Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 349 - Yemen War Mosaic 349

Yemen Press Reader 349: Alles aus Woche 41 Teil 2 (12-15. Oktober 2017) / All from week 41 Part 2 (October 12-15, 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

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13d 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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This is a prison in Sanaa Those are not criminals Those are teachers beaten & imprisoned by the Houthis for demanding their salaries

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In solidarity with Yemen’s social media activists



Yemen is an extremely dangerous place to be an activist or a journalist. The intimidation and forced disappearance of journalists and activists is increasing, on both sides of the conflict. In 2017 the campaign against journalists, writers and activists has intensified, to a level of extreme censorship where activists face the very real threat of being harassed, kidnapped or even killed. According to Amnesty International, Hisham al-Omeisy, Yemeni political commentator and activist based in the Houthi controlled area of Sana’a was imprisoned on 14th August. He was reportedly taken from the street by 15 armed members of the Houthi-Saleh security forces and has has been held since then without charge or contact with his family or a lawyer. Hisham is a peaceful activist, detained simply for expressing his views. Until his detention he was an avid social media user with a Twitterfollowing of over 35,000. Hisham is a respected source of news on the situation inside Yemen, his Tweets relied upon by many international journalists for information on daily developments. He has been critical of both sides of the conflict and regularly live tweeted bombings of the country’s capital. Shortly before his disappearance, Hisham tweeted:

Hisham has not been heard from since his abduction. His detention is not an isolated case. There has been a big social media response to his disappearance with sustained calls for his release and the release of other journalists and activists imprisonned in Yemen, under the hashtag #FreeHisham.

This intimidation and imprisonment has unsurprisingly led to a huge amount of self-censorship as activists and journalists fear for their personal saftey. Afrah Nasser, prominent Yemeni journalist and blogger based in Sweden, tweeted in the days following Hisham’s arrest:

However a number remain defiant. Including human rights lawyer and activist Huda al-Sarari. She suffered an aggressive online harassment campaign this year, after speaking out about prisons run by the United Arab Emirates in Aden. The campaign revealed personal information about her family as well as calling her a ‘whore’ and issuing death threats.

Social media provides a space to air dissident opinion and a tool for activists and writers to communicate directly with an audience both inside and beyond Yemen, circumventing the media structures which are controlled by the warring sides. As the role of social media in protest has become more prominent, authorities in Yemen are well aware of the potential power of activism on social media platforms and are keen to crush dissidence.

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Kidnapping journalists by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen and targeting free journalism in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon

For the past three years, the Iran-backed Houthis have imposed a reign of terror and torture on Yemen’s independent journalists.

Scores of journalists have been arrested, and around a dozen are believed to have been still in detention.

Reporters Without Borders has labelled the Houthis as the second-largest hostage-takers of journalists following the Islamic State group. Yemen comes second only to Syria in terms of kidnapped journalists.

Marwan Dammaj, the Secretary-General of the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate told al-Monitor: “Journalists are being horribly tortured in the prisons of (the Houthi) militia. He added: “All of the independent and partisan press institutions have been closed, while all of the official public and government institutions have been seized.”

Al-Monitor reported, via Reporters Without Borders, that “Sanaa is now devoid of media outlets opposing the Houthis’ de facto authority, especially since many daily and weekly newspapers were forced to suspend their publications and were politically and systematically abused by Houthis.”

The Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate also accused the Houthis of “using journalists as human shields in an unprecedented, deliberate murder carried out by an unruly and irresponsible group.”

My comment: A good overview for the years 2015, 2016, 2017. – Nevertheless, this is an anti-Iranian website; and it simply is misleading to connect this to Iran in any way, as the Houthis are independent from Iran.

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Film: They killed my wife and my son in front of my little children

"They killed my wife and my son in front of my little children." These words were said by Taha Fare', a local teacher in Taiz While He was recalling the horrific details of the death of his wife and his son at the hands of the Houthi militia.


Photos: This mother was executed along with her 15 year old son by the Houthis in Taiz Her husband is Taha Farea - an anti Houthi activist

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 348, At First

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He was abducted from a hotel in Hodaidah after 1 week of his marriage

Faiz Al-Adoofy passed away due to excessive torture by the Houthis in Hodaidah & Sanaa(photo)

After following his case, the Houthis denied repeatedly having any information about him It turned out he wasn't in Hodaidah anymore

His family discovered after the Houthis released him to the ICU in Al-Kuwait Hospital where he died as a result of torture

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

Classrooms in Yemen's capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday, as war, hunger and an economic collapse leave millions struggling to survive.

"The future of 4.5 million students hangs in the balance," Rajat Madhok, spokesman of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Yemen, told AFP.

A union strike over the suspension of teachers' salaries has ground education in areas controlled by the Iran-backed Huthi rebels to a halt, three years into a war between the Iran-backed rebel alliance and a government backed by Saudi Arabia.

UNICEF estimates 13,146 schools, or 78 percent of all of Yemen's schools, have been hit by the salary crunch, many of them unable to open for the first day of school.

Nearly 500 schools have been destroyed by the conflict, repurposed as shelters or commandeered by armed factions in a war that has killed thousands and pushed the country to the brink of famine.

Schools in the capital Sanaa and across northern Yemen were forced to delay the September 30 start of the scholastic year by two weeks after the rebels failed to pay teachers' salaries. and and film by Ruptly:

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US drone strikes have traumatised a generation of Yemenis and will push them towards militancy

Collateral damage in US drone attacks have claimed many innocent lives. For example, in Yemen, strikes targeting 17 named men killed 273 people, at least seven of them children, according to the Guardian. These attacks have explicit support from the Yemeni government and President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi

These attacks have stayed largely out of mainstream news.

Contrary to the claims by Yemen and the US that the strikes help contain Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAB) activities, clinical and forensic psychiatrist Peter Schaapveld expressed fear in an interview to Channel 4 that the drones were pushing the youth into the hands of militant organisations. After conducting research in Yemen, he warned of a “psychological emergency” in towns impacted by drones, with 99 per cent of Yemenis he spoke to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – by Jessica Purkiss

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Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body

Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, who was sacked as Aden governor by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, set out his secessionist plans to thousands of supporters gathered on Saturday in Yemen’s main southern city to mark 54 years since the October 1963 uprising against the British.

Zubaidi, who has previously declared a council that seeks secession for southern Yemen, said in a television interview late on Friday that an independence referendum would be held soon.

Speaking to supporters on Saturday, Zubaidi said a new 303-member parliamentary body, the National Association, would act like a small parliament to represent Yemenis from all areas of the south. and photos

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Discord in Yemen’s North Could Be a Chance for Peace

Since August, a public rift has surfaced between the two main partners on the northern front of Yemen’s war – the forces loyal to the Huthis and Ali Abdullah Saleh. Rather than fostering its rivals’ discord, key powerbroker Saudi Arabia should seize this rare chance to resolve the two-and-a-half year war by championing a new regional initiative.

Their cooperation, initially tacit, may well have faded if not for the Saudi military intervention, which began in March 2015, to reinstate Hadi and reverse Huthi/Saleh military advances. The campaign bound them together against what in Yemen’s northern highlands is commonly perceived as a national, existential struggle against Saudi Arabia – rather than as a Yemeni civil war, which is how the national conflict is viewed elsewhere in the country.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Yemeni government and their backers, including the U.S. and UK, have long encouraged a break in the Huthi/Saleh alliance either to enable a popular uprising in the north or improve the Yemeni government’s (and by extension Saudi Arabia’s) bargaining position. Post-August 2017, U.S. and UK officials say they increasingly recognise the dangers of such a split, while their allies in the region appear determined to pursue it.Putting aside how likely they are to succeed, they should be careful what they wish for. If the two allies turn on each other, the more likely result is the prolongation of the civil war and the complication of peace efforts.

My comment: With a lot of information on the Houthi / Saleh alliance. – Earlier reporting (abridged articles reporting this Crisis Group study) and my critics against them in YPR 348, cp2.Reading this ICG article in original now, I must lessen my critics now. Anyway, I must say that in the best case it is an illusion and daydreaming to think Saudi Arabia would be interested in any “peace” and could take any opportunity to achieve a real political settlement. The Saudis want to achieve a victory – and exploiting their enemies weakness because of their inner rivalries, just would make victory easier for them. Saudi Arabia as peace broker – how absurd is this??? – There are deep rifts within the Saudi coalition, between Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and their Yemeni puppets and followers; there should be the same logic that this rift could be an opportunity for peace as well. Why the ICG never thinks of this possibility? Because it is biased in favor to the US foreign policy, that means, in favor to the Saudis.

Just a neutral mediator could try to use these rifts in both sides of this conflict to press for peace – but this mediator cannot be the Saudis, not any of their western backers, even the UN cannot, as it is totally biased since the UN Security Council had passed resolution 2216. Oman, Algeria, Uruguay, Bolivia, do it!

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L awmakers Want to Force US Military Out of Yemen War

The U.S. Air Force's refueling operations for the Saudi-led coalition striking Yemen could end if lawmakers succeed in passing a House bill.

Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat and member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Sept. 27 introduced House Congressional Resolution 81, which would order the U.S. military removed from unauthorized hostilities in Yemen except operations directed at Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

But could this jeopardize the United States' partnerships with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- the two nations at the forefront of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen -- in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?

"They need us far more than we need them," Khanna said. "They're not going to tell the United States what to do."

Khanna said the House bill also outlines removing "targeting assistance" provided by the U.S. to the Saudis.

The goal now is for the U.S. to remove itself before becoming more complicit in Saudi Arabia's war, Khanna said.

Remark: Plenty of reporting below in cp9 and earlier in YPR 348, cp9.

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Film: Inside Yemen (full film)

“People are not seeing what’s going on. We’re talking thousands of civilian dead.”

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Ahmed Jahaf, 28 years old, graphic designer, artist who inspired his artwork by the war and lives under bombardment & blockade in Sana’a the capital of Yemen (images)

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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‘No Hope’ for Children in Desperate Yemen Cholera Epidemic: 4000 New Cases Daily

The cholera epidemic in Yemen, one of the largest health crises in the world, is expected to affect a staggering one million people by the end of December.

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 815,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,156 deaths as a result of the current outbreak. Over 25 percent of all the cholera cases involve children under the age of five, while more than half of the 4,000 cases reported every day in Yemen affect children under 18.

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[Umma Welfare] Responding to the Cholera crisis in Yemen

Yemen's cholera crisis is on record as being the worst in history. A million cases have been recorded. Thousands have already died.

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Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Now Largest and Fastest on Record, 600,000 Children Infected by Christmas

Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.

The epidemic has already spread faster than any outbreak of cholera since modern records began – and is now the largest in recent history.

About 4,000 suspected cases are still being reported every day, more than half of them children under the age of 18. Of those infected, 25 percent of cases are children under the age of five. =

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Cholera Outbreak in Yemen Explodes Into Man-Made Crisis

This week the cholera outbreak in Yemen became the largest and fastest epidemic of its kind ever to be documented since record keeping began in 1949, according to UN, NGO and human rights groups working to also stave off a famine in the Middle East nation.

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Yemen's cholera outbreak now the worst in history as millionth case looms

Experts predict fastest-spreading cholera epidemic since records began will aff

The World Health Organization has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases of the disease in Yemen and 2,156 deaths. About 4,000 suspected cases are being reported daily, more than half of which are among children under five, who account for a quarter of all cases.

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The Cholera roadmap: Is it doable?

The latest edition of The Lancet journal discusses the question in its Editorial section of the recent roadmap announced by the World Health Organization to end the fifty-year pandemic called Cholera, concluding that we have the technical ability but that there are also many challenges.

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Populations at Risk: Current Crisis Yemen

Mass atrocity crimes are being committed in Yemen as pro-government forces and a regional military coalition fight against Houthi rebels, who still control much of the country.

The dire humanitarian situation in Yemen is a direct result of the armed conflict and requires a political solution. The UNSC and regional powers need to facilitate a sustained ceasefire and ensure that parties to the conflict return to substantive peace negotiations.

My comment: Overview, somewhat biased.

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Film: As Trump tries to unwind the #Iran deal, here's a quick reality check on Iran's role in #Yemen (Atlantic Council, Washington DC), Elisabeth Kendall speaking

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Bishop pleads for peace as Yemen crisis worsens

Paul Hinder of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia says transportation and health care were destroyed in much of Yemen, while a Saudi embargo on Yemeni ports made getting relief supplies to 3 million internally displaced people "practically impossible."

The bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in Yemen called for immediate peace talks to end the violence among warring factions, warning the country’s population and infrastructure were being destroyed by the current war.

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Saudi Arabia intensifies air raids on Yemen

Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh air strikes an area near the Yemeni capital Sana'a, causing civilian casualties. The airstrikes come as the Saudi regime is showing a complete disregard for international calls to end its deadly aggression against Yemen.

Remark: From Iran.

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Naval coalition steps up patrols around Yemen after attacks

A multinational coalition of navies says it will step up patrols in waters around Yemen after several attacks there, including those launched by Somali pirates and others blamed on Yemeni rebel forces.

The Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces issued a statement to shippers Monday outlining the threats in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb, two crucial areas for shippers transiting the Suez Canal.

My comment: It is really not up to the US to patrol there – as it is not the task of the Iranian (Chinese, Russian) navy to patrol at the entrance of the Panama Channel or at the Florida coastline.

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Secret Planning for the Aggression Coalition in Yemen’s Marib is Revealing before on October 31

Special sources revealed for NewNews a secret activity for Arabiya and Alhadath channels of Saudi Arabia is going to carry out.

It Aims to produce “fabricated” information materials about children in Yemen and to issue a report presented in the aggression’s coalition media, foreign media and international organizations as a counter-report to the UN report, which blacklists the Saudi-led coalition for its crimes and violations against human rights and Children in Yemen.
The sources said that the coalition media represented by Al-Arabiya channel is working hard to prepare a report about Yemeni children and the problems they have suffered because of the coup militias. Adding that this work may take several days to prepare it as television report, stressing that very large sums is allocated to complete this work.

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Crisis in Yemen being ignored because it doesn’t fit right narrative

The silence from the international community, and especially from Sunni Islamic countries, is deafening.

Of course, the Islamic world cannot use Yemen as a rallying cry.

Islamic rage over the treatment of Muslims is palpable when the oppressors are non-Muslim. But the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is by far the worst in the Muslim world, and we hear not a whimper from Islamic nations.

Could it be that the Sunni majority in most Islamic countries simply wishes to ignore the misery of the minority Shias?

The conflict in Yemen has been portrayed to the world as a civil war between the northern Shia faction, known as the Houthis, and the Saudi-backed Sunni government in the capital, Sana’a.

No doubt it is, but this simplistic interpretation downplays the devastation and willfully ignores the interference of the most influential player in the conflict, Saudi Arabia.

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Film: I was waiting for the bombs to kill us - The Saudi War on Yemen

An interview with Safa Al-Shami explaining some of the suffering she faced in war when she was in #Sanaa.
Safa says :I wish and invite the remaining free media to highlight the crime, injustice and oppression that is taking place in #Yemen from its neighbors and from the whole #world.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Little Rasha lost her leg in shelling in #Taiz. Her family planned to send her school, but now in difficult quest 4 artificial limb (photo)

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UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the future of up to 4.5 million schoolchildren in the war-torn Yemen is uncertain as thousands of teachers refuse to attend classes for not receiving their salaries during the past year.

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Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year.

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Volunteers of the Yemen-based charity Mona Relief delivered food packages to poor Jewish families in Sanaa this week thanks to Kuwaiti donations.

It is the fourth time the organization has provided aid to the tiny Jewish community that remains in Yemen, as part of the NGO’s wider humanitarian relief projects.

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UNDP’s Regional Director for Arab States completes official visits to Yemen: We maintain our focus on strengthening resilience and early recovery

In the immediate term, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to focus on strengthening the resilience of war-affected Yemeni communities and supporting early recovery efforts, including improving livelihoods, basic social service delivery, and mine action, according to UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Mourad Wahba.

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Film: Jemen: Das Leid der Mädchen / Yemen: Girls‘ suffering

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Humanitarian Pooled Fund for the Middle East and North Africa (January - September 2017)

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UN official: Stopping payment salaries affects a quarter of Yemen’s population

The Director of Operations of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs John Ging said that seven million Yemenis face the risk of famine, and exacerbate their suffering cholera epidemic.

He explained that the suspension of salaries affects a quarter of the population of Yemen.

The government refuses to pay the salaries of the northern and western provinces since its unconstitutional decision to transfer the Central Bank of Yemen from the capital Sanaa to Aden in September last year 2016.

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 348, cp7.

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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FAO programme in Yemen restocks animals and provides training benefitting thousands of IDPs

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Yemen is engaged in a number of projects across conflict-lines that, directly or indirectly, benefit many thousands of IDPs through a wide variety of assistance, ranging from food assistance to distribution of live animals.

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Film: Yemen - The suffering of displaced people in Taiz worsens

Many of the displaced people in Taiz governorate, southern Yemen suffer from difficult living and human conditions. They lack the most basic necessities of life in their areas of displacement. They also face the risk of starvation due to lack of food, drink and clothing, and lack of medicines and health services.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Yemen: ‘Stop the aggression!’ – Resolute protest in Sanaa condemns Saudi-led coalition

Thousands of people protested in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, to condemn the Saudi-led war on Yemen in a conflict that is now in its third year.

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Highlights of Asyed Abdulmalik Alhuthi Speech at the Martyrdom of Imam Zaid 14\ 10 \2017


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Revolution's Leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi calls for fighting foreign occupation forces

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The Minister of Information Calls to Disclose the Fate of the Revenues in a Detailed

The Minister of Information of the National Salvation Government, Mr. Ahmed Hamed, called for a press conference to clarify the fate of revenues, salaries and various issues in a detailed and precise manner.

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Al-Sammad Calls the Saudi Regime to Re-Read History to Review Its Positions

Saleh Al-Sammad, President of the Supreme Political Council, affirmed that the October 14 revolution expressed the national Yemeni will to liberate, dignity and restore Yemen’s national unity.

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A Big Public Celebration in Taiz to Mark the Anniversary of the October 14 Revolution

The city of Taiz ,on Saturday, witnessed a major rally to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the October 14 revolution against the British occupied colony of southern Yemen.

The march, in which the participants carried flags of the Republic of Yemen and slogans of freedom, began with the national anthem and verses from the Holy Quran.

The event was also attended by an official presence of the Supreme Political Council and a number of ministers and governorate governors.

Remark: In the Houthi / Saleh part of this divided city.


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The start whistle of the southern liberty is launched from Taiz

The commemoration of the revolution of October 14 in the province of Taiz and the visit by the head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi to a number of militants of the October 14 revolution in the capital Sana’a is a very important sign that the occupied south is present in the heart of the 21st of September revolution and the revolution will not leave any section of Yemen under the occupiers.

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Yemen missiles prove actions speak louder retaliation

The army and popular forces Manufacturing Division, has overcome the imposed air, land and sea blockade and siege. In the contrary, such an act of aggression has accelerated great achievements in producing and developing a weapon of retaliatory deterrent power

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The Houthi priests take over the public office shamelessly and through 100% ethnic appointments; Attachment image resolution

This is the meaning of the mandate of the Batnin and the project of the march of the priest Abdul Malik al-Huthi, and this is their interpretation of al-Ghadir. A sultarian group controlling Sana'a and taking over the country's resources (document)

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Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.

The Russian team arrived in Sanaa two days ago and operated on Saleh on Friday for wounds he sustained in an assassination attempt in 2011.

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Russian doctors perform surgery for former Yemeni president

The Office of the President of the General People's Congress that former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, entered a hospital in Sanaa and underwent surgery by Russian doctors. and follow link (Arabic)

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Saudi-led coalition intervenes to save seriously ill Saleh’s life

the coalition allowed the transfer of a special Russian medical team to Sanaa airport, to oversee and attend to his condition.

My comment: “Intervenes to save”?? The Saudis block Sanaa airport and blocks thousands of Yemenis from getting medical help abroad – and they boast for this one case?? What about all the others, they could not leave and no Russian medical team came for helping them?? Like

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Mr. Abdulmalek: Yemeni coasts is the American and Israeli focus before any regional party

The leader of the revolution, Abdul-Malik Badruddin al-Houthi, said that the broad public presence on the anniversary of September 21 was a reflection of the root of the revolutionary situation and the principle of liberation among our Yemeni people.

“The Yemeni tribes are the pillars of this country and they are among the people, like the mountains in the land, and the steadfastness of our people and our people in Tihama and the coastal areas is the most important factor for the failure of the forces of aggression,” Abdulmalik said in an interview with the newspaper.

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Al-Houthi Controls the Second Biggest Camp of Saleh In Sanaa

Al-Houthi militias took control of the pre-final stronghold of its coup partner, the ousted President ‎Ali Abdullah Saleh as it took full control of Dabwa camp of Presidential Guards Forces loyal to Saleh south of Sanaa. ‎
Several resources confirmed that Al-Houthi militias took full control of the camp and appointed a ‎new commander instead of brigadier Ali Mohamed Al-Masoudy, the former commander who was ‎kidnapped by Al-Houthi last month. ‎

Remark: By Southern separatists‘ news agency.

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Yemen’s Cost of War Did Not Exceed One Billion Dollars: Minister of Information

Yemeni minister of Information, Ahmed Hamed, said on Thursday that the total amount spent by Yemen in the face of the Saudi-led war did not exceed one billion dollars.

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The al Houthi-Saleh Supreme Political Council announced a payment plan for teachers on October 11, proposing half the salary be paid in cash and half in the form of a commodity card. Al Houthi-Saleh forces dispersed a demonstration of teachers calling for salary payments in Sana’a city, northern Yemen on October 11, according to southern Yemeni news sources. Al Houthi militants released Saleh-affiliated Yemen Today TV journalist Mohammed Jamil after a five-hour detention for covering the demonstration, according to an al Houthi-Saleh sympathetic news outlet.[5]

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Houthis attack teachers demand salaries in Sana’a

Eyewitnesses told Almasderonline that dozens of Houthis gunmen attacked on Wednesday a teachers' demonstration demanding salaries in front of the prosecutor's office in Mathbah neighborhood in the capital Sana’a, and forced them to leave the area.

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

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For the first time since its return to Aden, #Yemen-i government organise a military Parade (photo)

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How Sudanese Soldiers Harass and Humiliate Southern Yemenis

A military source in the forces of Hadi , fugitive president, said that a group of Sudanese soldiers in the camp ,today, attacked five members of the southern resistance of the battalion Abu Harun

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UAE endeavor to overrule political affairs in Taiz - leaked cable

A leaked cable directed from the leadership of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Aden, the interim capital, southern Yemen, to the leadership of the Taiz military axis revealed the UAE's objection for the security measures being taken by Taiz leadership to normalize the security situation.

The cable also revealed the UAE's effort to change the governor of Taiz province, southwestern Yemen.

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South claims and confessions reveal the reality of the US Gulf occupation in Yemen

The Gulf occupation by the US and the political differences between the southern currents because of their belonging to the parties involved in the escalation of the suffering of the southern people, and the security and economic tension is on the southern street in an unprecedented manner.

My comment: Improve your English.

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Aden: Al Zubaidi establishes ''National Association'', calls for a protest against the government

Thousands of the pro-southern movement protested on Saturday in Madram Street of al Moala district in the interim capital Aden, southern Yemen, at the invitation of the Southern Transition Council to commemorate the 54th anniversary of October 14 revolution.

The demonstrators raised slogans calling for the south separation, and described the survival of the unity which was achieved on 22 May 1990 as a continuing occupation, rejecting the survival of Ahmed Bin Daghar government in Aden.

The demonstration was attended by the president and members of the Southern Transition Council.

The Council president, Major General Eidros al Zubaidi, addressed the audience that the southern movement's supporters refuse the deception of the President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi government on the southern issue.

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Comments of the Speech of UN Delegate

According to this report, do our brothers of the Arab Ally understand the serious situation and the clear change in UN tune? Is it time for reconstructing the liberated southern territories, including Adan, to get it out of the circle of failure? Or shall we still depend on reports of false experts who assure the Ally that everything is OK while the real situation is totally different, only to serve their interests?

Remark: The opinion of the Southern separatists.

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Yemeni PM warns against using force to seize Aden

Warning comes ahead of planned rally by so-called 'Southern Transition Council' demanding separation of southern Yemen

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr on Saturday warned against seizing power by force in Aden, the government’s temporary seat in southern Yemen.

"Beware of the Republic’s fall or thinking about taking power by force in Aden like what the Houthis did in Sanaa," Bin Dagher said during a military parade in Aden.

He urged all sides to put aside their differences and unite against Houthi rebels

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Ein Separatistenführer im Jemen hat in einer Rede offen auf die Abspaltung der südlichen Landesteile gedrungen. Aidarus al-Subaidi, Gründer des sogenannten Südlichen Übergangsrates, kündigte am Samstag in der Hafenstadt Aden die Gründung einer Nationalversammlung mit 303 Mitgliedern an, die den Süden des Landes repräsentieren soll.

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Thousands flock to the two demonstration squares to commemorate the October 14 revolution

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The brothers of Yemen and the Saudi incubator make the south a battlefield

Security, political and economic tension Saudi-UAE dispute possible military confrontations Muslim Brotherhood, military and political failures, facts occur in the southern provinces of Yemen.

Today, Saudi Arabia is exploiting the Brotherhood in Yemen against the Emiratis. The client, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, threatened the UAE forces with the transfer of fighting to the southern territories (Hadramout, Shabwa, Abyan, Aden and Anad) and turning them into fires.

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Al-Zubaidy to “Al-Ghad Al-Musherk”: We deal with the region, UNSC and the Whole World According to General Guidelines and Specific Approach

and more from the Southern separatists’ new agency:

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Militants prevent Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghir from entering Lahij governorate[3]

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Tens of Detainees Released from Mansoura Prison After interrogation and Proving Innocent from Terrorism

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Ten Points Against Legitimacy

If the international conference doesn’t trust the legitimacy to run a bank, then how can the people‎ recognize high-rank positions distributed by nepotism by the same legitimacy?!!!‎
If the UN delegate to Yemen says that the southern cause should be solved, this means that the le‎gitimacy didn’t solve it, as they claimed, through the national dialogue conference ‎

If high-rank legitimacy leaders participated in destroying the north and south, how can people be ‎convinced with them as alternatives while their history is worse than the militias’ !!‎

Remark: By Southern separatists’ news agency.

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Emirati-backed security forces seize explosives and documents during raid of AQAP safe house in Abyan governorate, southern Yemen[2]

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AQAP militants attack government building in al Bayda governorate, central Yemen [3]

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Leader of the Reform [Islah] Party in Riad Demand Hady to Dismiss Shallal

leaders of the Reform Party contacted president Hady and demanded a clear attitude towards what happened in Adan for Reform members and the attack of the party headquarter.

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Gunmen dressed as counterterrorism forces set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islah party headquarters in Aden, southern Yemen on October 13. .[1]

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Emirati-backed security forces arrest Islah party member in Aden governorate, southern Yemen[4]

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Al-Makla Event Rejects Absurd Acts of The Legitimacy Government Towards the South and Calls for‎ Dismissing Ben Doghr’s Corrupt Government.

in a statement released by Al-Makla even, the southern people of Hadhramaut called for president‎ Hady and the commandership of the Arab Ally to quickly interfere and dismiss the corrupt government of Ahmed Ben Doghr in addition to appointing a new a fair and honest government to stop corruption

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The Southern Transitional Council Honors a Number of Prominent artists and Intellects in Adan

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The Southern Transitional Council Discusses Positive Results of Presidency Foreign Visits ‎

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Yemeni political parties condemn Islah Party members arrest in Aden

The Yemeni political parties issued on Thursday a statement condemning the arrest of the Islah Party leaders and activists by the security forces in Aden, the interim capital, southern Yemen.

Remark: Look at earlier reporting in YPR 348, cp6.

My comment: Definitely only the parties aligned with “president” Hadi.

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UAE-ordered arrests of Islamists point to widening rift in Yemen coalition and photos

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 348, cp6.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Ould Sheikh: a UN evoy to Yemen or Saudi-led coalition spokesman?

The UN envoy to Yemen, Ould Sheikh condemned the recent threats by Yemen army and popular forces to target Arab Gulf states. Such an action of targeting Gulf states by Balistic missiles, the UN envoy claimed, is a serious escalation. According to Saudi media PR campaign, Ould Sheik condemned also the Yemeni army and popular forces missile attack on Khamis Mushait Saudi military base.

Why did not Ould Sheikh condemn the Saudi crimes? Why did not he call for the International Criminal Court to persecute the Saudi regime? Why did not he present a comprehensive solution and Stop the coalition war of Saudi?

my comment: That’s evidently true. But that is not only Ould Sheikh’s responsibility – the UN had been fixed to be biased by UNSC resolution from April 2015.

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Supreme Political Council: Political Solution in Yemen Must be Comprehensive

Supreme Political Council explained that briefing of Ould Sheikh presented to Security Council did not come up new. He pointed to firm position of Republic of Yemen towards Ould Cheikh and his briefings, which is a continuation of bias that characterized him during his time towards aggression and their mercenaries.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Yemen War Brings Saudi Policies under International Scrutiny

The young Salman’s self-styled “liberal” marketers came up with the idea of a war that the young prince would win quickly. They tried to sell the young royal as a gallant fighter who does not flinch on using Saudi military muscle, buttressed by decades of costly Western arms purchases that former senile rulers balked at using. So, with much fanfare at the time, they chose to introduce a war on – of all countries – Yemen, the region’s weakest and poorest nation.

Internally, the Yemen war is not faring any better for Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Quietly or on social media, some Saudis have questioned Mohammed bin Salman’s policies in Yemen. His response was an unprecedented wave of mass arrests that saw dozens of public figures, intellectuals, scholars and even poets sent to unknown locations in Saudi prisons

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Saudi Aramco considers shelving international IPO

Oil company could turn to private share placement as doubts grow about going public

Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international listing in favour of a private share sale to the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors.

Talks about a private sale to foreign governments including China and other investors have gathered pace in recent weeks

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Saudis still Besieged Shia Town after Clashes

Awamiya — on the kingdom’s oil-rich east coast — has a longstanding reputation of resistance to Saudi tyrants.

The town has a heavy security presence and is still surrounded by concrete walls and checkpoints,” he said, adding that the blockade was having an impact on farming and fishing communities as well as local merchants.

“The situation has calmed down but the future looks uncertain.”

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!!!Saudi King’s Unprecedented Visit to Russia

Saudi King’s unprecedented visit to Russia Wednesday has unleashed a barrage of speculations about the real intentions driving the trip at a time the region is experiencing fresh developments. Despite the fact that Moscow and Riyadh have a relatively long history of diplomatic relations, Salman bin Abdulaziz is the first Saudi Arabian monarch to pay a visit to Russia.

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Film: Ret. U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: The Saudis are far worse than #Iran and we are about to make that situation worse...

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The U.S. involvement in Yemen's humanitarian crisis

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USA und Iran: "Das Abkommen ist solider, als dieser Herr denkt"

Der US-Präsident will das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran nicht bestätigen. Irans Präsident Hassan Ruhani will trotzdem daran festhalten. Merkel, Macron und May zeigen sich besorgt.

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Trump nennt Iran-Deal "inakzeptabel" und "einseitig"

Der US-Präsident wirft Teheran Terrorfinanzierung vor. Die USA halten zwar am Atomabkommen fest, es soll aber stark überarbeitet werden

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Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans

The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump’s new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

“Certainly we intend to dissuade them from shipping arms into places like Yemen and explosives into Bahrain and the other things they do with their surrogates, like Lebanese Hezbollah,” Mattis said.

The Pentagon promised to review U.S. security cooperation activities with allies in the region, something that could lead to alterations in U.S. arms sales and military exercises.

It also signaled a willingness to re-examine the positioning of the roughly 70,000 American troops the Pentagon says are stationed in the Middle East.

My comment: To make it clear again: Yemen is and has never been an “area to pressure Iran”, as Iran is little involved there. – Such plans just mean more conflict, more strife, more aggression. And it means an even closer alliance with the Saudis and their Wahabistic terrorism:

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Saudi Arabia welcomes new U.S. strategy toward Iran

Saudi Arabia welcomed the new U.S. policy toward Iran and said lifting sanctions had allowed Iran to develop its ballistic missile program and step up its support for militant groups, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

and the Saudi Press Agency:

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Welcomes, Supports Firm Strategy US President Announced, towards Iran, its Aggressive Approach

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) expressed welcome and support of the resolute strategy announced by US President Donald Trump towards Iran and its aggressive approach, praising his vision in this regard and commitment to work with the US allies, in the region, in order to face common challenges, particularly Iran's aggressive policies and actions, in the region.

My comment: Looking at the Saudi bombing war in Yemen, and at Saudi Arabia’s spreading of Wahabism, telling of “Iran's aggressive policies and actions, in the region by the Saudi Press Agency is a stupid joke.

And of course, president Hadi follows:

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Yemen welcomes U.S. strategy towards Iran

Yemen today welcomed the new strategy which illustrates Iran's attempts to use Houthi militias as human shields to destabilize the region.
In a statement, the Yemeni government said the Iranian regime has long sought to export violence and terror to destabilize its neighbors in the region.

My comment: “export violence and terror to destabilize its neighbors in the region exactly describes what Saudi Arabia is doing, from Afghanistan to Libya.

and the Saudi vassals:

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Bahrain supports US policy and calls for curb of Iran's expansionist agenda

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Arab countries welcome Trump's 'firm' speech on Iran

UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs said that Iran is a “major source” of instability in the Middle East

and the Iranian reaction:

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Anguish in Iran as Trump balks at nuclear deal

A mix of anger and anguish among the Iranian public has greeted US President Donald Trump's decision to declare that Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear accord with world powers - a sharp contrast to the euphoria that followed when the deal was signed in 2015.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani promptly responded to Trump's speech on Friday, calling it "a pile of delusional allegations" and "an insult to the Iranian people".

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The Rape of Yemen

There are many nations involved and many nations contributing to the misery but every bomb that falls, every artillery round that lands, and every bullet that’s fired has made in the USA stamped on it.

So today we look at what’s really going on here, and what’s the reason for destroying a country of 28 million people whose lives would be very difficult in the best of times but virtually impossible in this war.

When will the American people tire of spending billions to support a regime that is an anathema to everything they stand for? Are the American people knowledgeable about what their government is doing or do they even care?

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"Wir brauchen keine zweite Nuklearkrise"

Trump muss bis Sonntag entscheiden, ob er das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran beibehält. Die EU drängt auf ein Ja, sonst drohe ein "nuklearer Rüstungswettlauf" in Nahost.

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Yemeni Activist to U.S. Congress: 'What Happened in Las Vegas Happens to Us Every Night in Yemen'

An activist urges American lawmakers to end the catastrophic U.S.-Saudi war on his country.

Yemenis are following with satisfaction the efforts of some members of the US Congress relating to the vote scheduled for next week to remove the United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen (H.Con.Res.81). We hope Congress will vote against the US intervention in the war on Yemen.

In the middle of this conflict, Yemenis have lived and continue to be living in unbearably difficult conditions whereas the participation of the US has only increased the suffering of civilians, starting from children and women, the most vulnerable.

Saudi Arabia has committed many war crimes in Yemen, and the Yemeni's memory has been filled up with the dates of the Saudi war crimes. If those massacres do not stop, the whole calender will be full.

This madness must stop and if the Saudis do not want to stop, they have to continue alone. Criminals must be stopped, not helped.

Yemenis are waiting to hear just one piece of news: That the US Congress has voted for H.Con.Res 81.

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War Powers Act Challenge on Yemen Postponed to November 2

The House leadership’s attempts to undermine the bipartisan House Concurrent Resolution 81, which would end US involvement in the Saudi War in Yemen, is failing. On Wednesday, the House unanimously agreed to delay the vote on the resolution to November 2.

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US House Introduces Bill to End Support for Saudi’s ‘Horrifying’ War in Yemen

Citing human rights concerns, a bipartisan committee in the US House of Representatives has called for the US military to stop lending crucial support to the Saudi Arabian war in Yemen. The widely condemned Saudi intervention into the Yemeni Civil War has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, many of them civilians.

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Petition: Tell Congress: No war in Yemen

Tell Congress: Pass H.C.R. 81 to immediately halt unauthorized U.S. military involvement in the Republic of Yemen.

This conflict is devastating the Yemeni people, and U.S. involvement has not been authorized by Congres

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The US Is Waging The Wrong War In Yemen

A growing chorus of lawmakers are demanding the U.S. government end its support of Saudi Arabia’s bloody military intervention in Yemen’s ongoing civil war

A bipartisan resolution introduced by Khanna on Sept. 27 would forcefully end U.S. military involvement from its “unauthorized hostilities” in Yemen in support of the Saudi forces targeting Houthi rebels, a measure that Khanna told Task & Purpose would benefit AUMF-justified counterterrorism operations in the long term.

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Congress, end America's role in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen

The Saudi/UAE coalition could not execute the war without U.S. direct involvement

That is why a bipartisan group of House members — Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.)—have introduced H. Con. Res. 81, giving Congress an opportunity to end U.S. support. The resolution instructs the president to withdraw U.S. military personnel from the war — except the U.S. military elements that are strictly aimed at al-Qaeda elements in Yemen.

U.S. fealty to Saudi Arabia has worsened the chaos and suffering sweeping across the Middle East. It’s time to break with such destabilizing policies that threaten fundamental U.S. security interests.

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What It's Like When Your Husband Is Banned By The Trump Administration

A Yemeni-American woman tells her story.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Jeremy Corbyn's minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Yemen coalition

Fabian Hamilton has called for ban on arms exports to all members of the Saudi-led coalition and for the creation of a Ministry of Peace

A Labour government would ban exports of British-made weapons to all members of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow minister for peace has told Middle East Eye.

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The Malign Hand of British Foreign Policy in Yemen

The bloodbath in Yemen by Saudi Arabia is not only blatantly backed by Washington’s state-of-the-art military technology, but has the covert supply of sophisticated weapons from London, the old colonial power responsible which in 1932 mischievously created the spurious entity called Saudi Arabia for the desert brigand from Najd, Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud. This is an analytical article by journalist John Wight titled “The Malign Hand of British Foreign Policy in Yemen”.

Britain's slavish support for the Saudi kleptocracy has long been a badge of shame, given Riyadh's contempt for anything approximating to human rights and democracy, and given the British establishment's assertion that the UK represents a redoubtable pillar of both.

It is a relationship involving glaring hypocrisy of a kind perfected by those who wear the mantle of moral rectitude while engaging in the most immoral of acts. (with film)

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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6-ship of the #Saudi Air Force F-15 Eagles, assigned to the 13th Sqn, arrive to Mushaf AFB, #Pakistan for exercise 'ACES MEET 2017' (photos)

Pictures of the #RSAF 13th Sqn F-15 Eagles deployed to the #PAF Base Mushaf at Sargodha

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#Saudi & #French Special Forces conclude exercise '#ALRIECK2' held in King Salman's Mountain Warfare Center (image)

My comment: An EU state fraternizing with killers.

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Bahrainis Stage Protest against Potential Normalization of Ties with Israel

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Jailed Bahraini Human Rights Defender Continually Harassed

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La strage silenziosa dei bambini in Yemen e le armi italiane

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The agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation

In my opinion, Saudi Arabia is reemerging from the long phase of more or less explicit support to the jihad in the great arc of crisis stretching from Afghanistan to Syria.

There is a fully rational reason underlying this new policy line: Saudi Arabia can no longer see a political advantage in arming and supporting the Taliban.

Reverting to King Salman’s State visit to Russia, he has understood that Russia – and no longer the United States – is now distributing cards in Syria and hence he acts accordingly.

In all likelihood, the now old King Salman is also promoting the Russian support for his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is expected to inherit his throne.

Currently Saudi Arabia and Russia together produce a quarter of all the oil used in the world. Obviously, the agreement between the two countries to limit the extraction of crude oil is related to the new extraction of oil and gas in the United States.

If all goes well, Russia could create a strategy based on two options between Saudi Arabia and Iran, without either of them being in a position to threaten – too closely – the Russian interests stretching from the Greater Middle East to Central Asia – by GIANCARLO ELIA VALORI =

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Units from the Royal #Saudi Land Forces arrived to #Pakistan today for exercise '#AlSamsam-6' (photos)

#Saudi and #Pakistani Land Forces conclude the drills of "#Kaseh 1" exercise today in the North-West Region (photos)

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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UAE planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries, says former Qatar official

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of plotting to invade Doha with an army of mercenaries. m

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‘UAE plans to invade Qatar using mercenaries’

Qatar’s ex-Deputy Prime Minister has revealed details of a plan funded by the UAE to invade his country using mercenaries from the American security service company formerly known as Blackwater. Abdullah Bin Hamas Al-Attiyah noted that the plan still hasn’t received the green light from Washington.

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Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion

Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing the region.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Russia, Saudi Arabia close to sign S-400 missile deal: Ifax cites Putin aide

Russia and Saudi Arabia are on track to sign a contract on supplies of Russia’s advanced S-400 air defense missiles to Riyadh, the Interfax news agency cited an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying on Friday.

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UK monitoring Saudi weapons use 'extremely attentively'

The United Kingdom is keeping a close eye on the final use of weapons it sells to Saudi Arabia, according to a top diplomat.

Matthew Rycroft, the UK's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told reporters on Tuesday that the country has measures in place to ensure weapons are used correctly.

My comment: What a bad joke. British fighter jets are used to bomb Yemen. This is “weapons are used correctly”. LOL.

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

(B K)

Que font les mercenaires de Blackwater au Yémen ?

En allusion à la présence des troupes américaines au Moyen-Orient, le site web analytique Middle East Monitor, MEMO a révélé les opérations de cette société militaire privée américaine anciennement connue sous le nom de Blackwater et rebaptisée actuellement Academi.

Remark: I could not find the article by Middle East Monitor.

Cp13c Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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al-Qahirah Castle in Taiz: Between Reality and the Symbolic

Since the beginning of the war in Taiz in March 2015, al-QahirahCastle has been under Houthi control.

From then on, the castle was turned into a military barracks and became an active target of the Arab Alliance, and was hit by numerous air strikes.

The castle’s entryways and corridors, once frequented by visitors and their families, were badly damaged. At the moment, the castle is under the control of Abu Abbas Brigade, now part of the 35th Armored Brigade.

cp13d Wirtschaft / Economy

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International Efforts to Revive Central Bank of Yemen and to Pay Salaries

UN delegate to Yemen, Ismail Wald Al-Sheikh Ahmed indicated that international efforts are being ‎exerted to revive the central bank of Yemen and to revitalize Yemen’s economic system as these efforts may lead to paying employees’ salaries, stopped for a whole year now.

The Central Bank of Yemen is still inactive since being transferred to its new headquarters in September 18th 2016. The bank stopped paying employees’ salaries or providing food products and Fuel‎ importers with letters of credit. This led the commercial sector to fully stop.

Deactivation of the central bank in the midst of this tragic war led to horrific human crisis

Remark: By Southern separatists’ news agency.

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Film: Yemen's currency losing value due to Saudi war

The Yemeni Riyal has been suffering heavy losses against foreign currencies in recent weeks. The declining value of the currency is worsening the economic situation for the Yemenis. As our correspondent Mohammad al-Attab reports, many attribute the trend to Saudi Arabia's economic plots against Yemen.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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#AlQaeda #Yemen back sniping after 4 week gap: #AQAP claims sniped Houthis in al-Bayda' 12&14Oct (but note #IS ran a sniper class in Bayda')

(A T)

#IslamicState #Yemen announces Abu 'Ali al-Qasimi martyred in al-Bayda' (presumably not Saudi of same name allegedly killed in Syria 2014)

(A T)

AQAP snipers shoot al Houthi-Saleh soldiers in al Bayda governorate, central Yemen[2]

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New #AQAP #Yemen statement implies split. Ansar al-Shari'a Ta'iz says Sharia court no longer works in its name. But not via formal AQAP feed (document)

cp15 Propaganda

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Saudi Arabia affirms position on political solution to Yemeni crisis

The Kingdom affirmed its position on Friday at a conference in Geneva that the political solution to the Yemeni crisis is based on three pillars, local media reported.
Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, said these pillars include the Gulf initiative, outcomes of national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216.

My comment: This exactly is what the Hadi government tells every day. These three “pillars” include a 100 % Saudi and Hadi government victory – it’s no political “solution” as all three “pillars” had been biased and had proved to be obstacles to any peaceful solution.

(A P)

Yemen: Iran uses Houthi militias ‘like puppets’ to destabilize region

My comment: This is odd propaganda because the Houthis never followed any commands from Iran.

(A H P)

KSCR provides Shabwa, Hadramout Valley, in Yemen, with 13 tons of medical aid to fight dengue fever

My comment: Again Saudi humanitarian relief propaganda, while other parts of the country are bombed to ruins and starved out.

(A P)

Saudi humanitarian aid to Yemen tops $710m

161 projects provide relief services such as shelter, sanitation, water for various Yemeni provinces

My comment: last week, they claimed USD$ 8.2 billion.$ 710 m is the cost of 3.5 days Saudi aerial war, which lasts 920 days now.

(A P)

Iran’s links with al-Qaeda, reality defies conventional wisdom

There is strong evidence for such a cooperation which includes Iran providing sanctuary to Al Qaeda operatives and its senior leadership inside the country, in addition to allowing the supply of money, weapons and fighters to the organization through a vital logistics lifeline. It can also be proved that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), the Quds Force along with Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security have been the agencies of this association between the two sides.

My comment: Nice propaganda – from Al Kaida’s long-time backers and intellectual fathers.

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Saudi deceit on Yemen war

The New York Times has inexplicably given the Saudi ambassador to the UN a platform to recite some propaganda.

The fallacy is the assumption that Yemen is cholera-infested and famine-threatened. Yes, there is cholera, and yes there are famine-like conditions; but they are concentrated in an area, no larger than 20 percent of Yemeni territory, that is, controlled by the "Ansarallah".

As an exercise in deflecting blame for things the Saudi led Arab coalition is responsible for, this is rather impressive. (with film)

My comment: From Iran – but in the case of Yemen, even Iranian media do not need any “propaganda”, they just can keep to the truth, as in this case here.

(A P)

Arab Studies Center refutes UN allegations against Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen

The Arab Studies Center, affiliated with the European Council of Social Sciences, refuted the allegations of the UN report claiming that the operations of the Arab coalition forces caused civilian casualties in Yemen.

My comment: This is exactly the common Saudi propaganda in that case. You never heard of such a well-sounding “European Council of Social Sciences”. Google it! It’s just an empty Saudi propaganda box. Google tells you: 57.500 results. You are shown 10. They all begin: “ The Arab Studies Center, affiliated with the European Council of Social Sciences, refuted the allegations of the UN report claiming”. If you continue to page 2, you are shown: “No documents fitting to your request “European Council of Social Sciences” were found.” LOL.

(A P)

Has Kuwait sided with Qatar?

The Gulf Cooperation Council annual summit is near. This year’s summit is set to be held in Kuwait. Will the summit be held? If so, will Qatar be invited? What’s the stance of Kuwait, the summit host country? I am afraid the last question’s answer is foggy as Kuwait’s stance is not clear enough even though it’s acting as a mediator.
This raises a legitimate question: Has Kuwait sided with Qatar and is it still humoring it? It actually seems that Kuwait is not rushing its mediation efforts to resolve the Qatari crisis.

Comment: Saudi Arabia's schizophrenia continues.

I've never seen an entire country go stark raving mad before. Fascinating to witness Saudi Arabia's collapse into lunacy.

(A P)

Yemen and the Catastrophic Role of ‘Lone’ Nations

Throughout 29 years, the UN failed via its former secretary general and then the new Portuguese secretary general Antonio Guterres to carry out one practical step to resolve the Yemeni crisis through applying any of the UN resolution terms. Further, the UN contributed in prolonging the crisis through encouraging insurgents to move forward with their project to kidnap the state.

Strangely, the UN-affiliated international organizations operating in Yemen are lenient with Houthis as if they are not responsible for the comprehensive siege and the crimes, neglecting the clear international resolution and the violations and practices adopted by Houthis and Saleh militias.

My comment: This is odd Saudi propaganda against the UN and ther international humanitarian organizations.

(A P)

Saudi Arabia Supports Yemeni Parties Returning to Peace Negotiations

Riyadh- Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber reaffirmed that the Kingdom supports all political efforts exerted by the United Nations to bring Yemeni parties back to negotiations and reach a political solution.

However, the ambassador pointed out to the existence of foreign interferences by the Iranian regime that threaten security and stability in the region and Yemen.

My comment: This is crazy propaganda as well. Saudi Arabia is the heaviest warring party in Yemen – however it could “Support Yemeni Parties Returning to Peace Negotiations”? – And what is the Iranian interference – mostly cheerleading and propaganda – compared to the Saudi one – bombing the country into ruins and blocking it into starvation and plague??

(A P)

Al Houthis continue to scuttle peace push

As long as Al Houthis and other agents reject the notion of working together, Yemenis will continue to suffer

Over that time, the actions of Al Houthis have led to civil war that has decimated that nation’s sanitation and water infrastructures, casting millions into a state of precariousness and creating conditions where diseases and widespread illnesses fester.

My comment: What for the most part is responsible for the impacts of the war that “has decimated that nation’s sanitation and water infrastructures, casting millions into a state of precariousness and creating conditions where diseases and widespread illnesses fester”? Evidently the Saudi coalition’s air raids and blockade. If the UAE is “is proud to play a significant role” in the Saudi coalition, as it is told here, they are proud to bath their hands in blood.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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The Violation and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 12–15 Oct 2017

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US-backed Saudi-led coalition launch over 49 airstrikes on Yemen

US-backed Saudi-led coalition warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official told Saba on Sunday.

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Saudi War Crimes in Yemen: Four Killed and Five Others Injured in Nehm

Four citizens, including a child and a woman were killed and 5 others injured in three raids waged by the Saudi-led coalition targeting a house and the paramedics in Nehm District, northeast Sana’a.

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Coalition aircraft kill Five civilians, injure Three others in Sana'a

A local source told Almasderonline that five civilians were killed on Thursday, including a five years old child, and 3 others seriously injured in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts bombardment on the civilian Yahya al Badri house, located 5 kilometers far from the confrontations area between the government forces and the Houthis-Saleh forces, in Maswarah area of Nihm district, northeastern the capital Sana'a.


(A K PH)

Film: The Saudi-American aggression is aimed at targeting innocent citizens and their property. The last of his crimes were the heinous and horrific crimes in the Directorate of Nahm,

(A K PS)

Arab Coalition destroy Houthis rocket launcher in al Hodeidah

According to Saudi media, the coalition said that the destroyed launcher fired a ballistic missile last Monday on a school in Samta area of Jizan city, near the Yemeni border, and no more details were given about that.

(A K PH)

Film: Aggression raids on the homes of citizens and farms in the Directorate of Baqam Saada 11-10-2017 =

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

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Humanitarian relief coalition says 74 people killed in Taiz last month

The Humanitarian Relief Coalition in Taiz province, southwestern Yemen, announced on Wednesday that the fighting between the government forces and the Houthis-Saleh forces last September resulted in killing 74 people, including 13 children and 3 women,

My comment: Horrible. And look: Headline and test do not fit well together.

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A 2015 reminder

Film: Houthi invasion of cities and destruction of civilians' homes in Aden

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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Film: Astonishing #BBC clip. #Sunni Muslim tries to justify the murder of the #Shia woman he is talking with

My comment: A typical Saudi Wahabistic brainwashed idiot and terrorist.

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Afrah Nasser, Yemen: International Press Freedom Awards

CPJ is honored to present its 2017 International Press Freedom Award to Afrah Nasser, a Yemeni reporter and blogger living in exile in Sweden.

Afrah Nasser, an award-winning exiled Yemeni independent reporter and blogger, reports from Sweden on human rights violations, women's issues, and press freedom in her home country.

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Will Israel finally take responsibility for kidnapped Yemeni babies?

Last year was a milestone in the long-running saga of the kidnapped Yemenite babies, which has dogged Israeli society since the 1950s. Over the past few decades, a number of committees charged with investigating the affair only scratched the surface, doing nothing to uncover the scope of the affair. This year was the first time that the government has recognized the injustice suffered by these families, establishing the Special Committee on the Disappearance of Children from Yemen, the East and the Balkans to investigate the affair.

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Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-348 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-348: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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Dietrich Klose

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