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Yemen Violence

Yemeni Forces, Allies Reportedly Kill Over 800 Al Qaeda Militants During Latest Offensive

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

DUBAI (Reuters) - More than 800 al Qaeda militants were killed in an offensive by Yemeni government forces and its Arab allies in the group's main str...

Saudi's Exploding Christmas Gifts From Hillary Clinton

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

On Christmas Eve in 2011, Hillary Clinton and her closest aides celebrated a $29.4 billion sale of over 80 F-15 fighter jets, manufactured by U.S.-based Boeing Corporation, to Saudi Arabia. In a chain of enthusiastic emails, an aide exclaimed that it was "not a bad Christmas present."

A Message To My Child, In Memory Of The Revolution In Yemen

Raghda Gamal | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Raghda Gamal

I wanted the Yemen that you live in, to be different from the one I lived in. I wanted your education to be a different education and your life to be a different life. I wanted a position in life for you as a woman, better than it is at the moment.

Why Are We Waging War on the People of Yemen?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

War has resulted in nearly six thousand deaths and massive destruction of Yemen's infrastructure. A land, aerial and naval blockade that prevents the import of food, fuel, and medicines has dramatically amplified the devastation.

Don't Hold Back Your Tears for Yemen

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

It was only when Syrian refugees started reaching European shores that the international community began again to look seriously for a solution. I wonder what disaster will it take for the world to seek an end to the region's forgotten conflict: the civil war currently raging in Yemen.

The Failure Of Saudi Intervention In Yemen

Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Military operations resulted in an economic recession and deepened local infighting. Saudi Arabia has also lost soldiers in battle and faces increased retaliatory attacks. To avoid further bloodshed, it would be wise for Saudi Arabia to consider using diplomacy rather than facing the Houthis head-on.

Yemenis Continue To Wed, But War Forces Them To Let Go Of Many Rituals

HuffPost Arabi | Zakaria Al Kamali | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

SANA'A, Yemen -- War has brought heartache to many Yemeni families since its outbreak last March. The death toll continues to rise -- the latest figur...

Fighting Rages In Yemen As All Sides Ignore UN Truce

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashaf SANAA/ADEN, July 11 (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes and heavy shelling between warring factions shook ...

ISIS Claims Deadly Car Bomb In Yemeni Capital

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2016 | World

SANAA, June 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State group said it was behind a car bomb that exploded in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday near the Qiba al-Mah...

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Car Bombs In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Lara Sukhtian SANAA/GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headqua...

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

As A Yemeni Woman, I'm Tired Of Being Told 'No'

Maha Assabalani | Posted 06.04.2016 | Women
Maha Assabalani

As a typical Yemeni woman, my life revolved around the word "no." My story is no different than the millions of girls, not only in my country but in my region, who have to fight for every single inch. But the things that once seemed like the whole world to me suddenly seem small now.

Houthi Rebels Accept Saudi-Proposed Ceasefire In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashaf CAIRO/ADEN, May 10 (Reuters) - Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen accepted on Sunday a...

At Least 40 Yemenis Killed Trying To Flee Fighting In Aden

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2016 | World

ADEN, May 6 (Reuters) - At least 80 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in the Yemeni port of Aden as fighting rages between Houthi fight...

Yemen: Backing Saudis = Unleashing Al Qaeda

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

Yemen is the latest mishap where the American assisted Saudi bombardment of the Houthis (along with killing 1,000 civilians) has skidded to a sudden stop just short of the abyss. Washington policy is now stranded in no-man's-land with no way forward or back -- yet having already incurred major damage.

Fighting Gets Worse In Yemen Despite Saudi Pledge To Halt Campaign

Reuters | Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

ADEN/CAIRO, April 26 (Reuters) - Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Sau...

Saudis Bomb Yemen Despite Declaring End To Air Campaign

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari Mohammed Mukhashef CAIRO/ADEN, April 22 (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announce...

UN Chief Calls For Ceasefire As Yemen Crisis Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

(Adds more comments from Ban, background) By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-Gener...

Half Of Yemen's Population Is Going Hungry As Violence Worsens

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening violence in Yemen has made almost half the country's popula...

Saudi Arabia Dismisses Iran Calls For Yemen Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

(Refiles fixing byline) By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Angus McDowall ADEN/RIYADH, April 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia dismisse...

First Medical Aid Flights Land In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 10 (Reuters) - The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in the capital Sanaa on Fri...

Charlotte Alfred

For Most People, There's No Way Out Of Yemen's Conflict | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

Trying to get out of Yemen’s conflict alive presents some stark choices. Airports are closed. Many roads are impassible. There is the ocean, but...

12 Powerful Photos That Show The Utter Devastation In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the government of President Hadi in Yemen continued unabated on Monday, while fighter jets from a c...

Fighting In Yemen Continues As Gun Battles And Heavy Shelling Hit Aden

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

By Mohammad Mukhashaf ADEN, April 5 (Reuters) - Houthi fighters and allied army units clashed with local militias in the southern Yeme...

Gulf Alliances: Regional States Hedge Their Bets

James Dorsey | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces from gaining power, symbolizes the Gulf's new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement, rather than replace, the regional US security umbrella.