Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 371 - Yemen War Mosaic 371

Yemen Press Reader 371: Heftige saudische Luftangriffe, viele Tote-1 Million Cholerafälle-Katastrophale humanitäre Lage-Saudi-Blockade bleibt / Saudi air raids-1 million cholera cases-Blockade
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27. Dezember 2017 / December 27, 2017

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Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

cp1b Huthi-Raketen / Houthi missiles

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp12b Libanon / Lebanon

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstige / Other

Zuerst: Verschleppte der Huthis / At first: Houthi detainees

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A very important call from Abducteesmother. And back in July ICRC tweeted: "It's critical that @ICRC get regular access to all conflict-related detainees in #Yemen"

https://twitter.com/Moyenne1/status/945291990798700549

referring to

We call on the UN Secretary-General's envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh @un_envoy to fulfill their humanitarian obligations to the issue of the abductees.

We also ask the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to visit our children in the Political Security Prison and to bring in winter clothes and blankets#

https://twitter.com/abducteesmother/status/945231829828808704

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Exposed: How Houthi militias are killing off Yemen media

Iran-backed Houthi militias were accused on Monday of an unprecedented campaign of violence, intimidation, abduction and murder aimed at journalists and the media in Yemen.
At least 26 journalists have been killed since the Houthi coup in 2014, said Women Journalists Without Chains, a civil rights group in Yemen.
The Houthis are also guilty of attempted murder, abduction, torture, threats, assaults, looting of property, the abduction of relatives, the use of journalists as human shields, closing newspapers and TV channels and blocking websites, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate said.
Eighteen journalists are still in Houthi custody, and denied their right to medical treatment, the syndicate said. They include nine journalists arrested while working in Sanaa in June 2016, who remain detained. They are being tortured, their families are not permitted to visit them, and they are not allowed medical treatment.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214466/middle-east

My comment: By Saudi media – but this simply are the facts (Even if it’s a joke that it’s the Saudis who lament on this).

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Abducted Yemenis kept in chains in Houthi jails

Iran-backed Houthi militias are keeping abducted Yemeni civilians imprisoned in chains, and forcing them to wear thin prison clothing in sub-zero temperatures.
Yemenis illegally detained in the Houthis’ “political security” jail in Sanaa have been denied family visits, and relatives are banned from bringing them food, water, medicines and clothes, or to check on their well-being, the Mothers’ Association of the Kidnapped Yemenis said on Sunday.
“Despite the fact that these are the coldest days of winter, the prison supervisors have tortured our sons physically and psychologically, tied their legs with chains and withdrawn all their clothes,” the organization said. Sanaa is currently enduring temperatures of five degrees below zero for the first time in 29 years.
Abducted Yemenis in Houthi prisons have also been tortured, and are suffering from serious illnesses because they are denied access to daylight and their health is being deliberately neglected, the mothers’ group said.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214161/middle-east

My comment: By a Saudi propaganda source and thus to be read with care, but citing a serious source. – Well, might be the Saudis should not lament their enemies’ jails too much.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is from a Saudi website and may be exaggerated but I have no doubt that prisoners are not being kept in humane conditions.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156234176023641

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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And for Christmas, some short films on Yemen again:

https://www.facebook.com/StopTheWarOnYemen/videos/783326668504198/

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156233523703641

https://www.facebook.com/StopTheWarOnYemen/videos/783291388507726

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/videos/1595655797154111/

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/videos/1596170650435959/

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JEMEN-REPORTAGE
Liebe Freunde, vor zwei Tagen waren wir in der Frontstadt Neham. Im Osten Sanaas. Ausgebrannte Autos, zerbombte Häuser, eine Schul-Ruine, eine zerstörte Brücke. Vertrocknete Blutspuren auf der Straße. Plötzlich über uns zwei Bomber. Raus aus dem Jeep, Autos sind beliebte Ziele. Doch nirgendwo gibt es Deckung. Wir setzen uns auf Felsbrocken und rühren uns nicht. Angeblich die sicherste Methode, nicht entdeckt zu werden. Aber gespenstisch und Furcht einflößend. Nach 20 Minuten drehen die Flugzeuge ab. Wir fahren weiter.

Minuten später taucht einer der Jets erneut auf. Diesmal gehen wir in einer Kath-Plantage in Deckung. Ich habe mir eine Windjacke übergezogen. Wer weiß, wie lange der Angriff dauert. Auch 7 Buben haben hier Zuflucht gesucht. Kinder-Alltag in Neham. Eine Stunde lang müssen wir in Deckung bleiben. Über uns der in der Abendsonne blitzende Jet. Mit seiner tödlichen Fracht. Dann entschwindet er Richtung Norden.

Insgesamt zweieinhalb Wochen war ich mit dem Fotografen Ali Nouraldin im Jemen. Im Süden und im Norden. In Aden und in Sanaa. Wie immer habe ich mit beiden Seiten gesprochen. Mit Kämpfern und Regierungschefs.

Wie kommt man unversehrt durch dieses zerrissene Land?

Ich gestehe: Auch nach zweieinhalb Wochen ist es schwer, den Jemen-Konflikt bis in alle Einzelheiten zu verstehen.

HIER ERSTE EINDRÜCKE:

1.) Anders als wir oft lesen, spielt die Frage, ob jemand Schiit oder Sunnit ist, im Jemen praktisch keine Rolle. Ungefähr 20% der Houthis sind selbst Sunniten. Schiiten und Sunniten beten gemeinsam in den Moscheen. Ich habe das selbst erlebt. Der angeblich fanatische Religions-Konflikt im Jemen ist eine Erfindung des Westens. Mit dieser Strategie hatte man vor einigen Jahren auch schon den Irak gespalten.

3.) Das viel größere Problem ist die tägliche Einmischung fremder Staaten in die inneren Angelegenheiten des Jemen. Jeder kennt die Namen der dabei beteiligten Staaten. Erst wenn diese Einmischung gestoppt wird, wird es Frieden im Jemen geben. Erst dann kann auch die Hungerkatastrophe, die zurzeit hunderttausende Kinder tötet, überwunden werden.

4.) Die Haltung der westlichen Staaten ist voreingenommen, einseitig und unklug. „Den Saudis schicken sie Waffen, den Jemeniten Pflaster zur Versorgung ihrer Wunden“, sagte ein jemenitischer Freund bitter. Mit seinen Waffenlieferungen heizt der Westen den Konflikt immer weiter an. Und legitimiert ihn. Beides ist unverantwortlich. Und langfristig gefährlich.

5.) Iran unterstützt die Houthis vor allem mit Know-How, politisch und medial. Weniger wohl mit Waffen. Waffen besitzen die Houthis mehr als genug. Aus den Beständen des vor kurzem ermordeten jemenitischen Ex-Präsidenten Saleh und seiner Armee. Saleh wurde früher von aller Welt mit Waffen zugeschüttet.

SKIZZEN EINER LÖSUNG:

Die EU sollte aufhören, sich von den USA am Nasenring in Kriege des Mittleren Ostens ziehen lassen. (mit Film)

https://www.facebook.com/JuergenTodenhoefer/videos/vb.12084075837/10155238306710838/?type=2&theater

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Yemen: Chronicle of a devastated country

Initiated as a popular revolution and ignited by the so-called Arab Springs that spread across North Africa and the Middle East between 2010 and 2013, what at first seemed like a hopeful attempt to overthrow the established regime soon ended up becoming a armed conflict with both national and international actors, which has plunged the country into one of the greatest humanitarian crises of recent decades. In this article we will analyze the factors, causes and development of the events that have sunk Yemen in a war and misery ignored by the media eye.

Yemen, a country stuck to the force.

Border conflicts in the Red Sea

Insurgent and terrorist movements in Yemen

Saleh, 3 decades of undisputed government.

2011-2013: From the demonstrations to the exit of the president.

2014-2016: Towards the Stagnation of the Conflict

Negotiation attempts

Peace meetings in Switzerland, 2015

Day by day

And meanwhile…

Conclusion

It is evident from all the above that Yemen has long passed the point of no return in the short term. With a stagnant armed conflict and no signs of moving in any direction -but with both sides seeing themselves as an advantage- all the country's infrastructure shattered, widespread famine and a pandemic that threatens more people every day; it is clear that peace will be anything but simple and quick, if it is achieved and not a more pronounced division. And in any case the region will take years, if not decades, to get out of the hole of poverty and misery that the war has brought on Yemen. Only the unlikely entry into the conflict of new international actors, who were involved beyond perpetuating and supporting the conflict, could have a positive effect and accelerate the recovery of the country.

http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/12/yemen-chronicle-of-devastated-country.html

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MILITARY OFFICIAL IN SANAA: 1.5 MILLION CLUSTER BOMBS FIRED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE AIRCRAFT IN EIGHT YEMENI PROVINCES, INCLUDING ISRAELI INDUSTRIES

In a thousand days, an area of 5 million square meters was cleared, during which 550,000 pieces of cluster bombs, aerial bombs, rockets, various missiles and other explosive materials were fired by the International Alliance.

The Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action in Sanaa / Brigadier Yahya Hassan al-Houthi said in an interview with the Yemeni Press Agency that 1 million and 500 thousand cluster bombs were flown by the American-Saudi Aggression Alliance to Yemen within 1000 days of the aggression and dropped by the international coalition aircraft through 2,500 containers of cluster Each container contains 600 cluster bombs in various forms.

He pointed out that these internationally banned weapons included 15 types of cluster bombs that have never been used against any country in the world except for Yemen, including 14 American and British-made types, and the fifteenth anonymous type believed to be an Israeli industry.

Brigadier General Al-Houthi said that Yemeni governorates targeted by cluster bombs included: Sa'ada in all of its directorates, a pretext in most districts, Sana'a governorate "centered on Nhamm", in Marib "focused on Sarawah," and Taiz focused on " , The Sana'a capital Sana'a, and Al Jouf.

He pointed out that during the first thousand days of the aggression, the center cleared the area of 5 million square meters, during which 550 thousand pieces were removed between cluster bombs, bombs, missiles, missiles and various other explosive materials.

He added that the total number of victims of cluster bombs rose to 1500 martyrs and 3000 wounded, mostly children and women.

In the coming days, the Yemeni Press Agency will publish a detailed and enhanced report on the use of the International Cluster Munitions Coalition and its victims in Yemen.

http://www.ypagency.net/?p=9505

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Education In Yemen: A Victim Of War Merchants

This year, the decline in educational access stands as one of the worst crisis among all the crises experienced by Yemen since the beginning of the war in 2015. At first, a lot of schools were destroyed completely or partially by internal clashes between the Houthis, the resistance and the external bombing campaign by the Saudis. Then many schools were turned into military barracks or refuge shelters for displaced people from Saada and other governorates.

Earlier, the UN stated that the number of students who did not go to school in 2015 reached 2.9 million, while 1.8 million students dropped out of schools for various economic and social reasons. The report added that thousands of students are threatened with having to leave school if they do not receive assistance, which means 78 per cent of school-age children will not be able to attend school in the coming years in a country ranked second for global illiteracy rates, according to a UNESCO study in 2015.

Dreams go up in the smoke

Like Maria, many girls and boys look to their dreams like distant stars that can’t be reached. Education was the only way to make their dreams come true, and now this route is closed to them.

Education only for those who have money

Private schools opened their doors, but they raised registration fees due to prices hikes and high dollar rate. The few public schools that are open bring in volunteers to teach students as there are no salaries; as this is unsustainable, it is likely they too will soon close.

School principals confirm that students drop out from public school to attend private schools, especially in the last grades of both secondary and intermediate levels – even more so with boys’ schools.

Hungry revolution is coming

After a lot of experience in the field of teaching, teachers go to look for jobs in private sectors, like schools, restaurants, hospitals and supermarkets, in order to get a livelihood.

Promises will not be kept

Last year, teachers worked hopefully, although without salaries, under many promises and decisions from the Ministry of Education to improve the situation and pay the salaries. However, the new school year started without achieving anything.

“During the last year, we received only half of two salaries as well as food baskets containing flour, sugar and cooking oil. It is really a feeling of injustice and oppression when you wait for your salary, which is one of your rights, as if it is a charity”, says al-Musawi.

Recently, the Ministries of Finance, Civil Service and Education announced their commitment to pay half a salary and a ration card for each teacher. However, by the end of October, teachers received only half a salary

The salaries stopped more than a year ago, since Saudi Arabia and Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi decided to move the Central Bank to Aden and changed its leadership. The southern regions are financially stable, people receive salaries monthly and education is continuing normally. On the other side, Houthis control the revenues of the telecommunications sector and the local revenues of customs, taxes, and oil and gas, that reach billions yearly. At the end of all these events, created by the war merchants, education and the dreams of youth are the victims – by Tamjid Aziz Al-Kohali

https://www.almadaniyamag.com/english/2017/12/16/education-in-yemen-a-victim-of-war-merchants

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As Saudi Influence Wanes, UAE Builds Its Regional Value as Tool of US Imperialism

Where Riyadh’s imperial ambitions are haphazard, Abu Dhabi’s are smooth and calculated. While Saudi Arabia has spent billions murdering civilians, the UAE has built military bases, forged imperial alliances, and secured its grip on regional hegemony both politically and militarily aligning itself as the next major US ally as a tool of imperialism.

Although this humanitarian disaster is widely known as the “Saudi-led” war, another rising regional power sits in the shadows. What is rarely covered by the media is the United Arab Emirates’ involvement in Yemen, but its influence and military might are an equally evil force to be reckoned with.

There is indeed a proxy war taking place in Yemen, but it isn’t between Iran and Saudi Arabia as the media would like the public to believe. Throughout Yemen’s southern provinces and beyond, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are battling for political control of the country and crucial Yemeni waterways — and the UAE appears to be winning.

While Saudi Arabia has spent billions — $200 million per day — on weapons, murdering civilians and completely failing in its objectives in taking control over Yemen, the UAE has built military bases, forged imperial alliances, and secured its grip on regional hegemony both politically and militarily in the same country. As a result, the UAE has made itself into an ideal tool for long-term U.S. imperialism.

While Riyadh wages its air war, Abu Dhabi has flooded southern Yemen with troops.

It isn’t common to hear about Emirati war crimes in Yemen, but they are indeed very real.

Occupation and political control of Yemen is one strategic part of the Emirati plan to secure regional military and economic hegemony throughout the Red Sea and Horn of Africa.

According to various sources, the UAE orchestrated the attempted coup carried out by Saleh and some members of the General People’s Congress (GPC) against Ansarullah (the Houthis) in early December.

In the long-run, the UAE may prove to be a more stable regional U.S. ally than Saudi Arabia. The first point of concern is Daesh (ISIS) and other terror groups, like al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) – by Randi Nord

http://www.mintpressnews.com/as-saudi-influence-wanes-uae-quietly-builds-regional-power-value-tool-us-imperialism/235790/ = http://geopoliticsalert.com/saudi-arabia-uae-yemen-africa-imperialism

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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Cholera Cases in Yemen Dropping, But Epidemic Not Over

The World Health Organization reports the number of cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has decreased significantly. But the U.N. agency warns the epidemic is far from over and more efforts are needed to contain the disease and prevent future outbreaks.
The World Health Organization says cholera cases in Yemen have topped one million over the last 14 months, confirming this as the worst cholera epidemic in history.
While this is a huge number of infections, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic says the death toll of 2,227 is very low.
"We are talking about one million, but it is important to understand that this is not one million people who are sick.Today, 99.7 percent of them, in fact, have survived and have recovered from cholera," he said.

https://www.voanews.com/a/yemen-cholera/4177173.html

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Film: The number of cholera cases in Yemen has now hit 1 million. If the disease is easily treatable, why is it killing so many?

https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/943908792202182661

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Film: On 29 October 2017, the WHO team in #Sana’a, #Yemen received reports of suspected cases of Diphtheria from Ibb governorate. From 13 August through 21 December 2017, a total of 333 suspected cases including 35 deaths (case fatality ratio = 10.5%) have been reported from 20 governorates. In the absence of laboratory-confirmation, the current situation is being treated as an outbreak of suspected diphtheria based on clinical diagnosis.

The majority of cases have been reported from Ibb Governorate (187 suspected cases). Seventy-nine percent of cases are less than 20 years old while 19% are children under 5 years old.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/videos/1595457297173961/

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Film: Doctors Without Borders on Diphteria

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/videos/1594714160581608/

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Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Hits 1 Million: Why Can't The Epidemic Be Stopped?

The war has resulted in over 80 percent of the population struggling to acquire food, clean water, proper healthcare, and fuel.

“Under the conditions, the cholera outbreak has grown to horrible proportions.

It is a disgrace that in the 21st century, an easy-to-treat cholera could infect over a million people in one country," said Shane Stevenson, the Yemen director for the humanitarian agency Oxfam.

"This is the world's worst recorded outbreak, a man-made tragedy driven by more than a thousand days of a relentless and ruthless war," Stevenson added.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/217432/20171223/cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-hits-1-million-why-cant-the-epidemic-be-stopped.htm

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WHO: 99.7% of Cholera Cases Healed in Yemen

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 99.7 percent of suspected cholera patients, who have access to health services, are still alive.
Some 10 days ago, the organization warned that the number of suspected cases could hit one million.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1121771/who-997-cholera-cases-healed-yemen

My comment: By Saudi media. This is true, looking at the relation of 1 million cases and the figure of deaths. But it does not fit to Saudis’ own odd propaganda telling that the figure of 1 million was exaggerated (look at YPR 370).

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Wikipedia: 2016–17 Yemen cholera outbreak

In October 2016, an outbreak of cholera began in Yemen[5] and is ongoing as of 30 September 2017.[6] In February and March 2017, the outbreak was in decline,[7][8] however the number of cholera cases resurged after 27 April 2017,[9] reportedly ten days after Sana'a's sewer system stopped working.[10]

Devastation of Yemeni infrastructure, health, water and sanitation systems and facilities by Saudi-led coalition air strikes led to the spread of cholera.[11][12][13]

The outbreak is on an "unprecedented scale", according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a result of the ongoing war led by the Saudi-led coalition against Houthis in Yemen since March 2015. As stated by in the statement of the UNICEF and WHO executive directors: "This deadly cholera outbreak is the direct consequence of two years of heavy conflict. Collapsing health, water and sanitation systems have cut off 14.5 million people from regular access to clean water and sanitation, increasing the ability of the disease to spread. Rising rates of malnutrition have weakened children's health and made them more vulnerable to disease. An estimated 30,000 dedicated local health workers who play the largest role in ending this outbreak have not been paid their salaries for nearly 10 months."[14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_Yemen_cholera_outbreak

cp1b Huthi-Raketen / Houthi missiles

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Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s grandiose performance in front of the UN on December 15 should send shivers down the spines of those who remember Colin Powell’s equally disturbing performance in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This is just the beginning of the a new media campaign against Iran with regime change as the end goal.

The United States has had Iran in its crosshairs for decades and current media coverage indicates that US-Iranian relations are only getting worse.

As stated by Professor Michel Chossudovsky, the propaganda against Iran and its alleged nuclear program can be easily unpacked when one considers the reality of the situation:

“What is unfolding (in Iran) is the outright legitimization of war in the name of an illusive notion of global security. America’s mini-nukes, with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb, are upheld as a ‘humanitarian’ bomb, whereas Iran’s nonexistent nuclear weapons are branded as an indisputable threat to global security,”

Chomsky explains this paradigm from the Iranians’ point of view, stating:

“Israel, India and Pakistan all developed nuclear weapons with U.S. assistance. India and Israel continue to maintain — have a substantial U.S. support for their nuclear weapons programs and other programs, such as the occupation of part of Syria in violation of Security Council orders.

And Iran is constantly threatened. The United States and Israel, two major nuclear powers—I mean, one a superpower, the other a regional superpower—are constantly threatening Iran with attack, threatening Iran with attack every day. Again, that’s a violation of the U.N. Charter, which bans the threat or use of force, but the U.S. is self-immunized from international law, and its clients inherit that right.

So Iran is under constant threat. It’s surrounded by hostile nuclear states. I

In the meantime, the U.S. needs to do its utmost to garner international support for a war with Iran. The alleged nuclear threat held by Iran has almost completely been taken off the table, in light of the fact that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) formed in 2015 has largely worked to quell any international fears about Iran’s nonexistent nuclear weapons. The Trump administration is singlehandedly attempting to derail the deal, against the better judgment of even Trump’s most anti-Iranian advisors.

Never mind that Saudi Arabia is the only country using its missiles to great effect to commit countless war crimes against the people of Yemen. The fact remains that evidence regarding Iranian involvement in the Yemen conflict is still not established, even to this day. As explained by Common Dream’s Reza Marashi: […]

In 2015, in one of my more curious moments, I analyzed a number of Guardian articles that claimed, without question, that the Houthi rebels leading an insurrection in Yemen were “Iran-backed.” Most of the time, the claim that the Houthi rebels were Iranian-backed was presented without any evidence, though The Guardian occasionally provided a hyperlink for the source.

By further researching into these hyperlinked articles, I found The Guardian was failing to provide evidence that Iran was backing rebels in Yemen – at all. It was merely hyperlinking to other articles that made the same claim, without any direct evidence. In one of the examples, the hyperlinked article was another Guardian article that detailed that a “source” had revealed that fighters trained in one of the Gulf States (which was not specified; certainly it did not specify Iran) — who numbered no more than 10 altogether — had arrived in Yemen. If there was proof of Iranian involvement, why was it so hard to hyperlink a source?

This continues to be the case up until today – by Darius Shahtahmasebi

http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-war-drums-beating-for-iran-again-what-youre-not-being-told/235833/

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Echoes of Colin Powell: Nikki Haley’s recent Yemen push mirrors the Bush Iraq intelligence failures

Resembling Colin Powell, Haley’s political theater only heightened tensions with Iran and shielded US complicity

Nikki Haley condemned "Iranian aggression" and "lawlessness" at the home of the Defense Intelligence Agency, while failing to utter a word about those most responsiblefor what has been deemed the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen: the United States and the Saudi-led coalition.

"It's hypocrisy of the highest order," William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, told Salon. "And I think obscene, in this context, because the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world is in Yemen, and U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE are primarily responsible."

Hartung explained that the U.S. has "offered them [Saudi Arabia and allies] tens of billions of dollars in weapons, including some of the very bombs that have been used to kill the civilians, and to pretend that's not happening — and then to put on this dog and pony show about Iranian missile parts — I think is not only outrageous, but it kind of insults people's intelligence."

But the missile directed towards Riyadh, no matter the manufacturing origins, posed no direct threat to the U.S. and certainly doesn't come close to matching the barrage of bombs that have rained on Yemen since 2015. All the while, the U.S. has provided mid-air refueling for Saudi Arabian jets that have taken out schools, hospitals, factories, funerals and weddings.

Haley's rhetoric was dangerous and fit the broader theme of the Trump administration to take a harder line against Iran.

"The balance is so absurd between what Iran may have done and what the United States and the Saudis are, in fact, doing, that I was maybe a little surprised they thought they could get away with it," Hartung said.

"It seemed pretty transparently to be kind of a political ploy for domestic consumption," Hartung explained. He added that Haley's speech was geared "to make Iran seem like a bigger threat, to try to undermine the nuclear deal." – by Charlie May

https://www.salon.com/2017/12/23/echoes-of-colin-powell-nikki-haleys-recent-yemen-push-mirrors-the-bush-iraq-intelligence-failures/

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Yemen Has Own Missiles: Iranian MP

“We have announced repeatedly that the Yemeni army and people have the support of Iran, however, we have also made it clear that we have not given any missiles to Yemenis,” Rapporteur of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told Tasnim.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/12/24/1609592/yemen-has-own-missiles-iranian-mp and https://www.voanews.com/a/yemen-has-iranian-support-but-not-missiles-iran-mp/4177457.html

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Claim of Iran military aid to Yemen, new US game in Mideast: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has once again dismissed the US claim about the Islamic Republic's military assistance to Yemen, saying Washington is playing a new game in the Middle East.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/24/546676/Yemen-missile-Ali-Larijani-Vyacheslav-Volodin-Islamabad

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UN Security Council condemns Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

The UN Security Council has condemned this week's ballistic missile attack by Houthi militias in Yemen against Saudi Arabia's capital "in the strongest possible terms."

A statement approved Friday by all 15 council members "also expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region."

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/23/UN-Security-Council-condemns-Houthi-missile-attack-on-Saudi-Arabia.html

My comment: As they did not condemn 15.400 of 15.420 air raids against Yemen, they are heavily biased.

(A P)

Following the launch of a missile from Yemen towards Riyadh on 4 November, the Saudi-led coalition imposed restrictions on humanitarian access in Yemen. Ireland unreservedly condemns missile attacks which endanger civilian lives, including the attack on 13 December. Ireland has also consistently highlighted, in bilateral contacts and at EU level, that humanitarian and commercial access to Yemen is necessary to avoid tragedy on an appalling scale.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/further-support-severe-humanitarian-crisis-yemen

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Philippines condemns missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

“The Philippines is strongly concerned over the series of ballistic missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, including the recent launches targeting populated areas of Riyadh, as this puts innocent civilians, including many of our kababayans there, at serious risk,” Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement.

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/23/1771182/philippines-condemns-missile-attacks-saudi-arabia

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DFA alarmed over missile attacks vs Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is alarmed over the reports that a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was intercepted as it was heading towards Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia.

In light of the missile attack, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said they are “strongly concerned” for the safety of close to one million Filipinos in Saudi Arabia.

“This (missile attack) puts innocent civilians, including many of our kababayans (countrymen) there, at serious risk,” Cayetano said in a statement on Saturday.

The DFA chief lauded the Saudi government for keeping Filipino workers safe amidst the two failed missile attacks against Riyadh.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/163153/dfa-saudi-arabia-missile-attack-yemen-riyadh-ofw-security

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The U.S. Just Had a Very Good Week at the UN

That Jerusalem vote was a sideshow. Meanwhile, the American ambassador got some real work done.

Finally, Haley won a personal diplomatic victory on Iran. This week German government spokesman Steffen Seibert acknowledged a recent UN report on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal that compiled evidence of Iranian missile transfers to Houthi rebels in Yemen. "The findings contained in the secretary-general's report reinforce our fears that Iran is violating the restrictions on the transfer of arms and ballistic missiles imposed on it," Seibert said. "The report contains several clear indications that there is Iranian involvement in the firing of missiles on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia on July 22 and November 4, i.e. missiles launched by the Houthis in Yemen."

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-22/the-u-s-just-had-a-very-good-week-at-the-un

My comment: Germany as normal: After a little kicking against the pricks (voting against the US in the UN) Germany again is the obedient follower of the US. Seibert (or those whose mouthpiece he is) certainly did not critically examine Haley’s “evidence”.

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Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers?

A new study shows that U.S. government weapons ended up in the hands of Islamic State jihadists, but no one in Washington seems interested in how they got there or what President Obama knew

Did Barack Obama arm ISIS? The question strikes many people as absurd, if not offensive. How can anyone suggest something so awful about a nice guy like the former president? But a stunning report by an investigative group known as Conflict Armament Research (CAR) leaves us little choice but to conclude that he did.

CAR, based in London and funded by Switzerland and the European Union, spent three years tracing the origin of some 40,000 pieces of captured ISIS arms and ammunition. Its findings, made public last week, are that much of it originated in former Warsaw Pact nations in Eastern Europe, where it was purchased by United States and Saudi Arabia and then diverted, in violation of various rules and treaties, to Islamist rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The rebels, in turn, somehow caused or allowed the equipment to be passed on to Islamic State, which is also known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL, or just the abbreviation IS.

This is damning stuff since it makes it clear that rather than fighting ISIS, the U.S. government was feeding it. – https://consortiumnews.com/2017/12/21/did-obama-arm-islamic-state-killers/

My comment: According to US logics regarding the Houthi missiles, the only answer is: Yes, he did.

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Waffen für den IS

Der IS hat bei der Verteidigung von Ramadi, Fallujah und Mossul gegen die Anti-IS-Koalition Schusswaffen und Munition aus Beständen von EU-Staaten in teils signifikanter Menge zur Verfügung gehabt. Dies belegen Recherchen der in Großbritannien ansässigen Organisation "Conflict Armament Research" (CAR). Demnach haben zwei Staaten, die zu den wichtigsten Rüstungskunden auch Deutschlands gehören - die USA und Saudi-Arabien -, Kriegsgerät in Rumänien und Bulgarien erworben und es sodann aufständischen Milizen in Syrien zur Verfügung gestellt, die es offenbar zum Teil an den IS weitergeleitet haben. Das betrifft etwa Panzerabwehrraketen. Dabei erfolgte der Reexport nach Syrien ohne Kenntnis oder gar Zustimmung der ursprünglichen Lieferanten. Jihadisten zugearbeitet hat eine weitere Organisation, die vom Auswärtigen Amt kofinanziert worden ist: die Free Syrian Police. Sie hat Polizisten beschäftigt, die vom syrischen Al Qaida-Ableger ausgewählt wurden, und in zumindest einem Fall die Steinigung zweier Frauen.

https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/news/detail/7484/

Mein Kommentar: Damit steht nach der US-Logik im Fall der Huthi-Raketen nunmehr fest, wer den IS mit Waffen beliefert.

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Raketenangriff auf Riad und Patriot-Propaganda

Die nächste Huti-Rakete wurde angeblich vom US-Raketenabwehrsystem abgefangen. Aber es gibt Zweifel. Mit der Verlässlichkeit der Abwehr steht viel auf dem Spiel.

Tatsächlich lagen aber noch ganz andere Gewichte auf dem Tisch. Die Frage, ob Raketen aus dem Jemen die Zivilbevölkerung in Saudi-Arabien bedrohen, und wie groß der Schutz des Patriotraketenabwehr-Systems in Wirklichkeit ist. Zeigt sich nämlich, dass die Patriots bei weitem nicht das liefern, was Trump verspricht, so hat das nicht nur schwere Auswirkungen auf das Verkaufsgeschäft, sondern auch auf das Sicherheitsgefühl der Kunden im Nahen Osten und in Europa. Die Luftabwehrsysteme aus Russland sind derzeit gefragter, so der Eindruck.

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Raketenangriff-auf-Riad-und-Patriot-Propaganda-3923722.html

cp2 Allgemein / General

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By Tawakkol Karman: The Saudi-Saudi Arabian Air Force commits a new massacre against civilians

Leaving scores of martyrs and wounded

Today in the Taiz area of Taiz

Yesterday he committed a similar massacre in Dhamar

Justice will remain absent until the leaders of this alliance and all those involved in the massacres in Yemen are brought to the ICC

https://twitter.com/TawakkolKarman/status/945589910358110208

My comment: A remarkable change of opinion by this Islah Party affiliate who had just overlooked the Saudi air raids for a long time.

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Details of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s assassination revealed

Yemeni parliamentarian Abdel-Wahed el-Daam revealed that former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at his home and not at his car while fleeing, adding that Houthi rebels deceived him into believing they were there to negotiate.
In his statement, Daam accused Qatar of supporting and funding Houthi rebels to assassinate Saleh, pointing out that Doha offered mediation to hold reconciliation between the Houthis and Saleh, who refused the offer. As a result, Houthi rebels assassinated Saleh, Daam said.

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/38371/Details-of-Ali-Abdullah-Saleh%E2%80%99s-assassination-revealed

My comment: However, this is mixed with strange propaganda against Qatar. What an influence Qatar really could have on the killing of Saleh? Thus, this story stays one among others. Where this parliamentarian had got this information from? He certainly was not at the place when all this happened.

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Lasst die Jemeniten leben!

Mächtige Menschen in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten, Ägypten, Sudan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Marokko, Senegal und Jordanien haben sich mit dem saudi-arabischen Kronprinzen zusammengetan, um den Krieg gegen den Jemen zu verlängern. Die Saudis haben sudanesische Kämpfer der furchterregenden Janjaweed-Milizen eingesetzt, um in kleinen Städten entlang der Küste des Jemen zu kämpfen. Das scheinbare Ziel ist es, die Kontrolle über die Gebiete zu erlangen, die zum lebenswichtigen Hafen von Hodeidah führen.

Zu den mächtigsten Kriegsherren, die am Krieg teilnehmen, gehören die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und das Vereinigte Königreich.

Boeing, Raytheon und andere militärische Auftragnehmer, die bereits von diesem Abkommen profitieren, werden wahrscheinlich mit Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman übereinstimmen: Ein langer Krieg ist in ihrem besten Interesse – von Kathy Kelly

https://www.radio-utopie.de/2017/12/25/lasst-die-jemeniten-leben/ from earlier English version http://vcnv.org/2017/12/23/let-yemenis-live/ = https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/25/let-yemenis-live/

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Saudi Arabia's unwinnable war in Yemen turning into a human catastrophe

Saudi Arabia's biggest fear is that its Shia populations, who live in the Eastern Province near Persian Gulf and Southwestern province near the border with Yemen and, 40% of Yemeni Houthi Shias, live in Northern Yemen. And both countries' Shias who may pose a great threat to the Al-Saud Family that sees Shia Muslims as heretical. Saudi Arabia is determined to eliminate any Iran-like revolution in its kingdom. When Arab Spring came to Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia scholar from Eastern province, was executed to suppress the Shia uprising.
War is a lucrative and pure business like many other businesses. That's why the western big players don't condemn Saudi Arabia for the killing of Yemeni civilians.

https://dailyasianage.com/news/100867/saudi-arabias-unwinnable-war-in-yemen-turning-into-a-human-catastrophe

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Yemen’s mass misery (short overview)

https://www.dawn.com/news/1378793/yemens-mass-misery

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Top general under Saleh declares war against Al Houthis

Major General Fadhel Yahya Al Qawsi, the former commander of Special Security Forces and a tribal figure from the northern province of Dhamar, decamped to the central province of Marib where he pledged support for the internationally-recognised president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and urged other army generals who still back Al Houthis to switch sides and head to liberated provinces like Marib and Aden.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/top-general-under-saleh-declares-war-against-al-houthis-1.2146137

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Deadly Deja Vu: Riyadh’s Bloody ‘Vietnam’ in Yemen Not Going as Planned

Propped up with high-tech US weapons, Saudi Arabia’s ongoing attacks on Yemen are not producing the results that Riyadh intended, as a tenacious Houthi armed resistance refuses to submit and international anger at what the UN is calling the world’s worst humanitarian crisis mounts.

"Yemen has turned into a Vietnam for Saudi Arabia," said senior Iranian government advisor Ali Akbar Velayati, according to a Wednesday statement to Al-Alam, cited by Financialtribune.com.

The ongoing Saudi-led invasion will end "just as Americans suffered a defeat in Vietnam, despite being fully equipped and forced to retreat from Southeast Asia in humiliation," the former Iranian presidential candidate asserted.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201712241060291223-riyadh-yemen-war-like-vietnam/

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Latest Rocket Attack Threatens Flow Of Humanitarian Aid To Yemen

The international coalition supporting Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen had were met with widespread calls for an end to the blockade of the country’s ports in recent weeks. NPR reported that the deteriorating conditions amounted to a “man made crisis… If this blockade continues, then the humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate, and unfortunately, we would be unable to save these people in need.” The New York Times recounted that President Trump had urged Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of humanitarian aid arriving in Yemen.

Over the last month, aid was reported to have begun to “trickle” into the starved, cholera-ravaged country. NPRreported that this represented a brief “glimmer” of hope that the blockade would ease to the point that substantive aid could reach Yemen’s debilitated civilian population.

However, these hopes were dashed when Reuters reported that the blockade saw no sign of easing,

https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/12/latest-rocket-attack-threatens-flow-of-humanitarian-aid-to-yemen/

Remark: Overview article.

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From Marib, Fadhl Al-Qawsy announce joining the official government & defecting from the Houthis Al-Qawsy is a senior tribal figure & former commander of Special Security Forces (photo)

https://twitter.com/BShtwtr/status/944819071094312960

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MAP UPDATE: MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Yemen after the recent advances of Saudi-led forces against the Houthis and their allies in the western part of the country.

https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1-221.jpg?x54366 , i fit ddoes not work try https://southfront.org/map-update-military-situation-in-yemen/

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Pentagon admits presence of US troops in Yemen as cholera cases top one million

The Pentagon admitted for the first time this week that it has “conducted multiple ground operations” in Yemen, the impoverished and war-ravaged country on the Arabian Peninsula, while conducting more than 120 air strikes there this year, triple the number in 2016.

This revelation of an escalation on yet another front in the expanding US military intervention in the Middle East came as Yemen marked the 1,000th day of the war being waged by Saudi Arabia and its fellow Gulf oil sheikdoms against the poorest nation in the Middle East.

Multiple aid agencies issued statements warning that the deaths of millions are threatened as the war claims more victims and plunges vast portions of the population into conditions of famine and disease.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/23/yeme-d23.html = http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_78379.shtml

Remark: Overview article.

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Oman grants refuge to family of former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Oman News Agency reported that 22 members of Saleh's family entered Oman on Thursday evening, where they joined other family who have been living in the sultanate since the start of the war in Yemen.
"In continuation of Oman's humanitarian efforts to deal with events in Yemen - and after coordination with competent authorities in Sanaa - 22 people from the family of the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in the sultanate [Thursday] evening," the state-run news agency reported on Friday.

Most of the family members were women and children who entered Oman through Yemen's al-Mahra province, Anadolu news agency reported.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/12/23/oman-grants-refuge-to-salehs-family-from-yemen

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Yemen’s war reaches 1,000 days as U.S.defends role in Saudi bombings

The U.S. and Britain have been intimately involved in prosecuting the war, supplying weapons, logistical help and diplomatic support to their longtime regional ally Saudi Arabia and its coalition, which also includes the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Sudan.

Besides selling weapons to the Saudis, American and British military advisers have provided training and intelligence and the U.S. has helped refuel coalition jets.

some activists are pushing for Washington and London to face action for allegedly aiding and abetting the Saudis during the campaign.

Many experts say this is unlikely for practical reasons, although that hasn't stopped dire warnings from a range of voices including several U.S. lawmakers.

The legal precedent cited by Rep. Lieu and others relates to a U.N.-backed ruling in 2013. A special court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes found that "practical assistance, encouragement, or moral support" was enough to establish liability.

Despite the allegations, American and British officials have distanced themselves from civilian casualties, stressing that they had no involvement in the choice of airstrike targets and are not engaged in direct combat.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/yemen-s-war-reaches-1-000-days-u-s-defends-n831386 = http://www.euronews.com/2017/12/23/yemen-s-war-reaches-1-000-days-u-s-defends-n831386

Remark: Overview, especially on Western involvement.

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Why The War In Yemen Receives Short Shrift In The News

http://wvtf.org/post/why-war-yemen-receives-short-shrift-news

My comment: A very superficial interview. For instance, Saudi and Iranian intervention are just equaled; Yemenis having seen any Iranian fighter jets in the sky should mail, please.

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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Vital that all Yemeni ports kept open for aid and commercial vessels, stresses UN humanitarian chief

With close to three-fourths of all people in Yemen in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations top relief official has underscored the need to keep all ports open to both aid and commercial vessels so that life-saving assistance reaches those in desperate need.

“I remain deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Yemen, where more than 22 million people need humanitarian assistance – 8.4 million of whom are already on the edge of starvation,” said Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a statement Sunday.

Amid such a situation, it is essential that commercial food, medicine and fuel imports – a lifeline for millions of civilians – can flow into all ports.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58349#.WkB6h9_iaUk

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock – Statement on Yemen, 24 December 2017

I remain deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Yemen, where more than 22 million people need humanitarian assistance – 8.4 million of whom are already on the edge of starvation. Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have continued and must stop. I am encouraged, however, by the news that the first commercial fuel imports into Hudaydah port since 6 November docked today, while commercial food imports that resumed in recent weeks have continued.

Commercial imports alone will not be enough to address the vast humanitarian crisis in Yemen or to provide a sustainable solution. I therefore reiterate my call for all parties to the conflict to provide unconditional, sustained humanitarian access.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/under-secretary-general-humanitarian-affairs-and-emergency-relief-coordinator-mark-0

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Arab Coalition official: Ship carrying fuel reaches Yemeni Hodeidah port

The Yemeni army's Evacuation and Humanitarian Operation cell received a permit request for the entrance of a ship by the name of Bahia Danas carrying 13,808 tons of fuel into the port of Hodeidah, an official source from the Arab Coalition said.

The source confirmed that the ship arrived to the port on Saturday morning at 8:48am.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/23/Arab-Coalition-official-A-ship-carrying-fuel-reached-Yemeni-Hodeidah-port.html

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Vessel With 13,000 Tonnes of Fuel Arrives in Yemeni Port of Al Hudaydah

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201712241060276493-yemen-fuel-alhudayda-vessel-arrival/ and by Emirati media: http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302656088

and by Saudi Press Agency, see text in image: https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1594540160599008/?type=3

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Film: Cargo ship docks in Yemen amid crippling famine

https://uk.reuters.com/video/2017/12/24/cargo-ship-docks-in-yemen-amid-crippling?rpc=401&videoId=376220813

My comment: This is the first fuel vessel since Nov. 6! How many percent of the fuel needed is coming now? And do you realize how odd it is for international media to report incoming fuel tankers? In the case of Germany, Ireland, Argentine… Yes, if this vessel needs to ask the Saudi coalition first…

Comment: The ship should have arrived 50 days ago. (video)
In 50 days, #Yemen has lost 7.000 ca children below 5.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1596071550445869

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Yemen Dismisses Saudi Claim of Removing Hudaydah Siege

The Yemeni government rejected Saudi Arabia's claims that it has reopened the strategic port of Hudaydah in Yemen to send humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country.

"The Yemeni transportation ministry precisely pursues developments related to al-Hudaydeh port and strongly rejects the Saudi ambassador's claims in his al-Jazeera news channel interview that four cranes have entered the port as well as other things that are claimed in the satellite channels and websites about the removal of the siege," the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961002001449

Remark: Sanaa government.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp1a, cp2a

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Monareliefye.org delivers aid to cancer patients

Today, we distributed hygiene and dignity kits to cancer patients at Al-Jomhoori hospital in Yemen's capital Sanaa. We saw tragic scenes: children and women

are not receiving adequate healthcare. (photos)

https://www.monareliefye.org/single-post/2017/12/27/Monareliefyeorg-delivers-aid-to-cancer-patients

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Wethaq de-radicalizes and rehabilitates 40 child fighters

Wethaq Foundation for Civic Orientation has completed the process of de-radicalizing and rehabilitating 40 child soldiers previously recruited as fighters in the Houthis' ranks.

The rehab sets the stage for the children's re-integration into their community and schools.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-14045

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Starting the second round of rehabilitation of children project

Wethaq Foundation for Civil Orientation started yesterday implementing the rehabilitation training courses for recruited and affected children of Amran and Taiz governorates, whom were called and received by the foundation to attend the program in Marib governorate.
The program director Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Qubati Said

http://www.wethaq.org/en/news/117#.WkM1h9_iaUk

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UNICEF official calls 2017 ‘horrible’ for children in Yemen

Children in Yemen could not have a worse year than 2017, according to a senior official from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

“2017 was a horrible year for the children of Yemen,” UNICEF Representative in the country, Meritxell Relaño, told UN News by telephone from the capital, Sana’a.

More than 80 children were killed or injured in December alone, while millions face a cholera epidemic, looming famine, a disruption in health services and a blockade hampering delivery of much-needed supplies.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-official-calls-2017-horrible-children-yemen

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Humanitarian aid reaches 3,642 poor families in Sanaa

The Yemeni Women Union and Family Organization in cooperation with local authorities concluded on Tuesday first stage of delivering humanitarian aid to poor families in Sanaa province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482820.htm

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End the blockade: Relieve the suffering of Yemen

As Americans enjoy the festivities of Christmas, the people in the impoverished Middle Eastern country of Yemen are mired in the world’s largest ongoing humanitarian crisis. They need our help, and our prayers.

Yemen’s tragedy stems from a brutal civil war that has been raging for the past three years. Domestic interests vie for power, while Saudi Arabia and Iran, longtime regional rivals, have staked out support for opposing sides.

Alas, geopolitics can be awfully unkind to the wellbeing of ordinary citizens. Famine, disease, and senseless killing have plagued the country. More recently, a callous blockade has choked off food, fuel, medical supplies, and essential goods for ordinary citizens.

The blockade must end. The war must stop.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/end-the-blockade-relieve-the-suffering-of-yemena/article/2644265

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Film: Cholera im Jemen: UN rufen zu mehr Hilfe auf

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-359687.html = https://www.msn.com/de-de/video/nachrichten/cholera-im-jemen-un-rufen-zu-mehr-hilfe-auf/vi-BBHfv0x

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YEMENI CHILDREN: A MAJOR HUMAN TRAGEDY AFTER ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF AGGRESSION

A thousand days of scattered bodies, charred bodies and meager bodies, sights and images will not be erased from memory and will remain a disgrace in the hearts of humanity and international organizations that turned a blind eye to the crimes of aggression against the children of Yemen using internationally prohibited weapons.

The Ministry of Health has documented the deaths of two thousand and 59 children and wounded three thousand and nine other children in brutal massacres committed by the aggressive Air Force to target their homes, schools and places of play, attend social events with their families, mosques, markets and other civilian facilities protected under international humanitarian law.

The Saudi-led aggression coalition violated the rights of Yemen’s children and committed crimes amounting to war crimes.

Organizations warn that 2 out of five children aged 5 to 69 months will suffer acute malnutrition by 2018.

According to UN reports, 26 percent of suspected cholera cases are for children under the age of five and 56 percent for children under 18.

Official reports confirm that the disruption of aggression to 55 percent of health facilities and services deprived children of routine immunization doses against 11 fatal diseases, reduced immunization coverage and the emergence of many diseases, including diphtheria.

The US-Saudi aggression has deprived thousands of children of their right to education by destroying 2,260 schools and educational facilities. International organizations stress the need for 2.3 million school-age children to support education, including 1.1 million children living in severely affected areas.

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/yemeni-children-a-major-human-tragedy-after-one-thousand-days-of-aggression.html

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In #Yemen Oxfam has delivered aid to over 1.5 million people in 9 governorates across the country, with no differentiation on political or religious orientation. (infographic)

https://twitter.com/OxfamYemen/status/944598834189099008

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This farmer from Lahaj #Yemen is proof to other farmers that using drip irrigation systems are a lot more productive. He is achieving #SDG 2.3 (photo)

https://twitter.com/Wesamqaid/status/944605585814802432

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Film: Jemen vor dem Kollaps

Krieg, Dürre, Hunger: Der Jemen steht vor dem Kollaps. Was das für die Menschen dort bedeutet:

https://www.facebook.com/heuteplus/videos/1846098788735694/ = https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/krieg-und-hunger-im-jemen-100.html = http://www.dw.com/de/un-rufen-zu-mehr-hilfe-f%C3%BCr-den-jemen-auf/av-41916237

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Film: One of the children who were joined by al-Houthi militias to the fighting fronts collapses in tears in a legitimate channel interview

https://twitter.com/yossif181/status/944623066000306177

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They need everything and not only for a basket of food. Yemen-i people are in dire need for peace before anything. Pix taken today by @monareliefye during food aid disribution in Sanaa funded by @Khalsa_Aid (photos)

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/944630036824502272

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/944621650540146688

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/944485383202623488

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Finland will increase its humanitarian aid for Yemen and the crises in Africa

http://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/suomelta-lisaa-humanitaarista-apua-jemeniin-ja-afrikan-kriiseihin

Comment: It would be highly appreciated to have #Finland stop arming the Saudis.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1594368980616126

My comment to comment: The whole West is showing the same hypocrisy… The arsonists bringing water bottles to a fire they have set.

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North Yemen: temperature has dropped to a low of minus 6.5 in Amran, minus 5 Dhamar & minus 3 Sanaa. Coldest winter ever adds to killers in war-torn Yemen where ppl have been dying from hunger, diseases & bombings. Remember: unfit refugee camps, rising homelessness & not much aid

https://twitter.com/fuadrajeh/status/944489058524450816

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Minus 6 and snow around #Sanaa and on the Highlands
Those who have a home have no heating. And those who are homeless or living in 'informal settlements for the displaced, have just makeshift tents. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1594768623909495

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Film: Yemeni city of Taiz hit hard by lack of humanitarian assistance

In the Yemeni city of Taiz rebel forces have been blocking almost all entrances to the city, where humanitarian disasters are unfolding. But our Middle East reporter Abubakr al Shamahi was able to go into the city to see the crisis firsthand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUJYPz-pjt4

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Film: UN says Yemen experiencing world's worst humanitarian crisis

The United Nations (UN) warned on Tuesday that Yemen continues to face a humanitarian crisis with 18 million people in need of food. "Yemen is the largest food insecurity crisis in the world and our recent humanitarian needs overview identified almost eighteen million people who are in need of support, "Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian chief in Yemen said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5jacY7POSk

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UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (November 2017)

A blockade of Yemen’s ports since 6 November has been preventing the import of much needed commercial and humanitarian supplies. The humanitarian situation is further compounded by a price inflation of basic commodities, impacting the purchasing power and increasing food insecurity.

A sharp escalation of violence characterized the month of November

(overview)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-humanitarian-situation-report-november-2017

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Yemen 2018 Humanitarian Compendium

IOM : requested US$ 87.19 million, funded. 0.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 65,000 migrants and 4,187,997 IDPs and conflict affected communities

https://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/appeals/yemen

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Local humanitarian aid reach 418 IDP families in Rayma

Humanitarian local aid organizations have delivered humanitarian aid, including food, to 418 internally displaced families in Rayma province southwest of the capital Sanaa.
Bunyan Development Organization financed Charity Mawaddah organization for Development to carry out the operation on Sunday.
The aid cost 9.775 million Yemeni Rial.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482681.htm

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Yemen: Situation Report National - November 2017

Shelter remains the third most critical need for both IDPs and returnees after food and access to income/financial assistance. Assessment reports indicate that the living conditions of the affected population continues to deteriorate as their basic needs become more acute and families living in IDP Hosting Sites lack support to identify sustainable shelter solutions.—HNO 2018

Over the past month the situation for the Yemeni people continued to deteriorate and in addition to the suffering caused by the continued conflict the tightened blockade has made a bad situation significantly worse. It is beyond comprehension how people continue to survive the hardships brought about by over 2 years of intense war.

However based on the figures from October implementation beneficiaries receiving emergency shelter kits were almost double what was achieved in October similarly for families receiving NFI kits. The distribution of rental subsidy was almost 20% more than last month.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-situation-report-national-november-2017-enar and full https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/shelter_nfi_cccm_cluster_sitrep_november2017_final.pdf

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Somalia Newsletter Issue No. 4 - Livelihood support - From livelihood interventions to self-reliance

A refugee strengthens his livelihood by partnering with the host community Partnership with local businesses for better integration, acceptance and peaceful co-existence

Khadar (not his real name), 55-years old, is Yemeni refugee in Garowe who fled from the conflict in Sanna, Yemen in January 2017

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-newsletter-issue-no-4-livelihood-support-livelihood-interventions-self and in full https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/kC3RKC.pdf

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UNHCR Somalia Repatriation Update, 1-30 November 2017

UNHCR together with government counterparts and partners continued providing assistance to Somali refugees who decided to voluntarily return home.

https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/unhcr-somalia-repatriation-update-1-30-november-2017

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Inside the Djibouti refugee camp bracing for influx as Saudis launch fresh Yemen offensive

The voyage across the Ban al-Mandab, the narrow strait that separates Africa from the Arabian peninsula at the mouth of the Red Sea, takes little more than two hours in calm seas.

But for Salah al Alimi and Armani Sharabi, a married couple from Yemen’s inland capital of Sanaa who clambered aboard a tiny fishing vessel late last Thursday afternoon, that was long enough (subscribers only)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/24/inside-djibouti-refugee-camp-bracing-influx-saudis-launch-fresh/

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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Houthi Shiit Islamist extremists killed Adel Saleh al-Modhaffari in his village of al-Qaa in al-Beidha province on Sunday after expressing his disapproval to their rallying chant "Death to America" inside the village's mosque.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-14047

Houthi radical rebels manning a checkpoint killed a bus driver in Ibb on Sunday and threw his dead body from the top of a hill over refusing to let them remove the picture of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-14047

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After being chased by Houthis, Saleh’s lawyer disappeared from Sana’a a couple of weeks ago. He now reappears but this time from Marib praising pro-Hadi government for their hospitality despite his previous animosity towards them. (document9

https://twitter.com/ammar82/status/945750868791578624

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Houthis actively visiting schools to recruit child soldiers

The Houthi militia has recently intensified campaigns to recruit school students in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other areas under its control.

The sources confirmed that the militia commanders increased their field trips to schools in Sanaa and the western provinces and the center of the country, to summon new fighters from school students to their lines, after the majority of the tribes refused to send more children to fight in their lost battle.

According to the sources, Houthi supervisors are organizing compulsory lectures for students in schools, to urge them to join their call for "Jihad", that the Houthi way is the right form of Islam and that Jihad is for the sake of God.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/12/26/Houthis-rush-to-schools-to-recruit-students-.html and also http://almasdaronline.com/article/96294 and https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-14046

My comment: By Saudi media which spread a lot of fancy propaganda, and by pro-Saudi Yemeni media. These reports could be true however.

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New Houthi orders through Ministry of Interior to seize all bank accounts of 1223 names described as ‘traitors’. (document)

https://twitter.com/ammar82/status/945652309748604928

Remark: “traitor” is the wording for those who are accused to have taken part in the Saleh uprising.

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Just like ISIS, Houthis are now banning music in weddings and any form of mixing between the sexes in their areas of control. This leaked form was distributed to several cafes in Sana’a obliging them to sign a consent not to allow “flagrant scandalous women in our neighborhoods” (document)

https://twitter.com/ammar82/status/945686405967155201

Remark: This would be wahabism like Saudi Arabia. But, comments tell this document is fake.

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Houthi female government official defects and exposes militia’s violations

In an exclusive interview with an Al Arabiya reporter, former undersecretary of the Houthi Ministry of Youth and Sports, Noura al-Jarwi, said that she resorted to joining the legitimate government after facing several violations committed by the militia in Sanaa.

After her arrival in the areas liberated by the Yemeni army weeks ago, Jarwi became a member of the permanent committee of the General People’s Congress (GPC) and the head of women’s protests that demanded the return of the body of slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Jarwi added that Houthi violations increased after they executed several GPC leaders and former President Saleh, pointing out that more than 2,000 members of the GPC party were killed by the militia, while more than 3,000 others are imprisoned.

Jarwi called on all GPC members including the Republican Guard, men and women to join the Yemeni army and Arab Coalition, and take a stand to eliminate the Houthi militia from Yemen (with film)

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/24/Female-Houthi-government-official-escapes-exposes-Houthi-violations.html

My comment: By Saudi media. The figures certainly are exaggerated.

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President meets Minister of Finance

President Saleh Al-Sammad, head of the Supreme Political Council, met today with the Minister of Finance Dr. Saleh Shaaban and the leadership of the ministry in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482773.htm

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Leaked Hezbollah, Iran documents reveal collapse of Houthis

A number of secret field and military study documents prepared by the Jihadi Office of the Houthi militia under the supervision of Iranian experts and Hezbollah revealed cracks in the ranks of the Houthis.
The military intelligence unit of the Yemeni armed forces on Sunday revealed some of the documents, which they said were obtained from “special sources in the militia’s leadership”.

Part of the documents, publicized by the Yemeni armed forces' press center, revealed a state of collapse in the militia’s frontlines, more importantly on the military and security fronts in various areas in Yemen.

The study that was created on August 22nd, 2017 also revealed that the militia has suffered great losses in their combat fighter training units. The document added that most of the trainers were killed on battlefronts around Yemen, making the militia in strong need to train more fighters.

The documents also revealed significant human losses on battlefronts which the militia is trying to keep secret. However, the document said that the losses are easily thousands of militiamen on fronts including Bihan and Naham.

The document also mentioned treason and infiltrations within the ranks of the militia. Their field commanders have mostly been killed or wounded, as well as reports of mismanagement in various aspects. Civilians have been placed in leadership posts with no qualifications and a maximum Secondary level education, the documents also said (showing parts of documents)

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/25/Leaked-Hezbollah-Iran-documents-reveal-collapse-of-Houthis.html and also https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/houthi-rebel-documents-show-cracks-in-the-ranks-1.690562

My comment: Interesting, could be fake of course. But anyway, these would be Houthi documents and not Iranian or Hezbollah.

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President Al-Sammad inaugurates Ministry of Industry networking and its Economic Center

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482768.htm

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Houthis in Sana’a are going beyond what Taliban did in Afghanistan. These are female squads that go into homes and women’s parties to look for ‘traitors’ searching phones and other belongings. Age of terror in #Yemen (photos)

https://twitter.com/ammar82/status/945201121093738496

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Houthis appoint extremist mosque preachers, turn off worshippers

The newly appointed Houthi preachers for the capital's mosques have become a turn-off because of their sectarian rhetoric and inflamed rhetoric. Many mosque goers have to pray at home now, Sana'a sources told Al-Arabi website.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13984

My comment: From an Islah Party news site and to be read with care. The radicalization of religion in Yemen began with the Saudi Wahabisation campaign in Yemen paid with billions of dollars.

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160 prisoners released In implementation of amnesty for December treason

A total of 160 prisoners were released on Sunday following an amnesty decree issued by President Saleh al-Sammad for the December treason, an interior ministry official told Saba.
The released had participated in December treason that sought to erupt a deadly fighting inside the capital.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482685.htm

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Houthis eliminating thousands of Saleh supporters, defector from rebel government says

Woman minister says she fled the capital after spate of arrests, kidnappings and killings

Yemen’s Houthi rebels are eliminating thousands of members of the General People's Congress party of Ali Abdullah Saleh, their former ally who they killed earlier this month, a senior member has said.

The rebels arrested 3,000 Saleh loyalists and 2,000 others had disappeared in recent weeks, Nawra Al Garwi said after fleeing from Sanaa, the rebel-held capital, to neighbouring Marib province.

Ms Al Garwi, who served as deputy minister of youth and sports, confirmed to Al Arabiya that the rebels had stormed the homes of Saleh's daughters and aunts in Sanaa.

Sources told The National that she decided to flee after a spate of arrests, kidnappings and killings following Saleh's death and learning that the rebels were searching for her because she had led women’s protests to demand the return of his body.

Ms Al Garwi called for GPC members and Saleh supporters to join the government forces in the fight against the Houthi rebels

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/houthis-eliminating-thousands-of-saleh-supporters-defector-from-rebel-government-says-1.690026

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Starting today in Sanaa, all print - newspaper, magazine or even leaflets - should get Houthis direct approval. Any individual decides to violate & print will face consequences This is #Yemen under Houthi rule

https://twitter.com/BShtwtr/status/944354362931011584

My comment: Welcome to the club. Now it’s like Saudi Arabia and UAE!

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President issues amnesty decree on December treason

President Saleh al-Sammad has issued an amnesty decree on 2017 December treason.
The decree included amnesty for every civilians involved in the sedition of December and directed the release of all those arrested over that event.
The decree excluded all those found guilty of murder or attempt to murder or those who were found to be involved in planning of such sedition or communicating with the alliance of aggression.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482471.htm

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Secretary of the capital sworn in before President

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482509.htm

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Governor of Dhamar sworn in before President

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482512.htm

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President al-Sammad meets Defense Minister

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482539.htm

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President al-Sammad meets Parliament Members of Sa'ada, Al-Jawf and Raimah provinces

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482545.htm

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Yemen’s War Enters a Dark Stage as Rebels Squeeze the Capital

The rebels who control Sana, the capital of Yemen, have tightened their grip on the city and its people in recent weeks, shutting off access to the internet, blocking social media sites and sending gunmen to raid the homes of anyone they suspect of opposing them.

Hundreds of people have been detained, and prices for basic goods like food and fuel are soaring, threatening to exacerbate an already dire humanitarian crisis.

The power consolidation by the rebels, who are aligned with Iran and known as the Houthis, is a grim new chapter in the war in Yemen and highlights the tremendous barriers facing international efforts to end it.

It also underlines the failure of the Houthis’ foes, who include other Yemeni forces and Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, to turn the rebels’ political

Houthi fighters arresting hundreds of Mr. Saleh’s loyalists and locking them up, said Adel al-Shoga, a leader of Mr. Saleh’s party who is in Cairo.

About 45 of the party’s top 50 leaders are still in Sana, he said, and about 15 of them are under house arrest. The rest are in hiding, looking for ways to sneak themselves and their families out of the city.

But members of Mr. Saleh’s party interviewed recently said that instead of turning the party against the Houthis, Mr. Saleh’s death had shattered it.

The General People’s Congress was never really united by a shared vision as much as it was held together by Mr. Saleh’s leadership and his ability to distribute patronage, analysts said. Once he was gone, little held the group together.

Even though many members seethed at the Houthis for killing Mr. Saleh, few wanted to change sides and join the Saudi-led coalition that had been bombing them for years. And those who may have wanted to fight the Houthis lacked the ability to do so.

To keep their enemies from conspiring against them, the Houthis have used their control of Yemen’s communications infrastructure to shut off access to the internet for days on end and to block social media sites like Facebook.

Some analysts predict that the political isolation of the Houthis will catch up with them, either because the opposition to their rule will become too hard to manage or because they will run out of money, leaving them unable to provide services in areas where they are the de facto government – By BEN HUBBARD and NOUR YOUSSEF

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/23/world/middleeast/yemen-sana-houthis-saudi-arabia.html

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

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#AQAP claims wounded Hadrami Elite force soldiers from a Grad rocket targeting Al-Hamra camp west of #Mukalla city #Hadramout at 10:10am on Dec 25 (photos9

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/945554120353628160

#AQAP claims dead and wounded Hadrami Elite force soldiers from a Grad rocket targeting Al-Hamra camp west of #Mukalla city #Hadramout at 1:45am on Dec 25.

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/945535066666450946

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#AQAP claims firing three Katyusha rockets and 81mm mortars at Hadrami Elite forces checkpoint in Budha area of Doan #Hadramout at 9am on Dec 25 (photos)

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/945534124554514433

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Shells landed in residential areas near Mashiq palace in #Aden damaging homes and vehicles. Origin of the rounds is unclear. (photos)

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944928394566758400

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Yemeni President Reportedly Shuffles Cabinet: Key Ministers Targeted

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has appointed five new ministers in a government shuffle, dismissing a number of conservative cabinet members, local media has reported.

At the same time, the president forced a number of conservative government members to resign.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201712251060295315-yemen-president-shuffle-ministers-cabinet/ and http://www.sabanew.net/viewstory.php?id=26776

and

President #Hadi makes cabinet reshuffle in four ministries ( interior , oil, agriculture and transport ) and appoint new governors for Taiz, Lahj and al-Dhale.

https://twitter.com/mohammedalqadhi/status/944993205665386496

and

#Yemen President Hadi removed the final remaining governors loyal to the Southern Transitional Council. Hadi appointed new governors of al Dhaleh and Lahij on 24 DEC. Hadi has replaced governors of Aden, Abyan, Shabwah, Hadramawt, and Socotra, all part of the STC, in 2017.

https://twitter.com/MaherFarrukh/status/945723613541527552

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Yemeni forces arrest two IS-linked militants in Aden

Two militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group were arrested during a security operation conducted in the southern port city of Aden early on Sunday morning.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/24/c_136848917.htm

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Info. minister says Aden received many fugitives fleeing Houthi abuse

Minister of Information Muammar al-Eryani said that Yemen's temporary capital, Aden, has "received many members of the GPC party including leaders and media bandits in the past few days."

Speaking to the state-run news agency "Saba" on Thursday, he said that upon President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's directives the government will offer all the facilitation and care needed "for these fugitives fleeing the abuses of the militia" in Sana'a and other parts of north Yemen.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13941

My comment: Many had been rejected at Southern checkpoints.

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Film: Yemen - Targeting Imams Concerns The People Of Aden

Targeting and killing imams and mosque preachers in the city of Aden is a source of concern for the citizens of the city, after ISIS adopted the killing of a number of mosque preachers. Experts in terrorist groups believe that targeting them comes within the framework of a plan aimed at security and stability in all areas of southern Yemen

http://arab24.com/portal/index.php/en/stories/stories-2/2017-09-05-06-26-67/item/9336-yemen-targeting-imams-concerns-the-people-of-aden

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The Rights and Freedoms Department of the Southern Transitional Council is training Aden security forces on how to protect human rights during this period of insecurity and the constant threat of terrorism. (photos)

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Separatisten im Jemen forcieren Abspaltung

Die Separatisten im Südjemen haben einen weiteren Schritt in Richtung Abspaltung gemacht. Ein inoffizieller Übergangsrat bestimmte am Samstag den Präsidenten und seinen Stellvertreter für die Nationalversammlung der Region. Der Nord- und der Südjemen hatten sich 1990 vereinigt, es gab aber immer wieder Spannungen und Abspaltungsversuche.

Der ehemalige Gouverneur der Provinz Hadramut, Ahmed bin Barik, soll das Parlament mit 303 Mitgliedern künftig als Präsident führen, berichteten Ratskreise. Der im Süden bekannte Aktivist Anis Numan wird ihn demnach vertreten.

Der Schritt könnte den Streit der Separatisten mit der Regierung des Jemens weiter anheizen. Den Informationen zufolge will der Übergangsrat, der die Nationalversammlung im Oktober gegründet hatte, "in der nächsten Phase daran arbeiten, fehlende Institutionen zu schaffen, darunter eine südliche Nationalregierung".

https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000070950955/separatisten-im-jemen-forcieren-abspaltung

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Al-Zubaidy Launches the Southern National Assembly in Adan

Aidarous Al-Zubaidy, president of the southern transitional council, launched the first meeting of the southern national assembly attended by all the 303 members of the assembly, Sheikh Hany Ben Brik, vice president of the southern transitional council, and all members of the council’s presidency. The meeting started with recital of Quran, a minute of silence on the soles of martyrs and then the joint oath of the national assembly and the council. In his speech addressing the joint meeting of the southern national assembly and presidency of the southern transitional council, Al-Zubaidy said:

http://en.smanews.org/al-zubaidy-launches-the-southern-national-assembly-in-adan

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Southern National Assembly holds first session in Aden

Today has been described as a historic day for the people of South Yemen as they take a major step towards independence. The Southern National Assembly, made up of 303 members from every southern province, is holding its first parliamentary session in Aden. It’s the first such session since 1990, when South Yemen united with North Yemen.

The Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, represented by President Aiderous Qasim Al-Zubaidi, initiated the parliament on Saturday morning by introducing the political steps that will be taken to fulfil the will of the people for an independent federal state of South Yemen. Former governor of Hadhramout Ahmed Said Bin Breik was appointed as President of the Assembly, with Anis Yosuf Ali Luqman as his Vice President.

The Southern National Assembly will be in charge of setting up a transitional government for South Yemen.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171223-southern-national-assembly-holds-first-session-in-aden/

and photos (thread)

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944522422555893762

Comment: Needless to say this can only happen with the support and agreement of UAE - and possibly their encouragement. Let's see what happens next but it seems to me that there will once again be two Yemens - or at least two. Hadramaut and Taiz have made noises in recent and further past of independence. But at least it looks as if hadramaut is taking part in this development for now.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156230206988641

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Al-Zubaidy Appoints Ben Brik as Chairman of the Southern National Assembly, Lockman as Vice Chairman and Al-Sakkaf as General Secretary

General Aidarous Al-Zubaidy, Prsident of the Southern Transitional Council, issued three presidential decrees numbers 18, 19 and 20 on Saturday December 23rd, 2017, appointing

http://en.smanews.org/al-zubaidy-appoints-ben-brik-as-chairman-of-the-southern-national-assembly-lockman-as-vice-chairman-and-al-sakkaf-as-general-secretary

My comment: issuing “presidential decrees”, Zubaidy clearly sets his claims.

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Al-Khabjy: The Southern People Proved Their Ability to Form a Real Political System

Nasser Al-Khabjy, chairman of the political affairs department of the southern transitional council, indicated that holding the southern national assembly meeting on Saturday proved that the south is capable of forming a real political system

http://en.smanews.org/al-khabjy-the-southern-people-proved-their-ability-to-form-a-real-political-system

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Southern Transitional Council billboard in #Aden. (photo)

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944526138436493313

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Trouble ahead on #Yemen's #Socotra Island? Open letter to Pres Hadi from Socotran religious leader warns of rising "political strife & ...military anarchy" owing to "foreign" (= #UAE) meddling. Suggests 6 measures to stem growing polarization on the island

https://twitter.com/dr_e_kendall/status/944497803459485697 referring to http://adengd.net/news/293970/

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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UN envoy in Yemen to seek a political solution in Aden, Sanaa

A team from the office of United Nations special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will be visiting the temporary capital of Aden and then head to the capital Sanaa, a senior UN source has confirmed.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/26/UN-envoy-in-Yemen-to-seek-a-political-solution-in-Aden-and-Sanaa.html

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Yemen UN Envoy’s Team to Head to Aden before Sanaa

A political team from the office of UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will begin a tour in Yemen in the interim capital of Aden, ahead of a “conditional” visit to Sanaa, a senior UN source told Asharq Al-Awsat.
It added that the visit was aimed at preparing for a new round of consultations should the parties demonstrate a sincere intention to reach a peaceful political solution to the ongoing crisis.

Another source in the UN envoy’s office noted that the UN plane would not land in Sanaa before Houthis commit to easing the arbitrary measures taken against the leaders of the General People’s Congress.
The visit of the UN team to Sanaa will depend on the Houthis’ response to the UN’s demands.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1124446/yemen-un-envoy%E2%80%99s-team-head-aden-sanaa

Comment: When you really believe peace is the only solution you speak to the other side.
Hence, the big question mark on the stopover in Sanaa is just an excuse. You do not put conditions to your enemy: you speak and find a way out.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1597287723657585

My comment: This comment is right. Putting preconditions to one side but never to the other (end of air raids and blockade) clearly shows how biased the UN envoy really is. – And, definitely: Speaking just to one side never can achieve peace between two parties.

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Yemen's Hadi says no talks until rebels surrender arms

Yemen's president has raised the bar for dialogue with the Houthi rebels controlling Sanaa, saying they must surrender their weapons before the start of any peace talks.
"We do not have a partner with whom we can reach peace," Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said at a meeting with a number of ambassadors at his residence in Riyadh on Tuesday night.
The exiled president said dialogue had become impossible after the insurgents gunned down Yemen's former strongman, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had sought a ceasefire deal with Saudi Arabia.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/575467/Yemen-s-Hadi-says-no-talks-until-rebels-surrender-

My comment: The Hadi government blocks all peace efforts, claiming surrender of the enemy. This simply is not “peace”. – “"We do not have a partner with whom we can reach peace," this is really stupid. The “partner” for peace always is the enemy, this was the same with all wars, back to the Neandertals. So what?? Back to Square One everybody.

and the same:

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FM says no sign Houthis can be partners for peace

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13940

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UN urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

The UN was urged on Saturday to take action against Iran for breaking an arms embargo by illegally supplying missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen.
The calls followed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution late on Friday that condemned “in the strongest possible terms” last week’s Houthi ballistic missile attack targeting Al-Yamamah Royal Palace in Riyadh.
All 15 council members “expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region.”
The council urged all UN member states to fully implement the arms embargo against Houthi militias as required by the relevant Security Council resolutions, and expressed its grave concern about continuing violations of the embargo.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1213746/middle-east and also by Emirati media: https://www.thenational.ae/world/gcc/un-condemns-houthi-ballistic-missile-against-saudi-arabia-1.689975 and http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/un-security-council-slams-al-houthi-missile-attack-on-riyadh-1.2145616

My comment: From Saudi media. By this, the UN Sec. Council evidently shows its bias in the Yemen war. The Saudi air raids on Yemen are much more terrible than a few (intercepted) Houthi missiles, and there would be a lot of other arms suppliers to be sanctioned as well (as all five veto states which all supply arms to Saudi Arabia).

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

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Saudis bombard innocent people upon every failure

Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi, while condemning recent moves by Riyadh, said Saudi Arabians would take revenge of their humiliating defeats in the battlefield by bombing of defenseless Yemeni people.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/130671/Saudis-bombard-innocent-people-upon-every-failure

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The long war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia has reached a certain level in recent months and can be compared with the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, but the main problem in this upward and downside situation is what will happen in the future.

Due to Saudi Arabia’s engagement in Yemen war, Riyadh is too weak to enter into another military confrontation with a powerful country like Iran and attacking Iran now seems to be larger than Saudi Arabia’s size.

http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/12/23/the-long-war-between-iran-and-saudi-arabia/

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What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don’t look now, but it is already here

After eight years at Foreign Policy, here are the ten most popular Best Defense posts

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/12/21/what-would-a-saudi-iran-war-look-like-dont-look-now-but-it-is-already-here-4/

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince of hypocrisy

SAUDI ARABIA’S Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to shake up the hidebound kingdom. But the crown prince has occluded his vision with a taste for grandeur. Instead, the crown prince is attempting to coerce the wealthy into signing over tens of billions of dollars in assets to avoid prosecution and win their freedom. But the symbolism is awful and suggests the crown prince has one vision for his people and another for himself. Mr. Badawi offended hard-liners when he wrote that he longed for a more liberal Saudi society, saying, “Liberalism simply means, live and let live.”Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah advises President Trump to stop tweeting endorsements of Saudi Arabia's unpredictable crown prince.

If he is truly interested in demonstrating enlightened and modern leadership, he should unlock the prison doors behind which he and his predecessors have unjustly jailed people of creativity, especially writers critical of the regime and intolerant religious hard-liners – by Editorial board

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/saudi-arabias-crown-prince-of-hypocrisy/2017/12/24/b331025a-dc3f-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html = http://www.arabsvoice.com/washington-post-saudi-arabias-crown-prince-of-hypocrisy/

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Saudi Arabia releases corruption detainees, others to stand trial: report

Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, Okaz newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The suspects have been held at Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton hotel since early November and told to hand over assets and cash in exchange for their freedom.

Okaz said more detainees would be released in the coming days and trial proceedings would begin soon for those who continue to deny the charges against them.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-corruption/saudi-arabia-releases-corruption-detainees-others-to-stand-trial-report-idUSKBN1EK0NR

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In Saudi Corruption Crackdown, Big Targets Are Going Free

The release suggests several high-profile suspects are agreeing to settlements

The Saudi government in recent days has released at least two dozen high-profile suspects held in a wide-ranging crackdown on corruption, a sign that those accused of illegally amassing wealth are increasingly agreeing to settle as authorities push to expedite the investigation process.

Among those released in the past week is Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former finance minister and board member of the state oil giant Saudi Aramco (subscribers only)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-saudi-corruption-crackdown-big-targets-are-going-free-1514148112

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SAUDI ARABIA AND THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud is on a mission. The heir to the Saudi throne has big plans for his future kingdom: he has pledged to unravel over half a century of ultra-conservativism, offering a bold new vision where the religious police have less power and women have more freedom.

He can’t be accused of aiming low.

There have been early signs of his burgeoning influence.

However, the real measure of whether Saudi Arabia is changing for the better is not how many newspaper column inches are filled with praise, but what life looks like for ordinary Saudi Arabians.

In assessing the Crown Prince’s efforts, it is important to take stock of just what he’s taking control of.

The Saudi authorities have severely curtailed the rights to freedom of expression and regularly harass, arrest and prosecute anyone who dares to offer a dissenting opinion.

However, the international community should not fall into a trap of extolling promises that may or may not materialize, while conveniently ignoring the existing reality on the ground.

In the months since the Crown Prince’s appointment, we have seen little reason to believe that his overtures are anything more than a slick PR exercise. In fact, the dire rights record in the country has far from improved.

But by far the biggest warning sign that Saudi Arabia is not ready to take human rights seriously is what it is doing in neighboring Yemen.

http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-arabia-and-emperors-new-clothes-758219

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Saudi Arabia says Shi'ite judge killed by kidnappers

A Shi‘ite Muslim judge abducted in eastern Saudi Arabia a year ago has been killed by his kidnappers, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Sheikh Mohammed al-Jirani disappeared last December from outside his home in the Qatif region, which is home to about one million Shi‘ite Muslims in the predominantly Sunni Muslim kingdom.

SPA said a security officer and one of the kidnappers were killed in a clash on Dec. 19 and a second kidnapper was arrested. It also said the judge’s body had been found in the remote farming district of Awamiya but did not say when he had been killed.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security/saudi-arabia-says-shiite-judge-killed-by-kidnappers-idUSKBN1EJ0EP

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Challenging the Saudi Crown Prince: Alwaleed bin Talal toughs it out

Incarcerated for almost two months in a gilded cage in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal appears to be putting up a fight that could challenge Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s assertion that his two month-old purge of scores of members of the ruling family, senior officials, and businessmen constitutes a campaign against corruption.

In what appears to be the largest settlement demand, Prince Al-Waleed has, according to The Wall Street Journal, resisted pressure by the government to hand over $6 billion.

Instead, the prince has reportedly offered the government a significant stake in his Riyadh-listed Kingdom Holding.

With a fortune estimated by Forbes at $16.8 billion, Prince Al-Waleed reportedly believes that the cash settlement demanded by the government would put his empire at peril and amount to an admission of guilt.

http://moderndiplomacy.eu/2017/12/23/challenging-saudi-crown-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal-toughs/

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Saudi Ritz Carlton prisoner dies after torture

One of the Saudi prisoners at the Ritz Carlton has died under torture, according to London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

Major general Ali Alqahtani, who was detained in early November as part of an alleged anti-corruption drive, had been working in the royal guard forces.

He was the manager of the private office of Prince Turki Bin Abdullah, the son of former king Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, according to the newspaper.

Alqahtani died on 12 December after being tortured with electric shocks, and his family struggled to recognise him after receiving his body, according to sources, the newspaper reported.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/arabic-press-review-1383981136 referring to http://www.alquds.co.uk/?p=848503

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SAUDI ARABIA WILL GO NUCLEAR TO COUNTER IRAN THREAT, WANTS TO ENRICH URANIUM

As tensions between Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran escalated, the Gulf monarchy said it would reserve its right to enrich uranium, which can be used in nuclear weapons.

Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief, told Reuters the country would not give up its “sovereign” right to a civilian nuclear program. He cited the deal Iran made in 2015 with the U.S. and other world powers, that granted Tehran a civilian program if it gave up its nuclear weapons ambitions, as justification for his stance.

In the coming weeks, Riyadh is due to have talks with the United States on nuclear cooperation, allowing U.S. firms to bid on a multi-billion-dollar contract to build the Gulf kingdom’s first two nuclear reactors.

Saudi Arabia has said it only wants the reactors for peaceful, civilian ends, but has remained elusive on the subject of whether or not it would enrich uranium to create nuclear fuel.

http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-arabia-will-go-nuclear-counter-iran-threat-wants-enrich-uranium-756618

My comment: Newsweek obviously is drawing the right conclusions.

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Saudi Arabia Budget 2018 - Lacks Visibility

Headline-grabbing budget with an impressive spending hike but little details on capital projects to be pursued or sources of revenue growth.

Fiscal stimulus to offset some of the pain of falling consumer disposable incomes from VAT implementation and subsidy removal; however, there is a risk of slow execution on capex spending.

Investors should wait for consumption levels to adjust to new taxation measures before taking a position.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4133562-saudi-arabia-budget-2018-lacks-visibility

(B P)

Tinder, dating and sex in Saudi Arabia — where love is a ‘sin’

Long forbidden, dating has arrived in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom with some Saudis meeting and marrying without the help of relatives. Well-heeled millennials meet via Tinder, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram.

While most restaurants still separate men and women into sections for men and “families,” young couples are increasingly appearing in public together in a handful of cafes and other eateries.

“Our culture here, they make love a sin,” Waleed said. Because sex and romantic love remain highly controversial subjects in the kingdom, interviewees spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity, and pseudonyms have been used.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/tinder-dating-sex-saudi-arabia-where-love-sin-n824101

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Saudi sisters who fled to Turkey fear forced return

Two sisters from Saudi Arabia, who are currently in Turkey, are desperately trying to avoid being returned to the kingdom, where they could be imprisoned, their lawyer has told Al Jazeera.

Serdarhan Topo said that his clients, 30-year-old Ashwaq Hamoud and 28-year-old Areej Hamoud, also fear violence from family members if they are forced to go back home.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/saudi-sisters-fled-turkey-fear-forced-return-171222115345162.html

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Why did Saudi Arabia and Qatar, allies of the US, continue to fund the Taliban after the 2001 war?

As the US lost credibility in the eyes of the Gulf monarchies, regional interests became much more important.

There was a major turning point for Taliban funding in 2005. As one Taliban leader put it, “The change came in 2005 because in that time support started again with us from foreign countries like Pakistan and Arab countries.” Although the Secretary of State Clinton did not refer to state funding in her 2009 leaked cable, she did mention the high level of private funding from Saudi Arabia to the Taliban, despite repeated US engagement with the authorities of that country to get it cut. Off the record, American diplomatic sources indicated that evidence exists of at least Saudi state support for the Taliban and other jihadist groups active in Afghanistan.

https://scroll.in/article/862284/why-did-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-allies-of-the-us-continue-to-fund-the-taliban-after-the-2001-war

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Saudi-Arabien: Wirtschaft schrumpft erstmals seit Jahren

Die Wirtschaftsleistung Saudi-Arabiens wird 2017 zum ersten Mal seit dem Jahr 2009 sinken, wie die Regierung bekanntgab. Der Rückgang beim Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP) betrage demnach im laufenden Jahr etwa 0,5 Prozent. Als Hauptgrund dafür gibt die Regierung die immer noch vergleichsweise niedrigen Ölpreise sowie die umfangreichen Sparmaßnahmen an.

https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/12/20/saudi-arabien-wirtschaft-schrumpft-erstmals-seit-jahren/

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MISS SAUDI ARABIA FORCED OUT OF BEAUTY PAGEANT DUE TO ATTACKS AND ONLINE BULLYING

A beauty queen from Saudi Arabia dropped out of the Miss Arab World contest after she was heavily attacked online for participating in the beauty pageant.

Malak Youssef, a 24-year-old beauty queen, was nominated by a Saudi civil society organization to compete as Miss Saudi Arabia in the Miss Arab World pageant held in Morocco on Saturday. But the young woman chose to drop out of the race before the crowning ceremony due to intense online backlash from people who said she was misrepresenting her conservative Muslim country by participating in a beauty contest.

http://www.newsweek.com/miss-saudi-arabia-beauty-pageant-attacks-online-bullying-miss-arab-world-753511

cp9 USA

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A Yemeni family flees a war-torn nation and bets on a future in rural Appalachia

Sadeq Hauter looks out the window of his family’s convenience store at the steep hillsides and hollows of Appalachia and is reminded of his hometown in Yemen. The difference is that here he can see a future for himself and his wife and children. He relocated them in 2015 to escape Yemen’s escalating civil war. The family opened Eller’s Quick Stop on a flat stretch of U.S. 52 in Northfork, a town of 372 in McDowell County (with film)

http://hechingerreport.org/yemeni-family-flees-war-torn-nation-bets-future-rural-appalachia/

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Film: US calls for an end to Saudi war in Yemen

As more than two years of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign fails to achieve Riyadh’s goals in Yemen, the US State Department says there is no military solution to the war on the Arab country. The United States has called on Yemen’s Ansarallah movement to stop its ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia in return for an end to the war.
Press TV’s correspondent in Sana’a Mohammed Al-Attab has a report.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/23/546599/US-Yemen-Ansarallah-war-Saudi-Arabia

My comment: US folly in Yemen as seen from Iran.

Comment: Well if there is no military solution why can't they stop selling weapons to ALL SIDES in this war? Why can't they have a new UN resolution - 2216 was a resolution for war and not a resolution for peace and it is an obstacle to the peace process. There are lots of ways to an end to conflict but one of them is not calling on the side you oppose to stop fighting you. Not that I am a fan of the Houthis nor was I a follower of Saleh. But I am a fan of Yemen and peace.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156233613598641

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Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Trump to stop his administration’s false claims about Iran being the leading state sponsor of terrorism when U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia, are clearly much guiltier.

We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran in very alarmist terms. The average American, without the benefit of history, could easily be persuaded that Iran poses an imminent threat and that there is no alternative for us but military conflict.

The depiction of Iran as “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism” is not supported by the facts. While Iran is guilty of having used terrorism as a national policy tool, the Iran of 2017 is not the Iran of 1981. In the early days of the Islamic Republic, Iranian operatives routinely carried out car bombings, kidnappings and assassinations of dissidents and of American citizens. That has not been the case for many years. Despite frequent claims by U.S. officials that Iran is engaged in terrorism, we simply note that the incidents recorded annually in the U.S. Department of State’s Patterns of Global Terrorism rarely identifies a terrorist incident as an act by or on behalf of Iran.

Thirteen of the 14 Muslim Groups identified by the U.S. intelligence community as actively hostile to the US are Sunni, not Shia, and are not supported by Iran:

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/12/21/intel-vets-tell-trump-iran-is-not-top-terror-sponsor/

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Offenherziger Imperialismus: Was wirklich in Trumps Sicherheitsstrategie steht

Zwar wurde die neue Globalstrategie aus dem Weißen Haus durchgehend negativ besprochen. Aber das Papier beschreibt sehr deutlich die zukünftige Außenpolitik der USA. Mehr noch: Das Team des Präsidenten wurde so explizit, wie es für die US-Debatte ungewöhnlich ist.

Rebecca Friedman Lissner zerreißt das Trump-Papier in Foreign Affairs geradezu

Während Russland und China also seit Jahren einen multipolaren Politikansatz verfolgen, beherrscht in den USA weiterhin die Vorstellung von der eigenen globalen Dominanz alle Debatten. Auch wenn die meisten Politikansätze dieses Thema geschickt klausulieren, ist die amerikanische Vorherrschaft in der Welt der Fixpunkt allen außenpolitischen Denkens. Donald Trump tauft seine Außenpolitik nun einen „prinzipienfesten Realismus“. Für Außenstehende zeugt das Papier eher von offenherzigem Imperialismus. Möglicherweise liegt darin der Grund, warum die traditionelle außenpolitische Szene der USA dieses Papier nicht zu stark beachtet sehen möchte.

https://deutsch.rt.com/international/62572-offenherziger-imperialismus-usa-trump-nss/

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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1000 days of horror: Terrible toll of air strikes exposed as conflict hits milestone

NEARLY one third of air raids in Yemen carried out by a Saudi-led coalition dropping smart bombs – some guided by laser systems made in Scotland – have hit civilian areas, according to research.

Hospitals, schools, farms, buses, markets and homes across Yemen have been hit by warplanes known to use Paveway IV laser-guided bombs.

The Tory government at Westminster has authorised billions of pounds of UK-made weapons to be sold to Saudi Arabia and the Scottish Government has given almost £100,000 in a single year to Raytheon, Saudi’s missile supplier.

Douglas Chapman MP, shadow SNP spokesperson on defence procurement, said the UK Government has been “part of the problem”.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/1000-days-of-horror/

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Call for UK to stop arming Saudi Arabia after 1000 days of bombing in Yemen

"Any aid that is reaching those in need must be welcomed, but the best thing that Theresa May and her colleagues can do for the Yemeni people is to stop the arms sales and end their political and military support for the Saudi regime."

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/24888

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Gulf leaders buy caviar, Rolexes and other gifts for UK ministers

Campaigners have criticised the gift-giving of countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE as a ploy to 'increase influence'

Gulf monarchies have continued to shower UK foreign ministers with lavish gifts, according to newly released government data.

The data reveals that Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf Bin Alawi gave Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson six tins of Caspian Caviar, worth more than $1,000 in total, when they met in July. In the same month, the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry gave Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt a Rolex watch worth nearly $8,000.

These are the latest in a long line of gifts which UK ministers have received from Gulf governments. These include luxury christmas hampers, rugs and a $2,600 designer briefcasegiven to defence minister Tobias Ellwood by the United Arab Emirates.

Responding to these revelations, campaigners told Middle East Eye they are concerned that undemocratic Gulf monarchies with poor human rights records have too much influence on the UK’s foreign policy.

"Whether it is caviar, expensive watches or luxury hampers, the message is the same," said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)."These gifts aren't being given out of any sense of generosity. They are being given to buy friends and increase influence."

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/gulf-leaders-buy-caviar-and-rolexes-uk-ministers-166106789

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Kölner Milieukrippe thematisiert den Krieg im JemenWeihnachtsgeschichte mit Realitätsbezug

Sie ist Tradition in St. Maria in Lyskirchen in Köln: Die Milieukrippe stellt seit 1996 Szenen der Bibel dar. Zu diesem Weihnachtsfest spielt vor allem die Geschichte der Königin von Saba eine wichtige Rolle.

Benjamin Marx: Das ist eine Krippe, die das Weihnachtsgeschehen in die 30er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts verlegt hat – mit aktuellen Bezügen zur heutigen Zeit.

DOMRADIO.DE: Sie wollen also das Weihnachtsgeschehen ganz aktuell interpretieren, Jahr für Jahr etwas anders, auch 2017 wieder.

Marx: Ja, und zwar indem wir die Geschichte der Königin von Saba aufgreifen. S

https://www.domradio.de/themen/weihnachten/2017-12-24/koelner-milieukrippe-thematisiert-den-krieg-im-jemen

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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An inside look at the native Christian community of Kuwait

Kuwait is the only GCC country besides Bahrain to have a local Christian population who hold citizenship. They number around 260 citizens in Kuwait while Bahrain has nearly 1,000.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2016/12/27/An-inside-look-at-a-Gulf-Christian-community.html

My comment: Grotesque to read this on Saudi Al-Arabiya.

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Bahrain sentences six to death for ‘assassination plot’

Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday, including an army soldier, after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/26/Bahrain-sentences-six-to-death-for-assassination-plot-.html

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Egyptian parliament moves to make atheism a crime

The Egyptian parliament's committee on religion has announced plans to make disbelief in God a crime. Under the current law against "contempt of religions" atheists can be prosecuted for expressing their disbelief in public but the committee's proposal would go further and criminalise disbelief itself.

In 2014, little more than a week after Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt’s president, the government announced that it was preparing a national plan to “confront and eliminate” atheism. A few months later Al-Shabab, a government-linked newspaper, stated that atheists were “the country’s second enemy after the Muslim Brotherhood”, and quoted a psychologist saying that “atheism leads to mental imbalances and paranoia”.

http://al-bab.com/blog/2017/12/egyptian-parliament-moves-make-atheism-crime

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Arab Diplomat: Jordan Mulling Defection from Saudi-Led Coalition against Yemen

The Arabic-language Al-Morasel Net quoted an Arab diplomat as saying on Sunday that Jordan entered the war against Syria to coax the Saudi and UAE officials into financial support for Amman but "they didn’t pay attention to this sacrifice".

According to the source, although Jordan sustained military loss and damage in the war against Yemen and one of its F-16 fighter jets crashed during the war, it has not received any money from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and the Jordanian leaders have come to the conclusion that the Yemen war has only defamed them and left negative impact on Jordan's economy.

The diplomat predicted that Jordan would declare its defection from the Saudi-led coalition suddenly and would change its policies in Syria and Iraq.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961003000587

(A P)

No women no fly: Twitter tackles Tunisia-Emirates spat

Tunisian journalist Dalila Musaddiq said: "Backwardness can't be cured with high-rise towers, a French Louvre museum or man-made islands."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/woman-fly-twitter-tackles-tunisia-emirates-spat-171225093202079.html

Remark: Earlier reporting YPR 371, cp12.

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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Saudi Arabia has permanently shut down its only land border with Qatar

Saudi Arabia has permanently shut down its only land border with Qatar, as tensions between the kingdom and the emirate persist.

Since Monday night, the Salwa border gate has been permanently closed, according to a letter issued by Saudi Arabia's customs directorate and reported the Daily Sabah.

The letter says that Saudi officials ordered the border's closure.

https://stepfeed.com/saudi-arabia-has-permanently-shut-down-its-only-land-border-with-qatar-4392

cp12b Libanon / Lebanon

Look at / Siehe https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/libanon-mosaik-lebanon-mosaic-9

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

(A K P)

6 #RSAF F-15SAs from the latest batch passed through #Lajes Field (photos)

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/945713088602525696

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El Gobierno autoriza la venta de 141 millones en munición a Arabia Saudí

Notwithstanding the #war on #Yemen, Spanish Government authorizes the sale of 141 million in ammunition to Saudi Arabia.

Las ONG piden suspender el envío de armamento a Riad por la guerra de Yemen

El Gobierno autorizó en el primer semestre de este año la venta a Arabia Saudí de munición y piezas de artillería por valor de 141,7 millones, de los que se materializaron envíos en el mismo periodo por 44,5. Así figura en el informe sobre exportaciones de material de defensa y doble uso de enero a junio de 2017 que la Secretaría de Estado de Comercio ha remitido al Congreso.

Estas cifras son muy superiores a las de todo el año pasado

https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2017/12/26/actualidad/1514299762_657717.html

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Russia Close to Sale of S-400 Air Defense System to Saudi Arabia

Russia and Saudi Arabia are finalizing the details of a potential sale of Moscow’s powerful S-400 air defense system to Riyadh. The surface-to-air missile

Russia and Saudi Arabia are finalizing the details of a potential sale of Moscow’s powerful S-400 air defense system to Riyadh. The surface-to-air missile system is part of a package of weapons that Russia hopes to sell to the wealthy Middle Eastern kingdom.

"As far as more complicated systems are concerned, negotiations still continue," Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide to Vladimir Putin for defense cooperation told the Russian TASS news agency [3]. “Both technical issues and financial aspects are being discussed. I hope that we will get answers to all remaining questions by the end of the year."

https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Russia-Close-to-Sale-of-Lethal-S-400-Air-Defense-System-to-Saudi-Arabia-112651556

My comment: As US “Patriot” system had failed several times, the Saudis are looking for alternatives.

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

(A E)

Yemeni rial value hits an all time low exchanging for nearly 460 YER per USD in local markets.

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/945748804841586688

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(A T)

Al-Qaeda Admits the Killing of Its Propaganda Director in Yemen

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Organization admitted the killing of Abu Hager Al-Makky, propaganda director of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, during a robot plan raid on Sanaa – Yemen on December 20th, 2017.

http://en.smanews.org/al-qaeda-admits-the-killing-of-its-propaganda-director-in-yemen

cp15 Propaganda

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Iranian military experts in Yemen, Former minister

The Interior Minister, a dissident of the Huthi rebel government, Major General Fadl al-Qusi, said that there is documented field information confirming the presence of experts from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia based in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in secret.

Al-Qawsi, who has taken refuge in Marib province and announced his joining the popular resistance against the Houthis, told Al-Watan Saudi newspaper that the Huthis continue to lie and deceive the world when they denied Iranian support for them with weapons and missiles.

He pointed out that "who runs the Sanaa now, are the followers of Abdul Malik al-Houthi, but he, is still hidden and did not appear, and is not unlikely to be in Lebanon."

Al-Qawsi stressed that "the situation of security in Sanaa is very frightening, living in total darkness, the security rate is low, and there is no state.

http://yemenonline.info/politics/1376

My comment: Just having saved his head, he tells everything what his new hosts want him to tell.

(A)

Saudi Daily Says Three 'Hizbullah Experts' Killed in Yemen

Three Hizbullah military experts have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen, a Saudi daily reported on Monday.

Al-Riyadh newspaper said the strike targeted a house near the Grand Mosque in the Haradh area, which lies in the Hajjah Governorate that borders Saudi Arabia.

“One of the experts was part of the (Huthi) militias’ communications unit while the two others worked in the domain of explosives and the planting of mines, especially sea mines and the rigging of boats used by the militias on the western coast,” al-Riyadh said.

“The bodies of the three Lebanese were transferred to Sanaa while the bodies of seven members of the Huthi militias were placed in the al-Thawra Hospital in Hajjah,” the newspaper added.

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/240064-saudi-daily-says-three-hizbullah-experts-killed-in-yemen

My comment: This is the well-known Saudi propaganda on Yemen.

(A P)

Foiling Iran's scheme in Yemen is inevitable -- Pres. Hadi

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2671813&Language=en

(A P)

Britain's blacklisting of Iranian-supported organizations

We greatly appreciate the British government’s recent efforts of blacklisting Iranian-supported organizations as this helps us combat Iranian terrorism and its wings in the region.

Efforts by Bahraini security apparatuses and the Bahraini embassy in Britain over the past few years have helped pursue and arrest terrorists there and expose their false claims to the British. This required determination and faith in the cause as well as an active diplomatic mission.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/12/24/Thanks-Britain-.html

My comment: 97 % of Islamist terrorists are Sunni and are fueled by Saudi Wahabism.

(A P)

Will Saleh loyalists have a role during Yemen’s next phase?

Saleh’s reservations over the Yemeni legitimacy, particularly his hatred of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, came to an end. Recently, many Saleh loyalists who are members of the General People’s Congress have frankly announced that they are with the camp of Yemeni legitimacy. Some have made public appearances from Marib, the closest legitimate Yemeni area to Sanaa.

I am not exaggerating expectations but there is definitely a rift between the coup partners – a deep rift of grudge and fury. How long will anger continue to fuel it? It all depends on how the entire situation will be employed and on how a new alliance that consists of Saleh’s supporters will be formed now that Saleh, who used to veto all decisions, is gone

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/12/25/Will-Saleh-s-loyalists-have-a-role-during-the-next-phase-.html

(A P)

The year a rogue regime went from bad to worse

Let us divide Iran’s actions, behavior and policies in 2017 into three main categories — domestic, regional and international.

In a nutshell, in 2017 the Iranian regime expanded its influence through hard power and military adventurism. Tehran continued to violate international law, suppress people domestically and inflate tensions in the region. Tehran exploited its enhanced legitimacy to achieve its regional hegemonic ambitions

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214476

My comment: Just reading the headline, you would have expected an article about Saudi Arabia; telling about bombing Yemen, tightening the Yemen blockade, the destruction of Awamiya in Eastern Saudi Arabia, the detainment and torture of Saudi princes because of corruption, the Wahabisation of the Balkans, Malaysia and Indonesia, the threat on Lebanon, and and… No, it’s a Saudi media. Iran must do it then.

(A P)
Yemeni platform for studies and media: Houthi militias committed most heinous crimes against media institutions and journalists

Houthi militias have committed in Yemen since their coup, the worst crimes against media institutions and journalists and figures show that these violations are unprecedented in the world, and no country has ever reached them.
Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Iryani said that the statistics of the ministry shows that until 2013 there were more than 290 newspapers and magazines, four official channels and 15 private channels. But in 2015 there were only ten newspapers and magazines, and two official channels working for Houthi militias.
It's worth noting that all media institutions against the coup have been re-founded outside Yemen with limited resources.
The Syndicate of Journalists pointed out that the most prominent violations committed by the Houthis against media and journalists since the coup d'état were killings, attempted murders, kidnappings, tortures, and threats.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1702390

My comment: A new propaganda platform has been founded. It’s somewhat grotesque when a Saudi news agency laments about any others limiting the freedom of the press and arresting journalists.

And

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Yemeni Information Ministry Undersecretary : Together against Iranian Al-Houthi Militias Campaign achieves a huge success

Together against Iranian Al-Houthi's Militias" Campaign held by The Yemeni Platform for Studies and Media under the patronage of Yemeni Ministry of Information on 20-21 December 2017 has received a strong reaction by the Yemeni people, a number of Yemeni sectors, and Yemeni television channels, Undersecretary of Yemeni Ministry of Information Dr. Mohammed Qezan reported.
He said the campaign was successful and exceeded expectations, pointing to the great participation by a large number of Yemeni Channels and government senior officials through their social media pages.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1702398

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels target journalists

Yemen’s Houthi militants killed four journalists last week after holding them hostage. The journalists were abducted on December 2, when the rebels attacked Yemen Today’s office with rocket-propelled grenades and detained the 41 staff members inside. The remaining hostages have been transferred to an unknown location.

The recent House resolution on Yemen mentions the Houthis’ destabilizing role and expresses concern for journalists’ lack of access, but its main effect has been to revive debate about the constitutionality of U.S. support to the Saudi-led coalition. Regrettably, this distracts from both Houthi abuses and Iran’s role in escalating the conflict. Instead, the United States ought to seek new sources of leverage over the Houthis and their Iranian patrons.

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/alexandra-n-gutowski1-yemens-houthi-rebels-target-journalists/ = http://www.trackpersia.com/yemens-houthi-rebels-target-journalists/

My comment: Yes, the Houthis target journalists. But this report is odd propaganda: The 41 had been released, the killing of 4 had been a fake news. It’s odd to claim that the House resolution “distracts from both Houthi abuses and Iran’s role in escalating the conflict”. Please show me the Iranian fighter jets and the ruins they have bombed in Yemen. – Also read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_for_Defense_of_Democracies#Criticism

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Will Houthis hand over their ballistic missiles?

"Since the beginning of the six wars they have not handed over one Kalashnikov firearm. How on earth will they hand over their heavy weapons?" he asked.

He wondered satirically if they will hand over their ballistic missiles.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13985

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Why this Yemen ‘solution’ is impossible

I read an article in the Washington Post by David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary, about the human suffering in Yemen arising from the conflict. I agree with him that civilians pay the heaviest price in wars, such as the one in Yemen. However, I disagree with him in presenting the Houthis as a group with whom we can be reconciled without paying a dangerous price that we would all come to regret.
The rebels tried to control the main facilities, including airports, seaports and roads, and they turned these facilities into a financial resource. Estimates are that more than $5 billion goes to the Houthis from taxing transit and the passage of individuals and goods, and reselling those goods.

The coalition may have to accept Miliband’s suggestions simply to avoid accusations, but the main goal of ending the human suffering by delivering human and medical aid would not be achieved. Most of the tragedies are in the conflict areas, and in the rebels’ areas, and most of the aid supplies would be subject to the whims of the Houthis who use the control of supplies as one of their main weapons.

The truth is that there is no peaceful solution with the Houthi group.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214111 = http://www.eurasiareview.com/25122017-why-this-yemen-solution-is-impossible-oped/ and with minimal changes in more Saudi media: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/12/25/Miliband-and-the-impossible-solution-in-Yemen.html and https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1123631/abdulrahman-al-rashed/miliband-and-impossible-solution-yemen

My comment: The Saudis claim war and victory, not “reconciliation” = peace. But for making peace, you always do not have anybody else than your enemy. Of course, the worst humanitarian crisis is in Houthi-held areas; but not because of Houthi bad rule and looting, but because of Saudi aerial war and blockade. – The Saudis clearly tell here that they do not want a peaceful solution for Yemen, that means they just want more war: “The truth is that there is no peaceful solution with the Houthi group”. The truth is it’s always your enemy with whom you can make peace. There is nobody else for it.

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Rockets over Riyadh: A reminder of why Tehran must be confronted in Yemen

Firing an Iranian-manufactured missile toward a Saudi royal palace (as admitted by the Houthis themselves) is a brazen challenge to Saudi sovereignty and security. Sophisticated heavy weaponry and the training required to use it did not magically drop into the hands of rag-tag Houthi fighters. These attacks against Riyadh demonstrate that Tehran views the Yemeni arena as a sideshow for its onslaught against Arabian states.
Along with dozens of civilian deaths from hundreds of rockets and shells fired into Saudi Arabia, missiles fired toward Jeddah and the holy city of Makkah in 2016 make a laughing stock of the Islamic Republic’s pretentions to be a defender of the Muslim faith.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214121

My comment: The well-known anti-Iranian roundup.

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Saudi transformation in 2017 and the year ahead

On Nov. 4, Saudi Arabia launched its largest anti-corruption campaign in recent history.

Saudis by and large have been supportive of, even jubilant at, the launch of this campaign, something for which they had been hoping for decades. At a time of belt-tightening it no longer made sense to tolerate corruption in high places while millions were fighting to maintain their standards of living during the economic downturn caused by falling oil prices.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1214116

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Fights against Houthis will continue: Yemeni President

The Yemeni National Army's fights against the Iran-backed Houthi militia will continue and will not cease until all Yemeni territories have been liberated, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has stated.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302656332

My comment: Again: Hadi does not want peace, but war.

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Houthis abducted more than 18000 persons, says YCMHRV

abducted 18606 persons, 2638 of them were forced to disappearance, in the period from September 2014 to July 2017 in all parts of Yemen under their control.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13942

My comment: the figures seem to be faction, the fact remains.

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Saleh's uprising against Houthis unified the ranks

Prime Minister Ahmed bin-Daghr said the uprising that the former President Ali Saleh led in late November against the Houthis "unified the ranks in the GPC party and amongst the public" toward restoring the state defending the Republic and proceeding toward the federal state (ambition).

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13939

My comment: The reality seems to be exactly the opposite. This party was fixed at saleh and now is falling apart. Many members do not want to support the Saudis they had fought against for nearly 3 years.

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ANALYSIS: Iran violates UN resolutions under shadow of nuclear deal

In reality, the JCPOA has been the result of political confusion over Iranian regime. As a consequence, the world is now witnessing a series of pressing threats in the Middle East. The reality that Iran's malign behaviors hinge on appeasement is lost on the pro-JCPOA voices. This is a fact they cannot fathom.

It is dangerously naive to ignore the strategic fact that the JCPOA rescued Iran's notorious paramilitary force, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), from being an almost bankrupt organization to become a “combat-ready force” armed with missiles that threaten Arab and EU countries.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/12/19/ANALYSIS-Iran-violates-UN-resolutions-under-nuclear-deal-shadow.html

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Qatar’s tendency to cross the red lines

The Muslim Brotherhood and Khomeinism do not seek to live in peace with those outside of their chosen constituency. Both are like snowballs, they can only flourish in the dark and cold. Bring them to light and they will melt away. Qatar has for a long time been the sanctuary o exile for some of the most extreme ideologies that have ever existed including the Muslim Brotherhood and Taliban.

Qatar has given Iran and by extension the radical ideology of Khomeinism a platform as well while allowing a not inconsiderable presence of IRGC and Quds Force personnel in country.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/06/22/Qatar-s-tendency-to-cross-the-red-lines.html

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Former Iranian Defense Minister has admitted his country was in charge of devastation in war-ravaged Yemen.

Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, currently head of Iran’s Supreme National Defense University, said that the Houthi terrorists in Yemen are inspired by Iran’s so-called Islamic Revolution and the thoughts of its founder.

He added that their terror attacks against legitimate authorities in Yemen come under the instructions of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/21393/Iran-ex-defense-min-admits-dubious-role-in-Yemen-incites-against-US

My comment: If you really look at this case, you will see that nothing than ideological connections and cheerleading is behind this story.

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Iran further escalates tensions with Saudi Arabia through Yemen proxies

Tehran has denied involvement with the Houthis but boastful statements from Iranian officials indicated otherwise.

http://www.thearabweekly.com/Cover-Stories/9913/Iran-further-escalates-tensions-with-Saudi-Arabia-through-Yemen-proxies

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„Viele unterschätzen, wie gefährlich Iran ist“

Am Dienstag haben Houthi-Rebellen aus dem Jemen eine Rakete auf Riad abgefeuert. Der Außenminister Saudi-Arabiens macht Iran deshalb schwere Vorwürfe. Auch eine Entscheidung Donald Trumps bezeichnet Adel al Jubeir im F.A.Z.-Interview als unklug.

Die Houthi haben uns bereits mit mehr als achtzig ballistischen Raketen angegriffen. Die vorletzte landete Anfang November fast am internationalen Flughafen von Riad. Sie war eine iranische Produktion. Auch die am 22. Juni in Yanbu am Roten Meer war eine iranische Rakete vom Typ Qaim 1. Iran versorgt die Houthi mit Waffen, ebenso mit technischer Unterstützung und mit Personal, das diese Raketen bedient. Iran exportiert ballistische Raketen an Milizen, die zu Iran gehören und uns mit den Raketen angreifen. Und dann sagen die Iraner, sie wollen mit uns gute Beziehungen haben.

Wir, die Amerikaner und die Briten haben die Raketen untersucht, wir haben das Material identifiziert und auch die Fabriken, in denen einige Komponenten gemacht worden sind. Wir haben absolut keinen Zweifel, dass sie aus Iran stammen.

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/saudi-arabien-viele-unterschaetzen-wie-gefaehrlich-der-iran-ist-15351890.html

Mein Kommentar: Ein für die Mainstreammedien typisches Interview: Die „Fragen“ sind dazu da, dem Interviewten die Themen zuzuspielen, aber nicht, um ihn kritisch zu hinterfragen.

(A P)

Iranian interference in Yemen slammed

Saudi Ambassador to Bahrain Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Malik Al Shaikh said the ballistic missile launched from Yemen on Riyadh last Tuesday for the second time within six weeks and which was intercepted by the Saudi air defence forces before reaching its goal is considered as a cowardly attack by Iran-backed militias in Yemen that contravenes international principles and laws.

https://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/817798

My comment: “a cowardly attack […9 that contravenes international principles and laws”: Even more this has to be said for every single of the up to now 15.400 Saudi air raids on Yemen.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

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Saudi coalition air raids, day by day:

Dec. 25: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/947934725356893/?type=3

Dec. 24: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/947395378744161/?type=3

Dec. 23: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946796455470720/?type=3

Dec. 22: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946768342140198/?type=3

Dec. 21: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946281888855510/?type=3

Dec. 20: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946281465522219/?type=3

Dec. 19: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946280495522316/?type=3

Dec. 18: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946279822189050/?type=3

Dec. 17: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946278188855880/?type=3

Dec. 16: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946277165522649/?type=3

Dec. 15: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946276165522749/?type=3

Dec. 14: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946274908856208/?type=3

Dec. 13: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946273932189639/?type=3

Dec. 12: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946270318856667/?type=3

Dec. 11: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946268482190184/?type=3

Dec. 10: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946265638857135/?type=3

Dec. 9: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946264095523956/?type=3

Dec. 8: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946261808857518/?type=3

Dec. 7: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946260738857625/?type=3

Dec. 6: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946257718857927/?type=3

Dec. 5: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946256835524682/?type=3

Dec. 4: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946255935524772/?type=3

Dec. 3: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946254935524872/?type=3

Dec. 2: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946253832191649/?type=3

Dec. 1: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/946210515529314/?type=3

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Triangle man from Yemen left reeling as country's civil war rages on

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is devastating those beyond its borders, and a Triangle man with relatives in the country said he is heartbroken by their deaths and the chaos in his former home.

Last July, Mohamed Almaneefee said his brother-in-law recorded video of a family wedding to share the joyous moment with family and friends. The good times quickly soured, however, when bombs from F-15 fighter jets targeted wedding guests attending the ceremony.

"People are celebrating and having fun, and then, boom," Almaneefee said while looking at the footage on a cell phone. "Suddenly, they were bombarded, and almost everyone in that YouTube (video) were killed, including my brother-in-law and two of his kids." (with film)

http://www.wral.com/triangle-man-from-yemen-left-reeling-as-country-s-civil-war-rages-on/17214292/

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244 schools damaged during 1000 days of US-Saudi aggression in Yemen

US-backed Saudi aggression coalition warplanes have damaged 244 schools in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to a recent report released by the Education Ministry.
The damaged 244 schools are out of 300 total number of schools in Sanaa, according to director of the Education Office in the capital Mohammed Abdullah al-Fadhli.
The director said that one of the damaged schools was completely destroyed, which consists of 15 classrooms, while the other 243 schools were partially destroyed.
According to the ministry's report, the costs of rebuilding, rehabilitating and maintaining those damaged schools are around 126 million US dollars.
The report also showed that the Saudi-led air strikes have damaged a total of 2621 schools across the country, in which the coasts of rebuilding those schools are more than 334 million US dollars.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482693.htm

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Film:

Yemen’s bridges, roads badly damaged in Saudi war

Government officials say roads and bridges have been badly damaged, costing Yemen more than 1,400 million dollars.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/26/546884/Saudi-Arabia-war-Yemen

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THE DESTRUCTION OF 85 SPORTS FACILITIES DURING 1000 DAYS OF AGGRESSION

The number of sports and youth establishments targeted by the aggression was directly and indirectly 85 sports facilities distributed in 13 governorates according to an official report issued by the General Administration of Projects The project sector at the Ministry of Youth and Sports received a copy of it.

According to the report, the total cost of damage caused by the targeting of sports facilities and youth more than 900 million dollars distributed between 650 million dollars, the cost of damage to facilities targeted by the aggression directly, and 250 million dollars the cost of damage resulting from the indirect targeting of the rest of the facilities.

And distributed sports facilities and youth targeted by the aggression on 13 governorates, the secretariat of the capital ranked first with 28 facilities damaged by the direct and indirect targeting of the aggression of aggression and caused damage varied between college and partial.

The governorate of Aden ranked second in nine sports facilities, followed by the provinces of Hodeidah, Hajjah, Abyan, Saada and Al Baida, with seven facilities each.

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/the-destruction-of-85-sports-facilities-during-1000-days-of-aggression.html .

(A K)

Bitte informieren sie sich auf Englisch! Deutschsprachige meldungen sind z. T. bis zur Sinnfreiheit verstümmelt, z. B.

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/viele-tote-bei-kaempfen-im-jemen/-/id=396/did=20870412/nid=396/11hrj7r/index.html

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute-sendungen/videos/jemen-viele-tote-nach-luftangriffen-100.html (mit Film von Luftangriff, bei dem eine neunköpfige Familie getötet wurde).

https://www.suedkurier.de/nachrichten/panorama/Mehr-als-60-Tote-bei-Luftangriffen-und-Kaempfen-im-Jemen;art409965,9553518

Höchstens verständlich ist noch das hier:

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Mindestens 25 Tote durch Luftangriff

Das Bombardement traf einen Markt in der Provinz Tais. Mindestens 30 Menschen wurden nach Angaben der Behörden verletzt. Verantwortlich für den Luftangriff war offenbar das von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärbündnis.

https://www.nzz.ch/international/saudiarabien-fliegt-schweren-luftangriff-in-jemen-mit-vielen-toten-ld.1342772

Mein Kommentar: Mehr ist das an Meldung nicht wert. Die meisten, die diesen Angriff melden, schreiben die zu niedrig gesetzte Zahl von 15 Toten einfach weiter (Copy and Paste). Jemeniten sind eben für die deutschen und deutschsprachigen Medien nichts wert. – Das „offenbar“ ist auch Unsinn; wer sonst??? Film auf deutsch von RT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=AKHtOzOVYJU

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14 civilians killed in fresh airstrike on Hodeidah

14 civilians were killed overnight in US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrike on a farm in Tahtiah district of Hodeidah province, a security official told Saba. [All from one family]

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482908.htm and map https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945728523649605632

film: https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1753571924673864/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/946119866775457793

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Civilian killed in airstrike on Nehm

A civilian was killed on Tuesday evening when US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrike hit his house in Marib province, an official told Saba.
The strike targeted the house in Eyal-Mohammed area, leaving heavy damage.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482904.htm

film: https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1753606224670434/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/946127815514247169

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Hostile warplanes injure three civilians in Razih, Sa'ada

Three citizens were wounded in a hostile US-Saudi raid on a house in Razih district in Sa'ada province.
An official in the province told Saba that the aggression coalition t

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482891.htm

film: https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1752648948099495/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945777277853454343

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According to a local source in Hodeidah that the air aggression targeted the raid of an onion farm east of the catapult Directorate Khokha, which led to the death of six farmers. (photo)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/a.1434086430220680.1073741828.1434084576887532/1759759330986720/?type=3&theater

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Deaths, injured from Tuesday airstrikes on Yemen's market rise to 100

The toll of deaths and injured civilians from Tuesday US-Saudi aggression coalition airstrikes on Shohrah popular market in Taiz province has increased to 100, an official and medics told Saba.
The injured were rushed to hospitals in Taiz and Ibb provinces as most of whom were in serious conditions

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945649939253641216

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Saudi Coalition Massacres over 50 Civilians in Western Yemen

According to Al-Mayadeen’s report, the Saudi Coalition bombed a market inside the town of Al-Ta’iziyeh, killing at least 50 civilians.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 15,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961005001451

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill over 40 in southwestern Yemen

Warplanes of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition struck a crowded popular market in the southwestern province of Taiz on Tuesday, killing over 40 people, local media reported.

The airstrikes targeted the market in the district of AlTaiziya of Taiz province, killing more than 40 shoppers and injuring scores of others, local media outlets reported.

The Houthi-affiliated Masirah TV channel said that "more than 50 dead civilians were sent to hospitals following the Saudi-led airstrikes on Shuhrah market."

The Houthi television broadcasted footages from the bombing site saying that "scores of burned dead bodies are still scattered in the market with unknown identities."

Witnesses near the scene told Xinhua that the airstrikes "caused a huge number of casualties because it occurred during rush hour of the market which was filled with shoppers coming from nearby villages."

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/26/c_136853612.htm

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Death toll of #Saudi #UAE strikes on Shahrah market in Alhaimah area of #Taiz #Yemen reached 24. 78were also injrd Number of death could go up cos of critical injuries in some of the casualties Still many body parts r collected from the area & need to be identified

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945723349891764224

photos:

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1759763480986305

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/pcb.1759760280986625/1759760137653306/?type=3

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945668132189982721

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1760159680946685

films:

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1752563508108039/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945777277853454343

https://twitter.com/laboza1/status/945720874505785344

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1KAqj2sVE (from Ruptly)

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1753570991340624/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/946116727972220929 the day after

and a new Western wording :

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Saudi-backed airstrike on crowded market kills at least 25 in Yemen as bombing death toll soars above 70 in last 48 hours

A Saudi-backed airstrike has struck a crowded market in Yemen killing at least 25 - as the death toll from bombings in the last 48 hours soars to more than 70.

Yemeni witnesses and security officials confirmed a number of children had also been killed in the attack and that Tuesday's strike in the western province of Taiz wounded at least 30 others.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5213657/Saudi-backed-market-airstrike-kills-25-Yemen.html

or

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Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 25

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/26/suspected-saudi-led-coalition-airstrike-in-yemen-kills-25.html

My comment: Suspected?? It’s the headline by Fox news, the text by AP does not mention „suspected“. Who else should have done an air strike in Yemen? The US would be the only other candidate possible. – “Saudi-backed” is even more odd. Who did it, when the Saudi just backed him? US-backed could do it.

And pro-Saudi media diminuish the figure of killed, but adding information on the complete raid mission.

Arab Coalition raids kill 13 civilians, 10 Houthis in Taiz

The coalition aircraft launched two air raids on the Houthis militants reinforcements in Ashfal area junction, killing 10 Houthis, wounding 5 others, and destroying two military vehicles, a local source told Almasderonline.

Dozens of civilians gathered in Shahra market near Ashfal area, and the aircraft returned to fly again in the region sky launching a raid on the civilians gathering, killing 13 and wounding 17 others, the source said.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96302

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Six farmers killed in Saudi air strikes on Hodeida

A total of six farmers were killed when the US-Saudi combat jets hit al-Khokhah district of Hodeida province one time overnight, an official told Saba on Tuesday.
The warplanes targeted a farm of the citizens in eastern al-Qatabah area in the district

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482797.htm

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US-Saudi fighter jets continue hitting citizens in several provinces

The US-Saudi fighter jets waged more than 53 strikes on several provinces over the past 24 hours, killing and injuring 84 citizens, including women and children, a military official told Saba on Tuesday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482804.htm and also https://newsclick.in/32-killed-us-backed-saudi-coalition-airstrikes-yemen

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MARTYRDOM AND WOUNDING OF 84 CITIZENS BY 3 CRIMES IN SANA’A, DHAMAR AND HODEIDAH

Saudi-American air aggression on Monday committed new crimes in Sana’a, Dhamar and Hodeidah, killing 84 people, including women and children, in a series of crimes that committed by the air aggression against Yemeni people (with films)

http://www.yemenpress.org/media/video/martyrdom-and-wounding-of-84-citizens-by-3-crimes-in-sanaa-dhamar-and-hodeidah.html

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Saudi raids kill over 70 Yemeni civilians in 48 hours

At least 71 civilians have been killed in the last 48 hours in air raids carried out by a Saudi-led military coalition targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen, residents and local media say.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/saudi-raids-kill-70-yemeni-civilians-48-hours-171225130825534.html

Bemerkung: Die deutschsprachigen berichte sind wie so oft völlig mager und unbrauchbar. Und: fast alle mit gleichlautendem Text, aus irgendeiner miesen Quelle mit Copy und Paste kopiert. Und das Foto dazu, das viele verwenden, stammt von der Stelle in Sanaa, wo eine neunköpfige Familie in ihrem Haus bei einem saudischen Luftangriff getötet wurde. Und dazu kein Hinweis unter dem Bild oder im Text. http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/jemen-viele-tote-bei-luftangriffen-a-1185005.html

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Film: The massacre of aggression in the Directorate of # Zabid Governorate # Hodeidah 25-12-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_s9VfExBqs = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1751646694866387/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945399169715523585

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8 civilians killed in fresh US-Saudi airstrikes on Hodeidah

At least eight civilians, including two women, were killed on Monday in fresh US-backed Saudi aggression coalition airstrikes on Hodeidah port city, a security official told Saba.
Two other women were wounded in the air strikes that targeted a resident's farm in Zuraibah district, said the official.

www.sabanews.net/en/news482726.htm

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4 civilians killed, 55 injured in US-Saudi airstrikes on Dhamar

At least four civilians were killed on Monday morning and other 55 injured in five US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes on Customs Department in Dhamar province, a security official told Saba.
Most of the injured were in critical conditions, said the official, citing medics' remarks

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482733.htm

and

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Dhamar # Following the martyrdom and injury of more than 20 citizens as a result of the air raids targeting Hosh and the building of the Customs Department in Dhamar, and all the victims of the simple workers (porters) who unload and transport goods from the trucks as well as street vendors who work within the courts and some employees.

A large number of trucks were damaged inside the building and the building was destroyed in the center of Dhamar city. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1759355967693723

and Several airstrikes targeted the building of the #Customs_Department in Dhamar, which killed 10 civilians and injured 55 others 4 of them have serious injured .. (same photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1759463454349641

and

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#Saudi #UAE 6 strikes targeted the customs and taxation compound in my city #Dhamaar Scarred students in the nearby elementary school More than 30civilians were kild&injrd Its been reported that some students were injurd by flying shrapnels (photos)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945357607660900353

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945433944278929408

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945353574116143104

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Airstrikes on #Dhamar. Several injured and heavy damage to properties

The strikes on #Dhamar's Customs Authorities are said to have been 6 with reports of over 15 injured. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1596166063769751/?type=3

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1596225623763795/?type=3

More than 20 Yemeni civilians were admitted now to the local hospital. 6 US-Saudi airstrikes had earlier hit the building of Customs Authority in the city of Dhammar, south capital Sanaa. (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945238618255261696

and films: https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1751351464895910/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945310679166222338

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2O1U71-HU = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1751624998201890/

https://www.facebook.com/hournews.net/videos/vb.1411148718916968/1720966387935198/?type=2&theater

and how a pro-Saudi Yemeni media puts it:

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Casualties in Coalition bombing on Dhamar, Sana'a

The aircrafts launched five violent raids on the governorate building eastern Dhamar, the governorate center, and that it has been targeted many times over the past months, a local source told Almasdaronline.

The building, which contains a large area of land and buildings, is under the Houthis control where they are holding hundreds of commercial vehicles, and for months they have been using it for customs clearance, as well as for their meetings and conducting their work, according to the source.

25 causalities have arrived to the city's general hospital, including Houthis gunmen and other civilians, while medics were still picking the victims out of the rubble, the source added, and that there are Houthis leaders among the victims.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96284

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Saudi Raids Claim 23 Civilian Lives in Sana’a, Hadidah

On Monday, Saudi fighter jets pounded the Moein district in Sana’a, killing fifteen people and injuring nine others, according to a report by Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.

The report added that the Saudi military planes raided the areas five times, leaving people under the rubble of the collapsed buildings.

In a separate development, the kingdom’s warplanes targeted parts of Hadidah province, killing eight people.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/12/25/1610988/saudi-raids-claim-23-civilian-lives-in-sana-a-hadidah

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Saudi warplanes Yemeni capital, other cities

Saudi warplanes bombarded two farms in Zabid District in Hudaydah Province in the country’s extreme west early Monday, the report said.

Eight people were killed in the attack, including two women, while two more women sustained injuries.

Separately, Saudi jets carried out a string of attacks against the capital, killing seven civilians and injuring five more.

The casualties included three children and two women, the television reported, adding two people also went missing during the strike.

It said one residence targeted during the raid was completely destroyed, and that rescue workers trying to retract bodies from under the debris had also come under attack.

Eye witnesses said the number of the casualties could rise.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/25/546758/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia

and

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Family of nine members killed in US-Saudi airstrikes on capital Sanaa

Nine members of a family, including five children, were killed and five others wounded on Monday morning when US-Saudi warplanes hit the family's house four times in downtown the capital Sanaa, security officials and medics told Saba.
The strikes targeted the house inside a cemetery at Asir area, the official said, adding that the father of the family was working as a civilian guard of the cemetery.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482680.htm and more on Sanaa http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482746.htm

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Family of 9 members killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's Sanaa

A family of nine members, including five children, were killed on Monday morning when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit the family's house five times in Yemen's capital Sanaa, residents and a Xinhua photographer at the scene witnessed.

"Father, his wife, two women (who are sisters to the father), and five little children were killed on the spot after their house was hit by five missiles fired from fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition," Xinhua photographer reported.

Rescuers and medics said five other people from nearby houses were critically wounded.

Residents said the targeted family's small house is located inside a cemetery near a densely populated neighborhood.

Several houses in the area were badly damaged.

The residents said the father was working as a guard of the cemetery, which contains graves of Egyptian soldiers who were killed in 1962 when they helped Yemenis in their revolution against Imamate regime.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/25/c_136851134.htm = http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/25/c_136851491.htm

Ali Alraimi,his wife Their daughter Their son Mohammed,his wife& 3children Zohoor, Mohammed&Azhaar, who was about2go2her school wearing the uniform3rd 1st strike kild Ali's wife rest of family got in2 the car2run away 2nd3rd strikes targetd the car killing everyone

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945590567769137152

names of victims:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209749849571969&set=pcb.209752209571733&type=3

photos:

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1596654097054281

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209749849571969&set=pcb.209752209571733&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155930182798373&set=pcb.10155930184598373&type=3

https://twitter.com/Maddllock2/status/945418551401308160

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945273013775339520

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945275415391817728

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/945221113897996289

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945272680575651840

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1595991053787252

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945282455703052288

https://www.facebook.com/Classy.Yemeni/posts/1191095554353957

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945336642721763328 = https://twitter.com/A_mtrz/status/945333483500601347

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/photos/pcb.1759347341027919/1759347114361275/?type=3

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945334947023409152 (one; and from Razeh raid)

films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSvAAHr4-gQ = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1751654708198919/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945403017074966528 (Al Masirah)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovisQevNZwY (Ruptly)

https://www.facebook.com/WeenAlEnfigarAlaan/videos/vb.1529559367337515/1843141459312636/?type=2&theater

and

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Funeral for family of 9 members killed in airstrikes held in Yemen

Yemeni people attend a funeral of the victims killed in airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 26, 2017. A family of nine members, including five children, were killed on Monday morning when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit the family's house five times in Yemen's capital Sanaa, residents and a Xinhua photographer at the scene witnessed (photos)

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/27/c_136853887.htm

and what pro-Saudi propaganda makes of it (new story plot):

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10 Yemenis killed after Houthis fail to launch missile from Sanaa

At least 10 people were killed after Houthi militias failed to launch another missile toward liberated areas from their base camp Sanaa, with reports suggesting the rocket has landed into a populated area near the capital.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/25/Houthi-militias-fail-to-launch-missile-from-Sanaa-falls-into-populated-area.html

and

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Houthi missile falls short of target, killing 10 family members

A failed missile test by the Iran-backed Houthi militia has killed 10 family members in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

The official Yemeni News Agency quoted local sources as saying that a missile launched by the rebels from park Farah Land fell short of its target in the nearby Asr district, leaving 10 persons from one Yemeni family killed.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302656510 and repeated by Russian media: https://www.rt.com/newsline/414229-houthis-missile-failed-yemen/ and https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201712261060319578-ten-killed-houthi-rocked-launch/

My comment: Why this story? Because they had targeted the monument for the Egyptian soldiers of the 1962–1967 civil war – and this would sound very bad for Yemeni Republicans (the Egyptians had supported the Republicans) and for Egyptians as well. To Russian media: Copy and Paste without checking the facts is a bad thing.

But even pro-Saudi / pro-Hadi Yemeni media tell the true story, as here: http://almasdaronline.com/article/96284

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Dec. 25: Waking up on heavy airstrikes explosions, 5 so far! Morning from Sanaa..

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/945154100404146177 and photo https://twitter.com/7omeidi/status/945155717815767040 and more photos https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1595991053787252

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Report: 48 Yemeni civilians killed, injured in 51 US-Saudi airstrikes in 24 hours

A total of 48 civilians, including women and children, were killed and wounded in 51 airstrikes launched by US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition using internationally banned weapons on several Yemeni provinces over the past few hours, military and security officials told Saba on Sunday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482623.htm

Report: 46 US-Saudi aggression coalition airstrikes destroy homes, roads and food storage in one day

A total of 46 US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes in a single day destroyed dozens of houses, roads, bridges and food stores. The airstrikes took place last Friday, according to military and security officials conducted by Saba on Sunday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482586.htm

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Pictures of the child Muhannad Abdulhafeez Ayda (14 years), who was injured today after a raid by the Saudi American air aggression on their home in the area of Aljlahh Directorate # Razih in # Saada

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1759128511049802 = https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=176901773054527&id=100022041169278

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Three women were killed and another one wounded when the US-Saudi combat jets waged a strike on groups of women in Razih district of Saada province, an official told Saba on Sunday.
The strike hit the groups of women while were backing from a condolence in Ghumar area in the district.
Moreover, the warplanes waged seven strikes on al-Buqa area of Kutaf district in the same province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482560.htm

and photos

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1759450194350967

https://twitter.com/f_mudhsh/status/945273637145399296 = https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/945276555437146114

and film

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1750574928306897/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945033776043880448

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Film: Aggression targets the Higher Institute of Teachers in Saada # 23-12-2017

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1749463821751341/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/944665723305119744

4 Yemeni women were killed today by US-Saudi airstrikes while getting out from a funeral ceremony in Razeh Saada north

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/944593411805536257 and https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/944594397089366018

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Film: Aggression targeting citizens and the offices of transportation and education in Dahyan # Saada

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1749497391747984/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/944682741978816514

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Two children, woman injured in Saudi airstrike on Sanaa

Two children and a woman were injured when Saudi warplanes waged on Saturday a strike on Sanhan district in Sanaa province, an official told Saba.
The strike hit al-Wahda Quarter in the district, injuring two children and woman

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482455.htm

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Two citizens killed in US-Saudi airstrike on Marib

At least two citizens were killed in an airstrike by the US-Saudi aggression warplanes on Serwah district of Marib province, a local official told Saba on Saturday.
The aggressive airstrike hit a house in Serwah, which led to the killing of two citizens, the official said.
The official pointed out that the hostile warplanes waged eight raids during the past hours on the district, causing damage in property of citizens

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482499.htm

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#Saudi jets are frightening passengers today near the capital #Sanaa #Yemen Why they continue to bomb roads,houses,streets,markets, hospitals and schools ? Can we live in peace ? Why #US and #UK support them to do this ? Where is the humanity ? (photo)

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/944593413940350976

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Unexploded bomb goes off in western Yemen, kills 4 children

At least four children have lost their lives and five others sustained critical injuries when an unexploded bomb dropped by Saudi military aircraft went off in Yemen's western coastal province of Hudaydah.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the children were playing in an area of al-Sukhnah district in the province, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, on Saturday when the incident happened.

Separately, five Yemeni children were killed in Saudi aerial assaults against residential buildings in the Arhab district of Sana’a province.Elsewhere in the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada, Saudi airstrikes left two women dead and as many injured in Razih district.

Earlier in the day, two people were killed and several others injured when Saudi warplanes bombarded an area close to Arhab University in Sana’a.

Saudi airstrikes also left two children and a woman injured in the Sanhan district of the capital province of Sana’a.

Additionally, Saudi aerial attacks against residential buildings in the west-central province of Ma’rib killed two civilians.

Three other civilians also died in Saudi strikes across Hudaydah province.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/23/546573/Yemen-bomb-explosion-Saudi-Arabia

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Dozens of citizens killed, wounded in aggressive airstrikes on Arhab

Dozens of citizens were killed or injured on Saturday due to US-Saudi aggressive airstrikes on a protest vigil held in Arhab district of Sana’a province.
Director-General of Arhab district Nosair al-Habbari told Saba that four aggressive airstrikes hit the solidarity vigil, which was held in solidarity with the Palestinian people and on the occasion of 1000 days since the start of the aggression on Yemen, killing four citizens in a primary toll and wounding 20 others.
The death toll is expected to raise because of serious injuries, al-Habbar added, pointing out that this atrocious massacre is added to the criminal record of the aggression coalition.
He stressed that this crime will not prevent the tribes of Arhab from continuing in confronting the aggression and supplying the fronts with men and money.
The media crews of Yemen Channel and other TV channels who were covering the vigil survived miraculously, Media Director in the province Salim al-Ward said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482495.htm

and

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10 civilians, including 5 children, killed in fresh Saudi air strike on Yemen's Arhab

At least 10 civilians, including five children, were killed when a new US-Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrike targeted Arhab district north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, director of Arhab told Saba on Sunday.
The airstrike struck the children while they were playing football around Arhab University, killing the five and wounding others, director Naseer al-Habbari added.
The director said the other five civilians were targeted by the warplanes because

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482572.htm

HR Ministry condemns Arhab's massacre in Sanaa

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482567.htm

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Revealed the names of the dead and wounded in the terrible massacre of coalition aircraft east of Sanaa

[lists 4 killed and 23 injured]

http://www.yemen-media.info/news_details.php?sid=33123&lng=arabic

and films: https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1749468795084177/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/944670811700506624 and https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1749450458419344/

https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1750611884969868/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/945044509511045122

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Political parties strongly condemn US-Saudi air strikes on Arhab's residents

Political parties strongly condemned Saturday US-Saudi air strikes on the residents of Arhab district north of the capital Sanaa, in a joint statement received by Saba on Monday.
The air attacks that targeted a protest rally and children in the district killed 10 civilians, including five children, and injured dozens of others, according to local officials and medics.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482743.htm

and

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9 Yemeni children were killed today by US-backed Saudi war criminals. 5 of them were playing next to the university of Arhab north of Sanaa when airstrike hit them. 4 were playing with a fragment of clustor bomb, unknowingly, in Sukhna area Hodeida west It went off on them.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/944601852288684033 and photo https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/944837909059915781

and what Saudi propaganda makes of it:

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Yemen air strike kills five rebels: Tribal source

Pro-Houthi media say the rebels were hosting a pro-Palestinian demonstration

An air strike attributed to the Saudi-led coalition killed five rebels on Saturday as they met with allied tribal leaders outside Yemen's capital, a tribal source said.

The strike also wounded 20 others when it hit a house in the Arhab area 30km north of Sanaa, the source said.

Media loyal to the Houthi rebels said the strike targeted a gathering to show support for the Palestinians after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The coalition regularly targets Houthi positions in areas they control, including around the rebel-held capital and in their northern stronghold of Saada.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-air-strike-kills-five-rebels-tribal-source-1516098722

My comment: How to define a “rebel” or a “Houthi”? All these do not imply to be a “fighter” or a “military target”.

and

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Coalition raids kill 25 Houthis, wound dozens northern Sana'a

25Houthis militants were killed and at least dozens injured on Saturday by the Saudi-led Arab coalition air raids in Arhab district, northern the capital Sana'a, a local source said.

The source told Almasdaronline that the aircrafts bombed by three raids Houthis gatherings in the market next to Arhab University, resulting in casualties.

The Houthis were in an armed stand to mobilize militants from the district, the source added.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96235

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 in Yemen: officials

Yemeni tribal officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike has killed at least 10 people and wounded 25 others in the capital, Sanaa.

The officials said Saturday's airstrike targeted a gathering of tribesmen supporting Shiiterebels, known as Houthis. They spoke on condition of anonymity fearing reprisals.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/saudi-led-coalition-airstrike-kills-10-yemen-officials-51969186

and

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10 killed in Yemen after Saudi-led coalition air strike

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed at least 10 people and wounded 25 others in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

The strike targeted a gathering of tribesmen supporting Shia rebels, known as Houthis.

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/10-killed-in-yemen-after-saudiled-coalition-air-strike-36434091.html = http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/23/saudi-led-coalition-airstrike-kills-10-in-yemen-officials.html

and pro-Hadi Yemeni media even gets the location wrong, but at least keeps the story of Houthis who were hit alive, as all evidence points to civilians:

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Coalition raids kill 11 civilians and an unknown number of Houthis in Saada

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96228

More air raids recorded on:

Dec. 26:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482887.htm Hajjah prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482873.htm Sanaa prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482807.htm Hajjah prov.

Dec. 25:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482791.htm Nehm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482790.htm Najran prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482789.htm Saada prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482777.htm Hajjah prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482736.htm Taxi bus, Hodeidah prov.

Dec. 24:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482611.htm Serwah, Marib prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482557.htm Taiz prov., cluster bombs

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482561.htm Taiz prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482573.htm Taiz prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482575.htm Jawf prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482563.htm Sanaa prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482579.htm Hajjah prov.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482582.htm Taiz prov.

Dec. 23:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482474.htm Saada prov.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

(A K PS)

Houthis rocket injure four children, another person in Taiz

the Houthis had shelled four Katyusha rockets on the village, while one of the rockets fell on Yassin Sharaf house, wounding five people, including four children.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96296

(A K PS)

#Saudi press claims a dramatic increase in Houthi strategic losses over the past 48 hours, on several battle fronts but particularly in Sana'a, including the killing of 9 key Houthi commanders.

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/945711097897799682 referring to http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1702585

(* A K PS)

Explosive devices kill six civilians, wound seven on coastal road western Yemen

Six civilians were killed and seven others were wounded by two explosive devices on the coastal road between the cities of al Mocha and al Khocha, western Yemen, eyewitnesses said.

An explosive device was detonated while passing a minibus carrying a number of passengers, including women and children, killing five and wounding seven others, and another explosive device was detonated on a motorcycle, killing the driver immediately, the eyewitnesses told Almasderonline.

Residents in the area accuse the Houthis of planting dozens of mines and improvised explosive devices in villages and roads to impede the government forces advance to their sites on the west coast.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96282

(* A K PH)

US-Saudi aggression battleships attack Taiz

The US-backed Saudi aggression coalition battleships fired missiles at Mocha district of Taiz province, a military official told Saba on Monday
The attack targeted Hassi Salem area and left heavy damages to public and private properties.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482752.htm

My comment: That’s security of the Red sea, Saudi style.

(A K PH)

Saudi mercenaries fire Katyusha rockets at resident's houses, shops in Jawf

The US-baked Saudi-paid aggression coalition mercenaries fired Katyusha rockets at residents' houses and shops in Moton district of Jawf province, a security official told Saba on Monday.
The attack caused heavy damages to the residents' properties.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482749.htm

(A K PH)

Saudi-paid mercenaries fire 37 missiles on villages of Nehm

The US-backed Saudi-paid aggression mercenaries fired more than 37 Katyusha rockets at homes and farms of civilians in several villages in Nehm distract of Marib province, a security official told Saba on Monday.
The attack left heavy damages upon civilian’s properties.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news482739.htm

(* A K)

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Ballistic Missile Before Launch in Yemen – Reports

An airstrike of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia killed over 50 Houthi rebels in western Yemen and destroyed a ballistic missile before it could be launched, Sky News Arabia reported on Monday.

According to the media outlet, over 50 militants were killed in the coalition's airstrike targeting military reinforcements in Al Jarahi and Hays, as well the vicinity of At Tuhayat district.

The missile and its launch pad were reportedly destroyed near Ras Isa port, the probable target was not specified.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201712251060307907-saudi-coalition-ballistic-missile-destroys/

(* A K)

Dozens killed in fresh Yemen air strikes, clashes

Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Huthi rebels, security and medical sources said Monday.

Saudi-led coalition air raids overnight killed at least 18 of the Iran-backed rebels in Hais, south of the key port of Hodeida, while bombardments from gunships left 35 others dead in nearby Tahita, a security official told AFP.

The latest fighting killed 12 government troops and wounded 19 more, military and medical sources said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5211567/Dozens-killed-fresh-Yemen-air-strikes-clashes.html

(A K PS)

New Houthi rocket lands near Marib city, no one hurt

"The explosion was huge," said the panicked pedestrians near the site.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13983

(* B K PH)

Jemen: Über 1200 gepanzerte Wagen und Panzer zerstört

In den vergangenen drei Jahren sind nach Angaben des jemenitischen Verteidigungsministeriums über 1200 Panzerfahrzeuge und Tanker sowie fünf Kampfjets der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten arabischen Kriegskoalition zerstört worden.

Laut einem Bericht des jemenitischen Verteidigungsministeriums von heute wurden in dieser Zeitspanne außerdem über 30 Hubschrauber und Drohnen der arabischen Koalition im Luftraum Jemens zerstört.

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i35225-jemen_über_1200_gepanzerte_wagen_und_panzer_zerstört

(* B K PH)

37 Saudi-led coalition aircraft, 1,200 tanks destroyed in Yemen war: Yemeni army

The Yemeni army, in a statement released on Sunday, announced that 37 aircraft plus more than 1,200 tanks and armored vehicles have been destroyed ever since the Saudi regime and its allies launched a devastating war on the country more than two and half years ago, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies also lost a dozen Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, five McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon warplanes plus more than 20 reconnaissance aircraft.

The statement added that ten warships, frigates and a number of gunboats were also destroyed in the Saudi-led military aggression.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/24/546675/37-Saudiled-aircraft-1200-tanks-destroyed-in-Yemen-war-Yemeni-army

(A K PS)

Yemen's Houthi rebels 'suffer major losses', army spokesman says

The Yemeni army said that it had reclaimed "strategic areas" in eastern Sanaa from the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Meanwhile, more than 20 Houthi fighters surrendered to Yemeni troops on Saturday in the Bayhan district of Shabwa province in eastern Sanaa, Yemen’s capital that is controlled by the Houthis.

Dozens of militia fighters have surrendered in the past two weeks in the eastern battlefront in the Bayhan and Usailan districts in Shabwa, reported the Yemeni defence ministry’s 26 September news website.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-s-houthi-rebels-suffer-major-losses-army-spokesman-says-1.690026 and also https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/23/Yemeni-army-liberates-several-areas-in-Sanaa-53-Houthis-dead.html, claiming even more Houthi losses

My comment: As told by the anti-Houthi side.

(A K PS)

Houthi militia shell Beidha village with Katyucha rockets

injuring locals according to the latest reports.

Local tribesmen said the militants want to take control of the village but local tribesmen have been resisting them for three years.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-13938

(A K PS)

Photos:

Southern Resistance fighters on the west coast fronts.

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944486636833751040

Houthi mines and IEDs camouflaged as rocks planted on roads on the west coast. #Hodeidah

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944489779646697472

Detonation of a Houthi explosive device on the west coast.

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944529651757494272

(* A K PS)

The al Awadi tribe, which is largely concentrated in the area of al Bayda the Hadi government pushed into, pledged its support for the Hadi government. Likely why the Hadi government has been able to advance into al Bayda, central #Yemen.

https://twitter.com/MaherFarrukh/status/945703819920510977

#AQAP (and to a lesser extent #ISIS) have been the main force supporting tribal resistance against the al Houthi movement in al Bayda, central #Yemen. The Hadi gov and #Saudi coalition have been absent. Unclear how, or if, the Hadi gov plans to address AQAP's role in al Bayda.

https://twitter.com/MaherFarrukh/status/945700381778161664

(A K PS)

Government forces seize control first district of al Bayda province

The government forces took control of the first district of al Bayda province, central Yemen, just hours after they have fully controlled Bayhan district, the last site of the Houthis in Shabwa province, southeastern Yemen.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96281 and also map https://twitter.com/MaherFarrukh/status/945699424218599424

(A K PS)

Yemen: Bayda Heads Towards Liberation

The Yemeni National Army said that its forces had liberated strategic sites in the province of al-Bayda, resulting in casualties among the army and the militias.
Ali al-Akaily, spokesperson of Decisive Brigade affiliated to Yemeni government forces, said that the Yemeni National Army has successfully liberated the last stronghold of insurgents and moved to Bayda in an operation that won’t stop until full the liberation of Bayda province.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1123446/yemen-bayda-heads-towards-liberation

(* A K PS)

Thread: Bayhan fightings, films, photos, news, starting Dec. 18. down to newest

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944871844254965760

starting Dec. 21:

https://twitter.com/demolinari/status/944923057138778112

(A K PS)

22 Houthis surrender to government forces in Bayhan

The Houthi gunmen were trapped by government forces in the district mountains, which was seized a week ago by the government forces, bringing the number of the Houthi prisoners to nearly 200 gunmen

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96237

(A K PS)

Taiz: Battles between government forces and Houthis, Arab Coalition bomb sites

http://almasdaronline.com/article/96239

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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Ana Insan Madani with Sohila al-Bna’a

Sohila al-Bna’a is an Internet sensation with Yemeni youth. Based in Seoul, where she is studying, al-Bna’a began using social media to document her participation in her university’s international activities highlighting the culture and heritage of #Yemen, through fashion, music and talks

https://www.almadaniyamag.com/english/2017/12/25/ana-insan-madani-with-sohila-al-bnaa-4bf2l

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-370-yemen-war-mosaic-370

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-370 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-370:

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/

07:47 27.12.2017
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