Missiles, drones targeting Saudi Arabia were all Iranian made or supplied: Saudi official

The Iran-backed Houthis continue to launch bomb-laden drones and ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on an almost daily basis. (REUTERS) March 20, 2021 Attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks had links to Iran as they were carried out using Iranian-made or Iranian-supplied weapons, a senior Saudi official said Friday. “All of the missiles and drones [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US calls on Iran to play ‘positive role’ in Yemen

Houthi rebels gathered in Sana'a, Yemen. (Reuters) March 19, 2021 The US accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Yemen, saying Tehran takes a negative stance by supporting the Houthi militias, which in turn assault Yemeni civilians and attack Saudi territory. US Special Envoy Tim Lenderking intensified talks with Arab and other ambassadors [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia urges extension of Iran arms embargo amid increased Houthi attacks

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meets during a session chaired by King Salman. (SPA) March 17, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has urged for an extension of the weapons embargo on Iran amid increased drone and missile attacks from the Houthi militia in Yemen. The statement came following a cabinet session on [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis confirm migrant center fire, say 44 killed

Rights groups say the Iran-backed Houthi militia is responsible for causing a fire in a detention center last week that killed at least 44 migrants. (Twitter) March 17, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthis confirmed that 44 Africans migrants were killed in a fire at a detention center last week in Yemen’s Sanaa, the group’s al-Masirah television [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Deadly Yemen migrant centre fire caused by Iran-backed Houthi projectiles, HRW says

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 16, 2021 A fire last week that killed more than 40 African migrants in an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was started after Houthi forces fired projectiles during a skirmish with detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia fires two missiles towards Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, displays the debris of a ballistic missile that was launched by Houthis towards the capital Riyadh, March 29, 2020. (Reuters) March 15, 2021 Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthi militia fired two missiles towards Khamis Mushait but they landed in an uninhabited border area, the Arab Coalition reported on Monday [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Quds Force commander admits Iran supporting Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

Brigadier General Esmail Qa'ani (Ghaani), IRGC Qods Force commander. (MEHR) March 15, 2021 Tehran supports attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ overseas Quds Force has admitted. Ismail Qaani told a conference in the northeastern city of Mashhad that the Houthis [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis accused of setting detention center on fire with Ethiopian migrants inside

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) March 10, 2021 Yemen’s legitimate government and human rights activists in Sanaa are accusing Houthis of killing dozens of Ethiopian migrants after the Iran-backed militants set a detention center ablaze in the capital on Sunday. Houthis burned down the center after the migrants [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran supplied weapons used in attack on Aramco’s oil port, facilities: Arab Coalition

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015. (AP) March 8, 2021 Iran supplied the weapons that were used in the attack on Aramco’s oil port and facilities in Saudi Arabia, the Arab [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab coalition launches airstrikes after Iran-backed Houthis cross ‘red line’ with civilian drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki. (Reuters) March 8, 2021 The Arab coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday after it said it had destroyed drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militants, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia. The coalition said in a statement quoted by Al Arabiya [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|