Monday, 17 April 2017

Yemen Government Says UN Report is ‘Untrue, Unrealistic’

Saturday, April 13, 2017
By Redhwan Al-sharif

The Yemeni government on Friday criticised a United Nations report on the rebel-held strategic Red Sea port of Hodeidah saying it contains “untrue and unrealistic information.”
The press statement issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, IdrissJazairy, was not based on true and realistic information, said Abdul RaqeebFateh, Yemen’s Local Administration Minister and chairman of the Supreme Relief Committee, in a statement carried by the official Yemeni news agency.
“The humanitarian disaster was inflicted on Yemen by the coup d’etat that was carried out by the rebel Houthi group and their ally, the now-deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh, against the Yemeni legitimate government.”
“The rebel militias continue to block food aid convoys from entering several Yemeni governorates and has been besieging Taiz city for more than one and a half year, and have recently seized 223 aid convoys and 63 ships carrying humanitarian aid supplies and used them to back their war effort,” he said.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Millions of Yemenis mark 2ed year of steadfastness to face Saudi aggression

world news agency, Redhwan Nasser Al-sharif


Millions of Yemenis mark 2ed year of steadfastness to face Saudi aggression
Millions of Yemeni citizens staged a mass rally in Sabeen square in downtown the capital Sana’a on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of steadfastness in the face of the US-Saudi aggression, 26 September website reported..
The rally attended by President Saleh al-Sammad, members of the Supreme Political Council, prime minister and government members, as well as members of the Shora council and parliament.
The participants in the event raised the national flag and chanted slogans that affirmed the steadfastness of the Yemeni people and the national unity against the forces of Saudi-led aggression coalition.

Pro-Houthi Court Sentences Yemen President to Death for Treason
A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia and a mostly Gulf Arab military coalition have launched thousands of air strikes and a small number of ground troops to try to dislodge the Houthis and restore Hadi to power, Reuters reported..
The Houthis, allied to Saudi Arabia's arch-enemy Iran, have progressively lost territory to the offensive but maintain control over the capital and most population centers.
Several rounds of peace talks have ended in failure and the Houthis insist Hadi is illegitimate and must stand down, a position rejected by his government and the United Nations.
Saba quoted the Sanaa criminal court as having convicted Hadi of "incitement and assistance to the aggressor state of Saudi Arabia and its allies."
The death sentence for high treason was also passed down on several senior government officials including the ambassador to the United States Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak and the former foreign minister Riyadh Yassin.

KRCS launches donation campaign for Yemen
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched Sunday a campaign to collect donations for people affected by the ongoing war in Yemen, said KRCS' Chairman of Board of Directors Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer.
This campaign aims to ease living conditions for Yemenis, as there are over 18 million Yemenis were affected by the war and more than two million children suffering from lack of food and medical items, Al-Sayer told KUNA.
Yemen is facing one of the worst famines in the world, he said, calling on philanthropists and organizations to contribute to the donation campaign held at KRCS' headquarters.
Al-Sayer also called to support KRCS' projects aiming to develop services for Yemenis in need. These projects include education, health, water resources and food.
The society will receive cash and Knet donations from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as well as online donations through KRCS' website, he noted.

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sunday in a show of support for the insurgents, two years after a Gulf coalition intervened against the rebels, France 24 reported..
The Yemen conflict pits the Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies against government troops supported since March 2015 by a Saudi-led coalition.
The Iran-backed rebels staged a show of force over the weekend with the mass rally in Sanaa and a symbolic court ruling against Yemen's embattled president.
Crowds converged on the capital's Sabaeen Square on Sunday, chanting their vows to "resist to the end".
The protest came a day after a rebel court in Sanaa sentenced President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to death for high treason in absentia.
The court found Hadi guilty of "usurping the title of president after the end of his term in office ... instigating attacks by Saudi Arabia and undermining the independence and integrity of the Republic of Yemen", the rebel-controlled Saba agency said.
Six members of the Hadi government were also sentenced to death.
Hadi, whose two-year term in office expired in February 2014, now lives in Saudi Arabia although he also visits his government's temporary capital of Aden.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Displaced Yemeni face dire conditions after latest Violence

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Renewed fighting has displaced more than 62,000 people in recent weeks, with many facing malnutrition, disease and inadequate shelter, Relief Web reported..
As the battle for control of the Red Sea port of Mokha on Yemen’s west coast raged around them last month, Amina* and her family knew the time had finally come for them to flee for their lives.
“We faced danger from both the sky and the land. We hid at home for most of the time, but when we were nearly killed and our house damaged by the fighting, we just had to leave,” the 28-year-old mother of three said.
Together with two neighbouringfamilies, Amina, her husband and their children crammed themselves into a vehicle that would take them to safety, splitting the US$180 cost between them. A journey that would normally take two hours lasted four times as long as they had to stick to back roads to avoid the fighting.
“We couldn’t take anything with us – no food, clothes or any belongings because there was hardly any space for the people. So we left with nothing,” Amina explained.
They made their way some 150 kilometres north to the town of Bayt al Faqih in the neighbouringHudaydah governorate, where Amina and her family have been staying in an apartment provided by the local community for the past several weeks.

UN envoy to Yemen: New peace plan ensures Hadi’s survival

wna,Redhwan Nasser Al-shariff

A new peace plan to be launched by the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismael OuldCheikh, would allow for Yemen President AbdRabbuh Mansur Hadi to remain in power and the formation of a national unity government, political parties in the country have said.
According to Middle East Monitor, the plan involves four main clauses:
1.    Hadi to remain in power to oversee a transitional period
2.    Abolishing the position of vice president that is currently held by General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar
3.    The formation of a national unity government
4.    Houthi militias to hand weapons to army battalions, with the latter relocating to Sanaa
The sources added that OuldCheikh will present the new plan during his current tour of the region which includes a mechanism and a roadmap to implement United Nations Resolution 2216.
OuldCheikh is due to meet Hadi and a number of Saudi officials in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

22 civilians were killed B Saudi air raid in KHOKHA.

Yemen , Redhwan Nasser Al-sharif
22 civilians were killed B Saudi air raid in KHOKHA.