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Yemeni army is approaching Sanaa, spokesman says

The spokesman of Yemen’s armed forces has announced on Sunday that they are approaching the cities of Arhab and Sanaa. According to the government-run Yemeni news agency, Abdullah Bamajalli – who is also a consultant at the General Staff of

Houthi militia coercively recruit senior civil servants

The Houthi militia have recently instigated a coercing intellectual awareness campaign to recruit high profile civil servants to join the warring militants backed by Iran, well-informed sources in Sana’a revealed to Al Arabiya. Applicants who are enrolled in the covert

Yemen army makes significant gains towards Sana’a

Joint Yemeni army forces and the Popular Resistance backed by Arab Coalition’s aerial forces, have made significant gains in Nahm, north the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, during the early hours of Thursday, according to military sources. Yemeni army Chief of Staff,

Sanaa schools on indefinite strike protesting Houthis

A number of Yemeni schools in the capital Sanaa have begun an indefinite strike on Sunday, escalating their protests and aiming to get their salaries paid in the cities that are under the Houthi militia’s control. Sources said that the

Yemen forces shoot down drone belonging to Houthi militias in east Sanaa

A drone belonging to Houthi militias has been shot down in Sanaa, sources from Yemen armed forces have announced. On a different front, Yemeni forces were able to find and destroy a weapons facility near Qarn Nehm mountain which included

Houthi missile kills senior Yemeni general in Mokha

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country’s military, officials said. The SABA news agency, which is controlled by the Houthi militia, said their forces struck the vehicle of

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

Houthi militias attack doctors protesting in Sanaa

Houthi militia besieged al-Thawra Hospital in Sanaa and attacked some of the doctors while they were protesting to demand their salaries, which the militia looted five months ago. According to medical sources, dozens of militiamen besieged the hospital, backed by

Yemen army clashes with Houthis in Mokha

The Yemeni army repulsed an offensive by Houthis east Mokha amid militias’ futile attempts to retake the city, meanwhile, heavy clashes between the warring factions continue in different fronts Friday. Furthermore, Apache helicopters pounded militia reinforcements on the highway links

Yemen govt objects UN envoy Sanaa meetings

The internationally recognized government of Yemen says it objects to the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s meetings in Sanaa with the Houthi militia and their allies. The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Yemen, Abdul Malik

Yemen army claims control of strategic port city of Mokha

Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite militias, a top military commander said. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Seif al-Yafai said in press remarks that

Yemen forces recapture Nihm district in Sanaa

Yemen’s armed and resistance forces were able to recapture several key areas within a district in the capital Sanaa. Several areas including Telti al-Hamra, al-Madfoun and al-Talal from the Nihm district of Sanaa were liberated after more than a year

UN envoy resumes efforts to finalize Yemen peace bid

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Saturday that he had held three meetings with the delegation of Houthi militias and forces loyal to deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Muscat to discuss the roadmap.

UN envoy accuses Yemeni sides of obstructing peace

UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Al-Cheikh Ahmed has accused Yemeni warring sides of obstructing the possibility of reaching a political solution before leaving the capital Sanaa, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who arrived in Sanaa on

Iran admits to arming Houthis with missiles

Fars news agency, which is affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said Friday that Houthi missile units pounded the Yemeni forces’ military positions in the capital city of Sanaa on Friday with the ballistic “Zalzal-2” missile. It added that forces’ gathering

UN Yemen envoy submits peace plan to rivals

The Yemeni government will not accept any peace plan that does not include disarming Houthi militias and does not adhere to the three references and UN Resolution 2216. Abdul Malek Al-Mekhlafi, Yemeni deputy premier and foreign minister, made this clear

Houthis suppress Sana’a prison protest

Al Arabiya reported on Sunday that Houthi militias have begun suppressing protests in Yemen’s capital of Sana’a’s central prison – using live bullets to hold of protesters. Yesterday, mothers of the detained in Houthi controlled prisons organized a demonstration in

Australian football coach kidnapped in Yemen Houthi-stronghold

An Australian football coach has been kidnapped by an unknown group in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa. The man, named as Craig Bruce McAllister by local media, disappeared without a trace after overseeing training at the Al Ahli Football Club late

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