By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2021
The vindictive designation announced by Secretary of State Pompeo is part of the continuing drive by the Trump administration to provoke a war with Iran.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 January 2021
While the UK’s Ministry of Defence has listed a staggering 516 potential International Humanitarian Law violations by the coalition of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the real number is far higher.
By Anna Rombach and Marianne Arens, 9 November 2020
In war-torn Yemen the coronavirus pandemic is exhibiting its murderous potential. Doctors report a death rate of 20 to 30 percent among those infected.
4 November 2020
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2020
The report on the $8.1 billion arms deal came amid fresh reports from Yemen of atrocities caused by US-supplied Saudi warplanes and munitions.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 July 2020
The Saudis’ 257,000 aerial strikes and the United Arab Emirates’ naval blockade have caused the deaths of at least 230,000 civilians, both directly and indirectly.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 June 2020
It was no surprise that the response to the aid appeal was a noxious combination of hypocrisy, indifference and bullying.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 May 2020
The UN has warned that if its programmes close, “the world will have to witness what happens in a country without a functioning health system battling COVID-19”.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 May 2020
The plight of tens of millions of internally displaced people is virtually ignored, attracting little global attention during the escalating global pandemic.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 February 2020
The airstrikes, the latest in a long list of war crimes, are believed to have been an act of revenge for the downing of a Saudi warplane.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2019
US Secretary of State Pompeo described Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil installations as “an act of war,” attributing them—still with no evidence—to Iran.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2019
In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that “there is reason to believe that we know the culprit” and that the US was “locked and loaded,” implying imminent military strikes.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 September 2019
Monday’s mass slaughter ranks among the worst in a long string of war crimes carried out by Saudi Arabia with the backing of the American and British governments.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2019
British-built aircraft, bombs and missiles have been used to target civilians in breach of the UK arms export law that bans the sale of arms or munitions to a state that is at “clear risk” of committing serious violations of international humanitarian law.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2019
The clashes in Aden after more than four years of murderous war in Yemen have laid bare the failure of the US-backed Saudi campaign to establish any viable regime.
French government threatens “national security” charges against journalists who revealed Yemen war arms sales
By Will Morrow, 30 May 2019
Macron’s actions are part of a drive by capitalist governments around the world to criminalize whistleblowing and destroy the freedom of the press.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2019
The airstrikes, claiming 77 civilian casualties, came two days after drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
By Will Morrow, 26 April 2019
French security services have summoned Disclose journalists for questioning over their April 15 report documenting French arms supplies to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 April 2019
Leaked intelligence documents expose top French officials’ denials that Saudi-led coalition forces use French-made weapons against Yemeni civilians as bald-faced lies.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 April 2019
Trump’s veto is a declaration of the absolute authority of the president to wage war without the fig leaf of congressional approval.
By Tim Rivers, 1 April 2019
Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.
By Niles Niemuth, 28 March 2019
At least eight people, including five children, were killed when a missile slammed into a gas station near a medical facility that had been placed on a no-strike list.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2018
The renewed fighting in Hodeidah came barely 24 hours after the US- and Saudi-backed Yemeni puppet government and the Houthis signed an agreement in Sweden.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 November 2018
After testimony from the secretaries of state and defense, the Senate voted to advance a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
By Mike Head, 23 November 2018
Washington is intent on asserting US dominance over the oil-rich and strategically-critical Middle East, regardless of the terrible human cost.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2018
Washington’s supposed demand for a ceasefire has only produced a sharp escalation in the world’s most murderous war.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2018
The hypocritical “peace effort” advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 October 2018
Two children among the dead as the US-backed coalition prepares offensive
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2018
While leading Democrats and Republicans have called for sanctions over the Saudi journalist’s killing, Washington has maintained a discreet silence over the US-backed mass murder in Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 September 2018
The US media has all but ignored the escalating slaughter in the two countries as well as the clear evidence of Washington’s war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2018
The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill “an entire generation of Yemen’s children.”
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2018
Aid groups have warned that the renewed assault on Hodeidah threatens not only to kill tens of thousands of civilians, but to push millions more into starvation.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 August 2018
Washington has backed the slaughter as part of a region-wide offensive to weaken the influence of Iran and assert US hegemony over the Middle East.
By Jordan Shilton, 27 August 2018
A week before the latest massacre, CNN research revealed that the 500 pound bomb that killed 40 children on 9 August was produced by Lockheed Martin.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2018
The slaughter of at least 43 children riding a bus is for Washington only a minor incident of “collateral damage” in its drive to war against Iran and hegemony over the Middle East.
By Alec Andersen, 4 August 2018
The willful bombing of a Hodeidah fish market and hospital by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition is the latest war crime in the near-genocidal onslaught on Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2018
The Amnesty report documents forced disappearances, torture and other crimes carried out by UAE forces as part of the US-backed war on Yemen.
Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 11 July 2018
The SEP’s congressional candidate has spoken to immigrant families on the issue of war and the impact of US imperialism on their lives.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2018
Fighting over the weekend killed at least 165 people in the US-backed offensive against the port city that serves as the only lifeline for three quarters of Yemen’s population.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018
With 8 million already on the brink of famine and 22 million dependent upon food aid, the paralysis of Hodeidah threatens to claim millions of lives.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2018
The near genocidal war against the impoverished people of Yemen represents one of the greatest war crimes since the end of World War II.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2018
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Pentagon is working directly with Saudi and UAE forces in selecting targets in the Red Sea port city.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2018
The Saudi-led and US-backed assault on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to plunge millions more into famine.
By Barry Mason, 21 May 2018
The US, UK and other western countries have supported the Saudi intervention. Like Saudi Arabia, they regard the war against the Houthis as a proxy conflict with Iran.
By Jordan Shilton, 5 May 2018
The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington’s reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.
By Laurent Lafrance, 2 May 2018
The Trudeau government is fully behind Washington’s efforts to construct an anti-Iranian alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2018
With the full support of the US and its allies, Saudi Arabia has been waging an unrelenting war against Yemen for more than three years, killing thousands of civilians.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2018
The White House gave the Saudi regime unconditional support for its war in Yemen, while cementing the anti-Iranian alliance between Washington and Riyadh.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2017
The savage intensification of the Saudi bombing campaign is a function of both Riyadh’s frustration over the stalemate in its war and the unstinting support of Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 December 2017
Washington is deepening the catastrophe in Yemen as part of its war preparations against Iran, threatening the lives of millions.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2017
The death of Saleh, who ruled Yemen for three decades, appears to signal the failure of a Saudi-backed plot to overthrow the Houthi-led government.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2017
The lack of clean water threatens to compound the worst cholera epidemic in modern history, even as millions confront famine.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 November 2017
Nearly the entire population of Yemen, 20 million out of 28 million, are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 November 2017
Washington and Riyadh have created the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe with the three-year-old war against the poorest nation in the Arab world.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2017
The United Nations has described Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, the worst on the planet, as an “entirely man-made catastrophe,” the product of the US-backed Saudi war.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 August 2017
The latest massacre came as the general responsible for US military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia visited the Saudi-Yemen border to review the US-backed war.
By Niles Niemuth, 15 August 2017
The epidemic, which has claimed more than 2,000 lives since April, is the result of the savage war being waged by Saudi Arabia in alliance with the United States.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2017
The war waged against Yemen by the Saudi monarchy, supported extensively by the US government, has produced a social catastrophe that easily ranks among the worst war crimes in modern history.
By Niles Niemuth, 4 July 2017
An outbreak of cholera caused by the multi-year assault led by Saudi Arabia on the impoverished country has sickened a quarter million Yemenis and killed more than 1,500.
By Niles Niemuth, 27 June 2017
The brutal torture regime began during the Obama administration and continues under President Donald Trump.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2017
The US special forces raid on Yemen followed Trump’s massive arms deals with Saudi Arabia, which that will fuel the kingdom’s savage war against a population on the brink of starvation.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2017
The Trump administration is arming the UAE and Saudi Arabia to the teeth as the two regimes wage a savage war against the starving population of Yemen.
By Thomas Gaist, 24 April 2017
The American military is “war-gaming procedures to work in a famine-type environment,” according to AFRICOM commander General Thomas Waldhauser.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2017
The Trump administration is preparing for a potential direct US ground intervention in support of the Saudi regime’s savage war to further an agenda of confrontation with Iran.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 March 2017
Friday’s assault highlights the historic humanitarian crisis which is engulfing a significant portion of the African continent and Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2017
The murder by missile of the two young boys is part of a steady escalation of US atrocities in the impoverished Arab country.
By Niles Niemuth, 6 March 2017
Now in its eighth year, the US war in Yemen was dramatically escalated last week with dozens of airstrikes over several days hitting targets purportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Raid kills 30 civilians in Yemen, including eight-year-old daughter of US citizen assassinated by Obama
By Shelley Connor, 2 February 2017
Among the citizens killed was an eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was assassinated in a drone missile strike in 2011.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 January 2017
Reports indicate that at least 57 people were killed on Sunday in a raid in the central province of Baydah, including 16 civilians and one American soldier.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2016
At least 60 civilians were killed in the latest bombing raid, which comes on the heels of reports warning of mass starvation.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2016
After 18 months of bombardment, the catastrophe unfolding in the poorest nation in the Middle East constitutes a war crime of historic proportions.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2016
Without any debate, the American people are being dragged into an ever-widening war with catastrophic consequences.
Washington threatens military intervention in Yemen following reported missile attacks on US warship
By Barry Grey, 13 October 2016
The missile incidents follow a savage bombing carried out last Saturday by Saudi war planes on a packed funeral hall in Sanaa, killing at least 140 civilians.
By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2016
In all likelihood, the US knew of, and possibly even planned, last weekend’s air strikes by Saudi planes on Sanaa that killed over 140 people.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2016
The airstrike on a funeral hall in the capital of Sanaa is the worst in a long series of war crimes carried out with the backing of Washington.
19 August 2016
This statement was given in response to the ongoing assault on Yemen by Saudi Arabia, including the destruction of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital this week.
By Peter Symonds, 16 August 2016
Yesterday’s attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital is part of a deliberate campaign to terrorise the Houthi population.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 August 2016
The latest weapons deal highlights the central role of American imperialism in organizing and facilitating the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 May 2016
US ground forces have been in Yemen for nearly two weeks as part of combat operations coordinated jointly by Washington and the Saudi-led alliance.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 April 2016
Yet another UN-brokered “cease-fire” in Yemen has failed to effect even a temporary halt to the violence that has left more than 6,000 Yemenis dead
One year since the launch of the US-backed war
By Thomas Gaist, 26 March 2016
Relentless bombing and ground operations by the Saudi-led Arab coalition have left more than 20 million Yemenis in dire need of humanitarian aid.
By Gabriel Black, 24 March 2016
The US airstrike on AQAP forces comes after a series of significant territorial gains by the jihadist militia throughout southern Yemen.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 January 2016
The US-supported Saudi coalition destroyed two separate MSF facilities during the final months of 2015, before deploying cluster bombs against residential areas in Sanaa during the first week of 2016.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 January 2016
The accusations that Saudi jets attacked an Iranian embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, come amid rising tensions that are pushing the Middle East to the brink of all-out war.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 January 2016
The US government has helped coordinate the Saudi-led war against Yemen, which has already killed thousands of civilians and reduced large sections of the population to starvation.
US-backed Saudi war coalition shows “complete disregard” for civilian lives, MSF says
By Thomas Gaist, 29 October 2015
The US-backed Saudi war coalition has laid waste to civilian infrastructure across Yemen since launching “Operation Decisive Storm” in March
By Niles Williamson, 30 September 2015
The bloodbath near Mocha was the deadliest civilian massacre so far in the assault backed by the United States.
By Niles Williamson, 21 September 2015
The six-month reign of death and destruction spearheaded by Saudi Arabia in Yemen would not be possible without the backing of American imperialism, which is seeking to assert its hegemony over the entire Middle East.
By Niles Williamson, 15 September 2015
The blood of thousands of Yemenis is on the hands of the Obama administration, which has facilitated the Saudi monarchy’s onslaught.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2015
Thousands of foreign troops, including large contingents from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, are readying an assault on the capital, Sanaa.
By Niles Williamson, 10 September 2015
The escalation of the bloody assault on Yemen follows a White House meeting last weekend between Saudi King Salman and Obama.
In wake of bloody factory bombing
By Niles Williamson, 1 September 2015
Five months of airstrikes, facilitated by US military intelligence and logistical support, have been supplemented by a growing ground invasion by Saudi and UAE military forces.
By Niles Williamson, 20 August 2015
Reports released this week document the devastating impact of the Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen, which has killed hundreds of children and limited access to food, water and medicine.
By Thomas Gaist, 27 July 2015
Saudi war planes struck a workers’ quarters and a nearby agricultural facility in the city of Taiz late Friday night, killing at least 120 civilians, including women and children.
By Thomas Gaist, 20 July 2015
The death toll from the nearly four month old US-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen continues to mount, with at least 140 civilians killed in the past 10 days alone.
By Niles Williamson, 7 July 2015
The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, is in the fourth month of a campaign of daily airstrikes and an economic blockade against the poorest country in the Arab world.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 July 2015
The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people.
As cease-fire talks in Geneva collapse
By Thomas Gaist, 22 June 2015
Saudi and Gulf forces pounded targets across Yemen over the weekend after negotiations between Saudi and Houthi leaders ended without any deal on Friday.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 June 2015
The second US targeted assassination in as many days has brought AQAP under the control of a new leader with reported ties to the US-backed Saleh dictatorship.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2015
The Saudi-led air strikes have devastated Yemeni cities, and the blockade of Yemen’s ports has prevented the arrival of emergency relief supplies and basic goods.