Saudi royal air force continues killing Yemeni children


This music video from Yemen says about itself:

We are the world, for Yemeni children

23 January 2016

These are the children of Yemen .. They are not the children of Haiti or Africa.. This murder is about Yemeni people..

This destruction and devastation in Yemen.

Is there any one who can stop this killing and destruction?

Yemeni children need a gesture of world…Yemeni children need to help the world..

Thank you for sharing this song ..

Thank you for your talking about Yemeni children.

Thank you for your talking about them and said they’re just kids..

I hope that my message has reached to you..

We just want to help children..

We want to help humanity in Yemen..

Prepared by Reem Alsaqqaf.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Yemen: 4 children among 12 killed in Saudi raid

Tuesday 19th September 2017

A SAUDI air strike has killed 12 civilians in Yemen’s Marib province, according to medical officials.

They said four children and four women were among those killed on Saturday. The attack hit a car in the Harib al-Qaramesh area, along the only route used by civilians to escape the fighting …

Several civilians were also wounded in the raid.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations but their accounts were corroborated by local tribesmen.

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has waged a blistering air campaign against the Shi’ite Houthis and their allies, after they won control of most of the country and drove out then president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi,

Hadi resigned and went into exile in Saudi Arabia.

whom Riyadh wishes to restore.

Labour announced yesterday that it had banned Saudi Arabia from its party conference this month over human rights concerns.

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Saudi absolute monarchy kills Yemeni Red Crescent founder


This video from the USA says about itself:

Saudi Arabia Can’t Stop Bombing Hospitals & Schools In Yemen

17 August 2016

After the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition bombed a hospital in Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders on Monday, the U.S. State Department offered a rare condemnation of the coalition’s violence.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Yemen: ‘Saudis to blame’ for death of Red Crescent founder

Monday 4th September 2017

THE son of Yemen’s Red Crescent founder has blamed Saudi Arabia for his father’s death.

Zubair al-Khamesi, whose father Abdullah died in the Ibn Sinaa hospital in Sanaa on Friday, told the Guardian “he died because of lack of access to lifesaving medicine.”

Mr Khamesi’s doctor Mohammed al-Kaattaa said his family had made heroic efforts to obtain stents, which are used in treating narrow and clogged arteries, but the closure of Sanaa airport and a blockade imposed by the Saudis slowed the treatment.

Zubair added that his father could have lived had it been possible to get treated in Egypt or Jordan, but “the Saudis have stopped the planes.

“You are angry, you can’t do anything — but it’s not the [doctors’] fault, it’s the king of Saudi Arabia and [the emirs] of the Emirates” [a confederation of seven absolute monarchies each ruled by an emir].

Saudi restrictions on Yemen’s airspace, to allow its bombers free range as they pound the country’s hospitals and schools, allow a limited number of aid flights in but no commercial flights in or out.

Mr Khamesi founded Yemen’s Red Crescent in the 1970s. It is estimated to have saved thousands of lives since that time and has fought a desperate battle to provide humanitarian assistance to civilian victims of the Saudi-led war on the country which has raged since 2015.

Recent activities have included providing meals and clean water to Yemenis displaced by bombing and setting up makeshift schools with professional counsellors for children affected by the war.

Yemen’s cholera outbreak surpasses 600,000: here.

British military links to dictatorships


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26 August 2017

There are calls for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen to be blacklisted.

Yemen is being pounded on an almost daily basis from air and land. The latest attack came on Friday when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a residential area, killing at least 14 people including five children.

On Wednesday, a hotel north of the capital Sanaa, was also hit. Forty-one people [other estimates are higher] were killed and many more injured.

The Saudi block said those it killed were militants.

But the UN disputes that and wants an impartial investigation into these strikes. Amnesty International says the coalition ‘rained down bombs on civilians while they slept’. And the International Committee of the Red Cross condemned the latest raid as ‘outrageous’.

What’s the international community doing about this continuing carnage?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests:

Nigel Timmins, Humanitarian director for Oxfam
Afshin Shahi, Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics at the University of Bradford.
Adam Baron, visiting fellow for the European Council on Foreign RelationsMiddle East and North Africa Programme

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Red Arrows to tour despotic states

Tuesday 29th August 2017

THE Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows will tour the Middle East next month as part of a PR exercise, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.

They will perform displays in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, supposedly reviewing the campaign to defeat Isis, said the Red Arrows displays would promote Britain’s longstanding relations across the Gulf.

Mr Fallon said Kuwait was a “vital partner” and he wanted to carry out more frequent joint exercises.

The MoD said the tour would show that Britain was “open for business” and highlight the links with British armed forces in each nation.

Britain has licensed £3.3 billion of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia since it began bombing Yemen in March 2015, as well as to 20 of the 30 countries on its own list of human rights abusers.

The DSEI arms fair will take place in London next month with some of the world’s most despotic regimes in attendance.

War Crimes: Saudi Arabia Should Pay the Penalty for Catastrophe in Yemen: here.

Saudi royal air force butchering Yemeni farmers


This 23 August 2017 video is called Dozens killed as Saudi-led coalition strike hits hotel near Sanaa, Yemen.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Yemen: Scores die in air strikes by Saudi forces

Thursday 24th August 2017

AT LEAST 71 people were killed yesterday morning in a series of air strikes by Saudi-led forces in Yemen, news agency Saba reported.

A 3am attack on a hotel, Bayt al-Edhari in Arhab district, killed at least 50 people, who local doctors said were all farmers of the stimulant qat.

Physician Ali al-Rakmi, who was helping with rescue efforts, said that there had been more than 100 people inside at the time of the attack.

Fahd Marhab, head of the Umrah hospital six miles away, said there were no wounded and that all the people in the hotel were killed in the 3am air strike. …

Another air strike hit Sanhan, just south-east of the capital, killing at least six civilians and wounding 15 others.

Other air raids hit the Khashm al-Bokra area of Bani Hushaesh district, damaging houses and farms.

Reports indicate that approximately 100 farmers were sleeping in the two-story building in Arhab at the time that it was blown up: here.

Saudi economic future looks bleak amid falling oil prices: here.

Saudi regime killing Yemeni hotel workers, guests


This video from the USA says about itself:

Saudi Arabia Bombing Yemen To Quell Demonstrations for Democracy

24 August 2016

The Saudi-led coalition is not just trying to deter Houthi leaders; they want to ensure that pro-democratic Yemeni demonstrations don’t touch the rest of the Arabian peninsula, says Bilal Zenab Ahmed of http://Souciant.com.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Two air strikes in Yemen have killed thirty people. Dozens of people got injured.

The attacks took place north of the capital Sanaa. Most of the victims were in a hotel hit by one of the attacks. …

Three million people have become refugees from the violence [of the Saudi war on Yemen].

Saudi regime killing Yemeni children, United Nations say


This video says about itself:

18 October 2016

Heartbreaking: Dying child screaming don’t bury me, in Taiz, Yemen.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Yemen: UN urged to put Saudis on blacklist over child killings

Saturday 19th August 2017

THE Saudi-led invasion coalition is responsible for more than half of all child deaths in Yemen, according to a leaked draft of a report by United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres.

The document, which was passed to US news agency Associated Press on Thursday, says the UN has verified that there were 1,340 child casualties last year and attributed 683 — or 51 per cent — to attacks carried out by the coalition.

It also reveals that nearly three-quarters of attacks on schools and hospitals — 38 of 52 — were perpetrated by the coalition.

Saudi Arabia and eight regional allies launched a bombing campaign against Yemen in March 2015 after former president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi — whose term had expired — was ousted by a revolt by the Shia Houthis …

US news magazine Foreign Policy reported on Wednesday that UN special representative for children and armed conflict Virigina Gamba intends to recommend that the coalition be added to the list of countries that kill and maim children.

Last year, a UN report blamed the coalition for 60 per cent of 1,953 child deaths and injuries — prompting Saudi Arabia’s addition to the blacklist.

But former secretary-general Ban Ki Moon reversed that decision and removed mention of Saudi Arabia from the report after Riyadh threatened to cut aid funding for Palestine and other projects.

Saudi genocidal war on Yemen


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Yemen war pushes country ‘towards the edge of a cliff’ – UN

5 August 2017

Yemen’s ongoing conflict and a “man-made” humanitarian catastrophe has “no end in sight,” the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the war-torn country has said, warning that nearly 7 million people are at risk of starvation.