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

Brian Hook, special representative for Iran, leaves the podium after speaking about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP) June 21, 2019 The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, said on Friday that if Iran was not countered in Yemen, the [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Saudi’s Al-Shuqaiq

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed Abu Dhabi, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen, June 19, 2018. (AFP) June 20, 2019 A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US blames Iran for helping Houthis shoot down drone in Yemen

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) June 17, 2019 The Houthis in Yemen recently shot down a US government-operated drone with assistance from Iran, the US military said in a statement on Sunday. Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said the altitude at [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi rocket targets Saudi Abha airport, 26 injured

A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said. (Screengrab) June 12, 2019 A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said on Wednesday. Eight of those [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting

Houthi fighters hold their weapons as they attend a gathering in Sana’a. (Reuters) June 8, 2019 An imam and nine worshippers were killed following Houthi militia attacks on a number of mosques for celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, after Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, Yemen’s information minister Moammar al-Eryani [...]

By |June 8th, 2019|Yemen|

Saudi Arabia rescues injured crewman from ‘hostile’ Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen

The Iranian vessel “Savez” which disguises as a commercial ship supplies the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with weapons. (Supplied) June 5, 2019 Saudi Arabia rescued on Tuesday an injured crew member from a “hostile” Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen. The crew member was airlifted from the Iranian-registered Saviz, which was more [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Expo shows evidence of Iranian military backing for Houthis

An exhibition held in Saudi Arabia showcased missiles, UAVs, boats and other equipment used by the Iran-backed Houthi in Yemen to target Saudi Arabia, May 30, 2019. (SPA) June 1, 2019 An exhibition held on Thursday on the premises of Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport showcased missiles, unarmed aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran still supplying Houthis with ballistic missiles in Yemen

Burkan 2-H is a mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) May 30, 2019 Iran is still supplying Yemen’s Houthi rebels with ballistic missiles and unmanned aircraft despite warnings of retaliation by the Arab Coalition, it said on Tuesday. “We have documented information on the supply of rockets [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthis launch fundraising drive for cash-strapped Hezbollah

Supporters carry picture of Hassan Nasrallah and Yemen’s Houthi leader, Abdel Malek al-Houthi, in Beirut on October 12, 2016. (Reuters) By Albin Szakola May 29, 2019 A Yemeni radio station broadcasting in support of the Yemeni rebel Houthi movement has launched a fundraising drive on behalf of Hezbollah, which has come under pressure from [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Lebanon, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia urges Int’l community to take firm stand against Iran-backed Houthis

The UN Security Council votes in favor of a resolution demanding the Houthi militia's withdrawal from Yemeni government institutions, during a meeting of the Council at the UN headquarters in New York, February 15, 2015. (REUTERS) May 25, 2019 Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|