Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 161

Yemen Press Reader 161: Hungerkrise im Jemen – Neuer Kalter Krieg - Ramstein und Drohnenkrieg – UNO: Rhetorik und Realität – Friedensgespräche – Saudische Luftangriffe mit Toten, Kämpfe um Basis
Bei diesem Beitrag handelt es sich um ein Blog aus der Freitag-Community

Hunger crisis in Yemen – New Cold War – Germany and Drone War – UN: Rhetoric and reality – Peace talks – Victims of Saudi air raids, fights for base – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

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

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

21.6.2016 – World Food Programme (**A H)

Hungerkrise im Jemen: Mehr als die Hälfte der Bevölkerung betroffen

Die jüngste Analyse zur Ernährungssicherheit (IPC) im Jemen bestätigt, dass sich mehr als die Hälfte der Bevölkerung in den Phasen „Krise“(Phase 3) oder „Notfall“(Phase 4) befindet, in einigen Gebieten des Landes können sich bis zu 70 Prozent der Menschen kaum ernähren.

Für mindestens 7 Millionen Menschen – ein Viertel der Bevölkerung – hat die Ernährungslage die Notfallstufe (Phase 4 der 5-stufigen Skala) erreicht. Das entspricht einer Steigerung um 15 Prozent seit Juni 2015. Die Situation weiterer 7,1 Millionen Menschen sei als Krise einzustufen (Phase 3), so der IPC-Bericht.

„Diese Ergebnisse machen mehr als deutlich, welches enorme Ausmaß die humanitären Krise im Jemen erreicht hat“, erklärte der UN-Nothilfekoordinator im Jemen, Jamie McGoldrick. Der Konflikt habe dem Land und der Bevölkerung enormen Schaden zugefügt, die ohnehin weitverbreitete Not weiter verschärft und die Familien praktisch vollkommen hilflos gemacht. Mit dem Ergebnis: „Hunger ist weiterhin untragbar groß.“

Hauptursachen für die dramatische Ernährungslage sind unter anderem Treibstoffmangel und Importeinschränkungen, die dazu führen, dass die Verfügbarkeit von Grundnahrungsmitteln – welche zu 90 Prozent importiert werden – stark zurückgegangen ist. So waren die Preise für Weizen im Mai diesen Jahres 12 bis 15 Prozent höher als vor Beginn der Krise, obwohl die weltweiten Weizenpreise in den vergangenen Monaten sanken.

Zudem hat Saatgut- und Düngermangel die Getreideproduktion im Jemen zum Erliegen gebracht.

http://de.wfp.org/artikel/hungerkrise-im-jemen

And the same in English:

21.6.2016 – World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization (**A H)

Severe food insecurity widespread in Yemen

Situation expected to deteriorate if fighting continues – over half of the population living in crisis

Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists.

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis confirms that over half the country's population is living in "crisis" or "emergency" levels of food insecurity, with some governorates seeing as much as 70 percent of their population struggling to feed themselves.

At least 7 million people - a quarter of the population - are living under Emergency levels of food insecurity (Phase 4 on the five-tiered IPC scale). This reflects a 15-percent increase since June 2015. A further 7.1 million people are in a state of Crisis (Phase 3).

Major drivers of food insecurity include fuel shortages and import restrictions that have reduced availability of essential food commodities in the country, which imports some 90 percent of its staple foods. Food and fuel imports in March 2016 were the lowest since October 2015 and satisfied only 12 percent of the country's fuel needs.

Domestic prices of wheat, meanwhile, were 12-15 percent higher in May 2016 compared with pre-crisis levels, even though global wheat prices have decreased in recent months.

Shortages of seeds and fertilizers have crippled crop production across Yemen.

http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/severe-food-insecurity-widespread-yemen = http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/419189/icode/ = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/severe-food-insecurity-widespread-yemen

21.6.2016 – World Food Programme (A H)

Yemen: Emergency Dashboard, May 2016

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/wfp284791.pdf

21.6.2016 – Nachdenkseiten (** B P)

Ist die Spirale der Eskalation zwischen NATO und Russland vom Himmel gefallen?

Heute müssen wir feststellen, dass die westliche Politik grundlegend auf den Kopf gestellt worden ist: Wir führen Krieg, auch wir Deutschen haben den Krieg auf dem Balkan mitgemacht. Die westlichen Alliierten führen im Irak, in Libyen, in Syrien, in Afghanistan, an vielen Stellen Afrikas Krieg.

Der Westen maßt sich an zu entscheiden, wie Völker und von wem sie regiert werden sollen; der Westen verfolgt deshalb an vielen Stellen die Strategie des sogenannten Regime Change – das ist eine Zielsetzung und eine Strategie, die wahlweise alle Länder betreffen kann, deren Regierungen uns nicht genehm sind: Gaddafis Libyen, Assads Syrien, demnächst vielleicht Putins Russland.

Wir sind um die Früchte der vergangenen Friedenspolitik betrogen worden. Das ist kein Zufall. Die ethische Grundeinstellung zum Umgang mit anderen Völkern, der Geist, der die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik heute bestimmt ist ein diametral anderer als zu Beginn des Entspannungs- und Versöhnungspolitik – von Albrecht Müller

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=33892

20.6.2016 – Junge Welt (** B K P)

»Das Töten steht an erster Stelle«

Ohne die US-Militärbasis Ramstein wäre der Drohnenkrieg »gegen den Terror«, dem Unschuldige zum Opfer fallen, nicht möglich. Gespräch mit Ray McGovern

Können Sie bitte beschreiben, was Ramstein unverzichtbar macht?

Wenn der »Pilot« der Drohne ganz normal beispielsweise in Nevada in den USA sitzen und einen Knopf drücken würde, um einen sogenannten Terroristen in Pakistan zu töten, würde es fünf Sekunden dauern, bis der Befehl bei der Drohne ankommt. Sie könnten die Drohne also rechtzeitig entdecken und weglaufen. Über Ramstein braucht das Signal aber lediglich 2,5 Sekunden, da es von Nevada bis dorthin durch ein Unterseekabel übertragen wird, das erheblich kürzer ist als der Weg über Satellit.

Und der einzige Beweis sind Handydaten oder eine Gesichtserkennung aus großer Höhe? Das kann doch nicht legal sein.

Die Daten der Mobiltelefone sind noch die stichhaltigsten Beweise, die vorliegen. Außerdem ist die Logik folgende: Wenn Sie in einem Café sind, in dem sich ein Handy befindet, das einem mutmaßlichen Terroristen gehört, ist das ein todsicheres Indiz, dass Sie auch ein Terrorist sind. Wenn man es so sieht, tötet das US-Militär niemals die Falschen. Man kann also sagen, die Raketen sind sehr präzise, aber die Informationen, die zu ihrem Einsatz führen, sind es eben nicht – Interview: Claudia Wrobel

https://www.jungewelt.de/2016/06-20/012.php

17.6.2016 – Global Observatory (** B P)

For UN, a Widening Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality

The UN has recently been at the receiving end of an avalanche of revelations that it has succumbed to pressure from it member states over its reporting and language.

These political games reveal some deeply disturbing trends that do not bode well for the future. In particular, there is a widening gap between the commitments and mandates established by member states and their actual practice.

The Saudi coalition is backed by three permanent members of the Security Council—the same members that mandated the naming and shaming of armed groups that violate the rights of children in armed conflict. Yet none of these permanent members have denounced Saudi Arabia’s clear attempt to subvert the will of the Council. Nor has any other state, or group of states, offered backing to the UN, for example, by offering to cover financial shortfalls should the Saudis withdraw funding.

Left unattended, the gap between rhetoric and reality will be filled with cynicism, leading to a loss of legitimacy and credibility. If they want to avoid the looming crisis of credibility, these states will need to do more to close the gap between what they say and what they do when it comes to international peace and security – by Alex J. Bellamy, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Queensland and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

https://theglobalobservatory.org/2016/06/united-nations-syria-yemen-unesco-great-barrier-reef/

cp2 Allgemein / General

20.6.2016 – Telepolis-Kommentar (* B H)

Jemen: in 10 Jahren fast 10 Millionen Einwohnerzuwachs...

http://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/370534/umfrage/gesamtbevoelkerung-des-jemen/

2004 rund 20 Millionen
2015 rund 29 Millionen

und davor ?

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemen#Bevölkerung

Die Bevölkerung des Jemen wächst schnell und stieg zwischen 1990 und 2000 von 12,8 auf 18,4 Millionen.

http://www.heise.de/forum/Telepolis/Kommentare/Keine-dauerhaften-Loesungen-fuer-weltweit-65-Millionen-Fluechtlinge/Jemen-wenig-beachtet-Bitte-nicht-schon-wieder-Jemen/posting-28787237/show/

Kommentar: Viele Links, die zeigen, dass die Bevölkerung im Jemen sehr schnell gewachsen ist und das Land schon lange vom Hunger bedroht ist. Freilich: Die vom Kommentator gewählte Überschrift, die zeigen soll, dass der Jemen schon lange keineswegs vergessen war, ist unsinnig. Diese Links zeigen ja nur eine punktuelle, keine allgemeine Aufmerksamkeit. Und jetzt haben Krieg und Blockade die Lage erheblich verschlimmert. Diese Verantwortung kann den Saudis, dem Westen und der UN niemand mehr abnehmen.

20.6.2016 – Critical Threats (A K P)

Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 20, 2016

Al Houthi fighters release prisoners as part of larger prisoner swap; UN Special Envoy to Yemen prepares to brief Security Council; member of Yemeni government delegation states talks need “a miracle” to succeed; U.S. extends special forces’ deployment in Yemen; popular resistance fighters ambush al Houthi vehicles in al Sawma’a

http://www.criticalthreats.org/gulf-aden-security-review/gulf-aden-security-review-june-20-2016

20.6.2016 – Huffington Post (* B K P)

Postcard from UN: Yemen Under Fire

Nothing has changed since last year except the expansion of the catastrophic humanitarian situation, an increase in the atrocities committed by all warring sides, and the UN failing Yemeni children. With the UN’s withdrew of Saudi’s name from the child rights blacklist, the UN has lost its credibility.

Today in Yemen, if the violence doesn’t kill you directly, the lack of food, water and medicine will kill you. 80% of Yemen’s 26 mil population are in a dire humanitarian situation and struggling to stay alive.

For the UN to regain its credibility, it has to prioritize the survival of Yemenis. The international community must consider the catastrophic humanitarian situation more seriously and exert efforts to allow unrestricted delivery of humanitarian assistance and commercial goods to all Yemenis – by Afrah Nasser

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/afrah-nasser/postcard-from-un-yemen-un_b_10515392.html

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

20.6.2016 – Scaling Up Nutrition (* B H)

Scaling up nutrition services and maintaining service during conflict in Yemen: Lessons from the Hodeidah sub-national Nutrition Cluster

The Nutrition Cluster was established in the Yemen in 2009, co-led by the Ministry of Public Health and Population and UNICEF. There are five sub-national clusters. Through 2012-14, scale up of nutrition services (SAM and MAM treatment, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation, strengthened reporting), combined with multi-sectoral interventions led to an improved nutrition situation in Hodeidah governate. The majority of programming has been government led; local NGOs have been an integral part of the provision of health and nutrition service delivery. Ongoing challenges include poor integration of SAM/MAM services, failure to address prevalent stunting, funding gaps and escalating conflict compromising service delivery and access further. The SUN Movement multi-sector plan, finalised and pending implementation, offers an opportunity to connect emergency and development programming.

Nutrition coordination in Yemen remains challenging, given the continued violence and insecurity that are restricting movement and programming. However, local government and agency staff are committed and working hard to implement nutrition services where security permits. The SUN multi-sector plan that covers both emergency preparedness and development initiatives offers a key platform around which to collaborate on improving nutrition outcomes for the people of Yemen – by Dr. Saja Abdullah, Dr. Rasha Al Ardi, and Dr. Rajia Sharhan

http://www.ennonline.net/fex/52/nutritionservicesduringconflict

20.6.2016 – Qantara (* B H)

«Leiden ohne Schlagzeilen»: Helfer beklagen mangelndes Interesse an der Krise im Jemen

Das Thema Flüchtlinge war zuletzt allgegenwärtig - in den Medien, politischen Diskussionen und für viele Menschen auch im eigenen Alltag. Die Ursachen von Flucht spielen jedoch nur in bestimmten Fällen eine Rolle.

Beispiel Jemen: Seit über einem Jahr befindet sich das Land im Krieg, die Friedensgespräche wurden vor kurzem unterbrochen. «Die Lage ist dramatisch», sagt Marten Mylius, der bis vor kurzem für die Hilfsorganisation Care in dem Land war. Zusammen mit Syrien benötige der Jemen, der schon vor dem Konflikt als das ärmste Land im Nahen Osten galt, die meiste Hilfe.

82 Prozent der Bevölkerung sind auf Hilfe angewiesen, haben nicht genug zu essen, kein sauberes Trinkwasser und leben in zerstörten Häusern.

Neben gesundheitlichen Folgen haben Konflikte wie im Jemen langfristige Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft. Menschen, die täglich mehrere Stunden mit der Beschaffung von Trinkwasser befasst sind, haben kaum noch Zeit für Erwerbstätigkeit. «Oft sieht man Kinder, beladen mit Eimern - die gehen natürlich nicht mehr zur Schule», sagt Mylius.

Für Mylius … ein Grund, warum der Konflikt in Europa wenig Beachtung findet: «Man sieht hier niemanden aus dem Jemen.» Auch seien die Flüchtlingszahlen dramatisch für das Land selbst, im Vergleich zu denen aus Syrien aber gering. «Das spielt für die Entscheidung zur Berichterstattung sicher auch eine Rolle», so Mylius.

[Die jemenitische Journalistin] Al-Yasiri räumt ein, dass es für Journalisten teils schwierig sei, in das umkämpfte Land einzureisen oder an Informationen zu gelangen. Die Reporterin vermutet aber auch eine falsche Rücksichtnahme auf Saudi-Arabien als Grund für die zurückhaltende Berichterstattung – von Paula Konersmann

http://de.qantara.de/content/leiden-ohne-schlagzeilen-helfer-beklagen-mangelndes-interesse-an-der-krise-im-jemen

19.6.2016 – Dr. Karim (A H)

.@monarelief has surpassed feeding 4 Million in Yemen,Thank you to our Volunteers and Donors our heartfelt gratitude

https://twitter.com/RSKarim1/status/744676634960224257

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

21.6.2016 – Reuters (A K)

In the town of Jaar, about 60 km (40 miles) east of Anad, residents said AQAP fighters mobilized at the local prison and freed several inmates.

The militants took advantage of wartime chaos to seize a broad swath of the country but pulled out of Jaar without a fight in May as part of a deal with local tribesmen.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN0Z71E8

20.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K)

Mercenaries, commanders fight over cash from Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-backed militants in Yemen have engaged in infighting with their commanders over the distribution of cash from Riyadh.

Yemen’s Khabar News Agency reported on Monday that tensions and clashes have erupted between Saudi-backed militants in the areas under their control in the province of Ma’rib following an alleged move by their commanders to take most of the Saudi money for themselves.

The Saudi mercenaries, who demand to receive higher amounts, accused the commanders of slashing the “salaries” of some of the militants and removing the names of others from the wage list as well as practicing “nepotism” and “cronyism.”

http://presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/20/471267/Yemen-militants-Saudi-Arabia-cash

20.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A K)

Yemen, Lahij’s Mayor: Anad Air Base is U.S. Free

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Lahij Governorate’s Mayor Dr. Nasser Kbjee denied all hearsay spread by Houthi militia and their allies (supporters of the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh) on U.S. forces being present at the strategic al-Anad Air Base, 20 km north of Lahij.

Kbjee confirmed that only pro-legitimacy and Arab coalition forces are present at the airbase. He explained that the militias are spreading rumors of citing U.S. forces at the base as to incite and spur another attack against the strategic location. The attack would represent retaliation to the major defeat suffered and having been forced to clear the zone, Kbjee said.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55353002/yemen-lahijs-mayor-anad-air-base-u-s-free

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

21.6.2016 – Deutschlandfunk (A P)

UNO-Gesandter dringt auf Zugeständnisse bei den Friedensverhandlungen

Die Gespräche seien in den vergangenen beiden Monaten nur langsam vorangekommen, sagte Ahmed dem Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen. Sowohl Regierung als auch Huthi-Rebellen müssten bei entscheidenden Punkten einlenken, damit ein Friedensabkommen zustande komme. Umstritten ist nach seinen Angaben unter anderem der Zeitplan darüber, bis wann eine Regierung der nationalen Einheit stehen sollte.

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/jemen-uno-gesandter-dringt-auf-zugestaendnisse-bei-den.447.de.html?drn:news_id=626841

21.6.2016 – UN Security Council (A P)

All Parties Must Show Courage, Make Concessions for Yemen Peace Agreement, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen told the Security Council today that he would soon set out a proposal to advance the Yemeni peace talks, now entering their third month in Kuwait, as he called for concessions to be made against the backdrop of a potential humanitarian crisis.

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, speaking by video teleconference from Kuwait City, said the talks — which began on 21 April — had been moving slowly, yet constructively, and while some difficulties remained to be addressed, he was reassured by the commitment of the two delegations.

“I will provide the Yemeni parties, in the next few days, with a written proposal for the upcoming period before we resume consultations after a short break aimed at allowing parties to consult with their respective leaderships,” he told the Council.

So far, the talks had been characterized by “an extraordinary openness”, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said, explaining how he listened carefully to both parties’ views and concerns before coming up with a road map leading to implementation of security arrangements specified in Security Council resolution 2216 (2015), the establishment of a Government of National Unity and the setting up of national and international monitoring mechanisms.

“The delegations have responded positively to the proposals, but have not yet reached agreement on the sequencing of the different steps provided for in the road map”, such as when a Government of National Unity would be created, he said.

http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12410.doc.htm = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/all-parties-must-show-courage-make-concessions-yemen-peace-agreement-special-envoy

21.6.2016 – UN News Centre (A P)

Despite positive talks, delays over peace roadmap ‘needlessly extending Yemen’s agony’– UN envoy

The United Nations–supported Yemeni peace talks under way in Kuwait have progressed “slowly, yet constructively,” over the last two months, with agreement still to be reached on the sequencing of the various steps proposed, including the timing of establishing a national unity government, the UN envoy for the country said today.

Over the previous period of the talks, the parties unanimously agreed on the necessity of reaching a peaceful solution to put an end to the conflict in Yemen, he noted. A number of prisoners and detainees, including children, have been released. The cessation of hostilities has allowed humanitarian aid to reach areas that were previously not accessible.

The participants have discussed the most delicate issues, including military withdrawals, security arrangements and the handover of weapons, sensitive political issues and ways to improve the economic and humanitarian situation, as well as the release of prisoners and detainees, he said.

After intense talks with both parties, the envoy has presented a roadmap outlining a practical plan to end the conflict in Yemen. It provides for implementation of the security arrangements specified in Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) and the establishment of a national unity government that would ensure the delivery of basic services and address the recovery of the Yemeni economy.

According to the proposed roadmap, the national unity government would also be responsible for preparing a political dialogue to define the remaining steps for a comprehensive political solution, including the electoral law, the mandate of the institutions, which would oversee the transition period and the completion of the draft constitution.

The delegations have responded positively to the proposals, but have not yet reached agreement on the sequencing of the different steps provided for in the roadmap.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54282#.V2mbt7iLSUk

21.6.2016 – AP (A P)

UN Envoy Urges Yemen Warring Parties to Finalize Peace Deal

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the U.N. Security Council that the opposing parties — Houthi Shiite rebels and their allied troops loyal to a former president and Yemen's internationally recognized government — have responded positively to a proposed roadmap he presented to end the conflict.

But Cheikh Ahmed said by video link from Kuwait where the talks have been taking place that the two sides have not yet agreed on the timeline and sequencing of the steps in the roadmap — including when a national unity government would be created.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/envoy-urges-yemen-warring-parties-finalize-peace-deal-40019460

Comment: That’s forced optimism, not reality.

21.6.2016 – CCTV (A P)

Plan for peace may be nearing in Yemen

Now a potential breakthrough in Yemen's civil war may be achieved. This week, the UN is expected to unveil a plan to end - what many analysts consider - one the world's most destabilizing regional conflicts.

"We have made big progress, the problem now is reaching a clear political agreement to allow convergence of views," said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy to Yemen.
After three months of talks a settlement may now be within reach. Media reports say Ahmed will present a "roadmap" to peace this week. China has been a leading voice in the talks-praised by both sides.

http://english.cctv.com/2016/06/21/VIDE9ZlhCpZBYHuSb7jyzHyq160621.shtml

Comment: Hard to believe.

21.6.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Official: Yemen talks need a miracle to bridge gap between warring parties

Abdullah Alimi, head of the Yemeni government advisory delegation in Kuwait, has described talks with rebels as “difficult and complex”, adding that the distance between the two parties is still wide.

“We need something like a miracle to bring the gap closer and come up with fair solutions according to the agreed upon references,” Alimi said on his official Twitter account.

However, Alimi stressed that the government delegation will not give up and will continue working as directed by Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160621-official-yemen-talks-need-a-miracle-to-bridge-gap-between-warring-parties/

20.6.2016 – AFP (A P)

UN chief to meet Saudi prince amid Yemen row

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will meet with Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Wednesday as the world body and Riyadh lock horns over the conflict in Yemen.

The two are to meet at midday at UN headquarters in New York, said Ban's deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, who gave no details of their agenda.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3651162/UN-chief-meet-Saudi-prince-amid-Yemen-row.html

Comment: This meeting will not solve anything. The only effect is that Ban will enhance prince Salman and in some way will legitimate the Saudi bombing of Yemen. Now, he meets the “architect” of the new aggressive Saudi foreign policy, which had bullied the UN several times, and of the Yemen war. He really should have refused, in these days he better should have traveled to Africa, China, wherever.

20.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

The government’s delegation in Kuwait insisted on the adoption of U.N. Resolution 2216 that anyone who has been involved in war crimes must be alienated from the political scene. Whereas, the insurgency delegation fiercely refuses to accept any attempt to avoid a war in Yemen through a national unity government.

Negotiations are approaching a significant stage as the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed prepares to officially present his solution roadmap.

A high-ranking source at the delegation told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper: “We informed the U.N. Envoy that any kind of political partnership won’t be discussed unless the insurgents commit to U.N. resolution 2216.”

The source added that the delegation won’t cooperate with those who committed crimes or had international sanctions issued on their behalf. He added that once all those mentioned in U.N. resolution are convicted, including Ali Abdulallah Saleh and Abdul Malik al-Houthi, a partnership is possible.

“Political future of Yemen should be free of those who committed crimes,” he commented – by Arafat Madabish

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55353027/insurgency-vying-control-al-anad-fardat-nahim

Comment: There is really nothing new at all. The Hadi government delegation does not want a peace deal. They insist in committing the UN resolution 2216 in the sense they insist on: that the Houthis must surrender all heavy arms and retreat, i. e. that they actually capitulate. And they insist that they Houthis should not play any political role in the future, telling that “that the delegation won’t cooperate with those who committed crimes or had international sanctions issued on their behalf”. There has been written a lot about UN resolution 2216, that it is totally one-sided and why. If all who have committed crimes should be excluded from a political solution, hardly anyone from all those who are of political importance and influence in Yemen will stay. And the most victims are due to Saudi coalition air strikes – for which the Hadi government itself had called. How it will be possible to exclude the greatest war criminals of the Yemen mess – the Saudis – from any political solution? Oh no, the Hadi government only labels it’s enemies as “criminals” – what a stupid propaganda!

20.6.2016 – Pars Today (A P)

Jemen-Friedensgespräche in Kuwait werden fortgesetzt

Der UN-Beauftragte Ismail Ould Scheich Ahmed hat am Sonntag bei einem Treffen mit den Delegationsleitern der Saudis, Ansarollah-Bewegung und Volkskräfte Themen wie die Art des Rückzugs aus umstrittenen Gebiten, Abgabe von Waffen und Wege aus der Krise erörtert.

Zuvor hatte der kuwaitische Vizeaußenminister, Khalid Dscharallah, bekannt gegeben, dass es bereits gute Gespräche zwischen den Vertretern der Ansarollah-Bewegung und Saudi-Arabiens gegeben, dass diese Gespräche bereits positive Ergebnisse gebracht hätten und dass in vielen Punkten Einigung erzielt worden seien.

Die Ansarollah-Bewegung hatte bereits mehrfach den Rückzug saudischer Truppen aus Jemen gefordert, sonst werde sie ihre Truppen nicht zurückziehen

http://parstoday.com/de/news/middle_east-i9544-jemen_friedensgespr%C3%A4che_in_kuwait_werden_fortgesetzt

20.6.2016 – Al Arabiya (A P)

Yemen talks in Kuwait enter 60th day

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, is set to brief the UN Security Council on Tuesday on the same day the talks in Yemen enters its third month, an Al Arabiya News Channel correspondent said.

This comes after Ould Cheikh Ahmed held separate meetings with the Houthi militias’ delegation.

Sources said the meeting took nearly two hours in which the Houthis discussed potential next steps in reconciliation involving a military and security committees that will eventually lead to their surrender of arms.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/06/20/Yemen-talks-in-Kuwait-enter-60th-day.html

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

21.6.2016 – Middle East Eye (A P)

50 Saudi men detained over 'un-Islamic' haircuts and necklaces

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 50 youths for having haircuts and wearing necklaces and accessories that were deemed "un-Islamic" on Tuesday.

The arrests took place as part of a Ramadan crackdown by Saudi officials in the western Saudi city of Mecca, home to Islam’s holiest site.

According to Saudi news site Sabq, the 50 young men were handed over to the department of criminal investigations, after investigators inspected shopping centres in the city.

Officers came across the youths while looking for a “number of offences like strange haircuts, chains that are hung upon the chest or arms, head wraps and short clothes and immodest ones - for both men and women,” Sabq reported – by Areeb Ullah

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/fifty-saudis-detained-over-un-islamic-haircuts-and-necklaces-549813195

20.6.2016 – Alwaght (* B P)

Saudi Regime in Peril amid Sickness of King, Crown Prince

The Al Saud clan is in peril amid reports that Saudi crown prince is now seriously sick while the King is known to be suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia.

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 Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently visiting the United States because his father King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, second in line to the throne, are both seriously ill.

Despite Bin Salman's reckless foreign policy decisions, his meetings with Obama, Kerry and others show the Washington has apparently conceded his succession is "a very real contingency," said Riedel.

Sources in Washington say bin Salman has been accorded importance, since he's technically second-in-line to his father King Salman's throne. He seems to have gained the upper hand on his cousin and rival Mohammed Bin Nayef, the crown prince and a longtime US favorite.

http://alwaght.com/en/News/58187

20.6.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A P)

Another coup on the way; Saudi regime's foundation is crumbling.
#Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman(R) travels everywhere and by claiming the sickness of Saudi Crown Prince, is trying to leapfrog his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef in the line of succession.

https://www.facebook.com/NotoWahabism/photos/a.446760528785868.1073741828.446357405492847/912290748899508/?type=3&theater

14.6.2016 – Human Rights Watch (* B K P)

Rising Saudi star goes to Washington, but issues must be raised

Mohammed bin Salman, the fast-rising 30-year-old Saudi Arabia deputy crown prince, is due in Washington this week for talks on regional security and his plan for economic reform.

Unless Prince Mohammed begins to undo this highly discriminatory system, Washington and U.S. business leaders should remain skeptical of whether Saudi Arabia can live up to its lofty promises of economic transformation. Without major changes, Prince Mohammed's economic dreams seem unlikely to be fully realized.

Despite the carnage, Saudi Arabia and its coalition have resisted any accountability for unlawful attacks in Yemen. The U.S., by providing intelligence and other direct support to the coalition, is also a party to the conflict, but has likewise taken no steps to investigate apparently unlawful attacks in which it took part.

Saudi Arabia, in fact, seems intent on avoiding responsibility at every turn, exhibited stunningly by its actions at the U.N. – by Adam Coogle and Kristine Beckerle

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/06/14/rising-saudi-star-goes-washington-issues-must-be-raised = http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/283381-rising-saudi-star-goes-to-washington-but-issues-must-be

cp9 USA

20.6.2016 – Fars News (A K)

US Sends Special, Intelligence Troops to Southern Yemen

Yemeni intelligence sources disclosed that the US special troops have been deployed in the Southern part of Yemen.

"The US special and intelligence forces have arrived in Southern Yemen on the pretext of fighting the Al-Qaeda terrorist group," a Yemeni intelligence source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday.

The source noted that the US troops have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Lahij province to the North of Aden province.

"The UAE has asked the US to dispatch its special forces to Southern Yemen to control Bab al-Mandeb Strait," the Yemeni source added.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950331001072

Comment: The Hadi government denied that there would be any Americans at Al Anad, see cp6.

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

19.6.2016 – The Telegraph (A P)

Yemen’s war on terror

[praised the role played by the UAE in the liberation of the Yemeni port of Mukalla from Al Qaeda]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/06/19/letters-thursdays-vote-is-one-that-will-define-britain-for-gener/

Comment: And Mayall, one of the most ruthless propagandists of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, again (see also https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/britischer-ex-general-auf-eliten-egotrip), of course exploited by Emirates’ propaganda.

Comment by Judith Brown: Now this story has two perspectives. First there is the one you see here. The second is that Al Qaeda were allowed to leave Mukalla with all their weapons and moved to a different part of Yemen. Well I guess depending on what side you are on, that decides whose story you believe.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154449250713641

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

21.6.2016 – Zeit Online (A P)

Inhaftierter Deutscher kommt frei

Der Mann war im Mai im Jemen festgenommen worden. Nach Vermittlungen des Oman ist er nun in das Nachbarland ausgereist. Warum er inhaftiert war, blieb zunächst unklar.

http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/2016-06/jemen-inhaftierter-deutscher-frei

21.6.2016 – Reuters (A P)

German held in Yemen evacuated to Oman

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-oman-germany-idUSKCN0Z72ES

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

21.6.2016 – The Guardian (A P)

Egyptian court quashes deal to transfer Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Cancellation of maritime border accord that would have ceded control of two islands is a setback for Egypt’s president

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/21/egyptian-court-quashes-transfer-red-sea-islands-saudi-arabia?CMP=share_btn_tw

20.6.2016 – BBC (A P)

Bahrain revokes top Shia cleric Isa Qassim's citizenship

Bahrain has stripped the Sunni-ruled kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.

An interior ministry statement accused Sheikh Isa Qassim of using his position to "serve foreign interests" and promote "sectarianism and violence".

The cleric, who holds the religious rank of ayatollah, has backed protests led by the majority Shia community for greater civil and political rights.

The US has said it is "alarmed" at the move, and Iran has condemned it.

A US State Department spokesman said Washington was "unaware of any credible evidence" to support the removal of citizenship.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36578000

21.6.2016 – Almanar (A P)

Wide Demos in Bahrain in Protest against Sheikh Qassem Citizenship Decision

Wide demos swept Bahrain, with people spent night outside house of Leading Shia cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh Issa al-Qassem who Al-Khalufa regime stripped him of his nationality.

A picture tweeted by Bahrain's human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on Tuesday showed protesters sleeping outside the home in the village of Diraz near the capital Manama.

http://english.almanar.com.lb/adetails.php?eid=275064&cid=23&fromval=1&frid=23&seccatid=27&s1=1

And more new links for humanitarian rights in Bahrain:

https://marcowenjones.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/the-automation-of-sectarianism/

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745298900848902145

https://twitter.com/SultanetZman/status/678212806324408322

https://twitter.com/UNHumanRights/status/745212805406666752

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kphibkS28s

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745295838788857857

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/22/471537/Bahrainis-protests-revoking-Shia-cleric-Ayatollah-Qassim-citizenship

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

20.6.2016 – Norway Today (B K P)

Norway increased the sale of equipment to war players in Yemen

In one year, Norway has increased its sales of civilian and military equipment to countries participating in the Saudi-led coalition in the civil war in Yemen.

The military export report for 2015 shows that sales to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait has increased from 56 million Nok in 2014 to 139 million last year, writes the newspaper Dagbladet.
Whilst sales of weapons, ammunition and equipment for military use has dropped sharply, the so-called multi-purpose equipment for military end use , mainly communications equipment , increased by nearly 100 million – by Solrun F. Faull

http://norwaytoday.info/news/norway-increased-sale-equipment-war-players-yemen/

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

Refugees issues in Yemen discussed

A meeting was held on Monday in Sana’a and chaired by the acting prime minister Talal Aqlan discussed the issues of the refugees in Yemen.
The meeting was attended by chairman and members of the National Commission for Refugees and the Resident Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Yemen Johannes Johannes Van Der Klaauw and a number of specialists in the UNHCR.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431213.htm

20.6.2016 – UNCHR in Yemen (A H)

World Refugee Day – We Stand Together #WithRefugees

In Yemen, the UNHCR office and partners will celebrate the World Refugee Day with a series of special events. Aden kicked off the World Refugee Day celebration early on June 2. Under the theme “We Stand Together #WithRefugees”, the Refugee Youth Committee in Aden took a lead in organizing a cultural event with speeches, songs and dances prepared by various refugee groups.

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Press%20Release%20-%20UNHCR%20Yemen%20-%20World%20Refugee%20Day%202016%20-%20English.pdf

19.6.2016 – Deutsche Welle (* A H)

So near and yet so far: Yemeni refugees stuck in Djibouti

The war in Yemen triggered a little-reported flood of refugees fleeing across the sea to Djibouti, where they try to recreate a normal life. James Jeffrey reports from a remote camp near the desert town of Obock.

In 2015, the escalation of fighting in Yemen led to a mass exodus, with thousands fleeing to Djibouti across the 30-kilometer (19-mile) stretch of water at the southern entrance to the Red Sea known as Bab-el-Mandeb, the "Gateway of Tears" - a name that refers to the long history of people perishing trying to cross it.

Many settled in a refugee camp that grew outside Obock, an inhospitable sun-parched town in the corner of the Horn of Africa. Facilities in the camp are basic, though they now include a school, started single-handedly by an American missionary, which provides Yemeni children and young adults with an education - as well as something more intangible.

Many refugees are deeply traumatized, something the aid world can forget in its haste to deliver assistance, according to Vecchione – by James Jeffrey

http://www.dw.com/en/so-near-and-yet-so-far-yemeni-refugees-stuck-in-djibouti/a-19341128

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

20.6.2016 – C J Werleman (B T)

You see how one terrorist shooting can radicalize Americans like Trump, but you can't see how 10,000+ US bombs might radicalize Muslims?

https://twitter.com/cjwerleman/status/673985855560663040

Comment by Dr. Karim: Can't agree more!

https://twitter.com/StopDestroyYem/status/744983176859222017

19.6.2016 – Gulf News (A T)

Al Qaida in Yemen disguise as women to escape arrest

Yemeni officers say successful crackdown on terrorists would not have been possible without UAE support

In the city of Al Mukalla, southern Yemen, local security services were clued in on a group of Al Qaida militants hiding in a house the neighbourhood of Fowa. Commanders ordered highly trained forces to raid the suspected house and nail the militants. There were several militants but they were all found to be dressed in women’s clothes.

“We have arrested dozens of Al Qaida militants dressed in women’s clothes. We are on a constant watch out for them as to stop them from executing their evil deeds,” Major General Faraj Salmen Al Bahsani said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/al-qaida-in-yemen-disguise-as-women-to-escape-arrest-1.1849853

Comment: A niece piece for Emirates' propaganda.

cp15 Propaganda

21.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

U.N.: Saudi Arabia Major Donor of Humanitarian Aid

The U.N. Secretary General spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said that Saudi Arabia was a leading donor of humanitarian assistance in the region. He added that the meeting between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday will focus on the situation in the Middle East and the major efforts made by the Kingdom in humanitarian aid.

In comments to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Dujarric said that Saudi Arabia’s role in humanitarian assistance is considered to be the largest in the region, adding that the expected meeting on Wednesday will focus on Saudi and U.N. concerns, including the current situation in the Arab world, in addition to Riyadh’s “positive role in humanitarian aid.”

John Ging, the Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), hailed Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen, highlighting efforts deployed by King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aids in helping Yemenis overcome their sufferings. He added that through this center, Riyadh was offering many services to people in need in different areas of Yemen.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55353069/u-n-saudi-arabia-major-donor-humanitarian-aid

Comment: That really is hard to stand. The UN is making kowtow to those who bomb Yemen into rubble. This propaganda “We are the greatest donors for humanitarian aid, and we are praised for that” is coming just now as a preparation and pressurizing for the meeting between Saudi prince Salman and Ban Ki-Moon the Saudis had required for (see cp7, more propaganda of this kind below)

20.6.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A P)

Look how #KSA been trying to copy @monarelief @Fatikr @RSKarim1 even to the point of framing the same photos #Yemen

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745138170635837440

First #KSA made an exact replica of #Yemen news channel even with same logo and now they doing it to @monarelief

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745139037275492353

It's not just relief organisations that #KSA imitate from #Yemen it's their news channels too. Remember this:

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745174468486537216

20.6.2016 – Government of Saudi Arabia (A H P)

KSRELIEF distributes meals Taiz

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) distributed today 1,249 food baskets in the Salah Directorate of Yemen's Taiz Governorate. The food baskets are part of the 100,000 baskets scheduled for distribution six directorates under Houth siege in Taiz Governorate.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/ksrelief-distributes-meals-taiz

12.6.2016 – KS Relief (A P)

KSRelief delivers 647 tons of dates gift Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Yemen

Comment by Jamila Hanan: #KSA compensation for blowing up #Yemen : 1 date for every bomb

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745139379635531776

20.6.2016 – Shoib Qassim (A P)

Asiri, #ORH #KSA spokesman: This stage is focused on restoring the stability of #Yemen.

https://twitter.com/shoib7/status/745007274091913216

Comment by Jamila Hanan: After #Saudi restored hope in #Yemen past 12 months with thousands of bombs they now want to restore stability?

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/745030925835247620

20.6.2016 – Arab News (A P)

Verify facts or lose credibility

The United Nations did the right thing by removing the name of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from a black list containing names of human rights violators.
It was a baseless accusation and appeared to be biased in the favor of Houthi rebels, notorious for the use of child soldiers in clear violation of international laws.
The United Nations needs to be very careful of its sources. It is unfair to gather information from unreliable sources and issue reports based on such information without ascertaining the veracity of the reports.
Though the United Nations has removed Saudi Arabia from the blacklist unconditionally and irreversibly, it must be noted that further false accusations will be met with intolerance.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/942176/columns

Comment: This is really a crazy propaganda – the facts just are: the Saudis have relentless bombed everything in Yemen, destroyed half the country, killed and wounded scores of civilians. This article tells nothing new. This propaganda is repeated exactly now as a preparation and pressurizing for the meeting between Saudi prince Salman and Ban Ki-Moon the Saudis had required for (see cp7, more Saudi propaganda see above)

Comment by Judith Brown: A Saudi view of the UN report - from what I see and hear, the facts were verified but I guess in Saudi one can't say that and hope to keep your head on your shoulders. Warfare these days, since the Iraq war, seems to have reached a new low and the people of the whole Middle East are suffering - especially the poor. Whilst the arms companies mainly from the west are making exponential profits on selling death and western leaders are encouraging war.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154448337978641

19.12.2015 – Sultana (A P)

Finally, a victory for #Saudi & allies: Saudi kills a Houthi leader who has been dead since 2004 #Asiri_idiot

https://twitter.com/SultanetZman/status/678212806324408322

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

21.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets again launch raids on Serwah, Mareb province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431335.htm and http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431292.htm

21.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets launch two raids in Sana’a

The Saudi-led war jets waged two raids on Harib Nehm area in Sana’a province, a military official said late Monday.
The Saudi aggression warplanes continued flying during the past few hours in the skies of Mareb, Jawf, Amran and Taiz provinces, as well as in the sky of Nehm district in Sana’a province, in repeated breaches to the UN-backed ceasefire, the official added.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431239.htm

20.6.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

Flying KILLER: Saudi airstrikes attack suburb #Yemen capital (Nihm) & Jawf, roam skies nationwide fearing millions.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/744971887739019264

21.6.2016 – NZZ von AP (A K)

Bei Luftangriff irrtümlich Zivilisten getötet

Die von Saudiarabien geführte Koalition hat bei einem Luftangriff im Jemen irrtümlich acht Zivilisten getötet. Regierungstreue Kräfte hätten die Kampfflugzeuge zu Hilfe gerufen, als sie sich an der Grenze zwischen den Provinzen Lahdsch und Tais heftige Kämpfe mit schiitischen Rebellen um den Berg Dschalis lieferten, teilten Sicherheitsbeamte mit. Die Maschinen hätten dann am Dienstagmorgen irrtümlich Zivilisten bombardiert, die gerade ein Haus bauten.

http://www.nzz.ch/international/nahost-und-afrika/jemen-konflikt-bei-luftangriff-irrtuemlich-zivilisten-getoetet-ld.90630

Kommentar: „Irrtümlich“ ist gut.

21.6.2016 – AP (A K)

Yemeni officials say coalition airstrike kills 8 civilians

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday mistakenly killed eight civilians building a home in an area on the border between Yemen's southern provinces of Lahj and Taiz, security officials said.

They said the airstrike, which also wounded nine civilians, was called in by pro-government fighters who were locked in a fierce battle with Shiite rebels for control over a mountain overlooking a key military base that is home to forces from Yemen alongside allied troops from Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.

They said Jalis mountain was eventually captured by the Iranian-backed rebels, known as Houthis, after a three-day battle in which some 45 people were killed from both sides – by Ahmed Al-Hai

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160621/yemeni-officials-say-coalition-airstrike-kills-8-civilians and by Saba Net: http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431284.htm

Comment: According to Houthi affiliated sources, the mount was captured (see cp17). Social media (Twitter) were faster than the great agencies, see below.

20.6.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least 15 ppl have been killed &injured in a massacre committed tonight by KSA jets in Qubita area of Lahj in southern #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/745055244493721600 and https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/745053697604980736 and https://twitter.com/StopDestroyYem/status/745071476307529729 and https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/745333300680601601 (graphic images) and http://poorworld.net/Yemen/YemenImages2016-06-21-Qubita.htm (more graphic images)

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets launches raids on al-Aqaba

The Saudi fighter jets waged on Monday two air raids on al-Aqaba area in Khab and al-Sha'af district of Jawf province, a local official said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431187.htm

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

The Saudi warplanes waged an air raid on al-Makhdra area in Serwah district of Mareb province, two raids on Yam area in Nehm district of Sana'a province and two raids on Khab and al-Sha'af district of Jawf province.
http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431191.htm

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

21.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Hirelings hit marginalized camp in Jawf

The Riyadh's hirelings targeted on Tuesday a camp of marginalized people in Jawf province with mortars and artillery shells, a local official said.
A fire broke out at the camp, which is located in al-A'adhaba area in al-Moton district, and many tents were burnt, the official said.
No human casualties were reported in the camp. However, the official said all the people who were in the camp, have fled the camp and with no shelter now.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431289.htm

21.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Hirelings pound houses in Jawf

The Riyadh's hirelings pounded on Tuesday houses and agricultural farms in al-Ghail district of Jawf province, a local official said.
The hirelings targeted some areas of al-Ordhi, al-Baheth and al-Ghail village. The bombings left huge damage to houses and agricultural farms.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431281.htm

21.6.2016 – Baraa Shiban (A K PS)

Four dead in Houthi shelling on Taiz, Wadi Al-Madam neighborhood "3 women and one man"

https://twitter.com/BShtwtr/status/745412592391200768

21.6.2016 – Taiz News (A K PS)

#Taiz Bin Baz mosque's muezzin in Addomaina area after being hit by #Houthi #Saleh snipers militia today

https://twitter.com/taiznewsyemen1/status/745062453906649088

21.6.2016 – Middle East Eye (A K)

Houthis advance on biggest airbase in government-held south Yemen

The Houthis advanced towards Yemen's biggest airbase after clashes with government forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition that killed 30 people, with most casualties among the rebel group, military officials said.

Once the military base which housed US troops overseeing a drone war against al-Qaeda, Al-Anad air base has traded hands once before since the start of the conflict.

The Houthis and allied troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh are now about 20km away from the base after recapturing a mountain overlooking the base after fierce battles left 18 Houthis and six loyalists dead, a military officials said.

While the base is unlikely to serve a strategic purpose for the Houthis who have not used air power to fight pro-government forces, its recapture would be symbolic as the group edges closer to the south

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/houthis-advance-key-airbase-government-held-south-1087595639 and also https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/6/21/fierce-clashes-erupt-near-al-anad-airbase-in-yemen

21.6.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K PH)

Houthis advance in southwest Yemen

Fighters with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen have gained ground against Saudi mercenaries in the country’s southwestern Lahij Province.

On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-Anad military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.

The Houthis also fired rockets at pockets of the mercenaries in the Tadaween base west of the Ma’rib Province.

http://presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/21/471397/Yemen-Ansarullah-Saudi-mercenaries-Lahij

21.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A K PS)

Coalition: Ballistic Missile Intercepted in Yemen

A ballistic missile fired early Tuesday towards the central Yemeni city of Ma’rib has been intercepted, a Saudi-led military coalition battling Houthi insurgents in the country said.

The missile was “destroyed with no damage” after its launch at around 12:15 am, a statement from the pro-legitimacy forces said.

“Coalition air forces immediately responded by destroying the missile launching pad,” it said.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55353093/coalition-ballistic-missile-intercepted-yemen and http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1512501

21.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

The aggression’s hirelings bombed with artillery and missiles toward Bareq and Malh areas and attacked Malh area in Nehm district of Sana’a province with machine guns, according to a military official.
In Taiz province, the official said the mercenaries attacked the mountainous range, Thubab city, and al-Qashwaba area in al-Wazeiyah district with medium weapons.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431239.htm

20.6.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Insurgency Is Vying to Control Al-Anad and Fardat Nahim

A high-ranking source at the Yemeni Resistance revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the insurgents will try to reach certain military strategic goals before reaching a political agreement in Kuwait. This comes at a time when Houthi militias have intensified their attacks in al-Jawf, Saada and other districts.

According to the source, Houthi militias are “dying” to seize the al-Anad Military Base in Lahij and Fardat Nahim. He added that even if they signed the peace agreement, they will try to take control of those two areas – by Arafat Madabish

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/06/article55353027/insurgency-vying-control-al-anad-fardat-nahim

Comment by Judith Brown: Well there does seems to be a grain of truth and a lot of fabrication in this Saudi Arabian report on the peace talks. Of course all sides want to control these bases but whilst they are scrabbling about all trying to score points and get the best deal for their 'side' at the expense of the security of ordinary Yemeni people,, USA has stepped in and it looks like they are the ones who are going to take these bases over according to today's reports. Yemen is hardly going to have autonomy now that USA is increasing its involvement in the fighting.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154449271778641

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army targets hirelings on Kawfal camp

The missile force of the army and popular committees targeted on Monday hireling gatherings on Kawfal military camp in Serwah district of Mareb province.
A military official said the missiles hit targets accurately, adding that many of the hirelings were killed or injured.
The official said the attack came in response to the hirelings' breaches to the UN-backed ceasefire in the province.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431185.htm

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army launches Katyusha on Jawf

The army and popular committees fired Katyusha rockets on Monday on the government compound in al-Hazm city of Jawf province.
The missile force fired five Katyusha rockets at Riyadh's hireling gatherings in the compound, where the hirelings were receiving their financial allocations, a military official said.
Earlier, the army and popular committees fired a ballistic missile on 115th military Brigade camp in al-Hazm city, killing 30 and injuring 24.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431186.htm and by Fars News: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950331001112

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

The Riyadh's hirelings continued to target houses and agricultural farms in al-Ghail and al-Moton district with mortars and artillery shells.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431187.htm

20.6.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression, hirelings continue to violate ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi aggression and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past hours in several province, a military official said Monday.
The Riyadh's hirelings targeted al-Hawl area in Nehm in Sana'a and pounded al-Ghail district in Jawf with different kinds of weapons. In Lahj province, they targeted al-Huwaimi area.
The army and popular committees repulsed an attempt of the Riyadh's hirelings to advance towards al-Buqa'a zone in Maqbna district of Taiz. At the same time, the hirelings targeted Gurab and al-Ghawi areas in al-Waze'yah district in Taiz.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news431191.htm

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

21.6.2016 – Food&Wine (D)

This $16-a-Cup Coffee Was Smuggled Out of War-Torn Yemen

Now, a highly limited amount of trading ports to Yemen are open occasionally, allowing Alkhanshali to get small batches of the beans back to the states. "The country is still in the midst of a war. It's very difficult to go in and out," he says, but Alkhanshali is passionate about ensuring the future of Yemen's storied coffee. The importer goes to great lengths to get GrainPro bags—which extend the green coffee's shelf life—to the farmers he has built relationships with across the country.

Port of Mokha coffee is available at Blue Bottle by the cup, or for $65 for six ounces online.

http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/16-cup-coffee-was-smuggled-out-war-torn-yemen

Comment: Western luxury problems, while others starve.

21.6.2016 – Aljazeera (B E)

Somali camel traders pay the price of war in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen, Iraq and Syria is affecting the livestock industry in Somalia. The country exported a record number of animals to countries in the Middle East in 2014. The industry also employs thousands of people.

http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/somali-camel-traders-pay-the-price-of-war-in-yemen/4967669440001

20.6.2016 – Entrepreneur (* B E)

Moving Mountains: Yemen's Startups Innovate Under Unimaginable Circumstances

For Yemen, entrepreneurship seems to have emerged as a helping hand for an economy drowning in political instability. “Yemenis have opened shops to sell everything from ice to cold drinks to solar systems to fuel,” says Tarik Alsharafi, Startup & Business Growth Coach. “Many employees have lost their jobs, especially in the private sector. Those who are smart enough, and have access to capital or savings, have turned into opening their own stores one way or another to serve the new market needs, and generate some income for themselves and their families.” He admits to seeing “exponential growth” in Yemen’s entrepreneurial ecosystem during the last year.

Despite the onslaught of political volatility, lack of financing opportunities, unstable infrastructure, and absence of an overall supportive ecosystem, Yemeni entrepreneurs are relentless in their pursuit of business success, and remain optimists – by Sindhi Hariharan

19.6.2016 – Youtube (B)

Film: Ramadan in Yemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNmE2ENv4Yw

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/krieg-im-jemen-neue-artikel-zum-nachlesen-160

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-160: / Yemen Press Reader 1-160:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm und / andhttp://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

06:38 22.06.2016
Dieser Beitrag gibt die Meinung des Autors wieder, nicht notwendigerweise die der Redaktion des Freitag.
Geschrieben von

Dietrich Klose

Vielfältig interessiert am aktuellen Geschehen, zur Zeit besonders: Ukraine, Russland, Jemen, Rolle der USA, Neoliberalismus, Ausbeutung der 3. Welt
Schreiber 0 Leser 22
Dietrich Klose

Kommentare