New Film Exposes English Village Key to Bombing Yemen

Matt Kennard and Phil Miller Village airport: A cargo plane taxis down Warton’s runway, bound for Saudi Arabia (Photo: Phil Miller / Declassified UK) Harry Kane has just scored a late goal, confirming England’s win over Germany in this summer’s Euros. We are sat under a marquee outside a pub near a main road in…

UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen

Charles Pierson 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…

The Yemeni September 21st Revolution

Rune Agerhus Yemenis were punished for claiming their right to self-determination, punished for demanding to live in a free, prosperous, and democratic nation. On July 30th, 2014, the Yemeni government at the time introduced several austerity measures as a prerequisite for obtaining a loan from IMF. One of these measures was to increase the fuel…

Can Saudis/US Use Water Crisis to Bring Yemenis to Their Knees?

Ahmed Abdulkareem SANA`A, YEMEN — When the well ran dry, Abu Yahya al-Hamdani, who provides water to many residents of the Saruf neighborhood in northeastern Sana`a, had no warning. Last week, the water table dipped lower in his water well and the pump began to suck air. For the families in the neighborhood, to whom…

What Will Israel Do to Counter Hezbollah’s Missiles?

Elijah J. Magnier Ayyash 250k missile (Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP) Jerusalem, the West Bank and other cities where Palestinians and Israelis have lived side by side since 1948 rose up to join the Palestinian resistance with their fist raised and rockets and missiles launched against Israeli settler forces in the occupied Palestinian territories. Although…

With the Battle for Marib, Yemen Is at a Crossroads

Abdul Rahman A displaced family in Marib: Photo: Xinhua A battle is going on for control of the vital city of Marib in Yemen. The nature of the engagement has also led to proposals of a ceasefire and behind-the-scenes talks. However, it is essential that the US not play a disruptive role The last major…

A Manufactured Crisis: How Saudi Arabia Uses Oil to Bring Yemen to its Knees

Ahmed Abdulkareem HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s oil is in thrall to a complex, intertwined network of elites that control the smuggling of fuel imports and new, thriving black markets. Starving Yemen of petroleum products has always been a conspicuous feature of Saudi Arabia’s nearly six-year-long war on the country, however, the most recent blockade is…