Krieg im Jemen-Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 182

Yemen Press Reader 182: USA und Jemenkrieg – US-Kopiloten für Saudis? –Rückfall in Stammestum – Jemens zerbrochene Gesellschaft – Menschen in der Klinik –Saudische Luftangriffe – Clintons Geld

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The US and the Yemen war – US copilots in Saudi jets? – Yemen's Relapse into Tribalism – Yemen: A broken society – Photos and testimonies from hospital – Heavy Saudi air raids – Clinton’s money – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche/ UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp13c Zentralbank / Central Bank

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(Kein Stern / No star)

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

PH = Pro-Houthi

PS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

12.8.2016 – Harper’s Magazine (*** B K P)

Acceptable Losses. Aiding and abetting the Saudi slaughter in Yemen

No one that I talked to in Washington suggested that the war was in any way necessary to our national security. The best answer I got came from Ted Lieu, a Democratic congressman from California who has been one of the few public officials to speak out about the devastation we were enabling far away. “Honestly,” he told me, “I think it’s because Saudi Arabia asked.”

Almost forty years ago, the Saudis planted an outpost of their own extreme Wahhabi sect in the heart of Zaidi territory. The emissary sent to found the madrassa was Muqbil al-Wadie, a leader of the 1979 assault on Mecca’s Grand Mosque, who had until that moment been rotting in a Saudi prison. As has been their habit, the Saudis solved their own terrorism problem by exporting it.

The intrusive enterprise, which attracted a growing stream of militant Sunnis, eventually provoked a reaction among the local Zaidis in favor of their Shia tendencies.

[History of the rise of the Houthi movement, president Saleh’s fight against the Houthis, untrue anti-Iranian propaganda; Saudi military interference in 2009]

.. enormous [arms] deal totaled $60 billion: the largest arms sale in U.S. history. The scale of the transaction says much about America’s relationship with the House of Saud.

This long relationship has sunk deep roots in the U.S. defense establishment, especially since close acquaintance with the free-spending Saudi hierarchy can lead to attractive postretirement opportunities.

One capability of which the Saudis are certainly in need is keeping their expensive toys in working order, a lucrative prospect for firms.

Other features of the U.S.–Saudi security relationship are more obscure, such as the “secret” CIA drone base deep in the southwestern desert.

In fact, the Obama Administration’s support for the Yemeni adventure was never in doubt, if only because it had much bigger diplomatic fish to fry — most notably, the nuclear deal with Iran.

“The opposition from Israel and the Gulf to the Iran deal was very strong.” Under the circumstances, he suggested, Obama could ill afford to alienate his Arab partners — and surely the Yemeni conflict wouldn’t last long. “Once they were involved in support of the Saudis,” Luers said, “they couldn’t back out.”

The Saudi’s education in aerial targeting had been the best that money could buy. A week before the war began, they had approached John Brennan, an old friend from his days as CIA station chief in Riyadh and now the agency’s director, with a list of more than a hundred potential targets. Reporters were later told that American defense and intelligence officials had reviewed the list and suggested some amendments, removing targets of little military value and others that might endanger civilians.

Indeed, as Iryani explained to me, the allies had put all their chips on Hadi. “The Saudis and Americans believed that once the bombing started, Hadi would be able to rally loyal elements in the army and regain control,” he said. “But it turned out that the entire military was with Saleh. Hadi had no influence at all.” So the war went on, with the Houthis and Saleh’s forces advancing steadily despite the bombing.

In Washington, I asked an intelligence official in close touch with the Yemeni situation, who asked not to be named, what the Saudi plan had been at the outset. “Plan?” he replied in exasperated tones. “There was no plan. No plan at all. They just bombed anything and everything that looked like it might be a target. Trucks on a highway — that became a military convoy. Buildings, bridges, anything. When they did find a military target, they bombed it, and then went back and bombed it again.”

[More on the character of Saudi air raids]

Congressman Lieu: “The law of war doesn’t say, ‘Hey, we have the precision-guided-munitions exception.’ It says, ‘You cannot target or kill civilians.’ ”

Tariq Riebl concluded that the civilian targets were not an accident. “Let’s be very clear,” he told me. “The civilian targeting is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen hospitals, mosques, marketplaces, restaurants, power plants, universities, residential houses, just bombed, office buildings, bombed. Everything is a target. In Saada, there were dead donkeys on the side of all the main roads because the Saudis were hitting donkey carts. In Hajjah, the water tank in one of the towns got hit, and it sits on a lonesome little hill. There was nothing there. When you’re hitting a donkey cart or you’re hitting a water tank, what is your rationale? Is that donkey cart transporting a Scud missile? What is the thinking here from a military perspective?”

The country is in ruins, like Abdul-Ghani al-Iryani’s own house. “Yemen,” he told me sadly as the explosions continued, “is such a small part of the U.S.–Saudi relationship.” – by Andrew Cockburn

Comment: These are only small excerpts. Great and long, thorough piece very much worth a complete read.

Comment by Judith Brown: This is a must read article. It does omit some important facts, such as the election of Hadi in 2012 was for a fixed two year term that had expired (however the article does not endorse Hadi in any way). It includes some new material such as the figures of casualties treated by MSF and the US military village 2000 strong near to Riyadh. There is a small error when the article states that all of the original Yemen army supported the Houthis when there was a brigade under the religiously conservative Ali Mohsin that remained loyal to Hadi.

11.8.2016 – Haykal Bafana (** A K)

Heads up : An American friend who's a sub-con on Khamis Mushayt airbase whispers Saudi E2C Hawkeyes fly ONLY with a US co-pilot onboard.

Comment by M. Sanchez: Yes, already heard about US Hawkeye copilots before, I'll try to find the source

Comment: If this shows to be true, a even greater proof of the direct involvement of the US in the Yemen war.

8.2016 – The Washington Institute (** B K P)

Yemen's Relapse into Tribalism

This essay, the seventh in a series exploring prospects for political reform throughout the Middle East, examines the multiple factors involved in the disintegration of Yemen's civil society and internal security since the Arab Spring, as well as the current grassroots efforts to rebuild a democratic structure.

In 2011, Yemen astounded the world with its surprisingly democratic response to the Arab Spring. Previously, many had believed that any political instability or uprising in the region's least developed country would result in civil war. Yet, to the contrary, political factions came together in a power-sharing agreement and took significant strides toward reform, including a National Dialogue Conference that produced a modern and ambitious draft constitution.

Today, however, the promise of the Arab Spring has become a distant memory for most Yemenis, with years of conflict leaving the country in tatters and forcing many to lower their expectations of whichever ruling authority they happen to live under. Is there yet hope for putting Yemen back together?

In this essay -- the seventh in a series exploring prospects for political reform throughout the Middle East -- Nadia al-Sakkaf, chief editor of the Yemen Times, dissects the political machinations, conflicts, and actors responsible for the disintegration of the country's civil society and internal security since the Arab Spring. She then examines various grassroots efforts to rebuild some semblance of democratic structure there, including initiatives supported by the UN and other humanitarian sectors. These domestic efforts, together with robust outside assistance and advice, could help reintegrate a society that has been torn to shreds economically, socially, and literally -- though the question remains whether Yemen's current authorities are willing and able to deal with these huge challenges.

In effect, the country has regressed fifty years, destroying any vestiges of a civic state, and the resultant misery and death has rent the social fabric and fragmented the Yemeni community as never before – by Nadia Al-Sakkaf and full document:

11.8.2016 – Reuters (** A K P)

Renewed Yemeni fighting points to society broken beyond repair

After a year and a half of fighting, rivalries based on tribe, region and sect have deepened and Yemen appears no longer able to resist the hatreds that have fuelled wars without end in other Middle Eastern countries.

"Before the war, there was no interest in denominations and family. Now, people scrutinize your name to see where you come from," said Ahmed Saleh Al-Matari, 40, a civil servant in the capital Sanaa.

Unusually in a Muslim country, Yemen's Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim schools of thought had few doctrinal differences and worshippers often shared the same mosques. That has also changed.

More subtle than their overt takeover of the state is the Houthis' installation, in military and administrative positions throughout Yemen, of members of Hashemite families, who trace their lineage to the Prophet Mohammad.

The families, making up about 10 percent of Yemen, were important administrators in the Zaydi theocracy that ruled the north for a millennium before being largely marginalized in the wake of a 1962 republican revolution.

"The new political council brings together the Houthi base and the traditional tribal elite loyal to Saleh and strengthens them," said Farea al-Muslimi, an analyst at the Sanaa Centre for Strategic Studies.

"It unifies the interests and loyalty of the most powerful military and political actors in northern society."

The sudden power shifts have unleashed demons, however, especially in Taiz, the southern city that was once a bastion of commerce and secularism.

"The most powerful forces fighting for the government in Taiz are al Qaeda and the Salafi militias," a senior security official said.

"Hashemites are being targeted just for their names, and dozens have been assassinated in Taiz alone." – by Noah Browning

Comment: Interesting article, new aspects of the Yemen conflict.

11.8.2016 – Doctors Without Borders (** B H)

Yemen: "I Just Wish That This War Would Stop"

Photos and Testimonies from Yemen's Hajjah Governorate

In Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a network of mobile medical clinics to serve people driven from their homes by recurrent airstrikes and fighting who have taken sanctuary in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) or in residential areas of Hayran and Mustaba in Abs District.

Every day, medical teams visit camps and towns in the districts to provide primary basic health care and monitor the nutritional situation.

Patients and their families tell very similar stories about how they had to flee their homes when fighting and aerial attacks got too close, and how they struggled to raise enough money to pay for the high transportation costs required to get to the hospital. This has been a common refrain from the war in Yemen, as prices for basic goods and services—such as fuel and transportation—have skyrocketed due to pervasive shortages and lethal risks.

Read on to hear and see more about the many ways in which people are struggling to deal with the ongoing war in Yemen.

Mohammed Hussain: "I had to leave my house in Hajja because of intense fighting in Hayran. Now I live in Abs with my family in the camp for people who have been displaced.

My son Bassam has tuberculosis, so I took him to Abs Hospital to get his treatment. The taxi cost me 3,000 YER (USD $10) to reach the hospital because gas prices have increased. This trip would normally cost 1,500 YER.

I have 10 children and the living circumstances are getting harder. I just wish that this war would stop so I can find a job." – by Mohammed Sanabani

12.8.2016 – Alistair Reign (** B K)

(18+) Yemen: Interview With Dr. Karim – Humanitarian And Catalyst For Tolerance

Dr. Karim: Firstly anyone who is under the misconception that Yemen was not a democratic sovereign nation before now is sadly mistaken, the Saudi and allies interest in Yemen is certainly not rooted in altruism or a desire to promote democratic ideals.

On the contrary, it is the application of a long-standing geopolitical strategy to control international trade through the Bab el Mandab Strait this also allows the Saudi oil exports to the world without having to depend on the Strait of Hormuz which is under Iranian control.

This also automatically, blocks the expansion of Chinese economic influence in both the Middle East and Africa. For these reasons, the coalition has a keen interest in both Yemen and Somalia, desperate to maintain chaos in those countries so as to prevent stable, nationalist leaders from emerging. In so doing, This is a form of imperialist aggression, interested only in maintaining and expanding the empire of chaos. This war has many facets to it.

What caught my initial attention was the total Humanitarian blockade placed on Yemen, which not only goes against the grain of humanity but it was specifically designed as a weapon of war to bring the people of Yemen to their knees and succumb to their new masters.

The Saudis are playing a double game, on the one hand bombing Yemen and killing innocent civilians and on the other hand coming to the negotiating table.

The world is fed a “spin” version of the facts, under the banner of political righteousness. A humanitarian blockade is carried out under the banner of political restoration and civilians are being murdered under the banner of democracy!

cp2 Allgemein / General

12.8.2016 – Red Cross (A H)

Yemen Red Crescent Society volunteer killed in Taiz - Movement statement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement mourns the death of another volunteer from the Yemen Red Crescent Society. Khalid Abdullah, a 65-year-old Red Crescent volunteer was shot in the head on Thursday 11 August. At the time he was killed, Khalid was laying the ground work for an upcoming food distribution at Al-Horaish area of Salah district, inside the city of Taiz.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has no information at present on where the shot came from or whether it was a deliberate act.

12.8.2016 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Statement of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on the Intensification of Violence across Yemen

The Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen is deeply alarmed by the intensification of violence across the country. Local media reports indicate that children and women are being killed and maimed, homes being destroyed, and a food factory and a market being damaged or destroyed by both ground fighting and air strikes, particularly in Sana’a city and the Governorates of Sana’a, Sa’ada, Taizz, and Al Hudaydah.

The people of Yemen continue to bear the brunt of the suffering as a result of the inability of the parties to find a political solution to a conflict that has been raging for more than a year and a half. The return to full scale hostilities only drive humanitarian needs further. and

12.8.2016 – News 4 You (A P)

Special envoy of the Russian President discussed ending the conflict in Yemen with a delegation of religious leaders

The Russian President’s special envoy on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov at the meeting with religious leaders of Yemen stressed the necessity of combating terrorism and extremism.

“The Central topic of conversation was ongoing in the Republic of Yemen destructive military-political crisis, – have informed in the Russian foreign Ministry.

“The participants were unanimous about the need for a speedy and peaceful resolution of conflict through a wide national dialogue aimed at ensuring the unity, sovereignty and independence of Yemen, where equally would be provided the rights and interests of all social groups and political forces of this country”, – quotes TASS the Russian diplomatic Department.

12.8.2016 – AP (B K)

More Than 200 Civilians Killed in 4 Months in Yemen War

The United Nations' human rights office said on Friday that deaths among civilians due to Yemen's conflict have been "steadily mounting" with more than 200 people killed and more than 500 wounded in four months, including 50 in one week.

The spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Ravina Shamdasani said in a press release that violence has been escalating across Yemen.

She noted that July and August witnessed the worst incidents with eight children killed in a July 5 rocket attack in the eastern city of Marib. On Aug. 7, 16 civilians were killed in airstrikes east of the capital Sanaa – by Ahmed Al-Haj

11.8.2016 – Dissolution (A K P)

#Saudi coalition fighter jets hovering over #Yemen's capital now. Dropping leaflets for now.

Comment by Jamila Hanan: Usually a warning that #Saudi led coalition are about to drop lots more bombs on civilian areas in #Yemen

11.8.2016 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (B K P)

Der Krieg flammt wieder auf

Die von den Saudis geführte Koalition greift angeblich nur militärische Ziele an. Doch daran gibt es Zweifel – von Paul-Anton Krüger.

Kommentar: „Zweifel“: Nett formuliert. Dass die Saudis ganz überwiegend zivile Ziele getroffen und überwiegend auch bewusst angegriffen haben, weiß man seit Ende März / Anfang April 2015. Man beachte aber das Datum des Artikels.

11.8.2016 – Wiener Zeitung (B K P)

Fanal für neues Blutvergießen?

Nach fünf Monaten relativer Ruhe bombardiert die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Koalition wieder Jemens Hauptstadt Sanaa. Die Friedensverhandlungen ruhen, es sprechen erneut die Waffen.

Kommentar: Übersichtsartikel. Der Krieg im Jemen ist KEIN Stellvertreterkrieg zwischen Saudi-Arabien und Iran. Dafür ist der iranische Einfluss schlichtweg zu gering. Es ist ein Bürgerkrieg, in den Saudi-Arabien mit seinem Anhang eingegriffen hat, um seinen Einfluss dauerhaft zu sichern.

11.8.2016 – Nachdenkseiten (** B K P)

Die Verantwortung des Westens für das Elend im Mittleren Osten

Bereits 1916, als die Staatsgrenzen Syriens und seiner Nachbarstaaten gezogen wurden, war die Region ein Spielball der Großmächte. Hundert Jahre später liegt das Land in Trümmern. Jens Wernicke sprach mit der Journalistin und Autorin Karin Leukefeld zur Frage, warum. Und erfährt von einem gezielt betriebenen Wirtschafts- und Stellvertreterkrieg des Westens, der zunehmend zum Exitus des syrischen Staates führe, die Bevölkerung in den Hungertod treibe und bereits 11 Millionen Syrer auf die Flucht getrieben hat.

Der militärisch-industrielle Komplex hat seinen ganz großen Auftritt, seit die USA 2003 völkerrechtswidrig in den Irak einmarschiert sind. Seitdem boomt das Geschäft. Das war zwar schon im Irak-Iran-Krieg der Fall, doch wenn man sich ansieht, wie viel Geld aktuell mit Kriegen verdient wird, waren die Einnahmen früher für die Portokasse – von Karin Leukefeld

Kommentar: Sehr lesenswert. Zwar steht hier Syrien im Focus, es geht aber darüber hinaus um den ganzen Nahen Osten.

11.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (* A K P)

Why Yemen is still in a mess despite months of peace talks

The fact of the matter is that the peace talks do not need to be paused to give the delegates space to gather themselves; they have ended in this way because they were not built on solid foundations to start with.

It was obvious that the delegates were not there to find a solution for lasting peace, but to hold on to the most power. The fact that they were present without a clear motivation to work with each other and end the violence meant that they were still working against each other.

Local actors were not addressed, even though they are central not only to the conflict, but also to the wider Yemeni socio-political system. Yemen’s tribal systems and the growing importance of local governance make it significantly harder to govern through centralised institutions, which means that the parties in the peace talks do not represent the vast majority of Yemenis. Elitism is a typical fatal error when it comes to conflict resolution and Yemen’s peace talks have fallen prey to it.

The peace talks are not synchronised with the situation on the ground. Delegates are ignoring the reality that their country is slowly falling deeper into violence and poverty and, in the case of these talks, the further that they have been stretched out fruitlessly, the worse the situation has become – by Diana Alghoul

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

11.8.2016 – USAID (A H P)

Map: Active USG Humanitarian Programs in Yemen (Last Updated 08/11/16)

11.8.2016 – USAID (A H P)

Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #14 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and in full:

Comment: What about that? The US is closely woven to the Saudi destroyers of Yemen, without the various and intense US support the Saudis could do only little – and a US government institution shows up as a benefactor in Yemen.

11.8.2016 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (A H)

Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan - Funding Status (As of 10 August 2016)

11.8.2016 – World Food Programme (A H)

Yemen - Emergency Livelihood (Agriculture Livelihood) Assistance: Total number of Beneficiaries Targeted/Reached by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Partners - July 2016

July 2016

Total Number of Beneficiaries in need of Emergency Livelihoods Assistance 700,000

Total Number of Beneficiaries Reached 278,228 =

Yemen - Emergency Food Assistance: Total number of Beneficiaries Targeted/Reached by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Partners - July 2016 =

Yemen - Livelihood Restoration (Agriculture Livelihood) Assistance: Total number of Beneficiaries Targeted/Reached by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Partners - July 2016 =

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

11.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A P)

Film: Residents of Yemeni village rally against Saudi atrocities

Residents of Yemen’s Sanba'an village stage a rally to condemn Saudi Arabia after the kingdom denied being involved in the massacre of people attending a wedding party in the area. Presstv's correspondent Mohammed al-Attab went to the village which is located 130 kilometers from the capital Sana'a and filed this report. =

11.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A P)

Yemeni parliament members outside the country would take part by Skype in historic session to OK upper ruling council Saturday in Sanaa

27.11.2014 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (B P)

#Yemen Parliament calls for expeditious forming of new government & implementation of PNPA (see image!)

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

11.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Amusing how quick UN condemned Houthis political move within 1hr but silent on Saudi's bombing & killing civilians for past 100hrs.

11.8.2016 – The Intercept (* A P)

Lopsided Peace Talks Collapse, Saudis Resume Bombing Yemen and U.S. Sells More Weapons

The deal [as had been proposed by the UN] was not an even-handed compromise. Middle East Eye reportedthat the deal was “broadly in line” with what Saudi Arabia wanted — it would return control of Yemen to Hadi, and require the Houthis to turn over their weapons and leave the capital.

The deal would have given Saudi Arabia what it wanted from the start: disarming the Houthis, removing them from power, and installing its preferred ruler. The Houthis rejected the deal, calling the proposal a “media stunt.”

Adam Barron, a Yemen analyst and fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations, echoed that assessment, and told The Intercept that the deal was not a serious attempt to work out a compromise. “You’d have to look far and wide to find someone familiar with Yemen who would think the Houthis would accept that deal,” he said.

Previous negotiations have floated the idea of forming a unity government — composed of Houthi and former Hadi government leaders. But the exiled Hadi leaders have consistently rejected any deal that would diminish their power over Yemen, and the Houthis have said that they will reject any deal that does not give them a seat at the table.

The State Department has repeatedly stressed that the United States “strongly encourages” peace talks to continue, but it is unclear whether the U.S. would welcome a compromise solution – by Alex Emmons

Comment by Dr. Karim: What is wrong w/ such media? "Resuming"?? Bombing Yemen never stopped unless Sanaa city is considered whole Yemen.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

12.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (** A H P)

In Saudi Arabia, Pakistani dreams turn to nightmares as workers are left penniless

Workers tell MEE they haven't been paid in months and that a humanitarian crisis is developing amid the summer heat

Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia have been left stranded and destitute after not being paid for months by companies who say they have no money, Middle East Eye can reveal.

Several Pakistanis living in cities across the oil-rich kingdom told MEE that employers have not paid tens of thousands of foreign workers for months, and that the situation is becoming increasingly desperate.

In July the State Bank of Pakistan reported that Saudi Arabia was the largest source of foreign remittance payments for the country, and were worth more than $19.9bn in the 2015-16 financial year.

More than 1.6 million Pakistanis travelled to Saudi Arabia for work between 2011 and 2015.

Not only is Khan now penniless, he is also trapped in Saudi Arabia, as he cannot leave without raising enough money for a flight home – and he doesn’t want to leave without being paid for work done.

The pressure of not being paid has led to at least one Pakistani worker taking his own life – by Rori Donaghy

11.8.2016 – Oil Price (* A E P)

Is Saudi Arabia About To Cry Uncle In The Oil Price War?

The Kingdom is struggling with weak GDP growth, higher fees and taxes, and an economy that is unable to pay the dues to its workers, leaving thousands of workers from South Asia with an uncertain future.

When a nation is unable to provide food to its migrant workers, it says a lot about their financial condition.

The oil price crash has forced the oil-rich Kingdom to introduce austerity measures, and delay payments to already cash-strapped contractors.

The stranded Indian and Pakistani workers are evidence that things aren’t any better now than they were in February.

Setting aside the Kingdom’s positive outlook, until the Saudi economy reduces its reliance on oil, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets any better. With oil prices reeling close to $42 a barrel, the Saudi economy is likely to run out of cash, according to the International Monetary Fund – by Rakesh Upadhyay

10.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

MK: Israeli delegation to visit Saudi soon

9.8.2016 – Saudi Gazette (* B P)

Saudi woman can’t travel with her father without hubby’s nod

Saudi women still need the permission of their husbands to travel even with their fathers.

Senior Scholars Council member Sheikh Abdullah Al-Munai said that husband is the legal guardian of a woman. She is not allowed to go out or travel without her husband’s permission.

“If a husband prevents his wife from travel for no legitimate reason, the case can be taken to court and a judge can intervene,” said Al-Munai.

Eastern Province Passports Department spokesman Col. Muallah Al-Otaibi said once a woman is married she is registered under her husband’s guardianship.

“A woman has to have her husband’s permission for travel even if she is traveling with her father. The legal guardian of a woman is her husband and his permission is needed regardless of who she is traveling with,” said Al-Otaibi.

The guardian can issue or cancel a travel permit through the e-portal Abshir, he added – by Fatima Al-Dibais

Comment: The West’s best friends in the region, fighting for democracy in Yemen (LOL).

What about other women in KSA? Look:

26.1.2016 – Face2face Africa (* A H)

Ugandan ‘Housemaids’ Flown Home After Being ‘Trafficked’ in Saudi Arabia

A group of Ugandan women were flown out of Saudi Arabia this week by their government and returned home, after being victims of human trafficking, reports the BBC.

Seven women who thought they were relocating to Saudi Arabia for work as house maids ended up in a shelter in the city of Riyadh, because they lacked the funds to pay for their flights back home.

In addition to confirming that the group of women were returned home, Ugandan Saudi Arabia AmbassadorRachid Yahya Ssemuddu explained that for the other 18 Ugandan women also found at the shelter, the majority of women were victims of “human trafficking.”

26.1.206 – BBC (* A H)

Ugandan women flown home from Saudi Arabia amid maid ban

Seven women stranded in a Saudi hostel have been flown home, Uganda's ambassador to Saudi Arabia says.

It comes amid a Ugandan ban on the recruitment of maids to work in Saudi Arabia after accusations that workers have been mistreated.

The women were staying in a government-run shelter in Riyadh because they did not have money to pay for a flight.

The shelter is for people who have run away from their employers and illegal workers caught by immigration services.

A statement from the Ugandan Embassy in Saudi Arabia said that they found 24 women from Uganda at the shelter in the Saudi capital.

After visiting the shelter, Ugandan ambassador Rachid Yahya Ssemuddu said that "most of the cases involved human trafficking".

"Many of the young girls were brought to Saudi Arabia on promises that could not be met by those recruiting them," he said.

16.6.2016 – Arab News (A H P)

Couple jailed for killing housemaid

The Jeddah Criminal Court has sentenced a Saudi husband and wife to three and two years respectively for beating and torturing their Asian maid to death, according to a press report on Wednesday.
The sentence included 500 lashes to be divided between the couple, the court announced, rejecting the defendants’ argument that there was “not enough evidence” to find them guilty of the horrific crime.

Comment by Noto Wahabism:

8.8.2016 – Noto Wahabism ( A H)

‪#‎Saudi Arabian Family hang their Ethiopian maid upside down from a hook and beating her. Foreign women workers in ‪#‎Saudi_Arabia are explained being sexually assaulted, beaten, and deprived of their salaries .

7.-8.2016 – NotoWahabism (A P)

This ‪#‎Saudi / ‪#‎Wahhabi cleric (Al-Sweilem) might be a porn-movie-director not a religion preacher! Watch how he describes the prize of suicide bombers!

This ‪#‎Wahhabi cleric has millions of followers. Al-Arifi Saudi Wahhabi cleric calls bloodshed as a honor!

7.8.2016 – Noto Wahabism (A P)

Saudi Arabia at the Olympics in Rio (photo)

cp9 USA

12.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Yemeni MPs: Washington Informed us about its Rejection of Political Council

U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller has slammed the rebels’ formation of a political council, describing their move as a breach to the Yemeni constitution, Yemeni parliamentary sources said.

A committee representing parliamentary blocs held a meeting with Tueller to discuss the insurgents’ escalatory moves in Sana’a.

Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that deputy Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Ali al-Shadadi headed the committee that discussed with the U.S. ambassador “the Yemeni situation and the rebels’ challenge to the Yemeni and international will through their latest decision to form a political council.”

The insurgents’ move also “subjects the country to additional crises and destruction,” the sources added.

Tueller expressed full understanding and agreed with the committee that the rebels’ step is neither based on the constitution nor on U.N. resolutions – by Arafat Madabish

Comment: Calling the new political council “as a breach to the Yemeni constitution” is very weak. This council will at least be confirmed by the parliament – even if the legitimacy of this parliament is very weak now, as it had been elected in 2003 and afterwards prolonged for several times. The “legitimacy” of president Hadi is still more weak anyway: his prolonged term ended February 27, 2015, and there was no other prolongation at all – if not by Hadi’s own high-handedness, willingly accepted by the Saudis, and following them, by the US, and following the US, by the UN and the “international community”. But Hadi’s own high-handedness does not have any constitutional value – nor the affirmation by the Saudis, the US and the UN, all of which are no constitutional bodies of Yemen.

11.8.2016 – Foreign Policy (* A P)

With Yemeni Casualties Rising, GOP Senator Looks to Block Big Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Citing concerns over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, Republican Senator Rand Paul says he’s looking for ways to stop a $1.15 billion weapons deal with Riyadh that would include the sale of 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored vehicles, and other military equipment.

Paul’s pledge comes as Saudi Arabia resumed its bombardment of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa following the collapse of peace talks in Kuwait – by John Hudson

11.8.2016 – Int. Spectator (A P)

US: Washington Times reports Obama Administration rejected three FBI requests to open corruption investigations involving Clinton Foundation

Comment: The Saudis are Clintons biggest donor.

11.8.2016 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (** A P)

Die Multi-Millionen-Deals von Bill und Hillary Clinton

Das Buch „Clinton Cash“, erschienen im Frühjahr 2015, und auf Platz 12 der Rangliste. Autor Peter Schweizer steht zwar den Republikanern nahe, aber seine Recherchen über Insider-Aktien-Deals von Abgeordneten haben Konservative ebenso blamiert wie Liberale. Schweizer geht in „Clinton Cash“ der Frage nach, wieso ausländische Regierungen und Privatleute viele Millionen an die „Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation“ überweisen und ob es nicht Interessenskonflikte zwischen dem öffentlichen Amt von Hillary und den Auftritten von Bill gibt (seit Ende seiner Amtszeit hat er mehr als 105 Millionen Dollar für Reden kassiert).
Erstaunlich eng ist das Verhältnis von Bill Clinton zum kanadischen Bergbau-Unternehmer Frank Giustra – von Matthias Kolb

Kommentar: Auf Platz 1 aber nicht Giustra, sondern die Saudis! Darum ist das Thema für den Jemen so relevant – denn natürlich exponiert sich H. Clinton im Sinn ihrer Geldgeber.

Zum selben Thema:

19.11.2015 – Washington Post (** B P)

Two Clintons. 41 Years. $ 3 billion.

A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. Their fundraising methods have created a new blueprint for politicians and their donors.

The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s charitable foundation reaches at least $3 billion, according to a Washington Post investigation.

The Post investigation found that many top Clinton patrons supported them in multiple ways, helping finance their political causes, their legal needs, their philanthropy and their personal bank accounts.

by Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Narayanswamy

Comment: A good article. Saudi Arabia giving 20 % of Hillary Clinton’s election funds are not even mentioned here. This subject is of high importance for Yemen, as Clinton of course takes a position in favor of her donors.

8.2016 – The New York Review of Books (** A K P)

The Drone Presidency

That an antiwar president has found the drone so tempting ought to be a warning sign. As Hugh Gusterson writes in Drone: Remote Control Warfare:

If targeted killing outside the law has been so attractive to a president who was a constitutional law professor, who opposed the war in Iraq from the very beginning, who ended the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program, and who announced his intention to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp on assuming office, it is unlikely that any successor to his office will easily renounce the seductions of the drone.

So what is Obama’s record? If it is to be a guide for future conduct, it is important to understand precisely what he has and has not asserted and done. And as Obama looks to the end of his tenure, the critical question is, what can and should he do now to mitigate the risks that a world armed with drones will become a place in which lethal force is a first rather than a last resort? – by David Cole

Comment: Should Obama be relieved here? The author says: “Second, Obama has not asserted the power to use lethal force “anywhere…in the world,” but only in war zones—where drones are just another weapon—and, outside war zones, only where an enemy fighter poses an imminent threat that cannot otherwise be addressed, usually because the host country is incapable of capturing the fighter.” This is bullshit. What is a “war zone”? The US only would have the right to interfere in a “war zone” if the US government what have formally declared war against the government of another state. Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, all are states the US die NOT declare war against. They just – without any legitimacy – take themselves the right to intervene wherever on this planet, as if they would be a nation of higher level. They are NOT, there is no “American exceptionalism” – including the “exceptionalism” to kill wherever they want on this planet – which any other nation should recognize. And outside of warzones, the US do not have this right neither. There is no legitimacy at all for any foreign power including the US to decide whether a “fighter” “poses an imminent threat” who has to be killed.

3.8.2016 – Alternet (* B K P)

Obama Has Relied on the Flimsiest Rationale for Launching Attacks on Countries Across the Planet

A 15-year-old piece of legislation authorizing retaliation for the September 11th attacks is now being invoked by the Obama administration to greenlight a major military campaign against the Islamic State in Libya, a country already devastated by a disastrous western intervention in 2011.

If Obama’s interpretation of presidential war-making powers seems overly broad, it is in line with the past 15 years of bombings, deployments and renditions under both the Bush and Obama administrations.

“Although President Obama campaigned for the presidency on a promise to end wars, he has authorized U.S. military interventions in seven countries in the last seven years: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and Libya,” Raed Jarrar, government relations manager for the American Friends Service Committee, told AlterNet.

It is clear that the precedents of both Bush and Obama in interpreting the 2001 AUMF will set up a Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton presidency to do far more harm.

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

11.8.2016 – Telepolis (* B P)

Journalismuskritik: Einseitige Berichterstattung zur Flüchtlingskrise

Medien haben Merkels "Wir-schaffen-das-Aussage" übernommen und Probleme lange Zeit "übersehen"

Immer wieder taucht die These auf, dass zwischen Politik und Journalismus eine ideologische Komplizenschaft besteht. Demnach synchronisierten sich erstaunlich oft die politische Berichterstattung und die Sicht von tonangebenden Politikern, weil beide Lager in etwa einer Meinung seien.

Nun legt ein Forschungsprojekt der Hamburg Media School (HMS) nahe, dass zumindest in Sachen "Flüchtlingskrise" zentrale Medien eine Berichterstattung abgeliefert haben, die stark das Narrativ von der "Willkommenskultur", wie es vonseiten der Politik eingeführt wurde, bedient haben. Der Vorwurf einer einseitigen Berichterstattung steht im Raum.

Beim Thema Flüchtlingskrise in den großen Medien werden genau jene Schwachstellen sichtbar, die viele Mediennutzer und Kritiker seit geraumer Zeit ansprechen ("Die große Meinungsvielfalt in der deutschen Presse ist Geschichte"):

Bei großen gewichtigen Themen sind Medien oft einer Meinung mit den Weichenstellern auf der politischen Ebene. Themen werden zu einseitig behandelt, die Sicht der Bevölkerung nicht genug berücksichtigt. Selbst in sachlichen bzw. "neutralen" journalistischen Darstellungsformen wie dem Bericht, finden sich implizit wertende Elemente, echte Recherche vor Ort, die versucht, "den Dingen" auf den Grund zu gehen, hat fast schon Seltenheitswert bzw. kommt erst spät zum Einsatz – von Markus Klöckner

Kommentar: Das gilt für alle kritischen Themen. Das neoliberale Sozial- und Wirtschaftssystem und die Außen- und Militärpolitik der USA und des Westens sind ein besonderes Tabuthema, bei dem die Mainstreammedien besonders regierungs- und USA-treu sind. Und das heißt dann gerade für die Jemenberichterstattung: US-Interessen untergeordnet.

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

11.8.2016 – Middle East Eye (* B K P)

Aid and airstrikes: The UAE's legacy in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has provided Yemen with more than £900 million in aid in the past 16 months, as coalition airstrikes continue to pound the war-torn country.

More than 160,000 tonnes of food and some 111,000 tonnes of medical supplies were among the supplies sent, officials said on Wednesday, as well as nearly £600 million in development funding

The United Arab Emirates, which boasts one of the region's most equipped military, is a pivotal and active member in the Saudi-led Arab coalition involved in a war with Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Comment: For the propaganda how the UAE praises itself as benefactor, see cp15.

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

12.8.2016 – National Yemen (* A K P)

Montenegro Defends Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

The Montenegrin Foreign Ministry has defended its decision to approve permits for arms sales to Saudi Arabia, repeating that the country will block future permits if evidence emerges that the weapons are being diverted to Syria, Libya or Yemen.

The ministry told BIRN that, in recent months, five permits were issued as there is no international embargo on the export of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Since August 2015, the Montenegro Defence Industry, MDI, the former state-owned arms dealer, 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 Foreign Ministry explained that through its network of “diplomatic-consular missions abroad”, it has checked the end-user certificates and decided to give consent for the exports to Saudi Arabia.

“In making the decision, the ministry has taken into account other submitted documents and considered that the export requirements were valid,” the ministry said.

11.8.2016 – Pars Today (A K P)

Iran weist Anschuldigungen aus England bezüglich Einmischung in Jemen zurück

Das iranische Außenministerium hat die Behauptungen des englischen Außenministeriums zurückgewiesen, laut denen Iran sich in der Krise Jemens einmischt.

Außenamtsprecher Bahram Ghassemi sagte gestern: Englische Verantwortliche sollten sich für das unmenschliche Verhalten und Befragungen im Unterhaus bezüglich umfassenden und unbestreitbaren Einsatzes von englischen Verbrennungswaffen gegen Zivilisten u.a. unschuldigen Frauen und Kindern im Jemen verantworten, statt haltlose Anschuldigungen in die Welt zu setzen. Die Angriffe der saudi-geführten Kriegskoalition gegen jemenitische Kinder sind eine erwiesene Tatsache; englische Verantwortliche gehören zu den zwei Hauptlieferanten von Waffen an das Kindermörder-Regime von Riad und daher sollten sie sich für ihr Tun rechtfertigen.üglich_einmischung_in_jemen_zurück

Kommentar: In nichtiranischen Medien schon früher berichtet (YPR 178, cp13a): Diese Belehrung ausgerechnet von Iran mag der britischen Regierung nicht passen, sie hat dafür aber jede Menge Steilvorlagen geliefert.

11.8.2016 – Press TV Iran (A K P)

Iran has dismissed as “false” claims by a British official that Tehran was sending weapons to Yemen, saying it is rather the UK which should be held to account as a key supplier of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Britain, as one of the two key arms suppliers to the “child-killing” Saudi regime, must answer to the world public opinion.

“Instead of making such false claims based on unsubstantiated reports, the British official had better be answerable for the inhumane behavior," he said in reference to UK Foreign Minister for the Middle East and Africa Tobias Ellwood.

Ellwood has claimed that Britain had "received reports implying that Iran has transferred arms to Yemen,” but Qasemi turned the tables on the UK government.

The spokesman said the use of UK-made weapons by Saudi Arabia against innocent Yemeni civilians is "extensive and undeniable. and

Comment: Just now in Iranian media, earlier reported by non-Iranian media, see YPR 178, cp13a.

cp13b Flüchtlinge / Refugees

12.8.2016 – International Organization for Migration (A H)

Water Supply System Improvements Aid Yemen IDPs in Conflict-Affected Areas

With clashes intensifying across Yemen in recent weeks, access to safe and usable water sources is severely impeded, and more people, including those directly affected by the conflict, find themselves unable to access basic water needs.

According to the Task Force on Population Movement’s 9th report, there are over two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) across all governorates in Yemen.

Over the past two months, IOM has completed rehabilitation at seven water sites in six districts in Al Dhale’e governorate and 17 water sites in eight districts in Lahj governorate. The rehabilitation works included the installation of new water pumps and repair of tanks and pipes.

“Fixing the water sources for nearly 90,000 IDPs and conflicted-affected Yemenis in these two governorates is a great achievement,” said Laurent De Boeck, IOM Yemen Chief of Mission. “Yet the needs of the population in the governorates and the country clearly outweigh the available supply of safe and usable water sources.”

12.8.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Infographic: Somalia: Statistical Report on Total Registered with UNHCR (31-Jul-16)

12.8.2016 – UN High Commissioner for Refugees (A H)

Map: Somalia: UNHCR presence and refugee locations (as of 27 July 2016)

cp13c Zentralbank / Central Bank

11.8.2016 – Tony Toh (A P)

#IMF rejects requests made by Hadi regime to freeze #Yemen Central Bank governor in #Sanaa [in attempt to cut off money supply to Houthis]

Comment: I did not yet see another report.

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

12.8.2016 – Gulf News (A T)

57 Al Qaida militants surrender in Yemen following amnesty offer

Militants will have to sign a pledge denouncing violence and resuming civilian life

At least 57 junior Al Qaida operatives have surrendered to local authorities in Yemen’s Hadramout province after a two-week amnesty period was offered to the militants.

The 57 militants have been brought into police custody for interrogation.

“We call on the remaining militants to follow suit. We will interrogate them to find out who recruited them in the first place,” Bin Bourek told a gathering of government officials in the city of Al Mukalla, the capital of the Hadramout province.

11.8.2016 – Fuad Rajeh (A T)

Funniest news ever: Al-Qaeda withdraws from parts of Yemen. Question: to where did they withdraw? Answer: to other parts of Yemen. So what?

3.8.2016 – Noto Wahabism (A T)

Saudi number plates belonging to #ISIS terrorists captured by #Iraq's armed forces near Shirqat. (photo)

cp15 Propaganda

12.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Asiri to Asharq Al-Awsat: Houthis’ Call for Parliament Session is Political ‘Bankruptcy’

Asiri, who is the spokesperson for the Arab Coalition fighting to restore the rule of the internationally recognized government in Yemen, told Asharq Al-Awsat in a telephone conversation that calls from rebels to hold a parliament session next Saturday is evidence of their “bankruptcy” and their continuous miserable plays.

“What they are trying to do is an attempt to delude the international community that they are keen on filling the political vacuum in Yemen,” the general said.

Comment: He does not tell why. Of course you could argue that Yemen now totally is “political bankrupt”, well, with a parliament elected in 2003 and a president whose term expired one and a half year ago.

12.8.2016 – Asharq Al-Awsat (A P)

Russians and the Syrian Regime Use Internationally Banned Bombs to Attack Aleppo

Comment: Of course, Russians and the Syrian government must be accused for that. The fact to find this article in a Saudi propaganda site is a joke. “Use Internationally Banned Bombs“: the Saudis nearly daily do exactly that in Yemen. How many cluster bombs already had been dropped at that country?

11.8.2016 – Middle East Monitor (A P)

Yemen’s foreign minister slams rebel political council

Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdul-Malik Al-Mekhlafi, has criticised the political council formed by Houthi rebels. The government official said that it is tantamount to a declaration of war.

In a press conference held on Wednesday in the Yemeni Embassy in Riyadh, Al-Mekhlafi called on members of parliament to reject all actions that legitimise the coup. “The government will make every effort to maintain the constitutional legitimacy in Yemen in the face of the coup,” he stressed.

The minister has also called on parliamentary blocs in the House of Representatives to reject the Houthis’ unilateral measures and warned that any session undertaken by the council would amount to “treason”.

11.8.2016 – Saudi Press Agency (A P)

Yemen's Premier Hails Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Efforts in Supporting Yemeni Government at Various levels 2 Riyadh

Moreover, the Yemeni Premier has extended his deep thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for what they are offering to Yemen and Yemenis of remarkable deeds and great sacrifices to save the state of Yemen from the coup militias that wreaked havoc and tyranny, and devastated the country and killed the innocent, stressing that kingdom of Saudi Arabia's great supportive positions for Yemen will be written in gold ink by history and will be remembered by generation after generation and won't be forgotten by the Yemenis. and also

Comment: Praising the Saudis is a main task of the Hadi government. Looking at what really happens, just in the last few days, shows even more how deeply absurd such a praising propaganda really is.

11.8.2016 – The National UAE (A H P)

Yemen thanks UAE for food baskets

Forty thousand people in Yemen have received food baskets from the Emirates Red Crescent.

Comment: We destroy your house, we kill your child or / and wife, we destroy your working place, we let you starve by putting a blockade on you, we present you a food basket, we want to be praised as your great benefactor.

11.8.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

Inspiring cartoon shows UAE's Yemen aid effort

WATCH: Newly released film details exactly how Dh4.3b in aid has helped regenerate Yemen

A new cartoon has been released to highlight the Dh4.3 billion given in aid by the UAE to Yemen since April last year.

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) video depicts a Yemeni child attempting to draw a picture using chalk on a building obviously destroyed by war.

The child is disappointed when rain falls and causes his picture to wash away.

But then an Emirati with an umbrella approaches, gives the boy shelter, and walks with him back into a nearby town.

To illustrate the impact of UAE aid, as the pair continue their walk, the town around them regenerates.

Comment: See comment above. This is so crazy thinking of who had caused all this destruction.

11.8.2016 – Tony Toh (A P)

Houthi's Al-Masirah YouTube account got suspended again [by Saudi spammers].

11.8.2016 – CCTV (A P)

Film: Yemen FM denounces former president's behavior as “equal to a declaration of war”

Yemen's Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi has said the behavior of Houthi forces and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is equal to a declaration of war. In July, the Houthis and Saleh unilaterally established a political committee, which took place when peace talks in Kuwait were still ongoing. They said the committee is to oversee political, economic, military and security affairs in Yemen.

Comment: That’s interesting. In his opinion, forming a political committee “equals to a declaration of war”. Bombing a country for 16 month for him seems not to do so. Somewhat crazy.

11.8.2016 – Hisham Al-Omeisy (A P)

Pro Saudi trolls saying a) #Yemen Nat'l army bombing Sana'a, not Saudi b) Houthis bombing Sana'a to frame Saudi ..!?

Comment: Of course, they bomb themselves. With air planes they don’t have. Stupid propaganda.

10.8.2016 – Gulf News (A P)

Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, received yesterday (Wednesday) Dr Esmail Ould Cheikh Ahmad, United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen.

Gargash pointed out that the UAE continues to back international efforts that support a political solution based on political referendums. He stressed the need for a political solution based on Resolution No 2216 and for clear basic security mechanisms that pave the way for a political solution.

Comment: ''Gargash pointed out that the UAE continues to back international efforts that support a political solution based on political referendums''. This must be why they keep on bombing.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

12.8.2016 – Reuters (A K)

Air strikes near Yemen's capital wound six: residents

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed rebel positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Friday for a fourth consecutive day, residents said, in renewed fighting following the breakdown of peace talks.

Air strikes hit a presidential compound and military base in Sanaa early on Friday and wounded six farmers on a road west of the capital, said the residents.

Comment: “bombed rebel positions” and “wounded six farmers”?? Stay honest, please.

12.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K)

A family of 5 were killed INC 3 children in #Saudi #UAE strike on their home n Baqim N #Saada #Yemen 4 Prvs strikes check thread and

12.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K)

Yemen woman, 2 men killed by US-backed Saudi war criminals bombing their house in Metoon of Jawf north east

12.8.2016 – Nasser Arrabyee (A K)

Yemen 5-member family all killed by US-backed Saudi war criminals bombing their house, alHumaki, Bakem Saada north

12.8.2016 – Morning at Sanaa, Tweets (A K)

Airstrike and explosion the jets still around Sana’a 9:27

series of huge explosions early morning after a non-stop noisy night in the capital #Sanaa

11.8.2016 – Dr. Karim (A K)

6 civilians (incl 1 kid,3 women) wounded in Saudi-led airstrike tht targeted Safaan bridge connecting Sanaa,Hodeidah and film:

12.8.2016 –Yemen Post (A K)

DIRTY WAR: 3 Strategic bridges linking #Yemen cities destroyed in 48 hours by Saudi airstrikes separating families.

11.8.2016 – Ahmad Alghobary (A K)

#Saudi air strike killed civilians in Haraz district #Sanaa

11–12.8.2016 – Various tweets from the night at Sanaa (A K)

The Horor in the capital has begun, continuous airstrikes in the northern part of Sanaa, what a night..

More like 12 airstrikes in 8 minutes.

#Saudi jets are bombing the hell out of #Yemen capital #Sanaa . The sky is raining bombs now

#Saudi jets have launched more than 20 air strikes over the capital #Sanaa till now

2 #Saudi airstrikes hit #Sanaa international airport, warplanes still hovering

Another Saudi airstrike on Nahdayn area in #Yemen capital Sanaa. Strange : It was a ripple of large explosions.

Still till this moment, intense Saudi warplanes continue soaring over the sky of the capital Sanaa. It is an ugly night as usual

Sanaa international airport were hit minutes ago by KSA Jets with 4 sorties. Huge explosions are being heard loudly till this minute

After Houthi advance into #Saudi Najran, Sana'a already bracing for frenzied airstrikes. 13 in last hour, this one makes it 14.

Hasn't been this intense for months; hearing sirens of ambulances now

Wow..v.huge explosion ,Saudi airstrike on Sanaa #Yemen. 1.30am 12Aug,2016. I guess south Sanaa Nahdin hills!

God.. two more airstrikes..House actually danced.. Aircrafts still hovering!

Annnd an ever bigger bomb now that knocked windows open. More fighter jets joining Sana'a party.

Bloody hell! My house just jumped into the air. Calm down damn it and watch where you're dropping bomb. Scumbag $#%×!! pilot.

Saudi jets circling like hungry vultures & I'm in ad hoc bomb shelter (aka basement) sitting like..

According to unconfirmed reports, airstrikes taking place in northern parts of #Sanaa including the airport

and so on and so on…. More in timeline of

11.8.2016 – Yemen Today TV (A K)

Saudi aggression bombards cooling fruit truck in entrance to the city of Saada.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi warplanes launch 16 raids on Jizan, Sa'ada

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression intensifies raids on Sa'ada

Three people were injured on Thursday in a Saudi raid targeted a farm in Ain area in Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The raid caused huge damage to the farm, the official said. The Saudi warplanes also waged four air raids on a plant nursery of the Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry's office in al-Maqash area in Sehar district.
The Saudi warplanes targeted al-Heelah with an air raid, al-Thawra police station with two air raids in Sa'ada city and an air raid on AL Baqoor in Sehar district.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Aggression launches violent airstrikes on Capital

The bombing on caused severe damage to the houses, shops, public and private properties in the targeted areas, however, no human casualties were reported.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets destroy school in Sehar

The Saudi warplanes destroyed on Thursday a school in Wadi Saber area in Sehar district of Sa'ada province, a security official said.
The warplanes targeted the school with two air raids causing complete destruction of the school, the official added.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi raids kill four in Bani Hushaish

Four people were killed on Thursday in Saudi raids on Bani Hushaish district of Sana'a province, a local official said.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi aggression pounds Shada'a of Sa'ada

The bombing targeted citizens' agricultural farms causing huge damage to the neighboring houses in the area.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi jets wage raids on Amran

The Saudi fighter jets launched on Thursday air raids on Amran province.
The Saudi fighter jets targeted al-Amaliqa military brigade and destroyed Barkan bridge in Harf Sufyan district, a local official said.
The raids cut off the roads between Sana'a, Amran and Sana'a provinces.
The official said the Saudi fighter jets also launched many raids on al-Madraj area in al-Asha district, leaving huge damage to public and private properties in the area

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Saudi war jets wage three raids on Bani Matar

11.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

At least 4 ppl have been killed in an attack by KSA jets on Zaid Mountain of Bani Heshish district of Sanaa.

11.8.2016 – Fatik Al-Rodaini (A K)

Pix of a resident's house in Nuqum area of Sanaa after being destroyed by KSA regime last night

11.8.2016 – Various tweets (A K)

DEATH TOLLS: 300 Saudi airstrikes over 48 hours, 52 civilians killed, 105 injured & hospitals full..

#Saudi air strike targeted Alaisha district in Amran city #Yemen it is going to be a long series of bombings.

3 airstrikes targeted Malahydh in Dhaher district of #Saada

When #Saudi jets were roaring around the capital #Sanaa today , many students were scared to daeath #Yemen (photo)

last night's #Saudi bombings of #Yemen's capital were futile as before & targeted poor soldiers who haven't received salaries for 6 months

reportedly 1 of the raids targeted house of local #Shiite #Houthi leader but he's not home.

Scores of heavy #Saudi airstrikes all night long in #Sanaa, targeting civilians, this one on the airport! (film)

09:12 Sanaa time, 2 massive air strikes by #Saudi-led coalition in nearby site in #Sanaa rattled the office badly Good morning!

Saudi fighter jets are still hovering on #Sanaa.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

11.8.2016 – International News Safety Institute (A K)

Seventh journalist killed in Yemen this year

Correspondent Mubarak al-Abadi, working for Suhail TV, was killed by the al Houthi group on 5 August while covering clashes in Al-Jawf province, Yemen.

Abadi was also the head of Al Nabaa Media in Al-Jawf province. He was the main source for news and images from the area. The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS), an IFJ affiliate, said that Abadi was well known for his journalistic work and his dedication.

The IFJ, which represents 600,000 journalists worldwide, joined the YJS in mourning the death of the journalist, the seventh killed in the country in 2016.

11.8.2016 – Saba Net (A K PH)

Army kills 4 Saudi soldiers, destroys 2 military vehicles

11.8.2016 – Tony Toh (A K PH)

Army & Houthis restarts military operation in #Dhale by shelling Sadrayn Camp under southern separatist control

Clashes ongoing at villages of Al-Sabar, Al-Hud and Al-Sharaf, located in As-Silw district of south #Taiz

Hadi forces retakes Al-Sabar village in As-Silw district (S #Taiz) a day after Houthis take control of it

Reports claiming Army/Houthis taking full control of As-Silw (S #Taiz) are exaggerated, but they are gaining ground at the whole district

11.8.2016 – Hussain Albukhaiti (A K PH)

#Houthi responded2latest strikes on civilians By seizing all #Saudi bases W #Najran

11.8.2016 – Arab News (A K PS)

Woman killed, several injured after missile attack from Yemen

An elderly woman was killed on Thursday and another 11 civilians injured after a missile attack from Yemen hit Najran in Saudi Arabia.
Civil Defence spokesperson Major Yahya Al-Qahtani said the incident took place at around 9:30am in the town of Samtah in Najran province.
The incident was the second in 24-hours where a missile attacked caused a fatality in the same town.

10.8.2016 – Fars News (A K PH)

Yemen Strikes Saudi Coalition with More Ballistic Missiles

The Yemeni army and popular forces destroyed the Saudi military positions in the Southern part of the kingdom with a Qaher-I ballistic missile, killing tens of Saudi army men.

The Qaher-I missile hit Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushait military base in the Southern province of Najran, destroying their military hardware and equipment.

Early reports indicate large casualties on the Saudi forces in the missile attack. The Saudi army and its coalition members have lost, at least, over a hundred troops each time they have come under a ballistic missile attack by Yemen.

The Saudi-led forces' armored vehicles were destroyed during the Yemeni missile attack.

12.8.2016 – Dubai Eye (A K PS)

Saudi national killed in Yemen

ne Saudi national was killed and seven injured by a projectile fired in Yemeni territory on Wednesday.

The official spokesman of the Directorate of Civil Defence in Jazan, Major Yahya Abdullah Al-Qahtani, said the civil defence teams received a report about the falling of the military projectile at 1.59pm, according to the national news agency WAM.

The injured, which included two children and two girls, received medical first aid and were taken to a hospital.

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12.8.2016 – National Yemen (B H K)

In war-torn Yemen, business booms for Seiyoun

Many injured fighters from the northern Jawf and Marib provinces have come to seek treatment at hospitals in Seiyoun.

11.8.2016 – Reuters (* A E)

Yemen resumes oil output, exports from Masila fields - agency

Yemen has resumed production and exports from its Masila oilfields for the first time since a civil war began more than 16 months ago, state news agency reported on Thursday.

The agency, which is run by the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, quoted oil minister Saif al-Sharif as saying Yemen also hoped to resume production from the Shabwa and Marib oilfields.

Sharif said Yemen hoped to resume exporting oil and natural gas from Ras Isa port, on the Red Sea, and Balahaf on the Gulf of Aden, but gave no details on timing or quantity.

An oil ministry official said last month that Yemen had sold 3 million barrels of crude to commodities trader Glencore , drawing criticism from the main refinery struggling to provide fuel for local power stations – by Abeer Abu Omar

Comment: This is crazy. The country is in a great need of fuel even for the most basic needs – and exports it.

11.8.2016 – The Sun

Socotra island in Yemen inhabits plants up to 20 MILLION years old and resembles something from a sci-fi film

The remote location in the Indian Ocean is home to around 800 rare species of plant life, many of which don't appear anywhere else in the world (photos)

11.8.2016 – Mail Online

Pictured: The incredible village in Yemen perched on a gigantic boulder that looks like a fortress from a fantasy film

Haid Al-Jazil in Yemen sits on top of a huge rock with vertical sides - flanked by Grand Canyon geology

The environment is one of the harshest in the world – Yemen doesn’t have any permanent rivers

The houses in Haid Al-Jazil have been built using mud brick, which are susceptible to being washed away

Comment: Amazing and beautiful.

Vorige / Previous:

Neue Artikel zum Nachlesen 1-181: / Yemen Press Reader 1-181:

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

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