Saudi Arabia launches development projects in Yemen


The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center ( KSRelief ) is setting up sustainable development initiatives in Yemen included in “You Are Not Alone” project aimed at towardprotecting orphans’ families in Yemen.

One such project is aimed toward improving mothers’ livelihoods along with the resilience of communities via vocational working out and also economic empowerment. It covers the governorates of Sanaa, Taiz, Al-Jouf, Al-Bayda, and Marib.


Another project is aimed toward enhancing livelihoods and also strengthening resilience in the governorates of Hadramout, Shabwa, Aden, Lahj and Al-Jouf, benefiting 3, 750 individuals directly and 18, 750 indirectly.


KSRelief can be offering professional training courses in administration and finance, as well as vocational programs for women.


Certificates are granted and tools obtained for every beneficiary based on their specialization.


The Kingdom’s foreign aid efforts have always been on the rise until they hit a record within the last few years, with the level of Saudi aid, provided impartially to 81 countries, exceeding $86 billion between 1996 and 2018.

King Salman issued his directives on May 13 , 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. Since its inception , KSRelief has implemented 1 ,011 projects in 44 countries worth $3,439,139,000 .

Houthi launched new attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Houthi launched new attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Houthi launched a new attack targeting the Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia in Yemen on Monday.


The news was presented by the rebel’s Al Masirah TV. There seemed to be no immediate confirmation of the attack from Saudi Arabia, which on Saturday launched air attacks on Houthi rebel forces in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, a part of an escalation of tit-for-tat attacks which has stoked local pressures.


Last week, the Houthis released several drones and also missile attacks focusing on southern regions of Saudi Arabia, which includes Abha, Khamis Mushait and Jizan.


A minimum of 26 people were wounded in a missile attack on Jizan airport accomplished by the Houthis on Wednesday.

Unidentified gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in Yemen


Unidentified gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa on Tuesday, leading to a huge explosion, a security official told media.

“A group of unidentified gunmen used explosive devices and blew up a crude oil pipeline in Radhum district of Shabwa Province,” the security source stated on condition of anonymity.

The focused pipeline transports crude oil from the field of Uqla to Ayadh sector in Jardan district, and then to Alnushima area near an oil port on the coast of the Arabian Sea, he added.

An authorized source from Yemen’s Oil Ministry said around 15,000 to 17,000 barrels of oil were daily exported through the sabotaged pipeline from oil fields in the government-controlled Shabwa.

Tardy last year, oil production and export were resumed in Shabwa, following years of unrest that forced oil companies in the province to quit their operations.

No groups possess so far claimed responsibility for the blast, however, earlier comparable attacks in the region were claimed by al-Qaida militants.

Shabwa boasts five companies of crude oil production, which produce about 15,000 barrels per day.

The Yemen-based al-Qaida branch and the Islamic State militants are energetic in the mountainous areas in the provinces of Shabwa and neighboring Abyan, performing sporadic attacks against government forces.

Houthi rebels launch attack drones into Saudi Arabia

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels have released a minimum of 2 drones focusing on southwest Saudi town that’s residence to an airbase.

The Houthis’ Al-Masirah satellite news channel reported early Tuesday the rebels launched Qasef-2K drones to hit the city of Khamis Mushait.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday, quoting military spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki, that servants “intercepted” two drones launched by the Houthis.

The Iranian-allied Houthis progressively have targeted the kingdom with bomb-carrying drones.

Khamis Mushait, certain 815 kilometers (510 miles) southwest of the capital, Riyadh, is close to the kingdom’s border with Yemen.


Yemeni foreign minister quits

Khaled Al Yamani

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani has resigned, a year after he got the post, Dubai-based Al Arabiya television revealed on Monday.

Al Yamani, 59, has presented his resignation to President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the television stated without giving a reason.

There seemed to be no official confirmation from the Yemeni government.

The reported resignation arrives shortly before an estimated check out by assistance to UN chief Antonio Guterres to Saudi Arabia where Hadi is living.

Last month, Hadi supposedly complained to Guterres regarding perceived bias by UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in the direction of Yemen’s Iran-allied Al Houthi militants, who needed to be unseated the Yemeni internationally-recognized government in late 2014.

WHO hails UAE-Saudi $20 million grant to battle cholera in Yemen

Cholera outbreak spreading like wildfire in Yemen

The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has hailed the US$20 million provided by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to battle cholera in Yemen.

“The UAE-Saudi economic assistance is favorable to quitting the occurrence of cholera in the communities most heavily affected by the illness while helping in building capabilities to build an efficient and quick response to the epidemic in the future,” said Altaf S. Musani, Consultant and Head of Mission at World Health Organisation, in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE on April 9, 2019, pledged $200 million worth of aid to Yemen.

Around $140 million is allocated to the World Food Programme to bridge the funding gaps for food requirements, while $40m will go to the UNICEF to address sterilization problems and malnutrition among women and children.

WHO will get $20m to help control cholera in 147 most heavily impacted places by increasing the number of medical centers and vaccination promotions, and providing clean water and sterilization services.

The world organization has claimed that the two countries have provided a total of $145 .6 million in aid since 2018 , thanks to which two million women have got crisis reproductive health services in Q1-2019 in addition to repairing 25 first-aid facilities in remote areas inhabited by Internally Displaced People along with offering healthcare services to around 50 ,000 people and vaccinating 18 million against cholera , diphtheria , measles , polio and also German measles .

Saudi Arabia ensures Yemen rebel drone highly targeted Jizan Airport

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki, states the military intercepted and also destroyed the drone.
Saudi Arabia states a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted an additional airport in the kingdom amid a series of such attacks.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency late Sunday disclosed the focusing on of Jizan Regional Airport earlier that morning.


A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki , stated the army intercepted and also ruined the drone. Saudi condition TV published pictures of debris it stated belonged to the drone.


He stated the attack specific an airport terminal “being utilized every day by a large number of Saudis and also expatriates without any regard for international humanitarian law and its customary rules, which provides unique security to civilian objects .”


Saudi Arabia possesses confronted prevalent international criticism over airstrikes in Yemen stunning markets and hospitals, killing civilians.


The Houthis, who ousted the Saudi-backed globally recognized government from energy in the Yemeni budget Sanaa in late 2014, have moved up missile and drone attacks on Saudi towns previously two weeks.

The group stated responsibility for final week’s armed drone hits on oil property in Saudi Arabia and also on Sunday said they would assault 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the Associated Arab Emirates, and also Yemen.

Last week, the grouping claimed three hits on Najran airport in Saudi Arabia.

The recent hostilities overlap with increasing concerns between Iran and also Gulf Arab says related to the United States and arrive just as a sensitive, U.N .sponsored serenity deal is being performed in Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions.

Can US withdrawal from Yemen transform UN-led cease-fire into a lasting peace?

Yemen, which has been battling to achieve normalcy for over a decade, is torn between two warring sides. One side is led by Iran-backed Houthi militants and the other is led by Saudi-backed Yemen’s ousted government. According to the UN, Yemen is undergoing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, 60,000 non-combatants and combatants lost their lives during the crisis and more than 10 million are suffering from starvation.
Many US political analysts and political leaders, including the former US Vice  President Joe Biden, have unified their voice against US’s support to its ally  Saudi Arabia in the Yemen War. Last month, the critics of the Yemen crisis passed a war resolution to force US President Donald Trump to end US involvement in the war.
They argue, that with the US backing out, the number of killings and violence would decrease, and eventually, the war would end with a peaceful settlement. This version of the solution seems morally and strategically correct but how effective is it is the question. In all probability, this solution of ending US involvement is least likely to bring the Yemen war and its complications to an end.
Some of the political analysts of the Middle East region believe that neither the US and nor the withdrawal of Saudi forces would lead to a negotiated settlement. Instead, the fighting would continue, worsening cent Yemenis until one side (which currently seems to be won).
Ideally, both the sides would quit the war and come to the table, only when they see that none of them is winning in this war. Unfortunately, Yemen’s antagonistic forces haven’t reached that state of either exhaustion or realization.
On Thursday the US Senate failed to override resolution that would have required him to end the US backing Saudi forces in the Yemen crisis. Despite the loss, critics of the war pledged to keep fighting to end the US involvement. US needs to act quite contrary to the voice of those critics, which is rising in the corridors of US Senate, asking it to back off. The need of the hour increases the support for the Saudi forces to push down the militant extremists backed by Iran.
Houthis need to given an equal fight to make them honor their commitments to the UN and agree to disgorge most of their initial conquests.

Saudi educational aids for Yemen students

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35 humanitarian trucks carrying educational aid provided by the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief and Works to a number of governorates, crossed the border deposit.
The Center said in a statement that the educational aid that crosses the port on Thursday as part of the “Together for Education in Yemen” project includes 8750 school seats; 5,500 seats for Abyan governorate, 1,250 seats for Marib governorate.
The King Salman Center for Relief pointed out that Saudi Arabia is seeking to provide this assistance through the Center to support the educational sector in Yemen and the enrollment of students in their schools.
Last week, Riyadh witnessed the launch of the “Together for Education in Yemen” project implemented by the King Salman Relief Center in the presence of the Education Ministers in Saudi Arabia and Yemen and the local Yemeni information and administration ministers.
The Yemeni Minister of Education, Dr. Abdullah Lamels, said that the war launched by the Houthi militia destroyed more than 2,600 schools in various provinces and that Saudi Arabia has contributed significantly to overcoming the difficulties faced by the educational process in Yemen, according to the official Saba
news agency ), On his part, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabiah, Advisor to the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia and supervisor of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief and Works, said that in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Under the slogan “Together for Education in Yemen”.
According to Dr. Rabiah, «humanitarian projects and relief and development and support FOR the economy of Yemen reached now almost 11.88 billion dollars, For his part, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, the Saudi minister of education revealed that the Kingdom allocated 1240 seats annually to Yemeni students in Saudi universities. He pointed out that the total number of students who have been awarded university scholarships since 2011 reached 10150 students, while this year’s candidates are 2711 students.

For Yemen partners discussion Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed in London


The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, is keeping high-level discussions in the UK on Friday as a part of an attempt to find a way to end the civil war in Yemen.

The UK Foreign Office believed the meeting established to discuss the next steps of the UN-led peace process and how to help special envoy Martin Griffiths as he seeks to provide the commitments made in last year’s Sweden contract.

Sheikh Abdullah came from France, in which he organized discussions with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Saudi Arabia’s Minister for of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel Al Jubeir, may also attend.

“I called this meeting so that we keep doing everything we can to move forward on the hard road to peace in Yemen,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated.

“This is a horrendous conflict and it is taking too long to turn the ceasefire agreed to in Stockholm into a durable path to peace .”

He repeated that the UK was “resolute” in its faith that there was no military sort out the conflict.

“While it is hugely accepted that both sides recently consented to the UN’s plan for the first stage of troop redeployments in Hodeidah, this took five months after the initial agreement was reached in Stockholm – far longer compared to we had all hoped,” Mr Hunt stated.

The US will be represented at the talks by veteran diplomat David Satterfield.

The Yemeni government states the Houthi rebels have breached the ceasefire in Hodeidah hundreds of times.

On a bilateral stage, Sheikh Abdullah and Mr Hunt evaluated here the leads for more evolving the near dealings between the two countries.

Additionally, they discussed a number of regional and international advancements of common attention, with a specific focus on the situation in each Yemen and Libya.

Throughout their conference, Sheikh Abdullah underlined the longstanding relations between the UAE and UK, with the British minister sharing the same views on the significance of increasing bilateral dealings across numerous fields. 

Hunt hailed the UAE worldwide involvement and the leadership offered by the country’s involvement in crucial worldwide issues.

On Monday, Human Rights Watch stated the Houthis’ “widespread use” of landmines along Yemen’s western coast has slaughtered and injured hundreds of civilians and “prevented help organizations from achieving susceptible communities”.

Mr Hunt co-hosted a similar meeting in Warsaw, Poland in February where huge the concentrate was on placing into exercise the Stockholm contract.

The previous month he visited Yemen.