Carrot & stick approach makes Hadi abandon strongest men

Report (Debriefer) Having yielded to Saudi-Emirati pressures, the Yemeni President, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has fired Shabwa governor, Mohamed Bin Edio, his most powerful assistant in the south, who

Yemeni gov't holds first meeting, with ministers controversially absent

Aden (Debriefer) The Yemeni UN-recognized government on Saturday held its first official meeting chaired by PM Maeen Abdulmalek in Aden, nearly half a year after the cabinet was forced to leave the

UN envoy in Qatar for new approach to Yemeni crisis solution

Report (Debriefer) The UN new envoy to Yemen has unexpectedly started his mission with a visit to Qatar, tacking a different route to get further acquainted with, and find a solution for the Yemeni

Yemen government under US pressure over Riyadh agreement

SANAA (Debriefer)--Yemen's internationally recognised government has recently come under mounting US pressure to drop some provisions of the Riyadh agreement which was signed with the UAE-backed sou

Can new UN envoy do what predecessors could not do in Yemen

SANAA (Debriefer)--The United Nations is expected to officially appoint Swedish diplomat Hans Grundberg as its new special envoy to war-torn Yemen. The five permanent members of the United Nations

Combating begging or paying salaries: a Houthi decision sparks controversy

SANAA (Debriefer)--Yemenis have reacted differently to a new decision by the Houthi group to establish anti-begging centers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa amid dramatic increase of beggars in most majo

Yemen: A needle of peace amid a pile of complications

SANAA (Debriefer)--The war in Yemen is gaining regional and international diplomatic momentum drawing the world's attention to the crisis and potential solutions as Oman has now become an effective

Upcoming Friday of Aden: a terrifying scenario with different dimensions

ADEN (Debriefer)--The situation in Yemen's interim capital, Aden, is tense as the volatile is bracing for a massive demonstration on Friday to protest against deteriorating basic services.. Fears a

Return of STC president to Aden: likely escalation or just a trip

ADEN (Debriefer)--The return of the president of the southern transitional council Aidarous Al-Zubaidi to the interim capital Aden has sparked speculations in Yemen about its real reasons amid growi

Fuel crisis suffocates people in Houthi-run Yemen

By Hasan Abu Al-Ghaith - SANAA (Debriefer)--Acute fuel shortages have been suffocating the people in the Houthi-run regions in north and west Yemen since early this year. Despite repeated Houthi ac

Yemeni prisoner inclusive swap.. is there indeed goodwill?

Report (Debriefer) - As the holy month of Ramadan is setting in, hundreds of Yemeni families pin hopes to reports that their detained relatives would be released under a prisoner inclusive swap betw

Covid-19 kills Yemenis in 'an unequal battle'

SANAA (Debriefer)--The Yemeni people are fighting Covid-19 which has become the deadliest killer in a war-torn country where death causes are so many. It is a battle that does not appear equal in a

Decisive, Hope Restoration Storms rendered to hurricane swallowing Yemen

Report (Debriefer) - Yemen's war entered its seventh year on Thursday, defying all expectations that it would end within few months, as no signs on the horizon for a breakthrough to end the 6-year-o

Saudi peace plan.. golden opportunity or new trap

Report (Debriefer) - The Saudi recent initiative to stop war in Yemen has moved stagnant water, amid Arab and international wide support, with everyone waiting for an official response from the Iran

Coalition's most wanted list of Houthi leaders: Saudi intelligence failure or Houthi superiority?

SANAA (Debriefer)--Saudi Arabia announced in November 2017 a blacklist of 40 most wanted Houthi leaders after the US lists of wanted Al-Qaeda and Daesh leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Houthis

Yemen has no ambassador to Washington for 100 days; vacuum at wrong time

SANAA (Debriefer)--The Yemeni embassy in Washington has been living a diplomatic vacuum for a hundred days, since the former ambassador Ahmed Awadh bin Mubarak was appointed as the minister of forei

Difficult throes of war file in Yemen may end with political settlement

SANAA (Debriefer)--The last few days have seen accelerating military developments in Yemen, coinciding with intensive diplomatic efforts to find a political settlement to the six-year war in the cou

Report of UN panel of experts on Yemen ignores key issues

SANAA (Debriefer)--The latest report of the UN panel of experts on Yemen has caused a sensation in the country. While some observers said its content was the strongest since the experts started the