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Yemeni army captures 80 Houthis within two days in Shabwa

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Yemeni army captured 80 Houthi militiamen during battles that took place in the Bihan and Asilan districts over the past two days.The two districts in the Shabwa governorate are considered the last of the Houthi strongholds southeast of the country.The spokesman of the Yemeni army, Brigadier Abdu Majali, said that the government’s control of bihan and Asilan will completely cut off Houthi supplies from the south.Majali added that this military victory is a continuation of the ...

Saudi king meets with FIFA president in Riyadh

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday and discussed means of cooperation between FIFA and the Saudi General Sport Authority. The meeting was attended by Minister of State and Head of the Royal Court Khaled bin Abdulrahman Al Issa, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and General Sport Authority Chairman Turki Bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Sheikh.    

Saudi police finds child kidnapped three years ago, arrests six suspects

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Saudi security forces in Riyadh found a child who was kidnapped three years ago and detained six suspects. The girl was found after police raided a house inhabited by foreign laborers in a Riyadh neighborhood. Four women and two men linked to the case were arrested. This article is also available in Arabic.

Yemen calls on relief organizations to work from Aden

Sunday, 17 December 2017

In light of international relief organizations arriving in Sanaa to evacuate their staff, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee, Abdul Raqeeb Fath, invited them to move to the city of Aden to run relief convoys for those in need in all governorates. Fath said that the Houthis targeting the employees of these humanitarian and relief organizations, and interfering with their work is considered a blatant breach of international law. Yemeni Foreign ...

Relatives of Yemen’s slain ex-president Saleh arrive in Aden

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Relatives of late former President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived to Aden from Sanaa on Saturday night, governmental sources in Aden said. Hani Bin Brek, a former minister of state, confirmed reports via Twitter. “They will be looked after and protected until they reach their destination,” he said. The vehicles transferring them arrived from Sanaa via Al-Bayda. Sources did not reveal the exact number of those who arrived in Aden but they said they only consisted of women and children, ...

WATCH: Yemeni army storms Houthi prison and frees detainees

Sunday, 17 December 2017

A video circulated on social media showed Yemeni army forces as they freed detainees from a prison that was once controlled by the Houthi militia in Bihan in Shabwa. The army and popular resistance forces liberated most of Bihan and Usaylan on Friday following battles that ended with the Houthis’ defeat. Liberating Bihan and Usaylan, the Houthis’ last two strongholds in Shabwa, is strategically significant as according to some military experts it will speed up the Houthis’ ...

Qatar seeks to ‘spend billions on military but faces staffing shortage’

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Qatar seeks to spend billions of dollars to increase its military power, particularly its air force capabilities, but the small Gulf state may face a staffing shortage, according to a report by Defense News. Just last week, BAE Systems and Qatar entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft. BAE Systems said delivery was expected in late 2022 adding that the contract was subject “to financing conditions and ...

Coalition: Relief bodies evacuate staff following Houthi militia criminality

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Arab Coalition in Yemen announced that relief organizations have decided to evacuate their employees from Yemen. In a statement, it accused the Houthi militias of putting obstacles on aid work. It said that the militias were in violation of the international law by not protecting the aid workers. The statement emphasized that the decision made by the relief organizations was a result of the criminality of the militias. On Friday, the coalition said that 42 permits were issued for ships ...

VIDEO: Coalition forces destroy ballistic missile workshops in Yemen

Saturday, 16 December 2017

A video illustrated the success of the coalition forces in destroying the workshops manufacturing land-to-surface missiles and ballistic missiles in Saada.   The Houthi militia also failed to launch a rocket from the desert of the Midi district, northeast of Hajjah province towards Saudi territory at dawn on Saturday (December 16, 2017). Sources said it fell in a desert area of the Directorate without any material or human damage. Military sources in the fifth military zone, confirmed that ...

UAE minister: Executions of Saleh’s party leaders expose Houthi looting

Saturday, 16 December 2017

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Saturday said in a tweet that the Houthi militias have seized control of the Yemeni state's authorities and their resources in Sanaa and are aiming to seize their funds. He said that the recent executions of leaders of the General People’s Congress party – allied to slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh – has exposed alarming realities about the Houthis. He said in a series of tweets: "The Houthis are holding ...

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