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The Republic of Yemen is a country in the Middle East bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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Why don't countries disrupt food imports to Yemen as a response to attacks in the Red Sea?

Yemen is highly dependent on imported food given that only 2.2% of their land is arable: Imported food constitutes 83% of the daily calories’ intake of Yemenis. While stability of imports is vital to ...
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Is there any other Middle Eastern country besides Iran that has been critical of the U.S. strikes in Yemen?

Tehran, Iran — Iran on Sunday denounced the latest U.S. and U.K. strikes on targets in Yemen saying they "contradict" their declared intention of avoiding a wider Middle East conflict. These ...
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Do the US and the UK have the right to attack Houthis?

The UN security council demanded an immediate end to Houthis attacks. Does this give the right to the US and the UK to unilaterally decide to attack Houthis according to UN treaties and/or ...
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Arab League boycott of Israeli navigation beyond Suez and the straights of Tiran

In the past, as part of the Arab League Boycott of Israel, Egypt tried closing the Suez Channel and the Straits of Tiran. The question was eventually settled in the peace treaty between Israel and ...
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Does Yemen have the right under international law to close Bab El Mandeb strait?

As Yemen warned ships in Red Sea to avoid Israel or face attack, I wonder if it has the right under international law to stop these ships from crossing the strait. Is Yemen breaking an international ...
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What are the actual demands by Yemeni "Houthis" for stopping the Bab Al-Mandab attacks?

Recently, Yemeni forces identified in international media as Houthis/Houthi rebels, have attacked or otherwise strong-armed commercial vessels to turn back from trying to enter the Red Sea via the Bab ...
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Why are there so few reactions to the Houthis' attacks on ships?

Recently, the Houthis attacked a British ship, and not for the first time. While they claim that the ships are somehow linked to Israel, they are also owned by non-Israelis, and the crew members are ...
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How does the U.S. redesignating the Houthis as a terrorist group threaten a peace deal between Yemen and the Houthis?

Advanced plans by Saudi Arabia to strike a peace deal with the Houthi rebels in Yemen are being jeopardised by Houthi attacks on Israel and this week’s seizure of an Israeli-linked commercial vessel ...
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Why won't Israel take a more aggressive measure against the Houthis in Yemen?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houthi_involvement_in_the_2023_Israel%E2%80%93Hamas_war On 19 October 2023, the U.S. Navy warship USS Carney shot down three land-attack cruise missiles and several ...
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Why did Russia vote to renew the arms embargo and other sanctions on Yemen?

On both Feb 28, 2022 and Feb 16, 2023 Russia voted to renew the arms embargo and other sanctions on Yemen. Why would they do that when Iran is probably not too pleased, given that e.g. the US 5th ...
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Is Qatar still backing any sides in the Yemen conflict?

There are some news from 2015 that back then Qatar was deploying 1,000 troops in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition. But after Qatar's 2017 fallout with the Saudis and much of the Arab world, ...
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Why are some formerly pro-government militants now fighting alongside the Houthis?

CNN says some militias formerly allied with the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have turned on it and now effectively fight alongside the Houthis. It's not very clear however from the report, which is ...
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Does Secretary of State's statement mean anything?

Since the United States is probably not going to take any military action and will at the most impose sanctions on Iran, does Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement calling the strike by the ...
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Are Saudi Arabia's air defences actually working? [closed]

Saudi Arabia has one of the biggest military budgets in the world. State purchased huge amount of western weapon systems, including the most advanced of them - US Patriot systems. It is even ...
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Is Germany still exporting arms to countries involved in Yemen?

I have recently been in Berlin and caught a glimpse of a more unusual protest: I cannot understand German, but based on the setup (Iron throne with rifles instead of swords) it was clearly related to ...
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Credible evidence for Iran arming or funding the Houthi movement in Yemen?

Reuters carries this news item, beginning with the following paragraph: Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ...
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Yemen - why isn't the West distancing itself from the blockade?

This question really isn't about the airstrikes and civilian casualties. Nor it is about the arms sales to Saudi Arabia. These are real concerns, but similar to those found in many other conflicts. ...
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Trump administration and the war in Yemen

What is the Trump administration’s stance on Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen? Does it differ from that of the previous administration?
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Why are war atrocities in Yemen reported less often than war atrocities in other conflicts? [closed]

UPDATE: Wikileaks just released the Yemen files. Who would have guessed that, the US funded yemeni forces to force the war (once again). There are many terrible things happening in Yemen, they are ...
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What policies does the U.S have for Yemen crisis?

At least for the last 6 months the war between Saudis and Yemen has been intensified and thousands of Yemenis were killed during this period. According to news like this, recent bombings caused ...
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