Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 158

Yemen Press Reader 158: Lagebericht Jemen – Separatismus im Jemen – Kämpfe und Verletzte in Taiz – Mukalla nach Al Kaida – Saudi-Prinz in USA – Mogelpackung UNO – Waffenexporteur Deutschland
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Yemen situation report – Separatism in Yemen – Fights, injured at Taiz – Mukallah after Al Qaida – Saudi prince in US – UN a sham – Germany’s arms exports – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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(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

14.6.2016 – Critical Threats (** A K P)

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: June 14

The lack of substantive progress in negotiations for a political settlement in Kuwait has created incentives for both the al Houthi-Saleh faction and Saudi-led coalition forces to attempt to change the frontline of the war. The ongoing fighting is preventing the Hadi government from governing effectively in Aden, its de facto capital, which the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) is exploiting.

ISIS Wilayat Aden-Abyan is prosecuting an explosive attack campaign in Aden to prevent the establishment of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in Yemen.

AQAP is focused on building its relationship with local Sunni populations, providing pragmatic lines of support. Nayif Saleh Salim al Qaysi, the Hadi-appointed governor of al Bayda and an AQAP member sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury on May 19, is involved in providing support to Yemeni tribal groups fighting the al Houthis in al Bayda governorate. Al Qaysi has also used his political position to facilitate the expansion of AQAP in the area and has financed the group. Ghalib Abdullah al Zaidi, an AQAP commander based in Ma’rib, runs an extensive recruiting network and directs attacks targeting al Houthi positions.

Al Houthi officials have condoned sectarian actions in Sana’a, likely further exacerbating tensions throughout the country.

Al Houthi officials in Sana’a banned the Tarawih prayer on June 6, a Sunni practice of an additional prayer at night during the Ramadan month. The al Houthis later arrested several imams who defied this ban, leading to brawls during Friday prayers. The al Houthis also imprisoned an imam who issued a fatwa exempting Muslims from the obligatory Ramadan fast because of famine and excessive heat.

The high-level peace negotiations in Kuwait are unlikely to produce a comprehensive negotiated settlement in the near term. Significant international pressure is now being applied on President Hadi to make concessions, since he, not the al Houthi-Saleh faction, appears to be blocking progress.

ISIS in Yemen will likely continue disruptive attacks on Aden throughout the month of Ramadan to prevent the reconstitution of the Yemeni state under the Hadi government. It is unlikely that the Kuwait peace talks will produce a resolution to the political conflict in the near term, extending the conditions that have led to growing sectarianism in Yemen – by Bailey Palmer

http://www.criticalthreats.org/yemen/yemen-crisis-situation-reports-june-14-2016

14.6.2016 – Reuters (** B P)

Power cuts, violence fuel Yemen separatists' dreams

Over the past 14 months, Aden’s one million inhabitants have endured war and gang violence. The collapse of even basic public services has fueled demands for the restoration of the southern state that merged with northern Yemen in 1990.

The current southern separatist movement grew out of a 2007 campaign demanding financial benefits for army officers and civil servants. Emboldened by 2011 anti-government Arab Spring protests that had forced Saleh to step down, southern separatists now want full independence.

Having played a key role in facing the Houthi offensive on southern Yemen, separatists now control most levers of power in Aden, where Hadi's government is currently based.

Many Yemenis accuse Hadi and his government, which until this month had operated from Saudi Arabia, of paying only lip service to improving living conditions.

The power shortages have hit water supplies, hospitals and factories – by Mohammed Mukhashaf

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-aden-idUSKCN0Z01QC

14.6.2016 – Ärzte ohne Grenzen (** A H K)

Jemen: Trotz Waffenruhe Hunderte schwerverletzte Zivilisten in Tais

Trotz Waffenruhe fordert der Konflikt im Jemen noch immer zahlreiche zivile Opfer. Seit April wurden in von Ärzte ohne Grenzen/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) betriebenen und unterstützten Krankenhäusern in Tais 1.624 Menschen mit Kriegsverletzungen durch Kampfhandlungen behandelt. Fast die Hälfte von ihnen waren Zivilisten.

In Tais wird derzeit so schwer gekämpft wie selten seit Ausbruch des bewaffneten Konfliktes vor 15 Monaten. Täglich kommt es zu Beschuss, Luftangriffen, Explosionen von Bomben oder Landminen und Heckenschützenfeuer. Gekämpft und geschossen wird in dichtbesiedelten Gebieten der Stadt. Keine der an den Kämpfen beteiligten Parteien scheint bemüht, zivile Opfer zu verhindern.

https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.at/presse/jemen-trotz-waffenruhe-hunderte-schwerverletzte-zivilisten-tais

The same in English:

14.6.2016 – Doctors Without Borders (** A H K)

Yemen: In the two months of ‘ceasefire’, at least 700 civilians injured by heavy fighting in Taiz

Two months into the ceasefire in Yemen civilians continue to be severely affected by violence. Since the ceasefire started in April, MSF facilities and supported hospitals treated a staggering 1,624 people with injuries caused by the intense fighting in Taiz. Nearly half of them are civilians.

Taiz has seen some of the fiercest fighting since the escalation of the conflict began 15 months ago, with shelling, airstrikes, bomb blasts, landmine explosions and sniper fire happening every day. Fighting and shelling takes place in densely populated parts of the city. None of the warring parties appear to be making an effort to prevent casualties among civilians.

http://www.msf.org/en/article/20160614-yemen-two-months-%E2%80%98ceasefire%E2%80%99-least-700-civilians-injured-heavy-fighting-taiz and the same http://www.msf.org.uk/article/yemen-two-months-into-ceasefire-more-than-1-600-injured-by-fighting-in-taiz , stating 1.600 as total figure of those injured in Taiz.

13.6.2016 – The Wallstreet Journal (**B T)

A Yemeni City Adjusts to Life After al Qaeda’s Retreat

Residents say the nearly yearlong rule of the extremist group was both stable and brutal; ‘We were excited when they decided to leave the city’

Whether residents in Al Mukalla, Yemen, needed generators to keep the lights on or shelter from an impending cyclone, al Qaeda was often ready to help.

But life in this port city under the yearlong rule of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was also brutal: The militants detained and questioned many with little justification, and executed some deemed unsympathetic to their views, some residents said.

Just over a month after AQAP fled an advancing Saudi-led military offensive, a picture is emerging of how the extremist group governed what had been its crown jewel.

Unlike Islamic State, AQAP, an affiliate of al Qaeda that claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last year, hasn’t made territorial control its focus in the seven years since its founding in Yemen. This city of 300,000, sitting at the foot of a chain of coastal mountains, was the most populous territory al Qaeda had ever held.

Yet some residents here said AQAP provided a level of stability and engagement that was lacking under previous governments, an achievement that will help it maintain loyal allegiances on the ground despite its retreat.

The extremist group cast its retreat as a gesture to save the city from more fighting.

But many residents said they were happy to see AQAP go.

The militants also demanded religious observance and tolerated little dissent.

Life for women under AQAP was particularly harsh..

There has been little indication that AQAP is trying to move back into the port city, but Yemeni officials said this month that they thwarted a planned bombing by the extremists.

Despite the challenges in stabilizing Al Mukalla, Salem Ba Hisabi, a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, said life was improving under the Saudi coalition’s rule – by Saleh Al-Batati and Asa Fitch

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-yemeni-city-adjusts-to-life-after-al-qaedas-retreat-1465859600

Comment by Dr. Karim:Another #Yemen's Mukalla resident confirms half of @NafeezAhmed's argument: "faking a major attack on #AQAP" v #wsj

https://twitter.com/StopDestroyYem/status/742595323877568512

14.6.2016 – Salon (** A K P)

Kerry and Saudi prince pledge to fight extremism after Orlando shooting, while LGBT Saudis face execution

The U.S. secretary of state and the deputy crown prince of the Saudi monarchy pledged to “fight” the kind of extremism that led to the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12, while LGBT people in Saudi Arabia potentially face execution for their sexual orientation.

“The two reviewed the strong and enduring relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia,” State Department spokesperson John Kirby said, and discussed “countering terrorism.”

Kerry and Mohammed bin Salman also “discussed this weekend’s shooting in Orlando and expressed their shared commitment to continue their cooperation in combatting the spread of violent extremism, both regionally and internationally,” the State Department added.

Yet the kind of extremism that led shooter Omar Tareen to kill 49 people and injure another 53 is institutionalized in the theocratic Saudi absolute monarchy.

In Saudi Arabia and other Western-allied, oil-rich Gulf regimes, an extreme interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism is the law of the land. This religious fundamentalism is very similar to the kind preached by extremist groups including al-Qaeda and ISIS.

While ISIS is throwing LGBT people off of the roofs of buildings, Saudi Arabia and other Wahhabi Gulf regimes are discriminating against them in every facet of society – by Ben Norton

http://www.salon.com/2016/06/14/kerry_and_saudi_prince_pledge_to_fight_extremism_after_orlando_shooting_while_lgbt_saudis_face_execution/

cp2 Allgemein / General

13.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (B K)

Saudi Arabia intentionally killing Yemen civilians: Activist

Press TV has interviewed Kim Sharif, the director of the Human Rights for Yemen, and Frederick Peterson, a US congressional defense policy advisor, to discuss the Saudi military attacks against Yemeni civilians.

Sharif rejects the claim that the Saudis have not intentionally targeted the Yemeni civilians — the thousands of children that have been killed in particular — and says there are reports from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and many other rights bodies that confirm the fact that Saudi Arabia has deliberately targeted civilian areas in Yemen.

Peterson claims, however, that there is no clear evidence that the Saudis intentionally targeted civilians in Yemen.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/13/470183/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-Sharif-Peterson

Comment: The evidence actually shows they must have intentionally targeted civilians. The extent of damage cannot be explained by “collateral damage”.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

14.6.2016 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (* A H)

HIGHLIGHTS

Protection of civilians remains a concern

Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity

3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April

Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m

# of people displaced 2.8 m

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-bulletin-issue-12-31-may-2016 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA%20Yemen%20Humanitarian%20Bulletin%20Issue%2012%20-%2012%20June%202016.pdf

14.6.2016 – World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster (* A H)

Yemen: Snapshot on Shipping, Food and Fuel Imports, May 2016

In May, wheat flour imports consisted of 58 % of the general food imports, with 289,509 mt imported.
On Average, wheat flour prices in May were 15% higher than pre-crisis level (137 YER/KG). The highest food prices have been observed in Ta’izz Governorate, where trade flows continue to be significantly reduced.

71 vessels berthed at ports of Al Hudaydah, Saleef, Aden, Nisthun and Mukalla, resulting in 24 % increase compared to 57 berths in April 2016.
Additionally, 110 new vessels were granted access to Port-anchorage, compared to 54 in April.
Humanitarian berths accounted for 7% of all berths in the Yemeni ports, with 5 vessels carrying food aid.

May saw an increase of fuel imports, reaching 164,577 mt of fuel imported through the ports of Aden and Al Hudaydah. Despite the increase, only 30% of the estimated monthly fuel needs, currently estimated at 544,000 mt, were met.

Significant delays are still experienced in all major ports in Yemen. Most of the delays are due to port congestion and reduced operational capacity.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-snapshot-shipping-food-and-fuel-imports-may-2016 and infograph in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/logistics_cluster_yemen_snapshot_foodfuelimportation_160614.pdf

13.6.2016 – Yemen Post (B H)

HOW do Yemenis get WATER? 1 tanker, 100 hoses, 100's in line with buckets. Millions live this way #Yemen due to war (image)

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742430930724392962

13.6.2016 – Food and Agriculture Organization, Government of Yemen (A H)

Monthly Market Monitoring Bulletin (May 2016)

The Monthly Market Monitoring Bulletin provides monthly market prices summary on the targeted Governorate markets. It also provides and allows the users to compare the current prices with the previous month and the pre-crisis (Feb 2015) average. The market prices data and information is collected from six Governorates targeted by FSIS Programme through the Governorate Focal Units (GFU) and FSTS in Sanaa city. The prices are collected from Hodeidah, Hajjah, Dhamar, Hadramout, Lahej and Sanaa city markets. The prices are collected from 3 representative market centers and average is calculated for each location.

Despite the 16% decrease in the international market price, the average prices of wheat and wheat flour still shows an increasing trend in Yemen by 21.88% and 22.25%% compared to the pre-crisis era of February 2015 and goes up by 10.16% and 6.04% compared to the previous month.

The average prices of locally produced commodities showed some increase in the prices in most of the governorates, where the increase in sorghum was 14.81% in Hodeida, 11.82% in Sana’a city and 11.23% in Lahej compared to April 2016.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/monthly-market-monitoring-bulletin-may-2016 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/fsis_-fsts_programme_monthly_market_bulletin_may_2016_-_final.pdf

13.6.2016 – Qatar Red Crescent (A H)

QRCS Covers Vital Medical Implants for Hydrocephalus Patients in Yemen

Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen is implementing the second phase of a project to distribute cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection machines to needy infants with hydrocephalus, at a total cost of $120,000 (QR 436,800).

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/qrcs-covers-vital-medical-implants-hydrocephalus-patients-yemen

13.6.2016 – The Talking of the Soul (B H)

Socotra, a distress call

Dozens of critical medical cases on the island, including a case of coma and kidney failure.
We need help, regular boats coming to the island and flights to/from Hadibo.
Flights to Socotra have stopped months ago and, due to the monsoon season, there are no more boats to our shores.

We lack Baby Formulas, food, medicine.
Our lives are being sacrificed. We are under a forgotten siege.
The situation is worsening.

https://thetalkingofthesoul.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/socotra-a-distress-call/

13.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A H)

UNICEF Needs $860 Million to Save 18 Million Children in Yemen and Syria

Spokesperson at UNICEF in Jordan Juliette Touma said during a phone call with Asharq Al-Awsat that the “UNICEF urges the international community to constantly support the humanitarian program, highlighting the urgent need for delivering aid to more than 18 million Syrian and Yemeni children in all conflict areas in the countries, at the borders, and in neighboring countries.”

She added: “Despite great efforts put by the UNICEF through an integrated program to provide humanitarian aids for Syrian and Yemeni children in precise and for children in other war zones in general, more support is still needed in this regard.”

“More than $800 million are allocated for humanitarian aid for more than eight million Syrian children affected by the war, while there is shortage in Yemen for about 10 million children who are in need for more than $60 million.”

Touma pointed out that Saudi Arabia has donated $30 million to aid Yemeni children.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55352538/unicef-needs-860-million-save-18-million-children-yemen-syria

Comment: That are small sums compared to what is spent on war and military.

Comment by Judith Brown: At least $860 million - thanks to the destruction wrought on these two countries by manipulation from the west. How pleased the western leaders must be to see Arabs killing other Arabs and destroying their lives - it saves them the bother and cost of doing it themselves. Why can't arbs see that they should realise who their true enemy is and unite to work together for peace.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154434229518641

12.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

#Breaking Fleeing DEATH: 1000s families evacuate #Yemen district Turba, Taiz, as clashes reach near civilian homes.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742119931270041602

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

14.6.2016 – Yemen Today (B K)

Film: The memory of the bombing of the Saudi Air Aggression archaeological Harem Castle in Razih Saada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zrVzL7le88

13.6.2016 – Fatik AL-Rodaini (B K)

Yesterday marks the first anniversary of targeting houses at an old Sanaa by KSA jets. #Yemen June 12, 2015 (images)

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/742461667708145664

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

14.6.2016 – Saudi Arabia War Crimes (A K P)

Photos from the second day of the campaign (Yemen children donate the United Nations) in front of the UN building in the capital Sanaa

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1553870234908965

14.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A E P)

Houthis Want to Establish an Illegal Bank to Legalize Corruption

Yemeni security sources revealed that Houthis are illegally trying to establish an investment bank in Sanaa to legalize the corrupted money.

Based on documents, which Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper received a copy of, Houthi groups in Ministry of Interior are moving towards embezzling 61% of the ministry’s budget, under the pretense of establishing a bank.

The statement issued on June 12 said that it is the duty of the administrative to find new additives that can be useful for his administration, otherwise he is considered an unsuccessful leader.

The statement then went on to suggest the ministry form an Islamic Investment Development Bank – by Asma Al-Ghabiri

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55352608/houthis-want-establish-illegal-bank-legalize-corruption = http://www.onlinegulfnews.com/2016/06/14/houthis-want-to-establish-an-illegal-bank-to-legalize-corruption/

Comment: Whatever the Houthis are planning, this report sounds like 100 % propaganda. More information is required.

12.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Ibb police chief wounded, his driver killed in explosion

The driver of the police senior official in Ibb province was killed on Sunday in an explosion of a motorcycle

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430475.htm

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

Siehe cp1 / See cp1

14.6.2016 – Aden Now (A T)

The assassination of Sheikh Salafist Yasser Alhmomci pro legitimacy and injuring people in the province of Abyan Jaar area by an unknown terrorist elements

https://twitter.com/AdenNowNews/status/742833854675886080

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

14.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudi-led Yemen coalition demands sources for critical U.N. report

A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has asked the United Nations to reveal details on the sources of information that led the world body to briefly blacklist it for maiming and killing children in Yemen and invited U.N. experts to come to Riyadh.

The demand was included in a letter from Saudi Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the coalition's behalf dated June 8 and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

U.N. officials said they did not believe it was possible to disclose sources used to create the report.

"We're studying it, and we obviously remain interested in what information the Saudi-led coalition can provide us," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said when asked about the letter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-un-idUSKCN0Z02OS

Comment: Just to start with at least possible sources: http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm and http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

11.6.2016 – Stephen Lendman (** A P)

UN List of Shame a Sham

It consistently fails the test of fairness.

No nations more demand blacklisting than America, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, along with their rogue allies.

Endless US direct and proxy wars continue slaughtering children indiscriminately, devastating the lives of countless millions in numerous countries. Yet it isn’t included on the UN List of Shame.

Yemen is Obama’s war, partnered with Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States and Israel, orchestrating terror-bombing, choosing targets to strike, committing slow-motion genocide against millions of desperate Yemenis - an entire population at risk.

Again he [Ban Ki-Moon] proved his loyal imperial tool credentials, blaming victims, absolving predators waging naked aggression. Throughout his tenure as secretary-general, he failed to hold Washington and its rogue partners responsible for the highest of high crimes against peace.

Claiming loss of Saudi financing, if withheld, would cause millions of children to “suffer grievously” ignores unspeakable horrors they face in all war theaters (largely US instigated ones).

Ban is responsible for his actions. Money won’t solve the problem of high crimes committed against children.

Stopping US wars of aggression complicit with NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue partners, along with holding culpable parties accountable, is the only way to end their suffering.

America and its rogue partners should head every annual UN List of Shame - its secretary-general demanding they be held accountable – by Stephen Lendman

http://sjlendman.blogspot.de/2016/06/un-list-of-shame-sham.html

Comment: Please do not whitewash the Syrian army! Lendman’s objections to the UN are certainly right, but be realistic: The sum (UN) cannot be better as the single parts (states).

14.6.2016 – IRIN (A P)

Should Save the Children take money from this donor?

A foundation set up by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is donating £20 million ($29 million) to British NGO Save the Children to train a “next generation” of emergency aid workers from developing countries.

A senior staff member at a humanitarian NGO, who requested anonymity, told IRIN that accepting the donation is highly dubious because of “a stark and fundamental contradiction between Saudi behaviour in the real world and what the aspirations or goals would be of this Humanitarian Leadership Academy”.

The funding crosses an ethical line, he said, in a style of “anything goes” fundraising, practised notably by Save the Children, but also by many other aid organisations: “It’s not where you draw the line, it’s that no one’s drawing any line. No one.”

If there is a line, many aid agencies have already crossed it, a senior UN official working on the Middle East told IRIN. (The UN received over $300m of humanitarian funding from Saudi Arabia in 2015).

The NGO staff member was adamant: “The point is obvious. The Saudis are violating every humanitarian rule in the book in Yemen… You, Save the Children, one of the leading INGOs in the world, you’re willing to take 20 million pounds from the Saudis for a quote-unquote humanitarian leadership academy… Right now, money talks, period.” – by Ben Parker

https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2016/06/14/should-save-children-take-money-donor

Comments by Jamila Hanan: Should @SavetheChildren take money from this donor? No way!! No-one should!

They buy your silence, you sell your soul. Silence kills. Silence permits slaughter.

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/742844963633942528 and https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/742845239963090944

14.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Saudi Cabinet Hails U.N. Decision to Remove Arab Coalition from Blacklist

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet praised on Monday a United Nations decision to remove the “coalition countries to defend the legitimacy in Yemen” from the list annexed to U.N. Secretary General’s report on Children and Armed Conflict.

The Cabinet said the report was not based on accurate and reliable information about the coalition’s efforts and reiterated the keenness of the coalition on security, stability and safety of civilians including children.

The cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s rejection of all forms of violence and said it stood by international efforts to combat terrorism.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55352581/saudi-cabinet-hails-u-n-decision-remove-arab-coalition-blacklist = http://www.onlinegulfnews.com/2016/06/14/saudi-cabinet-hails-u-n-decision-to-remove-arab-coalition-from-blacklist/

Comment: the last sentence quoted here certainly is the “best”. And of course there is no more word about that the removal should only be temporary. Everybody knows, the whole things should no more be referred to.

15.6.2016 – Saba News (A P)

National delegation calls for alleviating suffering of Aden’s people, protests Jawf massacre

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430735.htm

14.6.2016 – Saba News (A P)

National delegation, Riyadh delegation hold joint session

The national delegation held on Monday at Bayan Palace in Kuwait a consultations session with Riyadh delegation.
In the presence of the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the delegations dealt with the issues related to the consultations of the transition period.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430668.htm

Comment: national delegation = Houthi / Saleh del.; “Riyadh delegation” = Hadi government del.

14.6.2016 – Saba News (A P)

National delegation proposes joint visit to two parties' jails

The committee on prisoners and detainees held on Tuesday a joint session at Bayan Palace in Kuwait city in presence of the United Nations delegate.
In the session, the national delegation proposed forming a joint committee from the two parties ( the national delegation and Riyadh's delegation) and the United Nations to visit prisons and detention camps of the two parties to check on the status of prisoners and detainees.
The national delegation criticized strongly the suffering of the prisoners from torture and inhumane practices, particularly in the provinces of Mareb and Dhala.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430718.htm

14.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

U.N. Envoy’s Peace Efforts Inhibited by Insurgency’s Obstinacy and Central Bank Dilemma

A meeting session called together on Monday by U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and including four members from each of the government’s delegation and the insurgency delegation (Houthis- followers of the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh) was overshadowed by the insurgency’s solid and obstinate stances, reported well-informed political sources present at the Kuwait-held Yemeni peace talks.

Two days ago, the insurgency issued a statement on its new standpoint, revoking all concluded agreements and understandings which were set after 50 days of U.N.-sponsored negotiations.

Sources explained that the insurgency’s standpoints at Monday’s session were extreme and convulsed.

Unlike what news outlets reported, U.N. Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed has not presented a document or a roadmap, which could lead to a Yemeni solution, at the session – by Arafat Madabish

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55352587/u-n-envoys-peace-efforts-inhibited-insurgencys-obstinacy-central-bank-dilemma = http://www.onlinegulfnews.com/2016/06/14/u-n-envoys-peace-efforts-inhibited-by-insurgencys-obstinacy-and-central-bank-dilemma/ and also Al Arabiya: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/06/14/Yemen-U-N-Envoy-postpones-submitting-roadmap.html also summing up again Cheik Ahmed’s peace plan as in article below.

Comment: As it is evident, the Hadi government delegation still insists in nothing else than the capitulation of the Houthis, turning the whole matter that it looks whether the requests of this government requiring to be “legitimate” would have been the result of any negotiations between both sides and the Houthis refusing that thus would “inhibit peace efforts” and “revoke agreements”. Nice propaganda. The objections against the Houthis in the matter of the Central bank are not new. Up to now, the Central Bank stays absolutely neutral and pays money and salaries to both sides. It seems whether the Hadi government now wants to scandalize this as the Houthis are treated equal by the Central Bank. The government’s intention to transfer the Central Bank to Aden must be seen as an effort to achieve full control and to end the Central Bank’s neutrality.

14.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A P)

A senior Kuwaiti official said Monday that the peace consultations relating to Yemen are moving towards a political solution, noting that the negotiations are "in the right direction."
Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah, said that the Yemeni peace consultations held in Kuwait "have entered a different phase" after subtracting ideas and opinions and initiatives contribute to the payment of efforts to reach a political solution desired in Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1043188935734136&id=961126490607048

14.6.2016 – Al Thawra (A P)

Yemen: UN Welcomes Detainees Release By “ Ansarullah ’’

June 13th , UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ouid Cheikh Ahmed welcomed the release of 130 detainees by Ansarullah in Ibb province, calling all Yemeni parties to release all other detainees as soon as possible.

http://en.althawranews.net/2016/06/yemen-un-welcomes-detainees-release-by-ansarullah/

13.6.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

UN ‘to present comprehensive Yemen peace plan’

Proposal to include two year transition, general amnesty and beginning of reconciliation

The United Nations special envoy for Yemen is expected to present to the country’s warring parties a comprehensive plan to end the war there, according to media reports.

The first component of the proposal will reportedly involve preliminary procedures, most significant of which is the annulment of the “Constitutional Declaration” enacted by the Al Houthi militia in February 2015, following its takeover of the Yemeni capital Sana’a in September 2014, and reverse every subsequent change in state institutions as a result.

According to the declaration, pro-Al Houthi “revolutionary committees” formed a transitional council to replace the parliament.

The second component involves the setting up of an internationally-backed military council consisting of military leaders who have not been involved in the war. It will also include the withdrawal of forces from what Al Arabiya described as Area A, which includes the capital and the security belt around it, and the return of the government to the capital within two months.

Coinciding with Al Houthis’ withdrawal from Sana’a and handing over of weapons, a national unity government will be formed, and it will issue a general amnesty and start a process of reconciliation.

The third component foresees a two year transition period which will see the resumption of a political process.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/un-to-present-comprehensive-yemen-peace-plan-1.1845507

Comment: Wait and see.

12.6.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A P)

#Yemen children's donation 2 #UN HQ #Sanaa in response2 #Saudi #UAE CO removal frm child rights violators black-list

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/742064617325789188 and https://www.facebook.com/yemen.crisis/photos/a.442423289257246.1073741828.442414652591443/620006258165614/?type=3

11.6.2016 – Inner City Press (* A P)

On June 10, Inner City Press asked Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric to confirm that Bangladesh also “demarched” or pressure the UN to drop Saudi Arabia from the annex -- Dujarric said yes, the foreign minister demarched -- then asked if the country, now or in the past, threatened Ban with the withdrawal of its troops from UN peacekeeping missions. UN Transcript:

On June 9-10, Inner City Press was interviewed about Ban and his Saudi flip flop on BBC World Services Newsday, here from Min 6:18.

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador showed up. Inner City Press asked him to disclose what he had said to Ban's Deputy. He would not, while denying the threats Ban attributed to Saudi Arabia to explain his sell-out. Inner City Press asked Saudi Arabia's Ambassador, for the second time this week, about Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen. The first time, he flatly denied it, without equivocation. On June 9, when Inner City Press cited an admission by the Coalition's spokesperson, Saudi's Ambassador acknowledged use of cluster bombs "early" in the conflict, on military targets. He said Saudi Arabia is free to use
cluster bombs, like the US. Video here.

[More questions and answers] – by Matthew Russell Lee

http://www.innercitypress.com/nyt1coverforban061116.html

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

24.9.2011 – Belfast Telegraph (* B E P)

Mecca for the rich: Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas'

Historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls

Over the past 10 years the holiest site in Islam has undergone a huge transformation, one that has divided opinion among Muslims all over the world.

Once a dusty desert town struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of pilgrims arriving for the annual Hajj, the city now soars above its surroundings with a glittering array of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels.

To the al-Saud monarchy, Mecca is their vision of the future – a steel and concrete metropolis built on the proceeds of enormous oil wealth that showcases their national pride.

"No one has the balls to stand up and condemn this cultural vandalism," says Dr Irfan al-Alawi who, as executive director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, has fought in vain to protect his country's historical sites. "We have already lost 400-500 sites. I just hope it's not too late to turn things around." – by Jerome Taylor

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/mecca-for-the-rich-islams-holiest-site-turning-into-vegas-28661603.html

cp9 USA

Siehe cp1 Am wichtigsten / See cp1 Most important

14.6.2016 – Foreign Policy (* A P)

After U.S. Arrival, Saudi Prince Remains Off White House Schedule

It was billed by Riyadh’s state media as a trip for Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince to meet with President Barack Obama and other senior U.S. officials. But now that Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Washington, it’s still unclear if the president or any White House officials will meet with him, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The absence of any scheduled meetings with even National Security Adviser Susan Rice is fueling speculation among Gulf experts about a diplomatic snub.

The Saudi royal court said in a statement that Prince Mohammed would seek ways of strengthening bilateral relations with Washington – by John Hudson

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/14/after-u-s-arrival-saudi-prince-remains-off-white-house-schedule/

14.6.2016 – Alwaght (* A P)

Stop Your Citizens from Funding Extremist Organizations: Clinton to US Arab Allies

Alwaght- Hillary Clinton calls on US-Arab allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, to "stop funding extremist organizations".

“… It is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations," US Presidential hopeful said on Monday.

Speaking in Cleveland, Clinton urged oil-rich Persian Gulf Arab states to "stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path toward extremism."

http://alwaght.com/en/News/57495

Comment: This is crazy because she herself is heavily founded by the Saudis.

14.6.2016 – Washington Times (A P)

Just a little tactical retreat from Yemen (Cartoon)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/cartoons/around-world/just-little-tactical-retreat-yemen/

14.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

U.S. Strategic Adviser: Riyadh Will Remain Washington’s Strategic Ally

Ali Tulbah, Strategic adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush asserted to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper the strategic relations between Riyadh and Washington at the economic, political and security levels, adding that the outcomes of the joint Gulf-U.S. summit lately held in Riyadh, have placed things in their right context.

Ali Tulbah also asserted the need to preserve such strategic alliance and work jointly to create what could be called a “peaceful Iran” to reinstall stability in the region.

He said that the Saudi role in fighting terrorism could be considered as a “school from which we can benefit, and therefore, partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia includes sharing the experiences of each other in this regard.” – by Fatah Al-Rahman Youssef

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55352584/u-s-strategic-adviser-riyadh-will-remain-washingtons-strategic-ally

Comment: Nice Saudi propaganda.

13.6.2016 – Tehran Times (B P)

Saudi lobby in U.S. is mostly against Iran: professor

Nader Entessar, a professor of political sciences at South Alabama University says much of the Saudi lobbying activities in the U.S. are “against Iran”.

After the Israeli lobby, the Saudi lobby is the second most influential lobby influencing U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the Islamic world.

The Saudis focus much of their lobbying activities against Iran. Other than focusing on anti-Iran propaganda, the Saudi lobbying efforts seek to silence or ameliorate sustained criticism of Riyadh's human rights abuses. It is not uncommon for the Saudis to try to shift the blame to Iran for Riyadh's dismal human rights record. – by Javad Heirannia

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/403347/Saudi-lobby-in-U-S-is-mostly-against-Iran-professor

13.6.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Deleted official report says Saudi key funder of Hillary Clinton campaign

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly said Saudi has enthusiastically funded Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign

Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next president of the United States, according to a report published by Jordan’s official news agency.

The Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate's campaign.

The report was later deleted and the news agency has not responded to requests for comment from Middle East Eye.

The Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs has re-published the original Arabic Petra report, which quoted Prince Mohammed as having said Saudi Arabia had provided with “full enthusiasm” an undisclosed amount of money to Clinton – by Rori Donaghy

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/deleted-official-report-says-saudi-key-funder-hillary-clinton-presidential-campaign-223282807 = http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Saudis-Fund-20-of-Clinton-Presidential-Campaign-Top-Prince-20160613-0006.html

13.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudi prince in charge of economy, defence to meet Obama on U.S visit -report

Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince will fly to the United States on Monday for meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior officials,

Prince Mohammed also plans to travel to California where he is expected to meet company executives in Silicon Valley, the newspaper said.

The royal court said in a statement late on Sunday that the prince would discuss the strengthening of relations with the United States. It did not specify who he would meet during the three-day visit.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160613070450-l88xd

12.6.2016 – Al Arabiya (* A P)

Full transcript of Al Arabiya’s interview with CIA director John Brennan

The CIA’s director John Brennan told Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday in an exclusive interview that “there was no evidence” of a Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks after a 28-page congressional investigatory report claimed that there were proofs Saudi officials had supported al-Qaeda in the run-up to the attacks.

Brennan: These so called 28 pages that were part of the joint inquiry that was published in 2002. Just a year after 9/11, was a very preliminary review trying to pull together bits and pieces of information reporting who was responsible for 9/11. Subsequently, the 9/11 commission looked very thoroughly at these allegations of Saudi involvement, Saudi government involvement and their finding, their conclusion was that there was no evidence to indicate that the Saudi government as an institution or Saudi, senior Saudi officials individually had supported the 9/11 attacks. So these 28 pages I believe are going to come out and I think it’s good that they come out. People shouldn’t take them as evidence of Saudi complicity in the attacks. Indeed subsequently the assessments that have been done have shown it was very unfortunate that these attacks took place but this was the work of al-Qaeda, al-Zawahiri, and others of that ilk.

[This is only one point of the interview on terrorism in general]

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2016/06/12/Full-transcript-of-Al-Arabiya-s-interview-with-CIA-chief-John-Brennan.html

29.9.2014 – HBO (* B K T)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It’s widely accepted and extremely terrifying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NRJoCNHIs&app=desktop

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

14.6.2016 – Augsburger Allgemeine (* B K P)

So rüstet Deutschland die Welt auf

Nur Amerikaner und Russen verkaufen noch mehr Waffen ins Ausland als die Deutschen. Dabei war Sigmar Gabriel doch mit einem ganz anderen Ziel angetreten. Hat der Minister versagt?

Als Wirtschaftsminister hat Sigmar Gabriel Deutschland vom fünften wieder auf den dritten Platz weltweit geführt. Eine erfreuliche Bilanz? Wie man es nimmt. Schließlich geht es um eine eher zweifelhafte Rangliste: Die Bundesrepublik ist im vergangenen Jahr zum drittgrößten Waffenexporteur der Welt aufgestiegen. Nur Amerikaner und Russen verkauften noch mehr Rüstungsgüter ins Ausland.

Deutsche Firmen exportierten Militärgüter im Wert von 4,2 Milliarden Euro.

Dabei war der SPD-Chef vor zweieinhalb Jahren mit dem Versprechen angetreten, beim Verkauf von Rüstungsgütern viel strenger einzugreifen als seine Vorgänger. „Waffenexporte sind kein Mittel der Wirtschaftspolitik“, hatte Gabriel bei seinem Amtsantritt betont. Angesichts neuer Rekordzahlen kommt er nun in Erklärungsnot – von Michael Stifter

http://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/politik/So-ruestet-Deutschland-die-Welt-auf-id38105807.html

13.6.2016 – Finanznachrichten (A P)

Rüstungsexporte: Linken-Politiker wirft Gabriel Versagen vor

Der Linken-Bundestagsabgeordnete Jan van Aken fordert einen sofortigen Stopp der Rüstungsexporte nach Saudi-Arabien und Katar sowie ein Verbot des Exports von Kleinwaffen. Mit den Lieferungen von Rüstungsgütern nach Saudi-Arabien und Katar mache sich Gabriel "mitschuldig an den Opfern im Jemen".

http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2016-06/37666216-ruestungsexporte-linken-politiker-wirft-gabriel-versagen-vor-003.htm

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

13.6.2016 – The National UAE (A P)

Group who tried to establish a branch of Muslim Brotherhood in UAE sentenced

The Federal Supreme Court handed down sentences ranging from acquittal to life imprisonment to a group of 15 Yemenis and four Emiratis for having links with the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen.

The group was accused of setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in the UAE, and raising funds and donations without a licence.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/group-who-tried-to-establish-a-branch-of-muslim-brotherhood-in-uae-sentenced

Comment by Judith Brown: Islah, the Yemeni Muslim brotherhood militias, are supported by Saudi Arabia - and here we have Yemenis and Emirates imrpisoned for contacts with Islah. This shows some of the complex schisms between allies fighting on the same 'side' in Yemen.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154434240688641

13.6.2016 – Your Middle East (A P)

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

A 22-year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there, her lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

The woman says she was drugged in a hotel, and that she realised she had been raped when she woke up in an unfamiliar apartment.

"She was arrested in March on suspicion of adultery, which means having sex outside marriage," which is outlawed in Qatar, lawyer Brian Lokollo said.

http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/news/dutch-woman-held-in-qatar-after-making-rape-complaint_41305

Comment: A country really not to visit, even if it is the “West’s” best friend.

13.6.2016 – Your Middle East (A P)

Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was rearrested on Monday by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/news/top-human-rights-activist-rearrested-in-bahrain_41325

7.5.2014 – 7 Days (A H)

Expat faces death by stoning after admitting in court to cheating on husband

Abu Dhabi Criminal Court gave the Indonesian woman the death penalty after she was found guilty of adultery. Chief Justice Sayed Abdul Baseer, head of the criminal court, said he handed down capital punishment to the Muslim woman as she had confessed to committing the crime, adding that the sentence was in line with Islamic law.

He added the pregnancy was enough proof of sex out of wedlock and that the woman, who is married, had to be convicted of adultery. The maid, whose husband does not live in the UAE, worked for an Arab family in the capital.

http://7days.ae/expat-faces-death-stoning-admitting-court-cheating-husband

Comment: The West’s very best friends in the region.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

14.6.2016 – German Foreign Policy (*A K P)

Die Rüstungsoffensive des Westens

Deutschland ist im vergangenen Jahr drittgrößter Waffenlieferant weltweit gewesen und wird seine Rüstungsexporte im kommenden Jahr weiter ausbauen. Dies berichtet der britische Militär-Informationsdienst Jane's. Demnach beteiligt die Bundesrepublik sich an einer Rüstungsoffensive der NATO-Staaten, welche die weltweiten Waffenexporte zu neuen Rekordhöhen treibt. Zwei Drittel der globalen Ausfuhr von Kriegsgerät wird von nur sieben NATO-Mitgliedern getätigt und stärkt im weiteren Sinne westliche Bündnisstrukturen. Schwerpunktregion ist neben dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten, dem Hauptschauplatz der gegenwärtigen Kriege, vor allem Südostasien, insbesondere das Gebiet rings um das Südchinesische Meer, in dem sich heftige Konflikte zwischen China und den westlichen Mächten abzeichnen. Beide Schwerpunktregionen beliefert die bundesdeutsche Rüstungsindustrie seit Jahren. Zu ihren Hauptkunden gehört nach wie vor Saudi-Arabien, obwohl die UNO schwere Vorwürfe gegen die Streitkräfte des Landes wegen ihrer Kriegführung im Jemen erhebt - und obwohl Jane's warnt, die saudischen Waffenkäufe deuteten darauf hin, dass Riad, Schutzmacht des militanten Jihadismus in den Kriegen der Region vom Afghanistan der 1980er Jahre bis zu Syrien, sich von den westlichen Mächten unabhängig machen will.

http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/59386

13.6.2016 – Bloomberg (* B K P)

Saudi Arabia’s weapons imports lead surge in global arms sales

A surge in weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia, leading a coalition of nations fighting in Yemen, helped push global arms sales up more than 10 percent last year, according to an annual report.

The world defense market climbed to $65 billion in 2015, up by $6.6 billion from 2014, the consulting company IHS Inc. said in its Global Defence Trade Report published Sunday. That’s the largest yearly increase in the past decade, according to the Englewood, Colorado-based company. While Saudi purchases jumped about 50 percent to $9.3 billion, growth was seen across much of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-12/saudi-arabia-s-weapons-imports-lead-surge-in-global-arms-sales = http://tag911.ae/saudi-arabias-weapons-imports-lead-surge-in-global-arms-sales/ = http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IND_308585.html

Comment by Sarah Leah Whitson: answers lotta questions re Western support 4 #saudi war in #Yemen

https://twitter.com/sarahleah1/status/742457749209026560

8.6.2016 – Sputnik News (A K P)

Saudis to Receive Combat Choppers After Removal From UN Child Killing List

Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.

On Wednesday, Boeing announced that they will begin delivering AH-6i Little Bird light attack and reconnaissance helicopters to Saudi Arabia by the end of the month, as the aircraft begin to come off the production line in Mesa, Arizona by the end of this week.

The contract faced uncertainty late last week when the United Nations included Saudi Arabia on a blacklist as part of their annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), for their role in indiscriminate bombings of schools and hospitals in Yemen.

http://sputniknews.com/news/20160608/1041024643/saudi-america-boeing-yemen-defense.html

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

13.6.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

2016 Yemen Situation - Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan - Funding snapshot as at 13 June 2016

Funding level:

RRP requirements: $94,130,731
Funding received: $18,264,434
% funded: 19%

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/2016-06-13YemenRMRP2016-Fundingtrackingallagencies.pdf

Comment: Still needed is the equivalent of about 10 hours Saudi aerial war against Yemen.

13.6.2016 – Wochenblatt (A H)

Unerlaubte Einreisen: Flüchtlinge hielten die Bundespolizei auf Trab

Viel zu tun gab es am vergangenen Wochenende für Bundes und Landespolizei. Insgesamt 123 unerlaubte Einreisen lautet die Bilanz.

Eine vierköpfige Familie aus Jemen wurde gegen 4 Uhr morgens durch die Landespolizei im Stadtgebiet in Burghausen festgestellt. Auch in diesem Fall konnten keine gültigen Ausweispapiere vorgelegt werden.

http://www.wochenblatt.de/nachrichten/rottal/regionales/Fluechtlinge-hielten-die-Bundespolizei-auf-Trab;art1171,374733

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe cp1 / See cp1

13.6.2016 – Noto Wahabism (A T)

Saudi number plates on ISIS cars in Iraq (Images)

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/photos/a.446760528785868.1073741828.446357405492847/908343725960877/?type=3&theater

13.6.2016 – Die Welt (A K T)

US-Streitkräfte töten im Jemen zwei Extremisten bei Drohnenangriff

Angriff galt Kämpfern des Terrornetzwerks Al-Kaida

Zum zweiten Mal binnen zwei Tagen haben die US-Streitkräfte im Jemen mutmaßliche Extremisten mit einer Drohne angegriffen und getötet. Bei dem Angriff auf ein fahrendes Auto im südjemenitischen Habban seien zwei Kämpfer des Terrornetzwerks Al-Kaida umgekommen, ihr Fahrer habe Verletzungen davongetragen.

http://www.welt.de/newsticker/news2/article156174312/US-Streitkraefte-toeten-im-Jemen-zwei-Extremisten-bei-Drohenangriff.html

13.6.2016 – AP (A K T)

A suspected U.S. drone killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in an airstrike in the central Shabwa province, Yemeni security officials said Monday.

The officials said the overnight attack hit the men's vehicle as they were travelling near the town of Haban.

The officials also said that in the onetime al-Qaida stronghold of Mukalla, on Yemen's southern coast, troops from the United Arab Emirates and others in the Saudi-led coalition who are primarily fighting Yemen's anti-government Shiite rebels conducted raids on homes seeking al-Qaida operatives.

They say some 150 suspects were detained. Activists close to al-Qaida said the men were being tortured in prisons run by Emirati forces – by Ahmed Al-Haj

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_YEMEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-13-06-28-16

Comment by Judith Brown: And I wonder how many civilians they killed in their drone strikes - this is what has driven the rise in extremism in Yemen. The more drone strikes, the more militants emerge with an anti western agenda.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154434231718641

cp15 Propaganda

14.6.2016 – Qatar Tribune (A P)

Saudi Arabia Renews Keenness of Coalition to Defend Legitimacy in Yemen

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reiterated the keenness of the Coalition for defending legitimacy in Yemen to bring security, stability and safety of civilians, including children. This came during the Saudi Cabinet's session chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

http://www.qatar-tribune.com/Latest-News/saudi-arabia-renews-keenness-of-coalition-to-defend-legitimacy-in-yemen

Comment: Might-be the most often used propaganda phrase: “defending legitimacy in Yemen to bring security, stability and safety of civilians”, without any connection to any reality, now spoken out again because of the Saudi-UN-blacklist/blackmailing scandal, which is referred to as well.

13.6.2016 – Arab News (A P)

UN doublespeak on Yemen

Some UN agencies appear to have not observed such distinction between the legitimate government and the Houthis, ignoring international and regional consensus on Houthi usurpation of government authority. They treat Houthi disinformation as fact and disseminate it in their reports on human rights and humanitarian suffering in Yemen. In so doing those agencies have undermined their own credibility and jeopardized their mission. By relying on Houthi disinformation and underreporting their serious human rights violations and war crimes, they have emboldened them and complicated peace talks.
Giving Houthis a false appearance of legitimacy is at odds with the UN’s own principles.

Especially problematic is giving credence to Houthi claims about human rights, when they are so opposed to UN principles. While the UN Charter calls for peace and resolution of disputes through peaceful means, Houthis have all along, for over a decade, used violence to pursue their goals, culminating in the coup d’état they staged in September 2014.

With such a record, it is beyond belief why some UN officials could rely on disinformation disseminated by Houthis for obvious political purposes – by Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

http://www.arabnews.com/node/938586/columns = http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/393745//

Comment: In YPR 157, we had examples of “soft” Saudi propaganda after the Saudi-UN debacle. That is an example of “hard” propaganda after that debacle. The propaganda argumentation is whitewashing themselves from all objections against their aerial war by trying to make all these objections sound incredible. The way of this propaganda is as follows: 1.) Houthis are illegitimate, according to UN Security Council resolution 2216, we fight for “legitimacy” only 2.) Houthis are criminal 3.) Evidence for civil victims of the aerial war relies on Houthis (just denying that this evidence is clear 4.) According to 1.-3. and because we are the good guys, this evidence is false 5.) Because of this, the UN report is wrong.

That is quite a simple propaganda. 1.) Resolution 2216 is absolutely one-sided. It is absolutely influenced by the Saudis themselves and had been driven through by the Western powers in the Security Council to comfort their Saudi ally. Western geopolitical and economic interests were the main factor behind all this. There is no “legitimacy” in Yemen. The Legitimacy of president Hadi expired on Feb. 25, 2014, and was prolonged for another year until Feb. 25, 2015. Neither he himself nor any foreign power by itself – whether the Saudis, the US or the UN – can bestow any legitimacy on any ruler or president, this only can happen by the country itself. And in Yemen, there was just no body which could have prolonged Hadi’s legitimacy after Feb. 25, 2015, and he himself pretended to, but this could not have any value. 2.) Well, they are, but the Saudi coalition is even more, even according to the soft UN report having caused 60 % of deaths in Yemen 3.) That’s not true. There is a lot of evidence from independent sources like HRW, Amnesty, the UN itself and others. But nevertheless, most of the coverage for the crimes of the Saudi aerial war is absolutely self-explaining and evident, it’ s not theoretical reports, objections or unproved claims, but is just consisting of films and photos which clearly can be attributed to certain places and dates in Yemen. Nobody even risked to declare the bulk of these films or photos clearly belonging into the context of such a film as being faked. The way of propaganda is just doing so whether they would not exist. 4.) See 3.), and be aware that why there should be any reason for anybody to believe the Saudis and their claims more than the Houthis. The credibility of the Saudis in this war, as it was evident in so many cases, is close to zero. 5.) Nonsense, see 1.) to 4.).

13.6.2016 – Bahrain News Agency (A P)

Rebels hindering Yemen's peace process

Yemen's Minister of Interior, Major-General Hussein Mohammed Arab, said that the Houthi rebels are still derailing the peace process.

He added the legitimate government's delegation aims to come out with concrete results from ongoing Kuwait consultations, particularly adhering to the international legitimacy, citing resolution 2216, the GCC initiative and the comprehensive national dialogue conference products.

minister said the rebel delegation in Kuwait continues its procrastinating approach and lack of seriousness to implement the first demands of releasing of detainees, surrender of weapons, and withdrawal from cities, including Sana'a.

https://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/731941

Comment: he clearly expresses: The Houthis do not capitulate – that is “hindering Yemen's peace process”. What a strange “peace process” this should be??

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

15.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Two hostile raids waged on Jawf province

The Saudi aggression’s warplanes have waged two raids on different parts of Jawf province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430739.htm

14.6.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K)

For the 2nd time tonight, #Saudi jets scream low in attack descent patterns over #Yemen capital Sanaa. It's 1 am local.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/742843263053398017

14.6.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Now in the capital Sanaa, Saudi warplanes flying over the sky. Same tweet im repeating since March 2015 but it is the reality.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/742792673589919744

14.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Bomblet kills child, injures another in Sa'ada

A child was killed and another injured in Kutaf district of Sa'ada province when cluster munitions' remnants of the aggression exploded on Tuesday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430656.htm

13.6.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

#Saudi led coalition jets are over my city Dhamar #Yemen Ppl in the streets hope that the war will be over soon

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/742475450237227009

13.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Sound of DEATH: Saudi warplanes flying very low in skies of #Yemen capital Sanaa &provinces of Saada, Hajjah, Amran, Jawf & Mareb.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742436107107880960

13.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Saudi warplanes launch raids on Hailan Mount

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430570.htm

13.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Saudi aggression strikes agricultural equipment in Mareb

The Saudi warplanes waged on Sunday six raids on agricultural equipment in Serwah district of Mareb province.

The Saudi aggression continued to fly on the skis of Hodeida, Taiz, Mareb and Sa'ada provinces and flew at low altitude on the western parts of Sa'ada.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430568.htm

13.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Breaches of Saudi aggression warplanes continue

The Saudi aggression’s war jets have continued to breach the ceasefire by waging nine raids during the past few hours on Jawf and Mareb provinces.
A military official said Sunday that the Saudi warplanes launched three air raids on al-Ghail district in Jawf province.
Six air raids targeted agricultural equipment in Serwah district of Mareb province, the official added.
He pointed out that the aggression’s war jets flew in the skies of Amran, Taiz, Jawf, Sana’a, Mareb, Sa’ada and Hodeidah provinces.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430533.htm

12.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Bomblet kills man, injure five in Taiz

A man was killed and five others injured, including women and children in al-Hanaisha area of Taiz province when cluster munitions' remnants of the aggression exploded on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Saudi warplanes continued to fly intensively on Mocha, Dhubab, al-Amri, Azzan and al-Waze'yah districts.
The Saudi warplanes waged an air raid on Serwah in Mareb province. The Saudi artillery shelling targeted Harad and Midi district in Hajjah province.
http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430470.htm

12.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Hostile war jets launch three raids in Jawf

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430507.htm

12.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Saudi fighter jet wages raid on Serwah

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430468.htm

12.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

More ATTACKS: 18 Saudi airstrikes bombard #Yemen regions of Mareb & Jawf today as #UN peace take steps backwards.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742049280186306560

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

14.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Killing CIVILIANS: 8 dead, 3 women, by rocket attacks on homes/clashes today in war torn #Yemen regions Taiz & Jawf.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742806316922589185

14.6.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K PH)

Pro-Hadi fighters release today in Amran after being arrested by #Yemen army in battlefields.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/742845264717881344

14.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Army foils attempt to advance on al-Mashjah

The army and popular committees repulsed on Thursday an attempt of Riyadh's hirelings to advance towards al-Mashjah area, eastern Serwah district of Mareb province

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430655.htm

Comment: The army and popular committees: fighting on the side of the Houthis.

14.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Hirelings bombs houses in Jawf, kills two

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430661.htm

14.6.2016 – Yemen Today (A K PH)

Film: The displacement of dozens of families at Al Jawf by the Saudi aggression mercenaries bombing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv7-7IBWjEQ

14.6.2016 – Al Masdar News (A K PH)

Houthi forces liberate Maslub District in northern Yemen
The Houthi forces, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, reportedly liberated the Maslub District in the Jawf Governorate of northern Yemen on Tuesday morning after a violent battle with the Saudi-led Coalition and Hadi loyalists. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-forces-liberate-maslub-district-northern-yemen/

13.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

the Riyadh's hirelings pounded many areas in the Serwah district.
The hirelings in Taiz province targeted al-Shabka and al-Ghawi areas in al-Waze'yah district with heavy weapons, al-Jahmalia area with medium weapons and pounded Dhubab city with artillery shells.
Also in Taiz, the Riyadh's hirelings looted contents of the school health department in al-Qahira district.
In Sana'a province, the hirelings in Nehm district targeted many areas in Ban Bareq, Mabda'a and Wadi Melh with Katyusha rockets.
Many Riyadh's hirelings were killed or injured when the army and popular committees repulsed their attempt to advance towards al-Moton district of Jawf province. The Saudi fighter jets launched three raids on al-Ghail district in the province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430568.htm

13.6.2016 – Almanar (A K)

Two Helicopters for Saudi-led Aggression on Yemen Fall

Yemeni sources said that a helicopter for the Saudi coalition, which has been launching an aggression on Yemen for around 14 months, fell on Monday near Bariqa coasts.
An Emirati helicopter which belongs to UAE troops who participate in the war on Yemen had fallen on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Coalition.

http://english.almanar.com.lb/adetails.php?eid=274030&frid=23&seccatid=31&cid=23&fromval=1

12.6.2016 – Pars Today (A K)

Militärhubschrauber der VAE in Jemen abgestürzt

Die Regierung der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE) hat den Absturz eines Militärhubschraubers in Jemen gemeldet.

Laut Al-Massireh soll die Maschine in den Küstenregionen abgestürzt sein; Pilot und Co-Pilot sollen beide ums Leben gekommen sein

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i9112-militärhubschrauber_der_vae_in_jemen_abgestürzt

13.6.2016 – Al Araby (A K)

Two killed in UAE military helicopter crash

A United Arab Emirates military helicopter crashed into the sea on Sunday, killing two crew members, the country's armed forces said in a statement.

The aircraft crashed "during a routine flight over international waters, causing the death of its pilot and co-pilot," said the statement on the official WAM news agency.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/6/13/two-killed-in-uae-military-helicopter-crash

13.6.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K T)

Yemen Qaeda/ISIS Allegedly shot down two helicopters (in 24 hours) over Aden south where groups seek to rule

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/742361237313454080

Comment: Any proof?

14.6.2016 – The National UAE (A K)

Bodies of UAE pilots killed in Yemen arrive in Abu Dhabi

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/bodies-of-uae-pilots-killed-in-yemen-arrive-in-abu-dhabi

12.6.2016 – Saba News (A K)

Many hirelings were killed or injured when the army and popular committees repulsed their attempt to advance towards Hemyar area in Maqbana district in Taiz, a military official said.
The hirelings pounded al-Dharba residential zone with artillery shells.
The Saudi artillery shelling targeted Harad and Midi district in Hajjah province.
In Jawf province, the Riyadh's hirelings pounded houses in al-Moton district causing the destruction of two houses. The hirelings also targeted a well in the same district.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news430470.htm

12.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

#Breaking Fleeing DEATH: 1000s families evacuate #Yemen district Turba, Taiz, as clashes reach near civilian homes.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/742119931270041602 and see also https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154429149013641

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

14.6.2016 – Entrepreneur (* A E P)

Catalyzing Yemen's Startup Ecosystem: ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation

But as dire as the situation may as seem, there’s no lack of really trying among Yemen’s entrepreneurs. In situations when it’s tempting to give in to failure, their attitudes have remained steady and resilient. We saw this first-hand with the founders of ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation, and the entrepreneurial community it has fostered – by Pamela De Leon

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/277398

13.6.2016 – Waagacusub (A)

Arms cargo from Somali president's right-hand man to Yemen caught by Saudi navy.

A ship carrying unknown consignment but purportedly been told its humanitarian aid has been forced to return from Hudeida, Yemen when intercepted by the Saudi navy.

The ship, MV-LIBERTY, was rented by honorable MP Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, and was shipping huge cargo that has been described aid from Islamic Charity Foundation, a charitable organization that belongs to the MP.

It is not yet clear whether the cargo is arms or not, but the ship has docked the port of Djibouti. Its widely believed that the cargo has been sent to the Al Qaeda in Yemen or Houthi rebels.

http://waagacusub.net/articles/2166/Arms-cargo-from-Somali-presidents-right-hand-man-to-Yemen-caught-by-Saudi-navy

6.2016 – Hazelkaneswaran (not rated C)

E-book Yemen: The politics of the Yemen Arab Republic (Westview special studies on the Middle East) download pdf id:hoh11zh fe34

http://www.hazelkaneswaran.ie/?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=12267.html

1989 – Noam Chomsky (* B P)

Film: Propaganda Terms in the Media and What They Mean - Noam Chomsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmoXze-Higc&app=desktop

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/krieg-im-jemen-neue-artikel-zum-nachlesen-157

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-157: / Yemen Press Reader 1-157:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

07:19 15.06.2016
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