Those of us who supported Barack Obama in 2008 in the hope that he was a man of peace must face the painful reality - we were dead wrong. Nowhere is our folly better illustrated than in the ongoing human rights catastrophe now unfolding in Yemen with critical U.S. assistance.
The Saudi decision to start the new year with mass executions bore the hallmarks of a calculated move.
True, more than 80 percent of Saudi women showed up at the polls on Dec. 12. But anyone assuming the kingdom is at long last liberating its women is deceived.
Time is a luxury that Saudi Arabia can no longer take for granted. It faces an economic time bomb, which, if not defused, will have severe and possibly irreversible effects both nationally and internationally.
The United Nations top official on human rights recently told the U.N. Security Council that the U.S.-supported, Saudi Arabian-led coalition of Sunni nations fighting Shi'ite Houthi rebels in Yemen bore a disproportionate responsibility for attacks on civilians.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.
After almost a year of civil war, the conflicting forces in Yemen sat down on December 15 in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the prospect of finding a political solution to the conflict that has been raging since March 2015.
Born and raised in Yemen, Thana Faroq was granted a scholarship at the age of 16 to finish high school in Canada, where she completed the IB Diploma Programme.
On opposite sides of the Red Sea, Yemen spirals deeper into civil war and chaos, while Eritrea accepts foreign cash and commodities for its support in...
The ceasefire and talks signaled hope that violence in a country ravaged by civil war would de-escalate, and that the country's population of more than 24 million people could start thinking about piecing their lives back together.
The ongoing conflict has sparked a catastrophic humanitarian crisis and the country is at risk of slipping into famine, according to a recent UN report. The coming peace talks could be a real opportunity to have an end to this disastrous conflict.
As the WHO is working to strengthen its capacity to monitor and report on attacks against hospitals, Watchlist encourages close coordination with UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict to prevent duplication and complement monitoring efforts through the UN-led MRM.
For many, Yemen war is a forgotten one. Nonetheless, aspects of Yemen war are meant not to be forgotten for Yemeni graffiti artist, 28, Murad Subay who believes walls shall represent accounts of warfare.
Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates. They have been contracted by private US companies and in some cases directly by the government of the Arab country, which, thanks to vast oil reserves, has the second largest economy of the region.
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.