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UN Security Council calls on Houthis to end US embassy raid, release hostages

Security council members specifically called for the protection of a diplomatic mission that has been temporarily recalled, “together with its property and archives.” (UN) November 19, 2021 The UN Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the Houthis’ ongoing breach of the former US embassy compound in Sanaa, calling on the Iran-backed militia [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

US Sanctions senior Iran-linked Houthi military officer

Houthi militants man a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on December 2, 2017. (AFP) November 19, 2021 The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it sanctioned Saleh Mesfer Alshaer, a senior military officer of the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen and commander of the Houthi-controlled military logistics support organization. "Alshaer has overseen [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Arab coalition strikes Iran Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah experts in Yemen

Smoke billows from a fire at a Houthi-controlled military site after it was hit by Arab coalition air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, June 3, 2015 (Reuters) November 18, 2021 Airstrikes took out a secret hideout in Yemen housing experts belonging to the Iran Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah, the Arab coalition said on Thursday. [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis detain 25 Yemenis working for US

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle, on January 3, 2017. (AFP) November 11, 2021 At least 25 Yemenis working for the US in Sanaa have been detained in recent weeks by the Iran-backed Houthi militia who controls the capital, according to two people familiar with the matter. Those rounded [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia: Study

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. (AP) November 10, 2021 Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Africa, Somalia, Yemen|

Houthi financier sanctioned by UN for funding Iran-backed militia

The UN headquarters in New York is shown in this photo taken 12 August 2003. (AFP) November 10, 2021 A Houthi financier has been sanctioned by the United Nations for violating international law by seizing private assets to fund the Iran-backed group’s armed militia, the UN said. Saleh Mesfer Saleh al-Shaer was sanctioned [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis push to take Yemen’s oil-rich Marib

A Yemeni soldier aims a machine gun at a Houthi position in Marib, on Oct 19, 2015. (Reuters) November 9, 2021 Fighting continued near the city of Marib in Yemen on Sunday between Iran-backed rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government. Last week, security officials said at least 200 fighters were [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Yemen|

US blasts Iran-backed Houthis after latest missile strike kills civilians

A man stands amid the rubble in Yemen's capital Sana’s. (Reuters) November 2, 2021 The US blasted the Iran-backed Houthis for their latest attack on civilian targets inside Yemen as they continue to refuse a ceasefire to end the yearslong war. “I deplore the latest Houthi attacks on Marib, which killed and injured dozens, including [...]

By |November 2nd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Tehran lawmaker says Iran’s borders are in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen

Mahmoud Nabavian, an Iranian cleric and hardliner MP. (Tasnim) November 2, 2021 Iran has expanded it borders to Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, a senior lawmaker in Iran’s parliament has said, rejecting any talks with the West over the issue. Mahmoud Nabavian, a cleric and a hardliner politician representing a constituency near Tehran told [...]

By |November 2nd, 2021|Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Yemen|

Houthi ballistic missile attack in Yemen kills and injures 29 civilians

Bystanders and a soldier stand near a damaged portion of the airport of Yemen’s southern city of Aden’s after an explosion, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP) November 2, 2021 A ballistic missile attack by Iran-backed Houthis on a mosque and a religious school in Yemen has killed and injured 29 civilians, including women [...]

By |November 2nd, 2021|Yemen|