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  • Prospect of peace

    Prospect of peace

    Tehran now has a foothold on the Arabian Peninsula and while the Houthis don’t follow Iran blindly, their military leadership has established a close relationship with Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The world has the ill-conceived intervention in Yemen by the Saudis to thank for this.

    April 11, 2022
  • Seven-year jinx

    Seven-year jinx

    The impact on the Yemeni population caught between the Saudi forces and Houthi rebels has been devastating. Ordinary Yemenis have no place of refuge in the region to flee to from the incessant violence. Experts peg the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen at close to four million.

    April 1, 2022
  • 21 Houthi rebels killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

    21 Houthi rebels killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

    The Yemeni army backed by the Saudi-led coalition has advanced this month to several new strategic areas in the north and south of the province

    July 25, 2021
  • 2 killed in Houthi missile attack on Yemen

    2 killed in Houthi missile attack on Yemen

    The Houthi group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

    January 23, 2020
  • Drone attack on Saudi oil facility sets oil prices surging

    Drone attack on Saudi oil facility sets oil prices surging

    The attack by Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, effectively shut down six percent of the global oil supply.

    September 16, 2019
  • Khashoggi and oil diplomacy

    Khashoggi and oil diplomacy

    The murder of the Saudi dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, can be seen in the context of the Wahhabi kingdom being a metaphor for the corrupting influence of oil on America’s national security policy.

    November 23, 2018
  • Misery of Yemen

    Misery of Yemen

    The visual of a woman in Yemen holding a malnourished child is horrific testament to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, recalling the photographs of starving Biafra that once went viral. An estimated 1.8 million people are feared to be severely malnourished ~ a direct consequence of the war seemingly without end. Half of …

    November 15, 2018
  • War within Yemen

    War within Yemen

    The ferment in Yemen, that has been festering for close to four years, has deepened rather acutely with the siege of the presidential palace in Aden ~ the seat of the country’s internationally recognised government ~ by the pro-secession Southern Transitional Council (STC). It is a measure of the renewed crisis that the Prime Minister …

    February 6, 2018
  • 46 People killed in Arab coalition bombings in Yemen

    46 People killed in Arab coalition bombings in Yemen

    At least 46 people, including 11 civilians, were killed in the last 24 hours in bombings allegedly by the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, in western Yemen, medics said on Thursday. Coalition aircraft attacked several positions by Houthi rebels in the province of al-Hudaydah, killing 35 combatants and wounding dozens, Efe news agency reported. …

    January 5, 2018
  • 21 killed in air strike on hotel in Yemen

    21 killed in air strike on hotel in Yemen

    At least 21 people were killed and another seven wounded on Wednesday in an air strike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition on a hotel in northern Yemen’s Sa’dah province controlled by the Houthi rebels. The attack destroyed the hotel located near a market in Suhar region, Efe news reported. All the victims were men but …

    November 1, 2017
  • 7 killed in airstrike in Yemen

    7 killed in airstrike in Yemen

    At least seven persons, five civilians and two Houthi rebels, were killed in an airstrike allegedly carried out by the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition against a checkpoint near the Yemeni capital, witnesses said on Wednesday. An old man living in a house about 50 meters from a checkpoint targeted in the attack said that the …

    August 30, 2017
  • Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

    Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

    A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017. "In 2017, 201 children have been killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls," UNICEF resident representative in Yemen Meritxell Relano said in her twitter …

    August 8, 2017
  • Houthi rebels attack Saudi warship in Red Sea

    Houthi rebels attack Saudi warship in Red Sea

    Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi warship in the Red Sea, killing two sailors and injuring three others, a US official told Fox News. The warship, Al Madinah, was conducting routine operations on Monday when the attack occurred. However, it was unknown if the ship was hit by a missile or by suicide attack after being …

    January 31, 2017