Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 756b- Yemen War Mosaic 756b

Yemen Press Reader 756b: 23. August 2021: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 756, cp6 - cp19 / August 23, 2021: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 756, cp6 - cp19
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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 756, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 756, part 1:

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

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

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp17a Kriegsereignisse: Schlacht um Marib / Theater of War: Marib battle

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

(A P)

Al-Barakani appreciates US support for peace efforts in Yemen

Speaker of Parliament Sultan al-Barakani expressed appreciation and gratitude for the American administration's supportive stances in support of Yemen, its security, stability, legitimate leadership and underway efforts to make peace.

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Yemeni student Fahd al-Riyashi has been reportedly detained by STC-affiliated troops in #Aden since 31 July. Fahd was studying abroad & returned home for his wedding day, but snatched on his arrival at Aden International Airport.

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A new political organization called "Café" has been formed by the UAE to target the legitimate government in Taiz/ Yemen Voice website

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Inhabitants of Taiz rally against Saudi occupation and mercenary gangs

Dozens of citizens have taken to the streets in Taiz city, in occupied southwestern Yemen, in an angry demonstration calling for the expulsion of criminal gangs affiliated with the Islah Party and loyal to the Saudi-led coalition.

The demonstrators matched the city’s streets, demanding an end to the attacks and murders that affect citizens in the city, as well as demanding that Islah leaders involved in human rights violations be held accountable.

(A P)

Tribesmen let free 24 Yemeni soldiers in Lahj

Armed tribesmen on Thursday released soldiers affiliated to the Yemeni Joint Forces, after more than one week of detention in the southern governorate of Lahj.
Lahj governor, undersecretary of technical education and General Haitham Qasim Tahir led a mediation that successfully led to the release of 24 soldiers from Giant Brigades who were detained by Aghberah tribe, source in Lahj local authority told the Sputnik International.

(A P)

Yemeni FM: Riyadh deal delayed application aggravated economy

The Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) delays the application of Riyadh Agreement with the Yemeni official government, aggravating the economic situation and Yemenis sufferings, Yemen's foreign minister said Thursday.
No progress was made in implementing the Riyadh pact and government return to Aden, Ahmed Bin Mubarak added in remarks carried by Asharq Al-awsat.
At meeting with deputy chief of the US mission in Yemen, Cathy Westley, the Yemeni FM underscored the need for completing the application of the pact, particularly its security and military provisions.

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STC: independence of south Yemen irreversible

Vice president of the southern transitional council Hani bin Breik said on Friday the independence of south Yemen is irreversible.

The establishment of the new federal state of the south and its return as a member of all international organisations is a fateful issue for the southern people, he wrote on Twitter.

There is no solution to the problems of Yemen except with that, he said, adding that the president of the council Aidarous Al-Zubaidi carries peace for the north, the region and the world.

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The Ghani of Afghanistan and Hadi of Yemen.. A rapprochement in behavior and the inevitability of fate

The report of the French agency is remarkably similar to a report issued by the International Crisis Group in April of last year, which dealt in one of its chapters with the situation of President Hadi and the narrow circle that controls him.

Where the report likened President Hadi’s situation to that of Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi group, stressing that he “remains isolated from the outside world,” referring to his residence in Riyadh since 2015, with the exception of short periods he spent in Aden and in a hospital in the United States.

The report said that Hadi relies on a small group of family members and political allies to act as his eyes and ears, stressing that this group controls access to him by the United Nations and foreign diplomatic missions.

The report added that the inner circle surrounding Hadi consists of allies from his hometown of Abyan in southern Yemen, including his two sons Nasser and Jalal, in addition to figures such as former Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr and Rashad Al-Alimi, in addition to a highly influential staff that includes members of the reform party.

The report confirms that the task of this inner circle of Hadi, including many of the ministers, is to preserve Hadi's legitimate authority and the privileges they derive from his position.

According to the report, Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar and Defense Minister Muhammad al-Maqdashi, along with senior Saudi military officials, oversee military and security affairs focused in the northeast, Marib and Taiz, while Hadi’s son, Nasser, and other key allies of Abyan manage most of the military affairs. and security in the south in coordination with them.

The convergence in behavior and performance between Hadi and Ghani, does not mean that Hadi is following the path of Ghani. Rather, it can be said that Ghani is the one who walked the path of Hadi.

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Yemenis hold protest rallies against presence of foreign troops in al-Mahrah

Yemenis have taken to streets in the country’s eastern province of al-Mahrah to express their strong dissent against the presence of foreign troops, some six years after a Saudi-led military coalition began an offensive against the impoverished nation.
On Friday, thousands of people held protest rallies across al-Mahrah against the presence of forces from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United Kingdom, demanding them to leave the province.
Protesters also called on the Saudi-led invading forces to put an end to the occupation of Yemen.
Earlier reports indicated that British forces entered the Yemeni province in the wake of an alleged attack against an Israeli vessel in the Gulf of Oman.

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(A P)

Film: The women of Al-Mahra confirm their rejection of the presence of foreign forces and demand their speedy departure

(A P)

Photos: Trained by Yemeni commanders with support from the local authority and the interior ministry, new batch of the Facilities Security and Public Figures Protection Police Force in #Marib governorate graduated yesterday.

(A P)

Casualties reported from clashes between STC forces, tribesmen in Aden

One person was killed and six injured in clashes between forces loyal to the southern transitional council and gunmen from the Al-Sabaiha tribe from Lahij province in the interim capital Aden on Thursday.

(A P)

Yemen government under US pressure over Riyadh agreement

Yemen's internationally recognised government has recently come under mounting US pressure to drop some provisions of the Riyadh agreement which was signed with the UAE-backed southern transitional council, STC.

US officials called the Yemeni presidency and government to convince them not to ​​link the government's return to Aden to the completion of the implementation of the military and security part of the agreement, a government official said on condition of anonymity.

They told President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi that the UAE strongly rejects the integration of militias it is supporting into the government security and armed forces, the official said.

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For how long the int’l community will keep silent, Yemen minister asks

Yemen’s Minister of Information has strongly condemned the Houthi militia’s infusion of terrorist religious beliefs into the country’s school curricula inquired, “For how long the international community will keep silent.”

and also

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Nearly 1,500 violent crimes recorded in occupied southern Yemen in past four months

The Media Center for the Southern Governorates in Sana’a has confirmed that the rate of organised crime in the provinces under US-Saudi occupation has reached extremely high levels during the period from April to July 2021.

The Center monitored 1,491 crimes and violations, showing the state of wide insecurity in the occupied southern provinces, which is threatening the rights of citizens.

According to Yemeni News Agency Saba, the center stated in the statistics that among the crimes and violations there were 80 assassination crimes in Aden, Lahj, Hadhramaut, Shabwah, Dhalea and Mocha.

It pointed out that 95 assassination attempts were reported against activists and military and civilian leaders in the governorates of Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Shabwa, Socotra and Dhalea.

For several reasons, most notably due to the escalation of the conflict between the Emirati and Saudi mercenaries, the total of extra-legal arrests rose to 347.

In light of the spread of armed robbery crimes on state and private lands and property, the recorded crimes of armed robbery amounted to 265, 178 of them being organised robberies, in Aden, Lahj, Abyan and Shabwah.

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In shock move, Hadi puppet government suspends all immigration and passport services in Aden

The Saudi-backed Hadi puppet government has suspended immigration and passport services in the southern Yemeni city of Aden indefinitely, in a move that is set to deny all local citizens any access to travel documents.

According to sources, Hadi’s Interior Minister, Ibrahim Haydan ordered the suspension of all work of the Immigration and Passports Department, after its building in Khor Maksar directorate was stormed by a force belonging to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), in connection with a conflict over revenues.

The new measure includes the separation of office work between the department in Aden and the main issue center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This means the issuance of passports will be disrupted, directly affecting thousands of people wishing to travel.

Hadi’s decision to move the department’s issue center from Yemen to Jeddah is set to cause frequent interruptions in passport issuance processes as well as delayed acquisition.

Additionally, the move directly violates Yemen’s national sovereignty, allowing Saudi Arabia and its agencies to access the data of Yemeni citizens.

(A P)

Yemeni premier urges int'l support for economic stability

The Yemeni prime minister on Tuesday called on the international community to establish an urgent regional and international course in support of his government plans to achieve economic stability and avoid dangerous complications of a wider humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

(B H)

More and more people leave their houses and never come back in Aden, an unresolved mystery./ Hayroot website

(A T)

Emirati soldier abducted by al-Qaeda

(A P)

Pro-STC club of judges forms judicial authority for south Yemen

The southern club of judges which is loyal to the southern transitional council on Monday formed the supreme southern judicial authority and announced the reopening of courts and prosecution offices.

The move came two days after Yemen's internationally recognised president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi ordered the governor of the interim capital Aden to reopen the judicial compound. The compound has been shut down by the UAE-backed council for eight months.

The club said in a statement that it is rejecting all decisions made by the supreme judicial council of the government.

Meanwhile, a judicial official said the government is mulling over options to respond to the club's move, including suspending the operational budget of the club and the salaries of its members.

and also

(A P)

Civilian killed, five wounded in clashes over plot of land in Aden

(A P)

Two Yemeni journalists based in Taiz wanted by local military intelligence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Taiz, a city in southern Yemen that has resisted being taken over by Houthi rebels, to protect two journalists who are being threatened by the city’s military intelligence department because of their coverage of the massacre of members of a family. The intimidation of the reporters must stop, RSF says.

According to local media, those responsible for persecuting the family belong to the Taiz Axis, a militia close to the Islah Party (which controls part of the region) and the official army. This militia – whose commander, Majid Al-Aaraj, was killed in an armed clash on 10 August – reportedly targeted the family in recent weeks because of a property dispute. Al-Wafi asked whether the perpetrators were members of the national army, while Saleh reported the calls for justice made by the victims’ relatives. =

(A P)

Hadi: We Look Forward to Peace, Reject Houthis Importing Iranian Experience to Yemen

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on Monday reaffirmed his government’s keenness to achieve peace, years after Iran-backed Houthi militias waged a nationwide coup. The leader also accused the militant group of using the power of arms to transfer the Iranian experience to Yemen forcibly.

“This is a matter that the people of Yemen won’t accept,” noted the president about Houthis looking to import Iranian ideology and revolution to the war-torn country.

(A P)

New Wahhabi terrorist training center opens in Saudi-occupied part of Yemen

A center for the training of Wahhabi groups led by Yahya al-Hajjuri has been opened in al-Amud area of Al Jubah district, Ma’rib province.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.

The center is planned to receive large numbers of recruits alongside Saudi funding, the sources explained.

The center, built to the same specifications as the Damaj terrorist training center in Saada that was destroyed by Ansarullah forces in 2011, is estimated to cost more than 10 billion riyals and will be paid with Saudi support and funding, the sources said.

The center has already begun receiving foreign recruits, including from France, as well as Yemenis, the sources added.

This comes at a time when fighting is taking place at the gates of Ma’rib

(A P)

At least one killed in clashes between UAE mercenary forces in Aden

A person was killed and two others were injured on Monday due to armed confrontations broke out between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias in the city of Aden, southern Yemen.

(A P)

President receives credentials of several ambassadors to Yemen

He received credentials of Turkish Ambassador, credentials of Ambassador of UK, credentials of Australian Ambassador, credentials of Ambassador of New Zealand, credentials of Ambassador of Indonesia and credentials of Ambassador of Mauritania.

My remark: At Riyadh.

(A P)

Yemen MP warns Saudi of consequences of deporting workers

Yemeni parliamentarian Ali Al-Maamari yesterday warned Saudi Arabia of the implications of a controversial decision which could lead to the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni nationals working and residing in the kingdom's southern border provinces.

"For nearly ten decades, Yemeni-Saudi relations, despite the difficulties they faced, remained a model for the distinguished relationship between two ancient Arab peoples, with common denominators shaped by the necessities of geography and a common history," Al-Maamari wrote in a Facebook post.

"It is clear that it will leave deep scars, especially as it came in light of the stifling humanitarian crisis that our country is suffering from, imposed by a local war with regional dimensions targeting everyone," he added.

(A P)

Yemeni minster urges nationals to quit disputes, avoid Afghani scenario

Yemeni political parties need to learn from the Afghani lesson, avoid the black fate there and exert effort to end Yemen's crisis, information minister in UN-recognized government said in press statement.

(A P)

Two killed by UAE-backed forces in southwest Yemen

Two gunmen were killed by UAE-backed forces in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz on Sunday.

Local sources said the two started an argument with soldiers at a checkpoint run by the Giant Bridges

(A P)

Yemen Demands More Int’l Pressure to Implement UNSC Resolutions

Yemen's legitimate government has renewed its call for added international pressure on Iran-backed Houthi militias to comply with UN Security Council resolutions. On Sunday, Houthis had pressed on with their offensive against Yemen’s northeastern governorate of Marib.

and also

My comment: LOL. These biased UN resolutions demand the Houthis to capitulate.

(A P)

Local authorities tighten security measures after blast in Yemen's Aden

"The local authorities deployed a number of security units in Aden and intensified intelligence operations to thwart imminent terror attacks against the state institutions in the city," the local government source said on condition of anonymity.

(A T)

Injuries reported after explosion targets security patrol in Aden

Several soldiers and civilians were injured after unidentified attackers detonated a bomb at a security patrol in the district of Dar Saad in Yemen's interim capital Aden on Saturday.

(A P)

Al Kathiri: southern-dialogue-begins-with-partnership-of-all-people-of-the-south-to-shape-the-future-of-their-state

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cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

(A P)

Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

On Monday (23 August), the Security Council will hold its monthly briefing on Yemen, followed by consultations. Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Khaled Khiari, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths, and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore are expected to brief. General Abhijit Guha, the head of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) and chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC), will brief during consultations.

(B H P)

Jemenitischer Gesundheitsverantwortlicher: WHO setzt Flüge nach Sanaa wegen Finanzkrise aus

Ein hochrangiger jemenitischer Funktionsträger sagte, die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) habe ihren Plan angekündigt, medizinische Flüge zum internationalen Flughafen Sanaa aufgrund der finanziellen Probleme der Organisation auszusetzen.

Der Vorsitzende des Obersten Medizinischen Komitees des Jemen, Dr. Motahar al-Darwish, sagte am Samstag, dass die WHO diese Entscheidung ein Jahr nach der Einstellung der medizinischen Flüge und der Registrierung Tausender unheilbarer Krankheiten bekannt gegeben habe, so der arabischsprachige al-Masirah-Fernsehsender.

Er fügte hinzu, dass von den 35.000 Patienten, deren Namen für den UN-Flugverkehr registriert wurden, etwa 10.000 gestorben seien.

Unterdessen sagte der Generaldirektor des internationalen Flughafens Sanaa, Khaled al-Shayef, dass die Vereinten Nationen seit der Schließung des Flughafens vor etwa fünf Jahren mehr als 5.000 Flüge für ihre Mitarbeiter und ihre Familie durchgeführt haben.

Es wurde keinem der UN-Organe erlaubt, auch nur einen einzigen Patienten mit ihren vielen Flügen zum internationalen Flughafen Sanaa in die jemenitische Hauptstadt zu überweisen, fügte er hinzu.

Der Funktionsträger betonte, dass sogar eines der UN-Gremien dem jemenitischen Gesundheitsministerium gedroht habe, seine Aktivitäten einzustellen, wenn es weiterhin darauf besteht schwerkranke Patienten zu transportieren.

Al-Shayef sagte, dass sehr viele Flüge zum Flughafen ohne Passagiere durchgeführt wurden, obwohl sie Dutzende Passagiere mitnehmen konnten und fügte hinzu, dass auf einigen Flügen humanitäre Hilfe mit einem Gewicht von nur zehn Kilogramm befördert wurde.

(B H P)

Yemeni Medical Official WHO Suspends Flights to Sana’a for Financial Crisis

The chairman of Yemen's Supreme Medical Committee, Dr. Motahar Al-Darwish, said on Saturday that the WHO has made the decision one year after the suspension of medical flights and the registration of thousands of incurable diseases, according to Yemen's Arabic-language Al-Masirah television network.

He added that out of the 35,000 patients, whose names have been registered for UN air travel, some 10,000 were dead.

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UN barely offered aid to Yemen, despite having flown on Sana’a over 5,000 times

Sana’a International Airport has received more than 5,000 UN flights since it was forced to close to commercial traffic five years ago, Airport director Khaled al-Shayef said on Saturday .

“Most of the UN flights that landed at the Airport ever since it was closed to civil flights, came for the purposes of UN staff and their families,” Al-Shayef said in a press statement, adding that those UN organisations did not allow the transport of any medical equipment as part of their successive flights to Sana’a International Airport.

Al-Shayef noted that one of the UN organisations even threatened to suspend its activities entirely if the Ministry of Health continued insist on bringing along patients suffering from conditions that can’t be treated in Yemen, on its trips abroad.

He indicated that most UN flights to Sana’a International Airport do not exceed more than a handful of passengers, while its aircraft could easily accommodate dozens.

Khaled al-Shayef noted that “there are UN flights carrying only 10 kilograms worth of aid.”

The revelations reveal a wide discrepancy between UN actions and the horrible humanitarian crisis that has been plaguing Yemen for the past six years.

(A P)

UN new envoy met no Yemeni official

The UN new special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, has held no direct meeting with any Yemeni government official since his appoint on 6 August, a Yemeni official said Thursday.
"We are awaiting for his [the envoy] arrival to discuss the crisis directly," the government official told Asharq Al-awsat on condition of anonymity.

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New UN envoy to Yemen raises peace prospects on political solution

Newly appointed United Nations envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg may have a shot at restoring peace in the country – if he zeroes in on its political crisis rather than the humanitarian aspects, experts say.

Oman-based Houthi negotiator Mohammed Abdulsalam tweeted that there was no use having any dialogue before airports and ports are opened as a humanitarian necessity and priority.

But Mohammed Alragawi, a research fellow at Yemeni think tank Abaad Studies and Research Center, said solving the political unrest will lead to reducing the effects on the other aspects of the crisis and eventually end the humanitarian need.

"Mr Grundberg will be able to make a difference if he makes use of the lesson learned from previous UN envoys to Yemen. He should not repeat Griffiths' mistake of dividing the crisis into small components, but rather look at the crisis as one block and find a comprehensive and sustainable solution," Alragawi said.

Abdulghani Al-Iryani, who previously worked with the UN in the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen and the UN Development Programme mission in Hodeidah in Yemen, believes Grundberg has a better chance at bringing about change, given his experience as the EU ambassador to the country.

Grundberg, he said, should remove the UN Security Council resolutions, which have served as an obstacle to any serious negotiations. The second step would be to include Yemeni parties that have been marginalized.

"The tendency of international approach in the past was to reward warlords by saying that the discussions will only be between all those who are fighting," said Al-Iryani, who is also a senior researcher at the Yemen-based Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies. “So (Grundberg) needs to broaden the dialogue, include political and civil forces, civil actors."

(A P)

Houthi official foretells peace deal with Saudi Arabia

Sana'a and Riyadh may reach an accord for peace, security and good-neighbor policy, the Houthi-appointed deputy foreign minister tweeted on Monday.
If Sana'a and Riyadh decide this, the Yemeni legitimate authority will not be a stumbling block, Hussein al-Ezzi added, since "interests of the two peoples more important than those of these elements.
"We'll keep always calling for peace and security, and prepared to rehabilitate and discipline the mercenaries and contain them as good citizens within our social texture."

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Supreme Political Council: Sana’a Waiting for Positive UN Approach to New Peace Initiative to End Fighting in Yemen

Sana’a announced it is waiting for a positive response from the United Nations and its new Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to an initiative put forward by the Houthi Ansarullah resistance movement aimed at helping end the war in Yemen.

The Yemeni Supreme Political Council, in a statement published on Monday, said that the National Salvation Government is awaiting the world body’s answer to the steps proposed by Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi for a nationwide ceasefire, presstv reported.

The statement added the new UN special envoy for Yemen should not close his eyes to the brutal siege that the Saudi regime and its allied invaders have placed on the country since the start of their US-sponsored military campaign in early 2015.

It said the assistance that Grundberg needs in order to undertake his mission should come from neither the Riyadh regime nor its allies.

“These countries are obstructing the peace process, and are doubling the economic war [against Yemen] all through the siege and by means of various sanctions,” the council added.

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cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Over 78,000 expatriates, mostly Yemenis, arrested in Saudi crackdown

A joint Saudi campaign to prosecute Yemeni expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, under the name of “violators of residence and border security control” has on Sunday revealed a shocking toll of the Saudi campaign against Yemeni expatriates, which was recently officially launched.

The campaign, in a statement, said, that some 16,000 expatriates had been arrested in just six days, bringing the total number of those arrested since the campaign began a few weeks, ago to some 78,000 expatriates, most of them Yemenis.

The statement confirmed the deportation of more than 8,200 expatriates, while the deportation proceedings for the rest are being completed.

A few weeks ago, Saudi authorities announced a crackdown on Yemeni expatriates, which began by cancelling the contracts of thousands of health workers and higher education employees, under various pretexts.

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Saudi Arabia closes only border crossing into Yemen

Saudi authorities have on Thursday further increased the suffering of thousands of Yemeni families living on Saudi territory, by abruptly closing the al-Wadea border crossing with Yemen.

Activists have shared pictures of hundreds of vehicles and thousands of families stranded in a desert area near the border crossing of Wadea.

The families have been facing a tragic situation for the past three days, as more residents of the occupied province of Hadhdramaut tried to return to their workplaces continue to flock to Saudi Arabia, the sources said.

The Saudi authorities did not comment on the reasons for the sudden closure of the port, but in terms of timing, it indicates that the step is part of a strategy that Saudi Arabia has been implementing for weeks, namely the expulsion of as many Yemeni expatriates from its territory as possible

(A P)

Saudi hands prison terms to 3 sons of Sheikh Safar Al-Hawali

Saudi sentenced the three sons of prominent Sheikh Safar Al-Hawali to four years in prison, Twitter account Prisoners of Conscious in the Kingdom revealed yesterday.

Al-Hawali, his brother, and three of his sons have been in prison since July 2018, following the publication of an online version of a new book that criticised the royal family.

In his book, the cleric criticised the ruling family's misuse of billions of dollars in funds paid to corrupt Arab regimes, including in Egypt, Syria, and Yemen. In addition to funds paid to former US President Donald Trump when he visited Riyadh.

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Mass job terminations hit hundreds of Yemenis in Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Tayeb, a Yemeni doctor, was shocked when his hospital in southern Saudi Arabia told him his contract would not be renewed, leaving him with a difficult choice: go home to a nation at war or try to find work in another country.

He is not alone. Hundreds of medical staff, academics and other professionals in the kingdom's southern region bordering Yemen have in recent weeks been told they are being let go, several Yemenis told Reuters.

The exact number is not known. Staff said they were not provided justification for government orders to stop renewing contracts of Yemenis.

There has been no official explanation and Saudi and Yemeni authorities did not respond to Reuters requests for comment. Yemeni sources who spoke to Reuters said they did not know why the dismissals were happening and were unwilling to advance any theories.

A Saudi analyst, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the move aimed to free up jobs for citizens in the south as part of efforts to tackle Saudi unemployment of 11.7%, and was also driven by security considerations in areas near the war, in which a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Yemen's Houthi group.

A Yemeni government source, speaking on condition of anonymity due to political sensitivities, said the directives could affect "tens of thousands" of Yemenis, including labourers. The source did not know why the orders were issued.

'Real Crisis'

Saudi Arabia hosts 2 million Yemeni workers, according to the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies. It is unclear how many are in the south.

Most send money home where prospects are bleak due to the war. The World Bank estimates one in 10 people in Yemen rely on money transfers for basic needs.

Remittances are also an important source of foreign currency for Yemen, whose government is struggling to pay public sector wages.

"Our fellow doctors and academics are now facing a real crisis because it is sudden," Alhakimi told Reuters. "We still hope they will be given enough time to find suitable employment in other safe countries."

Several Yemeni professors who spoke with colleagues at universities in the south told Reuters that Najran University was ending the contracts of 100 Yemenis. Around 200 staff at other southern universities were being axed, some said. =


(A P)

Sadly the ongoing fight on multiple fronts isn’t the most devastating crisis in #Yemen right now, it’s the mass job terminations that target Yemenis in Saudi Arabia. It’s an unethical decision made by the country that controls everything in Yemen and no one seems to care


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An academic source for Al-Masdar Online: Today, Al-Baha University and King Khalid University informed the Yemeni academics contracting with them by phone that they should return to their work starting tomorrow.

This is a welcome news and I'm all hopes the leadership of Saudi Arabia reverses the measures taken against Yemeni expats, skilled and non-skilled. The rules of geography, no matter what, cannot be strategically divorced at many levels, including socio-economic, stability ...

(A P)

Saudi Arabia calls on Taliban to preserve lives, property

Saudi Arabia called on the Taliban and "all Afghan parties" on Monday to preserve lives and property, after the insurgents seized the capital Kabul.

Saudi Arabia urges Taliban to protect lives under 'Islamic principles'

Saudi Arabia on Monday urged Taliban insurgents who seized Afghanistan's capital Kabul, completing a sweep across the country, to preserve lives, property and security as stipulated by "Islamic principles".

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Leading #Yemeni analyst reveals the #Saudi govt has stopped housing its #Yemeni allies #Riyadh & has asked them to prepare to leave the country. Most have lived #Riyadh, rent free for over 6 years. Is @HadiPresident next?

referring to

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The Saudi authorities expelled political, media and military leaders in the Yemeni legitimacy from the Dwari residential apartments hotel in Riyadh. The representative of the Saudi Special Committee, Turki Al-Halis, gave a month to other leaders in the rest of the hotels to arrange themselves accommodation at their personal expense before expelling them

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp9a

(A P)

US Dep. Of State: Khalil Yusif Harb: Up to $5 Million Reward

Khalil Yusif Harb is a close adviser to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Hizballah terrorist group

Since 2012, Harb has been involved in the movement of large amounts of currency to Hizballah’s political allies in Yemen. In August 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Harb as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224.

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It's Past Time to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen

Since the Biden administration appears unwilling to end US support for this years-long civil war, Aisha Jumaan, president of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, argues that Congress must act, or else maintain our complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, which will lead to the deaths of 400,000 kids this year.

Toward that end, this week she asked Seattle Congressman Adam Smith to cosponsor an amendment in this year's "must-pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment would prevent the US from providing logistical support, intelligence, weapons, or US personnel/contractors to Saudi Arabia to aid their aerial and naval blockade against the Houthis in Yemen.

As the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Smith holds major sway over negotiations on the expansive package. If he wanted to, he could indicate his support for the amendment, commit to keeping it in the NDAA, and then we could all move on with our lives. Shouldn't be too hard. After all, he cosponsored a similar amendment in 2019 and fought hard for the one-year ban on arms sales to the Saudis, even when Trump had "made it absolutely clear that he'd throw the bill out the window if it included anything that would piss off Saudi Arabia,'" as The Stranger reported at the time.

But this year, when Democrats control the House, the Senate, and the White House (at least for the next few months), Smith has yet to commit. He also hasn't signed on to any of the many letters from members of Congress trying to push Biden on the issue.

Eliminating Saudi Arabia's ability to enforce their blockades by refusing to maintain their planes and provide logistical support would help bring this man-made disaster to an end. Smith was willing to sign his name to a similar measure when he had less power to push it through. In the coming days, we'll see if he remains committed despite mixed-messages from Biden. Of course, if you want to give him a little encouragement, you know where to find him.

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If Congress is Yemen’s Only Hope, Yemen is Doomed

You may have noticed a growing number of articles on progressive websites with titles like: “Congress Needs to Force Biden to End the Yemen War” (Common Dreams); “The President Has Not Ended the War on Yemen; Congress Must Do So” (Counterpunch); and “If Biden Can’t Stand Up to Saudi Arabia, Then Congress Should, and Now” (Quincy Center for Responsible Statecraft).

The writers of these articles are a lot more optimistic than I am. Should Congress end US support for the Saudi Arabia-led war on Yemen? Yes. Absolutely. Will Congress do so? I have doubts.

Peace activists have turned to Congress out of frustration with President Joe Biden. Biden has only partially fulfilled his February 4 pledge to end all US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s “offensive operations” (a slippery phrase which gives the administration room to argue that any operation it supports is defensive).

Are there enough votes in Congress to override a hypothetical Biden veto? It takes 67 votes in the Senate to override a presidential veto.[2] Currently, the Senate is evenly split between 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans.[3] If all 50 Senate Democrats vote to override Biden’s veto, they will need to be joined by 17 Republican senators. Are there 17 Republican senators who will vote to end US support for the Saudi coalition?

I think we can count on a few Republicans doing the right thing.

Legislators who are determined to vote against a new WPR have a handy excuse: Iran. Hawks have convinced themselves that the coalition must win or the Iran-backed Houthi rebels will turn Yemen into an Iranian satellite. Maybe. But just how does blowing up 40 school children with a bomb supplied by US defense contractor Lockheed Martin, as the coalition did on August 9, 2018, harm Iran? You may wonder the same thing about the Saudi coalition’s deliberate strategy of creating a famine in Yemen through its blockade of ships carrying food, fuel, and medicine and wanton bombing of water treatment and food production facilities. These are war crimes. By aiding the coalition, the US shares the coalition’s guilt.

The fall of Afghanistan this week provides hawks in Congress with a fresh argument against ending US support to the Saudis: “We can’t cut and run from Yemen the way we did from Afghanistan.” It’s a silly argument, but it will play well on Fox News.

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THE SWAMP: @EdRRoyce, chair of the @HouseForeign Affairs Committee from 2013-2019, registered this week to lobby for Saudi Arabia. He will "facilitate meetings with federal government officials" for the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, per FARA filing.

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US envoy to Yemen Lenderking calls on donor countries to ‘step up’ pledges

The US envoy to Yemen called on donor countries to “step up” contributions at an upcoming pledging conference, hosted by the Biden administration in New York in September.
“The UN is in constant need of financial support to carry out any programs that it does that really make a difference inside Yemen, including feeding people who would otherwise starve, working on sanitation, improving distribution networks, rehabilitating ports, a lot of this is being done with international funding, so that funding has got to increase,” Tim Lenderking said during an interview with Yemeni American News.


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Lenderking: Only way to end Yemen crisis is negotiated settlement

US Special Envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking came to Southeast Michigan for a series of town halls and meetings surrounding the eroding situation in Yemen, the Yemeni American News reported on Wednesday.
In his visit, the Special Envoy hosted townhalls with the Yemeni American Community, hearing the problems and proposed solutions to the crisis that has torn the country apart over the majority of the past decade.
“We know that the situation is urgent, and people are dying on a daily basis,” Lenderking said during an exclusive interview with the Yemeni American News. “It’s a tragic situation. I think the President feels that. And I’m honored that he decided that we should have an envoy for this problem, and that he chose me to do it.”

My comment: LOL.

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Truly pathetic answer by the US on #Houthis & #Yemen: "The Houthis [can] us on the pathway to peace and diplomacy. Instead, they’re doubling down with bullets. So they have a time where they can really come and resume our talks, and we’ll be ready when that happens."

As always, it gets worse. State Department: "We do believe that #Iran has a chance to reverse what it’s doing and play a more positive, influential role in #Yemen." (texts in images)

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The claim from the White House “talking points” on Afghanistan that we don’t have “boots on the ground” for counterterrorism operations in Syria and Yemen is not only untrue but also runs contrary to what the White House published on its website in June.

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‘The US should be held accountable’: Guantánamo survivor on the war on terror’s failure

After endless years during which he was routinely tortured, Mansoor Adayfi, who now lives in Serbia, asks: ‘What if that had been American boys?’

Despite the torture he endured – being strapped to a chair and force-fed through unlubricated tubes in his nose until he soiled himself; having his bones broken; watching his friends die – he tries not to see Guantánamo as a reflection of American values.

We knew not to see America through the filter of Guantánamo, even though most guards still saw us through the filter of 9/11,” he writes in his book.

But he thinks the abuses at Guantánamo have set the tone for the rest of the world.

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#USEnvoyYemen is in Michigan to listen & incorporate the concerns & priorities of its Yemeni American community & explore opp. to foster a stable, secure, & prosperous #Yemen. Yemen’s future lies in Yemenis’ hands, incl the diaspora. 1st stop: @hamzahnasser for coffee from Haraz. (photos)

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It's wild that Ashraf Ghani is being called the "former" president of Afghanistan within an hour of his departure while Yemen's Hadi is still the "legitimate" president of Yemen despite resigning and fleeing over 6 years ago.

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Activists block Raytheon weapons facility over arms sales to Israel and Saudi Arabia


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The Mouth is Where the Money Is: An Analysis of the Saudi Lobbying Activities in Washington D.C.

The Mouth is Where the Money Is: An Analysis of theSaudi Lobbying Activities in Washington D.C.

This article was originally written in the Summer of 2020 with the mainaim of providing a basic overview of the Saudi lobbying activities in the United States of America and has not been updated since to reject the current situation due to time constraints. Hence, it should be evaluated as a past viewpoint, a general overview, and not more. Detailedinformation on the mentioned topics can be found in the sources referenced.

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

Siehe / Look at cp9

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Japanese FM in Iran to discuss de-escalation

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Europeans express ‘grave concern’ over IAEA report on Iran

The foreign ministries of Germany, France and Britain on Thursday expressed “grave concern” over the latest report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog that said Iran continues to produce uranium metal, which can be used in the production of a nuclear bomb.

The International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna confirmed earlier this week that Iran has produced uranium metal enriched up to 20% for the first time, and has significantly increased its production capacity of uranium enriched up to 60%.

My comment: LOL. The Europeans and their US master had broken the Nuclear Deal.

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How to Make Iran Trust a New Nuclear Deal

Even if Washington can’t provide a guarantee that future administrations will maintain the deal, there are other ways to bridge the gap.

Biden has sincerely sought an agreement since mid-March. Yet, the cost of his dithering during his first two months in office is only starting to become clear now. What could have been resolved with the government of former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani instead has become entangled in Iranian election politics, as many warned it would unless Biden acted quickly. Predictably, Iran’s new hard-line president now seems poised to drive a harder bargain and, by that, potentially jeopardize the opportunity to revive the landmark agreement.

A key sticking point is Tehran’s demand that Washington guarantee that future administrations won’t quit the deal again. Former President Donald Trump’s reimposition of sanctions inflicted unprecedented damage on the Iranian economy, and Iran bizarrely found itself under more sanctions after it had signed and complied with the nuclear deal than when it stood accused of violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

“There is no such thing as a guarantee,” lead negotiator Robert Malley said last month, as future administrations must enjoy the freedom to make their own choices. If the agreement is sufficiently attractive, future administrations will stick to it, the U.S. side has argued.

Yet, a guarantee to never build nuclear weapons is precisely what the United States asked of Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal. The third preamble of the agreement reads: “Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.”

Iran was asked and did provide such a guarantee in writing. The U.S. side insists it cannot do the same because it is a democracy.

My comment: The US point of view is mad. Genereally, international treaties also bind future government and cannot be refuted after every change in government. A state never could claim such a freedom because it labels itself as a “democracy” – a thing Iran certainly also would claim for itself.

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UN nuclear watchdog: Iran producing more uranium metal

Iran continues to produce uranium metal, which can be used in the production of a nuclear bomb, the United Nation’s atomic watchdog confirmed Tuesday, in a move that further complicates the possibility of reviving a landmark 2015 deal with world powers on the Iranian nuclear program.

In a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna to member nations, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that his inspectors had confirmed on Saturday that Iran had now produced 200 grams of uranium metal enriched up to 20%.

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Wikipedia: Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict

The Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict, sometimes also referred to as the Middle Eastern Cold War,[73] is the ongoing struggle for influence in the Middle East and surrounding regions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.[74] The two countries have provided varying degrees of support to opposing sides in nearby conflicts, including the civil wars in Syria[75][76][77] and Yemen.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Experte: Großbritannien streben erneute Besetzung des Jemen an

Nach Aussagen eines jemenitischen Experten, zielt die jüngste Entscheidung des Vereinigten Königreichs, Truppen unter einem falschen Vorwand in den Jemen zu verlegen, tatsächlich darauf ab, das verarmte Land erneut unter die britische Besatzung zu bringen.

Yousef al-Hadheri machte diese Äußerungen am Mittwoch bei einem Interview mit Press TV über den Einsatz der britischen Truppen in der südjemenitischen Provinz al-Mahrah.

London hat die Streitkräfte unter dem Vorwand dorthin geschickt, die mutmaßlichen Täter hinter einem gemeldeten Angriff vom 29. Juli auf einen israelischen Tanker vor der omanischen Küste zu finden, die nach Angaben des Westens aus dem Jemen stammten.

Der Sachverständige erklärte: „Es ist für niemanden ein Geheimnis, dass Großbritannien diese Ausrede erfindet, um seine Rückkehr in den Jemen zu ermöglichen“.

Er brachte diese Maßnahmen der Briten auch mit dem Versagen der Vereinigten Staaten im Jemen in Verbindung.

Der Experte sagte, London habe al-Mahrah gewählt, um seine Militärpräsenz im Jemen zu erneuern, weil die Provinz nicht unter der Kontrolle der jemenitischen Volksbewegung Houthi-Ansarullah und ihrer Verbündeten stehe und stattdessen ehemalige Amtsträger des Jemen beherbergte.

Ein weiteres Ziel, das Großbritannien mit seinem Auftauchen in der Provinz anstrebe, bestehe darin, einen „unterstützenden Kreis“ zu schaffen, der dem israelischen Regime in der Region zugute kommt, und auch „zu versuchen, Druck auf Iran auszuüben“.

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Ansarullah Spokesman calls British military forces in Yemeni governate as 'occupiers'

Spokesman for Yemeni Ansarullah Movement Mohammed Abdul Salam called the British military forces in the Yemeni governate of Al Mahrah as 'occupiers'.
"The presence of British troops in Al-Mahrah is not a new issue. The presence of foreigners is rejected," Al-Masirah quoted him as saying on Sat.
He added, "We consider the presence of any foreign military forces an occupation and it is Yemen's right to confront."

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Sprightly pensioner embarks on 5,000 mile virtual walk to Yemen

John Wilkins, from Rugby, was inspired by the devastating plight of starving children in the war-torn country

Not Rugby pensioner John Wilkins who became so moved by the devastating plight of starving children in Yemen he decided on a 5,000-mile virtual walk to the war-torn country.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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32-Jähriger schlägt am Bahnhof um sich

Der jemenitische Staatsangehörige reiste erstmals am im Juli 2019 in die Bundesrepublik ein und ist aktuell im Besitz einer Duldung. Er ist bereits mehrfach mit Gewaltdelikten in Erscheinung getreten

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Eritrean navy arrests 95 Yemeni fishermen within Yemeni waters

Eritrean naval forces have detained around 95 Yemeni fishermen during the past week from Yemen territorial waters in the Red Sea.

This was reported by Yemen Press Agency, based on informed sources.

According to the sources, Eritrean naval patrols detained three boats belonging to fishermen from al-Khokha district near the Yemeni island of Hanish, with 95 fishermen on board over the past week.

The sources explained that the detention of the fishermen had not been met with any action by the Hadi puppet government or its Coast Guard forces in the occupied areas of Mocha and al-Khokha.

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Gulf Arabs jittery about Taliban takeover but may seek pragmatic ties

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, among the few who recognised the Taliban's radical 1996-2001 rule in Afghanistan, will likely take a pragmatic approach to its return to power despite fears it could embolden militant Islam abroad.

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Middle East rivals scramble to retain influence as Taliban rises in Afghanistan

As the Taliban sweeps into power, Kabul now has different allies in the Gulf

After Afghanistan’s American-backed president Ashraf Ghani fled the Taliban’s offensive in Kabul, he wound up not in a neighbouring country but 1,100 miles away in Dubai, on the Arabian peninsula.

There, in the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, he has set himself up as a kind of president in exile. Ghani is reportedly holed up in luxury quarters, posting defiant videos on Facebook and allegedly resting easy with $169m he has been accused of stealing from Afghan state coffers, although he says such claims are “baseless”.

“A lot of the Afghan elite view the UAE as a safe haven,” says Kristian Ulrichsen, a Gulf specialist at Rice University in Texas.

Ghani’s destination shows the cosy relationship between the glittery monarchies of the Gulf and the now-collapsed Kabul government built in the years since the collapse of the Taliban’s previous regime in 2001.

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UAE stops Yemen boxing team from attending Asian Championship

The UAE has refused to grant the Yemeni team participating in the second Asian Boxing Championship visas to enter the country, sources have reported.

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Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders.

The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extradition back to China because her fiancé was considered a Chinese dissident. Wu told The Associated Press she was abducted from a hotel in Dubai and detained by Chinese officials at a villa converted into a jail, where she saw or heard two other prisoners, both Uyghurs.

She was questioned and threatened in Chinese and forced to sign legal documents incriminating her fiancé for harassing her, she said. She was finally released on June 8 and is now seeking asylum in the Netherlands.

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Eritrean forces shot dead a 14-year child and injured two others while fishing off Yemen's #Hunaish Island in Red Sea on Saturday, reporters based in Hudaydah province said. Eritreans have been attacking fishermen & confiscating their boats in Yemeni territorial waters for years.

cp12b Sudan

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Turkey offers to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan

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Sudan leaders visit border area amid tensions with Ethiopia

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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Stop the war in Yemen! End the arms deal

Yemen is the target of weapons sold by Canada to Saudi Arabia. As a result of the hostilities, the population is unable to meet their basic needs and is struggling with famine, among other things. It is time to act! Stop selling arms to stop the war in Yemen!

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Yemen – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses

A large proportion of the population requires humanitarian assistance, and there is little disposable income for services upon which telcos can generate revenue. Essential telecom infrastructure, such as mobile towers and fibre cabling, has often been targeted, destroyed, or damaged by the opposing sides in the ongoing conflict. These difficulties have proved to be a disincentive to telcos investing in infrastructure, with the result that the country lacks basic fixed-line infrastructure, and mobile services are based on outdated GSM. This has prevented the development of a mobile broadband sector, or the evolution of mobile data services.

The ownership of telecommunication services, and the scrutiny of associated revenues and taxes, have become a political issue in Yemen. In 2019 the recognised government moved Tele Yemen’s headquarters from Sana’a to Aden in a bid to regain control of the company.

Until telecom infrastructure can be improved across Yemen, and until civil unrest eases, there will be little progress for the sector. =

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The Houthi militia's self-styled "central bank" in Sana'a issues a circular reminding traders to double check the bands of 1000 riyal banknotes to make sure the notes printed recently by the government are eliminated from the markets in the militia's areas of control./ Multiple websites

The Houthi militia have confiscated 41 million worth of the government-printed 1000-riyal banknotes from traders coming from Aden in their way to the militia-controlled parts of Taiz city. The militia consider the government-printed bills illegal but confiscate them "fake"/Multiple websites

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Houthis ban use of any 1000 riyal banknotes in Taiz

Houthi militants have banned the use of all big-size 1000 riyal banknotes altogether in the militia's areas of control in Taiz province, local sources have said.

The militia enforced the ban since it is difficult for the general public to distinguish the old prints issued by Sana'a central bank in the pas from the new prints issued by the legitimate government's central bank in Aden recently.

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Yemeni Rial Exchange Rate Drops, President Hadi Stresses Need to Save the Economy

As the Yemeni rial’s exchange rate dropped again, President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi stressed that the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) and the official government must take firmer measures to salvage the war-torn nation’s deteriorating economy.

In the interim capital, Aden, the riyal shed more of its value after only about five days of a slight improvement in its price against foreign currencies, banking sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Sources confirmed that the Yemeni rial traded at 1,035 for the dollar in government-controlled areas but was exchanged at a rate of 600 Yemeni rials to the dollar in Houthi-run areas.

Hadi ordered preserving CBY’s independence and taking measures to stop the involvement of banks and money exchange businesses in currency speculation.

My comment: And blame for the Houthis by this Saudi news site, starting with a lie: “Houthis had created a parallel banking system“ – when the hadi government had created a new Central Bank at Aden!


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Hadi orders boosting bank's control over money supply

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has ordered preserving the central bank's independence and taking measures to stop the involvement of banks and money exchange businesses in currency speculation with the Houthi terrorist militia in Sana'a.
Chairing a meeting with the prime minister and board of directors of the central bank, Hadi ordered ensuring a serious surveillance on banks and money exchange businesses and ensuring the relocation of commercial banks' headquarters from the Houthi-controlled Sana'a to the country's temporary capital Aden.
Hadi ordered boosting the bank's control over money supply and ensuring that the monetary policy and market tools are not left in the hands of the money exchangers, speculators and the Houthi militia.

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Saudi Arabia steals Yemen’s oil and deposits its money in the National Bank

The Executive Director of the Yemeni Oil Company, Ammar Al-Adrai, confirmed that the siege countries headed by Saudi Arabia are stealing Yemeni oil and depositing its money in the National Bank.

Al-Adrai said, in statements, that Saudi Arabia is stealing Yemeni oil day and night without taking into account the needs of the country stricken by war, siege and disease.

He explained that Yemenis suffer in Shabwa and various governorates from the lack of oil derivatives, while thousands of tons of Yemeni crude oil are looted.

Al-Adra’i added: Since the beginning of the year, the forces of aggression have released only 4% of the quantities needed by the Yemeni people.

He pointed out that the countries of aggression, including Saudi Arabia, prevented the entry of gas from Ma’rib and prevented the arrival of ships of oil derivatives that were imported from the sustenance of the people of this people.

Late last year, another economist said that Washington and Riyadh had bribed the former Yemeni government to refrain from oil exploration activities. Yemen has oil reserves greater than the entire Persian Gulf region.

“Saudi Arabia has signed a secret agreement with the United States to prevent Yemen from using its oil reserves for the past 30 years,” Hassan Ali al-Saniri told APS.

He added, “Scientific research and assessments conducted by international drilling companies show that Yemen’s oil reserves are more than the combined reserves of all Gulf countries.”

Al-Sinari added that Yemen has abundant oil reserves in Marib, Al-Jawf, Shabwa and Hadramout.

My comment: A pro-Sanaa gov. point of view.

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Töpferei im Jemen..ein traditionelles Handwerk, das Krieg und Depression widersteht

Die jemenitische Keramikindustrie wird kaum erwähnt, außer in Verbindung mit den Städten „Hais“, „Zubaid“, „Al-Jarrahi“ und „Bait al-Faqih“ in der Region Tihama, südlich der Stadt Hodeidah, gefolgt von mehreren Gebieten im Gouvernement Hadhramaut und in der Hauptstadt Sana’a.

Der Forscher Abd al-Salam al-Haddad, Autor des Buches „Die jemenitische Stadt Hays; Seine Geschichte und religiöse Denkmäler „Die Stadt Hays ist eine der ersten Städte, die sich auf die Herstellung von Töpfer- und Keramiktöpfen spezialisiert hat, da sie die Hauptquelle für den Bedarf des Jemen aus diesen Töpfen war, da in der Region guter Lehmboden zur Verfügung stand Täler der Stadt und Mineraloxide in den Bergen im Osten.

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Pottery in Yemen..a traditional craft that resists war and depression

As if struggling to survive in the face of extinction, the pottery industry in Yemen stands as a witness to historical eras in which it played a starring role in the formations of pots and statues before the advent of technological machines.

The Yemeni pottery industry is hardly mentioned except in conjunction with the cities of “Hais”, “Zubaid”, “Al-Jarrahi” and “Bait al-Faqih” in the Tihama region, south of the city of Hodeidah, followed by several areas in Hadhramaut governorate and the capital, Sana’a.

Researcher Abd al-Salam al-Haddad, author of the book “The Yemeni City of Hays; Its History and Religious Monuments “The city of Hays is one of the first cities that specialized in the manufacture of pottery and ceramic pots, as it was the main resource for what Yemen needs from these pots, given the availability of good clay soil in the city’s valleys and mineral oxides in the mountains to its east.

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Massive oil tanker arrives in occupied Yemen as part of plan to steal 100,000 tons of oil

A giant oil tanker has arrived at the port of Bir Ali in Shabwah province, in preparation for the illegal smuggling of a huge amount of Yemeni oil.

A source at the [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni Oil Ministry said on Sunday that the oil giant Sarasotaa has arrived at Bir Ali port coming from South Korea, with the intention of stealing more than 100,000 tons of Yemeni crude oil.

The source added that the tanker was docked with the help of the tug noats coming from the Port of Fujairah.

The source predicted that the value of the looted oil is equivalent to 69 million dollars.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Al-Qaida-Ableger im Jemen gratuliert den Taliban zur Machtübernahme

Der wohl gefährlichste Ableger von Al-Qaida hat den Taliban zur Machtübernahme in Afghanistan gratuliert. Gleichzeitig kündigten die Islamisten neue Gewalttaten an.

Der jemenitische Ableger des Terrornetzwerks Al-Qaida (Aqap) hat den Taliban zur Machtübernahme in Afghanistan gratuliert. Der „Sieg“ der Islamisten zeige, „dass der Dschihad und der Kampf (…) der richtige Weg sind, um Rechte wiederherzustellen und Eindringlinge und Besatzer zu vertreiben“, hieß es in einer Aqap-Erklärung am Donnerstag, die das US-Analyseunternehmen Site Intelligence Group verbreitete. Site ist auf die Überwachung islamistischer Websites spezialisiert.

Auch die Al-Qaida-Abteilung kündigte an, ihre eigenen Militärkampagnen fortzusetzen. Das Streben nach Demokratie bezeichnete die Gruppe als „täuschende Fata Morgana“ und als „Teufelskreis, der mit einer Null beginnt und damit endet“. Aqap-Kämpfer im jemenitischen Regierungsviertel Bayda und in der südlichen Provinz Shabwa haben am Sonntag mit Feuerwerkskörpern und Luftschüssen die Machtübernahme der Taliban in Afghanistan gefeiert, teilten Anwohner der Nachrichtenagentur AFP mit.

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen congratulates Taliban, vows to continue campaigns

“This victory and empowerment reveals to us that jihad and fighting represent the Sharia-based, legal, and realistic way to restore rights (and) expel the invaders and occupiers,” al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said in a statement.

“As for the game of democracy and working with simple pacifism, it is a deceptive mirage, a fleeting shadow, and a vicious circle that starts with a zero and ends with it,” said the statement carried by SITE Intelligence group, which monitors extremist networks worldwide

and also

Comment: AQAP for a long time was a key component of the network’s leadership and media output, so unsurprising to see this statement but you’d think al Qaeda central would have something out by now.

cp15 Propaganda

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Cement factory fuel a disguise to smuggle fuel for Houthi rockets

A high level Yemen source has confirmed that the Houthi militia are easily smuggling in large quantities of rockets, rocket fuels and other weapons in the disguise of oil products due to the UN's blind-eye policy toward Houthi smuggling operations through Sana'a Airport and the rest of the ports of entry to Yemen.

The source said the UN's stance allows Houthis to smuggle in these military tools continuously and further empowers the Houthi terrorist guerilla.

The sources said: "Seventeen petrol-laden trailer tanks have arrived via Mukalla Seaport in the disguise of a fuel for [Houthi-controlled] Amran Cement Factory, and we have found the shipment to be rocket fuel.

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Houthis are using the humanitarian crisis to prolong the war in Yemen, says spokesperson of NRF

Spokesperson of the National Resistance Forces (NFR) accused Saturday the Iran-backed Houthi rebels of using the humanitarian file to prolong the conflict in the war-torn country.

Houthis are full of contradictions. Back in 2018, when government forces were close to entering the port city of Hodeidah, they asked for nothing but a cease-fire truce. And now they are demanding the humanitarian track be applied before talking about stopping their attacks on Marib, said Brigadier General Sadiq Dwaid.

“The Houthi militia has not implemented any term with regard to the humanitarian file of the Stockholm Agreement, yet they are demanding an end to what they call a blockade before halting their offensive on Marib,” Dwaid said on Twitter.

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Houthis expose themselves and the so-called "humanitarian" organizations

Of all the plights in Yemen, the "humanitarian" agencies in Yemen weep most over what they call the Arab Coalition's "blockade" on Hodeidah seaport, citing concerns about obstructions to the flow of essential goods to the country, the risk of famine and the rest of phrases hiding manipulative aims.

The Yemeni government always counter-argued there are no disruptions to the humanitarian and commercial functions of the port whatsoever and that Houthis only aim for an absolute and unmonitored freedom over the ports so as to use it to import arms.

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Houthi announcement of privileges for Hodeidah imports belies their blockade claims, says Eryani

Yemen's Minister of Information has said that the recent announcement of privileges for importing goods through the Houthi militia-controlled Hodeidah seaport belies the militia's claims of an Arab Coalition imposed economic "blockade" on the militia's controlled territories or the seaport.

In a statement to Saba, Muammar al-Eryani said: "The Houthi militia's announced facilitations and privileges to encourage traders and investors to import through Hodeidah Seaport, as well as their promotion of the daily freight handling capacity of the port belies the claims these militants kept asserting for six years: Economic blockade and hindrances to the flow of goods through the port."

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Education under Houthi rule – Cartoon

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To know what thieves Houthis are, see this vessel traffic tracking list

Abu Dhabi is supporting Houthis with ballistic missiles, armed drones and whatever supplies they need via our sea and air ports and islands that are occupied by the alliance of thieves/Tweet by Shura Council member Ali Al-Bujeiri

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The Houthis have agreed [in talks with the international plays] to accept Yemen's secessionism, but they could not control theentire north of Yemen …They have been given the [international] green light to militarily conquer north Yemen since February, but the wagers have failed. This is the fruit of the steadfastness of the army and the tribes as well as president Hadi's rejection of the plot they want to impose as de facto. Therefore the malignant regional players are pressuring Hadi to expedite "ending the war" by a government forces' withdrawal similar to that which has happened in Afghanistan. /Series of tweets by Sam Alghobari.

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The Houthi terrorist militia arrest directors of their own so-called "police stations" in Sana'a/Khabar News Agency.


Three human bodies have been found beheaded in Saada,the stronghold of the Houthi militia /Voice of Yemen website

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A human rights information center (HRITC) has documented 70 Houthi abuses against civilians in Taiz last July./Yemen Talk.

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My comment: STC separatist propaganda.

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Chris Evans goes full Captain America, assembling a cavalcade of warmongering Washington avengers to discuss the Middle East

The gullible Hollywood star exposes himself to be a useful idiot for the military/intelligence industrial complex by producing a blindly orthodox new six-part discussion series on Yemen, Iran, Palestine, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

As the US limps out of Afghanistan with its tail between its legs, and millions suffer and die under the most brutal of American-induced maladies from Syria to Palestine to Yemen and across the Middle East, I implore you to fear not, as Captain America is now on the case.

Chris Evans, the movie star best known for playing the patriotic leader of the Avengers, Steve Rogers, in the multi-billion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe, is out to solve the world’s problems and has set his dazzling blue eyes and decidedly empty head on the mess that is the Middle East.

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Cartoon: Political solutions to the conflict in #Yemen.

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

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Aggression's airstrike kills man in Hodeida

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10 Houthis killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's Marib: gov't source

Ten Houthi rebels were killed by Saudi-led Arab coalition airstrikes in Yemen's central province of Marib on Saturday, a Yemeni government military source told Xinhua.

"The ten, including three high-ranking leaders, were hit while driving in two vehicles in Sirwah district, a few miles east of Al-Kasarah frontline," the source in Marib said on condition of anonymity.

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Teheran bestreitet Anwesenheit iranischer Militärberater im Jemen

Der Sprecher des Außenministeriums der Islamischen Republik Iran hat eine Behauptung der Regierung des jemenitischen Ex-Präsidenten Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi über den angeblichen Tod eines iranischen Staatsbürgers im Jemen dementiert und erklärt, im Jemen halte sich kein iranischer Militärberater auf.

Der Außenamtssprecher Irans fügte hinzu: „Solche unbegründeten Äußerungen ändern weder die Realität der jemenitischen Szene angesichts der feigen Angriffe der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Kriegskoalition noch die Entschlossenheit der Jemeniten gegenüber der Aggression.“

und auch

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Arabic Coalition airstrike kills Iranian expert: [Hadi gov.] Yemen’s Information Minister

Iranian expert Haidar Sirjan and nine other Iran-backed Houthi militants including two colonels have been killed following an airstrike by the Arab Coalition forces on Houthi militia sites in Marib, according to Yemen’s minister of information Moammar al-Eryani.

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My comment: This sounds like odd propaganda. Who told him?? The Houthis??


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No Iranian Military Advisor Killed in Yemen: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the remarks made by a member of the resigned government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi regarding the killing of an Iranian national in Yemen are basically false.

In a statement on Saturday, Khatibzadeh said there is no Iranian military advisor in Yemen to be killed by the invaders’ bombardments.

“Such baseless remarks will not change the reality on the ground in Yemen about the cowardly attacks of the self-proclaimed coalition against the oppressed people of Yemen and their determination to face the aggression,” he noted.

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Child injured by aggression's explosive remnant in Sana'a

and also

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More Saudi coalition air raids Marib p. Marib p. Marib p. Marib p., Jawf p. Marib p., Jawf p. Marib p. Marib p. Bayda p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

Im Jemen herrscht ein militärisches Patt. Eine größere Offensive mit größeren Erfolgen und Geländegewinnen für eine Seite bleiben seit der Offensive der saudischen Koalition gegen Hodeidah im Jahr 2018 aus. Kleinere Offensiven, ständige gegenseitige Angriffe und Gefechte mit Toten auf beiden Seiten und Opfern unter der Zivilbevölkerung gibt es aber ständig. Besonders betroffen sind die Provinzen Hodeidah, Taiz, Al Bayda, Al Dhalea, der Bezirk Nehm in der Provinz Sanaa, die Provinzen Al Jawf, Marib, Hajjah und Saada.

There is a military stalemate in Yemen. A larger offensive with greater successes and territorial gains for one side has been absent since the Saudi coalition's offensive against Hodeidah in 2018. Smaller offensives, constant mutual attacks and skirmishes killing fighters of both sides and causing victims among the civilian population are constant. The provinces of Hodeidah, Taiz, Al Bayda, Al Dhalea, the district of Nehm in the province of Sanaa, the provinces of Al Jawf, Marib, Hajjah and Saada are particularly affected.

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Fighting rages between Yemen's army, Houthis in Marib

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Houthi militias suffer major losses in lives and equipments western Taiz

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Saudi coalition claims intercepting bomb-laden Yemeni drone

On Sunday evening, Saudi media confirmed the Yemeni army's drone attack against southwestern Saudi Arabia, claiming that it had been intercepted and destroyed.

destroyed a bomb-laden drone flying from Yemen to the Khamis Mushait area in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

and also

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KSrelief Masam Project Dismantles more than 1,500 Mines in Yemen during a Week

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's (KSrelief) project for clearing mines in Yemen (Masam) demined 1,500 mines during the third week of August 2021, including 14 antipersonnel mines, 458 anti-tank mines and 1,116 unexploded ordnance.
Since the beginning of the project, as many as 269,923 mines, planted by the Houthi militias, have been dismantled.

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Saudi launches artillery attack on Yemen’s Saada prov.

The Saudi aggressors targeted "Manbeh" area in Saada province with artillery attacks, Al-Masirah reported.

According to the report, a number of Yemeni civilians were wounded during the artillery attacks of Saudi coalition. The Arabic-language media reported that a number of the injured were in critical condition.

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Man killed by Saudi army's fire in Sa'ada

A man was killed on Friday by Saudi army fire in the border district of Munabeh in Sa'ada province

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Pro-gov't Yemeni forces launch military operation against Houthis in Taiz

Pro-government Yemeni forces launched a military operation against the Houthi rebel group in the country's southwestern province of Taiz on Friday, a military official told Xinhua.

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Iran’s drones give Houthis an edge in Yemen war

They cannot hope to match the firepower of the Saudi fighter jets ranged against them, but the rebels have been given a deadly weapon of their own. Richard Spencer reports from Marib

There was a time when no self-respecting Yemeni warrior would have hidden in an underground bunker.

Yet it is in a lamp-lit room cut deep into a desert mountainside that Lieutenant-General Sagheir Bin Aziz, the Yemen government’s chief of staff, issues commands and meets subordinates and local tribal leaders. (paywalled)

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Dozens of Saudi-led forces killed in missile attack

A high-ranking military commander loyal to the Saudi-led coalition forces was killed along with dozens of officers and recruits in a series of explosions in a coalition camp in northern Ma’rib and eastern Jawf province at dawn on Wednesday.

The sources indicated that the explosions were caused by an unknown missile attack, confirming the coalition forces are reticent about revealing the nature of the explosions and the number of dead and wounded

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Saudi air defenses intercept explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a booby-trapped drone in Yemeni airspace that was launched towards the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Houthis, according to official news agency SPA.

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In two weeks, the Houthi militia bury 107 of their militants killed in the warfronts against the government/Voice of Freedom.

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[Hadi gov.] Yemeni army liberates new areas in Al-Jouf from Houthi control

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[Hadi gov.] Yemen army captures back strategic mountains in Aljaw

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Arab coalition reiterates support for Yemeni [hadi] government as battle for Marib continues

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Yemen's Special forces have said they had busted several sleeping cells and seized weapons belonging to the terrorist Houthi militia in the [government-held] city of Marib

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Houthis amass large force and weapons toward Marib frontlines

Houthis are amassing a large force including hundreds of child fighters and weapons along Marib frontlines in preparation to invade government-held city, informed sources have said.

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Pro-gov't Yemeni forces kill 15 Houthi rebels in ambush

Forces loyal to Yemen's government declared killing 15 members of the Houthi rebel group in an ambush in the country's oil-rich province of Marib on Tuesday.

and also

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Saudi border guards kill man in Sa'ada

another man was injured by the Saudi border guards shooting fired on al-Raqwa area in the border district of Munabeh.

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2 men killed by Saudi bombing on Sa'ada

The Saudi army on Monday killed 2 men when launching an artillery shelling on Sa'ada province, a security offical said.

The artillery shelling of the Saudi enemy army targeted al-Raqo area in the border district of Munabeh, causing also the injury of 2 other men, the official added.

and also

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KSrelief Masam Project Dismantles more than 1,882 Mines in Yemen During a Week

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's (KSrelief) project for clearing mines in Yemen (Masam) demined 1,882 mines during the second week of August 2021, including eight antipersonnel mines, 1,469 anti-tank mines and 403 unexploded ordnance.
Since the beginning of the project, as many as 268,334 mines, planted by the Houthi militias, have been dismantled.

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Several Houthi militiamen killed during battles southwest Marib

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Houthi militia suffers heavy human & material losses northwest Marib

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

Seit dem Abkommen von Stockholm vom 13. Dezember 2018 gibt es einen Waffenstillstand für Hodeidah. Zwar bleiben größere Offensiven aus, kleinere Gefechte gibt es aber laufend, und beide Seiten werfen sich ständig Verstöße gegen den Waffenstillstand vor.

Since the Stockholm Agreement of December 13, 2018, a ceasefire has been in place for Hodeidah. There are no major offensives, but smaller battles are going on and both sides constantly are accusing each other of violating the ceasefire.

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Landmine field found in Hodeida eastern gateway

The Yemeni Joint Forces (JF) on Friday found a landmine field laid by the Iranian-backed Houthi group in the eastern entrance of Hodeida city, JF media center said Friday.
The mines were planted underneath the whole base of the Qaus Annaser (Victory Bow) at the Yemeni western city's gateway, the center quoted a military source as saying.
In the few last hours, the JF engineering team removed and defused 19 6-inch explosive devices from the site, he added.
The team needs time to clear the Qaus Annaser's vicinity, as the mine field is broad, he said, accusing Houthi snipers – stationed to the east and northeast of Kilo16 area – of trying to obstruct the team's efforts.

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Aggression's airstrike kills man in Hodeida

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[Hadi gov.] Yemen FM: UNMHA needs to be relocated to neutral place

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Ahmed Bin Mubarak underscored the need for relocating the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) to neutral place and enabling it to do its tasks as the UN's resolutions in relevance stipulated.

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Houthis, JF trade blames for civilian fatalities in Hodeida

The Yemeni Joint Forces (JF) and Houthi group on Tuesday traded blames for shelling civilians and civilian objects in the western port city of Hodeida.
According to the Houthi-run Saba, one civilian was killed and another injured by a shells fired from Arab coalition spying drones at private farms in al-Jah area, south Hodeida.
The JF media, however, quoted local sources as saying that the Houthis "intensely and deliberately targeted civilian passersby and farmers" in different areas of Hais district.

and anti-Houthi fighters claims here:

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The Houthi militia plant landmines beneath the drinking water pipeline feeding the city of Hodeidah/Aden Alghad.

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Saudi forces violate Hodeidah ceasefire 148 times in one day

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Skirmishes in Yemen's Hodeidah

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Pro-gov't forces clash with Houthis in Yemen's Hodeidah, 10 killed

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The revenues of Hodeidah governorate, billions accumulated inside the central bank in Hodeidah, are spent only on buses, crews and unpaid employee. Private photos from inside the central bank in Hodeidah =

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Demining teams remove Houthi mines from Yemeni water systems

The Yemeni Joint Forces have removed a network of mines laid by the Iranian-backed Houthi group inside the main water system of the western port city of Hodeida, sources told JF military media on Friday.
A technical team found a mine network planted around pipes providing Hodeida city with water via Sana'a Street, they added, anonymously.
The explosive web was found in front of the Red Sea Mills Company, according to the sources.

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

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World Bank: Yemen - Protection of Marine Ecosystems of the Red Sea Coast

The Protection of Marine Ecosystems of the Red Sea Coast for Yemen aims to protect marine ecosystems of the Yemen Red Sea coast, including coral reefs and other critical habitats, by assisting Yemen to develop the sustainable use of its marine resources. It has three components. 1) To evaluate the marine environment of the Yemen Red Sea in order to define and quantify its resource base, determine its present condition, and establish a monitoring programme to identify major. areas of resource use conflict and compatibility. 2) Identification of training needs at the institutional and individual levels through an assessment of national, skills and requirements in marine environmental data collection and analysis. 3) Assured recurrent cost financing for post-project activities.

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The wife of the Galician sailor detained in Yemen asks for the intervention of the Ombudsman

Ten kilos of flour, latrine water boiled up to six times and some sugar. Those are the only foods available to the 31 men of the Cobija, the boat captained by the Galician sailor Pablo Costas, who have been held for a year in the Yemeni port of Al Mukallah on an accusation of illegal fishing in Australia.

Costas’s wife, who asks that her identity not be made public, has appealed to the Ombudsman to urge this institution to demand his repatriation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “as soon as possible” and to collaborate for the rest of the crew.

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Ray of hope for Kerala nurse facing death sentence in Yemen...

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Extreme road-building in Yemen: Pictures

The conflict has destroyed critical road links, making the basic movement of people and goods between the country’s northern and southern governorates extremely difficult, adding to the humanitarian crisis.

But people are not giving up. Last year, Hayel Saeed Anam Group (HSA), the country’s biggest private conglomerate, rebuilt and widened a dangerous, 18km-long back-roads route which, owing to the closure of the Al Kirsh main road, had become the only way to travel between the three major governates of Taiz, Lahj and Aden. HSA funded the project itself (photos)

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-755 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-755: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

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

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

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