Yemen, the real conflict

Yemen Needs Aid, But US Aids Saudi-Led War

July 20, 2017

As Yemen’s cholera epidemic deepens the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes prevent international organizations from getting aid to massive numbers of people in desperate need, says Anas Shahari of Save the Children

War & Cholera Decimate Yemen, But Saudi Bombing Gets More US Help

July 14, 2017

As Yemen’s cholera epidemic spirals out of control and millions face famine, Alternet reporter Ben Norton says the U.S. is complicit in the humanitarian crisis caused by Saudi-led war

U.S. Deepens Support for Saudi War on Yemen Even as Al-Qaeda Benefits

May 9, 2017

In part two of our interview, Professor Sheila Carapico of the University of Richmond says that while the U.S.-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen has caused a humanitarian crisis for civilians, two beneficiaries include the U.S. weapons industry and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

U.S.-Backed Saudi Assault Could Cause Famine in Yemen

May 7, 2017

Professor Sheila Carapico of the University of Richmond says the U.S. could help cause a famine in war-struck Yemen if its supports a looming Saudi-led offensive on the port of Hodeida.

After Deadly Navy SEAL Raid, Yemeni Villagers Suffer More U.S. Attacks

April 5, 2017

photo credit: Iona Craig / The Intercept

In Yemen, Could Growing U.S. Role Lead to Syria-Style Proxy War?

April 3, 2017

In part one of our interview on expanded U.S. military efforts in Yemen, independent journalist Iona Craig analyzes the Trump administration’s escalation of drone strikes and its increasing support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign.

Trump Admin. Moves from Direct Support to Direct Bombing in Yemen

March 3, 2017

US support for the Saudi-led invasion in Yemen has escalated to include US airstrikes on Al-Qaeda, says CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin

Deaths in U.S. Raids Enable Al-Qaeda’s Rising Influence in Yemen

February 5, 2017

CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin says Trump will continue U.S. policy that enables Saudi Arabia to commit atrocities in the region

Trump Admin. Covers Up Saudi War Crimes in Yemen, Exaggerates Iran’s Role

February 3, 2017

Ben Norton tells Paul Jay that the U.S. and Saudis are overwhelmingly responsible for the atrocities committed in Yemen

Are the U.S. Claims that Iran Is Arming the Yemeni Houthis Credible?

November 2, 2016

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter scrutinizes the claims made by the U.S. and finds credibility of Its evidence highly questionable

US Escalates Involvement in Yemen

October 14, 2016

The missile attacks on a US navy ship might serve the role the Gulf of Tonkin incident did in providing justification for US war in Vietnam, says’s associate editor Zenab Ahmed

U.S. Weapon Sales Enable Saudi Arabia’s Atrocities in Yemen

October 12, 2016

CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin says the U.S. claims it values democracy while supporting a state that exports terrorism and drops bombs on people at funerals

Saudi Arabia Bombing Yemen To Quell Demonstrations for Democracy

August 23, 2016

The Saudi-led coalition is not just trying to deter Houthi leaders; they want to ensure that pro-democratic Yemeni demonstrations don’t touch the rest of the Arabian peninsula, says Bilal Zenab Ahmed of

US and UK Arms Sales Fueling War Crimes in Yemen

May 2, 2016

Prof. Sheila Carapico says many humanitarian groups have implicated the US and other Western countries in war crimes in Yemen

US Corporate Media Amplifies Saudi PR Machine

January 5, 2016

The Intercept’s Zaid Jilani says the Saudi Arabian government has been able to present its point of view free of any challenge in the western mainstream media

Yemen’s Peace Talks Amid New Saudi-Led Coalition to Fight IS

December 17, 2015

Bilal Ahmed, associate editor of, says US pressure and advancement of the Islamic State could be behind the timing of the peace talks between the Houthi rebels and the Saudis

Yemen Peace Talks Turn into Crisis Management

December 17, 2015

A resolution to the conflict is at risk because key players that have enormous power in the conflict are not at the table, says associate editor Bilal Ahmed.

Yemeni Government Returns from Exile as al-Qaeda Expands Foothold

September 17, 2015

Yemen expert Sama’a Al-Hamdani says it’s in the interests of all parties to achieve a political solution as soon as possible because the alternative may be far worse

Why Saudis Derailed Imminent Yemen Deal with Airstrikes

April 28, 2015

Wall Street Journal UN correspondent Joe Lauria discusses how a former UN envoy came forward with details of a power-sharing deal in Yemen and why Saudi Arabia would want to prevent that deal from becoming a reality.

Houthi Arms Came from Saleh, not Iran

April 25, 2015

Gareth Porter says the claim that Iran is supplying Houthis with weapons ignores that the group was flush with American arms from ex-president Saleh