Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 643b- Yemen War Mosaic 643b

Yemen Press Reader 643b: 18. April 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 643, cp5 - cp18 / April 18, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 643, cp5 - cp18
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 643, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 643, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-643-yemen-war-mosaic-643

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

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavirus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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

cp1c Am wichtigsten: Waffenstillstand / Most important: Ceasefire

cp1c Am wichtigsten: Waffenstillstand und Friedensangebot / Most important: ceasefire and peace offer

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

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Tensions at the Gulf

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = 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

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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I welcome the signing today of a landmark directive by the authorities in Sana’a on the treatment &release of children captured in military operations. This should accelerate the release of all children in detention &the adoption of an Action Plan to address all grave violations

https://twitter.com/NyantiSara/status/1250712996428550148

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The al Houthi movement announced that it will prevent international organizations in Yemen from moving between al Houthi-controlled governorates to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Al Houthi militants accused the representative of the UN Development Program in Yemen of covering up three suspected coronavirus cases in UN offices in Sana’a governorate. Yemen reported its first coronavirus case on April 10.[3]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-april-17-2020

referring to

(A P)

Houthi militia accuses a UN official of covering up suspected cases of the Corona virus in Sanaa

https://www.almashhad-alyemeni.com/163437

(A E P)

Erklärung des Obersten Wirtschaftsausschusses zur Zahlung der Gehälter von Beamten

Der Oberste Wirtschaftsausschuss in Sanaa bedauerte die Ablehnung der anderen Partei und die mangelnde Ernsthaftigkeit der Vereinten Nationen bei der Umsetzung aller früheren Verpflichtungen, Absprachen und Vereinbarungen in Bezug auf die Wiederaufnahme der Gehaltszahlungen an Beamte gemäß den Erklärungen von 2014.

In einer Erklärung des Ausschusses vom Donnerstag hielt der Ausschuss in der Erklärung die andere Partei und die internationale Gemeinschaft in voller Verantwortung für das anhaltende Leid der jemenitischen Mitarbeiter.

Der Oberste Wirtschaftsausschuss wies auf die wiederholten Versuche hin, die Verfahren für die Zahlung von Gehältern an das allgemeine Personal in der gesamten nationalen Geographie voranzutreiben. Spätestens in der Bereitschaft, eine der Komponenten der Zivilgesellschaft zu delegieren, um das Gehaltskonto bei der Zentralbank in Hodeidah zu verwalten und zu überwachen, falls die andere Partei die Behinderung der Zahlung von Gehältern an Servicemitarbeiter abdeckt Laut Aussagen von 2014 ist die Zivilbevölkerung ein wahrer Ausdruck ihrer Ernsthaftigkeit und ihres Eifers, das Abkommen umzusetzen.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094371.htm

(A P)

International Cooperation Department: Reducing Aid Reveals an Internationalism Trade on Yemenis Suffering

Head of the International Cooperation Department at the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Mane’e Al-Asal, confirmed Thursday, that the decision to reduce aid in Yemen is a political decision that is far from the humanitarian considerations and an attempt to put pressure on the national parties.

Al-Asal explained that such decisions with a major military escalation reveal an internationalism trade on the suffering of the Yemenis.

The Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs held yesterday the WFP responsible for the humanitarian consequences of the decision to reduce aid.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12373

(A P)

Over 4 tons of hashish seized, 329 accused arrested in March

The security services seized four tons and 864 kilograms of hashish and arrested 329 accused of promoting and smuggling drugs during last March

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094340.htm

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Finance Ministry completes procedures for paying half of salary to state employees

The Ministry of Finance in the National Salvation Government on Thursday completed the procedures for disbursing the first half of January 2018 salary for employees of all public service units that have not previously paid.

The Ministry explained in a circular, which Saba obtained a copy of it, that this comes in implementation of the directives of President of the Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat to pay a half of salary every two months in order to alleviate the suffering of the employees.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094345.htm

My comment: Imagine: “first half of January 2018 salary”!!!

(A P)

Film: Yemen Friday Sermon by Houthi Islamic Scholar Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi: Allah Brought Coronavirus upon the West, China as Punishment for Having Passed Legislation against Hijabs; Lo and Behold, Now They Are Wearing Face Masks

https://twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/1249928173053247488

(A P)

Looting and kidnapping by Houthi militia against people of Thokhab in Hasha Directorate

Groups of Iranian-backed Houthi militias, with fighting mechanisms and armored personnel carts, on Monday morning raided the homes of the citizens in Thokhab, kidnapping a number of them and took them to an unknown destination after looting their homes and stealing their belongings.

Local sources from the people of Thokhab have spoken to the “Media Center for the axis of Al-Dhalea that the Houthi militia elements suddenly raided the village and arrested about 20 citizens of the village without giving any reason, and then looted the homes of the kidnapped after storming it and expelling its residents of children and women under the threat of weapons.

The sources added to the Center that the Houthi militia elements, after the kidnapping operations, had looted a number of vehicles belong to the people

https://en.smanews.org/looting-and-kidnapping-by-houthi-militia-against-people-of-thokhab-in-hasha-directorate

(B P)

Die Houthis wollen die Hisbollah des Jemen werden

Die Houthis, die offiziell als Ansar Allah bekannt sind und vom Iran unterstützt werden, streben ein Ende des Krieges an, aber zu ihren Bedingungen, wozu auch ein erweiterter regionaler Einfluss zählt, der sie im Nahen Osten und auf eine Stufe mit der libanesischen Hisbollah in der vom Iran geführten schiitischen „Achse des Widerstands“ stellt.
In den vergangenen Monaten hat die Ansar den Fokus ihrer Aktivitäten verschoben. Nur zwei Wochen, nachdem sie die Verantwortung für den
Großangriff vom 14. September auf die Aramco-Ölanlagen in Saudi-Arabien übernommen hatte, drohte der Militärsprecher der Gruppe offen mit einem Angriff auf israelische Stützpunkte in Eritrea.
Am 9. November stieß der Führer der Gruppe, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, seine erste explizite Drohung gegen Israel aus und warnte: „Unser Volk wird nicht zögern, dem israelischen Feind den Dschihad zu erklären und die härtesten Schläge gegen sensible Ziele in der feindlichen Entität auszuführen, wenn diese in irgendeine Torheit gegen unser Volk verwickelt ist.

Seitdem hat Al-Houthi seine Position bei mehreren Gelegenheiten bekräftigt, während israelische Beamte warnten, dass der Iran nach einem Mittel suche, das Land vom Jemen aus anzugreifen. Israel betrachtet die Houthis als Teil der „Achse des Widerstandes“.

https://www.mena-watch.com/die-houthis-wollen-die-hisbollah-des-jemen-werden/

Mein Kommentar: Ein striktes Propagandanarrativ.

English version:

(B P)

Yemen’s Houthis seek regional role as part of Axis of Resistance

As the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, faint hope for an end to the continuing carnage can be felt in large part because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Houthis, officially known as Ansar Allah and backed by Iran, seek an end to the war, but on their terms — including an expanded regional profile that puts them on the bigger map of the Middle East and on the same level with the likes of Lebanon’s Hezbollah in the Iran-led Shiite Axis of Resistance.

In past months, Ansar has been pushing the boundaries of their activities toward the peripheries of their conventional role. Only two weeks after it claimed responsibility for the major Sept. 14 attack on the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the group’s military spokesman openly threatened to attack Israeli posts in Eritrea.

On Nov. 9, the group’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, made his first blatant threat against Israel, warning, “Our people will not hesitate to declare jihad against the Israeli enemy and strike the harshest strikes against sensitive targets in the enemy entity if they are involved in any folly against our people.”

Al-Houthi has reiterated his position on several occasions since then, while Israeli officials warned before and after that Iran was seeking a means to hit their country from Yemen. Israel deals with the Houthis as part of the Axis of Resistance. Though there has been no direct Israeli-Houthi confrontation, the latter could strangle passage to the Red Sea through the Bab al-Mandeb strait or by launching missiles, placing Yemen in the middle of the regional equation.

“Ansar Allah’s regional role is clear, as they are one of the pillars of the resistance axis,” Hussain Albukhaiti, a Sanaa-based journalist, told Al-Monitor. Albukhaiti believes the Aramco attack heralded a new status for the Houthis and their affiliated Yemeni military establishment.

And as crises around the region intertwine, the Houthis have offered a rare prisoner exchange in which they would set free a Saudi pilot and some soldiers in return for Riyadh releasing a group of Hamas prisoners it has in custody. Al-Houthi made the offer March 26 in a televised speech.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/yemen-houthis-regional-role-palestine.html

My comment: This article has a strict propaganda narrative.

(A P)

Seuchenbekämpfungskomitee bestimmt die wesentlichen Bedürfnisse der Ortschaften zur Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094252.htm

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Geständnisse der Medienzelle zeigen ihre subversive Rolle im Dienste der Aggressionskräfte

Die Geständnisse von Mitgliedern der terroristischen Medienzelle, die dem Medienbüro des Exekutivbüros der jemenitischen Kongregation, Al-Islah, angeschlossen sind, haben ergeben, dass sie beschuldigt werden, die öffentliche Meinung zu fördern und zwielichtige Informationen zu veröffentlichen, die den Kräften der Aggression dienen.

Aufgrund ihrer Arbeit im Medienbereich bildeten sie eine Medienzelle, die vom Staatsanwalt Abdulkhaleq Ahmed Abdo Omran unter dem Namen des Medienzentrums der jemenitischen Revolution betrieben wird. Sie ist der Medienabteilung des Exekutivbüros der jemenitischen Reformversammlung, der Zweigstelle der Hauptstadt, angeschlossen. Richtlinien und Veröffentlichungsprozess zentrieren.

Geständnisse von Zellenmitgliedern, die in einem Hotel in der Hauptstadt Sanaa beschlagnahmt wurden, zeigten, dass das Medienzentrum acht Komitees hat, das New Media Committee, das auf (Social Network / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Telegramm / WhatsApp) spezialisiert ist und viele Seiten verwaltet, sowie das Komitee für Websites und das Press Committee (Kommunikation - Daten), das Produktionskomitee, das Überwachungskomitee, das Aktivitätskomitee, das Gouvernoratkomitee und das Geldkomitee.

Die Geständnisse zeigten, dass es unter den Aufgaben des sogenannten Media Center-Projekts ist, mit den Entwicklungen Schritt zu halten und auf die Bühne der revolutionären Mobilisierung zu gelangen.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094250.htm

Mein Kommentar: Das sieht eher nach einer Aktion zur Unterdrückung missliebiger journalistischer Aktivitäten aus.

(A P)

Release of 27 prisoners under investigation in IBB

The chief prosecutor of the Ibb Province Appeals Judge Dr. Marwan Al-Mhafari and members of the Joint Security Judicial Committee in charge of the field landing in the province, was briefed on Tuesday on the cases of prisoners in Ibb remand prison.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094170.htm

(A P)

Arzneimittelbehörde vernichtet 15 Tonnen Schmuggelware, entspricht nicht den Spezifikationen und Standards

Die Hohe Behörde für Arzneimittel und medizinische Versorgung hat heute 15 Tonnen geschmuggelte und nicht konforme Arzneimittel und gefälschte Arzneimittel vernichtet.

Während des Zerstörungsprozesses schätzte der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Kommission, Dr. Ali Abbas, die Rolle der Sicherheitsdienste bei der Kontrolle von Schmuggelware und gefälschten Arzneimitteln an verschiedenen Verkaufsstellen und Sicherheitspunkten.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094194.htm

(A P)

Two people headed Sana'a without being subjected to quarantine arrested

The security and health teams of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) arrested on Wednesday, in the Dhebyan district, east of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, two people while they were trying to go the capital, Sana'a, without being subjected to quarantine, to ensure that they were not infected with the novel Coronavirus.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16490.html

and also www.saba.ye/en/news3094259.htm

(A P)

RSF decries death sentence ruled by Houthis against Yemeni journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned on Tuesday the death sentence that a Houthi-run court ruled against four Yemeni journalists.

It called for immediate release of the detained journalists who have been in detention since 2015.

It warned that “the journalists could be executed at any moment.”

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-39122

and

(A P)

IPI condemns death sentence for four Yemeni journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has urged the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen to intervene in the case of four journalists sentenced to death by Houthi rebels last week.

IPI this week condemned the sentencing of four journalists to death by a court in Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 11.

https://ipi.media/ipi-condemns-death-sentence-for-four-yemeni-journalists/

and

(A P)

French journalists reject execution of Yemeni detained journalists

In a statement signed by the French Journalists Union, the National Union of French Journalists and the French Democratic Confederation of Labor, they said that the death order is shocking, unspeakable and forms a serious violation to the human rights.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-39152

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

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Aden on high security alert following Islah's escalation

Aden Security Department (ASD) has deployed its units in most districts of the capital, said the ASD press secretary, Khaled Al-Sanami.
The deployement of security troops, in particular at the entrances to the capital, was made in anticipation of any possible risks or emergency, Al-Sanami added.
The high security alert in the capital takes place amid the arrival of huge military reinforcements and heavy gears from Shabwa province to Shuqra of Abyan governorate, east of Aden to the Muslim Brotherhood's arm in Yemen, Islah Party in conjunction with unprecedented military build-up in al-Sabiha area of Lahj governorate in the north of Aden in a bid to invade the capital of the South.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19866

My comment: The separatists and their militia (Here labeled as “Security department”) still are ruling at Aden, in violation of the Riyadh agreement. And militia linked to the Hadi government are just labeled as “Islah Party” and “Muslim Brotherhood”.

(A P)

Islah arrests southern businessman in Shabwa

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19867

(A P)

Amendment of curfew in Hadramout districts excepting Al-Shehr and Al-Dees

The media office of the governor of Hadhramaut, Faraj Salmin Al-Bohsoni, said that the curfew will start from Saturday and extend during the period from 8 pm - 5 am in all districts of Hadhramaut, except for the two districts of Al-Shahr and Al-Dees Al-Sharqiyya, which will remain in the curfew from six in the evening until six in the morning.

He pointed out that "this measure comes as a sense of and appreciation for the commitment shown by citizens in all districts, and health stability in the other districts and in response to citizens' demands for their urgent need to meet the requirements of the holy month of Ramadan."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16548.html

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STC calls southerners to build their new homeland

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) renewed on Thursday its call for southern Yemen to secede from its north and called on southern people to contribute to building their new homeland.

"We affirm that our hands are extended to those who are still in the Yemeni components and parties or in the so-called" legitimacy "to join the people of the south," Ahmed Saeed Bin Borik, Head of the National Assembly for the Southern Transition Council (STC), said in a televised speech.

"The real place of the southerners is to join their people and contribute with their families in building their new southern homeland," he added.

Bin Borik stressed that "in exchange for our pursuit of peace, we are committed to defending the right of our people to restore their desired southern state."

Bin Borik's speech came after the failure of the mediation efforts to contain the military tension between the government forces and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Abyan Governorate

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16539.html

(A E P)

COVID-19 update: As coronavirus fears leave fuel ship quarantined, Aden residents face power outages

Government officials in the interim capital of Aden have resorted to purchasing diesel from local traders amid an ongoing fuel shortage, an official in the state electricity corporation told Almasdar Online.

The shortage has doubled the power generation deficit over the past two weeks in the coastal governorate, known for its hot and humid weather. The official traced the shortage to the quarantine of a ship carrying fuel in Aden's Al-Zeit port.

The ship, which has four days remaining of a two-week quarantine, was prevented from unloading the fuel as part of precautionary measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19 in Yemen.

https://al-masdaronline.net/local/648

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Photos: #Marib Governor Sultan Al-Aradah visits the idp camps & residential areas hit by the floods & allocates YR 150 million as emergency aid 2 the affected families. He calls all local & int'l Orgs 4 emergency humanitarian assistance to help IDPs & rebuild their tents & camps

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1250836461685035010

(A K P)

Transitional Council leader survives an assassination attempt in #Socotra

Witnesses accused a Brotherhood gang led by the name Mohammad Hammoud Al-Yafii, of carrying out the assassination attempt

https://en.smanews.org/transitional-council-leader-survives-an-assassination-attempt-in-socotra

(A P)

The Transitional Council directs to close ports of #Abyan governorate with the eastern governorates

The Southern Transitional Council directed all security and military points to close the ports of Abyan governorate with the eastern governorates (Shabwa, Hadramaut, Al-Mahra)

This came according to the directives of Major General Ahmed Said Ben Brik, the acting president of the Southern Transitional Council, due to the appearance of a case infected with Corona virus in Hadramout.

https://en.smanews.org/the-transitional-council-directs-to-close-ports-of-abyan-governorate-with-the-eastern-governorates

(A K P)

Major General Ben Brik confirms Transitional Council’s support for ceasefire efforts and resort to negotiation table

In a speech delivered, the Chairman of the National Assembly sent a message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UN Special Envoy, saying: “The Transitional Council supports the efforts of ceasefire and resorting to the negotiations table to come up with final solutions to all issues, particularly the South issue.”

Maj. Gen. Ben Brik asserted that the leadership of the Transitional Council is steadfast and cannot be retracted from the project of restoring the Southern state for the martyrs and the wounded who are still receiving treatment at home and abroad, as we are ready to defend our cause and our people.

Major General Ben Brik added, “To reassure the people of the South that their leaders are present with them in all difficult stages of life, in light of the complete absence of the role of legitimacy towards these people who suffer many issues, and we will not abandon them despite the difficulties they face and the provocations that they are exposed to by the hostile forces (the group of Muslim Brotherhood) that dragged us to the square of violence, in order to split the southern lines and provoke sedition among the sons of the South.

https://en.smanews.org/major-general-ben-brik-confirms-transitional-councils-support-for-ceasefire-efforts-and-resort-to-negotiation-table

My comment: This Ben Brik is one of the most horrible separatist leaders.

(A P)

Laqwar holds legitimacy the deterioration of health sector in # Shabwa

https://en.smanews.org/laqwar-holds-legitimacy-the-deterioration-of-health-sector-in-shabwa

My comment: Coronavirus, a new field for the separatists to blame the Hadi government.

(A K P)

Islah militia kidnaps 5 citizens of Shabwa and takes them to unknown location

Private sources said that the Islah militia, under the name of the Special Security Forces, kidnapped three members of the Shabwani elite and two citizens in Habban district, and took them to unknown location.

https://en.smanews.org/islah-militia-kidnaps-5-citizens-of-shabwa-and-takes-them-to-unknown-location

(A K P)

Islah militias set up checkpoints in Shabwa

The sources added, The intention of creating these security points in Habban is meant to arresting the activists of media and members of the Shabwani elite and the southern resistance, in which it is not to prevent carrying weapons from taking place as these militias claim.

https://en.smanews.org/islah-militias-set-up-checkpoints-in-shabwa

(A K P)

Separatists attack Islah militias in Shabwah province

Infighting reaches new peaks in southern Yemen

The UAE-backed Southern Transition Council’s militia has on Wednesday launched a violent attack on locations of Islah Party militants in Shabwah province, southeast Yemen, sources said.

The sources explained that STC militia attacked the Islah militants at al-Joula site in Nisab district, using medium and light weapons, leaving several dead and wounded among the Islah militants.

The STC militia had previously targeted a military leader of the Islah militants as he arrived at the Tathob point in Markha al-Sofla district, which resulted in several dead and wounded.

Furthermore, the sources affirmed that large military trucks carrying 20 military and armored vehicles arrived in the city of Ataq, in order to bolster the Islah and Saudi forces there.

https://www.uprising.today/separatists-attack-islah-militias-in-shabwah-province/

(A P)

Brotherhood militias release head of Transitional Council local leadership in Shabwa

The Brotherhood’s terrorist militia, which is affiliated with the legitimate government, just released Sheikh Ali Mohsen Al-Solaymani, head of the local leadership of the Southern Transitional Council in Shabwa, and four of his companions.

https://en.smanews.org/brotherhood-militias-release-head-of-transitional-council-local-leadership-in-shabwa

(A P)

Transitional Council in Shabwa issues statement regarding kidnapping head of the Council in Shabwa by Brotherhood militias

in a careless and cowardly act that only hatred of this deviant group that has sold itself to the devil and has been working hard with all its strength since last August with the aim of subjugating and humiliating Shabwa and its honorable men.

The statement said that this militia action is added to a series of consecutive violations of the Riyadh agreement, and the aggressive actions of this militia against Shabwa and the south.

https://en.smanews.org/transitional-council-in-shabwa-issues-statement-regarding-kidnapping-head-of-the-council-in-shabwa-by-brotherhood-militias

and more statements: https://en.smanews.org/ben-farid-comments-on-kidnapping-head-of-transitional-council-local-leadership-in-shabwa-by-militia-of-muslim-brotherhood

https://en.smanews.org/al-awlaki-on-al-solaymanis-arrest-you-will-get-out-tall-and-your-detainers-are-small-dwarfs-because-they-are-tools

https://en.smanews.org/spokesman-of-transitional-council-warns-brotherhood-authorities-in-shabwa-against-compromising-safety-of-al-solaymani

(A P)

Major General Ben Brik stresses on Chamber of Commerce’s role in limiting exploited merchants

Major General Ben Brik stressed on the need for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to work to reduce the crazy rise in food and consumer prices, especially with the approaching holy month of Ramadan, and the exceptional situation that our country and the world as a whole are experiencing as a result of the spread of the Corona pandemic.

https://en.smanews.org/major-general-ben-brik-stresses-on-chamber-of-commerces-role-in-limiting-exploited-merchants

(A P)

The Southern Transitional Council welcomes the speech of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II regarding the Corona pandemic

https://en.smanews.org/the-southern-transitional-council-welcomes-the-speech-of-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-regarding-the-corona-pandemic

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Saudi Arabia pushes more troops to Mahrah

Troop deployment probably part of Saudi strategic oil pipeline plan

Saudi military locomotives carrying equipment and ammunition have arrived on Tuesday in Mahrah, eastern Yemen, local sources said.

According to the local sources, at least 12 Saudi military locomotives carrying military equipment and ammunition arrived to Mahrah province, which is a serious sign of upcoming escalation of the military situation there.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly pushing military reinforcements to Mahrah in order to enforce its military control, so it can carry out an extension of Saudi oil pipelines from its territory through Yemeni lands and to the port of Nashtun at the Arabian Sea coast.

Popular protests against the Saudi occupation project are continuing, demanding the expulsion of the occupying forces and their militias from the province.

https://www.uprising.today/saudi-arabia-pushes-more-troops-to-mahrah/

(A K P)

Brigade 14 Thunderbolt reveals details of its arrest of arms shipment left Aden towards Abyan

In the statement by the center, the statement said that the brigade’s forces seized weapons and ammunition that were on their way from Aden to the Al-Shajri Brigade, according to the weapons carriers who claimed that these weapons would be used to liberate Mokiras.

https://en.smanews.org/brigade-14-thunderbolt-reveals-details-of-its-arrest-of-arms-shipment-left-aden-towards-abyan

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Islah sends more reinforcements in bid to invade Aden

The Muslim Brotherhood's arm in Yemen, Islah Party continues its escalation and mobilization of its forces in defiance of the coronavirus ceasefire announced by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition last week.
The Islah-linked militia has sent on Wednesday, massive reinforcements from Shabwa province to Shuqra of Abyan governorate, east of Aden in conjunction with unprecedented military build-up in al-Sabiha area of Lahj governorate in the north of Aden.
For its part, the Southern Armed Force sent major reinforcements to Abyan governorate to prevent any attempt to advance towards Aden.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19845

(* A K P)

Schools in Taiz turned into military camps and prisons by Islah Party

Local sources denounce the militarisation of educational facilities by Saudi-backed mercenary forces

Local sources state that the city of Taiz has “turned from a city of science, culture and enlightenment to a militias camp and a large prison for anyone who is an enemy of the Islah Party.”

Reports state that the Islah Party in Taiz province has recently taken advantage of the suspension of the educational process as part of the precautionary measures to confront coronavirus Covid-19, to turn school buildings into military barracks and training camps.

Educational sources in Taiz province told the Yemeni Press Agency that Shaddad al-Mekhlafi, director of the Office of the Ministry of Education of the Hadi puppet government in Taiz province, issued directives two days ago to the school directors in al-Muzaffar directorate to quickly evacuate the schools in order to train Islah party militias inside the buildings.

https://www.uprising.today/schools-in-taiz-turned-into-military-camps-and-prisons-by-islah-party/

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Sultan bin Afrar survives assassination attempt in Socotra

Member of the social committee of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Action in Socotra, Sultan Ali Isa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Afrar survived today an assassination attempt after being attacked by armed people, likely link to terrorist groups, who opened fire on his car in Hadibu and fled to an unknown direction.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19841

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Bin Farid: #South Arabia will only accept its independent state no matter how many enemies congregated

He wrote on Twitter: We swear to Allah who raised the sky and laid the mountains that the Arabia South will not return to the rule of Sana’a and will only accept its free and independent state on the borders before May 21, 1990 no matter how many enemies congregated against us and no matter how many conspiracies and whatever sick people in the rotten political kitchens imagine, we have a strong people and an iron will that does not break .

https://en.smanews.org/bin-farid-south-arabia-will-only-accept-its-independent-state-no-matter-how-many-enemies-congregated

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Under directions of #President_Al-Zubaidi… # Transitional Council_in Socotra transports 300 people from Hadramout and Al-Mahra

The Southern Transitional Council ensured the transfer of 300 people of Socotra to their land, as they were stuck outside the island, due to the suspension of flights, and the governmental authorities disclaiming its role to transfer them to their homes.

The local leadership of the Transitional Council in the governorate of Socotra, and under the direction of the President of the Southern Transitional Council, provided 3 marine ships in the port of Al-Shehr to transport the people of Socotra of students, women and the elderly, who got stuck in the governorates of Hadramaut and Al-Mahrah to Socotra governorate

https://en.smanews.org/under-directions-of-president_al-zubaidi-transitional-council_in-socotra-transports-300-people-from-hadramout-and-al-mahra

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UAE tries to assassinate leader of Giants Brigades

Infighting reaches new heights as Emiratis try to assassinate mercenary leader and former ally

The UAE has reportedly failed to eliminate one of the founders of the so-called Giants Brigades, Brigadier General Hamdi Shukri al-Subaihi.

The assassination attempt was orchestrated by official Ammar Afash and carried out by the Security Belt militia, funded by UAE, in the area of Al-Fiush in Lahj governorate.

“On Monday, Brigadier General Hamdi Shukri al-Subihi survived an assassination attempt by the Security Belt militia, which started attacking his house in the Al-Fiush area at the entrance to Lahj governorate in the direction of Aden,” military sources said.

“Hamdi al-Sabihi was able to turn the confrontation in his favor with the help of the forces of the 2nd Giants Brigade,” the sources added.

The sources stated that at least two of UAE-backed militias were killed and seven others wounded, in addition to 45 prisoners being made.

Al-Subaihi forces seized medium and heavy weapons in large numbers and taken control over seven important positions, according to the sources.

https://www.uprising.today/uae-tries-to-assassinate-leader-of-giants-brigades/

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Security agreement between Yemeni gov't forces and STC on Abyan

A security agreement was concluded on Tuesday between the Yemeni internationally recognized government forces and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), provides for joint management of the security file in the city of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan Governorate, south of the country, according to a Yemeni military source.

"The two parties have agreed that the security forces of Abyan, affiliated with the legitimate government, will enter Zinjibar to take over the security file equally with the forces of the STC, Security Belt," without further details.", according to the source.

The source pointed out that this is part of the coalition's efforts to implement the Riyadh agreement and to stop the military escalation between the two sides and contain the dispute between them for 9 months.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16486.html

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200416-yemen-hadi-government-uae-backed-stc-reach-security-agreement-on-abyan/

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp1c

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UN Envoy to Yemen sends responds to Yemeni peace proposal

Leading figure in the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has revealed the arrival of the UN Envoy to Yemen’s response to the comprehensive solution document submitted by Sana’a in order to stop the war on Yemen.

“We have received a response from the international envoy regarding the comprehensive solution document, and we are working to study it,” al-Houthi said.

https://www.uprising.today/un-envoy-to-yemen-sends-responds-to-yemeni-peace-proposal/

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Houthis attack UN envoy affirming no real chance for peace in Yemen

Ansar Allah group (Houthis) renewed on Thursday its saying that "peace in Yemen needs a clear and explicit decision to stop the aggression and lift the siege" ... saying that "dialogue under fire and siege is only a means of pressure that works in favor of the military option."

"We confirm our clear position that stopping the military option and ending the comprehensive siege first before any discussion is the right choice," said the Houthi spokesman and head of its negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam.

Abdulsalam described what the coalition countries declared a ceasefire, "with false allegations and media maneuvers."

"Pace will only be by declaring an end to the aggression and the lifting of the siege. Currently, there is no real opportunity for peace because the escalation of the aggression has not stopped.", he affirmed.

"We have not seen a real declaration to stop the aggression and lift the siege, followed by real solutions that the Yemeni citizen can touch.", he added.

A spokesman for the Houthis said in an interview with the group's "Al Masirah" TV: "We need an explicit and clear decision by the Security Council to stop the aggression and lift the siege instead of the monthly sessions to repeat the words that do not change."

Abdulsalam considered that "the United Nations did not provide an explicit response to the political solution document submitted by us."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16528.html

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Security Council backs UN chief’s call for Yemen cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council on Friday endorsed the secretary-general’s call for the warring parties in Yemen to immediately stop fighting and focus on reaching a peace agreement and countering the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

In its first statement on recent developments in Yemen, the U.N.’s most powerful body welcomed the unilateral cease-fire announced by the Saudi-led coalition to support the U.N.-led peace process and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for a cease-fire. The two-week cease-fire went into effect on April 9.

The council statement followed a briefing Thursday by U.N. special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who said the threat of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, has galvanized peace efforts.

https://apnews.com/95940b1e4d418f7e6416ea9a71051b9d

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Der Jemen kann Krieg an zwei Fronten nicht überleben, so UN-Sondergesandter

Angesichts der drohenden Verstärkung des Leids im Jemen durch den COVID-19 Ausbruch, ist es jetzt an der Zeit, dass die rivalisierenden Parteien sich verpflichten, den Konflikt beenden, sagte der UN-Sondergesandte Martin Griffiths am Donnerstag vor dem Sicherheitsrat bei einem informellen Treffen per Videokonferenz.

„Der Jemen kann nicht gleichzeitig an zwei Fronten kämpfen: einem Krieg und einer Pandemie. Und der neue Kampf, dem sich der Jemen bei der Bekämpfung des Virus gegenübersieht, wird alles verzehren. Wir können nicht weniger tun, als diesen Krieg zu stoppen und unsere ganze Aufmerksamkeit auf diese neue Bedrohung zu richten“, sagte er.

„Die Ankunft der COVID-19-Pandemie im Jemen droht den Menschen tieferes und weitreichenderes Leid zu bringen“, sagte Mr. Griffiths. „Es kann keinen günstigeren Zeitpunkt für die beiden Parteien geben, sich zu verpflichten, die Waffen zum Schweigen zu bringen und den Konflikt durch eine friedliche, politische Lösung zu beenden“.

Mr. Griffiths war „in ständigen Verhandlungen“ mit beiden Seiten über Vorschläge für einen landesweiten Waffenstillstand und über Schlüsselmaßnahmen wie die Freilassung von Gefangenen, die Zahlung von Beamtengehältern und die Öffnung der Straßen für den Zugang humanitärer Organisationen.

„Wir bewegen uns – so hoffe ich, glaube ich – auf einen Konsens über die von mir vorgelegten Vorschläge zu, insbesondere über das Prinzip eines landesweiten Waffenstillstands, der von beiden Seiten unterstützt wird“, sagte er.

Trotz dieser Entwicklungen gehen die Feindseligkeiten weiter, wie der Sondergesandte den Botschaftern mitteilte.

Der oberste UN-Nothilfekoordinator, Mark Lowcock, berichtete, dass die Zahl der Opfer unter der Zivilbevölkerung seit Januar jeden Monat gestiegen ist. In diesem Zeitraum seien mehr als 500 Menschen getötet oder verletzt worden, ein Drittel davon Kinder.

COVID-19 ist in einem Land angekommen, in dem fünf Jahre Kampf die Gesundheitsinfrastruktur geschwächt, das Immunsystem der Menschen erschöpft und die akute Verwundbarkeit erhöht haben.

„Infolgedessen warnen Epidemiologen, dass sich COVID-19 im Jemen schneller, weiter und mit tödlicheren Folgen ausbreiten könnte als in vielen anderen Ländern“, sagte Lowcock.

Und obwohl die Vorkehrungen zur Verringerung des COVID-19-Risikos die Hilfsmaßnahmen nicht verlangsamen, werden sie doch durch bürokratische Straßensperren, Unsicherheit und Einschränkungen bei der Beförderung von Personal und Fracht behindert.

Die Finanzierung ist ein weiteres Hindernis, da 31 der 41 wichtigsten UN-Hilfsprogramme im Jemen in den kommenden Wochen eingestellt werden müssen, wenn sie nicht unterstützt werden.

Herr Lowcock befürchtete den Verlust von Gesundheitsteams, die bei der Eindämmung früherer Krankheitsausbrüche eine wesentliche Rolle gespielt haben, und erklärte: „Wir brauchen diese Teams mehr denn je – nicht nur, um COVID-19 in den Griff zu bekommen, sondern auch, um das wachsende Risiko einzudämmen, dass die Cholera mit Beginn der Regenzeit wieder ausbricht“.

https://unric.org/de/jemen-kann-krieg-an-zwei-fronten-nicht-ueberleben/

und in den Medien: https://www.stern.de/chance-auf-frieden-un-erwartet-jemen-abkommen-in--naher-zukunft--9227346.html = https://www.n-tv.de/politik/UN-erwartet-baldiges-Jemen-Abkommen-article21719866.html

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Yemen can’t survive war on two fronts, top UN envoy tells Security Council, as coronavirus outbreak looms

With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to deepen suffering in Yemen, now is the time for rival parties to commit to ending their conflict, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Thursday, during an informal meeting via videoconference.

“Yemen cannot face two fronts at the same time: a war and a pandemic. And the new battle that Yemen faces in confronting the virus will be all-consuming. We can do no less than stop this war and turn all our attention to this new threat”, he said.

“The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic to Yemen threatens to bring deeper and more widespread suffering to the people”, said Mr. Griffiths.

“There cannot be a more timely moment for the two parties to commit to silencing the guns and ending the conflict through a peaceful, political solution”.

Mr. Griffiths has been “in constant negotiations” with the two sides on proposals for a nationwide ceasefire and on key measures such as prisoner release, paying civil servant salaries, and opening roads for humanitarian access.

“We are - I hope, I believe - moving towards a consensus over the proposals I have put forward, particularly on the principle of a nation-wide ceasefire which is supported by both parties”, he said.

Despite these developments, hostilities continue, the Special Envoy told ambassadors.

The UN’s top aid official, Mark Lowcock, reported that civilian casualties have risen every month since January. More than 500 people were killed or injured during this period, a third of them children.

COVID-19 has arrived in a country where five years of fighting have degraded the health infrastructure, exhausted people’s immune systems and increased acute vulnerabilities.

“As a result, epidemiologists warn that COVID-19 in Yemen could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences than in many other countries,” said Mr. Lowcock, who is the UN Humanitarian Coordinator.

And while precautions to reduce COVID-19 risk are not slowing down aid operations, they are being hampered by bureaucratic roadblocks, insecurity and restrictions on staff and cargo movements.

Funding is another impediment, as 31 of the UN’s 41 major aid programmes in Yemen will shut down in the coming weeks, if they are not supported.

Mr. Lowcock feared the loss of health teams that have been essential in containing past disease outbreaks, stating “we need these teams more than ever – not just to keep on top of COVID-19, but to contain a growing risk that cholera will rebound as the rainy season starts”.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1061942

and a longer report, containing also statements of national delegates (Western hypocrisy included) and the usual propaganda of the Hadi government.

and full statements: https://osesgy.unmissions.org/briefing-united-nations-security-council-un-special-envoy-yemen-%E2%80%93-mr-martin-griffiths-0

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/under-secretary-general-humanitarian-affairs-and-emergency-relief-coordinator-mr-mark-6

and media reports https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un/u-n-yemen-envoy-expects-warring-parties-to-agree-truce-in-immediate-future-idUSKCN21Y2CN

https://apnews.com/59e3d75a738e47c4237b48c613c50260

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/war-ravaged-yemen-running-out-time-covid-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/envoy-yemen-warring-sides-agree-deal-future-200416170427302.html

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200416-un-yemen-envoy-expects-warring-parties-to-agree-truce-in-immediate-future/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8227043/UN-envoy-expects-Yemen-cease-fire-agreement-soon.html

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/04/17/covid-19-progress-seen-in-talks-to-end-yemen-war/

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-s-warring-sides-to-agree-to-un-led-measures-aimed-at-ending-war-1.1007039

and statements by US and UK delegates, hypocrisy by the main backers of Saudi war crimes in Yemen:

https://usun.usmission.gov/remarks-at-a-un-security-council-briefing-on-the-situation-in-yemen-via-vtc/

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/a-ceasefire-and-cooperation-with-the-un-political-process-is-the-best-defense-against-the-devastating-effects-of-covid-19-in-yemen

and statement by Estonia: https://un.mfa.ee/national-statement-at-un-security-council-on-yemen/

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Griffiths due to brief UN Security Council on initiative to end war in Yemen

The UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to brief the UN Security Council on Thursday in a session discussing the Yemeni issue, one week after the Saudi-led Arab coalition to support of legitimacy in Yemen announced a two-week, extendable ceasefire.

Informed sources suggested that Griffiths focus his discussion on the proposal he sent to the parties to the conflict in Yemen, in response to the call of the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to end the fighting and move to fight the novel Coronavirus.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16514.html

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[Sanaa gov.] National Delegation Head: Peace in Yemen Comes After Stopping Aggression, Lifting Siege

Head of the National Delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, stressed that the peace in Yemen will only happen after a clear and explicit decision to stop the aggression and lift the siege, explaining that the negotiation under fire and siege is just used to put pressure in favor of the military option.

"We confirm that stopping the military operations and ending the siege must come first before any discussion," the head of the national delegation said, pointing out that what the aggressive states announced about a ceasefire are false allegations.

He stressed that there is no real opportunity for peace because the aggression escalation has not stopped. He added: “We need an explicit resolution by the Security Council to stop the aggression and lift the siege instead of repeating the same words with no change in the monthly sessions.”

Head of the national delegation confirmed that: “The United Nations did not provide an explicit response to the political comprehensive vision that was submitted by us. He indicated that the UN envoy asked the national delegation to discuss other issues in order to agree on them, adding that this is unacceptable.

Abdulsalam indicated that the UN envoy ignored the siege in his proposals, adding that "we have experienced this experiment previously and demand a complete stop of the aggression and lift the siege."

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12382

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Houthis deny talks resumption with Saudi Arabia

No Houthi formal talks are being held with Saudi Arabia, director of the group's media relations said Wednesday.
"There is no formal talk on negotiations with Saudi Arabia at this time," Abdul Qudoos al-Shahari added in remarks to the Sputnik. "What reported by papers and news sites is not official so far."
Despite the previous negotiations and "a proposal recently presented by Ansar Allah to Saudi Arabia, there is no sufficient attention from the Saudi coalition and many airstrikes have been launched in response to this vision introduced by the army and popular committees via the UN envoy.
"More than 250 raids have been launched on different Yemeni cities and governorates... This means the Kingdom isn't interested in negotiation and chooses the war course," he said.
"The UN envoy is the mediator between Yemeni parties, but there is no real intent to stop war. When war has been stopped for two weeks, it was better to end war completely, sit at negotiation table and look for solution through official, international frameworks, with UN present," the Houthi official added.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16500.html

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Al-Houthi: Ending the Aggression Lifting the Siege is the Yemenis’ Priority

Wednesday, member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammad Al-Houthi, affirmed that ending the aggression, lifting the blockade, and taking humanitarian and economic measures is the priority of the people and the gateway to true peace.

Al-Houthi said in a tweet, "We got a reply from the UN-envoy regarding the comprehensive solution vision and we are working on studying it, adding that" what we presented in the comprehensive vision does not carry any special conditions, but rather reflects the aspirations of the people towards a just peace.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12358

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UN response to Yemen inclusive settlement in Houthi hands

The UN Griffiths' response to the document of the inclusive solution has been received and is now being studied by the Houthis, member of the group's Supreme Political Council said Wednesday.
"We've got a response from the UN envoy with regard to the comprehensive solution document, and we're working on its review," Mohamed Ali al-Houthi added on Twitter.
"We reiterate that stopping the aggression, lifting the blockade and taking humanitarian and economic measures are a priority for the people and a gate for real peace.
"What we've presented in the .. document bear no special conditions, but rather express the people's expectations for fair peace," he claimed.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16495.html

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Aramco announces reducing its production to 8.5 million barrels of oil per day

https://www.saudi24.news/2020/04/aramco-announces-reducing-its-production-to-8-5-million-barrels-of-oil-per-day.html

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Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti: Taraweeh and Eid Prayers to Be Performed at Homes If Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2075745

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Saudi Arabia faces coronavirus crisis from position of strength: minister

Saudi Arabia is facing the current global crisis from a position of strength, given its strong financial position and reserves, with relatively low government debt, its finance minister said, referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-finance-corona/saudi-arabia-faces-coronavirus-crisis-from-position-of-strength-minister-idUSKBN21Z0A7

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Saudi Arabia executes man who attacked Spanish performers

Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Yemeni man found guilty of attacking a Spanish dance troupe and wounding three people on stage before a stunned audience in the capital last year.

The Interior Ministry announced the execution in a statement and identified the man as 33-year-old Yemeni national Emad Abdelqawi al-Mansouri. He was sentenced to death in late December, a swift six weeks after the attack in Riyadh in mid-November.

The troupe from Spain had been performing at a park in Riyadh on the evening of Nov. 11 when a man stormed the stage and attacked them with a knife.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8225475/Saudi-Arabia-executes-man-attacked-Spanish-performers.html

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Saudi Arabia has carried out 800 executions under King Salman: Report

Executions have doubled in only five years, with at least 13 juvenile defendants currently on death row, says Reprieve

Saudi Arabia has carried out the 800th execution of King Salman bin Abdulaziz's five years of rule, human rights organisation Reprieve said on Tuesday.

According to the British nonprofit, which campaigns against the death penalty, the rate of execution in Saudi Arabia has doubled since 2015, when King Salman succeeded to the throne in January after the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah.

While the king's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said that his government planned to limit the number of executions in the kingdom, the reality is far from that statement, Reprieve said.

By comparison, Saudi authorities executed 423 people between 2009 and 2014.

Currently, there are at least 13 juvenile defendants on death row

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-executions-under-king-salman-reprieve-report

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The U.S. needs to get its citizens out of Saudi Arabia’s jails now

Meanwhile, the United States has called on other countries to release American citizens from detention, especially those imprisoned on false charges or no charges at all.

In March, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged, “The United States will not rest until all Americans wrongfully detained abroad are returned home.” Pompeo not only called on Iran to release Americans in Iranian prisons but also called for all those with foreign citizenship to be released.

Pompeo’s demands were largely directed at Iran, a U.S. adversary. But at the very least, he should be calling also for the release of American citizens from Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — whom President Trump recently called “my friend” — has unjustly imprisoned at least two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens. They must be released.

As much as the State Department might prefer a cautious, low-key approach to helping Bader and Salah get out of jail, the clock is ticking. Saudi Arabia should be made to honor its commitment to the United States and to respect the rights of our citizens — even as it abuses its own people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/14/us-needs-get-its-citizens-out-saudi-arabias-jails-now/

(A P)

#Saudi Monarchy’s gilded cage is now turning to metal bars for its own princesses. Here is Basmah the daughter of King Saud saying she is at AlHair prison (text in image)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1250495733519826946

@PrincessBasmah

"I am currently in Al-Hayr prison and my health condition is very deteriorating & critical which may lead to my death,& I did not get any medical care or any response to any of my requests". Imagine,what Ordinary ppl will endure in This regime prisons

https://twitter.com/HamzahAlkinani/status/1250556750576717824

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A heartbreaking video of a widow with her two children whose house was bulldozed by the #Saudi Monarchy for no appearance reason. She is now homeless thanks to @SecPompeo partners. Noble values my foot! (text in image)

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1250631130870669313

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Saudi Arabia, UAE deport over 2000 Ethiopians over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deported thousands of Ethiopians back to Addis Ababa suspected of contracting the deadly coronavirus.

A total of 2,968 migrants were returned to the East African country in the first 10 days of April, The Financial Times reported citing a UN official.

Some 200,000 Ethiopian migrants in total are expected to be deported by Saudi Arabia, according to the UN, warning it would make the “transmission of the virus” more likely continue.

“This is simply not the moment for mass deportations from a public health perspective,” Catherine Sozi, UN humanitarian coordinator for Ethiopia, told The Financial Times. “These mass deportations, without any pre-departure medical screening are likely to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 to the region and beyond.”

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/saudi-arabia-uae-deport-over-2000-ethiopians-over-coronavirus

(A P)

#Saudi Monarchy trolls target women activist @Aliaa_Abutayah AlHowaiti who has been highlighting the @NEOM murder #NEOMMurder of Abdulrahim AlHowaiti by Saudi Monarchy police yesterday.

https://twitter.com/AliAlAhmed_en/status/1250422854492942344

(A P)

Inhaftierte Prinzessin bittet saudischen König um Gnade

Prinzessin Basmah bint Saud sitzt in einem saudischen Hochsicherheitsgefängnis. Warum, das weiß sie nicht. Nun stellte sie in einem offenen Brief ein Gnadengesuch an ihren Onkel, König Salman.

Sie werde im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis al-Hair südlich von Riad "willkürlich" und ohne Anklage festgehalten, schrieb die 56-jährige Geschäftsfrau in dem am Donnerstag auf Twitter veröffentlichten Brief.

Ihr Gesundheitszustand verschlechtere sich, und dies könne zu ihrem Tod führen. Sie erhalte keinerlei medizinische Versorgung und habe noch nicht einmal eine Antwort auf ihre diesbezüglichen Bitten erhalten.

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/menschen-schicksale/id_87720076/saudi-arabien-inhaftierte-prinzessin-bittet-saudischen-koenig-um-gnade.html

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Saudi princess pleads for release from high-security prison

Citing deteriorating health, Princess Basmah says she was 'abducted without explanation' and imprisoned in March 2019.

A prominent Saudi princess jailed for more than a year without charge has made a rare public appeal to the king and crown prince for her release from a high-security prison, citing "deteriorating" health.

Princess Basmah bint Saud, a 56-year-old businesswoman and outspoken member of the royal family whose father was the kingdom's second ruler, was detained in March last year just before she was due to travel to Switzerland for medical treatment, according to a source close to her family.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/saudi-princess-pleads-release-high-security-prison-200417062926527.html

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From 2009: Escaping Saudi Arabia's gilded cage

The life of a princess in the House of Saud comes with an unlimited bank account – and no basic freedoms

Many dream to live a princess's life with loads of money. But that life is a golden cage, and Saudi princesses – who have access to unlimited bank accounts – lack the basic freedoms enjoyed by most women around the world. They cannot marry anyone who is not a prince. The Al Saud are "wife takers, not wife givers", Madawi Al-Rasheed, a Saudi scholar at King's College London explained. Saudi princesses live under guard for most of their lives with limited movement inside posh palaces or hotel penthouses. They are expected to marry cousins who usually have other wives and see them once a week – if the princess is lucky.

In fact, Saudi law instituted by the king forbids the marriage of Al Saud princesses to males who are not from Al Saud, unless prior permission from the royal court is received. This law is un-Islamic, in addition to being illogical. In Islam, family lineage does not matter when it comes to marriage. The Prophet Mohammed married his cousin Zainab off to a former slave. The Al Saud must cancel this medieval law and allow their daughters to marry whoever they wish – including commoners.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/jul/24/saudi-princess-asylum-freedom#maincontent

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp9a

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Attorney General Barr Refuses to Release 9/11 Documents to Families of the Victims

The move comes after President Donald Trump promised to help families, who accuse Saudi Arabia of complicity in the attacks. Barr says he cannot even explain why the material must stay secret without putting national security at risk.

Months after President Donald Trump promised to open FBI files to help families of the 9/11 victims in a civil lawsuit against the Saudi government, the Justice Department has doubled down on its claim that the information is a state secret.

In a series of filings just before a midnight court deadline on Monday, the attorney general, William Barr; the acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell; and other senior officials insisted to a federal judge in the civil case that further disclosures about Saudi connections to the 9/11 plot would imperil national security.

But the administration insisted in court filings that even its justification for that secrecy needed to remain secret. Four statements to the court by FBI and Justice Department officials were filed under seal so they could not be seen by the public. An additional five, including one from the CIA, were shared only with the judge and cannot be read even by the plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Barr insisted to the court that public discussion of the issue “would reveal information that could cause the very harms my assertion of the state secrets privilege is intended to prevent.”

What the various security agencies are trying to hide remains a mystery.

https://www.propublica.org/article/attorney-general-barr-refuses-to-release-9-11-documents-to-families-of-the-victims

Comment by Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW: So what the US government is still trying to hide is the role of the #Saudi government in the 9/11 attacks, pretending this is about protecting the US when it's all about protecting Saudi. So much for @realdonaldtrump promises to stand w American victims!

https://twitter.com/sarahleah1/status/1251199746116648961

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Trump halt to WHO payments could severely impact Syria and Yemen, warn aid groups

US President Donald Trump announces freezing of $400m annual payments over WHO's 'mishandling' of coronavirus pandemic

US President Donald Trump's move to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) may risk exacerbating humanitarian crises in Yemen and Syria, aid organisations have warned.

Trump announced at a news conference on Tuesday that he was instructing his administration to halt funding pending a review, as he claimed the WHO was guilty of "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus".

However, aid organisations said that the freezing of Washington's $400m annual payments to WHO would end up worsening the spread of the virus and adding to already precarious situations in war zones like Syria and Yemen.

Governments and NGOs are poised for disaster if the coronavirus begins to spread dramatically through Syria and Yemen.

Both countries have been devastated by years of war and lack much of the vital infrastructure that would be needed to tackle the virus.

A UN report released on Wednesday said that more than 14 million people in Yemen lack access to basic hand-washing facilities.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/coronavirus-syria-yemen-groups-warn-trump-world-health-organisation

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

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Iran: Defense minister blasts 'aggressive' US presence in Persian Gulf

Iran's Defense Minister has dismissed US reports of harassment by Iranian vessels as "baseless" and said the "illegal and aggressive" American presence in the Persian Gulf is causing insecurity in the region.

"What leads to insecurity in the Persian Gulf region is actually the illegal and aggressive presence of the Americans who have come from the other end of the world to our borders and make such baseless claims," Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami told reporters in Tehran, Press TV reported.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also slammed the US presence, reminding Washington that its forces are "7,000 miles away from its borders" following US uproar over an encounter with Iranian patrol boats.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/world-i119864-iran_defense_minister_blasts_'aggressive'_us_presence_in_persian_gulf

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US accuses Iran of ‘dangerous’ harassment of US warships

A group of 11 Iranian naval vessels made “dangerous and harassing” maneuvers near U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait on Wednesday, in one case passing within 10 yards (meters) of a Coast Guard cutter, American officials said.

Iranian officials did not immediately acknowledge the incident, which comes after armed men believed to be from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a Hong Kong-flagged tanker.

In a statement, the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said Revolutionary Guard vessels repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns of several American ships at close range and high speed.

The American vessels included the USS Paul Hamilton, a Navy destroyer, the USS Lewis B. Puller, a ship that serves as an afloat landing base, and the USCGC Maui. The ships were operating with U.S. Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters, the statement said.

The “dangerous and provocative actions increased the risk of miscalculation and collision ... and were not in accordance with the obligation under international law to act with due regard for the safety of other vessels in the area,” the statement said.

https://apnews.com/8496f8b96a3534a4ad4162b469f78213

and

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IRGCN Vessels Conduct Unsafe, Unprofessional Interaction with U.S. Naval Forces in Arabian Gulf [Image 1 of 16]

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels conducted unsafe and unprofessional actions against U.S. Military ships by crossing the ships’ bows and sterns at close range while operating in international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. The expeditionary mobile sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) is conducting joint interoperability operations in support of maritime security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6174854/irgcn-vessels-conduct-unsafe-unprofessional-interaction-with-us-naval-forces-arabian-gulf

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is a propagandist for the US gov't. All this stenographer does is rewrite Pentagon press releases and regurgitate US military accusations against Official Enemies as facts. (Remember WMDs?)

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1250576112930914308

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Roter Alarm für den Jemen: Lage verschlimmert sich dramatisch

Zur drohenden Ausbreitung des Coronavirus im Jemen erklärt Omid Nouripour, Sprecher für Außenpolitik:

Fernab medialer Öffentlichkeit verschlimmert sich die Situation im Jemen immer weiter.

Die Bundesregierung muss vor dem Hintergrund dieser alarmierenden Entwicklungen jetzt handeln und versuchen, die USA davon zu überzeugen, ihre Mittelkürzungen für humanitäre Hilfe im Jemen zurückzunehmen. Sollte dies nicht gelingen, muss sie die fehlenden Mittel zusammen mit unseren europäischen Partnern durch eigene Mittel kompensieren. Stand heute würden ansonsten Ende des Monats 31 der 41 UN-Projekte eingestellt werden müssen. Der Jemen stellt laut den Vereinten Nationen die derzeit größte humanitäre Katastrophe weltweit dar.

Weiterhin sollte die Bundesregierung versuchen, Teheran davon zu überzeugen, angesichts der dramatischen Situation im Jemen auf die Houthis einzuwirken, sich an den von Saudi-Arabien angekündigten Waffenstillstand zu halten. Vor allem muss die Bundesregierung aber endlich aufhören, Waffen an die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Jemen-Koalition zu liefern.

https://www.gruene-bundestag.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/roter-alarm-fuer-den-jemen-lage-verschlimmert-sich-dramatisch

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Transitional Council official: Turkey tries to control Red Sea through Yemen

" Turkey is a model for the expansionist ambitions in many countries of the region including Yemen, noting that through its means such as the Brotherhood and it affiliated-terrorist groups which Ankara seeks to spread chaos in Yemen. Mansour Salih said.

Deputy of Head of the media department in Yemen's Southern Transitional Council, Mansour Salih said in a special statement to our agency that the recent revelations of the Libyan National Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Masmari that Turkey is seeking to coordinate with the Brotherhoods of Yemen to transfer the most dangerous extremists from several countries with attractive salaries to Yemen confirms Turkey's efforts to strike at the security of the region.

Salih said Turkey is seeking a foothold in the Aden Gulf and the Red Sea, and is trying to transport and smuggle terrorist elements from several countries to Yemen.

Saleh stressed that Turkey recognizes the importance of the Aden Gulf and red sea regions for regional and international security as well as for global security and economy. Today it coordinates with its allies in the region against the Arab project that opposes the terrorism and extremism that disturbs the security, stability and threat the freedom of navigation in the region.

https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/transitional-council-official-turkey-tries-to-control-red-sea-through-yemen-h15991.html

My remark: As claimed by Yemen’s southern separatists.

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UAE Takes Advantage of COVID-19 to Normalize with Israel

Several Israeli media reported on Thursday that Morocco refused to allow the repatriation of Israeli nationals stranded on its territory.

Israel and the UAE have angered Rabat after scheduling a joint flight to repatriate Israeli and Emarati tourists stranded in Marrakech and Casablanca. The countries failed to disclose all of the flight’s details to Moroccan authorities.

Quoting Israeli Army Radio, the Jerusalem Post reported that the UAE had offered to help Israel to return its stranded nationals home through evacuation flights.

http://shiitenews.org/shiitenews/middle-east/item/112675-uae-takes-advantage-of-covid-19-to-normalize-with-israel/

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp1

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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Landtransportssektor im Jemen .. steigt aus den Trümmern

Der Landverkehrssektor im Jemen hat in den letzten fünf Jahren der Aggression und der Blockade enorme Verluste und Schäden erlitten, die sich negativ auf das Wirtschaftswachstum ausgewirkt haben, da dieser Sektor seine Bedeutung für die Bewegung des Entwicklungsrads und die Sicherung von Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten für ein breites Segment der Gesellschaft darstellt.

Angesichts der Bedeutung, die der Landverkehr als wichtige wirtschaftliche und lebenswichtige Ressource einnimmt, hat die Generalbehörde für Regulierungsangelegenheiten des Landverkehrs diesem Sektor seit Beginn der Aggression ihr Interesse an der Umsetzung einer Reihe von Maßnahmen zur Förderung aus dem Schutt und zur Wiederherstellung seiner Tätigkeit und seiner wichtigen Rolle eingeräumt.

Der Bericht des Verkehrsministeriums [der Sanaa-Regierung] schätzte die Höhe der Schäden und Verluste, die der Straßenverkehrssektor im Jemen infolge der Aggression während der fünf Jahre erlitten hat, nach vorläufigen Schätzungen der Allgemeinen Behörde für Landverkehrsverordnung auf 176 Millionen Dollar sowie auf die Verluste von Menschen.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094415.htm

(B E)

Corona-Pandemie verursacht Verluste für die Zivilluftfahrtbehörde des Jemen

Der Vertreter der Agentur, Raed Talib Dschabal, sagte (Saba), dass die Behörde in der zweiten Märzhälfte aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie 54 Prozent der Einnahmen von internationalen Fluggesellschaften verloren habe, die den Luftraum des Jemen überquerten.

Er wies darauf hin, dass der Verkehr mit internationalen Flügen für den jemenitischen Luftraum aufgrund der Pandemie des Corona-Virus bis Ende März um mehr als 60 Prozent zurückging.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094411.htm

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Group calling itself #ISIS in #Yemen claims it killed/injured 3 Houthis in al-Zahra by sniper yday. This is its 1st op in a month (except for the weird outlier that appeared in al-Naba' 229 p.5 claiming bombs against Houthis in Dali' Governorate, where it was previously inactive)

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1250840138609037313

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US-Saudi Aggression Brings in Terrorist Individuals to Fight in Marib

Informed sources in Marib Governorate revealed to the Yemeni Press Agency today, Wednesday, the arrival of a new batch of members of the so-called Al-Qaeda and ISIS organizations to the city of Marib, to fight in the coalition ranks.

The sources confirmed that military transport vehicles carrying Al-Qaeda and ISIS militants carrying military vehicles arrived at night (Tuesday - Wednesday), to the city of Marib coming from Abyan and Shabwa and the Rada district in Al-Bayda governorate.

The sources pointed out that the arrival of Al-Qaeda and ISIS came two days after the arrival of another batch to the city.

Ali bin Mohsen Salah, one of the officers of the so-called General Staff of the Hadi government, said today, Wednesday, on Facebook that he saw military crews carrying fighters in black clothes, passing by the military points of the coalition forces In Marib, without stopping at those checkpoints.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12362

cp15 Propaganda

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Das Projekt eines Terror-States: Die Houthis, die Saat des Khomeini-Reiches im Jemen

Seit dem Fall der Herrschaft des Imamats auf der Grundlage der Theorie des “göttlichen Rechts” in den Händen der September-Revolutionäre im Jahre 1962 hat die “politische Hashemiten”-Bewegung im Jemen nicht daran gehindert wieder an die Macht zu kommen. Aber jahrzehntelang versuchten ihre Führer nach einer geeigneten Formel für die Rückkehr, nachdem die Völker die Idee der “Begrenzung des Imamats” und des “göttlichen Rechts” aufgegeben hatten.

Es war für diese Bewegung nicht mehr schmackhaft, vom jemenitischen Volk etwas zu fordern, da sie den Jemeniten nach Jahrzehnten der Revolution gegen das Imam-System als intolerante und rassistische Bewegung bekannt war. Die hashemitische politische Strömung fand neues Leben in der Ausbeutung des “palästinensischen israelitischen Konflikts”, indem er eine Seite aus der khomeinistischen Revolutionstaktik im Iran herausholte. Seine irreführende “Theorie der göttlichen Wahrheit” wäre der einzige Weg Palästina zu befreien.

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1985. Die Anhänger des Imamats unternehmen ernsthafte Versuche, das Imamat in den religiösen und politischen sozialen Kreisen zurückzubringen.

Mit dem Ausbruch des arabischen Frühlings im Jemen im Februar 2011 hatten die Houthis jedoch erneut eine goldene Gelegenheit, als die Houthis begannen, sich den heutigen Namen “Ansar Allah” zu nennen, der in der Nomenklatur nach iranischem Vorbild geführt wurde.

Im Februar 2011 marschierten die Houthis in Sana’a ein und beendeten die Regierungspräsenz in der Hauptstadt. Sie starteten eine aggressive Kampagne, um Einfluss zu gewinnen und ihre Feinde zu eliminieren. Der Rest ist Geschichte.. Muss ich noch mehr sagen??

https://medium.com/@sacheranna24/das-projekt-eines-terror-states-die-houthis-die-saat-des-khomeini-reiches-im-jemen-539e078f95b2

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Cartoon: #Peace in #Houthis' perspective!!!

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1251187756346343434

(A P)

Coronavirus: Yemen facing 'catastrophe' amid humanitarian crisis, experts warn

With Houthi rebels unwilling to keep the current truce and the health system already in crisis, the country could experience even higher fatalities than the estimated 100,000 deaths during its five-year civil war.

“The worrying thing is that the Houthis don’t see it the same way as everyone else and are completely unconnected to the human aspects of what is happening in their country and will carry on fighting regardless,” the intelligence source added.

Farea Al Muslimi, of Chatham House, said Yemen was heading towards a situation that was like “coming out of the desert and into hell”.

The associate fellow at the London-based think tank added: “The Houthis don’t see the urgency in the pandemic and there is an ignorance and indifference in Yemen that is more dangerous than the virus itself.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/coronavirus-yemen-facing-catastrophe-amid-humanitarian-crisis-experts-warn-1.1007408

(A P)

COVID-19 in Yemen

Riyadh’s efforts to make peace reflect its earnest desire for a face-saving exit from the conflict, which has become a financial and public relations albatross for the kingdom.

But while Riyadh seeks an exit from Yemen’s war, the Houthis likely will not make easy negotiating partners. Instead, the rebels likely will seek to exploit any pause in the conflict by seizing territory, aiming to improve their bargaining position and extract key concessions. Meanwhile, expect Iran to continue fueling the conflict by providing the Houthis with missiles and other materiel.

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/04/17/covid-19-in-yemen/

(A P)

Committed by Houthis, this crime won't be reported by western media

The western media which continuously present stories of civilian casualties from a sensationalized and biased (pro-Houthi) point of view will certainly fail to write about this heinous Houthi atrocity:

The militants besieging the central Yemen Taiz for six years and killing civilians there on a semi-daily basis killed today one person and injured seven others five of them seriously.

Military sources said the theocratic militants "fired five mortar rounds on neighborhoods in the east of the city", in an unprovoked attack.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-39154

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[Hadi] Gov’t: Houthis’ escalation hinders peace efforts

The government of Yemen said on Wednesday that the Houthis insist on their hinderance of the UN peace efforts and calls for collective efforts to counter the Coronavirus pandemic.

The cabinet of the internationally recognized government praised efforts made by the national military and the popular resistance in foiling constant Houthis attacks against the government’s forces in various warfronts.

It criticized tolerance by the international community towards the Houthis’ acts which encourages the Houthis to continue the peace hinderance.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-39151

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Yemeni politician uncovers Turkey's readiness to take over Yemen's ports

The Yemeni journalist and political analyst Mahmoud Taher, who is specialized in Arab and international affairs, that Turkey is preparing to take control of Yemen's ports after empowering the Muslim Brotherhood, who seeks to replace the Arab alliance with Turkey

"The Muslim Brotherhood, known in Yemen as the Yemeni Rally for Reform Party, seeks to replace Turkey with the Arab coalition. They are working on a tactical strategy for the people to arrange for Turkey to enter Yemen after the Corona pandemic, after thwarting the Arab Coalition's goals in supporting President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi government in Yemen.

In July 2018, there was a secret meeting of Al-Houthi, Brotherhood political and media leaders, Qatari, Turkish and Iranian leaders to defeat the Arab alliance as a first plan and enable the Turkish presence in Yemen, al-Taher said in a special statement to Hawar News Agency.

The Yemeni political analyst pointed out that the agreement that was leaked pointed to the need to dismantle the Arab alliance, by attacking the United Arab Emirates, accusing it of leaving the tasks of the Arab alliance and pitting the Yemeni public opinion on it.

https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/yemeni-politician-uncovers-turkeys-readiness-to-take-over-yemens-ports-h15918.html

My comment: This sounds like conspiracy theory BS.

(A P)

Bin Laghbar reveals Brotherhoods’ #Houthi plan of wage war on the South

The media personality, Salah Bin Laghbar, revealed that an agreement was held in Muscat between the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist militia and Houthi to wage war on the south.

Bin Laghbar wrote on Twitter: Moving the northern forces from Hadramaut, Marib, and Shabwa clearly means that the Riyadh agreement has moved to its final resting place.

https://en.smanews.org/bin-laghbar-reveals-brotherhoods-houthi-plan-of-wage-war-on-the-south

and more by hin:

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Bin Lhabbar reveals the size of Qatari funding for the Brotherhood’s militia in Shakra

https://en.smanews.org/bin-lhabbar-reveals-the-size-of-qatari-funding-for-the-brotherhoods-militia-in-shakra

My comment: More of conspiracy theory BS.

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2075754

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2075745

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/sdrpy-launches-project-improve-electrical-grid-al-mahra

https://www.presseportal.de/pm/132628/4574044 = https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20200417_OTS0198/sdrpy-startet-projekt-zur-verbesserung-der-stromnetze-in-al-mahra (Deutsch)

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2075045 and http://en.adenpress.news/news/19839

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi Jets Continue Bombing Residential Areas in Yemen’s Ma’rib, Jawf

Saudi warplanes carried out nearly 27 airstrikes against the Yemeni provinces of Ma’rib and Jawf as the war on the impoverished country continues unabated.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/04/18/2245945/saudi-jets-continue-bombing-residential-areas-in-yemen-s-ma-rib-jawf

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Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen ‘dozens’ of times despite declaring ceasefire last week to combat coronavirus

The Saudi Arabia led coalition has launched dozens of airstrikes in Yemen a week since declaring a truce to help the country battle the deadly coronavirus, according to a new report.

The Yemen Data Project said on Friday it recorded at least 106 Saudi-led airstrikes, across 26 raids in Yemen over the last week since the ceasefire was declared. The Houthi-held capital Sanaa was the worst hit.

Although this is a reduction on the week before, the monitoring group said it followed the worst month of bombardments since November 2018.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/coronavirus-yemen-coalition-bombs-saudi-ceasefire-news-a9470801.html

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aerial Aggression Launches 29 Airstrikes in Marib

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12402

(A K pH)

Aggressionskräfte verstärken Luftangriffe auf mehrere Provinzen

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094375.htm

(A K pH)

Aggression coalition wages 23 airstrikes on Marib, Jawf

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094391.htm

(A K pS)

Arab Coalition Strikes Houthi Ballistic Targets in Yemen

The Saudi-led Arab coalition carried out on Wednesday sophisticated and deterrent strikes in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ capabilities to fire ballistic missiles.

The attacks targeted Houthi positions in Hamdan, a Sanaa suburb, and a rocket launchpad in Harf Sufyan, in the Amran province north of Sanaa.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2238371/arab-coalition-strikes-houthi-ballistic-targets-yemen

My comment: This is the Saudi “ceasefire”, in their own media.

And thus:

(A K)

Saudi media admits coalition' violation of declared truce in Yemen

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16536.html

(A K pH)

Aggressionsluftwaffe fliegt 10 Luftangriffe auf die Gebiete Marib und Al-Dschouf

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094348.htm

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Mehrere Zivilisten verletzt bei einem Luftangriff auf ein Haus in Hodeidah

Eine Reihe von Zivilisten wurden heute bei einem Luftangriff der amerikanisch-saudischen Luftwaffe auf das Haus eines Bürgers im Distrikt Al-Marueah im Gouvernement Hodeidah verwundet.

Eine Sicherheitsquelle teilte der jemenitischen Nachrichtenagentur (Saba) mit, dass eine Luftwaffe einen Luftangriff auf das Haus von Deer al-Sharae'i im Gebiet Al-Qateea des Distrikts Al-Marueah östlich von Hodeidah angeflogen habe, was zu Verletzungen, einschließlich Frauen, geführt habe.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094347.htm

(A K)

Houthis: Civilians injured due to coalition air strikes on western Yemen

The air strikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition warplanes on Thursday caused civilian casualties in Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen, according to the Houthi-run Al Masirah TV.

Al-Masirah reported that the coalition' warplanes launched "an air strike on the house of a citizen in Deer Al-Sherae'i in the Al-Qateea area of the Al-Maraweah District, east of Al-Hodeidah, causing injuries, including women."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16517.html

and

(A K pH)

Hodeidah Branch of CHA condemns targeting of house of citizen

The Branch of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation in Hodeidah condemned the attack by the aggression coalition of a citizen's house in Deir al-Sharaie in al-Qadiea al-Marawea district, causing injury to a number of citizens, including women.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094430.htm

(A K pH)

Saudi Jets Hit Civilian Areas, Hospital in Sana’a, Ma’rib in Fresh Raids

According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel, the Saudi jets pounded the areas of Wadi Dhahr, Hamdan, Kholan al-Tial in Sana’a early on Thursday.

They also targeted a hospital in the Yemeni capital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.

The district of Medghal in the province of Ma'rib was also bombed two times by the Riyadh regime’s warplanes, the report added.

Harf Sufyan district in the northwestern province of Amran was also pounded by the Saudi jets on Thursday.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage caused and possible casualties.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/04/16/2244705/saudi-jets-hit-civilian-areas-hospital-in-sana-a-ma-rib-in-fresh-raids

and also https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/04/16/623133/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-Warplanes-Ceasefire

(A K pH)

Jemen: Arabische Koalition startete Luftangriffe auf Hauptstadt Sanaa

Die arabische Koalition unter Führung Saudi-Arabiens hat mehrere Luftangriffe auf die von den Rebellen der schiitischen Bewegung „Ansar Allah“ kontrollierte Hauptstadt Sanaa und die umliegenden Gebiete im Norden des Jemen gestartet.

https://de.sputniknews.com/ausland/20200416326909615-jemen-arabische-koalition-startete-luftangriffe-auf-hauptstadtsanaaquelle/

(A K pH)

Sechs Luftangriffe der Aggressionsluftwaffe auf Sanaa-Provinz

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094273.htm

(A K pH)

Yemen: US-Saudi Aggression Launches 25 Airstrikes in Six Hours

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12365

(A K pH)

Saudi-UAE coalition air strikes hit Yemen's Sana'a and Amran

The warplanes of the Saudi-UAE led Arab coalition launched air strikes early Thursday [April 16] morning on the capital, Sana'a, and Amran Governorate.

The air strikes hit Wadi Dhahr, Hamadan District, and Khawlan District, according to local residents. The hover of warplanes was continued until the hour of writing the news.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-16504.html

(A K pH)

Aggressionsluftwaffe bombardiert den Bezirk Harf Sufyan in Amran

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094277.htm

(A K pH)

25 Luftangriffe auf mehreren Provinzen

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094286.htm

(A K pH)

More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

April 17: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12404 Marib p., Jawf p.

April 16: https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12387 Sanaa p., Marib p., Jawf p., Amran p.

April 15: https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094187.htm Marib p.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12359 Sanaa p.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094254.htm Sanaa p.

April 14/15: https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094166.htm Jawf p., Marib p., Saada p.

April 14: https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094199.htm Saada p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1b

(A K pS)

[Sanaa gov.] Army repels Saudi-led mercenaries' infiltration in Bayda

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094433.htm

(A K pH)

Armeesprecher: Streitkräfte [der Sanaa-Regierung] wehren 5 Vormarschen in Marib, Al-Dschouf und Dschisan ab

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094422.htm

(A K pH)

[Sanaa gov.] Armed forces repels five infiltrations in Marib, Jawf, Jizan: Armed forces spokesman

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094423.htm

(A K pS)

[Hadi gov.] Army prevents infiltration in Serwah, militia shelling continues in Hajjah & Taiz

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/04/17/army-prevents-infiltration-in-serwah-militia-shelling-continues-in-hajjah-taiz/

(A K pS)

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Launch of a ballistic missile by the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia toward civlians and civilian objects in (Ma’rib)

Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki
“At (2252) Friday 17 April 2020, the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia deliberately launched a ballistic missile to target civilians and civilian objects in (Ma’rib) city

The Coalition will continue its commitment of ceasefire, and support to the efforts and endeavors of the Special Envoy for Yemen to reach a comprehensive political solution.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2075918

(* A K)

Houthi shelling kills 3 civilians in central Yemen

Fatalities include woman and two children in al-Bayda province

At least three civilians were killed when shelling by Houthi rebels hit settlements in central Yemen, local sources said Friday.

The fatalities include a woman and two children, while many others were injured during the shelling in the province of al-Bayda.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/houthi-shelling-kills-3-civilians-in-central-yemen/1809231 = https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200418-houthi-shelling-kills-3-civilians-in-central-yemen/

and also http://en.adenpress.news/news/19865

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/23810

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/04/19/houthi-rebels-kill-woman-injure-2-children-in-al-bayda/

(A K pS)

Arab coalition: Houthis have violated ceasefire in Yemen 114 times in 24 hours

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1660606/middle-east

(A K pS)

Photo: As any other day, you would be watching the horizon during rainy weather in #Taiz- #Yemen, then see a shell fired by #Houthi militia into residential areas Happened yesterday

https://twitter.com/ycmhrv/status/1250384115922239490

(A K pS)

100 Houthi violations recorded in 24 hours

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19851

(A K pS)

Fresh armed clashes erupt in al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19856

(A K pS)

Southern Forces Gain Ground in Northern Al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19856

(A K pH)

Streitkräfte [der Sanaa-Regierung] werden geeignete Maßnahmen ergreifen, um den Jemen zu verteidigen: Armeesprecher

Saree sagte in einer Erklärung, dass "die Koalition seit Donnerstag bis heute durch Infiltrationsversuche, Angriffe und Luftangriffe eindeutig weiter eskaliert".

Die Angriffe des Feindes während der acht Tage beliefen sich auf mehr als 32 Offensivoperationen und Infiltrationsversuche, die auf die Provinzen Marib, Jawf, Bayda und Taiz sowie die Grenzfronten verteilt waren, fügte er hinzu.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094350.htm

(A K pH)

[Sanaa gov.] Armed forces will take appropriate measures to defend Yemen: Army spokesman

Sarie said in a statement that "the coalition is clearly continuing to escalate through infiltration attempts, attacks and air strikes since last Thursday until today."

The enemy's attacks during the eight days amounted to more than 32 offensive operations and infiltration attempts distributed into the provinces of Marib, Jawf, Bayda and Taiz and the border fronts, he added.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094312.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12370

(A K pH)

Armee [der Sanaa-Regierung] wehrt Angriff der Aggressionskoalition in Dschisan ab

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094353.htm

(A K pH)

Army [of Sanaa gov.] repulses aggression coalition attack in Jizan

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094332.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12377

(A K pH)

Najran: The [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni army and popular committees repel the encroachment of Saudi mercenaries on the eastern Rashahah area.

https://twitter.com/AggressionY/status/1250889773511737345

(A K pH)

Aseer: The [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni Army and the popular committees repel the advance of the Saudi army's mercenaries from 3 axes in the Abawab Al-Hadid area

https://twitter.com/AggressionY/status/1250878682966765570

(A K pS)

Abyan .. #Houthi targeting to Al-Amjad camp in #Lawdar

The sources confirmed that 5 soldiers were injured as a result of the shelling, 4 of them were stable, and one soldier was hospitalized in Aden

https://en.smanews.org/abyan-houthi-targeting-to-al-amjad-camp-in-lawdar

(A K pH)

großflächige Infiltration vor Dschisan

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094286.htm

(A K pH)

Ein Mädchen verwundet durch Aggression Feuer in Saada

Die Quelle bestätigte, dass ein Mädchen durch das Feuer der saudischen Armee in einem der Grenzdörfer im Distrikt Razeh im Gouvernement Saada verletzt wurde, das von saudischen Raketen und Artillerie bombardiert wurde, während die Luftwaffe drei Luftangriffe auf den Distrikt Kutaf anflog.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094269.htm

(A K pH)

In Sa'adah, two men and two women were injured by the US-Saudi aggression's artillery bombing of their house in Razih district. The aggression targeted populated villages in Razih district, with missile and artillery shelling.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=12359

(* A K)

Despite a declared truce from Saudi Arabia, battles intensify on multiple fronts in Yemen

Despite Saudi Arabia’s declaration of a comprehensive truce in Yemen, the battles have intensified and the fronts have expanded, while Saudi official statements continue discussing Riyadh’s commitment to the truce. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and the Ansar Allah Movement have been exchanging accusations about which side is violating the truce, as the Ansar Allah Movement has repeatedly announced this week that Saudi Arabia had not suspended the fighting, but it rather intensified the attacks.

Saudi military reinforcements arrived yesterday in the eastern governorate of Mahra on the Saudi-Omani border, indicating the intensification of battles. This, however, might be only on the external level, as sources suggest that these Saudi military moves are an attempt to pressure for better negotiations. Even the firings on the fronts of the Sirwah District, the Qaniyah and Al-Zahir regions in Al-Bayda, the western Taiz fronts, and in Almalaheeth in the Saada Governorate, near the Yemeni-Saudi border, may not indicate a Saudi determination to continue the war.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200416-despite-a-declared-truce-from-saudi-arabia-battles-intensify-on-multiple-fronts-in-yemen/

(A K pS)

Houthis violated coronavirus ceasefire in Yemen 547 times to date: Arab Coalition

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/coronavirus/2020/04/16/Houthis-violated-coronavirus-ceasefire-in-Yemen-547-times-to-date-Arab-Coalition.html

(A K pS)

Houthis launch failed attacks in northern Al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19840

and

(A K pS)

Southern forces clash with Houthi militia in Bab Ghalaq in Al-Dhalea

https://en.smanews.org/southern-forces-clash-with-houthi-militia-in-bab-ghalaq-in-al-dhalea

(A K pS)

Houthis bombs oil facility in Marib

https://en.smanews.org/houthis-bombs-oil-facility-in-marib

(A K pH)

[Sanaa gov.] Armed Forces Spokesman: repelling large-scale infiltration of enemy from several paths in Jawf

The army and popular committees on Thursday repelled a very large-scale advance of the forces of aggression in Khab wa al-Shaaf district of al-Jawf province.

Armed forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Sarie confirmed to Saba that the army repelled a very large-scale infiltration and from several routes towards their positions in Khab wa Al-Shaaf district under heavy air cover of warplanes, Sarie confirmed.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094260.htm

(A K pH)

Armee [der Sanaa-Regierung] vereitelt die Infiltration von Söldnern in Qaniyeh, Al-Bayda, tötet Dutzend

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094243.htm

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(* B K)

Heuschreckenplage wächst exponentiell

In Ostafrika grassieren derzeit gleich zwei biblische Plagen: die Corona-Pandemie und Heuschrecken. Beiden gemeinsam ist ihr exponentielles Wachstum. Die Coronakrise erschwert den Kampf gegen die Heuschrecken. Der Jemen-Krieg und der Klimawandel haben ihre Ausbreitung begünstigt.

In Kenia gibt es derzeit einen Schwarm, der 2.400 Quadratkilometer groß ist. Er hat den Nahrungsbedarf von 8,4 Millionen Menschen. Dabei war schon die erste Welle im Februar die schwerste Heuschreckenplage in 70 Jahren.

Die aktuelle Plage erstreckt sich von Ostafrika über die Arabische Halbinsel bis Iran und Pakistan

Besonders betroffen sind Kenia, Äthiopien und Somalia, wie die UN-Ernährungs- und Landwirtschaftsorganisation FAO mitteilt. Wie die Situation im Jemen aussieht, ist mangels Daten unklar, aber "wahrscheinlich verschlechtert sie sich".

Doch die Anstrengungen der UN-Organisation werden durch die Coronakrise erschwert. "Die größte Herausforderung im Moment ist die Bereitstellung von Insektiziden", sagte der FAO-Verantwortliche Cyril Ferrand. Es gebe Verzögerungen, weil die globale Luftfracht deutlich reduziert ist.

"Oberste Priorität hat für uns, einen Zusammenbruch des Insektizidnachschubs in den Ländern zu verhindern", erklärte Ferrand. "Das hätte dramatische Folgen für die Menschen, deren Ernährungssicherheit vom Erfolg unserer Kampagne abhängt."

Zudem wurde die Bekämpfung der Heuschrecken durch den Jemen-Krieg erschwert. Der Chef des jemenitischen Heuschreckenprogramms Adel al-Shaibani sitzt in der von Huthi-Rebellen kontrollierten Hauptstadt Sanaa. Der britischen Zeitung The Guardian sagte Shaibani: "Vor dem Krieg konnten wir ganz Jemen gut erreichen."

https://www.klimareporter.de/international/heuschreckenplage-waechst-exponentiell

und auch https://www.topagrar.com/panorama/news/kampf-gegen-heuschreckenplage-in-ostafrika-geht-weiter-12033827.html?utm_content=start

(* B P)

Identity Anxiety during Wartime: Posing as Yemeni Jewish on Social Media

In 2011, the number of social media users in Yemen increased significantly as the country witnessed a popular uprising against a three-decade regime. Since then, the numbers have continued to rise and social media has become one of the most important means of mobilization and political polarization. Against this background, organized political factions began creating fake accounts on various social media platforms, usually on Facebook. Some of these accounts inadvertently reveal themselves as fake because they are not personalized. Others use names that at first appear to be real and include personal images, and which have noticeable activity, but as time passes users realize they are fake accounts.

The danger of these accounts is that they belong to users who are trying to influence and spread news and their agendas, but that their backgrounds are unknown. They usually use first names without family names, so on a local level there is no traceable regional background or assumed political background. This gives followers an initial impression of neutrality and allows these accounts to gain the confidence of the public. Another tactic is the use of names with a feminist connotation. The attention women receive online often encourages more followers, especially with the rise of women in political life. As well as this, for some male users, such accounts lead to hopes of meeting and establishing some form of online relationship with members of the opposite sex.

During that time, accounts posing as Yemeni Jewish also appeared with an active political message. Most of them were loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, such as the Yahud al-Yaman (Yemeni Jews) page, which was re-launched in December 2016. It is important to mention that the Yemeni Jewish community participated in demonstrations in 2011 in favor of President Saleh.1 Their position was understandable for a tiny minority that feared for its existence after facing expulsion when the State of Israel was established in 1948, and being among the first internally displaced groups after the outbreak of the Saada wars in 2004

Most of the accounts that appeared in 2011 have since disappeared, but the phenomenon of posing as Yemeni Jewish on Facebook did not end. In fact, it spread to Twitter, whose popularity increased after a group of activists launched a campaign against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The idea was that as Twitter has fewer users in the country, there would be less risk of trolls.

https://almadaniyamag.com/2020/04/16/identity-wartime-yemen/

(A P)

UAE evacuates 11 foreign nationals stranded in Socotra

The UAE evacuated 11 foreign nationals from the Yemeni island of Socotra. The individuals, who were stranded in Socotra after visiting the island for tourism, came from countries including the US, UK, France, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
"As part of our commitment to cooperating with countries working to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the UAE has evacuated a number of foreign nationals from Socotra. The evacuated tourists landed in the UAE, where they are receiving the necessary healthcare to ensure their safety before flying back to their home countries,

http://en.adenpress.news/news/19855

(A)

Film: Heavy rainfall wreaks havoc on Sanaa

A major clean-up operation is under way in Yemen's rebel-held capital of Sanaa following days of heavy rain. This resulted in floodwaters sweeping through parts of the city, overturning cars and damaging shops and market stalls. The heavy rains began on Monday evening and continued through much of Tuesday and into Wednesday, causing dangerously high water levels in some areas. Remarkably, no casualties were reported as a result of the severe weather. Sanaa, which is located in the country's mountainous north, is prone to flash floods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_ZgryC5aqk

(A)

Film: The massive fire that devoured the central market of Zabid, Al Hudaydah Governorate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vR2n15XzTI

and

(A P)

Qahim looks at effects of fire in Zabied market, inspects outlet of Hesse

The [Sanaa gov.] acting governor of Hodeidah, Mohammed Ayash Qahim, inspected the market that was hit by a fire in Zabied on Friday.

Qahim, along with The Head of the General Authority for Land Transport Walid al-Wadeai and Customs Authority Undersecretary Adnan al-Ghafari, were briefed on the effects of the fire and the damage to a number of shops and carpets caused by the fire.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3094434.htm

(* A)

Film: Damages to homes and properties in Sana'a Governorate, due to torrential rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hxqg7AuiRE

(* A)

Jemen: Überflutungen nach Unwettern

Schwere Unwetter haben die zentralen Teile des Jemen heimgesucht. Dabei kam es zu massiven Regenfällen, die regional sogar Überflutungen auslösten. In der etwa 100 Kilometer östlich der Hauptstadt Sanaa gelegenen Stadt Ma'rib stand das Wasser zeitweise meterhoch in den Straßen. Die Fluten rissen dort zahlreiche Autos mit.

https://www.wetteronline.de/wetterticker/jemen-ueberflutungen-nach-unwettern-202004163947811

und

(* A )

Drei Menschen starben an den Folgen starker Regenfälle auf Marib

Laut einer Quelle starben drei Menschen und fünf weitere wurden aufgrund der Überschwemmungen infolge der starken Regenfälle am Mittwoch in der Stadt Marib vermisst.

https://www.saba.ye/de/news3094352.htm

(* A)

Floodwaters Wreak Havoc on Marib

Over 100 people were killed, wounded or lost on Wednesday due to floodwaters caused by heavy rainfall in the northeastern province of Marib.

The high water levels killed 4 children from the same family, leaving their mother and brother missing, local sources said.

17 refugee camps are reported to have been badly hit in the province where 10786 displaced families live (photo)

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/23805

(* A)

Ma’rib city struck by massive floods

Torrential rains cause extensive damage to city

The city of Ma’rib has on Wednesday afternoon witnessed heavy rains that caused torrential floods in all areas, washing away many houses and camps of the coalition forces, local residents said.

According to the residents, a mother and four children died and 10 other people went missing in the Sweida camp, southwest of Ma’rib city on Wednesday evening.

https://www.uprising.today/marib-city-struck-by-massive-floods/

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzRf63GE9qk

https://twitter.com/TaqsNews/status/1250507310126039052

https://twitter.com/SadamAladwar/status/1250458163230449666

https://twitter.com/SadamAladwar/status/1250458733001531395

Photos: https://twitter.com/SadamAladwar/status/1250457690859606017

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-642-yemen-war-mosaic-642

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-642 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-642:

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

11:10 18.04.2020
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