Why have the Houthis increased their attacks against Saudi Arabia?

A Houthi projectile launched from Yemen landed in Samtah, a town in the southwestern Jazan region, killing two people and wounding seven, Dec 24, 2021. (SPA) By Track Persia December 31, 2021 Iran’s proxy Houthis militant group in Yemen are orchestrating an increasingly intense irregular warfare campaign against Saudi Arabia and other countries [...]

By |December 31st, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

King Salman says Iran’s destabilizing acts remain a ‘great concern’ for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) December 30, 2021 Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday expressed hopes that Iran would abandon its policy of destabilization and aggression and cooperate in bringing peace and stability to the Mideast region. “Iran is a neighboring country to the Kingdom. We hope [...]

By |December 30th, 2021|Middle East, Yemen|

Iran to announce new ambassador in Yemen after predecessor’s death

Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iran's ambassador to Yemen Hasan Irlu during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran December 21, 2021. (REUTERS) December 27, 2021 Iran plans to announce the appointment of a new ambassador in Yemen after the death of previous envoy Hasan Irlu, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Yemen|

Arab Coalition: Terrorist Hezbollah responsible for targeting civilians in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Arab coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, speaks as he displays the debris of a ballistic missile which was launched by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh, during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2020. (Reuters) December 27, 2021 The Saudi-led Arab coalition revealed on Sunday evidence that proves the involvement of [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US confirms Iran’s man in Yemen was part of IRGC

Hassan Irloo (L) and an image of Shahlaei issued by the United States. (Iran International) December 23, 2021 A US State Department spokesperson told Iran International that the deceased Iranian ambassador in Yemen was a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC). “There is no role for the IRGC in Yemen,” the US official [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

US Navy forces seize arms from Iran likely bound for Yemen

Weapons seized from a stateless fishing vessel in the North Arabian Sea, Dec. 21, 2021. (US Navy) December 23, 2021 The US Navy seized a large cache of assault rifles and ammunition being smuggled by a fishing ship from Iran likely bound for war-ravaged Yemen. US Navy patrol ships discovered the weapons aboard [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Arab Coalition targets Iran-backed Houthi sites in Yemen’s Sanaa

A fighter jet belonging to the Arab coalition fires a missile over Sanaa, Yemen August 30, 2016. (Reuters) December 23, 2021 The Arab Coalition has carried out air strikes on Houthi targets inside Yemen, according to a statement released late Wednesday. “We call on civilians to avoid gathering or going close to targeted areas in [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|Yemen|

Saudi coalition says it helped evacuate Iran’s envoy from Yemen

A Saudi soldier stands guard at the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden, July 24, 2015. (REUTERS) December 23, 2021 The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has rejected Iranian accusations that it delayed arrangements for the evacuation of Tehran’s envoy from Sanaa. The coalition said on Wednesday it had helped [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Recalled Iran ambassador to Yemen dies of COVID-19

Iran’s ambassador to Sanaa Hassan Eyrlou attending a Houthi rally, Jan 3, 2021. (AFP) December 21, 2021 Iran’s top diplomat to Yemen died on Tuesday after reportedly contracting the coronavirus, the country’s state TV said. The death of Ambassador Hassan Irloo came after he was recalled from war-torn Yemen for what Iran described [...]

By |December 21st, 2021|Yemen|

Iran envoy to Houthis leaves Yemen for COVID-19 treatment: Ministry

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self proclaimed foreign minister Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) December 18, 2021 Hassan Irlu, Iran’s envoy to the Houthis, has left Yemen and headed back to the Islamic Republic to receive treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, Iran’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. [...]

By |December 18th, 2021|Yemen|