US keeps ‘all options’ open for Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) November 23, 2020 The United States is “keeping all our options open” when it comes to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the national security adviser said Monday, amid reports the outgoing Trump administration could tag the group as terrorists. Speaking to reporters during a visit [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Leader of Baha’is in Yemen complains of ‘systematic’ Iran-backed Houthi repression

Bahais leader in Yemen Hamed Kamal bin Haydara. (Supplied) November 23, 2020 The leader of the Baha’i religious minority in Yemen has accused the Iran-backed Houthis of systematic repression against his group since seizing power in late 2014. Hamed bin Haydara told Al-Sharea daily newspaper that Yemen’s Baha’is had undergone unprecedented, increasing levels [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Yemen|

Iranian vessel seized in Yemeni waters

A soldier walks at Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, May 10, 2017. (Reuters) November 13, 2020 Yemen's caretaker minister of fishery, Fahd Kafayn, said Thursday that Yemeni naval forces stopped an Iranian vessel off the coast of the Mahrah governorate in the southeast. Kafayn wrote on his Twitter account that the Iranian [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Yemen|

Saudis say they thwarted attack by by Iran-backed Houthi on oil facility near Yemen

Photo released by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Mar. 4 showing the new fishing boat design for the Houthi suicide drone boat program. (Supplied) November 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia said early Friday it thwarted an attack by Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels that sparked a fire near an Aramco oil distribution center, involving unmanned [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Coalition airstrikes kill Iran-linked Hezbollah military experts in Yemen

A Yemeni delegation carrying posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016. (AFP) November 12, 2020 Arab coalition warplanes killed two Hezbollah military experts in Yemen during airstrikes on a training camp outside Houthi-held Sanaa last week, Yemen’s defense ministry said. Along [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|

US urges release of Jewish hostage in Yemen held by Iran-backed Houthis

Supporters of the Houthis hold posters of IRGC commander Qassim Soleimani and placards that read: "God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam" in Saada, Yemen Jan 6, 2020. (Reuters) November 11, 2020 The US called on the Iran-backed Houthi militia to release a Yemeni Jewish [...]

By |November 11th, 2020|Israel, Yemen|

Iran’s new ambassador to Yemen is a high-ranking Quds Force commander

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self-proclaimed FM Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) By Hassan Jafari November 9, 2020 Until three weeks ago, Hassan Irloo was a mysterious figure – associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’s Quds Expeditionary Force – who despite frequently being mentioned in the news was never shown [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Yemen|

Coalition destroys Iran-backed Houthi drone aimed at Saudi southern region

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) November 5, 2020 The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it has intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia’s southern region. [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s violations, interferences raises tensions in the region

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) November 03, 2020 Iran’s violations of international treaties and its interference in the affairs of other countries has caused tensions to rise in the region, the Saudi Press Agency cites the Kingdom’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan as saying. The Iranian [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran ambassador to Sanaa is Khamenei’s direct representative: Former Houthi official

Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei. (Getty) November 2, 2020 Tehran’s new ambassador to Sanaa’s government in Yemen works directly under Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and has a long history of bribing members of the Houthi group giving him leverage to act as a supreme leader in Yemen, a former Houthi politburo [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Yemen|