US blacklists Houthi leaders, blames Iran for intensifying Yemen crisis

A boy walks on a street after a fire and explosions destroyed nearby gas storage in Taiz, Yemen, July 19, 2015. (REUTERS) March 3, 2021 The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two military leaders of the Iran-backed Houthis militias in Yemen, accusing them of procuring weapons from Iran and organizing attacks, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemen minister says Iranian media shows Tehran ‘behind Houthi escalation in Marib’

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 2, 2021 Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani said on Monday that Iranian media close to the Supreme leader have reported that Tehran is “behind Houthi escalation in Marib,’ state news agency SABA reported. He claimed that reports by “Kayhan newspaper” [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Yemen|

Arab Coalition intercepts Iran-linked Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia; fourth in less than 24 hours

A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. (Reuters) February 27, 2021 The Arab Coalition said on Saturday it intercepted and downed an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis [...]

By |February 27th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab Coalition: Houthis part of Iran’s political game

Colonel Turki al-Malki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) February 17, 2021 Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the Houthi militias in Yemen do not have the power to make independent decisions as they are being controlled [...]

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

Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthis as terrorists

Newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle, Jan 3, 2017. (AFP) February 15, 2021 Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis as a terrorist organization regardless of whether the United States decided to designate the group as such, the Kingdom's permanent representative to the UN said. “We will [...]

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

Iran-backed Houthis recruited more than 10,000 children in Yemen since 2014

The group uses an education system that incites violence and teaches the group’s ideology through special lectures inside the official educational facilities. (AFP) February 13, 2021 The Houthi militia in Yemen have forcibly recruited 10,300 children in Yemen since 2014, according to a latest report that revealed the Iran-backed militant group have used [...]

By |February 13th, 2021|Yemen|

US keeps Iran-backed Houthi leaders on terror list, vows no let up on pressure

Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi delivers a speech via a screen display during a demonstration in Sanaa, Oct 12, 2016. (REUTERS) February 12, 2021 The United States announced that it would not lift sanctions off the leaders of the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. State Department spokesman Ned Price declared on Wednesday that [...]

By |February 12th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemen’s President, US envoy discuss Houthi militia, Iran’s interference

Houthi militia members hold a portrait of the militia leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi (R) and General Qassem Suleimani. (AFP) February 11, 2021 Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi met with US special envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking on Thursday to discuss the Houthi militia’s crimes in the country and Iran’s interference in the ongoing conflict, [...]

By |February 11th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport causes plane fire

A picture taken on June 12, 2019 shows the entrance of Abha airport in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. (AFP) February 10, 2021 The Arab Coalition on Wednesday said a terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia caused a fire in a civilian plane, according to an Al [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Iran-backed Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to the press, Feb. 2, 2021. (Screengrab) February 8, 2021 The United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and is calling on the militia group to cease further attacks on civilian areas, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. “As the President is [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|