200 Days of War in Yemen

Ed note. This piece originally appeared in Global Voices from contributor Noon Arabia.  It is condensed from its original version.  Many are likely unaware, thanks to the mainstream media's lack of coverage, that Yemen has been at war for almost seven month...

Yemen is a Hot Mess

Yemen is the latest country in the region to collapse. Shi'ite rebels have taken control of much of the country and Saudi Arabia has launched a military campaign to re-install the ousted government. It's a complex mess, with regional rivalries and local grieva...
MSF emergency unit

One Doctor’s Account of Yemen Under Siege

It's not often (ever?) that I would copy and paste and entire press release. But this note from MSF that just landed in my inbox is absolutely harrowing. ---- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Valerie Pierre describes...

Water Running Out in Yemen

Among other things, a lack of diesel fuel has caused water pumps in major urban centers to stop functioning. “According to the United Nations and humanitarian aid agencies, major urban centers, including the southern city of Aden, which has a population of abo...
Yemen destruction

A Human Rights Catastrophe is Unfolding in Yemen

A human rights catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen and no one is prepared to stop it. In the last two weeks, violence and instability in Yemen has metastasized at an alarming rate. Each day brings more grim news of civilian casualties An airstrike on an inte...

3 Huge Stories to Follow This Weekend

1) Iran Nuke Talks Down to the Wire In Brief: This is arguably the most critical time yet in the complex negotiations that may lead to a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. Negotiators from the Permanent 5 members of the Security Council plus Germany--the so-c...