Iran-backed Houthis resume targeting places of worship in Yemen

Supporters of the Houthi movement shout slogans at a pro-Houthi rally in Sanaa, Yemen, March 17, 2017. (REUTERS)  February 6, 2021 Dozens of Yemen’s mosques have come under attack as Houthi militias continue transforming places of worship in the war-torn country into pulpits for their sectarian preachers, local sources reported. Residents in Sanaa said that [...]

By |February 6th, 2021|Yemen|

‘ISIS-like behavior’: Iran-backed Houthis implement extreme measures against women

Houthis women supporters using different types of arms, and driving armed and military vehicles. (Reuters) February 4, 2021 As the Iran-backed Houthi militia intensify their violations of women’s rights in Yemen with measures including work bans and separation walls, local and international activists are speaking out. The Houthis recently began enforcing extreme measures in areas [...]

By |February 4th, 2021|Women, Yemen|

UN experts find ‘growing’ evidence Iran sending weapons to Houthi rebels in war-torn Yemen

The US State Department released photos of the seized Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) February 2, 2021 United Nations experts are warning of a "growing body of evidence" that Iran is sending weapons to Houthi rebels in war-torn [...]

By |February 2nd, 2021|Yemen|

Houthi, Iranian influence will ‘reshape’ Yemeni society, warns UK ambassador

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) January 27, 2021 Yemeni society will be completely changed by Iranian influence and Houthi ideology, the British ambassador to Yemen has warned. Michael Aron told Asharq [...]

By |January 27th, 2021|Europe, Yemen|

Arab Coalition thwarts two attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

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) January 22, 2021 The Arab Coalition fighting against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement said had it thwarted two attacks by the Houthis on Friday morning, including destroying an explosive-laden boat in the southern [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Israel behind report on Iranian ‘suicide’ drones sent to Houthis in Yemen

A drone launched at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis is displayed at a Saudi military base, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, June 21, 2019. (Reuters) January 16, 2021 A high-ranking Israeli official is the source behind reports published two days ago by Newsweek saying Iran has sent “suicide drones” to its allies in Yemen, military sources in [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Israel, Yemen|

Iran positions ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen as Red Sea tensions rise

An attack drone called Saegheh or Thunderbolt in an undisclosed location in Iran, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP) By Tom O'Connor January 14, 2021 ran appears to have sent deadly drones to its allies in Yemen as Middle East tensions heat up across the Red Sea, another major flashpoint where rival forces operate, Newsweek has learned. Imagery seen [...]

By |January 14th, 2021|Yemen|

US to designate Iran-backed Houthi as terrorist group

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) January 11, 2021 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administration. The designation will take effect on Jan. 19, one day before president-elect Joe Biden takes [...]

By |January 11th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Amid unpaid wages, Yemenis are enraged with Houthis for exorbitant spending on Soleimani rally

Iran’s so-called ambassador to Sanaa Hassan Eyrlou attending a Houthi rally, Jan 3, 2021. (AFP) January 5, 2021 Yemeni people and officials were incensed with the Houthi militias’ spending of money and resources to hold ceremonies marking the anniversary of the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. The Houthis’ celebrating the memory of Soleimani, who [...]

By |January 5th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran’s support for the Houthis cannot be denied

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) By Trackpersia January 4, 2021 On Wednesday, an attack on Aden airport killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens a few minutes after a [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Yemen|