Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »


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Saudi Cabinet expresses support for Yemenis’ efforts against Houthis

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has expressed hope that the uprising of Yemenis against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias will save the country from death threats, exclusion, bombings and seizure of properties. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on

Exiled son of Yemen’s Saleh vows revenge against Houthi militia

:: The powerful exiled son of Yemen’s slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war. The intervention by Ahmed Ali

Yemeni national army orders movement of seven brigades from Marib towards Sanaa

:: The Yemeni national army has issued an order to transport seven brigades from Marib to gain control of Khawlan front then head towards Sanna, according to Al Arabiya and Al Hadath sources. The sources said that the national army’s

Arab coalition launches five strikes on Houthi posts in southern Sanaa

:: The Saudi-led Arab coalition in support of legitimacy in Yemen launched five airstrikes on Houthi posts in heights in South Sanaa, including Al-Rayan hills that overlook the neighborhood of Hadda. Houthis were also stationed in the area of Hezyaz

Yemen’s President Hadi: We support every party facing Iran-backed Houthis

:: A statement issued by the Yemeni presidency on Saturday evening said they supported all parties facing the coup allies, which they described as “an arm of the Persian Iranian project in Yemen” in the first comment on former president

Consultations in Yemen to form military council headed by Saleh’s nephew

:: Al-Arabiya has learnt from informed sources that the former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is holding consultations to form a military council headed by Colonel Tariq Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, the son of his brother, and that it would be

Coalition-backed Yemeni forces liberate strategic mountain from Houthis

:: Coalition-backed Yemeni forces have liberated Jabal al-Asayda, a strategic mountainous range in Yemen controlled by the Houthi and Saleh militias, located just off the Saudi border. Al-Arabiya correspondent reported that Jabal al-Asayda was considered critical for the Houthi militias’

Six prominent Houthi militia commanders killed in Nihm, Saada

:: Six field commanders from the Houthi movement were killed in north Yemen during clashes with the Yemeni army. Houthi leader Hamoud Morshed Laham was killed along with a number of his companions during clashes with the National Army by

Independent body rejects criticism of coalition airstrikes in Yemen

Mansour Ahmed Al-Mansour.

:: An independent assessment panel on Yemen found airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition fully justified. The coalition complied with military rules of engagement and international humanitarian laws, the panel said. The coalition on Sunday renewed its call to international

Yemeni army advances towards district in Sanaa under coalition air cover

:: Yemeni legitimate forces advanced towards the Arhab District – in the capital Sanaa – after they tightened control over almost 90 percent of the Nihm district, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported. They advanced with the support of the Saudi-led

Yemen ports to open ‘within 24 hours’: Saudi envoy

:: The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen will reopen some of the country’s ports and airports within hours, though a key aid route will stay shut until Riyadh clamps down on weapons smuggling, a Saudi envoy said on Monday

Yemeni pro-govt forces regain control of strategic locations in Taiz

:: Yemeni military sources said late Sunday that the national army has diffused a Houthi militia attack north of Mawza district and east of Yakhtul in west Taiz. Meanwhile, the national army also attacked militia sites in Hayfan district, south-east

Houthis repeat threat to target international shipping lines, oil tankers

:: Iranian-backed Houthi militias reiterated threats to target international shipping lines and oil ships in the Red Sea. “We will take measures we have not taken before and we can target oil ships. We can do anything,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi,

Arab Coalition foils Houthi attack targeting international shipping lines

:: The Arab Coalition’s spokesman, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, said on Saturday that the coalition thwarted an imminent action to target international shipping routes. “Houthi elements on the Yemeni island of Bawadi were attacked, as they planned violent operations

Saudi-led coalition reopens Yemen’s Aden and Seiyoun airports

:: Yemeni officials announced on Friday evening that the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia has re-opened the Aden and Seiyoun airports four days after its decision to temporarily close Yemeni ports. The coalition had said it closed all

Houthis continue to pose big danger to international navigation, says Yemeni vice president

Ali Mohsen Saleh

:: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh expressed his appreciation for the Saudi-led Arab coalition for supporting Yemen’s legitimate government. Addressing an expanded military meeting of heads of bodies and directors of the Ministry of Defense of Yemen, he reaffirmed

Iran’s Rouhani defends Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

:: Iran’s President Rouhani said on Wednesday that Yemen’s missile attack targeting Riyadh on Saturday was “a reaction to Saudi aggression.” “How should the Yemeni people react to bombardment of their country. So they are not allowed to use their

British envoy: We are fully aware of Iran’s negative role in Yemen

:: The British ambassador to Yemen said on Tuesday that the United Kingdom and the international community are fully aware of the seriousness of the negative role of Iran in Yemen. Simon Shercliff stressed on the need to put an

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