Tag Archive | Houthis

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea over Yemen crisis

  By Yemane Negash, Reporter Recent reports show that Eritrea is officially involved in the Yemeni crisis allowing the Saudi-led Arab coalition to use its Assab port, airspace and territorial waters in fighting the Houthi rebels. A high official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, who wants to remain anonymous, told The Reporter that […]

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What are African countries really doing in Yemen?

7 May 2015 When Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser deployed tens of thousands of troops in Yemen in the mid 1960s for several years to support a nationalist coup modelled on his own, ‘It was a bloody and fruitless experience that historians call “Egypt’s Vietnam,”’ as The New York Times recently wrote. Will the current Saudi-led military intervention […]

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In Yemen, Trying to Save People Without Selling Out

From Foreign Policy Yemenis desperately need hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid being offered by Saudi Arabia. But relief workers are wary of taking the money while Saudi airstrikes continue. BY LARA JAKES MAY 4, 2015   Humanitarian aid groups that have been a lifeline to millions of desperate people in Yemen are considering rejecting a […]

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“Yemen is Going Completely Down the Drain,”says UN Refugees Chief

BY LARA JAKES APRIL 23, 2015 – 10:10 AM Thousands of refugees are fleeing Yemen every day to escape a country that the United Nations says is on “the brink of total disaster” as Saudi Arabian airstrikes continue to pound Houthi rebels who have seized control of Sanaa and other swaths of Yemen. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees […]

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Somalia Authorizes Saudi Arabia to use Somali airspace for Yemen airstrikes

Addis Ababa, 8 April 2015 (WIC) – Somalia’s government has officially acknowledged that it has allowed Saudi Arabia to use its airspace for conducting airstrikes against Houthi militia forces in Yemen. In an interview with the BBC Somali service on Tuesday (April 7), Somalia’s Foreign Minister, Abdisalam Omer ‘Hadliye’, said that Somalia had “officially approved […]

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Eritrea Denies Channeling Iranian Support to the Houthis

From The Turkish Weekly Eritrean Foreign Ministry has dismissed reports that alleged Iranian support to Shiite Houthi militant group was being channeled through the Horn of Africa nation. “The government of Eritrea has been monitoring such repeated and groundless allegations claiming at one time that ‘there exist Israeli bases in Eritrea’ and at another ‘Iranian […]

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