Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 388 - Yemen War Mosaic 388

Yemen Press Reader 388: 28. Feb 2018, 2: Schwere Saudische Luftangriffe – Griffith neuer UN-Sondergesandter – Friedenspläne – Jemendebatte in Deutschland – Kulturerbe gefährdet – Propaganda satt
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Feb. 28, 2018, 2: Heavy Saudi air raids – Griffith new UN special envoy – Peace plans – Yemen debate in Germany – Cultural heritage endangered – Bulks of propaganda – and more

In Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 388 nur cp 7 bis 18, die vorhergehenden cp1 bis 6 in Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 387

In Yemen war Mosaic 388 only cp 7 to 18, the preceding cp 7 to 18 at Yemen War Mosaic 387

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-387-yemen-war-mosaic-387

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv / in Italics: in

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-387-yemen-war-mosaic-387

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

cp1b Am wichtigsten: UN-Sicherheitsrat: Streit um Resolution / Most important: UN Security Council: Quarrel for resolution

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 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1b

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Feb. 28:

(* B P)

Building Peace in Yemen From the Ground Up: How to End the Conflict

From the beginning, the peace process in Yemen has suffered from faulty assumptions and out-of-date-analysis. The current UN plan overplays the importance of the Hadi government and excludes the groups who are actually fighting the Houthis and providing the basic services normally associated with a state. Furthermore, many of the parties involved have little incentive to see the current peace process succeed—even as millions of Yemenis arrive at the brink of starvation, all of the key players in the conflict are profiting from a lucrative war economy. In many cases, the spoils of war have turned former paupers into extremely wealthy individuals. Yet the focus on elite politics—not – by Peter Salisbury

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2018-02-28/building-peace-yemen-ground

Comment: This man Peter Salisbury should be president of the UN and also the UN peace envoy in Yemen! He really has a grip on what is happening and what is needed in Yemen. Martin Griffiths please note. I really appreciate Salisbury's articles. This is well worth a read. Even if you don't subscribe to Foreign Affairs you can read one article a month free and its worth reading this one.

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

(B P)

Iran’s peace plan still the only solution to Yemen war, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran’s four-point peace plan is still the only solution to the Yemen conflict.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/421657/Iran-s-peace-plan-still-the-only-solution-to-Yemen-war-Zarif

Feb. 27:

(A P)

Parties in Yemen Must Prioritize National Interest in Efforts to End Fighting, Special Envoy Tells Security Council amid Calls for Unity of Purpose

“We do have a road map for Yemen,” said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, adding that parties had already agreed on the practical suggestions to launch it and build confidence among themselves. “The only part missing is the commitment of parties to make concessions and give priority to the national interest. This is what makes us doubtful of their real intention to end this war.”

The new agreement had been developed in consultation with the parties, he said. However, parties had refused to sign it and it was clear that the Houthis were not prepared to make concessions on security arrangements. T

https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sc13227.doc.htm = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/parties-yemen-must-prioritize-national-interest-efforts-end-fighting-special-envoy and https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/parties-yemen-must-prioritize-national-interest-efforts-end-fighting-special-envoy and his statement in full: https://osesgy.unmissions.org/un-special-envoy-yemen-briefs-security-council-1 = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/un-special-envoy-yemen-briefs-security-council

Comment: Kind of surreal to see UN envoy say that there is a viable peace deal for Yemen, the only problem being that no-one wants to sign it.

Isn't that like me saying I've got a bestselling novel but no-one wants to read it?

https://twitter.com/peterjsalisbury/status/968552774656028672

and

(A P)

UN Yemen envoy: Houthis scrapped peace deal at last minute

In a swansong address on Tuesday, the United Nations envoy on Yemen described being tantalisingly close to a peace deal to end Yemen’s war – only for the northern Houthi rebels to pull out at the eleventh hour.

“In the end of the consultations, it became clear that the Houthis were not prepared to make concessions on the proposed security arrangements. This has been a major stumbling block towards reaching a negotiated solution.”

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/un-yemen-envoy-houthis-scrapped-peace-deal-last-minute-saudi-1416118733

My comment: This seems to be a strange contortion of reality. Ahmeds peace proposals always were biased by UNSC resolution 2216 and required a de facto capitulation of the Houthis, thus preventing every peaceful solution.

And

(* A P)

Film: On #Yemen, Inner City Press asked outgoing UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed why he never filed public financial disclosure, where he'll go next, after UN tried to protect IOCA from questions, UN Censorship Alliance

https://twitter.com/innercitypress/status/968607622852210689

(* B H P)

War-wracked Yemen facing 'catastrophic' conditions: UN

Living conditions in Yemen are "catastrophic" after three years of war, with a growing risk of famine and cholera still raging in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a senior UN aid official said Tuesday.

The UN Security Council was meeting to discuss Yemen a day after Russia vetoed a British-drafted resolution that would have pressured Iran over the supply of missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels.

"After three years of conflict, conditions in Yemen are catastrophic," John Ging, UN director of aid operations, told the council.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5441377/War-wracked-Yemen-facing-catastrophic-conditions-UN.html and also https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-02-27/un-humanitarian-chief-calls-yemen-conditions-catastrophic

Feb. 25:

(* B P)

Saudi Arabia, UN Human Rights Council Member, Continues Rights Crackdown

Saudia Arabia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), continues its crackdown on human rights.

The General Assembly is supposed to consider candidate Member States’ contributions to the protection of human rights, as well as voluntary pledges and commitments when applying for council membership. But Saudi Arabia was elected twice in succession despite its well-documented and ongoing human rights violations.

In addition to its violations in Yemen, Saudi Arabia continues to target human rights defenders inside the country.

https://www.juancole.com/2018/02/council-continues-crackdown.html

(A P)

New UN Delegate to Yemen Discusses Establishing a Permanent Office in Adan with Yemeni Government

http://en.smanews.org/new-un-delegate-to-yemen-discusses-establishing-a-permanent-office-in-adan-with-yemeni-government

(A P)

Iran, UK agree on settlement of Yemen crisis

Iran's Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeedinejad said on Friday that the two countries have come to a major agreement on the settlement of the crisis in Yemen.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/24/c_136995089.htm

My comment: Doubt, doubt, doubt.

Feb. 23:

(* B P)

Can talks in Oman end the war in Yemen?

A recent call by the Sultanate of Oman to hold a round of peace talks is the latest political development in a brutal civil war which has already claimed 10,000 Yemeni lives.

Oman is holding talks with the Houthi armed group and the General People’s Congress Party (GPC) first.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180223-can-talks-in-oman-end-the-war-in-yemen/

Comment: I'm not sure whether the current format can achieve to much but I guess it depends on the stages following the Houthi/GPC rounds. But it would b good if peace could somehow descend on Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156418127803641

(* B P)

Who is Martin Griffiths, UN's new envoy to Yemen?

Griffiths brings civilians to same negotiating table as generals and warlords to demonstrate effects of war

By hiring the veteran mediator, the UN is switching tactics. Griffiths asserts that talks between political bigwigs do not get bogged down by rows about aid trucks moving food, fuel and medicine across battlefronts.

He has also carved out a style of bringing women and other civilians to the same negotiating table as generals and warlords to explain exactly what bombs and bullets do to the children they are trying to raise in crater-pocked towns and villages.

It's a neat trick, yet in spite of his diplomatic arsenal, Griffiths has an oversize handicap: links to a British foreign service apparatus that arms Riyadh with weapons and intelligence to use against the Houthis, which diminishes his credibility.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/who-martin-griffiths-yemens-new-un-envoy-1120969214

Feb. 22:

(* A P)

“Houthis” Submit Peace Plan to UN and Begin International Diplomatic Tour

Ansarullah — which western media reduces to simply “the Houthis” — has submitted a comprehensive peace plan to the United Nations. Chairman of Sana’a’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, announced the plan on Thursday via his Twitter and social media accounts.

The reconciliation plan reaffirms Ansarullah’s commitment to maintaining the unity and territorial integrity of Yemen.

The statement submitted by Mr. al-Houthi includes the following six points to end the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen and begin the peace process.

http://geopoliticsalert.com/houthis-submit-peace-plan-un

and

Yemen's Houthis unveil proposal for ending 3-year war

Initiative calls for presidential, parliamentary polls and guarantees against further foreign aggression

Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebel group has submitted a proposal to the UN for ending its three-and-a-half-year war with the government, a senior Houthi official said Thursday.

The initiative reportedly calls for holding presidential and parliamentary polls and forming a “reconciliation committee” tasked with overcoming outstanding differences between the two sides.

It also calls for "international guarantees” against further foreign intervention in Yemen; a general amnesty; prisoner exchanges; and popular referendums to settle main points of contention.

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemens-houthis-unveil-proposal-for-ending-3-year-war/1071074 and also http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-war-yemen-may-have-end-sight-rebels-submit-peace-plan-united-nations-818672?piano_t=1

Feb. 21:

(* B P)

The War on Yemen and the Failure of the U.N.

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis absolutely deserves more attention from the rest of the world. The U.N. Security Council has a special obligation to do right by Yemen because it has utterly failed that country for at least the last three years, and it was their resolution in the spring of 2015 that allowed the coalition to cause so much harm to Yemen’s civilian population with their blockade. To make matters worse, several of the council’s permanent members are directly implicated in helping to create the disaster now engulfing more than twenty million people – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-and-the-failure-of-the-u-n/

(* A P)

Ein Veteran für den Jemen

Martin Griffiths vermittelt fortan im Auftrag der UN in dem Bürgerkriegsland. Der Brite scheint einiges Talent im Frieden stiften zu besitzen.

Sein Vorgänger Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed biss sich drei Jahre lang die Zähne aus an den Kontrahenten. Seit Herbst 2016 lagen alle UN-Friedensgespräche auf Eis.

Jetzt soll ein neuer internationaler Vermittler für Zuversicht sorgen. Einstimmig kürte der UN-Sicherheitsrat den Briten Martin Griffiths zu seinem nächsten Sonderbeauftragten für den Jemen. Wie kaum ein anderer Diplomat ist Griffiths mit den Gewaltkonflikten in der Arabischen Welt und ihren Dynamiken vertraut.

Griffiths bringe weit gefächerte Erfahrungen mit.

http://www.fr.de/politik/jemen-ein-veteran-fuer-den-jemen-a-1452180 = https://www.die-mediation.de/martin-griffiths-un-vermittler-jemen/ und Verlautbarung der UN: https://www.unric.org/de/uno-schlagzeilen/28261-neuer-un-sondergesandter-fuer-jemen

(* A P)

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of main parties to the brutal conflict.

Over the past seven years, the two former UN envoys strived to establish a reconciliation between the internationally recognised government and the Houthi group that ousted the government in early 2015. This has been their fundamental mission.

The new envoy will be facing formidable challenges as the crisis is no longer confined to the Houthi-government fighting. Another challenge has surfaced, namely the rise of strong southern separatist voices.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2018/2/20/deep-political-complexity-awaits-yemens-new-un-envoy

(A P)

Western Diplomatic Efforts to Activate Yemeni Talks

Informed Yemeni sources confirmed on Monday the presence of western diplomatic contacts with officials from the legitimate government to reactivate peace negotiations, halted two years ago after the collapse of UN-sponsored talks to end the Yemen crisis.

In this regard, several western diplomats and officials renewed on Monday their support to the Yemeni legitimate government for reaching permanent peace and to end the presence of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1181221/western-diplomatic-efforts-activate-yemeni-talks

My comment: Supporting one side will not be a good base for any peace efforts.

Feb. 19:

(* A P)

FORMER PRESIDENT ALI NASSER MOHAMMED PRESENTS AN IMPORTANT INITIATIVE TO STOP THE WAR IN #YEMEN (THE TERMS OF THE INITIATIVE)
Former Yemeni President Ali Nasser Mohammad has put forward an initiative to resolve the Yemeni crisis and end the war during his participation at the Valdai International Conference on Dialogue hosted by Russia and attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a number of ministers, officials and diplomats in the Middle East.
Almrasel net received the points of initiative initiated by President Nasser, the most prominent of which:

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564.1073741829.961126490607048/1653082564744767/?type=3

My comment: Sound and better than everything the last UN envoy for Yemen did.

Feb. 18 and earlier:

(A P)

OULD SHEIKH TALKS ABOUT THE NEW ENVOY TO YEMEN

Former UN envoy Mauritanian Ismail Ould Cheikh welcomed the appointment of his British successor, Martin Griffith, to be the UN Secretary-General’s envoy to Yemen to start moving the political process.

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/ould-sheikh-talks-about-the-new-envoy-to-yemen.html

cp7a Saudi-Arabien und Iran / Saudi Arabia and Iran

Feb. 26:

(B P)

Ending war in Yemen could bring Iran, Saudi Arabia closer

Cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia to bring to an end the war in Yemen could well serve as potential breakthrough for improving bilateral relations, says Hossein Mousavian a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University.

'The potential exists for a diplomatic breakthrough in the Yemen war,' said Mousavian in a recent interview with German paper Frankfurter Allgemenine.
'International consensus on resolving Yemen crisis through diplomacy can bring the warring parties there to reconciliation, bridge the Saudi Arabia-Iran divide, and decrease the confrontational tone between the Trump White House and Iran,' he said.

http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82844717

Feb. 21:

Iranian President Rouhani Urges Saudi Arabia and Allies to Stop 'Blame Game'

President Hassan Rouhani has urged Saudi Arabia and its allies to stop their "blame game" against Iran over Yemen's crisis, saying they should instead make efforts towards ending the deadly war against the impoverished nation and pave the ground for an intra-Yemeni dialog.

He rebuffed the accusations against Iran of missile shipments to Yemen as "completely wrong and baseless," saying such allegations will not resolve the current problems.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201802211061876052-iran-rouhani-saudi-arabia/

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Feb. 28:

Reorienting Saudi Foreign Policy: From Islam To The Arab Identity – Analysis

Since the rise of Saudi Arabia’s new de-facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), there have been subtle yet important changes in the Kingdom’s foreign policy. The traditional Salafist discourse has partly made space for increased references to ‘Arabness’. Although support for Syrian opposition groups during the Syrian war was legitimised based on religion, MbS has framed the current Saudi intervention in Yemen as an Arab matter.

This use of the Arab identity discourse is a noticeable break with Saudi Arabia’s recent past.

To sum up, Saudi Arabia is increasingly framing its regional policy with a discourse hinged on ‘Arabness’ as opposed to one hinged on Islam. This shift, combined with Riyadh’s recent engagement with Shia actors in the region, could redefine the fault lines of conflict in West Asia. However, the success of this envisioned paradigm shift will depend on the capacity of Iranian resistance and local political conditions.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/28022018-reorienting-saudi-foreign-policy-from-islam-to-the-arab-identity-analysis/

My comment: Wait and see. For MbS, all this is just a question of power, I think.

Feb. 27:

Saudis Reportedly Seek Parity With Iran In Nuclear Power Deal With U.S.

The United States is negotiating with Saudi Arabia over a nuclear power deal that might allow Riyadh to enrich and reprocess uranium in exchange for choosing U.S. companies to build reactors in the kingdom, media are reporting.

The Associated Press, Bloomberg, and other media reported on February 26 that the Saudis are pressing to include such advanced nuclear capabilities as part of a deal to establish a civilian nuclear power program, pointing to the official blessing given to Iran in its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers

https://www.rferl.org/a/saudi-arabia-seeks-parity-iran-nuclear-power-deal-negotiating-us-perry-/29064807.html

Feb. 26:

(A E P)

Saudi Inflation Seen Accelerating More After January Jump

Saudi Arabia’s annual consumer inflation accelerated to 3 percent last month from -1.1 percent in December after the government introduced value-added taxes and cut energy subsidies in an effort to balance the budget by 2023.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/saudi-inflation-seen-accelerating-more-after-january-jump-chart

(* A P)

Over 670,000 violators netted,161,000 deported

Saudi security authorities have so far arrested as many as 671,272 violators of the residency and labor regulations in a nationwide crackdown that was launched on Nov. 15, 2017 as part of the Nation Without Illegal Expats campaign. About 161,000 of them have already been deported from the country.
Officials said 19 ministries and government departments were participating in the coordinated campaign.
They said 469,836 expatriates were arrested for violating the system of residency, 142,016 for breaking labor laws and 59,420 for breaching border security.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/529195/SAUDI-ARABIA/Over-670000-violators-netted-161000-deported

and

(A P)

The unjust campaign against Labor Ministry

We welcome the recent decisions taken by the government, which directly and indirectly prevent non-Saudis from continuing in the Kingdom for work. This will definitely increase job opportunities for Saudis in various sectors.
Saudis have been complaining that they don’t get any opportunity to work in their own country as a result of the huge presence of expats who dominate markets and businesses. Some Saudis provided protection to foreigners to run businesses illegally.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/529199/Opinion/Local-Viewpoint/The-unjust-campaign-against-Labor-Ministry

(A P)

Queen of Torts: Saudi women can now start their own business without seeking male permission

The pillars of male dominance are trembling in Saudi Arabia. A new policy has recently been passed by the government that allows women to start their own business without the consent of a male guardian. This is a giant leap for gender equality and growth, as the kingdom galvanizes the burgeoning private sector.

https://qrius.com/queen-torts-saudi-women-can-now-start-business-without-seeking-male-permission/

My comment: Wait and see. This sounds quite like pro-crown prince propaganda.

(A P)

Column work of the King Salman Mosque has begun

The King Salman Mosque project worth USD 24.95 million is contracted to Turkey's Turmaks company. The mosque will be the largest in the country upon completion.

https://english.sun.mv/47621

(A P)

Saudi Arabia reshuffles military, promotes woman at labor ministry

Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shake-up that elevates a younger generation, brings a woman into a senior government job and tightens Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s grip on power.

In a reshuffle announced late on Monday, the military chief of staff, air defense and land forces heads and senior defense and interior ministry officials were removed. Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah became deputy labor minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the deeply conservative kingdom.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-government/saudi-arabia-reshuffles-military-promotes-woman-at-labor-ministry-idUSKCN1GA2P3

and

(A P)

Saudi King Replaces Military Commanders as Yemen War Lingers On

Saudi Arabia replaced several top military commanders including the chief of staff and the heads of ground and air forces, the latest overhaul of traditional power centers in the oil-rich kingdom.

No reason was given for the changes, which were announced in a series of late-night royal decrees approved by King Salman on Monday. Several civilian officials, including deputy ministers, were also replaced.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/saudi-king-replaces-military-commanders-as-yemen-war-lingers-on

and

(A P)

#Saudi @KingSalman using his dictatorial powers fores & appoints dozens of senior military officers & govt officials, but excludes woemn, blacks & Shia from any appointment. Great progress according to @ArabiaFdn @SaudiEmbassyUSA

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/968201938285285378

and

(* A K P)

U.S. pressure to end the war may have spurred Riyadh to reorganize its Defense Ministry and shake up its military leadership.

Since intervening in Yemen in 2015 to reinstate President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, Saudi forces have been singularly unsuccessful in their fight against Houthi rebels

Washington wants the Saudis to seek a diplomatic solution to the war, reopening an Omani backchannel

The U.S. view is that the war is unwinnable, and that Yemen's worsening famine and cholera epidemic reflect badly on Washington and Riyadh alike

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/saudi-military-changes-suggest-shift-in-yemen-policy

(A P)

GEA: Saudi Arabia Ready to Become a Global Entertainment Hub With More Than 5000 Events Announced for 2018

Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) will host an unprecedented number of events in the Kingdom this year, with more than 5,000 live shows, festivals and concerts planned in 56 cities across all regions.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gea-saudi-arabia-ready-to-become-a-global-entertainment-hub-with-more-than-5000-events-announced-for-2018-675084633.html

Comment: Ludicrous. You chop people's heads off, just like ISIS.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/967862813690560514

(* A P)

Women in Saudi Arabia can now join the army but still need permission from a male guardian

Saudi Arabia's military has opened its applications to women for the first time, marking another major step towards enhancing women's rights in a deeply patriarchal society.

Successful candidates must meet 12 requirements, which include residing with a male guardian in the same province as the job's location and, if married, having a Saudi husband.

While the new positions signal a continued shift towards increasing women's rights, some of the job requirements reinforce a male-oriented system.

http://www.businessinsider.de/saudi-women-can-join-army-but-still-need-male-guardian-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

and

(* A P)

Saudi Arabia will now allow women to join its armed forces

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service in a historic move. The decision comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 social program launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

https://www.rt.com/news/419788-saudi-arabia-women-soldiers/

and

(* A P)

12 criteria for Saudi women to join army as soldiers

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/529295/SAUDI-ARABIA/12-criteria-for-Saudi-women-to-join-army-as-soldiers

and

(A P)

Revealed: Military divisions where Saudi women could be recruited in

https://ameinfo.com/money/economy/military-divisions-where-saudi-women/

(A E P)

Oil steady after hitting three-week top as Saudi to keep output well below cap

Oil prices steadied on Monday after hitting their highest level in nearly three weeks, supported by comments from top oil exporter Saudi Arabia that it would continue to curb shipments in line with the OPEC-led effort to cut global supplies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-steady-after-hitting-three-week-top-as-saudi-to-keep-output-well-below-cap-idUSKCN1GA004

Feb. 24:
(A P)

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-jazz-festival/all-that-jazz-saudis-attend-countrys-first-jazz-festival-idUSKCN1G72W0 and also http://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/saudis-get-taste-opera-jazz-1540696 and photos: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/entertainment/2018/02/25/PICTURES-Saudi-Arabia-s-first-jazz-festival-attracts-thousands-of-music-lovers.html

Feb. 23:

(A P)

Saudi Arabia moves up five spots in 2017 International Corruption Index

The recent launch of Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index showed Saudi Arabia has moved up to the 57th ranking among 180 countries that were analyzed in the report.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2018/02/23/Saudi-Arabia-moves-up-five-spots-in-2017-International-Corruption-Index.html

My comment: LOL.

(* A P)

A video showing the #Saudi regime violence on 23-Feb-2016 On the same day 2 victims were killed #MigrantWorkers

https://twitter.com/QatifRev/status/967522882631892992

An Indian national, Mohd Avesh Khan,DOB 11-7-1990, a #MigrantWorker got killed by the #Saudi emergency forces violence. Even in his room he couldn't be safe. (photos)

https://twitter.com/QatifRev/status/967522900377993216

Feb. 22:

(A E P)

Saudis promised double the fun in drive to lure back tourist dollars

Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year, as it tries to shake off its conservative image in a drive to keep tourist dollars at home and lure in visitors.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-entertainment/saudis-promised-double-the-fun-in-drive-to-lure-back-tourist-dollars-idUSKCN1G622T

(A P)

Saudi Arabia frees nine Iranian fisherman detained two years ago: Iran

Saudi Arabia has freed nine Iranian fishermen detained two years ago, Iranian state TV said on Thursday but a tenth fisherman was killed in the initial incident, his brother said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-saudi-arabia-fishermen/saudi-arabia-frees-nine-iranian-fisherman-detained-two-years-ago-iran-idUSKCN1G621X

Feb. 21:

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Saudi Arabia's Unholy Alliance with Israel

Scholar As'ad AbuKhalil says Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of the U.S. and Israel, promoting Zionism though its powerful media while increasing its hostility to Iran

To discuss what lies beneath these alliances and warming up relations, I'm joined by As'ad Abukhalil. He is a leading expert on Middle East politics and a professor of political science at California State University in Stanislaus. He regularly writes at his website, The Angry Arab News Service.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21181#.Wo2bfDQdbKk.twitter

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Stop 14 men being executed in Saudi Arabia

The men about to be executed told the court they were tortured, which makes their "confessions" invalid - most of us could be forced to say anything under torture. They were then charged with offences related to their alleged participation in anti-government demonstrations in Saudi Arabia.

Following a grossly unfair trial, where the men were put in a group with others being sentenced, the judge handed them the ultimate cruel and inhumane punishment: the death sentence.

This is completely unacceptable.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/stop-14-men-being-executed-in-saudi-arabia/

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#Saudi wired: Pro Saudi Monarchy woman criticizes wearing abaya, while wearing one. This is what Saudi propaganda. condemn terrorism and sectarianism while doing it.

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/966318029016530944 referring to http://bit.ly/2BGimk5

Feb. 20:

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Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arrests-business/relax-and-invest-saudi-prince-tells-investors-after-corruption-crackdown-idUSKCN1G40HX

Feb. 19:

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Photo: #Wahhabism is itself a bidd'ah (innovation) in #Islam.

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/photos/a.1957659781161166.1073741828.1957182017875609/1965974430329701/?type=3

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#Saudi Monarchy arrests liberal writer Mohammed AlSuhaimi after saying outdoor speakers on mosques should be removed due to noise. This is definitely part of MBS reforms according to @GermanyinKSA & @SaudiEmbassyUSA

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/965658991446626304 referring to https://twitter.com/sabqorg/status/965638540074905603

#Saudi Klansman @OrgFuture calls for killing writer Mohamed AlSuhaimi who called for turning off loud noise from mosques mega speakers

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/966000012747595778

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Saudi weird: #Saudi female college students are being transported with trucks used also to haul sheep. This is from the southern AlBaha region where many of 9/11 hijackers came. Saudi minions like @ArabiaFdn will tell you this is reform (photo)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/965607888415854592

(A E P)

For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

It’s the burning question in the oil industry: when will Saudi Arabia pull the trigger on the Aramco stock market listing?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-listing/for-timing-of-aramco-ipo-watch-forward-oil-price-curve-idUSKCN1G308V

Feb. 18 and earlier:
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In boost to reform, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approves bankruptcy law

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has approved a bankruptcy law, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, giving a boost to efforts to make the kingdom more enticing to investors.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-bankruptcy/in-boost-to-reform-saudi-arabias-cabinet-approves-bankruptcy-law-idUSKCN1G20PJ

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A number of @TerradyneArmor vehicles were seen entering #Awamia, #Saudi a few hours ago. Arbitrarily detaination and/or bloody raid usually result after seeing those in #Awamia. The Canadian finest used to violate Canada finest values overseas

https://twitter.com/QatifRev/status/965219629042946048

My comment: Canada supporting oppression in Saudi Arabia by selling these vehicles. For Awamia look at

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2-23-2016 crackdown on a residential area in Awamia

Crackdown on a residential area in Awamia for Twitter posts check

https://www.facebook.com/alzaher.mm/media_set?set=a.10153418319453317.1073741830.526548316&type=3

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MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SAUDI ARABIA

He’s young, a visionary, and relatively new on the scene

His progressive outlook has made him wildly popular among Saudi youth

He seems intent on dismantling the country’s traditional power structures

He’s the one behind some of the Kingdom’s most controversial foreign policies

He’s a close ally of Donald Trump

https://pinkjinn.com/2017/11/14/mohammed-bin-salman-5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-most-powerful-man-in-saudi-arabia/

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Valentine's Day pinpoints limits of Saudi prince's Islamic reform effort

Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability to curtail the global rise of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism the kingdomhelped fuel at the very moment that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is curbing some of itssharpest edges in his own country.

The Muslim controversy takes on greater global significance because of its political, security andgeopolitical implications. Its importance lies also in the fact that it demonstrates that Saudi Arabia,after funding the global promotion of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism for four decades to the tuneof $100 billion, has helped unleash a genie it no longer can put back into the bottle.

cp9 USA

Feb. 28:

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There’s No Moral, Legal, or Strategic Justification for What the US Is Doing in Yemen

The United States has spent almost three years helping Saudi Arabia bombard Yemen, killing thousands of civilians along the way. Now members of Congress say America needs to stop supporting the unnecessary bloodshed.

The House of Representatives has even passed a resolution that tacitly says America shouldn’t assist Saudi Arabia in its fight against Yemen. That’s because the House believes the US is only authorized to fight terrorist groups like ISIL or Al-Qaeda whether they are in the Middle East, North Africa, or even Asia. The key distinction here is that the lawmakers say the US isn't authorized to fight the resistance movement of Ansarullah, a party mainly formed of the Houthis.

Whatever this is, it’s time for Washington to end its criminal involvement in Yemen war

Throughout, the US has quietly but dutifully lent the Saudis weapons, logistics assistance, and diplomatic cover at the UN Security Council. It is time to stop this unjust war of choice

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961209001692

My comment: From Iran – anyway, simply true.

Feb. 27:

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#UAE's ambassador to US and #Kushner's buddy Yousef Al Otaiba hosted dinner at #AbuDhabi for senior US Senators which included ---Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Burr. (photo)

Let us watch for #UAEcorruption of SSCI chairman @SenatorBurr, e.g. support to UAE & #HConRes81 to stop US aid to #UAE & #KSA in #Yemenwar!

https://twitter.com/carmelotweet/status/968571987894431744

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Bipartisan Senate Trio Will Try to Pull U.S. Out of Yemen Involvement

Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join forces with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday to introduced a resolution that would let lawmakers pull the U.S. out of involvement in the Yemen conflict.

The bipartisan coalition plans to force the first-ever vote in the Senate pursuant to the War Powers Resolution on whether to withdraw U.S. armed forces from a conflict not authorized by Congress.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bipartisan-senate-trio-will-try-pull-u-s-yemen-involvement/

Feb. 29, 26:

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Get the U.S. Out of the War in Yemen

Bernie Sanders and his colleagues are right to call out America's role in Yemen's nightmare.

IN EVERY LEVEL, THE Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen is a catastrophe. It's left thousands dead and tens of thousands injured. There's widespread famine. Disease. Landmines. You name it, Yemeni civilians are suffering from it. Currently, UNICEF considers Yemen one of the worst places on Earth to be a child.

And the U.S. is right in the thick of the conflict, for no reason.

There's no case to be made for the U.S. having any part of this conflict. To that end, three senators on Wednesday are trying to advance a resolution calling for U.S. armed forces to get the heck out of it.

Even with Congress' recent abdications, though, there's a good case to be made that U.S. involvement in Yemen is illegal. Both Presidents Barack Obama and Trump have used the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed by Congress after 9/11 to justify engaging there on anti-terrorism grounds, but if that isn't a stretch then nothing is. Congress stepping in to say so is the right move.

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2018-02-28/bernie-sanders-is-right-get-the-us-out-of-saudi-arabias-war-in-yemen

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Congress Should Get the U.S. Out of the Atrocious War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is unauthorized and illegal, but it cannot be stressed enough that it is also senseless and wrong. The chief beneficiaries of the war to date have been Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the local ISIS affiliate.

The Saudi-led coalition’s enemies pose no threat to the United States or our treaty allies.

The U.S. has volunteered its services to some of the world’s worst governments as they have created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – by Daniel Larison

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/congress-should-get-the-u-s-out-of-the-atrocious-war-on-yemen/

referring to

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Time to Revisit the War Powers Act of 1973

The ongoing hostilities in Yemen are just the sort of conflict the founders meant to avoid. The Saudi monarchy’s war has become a foreign policy debacle for the United States, and hell-on-earth for the Yemenis. Indeed, the cholera crisis now facing the country is the worst in recorded history.

Yemen’s deteriorating circumstances offer Congress an opportunity to reclaim its constitutional mandate and help resolve a humanitarian catastrophe by demanding deliberation viz. material and logistical support for Saudi’s war of attrition.

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2018/02/26/time_to_revisit_the_war_powers_act_of_1973_113109.html

Feb. 23:

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Saudi-Led Coalition Expanding Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen

THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary, February 23, 2018

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Saudi-Led Coalition Expanding Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen

The United States welcomes the Saudi-led coalition’s efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/statement-press-secretary-saudi-led-coalition-expanding-humanitarian-efforts-yemen

My comment: This is odd as the Saudis (and also the US, supporting them) themselves had created this crisis.

Feb. 20:

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The Yemen Model

But those looking to see where U.S. Middle East policy is heading should look to Yemen, not Syria. In Yemen, the U.S. government has treated the conflict at arm’s length. It refuels allies’ warplanes, sells them armaments, and doesn’t do much else. The U.S. military carries out strikes on al Qaeda and ISG affiliates with Arab allies’ cooperation. The intensity of diplomacy one sees around Syria is absent, and it has been so since a flurry of U.S. engagement in the final months of the Obama administration. The governing assumptions seem to be that the United States shouldn’t second-guess its allies, the overall problem is intractable anyway, and the combatants need to work it out on their own. There is a new model for the United States in the Middle East, and that is it.

https://www.csis.org/analysis/middle-east-notes-and-comment-yemen-model#f

Comment: I'm not sure if I agree with this conclusion on US disengagement in the ME. It may be changing tactics but it is not going away.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156409436648641

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Petition: STAND UP FOR YEMEN'S CHILDREN

Britain’s allies are killing, and maiming, children in Yemen. This must stop.

https://action.savethechildren.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=7&ea.campaign.id=60631&Source+Code=PCW055001&utm_campaign=y2016

Feb. 24:

It’s now weeks since BBC website (& many others) has even mentioned UK arms exports in Yemen war. And obviously no coverage of the truth that UK continues to arm/back mass slaughter. This remains the UK foreign policy story of the moment, buried by the 24/7 free media.

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/966334597662461952

Comment: EXACTLY. since the court ruling last year the media has been much less critical of the government position and no standard media criticised the court position - which was immoral and difficult to understand after what we heard in the open court.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156420151158641

Feb. 28:

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Johnson praises Saudi reforms, pre-empting critics of crown prince visit

British foreign minister Boris Johnson praised social reforms in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, seeking to neutralise any potential criticism over human rights and the war in Yemen ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to London next week.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-saudi-johnson/johnson-praises-saudi-reforms-pre-empting-critics-of-crown-prince-visit-idUKKCN1GC1SP?rpc=401&

My comment: LOL. – And it even can be better:

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Boris Johnson's Ex-Advisor Works for a Lobbying Firm that Does PR for the Saudi War in Yemen

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's top aide left the Foreign Office to join a lobbying firm that is part of a group doing PR for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fending off criticism of their war on Yemen.

Liam Parker worked as Boris Johnson's Special Adviser (or SpAd) from September of 2016 to September of 2017, when he joined the London political consultancy, Pagefield.

Pagefield have other well-connected staff alongside Johnson's ex-SpAd, telling prospective clients, "as a Pagefield client you can tap into one of the best networked agencies in London, led by our world-class Board, which is chaired by Sir Christopher Meyer". Meyer is the former British ambassador to Washington.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/mb54ea/boris-johnsons-ex-advisor-works-for-a-lobbying-firm-that-does-pr-for-the-saudi-war-in-yemen

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Protests planned next week against bin Salman’s visit to UK

High-profile campaign groups plan to hold protests in London next week against a visit to Britain by the powerful Saudi crown prince to raise alarm over Riyadh’s war crimes in Yemen and its human rights record.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/28/553856/Saudi-Arabia-UK-Salman-May-Yemen

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5 Reasons You Should Oppose the Saudi Crown Prince’s UK Visit

http://novaramedia.com/2018/02/27/5-reasons-you-should-oppose-the-saudi-crown-princes-uk-visit/

Feb. 23:

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen

Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen in succession to Simon Shercliff.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/change-of-her-majestys-ambassador-to-yemen--5

My comment: I doubt really anything will change.

Feb. 20:

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Saudi Arabia faces 'certain defeat' in Yemen, says Tory ex-minister

Former senior minister Andrew Mitchell tells MEE the UK must press Riyadh over Yemen bombardment ahead of bin Salman visit

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-faces-certain-defeat-yemen-says-ex-tory-minister-433060427

Feb. 19 and earlier:

(A P)

Foreign Secretary statement: UN Panel of Experts report on Yemen

I am deeply concerned by the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen that missiles and related military equipment of Iranian origin were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-secretary-statement-un-panel-of-experts-report-on-yemen

My comment: That’s odd as Britain fuels this war with arms exports to Saudi Arabia and its allies, worth billions.

and

(B P)

UK calls on Iran not to deepen Yemen crisis

Britain called on Iran to stop taking actions which could escalate the conflict in Yemen after a United Nations group of experts found that missiles and military equipment of Iranian origin were introduced into Yemen after an arms embargo.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un-britain/uk-calls-on-iran-not-to-deepen-yemen-crisis-idUSKCN1G31EI

My comment: That’s ridiculous as British actions seriously had deepened the Yemen crisis.

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Britain: Fuelling the Yemen War and Praising the Tormentors

The targeting of civilian infrastructure and chocking the country of vital and lifesaving supplies by Saudi led coalition forces in Yemen has led to humanitarian catastrophe

https://newsclick.in/britain-fuelling-yemen-war-and-praising-tormentors

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

Feb. 25:
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Diplomatical delegation of Yemeni revolutionary government arrives in Germany

In an event that will go down in history as ground-breaking and possibly a turning point in Yemen’s struggle for freedom, a delegation of Ansarullah representatives that was sent by the Supreme Political Council of the Yemeni Republic, has arrived in the German capital of Berlin for international negotiations with European powers.

A source within the delegation said to Yemen Press that the delegation arrived in Berlin on Saturday, and is scheduled to meet with a number of officials from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

https://yemen-rw.org/2018/02/25/diplomatical-delegation-yemeni-revolutionary-government-arrives-germany/

Comment: This is an interesting development as the voice of Houthi and other groups fighting in Yemen has not been heard. It would be useful if other groups could put forward their own peace agendas as well - including women's groups, youth representatives, and all fighting militias.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156424817248641

Feb. 23:

(A P)

"Jemen-Krieg ist legitim": Riad ohne Verständnis für Rüstungsstopp

Bislang zählt Saudi-Arabien zu den wichtigsten Empfängerländern deutscher Rüstungsgüter. Das soll sich jetzt ändern - denn Union und SPD haben sich auf einen Exportstopp verständigt. Bei der aufstrebenden Regionalmacht sorgt das für Kopfschütteln.

Saudi-Arabien hat irritiert auf den deutschen Rüstungsexportstopp für die am Jemen-Krieg beteiligten Länder reagiert. Der saudische Außenminister Adel al-Dschubair nannte die Entscheidung der Bundesregierung "seltsam"

https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Riad-ohne-Verstaendnis-fuer-Ruestungsstopp-article20303215.html

(A P)

Saudi Arabia minister tells Germany it will find weapons elsewhere

Saudi Arabia is not dependent on Germany for its arms and will find other suppliers, Foreign Minister Adel al Jubair said. It comes after Germany blocked further arms exports to countries involved in the war in Yemen.

http://www.dw.com/en/saudi-arabia-minister-tells-germany-it-will-find-weapons-elsewhere/a-42710510

My comment: Do so, try so.

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Film: 23.02.2018 – Deutscher Bundestag Mit dem Krieg im Jemen beschäftigen sich zwei Anträge von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Die Linke die der Bundestag am Freitag, 23. Februar 2018, erstmals beraten und anschließend zur federführenden Beratung an den Auswärtigen Ausschuss* überwiesen wurden. (Vollständige Debatte)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1VEEIfjFr0

und ebenso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBfY6DnUcjY

und

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Krieg im Jemen beschäftigte die Abgeordneten

Mit dem Krieg im Jemen beschäftigen sich zwei Anträge von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (19/834) und Die Linke (19/833) die der Bundestag am Freitag, 23. Februar 2018, erstmals beraten und anschließend zur federführenden Beratung an den Auswärtigen Ausschuss überwiesen wurden. https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2018/kw08-de-jemen/542332 mit Film und allen Reden einzeln (Video, Audio)

Und

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Kritik an Union und SPD wegen Rüstungsexporten

Grüne und Linkspartei werfen Union und SPD vor, die Öffentlichkeit bei Rüstungsexporten an Nachbarstaaten Jemens hinters Licht zu führen. Auch FDP und AfD kritisieren Rüstungsexporte in die Konfliktregion.

Bei der Kontroverse geht es um einen Passus im Koalitionsvertrag von Union und SPD, wonach es keine Rüstungsexporte mehr an Länder geben soll, die "unmittelbar" am Krieg in Jemen beteiligt sind

http://www.pnn.de/politik/1261264/

(A P)

BUNDESTAGSREDE VON OMID NOURIPOUR 23.02.2018

Jemen

Was es nicht oder zumindest kaum in unsere Aufmerksamkeitssphäre schafft, ist die Katastrophe im Jemen. Darüber wollen wir heute sprechen. Es gibt eine weitere Anfrage – auch von uns –, auf die die Bundesregierung antwortet: Der Beachtung der Menschenrechte wird bei Rüstungsexportentscheidungen ein besonderes Gewicht beigemessen. – Hören Sie auf, das zu schreiben! Machen Sie es endlich!

https://www.gruene-bundestag.de/parlament/bundestagsreden/2018/februar/omid-nouripour-jemen.html

und

(A P)

Breites Engagement für Ende des Leidens im Jemen

Die humanitäre Lage im Jemen ist katastrophal. "Wir sind Zeugen eines verheerenden Stellvertreterkrieges", erklärte die FDP-Bundestagsabgeordnete Renata Alt in ihrer ersten Rede im Parlament. Der im Koalitionsvertrag vereinbarte Stopp von Rüstungsexporten in die Region sei ein richtiger Schritt, aber angesichts der Entwicklung in den vergangenen 48 Monaten auch längst überfällig.

https://www.liberale.de/content/breites-engagement-fuer-ende-des-leidens-im-jemen

(B K P)

Koalition der Heuchler

Olaf Standke über Rüstungsexporte Berlins an ein Kriegsbündnis

https://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/1080393.jemen-koalition-der-heuchler.html

Feb. 22:

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RÜSTUNGSEXPORTE FÜR 1,3 MILLIARDEN EURO AN JEMEN-KRIEGSALLIANZ

Die Bundesregierung hat im vergangenen Jahr Rüstungsexporte für rund 1,3 Milliarden Euro an die am Jemen-Krieg beteiligten Länder genehmigt. Das geht aus einer Antwort des Wirtschaftsministerium auf eine parlamentarische Anfrage des Grünen-Bundestagsabgeordneten Omid Nouripour hervor, die der Deutschen Presse-Agentur vorliegt. Im Vergleich zu 2016 nahm der Umfang der Genehmigungen sogar um neun Prozent zu.

Der größte Teil der militärischen Ausrüstung ging an Ägypten (708 Millionen Euro), Saudi-Arabien (254 Millionen) und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (214 Millionen).

https://www.sat1.de/news/wirtschaft/ruestungsexporte-fuer-1-3-milliarden-euro-an-jemen-kriegsallianz-100031 = https://www.waz.de/politik/ruestungsexporte-in-milliardenhoehe-an-jemen-kriegsallianz-id213515819.html und auch https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/ruestungsexporte-159.html

(A P)

Bundesregierung muss absoluten Rüstungsexportstopp für Jemen-Krieg verhängen

Pressemitteilung von Sevim Dagdelen, 22. Februar 2018

https://www.linksfraktion.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/detail/bundesregierung-muss-absoluten-ruestungsexportstopp-fuer-jemen-krieg-verhaengen/

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

Feb. 27, 26:

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Film, Text: Yémen : Parly gênée par une question sur les livraisons d’armes à l’Arabie saoudite (VIDEO)

[Video - arms delivery to Saudi Arabia, the angry question.]

Interrogée sur la politique de la France au Yémen, la ministre française des Armées a montré une gêne manifeste. Entre livraison d’armes et appel à l’ouverture de corridors humanitaires, Florence Parly a préféré user de la langue de bois.

https://www.patriote.info/actualite/politique/yemen-parly-genee-par-une-question-sur-les-livraisons-darmes-larabie-saoudite-video/

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Film: Guerre au Yémen : La France a du mal à justifier ses ventes d'armes à l'Arabie Saoudite

Florence Parly, la ministre des Armées, avait tenté de justifier, au début du mois, la vente d’armes à l’Arabie Saoudite, en déclarant que celle-ci était strictement encadrée.

https://www.tf1.fr/tmc/quotidien-avec-yann-barthes/videos/guerre-yemen-une-ong-accuse-france-de-complicite.html?xtor=AD-28

(* B P)

¿Hasta qué punto interviene Israel en la Guerra de Yemen?

Hace unas semanas el ejército yemení y Ansarollah desmantelaron una célula de 17 somalíes y etíopes. Eran emigrantes expulsados de Israel a los que el Mosad les asignó misiones de espionaje en Yemen.

En un artículo reciente, el sitio israelí Walla menciona los “intereses compartidos por Arabia saudí, Estados Unidos e Israel” en Yemen, que no son ajenos a Palestina, Líbano, Irak y Siria. Se trata de intereses vinculados a la importancia estratégica del Mar Rojo y del estrecho de Bab El-Mandeb.

https://movimientopoliticoderesistencia.blogspot.de/2018/02/hasta-que-punto-interviene-israel-en-la.html

Feb. 24:

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai-run Doraleh port

Doraleh Container Terminal taken over by government, says Dubai-owned DP World has damaged national sovereignty

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/djibouti-seizes-control-dubai-run-dolareh-port-180223200900708.html

Feb. 23:

(A P)

Satellite imagery reveal the siege of the Bahraini opposition village of Diraz by Bahraini government forces: 1st/left image: Before the siege. 2nd/right image: After the siege.

https://twitter.com/nadiabelush/status/967136832013111297 (and more in thread)

So I made a map of the ongoing siege of the Bahraini opposition village of Diraz by Bahraini govt forces: (map)

https://twitter.com/nadiabelush/status/967159063871213568

Feb. 22, 21:

(A P)

Peace advocates activists object Saudi foreign Minister AlJubier after his visit to the European parliament in Brussels.

https://twitter.com/HussamSanabani/status/966731175111938050

(A P)

Bahrain: 5 More Years for Jailed Activist

The Bahrain High Criminal Court on February 21, 2018, sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for criticizing torture in a Bahrain prison and Saudi airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/22/bahrain-5-more-years-jailed-activist

(A P)

Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for 'insulting' tweets

A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T1

Feb. 28, 27, 26, 20,19:

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Balancing Act

The government’s recent decision, over and above the Parliament, to send more than one thousand army contingents to Saudi Arabia in addition to the same number already in the Kingdom, has angered the lawmakers who want to know the urgency and rational of such hasty move when Yemen conflict has been getting worse by the days. Saudis and Iranians have been fireclay competing and fighting to challenge the perceived hegemonic designs of each other. Senator Farhatullah Babar of the PPP and others from both sides of aisle expressed their serious concern on this out of blue development in the Senate the other day.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/286546-balancing-act

(B K P)

Defending the King-dom

The opposition parties and defense experts in Pakistan are not yet buying the argument and are demanding the government provide full details of the agreement regarding the deployment in Saudi Arabia, which is faced with increasing threats from the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The main concern is that Pakistani soldiers might be asked to fight the Yemeni rebels in the event of a border attack or direct threat to the country. In such a scenario, Pakistan will be unwillingly sucked into the intricate regional rivalries.

http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2018-02/27/content_50615527.htm

(B K P)

Succumbing to the Saudis, Pak style

That the news of Pakistan rushing to aid the Saudi kingdom came from the military establishment and not its political government was no surprise to pundits; they have known it for a fact that civilians have long abdicated their privilege to the brass on sensitive foreign relations.

The trail goes back three years.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2018/feb/26/succumbing-to-the-saudis-pak-style-1779008.html

(A K P)

Pakistan parliament not convinced by defense minister’s explanations about troop deployment to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s Senate has blasted the government for the secrecy surrounding Islamabad’s recent decision to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia, describing explanations by the Pakistani defense minister given to Senate representatives as insufficient and a “lollipop to a child.”

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/20/552979/Pakistan-Saudi-Arabia-troop-deployment-Senate-defense-minister-lollipop-to-child

and

(A K P)

Pak troops may be pulled into Yemen war, senator fears

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/02/20/pak-troops-may-be-pulled-into-yemen-war-senator-fears/ and also https://www.dawn.com/news/1390624

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10,000 Saudi soldiers being trained in Pakistan

Pakistan on Monday revealed it is training some 10,000 Saudi soldiers, injecting credence to the reports about ever-increasing security cooperation between Riyadh and Islamabad in recent months.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180219-10000-saudi-soldiers-being-trained-in-pakistan/

Feb. 18 and earlier:

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Oman’s involvement in Yemen comes under scrutiny

It is unclear why Oman is trying to reconcile factions at war with the Saudi-led coalition.

As the war in Yemen continues, the possibility of both Saudi Arabia and the United States exerting further pressure on Oman is highly likely, analysts said.

“Gulf countries are increasingly being forced to take sides in the Saudi-Iranian dispute,” a senior US official told Solomon. “Oman is not exempted.”

https://thearabweekly.com/omans-involvement-yemen-comes-under-scrutiny

(A K P)

Pakistani lawmakers rap government decision to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia

http://en.abna24.com/news/central-asia-subcontinent/pakistani-lawmakers-rap-government-decision-to-deploy-troops-to-saudi-arabia_882275.html

and

(A K P)

The Saudi mystery

https://www.dawn.com/news/1390056/the-saudi-mystery

and

(* A K P)

Pakistan’s Saudi deployment risks entanglement in Yemen

Agreement to dispatch Pakistani border brigade forces to Saudi Arabia raises questions of strategic intent and civil-military power relations

“The Crown Prince maintained that as per the two countries’ bilateral agreement Pakistan is bound to safeguard Saudi Arabian territory,” a senior military official told Asia Times.

http://www.atimes.com/article/pakistans-saudi-deployment-risks-entanglement-yemen/

Feb. 20:

(* B P)

The FRONTLINE Interview: Mohammad Javad Zarif

You know, Saudi Arabia says the biggest terrorist in the region–

Of course Saudi Arabia wants Daesh to win. Unfortunately, the king of Saudi Arabia is on the record telling another king that we prefer Daesh over Assad, and then we will deal with Daesh. That’s wishful thinking.

What is the importance strategically of Yemen? What’s your–

It’s not–

–interest in Yemen?

It’s none. We know that Yemen is important for Saudi Arabia, and we never want to stab Saudi Arabia in the back. We sent messages to them before Yemen erupted into this that Yemen is in turmoil; let’s work out something. And the only response we got — you know what was the response? “Arab world is none of your business.”

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-frontline-interview-mohammad-javad-zarif/

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

Feb. 25:

(A P)

Qatar Dismisses Saudi Media Hype about Being Stripped of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatari authorities have dismissed as “fabricated and unfounded” the recent allegations by Saudi Arabian Sports Minister Turki al-Sheikh that the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom could be stripped of its right to host the 2022 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/25/553602/Qatar-dismisses-Saudi-media-hype-about-being-stripped-of-2022-World-Cup = http://www.newnewss.net/qatar-dismisses-saudi-media-hype-stripped-2022-fifa-world-cup/

and this is Saudi propaganda on this subject:
(A P)

Head of Saudi sports: Qatar must accept FIFA consequences if found guilty

“I do not wish for the World Cup to be withdrawn from Qatar by FIFA. However, if found guilty of any ethical violations, the Qatari government must accept the consequences of their actions,”

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/02/24/Head-of-Saudi-sports-Qatar-must-accept-FIFA-consequences-if-found-guilty.html

and

(* A P)

How Qatar covers up its dark side with the likes of Neymar

After the four countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Doha, two parties that have nothing to do with each other rushed to defend Qatar. The first one is a group of the most famous terrorists, some of whom are in battlefields, and the other is a group of the most famous football players.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2018/02/27/How-Qatar-covers-up-its-dark-side-with-the-likes-of-Neymar.html

Feb. 23:

(A P)

Trump to host Arab leaders for sensitive talks

President Trump has accelerated his diplomatic efforts to broker peace among quarreling Arab monarchies, starting with an upcoming series of White House visits by leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Axios has learned.

https://www.axios.com/trump-arab-leaders-sensitive-talks-33073439-1f4c-4cc9-bdf4-1d8f745a693a.html and http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/375396-trump-to-meet-with-arab-leaders-in-push-for-qatar-peace-deal-report

Feb. 19:
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Saudi foreign minister rejects Qatari proposal of EU-style security pact

Saudi Arabia has no interest in participating in a European Union-style regional security alliance as proposed by Qatar, its Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-qatar/saudi-foreign-minister-rejects-qatari-proposal-of-eu-style-security-pact-idUSKCN1G31ZC

cp12b Libanon / Lebanon

(* A P)

Lebanon's Hariri in Riyadh for first time since crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri visited Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the first time since his abrupt resignation during a visit there in November set off a major political crisis.

Hariri, whose coalition government includes Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia late on Tuesday, taking up an invitation from King Salman that was delivered to him by a Saudi envoy in Beirut on Monday.

Hariri met King Salman during his visit, discussing Saudi-Lebanese relations, Saudi state news agency SPA said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-lebanon-hariri/lebanons-hariri-in-riyadh-for-first-time-since-crisis-idUSKCN1GC0GO

My comment: Did he learn nothing from the past?? – Just two days after the “invitation”, he goes. Like a dog called by its master, or at least like a servant summoned by his boss.

and

(A P)

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-lebanon-hariri/saudi-envoy-invites-lebanons-pm-hariri-to-kingdom-idUSKCN1GA274

My comment: LOL, LOL, LOL. Do they want to detain him again? If he is not totally crazy, he stays at home.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Feb. 26:

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Lockheed Martin, Saudi Arabia JV to Create 600+ Jobs for Saudis

As many as 640 new technology jobs are being created in Saudi Arabia as a result of a joint venture between the Kingdom’s defense industry and the American defense giant Lockheed Martin to build Blackhawk helicopters with local employees.

https://www.albawaba.com/business/lockheed-martin-saudi-arabia-jv-to-create-600-jobs-for-saudis--1094376

Feb. 23:

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What Does America Get for Its Military Aid?

Too often the United States has sold or transferred weapons to Arab friends and allies with little regard to their military utility and the recipients’ capacity to use them.

Massive U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) to Arab partners throughout these years have also done wonders for the U.S. economy. They have generated trillions of dollars’ worth of revenue, created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the American defense industry and boosted efficiency in U.S. military budgets by reducing unit costs.

These enormous political and economic benefits notwithstanding, U.S. security assistance has failed significantly to bolster military relations with Arab partners. It is true that such assistance has sustained U.S.-Arab military ties and provided the United States with deep and relatively easy access to Arab leaders. But it hasn’t enabled security integration or achieved higher levels of defense interoperability between the two sides—or among the Arabs themselves

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-does-america-get-its-military-aid-24605

Feb. 28, 21:

(B K P)

Swedish Saab radar plant in UAE sparks controversy

The Swedish Saab aerospace and defence company plans to open a radar production plant in the UAE, sparking controversy in the Scandinavian country over fears that Abu Dhabi might use it for military purposes in Yemen.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180228-swedish-saab-radar-plant-in-uae-sparks-controversy/#.WpbN9EYtF78.facebook

(* B K P)

Is Sweden complicit in Saudi war on Yemen?

a steady rise in the Scandinavian country's weapons business over the past years, including its major dealings with repressive Arab regimes in the Persian Gulf region, has cast doubt on Stockholm's true intentions.

In fact the rise has been so fast that according to official data by the US government, Sweden is now the world's third largest weapons producer per capita

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/21/553180/Yemen-Sweden-Saab-weapons-sales-Saudi-UAE

(* A K P)

Saudi Arabia: Expected Deals in AFED 2018 to Exceed $15b

General Department for Local Manufacturing Support General Director Engineer Atiyah al-Maleki expected the volume of contracts in 2018 Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED) to exceed $15 billion.
During an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Maleki revealed that locally manufactured products will be exported abroad soon, shedding light on the huge role of attracting human resources in implementing Saudi Vision 2030.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1182456/saudi-arabia-expected-deals-afed-2018-exceed-15b

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

Feb. 20:

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Yemen: City’s architectural connection to Islam at risk as fighting nears

As fighting along Yemen's Red Sea coast continues, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urging all parties to the conflict to protect and respect the city of Zabid, a World Heritage Site that has the highest concentration of mosques in Yemen.

Fighting would endanger civilians, Zabid's unique architecture and the city's cultural connection to one of the world's major religions.

"The fighting in Hodeida governorate is at the gates of the historic city of Zabid, fanning fears for the fate of its cultural heritage," said Alexandre Faite, the ICRC's head of delegation in Yemen.

https://www.icrc.org/en/document/yemen-citys-architectural-connection-islam-risk-fighting-nears and also

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/society/2018/2/20/humanitarian-groups-urge-protection-of-yemens-architectural-jewel

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

Feb. 22:
(B E H)

Yemen Socio-Economic Update, Issue (30) December, 2017

2017 was indeed the most difficult of all previous years, marked by the longest interruption in regular payment of public employee salaries, the largest cumulative shrink in GDP, the highest increase in the USD exchange rate and the depletion of external reserves amid a severe liquidity crisis in the banking sector.

In parallel, Yemen has reached a record on the international crisis map

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-socio-economic-update-issue-30-december-2017-enar

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / Look at cp6

Feb. 28:

(B T)

“Terrorism Crisis in Bab el-Mandeb Imminent If Yemen War Not Stopped”

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Mandeb Strait in southern Yemen will turn into a new centre of terrorism if the Saudi-led coalition’s war on the impoverished country is not stopped.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an international advisor to Iranian Parliament Speaker, says Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists have expanded their presence in southern Yemen, which is mostly controlled by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

http://ifpnews.com/exclusive/terrorism-crisis-bab-el-mandeb-imminent-yemen-war-not-stopped/

Feb. 26:
(B T)

#AlQaeda #Yemen rank & file more #ISIS-like as pressure grows? Photo shows "#AQAP cubs" with guns "whose only goal is Allah..victory or martyrdom for Allah". But AQ leaders stressed indoctrinating not arming kids (photo)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/968241750409121792

Feb. 23:

(* B T)

Analysis | What's next for jihadists in Yemen?

Counterterrorism has strengthened southern Yemeni militants.

Over the past year, the United States and the United Arab Emirates have claimed several key counterterrorism victories against the Islamic State and AQAP. But those victories are more ambiguous than they appear at first look. My research illuminates that the specifics of the counterterrorism campaign and the broader impact of the war have empowered AQAP and other militant groups. Southern separatism, the ability of the Saudi-led coalition to control its proxies and power shifts within the internationally recognized government could all influence whether Yemen’s jihad groups continue to splinter or find common cause with disillusioned sectors of the population.

Nevertheless, the UAE-led campaign carries serious risks. AQAP is stoking popular concerns about the UAE’s long-term agenda for Yemen. Tribes in Yemen’s east believe that UAE recruitment favors those who support southern separatism. Many of these Yemenis suspect that UAE involvement is also motivated by commercial interests – by Elisabeth Kendall

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/02/23/whats-next-for-jihadists-in-yemen/ = http://www.cetusnews.com/news/Analysis-%7C-What-s-next-for-jihadists-in-Yemen-.ryylPZAEcpPM.html

(A T)

UAE-backed Yemen force captures Al-Qaeda stronghold

Elite force overruns Hadhramaut's Al-Masini Valley region, Yemeni army source says

A military force backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has captured the strategic Al-Masini Valley region -- an Al-Qaeda stronghold -- in Yemen’s eastern Hadhramaut province, a Yemeni military source said Friday.

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/uae-backed-yemen-force-captures-al-qaeda-stronghold/1071776

Feb. 18 and earlier:

(* B T)

UN report lists 5 Riyadh-based Yemenis as Al-Qaeda financiers

http://www.ypagency.net/en/2018/02/18/un-report-lists-5-riyadh-based-yemenis-as-al-qaeda-financiers/

(* A T)

Yemen clashes leave 27 dead as army battles al-Qaeda

Special forces trained by United Arab Emirates launched the offensive over the weekend

Eight soldiers and 19 suspected members of al-Qaeda were killed in Yemen on Sunday, as the army launched an offensive against key outposts of the militants, a military official said.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-clashes-leave-27-dead-army-battles-al-qaeda-359186826

(A T)

Drone kills two Qaeda suspects as Yemen troops launch assault

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5403693/Drone-kills-two-Qaeda-suspects-Yemen-troops-launch-assault.html

(B T)

Jihadist Poetry: A Conversation with Elisabeth Kendall

On this week's podcast, Elisabeth Kendall speaks about her research on poetry by militant jihadists, particularly in Yemen.

https://soundcloud.com/pomeps-245027518/elisabeth-kendall

and

The Economist talks to Elisabeth Kendall about Jihadi Housewives (extract)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkutP0zmRhQ

and

#Norway's national broadcaster decided to take on #jihad #poetry yesterday, with me & @sigurdfm. In a mix of Norwegian & English (not for the linguistically faint-hearted!), listen again here:

https://radio.nrk.no/podcast/studio_2/nrkno-poddkast-25559-131360-21022018171500

and an article in Norwegian:

https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/xRJOLj/Militante-jihadister-bruker-poesi-i-kampen-om-hjerter-og-sinn--Elisabeth-Kendall

(A T)

Film: An #Egyptian member of #Saudi Monarchy-backed #AQAP terrorist group kills a #Yemeni civilian in front of his son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=95&v=y2YX0vvG8wA

(A T)

#IslamicState #Yemen issues its 6th claim this year. Unusally it's an op in Ibb (all 2018 claims til now have been Qayfa, al-Bayda'). There's been no #ISIS op in Ibb for over a year (24 Jan 2017). 5 Houthis killed, others hurt incl security commander & their vehicle blown up. (image)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/965287946667675648

(A T)

New 5-pager from (rogue?) #alQaeda #Yemen sheikh tackles “Sins & Wrongs". Has spread on some pro-#AQAP wires so seems to confirm AQAP splits but style is opaque. (images)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/964961795856269312

cp15 Propaganda

Feb. 28:

(A P)

To whom those settlement initiatives are proposed? I will say it in short: there is no peaceful resolution with the #Houthis except to break them militarily and topple their authority in #Sanaa; then they may seek a real peace.

https://twitter.com/Ali_Albukhaiti/status/968490106259755008 and thread

Comment: Yet another giant bizarre blip in #Yemen's war. Thread: Key ex-Houthi leader @Ali_Albukhaiti demands fullscale military assault to destroy the Houthis. No peace is possible, he says.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/968827782200528896

(A P)

Spokesperson of Coalition Forces in Support of Legitimacy in Yemen confirms support for any international envoy to Yemen

Colonel Turkii Al-Malki, spokesman of Coalition Forces in Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, paid tribute to the efforts exerted by former UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Chiekh Ahmed and welcomed his replacement Martin Griffiths.
In a weekly press conference held in Riyadh today, Al-Turki said the former envoy's serious endeavors to bring about peace to the embattled country were in most cases derailed to impasse by armed Houthi militias' intransigence and ignorance of the international regulations and laws.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1731520

(A P)

Yemeni Minister of Endowments to Asharq Al-Awsat: Houthis Tarnished Zaidi Doctrine

Yemeni Minister of Endowments and Guidance Dr. Ahmad Attiyah accused on Tuesday Houthis of transforming the Zaidi school into one adopting religious doctrines followed in Iran.
He told Asharq Al-Awsat, Attiyah that Yemenis coexisted by following both the Zaidi and Shafi’i schools for more than a thousand years without witnessing any social divisions, but that changed with the Houthis.
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1189676/yemeni-minister-endowments-asharq-al-awsat-houthis-tarnished-zaidi-doctrine

My comment: This is quite odd – the division between Zaidi and Sunni in Yemen did not start with the Houthis, but with the Saudi anti-Zaidi attempts to press Wahibism into Yemen by financing a Salafi center at Dammaj in the Zaidi heartland: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/62375 and http://www.merip.org/mer/mer204/clash-fundamentalisms and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Dammaj and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dammaj

Feb. 27:

(* A P)

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is giving his country shock therapy

For more than two hours, MBS discussed his campaigns against corruption and Muslim extremism, as well as his strategy for the region.

The crown prince said he has public support, not just from restless younger Saudis but also from a chastened royal family. He rejected criticism of his domestic and regional policies, which some have described as risky, and argued that the changes are essential to finance the kingdom’s development and combat its enemies, such as Iran. Asked whether he might release human rights activists before his visit to the United States in late March, he said Saudi standards were different than American ones and “if it works, don’t fix it,” but he added later through an aide that he would consider reforms in this area, as in others – by David Ignatius

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-crown-prince-of-saudi-arabia-is-giving-his-country-shock-therapy/2018/02/27/fd575e2e-1bf0-11e8-9de1-147dd2df3829_story.html

My comment: A first class pro-Salman propaganda article by this author, who is well-known for his pro-Saudi propaganda, read: http://fair.org/home/david-ignatius-15-years-of-running-spin-for-saudi-regime/

Comment: More gibbering gibbons write bullshit. That MBS has tried (and failed, despite paying vast bribes) multiple times to buy off Yemeni tribes since the Saudi war started in 2015 is ignored.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/968760310562738181

(A P)

US general: Iran achieved in five years in Yemen what it did in Lebanon in two decades

Meanwhile, the departing UN envoy to the country said the Houthis squandered an opportunity at a political settlement in 2016

A senior US military commander sounded the alarm on Iran’s role in Yemen on Tuesday, telling Congress that Tehran has accelerated the pace in arming and supporting the Houthis, and has achieved in five years in the war-ravaged country what took it two decades in Lebanon with Hezbollah.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Joseph Votel said on Tuesday that Iran had “enhanced” its support and funding for proxy forces in the Middle East following the nuclear agreement signed in July 2015.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/us-general-iran-achieved-in-five-years-in-yemen-what-it-did-in-lebanon-in-two-decades-1.708639 and http://www.weeklystandard.com/top-u.s.-general-iranian-regional-meddling-has-increased-since-nuclear-deal/article/2011752 and film: https://armedservices.house.gov/legislation/hearings/terrorism-and-iran-defense-challenges-middle-east

Remark: Odd. Iran “achieved” nothing in Yemen.

(A P)

Yemeni crisis gradually moving towards a definitive resolution

A continuous collapse of the Iran-backed Houthi militia is obvious from the outcome of battles, with the advance of the national armies supported by the coalition forces that uphold legitimacy.

One of the most recent important trends is the growing dissent within Houthi ranks over the decision to assassinate former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the assassination of important people in the General People's Congress after the death of Saleh.

The continued pressure on the Iranian regime means pressure on all its terrorist proxies in the region.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2018/02/27/Yemeni-crisis-gradually-moving-towards-a-definitive-resolution.html

Feb. 26:

(A P)

King Salman Inaugurates Electronic Platform for Saudi International Aid

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Monday inaugurated an electronic platform for Saudi international aid at the opening of the Kingdom's first International Humanitarian Forum in Riyadh.

The two-day event in the Saudi capital provides a unique opportunity to look at changing global humanitarian needs and to formulate new practical and efficient responses.

https://reliefweb.int/report/saudi-arabia/king-salman-inaugurates-electronic-platform-saudi-international-aid

Feb. 25:

(A P)

UAE Press: In Yemen, a clarifying moment in conflict

In an editorial today (Sunday), Abu Dhabi-based The National newspaper said that the world was a given a clarifying insight into the conflict in Yemen on Friday, when Houthi militias fired five missiles from Sanaa in the direction of Marib, a province which lies 173 kilometres northeast of the capital.

In conclusion, the paper said that "As the pathway to a peaceful and prosperous Yemen begins gradually to open up, it is important to remember the service of countless individuals that enabled this progress. Members of the the UAE’s armed forces have bravely sacrificed their lives for Yemen’s security.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302669911

(A P)

Yemen’s president vows to pursue terrorist organizations and drain their resources

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1253871/middle-east

(A P)

Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Iran Human Rights Violator Speaking at UN Human Rights Council

This week, Iran’s Minister of Justice, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, is set to address the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. Avaei is responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in Iran, including preventing political freedoms and promoting repression, violence, and extrajudicial killings of political prisoners.

https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8322

My comment: This is true, but hypocritical and ridiculous as well: As the US supports Saudi Arabia, which is even much worse than Iran. Read: https://www.juancole.com/2018/02/council-continues-crackdown.html

(A P)

Exclusive: Time to stop Iran supplying missiles to extremists in region, says UAE ambassador to United Nations

“The UAE supports a proposed resolution to renew sanctions against those fuelling the conflict in Yemen, which has been put forward by the UK,” Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, told The National in an interview in Abu Dhabi.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/exclusive-time-to-stop-iran-supplying-missiles-to-extremists-in-region-says-uae-ambassador-to-united-nations-1.707819

Feb. 24:

(A P)

Saudi Arabia claims Iranian missle expertise used by Yemeni rebels could spread to Al-Qaeda

Iran’s support for Houthi rebel militia in Yemen could see ballistic missile expertise escape into the hands of terrorist groups such as al Qaeda, the Saudi government has claimed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/24/saudi-arabia-claims-iranian-missle-expertise-used-yemeni-rebels/

My comment: This is how propaganda works. Take your one propaganda story as base for the next one.

Feb. 23:

Qatar hiding behind a 'dark side' that supports terrorism: Al-Jubeir

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Friday that Qatar does not appear as the media is projecting to the world as it is hiding behind a dark side that supports terrorism and terror-funding.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/529060/SAUDI-ARABIA/Qatar-hiding-behind-a-dark-side-that-supports-terrorism-Al-Jubeir

(A P)

Houthis Attempt to Control Yemeni Economy Through Cooperating with Iran, Qatar

The Iranian ambassador is thought to have given directives to militias, Houthis later on were signaled to spread and expand, taking over Sa’ada’s and establishing it as a militia fortress according to plan.
Houthis have been funded by two states, one of which is Arab, Yemeni officials told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Some of the funds were pumped in the involvement of money laundering.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1184876/houthis-attempt-control-yemeni-economy-through-cooperating-iran-qatar

Feb. 22:

(A P)

Saudi foreign minister in EU Parliament to defend country's role in Yemen war

The Saudi foreign minister has told MEPs his country has a zero-tolerance approach to Islamic terrorism.

Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, Adel Al-Jubeir also defended his country’s involvement in the war in Yemen.

He added, “It is a war that has been imposed on us.”

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/saudi-foreign-minister-eu-parliament-defend-countrys-role-yemen-war

My comment: It’s not to understand why the EU gives him a stage.

(A P)

Conference on Human Rights Violations in Yemen Launched today

The conference on human rights violations in Yemen started here today under the title "Houthi is Terrorist Movement", organized by the Development Media Association with the participation of representatives of international organizations, the United Nations and a number of political, media and legal figures in Yemen and Jordan.
The Preparatory Committee for the Conference said in its issued statement that the conference aims to combine efforts to reach an international draft resolution classifying the Houthi militia as a terrorist movement that is threatening Yemen and international peace and security.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1724667

Feb. 21:

(A P)

Saudi TV Shamelessly Stealing Heroics of Yemeni Fighter Valiantly Saving His Injured Comrade in Battle

On the 20th February, the “MBC Action” satellite channel – a channel mostly dedicated to series, action movies and sports – chose to briefly shed light on a so-called “heroic moment by the Saudi Armed Forces”. Problem is, the Saudis had nothing to do with it.

The original video shows a Yemeni soldier from the Popular Committees risking his life to save his wounded buddy

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961202001265

Feb. 20:

(A P)

Yemen’s endgame?

“HOW do you see the end of the Yemen War?,” ask many Saudis and Yemenis alike. War is always bad news. War with neighbors is the worst of all. I tell them it is going to end soon. Too good to be true? I beg to disagree, and I have my reasons.

The interfering foreign power, this time, is Iran. The Arab Coalition is backing the legitimate Yemeni government against a foreign-led rebellion. That was what Saudi Arabia did when it backed the Yemeni King in the 1960s.
Unlike Egypt, the Arab Coalition is not sending their armies into Yemen. Instead, they choose to train, arm and back the Yemeni military and security forces. They lend them air cover, sea power, and elite troopers, in addition to help with planning, logistics and intelligence.
Still, that was the case for the last three years. So what is different now? Why are the Yemeni forces progressing at a faster pace than before? How come the rebels are losing grounds and ceding strategic areas so rapidly?
I suggest the following reasons:

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/528736/Opinion/OP-ED/Yemens-endgame?

My comment: “The interfering foreign power, this time, is Iran.“: LOL.

(A P)

#Saudi Monarchy starts its propaganda #US ahead of strongman & war criminal Mohamed bin Salman's 3 week visit by issuing a 100 page magazine full of fake information. (image)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/965980609234587651

Feb. 19:

(A P)

UAE leads the way in fight against Al Qaida

UAE’s approach to security in Yemen, and in the region in general, is marked by a clear identification of the threats

The UAE’s approach to security in Yemen, and the region in general, is marked by a clear identification of the threats. On the one hand, there is the danger posed by extremist terrorism of the kind propagated by groups such as AQAP and Daesh; on the other, the expansionist policies of regional powers such as Iran through armed proxies, like Al Houthis, to spread instability and sow sectarian discord.

http://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/uae-leads-the-way-in-fight-against-al-qaida-1.2176088

(A P)

Saudischer Außenminister verteidigt Rolle Riads im Jemen

Der Außenminister des Königreichs Saudi-Arabien, Adel al-Jubeir, hat am Montag in Wien die Rolle Riads im Jemen verteidigt. Saudi-Arabien gebe sein Bestes, um die humanitäre Krise zu mildern, sagte er am Abend bei einem gemeinsamen Pressegespräch mit Außenministerin Karin Kneissl (FPÖ). Dabei erneuerte er auch seine Kritik an Katar, dessen Regierung er vorwarf, Terrorismus zu unterstützen.

https://www.sn.at/politik/innenpolitik/saudischer-aussenminister-verteidigt-rolle-riads-im-jemen-24443575

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Jubeir: Punish Iran for missile attacks

Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution presented by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Reuters the measure, if passed, would help hold Iran accountable for what he described as its “exports of ballistic missiles” to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and “radical and aggressive” behavior in the region, including support for terrorist groups.
“In order to ensure that Iran comports itself with international law, we must have firmer positions with regards to ballistic missiles and with regards to Iran’s support for terrorism,” Jubeir said in an interview during the annual Munich Security Conference. “Iran must be held accountable.”

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/528679/SAUDI-ARABIA/Jubeir-Punish-Iran-for-missile-attacks

Feb. 18 and earlier:

(A P)

Time for action to rein in Iran

International community should hold Iran to account at the UN for fomenting strife through proxies in the region

Arab states have long complained of the malicious tentacles of Iran which have been reaching far and wide throughout the region, fomenting strife and propping up proxies to serve its interests. Iran’s main goal is to weaken Arab states so that it can maintain itself as a regional hegemon.

http://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/time-for-action-to-rein-in-iran-1.2175467

(A P)

Saudi Arabia Delivers 1,200 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to 6 Yemen Governorates

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1176256/saudi-arabia-delivers-1200-tons-humanitarian-aid-6-yemen-governorates

My comment: Lots of „We are benefactors“ propaganda.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Saudi coalition air raids day by day:

Feb. 26:

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/982791158537916/?type=3

Feb. 25: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/982265408590491/?type=3

Feb. 24: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/981704425313256/?type=3

Feb. 23: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/981138642036501/?type=3

Feb. 22: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/981136718703360/?type=3

Feb. 21: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/981133502037015/?type=3

Feb. 20: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/979457218871310/?type=3

Feb. 19: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/978885305595168/?type=3

Feb. 18: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/978320498984982/?type=3

Feb. 17: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/977709702379395/?type=3

Feb. 16:

https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/977152775768421/?type=3

Feb. 15: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/977152519101780/?type=3

Feb. 14: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/977152282435137/?type=3

Feb. 13: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141.1073741828.551288185021551/977151955768503/?type=3

Feb. 27, 28:

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Dozens of civilians killed, injured in Saudi airstrikes over Tuesday

The US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes waged 33 raids, resulting in killing and injuring 28 civilians , including women and children, according to reports combined by Saba on Wednesday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489039.htm

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Nine killed in Saudi-led air strike attacks in Yemen, residents say

Residents said four civilians had been killed in an airstrike in the suburbs of the northern city of Saada, the main Houthi stronghold. Five girls were killed in another airstrike that targeted a field in the west of the country, in the western Hodeidah district.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/nine-killed-in-saudi-led-air-strike-attacks-in-yemen-residents-say-idUSKCN1GC2DQ

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Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave dozen more civilians dead across Yemen

More than a dozen people have lost their lives in fresh Saudi airstrikes against civilian targets across Yemen as Riyadh presses ahead with its devastating aerial campaign against its crisis-stricken southern neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Saudi military aircraft on Tuesday evening struck an area in the At Tuhayat district of Yemen's western coastal province of Hudaydah, killing four people.

A woman and her two sons also lost their lives when Saudi jets targeted their house in the Nihm district of the mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada. Two people sustained injuries in the aerial assault as well.

Earlier in the day, Saudi warplanes bombarded residential neighborhoods in the Sahar district of the same Yemeni province, leaving ten civilians killed and injured.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/27/553821/Fresh-Saudi-airstrikes-leave-dozen-more-civilians-dead-across-Yemen

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4 civilians killed in airstrike hit Saada

At least four civilians were killed and other six injured, including children and women, in air strike targeted on Wednesday Saada province, a security official told Saba.
The air strike was waged on the victims’ home in Qahzah area.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489101.htm

and

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Names of injured (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1783719255257394

and

Here are the photos of the massacre of today (Feb 28, 2018). 10-member family all killed/injured by US-Saudi airstrikes in their house located in their farm in Kahza area Saada north Yemen

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/968835399924768768

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/969070163030134785

Films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPLR4XViUTg = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1989891291337184/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968947091438493697

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I83NO1gJzTs&bpctr = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968949195599220738

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2 women killed in 2 air strikes hit Saada

Two women on Tuesday were killed when the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes waged two strikes on Saada province, a security official told Saba n Wednesday.
The air strikes hit a home and car of the civilian, Mohamed Hamd Qarnan, in Khadwan area of ktaf district, the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489102.htm

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5 girls killed in air strike waged on Hodeidah

Five girls on Wednesday were killed and other three injured in an air strike which was launched by the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition on Hodeidah province, an official told Saba.
The air strike was waged on Baghil area of Hais district

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489103.htm

and also reported by anti-Houthi media: http://almasdaronline.com/article/97340

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#Sanaa province: A woman and her two children are killed on Tuesday and two others injured in an airstrike of Saudi-led coalition targated their house in Nehm District.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564.1073741829.961126490607048/1661441733908850/?type=3

and

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Film: The American aggression on Saudi Arabia has committed a heinous crime against the innocent in the village of Qutbin, Directorate of Nehm in Sana'a province, Feb. 27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jLuFLnOA0U 0 https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1989388011387512/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968610216316166145

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Air strikes kill five civilians in Yemen: Reuters witness

Air strikes killed five civilians and wounded at least 14, including four children, outside the northern Yemeni city of Saada on Tuesday, a Reuters witness and medics said.

Medics and a Reuters photographer who saw the wreckage in Saada said an initial air strike destroyed a house in the outlying Sohar district of the city.

The medics said two further air strikes hit paramedics who were trying to lift the victims from the rubble. (photo from the site)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/air-strikes-kill-five-civilians-in-yemen-reuters-witness-idUSKCN1GB2OU

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The toll of victims resulting from the bombing of a civilian house in Hafsin in Sahar district of #Saada by three air raids increased to 19, including 5 killed (including children and women) and 14 wounded.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564.1073741829.961126490607048/1661414587244898/?type=3 and by Saba Net http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489028.htm

and

Names of killed and wounded, photos:

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1783358348626818

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1783418151954171

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1783413088621344

http://www.motabaat.com/2018/02/27/%D8%B3%D9%82%D9%88%D8%B7-%D8%B6%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%88%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%85%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%80%D8%A7%D9%84/

and films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mw4yEOPO14 = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1989379461388367/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968600861462147079

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m62MfN4GyPM&bpctr=1519837618 = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1989385588054421/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968608524984115201

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/968638626476232709

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/968641469991985152

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4 citizens killed in Saudi airstrike on Hodeidah

Four civilians were killed when Saudi aggression warplanes waged a strike on al-Tuhitah district of Hodeidah province, an official told Saba on Wednesday.
The strike hit al-Fazah area, killing four people, the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489026.htm

Film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtkJ-S4EetQ = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1989893658003614/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/968948043214180353

Feb. 26:

(A K PS)

Arab Coalition aircraft destroy Katyusha rocket base in Heis, Yemen

With support from the UAE Armed Forces, fighter aircraft of the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, bombarded a Katyusha rocket base, military bases and an ammunition storage depot belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, which were located east of the districts of Heis and Al Jarrahi in the Red Sea Coast of Yemen.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302670396
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Friendly Saudi airstrike kills 20 Riyadh-backed forces in Yemen: Military source

A friendly airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition ravaging Yemen has killed at least 20 pro-Riyadh mercenaries in the impoverished country, reports say.

The mercenaries, including three senior commanders, were killed on Monday in an airstrike on their base some 50 kilometers east of the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, a military source told AFP.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/26/553699/Marib-Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-Nihm-Saada

and a lower figure is reported by the Hadi government:

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Saudi-led friendly fire kills 6 Yemen troops: military source

A Saudi-led air strike killed at least six allied Yemeni soldiers on Monday in friendly fire attacks on their base 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Sanaa, a military source said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5436433/Saudi-led-friendly-fire-kills-6-Yemen-troops-military-source.html

Feb. 25:

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Film: Deadly air attacks pound Houthi-held Hodayda

Three days of air attacks by the Saudi-led coalition have pounded a rebel-held region in western Yemen, displacing thousands of people already in severe need of humanitarian aid.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/deadly-airstrikes-pound-houthi-held-hodayda-180225142542444.html

(A K PH)

Mosques flattened in fresh Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabian warplanes have flattened a mosque in Yemen's west-central Ma’rib Province, and stricken another in the northwestern Sa’da Province.

The first attack targeted the mosque in Ma’rib’s Sirwah district, Yemeni news website Sahafah24 reported on Sunday.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video released by the country’s War Media outlet showing the moment the structure fell into ruin.

A day earlier, the aircraft targeted a mosque and other religious centers in Sa’ada’s Razih District.

Two people were wounded in Saudi airstrikes in Sa’ada’s Sahar district. A woman was also injured in a Saudi attack targeting a road in the province’s Saqayn district.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/25/553534/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-mosques-Marib-Saada = https://www.albawaba.com/news/saudi-warplanes-flatten-yemeni-mosque-1093720

photos: https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1782648505364469

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/967527850801881091

film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLlfGdooQfg (from min 2:15)

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COALITION’S ATTACK AND CRIMES ON YEMEN’S PROVINCES DURING 24 HOURS

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/coalitions-attack-and-crimes-on-yemens-provinces-during-24-hours.html

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Saudi airstrikes hit several provinces over Saturday

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488790.htm

(A K PH)

Film: The martyrdom of a citizen and the injury of another after the air raids of the aggression Directorate # Razih # Saada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8qhUsngE1E = https://www.facebook.com/Hona.Almasirah/videos/1988215781504735/ = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/967857825862111232

Feb. 24:

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46 Iranian-backed Houthi militants killed in Yemen's Red Sea coast front

Some 46 Houthi militants were killed in air strikes launched by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, with the support of the UAE Armed Forces, in the areas north of Heis, as well as the road leading to Al Jarahi, Yemeni military sources said on Saturday.

According to sources, the Arab Coalition's fighters launched air strikes on the farms used by the militias east of Al Jarahi. They also bombed reinforcements that were heading to the militias in Al Jarahi.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302669829
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3 citizens wounded in Saudi air raids, missile attacks on Saada

the aggression warplanes launched six airstrikes on water digger machine in al-Mahather area of Sahar district, wounding two citizens and destroying the digger.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488757.htm

and photos: http://www.motabaat.com/2018/02/24/%D8%A5%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AC%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%91%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%80%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81/

and film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBGT83Je2aA = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/967527167608410113 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLlfGdooQfg (until min 1:24)

Feb. 23:

(A K PS)

Coalition aircrafts launch 17 raids on Houthi camps

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition aircrafts have launched on Thursday 17 air raids on various Houthis sites and camps in Thouran areas in Anis district of Dhamar district, central Yemen.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/97225

Feb. 22/21:

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Film: Yemeni civilians continue suffer under Saudi war

Eighteen civilians have been killed in a fresh Saudi airstrike in Yemen's Sa’ada province

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/22/553287/Yemeni-civilians-continue-suffer-under-Saudi-war

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[Feb. 21] 15 civilians killed in air strike on Saada

15 civilians on Wednesday were killed and three others wounded when the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrike hit Saada province, a security official told Saba.
The air strike hit two cars transporting passengers and a truck on a main road of Aal-Amaar in Safraa district, the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488625.htm

and

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[Feb. 21] At least 15 dead in air strike in northern Yemen: residents

At least 15 people were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition air strike in northern Yemen, residents said.

They said the aircraft hit two cars transporting passengers and a truck on a main road south of the Saada provincial capital. They said 15 people died in the strike while several others were wounded.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/at-least-15-dead-in-air-strike-in-northern-yemen-residents-idUSKCN1G52CR

and

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[Feb. 21] 15 martyrs and 3 wounded as a preliminary result of a new massacre of the air force on the highway in the area of Ammar Directorate in Saada.

Wednesday 15 citizens were martyred after a raid launched by the American-led Saudi-UAE air aggression on the Directorate of Saada.

A local source said that the air aggression targeted a number of taxis on the road to the Ammar Directorate, which led to the fall of 15 martyrs and wounding 3 others.

A security source in Sa'ada said that the aggressive air of attack was targeted by a criminal raid on nomads in the Al-Abu Ghabara district of Kataf administration, resulting in injury to a citizen as an initial result. (photos)

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1781660898796563

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1781036018859051

photos of truck, at Saada-Ammar route: https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1782575592038427 = https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=704350776428821&id=100005617141037

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/966706977505234944

and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5enFpblgg = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/966425552495181824

= https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/966547249437335552

Feb. 21:

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Saudi airstrike hit UAE armored vehicles in Taiz

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488627.htm

(A K PH)

Film: The US-Saudi Arabian Air Force targeted a bridge on the main road at the Saqeen Directorate in Saada governorate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3hPocpeD6Y = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/966414158773260288

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Film: Aggression commits a crime against the citizens of Ketaf in Saada 21-02-2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDt1qaosgYo = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/966416499689820162

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Film: The aggression targeted the home of a citizen in Saada 21-02-2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFa9jz7Nkwk = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/966414711221780480

Feb. 20:

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Film: The crime of aggression on a farm in Tahita South of Hodeidah 20-02-2018

The US-Saudi Arabian Air Adnan has committed a heinous crime against innocent citizens in a farm located in the Directorate of Tahita South of Hodeidah province

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_YZgGCbGfg = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/966056744135872512

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Five people died on Monday evening in a raid on the Saudi-American air aggression targeted a truck at the Al-Waza'i branch in the Directorate of Muqabna in Taiz province.

Al-Massira channel received footage showing one of the victims of the raid, which targeted the truck and citizens at a dispensary. (photo)

http://www.talmajd.net/?p=23289 and also https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/966170866072551425

(A K PS)

An air strike kill, wound Houthis southern al Hodeida

the air strike targeted the Houthis vehicle on the Al-Mughars road near to Ali Ahmed Ahif farm in in al Tahita district.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/97180

Feb. 19:
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2 civilians wounded in air strike on Saada

Two Yemeni civilians were killed when US-backed Saudi aggression coalition launched an air strike on Saada province, a security official told Saba.
The air strikes targeted a main road in Aal-Aqab area of Suhar district, killing the two civilians and destroying a civilian’s car.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488423.htm

and

film: The American aggression on the aggression of innocent civilians on the highway in the western entrance to the city of Saada, leaving wounded 19. Feb. 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPZeUELu6jg = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/965694115487866880

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2 civilians killed in 3 airstrikes on Saada

Two civilians were killed on Sunday when the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes launched three strikes on Saada province, a security official told Saba on Monday.
The air strikes targeted a car in Aqiq area of Ketaf district, while another air strike hit Baqem district, the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488332.htm

Feb. 18 and earlier:

(A K PH)

COALITION’S RAIDS KILL YEMENI BROTHERS ON THEIR WAY TO GET MARRIAGE

A source of the victims’ families told the reporter that the car was carrying two brothers and their uncle, on their way to the legitimate secretary of the marriage of the brothers Ali Obeid and Obad Obeid on the daughters of their uncle, who were to be married on Wednesday but they were killed in the raid with their uncle (photos of injured man)

http://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/coalitions-raids-kill-yemeni-brothers-on-their-way-to-get-marriage.html

Film: Aggression targeting a car for Arisin and their uncle in a curse in Sanaa 17-02-2018

A raid on the American-Saudi aggression ends the lives of two young men and their uncle (the father of the two brides), and the wedding ceremony is planned to a funeral in the eastern province of Sana'a, Nehm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpVQqwY2mR8 = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/964985825380454400

(A K PH)

2 civilians killed in 2 air strikes on Saada

Two civilians were killed when the warplanes of US-backed Saudi-led coalition aggression launched two strikes on Saada province, a security official told Saba.
The air strikes targeted a civilian’s car in Khalidha area of Ketaf district, killing the driver and another person was on the car.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488328.htm

(A K PH)

Civilians killed in air strike hit Hodeidah

A civilian was killed and three were injured in an initial toll when the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition launched on Sunday an air strike on Hodeidah province, an official told Saba.
The air strike targeted a civilian’s farm in Tahtia district

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488331.htm

(* A K PH)

At least 18 people killed in new Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s Sa'ada province

At least 18 people, including women and children, have been killed when Saudi warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes in an area of Yemen’s northern province of Sa'ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its devastating campaign against the conflict-plagued country.

According to Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the Saudi aerial aggression conducted hit the Aqiq area of the Kataf district on Saturday, adding that among the dead were some medics who had tried to save the wounded from the initial strike.

Earlier in the day, another Yemeni lost his life when his water-tank truck was directly hit by a Saudi airstrike in Wadi Moore Bridge on Hawdh Road in the northwestern province of Hajjah.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/17/552730/Yemen-Saudi-airstrike-Saada-Kataf-Houthi-Hadi

Comment: Now this really is the mystery. Just as more and more civilians get killed by SAUDI bombs the UN mulls on a resolution to punish Iran who may have assisted with the production of missiles that have to my knowledge killed no-one.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10156402991228641

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Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Saada

Dozens of citizens, including children and women, were killed in two airstrikes of Saudi-led aggression coalition on Kutaf district of Saada province, a security official told Saba.
The coalition warplanes waged an airstrike on a citizen's car in Aqeeq area of the district, which resulted in killing all who were in the car, and then another strike hit paramedics in the same area, bringing the number of dead to 18 people and one wounded.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488202.htm

and photos:

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/964944466594484225

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/965084350663585792 (names of killed; photos not from this raid)

and

(* A K PH)

17/Feb #Saudi #UAE 2 double tap strikes on Bedouin car s in Alageeg area of Kitaf NW #Saada N #Yemen killed 18 civilians 1 lone survivor described the horror of strikes targeting everyone inc rescuers pieces of flesh&bones collected in plastic bags (photos)

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/967388184429686784

and

Film: The American-Saudi aggression aircraft committed a massacre against the nomads in the Ateeq area of Kataf administration in Saada province @Hona_Almasirahh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JodM-OznU&t=1s = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/965685883612663809

(A K PH)

Citizen killed in Saudi air raid on Saada

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488143.htm

and

Film: A new crime of the Saudi American aggression in the Directorate of # Razih governorate # Saada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBbygNrKk5E&bpctr=1519680889 = https://twitter.com/Hona_Almasirah/status/964983287109349377

and

US-Saudi war criminals killed this Yemeni man&destroyed his "abandoned" house this morning in Razeh Saada north His family had displaced earlier to a safer place Most families here live in caves, coz bombings never stop! The man came to the house to take something! (photos)

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/964898699364196352

(A K PH)

Citizen killed in Saudi air strikes on Hajjah

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488133.htm

A Yemeni driving a truck laden with drinking water was killed this morning by US-Saudi airstrikes. The US-Saudi bombs shattered the truck&destroyed an already destroyed bridge of Moor valley, between Hajja & Hodeida.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/964767083799117824

(* A K PH)

More air raids reported on:

Feb. 28:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489100.htm Al Baydah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489027.htm Marib p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news489021.htm Hajjah p.

Feb. 26:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488877.htm Hajjah p.

Feb. 25:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488798.htm Taiz p.

Feb. 24:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488732.htm Sanaa p.

Feb. 21:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488623.htm Hodeidah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488620.htm Hajjah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488618.htm Sanaa p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488614.htm Dhamar p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488529.htm Hajjah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488528.htm Taiz p.

Feb. 20:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488462.htm Hodeidah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488438.htm Marib p.

Feb. 19:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488429.htm Marib p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488428.htm Hajjah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488427.htm Nehm, Sanaa p.

Feb. 17: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488181.htm Jawf p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488178.htm Hajjah p.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488173.htm and http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488211.htm Manakah, Sanaa p., communications tower

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488170.htm Saada p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Feb. 28:
(* A K PS)

32 Houthis killed in Hayes, Yemen

Thirty-two members of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia were killed Tuesday night as a result of artillery and air strikes carried out by Arab Coalition forces, led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the UAE Armed Forces, and of clashes with the Yemeni National Resistance.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302670872

Feb. 27:

(A K PS)

An explosion kill child, wound 3 civilians northern al Mocha

A child was killed and three civilians were wounded Tuesday when a landmine exploded in the eastern part of the northern al Mocha city on the Red Sea coast, eyewitnesses said.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/97322 and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-15972

Feb. 26:

(A K PH)

Saudi Ambassador Admits Defeat Coalition In Yemen’s Taiz

He added, revealing sharp differences between the leaders loyal to the alliance, that one of the reasons for failure to resolve the charge exchange between the parties in Taiz responsibility for the failure.

http://www.newnewss.net/saudi-ambassador-asmits-defeat-coalition-yemens-taiz/

Feb. 25:

(* A K PS)

60 Houthis killed in Yemen

According to Yemeni military sources,14 Houthis were killed on Saturday evening in clashes north of Hayes and Al Hamili, while the resistance also blocked an attempt by Houthi militia forces to infiltrate the Al Qataba area, between Al Khawkha and Al Tahtiya.

Also, 46 Houthi militiamen were killed on the Red Sea Coast front yesterday in clashes with the Yemeni resistance and as a result of aerial attacks

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302669957

Feb. 24:

(A K PH)

the Saudi enemy targeted various areas of Razih district by missile and artillery shells, which led to the injury of the woman, causing material damage to the citizens' properties

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488757.htm

Feb. 23:

(A K PS)

Arab Coalition intercepts five Houthi missiles fired at Marib, Yemen

The missiles were aimed at Yemeni army troops stationed in the province, which lies north-east of the capital, Sanaa

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/arab-coalition-intercepts-five-houthi-missiles-fired-at-marib-yemen-1.707433

(A K PS)

Further #civilian #causalities , including #children due to the fall of an artillery shell fired by the #Houthis on a residential area, east of #Taiz (photos)

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/967081793240358912

Feb. 21:
(A K PS)

Houthis kill child, injure Yemeni family in Heis district

The Iran-backed Houthi militias have bombed residential neighbourhoods in the Heis District, south of Hodeidah, with mortar and howitzer shells, leaving a child dead, injuring the entire members of a local family and destroying their house.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302669298

Feb. 20:

(A K PS)

Government forces and Houthis in prisoner swap

A Yemeni military official said on Monday that the Houthi group had released four prisoners of the government forces in return for a dead body of a Houthi field leader northern al Jawf province.

http://almasdaronline.com/article/97181

Feb. 19:

(A K PS)

Yemeni National Army deactivates 3,000 landmines, explosive devices in Baqim District, Sa'ada

With support from the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, combat engineer units from the Yemeni National Army Forces have deactivated 3,000 landmines and explosive devices, which were planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in several areas of the Baqim District, in the Sa'ada Governorate of Yemen.

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302668556

Remark: “President” Hadi’s army.

(A K PH)

Saudi artillery force targeted several areas of Razeh district and Aal-Amr of Munab border district damaging a civilian’s home and killing dozens of sheep.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488423.htm and also http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488332.htm

Feb. 18 and earlier:

(A K PS)

UAE defence system intercepts ballistic missile over Mocha, Yemen

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302668257

(A K PH)

Yemen air defenses shoot down Saudi reconnaissance plane in Saada

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news488244.htm

(A K PH)

Dozen Emirati troopers, tens of Saudi mercs slain in abortive assault on Yemeni base

At least twelve servicemen from the United Arab Emirates Army and tens of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed when they launched an offensive on a military base in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/18/552813/4-Emirati-troopers-tens-of-Saudi-mercs-slain-in-abortive-assault-on-Yemeni-base

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(A P)

Job opportunity: All Source Analyst Yemen (TS/SCI)

All-source intelligence analysis supporting the Yemen Branch within the MARC. Will focus on political-military issues related to security and military conditions in Yemen to include Yemeni counterterrorism forces; tribal groups and tribal militias; the Huthi movement; civilian and military leadership; military capabilities; insurgent and opposition groups; defense economic; and counterterrorism policies and objectives.

https://www.gd.com/careers/job-search/2016-11661 and https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/968831304342102016

My comment: What a think tank propaganda job will this be?

Feb. 26:

Film: #Wahhabi preacher's message in #Canada:

you can rape a child, you can commit adultery, you can be a terrorist, you can even drink, God will forgive you if you pray everyday.
The most important thing according to this Imam is not to miss a prayer, not one.

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/videos/1968965186697292/

Feb. 24:

Joking about Saudi propaganda:

(A P)

Iran-Houthi Smuggling Route EXPOSED – Saudi Arabia Today Exclusive

Saudi Arabia Today has obtained exclusive evidence exposing the Iran-to-Houthi smuggling connection.

https://saudiarbiatoday.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/iran-houthi-smuggling-route-exposed-saudi-arabia-today-exclusive/

and

(A P)

Saudi News Exposes Cutting Edge Iranian Tech in Yemen

Saudi news outlet Al-Arabiya has released shocking new revelations connecting Houthi militias to Iran through a piece of technology.

https://saudiarbiatoday.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/saudi-news-exposes-cutting-edge-iranian-tech-in-yemen/

Feb. 23, 22:

(A K PH)

Yemeni Forces Launch Large-Scale Offensive on UAE Headquarters

Despite dense airstrikes from the Saudi-backed coalition, Yemeni forces have liberated key areas, destroyed Emirati bases and equipment, and killed dozens of invading mercenaries this week.

http://geopoliticsalert.com/yemeni-forces-uae-video

Feb. 19:

(-)

The gardener of Aden

How a strange passion for topiary is flourishing in the land of al-Qaeda

Its relative security is not a coincidence, according to Slameh: bushes clipped in God’s name on the roadsides and roundabouts act as protective amulets, he says.

https://www.1843magazine.com/dispatches/the-daily/the-gardener-of-aden

(A)

Young #coffee trader Rasheed from Haraz in Yemen wins order of 500kg premium coffee to #Frankfurt. Coffee lovers in #Germany lookout for this exceptionally special coffee

https://twitter.com/Wesamqaid/status/966724569330606081

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-387-yemen-war-mosaic-387

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-387 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-387:

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

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

und alle Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

22:41 28.02.2018
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