YEMEN’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has formally announced an alliance with Houthi fighters for the first time, after the Arab coalition launched two air strikes on his home in the capital, Sanaa.
Saleh, who was forced to step aside in 2012 following a year of deadly nationwide protests against his three-decade rule, escaped unharmed after the attacks early on Sunday.
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Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world’s poorest countries, spent hundreds of millions of dollars in a war between them. They have suffered tens of thousands of casualties as a direct consequence of this war, and all over border disputes. Now Ethiopia’s calling for more sanctions against Eritrea.
THE Saudi military is almost entirely staffed by mercenaries. The Saudi jets bombing an air defenseless Yemen are piloted by Pakistanis. Its mid and low level officers are mainly from Jordan and most ominously for its ability to actually launch a ground invasion, its rank and file soldiers are almost entirely from Yemen.
MANY foreigners are fleeing Yemen by sea to Djibouti because of the continued and discriminate Saudi airstrikes. I wonder why Ethiopians are not going to Assab which is very close from the Aden port to save their lives.
There is no report so far confirming how many Ethiopian refugees flee to Djibouti. As it happened before, though, Djibouti won’t hesitate to hand over these refugees back to Ethiopia. Those who fled Ethiopia for political reason have, therefore, two choices: Either to dig deep, hide and pray for the bombardment to stop or save themselves by taking the less than one hour boat ride and flee to Assab. Continue reading A Desperate Plea from Ethiopian Refugees in Yemen→