Fighting in Yemen continues despite the UN-sponsored peace talks. Is there any hope of an end to the war or will the human tragedy continue?
Yemen's complicated war explained
10 Dec 2018
Yemen has been battling a bloody war for the last 3 years, and still there is no end in sight. The UN's most recent figures said that by 2017 at least 10,000 Yemenis had been killed, even as the bitter conflict continues.
Ramadan in Yemen: Muslims struggle to fast during holy month
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The conflict in Yemen has resulted in famine-like conditions across the country. Food shortages coupled with price hikes mean most Yemenis have nothing but water at Iftar as the evening meal to break their fast.
Yemen army retakes southern city from Houthi rebels
As part of the "phase one" of a ceasefire, the Houthi movement's unilateral withdrawal from the key ports began on Saturday, in the most significant advance yet for efforts to end the four-year-old war and relieve hunger.
Stockholm agreement on Yemen’s west coast: what you need to know
The peace deal, which is being implemented after a five-month lull, is seen by some as a significant move towards peace and window-dressing by others.
The War in Yemen: UN: Houthis' withdrawal proceeding as planned
13 May 2019
The United Nations says the Houthi rebels' withdrawal from Yemen's key port city of Hudaida, is proceeding as planned, after the government accused the Houthis of faking the pullout. It follows an agreement made five months ago.
Yemen's Houthi rebels begin withdrawing from Hudaida port
Mohammed Ali al Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, says the pullout started on Saturday at 0700 GMT. But the Yemen government says the rebels are faking withdrawal.
Yemen Rice Farming: Locally grown rice takes root in Hadramaut
9 May 2019
The UN says Yemen is facing famine after four years of war that have destroyed its agricultural sector. Now, a new effort to grow rice in the arid northeast may re-establish production. Shoaib Hasan has this report. #Yemen, #Rice, #Hadramaut
Houthis and Human Rights
6 May 2019
Tens of thousands have already been killed as a result of fighting between Houthi rebels and the Saudi backed Yemeni government. But that death toll is rising fast, and the UN warns it could hit almost a quarter of a million by 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Houthi Foreign Minister Defends Against Accusations of War Crimes
30 Apr 2019
Yemen’s Houthi-backed FM Hisham S Abdalla comes on the programme to defend his government against a HRW Report which says Houthi’s widespread use of landmines has killed scores of civilians, and prevents them from accessing much needed food and aid.
The United Nations announced a deal on the two-stage pullback from Hudaida city and its ports in February, but the redeployment failed to materialise on the ground and the peace effort has since stalled.
The War in Yemen: Interview with Retired Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt
18 Apr 2019
We made an interview with Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt (U.S. Army, ret) who is an advisor to U.S. firms in the Middle East.
Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war
UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council by video link from Amman that "when – and I hope it is when and not if – these redeployments happen they will be the first voluntary withdrawals of forces in this long conflict."
Classified note confirms French weaponry in Yemen: report
Information from French military intelligence, published by investigative media outlet Disclose, concludes UAE and Saudi Arabia deployed French weaponry from artillery to ships in their war against the Houthis.
Did American drone strikes in Yemen backfire? | Bigger Than Five
16 Apr 2019
Before the US to supported the Saudi and UAE-led war in Yemen, it conducted drone attacks there. Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta served as CIA director and secretary of defense under President Obama, and defends those strikes.
Is the US responsible for how its weapons are used in Yemen? | Bigger Than Five
15 Apr 2019
The US continues to support the Saudi and UAE-led war in Yemen, where weapons supplied by the US have killed civilians. Leon Panetta served as CIA director and secretary of defense under President Obama, who expanded arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Will the US end support for the war in Yemen? | Bigger Than Five
15 Apr 2019
Bigger Than Five travelled to meet American activists who protest the use of US weapons in war crimes abroad. Watch the full episode about the American military industrial complex here: https://youtu.be/xgGKOI3slWE #BiggerThanFive #WarCrimes #US
Air raid near school in Yemen kills 13
9 Apr 2019
A Saudi-led coalition air strike near a girls school in Yemen has killed 13 people and injured 100.
The war in Yemen is just one phase of a wider assault on democracy