni Dental Professionals



Hidden Yemen

Discover 4 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Yemen (photos9

(* B K P)

Tribes and Politics in Yemen

A History of the Houthi Conflict

This is the first rigorous history of the long-running Houthi rebellion and its impact on Yemen, now the victim of multi-national interventions as outside powers seek to determine the course of its ongoing civil war.

Tribes and Politics in Yemen tells the story of the Houthi conflict in Sa’dah Province, Yemen, as seen through the eyes of the local tribes. In the West the Houthi conflict, which erupted in 2004, is often defined through the lenses of either the Iranian-Saudi proxy war or the Sunni–Shia divide. Yet, as experienced by locals, the Houthi conflict is much more deeply rooted in the recent history of Sa’dah Province. Its origins must be sought in the political, economic, social and sectarian transformations since the 1960s civil war and their repercussions on the local society, which is dominated by tribal norms. From the civil war to the Houthi conflict these transformations involve the same individuals, families and groups, and are driven by the same struggles over resources, prerogatives, and power.

(B D)

Writing with the Ink of Geography and History in Yemen

Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemeni intellectual who from the start chose the path of narration, working as a novelist, story writer, playwright and scriptwriter. From his early publications, he has looked at themes of monetary disposition, with a sense of irony and a simplicity in his storytelling

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-347 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-347: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

08:36 12.10.2017
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