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MSF withdraws from hospital in Houthi-held region of Yemen

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have decided to withdraw from al-Thawra hospital in the Houthi-held governorate of Ibb due to the breach of their “no weapons policy.” Since the turmoil began in the country after the

Prospects of political transition in Yemen

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Arab coalition has recently heightened the intensity of its operations in Yemen and this signifies that the war there has greatly shifted in their favor. Coordination between the coalition forces, led by Saudi Arabia, and

Yemen’s Hadi: Marib mosque attack is an act of terrorism

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described the ‘terrorist attack’ on a mosque in Yemen’s military base in Marib province as ‘ugly.’ Hadi pointed out that the killing methods pursued by Houthi militias cannot be tolerated, and that they represent all

UN Yemen envoy: Warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates

Yemen’s warring parties are refusing to discuss UN-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a “dramatic” impact on the civilian population. Already desperately poor

Naval mine kills Yemeni coastguards in Bab al-Mandeb

Two Yemeni coastguards were killed and 8 others were wounded when their vessel hit a naval mine on Friday near the international shipping passage of Bab al-Mandeb, in the south of the Red Sea, sources told Al Arabiya. A Yemeni

Asiri: Iran is behind terrorism, instability in Middle East

Arab coalition spokesman Ahmed Asiri says Iran is the reason behind terrorism and instability in the Middle East. During a seminar organized by the Saudi embassy in Norway, Asiri called on Iran to admit that it supports and funds the

Houthis prevent international delegation from entering Sanaa

In what appears to be a new violation of laws and international treaties, Houthi militias refused to allow the UN sanctions team from entering the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and all areas under its control. During a meeting with Yemeni

Malaysia says foiled Houthi attack ahead of Saudi King’s visit

Malaysia on Tuesday said suspected militants from Yemen arrested late last month ahead of a visit by Saudi King Salman were planning an attack on “Arab royalties.” A senior police source said the four Yemenis belonged to a Houthi insurgency

Saudi Arabia: Houthis using children in armed conflict

Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the United Nations held a press conference on Thursday that was attended by delegation from the Arab coalition. The press conference discussed the coalition’s efforts in Yemen and the seven truces violation broken by the Houthi

Houthi leader killed in coalition airstrike

A senior officer of the Houthi militia, Yahya al-Eryani and five of his bodyguards were killed in an Arab coalition air raid in Yemen on Wednesday. The airstrike struck his car in the southern Khalid ibn al-Walid camp east of

45,000 displaced by battles around Yemen’s Mokha: UN

Fighting around Yemen’s port of Mokha has forced some 45,000 people from their homes, a UN official said Wednesday, with many facing continued uncertainty and the threat of further displacement. Shabia Mantoo, the Yemen spokeswoman for refugee agency UNHCR, told

Refugee council staff detained by Houthis for distributing aid released in Yemeni

Seven people detained in a Houthi-held part of Yemen for using recycled boxes originating in Saudi Arabia to distribute aid have been released, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Thursday. “We are greatly relieved by the release of our staff

Arab coalition forces target weapons depot in west Sanaa

Saudi-led Arab coalition forces targeted a Houthi weapons store in the Aviation and Air Defense academy, located the west of the capital Sanaa on Monday. The coalition jet launched five consecutive raids on the weapons store, which led to its

UN report exposes Houthi violations in Yemen

A report issued by UN experts on the situation in Yemen revealed that Houthi rebels’ violations range from corruption to torture. The report exposed the militias’ financial corruption and said that they violated the humanitarian international law during the ongoing

Saudi forces defend Yemen border, stop Houthi advance

Saudi forces defended the border with Yemen from Houthi militias, stopping them from getting closer, Al Arabiya reported. At least four Houthis were killed after attempting to approach the Saudi-Yemen border. The militias, who wore uniforms of the deposed president’s

Recordings by Egyptian warships prove Houthi aid block

Recordings by Egyptian warships proved recently how Houthi militias blocked humanitarian aid ships carrying medical and urgent assistance for suffering Yemenis. Voice recordings detected by Egyptian warships in the Red Sea revealed that Houthis have seized “tens of aid ships

Houthi militias kidnap 300 civilians in Yemen, demand ransom

Local sources in Ibb governorate have revealed that the Houthi militias kidnapped 300 civilians, mostly elderly and children, in the town of al-Adeen. Sources said that the kidnapped people were all civilians from the villages of Dbayeh and al-Meydan in

Assiri: Saleh will be tried under Yemen’s laws

The spokesperson for the Arab coalition, General Ahmed Assiri, said that the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be subject to trial on charges of involvement in the Houthi-led coup in Sanaa. Assiri assured, in an exclusive interview with

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