Twitter closes accounts of Iran-backed Hezbollah TV and Houthi forces

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) November 4, 2019 Twitter has blocked the account of Al-Manar TV, belonging to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, saying it has not followed its rules. Al-Manar has called the blocking a “political” act. Currently, the page is completely blank. Twitter has also blocked an account belonging to [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Lebanon, Yemen|

Human rights group accuses Iran-linked Houthis of using 400 abductees as human shields

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) October 16, 2019 An Ibb-based human rights group in Yemen has accused the Iran-backed Houthi militias of transferring 400 captives to be used as human shields from one of the group’s detention centers to a camp in [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis recruited 30,000 child soldiers

There are at least 30,000 child recruits with the Houthis today. (AFP) By Joyce Karam October 12, 2019 The Houthi rebels in Yemen have recruited at least 30,000 child soldiers to bolster their ranks in the country's five-year war, a senior Yemeni official said on Tuesday, warning of the dire consequences the issue could [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran’s claims for calm confirm interference in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) October 10, 2019 Observers say that the Iranian regime is looking to give a good impression by spreading messages calling for peace and dialogue with Saudi Arabia. However, statements by representatives of the Iranian regime [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Yemeni army downs Iranian-made drone north of Hajjah province

Iranian IRGC personnel carrying a damaged drone during a drill in southern Iran. (AP) October 7, 2019 The Yemeni army downed on Sunday an Iranian-made drone in the province of Hajjah northwest of the country. A military source said that the drone was on a mission to scout the area, according to the [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Yemen|

Yemen minister slams Iran after Tehran admits support for Houthis

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) October 4, 2019 Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Iryani slammed Iran on Wednesday for its support of the Houthis after Tehran admitted its backing of the militia. The Yemeni official called on the [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran’s IRGC giving assistance to Houthis: Iranian army chief of staff

Iranian Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri. (Supplied) October 1, 2019 Yemen's Houthi militia is receiving assistance from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. “We are giving [the Houthis] advisory and [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Yemen|

Yemeni official: Houthi propaganda aims to cover up Iran’s crimes

Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) October 1, 2019 An official at the Yemeni Ministry of Defense accused the Iran-backed Houthi militias of spreading propaganda in order to cover up for Tehran’s crimes. Khaled al-Qarni told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthis were attempting to divert the international community’s attention from the major crime [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Yemen|

At UNGA, Yemen says Iran stands in the way of peace

Yemeni Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP) September 30, 2019 In just a few years, the Houthi militia group has destroyed the dreams of all Yemenis for freedom, Yemeni Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadrami said during [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Yemen|

UN Human Rights Council condemns Iran-backed Houthi abuses in Yemen

Houthi fighters hold their weapons as they attend a gathering in Sana’a. (Reuters) September 28, 2019 The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning the abuses committed by the Houthi militia in its widespread recruitment and use of children, arbitrary arrests and detentions, denial of humanitarian access, and attacks on civilians. [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|Yemen|