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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ
Journalist. Mostly Yemen/Arabian Peninsula. Future of War Fellow. Onetime racehorse trainer. Please support my work
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Jan 10
More than half a billion pounds of UK council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local councils in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Jan 7
Replying to @janinedigi
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Jan 2
Replying to @BaFana3
I see Reuters put up an exchange rate on the dollar at the end of that report of $1 = 249.9500 YR. Never mind hip-hop dancers. They're more likely to find unicorns dancing in the streets than that exchange rate anywhere in Yemen.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Jan 2
Doctors I met at cholera treatment centre in Aden in 2017 claimed 1st reported cases came from a migrant detention facility with squalid living conditions and no sanitation. Consequently migrants were viewed as the cause, leading to racism & discrimination
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 31
“If there is no corruption, there is no famine.”
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Ahmed Al Omran Dec 21
The Stockholm agreement is meant to prevent the situation in Yemen from getting any worse rather than making it better, and even this was a big ask, writes
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Peter Salisbury Dec 20
Seems Kuwait and US preventing movement on UN Security Council resolution. US because it wants language inserted on Iran - which Russia rejects - and Kuwait because it doesn't want anything other than a resolution supporting Sweden talk outcomes.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 20
In a classified report the Pentagon says 35 people were killed in Trump’s first Yemen raid in January 2017 — more than twice as many as previously reported by
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Scott Paul Dec 19
Come for the thread, stay for the report. You can always count on for sharp, informed analysis for the sake of Yemen’s suffering majority that is unrepresented in Yemeni politics and international diplomacy
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Saleh al-Batati Dec 15
Fierce clashes have been reported in Hodeidah, following Sweden .
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 14
Replying to @peterjsalisbury
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 14
An exquisite piece of writing on Yemen by Looking for a weekend read? Make it this.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 14
'The measure is purely symbolic because the House of Representatives has refused to take it up before the end of the legislative year, assuring the measure will expire before making it to the president’s desk this year.'
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Samuel Oakford Dec 13
BREAKING: The Saudis and Emiratis owe the US $331 million for refueling services related to operations in Yemen that they never paid for. The Pentagon has divulged this to the Senate a week after and I revealed the problem in :
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Mohammed al-Qadhiمحمد القاضي Dec 13
After this 4 yrs of this ugly war, we have to cling to any dim light of hope. However, we should not be too optimistic. We have to wait to see agreements translated on the ground , as we have bad experiences with making agreements, but failing to implement.
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Peter Salisbury Dec 13
Follow this thread for updates on debates in US Senate. Well, I say Yemen debates. Debates somewhat connected to Yemen.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 13
Replying to @peterjsalisbury
2nd to last point too. "Security of city of Hodeidah and ports..shall be responsibility of local security forces in accordance with Yemeni law". Coalition forces in Hodeidah not commanded/controlled by Yemen MoD so will UAE fighters like Tareq Saleh be included? If not then what?
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 13
Replying to @ionacraig
On Taiz, it would probably be as useful, if not more so, to have an agreement drawn up between the warring factions within the coalition's side. To state here "two parties" when referring to Taiz seems completely fanciful.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 13
Replying to @ionacraig
A lot of the language on Hodeidah "redeployment" (note avoidance of the word 'withdrawal') of forces is reminiscent of the UN-led September 2014 agreement that the Houthis signed (and then completely ignored) when they took Sana'a. But let's try to be optimistic.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Dec 13
Full text of the Stockholm agreement on Yemen. Hodeidah: "A UN leading role in supporting Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation in management and inspections at the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras al-Isa, to include enhanced UNVIM monitoring in the ports"
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