Saudi-led war on Yemen

The Brutal War on Yemen
By Baher Kamal, March 21, 2022
Baher Kamal reports on U.N. agencies’ warnings of the catastrophic consequences of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war on Yemen, which is being fueled by U.S. and European arms deals.

A War on Civilians:
Yemeni Suffering Intensifies Due to U.S., Saudi & Emirati Bombs and Blockade

February 02, 2022

Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni-born anti-war activist & Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, joined Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek on The Freedom Side to discuss the ongoing Saudi and Emirate destruction of Yemen and the role of the US and UK in making it possible.

Yemen – The World’s Worst Civil War?
February 05, 2021

Prof James Ker-Lindsay: The civil war in Yemen is now regarded as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. But behind it lies an extremely complex range of factors and forces. As well as various internal actors – such as the Hadi Government, the Houthi Movement, the Southern Transitional Council and a local offshoot of Al Qaeda – it has sucked in a number of regional countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. This has made it incredibly difficult for many outside observers to understand the conflict. So, what is the Yemeni Civil War about? And why is it still ongoing?

Yemen – How did North and South Unite?
July 31, 2020

Prof James Ker-Lindsay: The May 1990 unification of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) to form the Republic of Yemen was an extremely unusual case of a merger between two sovereign states in international relations. However, unlike other mergers, such as Germany’s unification that same year, which usually saw a country that had been divided reunited, North and South Yemen had very different histories. They had never be a single state. So, why did they choose to unify? And how did it happen?

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Saudi-Led Coalition Continues Airstrikes in Civilian Areas in Yemen
By Peoples Dispatch, January 20, 2022
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition military continued its bombings in Sanaa and other areas of Yemen for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, January 21. Its jets destroyed more civilian structures and some strikes targeted areas near Sanaa’s international airport.

Yemen war deaths will reach 377,000 by end of the year: UN
By Aljazeera – January 20, 2022
A new United Nations report has projected that the death toll from Yemen’s war will reach 377,000 by the end of 2021, including those killed as a result of indirect and direct causes.

UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen
By Charles Pierson, Counterpunch – October 14, 2021
The UN Human Rights Council has quashed an ongoing investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen. The HRC rejected a draft resolution on October 7 which would have continued the mandate of the UN Group of Eminent Independent and Regional Experts on Yemen (GEE) to investigate war crimes and human rights violations in Yemen for another two years. This was the first time in the Council’s 15-year history that a resolution was defeated (rather than passed and then ignored).

The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
By Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch – October 15, 2018
The Saudi-led coalition began its intervention in the Yemeni civil war in March 2015 on the side of the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and against the “Houthi rebels” whom the coalition claims are backed by Iran. As Saudi defence minister at the time, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was the driving force behind the intervention code named “Decisive Storm”. The coalition air campaign is aided by US aerial refuelling and logistic support while UK military personnel are stationed in command and control centres.

Mass Starvation and an Unconstitutional War: US / Saudi Crimes in Yemen
By Mark Weisbrot, Counterpunch – November 22, 2017
The New York Times editorial board recently took an unusual position of denouncing what it called “war crimes” by a US ally, in a war in which the United States government is actively participating militarily.