Houthi piracy off Yemen coast planned by Iran’s IRGC: Coalition

A soldier walks at Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, May 10, 2017. (Reuters) January 8, 2022 The Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen continue to violate international navigation in the Red Sea through acts of piracy, which have been supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Arab coalition said during a press conference on Saturday. [...]

By |January 8th, 2022|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia hijacks UAE-flagged cargo ship carrying medical supplies

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) January 3, 2022 The Iran-backed Houthi militia has hijacked the United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship Rawabi off the city of Hodeidah, according to an Arab Coalition spokesperson quoted in a statement from SPA. The ship was carrying [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

The mystery man of Sanaa

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) By Amir Taheri December 31, 2021 The news last week of the death in mysterious circumstances of the Islamic Republic ambassador to Sanaa reminded me of a 19th [...]

By |December 31st, 2021|Yemen|

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|