Mustadafin World Front - Latest News Yemen :: Full Edition Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:15:24 GMT News Studio(News Distribution System{CURRENT_THEME}/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Mustadafin World Front 100 70 en Mustadafin World Front Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:15:24 GMT Yemen 60 UN urge Saudi to reopen aid lifeline into Yemen MWFpress — The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have urged the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen to reopen an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the impoverished Arab country. Jens Laerke of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday that humanitarian operations were currently “blocked” because air and sea ports in Yemen were closed.The official said that the Saudi-led coalition had told the UN to “inform all commercial vessels at Hudaydah and Saleef ports to leave.” According to the UN official, the price of fuel jumped 60 percent “overnight” in Yemen and the price of cooking gas doubled. “This is an access problem of colossal dimensions right now.” On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that it was shutting down Yemen’s air, sea, and land border, after Yemeni fighters targeted an international airport near the Saudi capital.Robert Mardini, the ICRC’s regional director for the Near and Middle East, said in a statement that food supplies were vital for the survival of Yemeni people. Iolanda Jaquemet, an ICRC spokeswoman, said that a ship carrying 500 metric tons of rice had to leave Hudaydah port last week without offloading because the ship’s crane had broken. The ICRC said that a shipment of chlorine tablets to prevent cholera did not get clearance at Yemen’s northern border. The Red Cross also voiced concern for 50,000 vials of insulin for diabetics due to be delivered by next week, which require constant refrigeration. The port itself lacks adequate cranes due to Saudi airstrikes. Rupert Colville, the UN human rights spokesman, said it would study whether the blockade amounted to “collective punishment,” which is banned under international law. Saudi attacks on Yemen over the past week have killed dozens of civilians, including children, at markets and homes. These included at least nine airstrikes on the capital Sana’a since Saturday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for increased aid to Yemen. “No one will be able to say later, particularly with respect to Yemen, that they didn’t know what was happening.” The UN Security Council is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime. The kingdom has failed to achieve its objectives. More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign more than two and a half years ago. Much of the country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war. A cholera epidemic has caused 908,702 suspected cases and 2,194 deaths since the outbreak in April.-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:17:14 GMT Yemen: Saudi-led coalition carry out airstrikes in Lahij Province, killing 10 MWFpress — In a new round of aggression against Yemen, Saudi warplanes have struck heavily populated areas in the southern Lahij Province, killing at least 10 civilians and severely injuring 20 others, Yemeni Army and medical sources reported on Tuesday.According to the local eyewitness accounts, the Saudi jets hit 7 times Aflah district, located in the southern Lahij Province today. Saudi Arabia has stepped up its brutal air raids against Yemen nation in the last two months in abid to reinstall its protégé, the ousted president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.In a related development, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the allied Yemeni Army launched a ballistic Volcano missile, targeting King Khalid military airbase, situated in northern Saudi capital, Riyadh.Today morning, the spokesperson for the Yemeni Army declared that all Saudi military airbases and military camps are considered legitimate targets for the Yemeni long-range ballistic missiles, urging Saudi citizens to move away from the Saudi military sites.-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:23:05 GMT photo: Scores dead and injured as a bomb car rocks Yemen’s Aden MWFpress — At least five soldiers were killed today in the southern port city of Aden when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb-laden vehicle near a key security building.According to Yemeni local agencies, the suicide attack happened when the motorcade of Aden’s head of security apparatus Brigadier General Shalal Ali Shaye was entering the Criminal Investigation Headquarters.Brig. Gen. Shaye has reportedly survived the attack. But according to medical sources in Aden scores of passersby were killed and injured.Following the attack, unknown gunmen are positioned on the roofs of nearby buildings, while clashes between unknown militants are continuous.-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:53:54 GMT Yemeni forces launch retaliatory missile attack on Saudi capital, Riyadh MWFpress — A statement by Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, said, “The missile force of the army and popular forces fired on Saturday night a long-range ballistic missile Burkan H2 on king Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.”An official at the missile force told Saba that the ballistic missile hit the target accurately. The Burkan 2-H is a scud-type missile with a range of more than 800km.Yemen’s Defense Ministry also confirmed the missile attack “shook the Saudi capital” and the operation was successful.Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, also the attack on its social media account.According to videos published on social media, smoke could be seen rising near Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport.Meanwhile, Saudi air defense forces were quoted by local media claiming they intercepted a missile north-east of the capital. Saudi state-owned channel Al Ekhbariya TV claimed the missile was brought down north of King Khaled airport, and no casualties were reported.Since 2015, Yemen has borne the brunt of a brutal Saudi-led and US-backed aggression which has nearly 14,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians including women and children killed. The Saudi regime launched its illegal aggression on Yemen to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore to power fugitive Abdul Rabuh Mansour Hadi who resigned and fled the country.The Saudi military aggression has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, mosques and factories. This illegal aggression has prompted retaliation from Yemeni forces including launching missile attacks on Saudi military installations in the country’s capital Riyadh.-iuvmpress ]]> Yemen Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:51:15 GMT photo: Saudi jets kill more civilians in Sa’ada MWFpress — At least seven Yemeni civilians have lost their lives after Saudi military aircraft bombed the northwestern province of Sa’ada, which was the scene of a similar massacre days earlier. The fatalities were caused by Saudi air raids against residential buildings in the Baqim border town in Sa’ada on Friday morning, al-Masirah TV reported. There women and children among the victims, according to the report. The strike came days after Saudi-led jets hit several areas, including a marketplace, in Sa’adah, leaving at least 29 civilians dead. Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its allies have been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime. More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign. Last month, the United Nations blacklisted the coalition for infanticide during its war on Yemen. The annual blacklist, released by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on October 5, said the actions of the Riyadh-led alliance in Yemen “objectively led to that party being listed for the killing and maiming of children.”-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:33:39 GMT Yemeni Army artillery unleashes hell on Saudi mercenaries in Marib and Taiz provinces MWFpress — Yemeni artillery units pounded Saudi mercenaries and their military camps in Taiz and Marib provinces with heavy barrage of missiles, Yemeni Ministry of Defence reported on Sunday.According to local Yemeni news agencies, Yemeni forces successfully inflicted heavy causalities upon Saudi local mercenaries and caused widespread damage to their military camps.In the meantime, pro-Saudi sources in the occupied southern Yemen admitted that Saleh al-Mahshami , a senior military commander loyal to the Saudi-backed former president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi was killed during fierce battles with Yemeni Ansarullah Houthi fighters in northeastern Province of Jawf.-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:04:10 GMT IN PICTURES: Yemeni Snipers hunt Saudi mercenaries MWFpress — Independent sources claim that during the last few months the number of Saudi death toll in Yemen caused by sniper fire has increased exponentially. According to a recent report published by the Yemeni Defence Ministry, Yemeni Army’s sniper unit has killed 231 Saudi soldiers and 63 pro-Saudi local mercenaries in the first half of 2017. In a related development, Yemeni snipers reportedly killed three Saudi mercenaries near al-Shabaka military base, located in Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province. In the last 48 hours, Yemeni Army and the allied Ansarullah Houthi fighters could liquidate 20 Saudi mercenaries in al-Ghayl , al-Motoun and Sarwah areas.-iuvmonline ]]> Yemen Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:32:32 GMT Pictures: Saudi coalition commits terrible massacre in Yemen’s Al-Jawf MWFpress — The name of the injured child you see in the pictures is Mushef Ahmad Nasser Hadi Jaber, who was transferred to Saada governorate’s Al-Jomhoori hospital.-iuvmpress ]]> Yemen Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:09:36 GMT Yemeni women hold an arm protest in Sanaa Vision Plus- Yemeni women held an armed protest in protest to the continuation of Saudi crimes, expressing support of "Ansar Allah" forces.Women from "Al-Safi'yah", "Az'zal" and " Al-Wahdah" districts of "Sanaa" emphasized on their full readiness for attending the war front to fight with Saudis while they were holding weapons.Martyrs' families along with Yemeni women sent a convoy of food, jewelry and cash donations to Yemeni fighters. ]]> Yemen Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:53:38 GMT US activists ask stopping weapon sales to Saudi Vision Plus- American anti-war activists held a gathering in protest to the continuation of the killing of the Yemeni people. The activists of "Code Pink" NGO demanded American officials stop selling weapon to Saudi regime by holding a gathering in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington.The participants in the gathering asked the Congress and the country's president to find an immediate solution to solve the crisis in Yemen as soon as possible, which results in reaching humanitarian aid to the war-torn people of this country. Activists were holding placards by the titles including "Stop the bombing in Yemen", "Saudi Arabia kills children in Yemen by America's missiles", "We should take care of Yemen" and "America should stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia". ]]> Yemen Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:13:17 GMT