Mustadafin World Front - Latest News Yemen :: Full Edition http://mwfpress.com/en/country-Yemen Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:34:58 GMT News Studio(News Distribution System http://mwfpress.com/skins/default/en/{CURRENT_THEME}/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Mustadafin World Front http://mwfpress.com/ 100 70 en Mustadafin World Front Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:34:58 GMT Yemen 60 Yemeni Army Unveils New Ballistic Missile http://mwfpress.com/vdcc0mq4.2bqix8y-a2.html MWFpress - Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Tuesday that their new Badr-F ballistic missile would have a range of 160 kilometers, which shows a nearly 30-kilometer increase from their old version of the Badr-1P missile, presstv reported.He added that the new missile would explode 20 meters above the center of the designated target and would scatter some 14,000 pieces of shrapnel in a circular area with a radius of 350 meters.Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.The Houthi fighters have been playing a significant role in aiding the Yemeni Army in defending the country against the invading coalition since the onset of the bloody war, which according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, has so far claimed the lives of about 56,000 Yemenis.The Yemeni Army unveiled the Badr-F ballistic missile on the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Saleh Ali al-Samad, the former chairman of the Houthi movement.Saree also showed videos, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, of the new missile in action, adding that the Yemeni Army had already used the missile to target camps belonging to Saudi-led Sudanese soldiers stationed on the Saudi-Yemeni border.He also noted that Badr-F was designed primarily based on Russia’s Tochka tactical ballistic missile.The Yemeni Army has designed and developed a number of missiles, including the high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile, during the past four years.The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.A number of Western countries, the US and Britain in particular, are also accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:13:56 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcc0mq4.2bqix8y-a2.html Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support of Saudi-Led War in Yemen http://mwfpress.com/vdcau0na.49nuw1gtk4.html MWFpress - Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to stop American military support for Riyadh’s aggression on Yemen, describing the resolution as an "unnecessary", and "dangerous attempt" to weaken his constitutional authorities, Yemeni News reported.The US leader also claimed that the attempt by Congress would endanger the lives of American citizens and troops.According to Trump, the US is “not engaged in hostilities in or affecting Yemen”, with the exception of “counterterrorism operations against [Al-Qaeda] in the Arabian Peninsula and Daesh”.Nor are any US military personnel “commanding, participating in, or accompanying” forces of the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen, he stated.The US does provide “limited support” to the coalition, including “intelligence sharing, logistics support, and, until recently, in-flight refueling” of aircraft, but that is consistent with statutory authority given to the Pentagon and presidential powers as commander in chief, Trump said.Trump added the resolution would hurt US “bilateral relationships”, counter-terrorism operations against Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), “negatively affect our ongoing efforts to prevent civilian casualties” and “embolden Iran's malign activities in Yemen”.It was the second veto of Trump’s presidency. The first came in mid-March, when he vetoed a joint resolution opposing his declaration of national emergency on the US-Mexico border, the first time Congress had adopted once since passing a law on emergencies in 1976.The United States has provided billions of dollars of arms to the Saudi-led coalition waging a devastating war in Yemen. Members of Congress have expressed concern about the thousands of civilians killed in coalition airstrikes since the conflict began nearly four years ago.A report by CNN had revealed that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had transferred US-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked militants, extremist militias and other groups on the ground.The United Nations has warned that the situation in war-ravaged Yemen is further deteriorating as the Arab country is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world.“The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.Weddings, funerals, schools and hospitals, as well as water and electricity plants, have been targeted, killing and wounding thousands.Official UN figures say that more than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began in March 2015. But the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) believes that at least 56,000 people have lost their lives in the war. The violence has also left around two-thirds of Yemen’s population of 27 million relying on aid amid an ongoing strict naval and aerial blockade. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.Save the Children, a charity, has reported that more than 84,700 children under the age of five may have starved to death in Yemen since the Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies launched the brutal war on the already-impoverished nation.Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.A number of Western countries, the US, the UK, and France in particular, are accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.An Oxfam representative stated that the US, UK, and French governments are behind millions of people starving in Yemen because they are “supporting this war".“We have 14 million people starving,” Richard Stanforth, Oxfam UK’s regional policy officer for the Middle East, told RT, adding that "British, French, American governments are all behind this, they are all supporting this war".A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:11:16 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcau0na.49nuw1gtk4.html War against Yemen: France lied http://mwfpress.com/vdcjvaeo.uqe8yz29fu.html MWFpress - According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, after the revelation of a secret report on the “offensive” involvement of French weapons used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, is called to the Senate.According to the Public Senate channel, the foreign minister will also have to be questioned. They had always affirmed the opposite, adds the source.“After revelations by the investigative media Disclose on the use of French weapons in the war in Yemen, the Minister of Armies, Florence Parly, will soon be heard by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense at about the sale of arms from France, “says the site of the parliamentary television channel Public Sénat.The chairman of Senate Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee LR Christian Cambon announced on publicsenat.fr that “we will hear the Minister of the Armed Forces especially on the subject of arms sales. This will be done from the start of the parliamentary session.And to add: “After, the Senate will draw the consequences, under the authority of the President of the Senate, for better control by Parliament. Overall, the Speaker of the Senate has always been open for more transparency on government action. ”Disclose, a new French investigative media, in partnership with France Info, Mediapart, The Intercept, Konbini and Arte, recently revealed the involvement of many French-made weapons used by Saudi Arabia’s coalition in the war in Yemen adds Sputnik.Based on a report classified “defense confidential” of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM), this information totally contradict the official French statements on the “defensive” use of French-made weapons, recently issued by the French authorities, including Defense Minister Florence Parly and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.Source: iuvmpress ]]> Yemen Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:03:25 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcjvaeo.uqe8yz29fu.html Photos: Saudi warplanes target Yemeni factory in Sana'a http://mwfpress.com/vglcepq4.2bqis25a-sy82.,.html MWFpress - Saudi jets targeted a plastic factory in Sana'a, resulting in a major fire.Source: abna ]]> Yemen Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:39:11 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vglcepq4.2bqis25a-sy82.,.html Sweden activists hold a conference for Yemen http://mwfpress.com/vdcd9f0j.yt0xk6me2y.html MWFpress - Sweden activists have condemned the Saudi inhumane actions against the Yemeni people by holding a photo exhibition and conference. Sweden activists expressed their dissatisfaction about the persistence of the Saudi crimes in Yemen by holding a photo exhibition and conference. Participants in this conference, which was held on Saturday, announced that Arab Coalition’s barrier against the peace process is an obvious crime while they condemned the economic blockade against the people of Yemen. The speakers at the conference talked about several topics including the world’s global silence about the unequal war in Yemen and the lying of the Saudi mercenaries for interfering in this country. ]]> Yemen Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:37:26 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcd9f0j.yt0xk6me2y.html UN Urges Investigation into Saudi Killing of Yemeni Schoolchildren http://mwfpress.com/vdcippav.t1arz2lict.html MWFPRESS- At least 13 people were killed and 92 others sustained injuries after Saudi-led warplanes launched aerial assaults against an area in Sa'wan district in Sana'a province on Sunday evening, Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population said in the aftermath of the gruesome crime, presstv reported.The ministry at the time said that most of the students had been schoolchildren, as the explosion occurred close to a school.Other reports, however, including that of the UN, set the death toll on 11 victims, including five students.On Monday, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, voiced alarm at the “terrible, senseless deaths and injuries”, noting, “Every effort must be made to understand the circumstances that led to this tragedy.” Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.According to a report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of about 56,000 Yemenis.Children are among the most vulnerable victims of Saudi imposed war on Yemen. Back in October last year, a UN report showed that at least 1,248 Yemeni children had been killed and nearly the same number sustained wounds in airstrikes to the time since the onset of the imposed war.One of the worst and most tragic cases of targeting Yemeni children occurred on August 9, last year, when Saudi-led warplanes hit a school bus as it drove through a market in the town of Dhahyan in the Northern province of Sa’ada. The death toll included 40 children out of 51 people, while 56 of the 79 wounded were also kids.In June 2016, the UN blacklisted the Arab kingdom after concluding in a report that Riyadh was responsible for 60 percent of the 785 deaths of children in the Saudi war on Yemen in the previous year. A few days later, however, the world body, then led by Ban Ki-moon, announced that Saudi Arabia would be taken off the list pending a joint review with the kingdom.At the time, Ban acknowledged that he was forced to remove Riyadh from the blacklist after the regime and its allies threatened to cut off funding to many UN programs. The move triggered an outcry from human rights groups around the globe.The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:22:22 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcippav.t1arz2lict.html Yemeni Schoolchildren Killed in Saudi Assault http://mwfpress.com/vdcgqx97.ak9xx4j5ra.html MWFPRESS- Youssef al-Hazzari, a spokesman for the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population, said at least 13 people lost their lives and 92 others sustained injuries after Saudi warplanes launched aerial assaults against an area in the Sa'wan district of Sana'a on Sunday evening, Yemeni News reported.He added that most of the victims were schoolchildren.Hazzari also condemned the incident as a war crime, saying, “On the World Health Day, April 7, which carries the slogan 'Health for All', the Saudi-led coalition of aggression marked the event in its well-known manner”.He called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility for the crimes being committed by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies against Yemeni people.Meanwhile, Yemeni Health Minister Taha al-Mutawakel announced that the massacre points to the Saudi-led coalition’s total disregard for international and humanitarian treaties and laws.Mutawakel reiterated that the failure of the international community to impose sanctions on the perpetrators of such crimes has emboldened them to continue targeting Yemeni people.The official called on international humanitarian organizations to condemn the carnage, not to remain silent about the crimes being committed against the Yemeni nation, and exert pressure aimed at stopping the Saudi-led aggression.The Yemeni Health Minister further stressed the importance of effective measures to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable at international courts.Earlier in the day, a woman was killed and two others were injured when Saudi military aircraft struck a house in the Dimnat Khadir district of Ta'iz.Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.Weddings, funerals, schools and hospitals, as well as water and electricity plants, have been targeted, killing and wounding thousands.Official UN figures say that more than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began in March 2015. But the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) believes that at least 56,000 people have lost their lives in the war.Save the Children, a charity, has reported that more than 84,700 children under the age of five may have starved to death in Yemen since the Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies launched the brutal war on the already-impoverished nation.Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.A number of Western countries, the US, the UK, and France in particular, are accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.An Oxfam representative stated that the US, UK, and French governments are behind millions of people starving in Yemen because they are “supporting this war".“We have 14 million people starving,” Richard Stanforth, Oxfam UK’s regional policy officer for the Middle East, told RT, adding that "British, French, American governments are all behind this, they are all supporting this war".A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:00:43 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcgqx97.ak9xx4j5ra.html Not too late to stop nightmare of war on Yemen, Zarif tells Saudis http://mwfpress.com/vdcdxz0j.yt0xz6me2y.html MWFPRESS- "On the eve of the war's shameful FIFTH YEAR, a reminder that it's not too late to stop the nightmare that this war has become," Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account on Tuesday.Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 26, 2019Saudi Arabia & its allies rejected Iran's peace plan for Yemen in April 2015—claiming that victory was at hand within THREE WEEKS.On the eve of the war's shameful FIFTH YEAR, a reminder that it's not too late to stop the nightmare that this war has become. #StopTheWarOnYemenThe top Iranian diplomat also pointed to Iran's four-point peace plan that he proposed in the weeks that the campaign had begun in 2015, and said Saudi Arabia and its allies rejected the proposal "claiming that victory was at hand within THREE WEEKS."In April 2015, Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif submitted a four-point peace plan for Yemen to the United Nations in an attempt to end the bloodshed in the Arab country. Source: tehrantimes ]]> Yemen Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:29:13 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcdxz0j.yt0xz6me2y.html Yemenis Hold Mass Rallies to Condemn Saudi Crimes as War Enters 5th Year http://mwfpress.com/vdcg7y97.ak9qy4j5ra.html MWFPRESS- Many provinces and cities, including Sana’a, Sa’ada, Ta’iz, Ibb, Bayda and Raymah, have been witnessing mass rallies since Monday, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported.However, the protests reached their peak on Tuesday, the anniversary of the day the Saudi regime and a coalition of its vassal states launched the US-backed military campaign against Yemen in 2015 to reinstate the ex-Yemeni government – a close Riyadh ally – and destroy the popular Ansarullah movement.The demonstrators carried placards and Yemeni national flags, chanting slogans against Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US, which has been providing military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the course of the war.The offensive initially consisted of a bombing campaign, but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces into Yemen.According to a new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, the Saudi-led war has so far claimed the lives of around 56,000 Yemenis.The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.The UN has already said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.A number of Western countries, the US and Britain in particular, are also accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:16:09 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdcg7y97.ak9qy4j5ra.html UN: Yemen Sees Jump in Suspected Cholera Cases in 2019 http://mwfpress.com/vdchvwn6.23nz6d10t2.html MWFPRESS- The UN office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) announced on Monday that 108,889 cases were reported between January 1 and March 17, including 190 related deaths, presstv reported.The OCHA added that children under five years of age account for nearly a third of the reported cases.According to the report, the increase was concentrated in six provinces, including Hudaydah and Sana’a.Airstrikes conducted by warplanes of the Saudi regime and some of its allies in the coalition against Yemen have brought about considerable damage to Yemen's infrastructure.The OCHA said the recent spike in suspected cholera cases could be blamed on early rains and a lack of maintenance of sewage systems, noting, "The situation is exacerbated by poor maintenance of sewage disposal systems in many of the affected districts, the use of contaminated water for irrigation, and population movements."Cholera infection first became epidemic in Yemen in October 2016 and spread until December the same year, when it dwindled.The second outbreak began in the country in April 2017, the worst cholera outbreak in Yemen’s modern history. More than 2,500 people died of the infection within an eight-month period that year.Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection that is spread through contaminated food or water. It can be effectively treated with the immediate replacement of lost fluids and salts, but without treatment it can be fatal.Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating campaign in March 2015, with the aim of bringing a former government to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement. Riyadh has failed to fulfill its objectives. Source: farsnews ]]> Yemen Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:23:51 GMT http://mwfpress.com/vdchvwn6.23nz6d10t2.html