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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

Yemeni army investigate cause of Sanaa strike

After the Arab coalition’s confirmation and acceptance of the results of the Sanaa funeral strike investigation, Major General Mohammed Almgdashy revealed “the Yemeni Army started to hold meetings on the level of leaders in order to investigate and discuss the

Yemen army’s wrong intel led to funeral strike

The coalition battling Yemeni rebels said Saturday that one of its warplanes had “wrongly targeted” a funeral in the capital Sanaa after receiving false information from a party within the Yemeni army The coalition added that the directing operations center

Houthis attempt to clean up funeral blasts site

Tribal leaders and family members of the funeral home attack have stopped Houthi militias from lifting up debris of the strike that killed more than 80 people. Yemeni sources confirmed that Houthi militias issued directives to quickly remove the debris

Top commander in Yemen’s army killed

Yemen’s army has announced the death of its most senior commander to be killed this year in the country’s ongoing civil war. In a statement late on Friday, it said Maj-Gen. Abdul-Rab al-Shadadi was killed while leading an offensive against

Seven fighters killed in Yemen clashes

Seven fighters were killed in clashes between Houthi militias and loyalists of Ali Abudllah Saleh in southwest Yemen on Thursday, a loyalist officer said. Four militias and three pro-government fighters died on the edge of Taez and Lahj provinces in

Cholera outbreak hits war-torn Yemen: UNICEF

War-torn Yemen is suffering from a cholera outbreak, the UN’s children agency said Friday, posing a further threat to infants in the impoverished nation. “This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen,” UNICEF Yemen representative Julien

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