UN condemns executions by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Defendants are lined up before being executed after being convicted for involvement in the assassination of Huthi political leader Saleh al-Sammad, at a public square in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Sept 18, 2021. (AFP) September 20, 2021 The UN on Sunday condemned Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants’ execution of nine people for their [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Yemen|

Sanaa airport has been closed due to use by Iran, Hezbollah: Yemen’s government

A picture shows the international airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Nov 23, 2017. (Supplied) September 13, 2021 Sana’a Airport in Yemen has been closed because of its use as a corridor for smuggling weapons by Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, said Yemen’s Information Minister. “We hold the Houthi militia responsible for closing [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Lebanon, Yemen|

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis attack Mokha aid port with missiles

People walk past a ship docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen. (Reuters) September 11, 2021 A missile attack blamed by the government on Houthi militia in Yemen on Saturday targeted a key port used to bring humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged country. The Red Sea port of Mokha in southwest [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Yemen|

Houthis dropped the peace option in implementation of Iran’s agenda: Yemen’s PM

Yemen's Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed talks to a port official during a ceremony at Aden port, Yemen, Dec 12, 2018. (Reuters) August 31, 2021 The Houthi coup militia chose to drop the option of peace and insist on trading Yemeni blood in implementation of the agenda and instructions of the Iranian regime, [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Yemen|

Iran-bakced Houthi militias admit to kidnapping 140 civilians in a week

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) August 28, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthi militias admitted to kidnapping 140 civilians after accusing them of collaborating with the legitimate government, according to well-informed Yemeni sources. The sourced confirmed that the militias also abducted several women in several areas under their control. Rights [...]

By |August 28th, 2021|Yemen|

US offers $5 mln reward for information leading to the capture of ‘key’ aide to Lebanese Hezbollah

Harb has commanded and supervised Hezbollah’s military operations in the Palestinian territories and several countries throughout the Middle East. (Supplied) August 23, 2021 The US State Department is offering a financial reward of $5 million to anyone who provides information on a Lebanese man affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group who contributed to [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemen govt: Iranian expert killed in Marib air strike

Saudi army artillery fire shells towards Houthi movement positions at the Saudi border with Yemen. (Reuters) August 21, 2021 The legitimate Yemeni government on Saturday announced the killing of an Iranian expert and nine of his companions in an air strike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition on Tehran-backed Houthi militias positions in the [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|Yemen|

Yemen’s Hadi: We look forward to peace, reject Houthis importing Iranian experience to Yemen

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attending a summit, in Riyadh Nov 11, 2015. (REUTERS) August 17, 2021 Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on Monday reaffirmed his government’s keenness to achieve peace, years after Iran-backed Houthi militias waged a nationwide coup. The leader also accused the militant group of using the power of arms [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran sending more weapons to Yemen’s Houthis amid cease-fire effort: Pentagon

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) August 12, 2021 Tehran has been sending increasingly complex weapons to Yemen’s Houthi rebels even as Iranian officials have engaged in [...]

By |August 12th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Biden administration slams Houthis, Iran for prolonging Yemen crisis

Houthi insurgents react while attend a tribal gathering in Yemen's capital Sana'a, August 11, 2016. (REUTERS) August 10, 2021 US Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking on Monday accused the Houthi militia of preventing a cease-fire in Yemen by manipulating the price of fuel and through their military offensive in the country’s gas-rich [...]

By |August 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|