Tag Archive | Yemen

UAE likely to be building a naval facility in Eritrea

Jeremy Binnie, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 18 April 2016 Satellite imagery (right) showing the new military camp and the construction of a new port facility at Assab airport in Eritrea on 4 March. Al Khatem, a dredger operated by the UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company, can be seen operating at the site. The […]

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Eritrea Says It Backs Saudi Arabia’s Moves to `Combat Terrorism’

Bloomberg News  Samuel Gebre  Eritrea’s president reiterated his support for Saudi Arabia’s battle against militants, without commenting on a United Nations report that said the kingdom and the United Arab Emirates were paying the African country to help their military campaign in Yemen. “The Saudi government has declared to combat terrorism, and that is something […]

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Horn of Africa States Follow Gulf into the Yemen War

From The International Crisis Group Magnus Taylor, The Africa Report | 25 Jan 2016 In the Horn, where cash-strapped regimes often teeter on the brink of financial survival and alliances are made and broken with bewildering regularity, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has found willing partners as Saudi-Iranian tensions escalate. In the commercial melting pot […]

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Saudi Arabia and the GCC are Expanding To Eritrea. Geopolitical Implications for Ethiopia

By Andrew Korybko Global Research, November 18, 2015 Recent media reports indicate that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have contracted Eritrea’s government for assistance in the War on Yemen, using the East African state as a transit and logistics base for their operations, as well as 400 of its troops for cannon fodder in Aden. Add […]

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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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Saudi Arabia, U.A.E Paying Eritrea to Back Yemen Fight, UN Says

From Bloomberg   Ilya Gridneff African nation allowed use of land, airspace, UN report says Potential violation of UN resolutions if compensation misused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are paying Eritrea to help fight its anti-Houthi military campaign in Yemen in an agreement that may violate United Nations sanctions against the Horn of […]

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UN REPORT: UAE, SAUDI USING ERITREAN LAND, SEA, AIRSPACE AND, POSSIBLY, ERITREAN TROOPS IN YEMEN BATTLE

The United Arab Emirates has leased a key Eritrean port for 30 years and along with its Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, has established a military presence in Eritrea in return for monetary compensation and fuel supplies. United Nations investigators have also received reports that 400 Eritrean troops are embedded with UAE forces battling Houthi rebels in […]

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Violence in Yemen may trigger world’s next great refugee crisi

Aid officials say more than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and figure could reach at least 200,000 by end of 2016. Middle East Online They arrive often traumatized and exhausted ADEN – More than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016, aid […]

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Sudan preparing to send army brigade to Yemen at request of Hadi: VP

September 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese 1st Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh confirmed that his government is poised to send ground troops to support forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in its battle with Houthi rebels and their ally former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. FILE – Sudanese military forces parade in their […]

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Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

  Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the Sudanese state minister for finance said on Aug. 12. “We received a deposit for […]

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