Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 177

Yemen Press Reader 177: Jemens Gordischer Knoten - Eiserne Faust der USA - Friedensgespräche: Einseitiger Friedensplan von Huthis abgelehnt, Regierung bricht ab - Mengen schlechte Propaganda
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Yemen's Gordian Knot - The iron fist of the USA - Peace talks: Extended, new one-sided peace plan rejected by Houthis, government quits - Lots of odd propaganda - and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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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

1.8.2016 – BQ-Magazine (** B K P)

Yemen’s Gordian Knot

After more than a year of full-scale fighting, the latest marathon peace talks held in Kuwait could be the last opportunity to end the bloody conflict which has completely devastated the poorest of Arabic states. Unfortunately, the Kuwait talks have shown that it will be very hard, if not impossible, for the opposing sides to find common ground. However, the spark of hope still exists, as parties are still negotiating, signalling that they may be tired of fighting

The conflicting parties cannot agree on power sharing and for Lackner, their petty rivalries, long-standing feuds and greed for power and control determine their tactics. Any planning they may be doing for the future may well focus more on how they will appropriate future external humanitarian and development funding.

Is federalisation the answer?

It seems that any future peace agreement will have to include some sort of all-inclusive power sharing model and regionalisation/federalisation of the country. Although federalisation plans have been initiated by President Hadi, they will have to be re-examined and evaluated more thoroughly in order to become attractive to other groups in the country.

Dr Schwedler believes the federalization of Yemen is the best option to end the war soon and obtain buy-in from enough of the actors to make it work. “Hadi, and his Saudi and Gulf backers, are not likely to accept secession of portions of the southern region, but the Hirak are not going to acquiesce to Hadi or another Saudi-backed president that controls everything. Nor are the Houthis, for that matter,” she says.

However, some believe that federalisation of the country may be introduction to future secession claims.

It is clear the military stalemate is unlikely to be broken and any kind of political solution adopted. IAs the conflict catches international attention, it divulges the dirty details of domestic and international players of the Yemen war – by Stasa Salacanin

http://www.bq-magazine.com/industries/geopolitics-latest-issue/2016/08/yemens-gordian-knot-2

1.8.2016 – Mondo Weiss (** B K P)

America's iron fist in the Middle East

Please don’t go out into the world – especially into the Middle East –where I originate from – with your weapons, sanctions and misguided understandings of who we are, what our history has been and what our aspirations might be.

Egyptians, Persians, Iraqis, Turks and Syrians get frustrated when they see the United States cozying up to authoritarian regimes for its own benefits, claiming that the values of human rights and democracy are not compatible with their ‘cultures’. Go forth with respect that human rights principles are indeed, universal.

They aren’t ‘hating the U.S.’ for its values of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice. They are angry that those values are left outside the negotiating rooms when the U.S. chooses to sell billions of dollars worth of weapons to President Sisi of Egypt, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, or Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, knowing full well that those weapons, will be unleashed against ordinary Egyptians, Yemeni kids and Palestinian teenagers. It is the hypocrisy and double standards they object to.

Don’t go out to extract the minerals and pump the oil of other countries while polluting their rivers and soils.

Don’t take the worst of American politics – the corrupting money and the divisiveness to the rest of the world – by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/americas-fist-middle/ = https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1074419309277765

Comment: A must read (Booming arms sales are just Bombing Sales)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1074419309277765

cp2 Allgemein / General

1.8.2016 – Al Jazeera (B H)

The women working to survive in Yemen

Women bear the brunt of the war in Yemen. We met two of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mhmqTrp0qQ = https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/video/the-resilient-women-working-to-survive-in-yemen/vp-BBv6yaD

1.8.2016 - Judith Brown (B P)

In Yemen there was no democratic system established and two men - Hadi and Saleh - both in reality ex presidents with a lust for power bigger than the love for Yemen and its people struggled to wrest power from each other - the unpopular Hadi relying on his powerful neighbour to kill his own people for him, whilst Saleh sided with the militias he once oppressed and most of the Yemen army. Now the struggle is even more multi faceted, as happens in wars.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154570523028641

1.8.2016 – Aljazeerah (B K)

Key facts about the war in Yemen

The ongoing war in Yemen, which has displaced millions of people, is far more complex than a Sunni-Shia conflict.

[overview]

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/key-facts-war-yemen-160607112342462.html

1.8.2016 – Sputnik News (* A K P)

RiyadhtoContinueMilitaryCampaigninYemenTillEndofInsurgency

Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said that the Saudi-led coalition will continue its operation in Yemen till the end of the insurgency against the country’s legitimate government.

"Campaign on Saudi borders has no military goal. Arab Coalition [in Yemen] will continue until the militias working against legitimacy [of the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi] end in Yemen," Asiri was quoted as saying by the Al Arabiya news channel.

He accused the Yemeni Houthi Shia rebels of violations of the Saudi border, adding that the kingdom would not accept any border violations.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160801/1043815548/riyadh-continue-military-campaign-yemen.html = https://www.sott.net/article/323868-No-compromise-Riyadh-to-continue-military-campaign-in-Yemen-until-end-of-insurgency

Comment: The Houthis are not Shia, the Houthis are no “rebels” any more, and what about some accusations because of the Saudi air raids? They simply seem not to take place – for Asiri as for the UN.

1.8.2016 – Sputnik News (A K P)

Riyadh: Houthi-formed council not to change military situation in Yemen

The military situation in Yemen has not changed, and the formation of a supreme political council by Houthis together with the General People's Congress (GPC) will have no effect on it, Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Sputnik Monday.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160801/1043841071/houthis-yemen-riyadh-council.html

Comment: Oh, really.

30.7.2016 – The Economist (* B K P)

The Saudi bombardment of Yemen: Worse than the Russians

The West is abetting vast loss of life

NINETY years ago Britain’s planes bombed unruly tribes in the Arabian peninsula to firm up the rule of Abdel Aziz ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi state. Times have changed but little since then. Together with America and France, Britain is now supplying, arming and servicing hundreds of Saudi planes engaged in the aerial bombardment of Yemen.

Though it has attracted little public attention or parliamentary oversight, the scale of the campaign currently surpasses Russia’s in Syria, analysts monitoring both conflicts note. With their governments’ approval, Western arms companies provide the intelligence, logistical support and air-to-air refuelling to fly far more daily sorties than Russia can muster

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21702782-west-abetting-vast-loss-life-worse-russians?fsrc=scn%2Ftw_ec%2Fworse_than_the_russians

Comment: As the facts show, also in Syria itself the West surpasses Russia in that matter.

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

1.8.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A H)

Mohammed Al-Asaadi writes:
''She is one of 9 million children in #Yemenstruggling to get access to safe water. What does the world have for her?'' (photo)
https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.961595153893515.1073741828.961126490607048/1074397402613289/?type=3

1.8.2016 – Sophie MCNeill (A H)

Just had an incredible but absolutely heartbreaking week in #Yemen. Story coming soon for @ForeignOfficial

https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/760211608589205504

1.8.2016 – UN News Centre (A H)

Yemen: Focusing on local suppliers, UN agency reaches thousands more in need of food aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has recorded a nearly five-fold increase in the number to whom it has provided assistance in hard-to-reach areas across war-torn Yemen, through an innovative, locally driven voucher initiative.

This month, in the hard-to-reach Taiz governorate district of Al Qahira alone, the agency successfully provided 55,000 people with much-needed assistance through the innovative use of food vouchers using a local supplier’s network.

Expanding our voucher assistance through a local supplier into Al Qahira is a major breakthrough that allows us to reach every person who needs our assistance,” said Purnima Kashyap, WFP Country Director in Yemen.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54604

1.8.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A H)

Doctor at #Yemenhospital says without @MSFdonating materials all their dialysis patients would have died

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/760160933763219456

1.8.2016 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Yemen: Humanitarian Pooled Fund Dashboard (as of 1 August 2016)

The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies. Since the intensification of the conflict in March 2015, the HPF has channeled millions of dollars towards meeting critical life-saving needs, including through the provision of healthcare, clean water, sanitation services, food supplies or shelter materials.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-pooled-fund-dashboard-1-august-2016 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen%20Humanitarian%20Pooled%20Fund%20-%20Dashboard%20%28Aug%202016%29%20English.pdf

31.7.2016 – The National UAE (* B H)

Family ties bind Oman and Yemen across border

Hadramawt province, like most places in Yemen, suffered widespread hunger as food and other urgent humanitarian supplies dwindled due to the war and the rebels’ sieges of cities and villages.

In Yemen the bonds of family and tribe became more important as the state crumbled and war engulfed the country. For some, they have become a lifeline.

The money collected is given to a trusted cousin who takes it to Yemen where the food is purchased. The organisers of the donation drive are then given feedback by the families who receive assistance – they are asked to send photos that Mr Al Shanfari then forwards, via WhatsApp, to donors in Salalah – by Timur Khan

http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/family-ties-bind-oman-and-yemen-across-border

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

Siehe / See cp14

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

2.8.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

SRC President calls political parties to join Political CouncilThe Supreme Revolutionary Committee (SRC) President has called the political parties to join an agreement to establish a Political Council to run the country.
The agreement was signed last Thursday by Ansarallah and the General People Congress (GPC) to form the 10-member Council, which is made up of a rotating leadership that includes a president and a deputy from both sides.
Today, these political forces have gathered here to bless and congratulate this agreement. We call on the rest of the parties, including Islah Party - even we have a great pain - to join this agreement," Mohammed al-Houthi said in a speech he delivered on Monday in a rally in al-Sabeen square in Sana'a to support the agreement.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435485.htm

2.8.2016 – Alwaght (A P)

Yemenis Rallied to Voice Support for New Coalition Govt.

Yemenis took to the streets of the capital city of Sana’a to express their support for a new coalition government including the Ansarullah movement and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party.

People have staged a mass rally on Monday to voice their support for the new alliance

http://alwaght.com/en/News/62697 and also https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760199323858657280

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

2.8.2016 – Sputnik News (A T)

Six killed in suicide bomber attack on army camp in Southern Yemen (A T)

Six people were killed and 10 others were injured in a suicide attack on a military camp in the Lahij province in southern Yemen, a source in the law enforcement told Sputnik.

According to the source, the camp belonged to the forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Earlier in the day, local media reported that suicide bombers had staged a terrorist attack at a military camp using two cars packed with explosives.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160802/1043871403/yemen-camp-suicide-attack.html

and the same incident:

2.8.2016 – Hussian Albukhaiti (A T)

Double car bomb by #AQAPtargeted #Saudi#UAE CO backed forces Alhabelain military facilities n #LahjS #Yemendozens of casualties

https://twitter.com/HussainBukhaiti/status/760508762948075520

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Das Neueste oben / The newest on top!

2.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Ambassadors of 18-member countries in charge of Peace in Yemen met with Houthis and Saleh delegation in Kuwait today.
During the meeting, which was attended by UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Chieck Ahmed, the latest developments of the peace consultations in Kuwait, particularly the proposal presented by the UN envoy to the Yemeni warring parties to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis through a road map based on a joint background reached over the last few weeks, were discussed.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1524087

2.8.2016 – Nation ATV (A P)

These are some of the tweets from UN official @OSESGYabout the Houthis

https://twitter.com/NationAdv/status/760417292471730176

2.8.2016 – Voice of Vietnam (* A P)

Schwere Aufgaben für wahren Frieden im Jemen

Die Friedensverhandlungen für den Jemen unter der Obhut der Vereinten Nationen stehen erneut in einer Sackgasse.

Die Delegation der jemenitischen Regierung verließ am Montag die Verhandlungen in Kuweit, nachdem die Huthis einen UN-Vorschlag abgelehnt hatten. Der UN-Vorschlag forderte die Huthi auf, die jemenitische Hauptstadt Sanaa zu verlassen. Die Huthi-Rebellen müssten innerhalb von 45 Tagen ihre Waffen abgeben. Dieser UN-Vorschlag soll den vorherigen Friedenplan des UN-Sonderbeauftragten, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed ersetzen. Demnach sollte eine Einheitsregierung im Jemen mit Beteiligung der Rebellen gebildet werden. Dies lehnte die Regierung des Präsidenten Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ab. Die jemenitische Regierung akzeptierte den neuen Friedenvorschlag. Die Huthi-Rebellen lehnten ihn ab. Sie forderten erneut, eine Einheitsregierung mit einem neuen Präsidenten und einer neuen Regierung zu bilden.

http://vovworld.vn/de-DE/Politische-Aktualit%C3%A4t/Schwere-Aufgaben-f%C3%BCr-wahren-Frieden-im-Jemen/458142.vov

1.8.2016 – AFP (*A P)

Yemen government quits talks after Houthis reject deal

The Houthis rejected the peace plan which called for them to withdraw from Sanaa and hand over heavy weapons

Yemen's government delegation to peace talks has decided to leave Kuwait on Monday after the Houthis rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, a spokesman said.

"We are leaving today after having completed our part in the talks," spokesman Mohammed al-Emrani told AFP.

"The ball is now in the rebels' court," he said.

The delegation is returning to Riyadh after informing UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed that it was ready to sign the proposed peace plan which the Houthis rejected, Emrani said.

The Houthis and their key ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, rejected the peace plan on Sunday, saying it was incomplete.

"The other party now has the key to make the talks fail or succeed... If they agree to the plan, our delegation will return," Emrani said – by Omar Hasan

https://www.yahoo.com/news/yemen-govt-delegation-quits-talks-rebels-reject-deal-142956850.html = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-govt-delegation-quits-talks-after-rebels-reject-deal and by Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw.com/en/yemen-peace-talks-break-down-over-un-plan/a-19442635

1.8.2016 – Reuters (* A P)

Yemen government leaves Kuwait talks after Houthis reject U.N. plan

Yemeni government negotiators said they were leaving peace talks in Kuwait on Monday after Houthi militia foes rejected a United Nations proposal aimed to ending their country's war.

Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi insisted the government was not abandoning the peace process, but suggested it would only return if the Houthis and a powerful local ally lifted their objections to the UN plan.

We've agreed to the initiative ... we are now leaving the territory of the brotherly state of Kuwait but we're not leaving the talks," Mekhlafi said while announcing the move.

"We'll return at any moment, even an hour after our departure, if the other side agrees to sign this document which the (U.N.) envoy presented."

U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed proposed that the government's foes in the armed Houthi movement quit three main cities they hold, including the capital Sanaa. Under this plan, new talks would then be convened on forming a government that would include the Houthis, delegates said.

The Houthis dismissed the proposal as a non-starter on Sunday, saying in a statement that any agreement would need to be comprehensive and not postpone a resolution on major issues.

They said they would stay in Kuwait for the talks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-talks-idUSKCN10C2JT

Comment: And again the blame game. This had been the most stupid “peace plan” offered ever – just aksing the one side to capitulate and giving the other side 100 % of all. That the Houthi side would reject something like that, was obvious from the very first day of negotiations onward, and hey really cannot be blamed for this. On this subject, see:

1.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Reps #Yemen gov't delegation signed unilateral deal, that Houthis/GPC explicitly rejected, and left Kuwait despite talks extended for a week

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760100489497370624

Comment: Bizarre. And even more: This was just a proposal by the UN, no treaty to be signed. They are just absolutely unwilling to negotiate anything.

And more:

1.8.2016 – US Embassy Yemen / Group of Ambassadors (A P)

https://mobile.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153826177114021&substory_index=0&id=68956579020&_rdr

1.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

New G18 ambassadors to #Yemenstmnt correctly calls it proposal, urges talks towards agrmnt.

Claiming signed "agrmnt" & decrying counterpart didn't, when actually proposal needed be mutually negotiated & accepted, is fatuous

Besides, what's on table is "proposal" by @OSESGY& not an agrmnt. One parties can accept, negotiate/amend, or reject. Hence talks extended.

A day after peace talks extended, #Yemengov delegation says are leaving Kuwait due to lack of any value from talks!

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760164864140738560 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760161573382094848 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760158945214337025 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760105141123051520

1.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

On UN resolution 2216

If a resolution is used to bomb, blockade, collectively punish #Yemenand foiled now 3 peace initiatives, REVAMP IT.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760106398361452544

31.7.2016 – Jamila Hanan (A K P)

A real peace plan: 1. #SaudiArabia ends illegal bombardment of #Yemen 2. #UN lifts illegal blockade of #Yemen 3. #Saudi pays compensation

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/759740490371641344

31.7.2016 – AFP (* A P) – siehe YPR 176, cp7

Hoffnung auf neuen Friedensanlauf im Jemen binnen kurzem wieder zerschlagen

Nur wenige Stunden hat die Hoffnung auf einen neuen Anlauf für Frieden im Jemen gedauert: Nachdem die Regierung einen UN-Friedensplan zur Beendigung des Konflikts mit den Huthi-Rebellen am Sonntag akzeptiert hatte, lehnten diese etwas später das Vorhaben ab.

Dieser nimmt viele Forderungen der Regierung auf und verlangt unter anderem binnen 45 Tagen den Abzug der Rebellen aus den seit 2014 besetzten Gebieten, darunter der Hauptstadt Sanaa. Zudem sollen schwere Waffen an die Armee abgegeben und die Gefangenen freigelassen werden.

Die Vereinbarung sieht laut dem jemenitischen Außenminister Abdulmalek al-Michlafi ferner vor, dass alle Entscheidungen, die von den Huthi-Rebellen seit ihrer Besetzung der Hauptstadt Sanaa im September 2014 getroffen wurden, annulliert werden.

Außerdem würde damit der umstrittene "Oberste Rat" wieder aufgelöst, den die Huthi-Rebellen und der Allgemeine Volkskongress von Ex-Präsident Ali Abdallah Saleh am Donnerstag gegründet hatten, um die Angelegenheiten des Landes zu leiten.

Am Sonntagabend erklärten dann jedoch die Rebellen, sie lehnten den UN-Friedensplan ab. Der UN-Gesandte habe lediglich eine Lösung für Sicherheitsangelegenheiten vorgestellt, erklärte die Delegation der Rebellen in Kuwait-Stadt. Ein Friedensabkommen müsse aber zuallererst eine Einigung über einen Präsidenten und eine Regierung der nationalen Einheit vorsehen - die Rebellen fordern seit langem den Rücktritt von Staatschef Hadi.

Zugleich begrüßten die Rebellen aber den Vorschlag des UN-Gesandten Ismail Ould Scheich Ahmed, die seit April laufenden Gespräche um eine Woche zu verlängern.

https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/hoffnung-neuen-friedensanlauf-jemen-binnen-kurzem-zerschlagen-175604892.html = http://www.donaukurier.de/nachrichten/topnews/UNO-Jemen-Saudi-Arabien-Streitkraefte-Konflikte-Hoffnung-auf-neuen-Friedensanlauf-im-Jemen-binnen-kurzem-wieder-zerschlagen;art154776,3249784 und von ORF: http://orf.at/stories/2351990/

Kommentar: „Hoffnung…zerschlagen?“ Das enthält schon wieder eine Wertung, soll natürlich die Seite der Huthis schlecht dastehen lassen. Das war schon ein seltsamer UN-Friedensvorschlag: Die Übernahme der Maximalforderungen der Hadi-Regierung, jetzt als UN-Friedensplan verkauft. Das bringt überhaupt nicht weiter, schädigt nur die Glaubwürdigkeit der UN als Makler.

31.7.2016 – AFP (* A P) – see YPR 176, cp7

Yemen rebels reject UN peace plan

Yemen rebels Sunday rejected a peace plan proposed by the United Nations which had already been accepted by the government, saying that any settlement must first tackle a unity administration.

"What was presented by the (UN) envoy was no more than just ideas for a solution to the security aspect, subject to debate like other proposals," a statement from the rebel delegation in Kuwait said.

The statement cited by the rebel-run news agency charged that the Yemeni government announcement of a draft settlement was "no more than media stunts" aimed at foiling talks.

The Iran-backed rebels reiterated their long-standing demand that a peace deal must first forge an accord on a new consensual executive authority, including a new president and government.

This condition is an explicit demand for the removal of the internationally recognised president, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

However, the rebel delegation still welcomed UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's proposal to extend the talks for another week.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-rebels-reject-un-peace-plan and by Albawaba: http://www.albawaba.com/news/houthis-reject-un-peace-plan-yemen-868050

Comment by Judith Brown: An account of the current state of negotiations. The parties had negotiated for two months and there was a road map for peace. But Hadi and Saudi didn't like it so they put pressure on the UN to change the agreed outcomes and they did - so now the Houthis don't like it. The trouble is all parties want peace on their own terms, to be able to say 'we won' rather than 'we compromised in order to bring peace to Yemen.

What cowards these negotiators are - on all sides. What lions are the people of Yemen to keep going on and on, despite everything that all fighting militias and armies are throwing at them, with very few in the world prepared to put their hands in their pockets and provide money for humanitarian aid. Saudi spends $200,000,000 a day on fighting this war. It makes a huge play of a few paltry food baskets to the needy Yemenis that they happen to like. Not very Islamic action through my eyes.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154569518723641

31.7.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Houthis surprised by UN-proposed peace agreement

Ansarullah delegates said the new plan offered by the world body was a non-starter, because it merely constituted a framework, far from being a peace deal for signing.

They dismissed the proposal, saying its terms differed from the actual text agreed between the Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed representatives before.

“We have asserted to Ould Cheikh (Ahmed) that the solution must be comprehensive and that no subject is delayed,” the Houthi delegation said in a statement, while stressing its commitment to further talks for peace.

The Houthis also accused the UN envoy of siding with the representatives of the former Saudi-backed president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/07/31/477749/Yemen-Hadi-agreement-peace-deal-Kuwait-talks

1.8.2016 – UN News Service (A P)

Yemeni peace talks extended for another week – UN envoy

With all eyes on Yemeni peace negotiations, the United Nations envoy for the country announced today that the UN-supported talks under way in Kuwait have been extended for an additional week.

He had requested the extension in a letter to the Government of Kuwait, the host of the peace talks, and met with Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, to review the latest developments and the plans for the coming days.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54601#.V581DDVpn3F = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemeni-peace-talks-extended-another-week-un-envoy

1.8.2016 – Reuters (A P)

Saudi Arabia yet to sway U.N. over Yemen coalition blacklisting

Two months after the United Nations blacklisted a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition for killing children in Yemen, Riyadh has not provided enough proof that it should be permanently removed from the register, U.N. diplomatic sources said on Monday.

U.N. officials plan to travel to Riyadh to obtain more details on various issues, such as rules of engagement, one of the sources said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-un-idUSKCN10C2XA

Comment: There was nothing elso to be expected. “Not enough proof hat it should be permanently removed from the register,”: is there any proof? Hardly not, but for putting Saudi Arabia onto this register there are scores of proof. And remember, in the beginning of this conflict the UN refused to send any officials to Saudi Arabia, asking the Saudis they should bring their evidence to the UN. And now?

2.8.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

UN to continue working with Saudi Arabia on Yemen

Ban was to brief the UN Security Council on the report on Tuesday. He was expected to tell the 15-member council that the United Nations will continue to work with Saudi Arabia on the issue and reinforce that only the blacklist is under review, not the substance of the report, a UN diplomatic source said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/un-to-continue-working-with-saudi-arabia-on-yemen-1.1872255

2.8.2016 – Al Monitor (A P)

UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen must do more to address "very serious concerns" about the killing of children, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, as he weighs whether to return the alliance to a blacklist of child rights violators. Ban reported to the Security Council on his controversial decision to temporarily remove the coalition from the UN list of shame.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/afp/2016/08/yemen-conflict-saudi-un-children-rights.html

1.8.2016 – Oxfam and others(A P)

Saudi Arabia and its allies must face responsibility for the killing and maiming of children in Yemen

Six aid agencies call on the UN to hold the Saudi-led Coalition to account

Six aid agencies today expressed their disappointment that the Saudi-led Coalition has not been put back on the UN’s list of parties responsible for grave violations against children in Yemen. The agencies – Action Contre La Faim, CARE, Intersos, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and Save the Children – called for tangible progress in protecting children caught up in the conflict in Yemen to have been demonstrated when the UN Security Council meets for its annual debate on Children and Armed Conflict on August 2.

https://www.oxfamamerica.org/press/saudi-arabia-and-its-allies-must-face-responsibility-for-the-killing-and-maiming-of-children-in-yemen/ = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/saudi-arabia-and-its-allies-must-face-responsibility-killing-and-maiming-children-yemen

2.8.2016 – Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (A K P)

Twenty Years On, UN Security Council and Member States Should Affirm Support for the Children and Armed Conflict Agenda

The Security Council should hold perpetrators accountable for violations against children in armed conflict irrespective of political pressure, said Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict in advance of the Security Council’s August 2 Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict. The debate follows a highly controversial decision by the Secretary-General in June to remove the Saudi Arabia-led coalition from his list of parties committing grave violations against children.

http://watchlist.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Watchlist-Press-Release-August-2016-Open-Debate-on-Children-and-Armed-Conflict-FINAL.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/report/world/twenty-years-un-security-council-and-member-states-should-affirm-support-children-and

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

2.8.2016 – The National UAE (* A H)

Plight of Saudi Arabia construction sector highlighted as expats sent aid by home governments

Filipino employees of Arabtec Construction in Saudi Arabia have been given financial aid by their government after finding themselves stuck in the kingdom without pay.

The Philippine government’s Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) is offering one-off grants to workers who are either still in the country or who have been repatriated to the Philippines without pay or end-of-service benefits.

Among the nine firms listed are Saudi Oger, Saudi Binladin Group and six other contractors – Mohammed Al Mojil Group, M Al Bargash Co; Rajeh Al Marri & Sons; Alumco; Fawzi Saleh-Al Najrani Contracting, and the Real Estate Development & Investment Company – whose employees are being offered assistance – by Michael Fahy

http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/plight-of-saudi-arabia-construction-sector-highlighted-as-expats-sent-aid-by-home-governments

Comment: A few days ago, we learned of Indian workers in the same situation. A glimpse at Saudi “Vision 2030”?

cp9 USA

1.8.2016 – Alternet (** A K P)

Samantha Power Poses as Human Rights Defender While Covering Up Saudi Atrocities

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is refusing to answer questions about Saudi Arabia's assault on civilians in Yemen.

Power has used her position at the U.N. to willfully ignore the atrocities while providing political cover for the ongoing bombardments.

In a recent articlepublished in Politico, journalist Samuel Oakford revealed that Power has repeatedly refused to comment on the scandal and maintains a careful silence on the crisis in Yemen

But Power has gone beyond silence and actively defended the onslaught.

Power reflects a virtual consensus among high-level Obama administration officials to stand by Saudi Arabia as it commits war crimes in Yemen.

Still, Power’s responsibility for shaping this consensus is significant, given her role at the United Nations.

As part of the Obama administration, Power played a key rolein influencing the U.S. to wage the disastrous military intervention in Libya – by Sarah Lazare

http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/samantha-power-poses-human-rights-defender-while-covering-saudi-atrocities

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

31.7.2016 – Wales Online (A P)

Ann Clwyd MP says Chancellor could be in contempt of Parliament over Saudi war in Yemen

The Welsh MP who served as Tony Blair’s special envoy on human rights in Iraq now claims that Chancellor Philip Hammond may be in “contempt of parliament”.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/ann-clwyd-mp-says-chancellor-11686125

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

1.8.2016 – The Globe and Mail (* A P)

Ottawa rewrites mandate for screening arms exports

The Canadian government has quietly watered down its own mandate for screening the export of military goods, rewriting parts of the only substantive public statement available on Ottawa’s responsibilities for policing foreign sales.

Both the 2014 and 2015 versions of the Report on Exports of Military Goods were released recently by the Trudeau government. Like previous reports, they include several pages of prefatory statements that articulate the rationale and guiding principles for screening weapons sales.

Several significant changes, however, stand out. Ottawa has revised a key statement about the rationale for its arms export-control policy.

It has removed a phrase about how export controls are intended to “regulate and impose certain restrictions on exports” in response to clear policy objectives – by Steven Chase

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-rewrites-mandate-for-screening-arms-exports/article31216740/

1.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* A P)

EXCLUSIVE: UAE recruiting ‘elite task force’ for secret surveillance state

Security researcher says he was offered $20,000 a month to help the UAE government spy on the public

The United Arab Emirates is recruiting an international team of computer experts to develop a far-reaching surveillance state covering Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Middle East Eye can reveal.

Italian security expert Simone Margaritelli divulged details of the project after recently travelling to Dubai for a job interview that turned out to be for what he described as an “extremely shady” surveillance system – by rori Donaghy

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-uae-elite-task-force-security-secret-surveillance-state-135285760

31.7.2016 – The National UAE (* B K)

Oman faces delicate balancing act on the border with Yemen

The Al Mazyouna economic free zone that Oman set up in 1999 to facilitate and regulate commerce with Yemen is expanding steadily, in part due to the war economy that has emerged over the past 18 months of conflict across the border. With Yemen’s ports functioning only partially and the border with Saudi Arabia impassable due to the war, Oman is a major transit route for necessities such as petrol and food, as well as consumer goods like cars. On a recent afternoon, lorries carrying used cars purchased in Dubai idled in line as they waited to cross into Yemen.

The Omani government is adding infrastructure and services to the free zone to entice the tribal communities who live in nearby rural desert to move here.

Across the border, Al Mahrah province has remained peaceful and provides a buffer zone that insulates Oman from Yemen’s war. While Oman has taken in a few thousand wounded Yemenis for medical treatment, it prefers to send food and other aid to Yemeni refugees in Al Mahrah rather than allow them into Oman.

For its part, Omani officials have "pressured very hard the [tribal] leadership in Al Mahrah not to integrate with any of the AQAP forces", Mr Neubauer says. But despite this, the threat does appear to be closer to Oman’s border than before. – by Timur Khan

http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/oman-faces-delicate-balancing-act-on-the-border-with-yemen#page2

31.7.2016 – Josephjo1221 (A P)

[Images of torture in Bahrain; graphic]

https://twitter.com/JosephJo1221/status/759778195482771456

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / See cp6

2.8.2016 – Reuters (A K T)

U.S. says seven al Qaeda operatives killed in July strikes

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa-idUSKCN10D1UR

Comment: Whatever they call „ al Qaeda operatives“.

1.8.2016 – Tagesspiegel (* A T)

Film: Salafisten sprengen alte Moschee im Jemen in die Luft

Salafistische Milizen haben in der jemenitischen Stadt Taizz eine schiitische Moschee aus dem 16. Jahrhundert in die Luft gesprengt. Sunnitische Extremisten sprengen 500 Jahre alte Moschee in Taizz im Jemen in die Luft. Nur noch das Eingangsportal der Moschee aus dem 16. Jahrhundert ist stehen geblieben. Die Moschee beherbergte einen bekannten Sufi-Schrein

http://video.tagesspiegel.de/salafisten-sprengen-alte-moschee-im-jemen-in-die-luft.html

31.7.2016 – AFP (* A T) – See YPR 176, cp14

Islamists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen

Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taez, a local official said Sunday.

Gunmen led by a Salafist local chief known as Abu al-Abbas blew up the mosque of Sheikh Abdulhadi al-Sudi on Friday night, the official told AFP, confirming media reports of the attack.

Yemen's commission for antiquities and museums condemned the destruction of the site that is considered the most famous in Taez.

It said the mosque's white dome was "one of the biggest domes in Yemen and one of the most beautiful religious sites in old Taez"

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/01/foreign/extremists-blow-up-16-century-mosque-in-yemen/ = http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jul-31/364902-islamists-blow-up-16-century-mosque-in-yemen.ashx (image) = http://www.gulf-times.com/story/505500/Radicals-blow-up-16-century-mosque-in-Yemen (images) = http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/islamists-blow-up-16-century-mosque-in-yemen-116080100004_1.html (no image) and another image: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jul-31/364902-islamists-blow-up-16-century-mosque-in-yemen.ashx and by National Yemen: http://nationalyemen.com/2016/08/01/extremists-destroy-16th-century-mosque-in-taiz/ and https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/760062347750801408 (photos of this and of another demolished shrine)

Comment by Judith Brown: Destroying Yemen's heritage. One of the the many groups fighting in Taiz - the Salafist Abu Abbass' lot - this time. UAE newspapers proudly announced they were providing him with weapons a few months ago.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154569532348641

cp15 Propaganda

As the peace talks are "on the brink", there is a lot of really odd stupid propaganda in these days.

2.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

UN must reveal who is obstructing Yemen peace talks’

The Yemeni government has asked the UN to announce which party has obstructed the peace talks in Kuwait.

The Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of the delegation to the talks, Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, told reporters: “The government delegation has decided to leave Kuwait after signing a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations.”

“The rebels are seeking to legitimise the coup and to engage in a national government before withdrawing from the cities they control or before they put down arms,” Al-Mekhlafi said. “It is absurd to talk about any changes in the plan.”

The Yemeni official said the option to extend consultations until 7 August still stands. “We have provided a lot of concessions during the consultations,” he added.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160802-un-must-reveal-who-is-obstructing-yemen-peace-talks/

Comment: If UN really would tell it: You did. What a stupid propaganda.

2.8.2016 – Alnaqel (A P)

This what the Saudi Cabinet said about forming a political council by the putschists

The Saudi Cabinet confirmed that the agreement reached between Houthis and followers of Ali Saleh's on forming a political council in the Republic of Yemen is considered an obstacle in the way to reach a political arrangement to end the sufferings of the Yemeni people, and a flagrant violation of the resolutions of the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)'s initiative and its executive mechanism as well as the outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue.

http://alnaqel.net/this-what-the-saudi-cabinet-said-about-forming-a-political-council-by-the-putschists%E2%80%8F/

1.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

Saudi Arabia the biggest donor of assistance to Yemen: Cabinet

The cabinet on Monday defended the work of Saudi Arabia in assisting the legitimate and internationally recognized government of Yemen and highlighted the kingdom’s efforts in aiding the Yemeni people.
At the cabinet session, chaired by Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif, the government corrected some of the “fallacies about health conditions in Yemen and underestimating the coalition's efforts and its positive role in the delivery of humanitarian aid to the brotherly Yemeni people,” said a cabinet statement responding to stories circulating in media quoting some non-governmental relief and human rights organizations.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/963116/saudi-arabia

Comment: This is a main issue of Saudi propaganda, repeated again and again. Anyway, it does not get better by that: Saudi Arabia spends 200 times more on bombing Yeemen than for humanitarian help.

1.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Yemeni Minister: Dialogue is Only Solution to Yemen’s Crisis

In a phone interview with Asharq al-Awsat, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said that the legitimate government was committed to peaceful dialogue, despite the recent coup announced by the rebels.

He added that the Yemeni government’s delegation to Kuwait was taking the negotiations very seriously as the group has responded to international calls to continue the talks. In this context, Fatah stressed that the international community should exert more pressure on the armed militias and ousted President Saleh to impose a peaceful solution.

Fatah noted that a meeting which was supposed to be held on Sunday in Kuwait was adjourned until Monday due to some important arrangements and to the rebels’ reluctance to forge an agreement with the legitimate government and to sign U.N. papers brought forward by U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. He added that the ball was now in the rebels’ court, adding that the Houthis were attempting to impose their political agenda through the use of arms.

The Yemeni minister stressed his government’s keenness on holding negotiations on Monday on the bases of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2216, the outcome of national dialogue and the implementation mechanisms of the GCC Initiative.

He noted that war was no longer an option to the legitimate government, saying: “Today, people are suffering from this catastrophe and crisis; there is a severe shortage in humanitarian assistance, in terms of medicine and food supply – by Fath al-Rahman Youssef and Obeid al-Suhaimi

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55355517/yemeni-minister-dialogue-solution-yemens-crisis

Comment: Always the same again and again. See more comments below. And what is quite funny: Compare the headline to the fact that the government delegation has left the peace talks, refusing any more dialogue. So what? The very best joke is the last section of this article; compare here: http://english.aawsat.com/2016/07/article55355400/yemens-legitimate-government-opts-military-solution

1.8.2016 – Jake Godin / Hisham Al-Omeisy (A K P)

Hasn't Saudi Arabia been demolishing tombs under the pretext of eliminating idolatry for decades anyhow?

Saudi claims Houthis shelled a cemetery & feigning outrage bcz 'cemetery'. Saudi repeatedly bombs #Yemen cemeteries.

https://twitter.com/JakeGodin/status/760096634218754048 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760099092454338561 and https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/760095400468545536

1.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Tawakkol Karman proposes peace initiative for Yemen

The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman has proposed a peace initiative for Yemen based on giving power to the transitional government and guaranteeing political partnerships with anyone who is not involved in bloodshed, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

We had a peaceful revolution, ousted a dictator, started a transitional stage that included a national dialogue, produced a final document that led to having a draft Constitution and conducted several elections,” she said, “but the coup happened and the militias forcefully dominated the country.”

The coup caused much havoc, ousted the states, destroyed the social fabric and completely undermined judiciary. Military coups are always bad.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160801-tawakkol-karman-proposes-peace-initiative-for-yemen/ and see her in video: http://www.dw.com/en/yemen-peace-talks-break-down-over-un-plan/a-19442635

Comment: As she 100 % sided up with the Hadi government, even neglecting the Saudi collation air raids, this hardly can be useful and serious. What she tells here is not more and not less than telling us giving 100 % of power to the Hadi government (here labeled as: “the transitional government “) would be anything like a “peace plan”. And “anyone who is not involved in bloodshed” should be excluded. This idea could sound sincere, but, for Karman, this has to be objected just to the Houthis and the Saleh faction (Even when proposing a self-called “peace plan”, she cannot stop blaming the Houthis for something she calls “coup” in the pro-Hadi propaganda wording). There is not any political force in Yemen “who is not involved in bloodshed”. So what? Let the Pope rule the country, he also is not involved in any Muslim sectarian strife, or what?

On Karman, see:

1.8.2016 – Anadolu (A P)

Yemeni Nobel laureate joins anti-coup rally in Ankara

Tawakkol Karman: 'By resisting the coup attempt in unison, Turkish people have shown how a nation can be great'

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman attended a rally against the July 15 coup attempt at central Kizilay Square in the capital Ankara on Sunday night to express her support for the Turkish nation.

Karman, a human right activist and journalist, praised the heroism and courage of the Turkish people who faced bullets and tanks for the sake of peace and democracy on the night of July 15.

http://aa.com.tr/en/politics/yemeni-nobel-laureate-joins-anti-coup-rally-in-ankara/619602

Comment by Judith Brown: Tawakkol Karman who has supported the Saudi led coalition's attacks on Yemen is supporting Turkey. She has been on the side of the West in the attacks on Yemen but it seems that she has changed sides in the Turkey coup. Just as in Yemen, the majority in Turkey did not want war. But this particular woman is not one I have any time for personally.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154570523028641

Comment by me: She had 100 % sided up with the Hadi government and acts as a propagandist of the Hadi and Saudi position. Thus, I think she shows up in Turkey mainly to rally against what Hadi / Saudi propaganda calls the “coup” of the Houthis, to show that she lines against any “coup”, even if the Turkish and the Yemeni “coups” do not have much in common. More of her pro-Hadi propaganda is linked at the right side of the Anadolu article.

1.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Violations staged by Houthi-led insurgency have increased, in an attempt to whitewash any progress made with each round of political negotiations between the Yemeni government and insurgency delegations in Kuwait.

Provocations continue to hinder border integrity shared between Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia–seven Saudi soldiers have been killed close to the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Najran.

Saudi air power has also been relentlessly defending borders against Houthi-launched ballistic missiles.

Reading into the insurgency’s violations, it is believed that Houthi fighters are escalating the note of clashes and looking forward to force a reaction out of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition so that all hopes of saving the peace political process in Kuwait are demolished.

As for the situation in Yemen, insurgency forces and allies (such as forces loyal to the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh) carry on with crimes and attacks violating ancient religious grounds and shrines found in each of Taiz, Hudaydah and Mukalla.

Houthi extremists in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taiz, a local official reported.

Most of the attacks staged by the insurgency, aiming to stir sectarian strife further and add years to the Yemeni crisis, make it very probable that the same factions are receiving foreign orders.

The tactical yet horrendous attacks Houthis stage against religious property aims at egging on sectarian conflict between Yemen’s Sunnis and Shi’ites.

Houthis in Yemen perform on basis of well-organized tactics and offensives that belong to an agenda drafted with a higher precision of their capacities. Such an intricate plan with detailed calculations cannot possibly be placed by the “chaotic”insurgency groups; the Iranian strategy is clear and accordant.

For over a year now, Iran had unremittingly attempted to gain dominance across the Yemeni arena, operating via Houthis.

Nonetheless, all Iranian aspirations were eventually made sterile as Gulf countries raced to secure territory and salvage Yemen launching the “Decisive Storm” operation, in which Iran’s greatest proxy was pushed into a tight corner.

Political analyst Abdul Rahman Trere said that Iran’s plan develops in the direction of Houthis remaining a Hezbollah-styled armed faction – by Abdollah Al-Haida

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55355522/irans-proxy-war-constrain-peace-political-efforts-yemen

Comment: Really a nice propaganda piece, telling us all what is fine and nice: The Houthis must be blamed for the failure of the peace process (Hadi government always requested 100 % of the Yemen cake, did not get it). Houthis always break cease fire (look at reports in YPR since April 10 to see how often Saudi coalition broke it). Houthi provocations at the border show how relentless they are (Aerial war against Yemen: not mentioned, is not important, neglect it). Saudi air force is defending the borders (funny; see brackets before; the Houthi missiles are downed not by the air force, but by “Patriot” rockets from the ground). The Houthis have blown up ancient mosques, the last one the Sufi mosque blown up a few days ago at Taiz (Really funny as blowing up disliked mosques, especially Sufi ones, since 200 years is typical Wahabist and again and again has been practiced by Saudi Arabia itself and by the terrorist movements based on Wahabism, as Al Qaida, the Taliban, IS. And for the Taiz mosque it is known how has blown it up, see cp14). The Iranians are behind everything and Yemen is part of their masterplan (Iranian influence in Yemen and on the Houthis is low. Saudi paranoia towards Iran is high). We are so victorious (with all their superior weaponry, the Saudis still could not defeat the Houthis at all, the war on the ground is a stalemate).

1.8.2016 – Khaleej Times (A P)

Why war will not end Yemen woes

The rebels' delaying tactics will not work because the government of Yemen has international support.

War is not the answer to Yemen's woes. With the Yemeni government and the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE accepting a UN-sponsored draft agreement, the Houthi rebels should meet them halfway to make peace a reality. It takes two sides to implement an accord, and the rebels should not let go of this opportunity.

The rebels' delaying tactics will not work because the government of Yemen has international support. This is no time to settle scores. It's time for reconciliation, to let the past be past and strive for new beginnings with the Arab coalition. A just peace is what is needed in Yemen and it cannot come at the barrel of a gun or a rain of bombs. The UN has come up with a roadmap to kickstart the political process which includes the Houthis. Yemen cannot be rebuilt by one side alone.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/editorials-columns/why-war-will-not-end-yemen-woes

Comment: This really is putting upside sown.

31.7.2016 – Haykal Bafana (A P)

What!!?? | Saudi army spox Assiri "The current crisis is between Yemenis. Saudi Arabia & coalition are not parties."

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/759815531004387328

31.7.2016 – The National UAE (A P)

The Yemeni people wait for peace

In recent months, there have been several efforts to broker a peace agreement but they have run into several stumbling blocks, not least of which has been intransigence by the Houthis and Saleh loyalists.

The Houthis and Saleh loyalists have repeatedly tried to sabotage the Kuwait talks with similar announcements and fresh military offensives on the ground. With their cynical attempts to end the peace talks, the Houthi rebels continue to demonstrate their disregard for the Yemeni people and the future health of the country.

Talks can only happen between two sides that are willing to sit together and discuss the challenges in good will.

The region is united to return Yemen to peace and beginning the difficult process of rebuilding the country. This critical work, however, can only begin when the Houthi rebels agree to come to the negotiating table.

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/the-yemeni-people-wait-for-peace and as reflected by WAM: http://www.wam.ae/en/news/[Emirates]/1395298381904.html

Comment: We are really bombed with odd propaganda in these days, because of the critical point the peace talks have reached. This article, as others, really turns upside down. For the greatest part, it had been the Hadi government who blocked the peace talks – by insisting that there should be no power-sharing at all, that they must get 100 % of the Yemen cake, and again and again threatening to leave the peace talks and let them fail – if they do not get all what they want.

Comment by Judith Brown: Intransigence on all sides I am certain, not just the Houthi-Saleh coalition. And Hadi - who is recognised internationally, but in fact, his term as interim President of Yemen expired in February 2014 but this report fails to point this out, is the biggest stumbling block of all.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154569567283641

31.7.2016 – Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (A P)

OIC Rejects Houthis Agreement with the Allies of Ali Abdullah Saleh to Form Political Council in Yemen Republic

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its rejection of the Agreement reached between the Houthis and the allies of Ali Abdullah Saleh to form a political council in the Republic of Yemen. This agreement is considered as a violation of Security Council Resolution No. 2216 and conflicts with the regional and international efforts to achieve a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, to put an end to the sufferings of the Yemeni people and to reestablish security and stability in the country.

http://www.oic-oci.org/oicv3/topic/?t_id=11418&t_ref=4483&lan=en

Comment by Jamila Hanan: They reject a political agreement but @OIC_OCI never said a word about thousands of houses bombed in #Yemen

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/760021320478457856

Comment: Well, it’s hypocrisy. Not only the “West” is very good in that. The OIC is greatly Saudi-influenced.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

2.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression cuts off telecommunication services in Kutaf

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435504.htm

2.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

1-8-2016
Targeting and bombing civilians by the warplanes of Saudi Arabia and its alliance.
Casualties and Damages (Complete list):

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=668525229964512&id=551288185021551

2.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi airstrike kills 3 children in AbyanThree children were killed on Tuesday by a Saudi aggression airstrike in Abyan province.
The Saudi warplanes hit a house of "Abdullah Hanin" in Al-Shamil village in al-Wadhi'e district killing his three children and wounding their parents, a security official said.
The parents are in hospital now and in critical condition, he said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435498.htm

Comment: Also higher figures of killed are given, up to 7 here: https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/760456801087291393

1.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

DAY of BOMBS: 37 Saudi airstrikes in 24 hours attack #Yemenregions of Hajja, Saada & Mareb terrifying millions.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/760143114120073216

1.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

31-7-2016
Targeting and bombing civilians by the warplanes of Saudi Arabia and its alliance.
Casualties and Damages, complete list:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=668061493344219&id=551288185021551

31.7.2016 – Haykal Bafana / Mosa Yayhah (A K)

Video : Shocking destruction in Al Rabuah town, #Saudi Arabia. Occupied by #Yemen forces, hit by Saudi airstrikes.

https://twitter.com/BaFana3/status/759831411926896640 /https://twitter.com/MosaYahya78/status/759744960295907328

More air raids:

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760230241709203457

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435411.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435409.htm

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760125311166124034

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435250.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435251.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435253.htm

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

2.8.2016 – Anadolu (* A K)

Yemen’s Houthis overrun southern Taiz: Pro-govt source

Yemen’s Shia Houthi group and its allies on Tuesday captured the Hifan district in Yemen’s central Taiz province following the withdrawal of fighters loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, according to a pro-Hadi military source.

"The Houthis have established full control over Hifan, one of the last strongholds of the [pro-Hadi] resistance in southern Taiz, after staging a series of attacks on military sites in the area," the source said, speaking anonymously due to security concerns.

"They attacked us from three sides with Katyusha rockets and mortars," the source added, noting that several pro-Hadi fighters had been killed in the fighting.

By their latest action, the Houthis and allied forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have succeeded in establishing control over all of southern Taiz, with Houthi forces reportedly now only 5 kilometers from the Tor al-Baha area in the southern Lahij province.

According to the pro-Hadi source, the Houthis and their allies are now in position to cut the main road linking the cities of Taiz and Lahij - by Murad Arifi, Mohamed al-Shbeiry and Shukri Hussein

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-s-houthis-overrun-southern-taiz-pro-govt-source/620432

2.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Two Saudi soldiers killed in Jizan

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435514.htm

1.8.2016 – Saba Nt (A K PH)

Ten hirelings killed in Shabwa

At least ten mercenaries were killed in violent clashes with the army and popular committees in Shabwa province, a military official said Monday.
Tens of the mercenaries were wounded in the clashes taken place in Usailan district on Sunday.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435315.htm

1.8.2016 – Reuters (A K)

Four killed in Saudi Arabia in cross-border shelling from Yemen

Four people were killed and three wounded in Saudi Arabia when a shell fired from inside Yemen exploded in a town close to the border, Saudi civil defence said on Monday.

The shell hit Samtah, in the southwestern Saudi border region of Jizan, a tweet by the Saudi civil defence said.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-saudi-idUKKCN10C1VU and http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/01/cross-border-attack-from-yemen-kills-4-saudi-family-members.html

1.8.2016 – Tachles (A K PS)

Zahlreiche Tote an der Grenze zu Saudi-Arabien

Sechs saudische Soldaten und ein Offizier sowie dutzende von Angehörige der schiitischen, pro-iranischen Houthi-Rebellen haben bei heftigen Kämpfen an der saudisch-jemenitischen Grenze den Tod gefunden. Das berichtete die staatliche saudische Nachrichtenagentur SPA am Sonntag.

https://www.tachles.ch/news/zahlreiche-tote-an-der-grenze-zu-saudi-arabien

1.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Seven soldiers killed in JizanThe army and popular committees shot dead on Monday seven Saudi soldiers in Jizan region, a military official said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435376.htm

1.8.2016 – WAM (A K PS)

Coalition Forces in Yemen intercept border infiltration attempt, kills tens of Houthi militias

The Command of the Arab Coalition Forces to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen have said that Saudi armed forces stationed at the Saudi-Yemeni border intercepted an infiltration attempt by Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday morning.
According to a statement released by the Command, the sporadic infiltration and penetration attempts by the rebel forces was "in flagrant violation of the agreed truce between the two sides," and as a result, "the aggressors have sustained human and military equipment losses following their infiltration attempts in Al-Raboo'a region in Najran sector," the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported.
The statement added that coalition planes yesterday raided Houthi gatherings at the border, killing many and destroying military vehicles.
Meanwhile, one officer and six servicemen from the Saudi Armed forces were killed, the statement announced.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395298344908.html

31.7.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army missiles target convoy of Saudi vehicles in Jizan

The missile force of the army and popular committees attacked on Sunday a group of the Saudi enemy vehicles in al-Ma’zab center in Jizan region.
A military official told Saba the missile force fired barrages of missile on a Saudi military convoy of 17 vehicles in al-Ma’zab military site.
The missiles hit the target accurately and caused large losses, the official added, pointing out that ambulances rushed to the site to pick up the dead and wounded.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435297.htm

More Houthi rockets:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435376.htm

More Saudi coalition shelling:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435411.htm

More fighting:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435388.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435296.htm

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

1.8.2016 – Al Araby (A)

Flooding in Yemen (images)

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/images/2016/8/1/flooding-after-heavy-rainfall-in-yemen-getty

31.7.2016 – Living in Yemen on the Edge (A)

Film: Heavy rains in Yemen

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1073771682675861

8.5.2015 – The Arab Weekly

Yemen’s jewellery tradition depicted in Silver Treasures from the Land of ShebaJewellery designers and ethnog­raphers will find inspiration from fantastically intricate designs and weaving of mixed media, in­cluding silver, coins, cockles, leath­er and threads.

http://www.thearabweekly.com/?id=307

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/krieg-im-jemen-neue-artikel-zum-nachlesen-176

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-176: / Yemen Press Reader 1-176:

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/

20:34 02.08.2016
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