Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

America’s Role in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

March 26, 2017 marked two long years of the war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen with little to show for it other than causalities. The Houthi rebels in Yemen, who Saudi Arabia believes to be Iranian proxies, still control the northwest region of Yemen. The war has strengthened al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and other

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Abducted Indian Priest Begging For Life In Video

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/SANAA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in the Arabic Peninsula have urged prayers for an Indian priest abducted in Yemen by Islamic militants on March 4, 2016, as New Year’s Day was overshadowed by uncertainty over his condition and whereabouts. The appeal came after priest Tom Uzhunnalil was seen

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72-Hour Ceasefire in Yemen Set for Oct. 19

Oct 18th, 2016 | By

A 72-hour ceasefire is scheduled to begin on the night of Wednesday, October 19, in Yemen according to a UN envoy. According to Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN envoy, all parties have agreed to the ceasefire, which is subject to renewal. This comes amid the 18-month battle between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government.

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HRW Accuses Saudi Arabia of War Crimes in Yemen

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

Human Rights Watch wrote a report with called the recent bombing of a funeral in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, a war crime. The report stated that a disproportionate number of the victims in the bombing were civilians and that “remnant of munitions found at the site of the attack showed that they were American made.” Saudi-led

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US Condemns Saudi-led Coalition Bombing Yemen Funeral

Oct 10th, 2016 | By

Over the weekend, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a funeral in Yemen. The funeral was for the father of the rebel-appointed Interior Minister Jalal al Rowaishan. At least 155 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. At least 20 civilians lost limbs according to the German Hospital’s medical staff in Sanaa. Robert Mardini, the

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Senate Prepares for Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Sep 21st, 2016 | By

***Update: As of September 21, the Senate approved the sale of military equipment in a vote of 71 to 27 despite bipartisan efforts made by Rand Paul and Chris Murphy.   This week the Senate is gearing up for a vote on the joint resolution that aims to block the $1.15 billion sale of military

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One-Third of Saudi Air Raids in Yemen Target Civilian Sites

Sep 21st, 2016 | By
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Research conducted by the Yemen Data Project found that more than one-third of all Saudi led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites including schools, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructures. These findings contradict claims made by the Saudi government that they are seeking to minimize civilian casualties. Saudi Arabia, a US ally, challenged

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60 Members of Congress Attempt to Delay Saudi Arms Deal

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

In a bipartisan effort, 60 members from both chambers of Congress signed a letter addressed to President Obama to delay his administration’s planned sale of $1.15 billion in arms and military equipment to Riyadh. In the letter, lawmakers quoted the number of civilian casualties, which continues to grow, in Yemen caused by the Saudi-led coalitions

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US Withdraws Military Staff from Saudi Arabia

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By

Following attacks on the Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontier) in Yemen last week, the United States military withdrew personnel from Saudi Arabia that were coordinating with the Saudi-led air strike coalition and drastically reduced the number of staff who were helping. Reuters reports, that there are now less than 5 full time U.S. service

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Saudi-Led Coalition Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital

Aug 16th, 2016 | By

Yesterday, August 15, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a hospital run by Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) in northern Yemen, killing 11 people and injuring 19. The airstrikes immediately killed 9 of the 11 people, including a Medecins Sans Frontieres staff member while two patients died while being transferred to another hospital. The hospital

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