Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 622b- Yemen War Mosaic 622b

Yemen Press Reader 622b: 6. Feb. 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 622: cp6–18 / Feb. 6, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 622: cp6–18
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 622, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 622, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-622-yemen-war-mosaic-622

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 1 / In Italics: Look in part 1

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

cp9 USA

cp9a1 USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf: Deutsch / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf: German

cp9a2 USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf: Englisch / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf: English

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

(A K P)

Government: STC must abide by its commitment to Al-Riyadh agreement

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Al-Hadhrami said that the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has to abide by its commitment to implementation of the Al-Riyadh agreement.

He affirmed that the government is determined to full implementation of the agreement. He appreciated the Saudi efforts on this respect towards ensuring the agreement implementation.

He said that the government is determined on achieving a comprehensive and sustainable peace in line to the agreed references.

Al-Hadhrami indicated that the Houthis responded to peace efforts with defiance and unjustified escalation.

He said that recent escalation by the Houthis in Nehm, Al-Jawf and Marib obliges the government to study feasibility of the Stockholm agreement on Hodeida.

He said that the government will not accept the use of the Stockholm agreement as an instrument that the Houthis use to wage fighting in other parts of Yemen.

He added that the real objective of Hodeida agreement is not solely to a ceasefire in Hodeida and keep other areas under fire. But, it is intended to liberate Hodeida city and port and to control smuggling of arms and Iranian oil.

The Stockholm agreement on Hodeida is also intended to maintain security of the maritime navigation routes and that the Houthis never misuse the humanitarian aides, according to Al-Hadhrami.

He said that so far none of these objectives has been materialize yet because of the Houthis’ defiance to implementation of the agreement.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-37720

My comment: This is a propaganda misinterpretation of the Stockholm agreement. It’s objective never was “to liberate Hodeida city” (that means, to bring it under Hadi government control). This is what the Hadi government had hoped they could achieve by misusing the agreement. Now, when realizing they< had failed, they are lamenting and want to drop the agreement. The minister claims here that the Stockholm agreement would be an anti-Houthi affair; it’s not.

(A P)

Detainees’ female relatives demand disclosure of forcibly disappeared people in Aden

Alsahwa Net- The detainees’ female relatives staged on Wednesday’s morning a sit-in in front of the Saudi-led coalition’s base in Aden demanding disclosure of their forcible disappeared loved ones.

Leadership of the Saudi-led coalition promised earlier in a meeting with representatives of the Abductees’ Mothers Association to investigate forcible disappearance in Aden.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-37718

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Shabwa governor accuses UAE of financing chaos and exploiting people

Opponents counter that the governor is using the UAE threat as cover to crackdown on separatists in Shabwa

Shabwa Governor Mohammed Saleh Bin Adyo accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of financing chaos and exploiting people's needs to serve its ambitions.

Bin Adyo said on Twitter that the money the UAE spends to finance chaos could be better spent “on providing services or helping people fulfill their needs."

"We have a deeper belief that any attempt to disrupt the security and stability of the governorate will fail and that the money paid to cause chaos and spread sedition will not work in the face of the will, determination and wisdom of Shabwa people," Bin Adyo said in a tweet.

The governor’s statements come at a time of heightened tensions in Shabwa between supporters of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and government forces.

https://al-masdaronline.net/national/309

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New Saudi Military Vehicles Arrive in Shabwah

A new batch of Saudi military reinforcements has arrived in Shabwah province, south-eastern Yemen, local sources reported on Tuesday.

According to the sources, dozens of Saudi vehicles and armored vehicles on board military trucks, arrived Monday evening, in the city of Ataq, the capital of Shabwah province.

Saudi military reinforcements have moved towards the southern Yemeni city of Aden, the sources said.

Earlier this week, a batch of Saudi military vehicles and armoured vehicles arrived as part of strengthening their military presence in the southern provinces.

This follows renewed clashes between the Emirati occupation militias and al-Islah militants in Shabwah province

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=11084

(A P)

STC Welcomes Security Council Statement on Yemen

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) welcomes the statement issued by the President of the UN Security Council on 30 January in response to the renewed escalation in parts of Yemen. The STC further commends the Security Council’s full public support and commitment to enabling the Riyadh Agreement to bring security and a sustainable solution to South Yemen.
Since the signing of the Riyadh Agreement, the STC has engaged constructively with the Yemeni government, and worked closely with our allies the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, culminating in agreement on phase two of the implementation process on 9 January, as noted by the Security Council.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/18367

My comment: LOL.

(A P)

Deputy Security Director in #Aden inspects the airport and praises the role of its protection force

https://en.smanews.org/deputy-security-director-in-aden-inspects-the-airport-and-praises-the-role-of-its-protection-force

My comment: By a pro-separatist news site. This force seems to be a separatist militia, more or less.

(A P)

Al-Burayqah Police implements a campaign against Qat chewers at the beach of Koad Al-Namr.

https://en.smanews.org/al-burayqah-police-implements-a-campaign-against-qat-chewers-at-the-beach-of-koad-al-namr

(A T)

Targeting leader of Transitional Council in #Al-Dhalea with explosive

https://en.smanews.org/targeting-leader-of-transitional-council-in-al-dhalea-with-explosive

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Yemen rights group: 200 people assassinated in Aden

The Coordinator for the Advocacy of the Families of the Assassination Victims in Aden said it has documented the assassination of 200 people in Yemen’s interim capital Aden since 2015.

This came during a seminar organised by the body in Aden on Sunday, in the presence of lawyers, jurists and civil society activists.

Association co-founder, Anwar Al-Yafei, said that all the cases have been registered against “unknown persons”.

Lawyer Afra Hariri said the assassinations are a serious crime however it is often impossible to identify who carried them out.

Hariri said security services are part of the problem because they fail to follow up on the crimes and expose the perpetrators.

Since July 2015 the governorate of Aden has witnessed a large wave of assassinations mainly against mosque imams, officers in the security apparatus, the army, popular resistance and the judiciary.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200204-yemen-rights-group-200-people-assassinated-in-aden/

(A K P)

The head of local leadership of Socotra Transitional Council inspects security belt forces

Yahya Mobarak Saeed met with Brigadier Ali Omar Kafayin, commander of the Security Belt Brigade, and witnessed a military parade of all battalions, and reviewed the readiness of individuals and the level of training and qualification, praising at the same time the efforts made by the belt leadership in this aspect.

https://en.smanews.org/the-head-of-local-leadership-of-socotra-transitional-council-inspects-security-belt-forces

and

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Yemen coast guard battalion in Socotra defects to UAE-backed STC

Officers of the battalion were apparently promised higher salaries by the UAE

The coast guard battalion of the Yemen army’s 1st Marine Brigade on Socotra Island defected from the internationally recognized government on Monday and declared its allegiance to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC).

A coast guard official in Socotra told Almasdar Online that officers from the coast guard battalion received promises of higher salaries similar to those the UAE-backed Security Belt Forces were receiving up until recently.

The official added that the battalion raised the STC flag and declared its allegiance to the UAE-backed Council.

https://al-masdaronline.net/local/307

and

(A K P)

The #Yemen-i army said in a statement on late Tuesday that it expelled military commanders in #Socotra archipelago over alleged insurgency in favor of the Southern Transitional Council.

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1225128779779125249

and

(* A K P)

Yemen official accuses UAE of backing rebellion

Will not tolerate this 'outrageous and callous behavior in province': Socotra's governor

A Yemeni government official on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of supporting military rebellion against authorities in the strategic island of Socotra.

Socotra's Governor Ramzi Mahrous also alleged the Gulf country of supporting the separatist forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC).

In a statement posted on Facebook, Mahrous said he was surprised by the announcement of the Coast Guard Brigade of the 1st Marine Brigade that it was rebelling against Yemen's President Mansur Abdrabbuh Hadi, and joining the transitional council militia.

He said the "step is a dangerous precedent" carried out by the STC with "explicit support from the Emirates."

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-official-accuses-uae-of-backing-rebellion/1723846

(A E P)

Investors plan development of three public parks in Marib city

Plans for the parks include recreational and sports places, green spaces and swimming pools

Officials in Marib governorate said on Sunday that they handed over three sites to local investors for the development of public parks in the capital Marib city at a cost of $4.6 million.

Mohammed Attia, general manager of Marib’s Cleaning and Improvement Fund, said the projects are part of the city's urban development plans in partnership with the private sector to meet the social needs of its citizens.

“The investors will rehabilitate the gardens according to the designs and plans delivered to them, which include recreational and sports places, green spaces and swimming pools,” said Attia.

https://al-masdaronline.net/local/302

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Yemen goes dark

The Yemeni people’s sufferings have been exacerbated after oil shortages threatened to stop power-generation stations in the temporary capital Aden. Mohamed Al-Sabhi, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity, said on Facebook that “five stations may stop operating due to a lack of oil, particularly diesel.”

He added that Aden was having difficulty providing services to its people after the lack of diesel resulted in power cuts every two hours.

students at the Higher Institute of the Judiciary organised a third protest in front of the Judicial Council in Khor Maksar on Sunday to demand the payment of their grants months after the academic year started.

The Aden newspaper Al-Ghad reported that the students had demanded that the Supreme Judicial Council work out a solution

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/362940/AlAhram-Weekly/World/Yemen-goes-dark.aspx

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

(A P)

UN chief Guterres puts Libya and Yemen conflicts at the top of 2020 agenda

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres laid out his plan for 2020 and highlighted the escalation of violence in Yemen and Libya as one of the most critical issues to tackle this year.

Speaking at the UN in Geneva, Guterres said there is "a wind of madness sweeping the globe" as instability erupts into violent conflicts, which are precipitated by failing economic conditions and countries that disrespect the UN Security Council resolutions "before the ink is dry".

"From Libya to Yemen to Syria and beyond – escalation is back. Arms are flowing and offensives are increasing."

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/2/6/un-chief-guterres-warns-of-global-wind-of-madness

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

(* B P)

Saudi Arabia: Specialized Criminal Court a political tool to muzzle critical voices

A new report published by Amnesty International today exposes how despite all their rhetoric of reforms, the Saudi authorities are using the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) as a weapon to systematically silence dissent. Alongside the report, the organisation is also launching a campaign calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all human rights defenders detained for their peaceful expression.

In the report titled “Muzzling critical voices: Politicized trials before Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court” the organization documents the chilling impact of the SCC’s prosecutions of human rights defenders, writers, economists, journalists, religious clerics, reformists and political activists, including of Saudi Arabia’s Shi’a Muslim minority who have suffered grossly unfair trials before the SCC and received harsh sentences, including the death penalty, under vague counter-terror and anti-cybercrime laws.

Extensive examination of court documents, government statements and national legislation, as well as interviews with activists, lawyers and individuals close to the cases documented were included in the report. Amnesty International wrote to the Saudi authorities on 12 December 2019 and received one response from the official Human Rights Commission summarizing relevant laws and procedures but failing to directly address the cases raised in the report.

“The Saudi Arabian government exploits the SCC to create a false aura of legality around its abuse of the counter-terror law to silence its critics. Every stage of the SCC’s judicial process is tainted with human rights abuses, from the denial of access to a lawyer, to incommunicado detention, to convictions based solely on so-called ‘confessions’ extracted through torture,” said Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director.

“Our research gives lie to the shiny new reformist image Saudi Arabia is trying to cultivate, exposing how the government uses a court like the SCC in the ruthless suppression of those who are courageous enough to voice opposition, defend human rights or call for meaningful reforms.”

The government’s rhetoric about reforms, which increased after the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stands in stark contrast to the reality of the human rights situation in the country. At the same time as they brought in a set of positive women’s rights reforms, the authorities unleashed an intense crackdown on some of the highest profile women human rights defenders who had for years fought for those reforms as well as other citizens promoting change.

Extensive examination of court documents, government statements and national legislation, as well as interviews with activists, lawyers and individuals close to the cases documented were included in the report. Amnesty International wrote to the Saudi authorities on 12 December 2019 and received one response from the official Human Rights Commission summarizing relevant laws and procedures but failing to directly address the cases raised in the report.

“The Saudi Arabian government exploits the SCC to create a false aura of legality around its abuse of the counter-terror law to silence its critics. Every stage of the SCC’s judicial process is tainted with human rights abuses, from the denial of access to a lawyer, to incommunicado detention, to convictions based solely on so-called ‘confessions’ extracted through torture,” said Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director.

“Our research gives lie to the shiny new reformist image Saudi Arabia is trying to cultivate, exposing how the government uses a court like the SCC in the ruthless suppression of those who are courageous enough to voice opposition, defend human rights or call for meaningful reforms.”

The government’s rhetoric about reforms, which increased after the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stands in stark contrast to the reality of the human rights situation in the country. At the same time as they brought in a set of positive women’s rights reforms, the authorities unleashed an intense crackdown on some of the highest profile women human rights defenders who had for years fought for those reforms as well as other citizens promoting change.

The SCC was established in October 2008 to try individuals accused of terror-related crimes. Since 2011, it has been systematically used to prosecute individuals on vague charges which often equate peaceful political activities with terrorism-related crimes. The counter-terror law, which has overly broad and vague definitions of “terrorism” and of a “terrorist crime”, contains provisions which criminalize peaceful expression of views.

Amnesty International’s report documents the cases of 95 individuals, mostly men, who were tried, sentenced or remain on trial before the SCC between 2011 and 2019.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/02/saudi-arabia-specialized-criminal-court-a-political-tool-to-muzzle-critical-voices/

and AP report: https://apnews.com/47bbf85f04d998aeeceae7d8d51999f1

(A K P)

#Saudi cancels all flights to #Jazan airport after an apparent #Yemeni forces attacks. Will #MBS face a military mutiny soon?

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1225157192900317184

referring to https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1225145968976441345

https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1225143904191832064

https://twitter.com/A7medJa7af/status/1225137887534100480

(* A P)

The Saudi government levelled #AlMosawara, Al-Ramis endowment farms, and 91 properties in #Awamia. It now threatens to level more towns, neighborhoods under the pretext of "development" to cover up its true vindictive desire to erase all traces of the pro-reform movement (details in image)

https://twitter.com/nashetqatifi/status/1224781554989387777

(A P)

#Saudi Monarchy arrests a young woman who went to a barbershop #Riyadh to have a haircut. This is what @AmbDennisRoss called a “revolution led by #MbS” This is the young lady taking her photo. Barber also arrested

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1224831968443097088

(A E P)

Taps open for Saudi listings after Aramco's record IPO

Several Saudi Arabian companies are planning to list shares on the Riyadh exchange in coming months in the wake of oil giant Aramco’s record IPO.

“Aramco has demonstrated the full power of the Saudi market,” said Mohammed Ali Yasin, chief strategy officer at Al Dhabi Capital Ltd in Abu Dhabi.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-deals/taps-open-for-saudi-listings-after-aramcos-record-ipo-idUSKBN1ZY1T1

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

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Khashoggi fiancee: 'Saudi Arabia can get away with whatever it wants'

Hatice Cengiz tells Guardian world has failed to punish kingdom over journalist’s murder in Turkey

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has said the world has failed to hold Saudi Arabia to account over the journalist’s murder and the kingdom is being “encouraged to do whatever it wants”.

Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish scholar and activist, said the lack of meaningful global sanctions against Saudi Arabia more than a year after Khashoggi’s brutal killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, had sent a message that the kingdom “can do what it wants, and then get away with it”.

“Because these people were not punished for what they have done, and because the world has chosen to just move on, they can still do what they want,” she said.

In the wide-ranging interview, the 37-year-old spoke of her life since 2 October 2018, when Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist, who had entered the Saudi consulate to retrieve documents he needed for their marriage, failed to emerge, leaving her waiting outside.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/04/khashoggi-fiancee-saudi-arabia-can-get-away-with-doing-whatever-it-wants

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9a1, cp9a2

(A P)

Students protest Raytheon’s presence at ENG career fair

Boston University’s College of Engineering hosted their annual career fair in the George Sherman Union’s Metcalf Ballroom Wednesday. During the fair, students protested outside the GSU in objection to Raytheon, a defense contractor company based in Waltham that appeared at the career fair.

Raytheon manufactures precision weapons and hardware, and is one of the main U.S. military weapons contractors. BU Students Against Imperialism, the organization protesting Raytheon, believe contractors like Raytheon are fueling the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.

https://dailyfreepress.com/2020/02/06/students-protest-raytheons-presence-at-eng-career-fair/

(A K P)

Film: Rep. Ro Khanna: Bombing Yemen Is Not Progressive

It is Orwellian for Congress to hand over billions of dollars worth of weapons and bombs to a president waging a horrific, unconstitutional war in Yemen—and call that progressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blx8e0vTSDw

(B)

Lucas Peterson Discovers His Favorite Dessert and Other Delicious Yemeni Dishes — Dining on a Dime

In this episode of Dining on a Dime, host Lucas Peterson heads to 5th Avenue in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn to pay a visit to Yemen Café

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5H6eVXhzJI

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CBP Lied About Iranian-American Detentions, Leaked Memo Suggests

If this memo is authentic, CBP has been caught in a lie.

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection adamantly denied that it was detaining U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of Iranian descent and interrogating them about their religion and political views. The agency also assured the public that it had not issued any directive related to the detentions and interrogations.

There was already strong reason to question CBP’s denials, given the mounting and consistent reports that border officers were, in fact, targeting travelers of Iranian heritage returning to Washington state from Canada. Now, we have even more reason to think CBP lied.

Last Thursday, a local Washington paper published a leaked CBP directive, which appears to have originated with CBP’s Seattle Field Office. Sure enough, the directive instructs officers to target and detain travelers based on their national origin and to interrogate them about their religious background and beliefs.

https://www.aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/cbp-said-it-never-told-officers-to-detain-iranian-americans-a-leaked-memo-says-otherwise/

referring to

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Source provides directive telling CBP officers to detain Iranian-born travelers

In a bulletin issued by the tactical analytical unit (TAU) in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Seattle Field Office, officers were instructed to conduct vetting on all individuals who met certain criteria, including being Iranian nationals or having traveled to Iran. The bulletin, labeled “Iranian Supreme Leader Vows Forceful Revenge After U.S. Kills Maj. General Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad – Threat Alert High,” presented updated procedures described as being “best practices learned in the last 24 hours.” Suleimani was killed in the early hours of Friday, January 3 by a U.S. drone strike near the airport in Baghdad, Iraq.

https://www.thenorthernlight.com/stories/source-provides-directive-telling-cbp-officers-to-detain-iranian-born-travelers,9315

and

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Border Screenings Spark Travel Fears For Iranian Americans Amid Rising Tensions

Iranian Americans say they are scared to travel, and some are dropping international trips after U.S. citizens of Iranian descent were held by U.S. immigration agents at the Canadian border over the weekend.

Immigrant advocates say some Iranian Americans are concerned about being unfairly targeted by Customs and Border Protection amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/07/794266317/border-screenings-spark-travel-fears-for-iranian-americans-amid-rising-tensions

(A P)

Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack

Amazon founder interviewed as FBI conducts inquiry into Israeli firm linked to malware

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/31/jeff-bezos-met-fbi-investigators-in-2019-over-alleged-saudi-hack

(A H P)

'This is hell': Westchester photographer deported to war-torn Yemen, outraging community

Alomaisi, 42, lived in the United States for the last 22 years but was suddenly deported to war-torn Yemen last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after he went to a scheduled meeting with immigration officials. Now community members who know the wildlife photographer are working to bring him back to the U.S., the country he's grown to love.

https://eu.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2020/02/04/westchester-photographer-deported-back-war-torn-yemen/4649684002/https://eu.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2020/02/04/westchester-photographer-deported-back-war-torn-yemen/4649684002/

cp9a1 USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf: Deutsch / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf: German

(A K P)

Trump: Der Iran-Krieg war 'näher, als Sie dachten'

Trump: die iranische Führung ist "zu stolz oder zu dumm", um Forderungen zu akzeptieren

Während eines zweistündigen Mittagessens im Weißen Haus und später bei der Rede zur Lage der Nation spielte Präsident Trump die Idee eines Krieges gegen den Iran hoch, stellte einen Konflikt als eine ausgemachte Sache dar und meinte, dass es nur darauf ankomme, "welchen Weg sie wählen".

Während des von ihm veranstalteten Mittagessens sagte Trump zu Reportern, dass der Krieg gegen den Iran "näher war, als Sie dachten". Das Weiße Haus lehnte es ab, sich dazu zu äußern, und bestand darauf, dass das Mittagessen "inoffiziell" sei und dass es unethisch sei, dass die Reporter danach fragten.

Trump sprach weiter über die Lage der Union und jubelte über "stolze Iraner, die ihre Stimme gegen verantwortungslose Machthaber erheben" und führte auf seine Sanktionen zurück, dass es der iranischen Wirtschaft "sehr schlecht geht".

http://www.antikrieg.com/aktuell/2020_02_04_trump.htm

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In die Katastrophe stolpern

Präsident Trump wurden im Zusammenhang mit der Ermordung des verehrten iranischen Militärführers Qassim Soleimani wahrscheinlich durch eine Kabale um Außenminister Mike Pompeo und den lange Zeit diskreditierten Neokonservativen David Wurmser eine ganze Reihe von Vorteilen vorgegaukelt. Der ehemalige Netanyahu-Berater und Irak-Kriegspropagandist Wurmser schickte Berichten zufolge Memos an seinen Mentor John Bolton, während Bolton Trumps nationaler Sicherheitsberater war (jetzt ist er natürlich der Held des #Widerstands, weil er sich gegen seinen ehemaligen Chef gewandt hat) und versprach, dass die Ermordung Soleimanis eine kostenlose Operation sein würde, die das iranische Volk gegen seine Regierung mobilisieren und den lang erwarteten Regimewechsel in diesem Land herbeiführen würde. Die Ermordung Soleimanis - des Architekten der Niederlage von ISIS - würde "das empfindliche innere Gleichgewicht der Kräfte und die Kontrolle über sie erschüttern, von denen das [iranische] Regime für Stabilität und Überleben abhängt", schrieb Wurmser.

Wie es bei Neokonservativen meistens der Fall ist, lag er völlig falsch.

http://www.antikrieg.com/aktuell/2020_02_02_stolpern.htm

English version, cp9a2: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/february/01/stumbling-into-catastrophe/

cp9a2 USA-Iran Krise: Wachsende Spannungen am Golf: Englisch / US-Iran crisis: Mounting tensions at the Gulf: English

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IAEA: Iran not taken any new measure in violation of JCPOA

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has not taken any new measures in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal after it declared last month it will scrap all its commitments under the accord.

He said Iran has not done anything concrete to follow up on its announcement last month that it will scrap all its commitments under the deal.

Iran made the announcement as the fifth step of its phased reduction of commitments in reaction to the US unilateral withdrawal and Europe’s failure to compensate for the pullout despite its promises.

In his Wednesday comments, Grossi noted that Iran has continued enriching and stockpiling uranium at higher levels permitted under the deal. However, he added, those steps have not triggered a new warning. He was speaking on his first official visit to Washington since becoming director general of the IAEA in December.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i116500-iaea_iran_not_taken_any_new_measure_in_violation_of_jcpoa

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Not a break, but fissures in US-Iraqi military alliance

Since then, Iraqi leaders have scaled back the saber-rattling rhetoric. But behind closed doors, the bitterness has poisoned the partnership. The government told the Iraqi military not to seek U.S. help in operations fighting the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials told The Associated Press — a sign that authorities are serious about rethinking the strategic relationship.

At stake are vital U.S.-provided weapons, military technologies and aircraft that have been key in countering the threat of Islamic State group militants trying to make a comeback in northern and western Iraq. The prospect of losing that help is one reason why Iraqi politicians have cooled their demands for American forces to go immediately. Senior Iraqi military officials oppose a withdrawal.

https://apnews.com/999e1596c6021cc8710b5daec2ba41f2

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Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US

The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials said, amid a crisis of mistrust between Washington and Baghdad after an American strike killed a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander.

The step shows that while the Iraqí leadership’s demands for an immediate removal of American forces have cooled, they are serious about rethinking the strategic relationship, and this is directly affecting military cooperation.

On at least two occasions in January, U.S. officials said they expected the pause would be lifted imminently. But in practice, Iraqis are seeking to minimize cooperation with the anti-IS coalition, based on government orders, two Iraqi military officials and one militia official said this week.

https://apnews.com/632d0be6ec1504179b34a566872f4002

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Trump: Iran War Was ‘Closer Than You Thought’

Says Iranian officials 'too proud or too foolish' to accept demands

During a two-hour lunch at the White House, and then later at the State of the Union speech, President Trump played up the idea of a war against Iran, presenting a conflict as all but a foregone conclusion, and suggesting it just depends “which road they choose.”
During his lunch, Trump told reporters that the war against Iran was “closer than you thought.” The White House declined to comment on this, insisting the lunch was “off the record” and that it was unethical for the reporters to ask about it.
Trump talked further at the State of the Union, cheering “proud Iranians raising their voices against unresponsive rulers,” and crediting his sanctions for Iran’s economy doing “very poorly.”

https://news.antiwar.com/2020/02/04/trump-iran-war-closer-than-you-thought/

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Israel and UAE discuss anti-Iran cooperation at secret White House meeting

The White House hosted a secret trilateral meeting in December between the U.S., Israel and the UAE on coordination against Iran, Israeli and U.S. officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: The meeting, which took place on Dec. 17, is one in a series of steps from the Trump administration to facilitate closer ties between Israel and the Arab states. It included discussion of a UAE-Israel nonaggression pact — an interim step on the way to diplomatic normalization.

Jared Kushner has been a key proponent of this initiative within the White House.

https://www.axios.com/israel-uae-white-house-meeting-iran-trump-kushner-ec81aa24-02db-4920-b4f2-88eec301222c.html

and also https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/02/05/617915/UAE-Israel-conspiring-against-Iran-in-secret-White-House-meeting

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Iran to continue support for Palestinian govt. with Jerusalem al-Quds as capital: Zarif

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/02/04/617908/Iran-Mohammad-Javad-Zarif-Palestinian-government-Mahmoud-Abbas

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EU likely to avoid sending Iran nuclear case to UN, triggering new sanctions: Borrell

The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in a 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and major world powers to avoid having to go to the United Nations Security Council or triggering new sanctions, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.

"We are all in agreement not to go directly to a strict time limit which would oblige us to go to the United Nations Security Council," Borrell told reporters during a visit to Tehran on Monday.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/02/04/617873/Borrell-JCPOA-mechanism-Security-Council-sanctions-EU

and

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Borrell backs Iran deal, trashes Trump’s Middle East peace plan

EU foreign policy chief visited Iran and won commitment that international monitoring of nuclear program will continue.

International monitoring of Iran's nuclear program will continue for now, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said after meeting Monday in Tehran.

Borrell also said that he was working to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, at the direction of the U.K., France and Germany — the European guarantors of the accord — but was not responsible for efforts to expand the scope of the agreement. Critics of the deal, including U.S. President Donald Trump, have said it should address other issues, including Iran's ballistic missile program.

"Some voices have been asking for enlarging the scope of the deal and introducing new aspects," Borrell said at a brief news conference following his meetings in Tehran — his first visit to the Iranian capital since taking on the EU's top foreign policy job.

"Personally as coordinator, it's not my business," Borrell said. "The coordinator of the deal is coordinator of the deal. If someone wants to enlarge the deal, OK. Do it. But my job as coordinator is to manage the deal which has been approved, not the one that ... may be approved."

https://www.politico.eu/article/josep-borrell-eu-backs-iran-deal-trashes-donald-trump-middle-east-peace-plan/

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Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq said in remarks published on Tuesday.

Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said top commander Qassem Soleimani, killed at Baghdad airport by a U.S. drone strike last month, was carrying a message setting out Iran’s position on possible rapprochement with Saudi Arabia, the Iraqi state news agency reported.

“Tehran welcomes Iraq’s role in trying to solve differences between Iran and Saudi,”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-iraq/iran-wants-to-resolve-issues-with-saudi-uae-quickly-iranian-official-idUSKBN1ZY1VS

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Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

https://apnews.com/09477f32f3c2d78a2f735108faff595d

and by Press TV Iran: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/02/04/617845/Iran%E2%80%99s-top-court-upholds-death-sentence-for-CIA-agent-over-espionage-on-nuclear-program

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Stumbling into Catastrophe

President Trump was sold a bill of goods on the assassination of Iran’s revered military leader, Qassim Soleimani, likely by a cabal around Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the long-discredited neocon David Wurmser.

President Trump was sold a bill of goods on the assassination of Iran’s revered military leader, Qassim Soleimani, likely by a cabal around Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the long-discredited neocon David Wurmser. A former Netanyahu advisor and Iraq war propagandist, Wurmser reportedly sent memos to his mentor, John Bolton, while Bolton was Trump’s National Security Advisor (now, of course, he’s the hero of the #resistance for having turned on his former boss) promising that killing Soleimani would be a cost-free operation that would catalyze the Iranian people against their government and bring about the long-awaited regime change in that country. The murder of Soleimani – the architect of the defeat of ISIS – would “rattle the delicate internal balance of forces and the control over them upon which the [Iranian] regime depends for stability and survival,” wrote Wurmser.

As is most often the case with neocons, he was dead wrong.

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/february/01/stumbling-into-catastrophe/

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Iran may block UN inspectors if it faces a ‘new situation’

Iran’s president said Monday that Tehran might reconsider providing U.N. inspectors with access to Iran’s nuclear facilities if the country were confronted with “a new situation,” the official IRNA news agency reported.

https://apnews.com/3e25fb020eb3c6b3cdb46a400e897b2c

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Mwatana: Palestine: United States Plan to Entrench Israel’s Apartheid Regime Must be Rejected

Over the last three years, the Trump administration has increasingly implemented one-sided policies favoring the Government of Israel that contravene international law and reward Israel’s illegal actions. These policies reinforce repression and incite violence, posing significant risks to regional stability. The so-called “Deal of the Century” is a culmination of the Trump administration’s normalization of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.

It is of grave concern that some Governments of the region, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirateswelcomed the plan as a starting point for negotiations and failed to reiterate a commitment to uphold the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including permanent sovereignty over natural wealth and resources, and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, lands, an property, as mandated by international law since the Nakba. Regional States and the international community must ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people are upheld in any peace negotiation, and reject the Trump administration’s deal as a transparent effort to negate Palestinian rights and further entrench Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people as a whole.

Instead of upholding international law and Palestinian rights, the Trump administration’s plan rewards Israel for its illegal colonization of the occupied Palestinian territory

https://mwatana.org/en/deal-of-the-century/

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UAE an inspiring global model of human fraternity: Personal Secretary of Pope Francis

Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, Personal Secretary of Pope Francis and Member of the Higher Committee for the implementation of the Human Fraternity Document, stated that the UAE is a social model of peaceful coexistence between different nationalities, languages and races.

He also described the document as part of the history of the UAE and the entire world.

In a statement to Emirates News Agency, WAM, on the sidelines of the inaugural session of the "Voices of Human Fraternity Forum," which is taking place in conjunction with the first anniversary of the signing of the document, Gaid said that the UAE's sponsorship and support for the document is an inspiring model of true human fraternity around the world.

http://www.wam.ae/en/details/1395302821260

My comment: ??????????????????

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Abu Dhabi marks interfaith effort a year after Pope’s visit

The United Arab Emirates has worked to promote itself over the past year as a beacon of religious tolerance, despite its hard limits on political speech. The majority of the country’s population are not Emirati Muslim citizens, but foreigners, millions of whom are Christian and Hindu.

Abu Dhabi hosted Monday’s meeting to showcase its continued efforts in promoting interfaith dialogue as it prepares to break ground this year on a compound that will house a mosque, church and synagogue side by side. The Abrahamic House of Fraternity project is due to be completed in 2022.

https://en.annahar.com/article/1117561-abu-dhabi-marks-interfaith-effort-a-year-after-popes-visit = https://www.vindy.com/news/latest-news/2020/02/mon-844-a-m-abu-dhabi-marks-interfaith-effort-a-year-after-popes-visit/

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Saudis and Emiratis foiled Arab Spring dreams – Tunisia's ex-president

Moncef Marzouki tells TRT World that the Saudi and UAE governments coordinated with Israel to counter the uprisings that swept the region eight years ago.

The former Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, has accused Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel of “creating chaos” in a number of Arab countries as part of their effort to counter the 2011 revolutions.

Marzouki, who led an interim government from 2011 to 2014, told TRT World that both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi coordinated efforts with Tel Aviv “to destroy everything related to the Arab revolutions”.

“This Israeli-Emirati-Saudi coordination [...] was successful to an extent in creating chaos in Yemen; chaos in Libya; chaos in Syria; and the coup in Egypt. And in Tunisia, through corrupt money and corrupt media.

“And [they] were able to get rid of me because I was a symbol of this revolution or the first president to come to power through this revolution,” he told TRT World.

https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/saudis-and-emiratis-foiled-arab-spring-dreams-tunisia-s-ex-president-23716

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJjAh1CzeE

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Film: Bahrain tortured martyr S.Kadhem S.Abbas so badly that he developed a fatal cancerous brain tumor. His bereaved mother recalls, "He couldn't see or eat..They even ruptured his eardrum..For the last 2 months, he was paralyzed.."

https://twitter.com/PrintempsArabeS/status/1225193315265585153

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Film: #Bahrain: Scores of mourners participated in the funeral procession of martyred torture victim S.Kadhem S.Abbas, holding the regime responsible for his death and chanting, "Down with Hamad," in reference to the reigning dictator

https://twitter.com/PrintempsArabeS/status/1224397998450511872

cp12b Sudan

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Young Sudanese return after UAE recruitment scandal

Young people from Sudan tricked by an Emirati security firm into guarding oil facilities under the control of the putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar returned to their country and are now demanding $30,000 in compensation from the United Arab Emirates-based company, according to Turkish daily Hürriyet Daily News.

According to reports, hundreds of young people had been given UAE visas by travel agencies following advertisements in local newspapers for Sudanese men to work as security guards for a UAE firm called Black Shield. These young people, seeking jobs abroad to earn money due to poverty in Sudan, were first taken to the UAE for a monthly salary of $500. Here, the young people were trained in military camps located in the desert, without being told that they would be sent to war zones in Libya. Then, they were transferred to Ras Lanuf oil terminal in Libya to protect Benghazi and its surrounding oil fields. They claimed they were not given a choice to work in the UAE or Libya, and some of them found themselves in Benghazi, Libya, even though they were told that they were in the eastern part of the Emirati kingdom.

https://www.dailysabah.com/africa/2020/02/04/young-sudanese-return-after-uae-recruitment-scandal

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Sudan's Leader Confirms Meeting Netanyahu, Says No Change in Position on Palestine

Gen. Burhan says Khartoum's stance on the Palestinians' right for an independent state 'will remain firm'

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-sudan-s-leader-confirms-meeting-netanyahu-says-no-change-in-position-on-palestine-1.8497527

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Sudan’s PM rattled by meeting of country’s leader, Netanyahu

Sudan’s prime minister appeared rattled Wednesday by the meeting this week between the head of his country’s transitional council and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisting that all decisions related to Sudan’s foreign affairs “should be made” exclusively by his Cabinet.

Prime Minister Abddalla Hamdok’s remarks were latest in a flurry of comments from government officials, Sudanese political parties and public figures who were stunned by the meeting, which was kept secret until Netanyahu announced

https://apnews.com/a4e9ff5d08fe61078db2c88ad70d0d80

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Saudi 'weapon' ship Bahri Yanbu visits Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey

A Saudi cargo ship believed to be carrying weapons which could be used in the Yemen war visited Kent yesterday - despite objections from protesters.

The Bahri Yanbu ended up in Sheerness after plans to dock at Antwerp were abandoned when campaigners calling themselves “citizen weapons inspectors” set up a checkpoint to halt any flow of arms.

The protesters also called on the British authorities to refuse permission for the 26,000-tonne ship to dock in the UK because the Gulf kingdom is still embroiled in the war in Yemen.

The container vessel had originally been expected to berth at Sheerness yesterday (Wednesday) morning but remained anchored a few miles off the coast of Sheppey until the afternoon as campaigners mounted a last-ditch attempt to prevent it from landing.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/weapon-ship-docks-in-kent-221637/

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Don't let Saudi arms ship dock in UK, say campaigners

Concerns military equipment onboard will be used in Yemen war

Campaigners have called on the British authorities to refuse permission for a vast Saudi ship carrying military equipment to dock in the UK because the Gulf kingdom is still embroiled in the war in Yemen.

The Bahri Yanbu is heading toward Sheerness docks, a few days after plans to dock at Antwerp were abandoned after protesters, calling themselves “citizen weapons inspectors”, set up a checkpoint to halt any flow of arms.

The container vessel had originally been expected to dock at Sheerness, Kent, on Wednesday morning, but remained, in the afternoon, a few miles off the coast, while campaign groups mounted a last-ditch attempt to prevent it from landing.

The law firm Leigh Day, which is representing Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), wrote to UK government lawyers to clarify whether the ship’s business was in line with an export ban on British arms to Saudi Arabia, which could be used in the Yemen war.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/05/dont-let-saudi-arms-ship-dock-in-uk-campaigners-military-yemen-war

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Open Letter to Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France

The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due to arrive in Cherbourg on Thursday 6 February, as part of a European tour that will see it calling at Sheerness (UK) and Genoa (Italy) before leaving for Egypt and Saudi Arabia, according to the shipowner. As the Bahri Yanbu is known to be transporting arms exclusively for the Saudi Ministry of Defence, which is engaged in a military intervention tainted by allegations of war crimes in Yemen, we, representatives of 17 humanitarian and human rights NGOs, express our deepest concerns about the fact that this cargo ship is stopping in France.

We urge you to inform us of the nature of the material to be loaded onto the Bahri Yanbu in Cherbourg and, in the event that it is armament, to inform us of the guarantees given to France that they will not be used unlawfully against Yemeni civilians.

In accordance with the Arms Trade Treaty that it has ratified, France is obligated to prohibit arms exports when there is a risk that they will be used to commit war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. However, despite the systematic violations by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen and the risk that French arms could contribute to them, France continues to transfer arms to these two countries.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/02/05/open-letter-edouard-philippe-prime-minister-france

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How do Swiss arms end up in conflict zones?

Swiss weapons have been found in war-torn Yemen and have been used by Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict, according to recent media reports. How is it possible that such arms find their way from neutral Switzerland, a country that likes to underline its humanitarian tradition and respect for human rights?

Swiss companies last year exported government-approved war materiel worth CHF510 million ($510 million) to 64 countries, according to the economics ministryexternal link. This represented only 0.17% of total exports, but the arms industry is traditionally important to Switzerland, which is not a member of the European Union or NATO, and maintains compulsory military service.

Switzerland is ranked 13th in the world for exports of major conventional weapons in 2018 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Instituteexternal link (SIPRI).

So, what are the rules?

Swiss arms exports are regulated by the War Materiel Actexternal link (WMA) and its related War Materielexternal link Ordinance (WMO). The main aims of the Act include “the fulfilment of Switzerland’s international obligations and the respect of its foreign policy principles” and “maintaining an industrial capacity in Switzerland that is adapted to the requirements of its national defence”. This reflects a delicate and controversial balancing act.

The WMO requires firms to obtain a licence from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to export arms and equipment that could be used in conflict.

Not clear cut

However, parliament softened the rules in late 2014, notably introducing an exception for the second point on human rights violators, under which “a licence may be granted if there is a low risk that the exported war materiel will be used to commit serious violations of human rights”. Interpretation of Article 5 also remains a subject of debate.

Where have Swiss weapons ended up?

The top three importers of Swiss arms in 2018 were Germany, Denmark and the US, according to SECOexternal link.

Saudi Arabia, a key partner for Switzerland in the Middle East is a particularly controversial case. When it launched a nine-country coalition to intervene in the Yemen war in 2015, Switzerland stopped its arms exports to Riyadh, but the moratorium was lifted in 2016, even though Saudi Arabia was still involved in the Yemen war. The Swiss authorities make an exception for spare parts for air defence systems, which Saudi Arabia has already procured from Switzerland from the 1980s onwards. A temporary ban was imposed last year after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, but it was lifted again in July.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/weapons-exports-_how-do-swiss-arms-end-up-in-conflict-zones-/45530364

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[from 2017]: Western Arms Transfers and Arms Control Policies towards the Middle East: Constraining Regional Actors or Fueling Regional Wars?

https://www.academia.edu/36688193/Western_Arms_Transfers_and_Arms_Control_Policies_towards_the_Middle_East_Constraining_Regional_Actors_or_Fueling_Regional_Wars?email_work_card=view-paper

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

Siehe / Look at cp1

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Possible reasons #AQAP has not confirmed Raymi's death: 1/ They're waiting for right time to launch successor 2/ They're not 100% sure yet (fragmented comms) 3/ He’s not dead but they want us slowly to assume he is, to keep him safe Wildcard: They're haggling over the $10m reward

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1225118184098926592

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#ISIS in #Yemen just released 4 photos of its supposed clashes with #AQAP Monday: Meagre booty, small puddle of blood & 2 pics of same corpse So doesn't really match up to the claim of over 11 AQAP killed/wounded. Plus, corpse barely has a beard (i.e. not your stereotypical AQ) (photo)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1225088858330664968

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#AQAP makes its 1st claims of ops in #Yemen for over a month. Gives its version of latest clashes with #ISIS. Names 5 locations in Qayfa (ISIS named 4). Says it killed/injured unspecified number of ISIS fighters in armed clashes & by ambush, mortars & IEDs on supplies + vehicle

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1225114155918729217

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#ISIS in #Yemen claims it fought off several #AQAP attacks in Qayfa on Monday. Names 4 locations. ISIS also set off improvised bombs, killing 8 #alQaeda fighters & injuring minimum 3. This is interesting as it's the 1st reported ISIS-AQAP clash in 4 weeks

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1225007141284646912

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In a more improbable than usual tale, #ISIS in #Yemen claims the Houthis found an improvised bomb, took it back to HQ to defuse, where it exploded, killing/injuring 14 of them including a commander & bomb expert. This was in al-Zahra, Qayfa on Saturday. You couldn't make it up... (image)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1224845526694342656

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#Somalia's #alShabaab offers verbose congratulations to #AQAP #Yemen for #Pensacola shooting. USA "still hasn't grasped that 9/11 was just the 1st in a series of attacks that won’t stop until the empire of evil implodes” (+ they use a phrase after Rimi's name to imply he's alive) (image)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1224836376153272321

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Trump tweets muddle mystery of reported killing of top al Qaeda leader in Yemen

‘RETWEETS ≠ ENDORSEMENT’: It’s a caveat from the early days of Twitter that has largely fallen by the wayside, “Retweets are not an endorsement.” But when President Trump retweets from the account of Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, about the death of an prominent al Qaeda leader in Yemen, is he lending credence to the report, or just mudding the waters?

“All but confirmed that #AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi was killed in a U.S. drone strike. AQAP, although reduced in vitality in recent years, remains dangerous + has est. itself as a rival to Houthi and ISIS militants in the country,” tweeted Katz, which Trump retweeted Saturday morning, along with another tweet from her thread that noted “Of all living #AlQaeda leaders, al-Rimi was the most compelling, known for his charisma & beloved across the AQ community. #AQAP in Yemen has a longstanding history as being the most directly symbiotic w/ AQC. Thus, this is not only a blow to #AQAP but to AQ as a whole.”

HEIR APPARENT: If true the U.S. drone strike last weekend would have taken out the man most experts saw as the next-in-line to lead al Qaeda after Ayman al-Zawahiri, but so far there is no official claim that al-Rimi was killed, in what appears to have been a drone attack carried out by the CIA, not the U.S. military.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/trump-tweets-muddle-mystery-of-reported-killing-of-top-al-qaeda-leader-in-yemen

cp15 Propaganda

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In control of Yemen's internet, Shia extremists conceal their atrocities

Yemen's Shia extremist militia have recently managed to completely conceal to the outside world their daily atrocities against civilian oppositionists inside Yemen thanks to their control on the country's telecommunication and internet.

As an international submarine cable suffered a break on January 9 and Yemen was left with only 80% drop in internet capacity, the militia reserved the remaining 20% to the capital Sana'a which they control and knocked the government-held parts of Yemen offline and unable to communicate with the outside world.

In addition to the Houthi blackout policy, the United Nations and western media covering the Yemeni conflict seem to habitually ignore the atrocities that the Iran-backed extremists commit even as the government's army is ineffectually defensive in the face of them.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-37721

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Recruiting of Women by the Houthis in Yemen is a Time Bomb

More than abusing women, the Houthis are weaponizing the women they conquer

During the past decades, Yemeni women have been treated with honor and respect by the society, which gave them a special status and criminalizes all forms of aggression against them; their use in acts of violence; including plunging them into wars and political conflicts.

Until the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthis in 2014. Then, all Yemeni values, customs, norms and traditions were disregarded and all forms of crimes and violations against women were practiced in areas controlled by Houthis.

The crimes perpetrated by armed Houthis against Yemeni women were limitless – by Muammar Al-Iryani, [Hadi gov.] Minister of Disinformation

https://themedialine.org/news/opinion/recruiting-of-women-by-the-houthis-in-yemen-is-a-time-bomb/

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Al-Houthi, int’l groups in Yemen: When interests come together to support Iran’s “tails”

Wars have their principles, and international law has its strict rules, which states adhere to in the most severe and complicated positions, but terrorist militias do not recognize these principles, which is what happens from the Houthi militias, the political arm of the mullahs’ regime in Yemen, and in the areas under its geographical control.

The head of the media center of the Yemeni Al-Dhalea Front, Majid Al-Shuaibi, stated that international organizations have been targeted by terrorist groups with RBGs, noting that the Houthis’ religious sermons in Al-Dhalea mosques focused on the need to target organizations, claiming that they contradict tribal traditions and customs in the governorate.

http://www.theportal-center.com/2020/02/al-houthi-intl-groups-in-yemen-when-interests-come-together-to-support-irans-tails/ = http://en.adenpress.news/news/18363

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Yemeni Vice President: Recent Houthi Escalation Threatens Peace Chances

Yemen’s Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar accused Monday Houthi militias of undermining the chances for peace in the country following their recent military escalation.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2114341/yemeni-vice-president-recent-houthi-escalation-threatens-peace-chances

My comment: Well, the great Nehm offensive had been started by the Hadi government army.

And, by the other side:

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Politicians Stress Escalation by US-Saudi Aggression Obstructs Peace Efforts

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3086802.htm

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

http://en.adenpress.news/news/18365

http://en.adenpress.news/news/18362

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Ein Mädchen wurde durch Explosion von Aggression hinterlassener Streubombe verletzt in Saada

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3086760.htm

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More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

Feb. 5: https://www.saba.ye/de/news3087016.htm / https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=11091Saada p., Jawf ., Marib p., Sanaa p.

Feb. 5: https://www.saba.ye/en/news3086923.htm Jawf p.

https://twitter.com/Shuaibalmosawa/status/1225104894203432965 Sanaa city

Feb. 4: https://www.saba.ye/de/news3086818.htm Marib p., Jawf p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

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High-ranking mercenary officer surrenders to Yemeni forces: Al-Bukhaiti

Mohammad al-Bukhaiti, member of the Political Bureau of Ansarullah said that a battalion commander in the pro-Saudi mercenary unit known as the Tawhid Brigade has surrendered after violent clashes with the Yemeni army and Popular Committees.

http://en.ypagency.net/155653/

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Eight civilians dead, others missing in Houthi missile attack in Yemen's Marib: minister

The Information minister in the Yemeni government backed by Saudi Arabia, Muammar Al-Iryani tweeted on Wednesday that four women and four children died while others went missing in a Houthi ballistic missile attack over the populated district of Rawda in Marib.

Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for the attack.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-marib/eight-civilians-dead-others-missing-in-houthi-missile-attack-in-yemens-marib-minister-idUSKBN1ZZ2QQ

and

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Yemen: child, 7, killed in Houthi missile attack in Marib

A child, 7, was killed and five people injured on Wednesday during a Houthi missile attack on a neighbourhood in Marib city in northern Yemen.

The ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed rebels struck a house in the neighbourhood of Al Rawda, in the city's north, about 9.10pm local time on Wednesday.

A medical source told The National that the child was killed and three women and two men from the same family were injured in the missile attack. The roof of the house collapsed over the family.

“Two of the women were immediately taken to the intensive-care unit due to their severe injuries," the source said.

Rafiq Mokbel, a local resident, told The National that the missile caused a huge explosion near his house.

“We heard the siren of the ambulances and of course there were casualties," Mr Mokbel said.

"Some of them are children, we heard from neighbours, because the missile blasted over a residence.

"I heard that a house was fully devastated but I don’t know how many people died."

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-child-7-killed-in-houthi-missile-attack-in-marib-1.974607

reporting no killed, seix injured: http://en.adenpress.news/news/18371 and http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/02/05/woman-killed-and-others-injured-by-houthi-shelling-in-marib/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wqBboZUFIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wqBboZUFI

Photo: https://republicanyemen.net/archives/22889

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Yemen: Houthi affiliates from Iran, Hezbollah killed

Senior members of the Iranian military and Lebanese Hezbollah were killed in clashes with the Yemeni army while supporting Houthi rebels, Yemen's information minister said Wednesday.

"Houthi militias are still dragging its affiliates into battles, giving an illusion of victory to their families," Muammar Al Eryani told Yemen's Saba News Agency.

He added that hundreds of Houthi rebels were killed, including its senior leaders.

He also noted that the infighting is still ongoing in areas around the capital Sanaa.

The Houthi rebels have not yet issued a statement on the claims. Iran and Hezbollah, didn't also comment on these claims.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-houthi-affiliates-from-iran-hezbollah-killed/1724937

My comment: This sounds like propaganda.

(A K pS)

KSrelief Project "Masam" Dismantles 1581 Mines during Last Week of January

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief)'s anti-land mines project (Masam) has successfully managed to dismantle as many as 1581 different types of land mines in Yemen during the last week of January 2020, it was reported here today.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2030815

(A K pS)

Ein Zivilist erschosst durch saudischen Grenzschutzbeamten in Saada

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3086965.htm

(A K pH)

Citizen Killed by Saudi Border Guards Fire in Sa’adah

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=11086

(A K pS)

Houthis r pushing into Lawder, Abyan. This brings back memories from 2015 when Houthis invaded south Yemen. Houthis still aspire to take control of Aden & the south militarily

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/1224710490384932864

referring to https://twitter.com/abduljabbar1612/status/1224677103523766272 (image)

(A K pS)

Houthi militia’s projectile falls on store of war remnants in Marib

A projectile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted a warehouse of remnants war in Marib Governorate, a military source told 26 September Net.

The store contains quantities of landmines and explosives that were planted by Houthi militia in different areas and had been removed and collected in preparation for destruction, the source added.

Explosions and fire caused by the projectile were contained, said the source.

There are no human losses, the source confirmed.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/02/04/houthi-militias-projectile-falls-on-store-of-war-remnants-in-marib/

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200204-yemens-houthis-launch-missile-attack-on-weapons-depot-in-marib/

Films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DM_eZU7kWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiWVGda9kJk

https://twitter.com/RepublicanYemen/status/1224441842772561927

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Breaking: #UK-backed #Saudi forces #Yemen are having a meltdown, this time in the Midi Western front. Anti-Saudi forces have captured an entire brigade. US should be ahead of the curve & call on the Saudi Monarchy to stop its war before Yemenis take Saudi cities.

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1224471290465132545

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No evidence found that Arab coalition forces in Yemen attacked fishing boat

The Joint Incident Assessment Team in Yemen on Wednesday said it found no evidence to support a report published by the New York Times in Dec. 2018 that claimed Arab Coalition Forces attacked a civilian fishing boat, killing 11 of the 14 crew members.

The investigation found that Saudi naval ship Makkah and the Egyptian naval ship Alexandria were in the vicinity of the reported attack on Aug. 11 and 14, but did not engage with any surface targets.

Al-Mansour said that an unarmed helicopter from the Makkah took off at 7:50 a.m. on one of the days to carry out a medical evacuation from the Alexandria. It returned to the Makkah at 10:11 a.m.

The Saudi ship Al-Farouq was docked at Jazan Port and left set sail at 6:04 pm on one of the days. However, there were no aircraft on board.

The investigation team therefore concluded that coalition forces did not attack a civilian fishing boat in the Red Sea on either of the dates.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1623601/saudi-arabia

My comment: As claimed by the Saudi “Joint Incident Assessment Team”, which is a mere whitewashing machine. - In this case, in my "Yemen War Mosaics from Aug. 11, 16 and 19 I did not find any record of a Saudi coalition attack against fishermen.

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(B H)

Film: Music used to overpower the sounds of war in Yemen

Music is helping provide a temporary escape for children who live in war-torn Yemen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsULUR-mAWo

(B)

Photo: This is #Marib city at night, growing fast!

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1225108292789317632

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Heuschreckenplage: Eine Gefahr für Millionen Menschen

Die FAO spricht von der schlimmsten Heuschreckenplage in Kenia seit 70 Jahren, in Uganda und Somalia soll es die schlimmste seit 25 Jahren sein.

Die UN-Welternährungsorganisation geht davon aus, dass weltweit mehr als 25 Millionen Hektar landwirtschaftlicher Nutzfläche gefährdet sind. Damit wäre die Lebensmittelversorgung von 20 Millionen Menschen bedroht. Viele von ihnen leben ohnehin in ländlichen Gebieten mit schlechter Gesundheitsversorgung und wenig Mitteln, die Heuschrecken zu bekämpfen.

Am stärksten ist derzeit das Gebiet am Horn von Afrika betroffen. Vor allem in Äthiopien und Somalia gilt nach Einschätzung der Experten eine besondere Bedrohung für die Nahrungsmittelsicherheit. Die Heuschrecken haben sich von dort aus weiter nach Kenia ausgebreitet. Im Februar findet die Brutzeit statt. Infolgedessen könnte sich die Heuschrecken-Population im März und April vervielfachen, befürchtet Martin Bröckelmann-Simon von der Hilfsorganisation Miserior.

https://www.tagesschau.de/faktenfinder/heuschreckenplage-faq-101.html

hierzu auch https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/insektenplage-befaellt-ostafrika-und-suedasien-invasion-der-heuschrecken/25511586.html

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/invasion-der-insekten-im-osten-afrikas-schwerste-heuschreckenplage-seit-25-jahren/25511586.html

https://www.welthungerhilfe.de/aktuelles/projektupdate/2020/heuschreckenplage-in-ostafrika-und-suedasien/

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Desert Locust situation update - 3 February 2020

Three hot-spots of threatening locust activity

(2) Locust infestations continue to grow along both sides of the Red Sea where numerous hopper groups, bands and adult groups are forming. A swarm formed on the coast near the Sudan/Egypt border, swarms have laid near the Sudan/Eritrea border, and formed on the coast of Yemen, some of which have moved into the central highlands and to adjacent areas in southwest Saudi Arabia. At least one swarm appeared on the southern coast of Eritrea. Several swarms, presumably from the Indo-Pakistan border area, recently arrived on the eastern coast of Oman and moved south to Yemen.

https://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/desert-locust-situation-update-3-february-2020

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Who’s More Powerful, Jeff Bezos or Mohammed bin Salman? Neither.

The relationship between the two men proves that, even at a time of rapid technological and economic change, you can’t buy real power.

The alleged Saudi hack of the Amazon founder, Washington Post owner, and world’s richest person Jeff Bezos offers plenty of insight into the nature of power in an era of headlong technological change. Above all, it confirms the insight that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

If the Saudi government could hack the phone of someone who fully grasps the impact of technology and who has nearly limitless resources with which to protect himself, how can ordinary folks possibly protect themselves from similar intrusions? Only by remaining below the radar and off the grid, and even that approach may not be enough.

Given the heady mix of wealth, sex, celebrity, and politics involved, it’s hardly surprising this one incident has garnered so much attention. But does this event foretell a new global hierarchy, where hackers rule the world and traditional sources of power are increasingly irrelevant? I doubt it.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/27/who-more-powerful-jeff-bezos-mohammed-bin-salman-mbs-neither-hacking/

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Yemen in Focus: Hundreds of Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

Hundreds of Yemeni students studying in China's city of Wuhan have been left stranded for weeks despite the deadly outbreak of the coronavirus, reports revealed, with many warning their food supplies will soon run out.

The students in Wuhan, widely deemed to be the city at the epicentre of the disease which broke out at an exotic animal market late December, have not yet received assistance from either Yemeni or Chinese authorities.

An alarming WhatsApp message purportedly sent by a young Yemeni woman in Wuhan details the frightening circumstances in the ghost city, which she compares to a scene from the apocalyptic Netflix blockbuster Bird Box.

"Most of the students are here on government sponsorships but to this day, the government has not paid towards the student dues," one Yemeni student says in the AJ+ Arabic video.

"Who knows if these students can even pay to leave themselves," he adds.

No official contact was made, Yemeni students in Wuhan confirmed to The New Arab.
"The government has announced on social media that it will solve this issue, however nothing has since happened," a student told The New Arab.
"However, Yemen’s interior minister, Ahmed Al-Maysari has contacted one of the students and offered to personally evacuate the group of students if the government does not take the steps to do so," the student added.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2020/2/4/yemen-in-focus-yemeni-students-stranded-in-apocalyptic-wuhan

and

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Health authority inspects incoming passengers at Sayaun Airport for Coronavirus

A medical team of Sayaun Public Hospital began on Monday precautionary inspection to incoming passengers at Sayaun Airport to check for Coronavirus symptoms.

General director of Sayaun Airport, Ali Bakathir, said that all incoming passengers on the Monday’s flight of the Yemen Airways were proved having no symptoms of the infection.

He indicated that the medical team inspected all the 189 passengers including the aircraft's crew.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-37717

and

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Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'without medical checks'

At least 95 Yemenis who fled China entered Yemen’s temporary capital Aden on Saturday, local reports confirmed.

The passengers, who flew out of China over fears of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, travelled via the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Yemen’s Al Saeeda Airlines, local Aden Alghad reported.

None of the passengers underwent medical tests on arrival at Aden International Airport on Saturday morning, the reports added, triggering fears over a potential outbreak in the war-torn country.

According to an AJ+ report published on Sunday, some 170 Yemeni students studying in Wuhan where the virus initially broke out, have yet to recieve assistance from the Yemeni government.

"Most of the students are here on government sponosrships but to this day, the government has not paid towards the student dues," one Yemeni student says in the AJ+ Arabic video

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/2/3/yemenis-fleeing-coronavirus-in-china-enter-aden-unexamined

Comment: Super alarmed and frightened to hear 95 Yemenis fleeing China entered Aden with absolutely no medical checks this weekend. The last thing Yemen needs is Coronavirus

https://twitter.com/Sanasiino/status/1224367568422653952

(A H P)

Possible evacuation of Yemeni students from China

The [Hadi gov.] Yemen’s Foreign Ministry said it began discussions on possible evacuation of the Yemeni students from the Chinese Wuhan city, the epicenter of Coronavirus.

Around 170 Yemeni students have been trapped in Wuhan following outdoor restrictions made by the health authorities in an attempt to control spread of the infection.

“We are on direct contact with our students in Wuhan, the corona epicenter,” the ministry wrote on its Twitter account.

“We coordinate with the Chinese authority and our embassy in China to take necessary actions to the students’ needs and possibility of evacuation if needed,” the ministry said.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-37681

and

(A H P)

[Sanaa gov.] Foreign Ministry: We are following with interest situation of Yemeni community, students in China

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3086803.htm

and

(A H P)

Arrangements for evacuation of Yemeni students from Coronavirus-stricken Wuhan city of China started

The [Sanaa gov.] Supreme Council for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation in Sanaa began arrangements for the evacuation of Yemeni students from the Chinese Wuhan city stricken by Coronavirus.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3086781.htm

und deutschsprachige Meldung: https://www.saba.ye/de/news3086809.htm

and

(A)

Yemeni doctor in Yiwu: China is fully capable of fighting the virus

In Yiwu, where foreign businesses gather, Yemeni doctor Ammar Albaadani receives dozens of calls and WeChat inquiries from friends and patients every day. His patient and professional answers to the epidemic have reassured foreign friends in China.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/22856

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Current Arab Crisis and Emerging Scenarios

The Arab uprising has so far achieved none of the socio-political objectives, cherished by the people since the inception of the uprising in 2010. Instead it has caused the death, displacement and disappearance of millions, engulfed the region into unprecedented level of sectarian, regional, ideological and class conflicts apart from intensifying the regional war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The current situation in the region is presently fraught with a novel demonstration of strategic ambition by Turkey, strategic and political consolidation of Israel, unimaginable military involvement and strategic assertion of Russia, and return of US and European military forces in the region again. In the light of the above account, this paper will offer a brief narrative about the current situations and what the possible future holds for the region. The paper will also take into account the trend of last six years and explain the basis on which several probabilities, if not the prediction, about political and strategic future of the Arab world can be discussed.

https://www.academia.edu/31874167/Current_Arab_Crisis_and_Emerging_Scenarios?auto=bookmark

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Current Arab Crisis and Emerging Scenarios

The Arab uprising has so far achieved none of the socio-political objectives, cherished by the people since the inception of the uprising in 2010. Instead it has caused the death, displacement and disappearance of millions, engulfed the region into unprecedented level of sectarian, regional, ideological and class conflicts apart from intensifying the regional war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The current situation in the region is presently fraught with a novel demonstration of strategic ambition by Turkey, strategic and political consolidation of Israel, unimaginable military involvement and strategic assertion of Russia, and return of US and European military forces in the region again. In the light of the above account, this paper will offer a brief narrative about the current situations and what the possible future holds for the region. The paper will also take into account the trend of last six years and explain the basis on which several probabilities, if not the prediction, about political and strategic future of the Arab world can be discussed.

https://www.academia.edu/31874167/Current_Arab_Crisis_and_Emerging_Scenarios?auto=bookmark

(* B P)

[from 2017] ‘Distancing to Protect’ (D2P): How a policy of dissociation helped the US prevent the overthrow of Arab Spring regimes

The 2011 Arab Spring uprisings represented a watershed in Middle Eastern history. After long being seen as a region resistant to democratisation, the uprisings seemed to rebuke the culturalist and orientalist analyses that argued that the populations of the region were intrinsically prone to authoritarianism and uninterested in and unsuited to democratic governance. After a brief period where these analyses were widely argued to have been disproved, the destructive aftermaths of the uprisings in the years since - from the wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, to the return of authoritarianism in Egypt - has seen a resurgence of narratives that cite the turmoil as vindication for theories that the region is 'exceptional' in its failure to democratise.
Building on the works of Eva Bellin and Ian Lustick, this paper argues that the failure of the post-Arab Spring transitions could be put down to a pattern of consistent foreign intervention, which have tipped the scales in favour of the ancien regimes and the emergence of 'new-old' authoritarianisms. In particular, this paper suggests that the US-led Western response to the post Arab-Spring conflicts was not one of 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) to protect civilians, but Distancing (or Dissociation) to Protect (D2P) the regimes themselves

https://www.academia.edu/40686779/_Distancing_to_Protect_D2P_How_a_policy_of_dissociation_helped_the_US_prevent_the_overthrow_of_Arab_Spring_regimes?auto=bookmark

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-621-yemen-war-mosaic-621

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-621 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-621:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

Untersuchung ausgewählter Luftangriffe durch Bellingcat / Bellingcat investigations of selected air raids:

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

Untersuchungen von Angriffen, hunderte von Filmen / Investigations of attacks, hundreds of films:

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

15:33 06.02.2020
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