Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

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Arab Coalition: Houthis tried to target civilian site in Saudi Arabia’s Najran

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias attempted to hit a civilian site in the Saudi border province of Najran with a bomb-laden drone, Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said, warning that there would be a “strong deterrent” to such attacks. The

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 able to destroy the ballistic missiles. Saudi authorities

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit. According to

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

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

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

Houthis committed more than 138 violations since cease-fire deal

:: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has committed more than 138 violations since a cease-fire agreement, said Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, he said the Houthis are blocking entry of aid

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

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

Gargash on Yemen: A stable state cannot exist with unlawful militias

:: Proposed UN-led talks in Sweden mark a “critical opportunity” to bring peace to war-torn Yemen after four years of conflict, a top Emirati official said Tuesday. The comments from the United Arab Emirates, which is part of the pro-legitimacy

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

Iran does not respect human rights: Saudi envoy

:: The Iranian people continue to suffer under an “unjust… system of darkness” that does not respect human rights, said the Saudi ambassador to the UN. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the report of the UN special rapporteur on human rights in

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