Sailing to a Secret Saudi Prison: The Hazards Awaiting Yemenis Trying to Earn a Living

“After our distress call was made, a force from the Saudi Coast Guard came not to rescue but to arrest us. They took us to the Farzan Prison in Jizan on charges of reconnaissance.” — Yemeni fishing boat captain Hamad Ibrahim Abdo Majri

Sailing to a Secret Saudi Prison: The Hazards Awaiting Yemenis Trying to Earn a Living

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN -- Adel Khaloufah, a Yemeni fisherman from Zabid city on Yemen's western coastal plain, had a fishing boat he shared with three fishermen, but always preferred to stay home hungry rather than venture out on a fishing trip with known and dreaded consequences. Since 2015, when the Saudi war in Yemen began, the warships of the

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Trained by Years of Guerilla War, Yemen’s Houthis Want to Export Thier Revolution to Palestine

Ansar Allah, who has enjoyed staggering success in staving off the wholesale invasion of their country by the U.S.-backed Saudi military, is eager to export its resistance mentality and battlefield knowledge to Palestine.

Trained by Years of Guerilla War, Yemen’s Houthis Want to Export Thier Revolution to Palestine

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Ayesh Atta arranges rings of long, light yellow Jasmine flowers into necklaces to give to the protesters and passers-by of his Mina Street flower shop in the coastal city of Hodeida. In the past, the 34-year-old Ayesh preserved the flowers in an icebox to sell in distant markets for Eid al-Fitr at a substantial profit. Now,

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Houthi Advances and Secret Saudi-Iranian Talks Prompt New Conciliatory Tone from Saudis

Bin Salman’s half-hearted appeal for peace, which allegedly included demands that the Houthis drop their alliance with Iran and abandon support for the Palestinian cause, did little to convince Ansar Allah’s leadership to ease the pressure on the Kingdom.

Houthi Advances and Secret Saudi-Iranian Talks Prompt New Conciliatory Tone from Saudis

SANA’A, YEMEN -- Amin Jayyash, a laborer at Yemen’s Sana’a International Airport, is celebrating Labor Day (May Day) as an unemployed man. But, unlike many workers the world over, he did not lose his job due to Covid-19, but because Saudi Arabia has effectively put his employer out of business by restricting nearly all flights to it as part of a

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Ramadan Brings No Relief for Yemen as Saudis Block Charities and Turks Unleash Foreign Mercanaries

Just as it transferred mercenaries from Syria to the conflict zones in Libya and Azerbaijan, Turkey — the financial and spiritual capital of the Muslim Brotherhood — is now doing the same in Yemen’s oil-rich Marib.

Ramadan Brings No Relief for Yemen as Saudis Block Charities and Turks Unleash Foreign Mercanaries

SANA’A, YEMEN -- Adel al-Hajajji is a proud man but, with a pregnant wife and three young mouths to feed, he can’t afford to wait around for a miracle. Instead, he has taken to wandering the streets of Sana’a, gathering discarded plastic water bottles to sell to the recycling center near his home in al-Rawdah. The meager earnings net him just

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Biden’s Empty Gesture: Houthis No Longer “Terrorists” but Yemen’s Suffering Only Grows

Human rights groups have warned that levels of famine in Yemen are now among the highest recorded since 2015, suggesting that suffering in the country has actually grown worse under the Biden administration.

Biden’s Empty Gesture: Houthis No Longer “Terrorists” but Yemen’s Suffering Only Grows

SAADA, YEMEN -- In explaining a much-lauded move, President Joe Biden said that the reason the United States was removing Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list was to avoid exacerbating the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country and to allow much-needed aid to reach local residents. Yet images of

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As Tide Turns, Houthis Reject US, Saudi “Peace” Deals for the Recycled Trash They Are

The Houthis — empowered by six years of perseverance amid one of the most violent wars against some of the world’s most powerful military forces, not to mention the ability to reject the proposals set forth by those same powers — have little incentive to accept Riyadh or Washington’s “peace” offers.

As Tide Turns, Houthis Reject US, Saudi “Peace” Deals for the Recycled Trash They Are

SANA’A, YEMEN -- March 26 marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-backed Saudi bombing campaign in the war-torn country of Yemen and massive demonstrations took place across the country on Friday in

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Recruited, Arrested, On Trial: Yemeni Spies Tell of Their Reluctant Work for CIA, MI6

The CIA and MI6 have recruited hundreds of Yemenis to work as mercenaries and spies gathering intelligence and coordinates of Yemeni military positions, promising them money and even passports for the dangerous work.

Recruited, Arrested, On Trial: Yemeni Spies Tell of Their Reluctant Work for CIA, MI6

SANA’A, YEMEN -- There is little dispute that the United States and the United Kingdom have been major benefactors to the Saudi Kingdom in its six-year-long attempt to use military might to bring Yemen to heel. Both countries have provided billions in hi-tech weapons, intelligence information, and training to what is arguably the

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