King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

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 »


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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

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

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

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.

Arab coalition destroys arms warehouse in Yemen

:: Arab coalition forces have destroyed a large weapons warehouse belonging to the Houthi militias and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Jabal Dhofar area in the southwest of the capital Sana’a. Eye witness accounts confirmed hearing

Arab coalition spokesman says alliance has not blocked any aid to Yemen

:: The spokesman for Arab coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that the alliance is not linked to the lack of fuel at Sanaa airport for UN Development Program (UNDP) planes, as the city

Yemeni PM says Houthi attack on Mokha port ‘reflects spirit of defeat’

:: Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said the Houthi militias attack on Mokha port using an explosive-laden boat reflects their spirit of defeat. Bin Daghr said via Twitter that the terrorist operation shows that Houthis

Yemeni vice president: Houthis targeting of Mecca backed by Iran

:: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said that the attempt by the Houthis to target Mecca is a terrorist act supported by Iran, reported Al Arabiya. “This is a terrorist act that hurts the feelings of

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile launched towards Taif

:: Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a missile on Thursday launched by Houthi militias that was headed towards Taif province, west of Saudi Arabia. The ballistic missile launched by the militias was intercepted by air defense forces

Saudi forces kill 15 Houthi in a qualitative operation

:: The Saudi forces on Saturday carried out a qualitative operation inside the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, after the infiltration of Houthi elements and the from the ousted Guards. Sources said that 15 Houthi were

Houthis praise Qatari defense minister’s statement over Arab Coalition

:: The head of the so-called “Revolutionary Committees of the Houthi” backed by Iran, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, welcomed on Wednesday the statements made by the Qatari Defense Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah, on the participation of Doha in the

Coalition: Houthis suffer major losses in Yemen’s Mokha front

:: Yemen’s army and resistance forces, supported by the Arab Coalition, struck Houthi militias inflicting major losses in the Mokha Front, a military source told Al-Arabiya television channel on Tuesday. The situation raged at the Mokha Front

Ramadan date shipment from Saudi still seized by Houthis

:: Ramadan is long over and the Houthi militias are still holding a shipment of dates provided by a Saudi citizen who donated them to poor and needy people in the city of Mahwit, in northern Yemen.

Arab coalition raids destroy Houthi sites off Jazan

:: Arab coalition air forces bombed on Saturday night Houthi military positions off the Jazan port, when militias attempted to target civilian sites on the Saudi border. Saudi forces provided military information to the coalition regarding the

Yemeni Chief of Staff says Houthis carried out mass executions

:: Major General Mohammad Ali al-Maqdashi, chief of staff of the Yemeni Army, said on Sunday that the Houthi militias in the country have carried out mass executions within their ranks, targeting those who tried to flee

Saleh’s party threatens to withdraw from Houthi government

:: The Yemeni General People’s Congress Party affiliated with ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh threatened to withdraw from the coup government and end its alliance with the Houthi militias if the so-called Revolutionary Committees are not disintegrated,

Strategic sea trade routes near Yemen under threats from Houthi militias

:: Strategic sea trade routes near Yemen have come under increasing threats after Houthi militias attacked an oil tanker on Wednesday in the latest flare-up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes. Al

Arab Coalition: We welcome hand over of Hudaydah port to neutral party

:: An official source from the Arab Coalition welcomed the statements of the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the Security Council, in which he called on the Houthi militias to hand over the

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