Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to More »

“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that More »

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let More »

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired More »

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who More »


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Yemeni army kills 40 Houthis advancing near Midi front

:: Dozens of Houthi militants were killed on Wednesday after fierce clashes with Yemen’s national army supported by coalition fighters in the district of Midi west of Hajjah. Al Arabiya correspondent in Yemen said that 40 elements of the Houthis

Houthis are ‘at their worst,’ commander who defected to Aden says

:: Brigadier General Jamil al-Maamari who defected from the Houthis and went to Aden told Al Arabiya News Channel that the Houthis are “at their worst” and many officers in Sanaa await the right moment to get rid of them.

Arab coalition forces intensify strikes in Saada

:: The Arab coalition forces in Yemen destroyed a communications room belonging to the Houthi militia on the western front of Saada after intense airstrikes. According to Al Arabiya correspondent in Yemen, the joint operations room of the coalition forces

Yemeni army foils attack by Houthis off Jazan

:: Yemen’s national army forces foiled on Monday an attack by the Houthis in Razih district off Jazan region in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Houthis tried to advance towards positions controlled by the National Army close

Arab coalition forces destroy Houthi missile targeting Al-Mukha in Yemen

:: The Arab coalition’s Patriot air defense systems intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from Ras Kutayb area of Hodeidah province in the direction of Al-Mukha city in Taiz province western Yemen. According to local sources, the

New graveyards created by Houthis in Yemen expose their great losses

:: The Houthi Movement celebrated their killed members by inaugurating new graveyards, decorating their tombs and holding a photo exhibition in Sanaa and other strongholds thus revealing their great losses. The exhibitions actually showed that the Houthis lost thousands of

Yemen: Naval mines planted by the Houthis destroyed in Midi coasts

:: Yemeni naval forces, in cooperation with the engineering teams of the Arab coalition forces destroyed on Monday naval mines planted by the Houthi militias in the international waters near Midi coasts of the Hajjah governorate in northwestern Yemen. A

Gargash: Arab coalition’s action on Aden crisis has prevented strife

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that the Arab coalition’s prudent action on Aden’s crisis avoided strife which is due to absence of wisdom among different parties. “The priority is defeating the Houthis

Armed forces exhibition ‘will revolutionize Saudi industry’

:: The forthcoming Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing (AFED) will revolutionize the Saudi military industry, said Maj. Gen. Attiya Al-Maliki of the Ministry of Defense in an interview with News Agency. AFED, which will be held from

Saudi Cabinet backs coalition’s call for dialogue between Yemeni parties

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed statements from the Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen calling for restraint and to open a dialogue over the developments in the temporary capital of Yemen in Aden. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah

Arab coalition: Humanitarian efforts in Yemen will continue

:: The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said on Monday that the humanitarian support in Yemen will continue to reach everyone without distinction. He pointed out that the coalition appealed to the political and social sides

Yemen’s Houthis ‘help prisoners escape in exchange for joining fight’

:: The Houthi militia intensified their activities aimed at helping prisoners escape from Yemen’s central prison in the Ibb governorate in an attempt to increase their numbers on battlefronts. According to sources inside the central prison, the militia made deals

Yemeni army liberates areas in al-Jawf governorate

:: Yemeni army forces have liberated several areas in the Bart al-Anan District, northwest of al-Jawf governorate, which is adjacent to Saada, the major stronghold of Houthi militias on the Jawf front. Commander of the First Brigade Brigadier Haykal Hantaf

Houthi militia commander, fighters surrender to Yemeni army

:: Military sources in Hays district, south of al-Hodeidah governorate, said Houthi commander Ibrahim Aathabo, who is stationed at the western coast, and 50 other fighters surrendered to the National Army and Popular Resistance forces on Saturday. Aathabo and the

How a Yemeni leader close to Saleh escaped Houthis’ grasp in Sanaa

:: A high-ranking leader in the General People’s Congress party (GPC), Yasser al-Awadi, succeeded in escaping from the Houthi militia in Sanaa to his hometown in the al-Baida governorate, local and media sources said on Wednesday. The sources added that

Yemeni FM: ‘We wish Iranian protesters success in achieving freedom’

:: Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said on Tuesday that the Iranian uprising reflects the need of the Iranian people to live in peace and prosperity among the peoples of the region away from the “crazy

Arab Coalition: Iranian weapons seized from Yemen’s Houthis

:: The Arab Coalition’s spokesman, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, announced in a press conference that weapons were seized from the Houthi militia that were provided to them by Iran. Al-Maliki also revealed aerial photos showing a militiaman carrying a

Houthis coerce civilians to fight on the frontlines in Yemen

:: Houthi militia leaders are forcefully drafting civilians in Yemen’s Dhamar governorate as the Yemeni army quickly approaches the area, local sources have revealed. The forced militia recruitment, including coercing former soldiers, is at an all-time high as the battle

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