Yamani accuses Iran of sticking to ‘expansionist agenda’

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani attends a news conference on Yemen talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 8, 2018. (REUTERS) September 22, 2018 Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled al-Yamani has accused Iran of sticking to its policy of expansion in the region and to its support of Houthi militias [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Yemen|

Amnesty decries Iranian-backed Houthi prosecution of Bahais in Yemen

Members of the Baha’i faith protest outside a state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) September 19, 2018 An international rights group on Tuesday decried the prosecution of 24 Yemeni Bahais, including women and a teenager, by a Houthi rebel court on espionage charges. Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East director of research, [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Yemen|

UAE urges Security Council to act ‘immediately’, end Iran’s weapons supply to Houthis

A picture taken on June 19, 2018 shows 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 Arab coalition forces. (AFP) September 17, 2018 The United Arab Emirates told the UN Security Council on Friday that the [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|UAE, Yemen|

Iran, Europe discuss ending conflict in Yemen

Houthi rebel fighters are seen in Sana'a on December 4, 2017. (AFP) September 13, 2018 A senior advisor to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has confirmed that Iran has been holding "intensive dialogues with the four European states and EU to pave the way for solving the crises in Yemen and Syria." [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Europe, Yemen|

Washington: Iran continues to smuggle weapons to Houthis in Yemen

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015 off the coast of Yemen. (AP) September 10, 2018 Iran continues to play a role in the conflict in Yemen by providing Houthi militias [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Yemen|

Houthis insist negotiators’ flight to be used for transporting injured Hezbollah men

UN envoy Martin Griffiths attends a news conference ahead of Yemen talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 5, 2018. (Reuters) September 8, 2018 A delegation comprising 12 negotiators, representing the legitimate government in Yemen, left Riyadh for Geneva on Wednesday to attend the United Nations-sponsored new round of peace talks [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Lebanon, Yemen|

US Centcom chief visits Yemen in warning to Iran

U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, U.S. Central Command, briefs the media at the Pentagon in Washington, April 29, 2016. (REUTERS) September 8, 2018 The head of the US Central Command discussed support for Yemen's army and anti-smuggling efforts during a visit on Wednesday that a former US envoy to the country said was a [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Yemen|

Iranian army experts, Hezbollah fighters killed in battle with Yemeni army

The Yemeni military detects several Iranian experts in Sanaa, Hodeidah and Saada. (Reuters) September 7, 2018 A number of Houthi leaders, Iranian experts, and Hezbollah fighters have been killed during battles in the last two days against the Yemeni army in the Marran district in Saada, according to a Yemeni military source. Marran [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Yemen|

Yemeni minister lambasts Iran, Houthis for killing 1,372 children

Saudi security forces keep watch along the border with Yemen in the Al-Khubah area in the southern Jazan province. (AFP) August 30, 2018 A senior Yemeni official has put Iran and Iranian-backed Houthi militias on notice, revealing for the first time that Houthis have ruthlessly killed 1,372 children and 814 women since war [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Yemen|

Arab coalition: Houthis and Iran continue to threaten international shipping off Yemen

The boat full of explosives was launched near Hodeidah, (Arab Coalition) August 24, 2018 The Arab coalition said on Thursday it had foiled an attack by Houthi militants using speed boats full of explosives to target commercial vessels. Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman for the Saudi-led alliance, said its forces managed to thwart the boat, [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Yemen|