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.

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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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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.

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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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Yemen’s Marib Offensive Born of Desperation, with No Sign Saudis/US Will Cease Their War

Having all but given up on the prospect of peaceful settlement under the administration of Joe Biden, the Houthis are now betting it all on retaking Yemen’s oil-rich Marib province from Saudi Arabia.

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MARIB, YEMEN -- Overcoming a rugged and Sahara-like desert climate and under the constant fire of Saudi warplanes, Tawfiq Hassan, a third-term Sufi law school student, along with a cadre of other young Yemeni fighters, partook in the recent liberation of the Nakhla Valley near the western gate of the city of Marib. “To recapture Marib and its

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Futile: Saudi’s Decade-Long Attempt to Bottle Up Yemeni Youth Revolution is Failing

“Saudi Arabia has crushed our revolution, turned our lives into hell because our uprising was interpreted by the ruling family as a threat to [their] influence and because of their fear of the revolution spreading to the Saudi interior.” — Yemeni artist Aisha Ali Saeed

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SANA'A, YEMEN -- A decade has passed since a massive popular uprising was sparked in Yemen by the wave of pro-democracy protests surging across the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring. The protests called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes and sought democracy, sovereignty, and the elimination of poverty and unemployment.

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This Is Yemen After Biden Declared an End To American Support for the War

The Biden administration sparked a sense of hope around the world that the war on Yemen could finally be over. For those on the ground though, the bombs keep falling, food is scarce and hope is in short supply.

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SANA’A, YEMEN -- Seated next to his 13-year-old daughter Hakimah’s bed in al-Thawra Hospital, S. al-Hanishi watches a breaking news report on a small TV screen announcing that the president of the United States has announced an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war on his country. But al-Hanishi took the news with skepticism. “[Biden]

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Blowback: Trump’s Sanctions on Yemen Are Already Backfiring

Experts warned of the humanitarian toll that designating the Houthis would have and indeed the sanctions that followed are already harming civilians. What they didn’t foresee was how the move seems to have galvanized even more support for the group.

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HAJJAH, YEMEN, NEAR THE SAUDI BORDER -- “We thought that aid from the U.S. would feed our children, not that American sanctions would see them dying from hunger," a Yemeni father who wished only to be called J. A. from the border city of Abs near Saudi Arabia told MintPress. The only income J.A. has to feed the twenty family members under his

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