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|

US seizes Iranian news sites under unclear circumstances

The U.S. seized roughly three dozen websites, the majority of which are linked to Iranian disinformation efforts. (Screengrab) June 22, 2021 American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites under unclear circumstances on Tuesday, the U.S. and Iran said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian [...]

By |June 22nd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Houthis fire 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles at Marib since start of 2021

Mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) June 12, 2021 Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani criticized on Saturday the Houthi militia targeting of residential neighborhoods, displacement camps and civilians in Marib with more than 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles since the start of the year. He said that statistics [...]

By |June 12th, 2021|Yemen|

US hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen’s rebels, Iran

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (AFP) June 10, 2021 The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that the U.S. government claims was cooperating with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels. The Biden administration also announced it was lifting sanctions on [...]

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

International positions towards Iran-backed Houthis shifting

Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. (AFP) May 7, 2021 The FSO Safer is a rusting oil tanker abandoned seven kilometers off the Yemeni coast and containing enough oil to cause a major global environmental disaster. If the dilapidated vessel explodes or sinks, the catastrophe would be four times greater than that of the [...]

By |June 7th, 2021|Yemen|

Yemen FM says Iran’s support for Houthis is prolonging war

Yemeni present documents to receive food rations provided by a local charity in Sanaa. (AP) May 29, 2021 Yemen’s foreign ministry said Iran’s support for the Houthis has pushed the war into its seventh year, state news agency SABA reported. “Iran is not only destroying Yemen and exacerbating its humanitarian crisis, but is [...]

By |May 29th, 2021|Yemen|