Explosion rocks Yemen airport in ‘cowardly terrorist attack carried out by Iran-backed Houthi militia’

Dust rises after explosions hit Aden airport, upon the arrival of the newly-formed Yemeni government in Aden, Yemen December 30, 2020. (REUTERS) December 30, 2020 The members of the Yemeni government’s newly formed Cabinet, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, were greeted with a loud explosion soon after its plane landed Wednesday in the city of Aden, in what an official is [...]

By |December 30th, 2020|Yemen|

Arab Coalition destroys five Iranian-made naval mines in Red Sea

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) December 28, 2020 The Arab Coalition has said it has found and destroyed give Iranian-made “Sadaf” naval mines during the past 24 hours, according to a statement. The coalition said it has seen an increase in [...]

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

Book claims slain Iranian IRGC Commander Soleimani ordered killing of Yemen’s Saleh

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh addressing a ceremony in Aden, Nov 29, 2007. (AFP) December 21, 2020 Slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani had ordered the killing of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to a recently published book on Soleimani. The book, titled “The Shadow Commander; Soleimani, the [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Yemen|

Saudi-Led coalition destroys an Iranian-made mine in southern Red Sea

A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters) December 18, 2020 The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Friday that it has destroyed a mine planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in the southern Red Sea. The Sadaf-type mine was manufactured by Iran, [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia launches missile that lands in Yemen’s Sana’a

Houthi Burkan 2 ballistic missile fired from an undisclosed location. (Social Media) December 18, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi Militia launched a missile on Thursday morning that landed in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, said the spokesperson for the Arab Coalition in Yemen General Turki Al-Maliki. Al-Maliki also stated that the Houthi militia has [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Yemen|

US accuses Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen of ‘behaving like a terrorist organization’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) December 11, 2020 Yemen’s Houthi militia behaves like a terrorist organization and is deepening its relationship with Iran’s elite military units, a senior US official said on Thursday. The comments [...]

By |December 11th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran blacklists U.S. envoy in Yemen, reciprocating U.S. move

Followers of the Houthi militia rally in Saada, Yemen February 5, 2018. The placards read: "Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews." (REUTERS) December 9, 2020 Iran has blacklisted the U.S. ambassador in Yemen, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, a day after Washington [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

US sanctions Iran’s envoy to Houthis, Iranian university recruiting foreign fighters

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) December 8, 2020 The United States imposed terrorism sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthis, describing Hasan Irlu’s recent dispatch to Yemen as a [...]

By |December 8th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iranians guiding Houthi missiles, says captured spy

Burkan 2-H, a mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) December 8, 2020 A Houthi spy who was captured in the Yemeni city of Marib said he received training on intelligence information gathering and location sharing from Iranian and Iraqi missile experts in Sanaa. Yemen’s Defense Ministry recently [...]

By |December 8th, 2020|Yemen|

US raised prospect of blacklisting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, says Oman FM

Newly recruited Houthi militants take part in a gathering in the capital Sanaa. (AFP) December 5, 2020 Oman’s foreign minister said on Saturday the top US diplomat for the Middle East had discussed with his country the possibility of Washington designating Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement as a terrorist group. “Yes that was raised,” [...]

By |December 5th, 2020|North America, Oman, USA, Yemen|