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Iran-allied Houthis retract death sentence against Baha’i leader following criticism

Bahais leader in Yemen Hamed Kamal bin Haydara. (Supplied) March 27, 2020 A wave of local and international discontent forced Houthis to retract the order to execute the Baha'is leader in Yemen, Hamed Kamal bin Haydara. This came amid calls by Yemeni human rights activists for the Iran-backed group to release thousands of [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Yemen|

Houthi court upholds execution order of Bahais leader

Hamid bin Haydara (L), a member of the Bahai religious minority in Yemen. (Supplied) March 23, 2020 A Houthi-run appeal court upheld on Sunday a verdict to execute the leader of the Bahai religious minority in the latest move reflecting the Iran-backed group’s exploitation of the judiciary in areas under its control. The [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis increase use of suicide drone boats in recent weeks

Photo released by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Mar. 4 showing the new fishing boat design for the Houthi suicide drone boat program. (Supplied) By Caleb Weiss March 16, 2020 Over the last few weeks, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have increased their usage of explosive-laden drone boats. The geographic scope of this threat has [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Yemen|

Intel shows Iran smuggling weapons to Houthis via Hodeidah port

A ship is seen docked at the Hodeidah seaport in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. (AP) February 22, 2020 Recent intelligence shows that weapons used by Houthi militias to attack Saudi Arabia were smuggled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to Yemen via the strategic Hodeidah port, the Arab Coalition’s Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran attempting further arms deliveries to Houthis, says Pentagon

A missile that the US Department of Defense says is a “Qiam” ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that the Pentagon says was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017. (Reuters) February 20, 2020 Tehran continues to deliver weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels, the US military said Wednesday, [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Yemen|

Yemen’s Houthis making more lethal drones with Iranian components

Ababil 3 put on display in the seventh International Aviation Industry Exhibition being held in the southern island of Kish on November 18. (Press TV) February 20, 2020 Iran-backed Houthi militias are making more lethal drones in Yemen from Iranian components, according to an independent research report published on Wednesday. Houthis previously relied on [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran’s arm shipment to Houthis, example of state-sponsored terrorism: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US special representative on Iran Brian Hook (background) arrive to al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi on September 19, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 The seizing of Iranian missiles headed for the Iran-backed Houthi militia is “another example of the world’s largest state sponsor of terror [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

US Navy seizes Iranian-manufactured missiles in Arabian Sea

The US State Department released photos of the seized Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) February 14, 2020 A US navy ship seized 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel while conducting maritime security [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Four Hezbollah experts killed in Yemen by coalition strikes

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 13, 2020 Four experts from the Lebanese Hezbollah group were killed in Arab Coalition airstrikes last week in separate locations east of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|

Yemen’s army downs Iranian-made drone launched by Houthis

Several drones have been shot down in recent weeks in different Yemeni fronts. (Supplied) February 8, 2020 The Yemeni National Army said its forces have shot down a drone launched by the Iranian-allied Houthi militia over As Safra district of Saada governorate. According to an army official, the ground defenses shot down the [...]

By |February 8th, 2020|Yemen|