Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 178

Yemen Press Reader 178: Wer und was fehlt beim Friedensprozess - Der Frieden entzieht sich - Hunger - UN-Schande: Saudis kommen nicht auf Schwarze Liste - Propaganda satt - Luftangriffe, Kämpfe
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Who and what is missing at the peace process - Peace eludes - Hunger - UN shame: Saudis stay off blacklist - Bulk of propaganda - Air raids, fighting - 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

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

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(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

4.8.2016 – IRIN (** B P)

Who and what is missing from the Yemen peace process?

Experts say the two sides at the negotiating table don’t really command the support of many of those battling it out on the ground, nor are the needs of the populace being addressed.

Worryingly, some of those fighting agree, meaning that even if an unlikely accord is struck, it probably wouldn’t end the conflict.

“It’s the same usual suspects [at the talks] and they are going to end up with the same problems,” Sana’a based political analyst Hisham al-Obeisy told IRIN.

“A lot of people are very sceptical about the talks, and locally everybody is looking them as a joke… [no matter the outcome] it’s not going to affect much on the ground.”

Some of the most important groups involved in the conflict aren’t on either side and have grievances that date back to the 2011 uprising that led to Saleh’s ouster, or even decades before that.

[Those who are ignored:] The Southern Resistance – Distrust in Taiz – What about women? – by Annie Slemrod

https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2016/08/04/who-and-what-missing-yemen-peace-process

Comment by Hisham Al-Omeisy: Brilliant piece deconstructing peace talks, highlighting realities & busting wishful thinking.

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/761281862526443520

3.8.2016 – Stratfor (** B K P)

Peace Eludes Yemen's Warring Parties

Though Yemen has always suffered from instability, its recent history has been especially violent. What started as protests during the Arab Spring eventually developed into open warfare. One president was replaced by another. Cease-fires were declared but later ignored. And now other countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, have joined the fray to advance their own interests. The following provides updates to this crisis in real time.

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/peace-eludes-yemens-warring-parties

Comment: A long overview over the peace efforts and major fightings at Stratfor, from Aug. 3 back until Feb. 2, 2016

2.8.2016 – Channel 4 (** A H K)

Film: Yemen's forgotten war: the horror of hunger

It is the world's forgotten warzone. A place where millions, are on the very brink of famine, their homes and economy destroyed. Peace talks broke down again this week. Channel 4 News have gained a rare glimpse inside the country, thanks to Unreported World, reveals a looming disaster on a catastrophic scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIJppFpRbsc&feature=youtu.be and (parts only. https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/760898690659655680

3.8.2016 – Aljazeera (** B H)

Film: Millions living with hunger in war-torn Yemen

Yemen's food crisis is the worst in the world, according to the United Nations. Fourteen million people don't have enough food, and nearly half face acute malnutrition. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports.

http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/millions-living-with-hunger-in-war-torn-yemen/5069171681001

3.8.2016 – Aljazeera (** A H)

More than 300,000 children going hungry in Yemen: UN

At least 14 million Yemenis are going hungry, with at least 370,000 children suffering from malnutrition, UN says.

More than 370,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, the United Nations has said, 15 months into a devastating war.

According to new UN figures, more than 14 million people, about half of the population, are going hungry and are in urgent need of food and medical aid.

Some 500,000 children under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition, with two thirds of them so sick they could die if they don't receive immediate assistance, the UN said.

"At least 370,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition," Mohammed al-Asaadi, a spokesman for the UN children's agency in Yemen told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.

"We're talking about a 50 percent increase compared to the number we had earlier this year."

Severe acute malnutrition is a major cause of death for children under the age of five, and is apparent when a child has a very low weight for their height and becomes visibly frail and skeletal (with film)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/300000-children-hungry-yemen-160803074103029.html

Comment by Jamila Hanan: No, not going hungry, these children are actually close to death, millions are actually are going hungry in #Yemen

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/761113282925109249

cp2 Allgemein / General

4.8.2016 – Handelsblatt (A K P)

Kriegsparteien im Jemen verletzen Völkerrecht

Die Kriegsparteien im Jemen verletzen einem vertraulichen UN-Bericht zufolge das Völkerrecht. Nach den Erkenntnissen eines Expertengremiums missbrauchten etwa die Huthi-Rebellen Zivilisten als Schutzschilde gegen Angriffe.

Der Vorfall habe sich in Al Mucha im Bezirk Tais ereignet. Die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters konnte den Bericht, der für den Sicherheitsrat verfasst wurde, am Donnerstag einsehen. Darin wird zudem der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Allianz vorgeworfen, ein Wohnhaus bombardiert zu haben. Drei weitere Angriffe auf Zivilisten würden noch untersucht.

http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/un-bericht-kriegsparteien-im-jemen-verletzen-voelkerrecht/13973796.html und http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/jemen-uno-wirft-kriegsparteien-voelkerrechtsverletzungen-vor-a-1106258.html

Kommentar: Das scheint ein sehr magerer Bericht zu sein. Alle Kriegsparteien benutzen regelmässig Zivilisten als Schutzschilde. Und die saudische Koalition hat im Berichtszeitraum (letztes halbes Jahr) weiß Gott mehr als ein Wohnhaus bombardiert. Im Schnitt sind es täglich 155 Wohnhäuser, die dabei zerstört (nicht bombardiert) wurden, alles andere kommt noch oben drauf. Lächerlich.

4.8.2016 – Reuters (* A K P)

Exclusive: U.N. report on Yemen says Houthis used human shields, Islamic State got cash

Yemen's Houthi rebels used civilians as human shields, Islamic State militants in the country received an influx of cash and al Qaeda has improved its roadside bombs, according to a confidential report by United Nations experts monitoring sanctions on Yemen.

The 105-page report to the U.N. Security Council, seen by Reuters on Thursday, also said a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia had violated international humanitarian law by bombing a civilian home in Al-Mahala village in May, and the monitors were investigating three other cases in which civilians were bombed.

The midterm report covered the past six months. The experts noted that they have been unable to travel to the Arabian Peninsula country so they gathered information remotely.

"The panel has documented violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed by the Houthi-Saleh forces, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and forces affiliated to the legitimate Government of Yemen," the panel said in the report. Saudi Arabia has said it is committed to international humanitarian law – by Michelle Nichols

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un-exclusive-idUSKCN10F28B

Comment: That sounds rather strange. All parties are using civilians as “humanitarian shields”, whatever that exactly should mean. They misuse civilian buildings and institutions for military purpose and thus endanger civilians (for instance: military post in a school), that is no Houthi speciality. – And for the last half year, this one bombing of Al-Mahala, is this the only or the most remarkable bombing by the Saudi coalition the UN got knowledge of??? There is so much more evidence!! At all, seems to be meager.

Comment: This is what Reuters 'exclusively' writes.
In the first months of the war the Saudis even stated that there were human shields at the airport in Sanaá and just about in every corner of the country.
It was just civilians: Saudis' favorite target.
(since when human shields have been a deterrent to the Saudis?)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1076620409057655

5.8.2016 - Aljazeera (B K P)

UN report: All sides flouting humanitarian law in Yemen

A confidential UN report has concluded that Yemen's Houthi fighters used civilians as shields to avoid attacks and the Arab coalition fighting in Yemen deliberately bombed a civilian house, killing four children.

"This was a confidential report that was prepared by experts on Yemen for consideration by the Security Council," said Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York.

In Taez province, Houthi fighters have concealed their fighters and equipment near or in civilian areas "with the deliberate aim of avoiding attack", said the report.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/report-sides-flouting-humanitarian-law-yemen-160805033519810.html

Comment: Look at article above this one.

Comment by Judith Brown: Absolutely true (that both sides violate laws of war]. But why is the West providing weapons for one side in this disgusting war?? And especially as it is the 'side' that has been reported as fighting on the same side as extremist Sunni militias such as Islah and Al Qaeda.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154582633028641

3.8.2016 – Oxford Analytica (Subscribers only KP)

Yemen's tribes will gain power from Huthi conflict

All sides are seeking to make alliances with the country's powerful tribal networks

Tribal governance – Tribes' role in Huthi conflict – Southern tribes and jihadis – Hadramaut – Al-Baidha – Abyan and Shabwa – Negotiating lasting peace

https://dailybrief.oxan.com/Analysis/DB212769/Yemens-tribes-will-gain-power-from-Huthi-conflict

3.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

WAR on HOMES: 155 homes destroyed in #Yemen daily by Saudi airstrikes. Math? 77,000 homes attacked in 495 days war.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/760867967605305344

2016 – Oxfam (* A K P)

Petition: Stop the violence in Yemen

Urge world leaders to do all they can for the people in Yemen including:
- Push for an immediate and permanent cease fire
- Ensure access to essential food, fuel and medical supplies by re-opening air and sea routes
- Ensure that, in line with the Arms Trade Treaty, it is not sending arms and military support to any side in the conflict

https://act.oxfam.org/international/yemen-crisis?utm_source=yemen&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=action

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / See cp1

4.8.2016 – Aljazeera (A H)

Audio: Medical help falling short in Yemen's Taiz

Hospitals in the besieged Yemeni city of Taiz are struggling to treat thousands of people, caught in a conflict which has lasted for 14 months.

http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/medical-help-falling-short-in-yemens-taiz-/5070907279001 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XPVT03BDZE

4.8.2016 – World Food Programme (A H)

UNHRD Operations Update - Response to the Crisis in Yemen, as of 03 August 2016

http://unhrd.org/sites/default/files/yemen_snapshot_as_at_03.08.2016_0.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/yemen_snapshot_as_at_03082016_0.pdf

4.8.2016 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Oxfam (B H)

Yemen: Community Engagement Policy Brief (August 2016)

The Community Engagement Working Group is working to establish a system-wide mechanism for communities to provide feedback on humanitarian work in Yemen.

http://fscluster.org/sites/default/files/documents/ce_infographic.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ce_infographic.pdf

4.8.2016 – Red Cross (A H P)

The needs generated by the Yemeni conflict cannot be absorbed by humanitarian agencies alone

https://twitter.com/ICRC_ye/status/761090669414719488

Comment by Jamila Hanan: #UN must lift the commercial blockade why should #Saudi be allowed to control what goes into #Yemen?

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/761112046763069440

Comment: A simple question by Jamila Hanan, and there is just no answer. Yes, there is an UN embargo on arms which should not get into the hands of a few named Houthi figures. The question stays unanswered why a) this should lead to any obstacle of importing 99 % of any goods, and b) why it should be any party which is involved in this war to be given the control of that. Where did it happen as well that the UN had accepted any party in a war to control the imports to its own enemy?

3.8.2016 – UNICEF (* B H)

Averting a major health crisis in Yemen’s capital city

In the northern part of Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, 1.5 million people are serviced by a single wastewater treatment plant. When escalating conflict caused damage to the plant, raw sewage water streamed dangerously through the Bani-Al-Hareth district, exposing residents to harmful waste and a potential public health crisis.

The situation had the potential to exacerbate the effects felt from the ongoing conflict, and potentially turn into a public health crisis. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children around the world every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.

In emergency situations like the one in Yemen, safe water and sanitation are among the highest priority interventions.

In July 2015, UNICEF stepped in to provide fuel to power the sewage treatment plant so that dangerous waste could be disinfected – by Mohammed Al-Asaadi

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/yemen_92056.html

Comment: The import of fuel is restricted by the Saudi blockade – with effects you would not think of.

3.8.2016 – Action Against Hunger (* A H)

A story of survival in conflict-ridden Yemen

The story of Bushra, a young mother, whose family are battling hardship in Yemen

Sitting on one of the beds in an Action Against Hunger supported nutrition centre, Bushra, a young mum, lovingly looks at her five month old son Hamed. "He will live," our team told her after they complete their medical assessment. This news is a huge relief for Bushra, who has just had to deal with the trauma of losing one of her children.

“I went to the hospital in Hodeidah with my twins. One of them experienced stomach problems. The doctors told me he had water in his lungs. He died.”

In shock, Bushra knew what to do. She left the hospital on the advice of her family, and went to seek treatment at the nutrition centre in Hayis.

An estimated 300,000 children are malnourished in Yemen, with the situation in the country already critical before conflict began. A year of war has only amplified humanitarian needs, causing further hardship for families already struggling to cope.

https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/blog/story-survival-conflict-ridden-yemen

3.8.2016 – Khilafah (A H)

Women in Yemen are between the Hammer of Colonialism and the Anvil of Wars!

The Director of Public Health and Population in the governorate of Aden, stated that the mortality rate among pregnant women in Yemen is one of the world’s highest, according to the classification of humanitarian organizations, such as: UNICEF and the World Health Organization, reaching 365 deaths per 100,000 live births. He pointed out that the general estimates indicate that only 22 per cent of births take place under health supervision. This is in addition to the weakness or lack of ambulatory services in difficult cases which results in 33 per cent of pregnant women suffering from long labour.

He also stated that a field survey conducted several years ago revealed that more than 65 per cent of pregnant women do not have access to special care services, and this percentage includes 20 per cent of pregnant women who are not able to access special care services at health centers for several reasons.

http://www.khilafah.com/women-in-yemen-are-between-the-hammer-of-colonialism-and-the-anvil-of-wars/

Comment: Looking at the last passage, I must confess I would prefer an end of war and a better medical care as solutions for the problem.

8.2016 – United Nations Population Found (A H)

Strengthening Reproductive Health Care in Ibb, Yemen

After more than 15 months, the UNFPA Yemen team was able to undertake a mission outside of Sana'a to Ibb Governorate to reach out to the people most in need.

In July, UNFPA distributed over $600,000 worth of equipment to meet the reproductive health needs of women and their newborns in Ibb, with the support of the Government of Germany. These equipment would reach nearly 250,000 women of reproductive ages

https://www.unfpa.org/resources/strengthening-reproductive-health-care-ibb-yemen

3.8.2016 – Mona Relief (* A H)

Film: Meet Ghazza, Yemen's 8 year old daughter

An appeal by Mona Relief for 8 year old Ghazza and her 2 year old brother Aref who are suffering from Cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ5ecLjpQh4&feature=youtu.be

Comment: Because of the war and the Saudi air raids in particular, a lot of medical facilities has been destroyed, and because of the Saudi blockade, the supply of medical goods has been almost cut. Look and be aware that Saudi Arabia has been removed from the UN blacklist of children rights’ violators-

3.8.2016 – The Borgen Project (* B H)

The Effects of Protracted Conflict on Poverty in Yemen

Ranked 160th out of 188 countries on the UNDP Human Development index, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab World. Ravaged by conflict for the past year and a half, poverty in Yemen has been increasing and will likely continue to do so as conflict is prolonged.

The conflict has also had a significant toll on economic activity. Oil and gas exports, Yemen’s main source of income, have ceased. Imports have also contracted, aside from critical food and energy imports. Inflation reached as high as 30 percent in 2015, and is expected to increase further as the fiscal performance continues to weaken.

Poverty in Yemen persists in part due to of lack of access to basic resources such as land and water and to services such as health care and education. With a majority of the population living in rural areas, their state of isolation makes it even more difficult for people living in poverty to gain access to resources and services.

Such conditions compounded with poor infrastructure prevent humanitarian assistance from accessing those Yemenis in need – by Adam Gonzalez

http://borgenproject.org/poverty-in-yemen/

3.8.2016 – Emirates News Agency (A H)

ERC opens new health centre in Hadramaut in Yemen

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) today opened a new health centre in Ghayl Ba Wazir District in Hadramaut Governorate, Yemen.

The health centre, the third launched by the ERC, is expected to receive more than 17,000 patients.

http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates-international-aid/1395298446877.html = http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/erc-opens-new-health-centre-hadramaut-yemen

2.8.2016 – Doctors without borders (A H)

Film: Dialysis treatment centers in Yemen are at breaking point

https://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabia.war.crimes.against.Yemen/posts/1568125113483477

2.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A H)

My heart is broken.I cancelled the trip when I saw this One story of dozens Heartbreaking

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760614828746637314

1.7.2016 – Oxfam (B H)

Film: Mark Goldring reports on Yemen - A Forgotten Crisis

Oxfam GB CEO Mark Goldring's trip to #Yemen in June 2016 shows the reality of a forgotten crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c2LNlnPjPI

cp4 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

3.8.2016 – Archaeologik (* B K)

Kulturzerstörung in Kriegsgebieten: Jemen

Im Schatten von Syrien und Irak werden die Zerstörungen in anderen Kriegsgebieten relativ wenig beachtet. Hier eine (sicher unvollständige) Sammlung von Links aus dem Zeitraum Januar bis Juli 2016 zur Situation in Jemen: – von Rainer Schreg

http://archaeologik.blogspot.de/2016/08/kulturzerstorung-in-kriegsgebieten-jemen.html

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

4.8.2016 – Nasser Arabyee (A P)

Yesmen armed tribesmen all over the country rallying around united leadership 2rule&fight US-backed Saudi invaders

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/761159983673307136

3.8.2016 – Alwaght (A P)

Settlement of Sana’a, Political-Security Future of Yemen

According to the settlement that was signed on July 28, it was decided, based on constitution, to form a presidency council for governing the country and 10 seats shared equally between sides as well as a rotating presidency. This political council carries responsibility of determining the policies of the Yemeni government to run the country and dealing with domestic challenges and foreign influx. According to this settlement, the government presidency is supposed to be rotated between Ansarullah and General People’s Congress.

After signing the agreement, "Mohammad Ali al-Houthi," the head of the Supreme Committee of Yemen stated that this settlement belongs to all Yemenis , and even the party of "Al-Islah" that during the invasion of Saudis acted against Yemeni revolutionaries can participate.

http://alwaght.com/en/News/62868/Settlement-of-Sana%E2%80%99a,-Political-Security-Future-of-Yemen

Comment: A very positive view of the Houthi-Saleh party agreement, which had been reported earlier. Well, whether it really is what is promised here the future will show. Powersharing is the only way to peace, even if you dislike the actors (Ex-president Saleh certainly should be a “persona non grata” in Yemeni politics, as also should be the fate of “president” Hadi).

3.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Yemen acting President opened Sep 21 University for Medical & Applied Sciences, 1st one of it's kind in the country

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/760863159234260992

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

4.8.2016 – Dinar Updates (A T)

Yemen: uncover terrorist cells behind assassinations city of Aden

Maj. Gen. Ali waterfall common Hadi, director general of the governorate of Aden in southern Yemen, police said Wednesday that security forces in the province discovered a number of terrorist cells behind the killings, assassinations and bombings in the city, over the past few months.

http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthread.php?38219-Yemen-uncover-terrorist-cells-behind-assassinations-city-of-Aden

2.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee ( A T)

YemenQaeda/ISIScarried out unprecedented attack with4suicide boats onMukalla harbor where US-UAE invaders based

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/760710266929684484

8.2016 – Wikipedia (* B P)

Southern Movement

The Southern Movement, sometimes known as the Southern Mobility Movement, Southern Separatist Movement, orSouth Yemen Movement, and colloquially known as al-Hirak is a political movement andparamilitary organization active in the former South Yemen since 2007, demanding secession from the Republic of Yemen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Movement

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / See cp1

4.8.2016 - Al Arabiya (A P)

UN envoy says to suspend Yemen peace talks

The UN special envoy to Yemen said Thursday he plans to suspend peace talks between the country’s warring parties at the weekend but that negotiations will resume later.

“We plan to hold the final session (of the talks) on Saturday,” the Mauritanian diplomat said in an interview on state-run Kuwait TV.

“We are working on issuing a communique that will emphasise on the main points we have achieved.”

The talks would resume later, he said, without providing a specific date or the location but he added that they could return to Kuwait.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2016/08/04/UN-envoy-says-to-suspend-Yemen-peace-talks-.html

4.8.2016 – Al Araby (* A P)

Yemen government returns to peace talks despite Houthi snub

Yemen’s government delegation has returned to the UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait, sources revealed to The New Arab on Thursday.

Scheduled meetings suggested the government delegation is expected to attend negotiations with UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as well as the Houthi rebels, just days after the Yemeni leadership announced it would leave Kuwait.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/8/4/yemen-government-returns-to-peace-talks-despite-houthi-snub

Comment: What is that? Already several times government delegation played this game. It’s like a children’s jumping game or some sort of dance: Enter Kuwait, leave Kuwait, enter Kuwait, leave Kuwait, enter, leave…

3.8.2016 – Jewish Political Updates (A P)

State Secretary Kerry Stresses US Support for UN Peace Negotiations in Yemen

In a phone conversation with U.N. Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the United States’ continuing support for the UN-led Yemen peace negotiations.

According to Kerry, the talks are the best opportunity to end the conflict

http://jpupdates.com/2016/08/03/state-secretary-kerry-stresses-us-support-for-un-peace-negotiations-in-yemen/

Comment: The US – one of the greatest war mongers in Yemen.

3.8.2016 – AP (* A P)

Security Council Fails to Agree on Support for Yemen Envoy

The Security Council failed to agree Wednesday on a statement supporting the UN special envoy to Yemen who is trying to get Shiite rebels to back a peace deal and end the 17-month civil war in the Arab world's poorest country.

Yemen's internationally recognized government has approved the UN-proposed deal but Houthi rebels have so far rejected it.

Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters "the council was almost ready to make a joint pronouncement in support of the political process" when a delegation made an unacceptable demand.

Diplomats said Britain and other council members wanted a statement to criticize the Houthis for announcing a formal alliance with the country's ousted president and his former ruling party by setting up a new political council to rule the country, a step UN envoy Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed described as jeopardizing peace efforts.

The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the council meeting was closed, said Cheikh Ahmed wanted the council to express concern about the Houthis' action, urge all parties to abide by a cessation of hostilities that has been repeatedly broken, and call for flexibility in the peace talks — but Russia wouldn't accept any criticism of the Houthis – by Edith Lderer

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/security-council-fails-agree-support-yemen-envoy-41104562

3.8.2016 – Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations (A P)

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, following the UN Security Council consultations on the situation in Yemen

There is some misunderstanding, which I think was clear in the course of those discussions, because many, including us, received the news from Kuwait as him having put on the table a proposal which is dealing only with the military aspect of the situation, which emphasizes the need for the Houthis and the Saleh people to lay down arms, to withdraw from the cities etc. and the political aspect was missing. It did not come as the surprise to us in that context that the Houthis and Saleh walked away from that proposal. There were reports that this is another breakdown in the talks, but again he reassured us that his idea is to work towards a comprehensive settlement, that so far he has not made the political part of the package public, maybe he will after additional contacts with both sides.

Sometimes one gets the feeling that one or the other party is not really in the mood of coming to a political solution.

We proposed a press statement. The British delegation proposed some press elements but we are seeing again something which unfortunately we have seen in the past weeks in the Security Council when we try to produce something - one or another delegation is trying to include some particular element to upset the balance of the statement, to criticize one party or to praise another party.

http://russiaun.ru/en/news/cm_sccny

Comment: Well, Western delegations still try to shift the balance in favour of their favorites, nothing new. It is rather ridiculous that Britain as one of the great war mongers of this war, earning billions by selling arms to the Saudis and their allies, wants to tell the world that forming a new political council is worse than raiding a country by air raids for almost 16 month now. The British government always was eager to brush aside, to deny and thus to legitimate all these air raids, the destructions and killings which were caused by these raids.

4.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Parties of Yemen ruling council praised Russia for backing just&fair and lasting peace& refusing any more wars

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/761103240238739460

Comment: Yemen ruling council = Houthi and Saleh party.

4.8.2016 - Saba Net (A P)

Hamza al-Houthi: Russia’s UN ambassador unveiled attempt to impose partial solution

The national delegation member Hamza al-Houthi said Thursday that the ideas raised by Russia’s UN ambassador in the Security Council exposed a failed attempt to impose an incomplete solution.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435746.htm

2.8.2016 – Saba Net (* A P)

National delegation in Kuwait meets 18 ambassadors group

The national delegation to Kuwait consultations met on Tuesday with the ambassadors of the 18 countries supporting the political settlement in Yemen.
During the meeting, the national delegation gave an extensive explanation about its visions presented through the consultations, which included various political, military, security, humanitarian and economic aspects, stressing its commitment to a comprehensive, complete and not-fragmented solution.
The delegation emphasized that Yemen after a year and a half of the brutal aggression and unjust blockade does not assume fragmented solutions and needs a comprehensive solution to end the aggression and lift the siege and achieve the national partnership.
It confirmed its keenness on achieving peace at a time the Riyadh’s delegation worked to obstruct the consultations since the first day by suspending or withdrawal from the sessions and after all leaving Kuwait yesterday.
In the meeting, the national delegation pointed out that the agreement that was signed in Sana’a on the formation of a political council was imposed by internal and external challenges, asserting that it does not affect its readiness to sign a full and lasting comprehensive agreement.
The delegation renewed its call to the international community, led by the United Nations and the Security Council, for assuming their responsibility in ending the suffering of the Yemeni people.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435524.htm

2.8.2016 – AFP (* A P)

Ban äußert "sehr große Sorge" wegen Tötung zahlreicher Kinder im Jemen-Konflikt
UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon hat sich äußerst besorgt über die Tötung vieler Kinder im Jemen-Konflikt geäußert. Er habe "nach wie vor sehr große Sorgen" wegen des mangelnden Schutzes der Kinder im Jemen, UNO-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon hat sich äusserst besorgt über die Tötung vieler Kinder im Jemen-Konflikt geäussert. Er habe "nach wie vor sehr grosse Sorgen" wegen des mangelnden Schutzes der Kinder im Jemen, sagte Ban am Dienstag vor dem UNO-Sicherheitsrat.

http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/international/international-sda/Hunderte-Kinder-sterben-im-Jemen-Konflikt;art46446,792602 und http://www.donaukurier.de/nachrichten/topnews/UNO-Jemen-Saudi-Arabien-Kinder-Menschenrechte-Konflikte-nachrichtentext-Ban-aeussert-sehr-grosse-Sorge-wegen-Toetung-zahlreicher-Kinder-im-Jemen-Konflikt;art154776,3250712

Kommentar: Auf Englisch wird man wie üblich besser informiert. Ban hat erklärt, dass Saudi-Arabien nicht wieder auf die „Schwarze Liste“ der Verletzer von Kinderrechten gesetzt wird. Dafür reicht es nicht, tausende von Kindern direkt getötet, ausgehungert oder medizinischer Hilfe beraubt und hunderte von Schulen zerstört zu haben, ihre Wohnhäuser zerstört, ihre Eltern und Angehörige getötet zu haben. Einfluss, die richtigen Verbündeten, Druck und Geld schützen vor der Wahrheit.

2.8.2016 - UN News Service (A P)

‘If you want to protect your image, protect children,’ says UN chief, urging action on behalf of war-affected children

With children continuing to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all countries to back their words with concrete actions to end such violations.

“In places such as Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, children suffer through a living hell,” theUN chief said as he opened the Security Council’s debate on children and armed conflict.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54610#.V6DmdaKYS7Q = http://reliefweb.int/report/world/if-you-want-protect-your-image-protect-children-says-un-chief-urging-action-behalf-war and by Foreign Policy: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/02/u-n-chief-says-saudi-air-war-taking-heavy-toll-on-yemeni-children/ (the newest: Coalition will stay out of blacklist, not yet mentioned)

Comment: Nice words, action is different, look at Ban's failure related to Yemeni children. It is just showing a bulk of hypocrisy telling thing like that and in reality decide the other way round, look:

2.8.2016 – AP (* A P)

UN Chief Indicates Yemen Coalition to Stay off UN Blacklist

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicated Tuesday that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen won't be returned to a U.N. blacklist for violating child rights despite his "very strong concerns" about the protection of children in the war-torn country.

Ban said in June that he temporarily removed the U.S.-backed coalition from the blacklist pending a joint review of cases because its supporters threatened to stop funding many U.N. programs.

The U.N. chief told the Security Council on Tuesday he stands by the report that led to the blacklisting, accusing the coalition of killing and injuring about 1,200 children in 2015.

The secretary-general said he has held talks with Saudi Arabia at the highest level, including with the deputy crown prince and foreign minister, and has received information about measures taken by the coalition "to prevent and end grave violations against children."

"The forward-looking review continues — and the situation on the ground will be closely monitored," Ban said. "We will continue our engagement to ensure that concrete measures to protect children are implemented." - by Edith M. Lederer

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/chief-concern-saudi-coalition-protecting-yemeni-kids-41069059

Comment: The facts are obvious. Hypocrisy at it’s best: Ban Ki-Moon.

Comment by Hassan Al-Haifi: From where can there be justice in the world if the international community is subject to blackmail and embezzlement by the cruelest, most retarded regime, which is the backer of all terrorism threatening world peace today? Ban Ki Moon: Saudi Arabia to stay off world killers of children

https://www.facebook.com/Living-In-Yemen-On-The-Edge-961126490607048/

2.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

Coalition will remain off blacklist: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced that the Saudi-led Arab coalition will remain off the blacklist of those causing the deaths of children in Yemen, while Saudi Arabia reiterated that safety of children is always its top priority.

The UN chief made the announcement while briefing the council on its annual report on children and armed conflict.

During his address at the meeting, Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdullah Al-Mouallimi said the Kingdom puts the interest and safety of children at the very top of its priorities, adding that it sees no justification in targeting children or civilians in any conflict zone.

“We believe that children’s place is at school, and not in the battlefield. That they have an absolute right to education and health care... far from flying bullets. We are fully committed to protecting civilians and children in war zones,” he said.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/963616/saudi-arabia

Comment: The statement of the Saudi ambassador should have been put at cp15 Propaganda. It even is worse than hypocrisy. Just think of the hundreds of schools destroyed by saudi air raids.

Comment: Read it with care. It might make you sick. This is what delusional propaganda looks like. Saudis believe their lies.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1075175762535453

2.8.2016 – New York Times (*A P)

Saudi Inclusion in List of Children’s Rights Violators Resurfaces at U.N.

Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in a United Nations report on armies that kill and maim children — which incited that country’s fury — resurfaced on Tuesday in a Security Council meeting, two months after the Saudis pressed Secretary General Ban Ki-moon into temporarily removing the designation.

At a council meeting on children and armed conflict, Mr. Ban said a review of Saudi Arabia’s original inclusion in the annual report was still incomplete. He also said that the Saudis had furnished new information “to prevent and end grave violations against children.”

The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Mouallimi, who was among those invited to address the Security Council on Tuesday, said his country and its partners were “committed to abiding by international law” in the Yemen conflict, and that their original inclusion in the annex was done “without any valid reasons.”

He also said the allies had undertaken a “periodic comprehensive review to avoid adverse effects on the civilian population,” and that the Saudis had allocated more than $3 billion to help in aiding and rebuilding Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East – by Rick Gladstone

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/world/middleeast/un-united-nations-saudi-arabia-children.html

Comment: Max Liebermann about the Nazis: “I cannot eat as much as I want to chuck up.”

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

4.8.2016 – Reuters (* A K P)

Saudi Arabia's top cleric urges businessmen to help troops

Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric has urged businessmen and banks to set up a fund to help soldiers stationed along the southern border with Yemen to pay their bills back home, Saudi media reported on Thursday.

The call reflects growing criticism of the Saudi business community seen as not doing enough for the country at a time when a drop in oil prices has slashed the kingdom's revenues and started to affect living standards.

Speaking in a weekly radio broadcast from the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al al-Sheikh said Saudi soldiers were risking their lives "to defend their religion and country."

"Businessmen ... must come forward as donors and contribute from their wealth to help those at the border," al-Sheikh said, according to the semi-official al-Riyadh newspaper.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-idUSKCN10F1KN?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29 and press TV Iran: http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/08/04/478417/Saudi-Arabia-grand-mufti-money-war-Yemen = http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/04/478417/Saudi-Arabia-grand-mufti-money-war-Yemen

3.8.2016 – Fars News / Caribic Flame (* A K P)

Saudi Arabia: Soldiers’ Families Rally to Protest at Yemen War

Hundreds of family members of the Saudi soldiers and officers fighting in Yemen war gathered in front of al-Yamama palace in Riyadh to call for returning their beloved ones from unjustified aggression.

According to the Yemeni Press news website, hundreds of Saudi people called for ending the country’s war against Yemen.

Eye-witnesses and foreign journalists reported that the protesters gathered in front of al-Yamama palace and asked for the return of their sons from Yemen battlefields.

The Saudi security forces present on the scene seized all cell phones of the protesters, anticipating that they would take photos and record the gathering to upload them onto social media. Tens of protesters were arrested and taken to an unknown place.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513001205 = http://www.caribflame.com/2016/08/saudi-arabia-soldiers-families-rally-to-protest-at-yemen-war/

3.8.2016 – Deutsche Welle (* A H P)

Scores of Asian migrants left stranded and penniless in Saudi Arabia

After losing their jobs, thousands of workers from nations like India, Pakistan and the Philippines are stuck in Saudi Arabia. With their citizens at risk of starving, governments are stepping forward with help.

Many of them are employed in the region's construction sector, building the glitzy skyscrapers and other architectural landmarks that dot the region's landscape.

But the recent plunge in global oil prices has hurt the region's economies, particularly that of Saudi Arabia, which has accumulated a massive budget deficit while its net foreign assets have dropped. This has prompted the Saudi government to reconsider its spending and infrastructure plans - a decision that has had a negative impact on the fortunes of construction companies.

This, in turn, has led to many migrant construction workers losing their jobs. Many of them have no money to return to their home countries and are left to starve, as recent reports about the desperate situation faced by jobless Indians, Pakistanis and Filipinos have revealed.

In response to the reports, their native governments have stepped forward with aid and have initiated efforts to repatriate their citizens – by Srinivas Mazumdaru

http://www.dw.com/en/scores-of-asian-migrants-left-stranded-and-penniless-in-saudi-arabia/a-19446213

3.8.2016 – Economic Times from AFP (* A H P)

Saudi Arabia vows 'urgent' action for stranded Indian workers
Saudi Arabia has promised "urgent" action to resolve the plight of some 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs.
Labour Minister Mufarrej al-Haqbani issued orders to allow the Indian workers "to immediately transfer their kafala (sponsorship) and renew their residencies," the Okaz daily reported on Wednesday.
Haqbani's orders also ease restrictions on workers leaving the kingdom, Okaz quoted ministry official Abdullah al-Alyan as saying.
The kafala system, applied on foreign workers in Gulf countries, restricts most employees from moving to a new job without their boss's consent before their contracts end, leaving many trapped.
It has been criticised by rights groups as a form of bonded labour or even slavery.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/saudi-arabia-vows-urgent-action-for-stranded-indian-workers/articleshow/53523227.cms

2.8.2016 – Axis of resitance Pakistan (*A H)

This man is the face of the crisis that workers from poor countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Phillipines etc face.

This man killed himself because he was starving to death and didn't get payment from his Saudi masters for months.

crisis the millions of poor Pakistani, Indian and other labourers are facing in KSA.

Saudi Arabia, is a country which is NOTORIOUS (along with other Persian Gulf Monarchies - like UAE and Qatar) for having an excruciatingly disgusting behaviour with the poor workers their.

On top of that, post-Yemen War the economy of KSA is crashing like a pack of cards. The wealth distribution in KSA was ridiculously extreme before the current economic melt-down...now it has stretched beyond imagination.

100's of thousands of workers are starving, the same number of people more or less are now unemployed, Dozens have killed themselves because of lack of payment.

https://www.facebook.com/resis313/photos/a.561959373862098.1073741827.144111445646895/1129865663738130/?type=3 = https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/1075073872545642

Comment: Now Pakistanis. Indians and Philippinians we already heard of. (The anti-Jewish allegations in this text are rubbish anyway).

cp9 USA

2.8.2016 – Jung&Naiv / Democatic National Convention (* A P)

US-Militarismus: Die gruseligste Rede vom Parteitag für Hillary Clinton

Die gruseligste Rede aller US-Parteitage hat General John Allen kurz vor Hillary Clintons Auftritt gehalten. In bombastischer Manier erklärt Allen schreiend, dass nur mit Hillary Amerika „safe and free“ bleiben könne, dass das US-Militär mit ihr noch stärker werde, dass die USA das beste Land des Planeten seien, dass man „das Böse“ besiegen werde und dass die Feinde Amerikas Angst haben müssen …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9D_L9A2RM und https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC_9lULJnCg&feature=youtu.be

10.7.2016 – The New Yorker (* C T)

The Agent: Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11? – by Lawrence Wright

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/07/10/the-agent

6.2.2013 – BBC (* A K P)

CIA operating drone base in Saudi Arabia, US media reveal

The facility was established to hunt for members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen.

A drone flown from there was used in September 2011 to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who was alleged to be AQAP's external operations chief.

US media have known of its existence since then, but have not reported it.

Senior government officials had said they were concerned that disclosure would undermine operations against AQAP, as well as potentially damage counter-terrorism collaboration with Saudi Arabia.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-21350437

Comment: I did not know. Even more close ties to Saudi Arabia.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

4.8.2016 – Saba Net (A P)

EU to reopen office in Yemen soon

The European Union (EU) intends to reopen its office in Yemen, a source at the Supreme Revolutionary Committee (SRC) said Thursday.
Head of the EU Delegation to Yemen Bettina Muscheidt made a telephone call with the SRC, accenting the delegation's intention to re-open its office in Yemen soon, the source said.
Muscheidt expressed her appreciation of the efforts made by the SRC President in supporting and facilitating the humanitarian activities of the international organizations working in Yemen, he said.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435713.htm

3.8.2016 – ALSDDY (A P)

Film: Bahrain : Angry People Resistance Prevented Suppressing The Funeral of Martyr Alhayki by Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGv3k45WOCU

3.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Film: Anti-Regime rally in Bahrain over death of citizen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fSZyDbDa88

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

3.8.2016 – Pars Today (A K)

Teheran weist Behauptung Londons über Waffenlieferungen nach Jemen entschieden zurück

Sprecher des iranischen Außenministeriums hat die Behauptung seines britischen Amtskollegen über Waffenlieferungen in den Jemen als pure Lüge zurückgewiesen.

Dazu teilte Irans Außenamtssprecher, Bahram Ghassemi, am Mittwoch mit: Diese Unterstellung ist als eine klare Einmischung Englands in die internen Angelegenheiten der Länder der Region und die Fortsetzung der britischen Zwietrachtpolitik.

Ghessemi fügte hinzu: Die Grundsatzpolitik der Islamischen Politik ist weiterhin, Sicherheit und Stabilität der Region herzustellen

http://parstoday.com/de/news/iran-i12478-teheran_weist_behauptung_londons_%C3%BCber_waffenlieferungen_nach_jemen_entschieden_zur%C3%BCck

3.8.2016 – Trend News Agency (A K)

Iran denies sending weapons to Yemen

Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi has rejected statements by a UK official about sending weapons to Yemeni Houthi rebels, IRNA news agency reported Aug. 3.

Earlier British government spokesman for the Middle East and North Africa Edwin Samuel told Saudi Arabian Okaz newspaper that Iran’s support for the Houthis is causing a lot of concern, including reports that Iran has been transporting arms to Yemen.

The Iranian diplomat further referred to the UK official statements as “mere lie.”

Regional countries without intervention of trans-regional countries are able to overcome the crisis and insecurity with dialogue, cooperation and mutual respect, Ghasemi added.

http://en.trend.az/iran/politics/2566116.html

3.8.2016 – Balkan Insight (* B K)

Montenegro Opens Weapons Supply Line to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-of-the-art military has emerged as an unlikely buyer of Montenegro’s vast stockpiles of surplus arms and ammunition. The deals were arranged through a powerful, Montenegrin arms broker.
Since August 2015, Montenegro Defence Industry (MDI) has exported 250 tonnes of ammunition and 10,000 anti-tank systems to Saudi Arabia, which has no history of buying or using second-hand Eastern European and Soviet-style equipment.
The arms exported match weapons and ammunition bought by MDI in 2015 from stockpiles deemed “outdated and of no future use” for Montenegro’s small army.

Arms experts believe equipment such as that sold by MDI is not destined for Saudi Arabia and is likely being diverted to Syria and, to a lesser extent, Libya or Yemen – by Dusica Tomovic

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-opens-weapons-supply-line-to-saudi-arabia-08-02-2016

Comment: Yes, these arms will end in the hands of proxy militia in Syria, Libya, Yemen, achieving further killing. An arms embargo for Yemen of course only is valid for arms sold to the Houthis – that’s typical for the Saudi and western dictated UN resolution 2216. Double standards everywhere. And the high-tech arms furnished mainly by the US and UK for other participants of the war, Saudi Arabia in the first place, of course are not under embargo at all. Double standards everywhere.

2.8.2016 – Junge Welt (* B K)

Waffen für den Nahen Osten: Investigative Journalisten decken geheime Lieferungen auf
Ein im Juli veröffentlichter Bericht über Waffenlieferungen aus osteuropäischen Staaten in den Mittleren Osten. Herausgegeben wurde der Bericht vom »Investigativen Reporternetzwerk auf dem Balkan« (BIRN) und dem »Berichtsprojekt über das organisierte Verbrechen und Korruption« (OCCRP), die beide von verschiedenen europäischen Regierungen sowie der »Open Society Foundation« (Stiftung für offene Gesellschaften) von George Soros unterstützt werden. (…)

1,2 Milliarden Euro hätten osteuropäische Staaten seit 2012 auf diese Weise verdient: »Ein Bombengeschäft.« (…) Die Verteilung der Waffen an die Kampfgruppen in Syrien sei über zwei geheime Kommandoeinrichtungen in Jordanien und in der Türkei erfolgt, bestätigte der ehemalige US-Botschafter in Syrien, Robert Ford, gegenüber BRIN/OCCRP.

Diese Offiziere hätten entschieden, welche Gruppen in Syrien die Waffen erhielten, so Ford. Die Waffen seien auf dem Landweg ins Kriegsgebiet nach Syrien transportiert oder aus der Luft dort abgeworfen worden. Saudi-Arabien habe zudem islamistischen Gruppen geholfen, die von den USA nicht unterstützt worden seien.
http://www.jungewelt.de/2016/08-02/012.php

Kommentar: Deutschsprachiger Artikel im Nachgang zu YPR 175, cp1.

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

3.8.2016 – Things that suck (* B K)

Why Are U.S. Mercenaries Fighting In Yemen For Saudi Arabia

During a broadcast of National Public Radio’s program “Pentagon Reporter,where” Tom Bawman claims United States Special Forces were in the country as of April 25,2016.

With billions of dollars of weapons,materials and logistics gave to the KSA by the US it is not a hard stretch to imagine that there are mercenaries from US Security firms currently operating in Yemen.

Mercenaries as “Contractors” were used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Its seems to be the Pentagon is using War-for-hire security groups that were infamous for human rights violations are used as proxy forces to protect our “Ally”.

http://thingsthatsuck.info/why-are-u-s-mercenaries-fighting-in-yemen-for-saudi-arabia/

3.8.2016 – Hindustan Times (* A K)

650 Pakistanis fighting in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan: Media reports

Some 650 Pakistanis are fighting in conflict zones in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Central Asian states and their return to the country could add to sectarian strife, according to a media report on Wednesday.

Intelligence agencies have identified 132 of these Pakistanis and expressed fears about their return after being defeated by international forces, Dawn newspaper reported.

The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the federal government has alerted law enforcement agencies to take preventive measures and to tighten security on Pakistan’s borders, especially in Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and coastal regions, and at airports.

An unnamed security official was quoted as saying by Dawn that the “defeat of fighters in Middle East, Afghanistan and Central Asian states had put Pakistan on the verge of sectarian violence”. This prompted the NCMC to advise the interior ministry to take steps to prevent the return of these fighters, the official said.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/650-pakistanis-fighting-in-syria-iraq-yemen-afghanistan-media-reports/story-Fg3dAD8GehOegqgBZz3R0M.html

cp13c Flüchtlinge / Refugees

2.8.2016 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

2016 Yemen Situation - Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan - Funding snapshot as at 15 July 2016

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/2016YemenRMRPFundingSnapshotforallagenciesasat15JUL16.pdf

31.7.2016 – Newsweek (* B H)

Yemenis Fleeing War and Ethiopians Escaping Drought Meet in Djibouti

When Yemenis fleeing war make it to Djibouti, they often find Ethiopians heading in the other direction, heading for Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where they hope to find work.

So far, 2.7 million Yemenis have been internally displaced, and more than 19,600 have fled to Djibouti. Since the start of the year, the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) estimates, 40,000 Ethiopians fleeing poverty and the country’s worst drought in 50 years have passed through Obock.

Miftahou Kalil, a 30-year-old Ethiopian on his way to Saudi Arabia, says he knows about the conflict in Yemen, but he’s determined to go anyway.

Few of these migrants or refugees want to stay in Djibouti. This desert nation bordering Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia is best known for hosting American military bases and has little to offer foreigners besides harsh weather.

Some of the Ethiopians hope the conflict in Yemen will make their trip easier, as Yemeni authorities are preoccupied with other things.

Yemeni refugees, who often see migrants walk past their camp, can’t fathom why anyone would willingly go into the nightmare they just escaped.

Djibouti has long served as a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. But with less than a million citizens, limited public services and a 60 percent unemployment rate, hosting refugees and migrants is a strain on the nation’s scarce resources – by Laura Secorun

http://europe.newsweek.com/djibouti-yemen-war-ethiopia-drought-485619?rm=eu = http://voiceofdjibouti.com/yemenis-fleeing-war-and-ethiopians-escaping-drought-meet-in-djibouti/

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

Siehe / See cp6

4.8.2016 – Janes (* B T)

Growing risk to southern commercial ports and coalition vessels in Yemen's territorial waters from boat-borne jihadist attacks

The attack on Mukalla's commercial port marks the first boat-borne attack targeting the coalition since the start of the conflict.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has expressly threatened the UAE following the group's expulsion from Mukalla in April 2016. The frequency of IED, shooting, and suicide attacks targeting security checkpoints in Mukalla have increased steadily since then.

Commercial ports and airports in Aden and Mukalla, and coalition warships, coastguard, and logistics vessels are likely targets for jihadists in southern Yemen. There is a considerably lower risk of successful attacks on coalition-controlled oil export terminals in Aden or Ash Shihr, east of Mukalla, used for military, commercial, and humanitarian aid deliveries. UN-commissioned humanitarian aid vessels remain an unlikely target for AQAP, although the risk of misidentification, or deliberate targeting of such vessels by the Islamic State, is elevated – by Meda Al Rowas

http://www.janes.com/article/62774/growing-risk-to-southern-commercial-ports-and-coalition-vessels-in-yemen-s-territorial-waters-from-boat-borne-jihadist-attacks

3.8.2016 – Elisabeth Kendall (A T) – see YPR 177, 176 cp14

In #Yemen, even extremists no longer have control over extremists. #AQAP denies blowing up Taiz shrine, as did #ISIS

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/760894486834716672

cp15 Propaganda

4.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Saudi media: 62 Million beneficiaries from King Salman Center programs in #Yemen Population of Yemen: 26 Million

https://twitter.com/omeisy/status/761268779414347776

4.8.2016 – Reuters (* A K P)

Saudi investigation largely defends deadly air strikes in Yemen

An investigation by a Saudi-led coalition presented on Thursday largely defended a series of deadly coalition air strikes on markets, clinics and a wedding in Yemen, citing the presence of armed militiamen at the sites.

Results of the probe, presented at a news conference in Riyadh, found that one of eight alleged mass-casualty air attacks in the second half of 2015 that it reviewed involved incomplete intelligence that led to civilian casualties.

Mansour bin Ahmed Mansour, spokesman of the Joint Group to Assess Incidents on the Saudi-Yemeni Border, said four military targets had been identified in one incident in Al Mukha in the southern Taiz province last year.

Three of the four targets were successfully attacked, he added, but the last one - a missile battery allegedly capable of attacking ships - accidentally hit a residential compound and killed several civilians.

The families of the victims were paid reparations, he added.

In another case, Mansour said that an air strike in December in Taiz, which aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said wounded several people at one of its mobile clinics, had targeted a group of militiamen in the area.

"The result the team found was that the measures taken by the coalition forces were sound and conformed to the rules and laws of the Geneva Accords," he said.

"Reviewing this evidence, the leadership of the coalition expresses its regret for unintended incidents like this."

Mansour denied outright that a coalition air strike had been conducted on the day last September that an explosion ripped through a wedding procession in central Yemen, killing 131 people. Witnesses blamed the attack on Saudi-led jets.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-saudi-idUKKCN10F21T

Comment: This is really ridiculous. There will not be many cases in international and national law that perpetrators investigate their own cases and others even take this for serious. In the best cases, a few less harmful cases are “investigated” or better a flawy explanation is given. Real important cases are not mentioned. In other cases, there is just denial. That’s propaganda and fiction, at the facts look here: http://www.poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

And more in film:

4.8.2016 – Al Arabiya (A P)

Assessment team on Yemen refutes claims over Arab coalition raids

The Legal adviser for the joint team for the assessment of the accidents in Yemen, Mansour Ahmed Mansour (Bahrain) refuted in a press briefing the allegations of claimed violations by the Arab coalition forces during its operations.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/webtv/reports/2016/08/04/Assessment-team-on-Yemen-refutes-claims-over-Arab-coalition-raids-.html

Comment: "Assessment team" sounds really nice… If having assessed something different, this man no more would be happy for the (certainly short) rest of his life. Remind the wording: “Accidents in Yemen”: What is that? There crashed a Saudi and an Emirati car at Aden and a truck touched a tree, or what???

And more:

4.8.2016 – AFP (A P)

Arab coalition admits to 'shortcomings' in Yemen strikes

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen acknowledged today "shortcomings" in two out of eight cases it has investigated of UN-condemned air strikes on civilian targets in the country.

A 14-member investigative team -- made up of coalition states Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Yemen -- probed claims of attacks on a residential area, hospitals, markets, a wedding and World Food Programme aid trucks.

"We found shortcomings in two cases while the rest were in line with international humanitarian law," the team's Bahraini spokesman, Mansur al-Mansur, told a briefing in Riyadh.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/arab-coalition-admits-to-shortcomings-in-yemen-strikes-116080500012_1.html

´Comment: “Shortcoming” is great. This whole “investigation” is a great “shortcoming”.

4.8.2016 – WAM (A P)

Al Jarwan hails UAE's humanitarian role in Yemen

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, has praised the humanitarian role being played by the UAE and its Armed Forces during the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Decisive Storm and Operation Restoring Hope to protect civilians, including children, in Yemen.

https://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395298502804.html

Comment: repeating again and again does not make it any better. There are thousands of children killed, hundreds of thousand lost their homes, 300.000 are at the brink of dying for hunger, all that is just your main “humanitarian achievement”.

3.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

King Salman Center supports Yemen’s WHO membership

A prominent Saudi aid organisation has paid the World Health Organization contribution on behalf of Yemen for the past few years.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has covered Yemen’s WHO contribution for the last four years equating to a total of $185,790.
Out of its moral obligations to the Yemeni people, the centre has paid the dues of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, so the people of Yemen can continue to benefit from the latest updates in all global medical fields.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/964136/saudi-arabia

Comment: There is made propaganda from the smallest fly shit. The sum for which the Saudis praise themselves here equals the cost of 1 minute and 20 seconds Saudi aerial war against Yemen – since 495 days = 712.800 minutes.

3.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Yemeni PM suggests teaching the experience of Arab Coalition support for Yemen as subject in Yemeni universities

Dr. Ahmed bin Obaid bin Dhughr, Prime Minister of Yemen, called for paying special attention to the historical incident of the Arab Coalition in Defense of the Legitimacy in Yemen in confrontation of rebels in his country through inserting the experience in Yemeni universities curricula.
At a meeting in Riyadh today with the Chairman of the Arab Initiative to Rehabilitate Yemeni universities and a number of Arab universities professors, bin Dhughr said the matter should receive the interest of Arab professors and intellectuals to pass it to the coming generations, describing it as an Arab historic station and position that played a big role in facing the rebel challenge and stood by the side of Yemeni people.
He drew the attention that the war staged by Houthi militias in Yemen has resulted in the destruction of Yemeni universities and deprived many Yemenis from joining education in addition to recruiting children in armed conflicts.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1524400

Comment: Asks to teach war propaganda at universities. That’s a plan only for those who do not wast any idea to any sort of peace agreement. And more: Blaming the Houthis for destroying universities? That’s odd – Saudi air raids had destroyed or damaged 43 universities in Yemen.

3.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

International Support to Yemen’s Legitimate Government

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that his decision to remove the Arab coalition from the blacklist annexed to a U.N. children and armed conflict report was based on a long careful study. He added that he discussed this issue with high-ranking Saudi officials, including Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Meanwhile, ambassadors of the 18 States sponsoring Yemeni political talks urged the warring parties on Tuesday to refrain from taking unilateral measures that could hamper the peace process. They also called on the Houthi rebels to respect the legitimacy of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

The ambassadors’ position represents a clear support to Yemen’s legitimate government, which had agreed on the roadmap proposed by U.N. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

According to Al-Arabiya news channel, the ambassadors called on the rebels to fully implement UNSCR 2216 and refrain from taking any unilateral measures that could hinder peace negotiations.

http://english.aawsat.com/2016/08/article55355651/international-support-yemens-legitimate-government

Comment: UNSCR resolution 2216 is one of the greatest obstacles to any peaceful solution, as it is fully one-sided, based only on Saudi and US interests. And again: Hadi’s legitimacy expired February 25, 2015. There is no more “legitimacy” with him.

3.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Kingdom welcomes removal of "Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen" from list of those responsible for violence against civilians 2 New York

The Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations noted the suffering of children in Syria and violations of Alhouthi militias including their attack against the kingdom, causing the deaths of more than 500 civilians, the displacement of thousands of people and destruction of more than 1,700 homes and 75 government buildings, including hospitals and health facilities.
He pointed out that the coalition has adopted clear rules of engagement to protect civilians and that the kingdom and the coalition forces, in February of this year, established a team to investigate all allegations of civilian casualties and the United Nations will be informed of the results of these investigations as soon as possible.

http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1524168

Comment: Look at cp7. This really is dull propaganda: Lamenting about the destructions and killings caused by Houthis shelling in Southern Saudi Arabia, as if there would be no Saudi air strikes. Blaming the Houthis for having child soldiers. Propaganda of caring to protect civilians and investigating civilian casualities. Odd, as usual. – And again: Hadi’s legitimacy expired February 25, 2015. There is no more “legitimacy” with him.

3.8.2016 – The National UAE (A P)

Children in war zones must be protected, UAE tells UN Security Council

The UAE’s United Nations Security Council representative has stressed the importance of protecting children living in conflict zones at a council meeting in Malaysia.

Speaking before the 15-member chamber, Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, said: "Nowhere is securing children in conflict more urgent than in our region, where the abuses against children are especially heart-wrenching."

She spoke of the plight of children in Syria, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and those brutalised by ISIL and other terrorist groups.

On the UAE’s involvement in the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, she said: "We do not bear the risk of engagement in any military theatre lightly. And we continue to strive to minimise the impact of operations on civilians."

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/children-in-war-zones-must-be-protected-uae-tells-un-security-council

Comment: The same as the Saudi statements. This is fiction, facts can be seen here: http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

3.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

United Nations’ bias on Yemen questioned

Yemen’s former media official has questioned the neutrality of the United Nations on the issue of his country and said that the world body’s reputation is at stake.
Mokhtar Al-Rahbi, former press secretary to Yemen’s president, said the “report of the United Nations in which it cited violations of children’s rights in Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition is unfair and incorrect.”
“It contains falsification of facts in terms of Saudi advocacy for the legitimacy in Yemen and its stand beside the president legitimately recognized by the international community,” he said.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/963966/saudi-arabia

Comment: This is really a crazy propaganda – he just thinks he can speak away the simple facts. Praising the Saudis as benefactors and blaming the Houthis as terrorists of course cannot miss here. If the Houthis should be labeled as „terrorists“, every party fighting in Yemen should labeled terrorist as well.

2.8.2016 – Arab News (A P)

#KSA in frontline in supporting reconstruction efforts in #Yemen

https://twitter.com/Arab_News/status/760605206610579458

Comment: They have spent 200 times more on bombing Yemen.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

4.8.2016 – Yemen Post (A K)

RAINING BOMBS: 80 Saudi airstrikes in 24 hours attack 9 #Yemen cities in Mareb, Saada & Hajjah regions.

https://twitter.com/YemenPostNews/status/761228838554726400

3.8.2016 – Legal Center (* A K PH)

2-8-2016
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=668951716588530&id=551288185021551

More airstrikes:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435675.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435674.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435646.htm

https://twitter.com/shapban/status/761078979394621440

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435642.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435530.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435539.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435546.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435579.htm

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760592131123707905

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

3.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Child injured in random bombardment of hypocrites on Jawf

A child was injured on Wednesday in a random bombing of the hypocrites group on citizens’ homes in Malaha area of al-Maslob district in Jawf province.
According to a local official, the hypocrites group mounted an intense artillery shelling on houses and farms of the citizen in Malaha area, which led to injuring a child in his head and causing damage to several houses.

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435641.htm

Comment: “Hypocrites”: new wording for pro-Saudi fighters.

3.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Saudi Arabia Trying to Prevent Yemeni Forces' Advance Deeper into Kingdom

The Saudi army is trying hard to prevent the Yemeni army and popular forces from making further advance deep into the kingdom.

The move by the Saudi army comes as the Yemeni forces have intensified their military operations against the Riyadh government troops in Jizan province of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Yemeni army hit hard the Saudi troops' gatherings in Khoba of Jizan province.

Earlier on Wednesday, Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, disclosed that the Yemeni forces have made considerable military gains in Jizan province.

"The Yemeni army and popular forces entered 10 kilometers deep inside Jizan province on Wednesday and fierce clashes are underway near Sameta region," Mujtahid said.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Yemeni army pounded a strategic military base in the kingdom's Jizan province with home-made missiles.

Saudi Arabia's al-Sababeh military base came under Yemen's missile attacks, killing at least 20 Saudi soldiers.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513001417

3.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Saudi Commander Killed in Yemen's Shabwah Province

The Yemeni army and popular forces launched a fresh round of attacks on the Saudi forces' positions in Shabwah province in Southern Yemen, killing scores of Arab coalition troops, including a Saudi military commander.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950513000955

More Houthi rockets:

http://english.almanar.com.lb/adetails.php?eid=280927&cid=23&fromval=1

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/03/478350/yemen-saudi-jizan-missile

More fighting:

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435743.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435698.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMawCRqi1ZM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH77DNxQIYk

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435587.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/en/news435528.htm

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/760558985498025984

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

4.8.2016 – Arab 24 (A H)

Yemen - Resumption of education at the University of Taiz, despite security concerns

A large number of students at Taiz University have decided to defy and openly challenge the current security concerns among people to go back to their schools. The Houthi's have occupied their campus to house militants for over a year (with film)

http://arab24.com/portal/index.php/en/%D9%82%D8%B5%D8%B5-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B6%D9%8A%D8%B9-%D9%85%D9%82%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%AD%D8%A9-2/bahrain-2/item/2889-yemen-resumption-of-education-at-the-university-of-taiz-despite-security-concerns

3.8.2016 – Gulf News (A E P)

Role of private sector help in Yemen explored

The role of the private sector in post conflict Yemen was the subject of a closed roundtable discussion in Dubai that was organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Dubai Public Policy Research Centre (b’huth), and the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

The discussion that involved a number of business leaders from Yemen and the GCC as well as regional and international experts was part of an effort to discuss the various opportunities available for a recovery of the Yemeni economy.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/role-of-private-sector-help-in-yemen-explored-1.1873057

3.8.2016 – Aljazeera (A)
Heavy rains cause flash floods in Yemen

Unusually heavy rains triggered flash floods over the weekend in Yemen, killing at least eight people in capital (photos)

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/08/heavy-rains-flash-floods-yemen-160803084712655.html

3.8.2016 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Government of Yemen (A E)

The Monthly Market Monitoring Bulletin provides monthly market prices summary on the targeted Governorate markets. It also provides and allows the users to compare the current prices with the previous month and the pre-crisis (Feb 2015) average.

Sugar is the most expensive commodity in June 2016. The price was 57.29% higher in Sana’a city, 50.98% in Dhamar, 65.10% in Taiz, 35.19% in Hadramout and 31.14 % in Hodeidah compared to the pre-crisis era in February 2015

Prices of wheat and wheat flour were generally more stable in Taiz and Sana’a city when compared to May 2016

Fuel imports remained below the national requirements and there is scarcity across all governorates.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/monthly-market-monitoring-bulletin-june-2016 and in full: http://fscluster.org/sites/default/files/documents/fsis-_fsts_programme_monthly_market_bulletine_june_2016_-final.pdf = http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/fsis-_fsts_programme_monthly_market_bulletine_june_2016_-final.pdf

8.2016 – Pinterest – Booguy

Yemen – photos

https://br.pinterest.com/booguy/yemen/

2.8.2016 – Judith Brown

Photos: Album Landscapes, Yemen

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10154573831833641

2.8.2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (A)

Desert Locust Bulletin 454 (August 2016)

The Desert Locust situation continued to be a cause for major concern in Yemen during July. An unknown number of swarms continued to form in the interior. At least one swarm moved into the central highlands while adult groups moved to the southern coast. Heavy rains and flooding in most areas at the end of July will allow breeding to continue and extend to the Red Sea coastal plains. Survey and control operations are severely limited by insecurity.

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/desert-locust-bulletin-454-august-2016 and in full: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/DL454e.pdf

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/krieg-im-jemen-neue-artikel-zum-nachlesen-177

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-177: / Yemen Press Reader 1-177:

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/

23:01 04.08.2016
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