Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


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UN opens second line of contact with Houthis in Hezbollah stronghold

:: Diplomats in New York told Lebanese daily An-Nahar that the office of UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has opened a “second” line of contact with the Houthis via the Almasirah television channel that broadcasts from Beirut’s

Houthis take over second largest Saleh camp in Sanaa

:: Houthi militias seized a camp of the Republican Guard forces south of Sanaa who are loyal to outset President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Various Yemeni sources confirmed on Tuesday that the Houthis have taken full control of the Dabwa camp,

Mekhlafi: UN only sees Yemen’s tragedy through Sanaa’s suffering

:: In its latest report on violations of children, the United Nations has ignored abuses committed by Houthi militias against Yemeni minors, Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi told a press conference on Tuesday. During

How Saudi Arabia tackles border spillover from the Yemen war

:: Gas masks lie abandoned among rusting debris in a shell-pocked Saudi military outpost on the border with war-torn Yemen, an enduring flashpoint in more than two years of fighting against Houthi militias. The post in Al Khubah, a deserted

Arab coalition strike kills Houthi militia figure in Yemen

:: An Arab coalition airstrike has killed a Houthi militia figure along with four others northwest of the Hajjah province on Sunday. Houthi militant leader, Taha Saleh Muqbel al-Anhoumi, was killed along with four other militias, while they were on

Arab coalition strike kills Houthi commanders in Yemen’s Harad

:: An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen killed five high-profile Houthi militia commanders in Jabal al-Nar, east of Harad, northwest of Yemen. According to Yemeni military sources, they were killed on Sunday evening. One of the prominent men

Saudi-led coalition: ‘Qualitative operation’ aims to restore legitimacy in Yemen

:: The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that the “qualitative operation” against the Houthis is a continuation of the ongoing operations to restore legitimacy in Yemen. On Friday, in his first television interview since taking office,

Houthis storm health ministry in Sanaa, threaten Saleh loyalist minister

:: The Health Minister of the coup government in Sanaa, Mohammed Salem bin Hafeez, has accused Houthi gunmen of storming his office in the Yemeni capital and issuing a decision appointing one of their leaders instead. The dramatic developments were

Europe lauds KSRelief’s humanitarian work in Yemen

Abdullah Al-Rabeeah

:: European leaders have expressed their appreciation for the humanitarian assistance provided in Yemen by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief). At a meeting in Brussels, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s General Supervisor and an adviser to the

UN human rights move shows KSA’s ‘support for international consensus’ over Yemen

:: The adoption of a draft Arab resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows that Saudi Arabia is supporting “international consensus in Yemen,” the Kingdom’s ambassador to the war-torn country has said. The UN on Friday agreed to

Arab coalition releases footage of militants targeted near Saudi borders

:: The Arab coalition army released footage showing their forces targeting Houthi and Saleh militias on the southern border of Saudi Arabia. The bombings targeted infiltrators from the coup militia, snipers and vehicles transporting weapons and missiles. They forces also

Hadi: Houthis are running an Iranian ‘expansionist agenda’ in the region

:: Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi said on Thursday that the coup d’état was carrying out an Iranian”expansionist agenda” in the region. Hadi said in a speech to the UN General Assembly that Iran is supporting the coup militias with

US military official: Iran continues to arm Houthi militias

:: A senior US military official revealed the Iranian violations of international resolutions, which prohibit the arming of the Houthi militia in Yemen. Commander of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Gulf, Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, said in

Yemeni minister tours Taiz defying Houthi siege

:: Yemen’s Minister of Water and Environment Ezzi Shuraim defied the rebels’ siege of Taiz, southwest of the country, and visited the city and toured its streets on Saturday. This is the first visit of its kind in Taiz which

Gargash to Houthis: Your goals are despicable, your threat reveals despair

:: UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Friday that the Houthi statements threatening to target the UAE and its capital proves why the Operation Decisive Storm was needed. “The Iranian-backed militias are really dangerous and have vile

Yemen VP: Houthis getting ready to eliminate Saleh

:: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said on Tuesday that the Houthis, whom ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh helped stage their coup, are getting ready to pay him back by eliminating him. “The Houthis are now preparing to pay

Saleh’s forces mobilize in Sanaa after Houthis arrest Republican Guard officers

:: The Republican Guards in support of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh escalated their caution and readiness to confront any developments after Houthis arrested a number of their officers and soldiers on Friday in Sanaa. The tensions in Sanaa extended

Houthis loot homes of Hadi government ministers in Yemen

:: Houthi militias carried out raids on homes belonging to ministers of the legitimate government of Yemen on Wednesday in Sanaa. According to local sources in Sanaa, Houthi gunmen stormed and looted the homes of Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and

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