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The Real Deal on the War in Yemen

The ongoing war in Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is far more complex than a Sunni-Shia conflict.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

The latest war in Yemen, ongoing since 2015, started when the Houthi tribes in the north made a deal with former President Saleh (whose son remained head of the army under the agreement made with the Saudis to get him to vacate the Yemen Presidency) to work together to conquer all of Yemen militarily. Continue reading The Real Deal on the War in Yemen

Sudan Says Committed to Yemen Military Campaign, Weeks After Signaling Doubts

Show me the $$$. Sudan, once again, flip-fops on its Military Involvement in Yemen

BY REUTERS

Sudan remains committed to an Arab-led alliance fighting in Yemen, state news agency SUNA quoted President Omar al-Bashir as saying, three weeks after the Sudanese defense minister said Khartoum was assessing its participation in the Yemen war. Continue reading Sudan Says Committed to Yemen Military Campaign, Weeks After Signaling Doubts

Sudan, Saudi Arabia Reached a 5-Year Oil Aid Agreement

Saudi Arabia has agreed on preferential oil supplies to fuel-starved Sudan for the next five years after Sudan threatened to reconsider its troop contribution in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

BY REUTERS

Saudi Arabia would supply Sudan’s energy needs for five years on credit under an agreement being discussed by both governments, Sudan Oil Minister Abdulrahman Othman said on Monday. Continue reading Sudan, Saudi Arabia Reached a 5-Year Oil Aid Agreement

Houthis Killed ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh assassinated

BY AGENCIES

The former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been killed in clashes with rival Houthi fighters, the country’s Houthi-controlled interior ministry confirmed.

Houthi-controlled al-Masirah TV cited Houthi officials as announcing the “end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader”. Continue reading Houthis Killed ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh

412 Sudanese Soldiers Killed in Yemen: Army

A Sudanese army commander has disclosed the losses of the troops participating in the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen since March 26 March 2015.

BY AGENCIES *

The Sudanese army’s rapid support force Commander said, in an interview with the Sudanese newspaper “Al-Akhbar” in its Monday edition, said 412 Sudanese troops were killed, including 14 officers, during a fighting in Yemen. Continue reading 412 Sudanese Soldiers Killed in Yemen: Army

Is France at War in Yemen?

For France, the United States and the GCC states, Yemen is now a focal point for regional instability and a problem requiring further attention as satellite imagery continues to attest. (Photo: Assab airport. Google Earth image)

By Chris Biggers,

Satellite imagery suggests that French war materiel, if not French personnel, is supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. If confirmed, it represents a previously unreported escalation of French support.

The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published recently, shows two unique hangars deployed on an expanded parking apron at the Eritrean airport of Assab. The hangars match those of other known French deployments. Continue reading Is France at War in Yemen?

Djibouti – The Superpowers’ Playground

“We don’t have anything else but location” – Djibouti

By The Economist,

AT 2pm in the tiny African state of Djibouti everything stops. As the sun burns high in the sky people retreat to their homes, save for a few men lying in the shade of colonial-era walkways, chewing qat leaves that bring on a hazy high. In the soporific heat you would be forgiven for thinking that time had forgotten the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the world’s superpowers. Continue reading Djibouti – The Superpowers’ Playground

Hundreds of Ethiopian Migrants Evacuated from War-torn Yemen

Hundreds of desperate Ethiopian migrants have been evacuated from Yemen to Djibouti in route to Ethiopia on IOM-chartered vessels after spending grueling months in war-torn Yemen … in search of a better life.

By IOM,

The IOM has evacuated 485 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants – 122 women, 261 men, 101 unaccompanied minors and one child- from war-torn Yemen since 19th March 2016.

The voluntary repatriations, in close cooperation with the governments of Yemen, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia, as well as IOM missions in the region, followed IOM’s earlier repatriation of 4,222 Ethiopians from Yemen in an operation that was suspended in September 2015 due to lack of funding. The same operation provided post-arrival assistance to another 3,319 Ethiopians fleeing Yemen. Continue reading Hundreds of Ethiopian Migrants Evacuated from War-torn Yemen