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Report: Yemenis Agree to Ceasefire, Peace Talks

Reports from pro-Saudi Yemeni officials suggest that both they and the Shi’ite Houthis they’ve been fighting since last year’s Saudi attack have agreed to a ceasefire for “a week or two” in anticipation of peace talks to be held in April.

Saudis Say They Will Soon Scale Back Yemen War

Saudi Arabia’s military spokesman today announced their intention to scale back military operations against Yemen at some point in the future. They suggested this would happen soon, but that airstrikes against Yemen would continue.

Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen Market, Killing at Least 41 Civilians

Saudi warplanes attacked a crowded marketplace in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah today, killing at least 41 people, all of them civilians, and wounding scores of others. Local officials say many of the wounded are severely so, and are not expected to survive.

Pentagon: Number of ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria Declining

Desperate to claim some “progress” in the ongoing ISIS war, US defense officials are claiming that their assessment on the size of the ISIS force between Iraq and Syria has declined, and that the best estimates are now between 19,000 and 25,000 fighters.

UN Report Finds ‘Systematic’ Saudi Targeting of Yemeni Civilians

A leaked report by a UN panel of experts is calling for a formal inquiry into Saudi human rights abuses, saying the nation is “deliberately starving” Yemeni civilians in its war, and targeting civilians in airstrikes in a “widespread and systematic manner.”

Saudi Airstrike Kills Anti-Hadi Judge in Yemen, Six Relatives

Adding to the soaring civilian death toll in Yemen, Saudi warplanes attacked and destroyed the two-story home of Yemeni judge Yahya Rubaid, killing him and six members of his family. Seven others, including five civilians and two bodyguards, were also wounded.

Four Killed as Saudi Strike Kills Yemen Doctors Without Borders Hospital

A new statement from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported a Saudi rocket strike, likely an airstrike, hit one of their hospitals in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, killing four people and wounding 10 others, including three MSF staff members.

Saudis Escalate Airstrikes Against Yemen Amid Growing Tensions

by Jason Ditz Though it’s unclear if the timing is more a function of regional sectarian tension or of the Saudis canceling the mostly ineffective...

Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen as Ceasefire Falters

by Jason Ditz Saudi warplanes tend to kill a few dozen people in Yemen on any given day, and despite the newly minted ceasefire today...

Report: Thousands of Yemeni Children Without an Education Due to Saudi...

On Friday, Amnesty International released a new report which examined five airstrikes in Yemen conducted by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition between August and October 2015. The...

Saudi Warplanes Destroy MSF Hospital in Yemen

by Jason Ditz Adding to concerns about Saudi attacks on civilians in Yemen, an overnight air raid against the capital city of Sanaa pounded a...

Leaked Documents Reveal Details about Obama’s Drone Program, U.S. ‘Assassination Complex’

While President Obama has made bold claims about using restraint in terms of declaring war on countries in the Middle East, his use of drone strikes...

Saudi Warplanes Kill 70 in Attack on Wedding Party

by Jason Ditz Adding to the enormous death toll of the Saudi war against Yemen, Saudi warplanes today attacked a wedding party near the port...

Al-Qaeda Takes Over Parts of Yemeni Port of Aden

Last Monday, officials from Yemen’s pro-Saudi “government-in-exile” declared the southern port city of Aden to be their temporary capital, with the plan for it to be the nation’s capital for the next five years while Saudi-led forces retake the rest of the country.

Saudi Airstrikes Kill 169, Mostly Civilians, Across Yemen

45 Civilians Killed in Airstrike Against Aden Market by Jason Ditz, July 06, 2015 Saudi airstrikes against Yemeni cities have been a daily occurrence over the...

Crisis in Yemen Escalates As Houthi Rebels Claim to Have Shot...

On Sunday, Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen agreed to a five-day humanitarian cease fire starting Tuesday with Saudi coalition forces, who are intervening in...

Game of Drones: Majority of Americans Support Strikes, While Uninformed

Washington D.C.- Support for American drone strikes overseas has grown to over 60% according to a new AP-/FK poll. A majority of Americans believe...

Witnesses Confirm First Saudi Ground Troops Arrive in Yemen

'Limited' Deployments Center Around Aden Port by Jason Ditz, May 04, 2015 Weeks of Saudi airstrikes against Yemeni cities have extended into the first deployment of...

“Americans Don’t Know What The Hell Is Happening In Yemen” says...

Washington, D.C.- Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have found themselves in the crossfire of the Saudi-led bombing campaign that is in its second month, while...

(Watch) MSNBC To Earnest: How Can You Keep Calling Yemen A...

By Al Weave A cadre of MSNBC personalities challenged White House press secretary Josh Earnest Thursday morning over the administrations refusal to dial back its propping...