Arab Coalition says it destroyed Iran-backed Houthi explosive boats

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for Arab Coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, April 17, 2019. (AP) July 9, 2020 The Coalition to Fight Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it destroyed two Houthi explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Pompeo says U.S. seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares lunch with members of the military as he visits the Prince Sultan airbase in  Saudi Arabia, Feb 20, 2020. (Reuters) July 8, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that U.S. and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iranian fishing fleet accused of illegally plundering Yemeni waters

Yemen has long accused the Iranians of overfishing its waters and harrying Yemeni fishermen. (Supplied) July 7, 2020 The Yemeni government has accused Iranian fishermen of making illegal catches off Yemen’s Socotra archipelago and harassing local crews. Dozens of Iranian boats were allegedly spotted crossing into Yemeni waters 9 miles west of Socotra [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Yemen|

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis threaten to blow up abandoned oil tanker

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) July 06, 2020 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia has threatened to blow up a decaying floating storage tanker full of oil, causing major environmental damage to the Red Sea, if the eastern port city of Hodeidah falls to the UN-recognized [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Yemen|

Arab Coalition launches military operation against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Saudi security forces keep watch along the border with Yemen in the Al-Khubah area in the southern Jazan province. (AFP) July 2, 2020 The Arab-led coalition has launched a military operation against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement after it recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia to reveal new Iranian missile cargo

Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) June 29, 2020 A new Iranian missile shipment intercepted by the Arab Coalition offshore from Yemen will be revealed today in a press conference by Saudi Arabian officials, with Al [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US is pushing to stop Iranian funding to Houthis

Brian Hook (L) the US special representative on Iran, listens to a member of the Saudi military forces at an army base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, on June 21, 2019. (AFP) June 12, 2020 The US is pushing to stop Iranian funding to Yemen's Houthis, Brian Hook said on Thursday. During an [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Defying UN, Houthis attacking Saudi Arabia with explosives from Iran: White House

A missile that the US Department of Defense says is a “Qiam” ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017. (Reuters) By Emily Judd June 4, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi militia are “attacking Saudi Arabia with explosive UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Who is IRGC Brigadier General Abdolreza Shahlaei, and where is he?

Abdolreza Shahlai, a mysterious and dangerous IRGC commander. Photo made public by the U.S. State Department. December 2019. (Supplied) By Pooya Stone May 27, 2020 Along with the name of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, who was killed by the U.S. military drones near [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-back Houthi militia release 43 al-Qaeda prisoners in Yemen

Iran-backed militias Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) May 1, 2020 Iran-backed Houthi militia have released 43 al-Qaeda prisoners in Yemen in order to carry out terrorist operations, Almashhad Alkhaleeji reported on Thursday. According to the publication, the prisoners were directed to carry out terrorist operations targeting the Southern Transitional Council forces in [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|Yemen|