Iran-backed Houthi militia launches missile that lands in Yemen’s Sana’a

Houthi Burkan 2 ballistic missile fired from an undisclosed location. (Social Media) December 18, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi Militia launched a missile on Thursday morning that landed in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, said the spokesperson for the Arab Coalition in Yemen General Turki Al-Maliki. Al-Maliki also stated that the Houthi militia has [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Yemen|

US accuses Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen of ‘behaving like a terrorist organization’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) December 11, 2020 Yemen’s Houthi militia behaves like a terrorist organization and is deepening its relationship with Iran’s elite military units, a senior US official said on Thursday. The comments [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran blacklists U.S. envoy in Yemen, reciprocating U.S. move

Followers of the Houthi militia rally in Saada, Yemen February 5, 2018. The placards read: "Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews." (REUTERS) December 9, 2020 Iran has blacklisted the U.S. ambassador in Yemen, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, a day after Washington [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

US sanctions Iran’s envoy to Houthis, Iranian university recruiting foreign fighters

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) December 8, 2020 The United States imposed terrorism sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthis, describing Hasan Irlu’s recent dispatch to Yemen as a [...]

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

Iranians guiding Houthi missiles, says captured spy

Burkan 2-H, a mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) December 8, 2020 A Houthi spy who was captured in the Yemeni city of Marib said he received training on intelligence information gathering and location sharing from Iranian and Iraqi missile experts in Sanaa. Yemen’s Defense Ministry recently [...]

By |December 8th, 2020|Yemen|

US raised prospect of blacklisting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, says Oman FM

Newly recruited Houthi militants take part in a gathering in the capital Sanaa. (AFP) December 5, 2020 Oman’s foreign minister said on Saturday the top US diplomat for the Middle East had discussed with his country the possibility of Washington designating Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement as a terrorist group. “Yes that was raised,” [...]

By |December 5th, 2020|North America, Oman, USA, Yemen|

US could designate Iran-backed Houthi militia as ‘terrorist’ organization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) December 3, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could designate the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization this week, Al-Arabiya TV reported, citing the Washington Post. US National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien said earlier that the US [...]

By |December 3rd, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

French FM: Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia are Iranian proxy attacks

Qiam ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that the Pentagon says was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017. (Reuters) December 2, 2020 The French Foreign Ministry confirmed, on Tuesday, that the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia contradict international law and are Iranian proxy attacks. The foreign [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab Coalition destroys two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) November 28, 2020 The Arab Coalition said it destroyed two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia in the south of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s state TV reported on Friday. Houthi forces have [...]

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

Saudi Arabia says Jeddah fuel tank blast caused by ‘ Iran-linked Houthi terrorist missile’

A damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP) November 24, 2020 A missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen sparked an explosion and fire at a fuel distribution site near Jeddah on Monday. The blast took place [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|