What we know so far about the situation in Yemen

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a “new page” in relations with the coalition fighting in Yemen. The call came as his supporters managed to control the majority of Sanaa. So far, here are the recent developments: Sunday: - Al-Houthi militias stormed the house of Mohammed Abdullah al-Qusi, the interior minister of the unrecognized coup government, a leader of the General People's Congress party in Mina al-Asbahi, south of the capital, ...

Coalition: Targeting of market in Saada as per international norms of engagement

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The coalition for the support of legitimacy in Yemen has stated that the targeting of a location adjacent to Alaf market in the directorate of Sohar, Saada province, is a legitimate military target, because of the presence of missile experts. This was in response to the allegation that the Coalition targeted Allaf market. The spokesman for the forces of the Coalition for the support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that the coalition’s joint command has completed all ...

When will the Yemeni war end?

Friday, 27 October 2017

Many have been asking, either for good reasons or due to ill intentions, when the war in Yemen will end, particularly ever since the Decisive Storm Operation has been launched in mid-2015 to protect Yemen from the Khomeini invasion via the local Houthi agent. Will Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular bear the cost of the expensive war on the political, media and economic levels? Will they tolerate the human cost of war? Hasn’t the war been on for long? Is there light at the end of the ...

Mashari Althaydi

VIDEO: Houthi militias using civilian prisoners in Hudaydah as human shields

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Reports suggest Houthi militias have been using civilian prisoners in the port city of al-Hudaydah as human shields and transferring them from one location to another to face the line of fire.A report by the National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms (HOOD) entitled 'Human Shields in Hodeidah' said that "329 prisoners, both persons imprisoned in connection with criminal offences and persons forcibly disappeared and used as human shield for opposing the Saleh-Houthi militias ...

How one Yemeni artist-fighter never gave up his pencil while defending Taiz

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Yemeni artist and painter, Mushtaq al-Ammari, held onto his pencil until the bitter end. Despite never giving up on his pencil, Ammari was forced to take up a weapon to defend his land against Houthi militias who attacked and besieged his city of Taiz in central Yemen. Since the war began, he made sure to draw as many faces of Taiz’s victims and depict the sadness of the city. Unfortunately, he was killed by a Houthi sniper on Saturday.Ammari, who came to be known as the resistant artist, ...

Yemeni civilians struggle through ‘invisible crisis’ during Ramadan

Sunday, 26 June 2016

High food prices, little electricity, a humanitarian crisis and near-constant bombings from a 15-month-long conflict are causing misery

Saudi committed to political solution in Yemen

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Saudi-led coalition welcomed a 'calm' to heavy clashes on the border which it said could lead to a political solution

Is de-escalation of Saudi-Iranian tensions possible?

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The accusations, threats and general tone in many of the reactions from officials and public figures in the region to the awful stampede in Mecca on Sept. 24 were politics at its worse. Dismay and calls for accountability were inevitable following one of the worst accidents in the history of the hajj, with over 700 people killed, but the moment deserved far more soberness. The way that Saudi-Iranian tensions were brought to the fore over the incident gave the dangerous idea there are no ...

Manuel Almeida

Yemen war leaves 16 million without clean water

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Weeks of air strikes and ground fighting have damaged and disrupted large parts of the water network

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