Iran uses Yemen as base for attacking neighbors: Yemen PM

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed. (AFP) January 26, 2022 Yemen’s prime minister on Tuesday accused the Houthi militia of allowing Iran to use the war-torn country as a base for attacking other countries, the official news agency SABA reported. Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed told British Ambassador to Yemen Richard Oppenheim that the [...]

By |January 26th, 2022|Middle East, Yemen|

To what extent was the Iranian regime involved in the Houthi attacks on the UAE?

Houthis had claimed to have launched several strikes on the UAE which does not share borders with Yemen. (Twitter) By Track Persia January 24, 2022 The deadly drone attacks against the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi that involved launching a drone and missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi airport and a nearby oil company facility [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis launch second missile attack on UAE

Houthi militias launch a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia on March 25, 2018. (Houthi Media) January 24, 2022 The United Arab Emirates intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles on Monday with no casualties, its defense ministry said, following a deadly attack a week earlier. "The remnants of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

Biden weighs up returning Iran-backed Houthis to US terror list

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) January 20, 2022 US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he is considering re-designating Yemen’s Houthi militia as an international terrorist organization days after the Iran-backed group killed three people in a drone strike in the UAE. Marking his first full year in office with a two-hour [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|North America, UAE, USA, Yemen|

Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia ‘congratulates’ Houthis on UAE attack

Qais al-Khazali (Left), Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (A.A.H.) commander sitting next to the former Iranian IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani, undated. (INU) January 19, 2022 Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia congratulated Yemen’s Houthi militia for its drone attack on the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people, the Shia militia’s leader Qais al-Khazali [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iraq, UAE, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis say launched attack on UAE; fire, explosion reported in Abu Dhabi

Houthi followers hold mock missiles and their rifles as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the UN in Sanaa. (Reuters) January 17, 2022 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis said they launched an attack on the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported on Monday, after police in the capital Abu Dhabi reported two fires. An explosion [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

UN report reveals role of Iran port in smuggling weapons to Yemen

US service members inspect an illicit shipment of weapons while aboard a stateless fishing vessel transiting international waters in the Arabian Sea. (AFP) January 10, 2022 A draft report prepared by a UN Security Council panel of experts on Yemen has revealed the role of the Iranian port of Jask on the Sea [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|Yemen|

Houthi piracy off Yemen coast planned by Iran’s IRGC: Coalition

A soldier walks at Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, May 10, 2017. (Reuters) January 8, 2022 The Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen continue to violate international navigation in the Red Sea through acts of piracy, which have been supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Arab coalition said during a press conference on Saturday. [...]

By |January 8th, 2022|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia hijacks UAE-flagged cargo ship carrying medical supplies

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) January 3, 2022 The Iran-backed Houthi militia has hijacked the United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship Rawabi off the city of Hodeidah, according to an Arab Coalition spokesperson quoted in a statement from SPA. The ship was carrying [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

The mystery man of Sanaa

Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iran's ambassador to Yemen Hasan Irlu during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran December 21, 2021. (REUTERS) By Amir Taheri December 31, 2021 The news last week of the death in mysterious circumstances of the Islamic Republic ambassador to Sanaa reminded me of a 19th [...]

By |December 31st, 2021|Yemen|