Yemen

5 SOLDIERS KILLED AND 20 OTHERS INJURED IN BLASTS IN ADEN by Alistair Galloway

A blast in Yemen’s southern city of Aden has killed 5 soldiers and injured 20 others. The explosion, which took place inside an ammunitions depot was said to be accidental, and occurred whilst the soldiers were moving munitions from the depot to two vehicles for transport to the front. 

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DRONE STRIKE IN YEMEN KILLS FOUR SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA MEMBERS by Alistair Galloway

Four suspected al-Qaeda members were killed in a US drone strike on a vehicle in the Abyan province of Yemen, resident reports say. It comes at a time where there is seen to be an escalating campaign against the Islamist militant group, under the auspices of the Trump administration.

 

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OVER 40 REFUGEES KILLED BY HELICOPTER ATTACK IN RED SEA CROSSING by Alistair Galloway

A boat helmed by Yemeni people smugglers left port Ras Arra along the southern coastline of Yemen with 140 Somali refugees in hopes of reaching Sudan. When passing through the Bab-el-Mandeb straight, around 30 miles from shore, an Apache helicopter, armed with a 30 mm M230 chain gun, opened fire on the civilian boat.

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SAUDI ARABIA PLEDGES $10BN IN AID TO YEMEN by Alistair Galloway

According to deposed Prime Minister Abd Rabbuh Hadi, Saudi Arabia has pledged $10 billion in reconstruction aid to Yemen. $2 billion of those funds will go to the central bank to revalue the Rial and leaving the remaining funds to go towards "electricity, water, health, education, roads and communication, taking local priorities into account” according to Hadi.

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YEMEN LOYALISTS RETAKE PORT OF MOKHA by Alistair Galloway

Following weeks of fighting with Shia rebels, on Friday Yemeni government forces regained full control of the Port of Mokha, a historic Red Sea port. Armed forces spokesman, Mohammed al-Naqib stated that the rebels were forced to flee the port of Mokha. 

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YEMENI GRADUATE GIVES INSPIRING SPEECH by Lewis McKinnon

Reham Ismail Saeed Al-Shaibani, originally from Yemen, has been praised for her inspiring speech at her graduation. She recently graduated from the University of Wales Trinity St David with First Class Honours BSc in Business Information Technology. During her emotive speech she spoke of the difficult political situation in Yemen, and she expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom. 

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MSF HOSPITAL IN YEMEN TARGETTED BY AIR STRIKE by Lewis McKinnon

On 15 August an air strike hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in northern Yemen, killing at least 11 people. It is believed that the Saudi-led coalition, that is backing the Yemeni government against the Houthi rebels, was responsible for this attack, albeit they are yet to comment. 

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FRONTIER HORIZONS’ WRITTEN EVIDENCE PUBLISHED IN PARLIAMENTARY REPORT by Lewis McKinnon

Frontier Horizons’ written evidence has been published in a recent International Development Committee (IDC) Report on the Crisis in Yemen. On the 4th May 2016, the House of Commons IDC published the Fourth Report of Session 2015-2016 regarding the Crisis in Yemen.  

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FRONTIER HORIZONS HOSTS EVENT ON THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN by Alistair Galloway

Frontier Horizons was pleased to host an informational session on the crisis in Yemen in Central London last week. The event featured presentations from Frontier Horizons’ founder, Alistair Galloway, Frontier Horizons’ Global Intelligence - Yemen Analyst, Caroline Hammer, and Yemeni national Shady Qubaty, followed by a question and answer and networking sessions.

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Frontier Horizons’ Submission published by Parliamentary Inquiry on the Crisis in Yemen by Alistair Galloway

A contribution from Frontier Horizons has been published by the House of Commons International Development Committee as part of their inquiry on the Crisis in Yemen. Analysis from Frontier Horizons explores the state of the crisis in Yemen, including DFIDs humanitarian response to the Yemen crisis and its strategic priorities, including considerations of humanitarian development in the long run. 

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GOVERNOR OF ADEN KILLED IN YEMEN CONFLICT by Alistair Galloway

The Governor of Yemen’s port city of Aden, Major General Jaafar Mohammed Saad, was killed this morning in an IED blast that occurred while traveling in Al Tawahi Province. The IED was apparently planted in his vehicle, killing him along with his 6 man escort team. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Saad was only recently appointed governor of the region. 

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