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Vice President Takes Part in Bahaj’s Funeral
By NY Staff On Sunday, the Vice President and Prime Minister of Yemen Khaled M. Bahah took part in the funeral of the Shabwa Governor Ahmed Ali Bahaj on the Saudi-Yemeni border Sharourah. Shaikh Fahid al-Shaif, Major General Ali Hassan Al-Ahmadi and other military commanders and social prominent personals attended the funeral. Bahaj died in a car accident on Saturday after his field visit to ...
Fierce Fighting In Yemen As Hopes for Peace Fade
By NY Staff Houthi militants and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in three battle fronts in Yemen on Monday as hopes for a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks. Clashes raged in the country's third largest city Taiz, sowing panic after Houthi militants bombarded several districts with rockets and tank fire. In South Yemen, mainly al-Dhalea ba...
World Must Act Now To Prevent Yemen Collapse
By NY Staff It is deplorable that everybody has failed to extend what was a temporary ceasefire in Yemen. “The conflict and blockade of the country has crippled its economy and put the lives of 26 million people at risk” Said Jim Clarken Chief executive Oxfam Ireland. Fuel supplies are exhausted, food is running out, hospitals are without even basic medical supplies, power is intermittent and...
Somalia: Breakaway Region Of Somaliland Refuse Any More Somali Refugees Fleeing The War In Yemen
The breakaway region of Somaliland announced on Sunday that it would not accept any more refugees fleeing the war in Yemen Midnimo.com reported Sunday evening on 24 May, 2015. “We will not be accepting Somali refugees or any other refugees fleeing Yemen,” Mohamed Saed, an official of the Somaliland government, told the Media. Up to 18,000 refugees have reportedly crossed the Gulf of Aden from ...
Yemen Receives Aid Shipment
By NY Staff A ship laden with Emirati humanitarian aid has docked in Yemen's port city of Aden. The 460-tonne shipment, including medical and food supplies, is the second from the United Arab Emirates following the delivery of 1200 tons of aid last week, said local aid coordinator Ali al-Bikri. Another ship carrying 400 tons of diesel also arrived on Friday (local time), said Bikri, who was a...
Islamic State Claims Yemen Mosque Attack-IS Twitter Statement
A bomb exploded at Houthi militants mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter. The bombing came against a backdrop of civil war in the country. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized large swathes of territory, including Sanaa, prompting formation of a Saudi-ba...
Iran Says Djibouti Turned Away Aid Plane For Yemeni Refugees
Iranian state television reported that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there. The report said the plane returned safely Saturday to Iran and that authorities hoped to make arrangements to allow the plane land in the small African nation now hosting thousands of Yemeni people who fled fighting in their homeland. The television report claimed Saudi Ar...
Saudi Forces And Yemen’s Houthi Fighters Trade Heavy Fire On Crossing Boarder
By NY Staff The Saudi Forces and Houthi militants traded heavy artillery fire hit part of the main crossing boarder between the two countries overnight, residents confirmed on Sunday. The Haradh Border is consider the busiest access point for people and business trade in between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. People were evacuated amid shelling which razed its departure lounge and passport section, s...
Group Of Yemeni Girls Break Shame, Habits, And Traditions By Riding Bicycles
Asma al-Mohattwari Cars, taxies and buses are the only ways for women to get around in Yemen. Unlike men, women in Yemen can’t ride a motorcycle or a bicycle. When the Saudi-led coalition aggression started in Yemen, the shortages of oil and gas made it difficult for women to get to work. They became more dependent on men. Ahlam, a young woman, doesn’t have a father or brothers. She is the sol...
Death At Home Is Dignity And Honor
Asma al-Mohattwari "Yemen is our home even if we perish," said one of the airplane passengers said after he kissed the ground of Yemen. War has besieged Yemenis from land, sea and air. There is no electricity, no gasoline and no elements of a normal life. They are vulnerable to die at any moment. Despite this, on May 13, about 200 Yemenis arrived in Yemen at the start of the ceasefire. The war...
Human Rights Watch Visits Sa’ada, The Houthi Stronghold
A delegation of Human Rights Watch (HRW) has visited Sa'ada province and carried out an inspection of several areas and hospitals and met with a number people wounded by the Saudi-led coalition. The delegation documented the cases of a number of wounded people, who were likely injured by internationally banned bombs, a local official said. The international organization stated it had credibl...
War Steals Girl’s Dreams
Asma al-Mohattwari Ala'a, a 17-year-old girl, is very cute and loves life and laughter. When the aggression against Yemen started, she left school. To return to school, meet her friends, teachers and finish her last year was her only dream. Every morning she told her mother, "I miss school and my friends. Mom, please let me visit my friends." But her mother prevented her from going outside the ...
YEMEN: Taiz, Aden And Al-Dhalea Face Aggressive Shelling
At least 20 people were killed in overnight battles and random shelling against the civilians in the largest inhabited population of Taiz city conducted by Houthi militants and former president military loyalists , residents and medical sources said on Sunday. Plumes of smoke were seen billowing from a number buildings after catching fire from the shelling, but it remains unclear where it resul...
Yemen Dialogue Kicks Off In Saudi Arabia Excluding Houthi Group
By NY Staff Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and around 400 delegates gathered in Riyadh on Sunday, with leading factions including the Islah party, Socialists and members of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's political party, the General People's Congress (GPC), in attendance. The Houthi fighters have boycotted the three days conference, demanding talks ...
Bahah: Truce Extension Depends On “How It Is On The Ground”
By NY Staff On May 17, Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah said on Sunday his administration favored an extension of a five-day ceasefire expiring in the evening but this would depend on the situation on the ground. "We need the ceasefire to continue for long, not just for a few days, but it depends on the operation on the ground," Bahah told Reuters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. "There is an ...
UN Envoy Urges Extension Of Yemen Humanitarian Truce
By NY Staff A UN envoy called for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen due to expire on May 17. The appeal followed clashes on the ground between rebels and pro-government forces that killed dozens across south Yemen on May 16 despite the truce, which has largely held. "I call on all parties to renew their commitment to this truce for five more days at least," UN envoy to Yem...
Houthi Rebels Say They Shot Down Moroccan Plane
Moroccan army officials confirmed Tuesday that a Moroccan warplane had crashed two days earlier while flying over Yemeni territory due to a technical error, the father of the plane’s missing pilot has said. On Monday, a Saudi-led coalition against Yemen’s Houthi group, in which Morocco is a participant, admitted that a Moroccan warplane had been downed, holding the Houthi group responsible for ...
Saudi “Strike Force” Posted On Yemen Border
Saudi Arabia is sending a "strike force" to its border with Yemen after the villages of Najran came under heavy mortar shelling by Yemeni Houthi rebels, causing civilian casualties. The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya Hadath TV channel broadcast pictures of a column of tanks loaded onto military trucks and described it as "the arrival of reinforcements from the strike force to the border.” The five-day ...
New U.N. Envoy to Yemen Arrives In Sanaa
The new U.N. envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived in the capital Sana’a on Tuesday, Saba news agency controlled by Houthi said, hours before a five-day truce was set to begin between Saudi coalition leading war in Yemen and Houthi militants backed by former president loyalists. The Mauritanian diplomat is seeking to bring Yemen's feuding armed groups toward a political accord th...
Four Al-Qaeda Members Killed In Drone Strike In Yemen
Four suspected members of Al-Qaeda were killed Monday in an apparent American drone strike on the Yemeni city of Mukalla. The drone targeted a vehicle at the entrance to a presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of the southeastern province of Hadramawt, the official said, asking not to be named. Monday’s airstrike came several days after it was revealed that a U.S. drone strike in April had ki...
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