US could designate Iran-backed Houthi militia as ‘terrorist’ organization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) December 3, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could designate the Houthi militia as a terrorist organization this week, Al-Arabiya TV reported, citing the Washington Post. US National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien said earlier that the US [...]

By |December 3rd, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

French FM: Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia are Iranian proxy attacks

Qiam ballistic missile manufactured in Iran and that the Pentagon says was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017. (Reuters) December 2, 2020 The French Foreign Ministry confirmed, on Tuesday, that the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia contradict international law and are Iranian proxy attacks. The foreign [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab Coalition destroys two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) November 28, 2020 The Arab Coalition said it destroyed two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia in the south of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s state TV reported on Friday. Houthi forces have [...]

By |November 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia says Jeddah fuel tank blast caused by ‘ Iran-linked Houthi terrorist missile’

A damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP) November 24, 2020 A missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen sparked an explosion and fire at a fuel distribution site near Jeddah on Monday. The blast took place [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

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|