Saudi-led coalition strikes MSF hospital in Yemen

People gather around a heavily damaged building after Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes over Arhab District of Sanaa, Yemen on 23 August, 2017 The international NGO Doctors Without Borders warned in a statement yesterday that one of its cholera treatment clinics was hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike. The centre was based in Abs, and attacked at approximately 5:40am local time, although no staff or patients were killed or injured. The clinic was based one kilometre from the MSF-backed Abd Rural Hospital, which serves a population of more than one million people. The air strike “by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) … Continue reading Saudi-led coalition strikes MSF hospital in Yemen

27 journalists killed in Yemen since 2014: NGO

The NGO says hundreds of news portals have been blocked in Yemen A total of 27 journalists have been killed since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war in 2014, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, an NGO, said Saturday. “The press freedom [in Yemen] is going through very difficult conditions and has been subject to a systematic war since 2014,” the syndicate said in a statement marking the Yemeni Press Day, which was observed yesterday, 9 June. According to the statement, a total of 27 journalists “have lost their lives for the sake of fulfilling the right of the society to obtain … Continue reading 27 journalists killed in Yemen since 2014: NGO

UN: 400,000 starving Yemen children face risk of death

In addition to the Cholera outbreak, at least 3 million children in Yemen suffer from malnutrition as a result of the current conflict [File photo] Three UN agencies have warned that hundreds of starving Yemeni children are facing the risk of death if assistance does not reach them soon, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. In a joint statement, the WHO, UNICEF and WFP said thousands of innocent victims, including many children in Yemen will die if no humanitarian assistance reaches them soon. They added: “More than 20 million people, including 10 million children are urgent need of humanitarian assistance,” noting that 400,000 children … Continue reading UN: 400,000 starving Yemen children face risk of death

Yemen Army Regains Control over Strategic Areas in Marib

Aden – Yemeni National Army units continued their push in the eastern province of Marib, military sources said. Yemen’s first group of special commandos managed to penetrate multiple insurgency strongholds in the Directorate of Sarawah in Marib. An insurgency commander Brig. Gen. Hussein Qasim al-Saqqaf was killed in the attacks launched by government forces three days ago along with a number of his companions, many armed militiamen were captured as well. According to information gathered from the third military zone in Marib, a commando operation also resulted in the seizure of a large number of documents. Marib province is among … Continue reading Yemen Army Regains Control over Strategic Areas in Marib

Yemen’s army edges closer to Taiz presidential palace

Image of Yemeni soldiers Yemen’s national army, loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, are metres away from the presidential palace, Al-Arabiya reported today. Thirty-two Houthi soldiers and their allies have been killed in the fire fight with the advancing national army. Five Yemeni army soldiers have been killed and 20 injured in the battle for the presidential palace. Major General Khalid Fadel, the commander of the Taiz battlefront, confirmed that the Yemeni army has recaptured the surrounding buildings, including the central building and medical school. In a message broadcast to his forces, the commander told them to remain “firm”. … Continue reading Yemen’s army edges closer to Taiz presidential palace

Political Changes Reflect on Yemen

It is clear from the intensified Arab coalition’s operations in Yemen that the war there has greatly shifted in their favor against the insurgents. Coordination between Saudi-led coalition forces and the US has been restored after it was suspended during the last year of Barack Obama’s presidential term. Several raids targeted Houthi militias training camps in Saada and several Houthi locations in the Nahm front, east of Sana’a, which ended with their defeat in that rugged governorate. According to army statements, the national army, aided by coalition’s air force, moved to Arhab, the governorate close to the capital Sana’a. In … Continue reading Political Changes Reflect on Yemen

Yemen war turns two

Women hold a banner as they take part in a protest marking the International Women’s Day outside the United Nations offices in Sanaa, Yemen, March 8, 2017 This month the war in Yemen is 2 years old. It pits a coalition of mostly wealthy Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, supporting President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government against a ragged alliance of Houthi Shiite rebels and backers of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who enjoy Iranian support. Despite occasional claims that victory is near by the Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists, there is little prospect for the war to end. The Yemeni people, the poorest … Continue reading Yemen war turns two