Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

Sources: Saudi regime, allies threatened to cut off UN for noticing Yemen war crimes

June 8, 2016
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Reuters    

"Muslim allies of Saudi Arabia piled pressure on U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon over the blacklisting of a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen, with Riyadh threatening to cut Palestinian aid and funds to other U.N. programs, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. The United Nations announced on Monday it had removed the coalition from a child rights blacklist -- released last week -- pending a joint review by the world body and the coalition of cases of child deaths and injuries during the war in Yemen. That removal prompted angry reactions from human rights groups, which accused Ban of caving in to pressure from powerful countries. ... The source said there was also a threat of 'clerics in Riyadh meeting to issue a fatwa against the U.N., declaring it anti-Muslim, which would mean no contacts of OIC members, no relations, contributions, support, to any U.N. projects, programs.'" (06/07/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-saudi-un-idINKCN0YT2VL  

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The latest attempt to whitewash the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen

June 7, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Last week, the U.N. added the Saudi-led coalition to a blacklist that includes states and groups (including the Houthis) that violate the rights of children in conflicts around the world. The listing of the coalition was based on the fact that it has been responsible for more than half of child deaths and injuries in the conflict since last March. ... The Saudis and their allies are eager to keep their war in Yemen from receiving too much public scrutiny and criticism. Now they have used their influence at the U.N. to get the organization to start an absurd 'joint review' of the charges in the report. This is the same as having the suspect of a crime involved in investigating himself. As appalling as that is, the Saudis' gambit may have backfired on them in this case. The sudden reversal by the U.N. reeks so strongly of blatant political interference on behalf of the coalition that it has drawn that much more attention to the report's findings." (06/07/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-latest-attempt-to-whitewash-the-saudi-led-coalitions-crimes-in-yemen/  

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Yemen: Islamic state bomber kills Saudi quisling regime army recruits in Aden

May 23, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden. In the first, a suicide bomber targeted young men queuing to enlist at the home of a senior army commander. Shortly afterwards there was a second blast at a nearby army base. Aden is serving as the temporary home of [a puppet regime set up by Saudi invaders] while it seeks to regain control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Houthi rebel [sic] movement." (05/23/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36357133  

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Yemen: Saudi coalition used US bombs in obliterating market

April 7, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"A Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen used U.S.-supplied bombs in an airstrike last month on a market that killed at least 119 people, a human rights group said Thursday, further highlighting American involvement in the conflict. The March 15 bombing targeting the northwestern town of Mastaba marked the second-deadliest airstrike of the year-long Saudi-helmed campaign -- and the results were horrific." (04/07/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-saudi-coalition-us-bomb-yemen-market-strike-38213615  

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Arabian Sea: US-flagged pirates seize thousands of Iranian weapons, including grenade launchers

April 5, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons, AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers that likely were headed to Yemen, the Pentagon announced Monday. The seizure, which unfolded in the Arabian Sea on March 28, was the third of its kind in recent weeks, military officials say. Iran has been supporting Houthi rebels [sic] in Yemen in their proxy war against a Saudi-led coalition [of invaders] backed by the United States. Like Iran, the Houthis are a Shia-led group." (04/04/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/04/us-seizes-thousands-iranian-weapons-including-grenade-launchers-in-arabian-sea.html  

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Secret mission brings Yemen’s Jews to Israel

March 21, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Nineteen Jews from war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a covert operation, completing, according to Israeli immigration officials, the repatriation of the 2,000-year-old Yemenite Jewish community. Some 50,000 Yemenite Jews have immigrated to Israel since 1949. Only 50 remain in Yemen, by choice. Among the new arrivals Monday was a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll. Most Yemenite Jews moved to Israel after it became a state in 1948 because of increasing Arab antagonism over the establishment of the Jewish nation. Things took a turn for the worse for the remaining Yemenite Jews after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took control of the capital city, Sanaa, in 2014." (03/21/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-yemenite-jews-jewish-complex-covert-operation-disapora/  

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Yemen: Invaders claim UAE plane crashed due to technical fault, pilots killed

March 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Two pilots died when a United Arab Emirates Mirage plane crashed in Yemen on Monday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led alliance, the coalition said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. Local Yemeni officials said the plane was flying low when it crashed into a mountain after it conducted bombing raids in Buraiqa district in northwestern Aden where Islamist militants are based." (03/14/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-emirates-pilots-idINKCN0WG12V  

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The war on Yemen has nothing to do with self-defense

February 17, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"If there's one thing that should be very clear by now, it is that Saudi-led intervention in Yemen and the execution of non-violent Shia dissidents have nothing to do with self-defense. The Saudis execute domestic critics because theirs is an oppressive and sectarian regime. The Saudis and their allies chose to take a side in Yemen's civil war, and in so doing they ensured that the war would be far more destructive. They did this because they wanted to have a dependent government in Yemen aligned with them." (02/16/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-has-nothing-to-do-with-self-defense/  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber targets quisling regime’s police chief, kills seven

January 18, 2016
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Arab News [Saudi Arabia -- de facto state media]    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the police chief's house in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, killing seven civilians and security forces in a failed assassination attempt after militants killed two other security officials elsewhere in the country. Police Chief Shallal Al-Shayei survived a similar assassination attempt last month, as did the governor of the province, which forces loyal to the [quisling regime set up by Saudi invaders] pried away from Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] last year." (01/18/16)

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/866481  

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Yemen: Doctors Without Borders hospital hit, killing four

January 11, 2016
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Time    

"The aid group Doctors Without Borders says a projectile from an unknown source has hit a hospital it supports in Yemen's northern Saada province, killing four and injuring 10. The group, known as MSF, says in a statement that the Sunday attack in the Razeh district led to 'the collapse of several buildings of the medical facility.' Of those injured at the Shiara Hospital, three are MSF staff, and two are in critical condition, it said. All staff and patients have been moved to another hospital also supported by MSF." (01/10/16)

http://time.com/4174491/msf-doctors-without-borders-yemen/  

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US should stop supporting likely Saudi war crimes

January 3, 2016
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Ivan Eland Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  

"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 [sic] in Yemen bore a disproportionate responsibility for attacks on civilians. Since the civil war in Yemen began in March 2015, more than 2,700 civilians have been killed and dozens of hospitals and schools have been attacked, leading the United Nations to warn of violations of international law." (12/31/15)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8635  

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Saudi air defense intercepts rockets fired from Yemen

December 22, 2015
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"The Saudi-led [invasion force] fighting rebels [sic] in Yemen said Saudi air defense units intercepted multiple missiles fired from inside Yemen toward the kingdom's southwest border city of Jizan on Monday. A statement by the coalition said the rockets did not cause injuries or material damage and that the Saudi Air Force reacted immediately and destroyed the launching pad inside Yemen." (12/21/15)

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/1004594/Saudi-air-defense-intercepts-rockets-fired-from-Yemen.html?isap=1&nav=5024  

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UN envoy says Yemen’s warring sides agree to peace talks

December 8, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Yemen's warring parties have agreed to hold peace talks in Switzerland next week, the U.N. special envoy said Monday. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told reporters in Geneva that the talks between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels would begin Dec. 15 in a venue to be determined. He pointed to 'a number of good signs' that a cease-fire, which is to begin the same day, will be respected." (12/07/15)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/envoy-yemens-warring-sides-agree-peace-talks-35619747  

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Yemen: Houthis retake positions in south

November 9, 2015
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Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Yemen's Houthi rebels [sic] have regained several positions lost in recent months across the country's south, in a fresh push toward the Gulf-backed [Saudi invaders' puppet] government's temporary headquarters in port city Aden, military sources said Sunday. In Lahej province, which borders Aden, rebels [sic] are now positioned on a hill overlooking the Al-Anad airbase, according to the sources. The strategic base currently houses Sudanese forces from an Arab coalition that has been battling rebels [sic] across Yemen since March." [editor's note: The usual reminder -- the Houthis aren't "rebels," they are the indigenous forces fighting a US-backed Saudi invasion force which keeps the country's exiled former ruler around as an alleged "legitimate government" - TLK] (11/09/15)

https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Nov-09/322203-houthi-rebels-retake-positions-in-south-yemen.ashx  

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Reaping the fruits of the war on terror in Yemen

November 3, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Michael Horton  

"Yemen was an early victim of the US led war on terror. The first targeted assassination by a US drone occurred there in November 2002. Yemen's mountains and deserts were where the US developed and tested its flawed drone-centric counter-terrorism strategy. A combination of indifference, faulty intelligence, and incompetence has led to the deaths of hundreds of Yemeni civilians. As tragic as these deaths are, they pale in comparison with the death and destruction unleashed by the current war in Yemen, a war that US foreign and counter-terrorism policies are partially responsible for." (11/03/15)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/03/reaping-the-fruits-of-the-war-on-terror-in-yemen/  

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Yemen: Saudi war criminals imitate American mentors, bomb MSF hospital

October 28, 2015
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday denounced strikes that he said were conducted by Saudi-led warplanes on a hospital in Yemen operated by international charity Doctors Without Borders. ... The hospital in the rebel [sic] stronghold of Saada was hit repeatedly, said the medical aid group, which posted pictures on its Twitter account showing a collapsed roof and rubble. The building 'was hit by several air strikes' on Monday night 'with patients & staff inside the facility,' the Paris-based MSF tweeted." (10/27/15)

http://news.yahoo.com/yemen-msf-says-hospital-hit-air-raid-no-142636127.html  

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Saudi Arabia: At least one dead in attack on mosque

October 26, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least one person has been killed and a dozen others injured in a bomb attack in Saudi Arabia, state television says. The bomb exploded at a mosque in the southern city of Najran, near the border with Yemen. Unconfirmed reports said it was a suicide attack and suggested that the number of dead might be higher. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Sunni militants from Islamic State (IS) have bombed several Saudi mosques this year." (10/26/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34640313  

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Yemen: Saudi invaders bomb second wedding, killing 15

October 8, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday, witnesses and independent security officials said, as the UN announced Houthi rebels [sic] had accepted a resolution to stop fighting. With pressure increasing on the Houthis, the UN announced on Wednesday that the rebels [sic] had accepted a security council resolution calling for an end to the fighting. The UN special envoy was on his way to the region to see how [the former regime, now serving as Saudi puppets] would respond." (10/07/15)

http://bit.ly/1LiWrh1  

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Yemen: At least 15 dead after explosions rock port city of Aden

October 7, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Rockets slammed into Yemen's port city of Aden on Tuesday, striking a hotel that is home to officials from the country's [former government, now a puppet regime for Saudi Arabia] and two compounds used by Saudi-led coalition troops, killing at least 15 people, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Al Qasr Hotel & Resort, though blame immediately fell on the Shiite rebels [sic] known as Houthis that the Saudi-led coalition has been targeting since March." (10/06/15)

http://fxn.ws/1L4zqeb  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 25 at mosque

September 24, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens were wounded in the blast at the al-Bolayli mosque, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country. It is located in an area where many people support the Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] who control Sanaa." (09/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q5yhssw  

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Yemen as laboratory: Why is the west so silent about this savage war?

September 23, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Martha Munday  

"For six months there has been a blockade of food and fuel, and management of aid (even that through the UN) as part of war strategy, bombing of civilian, historical, educational, religious and medical targets, destruction of infrastructure from roads to electricity and water, and use of prohibited weapons. All of this occurs in a country of over twenty million persons, which has no effective air defences -- a country as open to aerial bombardment as Gaza. Yet as an Israeli Foreign Ministry official has pointed out, the principles of international humanitarian law systematically violated in Yemen are those invoked by UN bodies, governments, the Western media, and civil organisations when they charge Israel with the commission of war crimes in Gaza. In other words, by its silence and support for Coalition bombing in Yemen, the international community completes the erasure of legal reference in war." (09/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pe9aqf6  

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Yemen: Invaders strike capital, more foreign troops reported arriving

September 8, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"A Saudi-led alliance launched more air strikes on Yemen's capital and more foreign troops were reported to be moving into the country as the campaign to rout Houthi forces intensified. The Houthi-run state news agency Saba said that 15 citizens were killed and 77 were wounded in the attacks by warplanes on Sanaa. Medical sources said at least 15 civilians were killed in similar attacks on Monday. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the figures. The alliance, made up mainly of Gulf Arab countries, has increased air strikes on Sanaa and other parts of the country since Friday, when a Houthi missile attack killed at least 60 Saudi, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates soldiers at a military camp east of Sanaa." (09/08/15)

http://tinyurl.com/oarjz5a  

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Yemen: British hostage freed in rescue by UAE forces

August 24, 2015
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels [sic] and their opponents. A statement carried by the UAE's official WAM news agency identified the British hostage as Douglas Robert Semple. It said Semple, 64, had been working as a petroleum engineer in the Yemeni province of Hadramawt when he was kidnapped in February 2014. The statement did not say where in Yemen Semple had been held or provide any details on the rescue operation." (08/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nsffphm  

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Yemen: First UN aid ship in four months docks under protection of ESC security

August 9, 2015
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Indianapolis Post    

"The first UN aid ship to arrive in war-torn Yemen for more than four months was under the armed protection of ESC Global Security while it unloaded more than 7,000 tonnes of food and medicine in Aden. ESC Global Security (ESCGS), one of the world's leading independent security consultants, was chosen by shipping agents to protect Han Zhi, which was chartered by the UNHRO to deliver vital supplies to Yemen." (08/09/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pms5hgx  

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Yemen: Saudi invaders break ceasefire, kill 15 of their own collaborators

July 28, 2015
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"The latest Yemeni cease-fire unraveled Monday as new Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit at least two provinces and clashes between Houthi rebels [sic] and loyalists [of the former government] broke out across the country. ... Two of Monday’s airstrikes killed 15 fighters allied with the coalition in the province of Lahj, security officials and field commanders said. More than 40 fighters were wounded in the apparently accidental strikes, they said, adding that the death toll was expected to rise." (07/28/15)

http://tinyurl.com/prgxsan  

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