Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 154

Yemen Press Reader 154: Journalismus im Jemen – USA, Saudis und Kosovo – H. Clintons Kriegsverbrechen – Saudis weisen UN-Vorwürfe zurück – Friedensgespräche: Durchbruch? – Taiz: Heftige Kämpfe

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Journalism in Yemen – US, Saudi and Kosovo - Hillary Clinton's War Crimes – Saudis reject blacklisting by UN – Peace talks: Breakthrough? – Heavy fights for Taiz and elsewhere

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

4.6.2016 - May Abou Amer (**B K)

Yemen's War: Domestic versus International Coverage

The situation in the Arab World’s poorest country is incredibly challenging to report on due to the conditions activists and journalists face.

Journalists in Yemen are faced with threats, indiscriminate bombing, and other acts of violence which not only affects them, but also family, friends and colleagues.

[On the problems and dangers journalists face in Yemen; on their work, the themes they work about, as examples for domestic and international journalists: Fatik al-Rodaini, Charlene Rodrigues] – by May Abou Amer

2.6.2016 – RT (** B T P)

US stabs Saudi ‘ally’ in the back – again – with terror scapegoating

That Kosovo has become a hotbed of Islamic radicalism and a source of young militants going to Syria and Iraq to join the ranks of the Islamic State and other terrorist groups is not in dispute.

Nor is it in dispute that the Saudis and other Gulf Arab states have pumped millions of dollars into the Balkan territory to promote their version of Islamic fundamentalism – Wahhabism – which is correlated with extremist groups.

All that is true. But it’s a bit rich for elite US opinion to lump all the blame for Kosovo’s tribulations at the feet of Arab allies.

After all, it was Washington that created the failed state of Kosovo in the first place when it agitated for its secession from Serbia in 2008 – by Finian Cunningham

3.6.2016 – US Uncut (** B K P)

Hillary Clinton’s war crimes are unforgivable. No real progressive could ever support her.

When taking a closer look at US foreign policy under her leadership as the nation’s top diplomat, it’s obvious that Clinton could potentially be as disastrous as Trump if given the position of Commander-in-Chief.

Here are a few examples of countries where conditions are tremendously worse as a result of Hillary Clinton’s policies.

Yemeni blood is on Hillary Clinton’s hands

Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen, which started in 2015 and continues today, was made possible with arms purchased by the US government – by Zach Cartwright

cp2 Allgemein / General

5.6.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Gulf Research Center Rebuffs UN report on civil casualties in Yemen

Dr. Abdulaziz bin Othman bin Saqr, President of the Gulf Research Center said the perpetual killing of Yemeni civilians, particularly children, results from arbitral shelling coming from rebel forces on civil-populated area in Yemen.

He defended the coalition forces as organized and systematic when they use attacking armament in addition to their well-trained forces in comparison of the militias fighting a guerilla war.
He added that the objective of the coalition forces is to defend the civilians and not to harm them, a reason behind cancelling many air raids every day to avoid falling in the vicinity of residential complexes.
He concluded that the coalition forces have convinced the world of its humanitarian intentions, citing the relief and humanitarian assistance being delivered to the needy in Yemen in millions of US dollars.

Comment: The same as Asiri, the spokesman of the Saudi coalition, is saying. A really ridiculous propaganda doing so as if the Saudi air raids would not harm anybody.

5.6.2016 – Kuwait News Ageny (A P)

Asiri slams UN report of Arab coalition „violations“ in Yemen

5.6.2016 – AFP (A P)

Saudi-led coalition rejects UN blacklisting over Yemen

"The report is imbalanced and does not rely on credible statistics, nor does it serve the Yemeni people," coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Assiri told the official Saudi Press Agency.

"It misleads the public with incorrect numbers and mostly relies on information from sources associated with the Huthi militia and the deposed (former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah) Saleh," he said.

Assiri said the coalition was in Yemen to "protect the Yemeni people, including children, from the actions of the Huthi militia."

He cited a $30 million Saudi aid programme for Yemen launched in cooperation with the UN children's fund (UNICEF). and similar by Middle East Eye:

Comment: This is really ridiculous propaganda. Having spent 30 million for Yemeni children – the equivalent of 3 hours bombing the country!

Comment by Aristo Teles: By bombing children nd starving them to death he protects them from the Houthis?

5.6.2016 – Arab News (A P)

UN report based on Houthi version: KSA

The Kingdom has denounced the UN report which included the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on the blacklist of child rights violators.
“The coalition has sought to protect the Yemeni people, including children, from the Houthi militias,” said Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the coalition, during an interview with Al-Arabiya TV.

“Coalition actions have been authorized by the legitimate government recognized internationally by UN Resolution 2016.” and see article by Saudi Gazette:

Comment by Malek: Saudi press claiming UN report is Houthi version. So Houthis also decided to blacklist themselves?!?? #Saudilogic

Comment by Judith Brown: If KSA wants the UN to stop reporting that they are killing Yemeni children - they should stop ther bombing raids on its neighbour.

Comments by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Retarded and very disturbing trends on #Yemen press & social media propagated by pro Saudi and Yemen gov trolls.

Troubling amount of bigotry by sad Saudi & #Yemen gov muppets unleashed on UN. No, not bcz of Taiz, but bcz UN blacklisted Saudi coalition. and

4.6.2016 – RT (* A P)

‘Saudi violence in Yemen can’t be ignored any longer’

The UN has blacklisted Saudi-led coalition for killing and maiming thousands of children in Yemen. But will there be any consequences or sanctions for the House of Saud? Will their allies reconsider their support for Riyadh?

Answering RT’s question about if there will be any ramifications for Saudi Arabia, a member of the UN, independent geopolitical analyst Navid Nasr said that it is difficult to tell because Saudi Arabia has been a loyal partner for the US and the NATO countries in the region for decades.

Comment: The UN by this admits that it is ruled by US and NATO interests.

4.6.2016 – UNO (A K P)

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Yemen

The Secretary-General condemns the attacks with heavy weapons, including rockets, mortars and artillery in Taiz. Rocket fire reportedly hit a busy market in the city.The Secretary General calls for an independent investigation to ensure that perpetrators are hold accountable.

3.6.2016 – Euronews (* A K P)

Yemen: where are the Houthis getting their weapons from?

Insiders Editor-in-Chief Sophie Claudet met up with Pieter Wezeman, a Senior Researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute SIPRIspecialised in arms sales and military expenditure.

Comment: The brief article is more about the Saudis than the Houthis. But Houthis in the title sell better

3.6.2016 – Critical Threats (*A P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review [June 3 and earlier]

[What happened, day by day]

7.2015 – Sayed Hassan (* B K P)

War Without Mercy in Yemen. Towards the End of Saudi Arabia? - by Sayed Hassan


Message from Abd-al-Malik al-Houthi to the Resistance, July 2, 2015

[The war from a pro-Houthi and anti-saudi position]

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

5.6.2016 – Alezzisa (A H)

Taiz pictures of the two brothers Kamal and Mohammad Mujibur, Kidnapped by mercenaries Saudi American aggression And tortured to death and (graphic)

4.6.2016 – GFDRR (A H)

Crisis Assessment Series: Yemen

GFDRR supported the sector specialists from the six priority sectors with data analysis that helped them to quantify damages, analyze impact on service delivery, and provide sector recommendations.

A preliminary report that identifies: (1) quantitative estimates of the physical damages to key public and private assets in the selected sectors including: health, education, energy, WASH, transport, and housing in the cities of: Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, and Zinjibar; (2) the impact of the crisis on associated service delivery; and (3) a preliminary analysis of stabilization interventions and their respective sequencing.

4.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (*B H)

Film: Saudi war on Yemen heavily damages medical centers in Sa’ada

Press TV's correspondent Mohammad al-Attab has visited the province to see first-hand the devastation caused by Riyadh's unabated airstrikes and the challenges Yemeni doctors are facing to treat the patients.

4.6.2016 – UNOCHA (A H)

Yemen 2016 Funding

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Coalition SP flaunting Saudi's funding of UN humanitarian aid to #Yemenbut amount is meager

2.6.2016 – Albawaba Press TV Iran (* B H)

UN: 10,000 Yemeni children died from disease this year

The deaths were caused by "avoidable and preventable diseases" such as diarrhea and pneumonia, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday.

Dujarric said the heavy loss was due to the closure of hundreds of health centers and the total collapse of the healthcare system in the war-torn country. and

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

5.6.2016 – Shiachat (B P)

Is Iran assisting the Houthi government of Yemen?

I've heard that the Houthis' of Yemen are a branch of Shia called "fivers". They are different from Iranian Shia called "twelvers" as they believe in only the first five imams. I've heard that the Houthis' have good relations with Iran even though they have different Shia beliefs. Is Iran assisting the Houthis'? And also, is their a possibility of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Yemen? [And answers]

4.6.2016 – Almasdar News (A P)

Tens of thousands in Yemen protest against Saudi aggression

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

5.6.2016 – Al Araby (A)

Yemen's Aden airport to resume daily commercial flights

A sign of normality will return to Yemen's southern port city of Aden next week, as its airport prepares for the resumption of daily commercial flights after months of closure.

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

5.6.2016 – Gulf Today (A K P)

Rebels destroying peace hopes: Yemen

The rocketing of Taiz by the Houthis and President Ali Abdullah Saleh is a proof that the killers are destroying any hope of peace,” Ezzeldin Al Asbahi, human rights minister for the internationally recognised government, said in a statement.

Comment: Both sides blame each other for this shelling. This is stupid propaganda: What did Ashabi say about the victims of Saudi air raids and peace hopes?

5.6.2016 – Iran Daily ( K P)

Iran, UN call for extending Yemen cease-fire in Ramadan

A senior Iranian official and the UN special envoy to Yemen called for lasting the cease-fire in the war-torn country in the holy month of Ramadan, which begins next week.

5.6.2016 – National Yemen (A P)

UN Envoy to Yemen Meets with Houthi and GPC Delegations

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad met Sunday with the delegations of Ansarullah movement and the General People’s Congress (GPC) in Kuwait, to discuss various pressing issues on the agenda of ongoing peace talks.

5.6.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Yemen prisoner swap talks suspended

Direct talks between the Yemeni government and the Shia Houthi group aimed at exchanging prisoners have been suspended, a Yemeni government source said Saturday.

Government delegates agreed with UN experts to suspend direct talks and to hold indirect discussions in an effort to bridge the gap between the two sides,” the source told Anadolu Agency. and by Anadolu

5.6.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

Riyadh's delegation foils detainee swap

The Riyadh's delegation in Kuwait talks foiled a detainee swap supposed to be carried out early in Ramadan Month, well-informed source said Sunday.

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

Riyadh's delegation refuses to explain about thousands detainees

Riyadh's delegation refrained from providing explanations regarding 4000 detainees from the army and popular committees, a learned official said on Saturday

Comment: Riyadh's delegation = Hadi government del.

5.6.2016 – Emirates 24 (A P)

Yemen breakthrough in Kuwait talks: One step remains

emen has achieved a breakthrough in the ongoing Kuwait talks, agreeing on the formation of the transitional government, but still disagreeing over the date of the establishment of this government,.

4.6.2016 – Prensa Latina (A K P)

Yemeni Foreign Minister Questions UN Credibility

Yemeni Deputy Prime and Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik Al-Mikhlafi considered today that the UN credibility was threatened, after the combats with militias of Ansar Allah in Taiz, while the peace negotiations continue in Kuwait.

Comment: Nonsense, because both sides break the ceasefire.

4.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A P)

A delegation of senior leaders of the Congress Party of Yemen and Ansarallah movement have visited Saudi Arabia and participated in the drafting of the truce and ceasefire agreements for the border area.

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

Riyadh's delegation refuses to explain about thousands detainees

Riyadh's delegation refrained from providing explanations regarding 4000 detainees from the army and popular committees, a learned official said on Saturday.

4.6.2016 – Almanar (A P)

Saudi-backed Delegation to Yemeni Talks Frustrates Prisoner Swap Deal

The Saudi-backed delegation to Yemeni talks in Kuwait rejected to include more than 137 prisoners in the swap deal which the United Nations is trying to hold before the Holy Month of Ramadan.

4.6.2016 – Stratfor (* A P)

Peace Talks Yield Gradual Progress

Peace talks are slowly unfolding in Kuwait City, but fighting in Yemen continues unabated. Despite the ongoing violence, there are some indications that Yemen's peace talks may be yielding fruit, however slowly.

4.6.2016 - Kuwait News Agency

Yemeni peace talks continue

3.6.2016 – Alwaght (A P)

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says that forming a national unity government in the country requires international guarantees.

Spokesman of Yemen's Ansarullah movement Muhammad Abdul Salam has added that in such a government, fugitive president Mansour Hadi will take a neutral political position during the transitional period.

3.6.2016 – Critical Threats (*A P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review [June 3 and earlier]

June 3, 2016

Yemen: Al Houthis will accept President Hadi as transitional president and withdraw from cities if included in consensus government; President Hadi’s delegation releases political vision for transitional government

June 2, 2016

Yemen: Saudi Arabia sends a mediator to Tehran to discuss Yemen conflict; UN begins capacity-building exercise for local de-escalation committees

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

4.6.2016 – Oltner Tagblatt (A P)

Saudi-Arabien massregelt von ihr mitfinanzierte Genfer Moschee

cp9 USA

Siehe cp1 Am wichtigsten / See cp1 Most important

3.6.2016 – Llawfareblog (A K T)

Has the U.S. Quietly Ramped Up the Air Campaign Against AQAP in Yemen?

Does the administration consider Yemen to be an area of active hostilities for purposes of the PPG? To the best of my knowledge, they have never said that it is, though they have readily identified Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria as such.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

4.6.2016 – Amnesty International (A K P)


The UK government has Yemeni blood on its hands. Tell the Prime Minister to investigate immediately and stop selling arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that could be used in human rights abuses – it’s illegal, immoral and inhumane.

31.5.2016 – Mojahedin (A P)

Philip Hammond rejected Iranian interference and attempts to dominate the region

Comment: On Hammonds visit to the Near east and statements see earlier YPR. The most important thing for him: Making money by selling arms to the Saudis must go on, in any case.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

2.6.2016 – The Globe and Mail (* A P)

Human-rights advocate calls for guarantees about Saudi use of combat vehicles

Saudi Arabia is arming Yemeni forces led by a controversial military commander accused of using child soldiers, a leading human-rights researcher is warning Parliamentarians. Ottawa must suspend sales of Canadian-made combat vehicles to Riyadh if it fails to obtain guarantees that they won’t be become embroiled in this, she told a Senate committee – by Steven Chase

2.6.2016 – Americans for Democracy (* B P)

Bahrain: where a tweet can earn you five years in prison

In response to the Bahrain governments announcement that it would take part in the campaign in Yemen, political activist Fadhel Abbastweeteda criticism of Bahrain’s involvement in the Saudi-led coalition. The Secretary-General of the al-Wahdawi opposition party stated that the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemenviolatedinternational law. On 26 March 2015, security forces from the MOI arrested Fadhel for his tweet. On 28 June 2015, Bahrain’s criminal courtsentencedFadhel to five years in prison for “spreading false information that could harm the military operations of Bahrain and its allies” in Yemen – by Mobashra Tazamal

1.6.2016 – La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (A P)

Milioni di euro dal Qatar per moschee e scuole coraniche.

Quale islampromuoverà, che cosa si insegnerà? Ebbene gli studi recenti sulla radicalizzazione confermano che le moschee non sono la soluzione, per lo meno non sono l’unica soluzione alla marginalizzazione. Forse il business con il Qatar sta facendo dimenticare, sia alle autorità sia all’islam organizzato, i problemi reali dei musulmani nel nostro Paese che vanno oltre il diritto sacrosanto di poter pregare.

cp13 Flüchtlinge

4.6.2016 – Zeit Online (* B H K)

Der Krieg ist das Beste, was uns passieren konnte

Seite 3/5:Eine Frau im Jemen

Kommentar: Welcher Trottel hat diesen Titel ausgewählt??

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

4.6.2016 – Elisabeth Kendell (A T)

Extraordinary retraction by #alQaeda#Yemen: will not target enemy homes to spare women & kids. Hearts&minds tactic

4.6.2016 – Benjamin Norton (A K T)

BBC: "Several reports of [Saudi] coalition forces and AQAP militants battling the Houthis in the same areas in southern Yemen have emerged"

4.6.2016 – US State Department (** B T)

Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked. and in full

cp15 Propaganda

4.6.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Yemeni President Expresses his Government's Aspiration for Real Peace in Yemen

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Warplanes launches two raids on Shabwa

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launch two raids on Serwah in Mareb

4.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

DESTRUCTION: Wave of Saudi airstrikes rock #Yemenregions of Shabwa, Mareb, Amran & Taiz as UN peace talks continue.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

5.6.2016 – Beforeitsnews (A K PH)

[Films on fightings]

5.6.2016 – Deutschlandfunk (A K)

Viele Tote bei Kämpfen

Im Jemen haben sich regierungstreue Einheiten und Rebellen schwere Kämpfe um die Stadt Taiz geliefert.

Dabei seien in den vergangenen beiden Tagen mehr als 40 Menschen ums Leben gekommen, teilten Sicherheitskräfte mit

6.6.2016 – AP (A K)

Fighting in Yemeni city of Taiz kills 45 people

Yemeni security officials say fighting is raging in the besieged central city of Taiz, where 45 people, including three civilians, have been killed in two days of fierce combat that has sent families fleeing from their homes.

5.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army, committees forces advancing in Lahj Front

5.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Dozens of mercenaries killed, injured in Baidha

At least 23 hirelings and al-Qaeda militants, including field leaders, were killed and dozens were injured during repulsing their advance on al-Manaseh area of Baidha province, a military official said Sunday.

5.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Hirelings target citizens in Mareb

The Riyadh's hirelings targeted on Sunday houses and farms in Harib-al-Qarmish district of Mareb province, a local official said.

5.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army repulses advance in Taiz

The army and popular committees on Sunday repulsed an attempt of Riyadh's hirelings to advance towards sites in al-Waze'yah district of Taiz province.

5.6.2016 – Xinhua (A K)

At least 7 soldiers killed in fighting against Houthi militants in Yemen

At least seven soldiers were killed when fierce clashes flared up in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on Sunday between government forces and Shiite Houthi militants

5.6.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemen's Missiles Hit Saudi Military Base in Ma'rib Province

The Yemeni army and popular forces pounded a Saudi military base in Ma'rib province with Katyusha missiles on Sunday, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on them.

The eyewitnesses said that they saw four trucks loaded with corpses of the dead Saudi forces to leave the military base.

5.6.2016 – Al Arabiya ( K PS)

Militias launch missile attacks at residential areas in Yemen’s Taiz

Anti-government militias in Yemen have resumed their shelling of residential neighborhoods in the southwestern city of Taiz, prompting people to protest against the attacks, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday.

Comment: Both sides blame each other for this shelling.

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Security services capture 12 hirelings in Dhamar

4.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A K PH)

Taizis still under rocket shelling and fire. Residential areas are targeted. Every party on the ground accuses the other. Citizens (what is left of them) just ask for an end to this hell. This man was injured yesterday. Desperation looks like this.

4.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Hireling bombing kills many people in Taiz

Many people were killed by Riyadh's hirelings bombing in Taiz province, a military official said Saturday.
The hirelings bombed with artillery and mortar shells on the Military hospital in al-Jahmalia neighborhood and al-Abab al-Kaber Souk in al-Jomlah neighborhood in Taiz downtown causing dozens of killed and wounded civilians.

Comment: Both sides blame each other for that.

4.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Taiz WAR ZONE: 17 Killed today as clashes intensify between Houthis & Saudi allied fighters in #Yemenwar torn city.

4.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A K)

Military Officials: Lebanese and Iranian Missiles Discovered in Yemen

3.6.2016 – National Yemen (A K PS)

At Least 18 in Taiz Killed by Rocket Fired from Houthi Corner [see YPR 153]

Comment: Iranian media put the blame on Islah party; Houthis ask for international investigation.

3.6.2016 – Hussam Almolaiki (A K)

2 civilian killed now , the dead raise to 20 and + 40 wounded , the shelling is continuing until now . Bloody day in #Taiz

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

4.6.2016 – Times of Oman (B)

Conditions ripe for locusts to breed in Yemen

The Desert Locust situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, as more groups have formed in the interior and along the Aden coast during May.

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