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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,…

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…

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…

Houthi forces capture Saudi border points

SHAFAQNA - The Houthi forces, backed by the Yemeni Republican Guard, seized a number of points inside the Midi Desert near the Saudi-Yemeni border today, advancing as far north as the Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia. According to Al-Masdar’s…
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Yemenis march to denounce Saudi aggression

SHAFAQNA - In defiance to Saudi Arabia's military aggression against Yemen, thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital, Sana'a, this Sunday, determined to make their cry of resistance heard. The demonstrators were waving Yemeni…

KSA is cracking under Houthi-led resistance movement

SHAFAQNA - Sources in Yemen have confirmed that a Houthi delegation entered into secret talks with the Saudi government to iron out differences and open avenues towards a tentative peace deal. "Houthis and their Saudi foes have begun talks…

Saudi Arabia is breeding dangerous sectarianism in South Yemen

SHAFAQNA - When Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen back in March 2015, several of its officials proclaimed high and low that their intentions were merely to restore Yemen's institutions and prevent the rise of the kingdom described as a Shia…

Lies, lies, lies - propaganda of war in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Just like it did in Syria, Saudi Arabia and its allies have weaved a narrative of war and lies to better criminalized their opponents and rise the only voice of reason among chaos. Yemen today has been sold to the wolves of corporate…

Clearing a few misconceptions on Yemen

SHAFAQNA - So much ink and breath have been spent on Yemen since 2011 that one can easily get lost in the labyrinth media built up … while I will concede that opinions largely differ when it comes to what should and needs to happen in Yemen…

Saudi airstrike kills at least 13 at Yemeni wedding

SHAFAQNA - At least 13 people were killed Thursday after a Saudi coalition airstrike targeted a wedding in the Houthi-controlled town of Sanban, some 60 miles south of Sanaa, AFP reports. Dozens of people were celebrating when the location…

Missiles hit compounds of Yemen government

SHAFAQNA - Unidentified assailants fired missiles at a hotel in Aden used by Yemeni government officials and at a compound housing troops of the government’s Gulf Arab allies on Tuesday, residents said. The residents said they had unconfirmed…