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Yemeni military court tries Iranian officer on espionage, war crimes

Houthi fighters in Yemen chant slogans as they take part in a gathering in the capital, Sana’a, in July 2020. (AFP) April 2, 2021 A Yemeni military court held a public session to hear charges against an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer accused of espionage and war crimes, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported. The [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Yemen|

US lawmakers urge Blinken to re-designate Iran-backed Houthis as terrorist organization

Newly recruited Houthi militants take part in a gathering in the capital Sanaa. (AFP) March 30, 2021 A group of US lawmakers wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday urging him to redesignate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia as a terrorist organization. Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said attacks in [...]

By |March 30th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis continue to reject peace efforts, attack Saudi Arabia

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) March 26, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthi militia’s attack on a petroleum distribution terminal in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan confirm the group’s rejection of all peace efforts put forth by the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the Ministry of [...]

By |March 26th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

U.S. condemns attacks against Saudi territory from ‘Iranian-aligned’ groups

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seen as he faces reporters in Washington, U.S., Jan 27, 2021. (REUTERS) March 22, 2021 The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Antony Blinken has “strongly condemned” recent attacks against Saudi territory from “Iranian-aligned groups” in the region, and discussed cooperation to end the war [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Missiles, drones targeting Saudi Arabia were all Iranian made or supplied: Saudi official

The Iran-backed Houthis continue to launch bomb-laden drones and ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on an almost daily basis. (REUTERS) March 20, 2021 Attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks had links to Iran as they were carried out using Iranian-made or Iranian-supplied weapons, a senior Saudi official said Friday. “All of the missiles and drones [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US calls on Iran to play ‘positive role’ in Yemen

Houthi rebels gathered in Sana'a, Yemen. (Reuters) March 19, 2021 The US accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Yemen, saying Tehran takes a negative stance by supporting the Houthi militias, which in turn assault Yemeni civilians and attack Saudi territory. US Special Envoy Tim Lenderking intensified talks with Arab and other ambassadors [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia urges extension of Iran arms embargo amid increased Houthi attacks

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meets during a session chaired by King Salman. (SPA) March 17, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has urged for an extension of the weapons embargo on Iran amid increased drone and missile attacks from the Houthi militia in Yemen. The statement came following a cabinet session on [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, 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|