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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Beyond the Headlines podcast: In Yemen, a violent week complicates a nuanced war

Naser Al Wasmi is joined by Professor Elisabeth Kendall and Yemen correspondent Ali Mahmood

Fighters loyal to the separatist Southern Transitional Council near the presidential palace in Aden Yemen, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. AP Photo
Fighters loyal to the separatist Southern Transitional Council near the presidential palace in Aden Yemen, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. AP Photo

Clashes broke out in Aden over the weekend when the Southern Transitional Council called to its constituents to demonstrate. The Yemen government banned protests on the streets and prompted the semi-autonomous group to confront the presidential guard.

Dozens were killed and hundreds injured. Both are blaming the violence on the other side, but are now adhering to a ceasefire organised by the Arab coalition.

Host Naser Al Wasmi is joined by Professor Elisabeth Kendall, an Oxford academic, who was supposed to be in Yemen at the time the protests broke out. She explained the history of the conflict and provided context to the war.

Later in the show, The National correspondent Ali Mahmood reports from the streets of Yemen. Mr Mahmood covered the three days of violence and sheds light on where this clash might go from here.

Beyond the Headlines is The National's weekly podcast for analysis and insight from the Middle East. Follow, subscribe and rate us at Apple Podcasts, Audioboom, Pocket Cast or your favourite podcasting app.

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