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Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missiles targeting cities: coalition

02 February, 2020 11:55 am 11:55 am

RIYADH (AFP) – Yemeni rebel missiles targeting cities in Saudi Arabia have been intercepted, the region’s Riyadh-led military coalition said, in the latest cross-border attack by insurgents. According to a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the coalition said that the missiles were fired by the Iran-aligned Huthi militant group. “They were … Read More

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Yemen government and separatists sign deal to end power struggle in south

11 November, 2019 11:52 pm 11:52 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hailed as a step toward a wider political solution to end the multifaceted conflict. The stand-off had opened a new front in the more than four-year-old … 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


Houthi drones attack Saudi oil heartland, crude flows disrupt: Sources

09 September, 2019 12:57 am 12:57 am

RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports. Two sources close to the matter said 5 million barrels per day of crude production were … Read More


Yemen’s Hadi urges Saudi intervention to stop UAE support for separat...

08 August, 2019 3:39 am 3:39 am

SANAA – The president of Yemen’s internationally recognised government has urged Saudi Arabia to intervene to stop the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’ backing for southern separatists fighting for control of the key southern city of Aden and its surrounding areas. The statement by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Thursday came after Yemeni officials accused the UAE of … Read More


Yemen’s govt forces ‘impose full control over Aden’: Info...

08 August, 2019 2:31 am 2:31 am

ADEN – Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognised government have reclaimed control of the port city of Aden, a minister said, three weeks after the key southern city was seized by United Arab Emirates-backed separatists.  Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani said government forces retook Aden’s airport, its presidential palace and surrounding areas from forces aligned to the Southern Transitional Council … Read More


Yemen conflict: Separatists seize military camps, palace in Aden

08 August, 2019 6:27 am 6:27 am

ADEN – Yemeni separatists took effective control of the port city of Aden, militray camps and presidential palace on Saturday night after days of fighting with troops loyal to the internationally backed government. Forces aligned with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) – which wants an independent south – said they had seized control of … Read More


Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden: SPA

08 August, 2019 2:24 am 2:24 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, the state news agency SPA quoted the coalition’s spokesman as saying. “The coalition calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemeni temporary capital Aden starting from 1 a.m. on Sunday (2200 GMT on … Read More


Yemen: At least 30 killed in Aden’s presidential palace security camp...

08 August, 2019 6:05 am 6:05 am

YEMEN (UrduPoint News/Sputnik) – At least 30 people were killed during clashes inside a camp of security forces of the presidential palace in Yemen‘s city of Aden, Al Arabiya reported, citing sources, on Saturday amid fighting between separatist and government forces there. The clashes erupted in the fourth brigade of the security forces, the reports added. The sources … Read More


Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia from Yemen

08 August, 2019 12:58 am 12:58 am

JEDDAH— The Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone launched from Yemen towards Jazan in Saudi Arabia on Thursday last. Coalition spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said the attempted attack “reflect the Houthis losses on the ground.” Earlier, the coalition said the Houthis fired a ballistic missile late Wednesday from a civilian site located in Yemen’s Al-Hajjah … Read More

Houthi attack kills more than 30 in Yemen’s Aden, Saudi blames Iran

08 August, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched missile and drone attacks on Thursday on a military parade in Aden, the seat of government and a stronghold of the Saudi-led military coalition, killing 36 people according to the interior ministry. An explosion hit a military camp belonging to the Yemeni Security Belt forces backed by … Read More

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US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters: General Joseph

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – A senior general has said the US wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen. Marine General Joseph Dunford said he wanted to “ensure freedom of navigation” in the region, which provides essential trade routes. Last month the US blamed Iranian-backed fighters for attacks on … Read More

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Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end US involvement in Yemen war

04 April, 2019 10:57 am 10:57 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the White House said on Tuesday. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in … Read More

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Pope decries ‘logic of armed power’ in Yemen, Syria and Middle ...

02 February, 2019 11:31 am 11:31 am

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “logic of armed power” in Yemen, Syria and other Middle East wars on Monday on a landmark visit to the Arabian peninsula where Islam emerged, telling Christians and Muslims that conflicts brought nothing but misery and death. Francis, the first pontiff to set foot on the peninsula, … Read More