Yemen
Houthis condemn US sanctions on two of its military commanders

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Mansur al-Saadi, the Houthi naval forces chief of staff, and Ahmad Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi, commander of the air force and air defense forces

UK decision to reduce aid to Yemen criticized by activists and rights groups

Critics also point out that the UK’s decision intensifies its crimes in Yemen due to its continued arms sales worth billions to Saudi Arabia and its allies responsible for the war and destruction in the country  

US to remove terrorist tag for Houthis

The Biden administration reversed the decision of its predecessor to declare the Yemeni group Ansar Allah as part of its list of foreign terrorist organizations and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist

US ends support to Saudi war in Yemen Anti-war activists welcome US decision to end support for offensive operations in war on Yemen

Joe Biden has however emphasized that his administration will continue its support to Saudi Arabia’s defense and protect its sovereignty. Several activists have expressed apprehensions that this may become a justification for future aggression

Petition against US drone strikes in Yemen Yemeni families petition Inter-American Commission against US drone strikes

34 members of two Yemeni families were killed in six drone strikes and one special operations raid conducted by the US military between 2013 to 2018. In total, the seven US military operations led to 48 deaths, including 17 children

US suspends arms deals with Saudi Arabia and UAE pending review

The announcement by US secretary of state Antony Blinken of the suspension of the arms deals pending a review was welcomed by peace organizations which called for them to be scrapped

Houthi terrorist designation Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi ‘terrorist’ tag

The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen

US' war against Yemen The war on the Yemeni people has entered a new stage

The designation of Ansar Allah, referred to as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization takes effect today. Unless Biden administration reverses its predecessor’s step, the people of Yemen may have to endure even more suffering

Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen’s Houthis; US refuses

Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a “famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years

US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern

The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions

Food insecurity in Yemen Un report More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies

UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country

US arms sale to UAE Rights groups oppose US arms sale to UAE; demand end of its role in Yemen war 

Two different letters signed by various international organizations were issued on November 30. The signatories ask the US to end all military cooperation with the UAE and also to end its support to the war in Yemen

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