Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

:: Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo. He added More »

Tearful Imran Khan takes oath as new prime minister of Pakistan

:: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party’s victory in a More »

Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »


Tag Archives: Yemen

Large-scale military operation in Yemen’s Bayda backed by Arab coalition

:: The Yemeni national army launched a large-scale military operation Saturday morning in the Qania and Fadha axes in al-Bayda governorate in central Yemen, backed by the Arab coalition’s air forces, according to local sources. The Yemeni forces succeeded in

Houthi commander, militiamen killed in Yemen’s Hodeidah

:: A top Houthi commander and several militiamen were killed in a battle in the city of Hodeidah during clashes with the Yemeni army in the al-Duraihmi governorate. A military source said that the commander was Mansour al-Soudi, also known

Saudi Arabia to send monthly oil derivatives worth $60 mln to Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia will send oil derivatives worth $60 million to Yemen every month to help operate electric power plants, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jabir said. Jabir added that this decision was made under the directives of Saudi

Organization of Islamic Cooperation holds meeting on Houthi attack on Saudi oil tankers

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of permanent representatives of member states next Wednesday to discuss the Houthi militia attacks on two Saudi oil tankers and targeting freedom of shipping and international

Yemeni army advances in al-Jawf as Houthis suffer significant losses

:: The Yemeni army has liberated new sites in Bart, north of Al-Jawf governorate, after heavy battles in the past week during which the Houthi militias suffered significant human and material losses, Al Arabiya English reports. Staff Officer Maj. Gen.

Yemeni army sends more military reinforcements to Hodeidah

:: A senior Yemeni military source revealed on Saturday that military reinforcements continued to flow into the battlefronts through land and sea at the southern coast of the port city of Hodeidah. The source confirmed the resumption of military operations

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on Monday met with Martin Griffiths, the special envoy of UN secretary-general to Yemen. During the meeting, they discussed the latest political, security and humanitarian

Yemen government demands Houthis release captives to restart talks

:: Yemen’s government said Sunday that it will return to the negotiating table with Houthi militias if they release all the prisoners they are holding. “It is necessary to show goodwill before the start of new talks through the release

Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

:: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid. According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in

Yemeni army arrests local elements cooperating with Houthis in Hodeidah

:: The Yemeni army foiled a Houthi offensive into positions south of Yemen’s Hodeidah province on Sunday, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. Military sources said “army forces supported by the Arab coalition foiled a militia infiltration attempt and attack in

Coalition: Evidence confirms presence of foreign military experts in Yemen

:: The official spokesman of the coalition forces backing Yemen’s government, Turki Al-Maliki, confirmed that they have found evidence of the presence of foreign military experts training the Iran-military-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. The spokesman also said during a press

Yemeni army thwarts Houthi infiltration attempts in Saada

:: Yemeni army forces thwarted three Houthi attempts to infiltrate their posts in Al-Tabab Al-Bayd, Al-Majaza and Al-Hashishma that overlook the center of Baqim District in Saada. Brigadier General Saleh Qroush, the commander of the fifth battalion of the border

Saudi Arabia tops donor states to UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia donated $530.4 million as part of the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2018. A report, issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the Kingdom donated the largest sum of

New advances by Yemeni army amid military buildup by Houthis

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa did not prevent the Houthis from continuing their military buildup, according to reports by local Yemeni news outlets who added that the militias refuse to hand over the

Yemen’s Hodeidah residents accuse UN of ignoring Houthi violations

:: Residents of Hodeidah called on UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who is currently visiting Sanaa, to visit Hodeidah and see first-hand the violations committed by the Houthi militia in the strategic port city. They also called on

Arab Coalition: Recent UN report on Yemen based on inaccurate information

:: The spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen has said that a recent United Nations report had relied on misinformation. Turki al-Malki said during a press conference in Riyadh on Monday that it was common

Yemeni army thwarts Houthi attacks on government positions in Hodeidah

:: The Yemeni army and the resistance thwarted several attacks and infiltration attempts carried out by Houthi militias on the legitimate force’s assemblies in the directorate of Tahiti and Duraihami located south of the city of Hodeidah. According to the

Arab Coalition: Seven ships unload their cargo at Hodeidah port

:: The Arab Coalition backing the Yemeni legitimate government confirmed on Sunday that it issued seven entry permits for ships heading toward Hodeidah port while seven other vessels were awaiting permission to enter the port. The coalition added that a

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