Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council. (Reuters) May 25, 2019 A top Sudanese general has vowed to back Saudi Arabia against “all threats and attacks” from Iran, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief [...]

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

Iran-backed Houthis entice child soldiers with keys to ‘enter paradise’ when they die

Houthi milita recruited over 900 child soldiers in 2017. (AFP) May 16, 2019 Houthi militants in Yemen would give child soldiers keys, telling them that it was for “entering paradise” when they died, UK tabloid the Mirror reported. “They told us the key was for us to enter paradise if we were killed,” a [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis take responsibility for drone attack on Saudi pipeline

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed Abu Dhabi, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen in battles against the coalition forces led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia. (AFP) May 14, 2019 An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones Tuesday west of [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi rebels are holding a ‘floating bomb’ oil tanker hostage off Yemen’s coast

A soldier walks at Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, May 10, 2017. (Reuters) May 11, 2019 Houthi rebels are blocking UN access to an unmaintained oil tanker described as a "floating bomb" off of Yemen’s Red Sea coast, which officials say is an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen. The chief of the [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Yemen|

Yemeni fishermen call for action against Iran’s ‘Savez’

The Iranian military vessel “Savez” which disguises as a commercial ship supplies the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with landmines and naval mines. (Supplied) May 6, 2019 Yemeni fishermen have renewed their call on the government, the Arab Coalition, the UN and the international community to protect them from the Iranian vessel “Savez” that [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Yemen|

Pompeo affirms support for Arab coalition in Yemen, says Iran behind continuation of war

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. May 16, 2017. (REUTERS) May 1, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underlined on Monday US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, blaming Iran for the civil war. “The support we’re providing to the Saudis as they attempt [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Yemen|

US voices concern for Baha’i facing death from Iran-backed Houthis

Members of the Baha’i faith protest outside a state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) April 27, 2019 The United States urged Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia to end the mistreatment of members of the Baha’i faith, as Houthi court sentenced believer to death on “absurd” allegations. The Baha’i community said that Hamed bin [...]

By |April 27th, 2019|Yemen|

Yemen: US demands Iran-linked Houthis release Bahai prisoners

Members of the Baha'i faith demonstrate outside a state security court during a hearing in the case of a fellow Baha'i man charged with seeking to establish a base for the community in Yemen, Sanaa April 3, 2016. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 The US has demanded that Houthis rebels release all the detained [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Yemen|

Yemen: Iran-backed Houthis block relief convoy and use civilians as human shields in Hodeidah

People walk past a ship docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen. (Reuters) April 23, 2019 Houthi rebels were stopping relief convoys from reaching dozens of civilians, some of whom were being used as human shields in the centre of the Al Durayhimi district, eastern Hodeidah. The Iran-backed rebels, who control [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Yemen|

US must stop Iran from controlling Yemen

Houthi rebels shout slogans during a rally in Yemen’s Sana’a. (AFP) By Jubin Katiraie April 20, 2019 The US must act now to stop Iran taking over Yemen, according to political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh. He explains, in a piece for the Gatestone Institute, that one of the Iran’s primary ideals is to export their [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Yemen|