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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

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

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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

16.06.2016 – Pax for Peace (*** B K)

World's leading financial institutions in Hall of Shame for investments in cluster munitions producers

158 financial institutions invested more than US$28 billion into seven producers of banned cluster munitions. This is shown by the update to the PAX Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report. Cluster munitions are banned under the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) because they kill indiscriminately.

The Hall of Shame lists the 158 financial institutions that invested over US$28 billion in the seven companies researched in the report between June 2012 and April 2016. The majority of the financial institutions included in the Hall of Shame are from countries that have not yet joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), the international treaty that categorically bans this weapon. Of serious concern is that the report demonstrates there are still 20 financial institutions from seven countries which have joined the CCM. Suzanne Oosterwijk, project leader on cluster munitions at PAX: "The fact that financial institutions in countries that have joined the ban are still investing in cluster munitions producers is absurd." and the fuul report and related documents for download:

17.6.2016 – Sputnik News (* A E K)

Global Financial Giants Fund Deadly Cluster Bomb Production

JP Morgan, the Bank of America and other financial institutions have been funding the production of banned cluster munitions, which are responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians in Yemen.

A new report by Dutch organization PAX, titled "Stop Explosive Investments" has accused over 150 financial institutions of helping to fund the development of cluster munitions.

Financial giants such as JP Morgan and Bank of America have been ploughing money into companies that develop cluster munitions, the report says.

18.6.2016 – Arabian Rights Watch Association (** B K P)

Yemen: Saudi Airstrikes Trigger Humanitarian Disaster, Violations of the Laws of War

The following statement was presented by Arabian Rights Watch Association to the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Commission] during their 32nd session. In this statement US-Yemeni lawyer, Mohammed Al Wazir outlines the ongoing human rights violations being carried out by the US and UK armed Saudi coalition whose collective punishment of 27 million Yemeni people is being cynically endorsed by the UN via their resolution 2216 that is being imposed under the false pretext of the legitimacy of the fugitive, twice resigned ex President Mansour Hadi.

These ongoing and systematic violations come in the form of: i) a comprehensive indiscriminate land, air, and sea blockade under the pretense of UN Security Council Resolutions 2140 and 2216 and ii) airstrikes on civilian targets that include the use of internationally banned cluster munitions. We also express our deep concern with the Saudi-led Coalition’s iii) forced expulsion of Yemenis from Aden to Taiz and other northern provinces as well as the iv) lack of neutrality, authority, or political will of Hadi’s National Commission to investigate crimes committed in Yemen.

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes & Blockade Against the People of Yemen Cause a Humanitarian Disaster

a) Ongoing Violations of the Laws of War, Human Rights Law & Humanitarian Law

Imposition of a comprehensive land, air and sea blockade by the Saudi-led Coalition

Airstrikes on civilian targets that include the use of internationally banned cluster munitions

Forced Expulsion of Yemenis from Aden by Saudi led Coalition and Hadi government-in-exile

Inability of Hadi’s national commission to investigate the crimes being committed in Yemen

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16.6.2016 – Counterpunch (** B P)

Samantha Power, Henry Kissinger & Imperial Delusions

Quite revealingly, the self-proclaimed crusader against genocide, Samantha Power, was awarded the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize in Berlin. That Power would be awarded a prize named after one of the world’s great génocidaires, and that she would happily accept it, proves what many of us have believed all along – that she is more the clever apologist for U.S. crimes than a bona fide human rights advocate.

Power has also been active in giving diplomatic cover to the U.S.-backed Saudi slaughter in Yemen which continues to this day. Thus, in an episode quite reminiscent of those she criticizes in her Pulitzer-prize winning book, A Problem From Hell, Power helped the Saudis scuttle a resolution at the United Nations that called for an investigation into the civilian toll of the Saudi coalition war against Yemen – by Dan Kovalik

cp2 Allgemein / General

18.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (* A K P)

UAE under Saudi pressure to continue Yemen war: Activist

Press TV has conducted an interview with Hazem Salem, a political activist

Press TV: What do you think happened in those hours where that statement initially was released saying the UAE was not going to remain in Yemen but now it is?

Salem: Absolutely, a lot of Saudi pressure on the United Arab Emirates to take steps back and withdraw that kind of statement, because it shows that the allies of Saudi Arabia in this war are stepping away from it and that the stance of Saudi Arabia in Yemen is getting weaker and weaker.

Also this statement by United Arab Emirates goes against the interest of the Saudi-imposed government

Comment: This can be true, of course. - Hazem Salem is a human rights advocate at Cairo, Egypt.

18.6.2016 – Near Eastern Outlook (* B K P)

Those Political Truths We Fear to Face – Yemen and the Neo-imperialists

If you were to translate Pandora’s tale to our modern day political conundrum, I would personally argue that Zeus (the Western world) made the mistake of entrusting Saudi Arabia (Pandora) with too much power (the box). As Pandora opened her box, all manners of evil were released: al-Qaeda, Daesh, Boko Haram etc …

What the headlines should have read of course is that Saudi Arabia was not about to tolerate one of its client-state to go rogue. What the world should have realised is that Riyadh was never going to allow for a truly democratic republic to rise south of its borders, and challenge its position with both the Islamic world, and the Middle East.

Yemen I need to remind you is absolutely key geo-strategically speaking.

A dangerous power, Saudi Arabia is together an imperial force and a religious extremist.

But how exactly did Saudi Arabia betray its hand? … Through the UN dear readers

Do not fool yourself into believing that Riyadh sit still under US patronage. Now that Riyadh quite literally owns Washington … and a few other western capitals by the proverbial economical bakhlavas (excise my French) Riyadh is not prepared to play kneel any longer. Under Salam’s kingship it is the world which will learn to curtsey its true king. The sun now rises and sets in Riyadh – by Catherine Shakdam =

17.6.2016 – Saudi Embassy

KSA FM says coalition has reduced its military operations in #Yemen. "We're working to reach a political agreement."

Comment by Jamila Hanan: True, they've blown up far less homes and kids past few months alhamdulillah, but the devastating blockade continues

Comment by Dr. karim: & i was born Yesterday!Remember "end of air campaign; scaling down"=Saudi constant BS

15.6.2010 – Parlament CH (* C K)

Interpellation: Amerikanische Streubomben in Jemen?

Ich ersuche den Bundesrat, folgende Fragen zu beantworten:

1. Weiss der Bundesrat darüber Bescheid, dass bei einem Angriff in Jemen, bei dem Dutzende von Zivilpersonen getötet wurden - darunter zahlreiche Frauen und Kinder -, von einem Marschflugkörper der US-Streitkräfte Streubomben amerikanischer Herstellung abgefeuert wurden?

2. Hat der Bundesrat bei der amerikanischen Regierung gegen diese unverantwortliche, zumindest gesetzeswidrige und zweifellos unverhältnismässige Vorgehensweise bei diesem Angriff protestiert? Wenn ja, wie?

Kommentar: Irgendwie kommt einem das bekannt vor... Die Amerikaner haben schon seit Langem an Streubomben “für” den Jemen verdient...

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

19.6.2016 – Oxfam (A H)

Oxfam Yemen Situation Report #21, 30 May 2016

Humanitarian crisis continues: The UN humanitarian chief in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on 2 June called Yemen an “invisible crisis” and expressed regret at the lack of international concern given to the country. He said that “the scale of the emergency is tremendous. The scale of the need is massive and the depth of the crisis is immeasurable”. and in full

19.6.2016 – WAM (A H P)

Khalifa Foundation concludes airlift to Socotra, Yemen

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has concluded its current airlift project to Socotra Island, which included 12 cargo planes in four phases loaded with supplies.

The airlift carried 400 tonnes of Ramadan foodstuff and relief packages to the population of Socotra Island, Yemen, in alleviation of their circumstances due to floods that claimed the lives of many and destroyed a number of houses, sweeping through vital facilities on the island.

Comment: The UAE rented Socotra from the Hadi government for 99 years. Actually used for military, they plan luxury tourism for the future.

18.6.2016 – The National UAE (A H)

Emirates Red Crescent opens dengue treatment unit in Aden

The Emirates Red Crescent and Aden’s health office have opened a dengue fever unit at the Republic Hospital following an outbreak of the disease in southern Yemen.

The 20-bed centre is the only one in the region specialised in treating the mosquito-borne disease, according to Dr Al-Khadher Laswar, the director of Aden’s health office.

“The ERC supplied the centre with all the required medical equipment," he told The National.

18.6.2016 – Famine Early Warning System Network (A H)

Food Assistance Outlook Brief, June 2016

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified.

[The most urgent country in the world in Yemen, the only country in Phase 4, Emergency.]

Comment: The world hardly cares. The Saudis are still backed by the West to continue war and blockade.

18.6.2016 – Arab 24 News (A H)

Yemen: Hajja Rawya tells the story of her leg amputation.

Hajja Rawya walks in the region she lives in almost daily, in the village of Saad, Hreib Valley in Naham Directorate, east of Sanaa province, and one day she put her leg above a mine planted in the region, which has led to the loss of her right leg and her suffering has increased by the killing of her son by another mine.

17.6.2016 – Saba News (A H)

MSF sends medical aid to Sana'a

A plane of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) loaded with medical aid arrived on Thursday in Sana'a International Airport.
The aid shipment contains 82,0726 tons of medical aid for patients with dialysis. The shipment is for the MSF's projects in Yemen, including 87 tons of necessary medicines for dialysis patients, MSF head of mission in Yemen Will Turner said.
He added this is the first shipment and he expected the arrival of another shipment consisting of 162 tons by sea later.

17.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (B H)

+4400 ppl in Yemen need dialysis as a result of kidney failure.Without regular treatment,they at risk of dying

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

19.6.2016 – Pars Today (A K P)

Jemen: Ansarollah-Bewegung lässt 276 Gefangene frei

Die Volksbewegung Ansarollah hat in einem humanitären Akt 276 Gefangene freigelassen.

In den Provinzen Al-Bayza und Djonub wurden 200 Gefangene und in Al-Zomar 76 einseitig zur Feier des Fastenmonats Ramadan freigelassen.

Der Führer der Ansarollah, Abdelmalek Al-Houthi, bezeichnete dies als humanitären Schritt zur Ehrung des Monats Ramadan. Diese Entscheidung stehe nicht mit den laufenden Verhandlungen in Kuwait über Gefangenaustausch in Verbindung.

19.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K P)

Yemen’s Houthis release 276 prisoners loyal to Hadi

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement on Sunday announced the release of 276 prisoners loyal to the Saudi-backed resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in a gesture of good will.

Houthi officials speaking to the website said 200 of the prisoners were set free in Rada'a, a town in the central province of Bayda. The remaining 76 were released in the nearby Dhamar province. and also here:

17.6.2016 – Amnesty International (* A P)

Yemen: Release Ten Journalists (UA 27/16)

Ten Yemeni journalists have been forcibly disappeared since 23 May after they were moved from al-Habra pre-trial detention facility in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to an unknown location. They have been arbitrarily detained since 9 June 2015.

1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:

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

18.6.2016 – Fana News (A P)

Fahad Saeed Al Menhali, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the UAE, yesterday visited the families of the two UAE martyrs who died while participating in the Saudi-led Arab coalition ‘Operation Restoring Hope’ supporting the legitimate government in Yemen.

Comment: For victims of war in the own country, the Hadi government does not care, denying the victims of Saudi air raids.

17.6.2016 – Nadwa (A H P)

Several incidents of #Yemen Elite forces n Mukalla torturing&executing local citizens outside th law took place since AlQaeda was pushed out

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

18.6.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

The UN still refuses to address the core of the Yemen conflict

The UN envoy has also called for a general amnesty for those participating in the peace talks. This may seem like a good idea as it suggests a fresh start for the parties to enhance trust-building and allows them to forgive and progress for the sake of the nation.

It is obvious to observers that this proposal is flawed and is ignoring the present context and recent history. For the talks to be successful, a more robust approach needs to be taken which must also reflect local grievances and voices. The priority must be to allow justice for the Yemeni people rather than coming up with a minimal deal that offers the same kind of immunity to those in positions of power and influence who allowed the current instability to develop and over which they are fighting. The UN really must address the core of the issue, not just the periphery. - by Diana Alghoul

Comment: This just will not work. Those in power and leading the negotiations, never would agree to have themselves sentenced for crimes they have committed. Who else should come in power instead of them, who should have the power to secure peace, to sentence all those who have committed crimes in the past? In a country like this, you must stay realistic.

Comment, June 21: This article seems to be somewhat neutral. Anyway, in the past this author har written some very anti-Houthi and pro-Hadi articles. Thus, you must see this article in a new light as well. It fits exactly to the Hadi government propaganda in respect to the peace talks (see The Houthis are labeled as criminal. Any political solution including criminals (that actually means: the Houthis) is impossible. There canot be any power sharing with them, they must submit their heavy weapons and withdraw, that means: the old story by which the Hadi government from the very beginning of the peace talks blocks every peaceful solution. This story here cannot be read in a different way. It came at the best fitting time to support this propaganda.

18.6.2016 – Al Araby (* A P)

Tribal leaders prisoner exchange overshadows Yemen peace talks

Prisoners from both sides of Yemen's conflicting parties were exchanged on Saturday following mediation by local tribes, as peace talks remain stagnant in Kuwait.

Dozens that were captured while fighting in the battle for Yemen's third largest Taiz city were released as part of a local initiative – detached to UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions in Kuwait that have seen little progress since beginning nearly two months ago.

Yemeni government forces exchanged 118 prisoners with Houthi rebels who released 76, tribal chief Abdullatif al-Muradi said.

18.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Yemen's warring sides swap 194 prisoners in Taiz

Houthi and pro-government forces exchanged nearly 200 prisoners in Taiz in central Yemen on Saturday, the largest such swap to take place in the embattled city since the beginning of a civil war last year, local sources said.

The exchange of 118 Houthis and 76 pro-government fighters, will raise hopes that a ceasefire declared in April may be taking hold in Yemen's third largest city after repeated violations by both sides. =

Comment: The Reuters report stays unclear as it does not mention that this prisoners swap was realised by a local initiative.

19.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Film: Yemen's Ansarullah, Hadi loyalists exchanged 200 prisoners

18.6.2016 – Al Araby (A P)

Powerful Saudi prince to meet UN chief on Yemen

Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince is due to meet with UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, after the United Nationsremoved the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist.

Mohammed bin Salman, currently on a visit to the United States, wants to discuss the controversy involving a Saudi-led coalition being placed on, and then removed, from a blacklist over the killing and injuring of about 1,200 children in the conflict in Yemen last year.

Comment: There actually will be not any reason for such a talk.

17.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudi deputy crown prince due to meet on Yemen with U.N. chief

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom's ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

"An official request has come to the office of the secretary-general for a meeting with the deputy crown prince and as soon as we're able to confirm something we shall," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said – by Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

19.6.2016 – Alwaght (B K P)

Israel Overseeing Security in Saudi Arabia

Newly leaked documents have uncovered close security ties between the Israeli and Saudi regimes.

According to the leaked letter, the Saudi war minister recently wrote a letter to the commander border police in the southern region of the kingdom decreeing that security in the region be handled by an Israeli company. The Israeli company has been mandated to deal with cross border retaliatory attacks carried out by Yemen's Ansarullah.

A report by Yemeni Najm al-Thaqeb website has revealed that, following the failure of Saudi-backed forces in their attack on Yemen and after became apparent that some Saudi frontier regions might fall to legitimate Yemeni forces and Ansarullah fighters, the Saudi regime has contracted an Israeli company known as Al Majal Group to oversee security in the southern region. The Israeli company has already obtained 45 million US dollars to plant landmines and put barriers in the border region.

18.6.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is seriously ill: Reports

Claims that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is seriously ill have emerged after the visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the White House this week.

Bruce Riedel, a former national intelligence officer and a member of US President Barack Obama's transition team, told NBC News on Friday that 30-year-old bin Salman was visiting the US because his father King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, second in line to the throne, are both seriously ill.

A Bahraini source also said that the trip was probably part of a longer-term plan to bolster the young prince’s international reputation and that it is widely believed he will be made crown prince and heir apparent in the not too distant future – by Simona Sikimic

17.6.2016 – NBC (A P)

U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails

The Saudi prince who seems to have won a family power struggle is meeting with U.S. officials this week -- some of them the same officials who are concerned his reign could be ruinous and hurt the regional security U.S. officials crave.

Officials in the national security establishment believe Saudi Arabia is at a crossroads, and that if the prince doesn't succeed, now and later as king, there could be chaos in the Kingdom. "It's him or it's ISIS," said one Saudi expert who asked that his name not be used.

According to one U.S. intelligence official, this week's agenda has focused on imminent threats to the Kingdom's existence, like ISIS, al Qaeda, and the economy.

Now, however, they [the US] realize that things have changed in the Kingdom and Bin Salman is the future – by ROBERT WINDREM and WILLIAM M. ARKIN

Comment: And again, a positive look at this prince from the US, and again the sound of this article is – this seems to be a propaganda agenda. Now, prince Salman even is labeled as the only renedy to ISIS – as it really would be true that Saudi Arabia in general (not him especially) is the ideological father of ISIS.

17.6.2016 – Gulf Institute (A P)

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Meets Obama after Welcoming an ISIS Supporter

Mohamed Bin Salman who arrived in the United States on Monday and has since met with leading American political and security officials has hosted Mohamad AlArefe, a known promoter of ISIS and AlQaeda, at his palace in Riyadh on April 25th. A photo of smiling Mohamed bin Salman grasping AlArefe’s hand was published on the latter’s Twitter account.

Mohamad AlArefe, a Saudi national and popular TV personality, is one of the most influential voices in Arabic and other languages drumming up public support for ISIS and similar groups. AlArefe speeches and writings linked below openly express support for ISIS and AlQaeda, which has led to thousands of Saudi and other Muslims youths joining ISIS and AlQaeda in various countries. Al-Arefe enjoys a large following across the world among Sunni Muslim youth, including in the United States.

cp9 USA

Siehe cp1 Am wichtigsten / See cp1 Most important

19.6.2016 – Gulf News (A K)

US extends Yemen mission

The US military now plans to keep a small force of Special Operations advisers in Yemen — deployed in April for a limited, short-term operation — for the foreseeable future, a step toward re-establishing a counterterrorism mission that was shut down last year by civil war.

US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive operations, said the team of about a dozen men would assist troops from the UAE, who, along with other Arab forces, are seeking to track down militants from Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),

18.6.2016 – Handelszeitung (A P)

Barack Obama empfängt saudischen Vize-Kronprinz

US-Präsident Obama hat den jungen saudi-arabischen Verteidigungsminister und Vize-Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman empfangen. Beim Treffen im Weissen Haus standen geopolitische Fragen im Fokus.

Zuvor war der einflussreiche Prinz bereits von US-Aussenminister John Kerry, Verteidigungsminister Ashton Carter, Finanzminister Jacob Lew und CIA-Direktor John Brennan empfangen worden.

Saudi-Arabiens Aussenminister Adel al-Dschubeir sagte, die Treffen seien «sehr, sehr positiv» gewesen und es habe viele Gemeinsamkeiten gegeben

17.6.2016 – Huffington Post (A P)

Obama Meets With Saudis, US Armed and Attacking Yemen

Comment: Just putting things together.

18.6.2016 – AFP (A K)

US-Militär: Sechs Al-Kaida-Kämpfer im Jemen getötet

Das US-Militär hat nach eigenen Angaben im Jemen vergangene Woche sechs Al-Kaida-Kämpfer getötet. Wie das für den Mittleren Osten zuständige Militärkommando Centcom am Freitag mitteilte, wurden bei den drei Drohnenangriffen zwischen dem 8. und 12. Juni in den Regionen Al-Badja, Marib und Schabwah jeweils zwei Kämpfer getötet. Centcom betonte, Al-Kaida auf der Arabischen Halbinsel (Aqap) bleibe "eine bedeutende Bedrohung für die Region, die USA und darüber hinaus".

17.6.2016 – US Central Command (A K)

June 17: U.S. Central Command announces Yemen counterterrorism strikes

The U.S. military conducted three counterterrorism strikes against al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula June 8-12 in central Yemen, killing six al-Qa'ida operatives and injuring one.
A strike June 8 in al Badya Governorate resulted in the deaths of two al-Qa'ida operatives along with the destruction of their vehicle loaded with weapons. Another strike conducted June 10 in Marib Governorate killed two al-Qaida operatives. Finally, a strike June 12 in Shabwah Governorate killed two more al-Qa'ida operatives, injured another, and destroyed the vehicle they were travelling in.
AQAP remains a significant threat to the region, the United States and beyond. Al-Qa'ida's presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and it is using the unrest in Yemen to provide a haven from which to plan future attacks against our allies as well as the U.S. and its interests.
The U.S. will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt and destroy al-Qa'ida and its remnants. We remain committed to defeating AQAP and denying it safe haven regardless of its location. Strikes conducted by the U.S. in Yemen continue to diminish AQAP's presence in the region.

Comment: Whether they really have hit Al Qaida members or relatives, neighbours, bystanders, will not be mentioned in after-strike propaganda like this one here.

17.6.2016 – The Independent (*A P T)

Confused about the US response to Isis in Syria? Look to the CIA's relationship with Saudi Arabia

In the 20 years between 1996 and 2016, the CIA and British security and foreign policy agencies have consistently given priority to maintaining their partnership with powerful Sunni states over the elimination of terrorist organisations such as al-Qaeda and Isis

This contradiction between what is required to destroy the Salafi-jihadi Sunni fundamentalist networks and the need to maintain the alliance with these Sunni states goes a long way to explain the failure of the vastly expensive “War on Terror”. Commentators focus their criticism on Saudi Arabia and with good reason, but it was Pakistan that was crucial to the rise of the Taliban and Turkey to that of the extreme Islamists in Syria – by Patrick Cockburn

17.6.2016 – New York Times (*C T)

A Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery

The man under questioning, Fahad al-Thumairy, had been a Saudi consular official based in Los Angeles and the imam of a mosque visited by two of the hijackers. The investigators, staff members of the national 9/11 commission who had waited all day at the United States Embassy before being summoned to the late-night interview, believed that tying him to the plot could be a step toward proving Saudi government complicity in the attacks.

The fact that years of investigation found no hard proof of official Saudi involvement has led some, notably the Saudi government, to argue that it is now the stuff of wild conjecture and conspiracy theory.

But to some, all the circumstantial evidence provides a glimpse of a truth that has yet to be unearthed.

At the F.B.I., the Sept. 11 plot officially remains an open case. While there is broad agreement on how it unfolded, there are aspects of the investigation that remain unresolved. – by MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE

18.6.2016 – Mark Springer (A P)

we met with the Yemen desk as US State on Thursday and they said there is no blockade...... and see and

16.6.2016 – Washington Post (* B K)

Why CIA drone strikes have plummeted

The pace of the CIA’s drone campaign has plunged this year as part of a renewed push by the Obama administration to shift responsibility for lethal counterterrorism operations to the Pentagon, current and former U.S. officials said.

The agency has carried out at most seven strikes in 2016, putting the spy service on course to take fewer shots from remotely piloted aircraft than in any year since 2007, two years before President Obama took office and made the agency’s drone program a pillar of his counterterrorism approach.

U.S. officials said several factors have contributed to the sharp drop in the number of strikes – by Greg Miller

15.6.2016 – Fox News (* A T)

Mateen's twin trips to Saudi Arabia raise suspicions

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen’s two trips to Saudi Arabia, one of which was a pricey package that included four-star accommodations and fancy meals, were highly unusual and may have been cover for terror training, according to experts.

The FBI is piecing together Mateen’s radical Islam roots, and the trips to Saudi Arabia could be a sign of his growing religious devotion – by Hollie Mc Kay

9.5.2016 – Empire Files (not rated B C K P)

The Rise of History's Biggest Empire - Abby Martin

Abby Martin debuts teleSUR's The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet.

14.4.2014 – Rolling Stone (** B K)

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen
The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder: a robot plane, acting on secret intelligence, may calculate that the man across from you at the coffee shop, or the acquaintance with whom you've shared a passing word on the street, is an Al Qaeda operative. This intelligence may be accurate or it may not, but it doesn't matter. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, the chaotic buzzing above sharpens into the death-herald of an incoming missile.

Comment: More than two years old, but the US want to reinforce this in Yemen now again.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

19.6.2016 – ABNA (A P)

Kuwait sentences anti-Saudi MP to jail

An outspoken member of the Kuwaiti parliament (National Assembly) known for his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s military involvement in countries such as Yemen and Bahrain has been sentenced to jail.

Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas said on Saturday that Abdulhameed Dashti was sentenced to 10 days of detention pending investigations of a lawsuit filed against him by the Saudi Embassy in Kuwait for his alleged defamation of the regime in Riyadh

Comment by Judith Brown: Well I guess that's what happens to all who speak out for ordinary people everywhere in the world. Marwan Barghouti. Julian Assange. Jo Cox. Nelson Mandela. When will we be free?

cp15 Propaganda

18.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Yemeni Government: We Will Stay in Aden Until Sana’a is Liberated

The Yemeni government said yesterday that it will stay in the city of Aden until the country’s capital Sana’a and all other provinces are liberated from rebel control.

At a meeting with leaders of the factions of the peaceful Southern Movement yesterday, the Prime Minister of Yemen Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said that “government ministers are trying to carry out their duties despite the limited powers”.

Bin Daghr said that he had listened to leaders of the peaceful Southern Movement’s observations about Aden, especially with regards to electricity, water, salaries and postal services during a meeting on Thursday evening. He also discussed the corruption that is prevalent in some government institutions and how to deal with this at the meeting.

Comment: Which part of this government actually is in Aden? Where is president Hadi in the moment? What does “liberated” mean in this context? Do they want a peaceful solution or do they want to continue the war? What about a “peaceful Southern Movement’”? There are deap rifts between the Hadi government and southern separatists.

17.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudis, allies seek 'to minimize civilian casualties' in Yemen: minister

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is "doing everything we can to minimize civilian casualties" from air strikes, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in Washington on Friday. and see in film:

17.6.2016 – Saudi Embassy USA (A P)

Foreign Minister Comments on the Conflict in Yemen

At a June 17, 2016 press conference, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir commented on the status of the conflict in Yemen.

Comment: This propaganda story is repeated again and again, whether it has anything to do with reality or not (Really, it does not). – That’s what you could compare it to? Well, let’s look at soccer, that’s the great thing in the moment. There was a soccer game Germany against San Marino in 2006, ending 13:0. Nobody of the Germans afterward told: “We did everything to minimalize our goals at San Marino”. Well, the Saudis tell such stories every day.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

19.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Children in FEAR: Saudi warplanes flying very low in skies of #Yemen capital Sanaa waking up millions of children.

19.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Saudi fighter jets carried out a raft of aerial assaults against the city of Sirwah, situated about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital Sana’a, as well as Nihm district in Yemen’s northern province of Sana’a. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of the damage caused.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded a residential neighborhood in the al-Maton district of Jawf Province, although no reports of casualties and damage were available.

18.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raid on al-Masloub

The raid targeted Ayedha farm in al-Zurqa area and caused serious damage to it.

18.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

The Saudi warplanes waged an air raid on al-Majram area in Haidan district of Sa'ada province, an air raid on al-Matar area in Serwah district of Mareb province, three raids on al-Masloub and al-Matmah district of Jawf province.
The warplanes dropped flash bombs on the sky of Bani Seham area in Khawlan al-Teyal district of Sana'a province.
The hostile Saudi warplanes continued to fly on the skies of the Capital, Hodeida, Amran, Hajjah, Sana'a, Sa'ada, Mareb and Jawf provinces. 18.6.2016 – Khabar Agency (A K PH)

#Yemen: Two #Saudi airstrikes targeted Matamah district of #Jawf province

17.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch raid on Maran in Sa'ada

17.6.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

#Saudi jets are over my city Dhamar

17.6.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Huge explosion rocks Ibb following intense Saudi airstrikes over the sky of the city, local sources report minutes ago.

17.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

New WAR CRIME: Child killed in #Yemen region Saada after Saudi warplanes attacked using intl banned cluster bombs.

17.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Heavy ATTACKS: Wave of Saudi airstrikes rock #Yemen regions of Saada, Mareb & Baitha threatening UN peace talks.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

19.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Taiz WAR ZONE: Father of 5 shot in head/killed by Houthi sniper while walking to buy food for family, local official (graphic image)

19.6.2016 – Arab 24 (A K PS)

Popular Committees were able to advance in the northwestern part of Taiz province, south Yemen after a series of clashes with several parties in the region by firearms and artillery shells.

Comment: Popular Committees: Anti-Houthi militia; it would be difficult to specify pro-what.

19.6.2016 – Doha News (A K PS)

Defense minister visits Qatar troops near Yemen border

Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense, Khalid Al Attiyah, recently visited Qatari soldiers stationed in the Saudi city of Najran, near the Yemenborder.

Qatar has committed hundreds of troops, as well as helicopters and armored vehicles, to a Saudi-led coalition.

19.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A K)

In fact, just yesterday, they [the UAE] deployed new armored vehicles in Mukhalla.
We have learnt never to believe any comment from any side of the Saudi led Coalition

18.6.2016 – Saba News (A K PH)

Hirelings kill woman in Taiz, injure three in Jawf

A woman was shot dead by Riyadh's hirelings in Oqbah zone in al-Jahmalia area of Taiz province, a security official said Saturday.
Oqbah zone was also bombed by the hirelings where many houses were damaged, according to the official.
Three people were critically injured when the hirelings targeted a mosque in al-Moton district of Jawf province.
On the other hand, the Riyadh's hirelings targeted many areas in Nehm district of Sana'a with artillery shells. They pounded al-Ghail district in Jawf province.
The hirelings in Mareb province hit many areas in Serwah district with medium weapons.

19.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Yemeni missile kills 31 Saudi mercenaries in Jawf: Report

Yemeni forces have reportedly targeted a center of gathering belonging to Saudi mercenaries in the country’s northern province of al-Jawf, leaving more than two dozen of the militiamen dead.

On Saturday, Yemeni forces launched a ballistic missile at the Army’s 115th Division base in the provincial capital city of al-Hazm, where pro-Riyadh armed men had converged, Yemeni al-Masirah television network reported.

The strike claimed the lives of at least 31 Saudi mercenaries and left 24 others injured.

At least six high-ranking military commanders apparently died in the attack, according to a report published by September 21 news website.

Elsewhere in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, a senior Saudi-backed militant commander, identified by the nom de guerre Abu al-Qa’qah, was killed after Yemeni armed forces pounded the Atis base. and by Fars News: and a figure of 50 killed is given by Almanar:

18.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army missile force targets hirelings in Jawf

The missile force of the army and popular committees fired on Saturday a ballistic missile on a gathering of the Saudi aggression mercenaries at the 115th Brigade Camp in al-Hazm city of Jawf province.
The missile hit its target accurately and caused big losses in life and gear, the official added.

18.6.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A K)

Now : #Saudi artillery shelling #Yemen's Midi area, near the border.

17.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army fires missile on mercenaries' camp in Mareb

The army and popular committees launched on Friday a missile attack on the Third Military Region's camp in Mareb province, a military official said.
The attack, which came in response to the mercenaries' breaches to the UN-backed ceasefire, killed and injured many of the mercenaries at the camp, the official added.

17.6.2016 – Almasdar News (A K PH)

Saudi forces suffer heavy casualties in failed offensive in west Yemen

The Saudi-led Coalition suffered an embarrassing defeat at the village of Tabat in the Ta’iz Governorate on Friday after they attempted to advance against the Houthi and Saleh forces.

The Yemeni news channel confirmed the death of a large number of Saudi-led Coalition fighters at Tabat.

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

06.2016 – Trading Economics (A E)

Yemen | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020 Outlook

Comment: There is war, and any forecasts are rather senseless.

18.6.2016 – FAO (* A)

Swarms form in Yemen and may threaten Indo-Pakistan

As expected, numerous groups and swarms of Desert Locust adults started to form in several places in the interior of Yemen during the past week. Swarms are continuing to form, mainly in the summer breeding areas of Hadhramaut, Shabwah, Marib and Al Jawf governorates from breeding that occurred in April and May. Some of the swarms have attacked crops. New infestations of fifth instar hopper bands were recently discovered about 50 km southeast of Sana'a in Khawlan district. =

Comment: There had been no fight against locusts because of the war.


Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-159: / Yemen Press Reader 1-159: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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