The #UAE has moved to establish a joint international military base on #Yemen’s island of #Socotra, Informed sources said.

The sources affirmed that a military committee comprising 45 military officers and experts of various nationalities, including #Israelis,
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held a meeting inside an #UAE camp, on Tuesday, and approved a plan to establish the military base on the island.

The #sources confirmed that the #UAE, in cooperation with the #US embassy in Riyadh-exiled “Hadi government, reworded dozens of #Socotra citizens, during the
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past months, with huge sums of money and granted them #Emirati and #American nationalities, in exchange for assigning their lands.
Last Monday, 40 military officers, including experts, arrived on board an #Emirati plane, at #Socotra airport in the city of
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#Hadibo, the capital of the island.

A new report published by the #British Middle East Eye newspaper revealed dangerous military moves by the #UAE forces to establish the bases in #Socotra, and transferred military equipment with the approval of #SaudiArabia.

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The report pointed out that the #UAE has suspended all the pressures that the “Hadi government” was subjected to, about so-called “parliamentary accountability” for building #Emirati bases on the island.
READ: #Emirati-Israeli cooperation to build a military airport in #Socotra⬇️
#Emirati-Israeli Cooperation To Build A Military Airport In #Socotra
Israeli navy’s military presence in cooperation with the #UAE forces in the #Yemeni archipelago of Socotra has expanded since the second half of 2020.

dailyyemen.net/2020/11/18/emi…

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17 Dec
عبدالباري عطوان :
هُناك عدّة أسباب قد تمنع الإدارة الأمريكيّة حتى هذه اللّحظة من وضع حركة “أنصار الله” على قائمة الإرهاب:

أوّلًا: الحركة الحوثيّة لا تُقارن بجميع الحركات الأُخرى الموضوعة على هذه القائمة، لأنّها باتت أكبر بكثير من كونها مُنظّمة
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وأقرب إلى مُواصفات الدّولة، وتُسيطِر على مُعظم أقاليم الشّمال اليمني، وتملك قُدرةً عسكريّةً جبّارةً، باتت تتحكّم بجنوب الجزيرة العربيّة، وتُهدّد المِلاحة التجاريّة الدوليّة في مضيق باب المندب والبحر الأحمر، وبحر العرب بدَرجةٍ أقل، مُضافًا إلى ذلك أنّها تتواجد على أرضٍ يمنيّةٍ
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أيّ أنّها ليست طارئةً أو لاجئة وتُقيم بشَكلٍ شرعيّ، وفَشِلَت ستّ حُروب في اقتِلاعها من جُذورها قبل الحرب التي يشنّها حاليًّا التّحالف السّعودي الإماراتي وبدَعمٍ مِنه.

ثانيًا: هُناك مُعارضة قويّة من الأمم المتحدة والمنظّمات الإنسانيّة لمِثل هذا التّصنيف للحركة،
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the Yemeni people that determined to triumph for their will and right to freedom, dignity, sovereignty, unity and independence,according to almasirah.
“The Yemeni people, with the revolutionary, political and military leadership, set out on the struggle and
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steadfastness paths with courage and faith,” Major General Al-Atifi said.
He stressed that the Yemeni people have not and will not surrender to the destruction and death that America, Israel want for #Yemen.
The Minister of Defense pointed to the
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16 Dec
#YEMEN:Citizen Killed Due To Torture In #Aden

A citizen was tortured to death by a faction of the pro-#UAE Southern Transitional Council (STC) inside a camp in the southern port city of Aden, #Yemen News Portal reported, citing local sources.
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According to local sources, the young man, Mohammed Abdul Wahab al-Sabry, from Sabir Al Mawadim district in Taiz province, had a serious quarrel with a chicken vendor from Yafea district, prompting the latter to call the security belt faction in the 8th Brigade, whose members
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belong to the same district to execute the young man.

The #UAE-backed militias tortured Al-Sabry inside the camp and then brutally hanged him to cover up their crime and then handed over his body to his family, one of the sources said.

The militias of the security belt,
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16 Dec
#French warplanes have on Wednesday carried out sorties in the Gulf of Aden, off of #Yemen’s southern coast, #Yemen News Portal reported.

This coincides with a fierce conflict between several parties over the Balhaf LNG plant, which is owned by France’s Total, which holds
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more than 39 percent of its shares and is currently controlled by the #UAE, while China is entering as a vital port operator in the Arabian Sea.

Air traffic maps in the Gulf of #Aden showed #French military aircraft flying off the coasts of Abyan and #Shabwah.
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The aims of the #French moves, which follow the French parliament’s questioning of the government over the #UAE’s conversion of the Balhaf facility in #Yemen into a prison and torture facility, are as of yet not officially known.

However, its timing indicates that it is
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15 Dec
إيداع مصحف بخط الإمام علي في الجامع الكبير بصنعاء يمكن للزائرين الاطلاع عليه

أودع مكتب الأوقاف في أمانة العاصمة، الثلاثاء، نسخة طبق الأصل من المصحف الشريف بخط الإمام علي بن أبي طالب في الجامع الكبير بصنعاء.
الخبر اليمني:
وقال نائب وزير الأوقاف والإرشاد في صنعاء فؤاد
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ناجي، إن “إيداع المصحف المكتوب بخط الإمام علي (ع) عنه بالجناح الشرقي للجامع يتيح للزائرين الاطلاع عليه”.
وأوضح أن مكتبة الجامع الكبير تحتوي على “عدد من الرقوق ومصاحف القرآن الكريم وبها أكثر من ألف و200 مصحف مخطوط وما يزيد عن300 رق قرآني وخمسة آلاف جزء من كتاب الله وألفين
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و532 مخطوط مفهرس وما يقارب 700 مخطوط غير مفهرس وأكثر من خمسة آلاف كتاب مطبوع، أغلبها طبعات قدّيمة وقليل منها حديثة”.
أشار مدير مكتب الأوقاف بالأمانة عبدالله عامر، إلى أنه تم رفد المكتبة بأجهزة إليكترونية وإنشاء موقع إلكتروني يضم معلومات كاملة عن المصاحف والرقوق والمخطوطات
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The Man-Made Famine In #Yemen
By @DanielLarison

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For five and a half years, our government has supported the wrecking and starvation of another country, and we have failed to bring that horror to an end. That will have to change in the new year, or countless more #Yemenis will die preventable deaths.

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The litmus test for U.S. policy on #Yemen is simple: does it help end the conflict, or keep alive the millions of suffering #Yemenis? A terrorist designation of the #Houthis fails on both counts. Sadly, the #Trump administration knows this. In 2018,
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