Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 351 - Yemen War Mosaic 351

Yemen Press Reader 351: Alles aus Woche 42 Teil 2 (19-22. Oktober 2017) / All from week 42 part 1 (October 19-22, 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 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(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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Yemen: Rebelled in Sana'a Prison, Houthi militias intervene

The central prison in Sana'a was today the scene of a prison rebellion.According to TV Arabiya broadcasters, Shiite militiamen Houthi intervened using tear gas to slander a riot broke out in prison by detainees who denounced bad prison conditions and the impossibility of receiving visits to the their loved ones.

My comment: To be read with caution – this is from Saudi media.

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Houthis undermine state institutions (statement)

The GPC media announced their withdrawal from the so-called truce agreement with Ansar Allah (Houthis), due to the latter's lack of commitment to the agreement.

The journalists of the conference said that they will not be silent about what the people of Yemen are subjected to external and internal aggression by those who have violated all agreements by calm.

Following is the re-publication of the text of the statement:


However, the other party has not shown any commitment to its pledges and launched and continues to campaign against the conference and its leadership has reached the level of treachery and prosecution and kidnapping and abuse On a number of leaders and cadres of the General People's Congress. and in translation:

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2,304 civilians kidnapping cases by Houthis in al Hodeida

The National Organization for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (HUD) said that the Organization has registered 2,304 kidnapping cases of civilians by the Houthi-Saleh militants in al Hodeida province western Yemen, since the outbreak of war in early 2015.

In a press conference, the Organization reported that the kidnappings cases were done along with 490 storming houses and markets, 816 money seizures and 95 houses exploding.

My comment: However, these figures seem to be extremely arbitrary – this is Hadi government propaganda.

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Amran Conference strongly condemns the abduction of the leader of the conference, Mansour Suleiman

Amran Conference strongly condemns the abduction of the leader of the conference, Mansour Suleiman
The General People's Congress (GPC) branch in Amran governorate denounced the kidnapping of the conference leader Sheikh Mansoor Mohammed Sulaiman, member of the Standing Committee, head of the General People's Congress branch in Hamdan with his son.

Wwas kidnapped with Najla Mohammed by a gang that is outside the system, the law, principles, values, morals, customs, traditions and customs, and this process is a dangerous precedent and will not be tolerated.

My comment: Conference, GPC, party of ex-president Saleh. – For me it seems quite probable that the Houthis had abducted the two men. That very much looks the Houthi way to lead their strife with the followers and party of Saleh.

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Trump’s Iran Obsession and the War on Yemen

Focusing on Yemen as a way to oppose Iranian influence is ineptitude pure and simple. Iranian influence there has been and remains minimal, so there is no need to do it. The Houthis are not their proxies, so fearing that Tehran can “control” anything in Yemen or its vicinity is based in nothing but fantasy.

Putting Yemen “front and center” in an Iran strategy shows just how little the administration knows about Yemen and how readily they will exaggerate Iran’s role anywhere in the region. This is what comes from an administration that is both obsessed with Iran and deeply ignorant about Iran and the wider region.

There is a worrisome echo of Cold War blunders in all of this. Just as hard-line anticommunists imagined that every local conflict could be shoehorned into the rivalry with Moscow, hard-line Iran hawks keep trying to do the same to regional conflicts that are being fought over very different issues among local actors with agendas that have nothing to with Iran.

Meanwhile, in the real world, it is the Saudi-led coalition that has devastated Yemen with U.S. assistance.

There is now every indication that the administration will continue to back that war and implicate the U.S. in the coalition’s crimes – by Daniel Larison

Remark: For better understanding please also read and

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Nixon's Children

“Tell Me How This Ends?” David Petraeus Finally Answers His Own Question

In proposing such a "generational struggle" to be handed on to our children, if not grandchildren, he's in good company. In recent times, the Pentagon high command, too, has been adopting a "generational approach" to Afghanistan and assumedly our other wars across the Greater Middle East and Africa. Similarly, the scholars of the Brookings Institution have urged on Washington's policymakers what they call "an enduring partnership" in Afghanistan: "The US-Afghan partnership should be recognized as generational in duration, given the nature of the threat and the likely longevity of its future manifestations."

Even if, under further questioning by Woodruff, Petraeus wouldn't quite cop to a 60-year Afghan war (that is, to a war lasting at least until 2061), his long-delayed answer to his own question of the 2003 invasion moment was now definitive. Such US wars won't end. Not now. Maybe not ever. And in a way you can't be much blunter or grimmer than that in your assessment of the "successes" of the war on terror.

in Washington this country's war on terror and the generalship that's accompanied it are now beyond serious analysis or reconsideration. Sixteen years after the invasion of Afghanistan, as the US's wars continue to spread across the Greater Middle East and Africa, its generals -- thanks in part to Donald Trump and the need for "adult day care" in the White House -- are still treated like the only "adults in the room" in our nation's capital, like, in short, US winners.

And yet, across a vast swath of the planet, the wars of David Petraeus, James Mattis, and the other generals of this era simply go on and on in a region being fractured and devastated (and whose vast numbers of displaced refugees are, in turn, helping to fracture Europe).

Worse yet, it's a situation that can't be seriously discussed or debated in this country because, if it were, opposition to those wars might rise and alternatives to them and the by-now brain-dead decisions of those generals, including newly heightened air wars and the latest mini-surge in Afghanistan, might become part of an actual national debate.

So think of this as a military success story of the strangest sort -- success that can be traced directly back to a single decision, now decades old, made by a long-discredited US president, Richard Nixon. Without returning to that decision, there is simply no way to understand the US's twenty-first-century wars. In its own way, it would prove an act of genius (if, at least, you wanted to fight never-ending wars until the end of time).

on January 27, 1973, conscription was ended. There would be no more draft calls and the citizen's army, the one that had fought World War II to victory and had raised such a ruckus about the grim and distasteful war in Vietnam, would be no more.

In that single stroke, before he himself fell prey to the Watergate scandal and resigned his presidency, Nixon functionally created a legacy for the ages, paving the way for the US military to fight its wars "generationally" and lose them until hell froze over with the guarantee that no one in this country would seem to care a whit. Or put another way, can you truly imagine such silence in "the homeland" if an US draft were continually filling the ranks of a citizen's army to fight a 16-year-old war on terror, still spreading, and now considered "generational"? I doubt it.

So as US air power in places like Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan is ramped up yet again, as the latest mini-surge of troops arrives in Afghanistan, as Niger enters the war, it's time to put generals David Petraeus, James Mattis, H.R. McMaster, and John Kelly in context. It's time to call them what they truly are: Nixon's children – by Tom Engelhardt =

My comment: Great article.

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Domestic Tourism: From Nature & Archaeological Sites To Shopping Malls & Cafes

What is generally unknown by the wider world and by some Yemenis is that during the last four years, Yemen has lost a lot of archaeological landmarks and tourism areas.

According to preliminary statistics from Abdulkareem al-Barkani, Protection Director in the Antiquities Authority, approximately 62 archaeological sites were damaged by Saudi bombing and internal clashes, adding to the 26 religious monuments such as ancient historic mosques that have been damaged. Moreover, approximately 4,000 historical buildings have been destroyed in Old Sana’a, which had entered the World Heritage List in 1986.

The total number of destroyed tourist sites and historical landmarks is 88, without counting the damage incurred in Old Sana’a.

Visiting public spaces or traveling to other governorates is no longer easy for all Yemenis, not only Bassam. There are many obstacles faced by Yemeni citizens. One of the main obstacles is the insecurity.

The technology, and confining Yemenis to their local areas, are reasons people are pushed to visit cafes and shopping malls, where you can see children with their parents and teens with their friends enjoying services. In the past, there were only three cafes in Sana’a, while today many new cafes and malls are open, most during the last three years.

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Yemen at risk of losing an entire generation to war

With the education of 4.5M children on the line, Yemen risks losing the next generation to war. Public sector teachers, caught between the government and rebels, remain unpaid. Guns, labour or begging — these are the choices Yemeni children face.

War has forced some Yemeni children out of schools and into battlegrounds. UNICEF representative in Yemen Mertixell Relano warned in April the war may deprive a generation of children of education.

The government typically stops the flow of funds to areas controlled by the Houthis. The administration of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi — who is in exile — only pays the salaries of public employees in the southern provinces and refuses to pay those in the northern provinces, which are controlled by the Houthis.

Millions of children have been affected. Public sector teachers in the northern provinces have been on strike as they have not been paid for one year – by Nasser al-Sakkaf

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'UAE on the verge of splitting Yemen in two'

Another Yemeni official told Al Jazeera that since the UAE had forked out at least $3bn on infrastructure projects in the south, and spent several billion more on equipping Yemeni forces with light and heavy weaponry, it was inevitable they would seek to enlarge their footprint in the country.

"The UAE has spent a considerable amount of money in the south and this isn't without reason," the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media.

"The south will never be governed by Sanaa ever again. The UAE has spent considerable time and energy and is on the verge of splitting Yemen in two. In subsequent years, we're going to see Abu Dhabi playing a more prominent role in our affairs."

"A referendum will be held on terms set by the STC. Hadi is a partner to us, just like the Arab coalition. But he has never supported the STC and is not playing any role in this process."

Hadi's government, which was forced by Houthi rebels to relocate to Riyadh two years ago and has made only sporadic visits to Aden, has yet to comment on the announcement. But sources close to the presidency said they were ready to thwart any effort to divide the country.

Maysa Shuja al-Deen, a non-resident fellow at the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies told Al Jazeera that the Emiratis seemed disillusioned by Saudi Arabia's plan for the country, and were exploiting southern calls for independence to oust Hadi.

"The coalition is divided and no longer knows what they want," she said.

Islah's rejection of secession and desire to keep the Arabian Peninsula state intact has made it a target for security forces, who have arrested several of its members and raided its offices in Aden – by Faisal Edroos

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Referendum Declaration: Another Step toward the “Erbilization” of Yemen’s South?

It is a gamble that has not paid off for secessionists in Catalonia or Iraqi Kurdistan. Yet Southern Yemeni separatists have announced plans for a referendum on independence, in the apparent hope that the regional political atmosphere is on their side – and that without a functioning central Yemeni state or security services they can succeed where others have struggled in the push toward independence.

Overall, a Yemeni observer said, the two announcements mark another step toward the “Erbilization” – the creation of an autonomous state-within-a-state with ambitions of international recognition – of Southern Yemen.

Many southerners see the announcement of the assembly and referendum as coming with the tacit endorsement of the Emiratis, and as a sign that the UAE will back Southern secession when the time is right. Others, however, suggest that Zubaidi, who is by no means universally popular in the south, needed to give the impression of momentum to the STC, which is yet to notch up any concrete achievements. The referendum plan may well have been aimed at shoring up domestic support for the council.

The STC is also making a clear play for regional approval. By adopting increasingly strident anti-Islah rhetoric, and drawing focus to southern militias’ efforts to push back AQAP, the council is positioning itself as a partner to the UAE, which reviles the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Southern cause is further complicated in that Saudi and UAE involvement in Yemen is, technically at least, due to their support for Hadi, upon whose U.N.-endorsed legitimacy the war effort largely hangs. If Hadi’s government were to be ousted from Aden by the STC before the wider war with the Houthi-Saleh alliance was over, it is unclear how Riyadh in particular would respond. For now, the best Zubaidi and company can do is work to make the National Assembly a success. A referendum will probably have to wait – by Peter Salisbury

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Iran's Fingerprints in Yemen: Real or Imagined?

One of Saudi Arabia’s main stated objectives when it launched its military intervention in Yemen in March 2015 was to contain the growing influence of Iran, which it believed to be aiding the Houthis.

There are several challenges to unraveling the true extent of Iran’s fingerprints in Yemen. It is easy to construct convincing arguments either way—showing either the strong hand of Iran in arming and training the Houthis or the spectacular lack of it. This can be done simply by being selective over which of the mixed messages coming out of Iran to present, by citing circumstantial evidence as though it were hard fact, or, conversely, by dismissing strongly suggestive evidence owing to plausible deniability.

This paper attempts to steer a neutral line and to present evidence and hypotheses that point in different directions. It does, however, try to draw a balanced conclusion and offer a possible analysis as to the extent of Iran’s influence thus far, as well as a trajectory for where it might be heading. This is done by tackling a series of questions: Is the war sectarian? Does Iran control the Houthis? To what extent is Iran’s role rhetorical rather than action based, and how might contradictory messages coming out of Iran be reconciled? Why might Iran, and indeed its opponents, have talked up its role? Finally, to what extent are Iran and its proxy Lebanese Hezbollah actually arming and training the Houthis?

This paper attempts to steer a path through the many conflicting statements and reports about Iran’s fingerprints in Yemen. Iranian involvement is beyond doubt. The difficulty lies in separating the rhetoric from the real activity. This is because the various warring parties, including Iran, merely stating that Iran is involved cannot be considered evidence, particularly when—as has been shown herein—it is in the interests of all sides to talk it up. Bellicose Iranian rhetoric, especially prior to March 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition began its air strikes in Yemen, might be seen as a cheap option for Iran. It has been able to watch Saudi Arabia become deeply entrenched in an expensive war that will be difficult to win outright, is damaging its international credibility, and distracts it from becoming more involved in countering Iran’s interests in Syria.

There is certainly evidence of Iran supplying limited amounts of mainly small weapons and advisers to the Houthis. However, tangible evidence for Iranian military assistance in the form of heavy weapons that could decisively change the course of the war is scant.

One final aspect of influence that is often missed amid the heavy focus on unraveling the provenance of Houthi military capability is the cultural aspect.

In essence, the longer the war continues, the more vulnerable the Houthis will become to Iranian influence—more from necessity than ideological alignment, but the latter may follow in time – by Elisabeth Kendall and full PDF and Kendall speaking, film:

Comment: "With or without #Iran’s involvement, the underlying structure of the conflict & Houthi grievances would likely be the same."

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Bombing Businesses: Saudi Coalition Airstrikes on Yemen’s Civilian Economic Structures

Airstrikes have damaged or destroyed numerous civilian objects including homes, markets, hospitals, and schools, as well as commercial enterprises, the subject of this report.

This report documents coalition airstrikes between March 2015 and February 2016 on 13 civilian economic structures including factories, commercial warehouses, a farm, and two power stations. These strikes killed 130 civilians and injured 171 more. The facilities hit by airstrikes produced, stored, or distributed goods for the civilian population including food, medicine, and electricity—items that even before the war were in short supply in Yemen, which is among the poorest countries in the Middle East. Collectively, the facilities employed over 2,500 people; following the attacks, many of the factories ended their production and hundreds of workers lost their livelihoods.

Each of these attacks appeared to be in violation of international humanitarian law, or the laws of war. The laws of war prohibit deliberate attacks on civilian objects, attacks that do not discriminate between military targets and civilian objects, and attacks that disproportionately harm civilian objects compared to the expected military gain of the attack. Civilian objects include factories, warehouses and other commercial enterprises so long as they are not being used for military purposes or become a military objective. Those attacks on civilian objects that were committed willfully – deliberately or recklessly -- are war crimes.

Taken together, the attacks on factories and other civilian economic structures raise serious concerns that the Saudi-led coalition has deliberately sought to inflict widespread damage to Yemen’s production capacity.

Human Rights Watch identified munitions used at six of the sites visited: the United States produced or supplied four types of munitions identified, and the United Kingdom produced or supplied two types.

This report is based on Human Rights Watch field research in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and the governorate of Hodaida in March 2016. Human Rights Watch interviewed 37 witnesses at the sites, searched for possible military targets in the vicinity, and examined remnants of munitions found. The report also includes details of previously documented airstrikes on civilian economic structures.

Remark: Published July 11, 2016. It seems I overlooked it at that time.

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National security? Djibouti, Addis Ababa and Yemen

If this is what it takes to be secure, I want none of it. It is the false security propagated by those who profit by it both monetarily and politically. National security, which means constant bullying and killing of defenseless states who have absolutely no means to threaten us, is not sane, it’s not constitutional, it’s inhumane. This “national security” is the real fake news.

We are constantly told it’s our number one priority by our leaders and a complicit major media. It has brought us constant war, taken nearly all our discretionary federal spending resources leaving us broke, financially and spiritually and making us each year less secure! How can this insanity continue? This is not security — it’s reckless and deliberate, malicious insecurity.

With so much of our resources going to war, our health system, infrastructure, education, national parks, environment, social services and national disaster relief is devastated. Until this country stops its war machine under the guise of “national security” and the insidious forces menacingly lurking behind it, we are a nation at risk – by Charlie De Santis

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Photos by MONA Relief at Flickr:

and detailed:

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-10-21)

859,410 cases, 2,175 deaths

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Film: Yemen: One child is infected with cholera every minute

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How Yemen’s cholera outbreak became the fastest growing in modern history

The cholera epidemic in Yemen is now the largest and fastest growing outbreak of the disease in modern history - the result of a crippling war that has devastated the country, long the poorest in the Arab world, and unleashed a major humanitarian crisis.

What's especially troubling, experts say, is that the outbreak was entirely man-made... A coalition led by the region's wealthiest nation, Saudi Arabia, began bombing Yemen, compounding the bloodshed. The death toll has reached more than 10,000, with another 7 million Yemenis facing famine.
"The biggest issue is the man-made crisis; it's the war," Lindmeier said. "The conflict has destroyed so much and prevents anything from restoring. So, unless there is peace, unless the war is over, unless the conflict stops, this country will not stop having disease outbreaks and health problems." =

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Who supports extremists and al Qaeda in Yemen?

The ISLAH party (Muslim Brotherhgood branch in Yemen) is a political and media incubator for the so-called al-Qaeda and its crimes. In all the events taking place in the country, which are party to the rule, we find that the statements, positions and statements of the leaders of the reform party defend them and justify their crimes until the recent events proved a direct relationship between al-Qaeda and the party And a fighter with al-Qaeda and defending its crimes against the Yemeni people in various events that occurred in Yemen north or south, this strengthens the failure to issue or interaction leaders of the reform even if superficial statement denounces those terrorist acts
The coordination and alliance between the Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist groups takes several fields, including the media. The large media outlets of the Islah Party are ignoring and distorting counterterrorism efforts and are seeking to submit human rights reports defending terrorists in international forums through the reformist organizations (the Muslim Brotherhood) Funded by Qatar.

My comment: This article is biased anti-Islah (Reform) Party.

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Differences between Saudi, UAE may fracture their alliance

The deep state in Saudi Arabia has been skeptical of the role and politics of the UAE in the region and that is creating cracks in their relationship.

First, contrary to the general belief, there is still no consensus between the UAE and Saudi Arabia on the post-war political makeup in Yemen. The core objective of the coalition is to drive out the Houthis and forces loyal to the former president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh. However the two Gulf States differ on the role of the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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„Yemen TV“ und „Yemen Radio“ von beiden Seiten

Der weitgehend vergessene Krieg im Jemen spiegelt sich in sehr deutlicher Weise auch in den Medien: Von beiden Seiten gibt es Sendeaktivitäten unter den identischen Namen „Yemen TV“ und „Yemen Radio“, anscheinend verbunden mit gezielten Versuchen, für Verwirrung zu sorgen

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Film: Film about Yemen Years of Destruction

This Film describes the years of destruction that Yemen went through since 1977 up to now. The film started from the time 1974, when the country was in a short golden time by president Ebrahim Al-Hamdi. After that, things got worse slowly with the next regime, and even worst with current situation with Houthi militia. Two minutes and half describes very quick 50 years of destruction.

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Film: Saudi use of banned weapons draws angry reactions in Yemen

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Film: Number of Yemeni women killed by #Saudi raids is 1980, Will the HRC remain silent?

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Film: UNICEF on the worst cholera outbreak in history in Yemen

We speak to Dr Sherin Varkey from UNICEF about Theresa May's continuing war on Yemen now contending with the worst Cholera outbreak in recorded history.

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‘When the aggression stops, so will we’, say the Houthis

Khalil Dewan interviews Muhammed Al-Bukhaithi, Deputy Head of the Department of External Relations of Ansar Allah (otherwise known as the Houthis) and member of the Political Bureau.

As the battle lines settle on a stalemate after the inception of the Saudi-led coalition’s unforgiving bombing campaign, it’s about time all parties to the conflict think about a peace process, which must include the Houthi armed group. “We are ready to reach a peace agreement with the Saudi-led coalition”, Deputy Head of External Relations, Muhammed Al-Bukhaithi confirms to me.

It’s of mutual interest for all parties in the conflict to put an end to war, but the Houthis claim that Saudi Arabia is not acting with “morality” or “logic of interest” in Yemen. Any form of peace talks requires direct dialogue, but Al-Bukhaithi claims the Saudi-led coalition “refuses this”.

Al-Bukhaithi emphasises that those taking on the burden of defence against the Saudi-led coalition “are the Yemeni people, led by Ansar Allah, and Saleh plays no role in this”.

“Ould Cheikh is biased,” says Al-Bukhaithi, describing how the UN is siding with Saudi Arabia, not taking into account other parties to the conflict.

“Oman and Kuwait can play a key role in stopping the war if they have the will to play a neutral and frank role with the Saudi regime,” Al-Bukhaithi says.

“We are with the unity of Yemen,” Al-Bukhaithi emphasises. “The division of Yemen to south and north is not based on any ethnic, religious, sectarian or tribal basis.”

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Energy war is run by America in Yemen; Hadramout instead of the Yemeni islands

The strategy of the war on Yemen, with the participation of 10 countries and under the leadership of Riyadh, was built on the looting of wealth and the theft of Yemeni lands if it did not return to the House of Obedience.

The information indicates that after the military, political and economic failure in Yemen, day after day, Saudi Arabia in particular and the Alliance in general reveal their true face and ambition in the Yemen war.

In an inconsistent move to the Saudi regime, they removed and uprooted the cement columns that were placed as border markers between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in the desert near the Kharakhir camp in Hadramout, Length 700 km width to the gray triangle on the border of Oman to be replanted again within the province of Hadramout, cutting the distance of 42 thousand square kilometers of the homeland.

As the information indicates, Saudi Arabia is seeking to extend its oil pipelines from Hadramout to Saudi Arabia in the framework of the looting of the Yemeni wealth

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Yemen Victim of UN’s Regime Change Policies: Swedish Rights Activist

A human rights activist from Sweden slammed the United Nations for backing the ongoing genocide committed by the Saudi regime in Yemen and said the Arabian Peninsula country is a victim of the regime change policies of the Western-dominated organization.

“The UN should be able to act (on Yemen) but is too much dominated by the modern form of British Empire, with its commonwealth members and the Western allies,” Ulf Sandmark said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.

“The UN has even backtracked on its Westphalian Peace conceptions of national sovereignty and adopted the Regime change agenda of Tony Blair so-called R2P,” he said, adding, “Yemen is a victim of the regime change policies.” =

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It's time for the world to stop ignoring Yemen

Too often, the causes of peace and justice are presented as irreconcilable in conflict, but in Yemen, the establishment of this new UN investigative mechanism can help advance the peaceful resolution of the conflict, by shining a light on violations by the parties and making clear that victories on the battlefield cannot lead to political gains. Coupled with diplomatic pressure, it could incentivise all parties to go back to the negotiating table. The international community should use this moment of heightened scrutiny to restart the UN-led peace process – by Radhya Almutawakel, Chairperson of Mwatana, a Yemeni human rights organisation.

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One of the most touching posts on #Yemen. With gratitude to Daniel S. Moskowitz for thinking about our land and Ramzy Yafei for having brought this to our attention

''Schoolboys of Yemen

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South Arabia Tweets: who is behind twitter bots in South Yemen?

The focus here is on the movement for southern secession, and the potential manipulation of social media by external regional actors to manipulate this issue for their own self-serving agendas.

This brings me to the English-language site and the accompanying Twitter application known as South Arabia Tweets it uses to deploy thousands of tweets per week, repeating a series of phrases and #hashtags aimed at promoting southern secession. This Twitter application raises a number of interesting questions

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Saudi-Paid Militias Deliberately Target Journalists in Yemen

The photographer of the Arabic-speaking Yemeni Al-Masirah channel in Al-Jawf was seriously injured on Thursday by Saudi-paid militias.

The channel’s cameraman, Sadiq Mubarak Saleh Al-Shammar, sustained wounds while covering clashes between the Yemeni joint army and the Saudi-paid militias in Jawf Province.

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The fugitive Hadi , His Government Members , Parties’ Leaders ,Journalists under Saudi Intelligence Supervision

Yemeni website revealed that Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, members of his government, leaders of Yemeni parties and Yemeni journalists are under enormous Saudi’s intelligence monitoring.

The website “Yemen Net” said , the broad supervision by the Saudi intelligence comes at the orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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The Silent War that reaps Yemeni Children

Cholera outbreak in Yemen (2016 – present)

The link between cholera and malnutrition

Children leaving school, displaced and recruited

Mental health difficulties

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@icrc_ye donated plant, providing safe water for 18'000 people in Al Bulaili, Sana'a today. (photo)

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Medication delay: silent suffering of hundreds of patients!

Some public hospitals complain of late payment of some drugs for diabetes, anesthesia, etc. In the information that these drugs are available at the Ministry of Health, unlike other drugs that prevent their arrival in the country forces of aggression.

In order to ensure that the suffering of the patients remains silent, Al-Masirah channel conducted an investigation into the problem. The first part of the investigation showed the complaint.

"The last time I received insulin on June 19, 2017, I have not yet received it," Yahya Ali Abu Ali says. "We often come to the hospital to get treatment, sometimes we get it and sometimes we get it. We have to buy it from the market. Thus, this increases our suffering, especially with the salary crisis. " and translation

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Yemen Nutrition Cluster Bulletin, Issue 3, Jul - Sep, 2017

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Jemen: 55 Prozent der Krankenhäuser wegen Angriffe außer Betrieb

Das jemenitische Ministerium für Gesundheit hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass 55 Prozent der Krankenhäuser im Jemen wegen der Angriffe der Saudi-Arabien-Koalition außer Betrieb sind.

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In numbers: the damage caused to Yemen as a result of the aggression

Assistant Undersecretary for the Planning Sector at the Ministry of Higher Education said that the total cost of the damage caused by the aggression on education reached 220 billion riyals, and the total number of schools affected by the aggression was 2,531.

Kamala, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health and Population, said 55% of the hospitals were out of action due to direct aggression,

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5 cases of renal failure died in dialysis centre in #Hodeidah.10 years old boy among them. Equipments & drugs were ran out.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot - Children’s situation in Yemen (October 2017)

Over 11 million Yemeni children are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the devastating conflict that has ravaged the country since March 2015. Facing the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, deprived of access to basic WASH, health and nutrition services, children are unable to fulfil their potential. Every 10 minutes, at least one child dies of preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections. The education system is on the brink of collapse, with more than five million children at risk of being deprived of their right to education

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"If we cannot find a solution to the war and unpaid teachers’ salaries, we risk a lost generation in Yemen"

A Global Youth Ambassador from the conflict-torn country tells how teachers have been driven to strike because they haven't been paid for a year.

According to Education Watch, a member of the Education Cluster in Yemen, there are 2.3 million children out of school.

1815 schools are totally or partially damaged and many schools are host to internally displaced families or being used for military purposes.

There are 233,458 educational staff and administrators, including 166,443 teachers, who have not received their salaries since October 2016 in 13 governorates of Yemen - that is approximately 73% of the total number of teachers in the country.

Education in Yemen is on the edge due to the war and unpaid teachers’ salaries.

My comment: Keep in mind that the teachers had been paid until “president” Hadi established a new Central Bank at Aden and this move was internationally acknowledged.

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Film: The war in Yemen has destroyed or damaged 1,600 schools over the last 3 years.

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Film: Conflict strips #Taiz schools of basic requirements as alternative learning centers set up to accommodate students.

Students in war-torn #Taiz city learn in a damaged class. Passion for learning overcomes #war obstacles (photos)

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FAO support provides water sustainability for farmers while empowering women

A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) program in Yemen is helping farmers take advantage of dam water to improve sustainability and give women more opportunities to exert themselves in the country’s conservative decision-making process.

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"20" food packages have been distributed to twenty of "the most affected families" in the capital if Yemen, Sana'a.
We are continuing our humanitarian efforts to feed the hungry people in Yemen (photos)

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Dr Liam Hannon is an emergency doctor from Melbourne who recently spent four months working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Yemen.

“Before coming to Yemen, I had expected to be treating many victims of the fighting, and we did. However I was surprised by the numbers of ordinary people with medical problems not directly related to the conflict who were in need of care. As a result of the war, health services in the country have been badly affected and people often cannot access or afford treatment. I spent the first half of my assignment working in a large referral hospital in the city of Ibb, in the south-west of the country, where Médecins Sans Frontières ran the emergency department.

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Jemen: "Es ist ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit"

Die Menschen im Jemen leiden unter den Folgen des Krieges. Nun breitet sich Cholera aus. Es gibt keine Sicherheit, sagt der jemenitische Journalist Mohammed al-Kadhi.

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Yemen - Spread Of Dengue Fever In Taiz

The collapse of the health system and the accumulation of garbage in the city of Taiz, southern Yemen led to the return of dengue disease, due to the war and siege on the city [Video not found]

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Film: It’s the start of the school year in Yemen

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For the past 12 months Yemen’s health workers haven’t received their salaries at all or only to a limited extent.

The #1Year0Salary campaign aims to raise awareness about the financial situation of health workers in Yemen.

Comment: Thank you, Intrn'l Community, Yemeni Civil Servants, Teachers, Pensioners without Salaries for a Year. All money siphoned off by Hadi et al!

All pledged that salaries would be paid! When Central Bank was in Sana'a, all salaries (North&South) paid

without interruption until International Community and UN insisted to move CBY to Aden.

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Yemen: Situation Report National - September 2017

Total population in need 4,500,000

Cluster target population 2,200,000

Population assisted 621,412

Total funding required: $ 106 M

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Oxfam is in the process of completing the construction of 400 latrines that will benefit 470 families in Al-Manjurah camp. (photo)

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SWAT Teams in Ahwar Seize a Big Fishing Boat Full of Africans

Under command of Abdullah Ali Rabia (Al-Abd), SWAT Teams of the security belt forces in Ahwar seized a fishing boat full of smuggled Africans.

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A Conversation With Bushra Al-Fusail

The following is the first in a series of three conversations in which recent refugees reflect on material possessions.

BUSHRA AL–FUSAIL, AGE 30, Left Sana’a, Yemen in 2015, Arrived in New York City, USA in 2016

I was living in a bubble in Yemen. I was educated, but I didn’t really know what was happening in my own country. I was working for IOM, the International Organization for Migration, in Sana’a, and they took a group of us to Jordan after the war had broken out. I went with my mum and two younger sisters; I thought we’d just be staying for a couple of months. I ended up staying almost a year in Amman.

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Film: The displaced children of Yemen / Die vertriebenen Kinder im Jemen

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Caught in Conflict without Travel Documents

Obtaining valid travel documents for irregular migrants in Yemen is an extremely difficult challenge for IOM and is blocking vital humanitarian assistance the migrants desperately need. Hundreds of Ethiopians have asked IOM for help to get home and whether they will get there is unclear.

Having experienced abuse from smugglers or the consequences of war, migrants come to IOM for help to get home. Most of them lack valid travel documents and embassies have suspended consular services since the early days of Yemen’s two-year conflict. This has made it extremely difficult for IOM to assist many of the migrants turning to the Organization, simply wanting to go home and see their families again. =

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WFP Djibouti Country Brief, September 2017

Djibouti is hosting approximately 26,331 refugees from Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea and Ethiopia, of which 21,119 reside in camps

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Yemen: CCCM Factsheet – September 2017

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Yemen: Shelter / NFIs Fact Sheet – September 2017

The search for more durable shelter solutions was as part of the schools relocation project was piloted with an INGO the systematic engagement with beneficiaries to identify more sustainable shelter solutions and linkages with livelihood support to make the shelter intervention more sustainable.

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Yemen's Saleh should be 'hanged at Gate of Yemen': Houthis

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh should be killed "be killed and hanged at the Gate of Yemen," the country's Houthi rebels said on Friday, in the latest rift between the allies.

Saleh, who along with the Houthis, has jointly controlled the capital Sana'a since September 2014, was accused of treason by the rebel group and has faced a tirade of verbal attacks across rebel-owned platforms, including al-Masirah television channel and SamFM radio.

But the comments are just the latest in tension between the two camps in recent weeks, after a fresh wave of mutual accusations which threaten their three-year alliance.

My comment: A new example of Houthi suicide policy. This already had been reported earlier by Saudi media:

Comment: Qat comedown : Transient.

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Houthis undermine state institutions (statement)

The GPC media announced their withdrawal from the so-called truce agreement with Ansar Allah (Houthis), due to the latter's lack of commitment to the agreement.

The journalists of the conference said that they will not be silent about what the people of Yemen are subjected to external and internal aggression by those who have violated all agreements by calm.

They stressed that the practices of Ansar Allah (Houthis) undermined the institutions of the state and damaged the security and civil peace and the abolition of the remaining margin of democracy and damage to national gains, especially the revolution and unity and the republican system, freedom and democracy, constitutes another aggression no less dangerous than external aggression.

Following is the re-publication of the text of the statement:


However, the other party has not shown any commitment to its pledges and launched and continues to campaign against the conference and its leadership has reached the level of treachery and prosecution and kidnapping and abuse On a number of leaders and cadres of the General People's Congress. and in translation:


Arrest of wanted man with head of Al-mutamaar branch of Hamadan

the security services after process of monitoring and follow-up were able to arrest the wanted after his attack on police and citizens , disruption of security.


Yemen Music! Louder than war! Young musicians graduated 2day in Sanaa despite US-backed Saudi war crimes against life. Long live art! (photos)

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Rebellen-"Minister" will im Jemen Schüler an die Front schicken

Der sogenannte Minister für Jugend und Sport der international nicht anerkannten Rebellenregierung im Jemen will an Schulen des Landes massenhaft Kindersoldaten für den Kampf gegen die Regierungstruppen rekrutieren lassen. Hassan Seid schlug am Freitag auf seiner Facebookseite vor, den Unterricht ein Jahr lang auszusetzen und Schüler samt Lehrer an die Front zu schicken.

Mit der Verstärkung durch die Kinder könne die "Schlacht gewonnen" werden. Seid nahm einen Streik der Lehrkräfte, die seit rund einem Jahr kein Gehalt mehr bekommen haben, zum Anlass für seine Mobilisierungsideen.

Die Äußerungen des Ministers sorgten für Empörung in sozialen Netzwerken.

Mein Kommentar: Damit hat dieser Minister bewiesen, dass er für sein Amt völlig ungeeignet ist – er soll entweder gehen oder gegangen werden. – Man beachte auch das abstruse „Wording“ der Mainstreammedien: Eine „Rebellenregierung“ ist die Regierung in Sanaa genauso viel oder wenig wie die seit Februar 2014 (Maidan) amtierenden Regierungen in der Ukraine. Ansonsten redet bitte auch von Poroschenko als „Rebellenpräsident“.

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Send our children to war, urges Yemeni minister

Youth minister Hassan Zaid proposes suspending classes in war-torn country and arming pupils and teachers

The youth minister in war-torn Yemen’s rebel government has proposed suspending school classes for a year and sending pupils and teachers to the front.

Hassan Zaid, the minister for youth and sports in an administration set up by Iran-backed Huthi rebels and not internationally recognised, suggested pupils and teachers could be armed.

“Wouldn’t we be able to reinforce the ranks with hundreds of thousands (of fighters) and win the battle?” he wrote on Facebook. = = and also

My comment: This is a criminal and children-killing proposal. This man simply is the worst for his job. He must retire – or should be fired immediately.

And of course, anti-Houthi propaganda uses this as an easy target – what this children-killing criminal idiot minister should have known before:
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Houthi minister’s war strategy: Send schoolchildren to battlefield

The Yemeni government described Zaid’s proposal as a “fascist procedure.”
“This is further proof that this militia is a war-mongering group that pays no regard to the values of the Yemeni people,” Rajeh Badi, Yemeni government spokesman, told Arab News on Friday. Badi stressed that the Houthis pose a threat not only to the stability and security of Yemen and the Yemeni people, but also to that of the region and the world at large.

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On Saturday, another Houthi leader urged students to stop going to school and to go to battlefields instead. In Mahwit city.

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former president Saleh appeals for support from Chinese president [2]

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Yemen: Saleh’s party threatens to break partnership with Houthis

Deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party has formally warned that they will end their partnership with the Houthi militias after they released a statement on Wednesday.

In their statement, the General People’s Congress party in Sanaa accused their Houthi partners of persecuting and insulting their leaders and members.

The letter, authored by the party's Secretary-General Aref al-Zouka, was sent to the Houthi political council and described that they are being de facto ruled by their coup detat partners. and this by Saudi Press Agency and also

My comment: By Saudi media and thus must be read with caution, as the Saudi propaganda tries to widen the rift between Houthis and Saleh followers.

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Tensions flare in Yemen’s camp

New signs of tension between Yemen's Houthi rebels and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh emerged on Thursday with a fresh wave of mutual accusations threatening their three-year alliance.

In an open letter to Ansar Allah, the political party led by rebel chief Abdulmalik Al Houthi, the GPC said its ministers in the unofficial rebel government had been "humiliated" by the Houthis, who "lack the will to maintain partnership".

Ansar Allah fired back, accusing the GPC of breaking their pact with the Houthis and accepting funds from the rival government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in a statement by the party's political leader Salah Sammad.

Sammad accused the GPC of "sapping internal unity" and paralysing the rebel government.

My comment: Seems to go back to Saudi sources.

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

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Yemeni President and US official meet to discuss Yemen's future

Yemeni President, Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State, David Satterfield, who is currently on a visit to Yemen, on Saturday.

During the meeting, the US official asserted his country's backing of real and serious peace in Yemen, the Yemeni News Agency reported.

Satterfield added that the US supports efforts that lay the foundation for a safe future in Yemen and its future generations.

My comment: LOL.

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With Directives of General Shallal Shaia, chief of Adan Police Forces, security forces launch a campaign against authoritative figures who seized the State’s Properties

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Government forces arrest terrorist cell in Taiz

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UAE … is important to end the role of the Brotherhood in Yemen

The escalation of the wave of assassinations in the southern governorates of Yemen, especially Aden, raises the fears of civilians, according to information that these assassinations as a result of the dispute between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which led to a significant security tension in the southern provinces.

Local sources said that unidentified gunmen fired bullets at the assistant secretary-general of the Association of Aden Scholars Sheikh Fahad al-Yunisi as he left his house in the Mansoura district, northeast of Aden, for the dawn prayer.

According to local sources to NewNews at Thursday morning said that a presidential protection force was deployed in the province of Aden on Jawlat Caltex between Al-Mansoura and Khor Maksar to the port of Aden at Al-Mualla district.

It appears that there is a hidden war declared by the United States Administration against the brothers in Yemen led by UA

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For the 1st time, armed clashes broke out between #UAE & #Sudan (#Saudi-paid) soldiers in Al Mokha town. Several killed.

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Film: Yemen: "Southern Transitional Council" Opens The National Assembly And Local Leadership In Aden

The Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, headed by Commander Major General Aidarus Al-Zoubaidi, opened the National Assembly and the local leadership of the Council in Aden, in the presence of members of the Presidency and heads of a number of the Council's departments and political, economic, social and national figures and photo

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The National Assembly … Collaboration in Southern National Decision Making for the Upcoming Future Merits

D eclaring of the southern national assembly during 14th October Event at Al-Mualla was like a Declaration of independence in a political way to establish the principle of collaboration in southern national decision making according to current stages and future merits. The national assembly is the supreme legislative authority of the southern transitional council while presidency is an executive authority for what is decided by the assembly. To guarantee equal rights for southern governorates, standards of area and population were established as general standards for choosing representatives of the national assembly. The following poll sheds light on the goals and duties of the national assembly in addition to percentages of representation for different southern governorates.

My comment: By the Southern Transitional Councils news agency. See articles below and earlier reporting in YPR 351.

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Yemen Could be Divided Again Under UAE-backed Movement

South and North Yemen could once again be divided under a plan spearheaded by UAE-backed militia leader Aidarous al-Zubaidi

He announced the formation of a new 303-member parliament and said that an independence referendum will be held soon

The move is seen as a popular solution to the ongoing conflict by many people in the south

However, officials within the current presidency said that any independence bid would be stopped

South and North Yemen look set to be divided again after almost three decades in a move supported and bankrolled by the UAE.

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The Truth behind the Saudi-UAE Agreement to End Al-Islah Party in Yemen

At the level of the alliance map inside Yemen, there are tacit alliances which put Riyadh in ally along with its old enemy “Islah party” , while Abu Dhabi has supported the southern movement that seeks to strengthen separatism in Yemen. But these alliances do not appear to be stable .
Before the Gulf crisis, the UAE had many reservations about supporting this party.
It seems that the position of Al-Islah party after the Gulf crisis has become worse than before.

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#Yemen Islah MB cleric Saa'tar "Christians & Jews prevent capital Sanaa's liberation by helping (Saleh & Houthis)." (photo) referring to

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A Islah leader says that the Jews and the Christians are the most failed to enter the legitimate forces

A senior leader of the Yemeni Islah Party said that it was the Jews and the Christians who obstructed the liberation of Sana'a by the legitimate Yemeni government forces.

Abdullah Sattar said on Friday that the legitimate forces had the capacity to enter Sana'a without the intervention of these parties.

Saatar is a leading figure in the Islah Party and was among those who took part in a protest movement against the regime of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh years ago.

Sa'tar said on Friday: "The war has two direct parties and indirect parties:

1 - Jews and Christians to obstruct the implementation of the resolution (2216) and support the coupists materially and morally and pressure to prevent the liberation of the capital and Hodeidah (what the unbelievers of the people of the Book and the idolaters would not bring down the good of your Lord).

2 - The hypocrites by deterring, spreading and provoking sedition in the liberated areas (if they came out in you what Zadokm only Fbala and to put you through you desire sedition and you hear them).

But any solution that goes beyond the three references will increase the calamities and pay future generations a high price.

My comment: Islah Party (Muslim Brotherhood) is the main backer of “president” Hadi. From this statement, you can see how sectarian, how Wahabism-spoiled and racist this party really is.

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A violent explosion shakes the Al-Mesaimer in the southern province of Lahj

According to media sources close to the aggression that the blast targeted the police station in the directorate, causing damage to the wall of the center, without reports of casualties.

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Saudi Alliance Prevents Flights to Aden ,Travel Agents Demand International Flights

A number of travel agency agents in Aden said coalition was blocking flights to and from Aden in light of deteriorating conditions in the city .

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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.

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UAE and the chaos industry in southern Yemen; aims and repercussions

Southerners still suffer from the Saudi-Emirati occupation, as the Saudi- Emirati dispute; their followers in the southern regions have become the main cause of the chaos spread and armed groups.

One of the most important of the occupation policies in the south, ” chaos industry ” and the spread of fear and terror in the hearts of citizens and this American-Zionist method used by the UAE and Saudi Arabia to maintain their interests and the Zionist American interests.

According to the southern information, the UAE by targeting the personalities and leaders of the Islah Party branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, which yield to Saudi Arabia, attempt to control on the southern territories and take the southern decision alone

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Southern Politician Says Yemen’s South Move Toward Establishing New Atmosphere of Conflict, Exclusion

“Yemen’s south has not benefited from previous experiences and we are moving toward establishing a new atmosphere of conflict and exclusion that will not exclude anyone,” the Assistant Secretary of Southern Renaissance Movement “Ali al-Ahmadi” said .

In a post on his Facebook page, Ahmadi listed a number of examples showing that south had not benefited from previous exclusion experiences.

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Yemeni President and UN envoy discuss ways to revive solutions for peace

Yemeni President, Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, met with the UN Secretary-General's envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on Saturday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed peace prospects, according to the Yemeni News Agency.

The Yemeni President reiterated his administration's support for peace based on the three points of references, which are the Gulf Initiative, the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue, and the relevant UN resolutions.

My comment: Hadi’s “three points of references are a major obstacle to peace, as often shown. They clearly are 100 % in favour of Hadi – thus he always insists on them.

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New #Yemen #Saudi peace plan by UN envoy @OSESGY. I rate this a 'maybe'. (text; Arabic)

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Yemeni Expatriate Beaten with Iron Bars and Shot by Saudi Border Guards

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As relations thaw, Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against IS

Saudi Arabia and Iraq convened a new joint body to coordinate their fight against Islamic State and on rebuilding Iraqi territory wrested from the group, the Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Riyadh on Sunday.

My comment: Saudi Arabia trying to get influence.

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488 - the number of homes destroyed in the Saudi Arabian town of Awamiya this summer (image)

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Israeli official confirms: Bin Salman visited Tel Aviv last month

An Israeli official told AFP on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Emir Mohammed bin Salman secretly visited Tel Aviv in September.

The official, who requested that his identity remains anonymous, refused to reveal the nature of bin Salman’s meetings in Tel Aviv, the people he met, as well as the results of his discussions with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. and also

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Saudi prince calls for urgent meeting to isolate King Salman and his son

Saudi dissident Prince Faris bin Saud called on members of so-called Saudi Allegiance Commission to hold a meeting with senior members of family to remove King Salman and his son prince Mohammed and bring a one of King Abdulaziz sons or one of his grandsons to power.

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Film: This woman is begging for her life after claiming to be tortured and kept as a slave by her Saudi employers.

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Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

With a few exceptions, Saudi Arabia did not involve itself directly in the affairs of its neighbors.

Over the course of the past decade, however, that has changed.

Why the sudden change?

Based on recent developments, it is evident that Saudi Arabian officials assume that they can no longer depend on their traditional security safeguards of oil and U.S. might. They seem to imagine that the only guarantee for their security is their own muscular response.

As a historian of the modern Middle East who has researched and taught about the region for over 30 years, I believe there are three causes for the shift in Saudi Arabia’s security stance: the Arab uprisings of 2010 and 2011, the policies of the Obama administration and the collapse of oil prices.

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Yemen and economic crises make the cost of the transformation in Saudi Arabia dangerous

The economic news specialist said the consequences of the failure of the big shift in Saudi Arabia would be prohibitive, adding that the possibility of saving oil prices for a faltering economy seemed slim compared to past experiences.

Saudi Arabia’s business tycoon Turki al-Rasheed said the crisis with Qatar, Yemen, Syria and Iraq was hampering the shift in Saudi Arabia and threatening not to achieve sustainable development.

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Saudi needs Aramco billions as recession slows austerity drive

Saudi Arabia’s plans to sell state assets - including a stake in energy giant Saudi Aramco - are becoming even more important to its finances as a recession slows Riyadh’s effort to close a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

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Bin Salman is in Danger; Royal Family May Overturn Him

He is known for his data on the Saudi royal family, but his identity is still unknown and speculation.

In his account, Mujtahid pointed to Bin Salman’s horror, shifts in his personality and growing hostility towards him within the family, explaining where he disappears most of the time.

Bin Salman was not injured in the recent attack on the royal palace in Jeddah, although he was present at the palace and was not far from the incident. He pointed out that the guards’ handling of the attack was not professional and that Bin Salman does not consider the palace a safe place.

It was considered that bin Salman was living before the attack a state of horror and anxiety and turmoil, and this incident came to increase horror and turmoil because of his belief that the parties to the family behind him.


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Mujtahid” reveals Dramatic Details about “Terror” that Bin Salman Lives , The Growing of his Family Hostility, His Disappearance

The Saudi activist “Mujtahid” has revealed serious details about the terror that Bin Salman lives , changes in his personality as well growing his family hostility against him and where he disappears.
In a series of tweets, Mujtahid said that Bin Salman was not injured in the attack on the royal palace in Jeddah, but he confirmed that he was there and was not far from the incident He pointing out that the guards’ treating was not professional . He added , source confirmed for me that Bin Salman does not consider the palace a safe place.

He said, Bin Salman has lived in a state of terror, anxiety and turmoil before the attack,. This incident has increased his panic and confusion because he believe that some members of his family were behind the incident .

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Siehe / Look at cp1

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US threatens Saudi Arabia with the fate of Saddam because of Yemen

The recent events (the Saudi-American conflict) did not come to blacken the eyes of the Yemeni people, but this is part of the dirty political game. As the previous information indicates, the Saudi regime through its recent activities and its withdrawal from the American House of Obedience will lead them to the same fate as the Baathist regime.

My comment: I do not agree with this opinion. There is no US-Saudi conflict - unfortunately.

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Trump Placing Heavy Focus on Yemen in the Campaign to Counter Iran

Given the maritime and missile threats posed by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, senior U.S. officials have indicated that the White House will continue expanding its assistance to the Saudi-led coalition.

The Trump administration is eyeing Yemen as a critical theater in its stepped-up campaign to roll back Iranian influence in the Arab world. Washington is particularly concerned about Tehran gaining the ability to choke off shipping lanes in the Red Sea that are vital to the global energy trade.

According to administration officials, ramping up efforts to end the Yemen conflict presents both opportunities and risks for the White House, especially as the war of words with Iran escalates. The heavy deployment of allied forces in Yemen, largely from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, could underpin a successful campaign against Iranian-backed militias with only minimal American involvement. So far, the administration has increased U.S. intelligence and logistical support to this coalition and launched missile strikes on al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen. It may continue expanding both efforts, based on its belief that Iran is supplying weapons and advisors to the Houthi insurgents fighting the internationally recognized government of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

My comment: This report reflects the official US position. Actually, it is far away from what really happens in Yemen and even from real US interests. For understanding why, please read and

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This year, however, for at least 95 applicants from countries listed on Trump’s travel bans, including Yemen, the State Department did not respond to their applications for months.

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the number of diversity visa applicants from Yemen tripled between 2013 and 2015, the year that war broke out in the country.

Applicants like Fadhel sold their houses and cars, and spent their entire life savings, to travel to Malaysia, Djibouti, and India for interviews at U.S. consulates. Months later, they’re still waiting, unable to work and living off borrowed money.

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Trump's Travel Ban Blocks Award-Winning Yemeni Journalist

A Yemeni journalist who won an award for her coverage of the war-torn country is now fighting against the U.S. travel ban to attend the awards ceremony in New York.

Afrah Nasser's reporting on Yemen and its treatment of journalists has been featured on multiple international news outlets. and film:

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Death threats and travel bans: A Yemeni journalist speaks out

Winner of the International Free Press Award, Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser has so far been banned from entering the US to receive her accolade.

When the Committee to Protect Journalists announced two months ago that I was one of the awardees of this year's International Free Press Award (IFPA), I knew I was about to undertake a bittersweet step in my almost decade-long journalism career.

While there are good reasons why I should travel to the US and join the CPJ, my two US visa applications to date have been rejected by the American embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. I am currently applying for the third time, and I am not optimistic.

The first time, applying as a Swedish citizen, "you are not authorized to enter the US" was the response that came. My second application was made as a Yemeni citizen – by Afrah Nasser

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US’s denial of visa for Yemeni journalist ‘arbitrary’

Sandra Owen, a spokeswoman for the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, criticized the repeated refusal to grant Yemeni journalist and activist, Afrah Nasser a visa to enter the United States

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Film: Urgent message from Yemen to US Congress to end Saudi crimes Vote #HConRev81

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Support House Concurrent Resolution 81 (H.Con.Res. 81) directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.


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Journo &prominent voice on Yemen @Afrahnasser was denied US visa by @usembassysweden in Sep. May not attend her award ceremony in NY Nov 15 (photo)

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Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

While the mainstream media focuses on anything but the current state of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is breaking records by accumulating a horrific number of civilian deaths.

President Trump has been in office for just 9 months, and he has already surpassed Obama’s murderous record with estimated numbers as high as 4,500 civilian deaths.

Comment: Surprise surprise: #Yemen and #Somalia are not even mentioned in the article

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Tillerson nach Saudi Arabien gereist

US-Außenminister Rex Tillerson ist für Kontakte nach Saudi Arabien gereist. Er werde in Riad mit seinen Ansprechpartnern neben der Katar-Krise auch über den steigenden Einfluss des Iran im Nahen Osten und über die Jemen-Angelegenheit sprechen

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Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

My comment: Again and again: US anti-Iranian paranoia. Why? Read: and

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#Saudi angery with SOS #Tillerson they send a low-level offecial to receive him at airport

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Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

Tillerson will discuss the conflict with Yemen, Iran, and the ongoing dispute with Qatar, among other issues, the department said.

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Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson pursued efforts to curb Tehran's influence in talks with his country's Gulf allies Sunday, demanding that Iran pare down its involvement in Iraq as the fight against the Islamic State group draws to a close.

The question of Iranian influence in the region -- including in Iraq and Qatar -- is at the centre of Tillerson's visit to Riyadh and Doha, which comes just weeks after President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal and declared an aggressive new strategy against Tehran.


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Tillerson Demands Iran "Militias" Leave Iraq As Fighting Against ISIS "Comes To A Close"

My comment: US anti-Iranian paranoia reaching new heights. For better understanding please also read and

Comment by Rania Khalek: About those so-called “Iranian militias” that Rex Tillerson demanded leave Iraq, here are some things to keep in mind:

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GOP Senator Stalls Trump Nominee Over Saudi Handling Of U.S. Aid For Starving Yemenis

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) on Wednesday indicated that he’s willing to prevent the Senate from confirming a key Trump administration pick until the State Department determines whether Saudi Arabia ― a longtime U.S. partner especially close to President Donald Trump ― is violating American law by hindering relief efforts in Yemen.

At issue is a major naval blockade preventing the delivery to Yemen of U.S. assistance like cranes for unloading cargo ships of food and aid for millions of starving people caught in a years-long civil war.

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The Real Destabilizer in the Middle East is Not Iran But Trump by Patrick Cockburn

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Brian Carey displays latest work in tribute to Yemen

AUCHINLECK artist Brian Carey has been surprised by the reaction, or lack of it, to his latest work.

Carey has been displaying his Message for United Nations...! Tribute to Yemen in both Glasgow and Cumnock but he has been left confused by the lack of support for the plight of the Yemeni people.

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Tories under pressure over use of UK troops to sell arms to Gulf states

Labour says government is trying to avoid scrutiny of arms sales after portions of FoI request are redacted

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is facing calls to reveal details of its use of British troops to sell arms after it prevented the publication of the names of countries that sent delegations to watch UK soldiers carrying out demonstrations for weapons manufacturers.

Liam Fox’s department has overseen a major increase in arms sales to Gulf states including Saudi Arabia amid allegations of human rights violations in the war in Yemen. It said identifying the delegations would “prejudice the relationship between the UK and other states” and may lead to a breakdown in diplomatic relations.

“It is concerning that the government has redacted so much in this freedom of information request, and raises questions on whether some countries may be facing allegations of human rights abuses.”

My comment: The UK government and army as arms sales representatives. And transparency is blocked with a really odd reasoning.

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Scots family torn apart by civil war in Yemen begs UK government to reunite them

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Dominic West Leads Save the Children’s Call for Suspension of UK Arms Sales to Saudis

There can longer be any credibility to the claim that the U.K. promotes human rights and democracy on the world stage, not while it is supporting one of the most abusive regimes in the world while it bombs one of the poorest countries in the world.

“The Wire” actor Dominic West is leading a new campaign by charity Save the Children calling for the U.K. government to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is fighting a war in Yemen. The charity has produced a video with West that shows a laser-guided Paveway IV bomb — the type made in Scotland by U.S. firm Raytheon — emerge from the darkness.

The 60-second film is called “Made In Britain” and was shot in the style of a glamorous advertising campaign — with the score of Elgar’s “Nimrod” as a musical backdrop. As the missile is revealed, West narrates a patriotic-style poem that ends with the closing line “Made in Britain, dropped on children.” (with film)

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European Fighter Aircraft: Saudi Arabia

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support the sale of a second tranche of Typhoon aircraft to Saudi Arabia.

Answer by Tobias Ellwood: This Government recognises fully the potential benefits of securing future export orders for Typhoon aircraft. In respect of Saudi Arabia, Ministers and officials are in regular contact with their counterparts to discuss how the UK might help meet that nation's legitimate defence and security requirements. These discussions have included a potential second batch order for Typhoon aircraft.

My comment: Western squalidness in a nutshell.

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Call on the UK to Protect Schools

By endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon can support a global effort to better protect schools during times of war.

My comment: The UK government will not be interested. How many schools their Saudi friends did destroy in Yemen?

(* A P)Scottish taxpayers give Italian arms firm £6m

An Italian arms multinational with sales worth nearly £7 billion in 2015 has received more than £6 million of taxpayers’ money over the last five years from the Scottish Government, The Ferret can reveal.

In a reply to a freedom of information request by The Ferret, Scottish Enterprise (SE) released details of its grants to arms companies based in Scotland over the last five years.

Raytheon Systems Ltd – a US arms firm with a factory in Glenrothes that makes laser guided systems for smart bombs used in Gaza and Yemen – was awarded £47,761 for “strategic development” and “marketing”.

Raytheon has been linked to alleged war crimes

BAE Systems has received £31,346 in SE grants while Plexus was given £768,500 to “support a new manufacturing facility” and “training”.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Yemen seeks more support from Germany

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs Mansour Bajjash discussed on Sunday with German Charge d'Affairs in Yemen Pan Cruiser mutual relations between the two countries.

Remark: Hadi government news agency.

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Programmbeschwerde: Desinformation über den Jemen-Krieg

Sehr geehrte NDR-Rundfunkräte,

wenn ARD-aktuell sich schon einmal herbeilässt, seiner Informationspflicht gemäß auch über den Krieg im Jemen zu berichten, dann doch wenigstens gründlich unvollständig, unsachlich, falsch und desinformativ:

Die aus transatlantischer Schlagseite erklärliche Unvollständigkeit der Darstellung ist beabsichtigt: tatsächliche Kriegsursachen, Kriegsziele und Interessen der am Krieg beteiligten Parteien werden bewusst unterschlagen. Die dümmlich-abwegige Erklärung, es gehe um „die Vorherrschaft in der Arabischen Welt“ (min 21:58), erreicht nicht mal Stammtischniveau.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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By Haider Al-Abadi, prime minister of Iraq: Good to be back in Saudi Arabia on an important visit to enhance our ties. I value highly King Salman's friendship and the Saudi people's (photos)

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Russia could help broker Yemen peace compromise

Saudi-Russian rapprochement on Yemen ‘creates opening by which Putin can attempt to exert influence’

The Russian-Saudi rapprochement following King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz’s visit to Moscow earlier this month might give Russia some leeway to broker a compromise in Yemen that could help end more than two years of conflict, analysts said.

Given its strong ties to key forces in the war-torn country, mainly with rebel forces that control Sana’a, Russia would not mind striking a deal in Yemen that could enable it to expand its influence in the Arabian peninsula – by Saeed Al-Batati

My comment: By Emirati media, quite serious, but of course odd objections against the Houthis are spread in here.

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Iran verhandelt nicht über Nahostpolitik oder Raketenprogramm

Der Iran will mit dem Westen – auch der EU – weder über seine Nahostpolitik noch über das Raketenprogramm des Landes verhandeln. Beide Themen hätten nichts mit dem Atomabkommen zu tun

Dies gelte auch für die iranische Nahostpolitik. Der Iran sei ein Teil des Nahen Ostens und habe daher sehr wohl ein Recht, Verbündete in der Region zu haben und seinen geopolitischen Interessen nachzugehen, so der ehemalige iranische Außenminister

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Bahraini Prison Water Supply Cut off For Days: Rights Group

Guards at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison have cut off water in the notorious penitentiary for days and deprived the inmates of taking shower and using toilets as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against opposition figures and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

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Bahrainis Protest against Manama’s Attempts to Normalize Ties with Israel

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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UK Parliament calls out fake Qatari news reports about politicians’ visit

Remark: By a Saudi media.

cp13a Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

Siehe / Look at cp1

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Film: Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project YECRP

In response to #Yemen #Crisis, UNDP has partnered with #SFD and #PWP to implement the US$ 300 M World Bank-funded YECRP to revive #Yemen's economy through large #Cash4Work projects, support small businesses, and labor-intensive repairs of small infrastructure.

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Yemen Market Watch Report, Issue No. 17, September 2017

Supply and availability of food and fuel commodities in September 2017 generally remained similar to August 2017 and maintained the prevailing improvements observed during the past couple of months which are attributed mainly to improved imports and better integration of markets.

Prices of basic food items in September 2017 largely remained unchanged from August

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China writes off over $100 million of Yemen debt

The government of China has written off Yemen’s debts in excess of $100 million, Sabq has reported. The announcement was made by the Chinese Ambassador in Yemen, Tian Qi, in a message to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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#AlQaeda #Yemen issued 12min video last night fully focused on slamming #SaudiArabia. Unusual. Normally of late it's #UAE, America & West (image9

New #AQAP #Yemen video vs #Saudi "secularism" of M Bin Salman singles out -Israel relations -Scholar arrests -Pop concerts -Women driving (photos)

#Jihad & #Poetry: In #AQAP #Yemen video, Batarfi recites 6 poetic verses inciting Muslims to rise up (vs #Saudi) to restore #Islam's glory

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5 Al-Qaeda fighters killed in US drone strike in Yemen

A United States drone strike in Yemen yesterday killed five Al-Qaeda fighters.

A truck carrying members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was obliterated by the US drone strike, with the five fighters on board, including the commander, killed just before sunset. referring to (with photos)

and also

Images of #AQAP militants after the US drone strike in Shurjan area of Mukayras district #Bayda. One not immediately killed later died.

and earlier reporting

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Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country’s southeastern Bayda province.

They say the men were traveling on Thursday in the Soum area when a missile hit their car, engulfing it in flames

cp15 Propaganda

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Kingdom rejects breakup of any Arab country, says Prince Turki

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, blamed the selfish attitude of some Arab leaders for the ongoing chaos in the Arab region.
Addressing the annual conference of the National Council on US-Arab Relations in Washington, Prince Turki said the so-called "Arab Spring" and the ensuing change of regimes have led the region to descend to this level of destruction, especially in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, where the fall of the state has led to grievous consequences.

My comment: Odd. The Saudis are among the "regime changers, as they do in Yemen.

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Yemen FM slams Iran for threatening stability, spreading chaos

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Sometimes, the PR gloss maintained for the Western audience thins, and the naked hatred & sectarianism of Islah shows (image)

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Eyad. Knocks the doors of victory

We have had no doubt since the beginning of the aggression that we are going to victory, God willing, but today, thanks to God and with the help of it and thanks to men’s championships and the steadfastness of the great people

Despite the suffering caused by the siege, destruction and continuous killing, we can say that today we stand stronger than two hundred years on all levels.

At the level of the field, our heroes and two and a half years ago have been able, thanks to God, to abuse the Saudi army and its mercenaries who mobilized from every corner to protect its borders from the wrath of the Yemenis and did not succeed in protecting its fortifications, camps or villages, nor even sheltering in Yemeni mountains. Stand on it.

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Yemeni PM says fishermen have seized Iranian vessel, sailors

An Iranian vessel with 19 sailors on board has been seized near a Yemeni island by local fishermen, Yemen's prime minister said on Saturday.

There was no immediate official Iranian reaction to the comments made by Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr on his Twitter account in which he said the ship was detained off the coast of Socotra, the largest island in an archipelago south of Yemen. =

My comment: The source is Hadi government’s Prime Minister’s Twitter account. Until further reports with more details, this must be labeled as stupid propaganda (and up to now, Daghr already excreted a lot of odd propaganda. And imagine: Fishermen seize a vessel with 19 sailors! A toddler arresting a bank robber” – And even if he used his shitty napkin as a knuckleduster: What a cargo had been on board? Shrimps? Baby napkins? And even, if, again: An arms shipment would have been stopped at Socotra: Where did it actually have reached to? East Africa is far more probable than Yemen.

Comment: Funniest claims EVER by Hadi/KSA side:Fishermen who got just fishing material seized a well trained Iranian vessel with advanced weapon

My comment to comment: be aware , there are not mentioned any weapons in Daghers propaganda claim. Thanks to propaganda, everybody now at once thinks of weapons even if there are mentioned any.

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Saudi Arabia urges United Nations to ensure greater credibility in its reports

Saudi Arabia on Friday urged the United Nations to practice greater credibility, enforce greater precision and rely on official news platforms to obtain the information used in its reports and statements.

My comment: Saudi anti-UN propaganda because of the Un had blacklisted the Saudi coalition as children’ rights’ offenders still continues.

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Children carry the weight of war in Yemen

Not only are they disproportionally affected by the food shortages, but they have also been systematically targeted by the Houthis in the conflict. Over 2016 alone, over 500 children were killed and a further 800 plus were maimed. The UN verified 38 deliberate attacks on schools and hospitals over the year.

My comment: Misusing Yemeni children for anti-Houthi propaganda, without even mentioning Saudi coalition air raids and ascribing all officially reported killed children to the Houthis.

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.@CIA Director Pompeo: Connection between Iran and AQ an "open secret"

My comment: LOL. Even the connection between US and AQAP is much closer (Afghanistan until early 1990ies; Syria up to now).

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On the cusp of a new era, Saudi Arabia courts the world

Global business leaders attending next week's Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh will get to experience Saudi Arabia's revolutionary transformation first-hand

Next week, Saudi Arabia, the Arab world's largest economy and Opec's biggest oil producer, will court hundreds of movers and shakers from across the business world and government, as the kingdom presses on with its national and economic transformation initiatives, unfazed by detractors or the challenges ahead.

At a three-day event in Riyadh dubbed the Future Investment Initiative (FII), the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, will host the top echelons of technology superpowers and global banks. These include players like SoftBank, Citi and HSBC; regional investment heavyweights like UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company and Bahrain’s Mumtalakat; and some of the world’s biggest money managers like the Carlyle Group, BlackRock and Schroders.

My comment: The Saudis urgently need money; propaganda sells this as “revolutionary transformation”.

Comment: Saudi Arabia is a cash cow and petrol station that the world milks for profit. Not even idiots will go to invest money in Saudi Arabia.

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Yemeni Scholars Association rejects Ansar Allah’s curriculum changes

The Yemeni Scholars Association has unveiled an attempt by Ansar Allah (Houthis) to change the educational curricula to one with a “sectarian” background.

The association warned against passing what it described as “deviant militia ideas to make radical changes to the faith of the Yemeni Muslim population and its national identity, after controlling the educational institutions and appointing dozens of people in important administrative positions in the coup government’s Ministry of Education.”

My comment: It’s already the wording (“Houthi militia”) which shows that this is a Hadi government propaganda report, this “Yemeni Scholars Association being a backer of Hadi government. It seems even absurd when taking into account that for decades Saudi Arabia had spent billions to bring sectarianism (in its Wahabistic form) to Yemen.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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The Violation and Crimes that are committed by #Saudi_Arabia and its alliance in #Yemen 19–21 Oct 2017

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Heavy explosion in coalition shelling eastern Sanaa

Local residents said that a powerful explosion was heard in the eastern suburbs of the capital Sanaa cased by the Saudi-led Arab coalition aircrafts when they targeted a military site of the Houthis-Saleh forces in Jabal Barash, behind Nuqom mountain.


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Five US-Saudi air raids hit Sanaa

five strikes on Sanhan district of Sanaa province, an official told Saba.
The strikes hit Amad and Jarban areas in the district, causing heavy damage to public and private properties and

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Citizen killed in Saudi cluster bomb in Taiz

A citizens was killed and three others wounded when a cluster bomb exploded in Mouza district of Taiz province


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Film: Martyr and wounded after the remnants of aggression in hospitals Hodeidah

The martyr Ali Saif Thabet from the Directorate of al-Muazae entered the hospital Hays countryside of Al-Hodeidah after he was seriously injured and died after life after the explosion of a foreign body of shrapnel from the remnants of the aggression and wounded 3 others = =

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Citizen killed in Saudi air strikes target Hajja

A citizen was killed and three others were injured in Saudi aggression air strikes on Abbas district of Hajja province overnight, an official told Saba on Saturday.
The raids hit farms of the citizens, killing the citizen and wounded the three others

and film:

See targeting the aggression of the Saudi - American farmer in the area of Jarj, Hajjah 21

The trajectory farms of the Abes Directorate turned the aggressive flight of aggression into a yard for shelling and targeting. destruction of crops and livelihoods of citizens = =

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Saudi Cluster Bomb Wounds Five Children in Yemen’s Saada : Pictures and

and photos :

and film: =

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Five citizens killed in Saudi air strikes on Saada

Five citizens were killed and five others wounded on Friday in Saudi air strikes on Ghamar district of Saada province overnight, an official told Saba.
The warplanes hit two houses in al-Ghawr area in the district three times, killing the five citizens and wounding the other five, the official said. and and (number of killed rises to 6)


ENTIRE family KILLED: 7 civilians dead when Saudi Airstrike attacked family home in #Yemen region of Saada, Ghamar district today (photo)


#Saada (Ghmer District): Saudi led airstrikes targeted two private homes killing six and injuring five children and women of the same family (photos)

and films: = = = =

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10 dead as Saudi warplanes bomb civilian targets in Yemen

The Saudi air raids, which targeted the city of Ghamr in Sa’ada on Friday, left six civilians dead, while four others, all members of the same family, lost their lives in similar attacks in the Abs city of Hajjah.

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More air raids reported on:

Oct. 22:

Oct. 21:

Oct. 20:

Oct. 19:

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Film: Owner of this farm NE #Sanaa #Yemen wont wory any more havin this unexplodd #US or #UK bomb60m frm his home dropd by #Saudi #UAE

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

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Saudi-paid mercenaries kills two children in Taiz

Two Children were killed and their mother was wounded when Saudi-paid mercenaries waged an artillery shelling on their house in Mocha district of Taiz province, an official told Saba on Saturday.

and film:

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The crime of the American Saudi aggression against the family of Hajj "Ahmad Fatini" in the region of Arish in Taiz, where the crime left martyrs and wounded = =

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Photo: Two sisters in Taiz, who lost their legs by a land mine planted by the Houthis in their village

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Citizen killed in mercenaries' shelling on Taiz

A citizens was killed and two others were injured when Saudi-paid mercenaries waged an artillery shelling on a mosque in Mouza district of Taiz province, a military official told Saba on Friday. and

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Martyrs and wounded in the artillery shelling of the opponents of the aggression targeted a mosque in Taiz

The bombing of the US-Saudi aggression against the Grand Mosque was targeted at a dispensary in Taiz on Thursday evening, killing a citizen and a number of wounded in addition to significant damage to the mosque and its surroundings.

The shelling killed Waleed Ahmed Hazam and wounded several others, who were taken to hospital for serious injuries. (photo)

and film: = =

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Dozen Killed In Clashes Between Gov't Troops, Houthi Rebels In Yemen

At least seven fighters from the Shiite Houthi rebels and five from the government troops were killed in fierce clashes in Yemen's northeastern province of Jawf on Thursday, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing a military source.

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Citizen killed by Saudi aggression shelling on Saada

A citizen was killed and two others were wounded when Saudi aggression border guards waged an artillery and rockets shelling on Monabah and Shada district of Saada province

cp18 Sonstiges / Other


How a Seventeenth-Century Yemenite Liturgical Poem Became an International Pop Hit (with film)


Ana Insan Madani with Abduljabbar al-Suhili

‘Ana Insan Madani’ can best be translated as ‘I am a citizen’. In this regular feature, we meet prominent Yemenis from various backgrounds and fields and hear their thoughts on matters related to Yemen, being a citizen and what ‘madaniya’ means to them.

Artist and actor Abduljabbar al-Suhili is known for using his craft for social and political change



I took the following pictures during peaceful times in 1981. Even then it was a difficult country to get around.


62 beautiful Yemen photos

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-350 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-350: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

Jetzt ergänzt: 2. Sept. bis 5. Okt. 2017 / New: Sept. 2 – Oct. 5, 2017:

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