Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette … Continue reading Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

Aid still being blocked from entering Yemen (Reuters)

There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen’s ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government’s aid agency said on Tuesday. USAID administrator Mark Green called on the Saudi-led military coalition to open Yemen’s ports and for … Continue reading Aid still being blocked from entering Yemen (Reuters)

UN Secretary-General says Saudi war on Yemen is “stupid”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Sunday (Dec 10) for a renewed push to end the "stupid war" in Yemen, saying he hoped the Trump administration could pressure Saudi Arabia to ease the humanitarian crisis there. "I believe this is a stupid war. I think this war is against the interests of Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading UN Secretary-General says Saudi war on Yemen is “stupid”

Dec 8: 23 civilians killed in today’s airstrikes

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 23 civilians, including women and children, in the country's north. Abdel Elah al-Ezi, head of the health directorate in the northern city of Saada, said Friday's airstrikes were carried out in different areas of the city. Saada is a stronghold of the Iran-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. … Continue reading Dec 8: 23 civilians killed in today’s airstrikes

UK Government admits it is aware of 318 cases that could violate international law

More than 300 incidents that could violate international law have been tracked by the Ministry of Defencein Yemen since the conflict began two years ago. In the past year 66 “incidents of potential concern” have been recorded, according to Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office. This takes the total number to 318 from the 252 which had been tracked … Continue reading UK Government admits it is aware of 318 cases that could violate international law

Saudi airstrike on TV station kills four

A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit Yemen's rebel-controlled state television station in Sanaa overnight, killing four guards, rebel media and the head guard said on Saturday. "Air bombardment by the Saudi-American enemy targeted the building of the Yemen TV satellite channel, killing four citizens," the rebel Al-Masirah news outlet said, taking a jab at US … Continue reading Saudi airstrike on TV station kills four

Australia steps up support for the Saudi navy in the midst of murderous naval blockade

A controversial Australian naval exercise conducted with Saudi Arabia’s navy in the midst of the blockade of Yemen may be the beginning of more joint exercises between the two militaries, the Greens have warned. Documents relating to a joint training exercise conducted on 14 August linked to Operation Manitou, a longstanding joint military operation in the Middle … Continue reading Australia steps up support for the Saudi navy in the midst of murderous naval blockade

Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen – Reuters

No fuel shipments have reached Yemen’s largest port for a month, a Reuters analysis of port and ship tracking data shows, as a Saudi Arabian-led blockade on the war-torn country tightens despite international calls for the siege to end. Tankers laden with oil have turned away from Hodeida, the biggest entry point for cargo to … Continue reading Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen – Reuters