Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »


Category Archives: Yemen

Yemeni army achieves strategic breakthrough in Sanaa

:: The Yemeni army, with the support of Arab coalition air forces, has achieved a strategic breakthrough on Wednesday by reaching the district of al-Jawf, north of Sanaa. They were able to reach the district through the Saada governorate, the

Russia evacuates embassy employees, citizens in Sana’a

:: Russia on Tuesday evacuated its embassy employees and citizens in Sana’a via the Sana’a International Airport, an official source at the coalition forces command said. The source disclosed that the evacuation and humanitarian operation cell, an affiliate of the

Houthi militia kills four employees from Yemen Today TV

:: Houthi militias killed four people who work for the Yemen Today television station, while detaining other employees and transferring them to an unknown location. The militia had previously stormed the channel, which is owned by late President Ali Abdullah

Abu Dhabi crown prince offers condolences to Yemen’s Saleh family

:: Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and supreme commander of the UAE’s armed forces has expressed condolences to Ahmed Ali Saleh on the death of his father, the former Yemeni president killed by Houthi militias on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Houthis fire at women’s protest in Sanaa calling for return of Saleh’s body

:: Iranian-backed Houthi militiamen on Wednesday fired at a women’s protest in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa calling for the return of the body of former Presdient Ali Abdallah Saleh.

Recent clashes in Yemen capital killed at least 234

:: Clashes in the Yemeni capital have killed at least 234 people and wounded 400 since December 1, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday. “Now we have 400 wounded reported and 234 dead,” Sanaa-based ICRC spokeswoman

Exiled son of Yemen’s Saleh vows revenge against Houthi militia

:: The powerful exiled son of Yemen’s slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war. The intervention by Ahmed Ali

Large number of Saleh loyalists join Yemen’s legitimate forces in Marib

:: Large groups of Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists have joined legitimacy brigades in Marib while Ibb tribes called on the Yemenis to avenge from Houthi militias after they killed the former president on Monday. Taiz command and the General People’s

Hadi calls on Yemenis to rise up against Houthis after Saleh’s death

:: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis on Monday to rise up against the Iran-aligned Houthis after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Speaking in a speech carried live on Al Arabiya News Channel, Hadi also

Yemen’s Saleh killed in RPG, gun attack on his car, party confirms death

Ali Abdullah Saleh

:: Officials in Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party (GPC) confirmed to Reuters that the former Yemeni president and party leader has been killed outside Sanaa, in what sources in the Houthi group said was an RPG and gun

Yemeni national army orders movement of seven brigades from Marib towards Sanaa

:: The Yemeni national army has issued an order to transport seven brigades from Marib to gain control of Khawlan front then head towards Sanna, according to Al Arabiya and Al Hadath sources. The sources said that the national army’s

Saleh officially dissolves partnership with Houthi militias

:: Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has officially announced the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi militia allies. “Zero hour is coming to the battlefield in Sanaa… The country had to be saved from the madness of the

Arab coalition bombs Houthi military sites near Sanaa airport

:: The Arab coalition fighting in Yemen launched several air raids on Houthi military sites on Sunday evening near Sanaa airport and Dulaimi base, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya. The sources also said that the coalition raided Houthi militia positions

UAE denies Houthi allegations of missile launch against nuclear plant

:: The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, has denied claims made by Houthi militias in Yemen of a missile launch towards the UAE’s airspace. In a statement, NCEMA emphasized that the UAE’s air defense system is capable

Why is Iran and its media ignoring latest developments in Yemen?

:: Usually the Iranian media compete to broadcast news of Houthi infiltrations against the Yemeni people or the Arab countries, starting from besieging Yemeni cities and starving people there, to the launch of Iranian-made ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia. But

Arab coalition launches five strikes on Houthi posts in southern Sanaa

:: The Saudi-led Arab coalition in support of legitimacy in Yemen launched five airstrikes on Houthi posts in heights in South Sanaa, including Al-Rayan hills that overlook the neighborhood of Hadda. Houthis were also stationed in the area of Hezyaz

Yemen’s President Hadi: We support every party facing Iran-backed Houthis

:: A statement issued by the Yemeni presidency on Saturday evening said they supported all parties facing the coup allies, which they described as “an arm of the Persian Iranian project in Yemen” in the first comment on former president

Saudi Ambassador: Sanaa uprising against Iranian militias

Mohamed Al Jaber

:: In an interview with, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohamed Al Jaber, described the uprising in Sana’a as “supporting and benefiting the Yemeni people.” “It is encouraging and optimistic,” he said. “We hope that this will lead to

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