Yemen https://www.commonspace.eu/ en Thousands of Yemeni pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia after Houthis seize Yemenia planes https://www.commonspace.eu/news/thousands-yemeni-pilgrims-stranded-saudi-arabia-after-houthis-seize-yemenia-planes <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Thousands of Yemeni pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia after Houthis seize Yemenia planes</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">At least 1,000 Yemeni pilgrims are stranded in Saudi Arabia after the Houthis seized Yemenia Airways flights that were to take them from the kingdom to Houthi-held Sanaa, the Yemeni government said on Saturday (29 June). Last week, the Houthis took control of three Yemenia planes at Sanaa airport, preventing them from returning to Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia to take Yemeni pilgrims home. The Yemeni government accused the Houthis of "hijacking" the planes and worsening the plight of the Yemeni people.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Maximiliaan van Lange">Maximiliaan va…</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-07-01T08:26:40+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/01/2024 - 10:26</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/news/thousands-yemeni-pilgrims-stranded-saudi-arabia-after-houthis-seize-yemenia-planes" rel="tag" title="Thousands of Yemeni pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia after Houthis seize Yemenia planes" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Thousands of Yemeni pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia after Houthis seize Yemenia planes</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Mon, 01 Jul 2024 08:26:40 +0000 12762 at https://www.commonspace.eu Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthis in the Red Sea has sunk, but uncertainty remains over other vessel https://www.commonspace.eu/news/ship-attacked-yemens-houthis-red-sea-has-sunk-uncertainty-remains-over-other-vessel <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ship attacked by Yemen&#039;s Houthis in the Red Sea has sunk, but uncertainty remains over other vessel</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Debris and oil have been found in the Red Sea, where the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier M/V Tutor was attacked by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis on 12 June 2024. According to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), the vessel is believed to have sunk. One crew member, believed to be in the Tutor's engine room at the time of the attacks, remains missing.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Maximiliaan van Lange">Maximiliaan va…</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-06-19T08:15:58+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/19/2024 - 10:15</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/news/ship-attacked-yemens-houthis-red-sea-has-sunk-uncertainty-remains-over-other-vessel" rel="tag" title="Ship attacked by Yemen&#039;s Houthis in the Red Sea has sunk, but uncertainty remains over other vessel" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Ship attacked by Yemen&#039;s Houthis in the Red Sea has sunk, but uncertainty remains over other vessel</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Wed, 19 Jun 2024 08:15:58 +0000 12740 at https://www.commonspace.eu Qatar Red Crescent Society launches new project to support vulnerable people in Yemen https://www.commonspace.eu/news/qatar-red-crescent-society-launches-new-project-support-vulnerable-people-yemen <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Qatar Red Crescent Society launches new project to support vulnerable people in Yemen</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a new, comprehensive health and nutrition response project to provide life-saving aid to Yemen's most impoverished communities. This initiative targets 125,898 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local residents in the hard-to-reach areas of Maqbanah District in Taiz Governorate.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Maximiliaan van Lange">Maximiliaan va…</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-06-05T13:28:25+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/05/2024 - 15:28</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/news/qatar-red-crescent-society-launches-new-project-support-vulnerable-people-yemen" rel="tag" title="Qatar Red Crescent Society launches new project to support vulnerable people in Yemen" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Qatar Red Crescent Society launches new project to support vulnerable people in Yemen</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Wed, 05 Jun 2024 13:28:25 +0000 12722 at https://www.commonspace.eu Yemen's Houthis release more than 113 prisoners https://www.commonspace.eu/news/yemens-houthis-release-more-113-prisoners <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yemen&#039;s Houthis release more than 113 prisoners</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Yemen's Houthi rebel group released more than 100 detainees in Sanaa on Sunday (26 May), describing the action as a "unilateral humanitarian initiative" aimed at pardoning prisoners and reuniting them with their families. Abdul Qader Al-Murtada, head of the Houthi-run Prisoners' Affairs Committee, said that "most of them are humanitarian cases, including the sick, the wounded, and the elderly," noting that the detainees were government soldiers captured on the battlefield.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Maximiliaan van Lange">Maximiliaan va…</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-05-26T14:47:55+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/26/2024 - 16:47</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/news/yemens-houthis-release-more-113-prisoners" rel="tag" title="Yemen&#039;s Houthis release more than 113 prisoners" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Yemen&#039;s Houthis release more than 113 prisoners</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Sun, 26 May 2024 14:47:55 +0000 12712 at https://www.commonspace.eu Houthi rebels claim shooting down US MQ-9 Reaper drone https://www.commonspace.eu/news/houthi-rebels-claim-shooting-down-us-mq-9-reaper-drone <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Houthi rebels claim shooting down US MQ-9 Reaper drone</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Houthis of Yemen have claimed responsibility for the downing of a US MQ-9 Reaper drone over al-Bayda province in southern Yemen. </p> <p>This information was conveyed by Yahya Saree, the military spokesperson for Houthis, which controls Yemen’s capital and most populous areas of the Arabian Peninsula state, in a televised statement on Tuesday (21 May). Saree stated that the drone was targeted with a locally manufactured surface-to-air missile and that videos would be released to substantiate this claim.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Maximiliaan van Lange">Maximiliaan va…</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-05-21T11:43:09+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/21/2024 - 13:43</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/news/houthi-rebels-claim-shooting-down-us-mq-9-reaper-drone" rel="tag" title="Houthi rebels claim shooting down US MQ-9 Reaper drone" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Houthi rebels claim shooting down US MQ-9 Reaper drone</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Tue, 21 May 2024 11:43:09 +0000 12696 at https://www.commonspace.eu Opinion: Peace in Yemen appears to be more distant https://www.commonspace.eu/opinion/opinion-peace-yemen-appears-be-more-distant <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Opinion: Peace in Yemen appears to be more distant</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>After nine years of war and efforts to stop it, Yemen is moving away from peace as different groups develop alternative, often contradictory, visions on how to achieve it. Throughout the conflict, the Yemeni war took different turns, and sometimes one could see progress towards peace. The latest developments resulting from the Israel-Hamas war, are however having the most damaging impact on peace efforts. </span></span></span></p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/13" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dennis2020</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-02-09T08:35:05+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:35</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/opinion/opinion-peace-yemen-appears-be-more-distant" rel="tag" title="Opinion: Peace in Yemen appears to be more distant" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Opinion: Peace in Yemen appears to be more distant</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Fri, 09 Feb 2024 08:35:05 +0000 12575 at https://www.commonspace.eu In Yemen the legitimate government announces appointment of a new prime minister whilst rebels continue attacks on Red Sea shipping https://www.commonspace.eu/node/12569 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In Yemen the legitimate government announces appointment of a new prime minister whilst rebels continue attacks on Red Sea shipping</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Yemen's legitimate government announced the appointment of new prime minister. The internationally recognized Presidential Leadership Council head announced that Yemen’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak will be the new prime minister. He succeeds Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, who was made an adviser to PLC president, Rashad Al-Alimi. In a post on X, the new prime minister promised to focus on improving living standards for Yemenis, reviving government institutions, and putting an end to the Houthi military seizure of power in Yemen. Meanwhile, Yemen’s Houthi militia on Tuesday launched another wave of missiles toward ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden as the group’s leader vowed to continue attacks until Israel lifted its blockade of Gaza. A cargo vessel sailing 57 nautical miles west of the Houthi-controlled port city of Hodeidah sustained minor damage to its bridge after one of the weapons passed through its deck, according to British maritime agencies the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), and Ambrey. The UKMTO reported that a small boat had been spotted off the ship’s port side. Meanwhile, Ambrey officials said a British-owned and Barbados-flagged cargo ship had been damaged in a drone attack while navigating through the southeast Red Sea. On Tuesday, the UKMTO warned shipping companies operating in the Gulf of Aden to exercise caution after receiving reports of an explosion near to a commercial vessel 50 nautical miles south of the Yemeni city of Aden.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/13" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dennis2020</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-02-07T08:51:40+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/07/2024 - 09:51</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/12569" rel="tag" title="In Yemen the legitimate government announces appointment of a new prime minister whilst rebels continue attacks on Red Sea shipping" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about In Yemen the legitimate government announces appointment of a new prime minister whilst rebels continue attacks on Red Sea shipping</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Wed, 07 Feb 2024 08:51:40 +0000 12569 at https://www.commonspace.eu Houthis escalate confrontation in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, firing missile at US warship https://www.commonspace.eu/node/12555 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Houthis escalate confrontation in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, firing missile at US warship</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">In an incident that is likely to further aggravate the already tense situation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, Yemen's rebel Houthi Movement on early on Saturday (27 January) fired a missile at an American naval vessel patrolling in the Gulf of Aden. The group, which has been attacking commercial shipping off the coast of Yemen in response to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, fired an anti-ship missile toward the U.S. destroyer USS Carney, according to a statement from U.S. Central Command. A terse statement from the US Central Command in Tampa said, On Jan. 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Gulf of Aden. The missile was successfully shot down by USS Carney. There were no injuries or damage reported.  On Friday, the Houthi rebels also struck an oil tanker with an anti-ship ballistic missile, according to the ships operator, Trafigura. "The crew is continuing efforts to control the fire in one of the ship’s cargo tanks with support from military vessels," the company said in a statement.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/13" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dennis2020</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-01-27T11:00:17+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 01/27/2024 - 12:00</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/12555" rel="tag" title="Houthis escalate confrontation in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, firing missile at US warship" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Houthis escalate confrontation in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, firing missile at US warship</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Sat, 27 Jan 2024 11:00:17 +0000 12555 at https://www.commonspace.eu Yemen's legitimate government welcomes the designation of the Houthis as terrorists https://www.commonspace.eu/news/yemens-legitimate-government-welcomes-designation-houthis-terrorists <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yemen&#039;s legitimate government welcomes the designation of the Houthis as terrorists</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Yemen’s internationally recognized Presidential Leadership Council asked the world on Sunday to follow the US lead in labeling the Iran-backed Houthis as terrorists and impose stiffer penalties on the militia for jeopardizing international marine trade and perpetrating crimes in Yemen. At a meeting in Riyadh, the council praised Washington’s decision to designate the Houthis as international terrorists, encouraged the rest of the world to follow suit, and praised the international community’s joint response to the Houthi Red Sea raids. The council said in a statement it “welcomed the decision to designate the Houthi militias as a global terrorist organization and looks forward to additional sanctions against the rogue militias.” It reiterated a request to the international community to strengthen the military capabilities of Yemen’s coast guard and offer protection from the Houthis and other terrorist groups, according to the statement carried by the official news agency. The council warned that Houthi attacks in the Red Sea would result in the militarization of the crucial maritime route, raising shipping and insurance prices, and impeding the flow of critical supplies to the nation. Humanitarian groups have long resisted the labeling of Houthi terrorists, fearing it would disrupt the flow of aid through militia-controlled ports, which receive over 70 percent of essential supplies. There is also concern that designating the Houthis as  a terrorist group will complicate the process of trying to find a peaceful solution to Yemen's on-going civil war. The Houthis currently occupy large parts of northern Yemen, as well as the capital Sanaa and seem to be deeply entrenched there. The UN is involved in a long-running process to negotiate peace, but so far there has been little progress.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/13" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dennis2020</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2024-01-22T08:52:53+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/22/2024 - 09:52</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/news/yemens-legitimate-government-welcomes-designation-houthis-terrorists" rel="tag" title="Yemen&#039;s legitimate government welcomes the designation of the Houthis as terrorists" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Yemen&#039;s legitimate government welcomes the designation of the Houthis as terrorists</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Mon, 22 Jan 2024 08:52:53 +0000 12543 at https://www.commonspace.eu Analysis: an overview of the war economy in Yemen https://www.commonspace.eu/analysis/analysis-overview-war-economy-yemen <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Analysis: an overview of the war economy in Yemen</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">For many Yemenis, the continuous years of war have created a country without any clear destination. The country is grappling with overall economic collapse and millions are in need of emergency aid. In a country where major decisions are taken by external rather than local actors, weakness in the economy provided a ripe opportunity for actors to gain leverage and benefit from creating a war economy.</div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/101" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">patrickn97</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2023-08-15T06:33:36+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/15/2023 - 08:33</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/analysis/analysis-overview-war-economy-yemen" rel="tag" title="Analysis: an overview of the war economy in Yemen" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Analysis: an overview of the war economy in Yemen</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> Tue, 15 Aug 2023 06:33:36 +0000 12333 at https://www.commonspace.eu