The Yemeni Tragedy Beyond the Pale of International Law


Egregious news has come from Yemen, already devastated by the civil war stoked by Riyadh. Information Minister Daifullah al-Shami of the Houthi-run government has said that the Royal Saudi Air Forces had been ordered to begin airdropping surgical masks infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus over Shiite areas. The Houthi official was commenting on reports…

Saudi Arabia’s “Blitzkrieg”-fiasco in Yemen


Five years ago, Saudi Arabia, under the pretext of coming to the aid of a legitimate Yemen government led by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi at the time, spearheaded a coalition consisting of 10 Arabic nations that began Operation Decisive Storm against the majority-Zaidi Shia Houthi movement (or Ansar Allah, the Arabic for “Helpers/Supporters of God”) in Yemen…

How Convenient: Saudis Attacked by the Houthis?


Say you ran a country famous for human rights abuses. It would be difficult for other countries to deal with you without facing so many awkward questions, so many so, they might decide it wasn’t worth it. Even your old allies, who would otherwise defend you on principle through “thick and thin,” might start contemplating that it was in their own best interests to side with…

Let’s Call to End War Profiteering in Yemen

Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three…

Is it Possible to Bring an End to the War in Yemen?


During last month’s Valdai forum – one of the most prestigious in Russia, involving respected experts from around the world – there was a discussion of how the Yemen crisis could be resolved. Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, took part in the forum, clearly defining…

Yemen’s War Theatre Just Got More Complicated


YY7967234234If few were ever under the illusion that Saudi Arabia could manifest its hegemonic ambi- tions in Yemen by sheer military force, the recent collapse in Aden of Riyadh’s tentative alliance with the UAE only serves to underscore the pending demise of the kingdom’s so-called coalition…

As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say


At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while…

The Hardest Road Ahead – Yemen’s Conflit Just Got Muddier


Yemen’s longest serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh is no more! If news of his death may have left many to rejoice at the demise of a man they perceived as a tyrant – an opportunist hungry for power and wealth, Yemen’s former strongman nevertheless spoke…

Middle East is Risking to Pay Too High a Price for the Murder of Abdullah Saleh


At the end of November, a major crisis erupted in Yemen, when a former President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced his intentions to start negotiations with the Saudi-led coalition…

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiations Being Considered?


From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong…

UNHRC Yemen Inquiry is Doomed to Fail Magnanimously


The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seems to have finally awakened up to the brazen human rights violations that the Saudia led Arab coalition forces have been blamed to have committed in the conflict in Yemen that…

Yemen: KSA’s Deadly War That Sees No End


With third year into it, Saudi Arabia’s Yemen campaign is far from over, let alone leave an impact on the ground. This said, still if the House of Saud’s campaign has done anything, it is mostly…

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