Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


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Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Col. Turki al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition made the remarks early Tuesday in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA.)

Coalition announces opening of humanitarian corridors in Yemen

:: Arab Coalition spokesperson, Turki al-Maliki, has announced the opening of humanitarian corridors between the Yemeni capital Sanaa and the port of Hodeidah to secure humanitarian passage via al-Mahwit, Hajjah, and Bajil. Al-Maliki said that the Yemenis are still suffering

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

Houthis appoint controversial imam as minister in coup government

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias appointed Saturday Taha Mohammed Ahmed al-Motawakil, a controversial Imam, as minister for Public Health and Population in the Houthi coup government. The decision which attracted wide criticism, was taken by the Mahdi al-Mashat, son-in-law of the

Clashes erupt between Yemeni army and Houthis in Saada

:: Military confrontations have continued between Yemen’s National Army forces and the Houthi militia in several battle fronts in the northern province of Saada on Saturday. Military sources confirmed to Al Arabiya that the most violent confrontations took place in

UN urged to condemn Houthi attacks

:: Wednesday’s missile attacks by Houthi rebels who targeted the headquarters of the Yemeni child soldiers rehabilitation center were denounced by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor-general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). Al-Rabeeah urged the UN and international

Saudi Arabia: Aerial defense system intercepts four ballistic missiles targeting Jazan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Aerial Defense Forces destroyed four ballistic missiles fired the Houthi militia targeting civilian areas of Jazan, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. The four missiles were fired at the same time, around 10:40 am local time. Arab coalition

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

:: Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fueled devastating wars. Addressing a UN meeting on sustaining peace, Iranian Foreign Minister

Saudi Arabia downs Houthi missile fired across border

:: Saudi air defenses on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia at the Kingdom’s southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said. “Saudi forces were able to intercept (the missile),” the Saudi

Yemen’s Houthis kidnap several republican guards in Sanaa

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias carried out a series of kidnappings of republican guards in Sanaa following the guards’ refusal to join Houthi frontlines, according to a Yemeni brigadier general. The general added that armed Houthis raided republican guards’ homes and

More than 30 Houthi militias killed or injured in fierce Yemen battles

:: More than 30 Houthi militiamen were killed or injured following fierce battles with the legitimate Yemeni army east of al-Bayda in Yemen. Civilian sources said the battles took place between the districts of al-Malagem and Nateh. Battles also broke

17 Houthis killed, dozens injured in Sanaa battles with Yemeni army

:: Following fierce battles with the Yemeni Army and Arab Coalition, 17 Houthis were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in Nahm, in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. In a statement, the Yemeni army said, “National army forces fought fierce battles with

Yemeni forces seize Houthi-controlled posts in Lahij

:: The Yemeni army aided by the Arab coalition’s air force seized posts that the Houthi militia had controlled in the Al-Qabbaytah District, north of Lahij. Army forces advanced west of Al-Qabbaytah District following violent clashes with the Houthi militias

20 Arab Coalition air raids destroy 17 Houthi targets in Yemen’s Saada

:: The Arab Coalition launched more than 20 air raids on Saada on Monday night targeting Houthi locations, a military source said. The source told Al Arabiya that the raids managed to destroy more than 17 verified Houthi targets, including

Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran

:: Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. Saudi

Seven Houthis dead as Yemeni army controls new areas in Saada

:: The Yemeni army, with the support of the Arab Coalition, was able to control the two mountains of Kaam and Batr south of Mandaba in the Saada governorate after fierce battles with the Houthi militia. A military source told

What’s the strategic significance of liberating Yemen’s Hays?

:: Yemen’s army forces aided by the Arab coalition liberated all of Hays District which has a strategic position as it links the three governorates Hodeidah, Ibb and Taiz. Liberating Hays marks a significant progress as it paves the way

Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebel ballistic missile shot down

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the Kingdom by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Monday, state media reported. The attack was launched from Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, and “intercepted” at 7:23 local time

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