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Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war

04 April, 2020 9:50 am 9:50 am

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U.N. efforts to end a five-year war that has killed over 100,000 people and spread hunger and disease. The move aims to facilitate talks sponsored by UN special envoy Martin Griffiths for a permanent ceasefire, … Read More


Troops capturing: Saudi-led coalition rejects Houthi claim

10 October, 2019 2:09 am 2:09 am

RIYADH – The Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement has rejected as a “farce” a claim by the rebels to have captured “thousands of enemy troops”, including Saudi forces. A Houthi spokesperson said in a televised statement on Saturday that the operation in late August near the southern Saudi region of Najran revealed … Read More


Yemen: Houthis claim capturing thousands of troops in Saudi raid

09 September, 2019 3:12 am 3:12 am

SANAA – Yemen’s Houthi movement has said it carried out an attack near the border with the southwestern Saudi region of Najran and captured “thousands” of enemy troops including several Saudi army officers but there was no immediate confirmation from the authorities in Saudi Arabia. A spokesman for the Yemen-based rebels said in a statement on Saturday that three … Read More


Yemen’s Houthis say will stop attacks if S Arabia reciprocates

09 September, 2019 4:00 am 4:00 am

SANAA – Houthis will stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia if the kingdom reciprocates the same gesture, bur warn that a continuation of the war could lead to “dangerous developments”, said an official with the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen on Friday night. The announcement was made by Mahdi al-Mashat, head of … Read More


Coalition destroys missiles fired by Houthis at Saudi Arabia: Spokesman

08 August, 2019 1:41 am 1:41 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis intercepted and destroyed six ballistic missiles fired by the Iran-aligned group targeting civilians in Jizan, southwest of the kingdom, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday. Earlier, the military spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi movement said the group fired 10 Badr-1 ballistic missiles at Saudi … Read More

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline

05 May, 2019 11:04 pm 11:04 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s deputy defence minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen’s Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for. The attack “proves that these militias are merely a tool that Iran’s regime uses to implement its expansionist agenda,” tweeted Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son … Read More

Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen air raid, Houthis report 40 children dea...

08 August, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

SANAA/DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of stance on an attack Riyadh has portrayed as a legitimate action against its Houthi foes. At least 40 children were killed in Thursday’s strike on a bus … Read More

Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

06 June, 2018 11:16 am 11:16 am

ADEN (Reuters) – Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis. Coalition warplanes and warships were carrying out strikes on Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by … Read More