Yemen

/Yemen

Iran-backed Houthis confirm migrant center fire, say 44 killed

Rights groups say the Iran-backed Houthi militia is responsible for causing a fire in a detention center last week that killed at least 44 migrants. (Twitter) March 17, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthis confirmed that 44 Africans migrants were killed in a fire at a detention center last week in Yemen’s Sanaa, the group’s al-Masirah television [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Deadly Yemen migrant centre fire caused by Iran-backed Houthi projectiles, HRW says

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 16, 2021 A fire last week that killed more than 40 African migrants in an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was started after Houthi forces fired projectiles during a skirmish with detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia fires two missiles towards Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, displays the debris of a ballistic missile that was launched by Houthis towards the capital Riyadh, March 29, 2020. (Reuters) March 15, 2021 Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthi militia fired two missiles towards Khamis Mushait but they landed in an uninhabited border area, the Arab Coalition reported on Monday [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Quds Force commander admits Iran supporting Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

Brigadier General Esmail Qa'ani (Ghaani), IRGC Qods Force commander. (MEHR) March 15, 2021 Tehran supports attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ overseas Quds Force has admitted. Ismail Qaani told a conference in the northeastern city of Mashhad that the Houthis [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis accused of setting detention center on fire with Ethiopian migrants inside

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) March 10, 2021 Yemen’s legitimate government and human rights activists in Sanaa are accusing Houthis of killing dozens of Ethiopian migrants after the Iran-backed militants set a detention center ablaze in the capital on Sunday. Houthis burned down the center after the migrants [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran supplied weapons used in attack on Aramco’s oil port, facilities: Arab Coalition

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) March 8, 2021 Iran supplied the weapons that were used in the attack on Aramco’s oil port and facilities in Saudi Arabia, the Arab [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab coalition launches airstrikes after Iran-backed Houthis cross ‘red line’ with civilian drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki. (Reuters) March 8, 2021 The Arab coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday after it said it had destroyed drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militants, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia. The coalition said in a statement quoted by Al Arabiya [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US blacklists Houthi leaders, blames Iran for intensifying Yemen crisis

A boy walks on a street after a fire and explosions destroyed nearby gas storage in Taiz, Yemen, July 19, 2015. (REUTERS) March 3, 2021 The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two military leaders of the Iran-backed Houthis militias in Yemen, accusing them of procuring weapons from Iran and organizing attacks, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemen minister says Iranian media shows Tehran ‘behind Houthi escalation in Marib’

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 2, 2021 Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani said on Monday that Iranian media close to the Supreme leader have reported that Tehran is “behind Houthi escalation in Marib,’ state news agency SABA reported. He claimed that reports by “Kayhan newspaper” [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Yemen|

Arab Coalition intercepts Iran-linked Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia; fourth in less than 24 hours

A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. (Reuters) February 27, 2021 The Arab Coalition said on Saturday it intercepted and downed an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis [...]

By |February 27th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|