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Israel behind report on Iranian ‘suicide’ drones sent to Houthis in Yemen

A drone launched at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis is displayed at a Saudi military base, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, June 21, 2019. (Reuters) January 16, 2021 A high-ranking Israeli official is the source behind reports published two days ago by Newsweek saying Iran has sent “suicide drones” to its allies in Yemen, military sources in [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Israel, Yemen|

Iran positions ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen as Red Sea tensions rise

An attack drone called Saegheh or Thunderbolt in an undisclosed location in Iran, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP) By Tom O'Connor January 14, 2021 ran appears to have sent deadly drones to its allies in Yemen as Middle East tensions heat up across the Red Sea, another major flashpoint where rival forces operate, Newsweek has learned. Imagery seen [...]

By |January 14th, 2021|Yemen|

US to designate Iran-backed Houthi as terrorist group

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) January 11, 2021 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administration. The designation will take effect on Jan. 19, one day before president-elect Joe Biden takes [...]

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

Amid unpaid wages, Yemenis are enraged with Houthis for exorbitant spending on Soleimani rally

Iran’s so-called ambassador to Sanaa Hassan Eyrlou attending a Houthi rally, Jan 3, 2021. (AFP) January 5, 2021 Yemeni people and officials were incensed with the Houthi militias’ spending of money and resources to hold ceremonies marking the anniversary of the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. The Houthis’ celebrating the memory of Soleimani, who [...]

By |January 5th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran’s support for the Houthis cannot be denied

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) By Trackpersia January 4, 2021 On Wednesday, an attack on Aden airport killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens a few minutes after a [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Yemen|

Iranian experts plotted attack on Aden airport: Yemeni PM

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) December 31, 2020 Yemen has accused Iranian military experts of masterminding Wednesday’s deadly attack on Aden’s airport, vowing to defeat the Tehran-backed Houthis, restore peace and stability to Aden and [...]

By |December 31st, 2020|Yemen|

Explosion rocks Yemen airport in ‘cowardly terrorist attack carried out by Iran-backed Houthi militia’

Dust rises after explosions hit Aden airport, upon the arrival of the newly-formed Yemeni government in Aden, Yemen December 30, 2020. (REUTERS) December 30, 2020 The members of the Yemeni government’s newly formed Cabinet, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, were greeted with a loud explosion soon after its plane landed Wednesday in the city of Aden, in what an official is [...]

By |December 30th, 2020|Yemen|

Arab Coalition destroys five Iranian-made naval mines in Red Sea

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) December 28, 2020 The Arab Coalition has said it has found and destroyed give Iranian-made “Sadaf” naval mines during the past 24 hours, according to a statement. The coalition said it has seen an increase in [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Book claims slain Iranian IRGC Commander Soleimani ordered killing of Yemen’s Saleh

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh addressing a ceremony in Aden, Nov 29, 2007. (AFP) December 21, 2020 Slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani had ordered the killing of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to a recently published book on Soleimani. The book, titled “The Shadow Commander; Soleimani, the [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Yemen|

Saudi-Led coalition destroys an Iranian-made mine in southern Red Sea

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) December 18, 2020 The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Friday that it has destroyed a mine planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in the southern Red Sea. The Sadaf-type mine was manufactured by Iran, [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|