Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 350 - Yemen War Mosaic 350

Yemen Press Reader 350: Alles aus Woche 42 Teil 1 (15-18. Oktober 2017) / All from week 42 part 1 (Oct. 15-18, 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

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

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cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Poll: American Attitudes on Middle East Policies

The Middle East Institute is pleased to announce the results of a nationwide public opinion survey conducted in collaboration with Ipsos. Among the main findings of the poll are the following:

75 percent of Americans believe that the United States should remain engaged in the Middle East:

82 percent of Americans support U.S. engagement in the fight to defeat ISIS, but 73 percent believe the United States is not winning that fight

75 percent of Americans support the nuclear deal with Iran

73 percent support America’s military backing of Israel

http://www.mei.edu/content/article/poll-american-attitudes-middle-east-policies

My comment: It should be made clear what the people really mean when they speak of “remain engaged”: I doubt people really want the US to support local tyrants to bomb other countries and to suppress their own population. For many, “engage” certainly is something different. But the poll did not ask.

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Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That.

As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.

rescinding the Obama administration’s already lax restrictions on drone attacks — coupled with Trump’s overt and express disregard for human rights and the rule of law — is clearly cause for concern. But that also shouldn’t be a pathway toward normalizing the Obama administration’s own use of drones.

Instead, we need to understand the excesses of the war on terror as a trajectory: The abuse of power under one administration leads to the abuse of power under another. Trump may be driving it more recklessly, but he’s still operating a machine the Obama administration built.

But if the war on terror has taught us anything, it’s that legality is malleable — and never transparent. It’s taught us that accountability is impossible when the laws obscure the crime.

These are a mere handful of the serious moral, ethical, and legal problems surrounding Obama’s use of drones. They point to inconsistencies, performative justice, and a wholesale lack of accountability — all of which characterized the modest restrictions Trump is now rolling back on the global killing program – by Maha Hilal

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/18/trump-plans-make-it-easier-kill-civilians-drones-sadly-we-can-thank-obama = http://fpif.org/trump-plans-make-easier-kill-civilians-drones-sadly-can-thank-obama/ = http://inthesetimes.com/article/20617/Donald-Trump-Drones-Civilians-Barack-Obama

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Trump Ignores Israeli/Saudi Abuses

By offering a propagandistic tirade on Iran’s role in the Mideast – a classic neocon screed – President Trump has demonstrated his inability to bring any fresh or honest thinking to the regional crises.

Trump’s record of statements and of cabinet appointments suggests that regime change in Iran is a long-term goal. Despite his close Saudi ally’s massive involvement in funding and fomenting terrorism, Trump’s evolving strategy for the Middle East strangely emphasizes

Iranian impacts

on the region, particularly regarding the conflict in Yemen.

I wonder if people worldwide can rise to a level of courage and seriousness needed to simply recognize, and then, where possible, act in response to the world’s real threats. Within the U.S., can several decades of U.S. government bipartisan lying about Iran be overcome with saner, more humane narratives? – By Kathy Kelly

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/15/trump-ignores-israelisaudi-abuses/

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Despite Campaign Promises, Arms Shipments to Saudis Skyrocket Under Trump

As a candidate, Trump claimed Saudi Arabia was behind 9/11. But in the first eight months of 2017, the U.S. has delivered a total of $1.56 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.

The Daily Beast found that the Trump administration has shipped Saudi Arabia $561 million in bombs and missiles, $503 million in armored fighting vehicles and parts, and $552 million in parts to maintain military aircraft like Apache gunships, Blackhawk helicopters, and F15 jets for use in their disastrous war in Yemen. The total value of arms delivered to Saudi in 2017 represents a $70 million increase compared with the same eight-month period in 2016.

Arms monitoring experts are critical of the arms increase for a variety of reasons, perhaps chief among them the humanitarian crisis ravaging Yemen.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/despite-campaign-promises-arms-shipments-to-saudis-skyrocket-under-trump

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Film. Yemen under siege

Journalist Safa Al Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen and the stunning human cost of the war.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/yemen-under-siege/

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Saudi Arabia’s Great Makeover Can’t Afford to Fail This Time

The real pain is just starting as the kingdom’s new young crown prince implements his ambitious plans.

But almost two years since the start of the reform drive, officials are grappling with crucial questions of how to save money and speed up social change without crippling the economy and clashing with one of the world’s most conservative religious establishments. Before the government declared it would lift the long-standing Saudi ban on female drivers last month, security services rounded up independent clerics and other critical figures.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-10-16/saudi-arabia-s-great-makeover-can-t-afford-to-fail-this-time

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Understanding the ‘Fake News’ Hysteria

The mainstream media’s hysteria over “fake news” is aimed less at the few instances of intentionally fabricated stories than at well-reported articles that challenge the U.S. government’s dubious official narratives.

For the most part, “fake news” is a fake concept designed by the corporate news media to discredit those who challenge the official U.S. hegemonic narrative. The typical MSM fake news accusation starts with some egregious fictionalization and then morphs over to the real targets: the subversives, those who would dispute foundational elements of the official history or its recent approved updates.

The real fake news is the fake narrative that flows perpetually forth from these functionaries of the MSM to dominate the discourse which the billionaire owners allow voiced via their facilities. In this manner, we are all being played, all the time, and have been since birth.

For the record, the official narrative follows certain principles. Among them are:

It is generally accurate to assume that there is an entirely reasonable interpretation of news events that contradicts what you are being told to believe by the corporate news media. Cases of official duplicity are notorious and legion: the Gulf of Tonkin, WMD in Iraq, the black kid killed by the police had a gun, etc. – by David P. Hamilton

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/16/understanding-the-fake-news-hysteria/

My comment: This to a large extent explains why western mainstream media “report” about the Yemen war the way they do. – And, a part of the explanation why the US policy in the case of Yemen is the way it is you can find here (following three reports, one German, two English). And in the 4. article below you find the explanation why the US (and the Saudis as well) in the way they do it:

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Die Religion der amerikanischen Kriegstreiber

Der Druck, gegen den Iran zuzuschlagen kommt aus vielen Ecken, von Generälen aus der Administration, deren erste Lösung immer die Anwendung von Gewalt ist, über die Saudis, die besessen sind von Angst vor einer iranischen Hegemonie bis zu Israel selber. Was die Kriegsmaschine aber am Laufen hält, wird von amerikanischen Juden selber geliefert, die sich die mühsame Aufgabe gestellt haben, einen Krieg gegen ein Land zu starten, das in keinster Art und Weise eine Bedrohung für die USA darstellt. Sie waren so erfolgreich in der Herstellung einer erfundenen iranischen Bedrohung, dass fast alle republikanischen und die meisten demokratischen Kongressabgeordneten und ein Grossteil der Medien überzeugt scheinen, dass man mit dem Iran hart umzugehen habe, eindeutig militärisch und je früher desto besser. Und während sie dies tun, ist der Umstand, dass fast alle Iran-Hasser jüdisch sind, irgendwie aus dem Blickfeld geraten, wie wenn das keine Rolle spielte. Aber es sollte eine Rolle spielen

http://www.zeitpunkt.ch/die-religion-der-amerikanischen-kriegstreiber

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Israel's Helpers in Media, Government, and Academia - Al-Jazeera Documentary

One month ago, I initiated here at Unz.com a discussion of the role of American Jews in the crafting of United States foreign policy. I observed that a politically powerful and well-funded cabal consisting of both Jewish individuals and organizations has been effective at engaging the U.S. in a series of wars in the Middle East and North Africa that benefit only Israel and are, in fact, damaging to actual American interests.

This misdirection of policy has not taken place because of some misguided belief that Israeli and U.S. national security interests are identical, which is a canard that is frequently floated in the mainstream media. It is instead a deliberate program that studiously misrepresents facts-on-the ground relating to Israel and its neighbors and creates casus belli involving the United States even when no threat to American vital interests exists.

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends – by Philipp Giraldi

http://russia-insider.com/en/israels-helpers-media-government-and-academia-al-jazeera-documentary/ri21280

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America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars

So it is safe to say that much of the agitation to do something about Iran comes from Israel and from American Jews. Indeed, I would opine that most of the fury from Congress re Iran comes from the same source, with AIPAC showering our Solons on the Potomac with “fact sheets” explaining how Iran is worthy of annihilation because it has pledged to “destroy Israel,” which is both a lie and an impossibility as Tehran does not have the resources to carry out such a task. The AIPAC lies are then picked up and replayed by an obliging media, where nearly every “expert” who speaks about the Middle East on television and radio or who is interviewed for newspaper stories is Jewish.

As none of the above is likely to happen, the only alternative is for American citizens who are tired of having their country’s national security interests hijacked by a group that is in thrall to a foreign government to become more assertive about what is happening. Shine a little light into the darkness and recognize who is being diddled and by whom. Call it like it is – by Philipp Giraldi

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/

and also keep this in mind:

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Napalm Sticks to Kids

Bombs Away: The purposeful killing of Vietnamese civilians,
Cambodian civilians, and Laotian civilians.

You do not bring the enemy to the peace table by just killing military combatants. You ultimately bring the enemy to the peace table by killing innocent civilians.

WHY?

Because, they are military targets.

The primary goal of the aggressor nation (The USA)is to break the will of the people, and its ability to defend its homeland. This strategy is as old as warfare itself.

Marine Corps basic training cadence chant during the Vietnam War:

Napalm Sticks To Kids

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/18/napalm-sticks-to-kids/

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Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen

This map shows the relative intensity of missile and missile defense-related activity across the Arabian Gulf which has occurring as part of the ongoing Yemen conflict. Beginning in June 2015, the bulk of these incidents have occurred along Yemen-Saudi border around the cities of Najran, Jizan and Abha, but Houthi acquisition of longer-range missiles have more recently permitted attacks as far as Riyadh. Saudi and UAE Patriot missile defenses have intercepted a very high percentage of these launches, greatly limiting damage.

This timeline illustrates GCC coalition intercepts of ballistic missiles launched from within Yemen since the operation began. The Saudi coalition is employing PATRIOT ballistic missile defense units to defend against these strikes. Its first intercept of a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni forces occurred in June 2015. (with infographics)

https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile-war-yemen/

Remark: From Oct 2016, updated until August 2017

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

Aid agencies, technical experts, and health ministries from the country’s two warring governments are once again in talks about how vaccines might help prevent cholera, particularly into 2018, when heavy rains are expected by March and experts fear a new wave of the disease.

“We don’t have any reservations over addressing the needs of the Yemeni citizen [with vaccines],” Dr Ali al-Walidi, deputy minister of public health and population for the Aden-based government of the deposed (but internationally rganizati) President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, told IRIN.

“The ministry does not oppose rganizati a cholera vaccination campaign once [more] vaccines are available,” he added.

A high-ranking aid official involved in the cholera response, who also spoke off the record, told IRIN it was important to begin rganizati as soon as possible, even if a less than ideal amount of the vaccine is immediately to hand.

The original 3.5-million-dose request was “unrealistic” as there were only two million doses in stock globally at the time, the official said.

Any vaccination campaign would need to target the areas hit hardest by cholera – both so that the warring parties are comfortable with an equitable distribution and to ensure effectiveness.

This may be a problem – despite the trumpeting of numbers of suspected cholera cases in headlines, the data is simply not there.

Despite being on opposite sides of a long and bitter war, officials from the rival health ministries seem confident that any vaccine campaign – if it went ahead – could be done on the basis of need.

https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/10/17/what-s-really-stopping-cholera-vaccination-campaign-yemen and in short https://www.globalhealthnow.org/2017-10/second-chance-yemen-vaccines

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First Wave of the 2016-17 Cholera Outbreak in Hodeidah City, Yemen – ACF Experience and Lessons Learned

Although cases were reported only in 2010 and 2011, cholera is probably endemic in Yemen. In the context of a civil war, a cholera outbreak was declared in different parts of the country October 6th, 2016. This paper describes the ACF outbreak response in Hodeidah city from October 28th, 2016 to February 28th, 2017 in order to add knowledge to this large outbreak.

Methods: The ACF outbreak response in Hodeidah city included a case management component and prevention measures in the community.

Results: From October 28th, 2016 until February 28th, 2017, ACF provided care to 8,270 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) cases, of which 5,210 (63%) were suspected cholera cases, in the CTC and the 11 ORTCs implemented in Hodeidah city.

Conclusion: Response to the first wave of a large cholera outbreak in Hodeidah city was successful in maintaining a CFR <1% in the CTC. However, considering the actual context of Yemen and its water infrastructure, much more efforts are needed to control the current outbreak resurgence.

http://currents.plos.org/outbreaks/article/first-wave-of-the-2016-17-cholera-outbreak-in-hodeidah-city-yemen-acf-experience-and-lessons-learned/ = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/first-wave-2016-17-cholera-outbreak-hodeidah-city-yemen-acf-experience-and-lessons

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Cholera situation in Yemen, September 2017

During the month of September 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 176 563 cholera cases including 94 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).

The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 797 772 including 2 261 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.28%. T

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/cholera-situation-yemen-september-2017

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Yemen: Effective Humanitarian Aid Depends on a Peace Accord

UN officials and most diplomats are reluctant to call the armed conflict by its real name: "a war of aggression". The aggression of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition (Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates) against Yemen began on 24 March 2015. The Saudi-led coalition is helped with arms and "intelligence" by the USA and the UK which appreciate Saudi money for arms and do not want to antagonize a large segment of the Arab world when the conflicts of Syria-Iraq-Kurds-Turkey is still "on the table."

However the aggression of the Saudi coalition is what has turned an internal Yemen struggle for power between the current and the former President of Yemen into a war with regional implications, now drawing Iran into the picture.

Intellectually, the "political solution" is clear. There needs to be an end to the Saudi bombing and a withdrawal of its coalition troops. Then, the different factions in Yemen can try to develop some sort of inclusive government.

http://globalsolutions.org/blog/2017/10/Yemen-Effective-Humanitarian-Aid-Depends-Peace-Accord

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The U.S. plays a large role in Yemen crisis

A mass blackout in the public conscious about Yemen is not coincidental, and it is due to the U.S. role in this monstrous campaign against the Yemini people.

Furthermore, U.S. and British journalists bear particular responsibility, as they have worked tirelessly to frame the war as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and not the latest episode in a decades long U.S. military project to reshape the Middle East.

This conflict in turn has been exclusively sold and framed as an aberration of Middle East politics. The phrase “Saudi-led coalition” is used alarmingly often when an establishment media outlet discusses the bombing campaign.

Entire articles are published that don’t even mention U.S. involvement in generating this crisis. By all accounts, Saudi Arabia wants out of the conflict. The consequences of creating a basket-case failed state on its own border has no doubt shaken the country up, but the war continues.

http://www.idsnews.com:8080/article/2017/10/column-the-u-s-plays-a-large-role-in-yemen-crisis

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Along with RSAF & UAEAF, exercise #ATLC27 will also include USAF, RAF, RAAF , FAF, EAF , RMAF and RAFO.

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/920683529616359424

#Saudi Air Force personnel arrive at Al Dhafra AFB, #UAE for exercise #ATLC27 (photos)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/920673508795043840

My comment: ATLC27: The Western world and Arabian states exercising with baby killers

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Why did Saudi Arabia save Yemen's ex-president again?

The Saudis are increasingly desperate to find a way out of the Yemeni quagmire. They apparently believe Yemen's ex-dictator, their longtime enemy Ali Abdullah Saleh, can help.

A Russian medical team flew into Sanaa on Oct. 11 with the approval of the Saudis, who control Yemeni airspace. The Russian surgeons then performed a life-saving procedure on the 75-year-old Saleh.

Most likely the Saudis are hoping to break the rebel alliance between Saleh and the Houthis, which has been fraying this year – by bruce Riedel

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/10/saudi-arabia-yemen-save-ali-abdullah-saleh-russia.html n

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Book: Yemen in Crisis. Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State

In this invaluable analysis, Helen Lackner uncovers the roots of the social and political conflicts that threaten the very survival of the state and its people. She reveals the corruption of the country’s US-backed autocratic regime, as well as its failure to address national impoverishment and to plan an equitable economy for Yemen’s growing population.

http://www.saqibooks.com/book/yemen-crisis/

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On the Ground with FRONTLINE in Mosul and Yemen

Governments, including the U.S., restrict journalists’ access to the frontlines (or to countries altogether).

This is one reason why this week’s doubleheader from FRONTLINE is such important viewing. In both documentary films airing on Wednesday night, the viewer is given a rare glimpse at how two of today’s opaque wars are being fought, both with the help of the United States

In May, FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith and his team became the only foreign journalists given permission to enter Yemen, where a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia is fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Their film, “Inside Yemen,” is brief, but it immediately brings to life what it looks like when, as Smith describes it, “You have the region’s wealthiest country bombing the region’s poorest.”

https://www.justsecurity.org/46064/ground-frontline-mosul-yemen/

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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Scandalously Allowed by UN, West: Ex-UN Official

A former official at the United Nations and professor of international law slammed the UN and certain Western governments for their support for the Saudi regime’s war on Yemen that has led to a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country.

“The situation in Yemen has been scandalously allowed by the United Nations and the West generally to become a major humanitarian emergency where the realities of famine and disease are affecting the lives of millions,” Richard A. Falk said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/10/18/1548751/humanitarian-crisis-in-yemen-scandalously-allowed-by-un-west-ex-un-official = https://www.globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-crisis-in-yemen-scandalously-allowed-by-un-west-ex-un-official/5614259

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Yemen participates in BIDEC 2017 defence exhibition

Yemen weapons manufacturer has taken part in the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017 (BIDEC) which is being held in partnership with the Arab Coalition for Defending the Legitimacy and the Islamic Military Alliance for Fighting Terrorism.

That was reported by sabanew.net.

http://defence-blog.com/army/yemen-participates-in-bidec-2017-defence-exhibition.html

My comment: “Yemen” is the part of Yemen officially under the Hadi government’s control. I never heard that they had any arms industry of their own. – Keep in mind that the Houthi / Saleh ruled northern Yemen also has an arms industry, but Western / Saudi propaganda always insisted on arms imports by Iran.

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In #Yemen, aid source tells me Saudis have blocked UN flights to the country for the past three days.

https://twitter.com/joedyke/status/920202402170593281

A senior UN official confirms this #Saudi led coalition blocked UN flights to #Yemen for past few days. They hope to start again tomorrow

https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/920246061591080961

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Rights group decries media blackout in Yemen – The architecture of a genocide

If Saudi Arabia’s war has already proven to be aberrantly cruel in nature, and illegal in its execution, it is Riyadh’s ability to silence still all media that has proven most despicable.

If we bear in mind that most of our world realities need to be rganization onto our screens for society to connect with its implications, Saudi Arabia’s game of hide and seek has allowed for a genocide to be not only architected but carried out right under our noses without so much of a murmur of disapproval. What we can’t see can’t hurt us … or so the old adage goes!

In this particular case it is not so much that we have not been able to see, but rather that we were prevented. I would argue that Saudi Arabia’s guilt exists first and foremost in its ambition to engineer artificial realities so that it could carry out mass-murder and still call it political pragmatism – by Catherine Shakdam

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rights-group-decries-media-blackout-in-yemen-the_us_59e5c5a6e4b08c75593ce643

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End the Wrecking and Starving of Yemen

It has been common in Western coverage of the war to frame it as a “proxy war” between the Saudis and Iran, and also to describe it primarily in sectarian terms, but both of these are inaccurate and have been promoted by the Saudis and their Western supporters to obscure the real reasons for the conflict. Hawkish supporters of the war on Yemen have been eager to echo Saudi claims about Iranian “expansionism” because it dovetails with their other alarmist claims about Iran’s role in the region, and it somehow makes the wrecking and starving of Yemen more acceptable to our political class if it is being done for anti-Iranian reasons. Regardless, the war is indefensible, and the U.S. should have no part in it. – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/end-the-wrecking-and-starving-of-yemen/

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E-Book: Overview

Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State by Helen Lackner

Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years. The struggle for power in the Arab world’s poorest but strategically vital nation has serious implications for the region and beyond. In this invaluable analysis, Helen Lackner uncovers the social and political conflicts that threaten the very survival of the state and its people. ‘A superb book written by an outstanding author whose knowledge of Yemen is unparalleled… an indispensable guide.’ Dr Noel Brehony CMG, former Chairman British-Yemeni Society; ‘An outstanding book that provides answers to all of the questions raised by Yemen’s many crises since 2011. Written with compassion and insight.’ Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford; ‘An eminently valuable account of Yemen’s modern history and current travails.’ Roger Owen, Harvard University

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yemen-in-crisis-helen-lackner/1125848457?type=eBook

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Yemen and the Dirty Deals of the West

Given what we know about the methods of the Saudi-led coalition, the only proper thing to do would be to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia on a national basis and impose an international arms embargo against the country, just as there is one against the Houthi-Saleh alliance. This has been demanded by several actors, including the European Parliament last year. The principle that arms should not be sold when they may be used for war crimes is not itself controversial, rather, it is part of the arms trade regulations of most countries, as well as the European Common Position and the Arms Trade Treaty. However, these regulations are easily set aside when vital interests are at stake.

Saudi Arabia is an avid consumer on the global arms market and the simple reason for Western governments to encourage arms sales to the kingdom is that it pays off, not only in profits for big bad companies, but also in jobs for their employees.

https://sundialpress.co/2017/10/16/yemen-and-the-dirty-deals-of-the-west/

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Yemen’s Humanitarian Nightmare

The Real Roots of the Conflict

The war is not about regional interests; it is a continuation of a long-standing conflict between the Yemeni government and marginalized northern tribes, which escalated thanks to a gradual decline in the legitimacy and competence of the central government in Sanaa. And Saudi Arabia intervened not to counter Iranian expansionism but to secure its southern border against the Houthi threat [Register for reading]

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/yemen/2017-10-16/yemens-humanitarian-nightmare

My comment: “to secure its southern border against the Houthi threat”: That is taking one part of Saudi propaganda for reality, while rejecting the other. – Saudi Arabia had supported the marginalization of northern tribes in Yemen for decades; Saudi Arabia has pressed on them and enforced their Wahabisation, paying billions of dollars for this purpose, thus these tribes also turned against Saudi Arabia.

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YEMEN: Media Blackout Imposed by Saudi Coalition is Exacerbating Humanitarian Crisis

The Journalists Support Committee in Yemen, with deep regret, continues to pursue the media blackout imposed by the coalition governments upon Yemen. The coalition has prevented foreign journalists from entering Yemeni grounds, therefore, preventing media coverage of the dire and dangerous conditions in Yemen.

The committee notes that the Yemeni authorities –who are led by the internationally recognized president- and the Saudis have consistently restricted journalists from entering Yemen, with excuses that do not match with human rights laws and other international treaties, charters, and conventions

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/16/yemen-media-blackout-imposed-saudi-coalition-exacerbating-humanitarian-crisis/

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Arabic press review: Come to Saudi Arabia – you’ll never leave

Anti-UAE group calls for arrests for Yemen war crimes, while Yemeni religious chief’s exile in Saudi Arabia becomes permanent

A UK-based, anti-UAE rganization is calling for the arrest of senior UAE officials and prosecuting them internationally for “war crimes committed in Yemen”, according to the London-based Arabic newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi.

The newspaper stated that the international campaign for boycotting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called for the prosecution of Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and Hamad Mohammed al-Rumaithi, the commander of the army, and the defence minister, Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Bowardi.

A leading Yemeni preacher in exile in Saudi Arabia has been silenced by authorities, according to the Arabi21 website.

Abdul Majid al-Zindani is now restricted to Mecca and Riyadh, and he is now denied meetings with Saudi figures and the media.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-review-uae-bds-yemen-98817324

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Siehe / Look at cp1

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Film (Arabic): See the only heart center in the Republic launches an urgent appeal for the lifting of the siege

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m5wzWFrKNc

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Seeing the light: Yemenis seek independent solutions to roaming blackouts

Yemenis are being forced to make their own electricity, independent from the government

"It is miserable to live without electricity. We live a life not knowing anything about what is happening out there in the world," said the 45-year old woman.

"The solution lies in solar panels," she added.

Solar panels have been a rising business in Yemen. As the government has not addressed electricity production due to the ongoing war, the people have had no option but to opt for the solar solution.
A Ministry of Electricity and Energy official told The New Arab in January that
at least 40 percent of people in Yemen today are relying on solar energy.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2017/10/17/yemenis-seek-solar-solution-to-infrastructure-blackout

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Not a new school year! Endless violence shutters schools, teachers unpaid for a year, threatening education for 4.5 million children in Yemen

Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

“More than two and a half years of renewed conflict in Yemen have once again put the education of 4.5 million children on the line, adding to the long list of bitter hardships that children have endured. Three quarters of teachers have not received their salaries in nearly a year, and the violence has forced one in ten schools across the country to close.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57910#.WedmO4hCSUl = https://www.unicef.org/yemen/media_12278.html = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/not-new-school-year-endless-violence-shutters-schools-teachers-unpaid-year-threatening and look at photos http://abcnews.go.com/International/education-45m-children-yemen-threatened-ongoing-conflict/story?id=50564343 and film http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/urges-yemen-war-rivals-schools-safe-zones-171018182922921.html = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDHLJ7vttjc

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - August 2017)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-dashboard-january-august-2017

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Film: Launch of first government #orthopedic surgery center at Al-Thawrah hospital in #Taiz , which would serve hundreds of war injuries.

https://twitter.com/mohammedalqadhi/status/920272701721374720

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Film: Das Schicksal der Kinder im Jemen

https://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-337801.html = http://www.gk-edv-dienstleistungen.de/ausland/jemen-577.html

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Mobile medical teams provide a lifeline for children in Yemen

With more than half of Yemen’s health facilities no longer functional, mobile medical teams are often the only way to reach children with lifesaving help. As of July, UNICEF and partners, like Relief International, have provided treatment to nearly 82,000 children for severe acute malnutrition this year. But as the number of people in need of assistance continues to grow, UNICEF is appealing for increased funding to reach and help the most vulnerable children in Yemen. (photos9

https://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/yemen_101053.html = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/mobile-medical-teams-provide-lifeline-children-yemen

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Film: Documentary by @BBCNews: #Saada Children survived deadly airstrikes

Reported by @BBCNews. Stories of surviving children in Saada lost their homes, returned to school despite the dangers of the continuous airstrikes.

https://twitter.com/BalqeesYemen/status/920025915530338306

(A H)

Film (Arabic): Death of 3 patients with renal failure in Hodeidah due to discontinuation of dialysis center 16 - 10 – 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgq7GkBCOD4

and

(A H)

There was an emergency call from the dialysis centre in #Hodeidah: they were running out of supplies. This happened last week.
Today,
your.abilities.org NGO in #Sanaa has initiated an emergency response.(photos9

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1529767123742979

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Building local humanitarian capacity in Yemen

Working with local partners in emergencies enables Oxfam to respond to the needs of more vulnerable people in a timely and sensitive way. Here Bassim Assuqair shares a success story from Yemen where in partnership with Oxfam youth organization GWQ has been able to build humanitarian capacity to respond to the crisis in their local area.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/building-local-humanitarian-capacity-yemen

(B H)

Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/features/WCMS_581076/lang--en/index.htm

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Film: Millionen Kinder im Jemen leiden Hungersnot

Rund sieben Millionen Menschen droht der Hungertod. Und doch nehmen nur die wenigsten Notiz von der schlimmsten humanitären Krise der Gegenwart.

http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/nachrichten/welt-hungertag-jemen-100.html = http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Mittagsmagazin/Welthungertag-Millionen-Kinder-im-Jemen/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=314636&documentId=46972532

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Film: Auch das Schulsystem im Jemen leidet unter dem Krieg - jemenitische Lehrer werden nicht bezahlt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz1L7V2eCwQ

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Amid celebrations of World Food Day Yemen calls for greater international assistance to food security and malnutrition

As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition. Yemen currently suffers from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with 17 million of its people – nearly 60 percent of the country’s population – in “crisis” or “emergency” conditions.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/amid-celebrations-world-food-day-yemen-calls-greater-international-assistance-food

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Film: GIRLS IN YEMEN SPEAK OUT ON WHAT THEY MISS MOST

Yemen has seen an unprecedented level of violence as a result of a conflict that escalated in March 2015. Since then, children have known no or little peace. Normal life has been disrupted, access to basic services severely curtailed and many children have either been killed or injured. Others lost their loved ones. On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child, some of the girls tell UNICEF what they miss most.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHRh6CXaMwc&feature=player_embedded

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Salvar vidas sin cobrar tu sueldo: los últimos vestigios del sistema sanitario en Yemen

Los empleados continúan trabajando en Al Kuwait, el principal hospital público de Sana, a pesar de que llevan un año sin cobrar sus sueldos, según MSF

http://www.eldiario.es/desalambre/ultimos-vestigios-sistema-publico-Yemen_0_695380615.html

(B H)

Yemen ‑ Active USG Programs for Yemen Response (Last Updated 09/30/17)

Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #17, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 by US Agency for International Development

In FY 2017, the USG provided more than $637.5 million to support relief activities in Yemen, including approximately $229.7 million from USAID/OFDA, $369.6 million from USAID/FFP, and $38.1 from State/PRM.

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-active-usg-programs-yemen-response-last-updated-093017

My comment: While supporting the destruction of the country, the bombing, killing, and starving out the population.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - August 2017)

In August 2017, the financial requirements of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan were revised from US$ 2.1 billion to US$ 2.3 billion following the inclusion of the integrated cholera response plan. Humanitarian partners continued to reach people with aid and a record seven million people across the country was provided with food assistance during the month of August 2017. As of 16 October the YHRP is 55.5 per cent funded.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-dashboard-january-august-2017

and

For more district level information please visit

https://ochayemen.org/hrp-2017/en/response#districts

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Amid celebrations of World Food Day Yemen calls for greater international assistance to food security and malnutrition

As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition. Yemen currently suffers from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with 17 million of its people – nearly 60 percent of the country’s population – in “crisis” or “emergency” conditions. The latest Food Security report, issued in September, stated that almost three-quarters of the Yemeni population faces starvation as food security in the country continues to worsen.

According to the report, large-scale acute food insecurity continues to worsen and the October/November harvest will most likely not offset the local food production deficits, adding that 1.25 million civil servants and their families face destitution, economic pain, and poor food purchasing power, as their salaries have been paid irregularly for the past 11 months.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/amid-celebrations-world-food-day-yemen-calls-greater-international-assistance-food

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UNFPA Response in Yemen: Monthly Situation Report #09 - September 2017

15 million people lacking adequate access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and health services; seven million people are faced with the threat of famine; further exacerbated by the largest singleyear cholera outbreak ever recorded.

The interruption of regular salary payments for one and a quarter million civil servants is a further driver of humanitarian need, particularly food insecurity, and it is affecting nearly a quarter of the population. Recent market analysis puts the average price of a food basket 30 per cent higher than pre-crisis and in some cases as much as 60 per cent higher.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unfpa-response-yemen-monthly-situation-report-09-september-2017

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

(A H)

Yemen UNHCR Weekly Update, 6 - 12 October 2017

20.7 million people in need

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-unhcr-weekly-update-6-12-october-2017

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Yemen: Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) - 16th Report - October 2017

Since the 15th TFPM report released in July the TFPM has observed an overall increase in the conflict-related displacement of 33,516 individuals (+1.7%).

Through the same period there has also been an overall increase in the conflict-affected return population by 10,032 individuals (+1%).

The situation for the majority of the displaced population is becoming increasing protracted. An estimated 88.5% of IDPs are now displaced for one year or more. This places a continued and a prolonged burden on hosting families and the wider community as well as on IDPs paying rent.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-16th-report-october-2017 and infographic: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-task-force-population-movement-tfpm-16th-report-governorate-profiles-october-2017

(A H)

UNHCR Yemen Situation: 2017 Funding Update (as of 17 October 2017)

79.8 M required for 2017

45.4 M contributions received, representing 57% of requirements

34.4 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unhcr-yemen-situation-2017-funding-update-17-october-2017

(A H)

UNHCR Somalia: Response to Yemen situation 1 - 30 September 2017

Number of new arrivals: 579 new arrivals from Yemen

New enrolments: 155 students enrolled in school

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-response-yemen-situation-1-30-september-2017

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Houthis r "mourning" this little fighter, yes a child who is barely 8 yrs old. According to UNICEF, Houthis r responsible for 72% of child soldiers n #Yemen, compared to 9% recruited by #AQAP. (photo)

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/919606609944379394

(A P)

Yemen President Samad along with senior officials attended today graduation of new fighters to confront US-backed Saudi invaders.(Taiz) (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920294105804103684

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920293638034345984

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920293248232550400

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920301910783156224

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920551039786455040

and report: http://newnewss.net/?p=13907

and film: https://www.facebook.com/AlmasirahTV/videos/2043064755973711/

(A P)

Yemen ex-president Saleh honoring the Russian medical team who came2Sanaa for Saleh's treatment(Oct17, 2017, inside Saleh's destroyed house) (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920283091196923904

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920282779409174528

remark: Earlier reporting YPR 349, cp5.

(A P)

Film: ‘Stop the aggression!’ Thousands protest in Yemen capital to condemn Saudi-led coalition

https://www.rt.com/in-motion/406890-yemen-war-protest-saudi-coalition/

(A P)

A Mass Event in the Capital Sana’a to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Zaid

On Sunday afternoon, thousands gathered in Bab al-Yaman in the capital Sana’a to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Zaid bin Ali

http://newnewss.net/?p=13783

Remark: The founder of Zaidism, look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zayd_ibn_Ali

(A P)

Al Houthi movement leader Abdul Malik al Houthi stated that submission is not an escape from the forces of tyranny during a speech commemorating Imam Zaid, the 5th imam of the al Houthi movement’s sect of Islam on October 15. .[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-16-2017

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 349, cp5.

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

(A T)

Abdulaziz Jubari survives assassination attempt

the Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Aziz Jobari survived an assassination attempt whereas his convoy and the accompanying delegation were exposed on Wednesday afternoon to heavy fire from medium weapons when they have passed through the main road in Hijat al Abad outskirts between Taiz and Lahj provinces, the only road that still open to residents of Besieged Taiz province.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94822

(A T)

AQAP militants detonate IED in Abyan governorate, southern Yemen .[3]

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

(A T)

Dismantling an Explosive Device Implanted under the Car of a Superior Officer of the Second Military Zone at Hadhramaut

http://en.smanews.org/dismantling-an-explosive-device-implanted-under-the-car-of-a-superior-officer-of-the-second-military-zone-at-hadhramaut

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UAE occupation forces clashed with gunmen who wanted to enter by force to airport of Aden south Yemen where assassinations almost daily.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920647141621628928

(A T)

Gunmen assassinated Salafi imam Sheikh Fahd Mohammed Qasim al Younsi in al Mansura district, Aden city, southern Yemen on October 18. [2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-18-2017 and also http://en.smanews.org/murdering-the-imam-and-preacher-of-al-monsora-mosquein-aden

and

(A T)

Gunmen killed Salafi cleric Fahd Younasi early today in Aden south Yemen where UAE occupation forces repress brotherhood activity. (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920545677213687809 and also https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/920574065273909248

(A P)

Yemen’s Legitimacy Consolidates its Presence in Besieged Taiz

Yemen’s legitimacy has continued to improve its services in Taiz despite the siege enforced by Houthi and Saleh militias.

In that regard, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service Abdulaziz Jubari inaugurated the local automated passport issuance center in the district and monitored the issuance of the first passport after a nearly three-year shutdown.

“The re-inauguration of passport issuance is a significant step in the process of rendering state institutions in Taiz functional,” State news agency quoted Jubari as saying.

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/yemens-legitimacy-consolidates-presence-besieged-taiz

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Allied Conflict in Southern Yemen And The Reform Party Is The Enemy

The conflict between the allies in the south intensified in conjunction with the celebrations that were called for by several parties in the city of Aden on the occasion of the October 14 revolution, After the UAE-backed security forces prevented the celebration in Khor Maksar, which the Hadi government was planning to revive in the theater, in a military parade in the city of Salah al-Din west of Aden, ended with military clashes between elements of the belt, and troops of the presidential protection.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13904

(A P)

Here some news by the Southern Transitional Council (separatists’) media agency:

The Southern Transitional Council Discusses Declaring the Council’s Branches and Popular Promotion

http://en.smanews.org/the-southern-transitional-council-discusses-declaring-the-councils-branches-and-popular-promotion

President of the Southern Transitional Council Meets Chairman of Al-Mehar’s council and discusses the formation of its departments

http://en.smanews.org/president-of-the-southern-transitional-council-meets-chairman-of-al-mehars-council-and-discusses-the-formation-of-its-departments

Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council Discusses the Council’s Future Agenda

http://en.smanews.org/presidency-of-the-southern-transitional-council-discusses-the-councils-future-agenda

Breaking News Statement from the Southern Transitional Council

http://en.smanews.org/breaking-news-statement-from-the-southern-transitional-council

During his meeting with the Red Cross Delegation, the major general

http://en.smanews.org/during-his-meeting-with-the-red-cross-delegation-the-major-general

Military-security group reaches Jeshan district

http://en.smanews.org/military-security-group-reaches-jeshan-district

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Al Maamari: Arab Coalition support not the government forces in Taiz, UAE behind the failure

The governor of Taiz province, Ali al Maamari, said that the reason behind the government forces failure in Taiz is the local authorities' incapability and the absence of the Saudi-led Arab coalition support.

The other reason for Taiz battle failure is the belief of United Arab Emirates, the second force in the Arab coalition after Saudi Arabia that the Islah party will strengthen in Taiz if the battle resolved. He added.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94787

(A P)

Yemen forces release Al-Islah party deputy head in Aden

Security forces in Yemen’s southern city of Aden have released a senior party leader after a week-long detention, a party spokesman said today.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171017-yemen-forces-release-al-islah-party-deputy-head-in-aden/ and also http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemeni-forces-release-party-deputy-head-in-aden/940200

Remark: Earlier reporting: YPR 349, cp6.

(A P T)

Saudi-led coalition-backed Abu Abbas brigade clashes with Hadi government-aligned militants in Taiz governorate, southern Yemen [2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-17-2017

(A P T)

The Saudi-led coalition-backed Abu Abbas brigade removed its troops from Taiz University, eastern Taiz city, southern Yemen on October 14 Abu Abbas is a Salafi militia which cooperates with AQAP in Taiz.[3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-16-2017

My comment: AQAP fighting allied to pro-Saudi and Hadi forces.

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UAE trying to control oil resources in Yemeni province: Report

The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi Arabian-led coalition waging war on Yemen since 2015, is reportedly trying to establish control over oil resources in a west-central Yemeni province.

Pan-Arab paper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported on Wednesday that the UAE was trying to set up a military base housing its elite forces in Yemen’s Ma’rib Province in an attempt to exert control over the oil resources there.

Citing a Yemeni source, the daily said that Abu Dhabi had started putting pressure on Ma’rib’s “Governor” Sultan al-Aradah to allow the establishment of the base.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/18/539001/Yemen-UAE-Saudi-Arabia-Marib-oil-resources

(A P)

Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated forces suppress demonstrations in Ma’rib governorate, northern Yemen [3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-17-2017

(A P)

General Muhsen Alahmar Kills Marib’s Sons after His Return from Riyadh

Constant protests has produced as Ali Mohsen arrived to Marib province. Protesters called to expel him and the Islah Party from the province who control it by force of arms and cunning.

Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar returned to Marib on October 13, where he lives with Hadi after leaving Yemen. According to local politicians and journalists, Hadi is under house arrest.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13894

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Al Islah Party Suppresses Protesters, killing 17 Activists in Yemen’s Marib

Activists and citizens of Marib province launched a protest against the exclusion of the province people , demanding the departure of the Wahabism people from their land . They said , Wahabism people have turned their land into a private estate in which they practice all futility and trade with the suffering of the sons of Marib.

The activists said , hundreds from outside Marib and belong to Wahabism are appointed as officials in the province.

The protests caused the anger of Al Islah members who control the province, including the security side, which in turn killed at least 17 activists and citizens who demanding their rights, rejecting the survival of the party that controlled the resources of the province . (photos)

http://newnewss.net/?p=13818

and

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Saudi and its fighters Kill and Wound Yemenis Protesting Their Rights in Marib

A number of innocent people were killed and wounded as a result of a massive shooting on protesters conducted by the Saudi paid soldiers in front of a governmental building in the province of Marib, which is controlled by the Saudi paid soldiers.

A local source confirmed to NewNews that there are killed and wounded among the protesters.

The source explained that the protest was held in front of a government building in the aforementioned province to demand their their rights. During the protest and when the participants were declaring the aims of the protest, militias started shooting at the protesters and killed and wounded a number of protesters

http://newnewss.net/?p=13807

Remark: Both articles describe the same and differ in some major points. – And a third version by AFP:

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3 killed in clash at Yemen tribal rally

Two protesters and a policeman were killed today in the eastern city of Marib as a clash broke out at a rally to demand jobs for Yemeni tribes, a security source said.
Dozens of residents of Marib had gathered outside the local
government offices to demand better jobs for and representation of Yemen's tribes in the state and military.

Police opened fire after the demonstrators refused to disperse, killing two and wounding three others, the source said on condition of anonymity.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/3-killed-in-clash-at-yemen-tribal-rally-117101600886_1.html = https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2017/Oct-16/422876-3-killed-in-clash-at-yemen-tribal-rally.ashx

(A P)

Yemen President calls for international support

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi yesterday called for the relaunch of the Friends of Yemen support organisation, Okaz Press reported.

In a meeting with British Minister of State for the Department of International Development, Alistair Burt, Hadi explained his eagerness for peace and the relaunch of group which was set up in 2010 to help bolster international political support for Yemen and to assist Yemeni-led efforts to tackle the underlying causes of instability.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171016-yemen-president-calls-for-international-support/

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Do The UAE and Saudi Arabia Want To Destroy The Whole Of Aden?

A few days ago, Saudi Arabia resumed the supply of its ally Hadi with heavy military vehicles to the presidential headquarters in Al-Masha’iq, where the Presidential Protection Brigade is stationed, The members were evacuated a few weeks before their arrival at the entrances of the city by Al-Hazem brigades after the intervention of Apache planes The UAE.

The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom have intended to establish the conflict factors in the occupied territories by conspiring against the South by making it hostage to conflicts that have been created since their soldiers took up their six provinces.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13786

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Film: Yemen: Thousands Of Southerners Celebrate The 54th Anniversary Of The October 14 Revolution.

Hundreds of thousands of people from the southern provinces of Aden took part in the popular celebration marking the 54th anniversary of the October 14 revolution and expressed their will and determination to march towards the independence of the South.

http://arab24.com/portal/index.php/en/stories/stories-2/2017-09-05-06-26-69/item/8508-yemen-thousands-of-southerners-celebrate-the-54th-anniversary-of-the-october-14-revolution

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 349, cp1 and 6.

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Ehemaliger Gouverneur im Süd-Jemen kündigt Unabhängigkeitsreferendum an

„Ein ehemaliger Gouverneur der Provinz Aden, der eine Bewegung anführt, die die Abspaltung des südlichen Jemen fordert, hat erklärt, die Durchführung eines Unabhängigkeitsreferendums werde in Kürze bekanntgegeben. Zudem werde eine parlamentarische Versammlung gebildet, um das Gebiet zu verwalten. Aidaroos al-Zubaidi war von Präsident Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi als Gouverneur Adens abgesetzt worden. Er sprach vor Tausenden Unterstützern.

http://www.mena-watch.com/ehemaliger-gouverneur-im-sued-jemen-kuendigt-unabhaengigkeitsreferendum-an/

(* B P) (from may 12, overlooked at that time)

Warning Update: Fracturing of the Yemeni state

The Yemeni state is fracturing. The former governor of Aden, Aydarus al Zubaidi, announced a new government for southern Yemen on May 11, 2017. The “transitional political council” includes 26 southern leaders and draws legitimacy from a May 4 declaration calling for Zubaidi to form a representative political entity in southern Yemen. The council’s establishment further divides the government of Yemen.

The formation of the transitional political council for southern Yemen challenges the unity of the Yemeni state.

https://www.criticalthreats.org/analysis/warning-update-fracturing-of-the-yemeni-state

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1

Siehe / Look at cp1

(* B P)

Allowing women to drive was a 'PR coup' for Saudi Arabia at a time when the country is under pressure for its role in Yemen -@janekinninmont

https://twitter.com/ChathamHouse/status/920316415479042048

(A H)

Film: Indian Woman Crying and Trapped by her BOSS in Saudi Arabia - UAE Asking for Help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEf1BVoYkA&t=8s

(* A P)

Mohammed Bin Salman is going to be King of Saudi and his Brother Khalid become Crown Prince

The American channel (CNBC) reported that the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud,after he recommend his son Mohammed bin Salman as the next king , the US CNBC channel report leaked an important information about his will that the recommend king after Mohammed bin Salman is his son Khaled to replace his brother position on the rule in the near future .

http://newnewss.net/?p=13921

(A P)

Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad, first time in 27 years

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-saudi-flights/saudi-airplane-arrives-in-baghdad-first-time-in-27-years-idUSKBN1CN1N6

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Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad’s teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said.

In a decree, King Salman ordered the establishment of an authority to scrutinize uses of the “hadith” - accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet that are used by preachers and jurists to support teachings and edicts on all aspects of life.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-islam/saudi-arabia-to-vet-use-of-prophets-sayings-to-counter-extremism-idUSKBN1CN1SZ

My comment: “interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad’s teachings”: That’s the problem of Wahabism. Saudi-Wahabistic interpretation leads to Salafism, sectarianism, terrorism.

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China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly - sources

China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world’s biggest oil producer on the stock market.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-china-exclusive/exclusive-china-offers-to-buy-5-percent-of-saudi-aramco-directly-sources-idUSKBN1CL1YJ

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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How I Know That The Sauds Did The 9/11 Attacks

As a historian, I recognize that everything we know about history is from sources, and depends upon the reliability of those sources. Here, my main sources will be identified, and linked-to, so that any reader online can go directly to them, and won’t need to rely upon me but can go directly to the sources and evaluate them (my evidence) on one’s own – by Eric Zuesse

http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/know-sauds-911-attacks/

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Disclosing New Plan for KSA, UAE ,US in the Arabian Region

The founder of Qatar intelligence, general Mahmoud Mansour, disclosed information that US and Saudi Arabia have established military security base with UAE in Abo-Dhabi within joint plan.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13857 = http://newnewss.net/?p=13836

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Yemenis to Americans: Your Las Vegas Massacre Is Our Everyday Life

The recent events in Las Vegas shook the entire nation, and the rest of the world has watched intently as authorities have struggled with their investigation and independent media outlets have spread uninvestigated and sensationalized narratives.

Yet one should always remember that events that shake the West from time to time regularly occur in countries across the globe — and we barely flinch.

In an interview with AlterNet, al-Sanabani discussed his personal experiences and why he believes the American people should turn their attention to his plight.

“I am a Yemeni citizen who was dreaming of a better tomorrow. I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night to watch the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. announce the start of Operation Decisive Storm, from Washington, D.C. Since then, like most Yemenis, my life has been changed by war.”

http://theantimedia.org/yemen-las-vegas-massacre/

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Richter in Hawaii legt Trumps Einreisebestimmungen auf Eis

Kurz vor dem Inkrafttreten neuer Einreisebeschränkungen hat erneut ein Gericht die Pläne von US-Präsident Donald Trump durchkreuzt, Menschen aus bestimmten Staaten nicht mehr einreisen zu lassen.

http://www.moz.de/nachrichten/deutschland/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1612298/

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Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

In a 40-page decision granting the state of Hawaii’s request for a temporary restraining order, Watson wrote that the latest ban “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1528850750501283

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Trump travel ban 3 may shatter my family forever — and it's not even needed

I'll tell you my story and you can decide whether this newest ban is moral, necessary or American in character.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/16/trump-travel-ban-3-shatter-my-family-forever-wont-make-america-safer-eblal-zazkok-columns/766036001/

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Film: Trump has no moral qualms about arms sales to Saudis: Analyst

US President Donald Trump will keep selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is committing war crimes in Yemen, because he is a businessman who does not have moral qualms about such issues, an analyst in New York says.

Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/17/538904/Trump-has-no-moral-qualms-about-arms-sales-to-Saudis

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The CIA Is Playing Coy About Trump’s First Raid In Yemen

This week, we went to court to challenge the agency, filing a motionasking the court to rule that the CIA’s response is unlawful and to order the agency to produce responsive records. Glomar responses can sometimes be appropriate, but only in unusual circumstances and with a particularly strong justification for secrecy. That is because a Glomar response cuts off an agency’s FOIA responsibilities at the threshold, preempting any need for the agency to defend the secrecy of particular, identified, responsive documents.

Here, the CIA doesn’t have one.

https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/targeted-killing/cia-playing-coy-about-trumps-first-raid-yemen

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Film: 5 reasons why Congress must end Saudi war crimes in Yemen, by Nasser Arrabyee

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920223298620928000

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Film: US Congress has a chance to end America's role in the catastrophe unfolding in #Yemen - and it should do so, @DavidShuster says

https://twitter.com/i24NEWS_EN/status/920109218086006784

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“Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen”: Rep. Ro Khanna on Growing Opposition to U.S.-Backed War

we should not be, in any way, refueling Saudi planes. If we were—if we stop refueling these Saudi planes, it would make it much harder for Saudi Arabia to bomb civilians in Yemen. It means we should stop coordinating with Saudi Arabia in targeting any civilians. Now, I asked Secretary Mattis, on the House Armed Services Committee, whether we were still doing these things, and he said that we are not. But up 'til recent reports, there was activity of our refueling or our assisting in targeting. And we want to make it very, very clear, going forward, that this should not continue. And that's what this resolution would do (interview also in film)

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/16/stop_the_unconstitutional_war_in_yemen

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I am in Guantánamo Bay. The US government is starving me to death

I am in so much pain that I know it can’t go on much longer. As each night comes, I wonder if I will wake up in the morning – by Khalid Qassim

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/13/guantanamo-bay-us-government-hunger-strike

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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UK/France agree to 'push back' on #Iran's 'destabilising activity' in MidEast. What does this mean? Watch out.

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/920581354982727680 referring to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-call-with-french-president-macron-16-oct-2017

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Roger Godsiff, Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on a ceasefire in Yemen being sought by means of a UN Security Council resolution; and if he will make a statement. [and the answer]

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2017-10-10.106848.h&s=roger+godsiff

My comment: British hypocrisy at its best, see also the next:

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London Calls on UN to Avoid Misleading Information on Yemen

Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt called on Monday United Nations’ agencies operating in Yemen to gather all accessible information in order to avoid being misled.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper during his visit to Riyadh, Burt encouraged assisting those UN agencies that have a difficult mission in Yemen.

Asked about the latest UN Secretary General’s annual Children and armed conflict report (CAAC) that drove dispute for including inaccurate information, Burt said: “I believe this is an issue related to the UN. And, it is important that the UN receives all available resources as some issues might be purely disputed and therefore, certain people could offer misleading information.”

https://english.aawsat.com/abdul-hadi-habtoor/news-middle-east/london-calls-un-avoid-misleading-information-yemen

My comment: Does the British government now even reaches this low level that it starts to repeat Saudi anti-UN propaganda?

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Foreign Office Minister visits Riyadh

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt visited Riyadh for bilateral meetings with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Yemen

In meetings during the visit, including with Foreign Minister Al Jubeir, Mr Burt highlighted common UK-Gulf security interests and discussed a range of issues. These included UK support for Vision 2030, the need to redouble efforts to end the war in Yemen, and the tensions with Qatar.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-minister-visits-riyadh

Comment: UK govt is so determined to end #Yemen war it continues to arm the principal aggressor.

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/920581202951761920

My comment: LOL.

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Britain’s financial guard dog faces a hard choice

A regulator that is also a marketer is not likely to be good at either

Saudi Aramco is having second thoughts about an overseas public offering. The reason is a matter of speculation. Perhaps the stated goal of a $2tn valuation has proved overambitious. Saudi Aramco’s owners, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, may think it can do better in a private offering alongside a domestic listing. Alternatively, the transparency requirements of a public listing may have proved a political impossibility.

https://www.ft.com/content/37821696-b028-11e7-beba-5521c713abf4

Comment: This shows how UK government and its agencies are prepared to lick the feet of dictators to do business. So much for the constant reassurances by government officials and Theresa May that they talk tough behind closed doors. We all knew they didn't and this proves it.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156022878843641

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2016 Yemen Crisis Appeal Six-Month Report

Despite the enormous operational, access and security challenges, the DEC's member charities have succeeded in reaching 1,392,224 women, men, girls and boys across seven governorates between December 2016 and the end of June 2017. While this is significant and commendable, it remains overshadowed by the increasing scale of the humanitarian need in Yemen.

https://www.dec.org.uk/article/2016-yemen-crisis-appeal-six-month-report

My comment: keep in mind that Britain is a warring party in the Yemen war and one of the most responsible for all the destruction, despair, killings and starving in Yemen.

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Backing nearly every HRights-abusing dictatorship in MidEast, what FCO groupthink machine pretends its policy is ht

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/919862968908701696 referring to https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/919862968908701696

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Govt contributing to the famine in #Yemen calls on world to address the famine in #Yemen.

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/919115821246533632 referring to https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-absence-of-famine-is-not-the-absence-of-need-hunger-by-any-other-name-is-still-hunger

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The RAF is actually performing today with the Saudi Air Force which is otherwise massacring civilians in #Yemen. Again it won’t be reported (see image)

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/918409740769808384

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Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

105188

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel are deployed in Saudi Arabia.

Answered by: Mark Lancaster Answered on: 11 October 2017

As at 15 September 2017 there are currently 105 UK Armed Forces personnel deployed in Saudi Arabia.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-14/105188/

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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ARD tagesthemen: „Der Krieg im Jemen wird weltweit kaum beachtet“

Das Morden und Leiden im Jemen, die Hungersnot und Choleraepidemie sind nur möglich, weil die Verbrecher der Mainstreammedien – insbesondere in ARD und ZDF – dafür sorgen, dass die Öffentlichkeit an der Heimatfront von morgens bis abends belogen und hinters Licht geführt wird.

https://propagandaschau.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/ard-tagesthemen-der-krieg-im-jemen-wird-weltweit-kaum-beachtet/

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Selbstzerstörer. Wie wir den radikalen Islamismus mitfinanzieren, zeigt Sascha Adamek in „Scharia-Kapitalismus“

Sascha Adamek wirft in Scharia-Kapitalismus den Blick auf die Finanzierungspfade islamistischer Organisationen, die im Westen agieren. Zugleich schärft der Investigativjounalist unseren Blick dafür, wie wir selbst „den Kampf gegen unsere Freiheit finanzieren“, so die Hauptthese des Buches.

Adamek skizziert die wechselseitigen wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen zwischen westlichen Ländern und „Scharia-Staaten“. Damit meint er solche Länder, die einen Großteil ihrer Zivil- und Strafrechtsnormen aus dem Koran und den Überlieferungen des Propheten Mohammed ableiten.

Der Waffenhandel sei aber „der bedrohlichste Aspekt des Scharia-Kapitalismus“. Weltweit zählten Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, die Türkei und Pakistan zu den sieben Ländern die im vergangenen Jahr die meisten Waffen importierten, auch aus Deutschland.

Zum Scharia-Kapitalismus zählt auch der Einfluss der Golfdiktaturen als Shareholder deutscher Konzerne und Banken.

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/selbstzerstoerer

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Here’s How The Russian-Saudi Rapprochement Might Affect Yemen

On the social media front, the military agreements drew criticism from those who expressed concern about how it could impact on the course of the Saudis’ disastrous War on Yemen

These specific worries are unfounded, however, because the S-400s are only for defensive purposes, while the automatic rifle factory will take at least a few years to build.

It’s in this vein that it’s relevant to reiterate Russia’s official position to the War on Yemen, because Russian Ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Dedushkin reminded the world just as recently as last March that Moscow considers Hadi to be “the country’s legitimate president”, but it’s just that Russia cautions Saudi Arabia to be more considerate of civilian casualties in its campaign to reinstate the ousted leader.

No matter how everything unfolds, the fact of the matter is that the Russian-Saudi rapprochement is proceeding at a fast pace, and that the military-political dimensions of this relationship are bound to have important implications for the War on Yemen.

https://orientalreview.org/2017/10/16/heres-how-the-russian-saudi-rapprochement-might-affect-yemen/ = https://www.globalresearch.ca/heres-how-the-russian-saudi-rapprochement-might-affect-yemen/5613706

My comment: From Russia, certainly close to government’s appeasing propaganda.

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VIDEO / Photos: Exercise 'ACES MEET 2017' begins in #Pakistan with #SaudiArabia's participation.

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/919963342730645505

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/919998525164974080

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Press Release: ICBU publishes list of “UAE Companies to Boycott”

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) published the first list of “UAE Companies to Boycott” The new list includes major Government owned companies and other private ones. The step is an initial effort to escalate international boycott campaign and to raise awareness of constant UAE human rights violations.

http://uaeboycott.org/press-release-icbu-publishes-list-of-uae-companies-to-boycott/

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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Qatar's leader denounces 'unjust siege'

Qatar's leader says he is "open to dialogue" in resolving the four-month blockade imposed by Gulf neighbours, calling the move an "unjust siege".

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/qatar-leader-denounces-unjust-siege-171018101353540.html

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'regime change'

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNBC on Tuesday that Riyadh is attempting to destabilise Qatar's leadership.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/qatar-accuses-saudi-arabia-promoting-regime-change-171018034411357.html

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Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State: CNBC

Qatar’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-minister/qatar-suggests-gulf-crisis-hurts-fight-against-islamic-state-cnbc-idUSKBN1CN00R

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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The State Dept. approves a $29M possible FMS to #Kuwait for (218) M1A1 #Abrams tank hulls, engines, 120mm cannons & other logistics (images)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/920240492658425857

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#Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, has been awarded a $240M contract for #RSAF's AWACS modernization program phase 1, with ETC of Feb. 28, 2019.

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/920235953276506114

and

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Bahrain’s first major arms fair, brought to you by British organisers

Arms fair condemned by human rights activists as British show of support for repressive government

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/bahrain-s-first-international-arms-fair-brought-you-british-organisers-1213068306

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UK firm launches 1st major arms fair in Bahrain

A British company has launched a first international arms fair in Bahrain, ignoring rights groups’ criticism of Manama’s repression of dissent and participation in a Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/17/538897/UK-arms-firm-Bahrain-BIDEC

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Why the EU Needs to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Some European Union countries have decided to decline Saudi Arabia's request for military equipment and supplies amid the ongoing war on Yemen.

But for the arms embargo to succeed, all EU countries also need to follow suit, meaning they should end their industry of death and impose an embargo on all deliveries of military equipment and weapons to Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, countries like Britain, which has so far sold close to $5 billion worth of arms to the regime in this year alone, will continue to be heavily implicated in the Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960724001741

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Pictures showing the two ex-#RAF C-130Js sold to #Bahrain wearing the #RBAF markings at Cambridge Airport, by: Robert Etienne

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/919927186601201664

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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#Yemen: 1 USD = 400 Yemeni Riyals (in the parallel market) - almost the double since the war broke. It's still increasing unprecedentedly.

https://twitter.com/Anas_Shahari/status/920550446846152704

(B E)
Amid a Humanitarian Tragedy, Entrepreneurship is Being Kept Alive in Yemen

Yemen has surprising pedigree when it comes to tech – not least for having fostered the Middle East’s largest online real estate platform. But as the country sinks deeper into destruction, with no end to the war in sight, it has become the task of entrepreneurs and NGOs to keep its fragile ecosystem on life support until better times arrive.

http://www.redherring.com/asia/amid-humanitarian-tragedy-entrepreneurship-kept-alive-yemen/

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Yemen Imports Overview, September 2017

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-imports-overview-september-2017

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Kampf gegen Terrormiliz IS: Dutzende Tote bei US-Angriff im Jemen

Das US-Militär hat eigenen Angaben zufolge im Jemen zwei Trainingslager des "Islamischen Staats" angegriffen. Dabei wurden Dutzende Mitglieder der Terrormiliz getötet.

Bei einem US-Angriff auf zwei Trainingslager der Terrormiliz "Islamischer Staat" (IS) im Jemen sind nach Angaben des Pentagon Dutzende Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Bei den Toten handle es sich um Mitglieder des IS, teilte das US-Verteidigungsministerium mit. Es gab keine Auskunft zu der Art des Militärschlags.

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/kampf-gegen-terrormiliz-is-dutzende-tote-bei-us-angriff-im-jemen-a-1173206.html

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US-Streitkräfte töten Dutzende von IS-Mitgliedern in Jemen

Der Einsatz in der Provinz al-Baida habe die Ausbildung weiterer IS-Kämpfer unterbunden, wie das Pentagon am Montag (Ortszeit) mitteilte. Das Ministerium gab keine Auskunft zu der Art des Militärschlags. Die Terrormiliz habe die beiden Camps zur Ausbildung von Kämpfern für Terroranschläge mit verschiedenen Waffen wie Maschinengewehren und Raketenwerfern genutzt, hiess es weiter.

https://www.nzz.ch/international/us-streitkraefte-toeten-dutzende-is-mitglieder-in-jemen-ld.1322316

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U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens: Pentagon

U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.

The camps in al-Bayda province were being used to train new fighters using AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, the Pentagon said in a statement.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-yemen-islamic-state/u-s-strike-on-islamic-state-camps-in-yemen-kills-dozens-pentagon-idUSKBN1CL2YO

and this is the Pentagon release:

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U.S. Forces Conduct Strike Against ISIS Training Camps in Yemen

Defense Department officials announced that U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS members in a strike on two Islamic State of Iraq and Syria training camps today in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters.

At the camps, ISIS militants conducted endurance training and trained to conduct terror attacks with AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, DoD officials said.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1344561/us-forces-conduct-strike-against-isis-training-camps-in-yemen/

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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

The Pentagon said in a statement that U.S. forces had killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on two camps where fighters trained in using machine guns and grenade launchers.

Residents disputed that account, saying the fighters targeted actually hailed from a powerful al Qaeda affiliate who deployed in the area to fight Iran-aligned Houthi militiamen as part of Yemen’s civil war, which began in 2015.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/u-s-takes-aim-at-yemeni-islamic-state-for-first-time-idUSKBN1CM0OZ and also http://www.newsweek.com/trump-targets-isis-yemen-first-time-strikes-training-camps-686455?piano_t=1

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First US airstrike targeting ISIS in Yemen kills dozens

US forces conducted airstrikes against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and "disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

A US defense official told CNN this is the first US strike specifically targeting ISIS in Yemen. Two camps, containing an estimated 50 fighters, were targeted.

The strike was done in cooperation with the government of Yemen, according to the Pentagon.

http://us.cnn.com/2017/10/16/politics/us-isis-training-camp-strike-yemen/index.html and also http://abcnews.go.com/International/dozens-fighters-killed-us-strikes-isis-camps-yemen/story?id=50521604 and also https://en.trend.az/world/other/2808806.html

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Drone strikes target IS training camps in Yemen

Unmanned aircraft struck two Islamic State group training camps in central Yemen for the first time in the country's conflict, leaving an unknown number of dead, security sources told AFP Monday.

Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4985886/Drone-strikes-target-IS-training-camps-Yemen.html

cp15 Propaganda

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Filmby Al Arabiya, Saudi Arabia: Documentary: Victims of an enterprise - Houthi masterplan to recruit Yemeni prisoners

In an exclusive documentary produced by Al Arabiya, interviews with Yemeni captives in Saudi Arabia have disclosed that Iran and the Hezbollah militia have been training and recruiting the prisoners to join the Houthis. This short documentary sheds light on the status of hundreds of prisoners captured by Saudi forces on Yemeni borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=PorUt9Bzc6E

(A P)

Saelleh: Saudi help in Yemen ensured safety of vital east-west shipping link

The timely Saudi campaign to restore legitimacy in Yemen has ensured smooth navigation between West and East, an International maritime security expert said here on Tuesday.
Norhasliza Binti Mat Saelleh, who is also a member of Malaysian Prime Minister’s National Security Council, told Saudi Gazette that “the Bab Al-Mandab channel in Yemen which is narrow and crucial and is a critical link between Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Here ships become slow. Security and safety in this area is vital to maintain maritime traffic especially exports from Asia to European countries."

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/519654/SAUDI-ARABIA/Saelleh-Saudi-help-in-Yemen-ensured-safety-of-vital-east-west-shipping-link

My comment: Nice propaganda. Why the Saudi war on Yemen has made the Bab Al-Mandab UNSAFE I had explained again and again.

(A P)

Documentary trailer: Yemeni prisoners reveal Houthi recruitment masterplan

In an exclusive documentary produced by Al Arabiya, interviews with Yemeni captives in Saudi Arabia have disclosed that Iran and the Hezbollah militia have been training and recruiting the prisoners to join the Houthis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JSy8tnQuoE = https://twitter.com/Moyenne1/status/920196341086740480

(A P)

Military plan in place for Hodeida, says Yemeni foreign minister

A military victory against Al Houthis in the port city would end the Yemeni war altogether, says Al Mekhlafi

A military plan is in place for Yemen—backed by a Saudi-led coalition—to strike the Al Houthi-held Hodeidah port on the Red Sea, Yemen’s foreign minister has said.

In an interview with the Saudi-owned Al Riyadh newspaper, Abdul Malik Al Mekhlafi said that a military offensive in Hodeida would bring about a peaceful settlement that would end the more than three years of civil war.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/military-plan-in-place-for-hodeida-says-yemeni-foreign-minister-1.2106870

My comment: And again the Hadi government’s attempts to attack Hodeida – which would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe of even much larger size.

(A P)

Yemeni Interior Minister: Saleh in Poor Health

https://english.aawsat.com/n-al-rasheed/news-middle-east/yemeni-interior-minister-saleh-poor-health

My comment: He actually does not know anything more than the media tell.

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 349, cp5.

(A P)

UN dubious role in Muslim world!

ALTHOUGH Muslim and Arab countries represent the largest bloc in its General Assembly with 57 members, and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are the biggest donors and supporters of its humanitarian programs, the United Nations plays a suspicious role in Arab and Islamic issues.
More recently, this role has been evident in Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and earlier in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Turkestan, Palestine, and everywhere Muslim communities suffered injustice and tyranny. However, the UN has not provided any deterrence or helpful stand to defend Muslims and Arabs. In fact, it often seemed to stand with the oppressors, as with Serbia and Israel.

It seems that time has come for Arab and Muslim nations to work with US-led campaign to restructure and correct the course of this corrupt bureaucratic, aging organization.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/519528/Opinion/OP-ED/UN-dubious-role-in-Muslim-world

My comment: Saudi media continue their anti-UN propaganda which started after Saudi Arabia (even to a limited scale) had been blacklisted for their war crimes against children by the bombing war in Yemen. – LOL to the claim that the UN “often seemed to stand with the oppressors. Yes, the UN did. Also in the case of Yemen, when the UN stands with the oppressors: the Saudis. Why they complain about that???

(A P)

Yemen teachers strike over unpaid salaries blamed on Al Houthis

Government accuses rebels of using the funds of central bank to fund their war effort

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/yemen-teachers-strike-over-unpaid-salaries-blamed-on-al-houthis-1.2106589

My comment: All sides of the conflict waste funds for warfare. – The teachers had been paid as long as “president” Hadi did not transfer the Central Bank to Aden (or better: established a concurrent new Central Bank), which simply could not work but according to international acknowledgment and according to the Hadi government’s own claim is responsible for the whole country, which means also for salary payments in the whole country.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* A K PH)

The Violation and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 16 – 18 Oct 2017

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/909416572542042/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/909945389155827/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/911606242323075/?type=3

(A K PH)

US-Saudi aggression wages four raids on Hodaida

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477029.htm

(A K)

Saudi-led raid kills 8 Yemeni troops

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike mistakenly killed eight government forces in northern Yemen late yesterday, a local Yemeni source said.

The raid targeted a site of Yemeni border guards in Mandaba in the northern Saada province

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171018-saudi-led-raid-kills-8-yemeni-troops/

Remark: “Friendly fire” at “president” Hadi militia.

(* A K PH)

Six-member family killed in Saudi aggression airstrike in Jawf

A family of six members were martyred in a US-backed Saudi-led aggression airstrike on the family's house in northeastern province of Jawf overnight, a local security official told Saba on Wednesday.
One child of the same family was critically wounded from the airstrike that targeted the house of citizen Ahmed al-Salahi in al-Marah village in Rohoob area of Barat al-Anaan district late on Tuesday night. The victims were the husband Ahmed al-Salahi, his wife and their four little daughters.
Meanwhile, the enemy warplanes targeted the rescuers during their attempts to rescue the family.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news476968.htm and http://newnewss.net/?p=13925

and photos:

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1734745246821462

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/photos-of-the-crimes-committed-by-the-saudi-us-air-force-in-al-jouf-governorate.html

and film;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0nTTxSXgf0

(* A K PS)

UAE Announces the falling of Warplane , Killing its Crew in Yemen

According to UAE media, an Apache military aircraft crashed during its military operations led to the death of two pilots, without mentioning the causes of the crash.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13892

and

(* A K PH)

Yemeni defense system downed hostile helicopter in Jawf northeast. UAE admitted the downing & killing of the 2 pilots on board.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920331031764455424

(* A K PH)

Three citizens killed in Saudi air strikes hit Saada

Three citizens were killed and four others wounded in two Saudi air strikes hit Majza district of Saada province, an official told Saba on Tuesday.
The strikes hit a citizen's car in al-Jamalah area in the district

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news476892.htm

(* A K PH)

New Massacre by Saudi Arabia , Its Alliance in Yemen

Saada Province : Three civilians are killed and injured eight others in an airstrike of Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeting agricultural refrigerator in AlJamalia area, Majaz district.

Names of the Killed: Names of the Injured: (photos)

http://newnewss.net/?p=13897 and also https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/a.1434086430220680.1073741828.1434084576887532/1734322846863702/?type=3 and also http://newnewss.net/?p=13846

and photos:

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1734614523501201

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1734776193485034

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920297457061425152

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/920299838650159105

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/920404457501941760

and film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er30zrVlc18 = https://www.almasirah.net/gallery/preview.php?file_id=8997 = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/920403338352582656

(A K PH)

Film: A martyr and two wounded in an attack on a car in the branch of Bektaf and Al-Maida in Baqam in Saada 16 - 10 – 2017

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

(A K PH)

Saudi aggression warplane kills civilian in Sadaa

A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news476768.htm

(* B K)

Film: Effects of dropped US-Saudi coalition cluster munition on children in Yemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmfyv1deX8U

(A K PH)

last #US or #UK made unexploded bomb dropd by #Saudi #UAE jets 30Aug2016 n neighborhoods around military academy #Sanaa (photos)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/920042691118993408

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A K PH)

The obtained details of the coalition’s new plan for escalation in front of the Nehm

The new plan obtained by Yemenpress is centered on the escalation in Maimana and the heart of the fighting front in Nham area and the battalions of several brigades have been equipped to carry out the forces of Hadi and the Islah Party.

http://newnewss.net/?p=13922

(A K PS)

Houthis shell neighborhoods, kill a woman and man in Taiz

the Houthis-Saleh forces fired mortar shells Tuesday on al Thalatheen street, western Taiz city, killing the woman Salma Farhan Ghalib and the young man Baleegh Abdulmalik al Madhari, turning their bodies to small pieces.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94791

(A K PS)

Yemeni Militias Resort to Planting Mines Across Villages after Losing in Taiz

Militia sources in Yemen said that coup factions have stepped up their weaving of landmines into the southwestern villages near Taiz. The increase in mine-planting activity comes after suffering steep losses in the battlefield.

On the other hand, a pro-government military source belonging to the 35th Armored Brigade said that insurgency militias continued to plant mines across civilian infrastructure, such as farms, residential neighborhoods, and near water wells.

Al-Houd, Al-Sayyar, Al-Sharaf villages and the Othman Bin Affan School in Al-Houd, were among areas targeted.

https://english.aawsat.com/theaawsat/news-middle-east/yemeni-militias-resort-planting-mines-across-villages-losing-taiz

Remark: Cautious: By Saudi media.

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(D)
Dipingere «La morte di Marat»
nel carcere yemenita sotto le bombe

Giorgio «Coy» Trombatore, siciliano, 45 anni, è capo missione di International Medical Corps: la ong americana aiuta una ventina di ospedali e centri di salute nel Paese devastato da una guerra che ha già fatto migliaia di vittime tra i civili

http://www.corriere.it/foto-gallery/cultura/16_marzo_22/dipingere-la-morte-marat-carcere-yemenita-sotto-bombe-yemen-giorgio-b9a6617e-f04c-11e5-b1a2-f236e4ccb109.shtml

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-349-yemen-war-mosaic-349

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-349 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-349:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm und / and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

08:33 19.10.2017
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