As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice

With neither its farmers nor fishermen safe from Saudi coalition attacks, famine has become a massive crisis in Yemen, further exacerbated by the coalition’s blockade of the country which largely prevents food from being imported into the troubled nation.

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 HODEIDA, YEMEN --  “They told us that if we didn't confess they would kill us and throw our bodies into the sea for the fish and birds to eat,” recalls Omar Ghalib, a Yemeni fisherman who was kidnapped by Saudi fighters and then tortured while out in his boat late one evening in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. We arrived to our usual fishing

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With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

The Saudi-led coalition’s choice to continue raining bombs down on key civilian infrastructure shows its determination, in their pursuit of regional geopolitical dominance, to push the Yemeni people to the brink of annihilation by starvation, preventable disease and explosions.

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SANA’A, YEMEN -- A report from the Sana’a-based Yemeni government has revealed that the conflict in Yemen -- sometimes called the “Forgotten War,” owing to sparse international media coverage -- continues to grow more dire with each passing day. Among the report’s most troubling findings are the staggering number of people who were displaced by

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After Peace Talks Fail, Saudi Coalition Reverts to Scorched-Earth Campaign Against Civilians in Yemen

After UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen and the Saudi coalition in Geneva failed last week, the Saudi-led coalition renewed its offensive to capture Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida, leaving scores of dead civilians in its wake.

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HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Not long after UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen and the Saudi coalition in Geneva failed last week, the Saudi-led coalition renewed its offensive to capture Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeida. The attacks targeted internally displaced persons, vital facilities and infrastructure-- continuing a scorched earth campaign that has

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Saudi Coalition Steps Up Yemen Offensive with Airstrikes, Kidnapping and Cluster Bombs

Over the weekend the Saudi-led coalition bombed a water treatment facility, targeted and killed a number of fishermen, used banned cluster bombs and targeted a Yemeni radio station.

A photo fishing boats in Hodeida ablaze following a series of Saudi airstrikes, July 29, 2018. MintPress News

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition conducted numerous airstrikes across Yemen this past weekend, especially against the strategic port city of Hodeida. Heavy civilian casualties have been reported, as has the use of cluster bombs against civilian targets. Hodeida’s water and sewage treatment infrastructure was also targeted in

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