Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef More »

King Salman approves steps to improve health care in KSA

:: King Salman on Monday approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice to improve health care services More »

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite More »

Rouhani presents Iran budget, says US sanctions to hit lives, growth

:: Iran’s president submitted next year’s budget to parliament on Tuesday, the first since the United States restored sanctions that had been lifted under the nuclear deal. The $47.5 billion budget is More »


Tag Archives: HODEIDAH

Houthis negotiate with UN’s Griffiths in Sanaa, while attacking Hodeidah

:: As Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program warehouses in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the militia’s leadership was negotiating with UN envoy Martin Griffiths. Griffiths, who brokered the breakthrough last month in

Houthi attacks target warehouses storing Yemen food aid

:: Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) warehouses in the Kilo 7 area in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. Local residents confirmed that a huge fire broke out in the warehouses as

Houthis violate shaky Hodeidah ceasefire as clashes erupt in several areas

:: A shaky ceasefire in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah was called into doubt after Houthi militias began shelling government forces just minutes after the truce came into effect. Al Arabiya sources confirmed clashes erupted near the Kilo 14

Arab Coalition to open humanitarian corridors for civilians in Yemen’s Hodeidah

:: The Arab Coalition announced on Saturday that it would soon open safe corridors for Yemeni civilians and relief and humanitarian convoys in the province of Hodeidah. The coalition, which is fighting against Yemen’s Houthi militia, confirmed that the opening

Yemeni army advances in Hodeidah, Houthi supply commander killed in battles

:: Yemeni army forces continued advancing in Hodeidah as the Houthi militias continue to suffer several losses in the strategic province. A military source said the national army restored posts where the militias were fortifying, adding that Houthi commander Abu

Yemeni army liberates 12 km of vital areas between Sanaa, Hodeidah

:: Yemen’s national army, backed by coalition forces, continue to advance in Hodeidah by reaching the Kilo 16 district as Houthi militias experience heavy losses in the strategic province. A military source from the Amalqa (Giants) Brigades said that the

Houthi commander, militiamen killed in Yemen’s Hodeidah

:: A top Houthi commander and several militiamen were killed in a battle in the city of Hodeidah during clashes with the Yemeni army in the al-Duraihmi governorate. A military source said that the commander was Mansour al-Soudi, also known

Yemeni army sends more military reinforcements to Hodeidah

:: A senior Yemeni military source revealed on Saturday that military reinforcements continued to flow into the battlefronts through land and sea at the southern coast of the port city of Hodeidah. The source confirmed the resumption of military operations

Yemeni army arrests local elements cooperating with Houthis in Hodeidah

:: The Yemeni army foiled a Houthi offensive into positions south of Yemen’s Hodeidah province on Sunday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. Military sources said “army forces supported by the Arab coalition foiled a militia infiltration attempt and attack in

New advances by Yemeni army amid military buildup by Houthis

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa did not prevent the Houthis from continuing their military buildup, according to reports by local Yemeni news outlets who added that the militias refuse to hand over the

Yemen’s Hodeidah residents accuse UN of ignoring Houthi violations

:: Residents of Hodeidah called on UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who is currently visiting Sanaa, to visit Hodeidah and see first-hand the violations committed by the Houthi militia in the strategic port city. They also called on

Yemeni army thwarts Houthi attacks on government positions in Hodeidah

:: The Yemeni army and the resistance thwarted several attacks and infiltration attempts carried out by Houthi militias on the legitimate force’s assemblies in the directorate of Tahiti and Duraihami located south of the city of Hodeidah. According to the

Arab Coalition: Seven ships unload their cargo at Hodeidah port

:: The Arab Coalition backing the Yemeni legitimate government confirmed on Sunday that it issued seven entry permits for ships heading toward Hodeidah port while seven other vessels were awaiting permission to enter the port. The coalition added that a

UAE announces pause in offensive on Hodeidah amid Houthi withdrawal talks

:: The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced a pause in the offensive it is backing against Houthi rebels in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, to give a chance to UN peace efforts. “We welcome continuing efforts by UN Special

Houthis cut off main roads toward Hodeidah ports after heavy losses

:: Houthi militias have continued their preparations for an urban war in Hodeidah in their bid to tighten their siege on the city’s residents, and spread fear and terror among them by continuing to dig more trenches, erecting mounds and

Yemen foils operation to smuggle weapons from Sanaa

:: Security forces in Radfan, on Monday, managed to intercept a shipment of weapons coming from Sanaa en route to Aden. A security checkpoint stopped a small transport bus carrying passengers as camouflage, while small boxes were placed under the

Arab Coalition official: Ship carrying fuel reaches Yemeni Hodeidah port

:: The Yemeni army’s Evacuation and Humanitarian Operation cell received a permit request for the entrance of a ship by the name of Bahia Danas carrying 13,808 tons of fuel into the port of Hodeidah, an official source from the

Arab coalition to keep main Yemen port open despite missile attack

:: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has decided to keep Yemen’s main Hodeidah port open for a month, the coalition said on Wednesday, despite a ballistic missile attack by the Iran-aligned Houthis towards the Saudi capital Riyadh. The coalition,

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