In wake of airline incident: Drumbeat for US war 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.

Obama ordered US air strikes on 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.

Saudi Arabia bombards Yemeni rebels in policing role for US imperialism

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.”

Yemen: Regional instability worsens as government pursues insurgents

By Brian Smith, 29 October 2009

Fierce fighting in the northern Yemen region of Saada between government forces and insurgents has unleashed a humanitarian crisis and threatens the stability of the country and wider region.

Comoros air crash raises issue of safety standards

By Peter Daniels, 6 July 2009

The June 30 crash of a Yemeni airliner in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa has focused attention on the issue of air safety, especially in poorer sections of the world.