US is pushing to stop Iranian funding to Houthis

Brian Hook (L) the US special representative on Iran, listens to a member of the Saudi military forces at an army base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, on June 21, 2019. (AFP) June 12, 2020 The US is pushing to stop Iranian funding to Yemen's Houthis, Brian Hook said on Thursday. During an [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Defying UN, Houthis attacking Saudi Arabia with explosives from Iran: White House

A missile that the US Department of Defense says is a “Qiam” ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017. (Reuters) By Emily Judd June 4, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi militia are “attacking Saudi Arabia with explosive UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Who is IRGC Brigadier General Abdolreza Shahlaei, and where is he?

Abdolreza Shahlai, a mysterious and dangerous IRGC commander. Photo made public by the U.S. State Department. December 2019. (Supplied) By Pooya Stone May 27, 2020 Along with the name of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, who was killed by the U.S. military drones near [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-back Houthi militia release 43 al-Qaeda prisoners in Yemen

Iran-backed militias Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) May 1, 2020 Iran-backed Houthi militia have released 43 al-Qaeda prisoners in Yemen in order to carry out terrorist operations, Almashhad Alkhaleeji reported on Thursday. According to the publication, the prisoners were directed to carry out terrorist operations targeting the Southern Transitional Council forces in [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|Yemen|

President Hadi vows to defeat Iran’s ‘evil designs’ in Yemen

Hadi said that his government would not allow the Houthis and their backers in Tehran to turn Yemen into a launching ground for attacks on neighboring countries. (AFP) April 24, 2020 Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has vowed to foil Iran’s attempts to derail peace and security in Yemen through the Houthi [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis slammed for sentencing journalists to death

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) April 14, 2020 A major press freedom watchdog has condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen for its decision to sentence four journalists to death. According to the [...]

By |April 14th, 2020|Yemen|

Militias change names of Yemeni schools to glorify Iran-backed Houthi ideology

A boy stands behind armed Houthi followers attending a rally to celebrate the killing of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Dec 5, 2017. (REUTERS) April 8, 2020 Ever since their coup against the legitimate Yemeni government, the Iran-backed Houthi militias have never ceased their efforts to alter the country’s national and [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Yemen|

US condemns Iran-backed Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) March 30, 2020 The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles. “As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-allied Houthis retract death sentence against Baha’i leader following criticism

Bahais leader in Yemen Hamed Kamal bin Haydara. (Supplied) March 27, 2020 A wave of local and international discontent forced Houthis to retract the order to execute the Baha'is leader in Yemen, Hamed Kamal bin Haydara. This came amid calls by Yemeni human rights activists for the Iran-backed group to release thousands of [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Yemen|

Houthi court upholds execution order of Bahais leader

Hamid bin Haydara (L), a member of the Bahai religious minority in Yemen. (Supplied) March 23, 2020 A Houthi-run appeal court upheld on Sunday a verdict to execute the leader of the Bahai religious minority in the latest move reflecting the Iran-backed group’s exploitation of the judiciary in areas under its control. The [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Yemen|