Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

 

Category Archives: Yemen

UN says grains stored in Yemen’s Hodeidah ‘at risk of rotting’

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was “at risk of rotting”. The World Food

UN: Arab coalition frees, returns seven Houthi prisoners

:: Saudi Arabia released seven prisoners it was holding from Yemen’s Houthi militias, who were flown to Sanaa on Wednesday by the Red Cross, the day after a Saudi prisoner freed by the Houthis arrived in Riyadh. The swap comes

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

Houthis negotiate with UN’s Griffiths in Sanaa, while attacking Hodeidah

:: As Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program warehouses in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the militia’s leadership was negotiating with UN envoy Martin Griffiths. Griffiths, who brokered the breakthrough last month in

UN accused of silence over Houthi aid theft

:: The Saudi ambassador to Yemen has accused some UN organizations of silence regarding crimes and violations by Houthi militias, including stealing and hindering the distribution of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people. Many officials in the Arab coalition supporting

Houthi attacks target warehouses storing Yemen food aid

:: Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) warehouses in the Kilo 7 area in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. Local residents confirmed that a huge fire broke out in the warehouses as

Baha’is fear for members excluded from Yemen prisoner swap

:: The Baha’i community voiced fresh concern Monday for members of the faith detained in Yemen under the pro-Iranian Houthi militias, saying that prisoners have been excluded from a swap planned with the government. The Houthis who have a control

Saudi ambassador says kingdom protected Yemen from becoming ‘failed state’

:: Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al Jaber said Saudi Arabia’s help to Yemen’s legitimate government on the military and diplomatic fronts has made the recent negotiations feasible noting that if the Kingdom had done nothing, Yemen would have

Yemeni army seizes Houthi arms warehouse in Saada, advances in Lahij

:: The legitimate Yemeni government revealed that a warehouse used to store Houthi weapons was found on Monday, which the militias left behind after being defeated in one of their positions in their major stronghold Saada north of Yemen. Military

Yemeni army shoots down Iranian-made Houthi drone in Marib

:: The Yemeni army announced on Tuesday that a military drone belonging to the Houthi militias was shot down in the eastern province of Marib. The official website of the Yemeni army, that members of the 25th Mika brigade were

Houthis violate shaky Hodeidah ceasefire as clashes erupt in several areas

:: A shaky ceasefire in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah was called into doubt after Houthi militias began shelling government forces just minutes after the truce came into effect. Al Arabiya sources confirmed clashes erupted near the Kilo 14

Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian operations in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday distributed 19 tons of food among 1,476 people in Hiran directorate of Yemen’s Hajjah governorate. Saudi Arabia is making all-out efforts to provide relief to the Yemenis through

Arab coalition wants durable peace in Yemen

:: Military pressure from the Arab coalition forced the Iranian-led Houthis to come to the negotiating table, said Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, the coalition spokesman said the UN and the international community

Yemen peace talks to start on Thursday in Sweden

:: Peace talks between Yemeni government representatives and the Houthi militias’ delegation will begin on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced. “The (UN special envoy) would like to announce the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process in Sweden on 6

Houthis detain 12 nuns volunteering in a Hodeidah hospital

:: Twelve nuns were detained by Houthi militias from a Hodeidah hospital that they were volunteering in, to be moved to the Yemeni capital Sanaa, sources said. Local sources have confirmed that Houthi militias moved 12 nuns from Hodeidah to

Yemen’s Hadi names new energy minister amid drive to boost oil output

:: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi named a new energy minister on Monday as part of a clutch of cabinet appointments, the state news agency SABA reported. Mohammed Abdullah al-Anani’s appointment comes as Hadi’s internationally recognized government, which broadly controls

Coalition intercepts, destroys three Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Marib

:: The Arab Coalition has confirmed that forces have intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militias on Marib. Eyewitnesses said that the sound of violent explosions shook some neighborhoods of the city as defense forces intercepted

KSA continues relief operations in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday delivered 1,600 cartons of dates in Yemen’s Dhale governorate benefiting 9,600 people. KSRelief, since its establishment on May 13, 2015, has implemented 482 projects at a cost of

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