Internet collapses in war-torn Yemen over ‘maintenance’ after Houthi attacks targeting Israel and US

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Internet Outage in Yemen

I see that you provided a news article about the internet outage in war-torn Yemen and its potential causes. It appears that the outage was attributed to “maintenance work” by Yemen’s Public Telecom Corp. This incident disrupted internet access across the nation, affecting YemenNet, the country’s main internet provider. It’s important to note that the situation in Yemen is complex, with ongoing conflict and regional tensions. If you have any specific questions or need more information about this incident or related topics, please feel free to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Internet Outage in Yemen

What caused the internet outage in Yemen?

The internet outage in Yemen was attributed to unannounced “maintenance work” according to Yemen’s Public Telecom Corp.

Were there any previous incidents that disrupted internet connectivity in Yemen?

Yes, an earlier outage occurred in January 2022 when a Saudi-led coalition bombed a telecommunications building in Hodeida.

How did the Houthi attacks on Israel and the U.S. relate to the internet outage?

The outage followed Houthi attacks on both Israel and the U.S., raising concerns about regional tensions and potential warfare in the Middle East.

What is the current status of internet connectivity in Yemen?

While some service was restored after several hours, access remained troubled, and it’s unclear when full connectivity will be restored.

How has the conflict in Yemen evolved over the years?

The conflict began in 2014 when the Houthi rebels seized Sanaa, leading to a regional proxy war involving Saudi Arabia and Iran, with the U.S. providing intelligence support. International criticism led to a reduction in U.S. support, but the war has continued, resulting in a humanitarian disaster.

Is there a lasting peace in Yemen?

No, a cease-fire that expired in October has largely held, but the situation remains unstable, with the Houthis gradually increasing their attacks. A permanent peace agreement has not been reached.

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