Yemen

Yemen Rejects Fake Saudi Ceasefire Proposal

The Saudis are proposing a ceasefire in Yemen but the terms haven’t changed unfortunately. Saudi FM: “We will do all we can to put the necessary pressure on the Houthis to accept and to come to the negotiating table and to lay down arms, because we believe that a stop to the fighting and a focus on a political solution is the only way forward”…

The Undefeated ‘Sardar’: Shaheed-e-Azam Qassem Soleimani

Shaheed-e-azam’ Qassem Soleimani (1957-2020), will be remembered by history as one of the greatests strategic minds of all time, someone who out-fought and out-thought the world power of his day. In Iraq, Soleimani confronted the illegal US occupation pragmatically. Rather than completely reject the political process, Iran supported it, producing a government in 2005 that was friendlier to them than to the United States…

Yemen Runs Out of Fuel

This is not because it doesn’t have its own oil resources, it does, but they are in the sparsely populated east of the country (Hadhramaut) which is currently being fought over by squabbling mercenaries paid by the Saudis or UAE, who are exporting that oil rather than supplying it to needy Yemenis, largely because they’re not Yemeni, and thus have no national loyalties…

Yemen & The Tragedy of Karbala

The suffering of Yemen today in many ways began with the tragedy of Karbala. Yemen joined Islam by the persuasion of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who as Fourth Caliph had the people of Yemen behind him, most prominently Malik al-Ashtar, who was appointed Governor of Egypt. However, following Ali’s assassination, the Ummayad family seized power, before sending troops to Yemen to murder those who refused to pledge allegiance to Muawiya I…

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