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Why Saudi Arabia Is Heavily Invested in Yemen?
Middle East & Africa

Why Saudi Arabia Is Heavily Invested in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia Is Heavily Invested: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is upping its game in Yemen, as it earmarks a whopping $81 million towards developmental projects, official sources have confirmed. 

A battery of developmental projects amounting to SR303.4 million would comprise three megaprojects that will cater to the transport and medical needs of the Yemeni population. 

As per confirmed official reports, the three Saudi megaprojects in Yemen will include establishment of a SR213 million King Salman Medical and Educational City in Mahra governorate, a SR54.4 million rehabilitation of Aden International Airport, and SR36 million to improve Al-Abr road in the city of Marib.

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber has already signed the subsequent contracts in Riyadh, all in the presence of Yemen’s ministers of planning and international cooperation, finance, public health and population, transport, and public works and roads. Hadi has been all praises for KSA for its generous support, where KSA was keeping its side of the Riyadh Agreement that has also finally led to the established of the power sharing government. The new government that was announced on December 18, by Hadi on Yemeni state TV comprises 24 portfolios divided equally between the north and south.

Saudi Arabia has had its own vested interests in the Yemen. In 2015, the Kingdom led a coalition of nine nations from West Asia and North Africa that stood by the President Abd- Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government as Hadi tried desperately to oust the crusaders of freedom, Houthis. But the intervention became a bloody fight that led to innumerable human rights violations and war crimes. 

It was in September of 2014, that the Houthi led civil movement took over the capital of Sanaa, declaring Hadi’s government invalid, that then led to a full-blown civil war in March 2015. 

The Kingdom’s interest were focused in the early 1920s with attempts to control Yemen’s myriad tribes and secure its outer borders, Nachum Shilo. But as it got pulled into a civil war, it started to see the security of Sanaa important. The city of Sanaa provides an important access point to the Bab el-Mandeb strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and is Saudi Arabia’s main gateway for exporting oil. 

While the civil war raged, Saudi Arabian led coalition has been equally responsible for devastating civilian property, air strikes, arms, and ammunition provisions, despite UN interventions of arms embargos. 

It now would like to show itself as a peacekeeper, while it should be tried in the court of justice for crime against humanity. 

Yemen’s Hadi regime and STC declare a new Power-Sharing Government 
Middle East & Africa

Yemen’s Hadi regime and STC declare a new Power-Sharing Government 

Yemen’s Hadi regime: On Friday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen declared a new power-sharing government that would incorporate Southern Transitional Council (STC) members in the recognized government.

Yemen’s PM Maeen Abdulmalik was reappointed as the head of the new cabinet, which incorporates five ministers from Yemen’s new political blocs, the STC, and the Islah party, the Hadi’s office stated. 

Yemeni PM Maeen Abdulmalik emphasized that the new power-sharing administration that was declared on Friday will work as per the policy to serve the interests of the citizens. 

Not long after the declaration, Abdulmalik added that the government would work jointly to reestablish the state and end the Iranian expansionist plan and its Houthi intermediary. 

“The cabinet has a definite agenda on the most proficient method to manage the current difficulties,” he emphasized, adding that he was anticipating the “backing of siblings and companions and political, cultural and well-known forces in Yemen.” 

Abdulmalik praised Saudi Arabia for bridging gaps between different Yemeni political parties and executing the Riyadh Agreement. 

He likewise applauded the collaboration of all political parties that have prioritized public interests above their own and fixed their visions on the fight for Yemen and its Arab identification against the Iranian and Houthi program.

The new power-sharing government followed fourteen days of the separation of troops and their redeployment in the south that would recognize their re-visitation of battlefronts with the Iran-backed Houthi armies in the north and to outskirts Aden, the intensely contested port city. 

“Our priority is Yemeni people all through the nation, who have suffered a lot. Right now is an ideal opportunity for official and mainstream solidarity to improve everyday conditions.” “We know that the difficulties are incredible, however, we will courageously stand up to them,” Abdulmalik stated.

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