Yemen: Top news of the week

Yemen: Top news of the week



  1. Houthi attempts to march on the government-held Marib are continuing relentlessly. Source of the story: Multiple media outlets.

  2. - The Yemeni Parliament has addressed a letter to the Prime Minister to inquire why the country’s biggest industrial project, a liquefied natural gas plant, in the eastern province of Shabwah is closed for years and not operated to help generate desperately needed revenues for Yemen? In this respect, the governor of Shabwa has called on the UAE forces occupying the facility to evacuate and allow Yemen to use the resource. Source: Multiple media outlets.

  3. There is no real fuel shortage in Houthi rebel-held areas. The militia are fabricating the crisis to exploit it politically and collect support to run their black market and increase their financial assets. Yemen’s Deputy Transport Minister Naser Sharif said. Source: Multiple media outlets.

  1. The Yemeni Parliament has addressed a letter to the government to inquire on what the government has done to end the UAE violation of the Yemeni sovereignty in Socotra and restore the archipelago back from the UAE affiliated militias. Source: Multiple media outlets.
  2. Signs are emerging that hunger will spark a revolution against Houthi authorities in parts of Taiz and in the city of Damt at the border between north and south Yemen. Last week shops closed in a wide civil disobedience over the Houthi general policies including the ban of government-printed banknotes of the Riyal. Source: Multiple news websites.

  3. The Authority for Victims of House Bombings, a Yemeni NGO, has revealed that the Houthi militia blew up 810 houses belonging to oppositionists to the theocratic militia in 17 different Yemeni provinces from the 1st September 2014 -30th July 2020. Taiz city bore the brunt. An integral part of the rebel militia’s modus operandi is to lace houses with bombs and detonate them remotely as part of their vendetta against oppositionists. Source: Multiple news websites.

  4. A Houthi operative namely Lutf al-Makhidhi notorious for torturing detainees in Houthi-run jails in Sana’a has been arrested in the militia’s ongoing attacks on Marib. Source: Multiple news websites.

  5. Houthi attack on Marib forces hundreds of families including IDPs to re-displace. Source: Multiple news websites.
  1. A Yemeni man by the name Ismaeel Quraya’ah has shot dead seven Houthi gunmen in the rebel militia’s stronghold of Saadah taking revenge for his younger brother whom the rebel militiamen had lured into the warfronts against the government where he was killed. Houthis constantly recruit large numbers of children to the warfronts where they participate in the conflict and get killed without the consent or knowledge of their relatives. Source: Multiple news website.
  2. STC gunmen on Wednesday assassinated Khaled Mamoon, one of the members of the Popular Resistance Force that fought back the Houthi invaders in Aden in 2015. Mamoon had just been released from three year arbitrary detention in the UAE-run jails in the city. Source: multiple news websites.

  3. The STC militia continue to seize the salaries of Taiz pensioners they intercepted in the road early this week. Source: Multiple websites.
  4. The STC militias continue to round up northern Yemenis in Aden and deport them northward. Source: Multiple websites.
  5. The STC militia arrested three social dignities in Socotra archipelago Thursday on account of their participation in last week’s demonstrations in support of the government and rejection of the occupation of Socotra by the UAE. Source: Multiple websites.

  1. Demonstrations condemn gruesome torture of 19 year old man to death by a gang in Sana’a. Source: Multiple news websites.


Social Media

  1. The Houthi militia have over the past years killed some 169 activists to death by this same gruesome method but there were no cameras in the jails, activist Nadia Abdullah wrote on her facebook page.


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