Six Americans sue Iran over Houthi detention and torture

A Houthi militiaman looks at a wall bearing the portraits of those who were reportedly killed during fighting in Saada, Yemen. (Reuters) March 1, 2022 Six Americans kidnapped by Houthi rebels in Yemen are suing the militia’s state sponsors, Iran, for their detention and torture that left one victim with injuries likened to [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|North America, USA, Yemen|

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

The resolution states that the Houthis in their entirety will now be subject to an arms embargo first declared in 2015 on some of their leaders. (UN) February 28, 2022 The UN Security Council voted Monday to extend to all of Yemen’s Houthis an arms embargo that until now targeted only some leaders [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Yemen|

How should the Biden administration handle re-designation of the Houthis?

The leader of the Houthi militia, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, delivers a speech on a screen to followers during a rally in Sanaa, Oct 26, 2016. (REUTERS) By Trackpersia February 25, 2022 Last week, seventeen members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden requesting that he would re-designate Iran’s proxy in Yemen, [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthis seize another US Embassy staffer

Armed Houthi fighters attend the funeral procession of Houthi rebel fighters who were killed in recent fighting with forces of Yemen's internationally recognized government, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Nov. 24, 2021. (AP) February 24, 2022 Yemen’s Houthi rebels have detained another official of the long-closed U.S. Embassy there, bringing the number of local [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|North America, USA, Yemen|

US sanctions target finance network for Yemen’s Houthis

Supporters of the Houthis hold poster of IRGC commander Qassim Soleimani and placards in Saada, Yemen, Jan 6, 2020. (Reuters) February 23, 2022 The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against what it said were members of an international financing network for Yemen’s Houthi militia after the Iran-backed group recently escalated cross-border drone and [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|North America, USA, Yemen|

Lebanon orders investigation into legality of two Iran-linked Houthi TV channels in Beirut

Houthis militia members hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) February 23, 2022 Lebanon’s interior minister has ordered an investigation into the legality of two Houthi TV channels based in Beirut, it was reported on Tuesday. Yemen’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Lebanon, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia, US discuss joint efforts to stop Houthi aggression

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Munich, Feb 19, 2022. (SPA) February 19, 2022 Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed on Saturday ways to enhance joint efforts to stop the Houthi militia’s violations against [...]

By |February 19th, 2022|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Iran’s drones transfer to Houthis is an important policy tool, IISS says

A drone is launched during a large-scale drone combat exercise of Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Semnan, Iran January 6, 2021. (Reuters) By Damien McElroy February 17, 2022 A leading defence think tank says the proliferation of armed drones is creating significant security challenges, particularly where states, notably Iran, use [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Yemen|

Washington threatens Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with new sanctions

Houthi supporters hold up flags and posters of the Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Badruddin al-Houthi during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen Oct 18, 2021. (Reuters) February 3, 2022 The United States on Wednesday threatened Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia with new sanctions after a series of drone and missile attacks on the United Arab Emirates. [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|North America, UAE, USA, Yemen|

Houthi general tells IRGC-linked website of coming attacks on UAE

Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. (AFP) February 2, 2022 A Houthi in an interview with the IRGC-linked Tasnim Sunday has threatened the United Arab Emirates with "more effective and powerful strikes" in the future. "Future strikes on the UAE will be more effective and more powerful than before and the UAE may lose [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|UAE, Yemen|