Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 573 - Yemen War Mosaic 573

Yemen Press Reader 573: 9. Sept. 2019: Film: Bilder aus dem Jemenkrieg – Fotos: Fischer in Hodeidah – Film: Jemens Krankenhäuser in Not – Bürgerkrieg im Südjemen: Patt und Stillstand, ...
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... beide Seiten rüsten zum weiteren Kampf, Saudis und Emirate beschwören Einigkeit – und mehr

Sep. 9, 2019: Film: Images from the Yemen War – Photos: Fishermen in Hodeidah – Film: Yemen's hospitals in need – Civil War in the South Yemen: Stalemate, both sides preparing for further fight, Saudis and Emirates summon unity – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

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: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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 Bürgerkrieg im Südjemen / civil war in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

cp12b Sudan

cp13 Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

? = 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

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

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Einführende Artikel u. Überblicke für alle, die mit den Ereignissen im Jemen noch nicht vertraut sind, hier:

Yemen War: Introductory articles, overviews, for those who are still unfamiliar with the Yemen war here:

Neue Artikel / New articles

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Film (in French): Yémen : les images rares d’une guerre qui embarrasse le gouvernement français

Entering this poor country in the Middle East and filming what is happening there is an almost impossible mission for foreign journalists. Charles Villa, a reporter for Brut, has infiltrated the country this summer. He returns from Yemen with an exclusive document in the overcrowded refugee camps and hospitals overwhelmed by the wounded.

Rare images of a war that embarrasses the French government. In April 2019, the investigative media Disclose revealed documents classified secret defense that confirmed information duck Enchaine: weapons sold by France to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are well used in this war which makes many civilian victims.

Video: French report details the horrible human cost of war against Yemen

Report shows malnutrition, displacement, maiming and famine caused by Saudi-led invasion

A documentary film published by a French website revealed the consequences of malnutrition in Yemen, plaguing the population besides the already terrible direct human cost of war that has been waged by the coalition against Yemen since 2015.

The documentary confirmed the prevalence of severe food deficit among 80% of Yemenis, next to cholera outbreaks caused by severe shortage of drinking water supplies.

The documentary discussed the consequences of the war waged by the US-Saudi aggression on the lives of Yemenis and the high cost to their health and lives in general.

It included video footage of cases of Yemenis who lost sight and limbs. It also highlighted the dire conditions in camps for displaced people fleeing war zones, who lost all their possessions and were forced to live in rudimentary and unbearable conditions in small tents without any furniture, electricity and other necessary requirements.

The documentary pointed out that the most affected of the three million IDPs in Yemen are children, most of whom do not go to school.

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Film by Drew Binsky (

What's Next for YEMEN? (final thoughts)

This past week in Yemen has been one of the most eye opening journeys of my life. It was a roller coaster of emotions and I learned a lot about myself and the detrimental situation happening inside of this vulnerable Arabian nation. This video recaps my thoughts on Yemen as I try to wrap my head around what I just experienced. I also share my 2 cents on what I think needs to happen for Yemen to rebuild and come together moving forward. I will end my Yemen series by telling you this -- from the bottom of my heart, I had an amazing time in this country and I feel really bad for the people here.

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In pictures: Life by the sea in Yemen's Hodeidah

Fishermen, civilians bear the brunt of import restrictions and years-long fighting in the crucial Yemeni port city

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Film: Yemen: hospitals in need

As the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, the country's health care sector is in crisis. There's a shortage of beds and medicine, and medical staff often remain unpaid. DW's Fanny Facsar reports from a hospital treating malnourished children in Aden.

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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World Health Organization: WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 12, Issue 32 (11 August 2019)

Dengue in Yemen: situation update

The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) Yemen has reported 14 540 suspected cases of dengue fever with 79 associated deaths (CFR 0.5 %), since the start of the year till epidemiological week 31-2019. These cases are reported from 22 out of 23 governorates in the country.

Starting from week 23, an increase in the cases were observed. The similar trend was noticed in 2018 from week 25 (See graph). Reported cases till week 30 showed that cumulatively 33% of the cases presented by warning signs and 5% were classified as severe dengue. Regarding laboratory confirmation, the overall positivity rate IgMDENV is 54% in all governorates, while Aden reported 95% positivity rate for IgG.

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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Film: Blockade within blockade in Yemen! This village (Duraihimi) in Hodeida west Yemen has been under fatal blockade for about one year now by Saudi-UAE forces, who also impose blockade from air, sea and land on the whole country for 5 years.

and film: Duraimi is a prison where only the shells of the aggressors enter to kill or be demolished.

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In Hodeidah, US-Saudi aggression targeted several areas of 50th St. with medium machineguns.

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Houthis shells joint forces positions in conjunction with ceasefire committee meeting

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Film: Indiscriminate shelling of Houthi militias damages houses and property

in the city of Tahita, south of Hodeidah province

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Yemen: Legitimacy, Houthi Board UN Ship for Joint Meeting

The United Nations ship hosted Saturday the sixth joint meeting of the Redeployment Coordination Committee to begin activating the truce mechanism, strengthening the ceasefire, and operating the Joint Operations Center, according to the mechanism approved at the previous joint meeting.
Acting President of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), General Hani Nakhla, chaired the meeting with the liaison officers of both sides to discuss options and ways to develop and improve the ceasefire mechanism.
They also considered the possibility of establishing disengagement areas and deploying observation posts on some fronts, particularly on Hodeidah fronts.

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UN Sessions Resume to Advance the Stockholm Agreement, in Hodeidah

On the United Nations vessel in international waters, sessions were resumed to implement the Stockholm Agreement on Hodeidah. The member of the national team in the Joint Coordinating Committee, Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Qadari, said that lifting siege on Ad-draihmi district will lead the talks of the national party with the representative party of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.

He said that arrival of aids to Hodeidah port would be discussed with the United Nations and the importance that the US-Saudi aggression has to stop detaining ships coming to the port.


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The Redeployment Committee holds a meeting in the Red Sea and discusses the formation of pacification committees

The Joint Committee for Redeployment in Hodeidah held its sixth meeting on Sunday on board the International Ship (Internik Dream MV), in the Red Sea, western Yemen.

The meeting was chaired by acting chairman Hani Nakhla, after the late arrival of its new director, the newly appointed Indian team,"Abjit Goha" who succeed Danish Michael Lolisgaard.

A source who attended the meeting told Al-Masdar online that the ongoing discussion is focused on the formation of a permanent joint committee to calm down and cease fire, as agreed at the previous meeting.

According to the source, the commission consists of United Nations officers and former liaison officers from both sides. Based on the United Nations ship in the Red Sea.

The source pointed out that the main committee is part of the field committees, consisting of united nations soldiers and other joint forces and Houthis, and is deployed on the lines of contact in the province.

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Saturday, September 7th, 2019

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Houthi militia sniper wounds one civilian south Hodeida


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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Friday, September 6th, 2019

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Film: the violations of the traitors in Hodeidah continue on 04-09-2019

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

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Latest Updates on Yemen 6 September 2019 (Map)

Heavy clashes in Harad district in the north of Hajjah province; Unsuccessful talks between the Southerners and the Hadi government in Saudi Arabia

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Middle East expert Jafar Ghanadbashi, speaking to the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, reviewed the latest developments in Aden, saying that any conflict in the southern parts would undermine Saudi and UAE affiliated forces and remove the obstacles in the way of Ansarullah, as well as the army and popular forces in the fight against the common military and political policies of the regional reactionary states and the West.

JG: After the bloody clashes between the puppet groups under the command of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Aden, the situation in the city and its surrounding areas continues to be affected by fierce disputes that will probably not be resolved quickly and may even lead to new military conflicts. This is while, Saudi Arabia, after several days of delay, directly bombed the positions of opposition forces in a show of support for its puppet groups in Aden. Nonetheless, the airstrikes failed to change the situation in Saudi favor, but reports suggest the situation in Aden and the surroundings remains volatile.

This is while, both the UAE and Saudi Arabia are facing difficult and complicated conditions at the regional level, and the signs that are reflected outside the region and elsewhere in other countries indicate emergence of a passive state that has faced them with serious doubts whether to continue the Yemen war.

Undoubtedly, any conflict in the southern parts would undermine Saudi and UAE affiliated forces and remove the obstacles in the way of Ansarullah, as well as the army and popular forces in the fight against the common military and political policies of the regional reactionary states and the West.

It should be noted that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates adopted a wrong approach towards Yemen from the beginning as they sought to establish a government that was in line with their policies and coordinated with the West. Therefore, in order to bring such a government to power, they created and reinforced various armed groups in Yemen, none of which had the authority to acquire weapons and participate in the formation of the government. It was therefore foreseeable that these armed groups would diverge deeply in the course of their activities and inadvertently interfere with the interests of their sponsors, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In other words, what is currently going on in Yemen, especially in the southern part of the country, is the direct or indirect result of the wrong policies the UAE and Saudi Arabia have pursued, and by creating these armed groups fomented various military and political conflicts in the southern Yemeni provinces.

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Saudi Arabia and UAE attempt to paper over Yemen cracks

Divisions between the Middle East allies are threatening war between their surrogate armies

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have sought to present a united front in an attempt to ward off a potential war in Yemen between their surrogate armies.

There is little guarantee that the joint Saudi-UAE appeal, made following four days of talks in Jeddah, will be heeded on the ground in Aden, the scene of the worst fighting.

The dispute over southern Yemen’s future is severely straining the normally close relations between the two great Gulf monarchies, and reflects the reality that the two countries probably have always had different strategic interests in their five-year intervention in Yemen. It is not clear if the statement is intended merely to paper over continuing divisions or will lead to an end to the fighting by the respective surrogate forces.

The sudden fracture has increased the confusion in Washington’s Gulf strategy, complicating its Iran policy. In addition to forcing changes in the Trump administration’s approach to Yemen, including the possible division of the country, the split may also damage the standing of both Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Washington.

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The War in Yemen and Future Relations between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi

Stalemate and Suffering in Yemen

To date, despite years of reported war crimes by nearly all sides involved in the Yemen conflict, there has been a complete lack of accountability and no consequences for collateral damage or rampant human rights violations.

The Saudi-led coalition is unraveling, and for the past several weeks has been experiencing serious infighting.

As Yemen slides further toward collapse, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Yemeni branch of the so-called Islamic State are battling for control of territory and access to recruits and resources.

The United States is reportedly in talks with the Houthis to find a way to wind down that aspect of the conflict, although progress will be impossible without Saudi-endorsement of and participation in any negotiations. =

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Split Between Saudi, UAE Forces in Yemen Threatens to Start a New War

Some halting attempts at reconciliation talks aside, the split between Saudi-backed and UAE-backed forces in South Yemen seems to be as complete as ever, with both sides continuing to talk as though they view one another irreconcilably as enemies.

This week that hasn’t meant much, as the two sides seem to be stalemated after a previous fight over Aden, which ended with a victory by UAE-backed separatists aided by UAE airstrikes. But what comes next could easily start another war in South Yemen.
The UAE has called the Saudi-backed government “terrorists” following the fighting, while the government claims the UAE is behind a “coup” plot, and had fooled them by sneaking arms into Aden ahead of the fighting.
Reports had made the arms an issue as far back as June, though the UAE assured others that the weapons were just shipped to Aden temporarily, and were bound for militias fighting the Houthis in North Yemen. Instead, they appear to have been used to arm up separatists who are now in control of Aden.
Such a fight was likely inevitable. The post-war vision of the Saudis was just the defeat of the Houthis in the north, while the UAE always sought to have key allies in power around the country’s southern coast. It may have been possible to balance these two goals at one point, but now it seems both believe they can achieve their goal militarily – by Jason Ditz

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Saudis have lost the Yemen war

How did Saudi Arabia lose the war? Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the main architect of the war, may have thought Yemen would be a cakewalk for the Saudi troops.

The plan was to oust the Houthis quickly and restore the Saudi cherry-picked administration of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sana’a.

But the Saudi coalition was weak on the ground. Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the troops loyal to him joined hands with the Houthis in a tactical alliance. President Hadi, who is living in Saudi Arabia, has been anything but an inspiring, charismatic wartime leader. Within the coalition, there has been historical mistrust between the predominantly northerners-dominated government troops and the rebels in the south, who want the south to be a separate country.

When it came evident that Saudi Arabia was not winning the war, fissures started emerging within the coalition.

The U.S. has signalled that it will facilitate talks among the multiple factions in Yemen through Oman, a neutral player. But it’s still not clear what Saudi Arabia will do

Prolonging the war is also not an option. Having no credible ally on the ground and no effective strategy to turn around the war, dragging on the conflict would only pull Saudi Arabia further deeper into the morass. The sooner the Saudis realise that they have lost the war, the better it will be for everyone, including the devastated Yemeni public.

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Split between UAE with separatists and Saudis in Yemen continues

There have been some halting attempts at reconciliation talks but the split between Saudi-backed forces and UAE-backed forces in Yemen appears to be continuing.

In spite of the fact that until recently the Saudis and the UAE together with the separatist Southern Transitional Council(STC) were united as a coalition fighting the Houthis who control most of north Yemen including the capital Sanaa, they now have been battling each other to gain control of the southern port of Aden

Both sides criticize each other

The UAE has called the Saudi-backed government of Mansur Hadi terrorists after the fighting. The Saudi-backed government claims the UAE with the STC is behind a coup plot and had fooled the Saudis by bringing arms into the port of Aden.

The two groups have divergent goals

The Saudis have always seen the goal of the fight against the Houthis as a unified Yemen under Mansur Hadi, who was ousted by the Houthis. On the other hand the UAE and particularly the STC want the defeat of the Houthis to be followed by the division of Yemen with South Yemen being a separate independent government as it was from 1967 to 1990

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Jemen: "Die Welt hat uns im Stich gelassen"

Der Bürgerkrieg im Jemen ist laut UN die größte humanitäre Krise weltweit. In einem persönlichen Bericht schildert ein jemenitischer Journalist Leben und Alltag in Sanaa nach fünf Jahren Krieg und Huthi-Herrschaft.

Sie sagten: "Der Krieg bringt Gutes", doch das ist eine Lüge. Sie sagten: "Der Krieg wird uns helfen", doch er hat uns zerstört. Sie sagten: "Wir bauen einen modernen Jemen auf". Doch wir erleben Tod und Zerstörung, verantwortet von verschiedenen religiös-extremistischen Milizen.

Und wir erleben das Ende der politischen Rechte und Meinungsfreiheiten, von denen wir Jemeniten geträumt hatten, bevor 2014 die Probleme mit den Huthis losgingen. Während die Kriegsparteien über Friedensabkommen und freie Wahlen diskutierten, nahm die Gewalt im gleichen Maße zu wie die Zahl der Armen und Hungernden. Und täglich werden es mehr.

Extremistische Bewaffnete betreiben in den von ihnen kontrollierten Gebieten offenbar ethnische und politische "Säuberungen". Zuerst waren die Opfer ihre politischen Gegner, jetzt zielen sie auch auf ihre ehemaligen Verbündeten.

Irgendwie sind sich die verschiedenen Kriegsparteien immer ähnlicher geworden. Jede bewaffnete Gruppe beschreibt ihre Aktivitäten als "Pflicht zur Aufrechterhaltung der Sicherheit gegen Verräter und feindliche Agenten". Das sind üblicherweise diejenigen, die der jeweils anderen Partei angehören. Dennoch kümmert sich keine dieser "Regierungen" darum, Gehälter zu zahlen, eine Infrastruktur zu unterhalten oder die Rechte der einfachen Jemeniten zu schützen. Vielmehr stützen sie ihre Macht auf Gewalt, erpressen Geld von den Menschen, beschneiden die Rechte ihrer Gegner und reißen sich deren Eigentum unter den Nagel.

Jeder, der sich den Huthis widersetzt, wird entweder vertrieben oder getötet. Und sie benutzen die Gerichte, um das zu legitimieren. Zuletzt – im Juli - verurteilte ein Gericht in Sanaa 30 Menschen - Politiker, Wissenschaftler und Journalisten - wegen "Hochverrats" zum Tode.

Außerhalb der Hauptstadt ist die Situation nicht besser. Kürzlich habe ich eine Reportage in Ma'rib, einer Stadt rund 200 Kilometer östlich von Sanaa, gedreht. Das Gebiet wird von Islah regiert, der islamischen Partei, die als Teil der international anerkannten Regierung Jemens gilt, jener Regierung, die die Huthis bekämpft.

Die Islah hatte eine militärische Offensive gegen den Ashraf-Stamm gestartet, um in der Region an Einfluss zu gewinnen. Panzer, Artillerie und bewaffnete Extremisten hinterließen schreckliche Verwüstungen. Viele Bewohner müssen seitdem in Zelten leben oder nach Sanaa fliehen.

Wir wurden gezwungen, ohne Leidenschaft und Hoffnung zu leben. Unsere Träume wurden auf schwarze Listen gesetzt. Und unsere Politiker und die Welt haben uns im Stich gelassen. Wir kümmern uns nur noch darum, wie wir unsichtbar werden und am Leben bleiben können. Am Leben bleiben und noch einmal Geburtstag feiern zu können, ist unser größtes Ziel während dieses ganzen Krieges. Manchmal sogar das einzige, das uns noch geblieben ist.

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Ex-Us-Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein: UAE legitimacy in Yemen is to implement UNSCR 2216, which calls for return of the legitimate gov’t and preservation of YE unity. Nature of the YE gov’t is for Yemenis to decide. Not UAE. Any Emirati action outside of 2216 is illegal.

I don’t agree that Yemen is disintegrating. It’s a possible outcome but not foreordained. It’s the responsibility of the int’l community, esp. the Coalition, to make clear they are not supporting the div. of Yemen. You’ll understand why there is confusion abt the UAE position.

My comment: UNSCR 2216, combined with continuing Western support for Saudi Arabia and UAE and their Yemeni proxy government is the main reason why Yemen war, killing and destruction are lasting more than 4 years now

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If you would search about where is real democracy in Yemen and the Arab region, it is inside the tribes, the Arabian tribes are the true NGO’s and parties! But the westren media and so called “elites” likes to show the tribes as the most aggressive part of our societies!

Comment: Perfectly put. Thanks Khaldoun.

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Is The Hottest Conflict In The Middle East Coming To An End?

The war in Yemen has now proven to be a key trigger for the reduction of the US’ 70-year strategic dominance of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.

This is despite the fact that the US had only minor involvement in, or control over, the war prosecuted under Saudi Arabian leadership against Yemeni Houthi forces.

The full history has yet to be written, but Saudi Arabia’s de facto recognition of its defeat in Yemen — Riyadh cannot formally admit defeat because of the domestic and regional consequences of that act — is one underlying cause of Washington’s dilemma. But it is also proving to be a complex point of change for others in the region, particularly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Bahrain, as well as Yemen itself.

There is also little doubt that the recent loose entente created in early 2019 between Iran, Turkey, and Qatar will also play a rôle.

The break-up of Yemen — at the very least into shapes resembling the lines of the old Yemen Arab Republic (YAR: North Yemen) and People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY: South Yemen) — now seems certain and imminent. And along with that, Saudi Arabia seems likely to see a distinct cooling or differentiation in its relationship with the UAE, the one ally which had borne the brunt of the fighting in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia cannot actually acknowledge defeat in Yemen because this would leave it open to an escalation of unrest and insurgency in its own territory, spearheaded by Yemeni Zaidi Shi’a communities, such as the Houthis, but joined by dissident Saudi Shi’as and other minorities. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin ‘Abd al-’Aziz al Sa’ud (aka MBS) has essentially thrown himself on the mercy of Beijing and Moscow, so that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Russia would cause Iran to restrain itself and its Yemeni allies from moving against the Kingdom.

The US, because of its own current conflict with Iran, cannot offer the same leverage with Tehran as can Beijing and Moscow – by Gregory R. Copley

My comment: An US-centered viewpoint.

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Yemen and the ‘Crisis of Western Values’

Anne Applebaum claims that the war in Syria is proof of the West’s loss of confidence in liberal values.

Applebaum claims that not interfering more in Syria is part of a “crisis of Western values,” but which values would those be? The values that say our governments have the right to intervene in everyone else’s conflicts whenever we choose? The values that treat the political future of other nations as something to be “shaped” by our preferences? If these are the values we’re talking about, we should be glad that they are in crisis, because they are no good. What other values dictate that our government should take sides in a foreign civil war in which we have little or nothing at stake? Which ideals have we lost faith in when we choose not to overthrow a foreign government by force? Deeper involvement in the war in Syria would not have proved our idealism. It would have demonstrated our hubris.

The fact that Western governments did not interfere more in another country’s conflict should not be a cause for lament. We should be far more concerned about our involvement in other ongoing wars, and we should all be working to bring that involvement to an end. It is U.S. support for and involvement in other atrocious wars abroad, including and especially the war on Yemen, that cry out for denunciation as a betrayal of our values.

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Films: The War in Yemen

On Sunday, a Saudi coalition air strike left more than 100 people dead at a Houthi-run prison in Yemen. With the UAE also being accused of attacking the very government the coalition is trying to restore, it’s raising questions on whether the Saudi-led intervention is fracturing.

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The Yemen Crisis Decoded

Beginning of all: Human crisis

Yemen human crisis can be classified into three periods of time. First, the Arab Spring (2010). Second, king versus general (2011). And the third, Enter Al-Qaeda and Houthi (2012).

Don't fret! Let's analyse each and every part of this individually.
Arab Spring was a period of time when residents in Arabian Gulf kingdoms started rebelling against their king in favour of a democratic elective government. This was overly unsupported by the ruling monarchies. Many of the then monarchies like Gaddafi(Lybia) and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali(Tunisia) had fallen to democratic governments. Although some countries like Syria and Yemen had to wait it out.

Yemen and Water

War and Citizen

International strategy on Yemen

The Yemen cause of struggle to conserve a democratic elective-government is feared by the neighbouring dynasties that eye on its downfall. They fear a uprisal from within their cities and want to have either dominance in religion(KSA[vs]Iran) or political security(USA[vs]Russia).

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U.S. in talks with Houthi rebels to end bloody Yemen war

The Yemen war death toll is five times higher than reported

"We estimate the number killed to be 56,000 civilians and combatants between January 2016 and October 2018," says Andrea Carboni, who researches Yemen for the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), an independent group formerly associated with the University of Sussex that studies conflicts. He told me he expects a total of between 70,000 and 80,000 victims, when he completes research into the casualties, hitherto uncounted, who died between the start of the Saudi-led intervention in the Yemen civil war, in March 2015, and the end of that year.

Who are the Houthis?

Instead of helping to form a unity government and prepare for elections in 2014, Hadi went on an International Monetary Fund imposed austerity program and a rapid privatization program. He went on a spree of an unauthorized massive sell off of state-owned enterprises at fire sale prices. The purchasers were outside Gulf States and US buyers. In 2014 Hadi illegally extended his presidency for another year, saying he needed more time. He increased the austerity program on Yemenis and intensified the privatizations.

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Gargash: UAE Stands by Saudi Arabia in Calling for Yemen Dialogue

United Arab Emirates State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Saturday that his country supports Saudi Arabia in calling Yemeni parties to dialogue.
In a tweet, he added that Saudi Arabia is leading the Arab coalition with complete patience and competency.
The UAE had met the call to join Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen, which helped cement a firm regional partnership, he continued.
“The common challenges we are facing are in safe Saudi hands and we stand by its call for dialogue” as the UAE had stood by it in the past, Gargash said.

My comment: LOL. This is fiction (propaganda), facts are different. It seems the UAE tries to appease the Saudis by nice statements.

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Study guide yemen thimun 18 yemen crisis.docx (from 2017)

2.Topic: Role of Intervention in the Yemeni Conflict

A) Introduction to the topic

B) Origins of Conflict: The Yemeni Revolution and Hadi’s Transitional Governmen

However, the Houthis have achieved something the government has not: many defeats of the AQAP.Because of that the AQAP tries to present the conflict as a Sunni-Shia conflict, although it has never beenvery intense in Yemen. The reason for that is the power the Houthis are gaining and the threat that theymay manage to defeat the AQAP. Therefore, al-Qaeda experiences a form of recruitment in some areas,where the Houthis are not perceived as liberators, but as invaders. In such areas it is high likely that thelocal tribes will align with al-Qaeda in order to resist to the Houthis.

So there are mainly four reasons for the crisis:

The military had been divided since the presidency of Saleh. He wanted to appoint his son as a militaryleader, which led him to conflict with the military leader Al Ahmar and of course to a divided military.Therefore, the military was not united and functional when the uprisings of the Arab Spring began andwere not able to prevent the political instability that followed.

The takeover of the Houthis has caused great instability. Their rebellious stands and unwillingness toenter piece-talks is the main reason of the crisis.

President Hadi increased rapidly the fuel price in 2014. The Houthis that had gained a lot of supportuntil that point organized mass protests against the transition process led by the UN, demanding lowerfuel process.

The strong intervention of Saudi Arabia in the country, while President Hadi was in the exile, hadtremendous effects. While they were trying to regain the area for Hadi, they launched air strikes that have been the reason for thousands of deaths.

The most important factor that had drawn the “concern” of the global community is the cruel humanitarian situation, which the people of Yemen are forced to face.

4.Main Belligerents inside Yemen

6.Humanitarian Crisis

7. Role of International Community and UN – by Ahmed Bonyeamin

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

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The Norwegian Refugee Council reported last month that up 32,000 Yemenis have died prematurely because #SanaaAirport has been closed to commercial traffic by the GCC coalition for 3 years. More awful-and widely ignored-numbers from this awful war.

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Saudi Arabia blocks fuel shipment from entering Yemen’s Hudaydah

Saudi Arabia has stopped a desperately-needed fuel shipment from entering the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, a lifeline for millions of people in the impoverished war-torn country.

The Saudi-led military coalition, which has imposed a brutal war on Yemen since March 2015, seized a Hudaydah-bound fuel tanker on Saturday, reports said, adding that the fuel in the tanker was expected to be used in the port city’s power plant as well as cement factories.

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#Yemeni governor of port city Hudaidah says #UK-backed #Saudi forces is holding a ship carrying fuel for the city electric station, causing death of children & ill people

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cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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Yemen: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (June - July 2019)

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Modern practices give rural farmers relief from the war

Like millions of other rural farmers, Warda’s crops and income were destabilized by the war in Yemen.

“Our suffering doubled when the war began; we could no longer care for our farm due to the absence of diesel, water scarcity, and the country’s economic conditions in general,” Warda explained.

This is telling, given that – in Yemen – agriculture accounts for 20 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and employs over 50 percent of the population.
Fortunately, Warda’s circumstances changed when she was selected by the Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) funded and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Implemented by the Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), YECRP helped Warda and her family to improve the quality of their crops, and – with it – their income.
As 1 of 231 crisis-affected rural crop farmers, Warda is now trained in modern farming techniques and practices, and has been given solar water pumps to save on the costs of fuel, water, labor, and to improve crop production.

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Thanks to God and then the generosity of our donors, We provided food baskets to orphans and poor families in Sana'a. We need your support to help more families. Over 22 million Yemeni do not know where their next meal will come

#Good_News No.2. We started provide medicines to number of patients from permanent cases that we sponsor them by your humanity since years. Thks so much to all our donors for support us to help my people. Plz Help us to save more lives by #donate via link (photos; thread)

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Film: Child turns his family's destroyed car into a small store in Taiz

this store now is the only source of income for the family, most residents of nearby villages come to this store to buy their various needs, since many of the residents of Taiz lost their sources of income because of the war, forcing them to invent other ways even if they seemed strange to earn a living.

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Malnutrition Kills Two Children in Sana’a

Two children have died at the Al Sabeen Maternal and Child Hospital in the capital Sana’a due to severe acute malnutrition.

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Yemen: The seamstress of Al Dawabia

Reham helps support her family by sewing dresses and selling accessories to women in her village. Small businesses like hers are made possible by the assistance of the Yemen Humanitarian Fund.

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@MSF denies allegation of closure of operations in #Yemen. We continue to provide life-saving medical care in 11 provinces across the country. Médecins Sans Frontières @MSF stores are fully operational; In close collaboration with national health authorities.

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

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Film: Yemen's war: Internally displaced people make plea for aid

Pushed out of their homes by the increase in fighting, Yemenis crowd camps lacking basic facilities and aid.

Al-Ribat camp in the province of Aden houses more than 3,000 internally displaced people.

But their situation is becoming increasingly desperate = =

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Shelter Cluster: Yemen: Shelter Cluster Dashboard - July 2019

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 6 September 2019

Over the past two weeks, the governorate of Hudaydah has witnessed heavy rains and flash floods, severely damaging the shelters of hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and members of the vulnerable host community.

UNHCR alongside partner YRC, local officials and the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, opened new buildings at Kharif hospital, Amran governorate.

UNHCR, in recognizing the increased needs of the hospital, donated four Refugee Housing Units (RHU), effectively doubling the hospital’s capacity.

The recent deterioration in security within the southern governorate of Aden has resulted in families from affected areas travelling considerable distances, sometimes more than 300 kilometres, and taking refuge in the south-eastern districts of Hudaydah governorate

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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PM Discusses With Central Bank Governor Joint Efforts To Curb Financial Challenges

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Saada Tribes Continue To Steadfastness To Confront Aggression

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Human Rights Minister, UN Official Double Efforts To Reopen Sanaa Airport

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New background for militia leader Abdelmalek al-#Houthi in his recent religious lecture commemorating Ashura, a practice by Shia Twelvers & not #Yemeni Zaydis. The political & religious integration w/ #Iran is of paramount importance for him & have been steadily achieved.

My remark: As claimed by a pro-Saudi propagandist.

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“Screaming in the Face of the Arrogant”: Understanding the Logic and Symbolism of Yemen’s Huthi Movement

Master's thesis, University of Chicago, 2018

Commonly described by Western media as a Shi’i Zaydi revivalist movement, a rebel group and an Iranian proxy, the Huthis (or Ansar Allah) exist marginally in the Western consciousness. The little knowledge that is recycled about the movement is typically misleading, and conducive to stereotypes and an underestimation of the group’s military and strategic capabilities. The reality of today’s Ansar Allah is both a skilled paramilitary force that has internalized the lessons of a decade and a half of war, as well as a political organization with the veneer of a social justice movement, which excels in the production of propaganda on the local and regional stages. The Huthis may, in fact, be the band of slogan-chanting tribesmen occasionally seen on major news networks, but they are also a remarkably resilient and dynamic entity that adapts to Yemen’s ever-changing political landscape.

The primary sources I will be referring to in an attempt to answer these questions include speeches given by the late leader Husayn al-Huthi, his brother and successor Abd al-Malik al-Huthi, and the official spokesperson for the movement, Muhammad Abd al-Salam. I will also refer to reports by Ansar Allah’s primary news outlet, al-Masirah, and other media controlled by the group. A number of my own interviews with current and former members of the Huthi movement, as well as a Yemeni analyst and a politician, will be quoted as well. These primary source materials will help in understanding how Ansar Allah is regarded by internal and external actors, as well as the rhetoric and ideology that characterize the group. Secondary sources include numerous academic and news articles, from Western and Yemeni press, written from the early years of the movement until the present day. A number of books such as Marieke Brandt’s

From Ansar Allah’s perspective, they are defending Yemen from coalition aggression and are reluctant to sign on to a peace agreement that could see a reduction in their power. One Huthi member expressed his lack of faith in the peace process: “You don’t respond to fire except with fire. The negotiations, a political solution, the United Nations, human rights, it’s all meaningless.

He added that the Huthis would never surrender because it would spell death for the group. Muhammad Abd al-Salam implies the same when citing times that the Huthis, during the Saadah Wars, lost half of their already small amount of territory, yet refused to surrender and continued to fight until they regained ground.

The Huthis may have begun as a sympathetic resistance group that outfoxed and outlasted a corrupt regime, all the while shocking detractors with their resilience and competence. Through patience, planning, and cunning alliances, the Huthis managed to survive six wars with Yemen’s government and then seize on the opportunity to control the country’s capital. The coalition that predicted a Huthi defeat in the span of a few months is, more than three years later, struggling to make any significant territorial gains, even while enjoying substantial support from the world’s most well-equipped and expertly-trained militaries – by Hannah Porter

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The Rise of the Houthis (2015)

Through examining the Houthi movement of Yemen using the social movement theory analysis approach I will investigate the identity, beliefs, and background of the Houthi’s of Yemen as a social movement. This approach will provide the opportunity to apply historical analysis to see into the roots of the Yemeni Houthi...

The Houthis are an outgrowth of the Believing Youth Movement and can trace their roots to the Zaydi Revivalism movement that grew out of a marginalization of Zaydi groups following the fall of the Zaydi Imamate. The Zaydi Imamate of Northern Yemen had reigned for over a thousand years until the Republican Revolution of 1962. The Zaydi of Northern Yemen were particularity marginalized by government policies and this led to Northern Yemen functioning as a semi-autonomous region with very little control by the central Yemeni government. As a result, the region was economically neglected and was dependent largely on tribal networks to ensure services and sustenance. This lack of central government control created an environment where the spread of Zaydi Revivalism ideology could flourish and where a charismatic leader such as al Houthi could emerge.

The rise of the Houthi as an Islamic social movement is representative of the larger regional movement of Shia Revivalism and represents the legitimate desires of a group of people to live under a government of their creation that is in line with their values and beliefs. While Americas relationship with Saudi Arabia will always be affected and largely influenced by the Kingdoms seemingly endless supply of oil, it is necessary to view the Houthis as a legitimate popular movement and look to address the causes of their grievances and the US role in the region. The easy trap to fall into when gaining a preliminary understanding of the Saudi-Houthi conflict is to view the conflict as strictly a sectarian conflict between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, however, this is a gross oversimplification of a complex and long standing conflict – by Doug Nechodom

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Bassam al-Zaydi was abducted from the University neighborhood and detained for a year and a half by the #Houthi group in #Taiz governorate with no charge, just because he is from Taiz, and was subjected to different types of brutal torture.

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Yemeni petroleum workers strike for 21st week in protest against Saudi blockade

Protesters demand UN intervention to stop Saudi blockade of Yemen

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After Minister of Information Call to Activate it, #USAEnemyOfPeace Tops Twitter

#USAEnemyOfPeace, a hashtag that reflects the war crimes committed by the US in Yemen in the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, has received a major reaction by topping the social networking site Twitter.

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Local sources: #Houthi militia killed today a teacher in front of his six daughters in Al Bayda' province, central #Yemen.

cp6 Bürgerkrieg im Südjemen / Civil war in Southern Yemen

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Roadside bomb blast kills 2 children in southern Yemen

Two children were killed and three others injured in a roadside bomb blast in Yemen's southern province of Lahj on Monday, a security official told Xinhua.

"A roadside bomb exploded near a residential building in downtown Lahj province, leaving two children killed and three others injured in the area," said the official on condition of anonymity.

He said that "all the victims were members of one family and accidentally walked through a roadside bomb placed near their house."

"Terrorist elements were apparently planning to target a security commander living in the same neighborhood," he added.

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To get donor aid. Mu’ayad asks the "anti-corruption" inspection of central bank expenses

The Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen, Hafiz Fakher Mu’ayad, submitted an official memorandum to the head of the Supreme National Anti-Corruption Authority to commission a team to inspect the central bank's expenses during 2018-2019.

According to a press release issued by the Central Bank's Media Center, this step was taken to demonstrate the Bank's leadership in truth and the bank's transparency and independence by issuing official reports

My comment: The leadership of Aden central bank had been accused of fraud.

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3 civilians injured in security belt [separatist militia] attack on the home of commander Mohammed al-Al-Bokri north of Aden

Local residents and witnesses in Aden said that UAE-backed security forces raided the house of southern resistance leader Mohammed al-Al-Bokri in Dar Saad district in the north of the city, injuring three civilians, including a relative of al-Al- Bokri.

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Shabwa: Army deployed to secure roads leading to Hadhramaut and Marib

Army forces were deployed in Shabwa province this morning to secure roads leading to Marib and Hadhramaut provinces, eastern Yemen

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Mukalla.. Citizens close main streets to protest the deterioration of electricity service and governor calls for patience

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Government source: Transitional rebellion disrupts efforts to provide electricity in Aden

The Yemeni government has denied any responsibility for the deterioration of electricity services in the interim capital Aden and neighboring provinces, blaming the UAE-backed southern transitional militants.

This was made in a statement to an official source in the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, published by the state agency Saba.

The southern transitional council accused the legitimate government of being behind repeated power cuts in Aden, which is under their control, by refusing to provide oil products to power plants, which the official source denied.

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Socotra residents fear for total UAE takeover

Mass influx of mercenary forces from South Asia and East Africa fuel fear in island inhabitants

Socotra airport authorities have suspended commercial flights due to the increase of UAE flights, which are increasingly transporting mercenaries of various nationalities to the island, local sources said, raising fears among residents that the island is being used to destroy security and peace in the archipelago.

According to a military source, intelligence reports indicate that the UAE intends to recruit mercenaries from the port of Assab in Eritrea and send them to Socotra in order to take control of the island.

Earlier, an official in the exiled Hadi’s government said that the UAE has smuggled weapons and stored them in buildings with investment signs, stores used to store aid and commercial goods and buildings belonging to the so-called UAE Red Crescent and Khalifa Foundation, pointing out that the UAE is seeking to create chaos to Socotra province.

Last week, dozens of mercenaries of Indian and Bangladeshi nationality arrived on the island

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Al-Qaeda takes over district in southern Yemen

Terrorists reported fighting alongside Hadi forces

Al-Qaeda elements have taken control over the al-Wadhe’a district of Abyan province, which is the Saudi-backed exiled former president Hadi’s hometown, according to sources on Sunday.

The sources said that the al-Qaeda elements spread in the district after the arrival of dozens of militants from Ma’rib to Abyan.

The recent clashes in the southern provinces have showed that elements of the Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorist organisations are fighting alongside Hadi’s forces against the UAE-backed so-called Southern Transitional sitional Council’s militias

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#Million_Marsh_of_Loyalty Invades Tweeter

The hashtag #Million_Marsh_of_Loyalty invaded tweeter as an expression of gratitude from the southern people to Saudi Arabia and UAE for their efforts and sacrifices that seeks peace and dignified life for the southern people.
Hundreds of thousands of citizens mobilized in several southern governorates in massive demonstrations titled “Million marshes of loyalty”, in response to the call of the southern transitional council to express southern gratitude for the efforts of leaderships and peoples of Saudi Arabia and UAE.

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Al-Attas Greets the Southern People and Calls for National Lineup

Haidar Abu Bakr Al-Attas, former prime minister of Yemen, issued a statement on Thursday September 5th, 2019 addressing southern citizens in Al-Makla and Aden who participated in the million marshes of loyalty for the Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia and UAE. Al-Attas said:

My remark: Separarist propaganda.

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Al-Mutairi: Al-Eslah Terrorist Party is Willing to Cooperate with the Devil Just to Destroy the South

Nora Al-Mutairi, an Emirati political researcher, indicated that new resources assert that Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists joined Al-Eslah militias with the aim of invading the south.

My comment: Separarist propaganda. Al-Mutairi is from the UAE – she would not have claimed this if she would not be sure that this is fitting to the UAE official position.

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Al-Shubhi: Al-Eslah has No Place in the South No Matter How Powerful It Is

Mocking the pursuit of Al-Eslah party to exist in and control the south, Adel Al-Shubhi, member of the foreign affairs department of the Southern Transitional Council said that Al-Eslah has no place in the south, no matter how powerful it is.

My comment: The separarist propaganda campaignn against Islah Party is reaching a top level.

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Al-Eslah Militias Attack Houses of Shabwa Elites Commanders and Terrify Women and Children

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Al-Mardaei: Terrorism in the South is Northern-Made to Continue Occupation and Robbery

Zaid Al-Mardaei, a southern political activist, asserted the existence of alliance among conflicting powers in the north against the south to put it in the image of terrorism incubator and keep occupying it.
Al-Mardaei said: ‘Al-Houthis claim they fight terrorism to get the international green light to stay in power while they create alliance with Muslim Brotherhood terrorism in the legitimacy government and their arms in Al-Qaeda and ISIS against the south to put it in the image of terrorism incubator and to fight the STC troops that actually fights terrorism.

My comment: This ist he whole separatist propaganfda and conspiracy theory in a nutshell.

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Al-Zindani, Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide in Yemen

A fatwa, religious edict according to Islamic law, has allowed the fighting against the Southern Transitional Council. The fatwa was issued by the so-called Yemeni Scholars Association, headed by Abdul Majid al-Zindani, who is the leader of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Al-Islah), the political arm of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood organization.

al-Zindani adopted a slogan that says “Islam is the answer” and launched a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen. At that time, there was still a conflict between the remnants of Imam Ahmed supporters and the revolutionaries led by army officers,
Al-Zindani has worked hard to promote the Brotherhood's ideology in Yemen. The objective was to establish a strong branch of Hassan El-Banna and Sayyid Qutb in North Yemen prior and South Yemen later.
He co-founded the Islamic Social and Cultural Center in Aden, which is a hub of the Muslim Brotherhood in the former South Yemen.
Al-Zindani served as the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in North Yemen until 1978.
The United States has accused al-Zindani of cooperation with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
According to a statement from the US Treasury Department, al-Zindani’s involvement with al-Qaeda includes recruiting, purchasing weapons and acting as a spiritual leader for the movement, as well as acting as a contact for Kurdish Iraq’s Ansar al-Islam

My remark: By a pro-separatist news site.

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Sources claim Islah Party about to be expelled from Hadi government

Muslim Brotherhood branch to be thrown out under UAE pressure, according to source

Political sources revealed the news of a consensus reached between the coalition countries and the Southern Transitional Council, which is being funded by the United Arab Emirates, which provides for the final expulsion of the Islah Party (the Yemeni branch of Muslim brotherhood) and the party’s military leader Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar from the Saudi-backed government.

The sources confirmed that recent events caused a split within the Hadi’s government, which pits the al- Ahmar and director Abdullah al-Alimi against Hadi himself

According to the sources, Ali Mohsin al-Ahmar andthe Islah Party have thwarted the Jeddah dialogue, which was scheduled to take place last week

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Amid shameful government silence. Army wounded begin to return from abroad without completing treatment

The Military Medical Commission said it began receiving the injured national army forcibly returning, after the government was unable to complete their treatment several months ago.

The medical committee had earlier accused the government of slowing down and failing to meet its obligations to the wounded of the national army, and delaying the disbursement of the committee's dues and not paying them recently despite presidential directives late last year.

Last month, the committee announced that it had decided to suspend the treatment of the wounded abroad and work to return them to Yemen with their wounds after their treatment could not be completed because of the lack of adequate funding.

Abdo Muthanna, director of the Department of Treatment abroad at the Medical Committee, said yesterday that 100 wounded people with varies wounds (bones, nerves, eyes, courses, etc.) who could not be treated inside the country and returned from Egypt, which will lead to complications of their wounds due to forced return.

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The Saudi-backed exiled Hadi’s forces on Sunday pushed large reinforcement towards Shaqra coastal city in Abayn province, sources said.

According to the sources, the reinforcements, including military vehicles, tanks, rocket launchers and hundreds of fighters, came to carry out an attack and retake over Zanjibar district (with film)

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Preparations for a new round of confrontations. Abyan tribes announce mobilization in support of government, transitional, UAE mobilize reinforcements

A tribal meeting in Abyan on Saturday rejected the UAE's violations and "terrorist practices carried out by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Militias" in the southern regions, stressing its support for the legitimate government and the national army, while the transitional announced the alert and mobilization to confront Government forces that describe them as terrorist cells.

Tribes, sheikhs, and elders of the central region and local authorities in the departments of Lawdar, Al-Wadhe’a, and Mudia, Abyan province of (southern Yemen), confirmed their support for legitimacy represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.

The tribal meeting condemned the shelling of the legitimate government forces, which it described as "brutal", by Emirates jets, calling on Saudi Arabia to investigate the attack, and demanded an official apology to the UAE which described the national army as elements Terrorist.

The tribes declared their support for Saudi Arabia's recent statement, and the general moblization "in defense of land, offer and dignity under the banner of the Republic of Yemen, the legitimate government, and the support of the national army."

The tribal statement, which reviewed by Al-Masdar online, called on the tribes to which the leaders of the STC and their members of the illegal militias belonged to "to identify a position in all practices against the leaders and sons of Abyan and the central region who he described as terrorist elements, raiding and burning their homes and imprisoning them upon IDs and the mobilization to fight in our land."

media affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) reported the arrival of military reinforcements in Abyan, and the mobilization of Logistics and support forces (security belt) of their armed men towards the coastal city of Shaqra in the east of the province.

These means stated that large forces led by Brig. Gen. Abdul Latif al-Sayed, Sheikh Abdullah al-Al-Houtari, Colonel Saleh Aydaross and Colonel Mahmoud al-Kaldi went to Shaqra district in the east, which is under the control of government forces.

"The United Arab Emirates is making efforts to liberate every inch of the land of the south from the invading forces backed by the Muslim Brotherhood," al-Sayyid was quoted as saying.

According to transitional media, UAE-backed militias are advancing towards Shaqra, which is under the control of the national army forces.

The moves come after reinforcements from the 8th Brigade arrived to support, support, weapons and heavy equipment that had arrived in Aden in the past few days from the UAE.

The [Saudi/UAE] statement also reiterated its support for the return of state institutions to the government and engage in dialogue with the southern transitional government, but the Saudi statement, according to activists, will have no effect, Unless it reflects in practice on the military situation, strengthening the army and supporting it in regaining control of Aden and halting UAE attacks and supporting the transitional, which since its founding has undermined the control of the legitimate government and has been a source of instability in the south of the country.

Government forces led by Brig. Gen. Abdullah al-Subaihi, commander of the 39th Armored Brigade, arrived mid-week in the coastal town of Shaqra to reinforce the army forces stationed in the vicinity of Shaqra town and the site of "Qarn Al-Kalasi" and Al-Orqoobmountain range east of the Capital Zanzibar in a military step that is the first for the troops the government has been in the country since the air raid by Emirati fighter jets on its forces near al-Alam point near the interim capital Aden in the south of the country.

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Abyan tribes declare mobilization against separation rebels

Tribes of Yemen’s President’s hometown, Abyan in south Yemen have called for mobilization against the United Arab Emirates (UAE)- supported- separation rebels in south Yemen.

In a tribal meeting attended by tribes from Lauder, Al-Wadaye’, and Maudya, the government-affiliated tribesmen have renewed their support for the government’s efforts towards ending separation rebellion in the south.

The tribes have also condemned the UAE bombing against the government troops late last August while on a mission to end the separation rebellion in Aden.

They also declared their response and support for the Abyan tribal mobilization to act against the separation rebellion in Aden.

They also demanded other tribes of south Yemen to specify their stances towards intimidation and house security raids by the STC militants against citizens of Abyan.

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UAE-backed separatists prepare for battle in Abyan

Security Belt forces prepare for attack on Shoqra

The UAE-backed militias and armed groups loyal to Saudi Arabia on Saturday continued, for the second day in a row, to mobilize their elements and military vehicles to the port city of Shoqra in the occupied province of Abyan.

According to southern sources, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council reinforced its militias with a number of gunmen and armored vehicles in Shoqra city, which is controlled by the Saudi-backed militants of Islah Party.

Commander of the so-called security belt force loyal to the UAE in Abyan Abdullatif al-Sayyed threatened to storm the city of Shoqra and expel who he called “terrorist groups” of Islah party, lauding the UAE’s cooperation and its military support for the transitional council forces.

The southern transitional council forces have been imposing a blockade from three directions on the port city of Shoqra since Friday

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Dozens of UAE armoured vehicles arrive in Shabwah

Dozens of UAE-backed Shabwah Elite Forces” armoured vehicles, accompanied by a military convoy of senior military commanders, returned from the UAE to Ataq, sources familiar with the case said on Saturday.

The sources said that the UAE occupation forces held a meeting with the governor of Shabwah and inspected the contents of the camps, which were controlled by the militias of Islah party after the expulsion of the Shabwah Elite on August 22, from the city of Ataq.

The sources confirmed that the meeting resulted in several agreements, including the return of Shabwah Elite militias to their former camps in Ataq, and the withdrawal of Islah militants from all camps of the UAE, with the transfer of the center of coalition operations with more than 370 mechanisms from the province of Ma’rib to Shabwah

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Al-Hadrami: The solution in Aden comes from direct dialogue with the UAE and to stand in the face of the deviation of its role in the alliance

Yemen's Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadrami said Saturday that the solution to the crisis in southern Yemen lies in "standing seriously and transparently in the face of the UAE's deviated role," and welcomed the dialogue with the Southern Transitional Council (STC).

Al-Hadrami added that the government welcomes the dialogue,"but we think that what is important now is to stand in the way of the deviation of the UAE role in the coalition and this is the solution, to work to correct the course of the alliance that was caused by the aerial bombardment, and what it became clear to us in the recent period of the UAE that it is out of track."

My comment: ???

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Protest over lack of water hit Aden

Citizens cut off the main road in Algulwah area in the occupied city of Aden in protest against the deterioration of basic services and the complete interruption of water and electricity.

The citizens confirmed that drinking water has not reached the area for months, in addition to the continuous power cuts.

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Mukalla.. [Separatist] Security force arrests leader of southern movement opposing the 'Transitional'

A security force in Al-Mukalla city, Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen, arrested Saturday afternoon the head of the Supreme Council of the Revolutionary Movement for the Liberation and Independence of the South, following the end of a meeting of some of the heads of the Council.

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Vereinigte Arabische Emirate und Saudi-Arabien geben gemeinsame Erklärung zum Jemen ab

Die Regierungen der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und des Königreichs Saudi-Arabien haben die Antwort der legitimen Regierung des Jemen und des Southern Transitional Council auf den Aufruf des Königreichs zum Dialog begrüßt, ist "ein wichtiger und positiver Schritt" zur Beendigung der jüngsten Krise in den Gouvernoraten Aden, Abyan und Shabwa.

Die beiden Länder sagten, es sei wichtig, in "diesem positiven Umfeld und im Geiste der Brüderlichkeit" weiterzuarbeiten, um auf die Spaltung zu verzichten.

In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung erklärten die Regierungen beider Länder, dass sie in enger Abstimmung mit verschiedenen Parteien an der Umsetzung eines Waffenstillstands gearbeitet hätten.

Sie sagten auch, dass sie sich auf einen konstruktiven Dialog vorbereitet haben, um den Streit zu beenden und seine Auswirkungen zu untersuchen, als Teil ihrer Verantwortung in der Koalition zur Unterstützung der legitimen Regierung im Jemen und als Fortsetzung ihrer politischen und militärischen Bemühungen, die Krise einzudämmen.

Diese Erklärung folgt einer früheren Erklärung vom 26. August 2019 zu den Ereignissen in der Zwischenhauptstadt des Jemen, Aden.

Sie forderten auch ein sofortiges Ende aller Militäreinsätze sowie Verstöße gegen jegliches öffentliches und privates Eigentum, die Notwendigkeit, die Medienpropaganda zu stoppen und die Verantwortung der Parteien für die Überwindung der Krise zu übernehmen sowie die Interessen des jemenitischen Volkes zu priorisieren, die Sicherheit, Stabilität und Einheit suchen.

Darüber hinaus forderten sie die Konfliktparteien auf, ernsthaft mit dem vom Königreich und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten gebildeten Gemischten Ausschuss zusammenzuarbeiten, um die Einstellung militärischer Aktivitäten oder anderer die öffentliche Ordnung beeinflussender Aktivitäten zu überwachen und zu stabilisieren.

Die beiden Regierungen bekräftigten weiterhin ihre Unterstützung für die legitime Regierung des Jemen bei ihren Bemühungen, den jemenitischen Staat zu erhalten, die Houthi-Miliz, die im Jemen tätigen terroristischen Organisationen und das Expansionsprogramm des Iran zu besiegen.

Abschließend erklärten die VAE und Saudi-Arabien, dass sie den befreiten Gouvernoraten des Landes weiterhin humanitäre Hilfe leisten werden.

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UAE-Saudi issue joint statement on Yemen

The governments of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have welcomed the response by the Legitimate Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council, on the Kingdom's call for dialogue, saying it is "a major and positive step" towards ending the recent crisis in the governorates of Aden, Abyan and Shabwa.

The two countries said it is important to continue working under "this positive environment and in a spirit of brotherhood" to renounce division.

In a joint statement, the governments of both countries said that they have been working in close coordination with various parties to implement a ceasefire.

They also said they have been preparing for a constructive dialogue to end the dispute and address its effects, as part of their responsibilities being in the Coalition Supporting the Legitimate Government in Yemen, and in continuation of their political and military efforts to contain the crisis.

This statement follows a previous one issued on 26th August 2019 pertaining to the events that took place in Yemen's interim capital of Aden.

They also called for an immediate end to all military operations as well as violations against any public and private property, the need to stop media propaganda, and for parties to take responsibility to overcome the crisis, as well as prioritise the interests of the Yemeni people who seek security, stability and unity.

Furthermore, they called for the clashing parties to work seriously with the Joint Committee formed by the Kingdom and the UAE, to monitor and stabilise the cessation of military activities or any others affecting public order.

The two governments went on to reaffirm their continued support for the Legitimate Government of Yemen in its efforts to preserve the Yemeni state, defeat the Houthi militia, terrorist organisations operating in Yemen and Iran's expansion scheme.

Concluding the statement, the UAE and Saudi Arabia declared that they will continue providing humanitarian assistance to the country's liberated governorates. =

Comment by Elisabeth Kendall: New #UAE-#Saudi joint statement on #Yemen Of most interest: -UAE agrees (publicly at least) to support Hadi gov & a united Yemen -Criticizes media propaganda by both gov & #STC Rest as expected: -Clashes in south must end -Ongoing support to combat Houthis, terrorists & #Iran


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STC Welcomes Saudi-UAE Joint Statement

The Southern Transitional Council welcomes the new Saudi-UAE Joint Statement issued on Sunday, STC spokesman, Nazar Haitham said.
Haitham wrote in a tweet that "the statement reflects the keenness of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to unite efforts towards peace, stability, partnership and a victory for the Arab project led by the Arab Coalition."
He added that "dialogue and peace have always been the path demanded by the STC since the first day, basing on its belief that it's the best and most powerful way to forge a just solution to all the suspended issues with a view to achieving security and stability in the region and supreme interests of the southern people."

My comment: LOL. The Saudis had asked the separatists to retreat from all their gains. – The new statement is hot air.

Comment by Elisabeth Kendall: #STC statement welcomes new #UAE-#Saudi statement on #Yemen. But it's short & avoids mentioning the bit in support of Hadi's gov & a united Yemen. Focuses instead on dialogue as the way to attain "the higher interests of our southern people" The secession issue isn't going away

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Gunmen Attack [Separatist] Security Belt Patrol in Aden

An armed ambush targeted in the early hours of Sunday, a patrol of the Security Belt forces in Al-Karaa roundabout of Dar Saad district, north of Aden, leaving at least two soldiers injured, security sources reported.
The same sources explained that the attack followed by armed clashes with gunmen who fled shortly the scene to the nearby areas of Al-Karaa, adding that the Security Belt forces prompted to hunt down the attackers

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Islah arms depot discovered in Lahj

Lahj security forces found on Saturday, a large amount of arms and ammunition hidden in a luxurious residence in al-Khadhra city.
Lahj's security chief, Brigadier Saleh Al-Sayed led an operation based on confirmed intelligence information to raid a villa in al-Khadhra city where they found the largest cache of weapons belong to the Islah party, the Yemeni military wing of Muslim Brotherhood.
Security officials said that the arms were meant to be used essentially for targeting southern forces in the liberated areas, adding that the depot contained medium weapons, several types of explosive devices, AK-47 bullets and heavy artillery ammunition.

My remark: By separatists, blaming Islah Party, while calling their own militia “security”.

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Statement of the [Separatists’] Million Marsh of Loyalty to UAE

STC presidency issued a statement on this occasion, recited by Dr. Khaled Ba Muhdef, chairman of political department of STC:
In the Name of God, the Most Merciful and Most Gracious
Our Southern People: your mobilization today in Aden and Hadhramaut comes in gratitude for the efforts of our brothers in the Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia and UAE and their support for us.
Your attendance in response to the call of president Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, president of the Southern Transitional Council, is a historic message of loyalty and appreciation for our brothers in the Arab Coalition and their glorious attitudes towards the southern people and southern armed forces in the face of the Iranian agenda and terrorist activities. Today, the council and all sectors of the southern society prove their clear rejection of all tries to maim the southern public will and southern close links to the Arab Coalition, especially UAE.
Our Heroes of the South: Your mobilization today is the most significant message of appreciation for all efforts of our brothers in UAE and a clear indication of our commitment with true partnership that fulfills the expectations of our Arab nation to live in dignity and reject terrorism and oppression.
Your mobilization in the million marsh of loyalty clearly indicates your appreciation for the sacrifices of our brothers in UAE in defense of the south through facing Al-Houthi militias and terrorist gangs of Muslim Brotherhood in addition to their humanitarian effort in support of our people in all daily living and services fields during a very difficult and complicated stage, while those who are responsible escaped their responsibility and turned into lords of war and billionaires at the expense of our people’s suffering.

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Islah: Saudi statement agrees with government’s conditions for dialogue

Chief of the Islah’s Party media department, Ali Al-Jaradi said on Friday that the Saudi statement on separation rebellion in Aden agrees with the government’s conditions for dialogue with the rebels.

“Saudi Arabia as a leader of the Arab coalition, has frankly condemned the rebellion in Aden and demanded withdrawal of the [separation] rebels from government’s military camps,” Al-Jaradi wrote on his Twitter account.

“These are conditions to any dialogue and it [Saudi statement] essentially agrees with the government’s declared conditions which are supported also by the pro-government parties,”

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Yemen’s Brotherhood affiliate builds new alliances to foment unrest

The Saudis’ efforts seem to be hitting a brick wall in no small part due to al-Islah Party, the Yemeni affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.

As the conflict in Yemen drags into its fifth year, al-Islah Party, the Yemeni affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, is coming under scrutiny for allegedly disrupting peace efforts and attempting to weaken the Saudi-led coalition.

The division was clear during recent peace talks in Jeddah, where representatives of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government refused to sit with the delegation of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) at the same table.

The Islah-backed government’s stance was considered an attempt to thwart the Saudis’ bid to diffuse tensions between the Yemeni government and allied forces supporting the coalition to counter the Iran-backed Houthis.

Represented by a large delegation led by Aidarous al-Zubaidi, the STC pushed for the adoption of Saudi-sponsored negotiations aimed at ending the violence in Aden and other southern provinces.

The Saudis’ efforts seem to be hitting a brick wall, however, in no small part due to al-Islah. Increasingly, reports emerged of suspicious ground movements in areas liberated by the Saudi-led coalition, especially in Bayda and Sa’dah provinces along the Saudi border. There were reports of increasing tensions between Saudi forces and Oman-backed fighters in the eastern province of Mahrah.

The developments, which come after Muslim Brotherhood-allied forces from Yemen’s southern governorates were pushed out by the STC, threaten to complicate the Arab-led coalition’s efforts to forge a solution to the conflict. They will especially hurt Riyadh’s bid to stabilise the country and eliminate threats along its direct borders with Yemen.


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Al-Islah’s bid to dismantle Sa’dah fronts poses threat to Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni military defeat at Kitaf and Wadi Jbara was reportedly caused by the failure to engage by a battalion of mostly Muslim Brotherhood members.

There are indications that the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen is implementing a plan, funded by Qatar and Oman, to unsettle battle fronts in the country home, political sources said.

This was happening while voices within al-Islah called for an alliance, which would include Qatar and Turkey, to open direct channels of communication with Iran.

The escalation and suspicious ground movements in areas liberated from Houthi rebels, especially near the Saudi border, came after the failure of a Muslim Brotherhood project aimed at controlling Yemen’s southern provinces under the guise of the so-called legitimacy camp.

The Arab Coalition, which is backing the internationally recognised government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi against the Houthis, reportedly intercepted communication between tribal chiefs and field commanders from al-Islah in Jawf. The communications allegedly advocated a bilateral agreement with the Houthis that would hand over liberated areas to Iran-backed militias. Experts said the endgame is to create a new threat to the Saudis on their border.

Al-Islah members are apparently trying to dismantle five fronts in Sa’dah province through public demands by party leaders that Yemenis fighting on the fronts withdraw.

Hamoud al-Mikhlafi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader residing in Muscat, called on “the sons of Jund province” (Taiz and Ibb governorates) to return immediately from the Sa’dah fronts and join camps funded by Doha and Muscat.

My comment: A pro-Saudi source blaming Islah Party, which is supporting the Hadi government.

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"Transitional" stops the diesel share of Shabwa electricity provided by Saudi Arabia

"Transitional" stops the diesel share of Shabwa electricity provided by Saudi Arabia

A local official in Shabwa province, south-east Yemen, said that the UAE-backed Southern Transitional, which controls the interim capital Aden, has stopped the shares of diesel supplies to electricity in Shabwa province provided by Saudi Arabia, since the recent events in Shabwa.

"We have reached out to the Saudi grant supervisors, who in turn confirmed that Shabwa's allocations have been suspended by the Transitional Council's representative, Abdul Salam Hamid,"

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Gespräche im Jemen

Regierung Hadi feilscht im Süden um Überleben

Seitdem von den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE) unterstützte südjemenitische Separatisten im letzten Monat Aden, die provisorische Hauptstadt der Regierung Hadi, überrannten, befinden sich Riad und seine Verbündeten in Washington allerdings in einer Position der Schwäche. In einem letzten verzweifelten Versuch, ein endgültiges Auseinanderbrechen der Kriegskoalition zu verhindern, versucht Riad seit Dienstag, zwischen den sich im Südjemen weiterhin bekämpfenden Konfliktparteien zu vermitteln, während Abu Dhabi sich zwar offiziell vehement zu seiner Partnerschaft mit Saudi-Arabien bekennt, zugleich aber den Separatisten Luftunterstützung gegen die Truppen Hadis leistet.äche-im-jemen.html

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Militants to resume infighting in southern Yemen as Saudi, UAE fail to end deadly rift: Officials

Deadly militant infighting in southern Yemen is expected to make a comeback as Saudi Arabia and the UAE fail to put to rest a rift between rival parties, officials say.

[Overview; from Iran] =

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Security belt [separatist militia] element killed by gunmen believed to belong to al-Qaeda in Abyan


UAE-backed leader found dead in Hadhramaut: Death coincides with conflict over UAE role in province

The body of a senior officer affiliated with the so-called Hadhramaut Elite Forces, funded by the United Arab Emirates, was found dead on Friday, local sources in in the city of Seiyun reported.

These developments come a day after dozens of Hadhramautis held a protest in Mukalla against what they called “Loyalty to the Emirates” day, coinciding with thousands of supporters of the separatist leader Aidarous al-Zubaidi staged a rally supporting the UAE.

and also



Hours after the murder. Arrest of accused of killing officer in 2nd military zone

and also

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Sheikh Hani slams falsification of statements by Brotherhood

Vice president of the Southern Transitional Council, Hani Ben Brik, criticized the falsification of the Coalition statement by the Muslim Brotherhood and their attempt to pin the STC for rebellion.

My comment: As claimed by the separatists. In fact, the Saudi statement is devastating for separatists.

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Saba agency reported that Yemen's president Hadi has met with US assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs David Schenker. Look Mr president @HadiPresident, the UAE would not kill legitimate forces and divide Yemen without US support. Be a real leader or resign.

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Southern separatism threatens new front in Yemen's war

Military confrontations between Yemen's internationally recognized government and a regional separatist group, the Southern Transitional Council (STC), are threatening to open a new frontier in the country's civil war.

Since STC-allied forces have assisted the Saudi-led military coalition, they hope to secure guarantees for their overall objective of reclaiming their southern state — support the Saudis are unlikely to deliver.

At most, Saudi Arabia might back a power-sharing agreement, not wanting to harm its relationship with Yemen's government or risk being left with a de facto Houthi state on the Saudi border.

The fraught politics of the conflict may continue to limit open dialogue, complicating attempts to accommodate each party's divergent interests.

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Thousands Demonstrate in Al-Makla as Part of the Million Marsh of Loyalty to UAE


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Yemeni Occupation Troops in Hadhramaut Valley Prevent Citizens from Participating in the Million Marsh of Loyalty in Al-Makla

My comment: Separatists label president Hadi’s army and militia as “Yemeni occupation troops”.

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Mahrah protesters denounce fake Saudi humanitarian efforts

Water tank development program is "imaginary project" to mask occupation, protest leader says

Ahmed Balhaf, the head of external communication for the Mahrah sit-in protests against the anti-Saudi occupation, has revealed “the real objectives in Saudi’s implementation of a number of imaginary projects in the province.”

“Saudi Arabia’s projects in Mahrah are small plastic water tanks, which aim to cover the Saudi intelligence work to occupy the province,” Ahmed Balhaf said on social media.

“Saudi Arabia is conducting [small] water tank projects, mocking the size of the projected plans that were larger than the project actually implemented by the Saudi Development Program,” he added, implying that the water project is but a smokescreen for propaganda purposes.

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Al-Huraizi: We Will Not Surrender Our Province to Any Party

Leader of the Anti-occupation resistance in Al-Mahra, Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Huraizi said that the Mahra tribes are on alert, following threats from the so-called Transitional Council and its Shabwani elite forces backed by the UAE.

He added: "We are ready to fight the Transitional Council, or any of the Arab coalition forces, if it thought to come to our borders, and we will not surrender our province to any party."

Al-Huraizi pointed out that talking with the Transitional Council is depended on correcting its positions by moving away from the relationship with the UAE and being adhered to unity. He considered that "the Transitional Council is one of the political components in the south, and does not have the right to represent the south."

and this what a pro-Saudi source tells on Mahrah, blaming Oman:

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Muscat engages in a conflict by proxy in Yemen’s Mahrah province

Oman is allegedly sending funds to troops in Mahrah to avoid it falling under full Saudi control.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to contain tensions between its forces and local fighters backed by Oman and Qatar in the eastern Yemeni province of Mahrah.

Muscat and Doha reportedly tried to create conflict with local authorities in Mahrah, including demanding the departure of the Arab coalition forces. Those forces had entered to prevent weapons, allegedly crossing Oman’s borders with Yemen, from reaching Houthi militias.

A meeting between Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and Abdullah bin Isa al-Afrar, an influential tribal figure and chairman of the General Council of the Inhabitants of Mahrah and Socotra provinces, involved developments in Mahrah and Socotra, the situation of Mahrah tribesmen living in the Saudi Empty Quarter whose Saudi passports have expired and obstacles Saudis of Mahrah origin face in trying to visit Mahrah.

Afrar’s visit is likely part of a Saudi move to ease tensions supposedly sparked by Muscat and Doha.

The meeting could be a turning point that may curb tension financed outside Yemen and to the completion of a Saudi programme for reconstruction and development in liberated provinces, especially Mahrah, which has historical and social ties to Saudi Arabia.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Al-Faishi Calls International Community Issue Resolution of Yemeni Reconciliation instead of Beating the Drums of War

[Sanaa gov.] Yusuf Abdullah Al-Faishi, head of the Comprehensive National Reconciliation and Political Solution Team, called on the international community to issue a resolution for Yemeni reconciliation instead of beating the drums of war in Yemen, Libya, Syria and Iraq. "Despite the US-Saudi aggression, we are working to heal the wounds and are keen on national reconciliation and political solution," Al-Faishi said.

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The #UN Human Rights Council session #HRC42 begins today. Dozens of reports & country situations on the agenda. Among them, renewal of mandate of #Yemen Group of Eminent Experts #GEE, which just recently issued its second report on human rights abuses, violations in the country.

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Griffiths praises Saudi efforts in south Yemen

Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths highly valued the Saudi mediation efforts in south Yemen.
Griffiths tweeted that he held a positive meeting with the Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Jeddah on Sunday.
"We explored ideas on how to move forward the political process in Yemen." he added.

referring to

My comment: There really is no reason to laude the Saudis for anything. Si tacuisses…

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Head of [Sanaa gov.] War Prisoners Committee: US-SaudiI Aggression Blocked Several Exchanges and Deliberately Targeted its War Prisoners in Dhamar

Head of the National Committee for War Prisoners Affairs, Abdulqader Al-Mortadha, said that the US-Saudi aggression prevented several exchanges of prisoners and deliberately targeted its war prisoners, fighters caught in different frontlines, in the buildings, of Community College in Dhamar.

Al-Murtadha revealed in an interview on Almasirah channel that the committee was in the process of completing a prisoner exchange deal with the mercenaries in Taiz that was to be implemented before Eid al-Adha, but the committee was surprised by new conditions that hindered the exchange.

He said that among the prisoners who were part of the exchange deal 25 prisoners were transferred to Dhamar prison after the failure of the deal before being targeted by the aggression.

He stressed that the aggression has targeted, since the beginning of its aggression on Yemen, 45 prisons, killing more than 500 and injuring more than 800 others.

He pointed out that the Committee has called the victims' families to communicate with the Red Cross to get the bodies of their sons.

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Schwedens Außenministerin tritt zurück

Rücktritt überrascht Die Sozialdemokratin ist seit fünf Jahren Außenministerin in der rot-grünen Regierung. Ihre Rücktrittsankündigung kommt überraschend. In der vergangenen Woche hatte Wallström noch an den Friedensgesprächen im Jemen teilgenommen.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Dakar Rally 2020 to kick off on January 5th

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to host Dakar Rally 2020, on the fifth of January 2020, a historic event to be held for the first time in Asia.

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Saudi Entertainment Authority shuts down social media activity

Temporary social media ban ordered by Authority leader

Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) of Saudi Arabia, has on Saturday called for the closure of the agency’s social media account, to ensure that its content will “convey the idea of real entertainment.”

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Saudi Arabia forcibly hides dozens of Palestinians

The Euro-Mediterranean for Human Rights Monitor urged the Saudi authorities to immediately reveal the fate of dozens of Palestinians who have been subjected to enforced disappearance and release them unless convicted of any violation.

The Geneva-based group said in a statement that it could not give an exact number of the Palestinian detainees, but it has names of about 60 people, while estimates within the Palestinian community in Saudi Arabia says that the number far exceeds this.

The Euro-Med added that it was able to document testimonies from eleven Palestinian families whose children have been arrested or forcibly disappeared in the last few months during their stay or visit to Saudi Arabia, including students, residents, academics and businessmen. In fact, those people were isolated from the outside world without any specific indictments against them. They were not brought before the public prosecution, nor allowed to communicate with their relatives, or communicate with their lawyers.

"The campaign in Saudi Arabia of arresting Palestinians is but one in a long series of human rights violations in the country", said Selin Yasar, Euro-Med’s communication and media officer.

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Saudi Arabia's Mr Hashtag: Where is Saud al-Qahtani?

If Mohammed bin Salman's former aide was poisoned to death, what does it say about the crown prince and Jamal Khashoggi?

The disappearance of Saud al-Qahtani, an important aide of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a man reportedly involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul 11 months ago, is still a mystery.

Since Qahtani was sacked following the murder, he is yet to appear in public or post on social media, as he once always did.

On 28 August, Oslo-based Palestinian exile and critic of the Saudi regime, Iyad al-Baghdadi, tweeted that he "received news that Saud Al Qahtani (SQ) had been poisoned to death by Mohammed bin Salman. The source is well placed and has been consistently reliable for nearly a year. I cannot publicly reveal anything else about this source".

Baghdadi’s Twitter thread on Qahtani's poisoning is yet to be officially backed up by a third party, but neither Qahtani nor the Saudi regime has issued a statement confirming his continued existence or acknowledging his death.

While dictators are notorious for killing their critics and dissidents, they are equally fond of killing those closest to them, especially when they might have helped rid them of a persistant critic. It is only natural for unaccountable regimes to murder their aides, who might reveal their intrigues and thuggery. They become scapegoats to save bigger heads from greater scrutiny and responsibility.

No hard evidence

In the absence of hard evidence that Qahtani is still alive or in hiding, we cannot assume that Baghdadi’s statement is fabrication beyond the realm of the possible.

MBS has a number of reasons to make Qahtani vanish from the face of the Earth, as his name has been closely associated not only with Khashoggi's scandalous murder but other equally abhorrent intrigues.

Qahtani’s thuggery was symptomatic of the character of the regime as a whole under Mohammed bin Salman. In 2018, relatives of Lujain al-Huthloul reported him as responsible for sexual and physical violence inflicted on the women's rights activist, who has been detained since May 2018.

But the climax of his criminality was fully exposed only after Khashoggi's murder.

Qahtani always claimed that he wanted to rid the country of traitors and enemies of the state.

Serving the master

Qahtani was responsible for controlling the image of Saudi Arabia under the new leadership as a progressive, liberal and prosperous country. For this purpose, he sought the expertise of several Western public relations companies. He was named by US intelligence services as the ring leader of the death squad that eliminated Khashoggi at the consulate.

Qahtani’s aggressive nationalist rhetoric was closely linked to security. He accused the kingdom's critics of being treasonous and used ultra-nationalist rhetoric to intimidate and silence them. Khashoggi was only one of these critics.

But Qahtani always reiterated that he was merely serving his masters, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman and his royal highness the crown prince. He also always thanked them for the trust they invested in him, signing his statement as their loyal servant. He regularly reminded his Twitter followers that he always received his orders from the crown prince.

False nationalism

Under the new thuggery that poses as sincere nationalism, the charge that a detained person has maintained contacts or communication with foreign agents or governments is now common in Saudi Arabia. Dissidents criticising the kingdom from abroad are accused of treason or of undermining the bright new nation.

Talking to foreign media without authorisation is a crime that can lead to prison. Qahtani and his team of cyber trolls always contrast the khains (traitors), with the real watanis (nationalists like themselves). Detained women activists were also dubbed traitors who undermine the nation.

If it is proven that Qahtani was poisoned, more questions will be asked about Mohammed bin Salman's role in Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The poisoning of a close aide is simply like the disappearance of Khashoggi’s body after the murder.

The intrigues of Mohammed bin Salman may be endless but there remains one important fact. The man at the top of the Saudi hierarchy, who is destined to become the future king and who has blood on his hands, remains accused of heinous crimes and may never prove his innocence – by Madawi al-Rasheed

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Saudi Arabia names Prince Abdulaziz as new energy minister

Saudi Arabia has named Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, a son of the king, as energy minister, replacing Khalid al-Falih, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday, citing a royal decree.

The appointment represents the first time a member of the ruling Al Saud family has held the energy minister post in the world’s top oil exporter.


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Saudi Crown Prince Cements Authority Over Economy With Energy Ministry Pick

Mohammed consolidates clout by going against tradition and naming a royal insider to post

Mohammed bin Salman’s placement of a royal insider at the helm of Saudi Arabia’s powerful energy ministry tightens the crown prince’s grip on one of the most important levers of the kingdom’s economy.

Successive Saudi kings had avoided naming a royal to lead the energy ministry for fear it would place too much power in one branch of the ruling family. But Sunday’s appointment of Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, an experienced oil official and son of the king, upends that arrangement, allowing his younger half brother, Prince... (paywalled)

My comment: Saudi Arabia is less a state than a clan-run enterprise.

Comment by Ali AlAhmed: #Saudi Monarchy is barreling towards greater despotism by giving 3 sons of @KingSalman a minister position. The goal seems to be is selling national oil treasure to outsiders. Important to note that King Faroug & the Shah were deposed for doing the same.

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UN Shouldn’t Whitewash MBS’s Crimes

The UN should cancel the September 23 event, as it would help repair bin Salman’s reputation over the Khashoggi murder. The event, known as the Misk-OSGEY Youth Forum, is a partnership between the UN’s youth envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and the Misk Foundation, a culture and education foundation chaired by bin Salman, who is better known as MBS.

No one - especially not the UN - should ever be partnering with MBS or his personal Misk Foundation.

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Saudi court acquits defendants in deadly Grand Mosque’s crane fall case

A court in Saudi Arabia has dropped all charges against defendants being persecuted over a crane collapse onto the Masjid al-Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Mecca nearly four years ago, where more than a hundred worshippers were killed.

On Thursday, the Criminal Court in Mecca ordered the dismissal of the case against construction conglomerate Saudi Binladin Group, asserting that the trawler crane had been installed in a correct and safe position, and that none of the defendants were found to be negligent, Arabic-language al-Madina newspaper reported.

The court further claimed that the defendants had taken all the necessary precautions, holding stormy winds solely responsible for the collapse of the crane.

cp9 USA

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UK Aid and Arms in Yemen: Oxfam media briefing

This briefing argues that the UK government’s approach to Yemen has been illegal, immoral and incoherent. The government has said it will appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal in June 2019 that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful, and meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has been invited to the world’s biggest arms fair in London this month. Oxfam is calling on the UK government to do everything it can to end the war in Yemen, by stopping arms sales to the parties involved and by pressing for an immediate countrywide ceasefire.

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US support for Saudi war in Yemen has become political liability: Analyst

The administration of US President Donald Trump is likely to reduce support for Saudi Arabia’s deadly military aggression in Yemen due to the political disadvantages for the US, both domestically and globally, says an American political analyst in Virginia.

“It appears that the Trump administration is trying to rein in the Saudi aggression in Yemen somewhat because it has become an international political liability; it has also become a domestic political liability” said Keith Preston, chief editor of

The shift in policy is also partly due to Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, Preston told Press TV on Friday.

“Plus, there’s the fact that the destabilization of Saudi Arabia threatens a lot of American holdings in that particular region, I think that an important motivating factor as well,” he added (with interview in film)

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David Schenker: We appreciate Saudi mediation between the Southern Transitional Council and Yemeni Legitimacy

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker said that the United States appreciates the Saudi mediation between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the legitimate Yemeni government, stressing that these differences were a distraction from the main crisis; namely the Houthis, Iranian-backed proxies.

How do you see the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia?

In the United States, we have been following up the situation closely for years. We are concerned about the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia on a daily basis and have tried to urge Iran to reconsider its policy against the Kingdom and even the region as a whole, a matter which will have serious consequences for it.

How do you follow up the developments in Yemen and what is the impact of this on the terrorist groups confronted by the United States and its allies?

The United States supports the unity of Yemen and Hadi legitimate government. and we appreciate the Saudi mediation between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the legitimate Yemeni government.

It should be noted that these differences are a distraction from the main crisis; namely the Houthis, Iranian-backed proxies who fire missiles against the Kingdom.

So, we hope that the government will be united again so that we can focus on the priorities, which are neg


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Washington: STC rebellion benefits only the Houthis

The United States of America (USA) Department of State renewed on Friday its criticism against the separation rebellion in Yemen.

David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs, said during a press conference that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) supported rebellion in Aden by the Southern Transitional Council (STC), distracts combating efforts against the Iran-backed Houthis who target Saudi territory with missiles.

Schenker indicated that the Houthis obstructs delivery of humanitarian aids and that the Houthis officials profit from the ongoing fighting on the expense of the Yemeni citizens.

My comment: LOL. The general US twisted view of Yemen: Iran has little impact on Yemen. – Saudi air raids on Yemen had preceded (and had provoked) Houthi missile attacks against Saudi Arabia. – US drones just taking pictures!!!! I rarely had heard a more stupid explanation. Thus, let’s invite Iranian, Chinese, Russian drones to fly over the US just for “taking pictures”! – This interview again shows that the US simply is a warring party in the Yemen War.

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Gespräche im Jemen

USA führen nach eigenen Angaben Verhandlungen mit Ansarollah

Man führe Gespräche mit den Ansarollah, erklärte der Ministerialdirektor für den Nahen Osten im US-Außenministerium, David Schenker, am Donnerstag in Saudi-Arabien gegenüber Journalisten.

Auch nach viereinhalb Jahren Angriffskrieg einer von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Militärkoalition kontrollieren die Ansarollah die bedeutenden Bevölkerungszentren im Nordwesten des Landes und verfügen ganz im Gegensatz zum international anerkannten Präsidenten Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi über immensen Rückhalt in der Bevölkerung.

So hat denn auch die Initiative Washingtons, als deren Ziel die Beendigung des Kriegs im Jemen angegeben wird, wenig damit zu tun, dem unermesslichen Leid der jemenitischen Zivilbevölkerung etwas entgegenzusetzen.äche-im-jemen.html

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Yemen: US talks with the Houthis could open way to end war

The US administration says it is in talks with the Houthis, but chances of success are far from certain

The US administration is aware of the public anger over its involvement in the Yemen war, which has fuelled the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. US arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition, and the blocking of congressional resolutions concerning Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen, have led to widespread condemnation.

Schenker’s recent remarks followed a declaration by the United Nations that the US, Britain and France might have been complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic.

With the US presidential election due next year, the administration may be trying to shift public opinion in its favour. If the administration is able to secure an agreement that could help bring an end to the conflict, Trump would surely use that as fodder in his re-election campaign.

A political solution is the best option for peace to prevail in Yemen, officials have said. “The Yemen war has no military solution. The longer it continues as a military-only endeavour, the longer it will last,” a former deputy assistant secretary of state, Joel Rubin, told me. “It’s long overdue for the US to be talking with the Houthis and all the parties to finally end this shameful war.”


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Washington’s Many Deceptive Statements about Peace in Yemen

US statements about Washington repeated approach to a peace process in Yemen, stressing the opening of channels with Ansarullah to discuss issues including all parties to the conflict. The latest statement was made by US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker

A US newspaper source reported that The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths saying that "Washington was considering presenting a peace plan for the war in Yemen and was supporting his efforts to end the war and find political solutions to the crisis." Many observers believe that this American move comes after the intensification of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees in recent months

Yemenis believe that the United States is a partner in the war and is the one who leads it. The announcement of the aggression was announced from inside Washington in 2015 and executed in the names of the Saudis and it will stop, only from within Washington. Many political forces, led by Ansarullah do not trust the Americans and negotiations with them as Washington is an important party within the countries participating in the aggression.

Washington has also worked for the past five years on political evasion, working to tighten the war and blockade on Yemen. The US's support of this aggression is because of the economic and military benefits for Washington, the US under the execuse of helping Saudis is making more trade and economic deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Ansarullah has expressed reservations and doubts about the new American efforts. "If the Sana'a government goes to negotiations with the United States, it will be part of the war on Yemen," The member of the negotiating delegation, AbdulMalik Al-Ajri said. Stressing that Yemenis in Sana'a viewed US calls for dialogue with suspicion and questioned their seriousness.

My remark: A Houthi viewpoint.

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf

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As U.S. Cracks Down on Iran’s Oil Sales, It Calls Out an Ally

On a scorching June day, a senior U.S. official arrived in the United Arab Emirates with a clear message: The Trump administration intended to tighten the screws on Iran through sanctions targeting its oil sales.

“We are going to increase our sanctions on Iran and continue our foreign policy,” Brian Hook, the White House special envoy on Iran, told CNBC from the U.A.E. capital of Abu Dhabi.

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Iran Says Its Oil Tanker Discharged Cargo Despite Pressures

The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry says despite all acts of sabotage by the United States, the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has discharged its oil cargo and is now berthing at a Mediterranean port.

“We had already said that we would sell our oil one way or another and acts of sabotage would have no effect on our plans,” Abbas Mousavi said while speaking to IRNA on Sunday.

The Iranian diplomat noted that measures taken by the United States to confiscate the tanker contravened international regulations, including the law of the sea and regulations of the International Maritime Organization.


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Die Öl-Räuber

Auch die Syrienpolitik der USA stellt den Versuch dar, sich Bodenschätze eines anderen Landes völkerrechtswidrig anzueignen.

Ein einseitig verhängtes Ölembargo gegen Iran und ein komplementäres Ölembargo, das die Europäische Union einseitig gegen den syrischen Staat verhängt hat, machen eine Mentalität deutlich, die an das Mittelalter erinnert.

Nach Zahlen aus dem Jahr 2017 verfügt Iran über die weltweit viertgrößten Ölressourcen und die zweitgrößten Ressourcen an Naturgas. Die Ressourcen Syriens an Öl und Gas sind moderat, gewährleisteten dem Land aber Unabhängigkeit und einen kontinuierlichen wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung.

Weil nun Iran und Syrien Verbündete sind, richtet sich das US-Embargo gegen beide Staaten. Zusätzlich haben die USA nachgeordnete, sogenannte Sekundärsanktionen gegen jeden Staat, jedes Unternehmen, jede Einzelperson egal welcher Nationalität verkündet, die in den Ölhandel mit einem der beiden Staaten involviert sind (1).

Die Auswirkungen sind seit Wochen am Schicksal des iranischen Öltankers „Adrian Darya 1“, vormals „Grace 1“ zu verfolgen. Der Supertanker ist mit 2 Millionen Barrel Rohöl im Mittelmeer unterwegs, um es einem Kunden zu liefern. Völkerrechtlich ist die Lieferung legal, denn freier Handel und freie Seewege sind für alle Staaten garantiert. Das kann nur durch eine Entscheidung des UN-Sicherheitsrates unterbunden werden. Die gibt es weder für Iran noch für Syrien.

Die USA bezeichnen die Öllieferung als „illegal“ und „Schmuggel“, weil sie einseitig entschieden hat, ein Ölembargo gegen Iran zu verhängen. Zudem verstoße die Lieferung gegen die EU-Sanktionen gegen Syrien, die ebenfalls einseitig verhängt wurden. Behauptet wird, das iranische Öl sei für den Raffineriebetreiber in Banias bestimmt. Die EU-Sanktionen untersagen Handel mit der syrischen Regierung, Ministerien und staatlichen Organisationen. Die Raffineriebetreiber in Banias und Homs — wo die zwei einzigen syrischen Ölraffinerien stehen — sind staatliche Betriebe und wurden deswegen von Brüssel im Juli 2014 auf ihre einseitige Sanktionsliste gesetzt (2).

Die USA behaupten außerdem, dass der Tanker den iranischen Revolutionsgarden gehöre, die von den USA auf ihre nationale Terrorliste gesetzt wurden. Wer also mit dem Öl des iranischen Tankers handele oder die Fahrt des Tankers unterstütze, finanziere und unterstütze Terroristen, so die Schlussfolgerung. Diese Vorgabe und das Ölembargo nehmen die USA nun zum Anlass auf sämtliche Anrainerstaaten des Mittelmeers Druck auszuüben, die Fahrt des Tankers „Adrian Darya 2“ nicht zu unterstützen.

In dem britischen Überseegebiet wurde der Tanker 6 Wochen lang festgehalten, nachdem ein britisches Einsatzkommando das Schiff geentert hatte. Nach seiner Freilassung setzte der Tanker seine Fahrt ins östliche Mittelmeer fort und gab zunächst einen griechischen Hafen als Ziel an. Washington habe Druck auf Griechenland ausgeübt, bestätigte der stellvertretende Außenminister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis. Das US-Außenministerium hatte erklärt seine Sanktionen „aggressiv“ gegen jeden durchzusetzen, der dem Schiff einen Anlegeplatz gebe.

Sanktionen sind ein Akt des Krieges

Sowohl das US-Embargo, als auch die EU-Sanktionen, die so gut wie jeden Handel mit Syrien blockieren, verstoßen gegen das Völkerrecht, weil sie nicht vom UN-Sicherheitsrat beschlossen wurden. De facto stellen sie einen „Kriegsakt“ dar, wie der UN-Sonderbeauftragte für die Auswirkungen von einseitig verhängten Sanktionen, Idriss Jazairy, der Autorin in einem Interview erläuterte:

„Eine Blockade ist praktisch ein Kriegsakt. Wir haben heute Blockaden gegen Venezuela, Kuba, Syrien und Iran. Das ist sehr beunruhigend. Ursprünglich sollten Sanktionen eine Alternative zum Krieg sein, aber heute bereiten Sanktionen einen Krieg vor. Eine Wirtschaftsblockade ist ein Kriegsakt.“

Westliche Staaten betrachteten die (einseitigen) Sanktionen als vertretbar, da sie ihren eigenen Kriterien entsprächen, so Jazairy weiter: „Die Mehrheit der UN-Mitgliedsstaaten sieht das nicht so. Es ist, als nähme man das Recht in die eigenen Hände.“ Mit einseitigen Sanktionen werde ein „neues System“ geschaffen, einige Staaten sprächen „selber Recht. Das bringt den Frieden in Gefahr. Und zwar den Weltfrieden, nicht nur regionalen Frieden“ (3).

Mit ihren einseitigen Strafmaßnahmen versuchen die USA und auch die EU, das Völkerrecht außer Kraft zu setzen und ihre interessengelenkten Strafmaßnahmen quasi als „Recht“ jenseits ihrer Grenzen und international durchzusetzen.

Während die USA als Ziel ihres einseitigen Embargos deutlich die „Isolation des Irans vom Weltmarkt“ benennt, behauptet die EU, ihre Sanktionen gegen Syrien dienten dem „Schutz der Menschenrechte“. Mit der Festsetzung des iranischen Öltankers in Gibraltar habe man „dem Assad-Regime in Syrien Rohöl im Wert von mehr als 140 Millionen US-Dollar geraubt“, frohlockte der Premierminister des britischen Hoheitsgebiets Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo. Iran sprach von „Piraterie“.

Die Plünderung der syrischen Ressourcen – von Karin Leukefeld

Die USA verhängten einseitig ein Ölembargo gegen den Iran und beschlagnahmten Tanker, die dagegen verstießen. Sie blockieren Handelsrouten und versuchen andere westliche Staaten zu zwingen, sich ihrer aggressiven Politik anzuschließen. Da das Land als Verbündeter Irans gilt, treffen Syrien nun die gleichen Zwangsmaßnahmen. Dabei handelt es sich im Grunde um völkerrechtswidrige Kriegshandlungen, die vor allem einen Plan verfolgen: Syrisches Öl soll von privaten US-amerikanischen Ölfirmen abgeschöpft werden, unterstützt von einer Söldner-Armee. Eine weitere Eskalationsstufe im Prozess der Privatisierung des Krieges.

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Die Iran-Eskalation

Mit ihrem Wirtschaftskrieg gegen den Iran greifen die USA indirekt auch die EU an und verstärken deren Abhängigkeit.

Der gegenwärtig bestehende nukleare Schutzschirm, die energie-geopolitische Abhängigkeit sowie die währungspolitische Gängelung der westlichen Verbündeten der USA — und ganz zentral der EU durch die Dollar-Dominanz —, macht die EU, trotz ihrer Bedeutung als größte Ökonomie der Welt, außenpolitisch vollständig handlungsunfähig, ja zur weltpolitischen Luftnummer. Die absolute Schwäche dieser US-Verbündeten ist somit gleichzeitig die Stärke der USA selbst. Fielen die drei Abhängigkeiten (1) der EU weg, würde die geballte globale Macht der US-Vorherrschaft, wie in folgendem Szenario beschrieben, wie ein Kartenhaus zusammenfallen.

Der drohende Iran-Krieg: Vorbote von Trumps America First

Trumps nur vordergründig als unberechenbar und verrückt erscheinende America-First-Politik ist in Wirklichkeit Ausdruck einer minutiös durchdachten Strategie der genannten drei Machtzentren, um das Fundament ihrer absoluten Vorherrschaft, nämlich die nuklearen, währungs- und energiepolitischen quasi-kolonialistischen Abhängigkeiten ihrer westlichen Verbündeten — insbesondere der EU — nicht aus der Hand zu geben.

Neu ist auch die Haltung des US-Präsidenten, der nicht davor zurückschreckt, so offensichtlich wie nie zuvor das Völkerrecht, wie im Konflikt mit Iran, mehrfach zu brechen und damit die Autorität internationaler Institutionen zu demolieren. Der Ausstieg aus dem Iran-Atomabkommen, die direkten Iran-Sanktionen sowie deren exterritoriale Anwendung, die Androhung eines Angriffskrieges gegen Iran, zumal mit wiederholt angedrohter Vernichtungsabsicht durch den US-Präsidenten — dies alles stellt nach der Einschätzung der Internationalen Juristen gegen Atomwaffen (IALANA) einen klaren Bruch des Völkerrechts dar.

Im Lichte dieser Analyse ist der durch massive Sanktionen gegen Iran geführte Wirtschaftskrieg auch ein indirekter Wirtschaftskrieg gegen die ökonomischen und politischen Kräfte in der EU, die den USA gegenüber skeptisch eingestellt sind.

Mit ihrer exterritorialen Sanktionspolitik versucht die US-Regierung — dank der Dollar-Dominanz — der EU ihre aggressive Iran-Politik des maximalen Drucks aufzuzwingen und die EU in einen militärischen Konflikt mit dem Iran im Persischen Golf hineinzuziehen. Dazu gehört die Sabotage des durch die EU geschaffenen Finanzinstruments INSTEX genauso wie der von US-Sicherheitsberater John Bolton minutiös ausgeheckte Plan durch die Beschlagnahme des iranischen Öltankers Grace 1 in Gibraltar.

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US proudly admits to bribery & extortion of Iranian oil tanker captains after open piracy fails

The US State Department is openly using organized crime tactics, including bribery and extortion, in an effort to bend Iran to its will after its usual allies refused to get sucked into a coalition to 'police' the Persian Gulf.

The Pentagon admits that “no plan” has yet come together to combat Iranian oil tanker traffic militarily – the usual “coalition of the willing” has not materialized, with nothing to gain from picking a fight with the well-armed Islamic republic – and has passed the issue to the State Department consiglieres, er, diplomats.

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook dangled millions of dollars in front of the captain of beleaguered Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, Akhilesh Kumar, hoping to entice him into sailing to a country that would impound the vessel Gibraltar released last month – and warning that if Kumar did not comply, he would suffer dire consequences.

“I am writing with good news,” Hook wrote cheerily in an email obtained by the Financial Times, taking care to include an official State Department phone number so the Indian captain wouldn’t think the letter was a scam.

“With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age… If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.”

Just two days after delivering the mafia-style missive, Hook notified the captain that he had been sanctioned by the US. Kumar, who replaced the tanker’s previous captain before it left Gibraltar, was placed on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals list and banned from entering the US – all because he opted to do his job instead of betraying his employers.

A State Department spokeswoman gladly confirmed that Kumar isn’t the only seafarer to receive the carrot-and-stick treatment, either – Hook has emailed “roughly a dozen captains” in recent months in an effort to scare mariners into understanding that helping Iran evade sanctions comes at a heavy price.

“We have conducted extensive outreach to several ship captains as well as shipping companies warning them of the consequences of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization,” the spokeswoman boasted.

My comment: Whow. Rogue state in action.

By Fars News:


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Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms.

While insisting Iran doesn’t seek a nuclear weapon, the comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran threatened pushing uranium enrichment far beyond levels ever reached in the country. Prior to the atomic deal, Iran only reached up to 20%, which itself still is only a short technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%.

The move threatened to push tensions between Iran and the U.S. even higher more than a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the nuclear deal and imposed sanctions now crushing Iran’s economy.


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Iran activates advanced centrifuges as deadline passes

Iran says it has started up advanced centrifuges to boost the country's stockpile of enriched uranium, warning signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal that the clock is ticking for them to salvage the landmark agreement in the face of pressure by the United Stats.

As a third step in Iran's reduction of commitments under the deal, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday it has activated 20 IR-4 and 20 IR-6 centrifuges for research and development purposes.

The third step comes after the Europeans failed to meet a 60-day deadline to meet Iran’s demands and fulfill their commitments under the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)


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The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

2:00 p.m.

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The International Atomic Energy Agency told The Associated Press Saturday it was aware of the reports “related to Iran’s centrifuge research and development.”

1:30 p.m.

The U.S.’s top defense official has condemned Iran’s latest breach of the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, following Tehran’s announcement it was using faster centrifuges.

12:45 p.m.

Iran’s semi-official news agency is reporting the country’s coast guard has seized a foreign towboat and its 12 Filipino crew members near the Strait of Hormuz, amid regional tensions.

ISNA reported Saturday that the coast guard said the crew was smuggling nearly 280 thousand liters of fuel. =

My comment: What a joke: “The U.S.’s top defense official has condemned Iran’s latest breach of the terms of its nuclear deal”, when the US itself had violated and killed the nuclear deal.


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Iran injects uranium gas into advanced centrifuges, violating nuclear deal

Spokesman says Tehran has ability to go beyond 20% enrichment of uranium, which analysts say is short technical step away from weapons-grade; UN inspectors to monitor program

My comment: Iran “violating nuclear deal”?? There is no more “nuclear deal”, the US had killed it, the Europeans did not resist.

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US economic terrorism deliberately targeting civilians: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US "economic terrorism" against independent countries "deliberately" target civilians in order to realize Washington's illegitimate goals.

“US economic terrorism against Cuba, China, Russia, Syria, Iran & … deliberately target civilians, trying to achieve illegitimate political objectives through intimidation of innocent people,” the Iranian top diplomat said in a tweet on Friday.

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Saudi prince claims Riyadh can destroy Iran in 'eight hours' in case of war

A Saudi prince has claimed that his country maintains military supremacy over Iran and would completely destroy the Islamic Republic in a matter of hours if a war broke out.

"Saudi Arabia can destroy Iran in eight hours," Saudi prince Abdullah bin Sultan bin Nasser al-Saud tweeted in Arabic Thursday, posting a quotation from a video interview with a Saudi analyst.

Originally aired on Saudi Arabia’s Channel 24 in 2016

My comment: LOL. Best proof is the Yemen War.

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Iraqi Cmdr.: Israeli Drone Attacks on Iraq Launched from US Airbases

Israel has used American airbases in Iraq to launch its recent drone attacks against the Hashd al-Shaabi positions, said an Iraqi commander, warning that the aggression will be retaliated if repeated.

Ali al-Yasseri, the commander of the Iraqi resistance group Saraya al-Khorasani, says all Israeli attacks on Iraq were indirect, and were launched from US bases inside Iraq.

"The drones flying in the Iraqi airspace had taken off from the US bases," he told Al Alam News Network.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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An honour to hear @Commonerschoir sing their new anti-arms song, Airstrike 1, 2, 3. Based on a new Yemeni version of the game ‘What’s the time, Mr Wolf’ - but with warplanes & children playing being killed. #ArtTheArmsFair runs until 13 September in #Peckham

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When pressed by Claire Bettison MHK earlier this year (over the Saudi pilot training issue) on the relationship the Isle of Man Government has with the United Kingdom on Defence matters and how much data or information they hold the Chief Minister (CM) was decidedly evasive (see link):

We don't know which air forces use our air space - Quayle

The Manx Government does not keep track of which foreign military air forces use its air space for training exercises

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Southern Yemenis hold pro-UAE rally in London

Members of the southern Yemeni diaspora joined together in solidarity with the UAE government over the weekend in London, thanking it for its support for the separatist secessionist movement.

Several hundred people gathered outside the UAE embassy in London on Saturday, in an event organised by the UK office of the Southern Transitional Council (STC). Emirati, South Yemeni, Saudi and British flags could be seen along with banners and placards reading “Thank you UAE” and “STC has the capacity to restore stability and security”.

and also

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SNP MP hits out at UK government as Yemen crisis arms sales reach £6.2 billion

A SCOTS MP has called for immediate government action on the Yemen crisis after it emerged that Britain has earned eight times more from arms sales to Saudi Arabia and others in the coalition fighting there than it has spent on aid to help civilians caught up in it.

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Money from arms sales dwarfs aid for Yemen

UK aid to the war-ravaged country is dwarfed by arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition responsible for the devastation

Britain has earned eight times more from arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other members of the coalition fighting in Yemen than it has spent on aid to help civilians caught up in the conflict, a report has found. Campaigners have criticised the approach as “completely incoherent”.

Britain has given £770m in food, medicines and other assistance to civilians in Yemen over the past half decade, the report by Oxfam found, making the country the sixth largest recipient of British aid. But over the same period it has made £6.2bn of arms sales to members of the coalition fighting there, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

“The UK government’s approach to Yemen is completely incoherent – on the one hand offering lifesaving aid to people devastated by the conflict, and on the other, helping to fuel that conflict by arming those involved,” said Danny Sriskandarajah, Oxfam chief executive.

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‘Get out of London,’ Sadiq Khan tells organisers of world’s largest arms fair

London mayor launches intervention as controversial DSEI exhibition prepares to host international delegations (with film on protests)

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As a Major Military Weapons Fair Descends on London, Artists Are Mounting a Challenge—and One Plans to Infiltrate

The artist Jill Gibbon exposes the surreal world of an arms fair where the champagne flows amid military hardware and "less lethal" weapons.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Greenpeace urge Germany to extend arms export ban on S.Arabia

Greenpeace delivers more than 10,000 signatures to the government demanding an extension to ban which expires this month.

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Keine Kooperation mit der Kopf-ab-Diktatur Saudi-Arabien

Pressemitteilung von Sevim Dagdelen, 09. September 2019

„DIE LINKE lehnt die Wiederaufnahme des Ausbildungseinsatzes der Bundespolizei in Saudi-Arabien ab. Es ist vollkommen unverantwortlich, ausgerechnet im Sicherheitsbereich mit der menschenverachtenden Diktatur zu kooperieren“, erklärt Sevim Dagdelen, stellvertretende Vorsitzende und abrüstungspolitische Sprecherin der Fraktion DIE LINKE. Dagdelen weiter:

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Ein Jahr nach Mord an Khashoggi: Bundesregierung und Saudi-Arabien kommen wieder ins Geschäft

Still und heimlich will Berlin die Beziehungen zum autokratischen Saudi-Arabien normalisieren. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen soll die Bundespolizei eine gestoppte Ausbildungsmission im Wüstenstaat bald wieder aufnehmen.

Elf Monate nach dem brutalen Mord saudischer Agenten an dem Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi arbeitet die Bundesregierung an einer Normalisierung der Beziehungen zum autokratisch geführten Saudi-Arabien.


Innenministerium, Auswärtiges Amt und Kanzleramt haben sich nach SPIEGEL-Informationen deswegen hinter den Kulissen darauf verständigt, wieder Bundespolizisten in das Königreich zu schicken, um dort saudische Grenzschützer auszubilden.

Die seit 2009 laufende Trainings- und Beratungsmission, an der sich im vergangenen Jahr insgesamt 70 deutsche Beamte beteiligt hatten, war im Oktober nach dem Mord am Journalisten und Regimekritiker Khashoggi im saudischen Konsulat in Istanbul ausgesetzt worden. Zwar hatte die Bundespolizei ihr Projektbüro in Riad nicht geschlossen, es fanden aber keinerlei Lehrgänge mehr statt.

und auch

Mein Kommentar: Unfassbar.

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Unterlüß: Heute Demo gegen Rheinmetall

Nach einer Blockade am Freitag soll heute Mittag eine Demonstration folgen: Rüstungsgegner hatten am Freitag die Zufahrt zum Werksgelände von Rheinmetall in Unterlüß (Landkreis Celle) blockiert.,rheinmetall198.html

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Yemeni critics of the Saudi-led coalition are not welcome to Egypt and Jordan. Seems the UAE is pressuring the authorities in the two countries to expell any Yemeni criticising its crimes and actions in Yemen

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Australia’s arms deals ignoring ‘gross violations of human rights’, ex-defence official says

Defence department says it provides export permits only if satisfied that the weapons will not be used in breach of international law

A former secretary of the Australian defence department says the country cannot justify selling weapons to militaries involved in the five-year war in Yemen, which now stand “accused of gross violations of human rights and likely war crimes by the UN”.

The Australian government says it imposes strict controls on exports to ensure they are not used in the Yemeni conflict.

But the former secretary of the department of defence Paul Barratt told Guardian Australia that regardless of whether Australian-made weapons were crossing the border into Yemen, “the fact remains that Australia now has a national policy which seeks and facilitates weapons sales with countries that stand accused of gross violations of human rights and likely war crimes”.

“When did this particular trade in arms become official Australian policy? Even if we are successfully legally tiptoeing around the Arms Trade Treaty, such deals surely cannot be acceptable on moral or ethical grounds,”

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Rights groups call for France to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Some 17 rights groups have renewed their call for France to immediately stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, after a new UN report confirmed their involvement in the killing of civilians in Yemen, reported on Friday.

The 17 NGOs renewed their call for France to stop arming Saudi Arabia and the UAE, based on two incidents that took place last week.

cp12a Katar-Krise / Qatar crisis

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A View to a Deal?

In advance of a visit this Thursday by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah to the White House, more rumors than normal are circulating about a potential solution to the 2+ year standoff between Qatar and the “anti-terror” quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt (Beth Dickinson with a run-down). This could reflect one of two broad dynamics (or infinite variations in between):

A deal is in the works, it will be announced shortly, and we are seeing efforts to lay the groundwork for this

A deal is not in the works, but either some outlets are overly optimistic or there is an effort to drum up publicity ahead of the Emir’s visit in an attempt to attract greater U.S. engagement

I lean much more towards explanation #2 [though I previously put down #1 due the caffeine taking too long to hit my bloodstream] but I will try to lay out all evidence for both.

Before proceeding, it is worth reading Greg Gause’s 2015 article during the last Gulf crisis about the ebb and flow of intra-GCC disputes, which (in short) argues that greater external threat (Iran, ISIS) in terms fosters greater internal cooperation.

Based on this, the pro-reconciliation narrative would broadly argue that Saudi Arabia in particular is now more willing to make concessions due to mounting tensions in the Gulf (with Iran), the seeming inability or unwillingness of the Trump administration to do much about those tensions save cranking up sanctions, and troubled alliance dynamics in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen.

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#Saudi MOFA: No solution to Qatari crisis unless #Qatar responds to demands (13 Demands & 6 Principles) of 4 countries (KSA #UAE #Bahrain #Egypt) & ceases to support Terrorism. (Recall: demand # 12 set 10-day limit to accept list or entire list was void).

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Rumours about a #Saudi #Qatar rapprochement have been going around this week - Kuwaiti envoys have been going between Doha & Riyadh exchanging notes - it is hard to imagine at this point this goes further than the release of Qatari nationals who disappeared in Saudi recently

referring to

Good point. #MBS is unlikely to thaw relations with #Qatar right now, as it would clearly show that he is snubbing the #UAE over its conduct in #Yemen. The Saudi-UAE alliance would be severely damaged, even if #KSA's motives for engaging with Qatar are not entirely UAE-related.

cp12b Sudan

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A victory of dialogue in Sudan

This is happening in Yemen while the Sudanese people have managed to move successfully towards peace and stability after going through a lot of meandering and obstacles raised fear that the country slide into instability. But thanks to Allah after signing a deal brokered by the African Union and Ethiopia, by the military council and the pro-democracy movement, the newly appointed Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has formed a new cabinet. The move is part of a transitional power-sharing agreement between the military and pro-democracy demonstrators.

The formation of the new government in Sudan has come amid growing concerns the political crisis could ignite a civil war or fear to lead into another phase of military dictatorship, therefore, we believe it is a significant step towards achieving the aspirations of the Sudanese people for freedom, peace and justice and building the state of institutions and law.

cp13 Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp10, cp11

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Tödlicher Handel

Deutschland verdient an Kriegen und unterstützt Diktaturen. Exklusivabdruck aus „Die Profiteure des Terrors“. Teil 1/2.

Die Richtlinien für Rüstungsexporte verbieten Waffenlieferungen in Krisenregionen. So weit die offizielle Lesart. Die Logik des Kapitalismus legt jedoch das genaue Gegenteil nahe: Die profitabelsten Märkte für die deutsche Rüstungsindustrie liegen in Konfliktregionen und Schwellenländern, wo die Freiheitsrechte am geringsten sind und die Gewalt am größten. Erklärte Feinde wie der Islamische Staat sind insofern die besten Freunde der Rüstungsindustrie. Allenthalben wird zwar über die Islamistenarmee geschimpft. Waffenlieferungen und sogenannte strategische Partnerschaften wie jene mit Saudi-Arabien haben aber bis jetzt nur wenig dazu beigetragen, das Problem an der Wurzel zu lösen. Der Autor deckt in seinem neuen Buch auf, wer die wahren Profiteure an diesen Konflikten sind.

Waren es während des ersten Antiterrorkriegs die Interventionen in Afghanistan und im Irak, die der Rüstungsindustrie weltweit Milliardenaufträge bescherten, so ist der zweite getrieben von den Staatsauflösungsgefechten der arabischen Welt. Ein Prozess, der Jahrzehnte anhalten könnte.

Die Profiteure aber bleiben die gleichen — allen voran in den USA, deren Rüstungsgiganten mehr als die Hälfte der jährlichen Umsätze im internationalen Waffenhandel von zuletzt 370 Milliarden Dollar erwirtschaften (1).

In wessen Hände die Waffen eines Tages fallen, interessiert die Machthaber in Riad, Abu Dhabi und Kairo nur am Rande, solange der durch den Antiterrorkrieg angeheizte Rüstungswettlauf mit dem schiitischen Iran um die Hegemonie in der Region in vollem Gange ist. Mit schlimmen Folgen für Frieden, Freiheit und Wohlstand in den arabischen Krisen- und Umbruchstaaten.

Das schrittweise Aufweichen der restriktiven Rüstungsexportpolitik geht einher mit der Übernahme von mehr außenpolitischer Verantwortung oder anders formuliert: mit einer weiteren Militarisierung deutscher Außenpolitik. Eine breite gesellschaftliche Debatte darüber aber, weshalb ausgerechnet die Diktaturen am Golf die wichtigsten regionalen Partner im Kampf gegen islamistische Milizen sein sollen, bleibt aus.

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel ist die treibende Kraft hinter diesem Kurs. Unter dem Stichwort „Ertüchtigung“ mahnte sie 2012 die Ausrüstung regionaler Partner in Regionen an, in denen die Bundesrepublik nicht selbst mit Truppen präsent sein wollte.

Wie der „Krieg gegen den Terror“, der gegen al-Qaida geführt wurde, dient auch der gegen den IS, den arabischen Herrschern als Blankoscheck für den Ausbau ihrer Repressionsapparate zum eigenen Machterhalt. Deutschlands wichtigsten Bündnispartnern waren die Demonstrationen in Libyen, Tunesien, Ägypten, Syrien, Bahrain und Jemen von Anfang an ein Dorn im Auge, weil sie dadurch ihre eigene Herrschaft bedroht sahen. Allen voran Saudi-Arabien hat es sich seit 2011 zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Revolutionen in der Region einzudämmen und Proteste im eigenen Land im Keim zu ersticken. – von Markus Bickel

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Dringender Verdacht: Pentagon liefert Waffen an "Islamischen Staat" – Interview

Die Beweise wiegen schwer: Mörsergranaten aus einer vom US-Verteidigungsministerium in Serbien eingekauften Charge sind in einem IS-Propagandavideo aus dem Jemen aufgetaucht – haben die USA etwa die Terroristen mit Munition versorgt? Die Journalistin Diljana Gaitandschijewa hat den Weg von Rüstungsgütern aus Serbien nach Syrien und in den Jemen nachverfolgt. Im Interview mit RT erklärt sie, wie sie mit den ihr anonym zugespielten Dokumenten gearbeitet hat – und erzählt, was sie herausfinden konnte.

Meine Bemerkung: der ausführliche Bericht auf Englisch Jemenkriegmosaik 572, cp1.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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#AQAP continues its onslaught on #ISIS in #Yemen with 3 more assaults on ISIS positions in Qayfa over the weekend Meanwhile ISIS's latest bulletin leads with front page news of its Yemen province successfully repelling AQAP attacks (but note that still puts it on the defensive)

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My sources in Baydha are telling me AQ & tribes have almost finished ISIS. ISIS support comes mainly from Radaa city which is under Houthi control!

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Film (2018): Reality Check, by Ben Swaan [September 4, 2018]

The #US government is supporting and funding #AlQaeda fighters, this time in #Yemen. It is something we have seen before in #Libya and #Syria. So why does this continue to happen? Is it because the "War on Terror" is just a farce and is never meant to be won? =

cp15 Propaganda

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Saudi Press: KSA Position on Event of Yemen is Fully Consistent with that of UAE

Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.
Okaz newspaper wrote in its editorial that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assures the whole world that its position on the events in Yemen is fully consistent with that of the UAE, and the objectives of the Arab coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen are to preserving the unity, security and stability of Yemen, and the safety and security of its brotherly people, and ending the Houthi coup against legitimacy, refuses to be preoccupied with achieving these goals by side conflicts and disputes.

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Humanitarian Measures and Efforts Undertaken by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia During Qatari Crisis

The Kingdom and the rest of the GCC countries exerted tremendous efforts to urge the authority in Doha to abide by its commitments and agreements, but Qatar has consistently reneged on its international obligations and did not abide by its commitments signed in the Riyadh Agreement in 2013.

Regardless of the hostile practices perpetrated by the authorities in Doha, the Kingdom will continue to support the Qatari people and support their security and stability. In this regard, the Kingdom has taken the necessary measures to address the humanitarian cases of Saudis and Qatari people affected by this decision, most notably the issuance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Order No. 43522 dated 21/9/1438 AH, to form a committee to take into account the humanitarian cases of joint families headed by the Ministry of Interior and membership of the competent authorities. The Ministry of Interior has officially announced telephone numbers for receiving and processing timely reports of these cases.

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Brotherhood’s plan to thwart the coalition’s efforts in southern Yemen

As all Arab and international powers seek to resolve the crisis, unify peace efforts and counter the Iranian-backed Houthi coup, the Yemeni Rally for Reform (MB) militias plan to thwart those efforts and tear the country apart to implement the Qatar-Turkey plan.

Hani bin Braik, the (Southern Transitional Council) STC’s deputy chairman, said on Twitter that the STC welcome the dialogue, and the delegation of the Council went to Jeddah for dialogue, but the Brotherhood failed it.

He stressed «that our focus as southerners on two things: cooperation with the coalition to eliminate the Houthi-Persian project, and the initiation of a peaceful and just solution to the final national cause of South».

The second thing, according to the Vice-President of the Transitional Council focus on «the construction of military units sincere in the face of Houthi, and security units to face Al Qaeda and ISIS .. All this wants to corrupt the terrorist reform party».

Spokesman of the STC, Nizar Haytham, assured the Council of Response to the statement of the leadership of the Coalition in Support of Legitimacy and its full commitment to the ceasefire, and to welcome the invitation of the brothers in Saudi Arabia for dialogue and its readiness for it.

My comment: Separatist conspiracy theories – and a somewhat ridiculous try to comfort the Saudis, by hailing them and by just neglecting that in fact the Saudis claim the separatists to renounce all their gains.

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors” propaganda und Deutsch:

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

Sep. 7:

Sep. 6:

Sep. 5:

Sep. 4:

Sep. 3:

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Coalition air forces hit Houthi targets in north Yemen

Arab coalition fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes against Houthi targets in Hajjah, Sa'ada and al-Jawf governorates, north Yemen.

The Coalition’s aircraft targeted locations and gatherings of the Houthi militia, which resulted in the loss of lives and equipment.

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Behind bars under fire. "Al-Masdar Online" prepares a statistic in the raids targeting prisons run by the Houthis

For his part, Tawfiq al-Hamidi, president of SAM organization for rights and freedoms, stressed to "Al-Masdar Online" that the responsibility for determining places of detention and prisons lies on the parties to the conflict, pointing out that the Houthis and the Arab coalition are responsible for the killing of dozens of abductees in the community college.

Al-Hamidi referred to dozens of reports that the Houthis used the community college as a secret prison, including the organization's reports, and the source published an investigation in which he explained the map of secret and official prisons used by militias in Dhamar, including the community college prison.

According to the lawyers, the Arab dreamer could have googled the site before targeting it and it would be clear to them that the place was a secret detention facility for abductees and prisoners.

It was remarkable that the Houthis celebrated the massacre and were quick to talk about the aggression targeting its mercenaries, and the kidnapping and re-hiding of the wounded survivors of the bombing, revealed that the militias used the incident to condemn the coalition and hold it responsible for the deaths of dozens of people whom the group considers "coalition mercenaries" The group's descriptions of the victims and the celebration of the incident by Houthi activists were clear as it eliminated dozens of opponents.

Al-Masdar online follows the most prominent incidents of targeting prisons and prisons and the dimensions of targeting since the military intervention of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen:


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The Bitterness Of Prison And The Bereavement Of Death, Dhamar: Report [Sep. 1 Dhamar air raid, overview, from the Houthi side]


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Abductees Mothers: The crime of targeting the Community College prison in Dhamar don't fall down and the perpetrators will be held accountable

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More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

Sep. 8: Saada p. Saada p., Hajjah p.

Sep. 7: and Saada p. Hajjah p., Saada p., Asir

Sep. 6: Saada p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1b, cp6

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Dhamar.. Dozens of Houthis, including prominent leaders, killed in fighting on Yemeni-Saudi border

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Army Fires Six Missiles At Saudi Soldiers Groups In Jizan

My remark: On Saudi territory.

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Air Forces Hit Important Miltary Target in Khamis Mushaet

Yemeni Air Forces launched an offensive on an important military target in Khamis Mushaet in Aseer.

Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sare'e, stated that Air Forces targeted with drones, Qasif 2-K, an important military target in Khamis Mushaet, confirming that the operation hit its target accurately.

and also


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Command of Joint Forces of Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, downing in Yemeni airspace of enemy drone launched by Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia from Imran

Spokesman of Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Malki said that the coalition joint forces managed to intercept and shoot down the airspace of the Republic of Yemen an enemy drone launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist militia from Imran towards the Kingdom.

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A woman was killed as a result of #Houthi group shelling at a village in Nate district in al-Baydha governorate and many houses were seriously damaged.

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Two women injured in Houthi militia shelling on Taiz

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a civilian was injured when the Saudi-led aggression bombarded several parts of Shada border district.

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Houthi militia shells residential areas in Al-Dhale

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Fate of 100s of Gov't forces is still unknown after Houthis besieged & raided 2 brigades in #Kitaf district, Saada province. Reports said 100s of officers & soldiers were killed & arrested during battles over brigaeds. Gov't is silent. Waiting for a #centurion to tell us a story.

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Ballistic Friday, Bader Halts Saudi Najran Airport and Qasem Targets Mercenaries Gatherings

The Rocketry Force of the Army and Popular Committees launched a number of successful offensives on Saudi targets and military sites in Najran and Al-Baidha'a. Armed Forces Spokesman, Yahya Sare'e, said that Rocketry Force accurately targeted drones' hangers in Najran Airport with a ballistic missile, Bader 1, halting all air traffic.

In a statement, Sare'e stated that the operation is in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules and that Yemeni Armed Forces have taken all necessary and preventive measures to protect civilians.


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Najran airport hit second time in 24 hours

The missile force of the army and the Popular Committees have targeted Najran Regional Airport with a Badr 1 ballistic missile, in the second missile strike targeting the airport and fourth operation targeting the Saudi hinterland within 24 hours.

This targeting is a part of the legitimate response to the crimes of Saudi-American aggression against the Yemeni people.

The spokesman for the armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a statement: “The missile force fired a Badr 1 ballistic missile at Najran Regional Airport, targeting drones at the airport.”

The spokesman confirmed that the missile hit its target with high accuracy, and also caused the disruption of air navigation at the airport. =

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Saada p., Sep. 6: Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted populated villages in Munabbih district.

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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Das ist das beste Urlaubsland der Welt - hätten Sie es gewusst?

Das Weltwirtschaftsforum hat im Rahmen des "Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index" ein Ranking zu den 140 besten Reisezielen erstellt.

Platz 140: Jemen

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Photos: Intimate Walls

In the words of the poet Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh, “Sana’a is the capital of the soul and a tavern of light.”

As sunset neared on a day when the city was preparing to receive the month of Ramadan, with an air of spirituality I took my camera on a walk through Sana’a’s neighborhoods and markets. Over the years, ancient scents and intimate walls have experienced generations of the city’s passersby who admired its beauty, alongside those who worked hard to earn a living within its ancient walls. Today as you push your way through the alleyways, you will inevitably find yourself stopping at every one of the many stalls offering a variety of goods. There is no doubt that you will contemplate visiting the century old mosque here, or the samsara there, which carries memories of caravans, goods, sheikhs and merchants who once came to the market. History almost walks with you as your eyes embrace the minarets, or as you bounce towards its many orchards or walls that grew thick with the history of conquests of a city that belongs to one of the oldest civilizations.

There is a sense of content, fulfillment and joy among the vendors you meet in the old markets. Their clever jokes, sales talk about their products, the history of their professions, and the traditions of the city pull you to spend a little more time there without feeling bored. You leave, as others before you, with a store of pictures and memories that accompany you wherever you are.

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Film (Trailer): 10 Days Before the Wedding (2018)

A number of obstacles stands in the way of a young couple as only 10 days are left for their wedding, each obstacle is in one way or another caused by the aftermath of the 2015 war in Yemen.

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Film: War in Yemen: Locusts welcomed amid food shortage

Swarms of locusts are usually viewed as a threat to farmer’s crops. But in Yemen, where millions are facing famine as a result of the civil war, these insects have become a valuable source of nutrition

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Artists paint the many faces of Yemen

Nearly 120 artists took part in an exhibition in Giza near Cairo entitled “Yemeni Art Caravan,” reflecting the whole gamut of the artistic spectrum and regions in Yemen.

In their country’s ancient history and cultural heritage, Yemeni painters have found a haven through which they can escape the bitter present of their war-torn country, one devastated by four years of relentless war and that has left millions suffering.

They escape through paintings that call for life and shun death, that paint smiles rather than tearful eyes and that depict homes full of life and movement instead of abandoned ruins.

Nearly 120 artists took part in an exhibition in August in Giza, Egypt. Their brushes nostalgically archived the past and yearned for tranquillity, depicting plains, mountains, land and people.

The “Yemeni Art Caravan” exhibition represented the artistic spectrum. It included works from all Yemeni provinces, whether controlled by the Houthis or by the recognised government. There were pieces by Yemeni artists living in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Spain, China and Britain.

My comment: The reality of war seems not to be shown here.

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Mukha Cafe, The Cafe That Evolves With The Community

There is a small hidden treasure of a café cum restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, nestled in between the glitzy bars and offices, named Mukha café.

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Les Salines de Yémen: un patrimoine familial qui en pince

Les Salines de Yémen, qui s’étalent sur une superficie de 30 hectares, datent de 1940. Elles sont le seul marais salant encore en activité à Tamarin. Le gérant, Jan Maingard, fait valoir que la culture de sel a toujours été une affaire de famille.

Aujourd’hui, il est prêt à tout pour donner un second souffle au patrimoine familial que sont devenues les Salines de Yémen. Résultat : elles produisent toujours le sel pour la vente.

Kristine Labonne, notre guide, explique qu’aux Salines de Yémen la culture de sel se fait de façon traditionnelle, naturelle et artisanale. Le sel présent dans l’eau de mer cristallise sous le soleil.

Environ 13 personnes, en majorité des femmes de la région, travaillent comme saunier (Ndlr : ramasseuse de sel). Elles sont rémunérées selon le nombre de paniers de sel récolt

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-572 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-572: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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

Dieser Beitrag gibt die Meinung des Autors wieder, nicht notwendigerweise die der Redaktion des Freitag.
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