Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Category Archives: Yemen

Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran. Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia

Coalition jets destroy two Houthi drones in Yemeni air space

:: The fighter jets of the Arab Coalition backing the legitimate government in Yemen on Saturday intercepted and destroyed two drones in the Yemeni air space. The Coalition said the drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from the

Brian Hook: If Iran is not countered in Yemen, conflict risk will increase

Brian Hook

:: The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, said on Friday that if Iran was not countered in Yemen, the risk of a regional conflict in the Middle East will increase. “Iran’s efforts to use surrogates to attack Saudi

Arab coalition highlights humanitarian efforts in Yemen

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government conducts humanitarian work as well as military operations, its spokesman said on Monday. Turki Al-Maliki cited the launch of an air bridge from Riyadh to Aden to provide emergency relief for

Saudi air defense forces intercept 2 Houthi drones

:: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces shot down two weaponized drones launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the city of Khamis Mushayt, a spokesman for the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Tuesday. In a statement carried by

Yemeni foreign minister quits

Khaled Al-Yemani.

:: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani has submitted his resignation to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi. Okaz has learned that Yemen’s ambassador to Washington Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, the leader of the Congress party and former foreign minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi

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

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