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"southern transitional council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

08:26 min | Last month

"southern transitional council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Around the world. Now let's get the latest on the continuing Civil War in Yemen, the U.S. envoy Tim lenderking is paying a visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week in an effort to renew a fragile truce in Yemen, because after a rare 6 months of calm, things are looking unstable once again, but law is a Middle East analyst and the editor of Arab digest welcome back feel good to have you with us. Thanks so much. Good for you. Just arguably for all the right reasons, Yemen has not necessarily made a lot of headlines in the last few months because of this fragile truth. Just bring us up to date with what's been happening. Well, yeah, you're right. The truth did bring an aura of calm to yammer much needed order of the true expired at the beginning of October. It is not yet been renewed and why is that? That's because the Houthis, which is the major rebel element, the controls most of the north of the country and indeed much of the population of 30 million lives under Houthi control. They have put demands on the international recognized government there to pay things like the salaries of their military people and the ROG quite rarely said, well, no, we're not going to do that. So the Houthis really are the ones who are being intransigent. And that's because they still are in the driver's seat. The truce halted an offensive in meta, which is the oil producing governor at the very important governor at for that reason. And the Saudis have stopped bombing, which meant that ordinary Yemen is good begin to try and start to pick up their lives and move towards some sort of level of. Survival. Really. I mean, we have to understand that this is a country where two thirds of the population are in food insecurity where 23 million people require some form of humanitarian assistance. One of the things that the truth did do, however, it did enable humanitarian aid to start to flow through and fuel as well as very important through the port of the data. There have been some skirmishes, but by and large the since the truce expired, it's been relatively quiet. So that's the good news. What is Linda king doing? Well, lender king is, I think, going to go to ariad and to Abu Dhabi and say, look, you guys said you were going to pony up 2 billion to the Central Bank, which is essential to try and get the country back to some form of normalcy. And the Saudis name rod has yet to deliver on that. Indeed, humanitarian aid is only at 40% of what it needs to be to help the country. So there are many, many big hurdles ahead, there are lots and lots of issues. This is a country that is riven by factional fighting the south as southern transitional council, which is a separatist entity, is supported by the emiratis, the various groups fighting against the Houthis are in various stages of disagreement. Their tribal elements, the Houthis are really the only force that is consistently holding together, although even within the Houthis there are some disagreements. But that gives them the strong hand and right now the Houthis are not firing missiles or drones in Saudi Arabia or UAE, recall their several incidents indeed earlier this year. I think three people were killed in Abu Dhabi. They've stopped that for now. So from a Saudi and Iraqi perspective, as long as that continues, they can continue to be not overly concerned about what happens next. Hans Greenberg, who is the UN envoy, is the one who's done all the heavy lifting really in terms of trying to get to the various parties to the peace table to try and move this forward and hopefully we will see a truce, a renewal of the truth coming sometimes soon. But right now, as I say, the Saudis are in the driver's position and are in no rush to come back to the table and are putting unacceptable demands really to the IRGC that mean that there's a kind of a static situation right now in the country. Bill, you've just described an incredibly complex situation inside Yemen with international players all having their say in being entirely influential. This is not a new thing for this conflict in Yemen. What is quite new is a difficult relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Will the arrival of the U.S. envoy Tim lenderking have any influence at all over Saudi Arabia? Well, yeah, that's a good question. I think that the Saudis can say to the Americans can say to the king, look, you know, we've stopped the bombing. You were complaining to us with the bombing. So we stopped that Linda king encounter with well, come on, can you pony up what you said you would do? And perhaps that begins to be a basis for reconstructing some of the relationship between the Americans and the Saudis. Although I think it's important to say that underlying all of the tensions that is going on between them, there still is a basic relationship that is not going to change fundamentally it's there and I think that's recognized on both sides. Will lender king have an impact. I suppose that's interesting question. The Saudis, if the Saudis treat lender king with some degree of disinterest then I suppose that speaks about the deterioration of the relationship. Again, I think from the point of view of the M and E people, it's important that Linda king, who, you know, to be honest with you, it's been kind of missing in action for a lot of this. I mean, he was charged by Joe Biden to go in and try and sort Yemen out. You know, he needs, I suppose he needs to show something on his side and hopefully that would be something as concrete as getting the Saudis named Marathi's to follow through in their commitments to get the money to the Central Bank in Yemen. Finally, but what has changed in the last few months, however, is the war in Ukraine. And we have seen the Iranians who back the Houthis and the Saudis, who don't back the Houthis. Coming together in support or not non condemnation of what Russia is doing in Ukraine. How does that change things? Yeah, well, it's interesting because the Houthis have had several military parades and showing a lot of new weaponry and then some of us are clearly identifiable as Iranian weaponry. The Iranians do support the Houthis, as you say, the Saudis and the Iranians, you know, are from a Saudi perspective. What they would like to do is to calm things down with Iran. So it's not in their interest to stir things up and to show any sort of overt support for the west's support of the war in Ukraine. For Yemen, once again, with everything else that's going on in the world, the risk is that Yemen is forgotten for all the wrong reasons because we still have this huge humanitarian crisis that needs to be addressed. And the efforts to get back to a truce to drag on those solutions. And then because this is such a heavily armed country, and young and young men, the only way they can get money is to go out and fight, then yeah, things will break out again. And that's the concern. And I think that's the anxiety. The law. Thank you as ever for joining us on monocle 24. The time here in London is 7 32. You were the globalist with me, Emma Nelson, a quick summary now of the latest headlines.

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the united nations lifesaving aid distributions to millions in afghanistan have been scaled up but much more is needed before winter comes. Un humanitarian said on wednesday three weeks since a major international appeal for funds to help nearly eleven million of the most vulnerable by the end of the year. Only around a third of what's required been received said un humanitarian coordinating office archer. Supporting the call for urgent assistance. The head of the world. Food program in afghanistan. Mary ellen mcgrady said that afghanistan was on borrowed time in my long career with wfp. I've never before seen a crisis unfold at this pace and scale. She said adding that. Afghans faced a new depth of destitution as drought and the economic crisis drives up food and fuel prices well before the taliban takeover on the fifteenth of august afghanistan's humanitarian situation was already one of the worst in the world. According to archer nearly half of the population some eighteen point four million people needed humanitarian assistance. At the start of the year conflict and insecurity have displaced nearly seven hundred thousand people so far this year with more than three point. Five million afghans are routed by conflict in total the number of weekly covert nine thousand cases and deaths has continued to decline globally with over three million new cases and just over fifty four thousand new deaths reported in the last week according to the world health organization compared to the previous week this is a nine percent decrease cases while deaths remained similar. The w eight show said in. Its weekly epidemiological update. All regions reported a decline in the number of new cases this week apart from europe which remains similar to the week before the largest decrease in new weekly cases was reported in africa followed by the eastern mediterranean southeast asia the americas and the western pacific the number of confirmed cases reported globally. As now over two hundred thirty four million and deaths are just under four point. eight million. He full commitment to achieving peace in yemen remains crucially important the new u n special envoy to the country has said on his first visit. There hans grundberg met with prime minister. Maim abdul amac sade in the interim capital aden on tuesday they discussed political developments and the significance of the react agreement for cheating stability delivering basic services and securing the economy. Un mission in yemen set in a tweet. The riyadh agreement signed in november. Two thousand nineteen ended the fighting between forces loyal to the yemen government and southern separatists. Mr grinberg also met with eight harris. Alex's abadie head of the southern transitional council his office said the un envoys visit comes amid an escalation in fighting around the northern city of maarib which mainly who the opposition forces have been trying for months to capture from government forces on sunday reported. Missile strikes in central merab left two children. Dead and twenty. Four people injured a day earlier in asian four noncombatants died including one child. Katie dartford un news..

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

"And so we've made a number of recommendations last year on accountability measures which we reiterate this year. They include the recommendation to the security council. The united nations that they refer the situation in yemen to the international criminal court that the security council expanded number of individuals on its sanctions list under resolution. Twenty one forty that. The international community considered the establishment of a triple. Im type mechanism. A mechanism that would be mandated to put together a criminal files of evidence. You're referring to the one on syria which is underway at the moment. It's a much more as you say has a criminal focus whereas you'll findings can't necessarily be used in a court of law but that's quite right. I mean i. I wouldn't be so categorical to say that our findings wouldn't be able to use them in a court of law. When i can say is that based on the methodology that we use in the gathering of information and evidence in the collection preservation of that evidence. It's a lower threshold or a standard not a criminal standard of civil standard. We things on the basis of reasonable grounds to believe and so if one is going to compile criminal law file if you like Compile evidence that that one might be able to bring criminal law charges whether domestically or internationally there needs to be a bit more rigor involved in the process. The information that we do have can be used by criminal bodies in the future even today in helping build their cases just remind me about who exactly is responsible. We've said the coalition has responsibility. So does the government of yemen. The defacto authorities the thirty in the north. The southern transitional council. So can you maybe give me some of the day-to-day detail about what people on the ground in yemen are facing yemenis are suffering from the impact of the war for instance with blockades of access to humanitarian aid. Relief food prices fuel. Prices have gone through the roof by virtue of the conflict. In the north there has been a large push which is controlled by the who tease out of There's been a large push and expansion of fronts. In modern and other places that have caused all manner of suffering numbers of idp's internally displaced persons of increased migrants that are trying to use yemen or have been trying to use yemen as a base from which to flee to other lands have been caught in the crossfire women and children according to some indices I think by world bank. My recollection serves yemen is one of the worst places. Perhaps the second worst place to be a woman in the world and the world has only exacerbated the situation for women on the ground child. Soldiers are marked feature of the situation in yemen. All parties to the conflict seem to be recruiting children and putting them to use in hostilities. So the point here is you asked about who among the parties to the conflict responsible for these types of violations and in our assessment all of them are the southern transitional council in the south the government of yemen who tease the uae saudis and others. So it is rather complex situation.

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

07:40 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

"Hello in today's show aid to afghanistan in the international spotlight a meningitis alert and dr congo and alarming developments in northern ethiopia. As conflict escalates across tigray borders. That's all coming up in this week's un catch-up datelined geneva. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford. This is the news. In brief from the united nations. People across afghanistan unimaginable suffering that. The un is committed and has a duty to stay in help. Those in need the united nations secretary general antonio guitarists said for that to happen. The new taliban government must provide full access for humanitarian workers and other key guarantees the un chief insisted goals must be allowed to go to school and women must be allowed to work. Mr gutierrez explained in a bbc interview highlighting the need for a relationship of trust. Between the un and afghanistan's new leaders un secretary general said that humanitarian aid can be an important entry points for future engagement with taliban they understood. That aid is essential that the international community will be more willing to provide assistance. If those conditions are met mr terror said his comments coincided with the talibans appointment of senior interim leadership positions. On tuesday staying with afghanistan the taliban takeover has left people in diet position with basic services collapsing. Un humanitarian warned ahead of a major fundraising conference of the country in geneva on thirteenth of september. The un food and agriculture organization. One that one in three afghans is acutely food insecure echoing that message the un humanitarian coordination office archer warned on tuesday that basic services in afghanistan collapsing and food and other lifesaving aid is about to run out action to help ordinary. Afghans must be taken now ahead of the fast approaching. Winter wheat season said fao director of the office of emergencies and resilience rain poulsen for the end of september. We need to make sure that's planting starting. there's a. There's a very short window of time. To be able to address that at the seeds conway the farmers conway. We need to do everything we can to ensure that those vulnerable households are supported. Tm now with has been no letup in more than six years of conflict nor the climate of thin among civilians u. n. appointed independent rights experts said on wednesday in a new report commissioned by the human rights council into how the war has been waged over the last twelve months. The panel condemned the same egregious. Violations that have characterized their previous findings. These include strikes by the saudi backed international coalition that support the government and indiscriminate shelling of civilians particularly by the who 'this but also by the government of yemen and the coalition group of eminent experts. Also said that. The southern transitional council were responsible for specific violations while power sharing deal with the government of yemen remains largely dysfunctional highlighting. How intense hostilities have been on the mirror up front in the past twelve months and in many other locations the un appointed panel of independent experts urge to fool cessation-of-hostilities and an end to the supply of arms to yemen by third parties. They also warned in their report on wednesday. That everyday life in yemen is now unbearable for many. In addition to the conflict people have to contend with disease outbreaks the code nineteen pandemic flooding import restrictions an economic and fuel crisis and limited humanitarian aid meningitis outbreak has been declared a northeastern democratic republic of the congo while the world health organization has been supporting the authorities to deploy emergency assistance. More than two hundred and sixty suspected cases in one hundred twenty. Nine deaths have been reported in. Oh province a high case fatality ratio fifty percent the un n. Health agency said on wednesday tests carried out by the institute. Pasta paris detected in syria meningitis. It's one of the most frequent strains of the bacteria form of the disease and has the potential to cause large epidemics w. h. o. Said that more than one hundred patients receiving treatment at home and in health centers in vanilla community affected by the outbreak meningitis is potentially fatal and must be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Major improvements have also been made on vaccines to treat the viral disease which is transmitted through the air by infected carriers. Although people of all ages can catch the disease it mainly affects babies children and young people. Katie dartford you're news thanks to katie dartford for the news now for this week's interview which focuses on the deteriorating situation in tigray and beyond for many millions of people conflict erupted ten months ago between federal government troops in ethiopia and forces loyal to the tigrayan regions rulers. That happened after ethiopian. Prime minister ahmed or today military offensive following an attack on central government barracks trying to help those caught up in the fighting. Is the un world food program and national and international partners. But it's not easy to do this in an active conflict zone as we'll hear from wfp spokesperson thompson ferry. Now look we have seen the entire. Northern part of your has been engulfed by conflict. Now we have seen more and more people being pushed into extreme levels of hunger but equally enough i in the my regions in addition to the five point two million people in tigray if the one point seven million have now been pushed into hunger in fire and amara regions. What scares me. The most is not the number boy named what scares me is the pace in rate at which we can be able to assist them. Because there's just been very limited assistance going into these regions. We have i a lot of challenges. We've only been able since mid july and september five to get three hundred thirty five trucks. This is a crisis that needs hundred trucks payday. Hundred trucks daily. Always been able to do in. almost three. Months is three hundred thirty five which is less than ten percent of the age requirements for that region. And that's a major concern. So how could you get one hundred trucks. A day seems almost impossible. I wouldn't say impossible. We need all authorities to understand the extent of the need. We need the parties to the conflict to grant humanitarian organizations particularly the wolford program a greater access. There are a lot of bureaucratic impediments. There are security checkpoints. My colleagues were telling me that stretch of about four hundred kilometers they can encounter up to ten security checkpoints and at each and every stop there regardless checked it should not really be happening like that also local communities when they see aid convoys into their communities some of them sometimes attack convoys and loot food commodities. And all this further complicates what is already a very complicated scenario. Yes and i can't imagine how difficult it must be for humanitarian. You have to stay neutral and they can't go with military convoys escorts to get to where it's really needed the real priorities. How many people. How many millions of people. It's more than ten.

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on UN News

"This is news in breath from the united nations. People across afghanistan face unimaginable suffering. Un chief antonio guiterrez said before reiterating. The un's duty to stay and help those in need for that to happen. The taliban government must provide full access for humanitarian workers and other key guarantees mister guitarist insisted goals must be allowed to go to school and women must be allowed to work. He explained it a bbc interview highlighting the need for a relationship of trust. Between the un and afghanistan's new leaders the un secretary general said that humanitarian aid can be an important entry point for future engagement with the taliban they understood that aid is essential and that the international community will be more willing to provide assistance if those conditions are met mister guitar said his comments coinciding with the talibans appointment of senior interim leadership positions on tuesday. Tm and now with has been no letup in more than six years of conflict nor the climate of their among civilians. Un appointed independent rights. Experts said on wednesday in a new report commissioned by the human rights council into how the war has been waged over the last twelve months. The panel condemned the same egregious violations. That have characterized their previous findings. These include air strikes by the saudi backed international coalition that supports the yemen government and indiscriminate shelling of civilians particularly by the who the's but also by the government of yemen and the coalition. The group of eminent experts also cited. The southern transitional council is being responsible for specific violations adding that its power deal with the government of yemen remains largely dysfunctional highlighting. How intense hostilities of on the merit of front in the past twelve months and in many other locations you appointed panel of independent experts urge for a full cessation-of-hostilities an end to the supply of arms to yemen by third parties. They also warned that everyday life in yemen is now unbearable for many as in addition to the conflict people have to contend with disease outbreaks cove in nineteen pandemic flooding import restrictions and economic and fuel crisis and limited humanitarian aid. The meningitis outbreak has been declared in the north eastern democratic republic of the congo where the world health organization has been supporting the authorities to deploy emergency assistance more than two hundred sixty suspected cases and one hundred twenty nine deaths have been reported in shop. Oh province a high case fatality ratio fifty percent the u. n. Health agency said on wednesday tests carried out by the institute pastorin paris detected in this area manager tedious. It's one of the most frequent strains of bacteria form of the disease and it has the potential to cause large epidemics. Who said that more than one. Hundred patients receiving treatment at home and in health centers. In benaglia the community affected by the outbreak meningitis is potentially fatal and must be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Major improvements have also been made on vaccines to treat the viral form of the disease which is transmitted through the air by infected carriers. Although people of all ages can catch the disease it mainly affects babies children and young people. Katie dartford un news..

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Be super optimistic that the new M boy is going to completely change the game on day one. I'd say over the last couple of years, most of us who worked very closely on the conflict. Would say that it's become increasingly clear that there's no quick and easy solution to ending this war. But what he can do at the very least, is start moving to change some of the incentives the parties involved. In the conflict at least adopt a new approach. Given that the U. N approach right now is pretty stale and out of date. Not really in keeping with the realities of the conflict. When you say that it's stale and out of date. What does hands Grundberg need to do to bring it up to date specifically? The issue has been for some time that you've got a very complex conflict with lots of different local national regional parties involved. But the U. N is treated as if it was an old fashioned war between two groups between the WHO, these you control the Northwest and the Hadi government, which is based in in Riyadh. And if you want to start moving the conflict towards at least meaningful negotiations meaningful deal making. You need to start bringing more parties in which party should be brought in. There are sessions in the south who work under the banner of the Southern Transitional Council. There are forces on the Red Sea Coast. There are tribal leaders. And then, of course, you've got women's groups. You've got a non governmental organizations inside Yemen who actually working to try and create peace who have been left out of these talks as well. What about Saudi Arabia? And Iran because they have a key role to play in this conflict. I'd say that you'd expanded beyond Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Star. Emirates still has a stake in the conflict as to other regional parties. Think the Saudis and the P Iranians will be looking at the wider regional context and looking at these talks that are ongoing and being hosted by the Iraqis in Baghdad, but absolutely without that, thereby and it's extremely unlikely we get anywhere remind our listeners of what the situation is like in Yemen, a country that the U. N. Says he's facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. It's pretty unimaginable to most people look like when I was reporting on the hunger crisis in 2012, you'd see small Children with really severe malnutrition, who probably did not survive into the beginning of the conflict. When six years into this war, millions of people do not get enough to eat. And the country is on the verge of what the U N says could be the largest famine in a generation. So it really is very stark on the ground there. Enhance Grundberg finally comes into his new role at a time where we're seeing fighting. Almost intensifying. Absolutely. Over the past year and a half, we've seen what was questioning and a stalemated conflict become more and more intense. We're seeing increased frontline fighting over the last six months, and we're seeing intensification of cross border attacks by the Sufis on Saudi Arabia. So he's really not being handed an easy job at all. Peter Soulsby there on the world's worst humanitarian crisis, which is currently taking place in Yemen..

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on WBUR

"Neighboring Yemen. So will the international mediation help. Peter Soulsby is a senior analyst on Yemen with the international crisis Group. I wouldn't be super optimistic that the new one boy is going to completely change the game on day one. I'd say over the last couple of years, most of us who worked very closely on the conflict. Would say that it's become increasingly clear that there's no quick and easy solution to ending this war. But what he can do at the very least, is start moving to change some of the incentives the parties involved. In the conflict at least adopt a new approach. Given that the U. N approach right now is pretty stale and out of date, not really in keeping with with the realities of the conflict. When you say that it's stale and out of date. What does hands Grundberg need to do to bring it up to date? Specifically, the issue has been for some time that you've got a very complex conflict with lots of different Local national regional parties involved, But the U. N is treated as if it was an old fashioned war between two groups between the Houthi is you control the Northwest and the Hadi government, which is based in in Riyadh. And if you want to start moving the conflict towards at least meaningful negotiations meaningful deal making. You need to start bringing more parties in which party should be brought in. There are session is in the south who work under the banner of the Southern Transitional Council. There are forces on the Red Sea Coast, their tribal leaders and then, of course, you've got women's groups. You've got a non governmental organizations inside Yemen who actually working to try and create peace who have been left out of these talks as well. What about Saudi Arabia? And Iran because they have a key role to play in this conflict. I'd say that you'd expanded beyond Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Star. Emirates still has a stake in the conflict as to other regional parties. Think the Saudis and the P Iranians will be looking at the wider regional context and looking at these talks that are ongoing and being hosted by the Iraqis in Baghdad, but absolutely without their thereby, and it's extremely unlikely we get anyway. Remind our listeners of what the situation is like in. Yemen, a country that the U. N says is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. It's pretty unimaginable to most people look like when I was reporting on the hunger crisis in 2012, you'd see small Children with really severe malnutrition who probably did not survive into the beginning of the conflict. When six years into this war, Uh, millions of people do not get enough to eat. And the country is on the verge of what the U N says could be the largest famine in a generation. So it really is very stark on the ground there. Enhance Grundberg finally comes into his new role at a time where we're seeing fighting. Almost intensifying. Absolutely. Over the past year and a half, we've seen what was questioning and Irma stalemated conflict become more and more intense. We're seeing increased frontline fighting over the last six months, and we're seeing intensification of cross border Attacks by the Sufis on Saudi Arabia, So he's really not being handed an easy job at all. Peter Soulsby there on the world's worst humanitarian crisis, which is currently taking place in Yemen..

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"To get started go daddy dot com because the future isn't decided yet up to us to make it happen. Start different at go. Daddy dot com elizabeth. Let me ask you to reflect on the message. There from from alex and i'll use in particular. The words of peterson's at the crisis group said that in fact yemen has fractured into a series of almost many states and is the situation on the ground in yemen not only more complicated than two sides in a civil war not only more complicated than multiple actors with territory but but is it so complicated that it would be almost impossible to see an agreement that would stop the fighting across the entire country and allow for more efficient humanitarian delivery. And even some kind of political reconciliation. I think everything he said that is true. It's unbelievably complicated. Just as alex said the you've just given from petah cels free. Yes absolutely things are fragmenting. And i think that on a very macro level we could see these three main groups in yemen. We can see the hoochies backed by iran and based in sonar. We can see the internationally recognized government. Mostly frankly still based in riyadh and backed by saudi and then we can see the southern separatists as alex mentioned southern transitional council based in aden and backed by the uae but within each of those three groups there are tons of smaller tribal militias other kinds of non state actors who are apps just under an umbrella for now so we can easily start to see this fragment and even the two main groups who was supposedly on the same side internationally recognized government By saudi and the coalition on the southern separatists but by the uae the coincidence that coalition. That cooperation is paper. Thin is very fragile and this agreement they signed to keep them together under pressure from the sponsors and the goethe they signed that in two thousand nine hundred nine. It's it could fall apart pass as any moment. So i think it's much less now about making the priority ceasefire. Of course that's incredibly important but no ceasefire is going to work unless there's much more inclusive political process acking talk so in a sense that letter has to come first and then the ceasefire might standard chartered. There are many obstacles in the way. I i could run you through them but i think alex is already done a good job of that one. New factor here is the appointment of a new u n special envoy toward yemen. Martin griffiths had been there for some time and had put forward herculean efforts but not much to show for it on the ground. Reports are as were recording this that the nearly one hundred people at the un working in the special envoy's office. We'll be working with the season swedish diplomat. Someone who has. I believe ben in yemen as the eu master for several years Hans grundberg and. I'm wondering alex. And then elizabeth if both of you could comment on what you think the introduction of a new envoy on the un side of things and someone who is well respected can bring to the table. At this time. I think the appointment of a new u n special envoy.

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"southern transitional council" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"southern transitional council" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Political leaders here, this war has opened both an old wound and an opportunity to push for indepent. Winds from the north of Yemen on breaking the country into two parts way, fought hard and liberated all our cities and five months in the beginning, this was a civil society revolution, but the southern people back then created a military power. Dr. Nasser Alfa Buggy is a senior leader in the Southern Transitional Council, or STC, the main political and armed force in southern Yemen, calling for independence that he had a brother and little toilet. This power could down fight for years, so the choice now will be either. Choose a long war or the peaceful solution, which is dividing him and into two countries. Thea Especies leaders and military largely rules the south of the country and areas around the city of Aden, the one loyalist out of dollar. When we say we want to get our country back, we're saying we want to go back to the old borders. When the British were in the south and the Turks were in the north, the British drew the border Yemen hasn't been a unified country for long only since 1990 from the middle of the 19th century. The south was ruled by Colonial Britain and local Amir's while the north was a part of the Ottoman Empire. When both the British and Ottoman Empire's receded after the first World War, local separate authorities round the two territories as different countries. 1992 90 94 Southerners fought and lost a civil war with the North, trying to regain their independence these days in downtown Aiden, it's not hard to find people filled with nostalgia for a former period in this city not only before the current war but before unity. I'll be like there is no comparison. Aidan was the mother of the world. Aidan was the most beautiful city in the Arabian Peninsula. Now it is ruined. It is possible that after the war we may get in depend Means it's.

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Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

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Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives

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Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, and push peace deal

Hugh Hewitt

00:45 sec | 2 years ago

Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, and push peace deal

"Yemen's leading separatist groups, as it will abandon its quest herself Rule in order to advance a stalled peace deal brokered by the Saudi You element of conflict and complication was added to the turmoil in Yemen in April. In the Southern Transitional Council proclaimed self rule in the south. It appeared to be the final breakdown between the STC and the Saudi led coalition fighting Houthi rebels Further north. A decoration also highlighted a growing rift between the key coalition partners Saudi Arabia and the If this new power sharing deal holds, it should allow the coalition to refocus on the long running war with the Houthis but also potentially being a step closer towards ending the

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Yemen's southern separatists claim sole control of Aden

Doctor Health Radio Show

00:19 sec | 2 years ago

Yemen's southern separatists claim sole control of Aden

"Yemen's southern separatist have broken a peace deal with the country's internationally recognized government claims sole control of the regional capital of Aiden Sunday's announcement threatens to resume fighting between the two ostensible allies separatist southern transitional council's backed by the United Arab Emirates he says it'll self govern

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