Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his More »

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on More »

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on More »

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. More »

Jubeir: Jerusalem Summit demands Iran regional withdrawal

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab leaders agreed on the need for Iran and its militias to withdraw from the region and stop Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of More »


Tag Archives: Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis kidnap several republican guards in Sanaa

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias carried out a series of kidnappings of republican guards in Sanaa following the guards’ refusal to join Houthi frontlines, according to a Yemeni brigadier general. The general added that armed Houthis raided republican guards’ homes and

New envoy to Yemen gives his first report to UN Security Council

Martin Griffiths

:: The incoming United Nations envoy to Yemen is giving his first report to the Security Council. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced in February the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for

Arab Coalition downs two Iranian drones in Yemen’s Midi

:: Al Arabiya has learned on Tuesday from sources that Arab Coalition forces were able to shoot down two Iranian drone aircrafts in the Midi district of Hajjah province. The Houthi militias reportedly launched the Iran-made drones a day earlier

Houthis launch missile after Saudi-led coalition warns of ‘painful’ response; attack thwarted

:: Saudi air defenses shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthis toward Saudi Arabia on Monday night, the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels said on Tuesday. Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition’s spokesman, said the missile was monitored by

Yemen’s Houthi militia leader says tribesmen are ‘traitors’

:: Houthi militia leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi held a meeting with senior militia field commanders, Yemeni sources said on Friday. The meeting took place at a time when the Arab coalition-backed Yemeni army, which is fighting against the militia, has

Saudi Arabia funds humanitarian plan in Yemen with half a billion dollars

:: Saudi Arabia has raised $0.5 bln to contribute to the ‘humanitarian plan’ in Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates has granted the same amount. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said Tuesday from Geneva at a conference held for

More than 30 Houthi militias killed or injured in fierce Yemen battles

:: More than 30 Houthi militiamen were killed or injured following fierce battles with the legitimate Yemeni army east of al-Bayda in Yemen. Civilian sources said the battles took place between the districts of al-Malagem and Nateh. Battles also broke

Saudi Ambassador to US Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran wants another ‘Hezbollah’ in Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, said on Monday that Iran wanted to form another Hezbollah in Yemen through its support of the Houthi militias. Speaking to CNN, Prince Khalid bin Salman

Saudi Arabia ‘providing relief to all in need in Yemen without discrimination’

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched a fresh campaign on Monday to deliver humanitarian aid in Yemen, saying that the center provided relief without discrimination to areas under legitimate rule and those controlled by the

Yemeni minister reveals why he believes war against Houthis hasn’t ended

:: Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed Al-Misri said on Monday that the “delay in finalizing the war” against Houthi militias has been down to the legitimate government forces ensuring that they “respect human rights during the ongoing battles.” His statements came

Yemeni forces announce end of battle against al-Qaeda in Abyan

:: Yemen forces backed by Arab coalition forces concluded Operation Sweeping Torrent to purge Abyan of al-Qaeda remnants and accomplished major victories in record time. The UAE’s news agency said Al Mahfad District, Abyan’s largest districts, and Wadi Hamra were

Draft UN Security Council resolution condemns Houthi militia missiles in Yemen

:: The United Nations Security Council is expected to release a draft resolution which stresses the need to ensure humanitarian aid workers’ security in Yemen. It also condemns Houthi militia ballistic missiles. According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, diplomatic sources said

Saudi-backed Yemen forces advancing closer to Haradh border

:: The Arab Coalition forces pushed forward a large military force closer to the border of Haradh city in Hajjah province, northwest of Yemen. According to military sources, the Saudi unit has pushed a military brigade into the Haradh axis

Saudi Arabia defends ‘just’ Yemen war ahead of UK visit

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday defended his country’s “just” war in Yemen, on the eve of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s controversial visit to Britain. “They criticize us for a war in Yemen that we did not want,

17 Houthis killed, dozens injured in Sanaa battles with Yemeni army

:: Following fierce battles with the Yemeni Army and Arab Coalition, 17 Houthis were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in Nahm, in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. In a statement, the Yemeni army said, “National army forces fought fierce battles with

UAE Minister Gargash: Clear evidence of Iranian intervention in Yemen

:: The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that as time goes by the evidence of Iranian intervention in Yemen has become clearer. Making his statements on Twitter, Gargash reaffirmed the correct decision taken by Saudi

Houthi prisoners reveal they were trained by Hezbollah experts

:: Houthi prisoners said the movement members were trained by Hezbollah experts before they were dispatched to the different fighting fronts. In a video published by the Yemeni army’s media center on Tuesday night, a Houthi prisoner identified as Zakaria

Saudi-led coalition backs new UN envoy to Yemen

:: The efforts of the outgoing UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to bring about peace had been derailed by Houthi militia intransigence and ignorance of international law, the spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki,

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