Tag Archives: Yemen

Yemen requests UN to designate Houthis as ‘terrorists’

The legitimate government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has requested the United Nations Security Council to designate Houthi militias as “terrorists”. In a letter read out by Yemen’s envoy to the United Nations Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday, Iranian interferences

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

KSA provides 12m vaccines for Yemeni children

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) provided health and environmental services to many Yemeni governorates in addition to providing principal medical equipment and 12 million vaccines for children. A report by the KSRelief disclosed its role

Houthi militia killed, field commanders captured in Yemen

Confrontations erupted on Friday between the Popular Resistance and Houthi militia and the deposed president’s forces in Atma in Dhamar, located in the center of Yemen, according to local sources. Sources told al-Arabiya that Resistance members had fired a missile

Two Emirati soldiers die in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates says that two Emirati soldiers who are part of the Arab-coalition fighting for legitimacy in Yemen have died. The state-run WAM news agency reported Private Suleiman Mohamed al-Zohouri was killed in combat, while Sgt. Nader Mubarak

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

Arab coalition to investigate claims related to targeting of civilians in Yemen

The Arab coalition on Thursday said that it will investigate claims that it targeted a gathering of civilians in Sanaa, a statement said. That statement said: “We are aware of media reports that Houthi militias are claiming that Yemeni civilians

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

Maritime implications of Trump’s threats against Iran

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By : Dr. Theodore Karasik Last week, US President Donald Trump’s administration all but declared pending military action against Iran to push the Islamic Republic out of Arab lands. Trump, National Security Council Advisor Michael Flynn and US Defense Secretary

Arab coalition strikes Houthi targets in Mokha and Hejjah

The National Yemeni army launched an attack targeting the rebels in Taiz, through which it managed to restore al-Kadha and neighboring villages. Moreover, 6 insurgents were killed in fierce battles that broke out in al-Zahra and the neighborhoods surrounding the

UN sec gen says Saudi ‘pillar of stability’ in region

The United Nations’ Secretary General has told a press conference in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia is the ‘pillar of stability in the region’. Speaking at a joint conference with the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Antonio Guterres told journalists: “Saudi’s

Heartbroken UN chief seeks Yemen talks ‘resurrection’

A heartbroken United Nations chief on Sunday called for the “resurrection” of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides to end the suffering of civilians. Thousands of people have died in Yemen and millions are struggling to feed themselves almost two

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

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

Yemen keeps counter-terrorism operations with US despite raid

Yemen said on Wednesday it had not suspended counter-terrorism operations with the US government, despite controversy over a US commando raid on al-Qaeda militants in which several civilians were also killed. The raid in al-Bayda province, approved by new US

Unclarity surrounds Sanaa position over US role in Yemen

Khaled Hussein Al-Yemany

While some news agencies reported that Sanaa suspended any counterterrorism operations in Yemen with the US government, subsequent reports suggested that it did not, as evident from a statement issued by Yemen’s UN ambassador. For its part, News Agency tried

Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbors, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA. Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah, responding

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