Taiz

War in Yemen: Shoulder to Shoulder

The Akhdam join the war in Yemen, hoping to end a history of rampant discrimination BY  Nasser Al Sakkaf When the Houthis tried to take over Taiz in March 2015, residents of the western Yemeni province banded together to form a Popular Resistance front. Their goal? To protect their city and confront their adversaries. The

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Yemen War Intensifies Amid Mounting Regional Tension

DUBAI, Jan 5 – Saudi-led air strikes targeting Iranian-allied Houthi forces intensified in Yemen on Tuesday, residents said, an escalation of a nine-month-old war that follows a rise in tensions between the kingdom and arch foe Tehran. After weeks of a relative lull, large air strikes targeted military positions linked to Yemen’s ascendant Houthis in

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Yemen Gov’t Forces Take Northwestern City

DUBAI/GENEVA, Dec 19 – Yemeni troops loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gained control of an important northwestern city on Friday, residents and tribal sources said, as the U.N. scurried to salvage an increasingly fragile ceasefire. U.N. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed voiced deep concern late on Friday, the fourth day of peace talks,

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U.N. Accuses Houthis of Blocking Supply Routes to Yemen’s Taiz

DUBAI, Nov 25 – A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen’s dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under “virtual siege” in the city. Supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Arab coalition forces, have been trying

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Prison Break

The city of Taiz in Yemen has turned into a veritable prison for its residents BY Nasser Al Sakkaf After Houthi rebels had ousted the government in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa last year, they set their sights on the provinces, confident of victory. But the rebels have faced stubborn resistance in many of these

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Yemen: Girls With Guns

Female university students join the resistance BY Nasser Al Sakkaf By most measures, Amal Al Wafi is like most college students. She wakes each morning at 7, boards the bus and studies hard to earn her administration degree at Taiz University, hoping it will earn her a position as a manager someday. But since renewed

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