The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

 

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Rupen Savoulian

This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.

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Huthi forces recruiting child soldiers for front-line combat in Yemen

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Amnesty International

New evidence has emerged of how the Huthi armed group is actively recruiting boys as young as 15 to fight as child soldiers on the front lines of the conflict in Yemen, said human rights NGO Amnesty International after speaking to the families of three boys targeted by the appalling practice which violates international law.

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United States and Britain enable the catastrophe that has engulfed Yemen today

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Rupen Savoulian

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf State allies, has pursued a relentless bombing campaign and siege of the nation of Yemen, in order to influence the political order in that country.

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UN envoy welcomes Yemen truce, says difficult compromises needed

Women walk on a bridge in the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa

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Lou Charbonneau and William Maclean

The United Nations special envoy for Yemen welcomed the start of a tentative truce in the country’s year-old conflict on Monday and said peace talks due to start later this month would require difficult compromises for all sides.

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Warring Yemen sides begin truce, warn against violations

A man with carrying a weapon walks past a car adorned with a poster of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen's capital Sanaa

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Mohammed Ghobari and Sylvia Westall

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Rival sides in Yemen’s year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it.

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The Middle East: Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

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Fadi Elhusseini

Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations.

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Igniting the situation: World War III

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Sattar Rind

The Syrian issue, it seems, is going to be the cause of World War III. At the very least an explosive move is on the verge of erupting, something that would definitely engulf the rest of the world.

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