Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Minister: Yemen Economy has Lost Billions Due to War with Houthis

Minister: Yemen Economy has Lost Billions Due to War with Houthis

Yemen’s economy reportedly has lost roughly $50 billion during the country’s ongoing conflict with Houthi rebels, according to Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Najib Al-Awaj. The loss does not take into account the costs of damage to infrastructure. Awaj added that growth has been negative in all economic sectors during four years of fighting between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthis, who are supported by Iran. The fighting is largely seen as a proxy war between Tehran and Riyadh. The United States has provided military support to a Saudi-led anti-Houthi coalition although the Senate voted on March 13 to end this. The move is expected to be vetoed by President Donald Trump. Yemen and the Houthis agreed to a Swedish-mediated ceasefire in December, and despite a termination of fighting in Hodeida, whose seaport is seen as the country’s lifeline to the outside world, intermittent clashes have continued. According to Oxfam, three civilians are killed every day in Yemen. The war has led to what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with nearly four in five Yemenis depending on humanitarian assistance and protection to survive, and about 10 million on the brink of famine.

Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.