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Terrorists are Tightening Their Grip on Yemen
A recent investigation by theAssociated Press revealed that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) may have been bought off by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the Yemeni forces they back. The investigation cites instances of deals having been made between AQAP, the UAE, and their proxy
Elizabeth Warren Demands in Letter That U.S. Military Explain Its Role in Yemen Bombings
Warren sent a letter on Tuesday to Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command and top commander for U.S. forces in the Middle East, requesting that he clarify past congressional testimony about the U.S. role in the Yemen war.Warren’s letterreferenced anarticle by The Interceptabout an airstrike
The Hour When Children Die—What Is Going On in Yemen? | The Smirking Chimp
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U.S. lawmakers demand answers after scores of children killed in Yemen airstrike
Democratic U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers from the Trump administration after scores of children were killed in an airstrike on a school bus in Yemen last week. Yemeni health officials said at least 51 people were killed - 40 of them children - when the Saudi-led coalition against Iran-backed
Can the US track how its weapons are used in Yemen? Elizabeth Warren wants to know.
WASHINGTON — After scores of children were killed in a Saudi-backed air strike in Yemen last week, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is challenging the top U.S. commander for the Mideast to say whether the U.S. military can track the purpose, mission and results ofairstrikes in Yemen it supports.
Yemen’s Houthi calls US, Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘terrorist breeders, war merchants’
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA):The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee on Thursday condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s continued massacre of civilians in the Arabian Peninsula country and denounced the US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as “terrorist breeders and war mercha
Yemen Fires Ballistic Missile at Saudi Forces in Najran - Tasnim News Agency
In another development on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces managed to foil an attack by Saudi-backed mercenaries in Jizan, killing and injuring a number of them.
Yemen war: A devastating toll for children
Aid agencies are scrambling to prevent two humanitarian crises in the middle of the war in Yemen.One and a half million kids are suffering from malnutrition.Health workers fear it could worsen a cholera outbreak.Al Jazeera's Mohammad Adow reports from Djibouti.
Yemen army establishes foothold in Houthi stronghold
Brigadier-General Yasser al-Harthi, commander of the armyâ€™s 102nd Brigade, said that â€œdozensâ€ of Houthi fighters had been killed or captured in the fighting.
After dozens of children die, Trump administration faces mounting pressure over Yemen war
© Hani Mohammed/APYemenis attend the funeral Monday for dozens of victims, including many children, of last week’s Saudi-led airstrike in Saada.Lawmakers increased pressure on the Trump administration over the war in Yemen this week after an airstrike killed dozens of children, urging officials to e
5 coalition military vehicles destroyed in western coast | Yemen Press Agency
WESTERN COAST, Aug. 16 (YPA) – The Yemeni army and popular committees on Thursday managed to destroy five military vehicles belonging to the coalition-backed militias in Yemen’s Western coast, a military official told Yemen Press Agency.
The U.S. Is Aiding and Abetting Saudi Atrocities in Yemen
There have beendozens of Saudi coalition airstrikes on civilian vehiclesin Yemen this year, and coalition investigations almost never fault coalition forces:The bombing of a bus full of schoolchildren last week was just one of more than 50 airstrikes against civilian vehicles by the Saudi-led coalit
UNCHR assists 2,000 Somalis in voluntary return from Yemen
The most recent trip took place August 6, with 116 refugees sailing from the port of Aden, in Yemen, to the port of Berbera, in Somalia. The program is administered by UNHCR in cooperation with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the authorities of Yemen and Somalia.
As War Rages, Yemen’s Fathers and Sons Face an Uncertain Future
Usually Yahya brings his son, tutoring him in this very windowsill, paying particular attention to his English lessons. Back when Yemen still had tourists, visitors looked fondly at the father-son pair reading quietly together from illustrated language books. Now there are no foreign tourists and fe
Diplomatic sources: Deadly illness threatens Hadi's life | Yemen Press Agency
SANAA, Aug.16 (YPA) – Doctors in Egypt carried out medical checkup for the exiled Hadi during his recent visit to Cairo and confirmed that he is suffering from a serious illness and he is living in his last days, diplomatic sources quoted Egyptian doctors as saying.
US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaida out
The investigation also found that members of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, were being integrated into the ranks of UAE-backed forces, which are currently in control of most of southern Yemen.
Keith Vaz MP: Last week's horrific attack must refocus us on ending Yemen's forgotten war
Nearly three years on to the day of those pictures emerging, will this week’s horrific images of dozens of dead and injured children spur a shift in our approach to the conflict in Yemen? If there is any substance to the Government’s rhetoric of a ‘Global Britain’ that champions its values in forei
After Saudi Air Strike Kills 44 Children, Members of Congress Finally Start to Worry About Our Role in Yemen
Photo: APThe current civil war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia is one of the worst humanitarian crises on Earth. Air strikes by Saudi Arabia, helped along byU.S. intelligence, weapons, and troops, have killedmore than 5,000 civilianssince the war began in 2015, and
Trump Administration Faces Mounting Pressure on Yemen Policy
Washington — Lawmakers increased pressure on the Trump administration over the war in Yemen this week after an airstrike killed dozens of children, urging officials to explain and possibly adjust U.S. support for nations waging war against rebels there. Democratic members of the House and Senate hav
Setting Limits on the Saudi Air Campaign in Yemen
Soonafter the Gulf coalition began its strategic air campaign inYemenin2015, aWashington Institutepaper warned that such strikes would become a liability forSaudi Arabiaand its partners. Three years later, theSaudi militaryhas not remedied this fundamental flaw, labeling the most recent incident—the