Yemen


U.A.E.-Backed Yemeni Separatists Seize Aden, Driving Out Saudi-Backed Hadi Government

In the week of 7 August, the Yemeni separatist group Southern Transitional Council seized Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen. This event occurred following four days of fighting with Yemeni governmental forces, threatening a rift between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, backers of the STC and the Yemeni […]


Intensifying Tensions In Yemen: A Civil War Within A Civil War

The internationally recognized government of Yemen has acknowledged defeat in the port city of Aden. According to SBS, the clashes left around 40 people dead and threaten to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Subsequently, the Saudi Arabian led coalition fighting in Yemen has requested an immediate ceasefire, they called […]


The New Sudanese Transitional Agreement Warrants Healthy Scepticism 1

Hopes of a transition to civilian rule in Sudan were revitalized earlier this month with a new power sharing agreement finalized between the Transitional Military Council and Sudan’s Forces of Freedom and Change.  The power sharing agreement is the result of an ongoing dispute between transitional military council figures and […]


UK Suspends Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia: Australia to Follow?

On June 21st, the British government’s transfer of weapons to Saudi Arabia was deemed unlawful by the UK Court of Appeal. The transfer was deemed unlawful as a result of neglect on the government’s behalf to assess the past conduct of the recipient of the export, in particular Saudi Arabia’s […]


A New Step For Sudan?

In December 2018 Sudanese citizens protested austerity measures imposed by President Omar Al-Bashir designed to prevent financial collapse. This included a cut to bread and fuel subsidies – enough to spark a mass protest in the nation’s capital, Khartoum. This mass demonstration evolved into calls for Bashir’s total removal along […]


Yemen’s Houthis Hit Saudi Airport: Killing One, Wounding Twenty-One           

Yemen’s Houthis hit a Saudi Arabian airport, killing one and wounding 21 others. According to Houthi-run news channel Al-Masirah TV, the attack occurred in Abha airport in Saudi Arabia and was the target of a Yemeni Houthi drone attack. The attack is among a long list of violent Yemeni-Saudi interactions […]


U.K. Court Of Appeal Labels Current Arms Trade With Saudi Arabia As Unlawful

A report published on June 20th by the U.K. Court of Appeal has labelled the U.K. government’s decision to continually license the export of weapons to Saudi Arabia, as unlawful. Indiscriminate bombing; repeated human rights violations and possible war crimes by both the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi Rebels have been […]


Ending The War In Yemen – The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Peaceful solutions are direly needed in Yemen as the Civil War stretches into its fifth year. Since March 2015 the country has deteriorated into what the United Nations (UN) has labelled the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Figures released by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) […]