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Iraqi militia fighters want to ally Houthis against Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi militia fighters had been taken a decision to ally with the Houthis in Yemen, fighting against the Saudi-led coalition, al-Quds al-Arabi reported. According to Middle East Eye, the announcement by Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada,…

UK Minister for the Middle East to visit the US and Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt payed a four day visit to Washington (12th-13th July) and Riyadh (14th-15th July). During his visit to Washington he will meet with senior US policymakers working on…

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

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SHAFAQNA - According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody…

Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA - Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report…

International Crisis Group's analysis on Middle East’s Coming War

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SHAFAQNA - Regional rivalries and heighten the risk of open conflict among the Middle East's dominant players maybe will devolve into yet another war in the region involving regional and global powers like the United States. The Belgium-based International…

London Conference Condemns Saudi Killing Of Yemeni Journalists

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's journalists and media platforms are being targeted by the Saudi Arabian bombing campaign as increasing numbers of media professionals  are killed and injured in an attempt by the Saudi's to silence the voice of resistance…

As Saudi Arabia played at the World Cup, the country launched a massive attack on Yemen

SHAFAQNA-Millions of eyes were on Saudi Arabia Thursday morning as its team played the opening match against Russia in the World Cup. Twitter was full of fans tweeting support for the two sides, commenting about the game, and sharing snarky…

French special forces on the ground in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military source. The newspaper gave no further…

Pope calls for ending bloodshed in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- In public remarks Sunday, Francis said he was following 'with worry the dramatic fate of the people of Yemen, already so exhausted from years of conflict,' AP reported. He appealed to the international community so that 'no effort…

Humanitarian disaster in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of troops backed by Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces began the biggest battle of the war in Yemen this week, launching an attack on the port of Hodeidah and putting the main supply route for food into the country at…

Yemeni forces deal heavy blow to Arab coalition

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Yemeni army and popular committees on Saturday dealt a heavy blow to forces of Saudi-lead coalition of Arab countries in Al Jah region on the western coasts of the country, killing 58 military men. According to Almasirah…

Over 1,000 Saudi Forces Killed in War on Yemen: Reports

SHAFAQNA- This is a rare admission of the Saudi military casualties. The kingdom has a policy of withholding information on the casualties it has suffered during the war. Meanwhile, figures released by the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights…

Social Resistance in Yemen is Real and It Spells as Resilience

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SHAFAQNA - With more enemies set to destroy it than friends to rely on for basic survival, Yemen remains in the throes of a match to the death with its powerful neighbour: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Labelled an enemy by Riyadh on account…

Yemen risks new cholera outbreak as rainy season begins

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SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s rainy season will likely trigger another wave of cholera, putting millions at risk in the war-torn country, which is still reeling from one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the killer disease, scientists warned on Thursday. Experts…

Emotional moments for a Yemeni child on body of his dead father after US-Saudi airstrikes on wedding

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SHAFAQNA- From the latest US-Saudi airstrike of a wedding site, a video of a child clinging to his dead father chest. Under the fear of another airstrike the people who rushed to help victims are trying to convince the little boy to let go…

UN Chief calls for all parties to come to the table on Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The UN secretary-general on Tuesday urged warring sides in Yemen for a political settlement. Speaking at a high-level pledging conference in Geneva held to discuss the crisis in Yemen, Antonio Guterres asked donor countries to…

Canadian MP stands with Yemen - calls for a weapon ban on Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Canadian-based NGO CD4HR (Canadian Defenders for Human Rights) and the Yemeni Community in Canada (@YemeniCanada) hosted MP Helene Laverdiere at their protest in Ottawa calling for an end to all weapon sales to Saudi Arabia on the…

The Call - Yemen gathers united to proclaim freedom from oppression

SHAFAQNA - Three years into a war of a violence so brutal and cruel words fail to encompass it, Yemen has come together to proclaim itself free … Free in the face of oppression, free in its religious heritage, free in its desire to shape a…

#YEMENCANTWAIT- Let’s call to end war profiteering in Yemen

Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people – of which mostly unarmed…

CANADIAN DEFENDERS 4 HUMAN RIGHTS call to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

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PRESS RELEASE - Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people - of…

Syria, Yemen, Myanmar in Focus at Fajr Broken Olive Branches 2018

SHAFAQNA - Fajr International Film Festival has announced the number of top movies playing in the 2018 Broken Olive Branches section. The section will screen more than 10 feature films, and the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Myanmar are the…

Ayat. Modarresi: Future of Yemen decided through negotiations, elections

SHAFAQNA- Senior Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi welcomed dialogues between Iraqi central government and Kurdistan authorities regarding ongoing challenges in Iraqi Kurdistan region and remarked, “I hope that Iraq serves…

UN: 40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden

SHAFAQNA - More than 40,000 internally displaced people are without aid in Yemen’s second city Aden in the wake of a fight between separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates and rival forces loyal to Yemen's former President Abd Rabbuh…

UN aid coordinator for war-torn Yemen resigns

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen has announced his resignation, two days after the UN envoy for the war-torn country also said he would step down. "This is my last day here in Sana’a," Jamie McGoldrick told…

At least 9 civilians killed in new Saudi airstrike on Sa'ada

SHAFAQNA -  Saudi warplanes have carried out a fresh deadly attack on civilian areas in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada to bring the toll from children falling victim to the attacks to seven in less than a day. Yemen’s al-Masirah…

UN calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. According to a statement…

Saudi aggression warplanes wage 2 strikes on Marib

SHAFAQNA - The US-backed Saudi aggression coalition launched two air strikes overnight on Serwah district of Marib province, a security official told YemenNews Agency on Sunday. The strikes targeted areas east of Serwah, damaging civilians'…

Over 5,000 children killed, injured in Saudi aggression on Yemen: UN

SHAFAQNA - The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children’s agency. In a report unveiled on Tuesday, Unicef said…