By Niles Williamson, 25 April 2015
Behind the backs of the American population, the Obama administration has given its full support to the bloody and illegal war being waged against the Houthis.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2015
The Saudi monarchy has continued bombing Yemeni cities even as the US seeks to calibrate the killing.
By Niles Williamson, 22 April 2015
Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday after nearly a month of daily bombardments that it was winding up the US-backed air campaign against Houthi rebels.
By Johannes Stern and Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2015
The massive refugee death toll in the Mediterranean is a grim form of collateral damage from the imperialist wars waged in the name of “human rights.”
By Thomas Gaist, 21 April 2015
The Pentagon ordered a fleet of warships, including the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, to the coast of Yemen Monday.
By Niles Williamson, 17 April 2015
A report released this week documents nine separate instances in which workers, merchants, pregnant women and children were either killed or wounded by American airstrikes.
By Niles Williamson, 15 April 2015
While the US has provided intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi coalition from the onset of the assault, it has been gradually increasing its involvement in the conflict.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 April 2015
US-backed and Saudi-led military forces bombarding Yemen “will soon take action on the ground,” a Saudi commander vowed this weekend.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2015
Washington is arming and directing a war by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies against the poorest country in the Middle East.
By Niles Williamson, 8 April 2015
The US-supported, Saudi-led bombardment has killed and maimed more than 100 children.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 April 2015
Even before a ground campaign, the US-backed Saudi-led war against Yemen has produced hundreds of civilian casualties and growing social breakdown.
By Niles Williamson, 3 April 2015
Despite a week of US-backed air strikes by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, Shiite rebels seized control of a significant section of the southern port city of Aden.
By Thomas Gaist, 2 April 2015
Armed and supported by US imperialism, the coalition of Middle Eastern dictatorships headed by Saudi Arabia is bombing targets throughout Yemen.
By Niles Williamson, 1 April 2015
As the US-backed air war entered its sixth day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to the fighting.
By Niles Williamson, 31 March 2015
Now in its sixth day, the Saudi-led, US-backed assault claimed the lives of at least forty people at a refugee camp in northern Yemen on Monday.
By Halil Celik, 31 March 2015
In supporting Saudi-led strikes in Yemen and taking a tougher line against Iran, Ankara is reconciling itself to the interests of US imperialism and Saudi Arabia.
By Niles Williamson, 30 March 2015
Amidst an escalating Saudi-led, US-backed air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Arab League announced plans to establish a regional military force.
By Niles Williamson, 28 March 2015
The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence.
By Niles Williamson, 27 March 2015
The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen.
By Niles Williamson, 26 March 2015
In addition to airstrikes on Houthi positions, Saudi Arabia has positioned heavy artillery on its southern border amid reports that Yemeni President Hadi has fled the advance of the rebels.
By Niles Williamson, 23 March 2015
American imperialism bears the ultimate responsibility for the chaos that is now engulfing the impoverished Arab country, which is positioned next to a major oil transportation juncture.
By Niles Williamson, 21 March 2015
Amid an intensifying civil war, the Yemeni branch of ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks on two mosques in Sanaa.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 February 2015
Comments from the top UN official and US politicians suggest that escalated military intervention in Yemen is imminent.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 February 2015
US Special Forces operations and drone strikes will continue despite the closure of the American embassy, according to statements from the Pentagon.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 February 2015
The Obama administration is currently considering means to maintain its control over the country, including by working with the Houthis or launching military operations.
Twelve-year-old boy among three people killed
By Thomas Gaist, 27 January 2015
The strike comes amid mounting indications that the US is preparing military escalations in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and numerous other countries.
After Yemeni regime’s collapse, calls mount for US military escalation across Middle East and Africa
By Thomas Gaist, 24 January 2015
The collapse of Hadi’s regime represents another major debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 January 2015
Hadi’s resignation marks a major defeat for US-Saudi efforts to counter the accelerating breakdown of Yemen’s political order.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 January 2015
The seizure of government buildings in central Sanaa by Shia militants represents another debacle for US imperialism.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 January 2015
Escalating protests and attacks are largely the outcome of the intervention of the American and Saudi governments
By Niles Williamson, 13 December 2014
The US government stymied attempts to ransom British-American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who were both killed last weekend.
By Niles Williamson, 9 December 2014
A failed raid by US Navy Seals in southern Yemen Saturday resulted in the deaths of British-American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 September 2014
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the US embassy in Sanaa amid an ongoing occupation of Yemen’s capital city by Houthi rebels.
By John Braddock, 24 May 2014
Both New Zealand and Australia, through signal intercepts and spy activities, are directly involved with the US assassination program.
By Tom Peters, 17 April 2014
Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights.
By Peter Symonds, 13 December 2013
The latest civilian deaths underscore the indiscriminate and illegal character of US drone strikes.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 August 2013
Reports continue to emerge that the US is preparing Special Forces detachments for operations in Yemen.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 August 2013
US drones have been attacking targets in Yemen almost every day since intensified operations began on July 27.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 August 2013
Under the cover of the global terror alert, the US is stepping up drone strikes against Yemen as a part of a wider intensification of military action in the Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 August 2013
In an editorial published Tuesday, the New York Times gave its stamp of approval to the terror scare, calling the decision to launch a global terror alert “reasonable” and “difficult to quarrel with.”
By Niall Green, 10 September 2012
The Obama administration is intensifying its bloody campaign in the impoverished Middle Eastern country of Yemen.
By Will Morrow, 4 July 2012
What is being presented as an offensive against the local Al Qaeda affiliate is in reality an intervention to prop up the widely despised Yemeni regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2012
Missile strikes by US drones claimed the lives of at least a dozen civilians in Yemen’s southern Abyan province Tuesday.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2012
Dozens have been killed by US drone-fired missiles in Yemen, in addition to the hundreds slaughtered in Pakistan.
By Will Morrow, 25 April 2012
The reshuffle leaves the military hierarchy intact and relatives of former President Saleh in charge of key sections of the security apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2012
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the proposal for expanded killing authority was being discussed in the Obama White House.
By Will Morrow, 25 February 2012
The current vice president was the only candidate in Tuesday’s presidential elections, which are part of a US-brokered deal that maintains the existing regime.
By Will Morrow, 21 January 2012
The US-backed legislation provides legal immunity to Saleh and all those who worked under him, including the security forces that have killed hundreds of protesters since January 2011.
By Will Morrow, 31 December 2011
The Yemeni political establishment, working closely with Washington, is attempting to put an end to continuing protests against the recent US-backed power-sharing agreement.
By Will Morrow, 2 December 2011
Far from opening up a new era of democracy, the government’s first task is to put an end to the months of protests against the autocratic Yemeni regime, by force if necessary.
By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2011
The GCC agreement is a cynical arrangement patched together by the government and the opposition parties under Washington’s tutelage in a bid to end protests demanding an end to the pro-US regime.
By Will Morrow, 22 October 2011
There is a stark contrast between the imperialist powers’ attitude to the repressive measures utilised by the government in Yemen and those of the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2011
A memorandum drafted last year spells out the claim that the president can authorize a killing regardless of legal and constitutional prohibitions.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 October 2011
In a speech before a military audience Friday, President Obama boasted of the role of the CIA and US special operations units in the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a New Mexico-born Muslim cleric and US citizen.
By Will Morrow, 28 September 2011
Saleh’s refusal to step down can only further inflame political tensions and the fighting in Yemen that is threatening to plunge the country into war.
By Will Morrow, 28 September 2011
Saleh’s refusal to step down can only further inflame political tensions and the fighting in Yemen that is threatening to plunge the country into war.
By Will Morrow and Peter Symonds, 24 September 2011
The arrival of President Saleh will only inflame the conflict between his regime and opposition protesters.
By Will Morrow, 21 September 2011
A three-day crackdown by security forces has left 80 people dead in Yemen’s capital after demonstrators moved from Change Square toward the centre of the city on Sunday.
By Will Morrow, 19 September 2011
Yemeni security forces fired on demonstrators in Sana’a, killing at least 26 people and wounding hundreds.
By Will Morrow and Peter Symonds, 25 August 2011
The government and opposition groups are preparing for confrontation after President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced that he would return to the country.
By Niall Green, 29 June 2011
As fighting continues in Yemen, with US warplanes and drones striking targets inside the country, Washington is working to form a pliant regime in the country.
By Niall Green, 17 June 2011
As heavy fighting between the government and opposition militants continued in Yemen, the US carried out further air strikes in the south of the country.
By Niall Green, 13 June 2011
Talks between the government of Yemen and opposition parties broke down on Sunday amid ongoing deadly clashes across the country and a campaign of aerial bombardment by US forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 June 2011
The Obama administration has seized upon the popular upheavals in Yemen to step up bombings and missile attacks against alleged al-Qaeda militants, effectively opening up yet another war in the region.
By Niall Green, 8 June 2011
As fighting between pro- and anti-government forces continues in Yemen, the major powers are maneuvering to secure their interests in the strategically vital country.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2011
Mystery still surrounds the Friday morning explosion at the presidential compound that killed 11 bodyguards and seriously wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh and a dozen other top government officials.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2011
Rockets fired by an anti-government militia struck the presidential compound, killing at least seven people, and wounding President Ali Abdullah Saleh and many other top government officials.
By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2011
Heavy fighting between anti-government rebels and forces loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh raged through Wednesday night and into Thursday in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. Dozens of people were believed killed, many of them civilians caught in the crossfire between tribal militiamen and various factions of army troops.
By David Walsh, 1 June 2011
The embattled regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen stepped up its campaign of repression Monday and Tuesday, resulting in the deaths of dozens of protesters and civilians.
By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2011
More than 100 people have been killed in four days by fighting between anti-government militiamen and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2011
At least 18 people were killed and many more wounded in gun battles that erupted Monday in the Yemeni capital after the dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh reneged on a deal to step down.
By David Walsh, 13 May 2011
Yemeni security forces violently attacked anti-government demonstrators Wednesday and Thursday in numerous cities around the impoverished Middle Eastern country.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2011
President Ali Abdullah Saleh reneged on an agreement to step down after 32 years in power.
By Niall Green, 25 April 2011
Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has reportedly accepted a deal to leave office, handing over power to his deputy and a new coalition government.
By David Walsh, 19 April 2011
Security forces attacked tens of thousands of peaceful demonstrators in Hudaida in south-central Yemen on Monday, reportedly wounding at least 88. Over the weekend, as many as a million Yemenis rallied against the government.
By David Walsh, 15 April 2011
Yemen witnessed massive protests April 13, some of the largest yet in the wave of anti-government demonstrations that began in mid-January.
By David Walsh, 5 April 2011
The Saleh regime in Yemen continues to enjoy the support of the Obama administration despite repeated massacres.
By Niall Green, 4 April 2011
Even as Washington and the European powers bomb Libya on supposed “humanitarian” grounds, the US-backed regimes in Yemen and Bahrain are continuing their brutal crackdown on protesters.
By Niall Green, 28 March 2011
As protests continue across Yemen, President Saleh holds out for a deal with opposition figures. Meanwhile, in Bahrain, the monarchy continues its crackdown on demonstrators.
By Niall Green, 23 March 2011
Senior figures in the Yemeni elite have moved against President Saleh, seeking to maintain their own wealth, power and relations to US imperialism.
By Andre Damon, 22 March 2011
Five high-level generals in Yemen, including Ali Mohsen, the country’s top military figure, announced their support for the country’s opposition movement Monday, calling for the ouster of president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
By Tom Eley, 19 March 2011
Yemeni security forces of the Salaa government, a close US ally in “the war on terror,” fired indiscriminately into a crowd of peaceful protesters on Friday, killing dozens and wounding hundreds.
By Niall Green, 16 March 2011
Mass protests against the US-backed dictatorship in Yemen are growing, with the regime continuing to crack down on demonstrators.
By Niall Green, 14 March 2011
The US-backed regime of President Saleh responded to an intensification of anti-government protests with deadly force, killing at least seven demonstrators and injuring hundreds more.
By David Walsh, 26 February 2011
Protests took place Friday in Egypt and Yemen, as masses of people press onward in an effort to rid themselves of brutal, tyrannical regimes.
Further unrest in Yemen
By David Walsh, 18 February 2011
A savage attack by police on peaceful, sleeping demonstrators in the center of Bahrain’s capital Manama early Thursday morning left at least six dead, dozens wounded and 60 missing.
By Andrea Peters, 16 February 2011
Anti-government protests are ongoing in Bahrain and Yemen, despite violence from riot police and regime supporters.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2011
Inspired by the Egyptian people’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, protests continued to spread in the Middle East on Monday, as Washington scrambled to reassure Israel and pro-US regimes in the region of its continued support.
By David Walsh, 14 February 2011
Major protests took place in Yemen and Algeria over the weekend, as thousands took to the streets in rallies against government corruption, poverty and unemployment.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2011
The bourgeois opposition parties are seeking to prevent an Egyptian-style political explosion.
By Chris Marsden, 28 January 2011
At least 16,000 and, according to some reports, many more protested in Yemen calling on Ali Abdullah Saleh, president for more than 30 years, to step down.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2010
The Obama administration is preparing to escalate its intervention in Yemen, placing US military units under CIA control to facilitate intensified drone attacks and death squad killings.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 August 2010
With the opening of a new front in Yemen for the CIA’s drone “targeted killing” program, the Obama administration is expanding the role played by both the agency and US military Special Operations forces as a global Murder Incorporated.
Amid media blackout
By Alex Lantier, 3 February 2010
A hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security revealed that US intelligence agencies stopped the State Department from revoking the US visa of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, allowing him to board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit.
By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2010
The Obama administration is now intervening into the seething social and political cauldron of Yemen in pursuit of Washington’s economic and strategic ambitions. In doing so, it will create another catastrophe for the Yemeni people and a quagmire for the American military.
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2010
Tensions mounted Monday in advance of a widely expected expansion of US military operations inside Yemen, with the US, British, French and other embassies either closing down entirely or sharply curtailing operations.
By Patrick Martin, 31 December 2009
Five days after the unsuccessful attempt by a Nigerian student to set off a bomb aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet, US military and intelligence officials are said to be preparing expanded military action against targets in Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2009
In the wake of the abortive Christmas Day attempt to detonate a bomb on an American passenger plane, there has been an escalating drumbeat within the US political establishment and media for a wider US military intervention in Yemen.
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2009
US President Barack Obama personally issued the order for US air strikes in Yemen last Thursday which killed scores of civilians, including women and children.
By Brian Smith, 20 November 2009
Saudi Arabia is now openly bombing Huthi rebel positions on either side of its border with Yemen in support of the Yemeni government’s “Operation Scorched Earth.” Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan said that his forces “are not going to stop the bombing until the Huthis retreat tens of kilometres inside their border.”