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Op-Ed: Yemen STC separatists take control of key island Socotra

The internationally recognized Hadi Yemen government which is supported by Saudi Arabia has lost control of the large island off the south of the Yemen coast to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) a UAE-backed separatist group.

Saudi coalition air strike kills 13 civilians in Yemen

This Monday an airstrike by the US-backed Saudi coalition fighting the rebel Houthis in Yemen hit a vehicle in North Yemen. The attack killed 13 people including four children.

Trump administration to sell $500 million more arms to Saudis

The Trump Administration has notified the US Congress confirming plans to sell $500 million in weapons to Saudi Arabia in an upcoming round of arms sales.

Pentagon refers questions about Saudi arms sales to State Dept.

Thursday, the Pentagon referred questions about US arms deals with Saudi Arabia to the State Dept The referral comes amid controversy over an internal watchdog who was fired while reportedly investigating Pompeo's actions in fast-tracking the sales.

Op-Ed: STC refuses to negotiate or cease fighting in Yemen

On Monday there was fighting in Zinjibar between Hadi's Yemen government forces supported by Saudi Arabia and Southern Transitional Council (STC) troops supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Op-Ed: STC fights government forces in Yemen city of Zinjibar

On April 25th the separatist Southern Transitional Council had declared self-rule in parts of south Yemen in which supported by the UAE they had control. On Monday the first fighting broke out in the city of Zinjibar the capital of Abyan Province.

Op-Ed: US withdrawing some military equipment from Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration is annoyed at Saudi Arabia's inability to keep oil prices high enough to enable US shale producers to make any profit and some think the partial withdrawal is intended to punish the Saudis.

Op-Ed: Yemen Hadi government and STC agree to ceasefire on Socotra

Fighting in the island of Socotra off the southern coast of Yemen halted as forces loyal to the Saudi-Supported Hadi government and the Southern Transitional Council supported by the UAE fought for the provincial capital of Hadibo.

Op-Ed: Saudis extend uniltateral Yemen ceasefire for another month

Just a day after a previous ceasefire in Yemen expired, Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that they will be extending the unilateral Yemen ceasefire for another month claiming that it was needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the war-torn country.

UN Security Council backs UN call for Yemen cease fire

The United Nations Security Council has supported a call by Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres asking for all sides in Yemen to agree to an immediate ceasefire in order to concentrate on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate bill would see US troops withdraw from Saudi Arabia

A bill introduced into the US Senate by Bill Cassidy a Republican from Louisiana, if it passes, would remove all US troops from Saudi Arabian within 30 days of its being passed.

Op-Ed: Animal rights groups condemn Saudi Yemen attack that kills horses

Animal rights organizations issued statements Tuesday condemning the Saudi Arabian attack on Yemen's capital city Sanaa particularly an attack against a horse stable that killed numerous horses. Sanaa is held by the Iran-supported Houthi rebels

Yemen warring parties agree to UN call for a ceasefire

Five years after the Saudi-led invasion and bombing of Yemen, a ceasefire appears likely as the major warring parties have offered their support for a UN call for an immediate ceasefire which is being called because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Op-Ed: Houthis take northern Yemen province and now move south

Yemen's rebel Houthi movement reported on Tuesday that they had taken control of almost the whole of Jawf Province a northern province that borders Saudi Arabia. The advance marks one of the largest gains for the group in months.

US has some 2,500 troops in Saudi Arabia to counter Iran

There are some 2,500 US troops back in Saudi Arabia and they are getting prepared for a long stay. As tensions with Iran increase, US troops are again deployed to Saudi Arabia, though this will give anti-US jihadist groups a good recruiting tool.

In Yemen Saudi Arabia now faces pushback from eastern tribe

Saudi Arabia's venture into Yemen to try and reinstate the internationally recognized government of Mansur Hadi has caused the country continual problems as it has confronted not just Houthi rebels who control much of the north but southern separatists.

Op-Ed: Medical flights begin from Houthi-controlled Sanaa in Yemen

On Monday flights from the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa began carrying patients needing urgent medical care to Amman Jordan. This is a welcome step said the World Health Organization (WHO).

Op-Ed: Saudi newspaper article suggests abandoning the Hadi government

It is five years since the Saudis began their invasion and bombing of Yemen in an attempt to defeat the Houthi rebels in the north and reinstall the ousted government of Mansur Hadi.

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Medina - His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing.

Op-Ed: Houthi attack on military camp in Yemen kills more than 100

Reports on the number of casualties caused by an attack on a mosque in a military camp in the Yemeni central province of Marib vary widely. However one report claims more than 100 persons were killed and as many as 100 wounded
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