Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
With the battle for Marib, Yemen is at a crossroads

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

Activists and anti-war groups slam US decision to proceed with arms sales to UAE

The Joe Biden administration had earlier suspended its predecessor’s decision, pending review, to sell USD 23 billion worth of arms including 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets and 18 MQ 9-B unmanned Aerial Systems to the UAE

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century

Yemeni protesters storm presidential palace in Aden

The protesters, many of whom were government employees, were protesting the delay in the payment of their salaries and the deteriorating economic conditions

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

UN report on Yemen One out of every four children in southern Yemen is malnourished, says UN report

According to the UN report, cases of acute malnutrition among children in war-ravaged Yemen are increasing at an alarming pace because of a severe shortage of food due to the war

Yemen prisoner swap Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed Hadi government begin prisoner swap deal in Yemen

The two sides had agreed to a prisoner swap deal in Switzerland last month, involving 1,081 prisoners, including 15 Saudi nationals. The deal is being implemented over Thursday and Friday

War crimes are being committed in Yemen, says report

A group of eminent experts has demanded that the UN security council refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court and expand the list of persons sanctioned

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