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UAE: Abu Dhabi attempts to consolidate influence on Socotra

Inhabitants of all hues on the Yemeni island of Socotra have been raising objections to the UAE’s attempts to consolidate its control over the island, which dominates shipping channels to the Red Sea.

On 6 March, the recently-appointed transport minister in President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s new unity government, Abdulsalam Hamid, dismissed Socotra Port director Riyad Suleiman, following his attempt to disrupt the unloading of 19 Emirati military vehicles.

Issue 1123 - 08 April 2021

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No one emerges with credit from the UN Panel’s report on Yemen

The latest report by the Panel of Experts on Yemen to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), released in late January, has highlighted how all parties to the conflict are guilty of economic profiteering which, alongside the fighting and human rights violations, is exacerbating the country’s dire situation. The UN Panel offered more details on the strength of the Houthi-Iran relationship, as well as corruption within the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and violations of UNSC resolutions by the Southern Transition Council (STC).

Issue 1119 - 04 February 2021

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