Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 352 - Yemen War Mosaic 352

Yemen Press Reader 352: Alles aus Woche 43 Teil 1 (22-25. Oktober 2017) / All from week 43 part 1 (October 22-25, 2017)
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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Cholera

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

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Dhamar: Houthis refuse to release a kidnapped child from Shabwa

A local source in Dhamar city said that the Houthis-Saleh forces refused to release a child kidnapped seven months ago from Bihan district, western Shabwa province.

The source told Almasdaronline that the 14 years old Yusuf al Khimar was abducted by the Houthis from his home and taken to a secret prison in Dhamar province.

Tragically, The parents were not specifically aware of their son fate, until they locate him detained in Dhamar city, yet the Houthis refused to release him.

"The mother of the child got sick from her son disappearance, as she appealed urgently to every human with living conscience to make her meet her son before she dies.''

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94938

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Houthis assault abductees, move them to unknown destination

The Houthis administration of the central prison in Sana'a assaulted on Sunday dozens of abductees then moved them to an unknown destination.

A source in the central prison told Almasderonline that the prison warden, who was appointed by the Houthi group, fired with a group of armed men tear gas bombs at the abductees into their Wards, beating them with batons and rifle butts moving them to an unknown destination.

After the prison administration has moved a batch of them Sunday night, the other refused to leave, what made the administration move them by force.

Moreover, private sources told Almasderonline that the abductees exceed 30 civilians who had been kidnapped by the Houthis group from their homes and streets because of their adverse opinions .

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94915

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A statement issued by the Association of Mothers in Marib condemning the attack on the kidnappers of the central prison in Sana'a

The Association of Mothers of Kidnappers in Marib Governorate condemns the storming of a number of the prison cells of the central prison in Sanaa on Sunday. They also transported a number of them to an unknown destination after being besieged and prevented from entering their homes. To an unknown destination last Saturday.
The kidnapped in the central prison suffer from exhaustion, wounds and illness because of the attacks they have suffered and the denial of visits and eating.
We therefore hold the Houthi and Saleh armed groups responsible for the health and safety of all our abducted and forcibly disappeared children, especially those in the central prison (document)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=744492489071774&id=505200403000985

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Meet the child soldiers of Yemen, sent into battle by adults

Many child soldiers in Yemen are driven not by poverty but belief in their cause - and often with the encouragement of parents and politicians

Child soldiers have been a constant feature of the war in Yemen since it began in 2015. At the start of the conflict, UNICEF said that under-18s accounted for an estimated third of all troops.

Both the Houthi rebels and pro-government groups initially pledged to end the practice – pledges, UNICEF says, that they have now broken.

In February, Amnesty reported on Houthi recruitment of boys as young as 15.

The situation has been exacerbated by the breakdown of Yemen's civil administration. In certain parts of the country, especially the north, teachers have gone unpaid for months and schools have shut: some academics have even taken to the battlefields themselves and ended up fighting alongside their pupils.

But then there are parents, like Saeed's, who encourage their children to go to war for what they regard as moral reasons. Saeed says that relatives and friends have all been supportive of his actions: indeed, he was told at the age of 10 that someday he would become a soldier.

Murad adds: "Even if I lose all my sons in the battle, I will not regret it because I am a soldier. I know very well how to serve my country."

"The families of the martyrs celebrate when their sons meet their fate in the battlefield because they are martyrs," he says. "They will go to heaven, so martyrdom is the purpose of our fighting. We are fighting for either victory or martyrdom."

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-child-soldiers-sent-to-fight-by-adults-kalashnikov-taiz-sanaa-1913136495

Comment: There has been recent reports that families are urged to send their children to fight by a minister. I guess that means there are no children left to educate. This is war in one of the poorest countries on earth. Mostly children are not on the front line but they work at checkpoints, whereas older men are at the forefront of fighting. That is why it is preferred that children join up rather than their parents. So sad.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156046707788641

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America’s Forever Wars

The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. While the number of men and women deployed overseas has shrunk considerably over the past 60 years, the military’s reach has not. American forces are actively engaged not only in the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen that have dominated the news, but also in Niger and Somalia, both recently the scene of deadly attacks, as well as Jordan, Thailand and elsewhere.

it’s time to take stock of how broadly American forces are already committed to far-flung regions and to begin thinking hard about how much of that investment is necessary, how long it should continue and whether there is a strategy beyond just killing terrorists. Which Congress, lamentably, has not done. If the public is quiet, that is partly because so few families bear so much of this military burden, and partly because America is not involved in anything comparable to the Vietnam War, when huge American casualties produced sustained public protest. It is also because Congress has spent little time considering such issues in a comprehensive way or debating why all these deployments are needed.

Whether this largess will continue is unclear. But the larger question involves the American public and how many new military adventures, if any, it is prepared to tolerate – By

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/opinion/americas-forever-wars.html?_r=0

My comment: Yes, this article is absolutely true. Well, it was written now after Tom Engelhardt’s superb and unmasking article, read herer: http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176339/ = http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42287-the-us-military-s-generational-approach-nowadays-our-wars-don-t-end. – And, keep in mind: The New York Times itself had been a warmongering mainstream media for decades now. All these eternal wars are crime of NYT also. How often the NYT has defended US aggressive foreign policy, how often the NYT even has claimed the US to be more aggressive in other countries???

and referring to this article are the following two articles:

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NYT Laments ‘Forever Wars’ Its Editorials Helped Create

Corporate media have a long history of lamenting wars they themselves helped sell the American public, but it’s rare so many wars and so much hypocrisy are distilled into one editorial. On Monday, the New York Times (10/22/17) lamented the expansion of America’s “forever wars” overseas, without once noting that every war mentioned is one the editorial board has itself endorsed, while failing to oppose any of the “engagements” touched on in the editorial.

When confronted with this fact on Twitter, New York Times foreign and defense policy editorial writer Carol Giacomo responded, “In last decade, NYT editorial board has raised many questions about US military engagements.” Raised many questions? Well, then, never mind; let’s leave the Times’ role in the creation of said global empire unexamined.

Meanwhile, the US is presented as a good-faith arbiter of human rights and peacekeeping, with no broader military or cynical aims. “At least in recent decades,” the Times editorial board (2/7/17) childishly put it earlier this year, “American presidents who took military action have been driven by the desire to promote freedom and democracy.” Funny how that worked out.

http://fair.org/home/nyt-laments-forever-wars-its-editorials-helped-create/

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Where the New York Times Fails to Understand War

The gratuitous claim that what U.S. troops are doing halfway around the globe is defensive helps explain why this extreme militarism is tolerated. This editorial will go on to scratch its head in bewilderment, but the U.S. would not have gotten into these wars without the hard work of the New York Times, which has so normalized the mouthing of patent nonsense in defense of permanent war that it goes unnoticed even in an editorial lamenting permanent war.

The pattern of increased terrorism following the spread of “counter terrorism” can be found, but is never pointed out, in the New York Times.

When the hell were we asked? Are there polls showing that we’ve embraced these wars and the warmaking that they “require”?

How in the world could any of it be necessary? Why must the New York Times create that assumption?

Good god. These wars have been slaughtering people by the hundreds of thousands for 16 years, and only U.S. deaths are tragedies? And a Congressional authorization of a crime will make them less tragic?

What if the New York Times were to counter the counter terrorism with the well-established fact that the counter terrorism produces more terrorism? What if war crimes were not simply “led to” by external events, but were the concrete choices of the criminals who made them, and were written about as such?

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/10/new-york-times-fails-understand-war.html

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How to end the endless war

Wars that the United States is waging around the world undermine our security by turning entire populations against us and diverting our attention and resources away from urgent needs at home. No, the opposite is true: the US faces serious threats, and can only protect itself by confronting them wherever they emerge. This debate has divided Americans for more than a century. Congress may soon have a rare opportunity to take one side or the other.

The battleground is Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East.

The resolution to pull US forces out of the Yemen war has bipartisan support, but so does the war itself. President Obama made the decision to plunge in, and President Trump has continued his policy.

The upcoming vote — if House leaders allow it to happen — will be about far more than Yemen. It is a test of whether Congress will continue allowing presidents to make decisions that push the US into war, or whether it will awaken from its constitutional coma and assert its own right to do so.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/10/24/how-end-endless-war/4cmCt9K0IIVlpQcqYBPy3H/story.html

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What Does A UAE-Backed Independence Referendum In Yemen Mean?

With global momentum building from separatist referendums in Spain and Iraq, southern leaders in Yemen eye their own independence referendum. But is this movement worthy of support? What does southern secession mean for the war against Yemen led by the Saudi coalition?

Those leading the movement represent nothing but foreign interests. This campaign is merely a manifestation of the Saudi-U.A.E. proxy war in Yemen. Yes, that’s right: two members posing as allies in the war against Yemen currently face their own power struggle in the south.

The current leader of the Southern Movement is militia commander and governor of Aden Aidarous al-Zubaidi: the “U.A.E.’s man in the south.”

Riyadh and their puppet Hadi have rejected the mass protests calling for secession and appointments of pro-Southern Movement leaders. An independence referendum would spell the end for Saudi Arabia.

Not only would Saudi Arabia lose political control in Yemen’s south, but declaring South Yemen “independent” also inadvertently legitimizes Yemen’s revolutionary government in the North.

http://geopoliticsalert.com/uae-independence-referendum-in-yemen

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Brothers no more: Yemen's Islah party faces breakdown of Aden alliances

UAE-backed forces have attacked Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islah, condemning an already shaky alliance to the dust

Those fractures have led to what would seem to have been a foregone conclusion from the outset of war: the UAE's proxies in Aden are in open conflict with Islah.

"When Shalal, the manager of Aden's police, tries to serve the UAE in Aden, he makes new scandal," Noba tweeted after the burning of the headquarters.

Fadhl al-Rabei, a political analyst and the head of Madar Strategic Studies Centre in Aden, said the disputes between Islah and the Security Belt were more complex than at any other time and threatened the stability of the south.

"The crisis between Islah and other southern groups is part of the international disputes between Qatar and the UAE, but southerners should sit down to discuss their disputes and solve them," he said.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-yemen-islah-aden-959249443

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NSA DOCUMENT SAYS SAUDI PRINCE DIRECTLY ORDERED COORDINATED ATTACK BY SYRIAN REBELS ON DAMASCUS

Behind the attacks, the influence of a foreign power loomed. According to a top-secret National Security Agency document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the March 2013 rocket attacks were directly ordered by a member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Salman bin Sultan, to help mark the second anniversary of the Syrian revolution. Salman had provided 120 tons of explosives and other weaponry to opposition forces, giving them instructions to “light up Damascus” and “flatten” the airport, the document, produced by U.S. government surveillance on Syrian opposition factions, shows.

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/24/syria-rebels-nsa-saudi-prince-assad/

My comment: Saudi Arabia as direct supporter of terrorism.

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Cholera / Most important: Cholera

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Yemen: The struggle to reach aid in the world's worst cholera outbreak

Yemen’s cholera outbreak has killed at least 2,177 people since 27 April. The World Health Organization now estimates the number of suspected cholera cases to be over 862,000, as of 22 October, making Yemen’s outbreak the world’s worst on record. In Haiti, as of 27 September last month, the WHO had recorded 813,026 suspected cases since 2010. Oxfam Public Health Promoter, Eva Niederberger, reports back on how challenging it is to reach cholera-affected people in Yemen.

In both governorates, Amran and Hajjah, we also know that more lives could have been saved if treatment would have been brought closer to affected communities.

Already in early June 2017, when over 400 cases per day were reported at MSF’s treatment centre in Abs, their staff told me that there was an urgent need to support the set-up of oral Rehydration points where people could quickly access rehydration - and if required being then referred for further treatment.

In addition, access to highly affected communities remains a real challenge.

https://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/17-10-23-yemen-struggle-reach-aid-worlds-worst-cholera-outbreak

(A H)

Oxfam distributed, 107,670 chlorine tabs (33 mg each) to 4,819 families in Al Taiziah and Maqbana districts in #Taiz. (photo)

https://twitter.com/OxfamYemen/status/922779718750892034

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What Yemenis can learn from the historical experience of cholera

These wartime conditions allow us to draw parallels with the historical experience of epidemics – after all, it is the massive displacement and conditions of war that have allowed the disease to re-emerge and wreak havoc in Yemen. These conditions have overcome the modern advances in medicine, furthered by global public health organisations, that led to the near eradication of cholera. So how did this come to pass and what can we learn from the historical experience of cholera?

History demonstrates that it is through policy that we can help to correct the tragedies that continue to face Yemen. Cholera is preventable but public health reform is nearly impossible under conditions of war. The historical trajectory of cholera shows that interventions lose their effect when the public systems are crippled.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/what-yemen-can-learn-from-the-historical-experience-of-cholera-a8008576.html

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Yemen: Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) Cholera Response Daily Epidemiological Update (2017-10-22)

862,858 cases, 2,177 deaths

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-electronic-disease-early-warning-system-edews-cholera-response-daily-50

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FDHR carries out two hygiene campaigns in the Rada and Al Bayda governorates

Earlier this week, the National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) carried out two large-scale cleaning campaigns in Al-Bayda and Rada as part of the Cholera Emergency Response Integrated Project.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/fdhr-carries-out-two-hygiene-campaigns-rada-and-al-bayda-governorates

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Film: Yemeni volunteers come forward to beat cholera epidemic

Two and a half years of war have sapped Yemen of money and medical facilities it needs to battle the epidemic, to which aid agencies and medics say the poor, the starving, the pregnant and the young are most vulnerable.

But now some Yemenis have volunteered to take the fight against the epidemic into their own hands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KoDNzCvk_0

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Yemeni mirages

The conflict in Yemen has entered a new fine-tuned phase, in which shifting balances between complex alliances may leave real peace more elusive than ever

Political developments in Yemen had inspired hope in some observers, if not for a breakthrough that would end three years of military conflict then at least for a new window of opportunity for bilateral talks capable of creating some common ground on which to build. There did, indeed, seem to be cause for optimism. Saudi overtures to Baghdad, which occasioned the visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi to Riyadh, offered a promising sign. Some read it as a prelude to Saudi-Iranian understandings that would help overcome many impasses in the region’s intractable crises. Such views were reiterated after similar meetings in Kuwait and Muscat, some revolving around the Middle East as a whole and others concerning Yemen in particular.

On the whole, the Yemeni crisis has entered a new phase involving new and more subtle tactics and more complicated calculations on the part of all players. Because of the ambiguities surrounding them, these tactics may produce surprises, particularly for those who thirst for peace.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22833.aspx

My comment: I do not sea any reason for optimism.

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Film: Gauging Iran's Presence in Yemen

Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, nonresident senior fellow with the Brent Scowcroft Center’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative and senior research fellow in Arabic and Islamic studies at Pembroke College at Oxford University, investigates the true extent of Iran’s presence in Yemen, including both military and cultural aspects, as seen in her new paper “Iran’s Fingerprints in Yemen: Real or Imagined?”.

http://www.realclearworld.com/video/2017/10/24/gauging_irans_presence_in_yemen.html

Remark: Her report was recorded already here. Link: http://pushback.atlanticcouncil.org/papers/irans-fingerprints-in-yemen-real-or-imagined

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YEMEN: A Vaccination will not Make the Bombs Go Away

The destruction of Yemen is a perfect example of how the international community can destroy a nation, kill thousands of its citizens, allow private companies to make £billions in profit from arms sales and without so much as a red face still pretend to care. The absurdity is spellbinding.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), alongside UNICEF and the caring, sharing World Bank (yes that bunch of…) have announced yet another polio immunization campaign in Yemen. It’s almost as if they have some kind of conscience.

Sounds great! But, and it’s a big BUT, earlier this month the UN, in its own words described the destruction of Yemen as an “entirely man-made catastrophe”. Now don’t get me wrong, polio is a problem and needs to be fought. But, the very fact that members of this international community can supply warplanes to Saudi Arabia, who use them to bomb the crap out the people of Yemen and then these same members of the international community can then pretend they care about what happens to the people of Yemen, is absurd.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/24/yemen-vaccination-will-not-make-bombs-go-away/

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Hadi,exiled in Saudi Arabia,told US officials that "we've been able to confront terror & restore order to capital Sana". US officials nodded

https://twitter.com/Shuaibalmosawa/status/922565111549607936

.@CENTCOMArabic deleted a tweet quoting Hadi as saying he"confronted terror&restored order 2 capital Sana"He's exiled in KSA for 3 years now (see image)

https://twitter.com/Shuaibalmosawa/status/922565111549607936

My comment: Interesting. Hadi is an idiot, and those Americans seem to live in the world of their imagination, not of reality.

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Saudi Arabia recently occupied 42,000 km in far eastern Yemen,attempting to have window on Arab Sea. Its aggression is about this & more!

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/922520915874807811

My comment: Sources?? Rumor or more??

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Yemenis Left Ravaged By War With No Help In Sight

Yemenis who have not been killed in coalition airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia are facing an unbearable humanitarian crisis due the imposed blockade.

The blockade, which began in 2015, has left an already impoverished nation in a state of desperation. According to UN figures, more than 21million people, about 82% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance with seven million in famine.

It's time that our government stopped selectively condemning humanitarian disasters and applied diplomatic pressure on their Saudi ally.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sara-yasmin-anwar/yemen-civil-war_b_18353326.html

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Film: What does public in Yemen think about Saudi-led attacks?

Is the UN being too soft by only applying sanctions to Saudi-led coalition for the killing of Yemenis?

[Different people speaking, but not only Yemenis]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVadjK_5oVU

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In Post-Conflict Yemen, The Pen Must Be Mightier Than The Sword

Only strict adherence to the rule of law can guarantee a lasting peace.

Then, the daunting task of rebuilding the country begins, with the aim to cement a lasting peace. This period will be decisive for the future of the nation, and crucial questions must be asked. How can we break the cycle of violence? How can we ensure that future generations of Yemenis are not subject to the scourge of war? How can things simply go back to the way they were?

So how can Yemen avoid the pitfalls of the Libya post-conflict process? A large part of the answer lies in the rule of law.

Secondly, the post-conflict government itself should prioritise the creation of a functioning system of governance which aligns itself with human rights law.

Achieving fairness in Yemeni society will no doubt prove difficult.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/omar-mashjari/in-postconflict-yemen_b_18353210.html

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Die Kurden, Saudi-Arabien und das bröckelnde US Empire
Die Kräfteverhältnisse im Nahen Osten verschieben sich
Rund um die Ereignisse des Unabhängigkeitsreferendums der Kurden im Nordirak zeigt sich das falsche Spiel Saudi-Arabiens und seiner Verbündeten, die die kurdischen Bestrebungen als Spielball ihres Machtpokers missbrauchen. Die USA stehen bei all dem an der Seitenlinie – im Herzen des Nahen Osten bröckelt vor unseren Augen die Macht des US Empire.

http://justicenow.de/die-kurden-saudi-arabien-und-das-broeckelnde-us-empire/

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Iran-Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War in Yemen

Telling the public that Yemen is in danger from 200 Houthi Terrorist is just a way to justify the Saudi-led coalition’s genocide and war crimes on a grotesque scale in Yemen.

Iran and Saudi Arabia fought or are currently fighting each other in Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon, Qatar, Pakistan, Afganistan and also with certain conflicting influences in South and Central Asia.

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi and support of known terrorist groups like The Muslim Brotherhood should be clear red flags to our elected officials that Saudi Arabia is the worlds number one exporter of terrorism.

https://wedacoalition.org/2017/09/26/iran-saudi-arabias-proxy-war-in-yemen/amp/

My comment: Yemen’s war is NOT an Iranian-Saudi proxy war, as Iran is little engaged. Thus, even the author had excluded Yemen from the list of the Iran-Saudi proxy war countries – correctly.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Film: Cash-for-work program of #SDF provides temporary work opportunities for most affected families by #war in #Yemen.

https://twitter.com/mohammedalqadhi/status/923151150765035520

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just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, first reports emerge of highly contagious & potentially fatal #diptheria in Sana'a

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/923136299091087360

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Film: #Saudi #US #UAE aggressionCauses #health disaster due2lack of #medicine n #Hodeidah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjfIhOnRlSQ = https://twitter.com/Yemenprincess1/status/922829119561322499

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Millionen Kinder im Jemen werden gegen Polio geimpft

Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) hat mit Unicef und der Weltbank eine Impfaktion gegen Polio im Jemen gestartet. Rund fünf Millionen Kinder sollen im Rahmen dieses nationalen Projektes gegen die Kinderlähmung immunisiert werden, wie die WHO Jemen gestern per Twitter mitteilte.

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/83057/Millionen-Kinder-im-Jemen-werden-gegen-Polio-geimpft

(A H)

Over 40,000 vaccinators are participating in the national immunization #polio campaign to visit 3.4 million household in #Yemen. (photo)

https://twitter.com/WHOYemen/status/922884093645328386

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Film: "Since the salaries stopped being paid,nurses have continued their work as a national and humanitarian duty."

https://twitter.com/msf_yemen/status/922932877611950080

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Abdullah Alkhamesi obituary

Founder of the Yemeni Red Crescent and the unifying force in the country’s healthcare system

Abdullah Alkhamesi, who has died aged 76, set up the Yemeni Red Crescent (YRC) in the 1970s and, as one of Yemen’s first and leading doctors, was responsible for the unification of the country’s healthcare system in 1990. In a place that has experienced decades of instability and war, and has been beset by corruption, his was a voice of integrity relied upon by international aid agencies to carry out their work.

He became ill in spring 2017, and needed heart surgery. He had one operation, but after his condition deteriorated in August, he was unable to receive further treatment due to the war, and could not be transferred abroad because of restrictions on movement imposed by Saudi Arabia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/24/abdullah-alkhamesi-obituary

(A H)

Launch of emergency medical services in four governorates

The National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) recently launched their Emergency Health Services Project, which will be implemented in the Al Jawf, Ibb, Amran and Sana’a governorates over the next 10 months.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/launch-emergency-medical-services-four-governorates

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Birthdays under siege in Yemen: No candles, no presents

"Zakaria won't be celebrating his seventh birthday," she tells Al Jazeera. "We can't afford to. The last time I even bought the children clothes was at Eid al-Fitr last year [July 2016].

"Food is more important to us."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/birthdays-siege-yemen-candles-presents-171023115616807.html

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Jemen: Saida kämpft sich zurück ins Leben

Die mangelernährte Saida Baghili ist zum Symbolbild des Krieges ihrer Heimat Jemen geworden. Denn jeder vierte ist dort von Hunger bedroht. Die 19-Jährige ist fest entschlossen, den Kampf gegen den Hunger zu gewinnen (Fotos)

http://www.dw.com/de/jemen-saida-k%C3%A4mpft-sich-zur%C3%BCck-ins-leben/g-41102109

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Recovering from severe malnutrition in Yemen

Smiling and sitting down to bread and milk with her family, Yemeni teenager Saida Ahmed Baghili is barely recognizable a year on from the photo of her emaciated frame that came to symbolize the country’s humanitarian crisis.

Baghili now weighs 36kg (80 lb), according to her father, more than triple the 11kg she weighed last October when Reuters first met her at the al-Thawra hospital in Sana‘a, where she was undergoing treatment for severe malnutrition.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-malnutrition/recovering-from-severe-malnutrition-in-yemen-idUSKBN1CT18N and with photos http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5014317/The-horrific-toll-malnutrition-Yemen.html and film http://www.reuters.tv/v/aDh/2017/10/24/road-to-recovery-for-symbol-of-yemen-s-war

My comment: You never fully “recover” from that. – And Nothing has really changed: Western politics, western support for Saudi bombing and blockade stays unchanged.

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Film (Arabic): Health situation on the verge of disaster in Hodeidah hospitals 23-10-2017

Pandemic. Scary spread of cholera, watery diarrhea, dengue and malaria. Al-Hodeidah Hospital in the absence of many medicines and medical supplies

https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/922562375424897024

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Your abilities Organization distributed 100 food baskets for the most needy in Khamis Bni Saad area .23/10/2017 (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/your.abilities.or/posts/382673388817671

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Fast jedes Kind im Jemen braucht Hilfe

Die Zahlen der Vereinten Nationen rauben den Atem: In einem Land mit rund 28 Millionen Einwohnern sind mehr als elf Millionen Kinder hilfsbedürftig. Und: Es fehlt an allem.

http://www.dw.com/de/fast-jedes-kind-im-jemen-braucht-hilfe/a-41080180

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Mehr als elf Millionen Kinder im Jemen auf humanitäre Hilfe angewiesen

Mehr als elf Millionen Kinder im Jemen sind nach UN-Angaben auf humanitäre Hilfe angewiesen. Die Kinder in dem arabischen Kriegsland litten "unter der schlimmsten Nahrungskrise der Welt und einem beispiellosen Cholera-Ausbruch", erklärte das UN-Büro für humanitäre Hilfe (Ocha) am Montag.

https://www.afp.com/de/nachrichten/2523/mehr-als-elf-millionen-kinder-im-jemen-auf-humanitaere-hilfe-angewiesen

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Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN

More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5009133/Yemen-children-caught-war-dire-need-aid-UN.html and also http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/23/539660/OCHA-Yemeni-children-humanitarian-aid-Saudi-war

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Film: Yemen: Poverty And Disease Are Killing The People Of Taiz

http://arab24.com/portal/index.php/en/stories/arab-gulf/2017-09-05-06-26-71/item/8590-yemen-poverty-and-disease-are-killing-the-people-of-taiz

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https://igg.me/at/uih44ph1dP8

"URGENT NEED"

These are only three pictures of tens that sent by our volunteers in the Yemeni northern governorate of Hajjah.

We are going to launch a project there soon because there are TENS THOUSANDS of people are starving NOW.

We have selected "250" families of the poorest families in the governorate. BUT we have collected money to feed "150" hungry families there and we still need "$2,200" to feed the remained "100" hungry families.

PLEASE, donate on the link above to enable us launch this as soon as possible.

If you can't donate, doesn't mean you can't help.

You can SHARE the post. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/AdelHa11/posts/1987183864900522

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Film: If you don't know about #Yemen ,just watch this video : A man is eating from garbage while #Saudi continue its blockade. Heartbreaking .

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/921843573863133184

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Huge Numbers of African Immigrants Reach Ahwar Coasts

Local citizens of the coastal city of Ahwar – Abian, noticed a huge increase of the numbers of African immigrants arriving at the city during the past few weeks.

http://en.smanews.org/huge-numbers-of-african-immigrants-reach-ahwar-coasts

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UN Migration, Refugee Agencies Help 134 Somali Refugees Get Home from Yemen

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in coordination with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has organized the transportation of 134 Somalis refugees, 73 adults (40 men and 33 women) and 61 children (29 boys and 32 girls), home to Somalia from war-torn Yemen. The boat carrying the refugees left the port of Aden yesterday (23/10)

http://www.iom.int/news/un-migration-refugee-agencies-help-134-somali-refugees-get-home-yemen = https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/un-migration-refugee-agencies-help-134-somali-refugees-get-home-yemen

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Attacks in Yemen and Iran coincide with bicentenary period

Yemeni security forces raided a Baha’i gathering in Sana’a yesterday, opening fire on the small group of people assembled to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

The attack occurred in the family home of prominent tribal leader Walid Ayyash, who was abducted in April and whose whereabouts are currently unknown

http://news.bahai.org/story/1215/

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President Al-Sammad visits Ali Abdullah Saleh

Saleh Al-Samad, head of the Supreme Political Council and Prime Minister Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Habtoor, visited Saturday (21-10-2017), former President of the General People’s Congress (GPC) President Ali Abdullah Saleh, to assure him of his health and congratulate him on the success of his operation.

http://newnewss.net/?p=14203

My comment: Al-Samad is Houthi. The Houthis have declared they want to hang up Saleh at a Sanaa city gate?

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Wo Kinder aus der Schule in den Krieg geschickt werden

„Der Jugendminister der aufständischen Gegenregierung im kriegsgebeutelten Jemen hat vorgeschlagen, den Schulbetrieb für ein Jahr einzustellen und die Schüler und Lehrer an die Front zu schicken. Hassan Zaid, Minister für Jugend und Sport in der Administration der vom Iran unterstützten Huthi-Rebellen, schlug vor, die Schüler und Lehrer könnten bewaffnet werden. ‚Könnten wir die Reihen nicht um Hunderttausende [Kämpfer] stärken und die Schlacht gewinnen?’ fragte er auf Facebook.

http://www.mena-watch.com/jemen-huthi-minister-will-schulen-sperrren-und-schueler-an-front-schicken/

Kommentar: Als Minister für Jugend und Sport völlig fehl am Platz, kriminell, leider immer noch nicht gefeuert.

and already earlier reported in English, as here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/yemen-minister-send-our-children-to-war

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Shatara: Any Political Settlement Not Considering the Will of the Southern People Will Never Succeed

http://en.smanews.org/shatara-any-political-settlement-not-considering-the-will-of-the-southern-people-will-never-succeed

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Aden: Four days of hunger strike, detainees in critical condition, families demand speedy release

A security source said that 140 detainees in the training camp in Bir Ahmed in the interim capital of Aden have been in a hunger strike for four days in a row demanding of unconditionally release or they prefer dying.

The detainees started the strike to express their refusal of being held for prolonged periods, some up to two years, without charge or legal action.

Most detainees complain of ill-treatment, torture, denial of visits, lack of medical services and not even informing their families of their destiny, while dozens of them had been forcibly disappeared

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94957

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Special Details: UAE occupies Socotra Island and expels Hadi’s government

UAE forces controlling the island of Socotra prevented the entry of officials in the government of Hadi from entering the island, “only a pre-visit visit to the UAE,” according to media quoted sources

Where the UAE succeeded in gaining influence in Yemen by subjugating the Yemeni island of Socotra to its influence within the project of the colonial aggression countries in the Yemeni islands and achieving the UAE this influence after having managed to lease it for up to 99 years from the outgoing president Hadi.

The representative of the UAE on the island of Socotra has issued orders to expel government employees in the sectors of electricity, health and security and replace them with new employees close to the UAE

http://www.yemenpress.org/ticker/special-details-uae-occupies-socotra-island-and-expels-hadis-government.html

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UAE-backed Yemen body inaugurates National Assembly

Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council inaugurated a new National Assembly in south Yemen today, Aden Times reported.

The body, which was sworn in in the Shabwa province, marks the beginning of the STC’s governance in the southern region beyond Aden.

A large number of Yemenis across Shabwa province travelled to participate in the inauguration.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171024-uae-backed-yemen-body-inaugurates-national-assembly/

and

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Transitional Political Council of the South (STC) President Aydarus al Zubaydi stated the goal of the STC is the complete liberation of the south and the establishment of a federal civil state during a speech to inaugurate the STC’s local leadership and headquarters in Ataq city, Shabwah governorate, southern Yemen on October 24. [1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-24-2017

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Increase in AQAP attacks in Yemen’s Abyan province indicates ineffectiveness of UAE operations against jihadists’ guerrilla tactics

The Security Belt is one of the main militias funded and trained by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the principal partner of Saudi Arabia in the coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen’s ongoing civil war, but is mainly tasked with conducting counter-terrorism operations against Sunni jihadist groups across southern Yemen (paywalled)

http://www.janes.com/article/75153/increase-in-aqap-attacks-in-yemen-s-abyan-province-indicates-ineffectiveness-of-uae-operations-against-jihadists-guerrilla-tactics

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Photos claim to show "Abyan tribes" protesting killings by #UAE-supported Security Belt on 17Oct. Poster asks "for what wrongdoing"? (photos)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/922775145881665536

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Hadi government forces arrest Salafi-jihadi commander in Taiz city, central Yemen [1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-23-2017

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Spokesman of the Southern Transitional Council Comments of Mobilizing Al-Ahmar Troops and Asserts that the South can Deter any Aggression or Conspiracy against its Cause

The will of the free south is the generator of our real national struggle and resistance till all old and new conquerors turn back off our lands. Southern land will be free with support of the Arab Ally under command of Saudi Arabia and UAE. This historic support will never be forgotten by the southern memory.

http://en.smanews.org/spokesman-of-the-southern-transitional-council-comments-of-mobilizing-al-ahmar-troops-and-asserts-that-the-south-can-deter-any-aggression-or-conspiracy-against-its-cause

Remark: By Southern separatists.

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Clashes between the Sudanese and UAE forces in the coast of the Makha in Yemen

Clashes between the forces of the UAE and Sudan, partners in the Saudi alliance, in a precedent that has not occurred since the start of the war on Yemen nearly three years ago.

Military sources confirmed that the clashes in the coastal city of Mukhaa in Taiz resulted in the deaths of several UAE soldiers, including three officers, adding that 14 Sudanese soldiers were also killed in the clashes.

According to the sources, the clashes continued for hours near the residential area of the city, and the tension still threatens to be renewed.

http://www.yemenpress.org/slider/clashes-between-the-sudanese-and-uae-forces-in-the-coast-of-the-makha-in-yemen.html = http://newnewss.net/?p=14263

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Infighting Erupts among Saudi-Backed Terrorists in Yemen

Local sources in Ta'iz confirmed that the armed clashes erupted in Beir Basha region in the Western parts of the province when the forces affiliated to Islah party weren’t allowed to take control of a security center in Ta'iz.

Islah party is one of the branches of IKhwan al-Muslimoun in Yemen which was supported by Saudi Arabia but media outlets recently reported gaps between them.

During the clashes, the financial official of Hamoud al-Mekhlafi was killed.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960801001300

and

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Saudi-Led alliance’s Right Hand in Yemen Kills each other

Meanwhile, Taiz is witnessing internal clashes between two armed groups belonging to the Islah Party , leaving dead and wounded amid their ranks due to disputes over the receipt of the security department of the Directorate of Muzaffar.

The clashes between Islah party’s members are currently continuing in the district of Bir Pasha Downtown Taiz.

http://newnewss.net/?p=14199

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Suspected al Qaeda suicide truck bombing in Yemen kills four soldiers

Suspected al Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in the southern Yemen province of Abyan on Monday, killing four soldiers and wounding 10, a military official said.

Four men wearing explosive vests emerged from their truck at the checkpoint in the town of Mudia while the driver detonated the vehicle

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-aqap/suspected-al-qaeda-suicide-truck-bombing-in-yemen-kills-four-soldiers-idUKKBN1CS0WM?rpc=401&

and

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9 killed in south Yemen attack on military base

Four Yemeni soldiers and five assailants were killed in an attack on a military base in the southern province of Abyan on Monday, a security source said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5007501/8-killed-south-Yemen-attack-military-base.html

and photos: https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/922411517995339776

and film: https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/922570412776665088

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#alQaeda #Yemen claims suicide car bomb on Security Belt Command in Mudiya Abyan & gun battles with #AQAP suicide fighters in follow-up car

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/922349294996344832

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The Hadramiyah Elite forces Found a Car-bomb in South Mokala

http://en.smanews.org/the-hadramiyah-elite-forces-found-a-car-bomb-in-south-mokala

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Imam assassinations in #Yemen: Bomb diffused today under car of Imam M. 'Ali al-Nashiri of al-Rahman mosque in Aden

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/922063526373584896 referring to http://adengd.net/news/283715/ and see also http://adengad.net/news/283757/

(A T)

AQAP detonated two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) targeting security forces guarding a government building in Rada’a city, al Bayda governorate, central Yemen on October 20. [6]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-23-2017

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Famine Can Be A War Crime & Should Be Prosecuted

Famine can constitute a war crime or crime against humanity, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, noting that more civilians die from hunger and disease related to conflicts than in direct combat.

“If the famine comes from deliberate action of the State or other players using food as a weapon of war, it is an international crime,” the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, told journalists in New York.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57943#.WfAaZWi0OUk

My comment: Should Be Prosecuted”. When will the UN sue Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK the Emirates for the Yemen blockade??? – And the UN also must sue itself, for having been idle for more than 2 years having done nothing to clearly state that the Yemen blockade was criminal and illegal and not even covered by UN Sec. Council resolution 2216.

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An ugly deal for Walad Al-Sheikh…Port of Hodeidah versus Sanaa’s airport

The international envoy to Yemen still insists on his suggestions to resolve the Yemeni crisis, but these proposals come within the framework of the interests of Saudi-led coalition.

Walad Al-Sheikh does not have any new proposals to give a comprehensive solution to resolve the Yemeni crisis, and he seeks to impose the demands of coalition on the political forces in Yemen, he is also trying to give the port of Hodeidah, which is the only port for breathing more than 19 million Yemenis as a gift to the forces of alliance.

One of the most important proposals of Walad Al-Sheikh, that transfer it to Hadi during his visit to Riyadh, according to the channel “Sky News”, handing over the port of Hodeidah to a third party to manage its administration versus the allowing to the resumption of work at Sanaa airport, Lifting the blockade about Taiz, releasing the political prisoners, payment of the employees’ salaries, agreeing on the mechanism of the Central Bank’s work, activating the work of the truce committee and coordinating to the cease-fire.

Where observers see that Walad Al-Sheikh seeks to make a deal with the political forces in Yemen, the port of Hodeidah versus Sanaa’s airport, so this proposal is one of the worst deals that can be made by any party at the expense of the people interests.

http://newnewss.net/?p=14280

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Media Advisory: Un Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to visit Yemen

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock will visit Yemen from 24 to 28 October to see first-hand the traumatic impact the conflict has had on the people of Yemen and to seek ways to strengthen the collective humanitarian response.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/media-advisory-un-humanitarian-chief-mark-lowcock-visit-yemen-enar

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UN relief chief makes first visit to Yemen

The top United Nations aid official landed in the Yemeni port city of Aden Tuesday, embarking on a five-day trip aimed at drawing attention to the cholera-stricken country.

It is his first visit to Yemen since assuming the post on September 1.

Lowcock said the trip would include meetings with officials in Aden, the seat of the internationally recognised government, as well as regular Yemenis impacted by the conflict.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5013717/UN-relief-chief-makes-visit-Yemen.html

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Film: Jemen: UN-Nothilfekoordinator trifft in Sanaa ein, um Hungersnot und Cholera zu bekämpfen

Der Untergeneralsekretär für humanitäre Angelegenheiten der Vereinten Nationen und Direktor des Amtes für die Koordinierung humanitärer Angelegenheiten, Mark Lowcock, traf am Mittwoch in Sanaa ein, um über die humanitäre Lage in der jemenitischen Hauptstadt zu beraten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyjMOSfP1Q

and English:

Yemen: UN humanitarian chief arrives in Sana'a to address famine and cholera epidemic

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock arrived in Sana'a amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, Wednesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZDBG3Ru7o4

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China has prepared road map to solve Yemeni issue: Chinese ambassador

China has prepared a road map to solve the Yemeni issue, the Chinese ambassador to Yemen Tian Qi said in an article he wrote on the occasion of China's 19th Communist party congress in Beijing.
In his article, the ambassador said China will continue support to find peaceful solutions to the Yemeni conflict through dialogue that preserve the Yemeni sovereignty, unity and independence.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477396.htm

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Cmdr of #OpRestoreHope JF receives a delegation from the office of the Special Rep. of the @UN Sec-Gen for Children & Armed Conflict. [photo]

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/922139502050758657

My comment: LOL.

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DETAILS OF THE NEW PEACE INITIATIVE PROPOSED BY THE UN SPECIAL ENVOY TO #YEMEN:

Yemeni sources informed of the proposals presented to resolve the crisis in Yemen, on the sidelines of the visit of UN envoy Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed to the Saudi capital,

The initiative is based on several elements, including the declaration of a 10-day cease-fire by the Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to prove good faith, followed by the coalition two days later to stop the aerial bombardment and work to stop the internal war by sending military committees that will be formed directly to the specific axes.

The initiative requires the Yemeni parties not to leave Riyadh until after signing a peace agreement and forming a national unity government

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1533608190025539/?type=3

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Saudi-Arabien: Die Hochrisikopolitik des jungen Kronprinzen

Mohammed bin Salman geht mit seiner Modernisierungspolitik einen riskanten Weg, ein Großteil der Bürger steht allerdings hinter ihm. Von Demokratisierung kann man dennoch nicht sprechen - derstandard.at/2000066659624/Saudi-Arabien-Die-Hochrisikopolitik-des-jungen-Kronprinzen

Der Kronprinz von Saudi-Arabien, Mohammed bin Salman, verkündet apodiktisch die "Rückkehr" zu einem gemäßigten Islam im Königreich: eine Botschaft, die von einer hochbezahlten PR-Maschinerie rasch auf der ganzen Welt verbreitet wird. Es ist natürlich alles andere als ein Zufall, dass die Ansage von MbS, wie er oft genannt wird, im Rahmen einer aufwendig gestylten Veranstaltung geschieht, mit der eine künftige wirtschaftliche "Megacity" namens Neom beworben werden soll.

http://derstandard.at/2000066659624/Saudi-Arabien-Die-Hochrisikopolitik-des-jungen-Kronprinzen

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Saudischer Kronprinz verspricht "moderaten Islam"

Der saudi-arabische Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman hat sich in ungewöhnlich klaren Worten für die Liberalisierung des ultrakonservativen Königreiches ausgesprochen. "Wir gehen zu dem zurück, wie wir waren: dem moderaten Islam, der offen gegenüber der Welt und allen Religionen ist", sagte Mohammed bin Salman am Dienstag auf einer Konferenz in Riad, nachdem er auf die in dem Land vorherrschenden radikalen Ideen angesprochen worden war.

Der Kronprinz sagte, dass Saudi-Arabien vor 1979, dem Jahr der Besetzung der Großen Moschee in Mekka, anders gewesen sei.

http://www.moz.de/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1613808

mein Kommentar: Ein schlechter Witz. Da müsste saudi-Arabien schon dem Wahabismus abschwören – d. h. es würde nicht um eine Rückbesinnung auf vor 1979, sondern mindestens vor 1744 gehen.

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Saudi crown prince says country moving to 'moderate' Islam

Mohammed bin Salman says Saudi Arabia will 'end extremism' and promises to restore 'moderate, open' Islam

Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Tuesday said his country was moving towards a "moderate, open" form of Islam and will defeat extremism, as senior Saudi government officials launched a media offensive in the face an ongoing diplomatic quarrels with Qatar.

Mohammed bin Salman said his country would restore a "moderate, open" Islam, in a kingdom founded by ultra-conservatives and renowned for its repressive rule

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-crown-prince-says-country-moving-towards-moderate-islam-491280457

My comment: However, even the Saudi Crown prince now admits that Saudi Arabia is not following a “moderate Islam”. But, if he wants to return to a “moderate Islam”, how should that look? Return to what? To the times before Wahabism?? This is the joke of the day.

Comments: According to this very same person, up to yesterday, there was nothing wrong with 'their' Islam.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1535736756479349

To this fucking cuckoo, "Moderate" Islam means absolute obedience to him from all Saudis&terror against his enemies.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/922869379469139969

Ya salaaaaam, this MBS guy is too much. I think comedy is clearly a Saudi growth industry.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/922841513465434112

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince just declared war on the clerics

Yet, it isn't just what bin Salman said that matters, but also where and to who he said it.

After all, he said it to an unveiled Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, at an event designed to attract foreign entrepreneurial investment. Both those considerations — the unveiled American reporter sharing a royal stage on Saudi soil and the endorsement of capitalist dynamism — are incompatible with the worldview of the Saudi Ulama, or clerical elite.

By his actions, Mohammed bin Salman isn't just throwing down the gauntlet to the Ulama; he's goading them.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/saudi-arabias-crown-prince-just-declared-war-on-the-clerics/article/2638480

My comment: Stay serious. There is no reason at all for such an adulation. That’s PR (propaganda), the Saudis never really will do that.

and by Saudi media:

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Saudi Crown Prince pledges elimination of 'what is left of extremism' in near future

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged on Tuesday a return to a moderate past and looked forward to a technology-driven future.
“We are returning to what we were before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,” he told the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1182831/saudi-arabia

My comment: Saudi Arabia leaving Wahabism now?? – This is odd propaganda. Wetsrn ears just are told what they want to hear, and western mouthpieces spread the “good” news. What an effective and extremely cheap propaganda effect. And again, the media do not speak of Yemen.

There is a lot of more reporting on this; just a few links:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/24/middleeast/saudi-arabia-prince-more-moderate-islam/index.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/saudi-crown-prince-vows-to-eradicate-extremism-in-saudi-arabia

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-prince-pushes-greater-tolerance-unveils-development-project-1508870120

My comment: There is a lot of reporting in the mainstream media now. And, again, unmentioned: That it is exactly this man and his mounting extremism who has started the Yemen war. – And, western scribblers also willingly adopt his megalomaniac stories of a US $ 500 billion new robotic city:

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Saudi-Arabien plant Mega-City für 500 Milliarden Dollar

Es soll ein Projekt der Superlative werden: Der saudische Vizekronprinz Mohammed bin Salman hat den Bau einer ganzen Stadt angekündigt. Sie soll ihr eigenes Rechtssystem haben - und sich über drei Länder erstrecken.

Eine Fläche von 26.500 Quadratkilometern auf dem Territorium von drei Ländern, fast 500 Kilometer Küste - und kalkulierte Kosten von einer halben Billion Dollar: Saudi Arabiens Vizekronprinz, Mohammed bin Salman, hat den Bau eines Megaprojekts angekündigt. Das berichtet der Sender Al-Arabiya.

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/saudi-arabien-plant-mega-city-neom-fuer-500-milliarden-dollar-a-1174419.html und auch https://kurier.at/wirtschaft/neom-saudischer-prinz-plant-city-der-superlative/294.026.722

Mein Kommentar: Er ist Kronprinz, nicht mehr Vizekronprinz.

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New Saudi Mega City Will Have a $500 Billion Price Tag

New city, called NEOM, to be connected to Egypt, Jordan

The plan is the latest mega project announced by the kingdom

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build an entirely new city called “NEOM” on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the latest project in his drive to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/saudi-arabia-to-build-new-mega-city-on-country-s-north-coast and by saudi mediA: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1182501/saudi-arabia

and promotion film: https://twitter.com/AlRiyadh/status/922764157983887362

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Saudis set $500 billion plan to develop border region with Jordan, Egypt

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday a $500 billion plan to create a business and industrial zone extending across its borders into Jordan and Egypt, the biggest project yet in a series of efforts to free the kingdom of its dependence on oil exports.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-economy-city/saudis-set-500-billion-plan-to-develop-border-region-with-jordan-egypt-idUSKBN1CT154

and also here: https://gizmodo.com/notorious-human-rights-abuser-saudi-arabia-is-pitching-1819826945 and http://www.businessinsider.de/saudi-arabia-mega-city-jordan-egypt-oil-2017-10?r=US&IR=T

And flattery finds no end:

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Davos in the Desert’ Offers Glimpse of Changing Saudi Arabia

In a country where gender segregation is strictly enforced, it was a striking sight.

Women and men sat together Tuesday as some 3,000 business people, investors and officials from dozens of countries gathered in the capital of highly conservative Saudi Arabia.

Soaring music and a multimedia presentation featuring Albert Einstein and 14th century Muslim scholar Ibn Battuta greeted attendees to a three-day “global investment event.”

Dubbed “Davos in the desert” — a reference to the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland — the conference is the first of its kind.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/davos-desert-offers-glimpse-changing-saudi-arabia-n813636

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Saudi's PIF targets US$2 trillion worth of assets by 2030

Fund's managing director insists Saudi Aramco IPO remains on track

https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/saudi-s-pif-targets-us-2-trillion-worth-of-assets-by-2030-1.669911

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Everyone From Goldman Sachs to HSBC Wants a Piece of Saudi Banking

Kingdom’s wealth fund is hosting global banking CEOs this week

Saudi Arabia plans to sell hundreds of state assets in reform

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/everyone-from-goldman-sachs-to-hsbc-wants-a-piece-of-saudi-banking

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Saudi foreign minister says backs Trump's stance on Iran

Saudi Arabia supports U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on Iran after he decided not to certify that Tehran is complying with a nuclear accord, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday.

Jubeir said the nuclear deal had shortcomings, and that he agreed with Trump’s assessment that Iran was working to destabilise the region and was funding militant organisations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-saudi/saudi-foreign-minister-says-backs-trumps-stance-on-iran-idUSKBN1CT1W0

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No blood money for Makkah crane crash victims

Victims of the 2015 Makkah crane crash will not get any diyyah (blood money), the Summary Court in Makkah has ruled.
The court also said that neither the injured will get any compensation nor the damages caused to the Grand Mosque will be compensated because the disaster was caused by natural reasons and there was no human element behind it.
The court has acquitted all 13 employees of the Binaldin Group who were in charge of operating the giant crane.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/520015

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Mit allen Mitteln gegen Iran? Saudischer Kronprinz besuchte vermutlich heimlich Israel

Ein israelischer Beamter hat am Freitag gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP bestätigt, dass der saudische Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman im September die israelische Hauptstadt Tel Aviv heimlich besuchte. Mit dem Präsidentschaftsantritt in den USA von Donald Trump zementiert sich eine Allianz zwischen der autokratischen Golfmonarchie und Israel.

https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/59476-saudi-israel-iran-allianz-binsalman-netanjahu/

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Riyad dément toute visite d'un responsable saoudien en Israël

Riyad a démenti dimanche toute visite d'un responsable saoudien en Israël, affirmant n'avoir "rien à cacher" quand il s'agit d'annoncer les déplacements de ses responsables à l'étranger.

https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1079809/riyad-dement-toute-visite-dun-responsable-saoudien-en-israel.html

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1

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US refugee ban ends, but 'enhanced vetting' implemented

The United States will temporarily delay processing for refugees from 11 "high risk" nations, the White House has announced, as a 120-day ban on refugees entering the country came to an end.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/refugee-ban-ends-enhanced-vetting-implemented-171024214238835.html

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U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller stated that some parties of the civil war are personally benefiting from the conflict, in an interview to a London-based Arabic newspaper on October 21. 2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-october-24-2017

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Der Kongress soll US-Krieg in Jemen stoppen

Sie schlagen eine überparteiliche Kongressresolution vor, die verlangt, dass die USA aufhören, die militärische Koalition unter der Führung Saudi-Arabiens im Kampf gegen die Huthi-Rebellen zu unterstützen. Neben den Waffenverkäufen an die Saudis, der logistischen Hilfe und der Übermittlung von Satelliteninformationen, seien es vor allem die Tankflugzeuge der U.S.-Air Force, welche die fortwährende Bombardierung des Jemens überhaupt erst möglich mache.

Doch es sind nicht nur humanitäre sondern auch staatsrechtliche Gründe, welche die Politiker gegen die Militärunterstützung ins Feld führen. Denn die Teilnahme an den militärischen Einsätzen in Jemen sind vom US-Kongress nie bewilligt worden und damit stelle der Militäreinsatz einen Verfassungsbruch dar, lautet ihr Vorwurf.

https://www.infosperber.ch/Artikel/Politik/Der-Kongress-soll-US-Krieg-in-Jemen-stoppen und auch https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20171025318022557-us-kongress-saudi-arabien-keine-waffen/

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

in Washington, opposition to the U.S. support for the Saudi-led war is growing. Lawmakers recently introduced a constitutional resolution to withdraw all U.S. support for the war. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Congressmembers Ro Khanna, Walter Jones and Mark Pocan wrote that they introduced the resolution “in order to help put an end to the suffering of a country approaching 'a famine of biblical proportions.' … We believe that the American people, if presented with the facts of this conflict, will oppose the use of their tax dollars to bomb and starve civilians.” We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California (with interview in film)

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

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America's role in Yemen war must end, US lawmakers demand

More than two dozen House lawmakers are supporting a bill to halt U.S. military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war against the Houthi rebels in war-ravaged Yemen.

The bill, which requires the removal of U.S. forces from the “unauthorized hostilities” in Yemen within 30 days under the War Powers Act, was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who told Fox News that 30 legislators -- Republicans and Democrats -- are backing the bill. He said he is optimistic the measure will reach the floor for a vote.

“Though we are in negotiations with House leadership over differences on whether this use of military support invokes the War Powers Act, I am hopeful we will see a vote on this in the coming weeks,” Khanna said.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/24/americas-role-in-yemen-war-must-end-us-lawmakers-demand.html

and

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US lawmakers seek vote to abandon Saudi-led war in Yemen

A bipartisan quartet of House lawmakers is wrangling with the chamber’s leadership for a floor vote to withdraw U.S. military support for Saudi involvement in Yemen’s civil war.

California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who is pressing for the vote, said Tuesday that he is in negotiations with Democratic and Republican leadership about whether the resolution is privileged under the War Powers Act and would therefore get an automatic, fast-tracked floor vote.

Such a vote, Khanna said, is likely to unite progressive Democrats and libertarian and non-interventionist Republicans — though the chances of its passage are unclear

https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2017/10/24/us-lawmakers-seek-vote-to-abandon-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/

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„Der nächste Schritt sind vollautomatisierte Roboterdrohnen“

Der Einsatz von bewaffneten Drohnen wird in naher Zukunft einen „dystopischen Höhepunkt“ erreichen. Das sagt Emran Feroz, er prangert im Gespräch mit den NachDenkSeiten die Doppelmoral im Zusammenhang mit dem Drohnenkrieg an. Einerseits, so Feroz, lege der Westen immer wieder großen Wert auf Rechtsstaatlichkeit, andererseits erlaube man es, dass Drohnen Menschen töten – ohne rechtsstaatliche Verfahren.

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=40729

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Three-Pronged US Proposal for Solution in Yemen

US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller told Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday that it was up to Yemenis to agree on a just and sustainable solution to their country’s conflict based on the cessation of hostilities, the delivery of urgent humanitarian aid, and a transitional phase representing all Yemenis.
Tueller said that his country is determined to respect its commitments to achieve a political solution in Yemen.
However, he said there is a high level of distrust as some parties benefit from the conflict to make personal gains, rendering any peace progress a difficult task.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1060961/three-pronged-us-proposal-solution-yemen

My comment: By a Saudi media. The US is warring party in Yemen, the only contribution it could do for a peace in Yemen is keeping its bloody hands out.

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Donald Trump’s Niger scandal explodes – but his deadly Yemen military scandal was just as corrupt

We’re still waiting for a number of missing pieces in Donald Trump’s Niger military scandal.

Now it’s about to be investigated to the hilt. But it’s also time to investigate Trump’s deadly military scandal in Yemen, which was just as corrupt – and appeared to involve the opening of a golf course.

http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/yemen-niger-trump/5672/

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Sanktionen gegen Iran: Tillerson droht Europa und unterstützt Saudi-Arabien

Saudi-Arabien und die USA treiben die Neuordnung des Nahen Ostens voran, nachdem die Kriege im Irak und in Syrien sich dem Ende nähern. Wie immer sollen nun die Europäer zahlen, um amerikanische Interessen in der Region durchzusetzen.

Der amerikanische Außenminister Rex Tillerson warnte Europäer am Sonntag davor, weiter Geschäfte mit Unternehmen aus der Republik Iran zu machen. Die Trump-Regierung arbeitet daran, das internationale Atomabkommen mit dem Iran aufzukündigen. Bereits in der vergangenen Woche kündete Präsident Donald Trump erneut Sanktionen gegen den Iran an.

https://deutsch.rt.com/international/59455-sanktionen-gegen-iran-tillerson-droht-europa/

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"Die USA sehen den Iran als die Wurzel vieler Übel"

Oliver Meier, stellvertretender Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Sicherheitspolitik bei der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), über Trumps Iranpolitik und den Umgang mit Nordkorea

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Die-USA-sehen-den-Iran-als-die-Wurzel-vieler-Uebel-3866998.html

Mein Kommentar: Das ist über weite Strecken üble Mainstream-Propaganda. Lesen Sie die Kommentare!

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Film: Witnesses testified at a hearing on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food for Peace program, as well as on ways to distribute food aid more effectively around the world. Witnesses included the acting director for the Food for Peace office, a representative from Catholic Relief Services, and an official from the Government Accountability Office.

[see below full transcripts]

https://www.c-span.org/video/?435977-1/hearing-focuses-food-peace-program-modernization&start=1670

and especially interesting:

Senate hearing on @USAIDFFP. @SenToddYoung questions USAID official on the crisis in #Yemen. Watch from 24:45:

USAID official confirms that KSA & other parties are using hunger/deprivation as a weapon of war. Excellent lawyering by @SenToddYoung.

https://twitter.com/YemenPeaceNews/status/922450184017272832

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TRUMP’S WAR AUTHORIZATION POWERS WILL BE REVIEWED BY SENATE PANEL HEARING WITH MATTIS, TILLERSON

Following the recent deaths of four U.S. Army sergeants in Niger, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will later this month appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a public hearing on war authorization powers.

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-war-authorization-powers-niger-689503

My comment: No, this time it is NOT Yemen. The US is raging and killing worldwide. It’s Niger now.

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Yemini Journalist Secures Visa After Being Barred From The U.S.

With interview, Audio

https://www.wnyc.org/story/yemini-journalist-denied-visa-accept-international-award/

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WE DID IT! I got the visa! “We know about ur case; we got some notes from several directions,” the embassy officer told me, “am gonna grant u the visa this time as we realized the significance of the award u got.

https://twitter.com/Afrahnasser/status/922372431729307649

I never really had faith in the power of media & public opinion as I have today. Makes me think of people who don’t enjoy my high media profile. This is why, we need to get the tragedy in Yemen as well-known as hell so we can all help pushing an end for it!

https://twitter.com/Afrahnasser/status/922376970633187328

She's got the visa. Mabrouk Afrah!

https://twitter.com/Moyenne1/status/922386656254222336

My comment: More information in article below. Nevertheless, the story stays a PR disaster for the US, my regrets are limited.

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Yemeni journalist invited to receive free press award denied U.S. visa

Afrah Nasser, the founder and editor-in-chief of Sana’a Review, was planning on attending the CPJ’s November 15 ceremony to receive the International Free Press Award, but now may not be able to obtain a visa in time. Nasser is a Swedish and Yemeni dual national and has been rejected by the U.S. embassy in Stockholm twice. She wrote in a piece for The New Arab that she will apply for a visa for a third time, but she is “not optimistic.”

https://thinkprogress.org/afrah-nasser-visa-denied-0b16dd2e2e89/

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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UK sales of arms and military kit to Saudi Arabia hit £1.1bn in 2017

Department for International Trade statistics prompt accusations of ‘shameful profiteering’ from conflict in Yemen

British sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia topped £1.1bn in the first half of this year, with government data showing a spike in sales since the spring.

The statistics from the Department for International Trade (DIT) show the UK sold £836m of arms and military hardware to Saudi Arabia between April and June, up from £280m between January and March.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/24/uk-sales-of-arms-and-military-equipment-to-saudi-arabia-2017?CMP=share_btn_tw

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UK activists face jail for 'disarming' Saudi-bound jets

Two British activists could face jail terms of up to 10 years after attempting to "disarm" BAE fighter jets heading to Saudi Arabia, where they would have been used to support the kingdom's ongoing bombing campaign in Yemen.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/uk-activists-face-jail-disarming-saudi-bound-jets-171024064157324.html

My comment: Up to ten years?? That’s political (in)justice, worth countries like China or Saudi Arabia.

and

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Peace Activists Face Jail For ‘Disabling’ Saudi-Bound Jet

TWO peace activists who attempted to disable fighter aircraft destined for Saudi Arabia to attack Yemen appeared in Burnley magistrates’ court yesterday accused of criminal damage.

Mr Walton said: “This case is not about us. It’s about British Aerospace [BAE] and their complicity in wars.
“The planes are worth about £1 billion. We have been charged with committing £1,000 of damage to a fence and a hangar door because they do not want it to go to a jury trial.

“We were prepared to go to prison for 20 years if necessary.”

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-ec02-Peace-activists-face-jail-for-disabling-Saudi-bound-jet#.WfAChWi0OUk and also http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/christians-accused-trying-disarm-bae-made-eurofighter-typhoon-sold-saudi-arabia-amid-yemen-war-1644324

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"The conflict in Yemen has allowed... al-Qaeda and Daesh to establish themselves". It's almost as if UK govt is not acting in our interests (text in image)

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/921403411370860545

(A P)

How UK pays millions to 'British' pensioners in YEMEN who might not even exist: Fraud fears over UK citizens aged over 100 in Arab country despite life expectancy being 64
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5007027/UK-pays-millions-pensioners-YEMEN-not-exist.html

Comment: vQuestion: And how are they supposed to be paid considering money transfer is close to impossible from UK to #Yemen?
If any Yemeni is entitled, by law, to receive UK's pension why is this trash propaganda?
Always blaming the 'foreigners': so much of Britain First

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1534035259982832

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How Britain has become a world leading manufacturer of the products of war

Britain is a country of 65 million people, the 21st most populous nation in the world, with the 9th largest economy in the world based on GDP (PPP). Yet it is the second largest exporter of arms in the world.

How did this happen? How does Britain, a small island with very little in the way of an industrial base, lead all European countries in the number of surveillance and cyber warfare companies registered within its shores? Why is it home to the largest number of private military and security companies in the world? How did Britain become the go-to country for despots around the world who want to ‘tool up’?

The answers to these questions goes back to a relatively little-known element of the Thatcher Revolution in 1980s Britain

https://aoav.org.uk/2017/britain-manufactured-state-war/

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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EU allocates €150 million for Yemen

The head of cooperation for Yemen and Iraq in the EU Delegation Augusto Piccagli has announced the EU's allocation of €150 million for Yemen for the next three years.

http://www.sabanew.net/viewstory.php?id=24175

My comment: Finland alone makes more money selling arms to Middle east states to destroy Yemen, cp13a.

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UAE: the Middle East’s power broker flexes its muscles

From the rise of Iran’s influence, to frustration over US engagement, events have shaken up the once risk-averse, oil-rich Gulf state

the talk in the United Arab Emirates’ capital was about weaning the economy off its dependence on oil and equip a youthful population, raised in a conservative society, with the skills to prosper in the modern world.

But a militaristic element has been added to Abu Dhabi’s grandiose vision. The UAE, steered by Abu Dhabi’s rulers, has deployed combat troops to the battlefields of Yemen.

“It’s no longer the cuddly little Switzerland,” says an executive and long-term resident of the UAE.

But it is a high-risk strategy for a nation that prospered by staying clear of the turmoil that has blighted the region.

https://www.ft.com/content/1b2b7f54-b411-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399

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#Swedish minister of trade goes to Saudi Arabia with large trade delegation. Foreign min. @margotwallstrom is silent, Saudi killing, starving & blocking aid to #Yemeni children is a minor embarrassment. For the @SwedishGov,,"hypocrisy" has become synonym to "business as usual"

https://twitter.com/otwilight/status/922575513700454400 referring to https://twitter.com/AnnLinde/status/922350629175136257

(A P)

Bahrainis Rally in Support of Prisoners

Bahraini demonstrators have taken to the streets in solidarity with jailed activists and political prisoners, engaging in fierce clashes with Manama regime forces.

http://newnewss.net/?p=14256

(A P)

Scottish tourist jailed for drunkenly touching man in Dubai bar

Jamie Harron's case has attracted widespread international media coverage

A tourist accused of drunkenly touching a man at a bar in Dubai will serve three months in jail after being convicted by a court on Sunday.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/scottish-tourist-jailed-for-drunkenly-touching-man-in-dubai-bar-1.669245

My comment: A country to definitely never spend vacation: UAE.

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Bahraini Regime Officials Send Civilian ‘Cell’ to Military Court

Bahraini authorities have referred a group of civilians accused of targeting security forces to a military court after the Persian Gulf kingdom’s monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified a disastrous constitutional amendment back in April.

http://newnewss.net/?p=14184

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

(A P)

Qatar Opens Military Office in US Amid Persian Gulf Tensions

http://newnewss.net/?p=14298

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The Ridiculous Anti-Qatar Conference

Stephen Bannon spoke at a Qatar-bashing conference held at the Hudson Institute today, and he offered up this laughable claim

You couldn’t ask for a more delusional or inaccurate assessment of what is at stake

Not coincidentally, Bannon has ties to a company that was hired by the UAE as part of the Saudi-led campaign against Qatar these past few months. He has also been in contact with UAE leaders while he was working in the transition and at the White House

The chances of successful mediation have never been great since Trump publicly sided with the Saudi-led bloc

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-ridiculous-anti-qatar-conference/

referring to

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Bannon Backs Isolation of Qatar, Comparing Threat to North Korea

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/bannon-backs-isolation-of-qatar-comparing-threat-to-north-korea

(A P)

Bannon Speaks Out for the Forgotten People of the Saudi Royal Family

Steve Bannon is delivering a wake-up call to the rootless cosmopolitans of the Trump administration: The forgotten men and women of the Saudi royal family must be forgotten no longer.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/10/bannon-wages-war-on-white-house-on-behalf-of-saudi-arabia.html

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Gulf Dispute Heightens US Frustration with Saudis

Nearly five months after the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ)—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar, Washington is coming to terms with its limited capacity to push the involved parties toward a settlement. Following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar as the first two legs of his weeklong trip to the Persian Gulf, Asia, and Switzerland, America’s chief diplomat concluded that Riyadh had rebuffed his efforts to bring the ATQ and Doha to roundtable talks. As Tillerson put it, “We cannot force talks upon people who aren’t ready to talk.”

Viewing Qatar as a state sponsor of terrorism, Saudi Arabia is determined to continue to keep its relations closed with the emirate. Tillerson’s inability to push Riyadh toward engagement with Doha truly underscores Washington’s limited influence in this GCC dispute—and its growing frustration with its erstwhile Saudi partner.

http://lobelog.com/gulf-dispute-heightens-us-frustration-with-saudis/

(A P)

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia not ready for talks with Qatar on Gulf crisis

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-tillerson-qatar/tillerson-says-saudi-arabia-not-ready-for-talks-with-qatar-on-gulf-crisis-idUSKBN1CR0TL

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Look at / Siehe cp10

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Middle East the primary destination for record Finnish arms exports in 2016

Nearly 63 percent of Finnish arms exports went to countries in the Middle East in 2016, according to a new report out Monday. The think tank SaferGlobe says that states in the region purchased 84 million of a record 133.4 million euros in military equipment sold by Finland.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/report_middle_east_the_primary_destination_for_record_finnish_arms_exports_in_2016/9897164

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

Yemen's Government to Prosecute Illegal Foreign Exchange Dealers

The Saudi-backed government in Yemen has threatened to arrest foreign exchange dealers trading the rial illegally as part of its efforts to prevent a further decline in the value of the country’s currency.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/2017/10/23/yemen-s-government-to-prosecute-illegal-foreign-exchange-dealers

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp1

(unrated B T)

(A T)

#AlQaeda #Yemen jumps on the #FakeNews bandwagon with part 3 in Abu al-Bara' al-Ibbi's series "Reasons for the Setback: False Rumours" (image)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/923118727390027776

Film: Al Qaeda in Yemen and The Interrogator

http://www.thirteen.org/programs/frontline/frontline-al-qaeda-yemen-and-interrogator/

cp15 Propaganda

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Latest ERC donations bring smiles to children in Yemen

http://hit967.ae/latest-erc-donations-bring-smiles-to-children-in-yemen/

My comment: Propaganda by Yemen’s second largest children killers.

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 22 – 24 Oct 2017

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/912636362220063/?type=3

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/913169335500099/?type=3

(A K P)

Saudi Arabia denies international accusations of targeting farms in Yemen

Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday the validity of a UN report accusing it of deliberately targeting farms in Yemen during the Arab coalition military operations.

That came in a statement issued by Noura al Jabreen, the first secretary of the Saudi Permanent Mission to the United Nations, published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in response to the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food Ms. Hilal Elfer

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94959

My comment: Just look at the facts – how many farms already have been hit, damaged, destroyed. There are dozens of chicken farms alone. And so on.

(A K PH)

Film: 3 wounded in two raids of the Saudi Air Adnan on the house and perimeter of the pedestrian school in the city of Dhamar 24 - 10 – 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTksMGEy0c

and

Film: The aggression targeted the house of "Abdulrahman Awad" in # Dhamar

aircraft fired two missiles at the guard school and the other targeted the house of Abdul Rahman Awad Bhammar. Resulting in material damage to the home and vehicles and the intimidation of women and children

http://almasirah.net/gallery/preview.php?file_id=9173 = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/922915854181978112

and

Photos of the targeting of aviation aggression to the house and car of a citizen in the city of Dhamar

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1736613636634623

(A K)

Saudi-led airstrikes hit home village of Yemen's ex-president Saleh

The airstrikes targeted the Jarban area in the village of Sanhan. No casualties were reported, but dozens of residential houses near the targeted locations were slightly damaged.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/23/c_136698656.htm

and the pro-Hadi / pro-Saudi media declare everything “military target”:

(A K PS)

Coalition aircrafts pound Houthis military sites southern Sana'a

Local residents told Almasderonline that the Saudi-led Arab coalition aircrafts launched on Sunday five air raids on military sites of the Houthis-saleh forces in Jerban area of Sanhan district, the hometown of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, southern the capital Sana'a, but no more details were reported.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/94914

(A H)

Tawfeeq .12 . #Saudi airstrike targeted Saqeen area #Saada today ,fragments of the rocket injured him while he was playing a football (photos)

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/922509097353842688

(A K PH)

More air raids recorded on:

Oct. 24:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477585.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477508.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477512.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477489.htm

Oct. 23:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477387.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477403.htm

(* B K)

Film:
Children & adults are being killed & injured in #Yemen by cluster bombes dropped by US-Saudi

https://www.facebook.com/StopTheWarOnYemen/videos/751756944994504/

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

(A K PH)

Saudi-paid mercenaries waged an artillery shelling on houses and farms of the citizens in al-Maslub, Jawf prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news477512.htm

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(A)

Good news from east #Yemen's Mahra: Peace & stability programme "Me & Us" has now been launched in several schools.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/922831675800813570

(A)

Film: Yemen: Paintings Depicting The Reality Of Aden

In Aden's historic Minaret Square in the city of Kraytar, Aden, the students of the Fine Arts at the University of Aden held a workshop and an exhibition of pictures and paintings to showcase their talents that embody the reality of their city.

http://arab24.com/portal/index.php/en/stories/arab-gulf/2017-09-05-06-26-71/item/8602-yemen-paintings-depicting-the-reality-of-aden

(B P)

Yemen and the Security of MENA

This is a term paper that i would like you to write on Yemen and the security of both the Middle East and Africa. I want this to be written from a Gulf perspective since I’m from there and our countries are militarily intervened in Yemen. This paper should be written with a Gulf narrative explaining the rationale behind the interference

https://customuniversitypapers.com/2017/10/23/yemen-security-mena/

My comment: What a bullshit is that??

(-)

Der einzige Reggaemusiker des Jemens

Ray Asery von der Band Three Meters Away ist der einzige Reggaemusiker aus dem Jemen. Während der arabischen Revolte spielte er bei den Protesten in Sanaa vor tausenden Menschen. Dann musste er das Land verlassen, weil der Geheimdienst Druck auf ihn ausübte. In der Mischung aus Flucht und Tour reiste Asery über Äthiopien, Dschibuti, Sudan, Jordanien, Großbritannien bis er schlussendlich in Berlin ankam.

https://www.metronaut.de/metrolaut-27-der-einzige-reggaemusiker-des-jemens/

(A)

Fine arts exhibition in Crater #Aden yesterday. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1534186196634405

(-)

This Yemeni Refugee Tells Her Story Through Music

A profile of the artist Methal.

Creating music as a means of coping with heartbreak and hardship is a well-treaded road. So is music as rebellion. Those may be the paths through which Yemeni singer-songwriter Methal approaches her art, but her story is anything but ordinary.

For Methal, pursuing music meant breaking down gender barriers in her home country of Yemen

http://www.lennyletter.com/culture/a1040/this-yemeni-refugee-tells-her-story-through-music/

(-)

The otherworldly beauty of Socotra Island

Socotra, Yemen's offshore territory gives us a good idea of what Earth looked like before the great Miocene Epoch. The Socotra Archipelago was isolated in the Arabian Sea millions of years ago. Time has allowed its endemic species to thrive in their ancient forms. (photos)

https://matadornetwork.com/view/otherworldly-beauty-socotra-island/

(-)

Afrah Nasser on Pinterest: 46 Yemen photos

https://www.pinterest.fr/afrahnasser/yemen/?autologin=true

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-351-yemen-war-mosaic-351

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-351 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-351:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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

14:53 25.10.2017
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