Tag Archives: Saudi-led coalition

Weapons for Egypt from Germany

Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo received are TyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. The deliveries are being carried out in spite of serious accusations of grave human rights violations raised against the Egyptian military government. The case of an Italian post-grad student, who was possibly murdered in early 2016 by Egyptian police or secret service agents, has yet to be solved. In addition the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen is supported by the Egyptian navy. Germany is also providing arms to the coalition. According to reports, arms deliveries have recently been expanded to the United Arab Emirates. At the same time, even NATO countries are beginning to suspend their deliveries to the coalition, because of the humanitarian catastrophe caused in Yemen.

Violence escalates in Yemen between anti-Saudi forces

Heavy smoke billowed over Sana’a, Saturday, as clashes between Houthi fighters and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued for the fourth consecutive day.

The fighting has reportedly involved heavy artillery and rocket launchers, killing scores of fighters on both sides and forcing many local residents to leave their homes.

USA | Yemen? Where on Earth is Yemen?

At the end of last week the United Nations humanitarian chief warned that unless the blockade of Yemen was lifted, the country woul face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims”.

France | Yémen : 10.000 civils tués dans l’indifférence générale

Le bilan du nombre de civils tués au Yémen, où une coalition menée par l’Arabie saoudite mène depuis mars 2015 des frappes aériennes pour défendre le pouvoir en place face à une rébellion, a encore été réévalué ce lundi à la hausse par l’ONU.

Cette guerre dont l’Occident ne parle pas. Et pourtant, pas moins de 10.000 civils ont été tués au Yémen depuis le début de l’intervention d’une coalition menée par l’Arabie saoudite en mars 2015, a indiqué ce lundi 16 janvier un porte-parole de l’ONU. Les Nations unies ont ainsi revu à la hausse leur estimation du nombre de victimes civiles (7.000 auparavant).

More than 50 dead in Yemen fighting near key shipping lane

Fighting in Yemen has killed 55 rebels and soldiers in two days after the government launched a major offensive in a coastal area near key shipping lanes, officials said Wednesday.