Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »


Category Archives: Yemen

12,000 fighters in west coast of Yemen to retake Taiz and Hudaydah

:: The Popular Resistance Forces in Yemen have recaptured key areas around the strategic Khalid Ibn al-Walid base near the western coast of the country. Field Commander Abdul Rahman al-Mahrami, commander of west coast front, said that

300 volunteers help Yemeni pilgrims at border crossing

:: Yemeni pilgrims traveling through the land border with Saudi Arabia have found for the first time this year a number of volunteer services to provide water, toilets, medical clinics and temporary accommodation to facilitate their pilgrimage.

Explosive boat attack foiled targeting UAE ship

:: Yemeni forces destroyed an explosives-laden boat targeting a United Arab Emirates military vessel at Mokha port on Wednesday. A source at the port said that the foiled terror attack was initiated by Houthi militias. A large

Saudi joint forces ambush Houthi militias near Jazan

:: Joint Saudi forces, on Monday night, carried out a military operation on Houthi strongholds opposite the border region of Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Saudi units struck Houthi militias as they were preparing to conduct a ground offensive

Working tirelessly for a political settlement in Yemen, says UK envoy

Simon Shercliff

:: Simon Shercliff, the British Ambassador to Yemen, based in Saudi and criss-crossing the region, said that UK has been playing a vigorous role in trying to help achieve a political solution in Yemen. Shercliff, who took

Yemen roadside bombing kills 12 civilians

:: A roadside explosion killed 12 civilians and wounded four in southern Yemen on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said. “The bomb was planted on a road

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million

:: Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday. A full 503,484 suspected cases and 1,975 deaths are attributable to the outbreak

Photos show moments before Yemeni executed for child rape and murder

:: Yemenis gathered on Monday in the Houthi-held capital to witness execution of a 22-year-old man named Hussein al-Saket, convicted of raping and killing a four-year-old girl. According to the AFP news agency, quoting Rajeh Ezzedine, a

Houthis seize passports of 2,000 pilgrims to block Hajj travel

:: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf for the Department of Hajj and Umrah in Yemen, Mukhtar al-Rabash, said that the Houthi militias and militants loyal to ousted president Saleh had seized the passports of over

Ould Sheikh Ahmed: Military option will not solve the Yemeni crisis

:: The UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed said in his statements in Tehran that the military option to the Yemeni crisis is not a solution, and that the peaceful solution is the only solution.

Coalition forces destroy booby-trapped boat targeting Al Mokha port

:: Military sources in the city of Mokha in west Yemen said that the Arab coalition forces destroyed at dawn on Saturday, a booby-trapped boat of the Houthi militia targeting Al-Mokha port. The source said that the

Yemen FM: UN envoy did not present anything new

:: The Yemeni Foreign Minister, Abdalmalek Al-Makhlafi, said that UN envoy Ismaeel Ould Al-Shaikh Ahmed had not presented any new developments in his meeting with President Abdellabu Mansour Hadi. He added in his comments to Al Arabiya

Young man dies of torture in the prisons of Houthi militia in western Yemen

:: A young man died after being tortured in Houthi prisons on Thursday in the western province of Hodeidah. The family of fisherman Ali Akbar Ali Mohammed Shami, 20, received a report about the death of their

Official coalition spokesman asks UN to run Sana’a International Airport

:: Official spokesman of the coalition (the coalition to restore legitimate Yemeni government), Colonel Turki Al-malki, announced that the Joint Forces Command had followed what was published by OCHA in Yemen regarding banning commercial flights from and

UN: Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen

:: Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the UN migration agency said Wednesday, calling the incident “shocking and inhumane.” International Organization

Houthi militias execute Yemenis allied to Saleh

:: A military commander in the Yemeni army has revealed ongoing executions within the Houthi militias of and ousted Ali Saleh coup in Bayhan and Usaylan, the last stronghold in the province of Shabwa in eastern Yemen.

Suicide bomber kills four in Yemen

:: Four soldiers and six suspected al-Qaeda attackers were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber and gunmen tried to storm an army camp in southern Yemen, a local security official said. “This was a terrorist attack

Houthi missile launched towards Saudi Arabia lands in Red Sea

:: Houthi militias failed to launch a ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia from Hajjah in Yemen, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported on Tuesday. Sources said the missile most likelt fell in international waters in the Red Sea.

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