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Regional and International Relations
U.S. Warship Heading To Yemeni Waters To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments, Navy Officials Say USS Theodore Roosevelt is heading o join other US naval ships in the area.
Barack Obama warns Iran against weapons shipments to Yemen rebels The US president sent a clear signal to Iran that arms deliveries to the Houthis are unacceptable.
ISIS Says It’s Established A Caliphate In Yemen The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria announces that it has established a caliphate in Yemen.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain adjourns trial of top opposition leader A Bahraini court adjourns the trial of Shaykh Ali Salman, head of al-Wifaq Islamic Society, until the end of May.
Crisis in Yemen
Death by Drone A news report on civilian causalities caused by US drone strikes in Yemen.
Yemen crisis: Deadly air strike on Sanaa arms depot At least twenty-five people were killed and three hundred were injured after an airstrike on a missile base, which caused a huge blast that flattened buildings in Sanaa.
Yemen: Houthi chief vows to fight Saudi `aggression` The leader of the Houthis vows to resist the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
Yemen conflict: Saudi Arabia ends air campaign Saudi Arabia announces the end of Operation Decisive Storm and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope.
What Saudi Arabia has achieved after bombing Yemen for a month Ishaan Tharoor assesses Saudi Arabia’s Operation Decisive Storm.
Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition resumes air strikes Saudi Arabia resumes the bombing of Yemen.
Air strikes stop, but more Yemeni ports fall to al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula takes control of the ports of Riyan and Mukalla and the Dhabah oil terminal.
Yemen conflict continues despite Saudi Arabia claiming to have ended campaign Ian Black reports on the recent military developments in Yemen.
Restoring hope in Yemen? Al Jazeera’s Inside Story focuses on Saudi Arabia’s new military operation in Yemen.
Analysis: Yemen`s crisis - the beginning of the end? Gamal Gasim argues that the Saudi-led military operation has not radically changed the political reality on the ground in Yemen.
Saudis launch new airstrikes as U.S. concerns grow about Yemen war Karen DeYoung reports on US concerns that the Saudi military operation in Yemen has become counterproductive to a political settlement.
There is no end in sight to the fight for Yemen Tom Finn maintains that the Saudi airstrikes are weakening an already impoverished country.
U.S.-Backed Saudi War in Yemen Continues as Aid Groups Describe "Catastrophic" Humanitarian Crisis Democracy Now! interviews Toby Jones on the Saudi aggression in Yemen.
Yemen situation is `catastrophic`: Red Cross The Red Cross warns of a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Urgent Need for Humanitarian Corridor in Yemen The editors of the Middle East Research and Information Project provide an account of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Yemen conflict: Over 115 children killed in month – UN The United Nations confirms that more than a hundred children have died in airstrikes on Yemen.
Child casualties highlight brutal cost of Yemen conflict as civilian deaths mount Sam Jones asserts that more than five hundred and fifty Yemenis have died in the Saudi airstrikes.
War scene in Taiz, Yemen A YouTube video on the war scene in Taiz.
Fighting Prompts an Exodus From Yemen, Often on Boats Kareem Fahim reports on the displacement of Yemenis due to the ongoing war.
Yemeni refugees fleeing Saudi air strikes find peace but little else in Somaliland Johnny Magdaleno writes on the conditions of Yemenis arriving in Somaliland.
Timeline: The rise of Yemen`s Houthi rebels Diana Al Rifai provides important dates in the conflict in Yemen and the rise of the Houthis.
Saudi prince pledges to give a free Bentley to every pilot involved in the Yemen air strikes which claimed 1,000 lives… as nation resumes its bombing raids Claire Carter writes on Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s pledge to give one hundred Bentleys to Saudi pilots who took part in the airstrikes on Yemen.
Yemen conflict: Ex-leader Saleh appeals to Houthi allies Ali Abdullah Saleh urges different Yemeni factions and the Saudis to enter UN-mediated peace talks.
Journalist, media workers killed in air strike in Yemen A news report on the death of a TV journalist and three staff members of the TV station Yemen Today in an airstrike.
NYU set to compensate thousands of migrant workers on Abu Dhabi complex David Batty reports on a study commissioned by New York University, which found that local contractors have profited from exploiting loopholes to exclude more than ten thousand workers from labor safeguards.
France: Vinci Construction investigated over Qatar forced labour claims Kim Willsher reports on the French government’s decision to open an inquiry into Vinci Construction following claims that forced labor is being used in construction efforts for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Yemen: Warehouse Strike Threatens Aid Delivery Human Rights Watch condemns the destruction of a humanitarian aid warehouse in northern Yemen ten days ago.
UAE: NYU to Compensate Migrant Workers Human Rights Watch welcomes New York University’s pledge to compensate migrant workers who were excluded from a code of conduct designed to protect them.
Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair beaten in prison The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on the beating of Waleed Abu al-Khair in prison.
Bahrain: Authorities prevent Abdulhadi and Salah Al-Khawaja from attending the funeral and mourning of their brother The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on the Bahraini authorities’ decision to deny Abdulhadi and Salah al-Khawaja a temporary release to attend the funeral of a close relative.
Bahrain: 16-year-old boy latest reported victim of ongoing practice of enforced disappearance The Bahrain Center for Human Rights express concern over the disappearance of Ahmed Abdulla al-Arab.
«التحالف» يعلن الانتقال من «عاصفة الحزم» إلى «إعادة الأمل»
The Saudi-led coalition announces the end of Operation Decisive Storm and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope.
غارات جديدة للعدوان السعودي رغم إعلان انتهاء عاصفة الحزم
The Saudi-led coalition launches new raids in Yemen despite the end of Operation Decisive Storm.
آل سعود ينتصرون... استسلاماً
Ibrahim al-Amin argues that Saudi Arabia’s declaration of the end of Operation Decisive Storm has not closed the door to open war.
بهدوء | السعودية.. ما بعد الهزيمة
Nahid Hattar argues that Saudi Arabia has not achieved any of its political goals in Yemen with the declaration of the end of Operation Decisive Storm.
بلاد سبأ... أسوأ كوابيس آل سعود
Mohammed Nazzal argues that Yemen has become Saudi Arabia’s worst nightmare.
اليمن لحظة وقف النار: «أنصار الله» من صعدة إلى عدن
Ali Jahiz reports on the Houthis’ control of most of the cities in Yemen following the end of Operation Decisive Storm.
حكايات نزوح... وكوارث
Ibrahim al-Saraji reports on the destruction and displacement in Yemen due to the Saudi operations in Yemen.
الشعب اليمني يطالبكم بأن تهبوا وتستفيقوا أيها العرب
Zuhair al-Sabagh says that the Yemeni people ask Arabs to wake up following the Saudi operations in Yemen.
أخطاء في فهم الحالة اليمنية
Ali Abdullah Faddallah examines the news coverage of the war on Yemen.
الأهداف الحقيقية للحرب على اليمن
Hassan Hardan analyzes the true reasons for the war on Yemen.
أبعد من النصر والهزيمة
Amer Mohsen writes on the sudden end of Operation Decisive Storm.
الفقراء ينتصرون على الأمراء والأغنياء
Muhanad Obeid argues the Yemeni poor have triumphed over the corrupt government.
مذهبة العدوان السعودي على اليمن: «القاعدة» و«داعش» من أهل البيت
Fouad Ibrahim argues that the official Saudi press has experienced a cultural and moral decline since the start of Operation Decisive Storm.
الحوار السياسي لا يتقدم... وبيان صالح لا يغير المعادلة
A news report on the possibilities of political dialogue in Yemen.
مثلث عدن ــ أبين ــ مأرب: إحباط الغزو البري
A news report on Saudi Arabia’s preparation for a ground invasion of Yemen.
معركة عدن تحتدم ولا مبادرات سياسية
A news report on Saudi Arabia’s new dilemma following the transition to Operation Restoring Hope.
حسابات السعودية عبء على واشنطن؟
A news report on Western criticism of Saudi Arabia for the number of casualties in Yemen.
طائرات العدوان تواصل البحث عن الانتصار
Ali Jahiz argues that ongoing Saudi aggression on Yemen is seeking a way to declare “victory.”
مقاصّة الجولة الأولى من العداون
Ibrahim al-Amin writes on the second round of Saudi aggression in Yemen.
الطور الثاني من العدوان: رهان على الجبهة الداخلية
Usama Sari analyzes Saudi Arabia’s new phase of the war on Yemen.
اليمن: تحوّلات العدوان وأدواته
Warid Kasouha argues that the next stage in the Saudi aggression on Yemen will be more brutal and bloody.
عاصفة الحزم الإعلامي: بين الناطقين والصامتين
Asad AbuKhalil writes on those who celebrated, and those who remained silent on, Operation Decisive Storm in the Arab media.
الإعلام الخليجي: المهمة أنجزت والرسالة وصلت
A news report on Gulf newspapers’ coverage of the end of Operation Decisive Storm.
أنصار الله تستنفر... استعداداً لإنزال في عدن
The Houthis are preparing for a ground invasion of Aden.
طهران: سنردّ بقوة على كل إجراء من السعودية يعقّد الوضع
Tehran asserts that Iran will respond with force to any Saudi measure that may complicate regional security.
هادي إلى حضرموت مقابل إنهاء الحرب؟
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi is heading to Hadramawt to announce it as a temporary capital.
رؤساء أركان "الخليج" يبحثون القوة العربية المشتركة
The heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council militaries discuss the issue of “joined Arab forces.”
الموساد: لدينا أصدقاء وشركاء في السعودية منذ الستينيات
Yahya Dabouq writes on the Mossad assertion that Israel has had friends and partners in Saudi Arabia since the 1960s.
الكويت: الإفراج مسلم البراك
The Kuwaiti authorities release Mussallam al-Barrak.
الرياض تطلب محاكمة نائب كويتي
The Saudi embassy in Kuwait asks Kuwait to interrogate a member of parliament on charges of insulting the kingdom.
فلسطين ــ السعودية: انقطاع الرجاء
Sadeq al-Nabulsi examines Saudi Arabia’s position towards the question of Palestine.