Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »


Category Archives: Yemen

Yemen: Saleh’s party threatens to break partnership with Houthis

:: Deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party has formally warned that they will end their partnership with the Houthi militias after they released a statement on Wednesday. In their statement, the General People’s Congress party in Sanaa accused

Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis in special operation off Najran

:: Saudi forces launched a special operation off the Najran area, killing 20 Houthi militia and ousted Saleh loyalists on Wednesday. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Saudi forces earlier spotted an attempt by the militia to move towards the border

Yemeni people trust Saudi Arabia, says deputy prime minister

:: Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Hussein Mohammed Arab, praised the Saudi humanitarian and active role in the Yemeni cause saying the Yemeni people trust the Kingdom. “Saudi Arabia has dealt with the Yemeni people

US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at ISIS training camps in Yemen

:: The US military said Monday it killed dozens of ISIS fighters at the group’s training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country’s conflict. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the

Coalition: Four Houthi field commanders killed opposite Najran

:: Military sources revealed on Monday the death of four Houthi militia field commanders during air raids by the Arab Alliance coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen. The coalition targeted militia sites opposite the border city of Najran region,

Yemen: Iran uses Houthi militias ‘like puppets’ to destabilize region

:: The Yemeni government has again accused Iran of using the Houthi militia as”puppets” to destabilize the region. The government also complained about numerous Iranian interferences in the country. In a statement on Saturday, the Yemeni government said that Iran’s

Saudi-led coalition intervenes to save seriously ill Saleh’s life

:: Saudi Arabia has intervened to rescue the life of the ousted Yemeni president for the second time. A Yemeni source has confirmed the intervention of the Saudi-led coalition to save the life of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh,

Yemeni government says it did not receive details about UN envoy’s initiative

:: The Yemeni government said it did not receive any details about the initiative which UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said is comprehensive towards finding a solution to the Yemeni crisis. Yemen Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi told

UN opens second line of contact with Houthis in Hezbollah stronghold

:: Diplomats in New York told Lebanese daily An-Nahar that the office of UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has opened a “second” line of contact with the Houthis via the Almasirah television channel that broadcasts from Beirut’s

Houthis take over second largest Saleh camp in Sanaa

:: Houthi militias seized a camp of the Republican Guard forces south of Sanaa who are loyal to outset President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Various Yemeni sources confirmed on Tuesday that the Houthis have taken full control of the Dabwa camp,

Mekhlafi: UN only sees Yemen’s tragedy through Sanaa’s suffering

:: In its latest report on violations of children, the United Nations has ignored abuses committed by Houthi militias against Yemeni minors, Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi told a press conference on Tuesday. During

Houthi militias fire missile at a school in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region

:: Houthi armed militias fired a ground-to-ground missile targeted at a school in the the village of Al-Jaradiyah in the Jazan region of Saudi Arabia. No injuries of casualties have been reported so far. An official source at the Command

Cholera epidemic claiming unborn children in Yemen

:: One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. Her mother Safaa Issa Kaheel, then nine months pregnant, was brought into a

Yemen government reopens Central Bank branch in Taiz

:: Yemen’s internationally recognized government has reopened the local branch of the Central Bank in the southwestern city of Taiz for the first time since war broke out in early 2015, Yemeni al-Masdar Online news website reported on Monday The

Arab League secretary-general spokesman: UN report on Yemen requires more precision

:: “The annual report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on children in armed conflict, and the allegations it included against the Saudi-led coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, requires more precision, investigation and research,” Mahmoud Afifi, the official spokesman of the

How Saudi Arabia tackles border spillover from the Yemen war

:: Gas masks lie abandoned among rusting debris in a shell-pocked Saudi military outpost on the border with war-torn Yemen, an enduring flashpoint in more than two years of fighting against Houthi militias. The post in Al Khubah, a deserted

$8.2 billion in aid provided to Yemen since April 2015

:: Saudi Arabia has provided $8.2 billion in aid to Yemen since April 2015 according to the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid. “We have supported more than 80 projects in favor of the children of Yemen,” a

Arab coalition strike kills Houthi militia figure in Yemen

:: An Arab coalition airstrike has killed a Houthi militia figure along with four others northwest of the Hajjah province on Sunday. Houthi militant leader, Taha Saleh Muqbel al-Anhoumi, was killed along with four other militias, while they were on

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