Houthis making ‘mockery of justice’ after sentencing Yemeni mother on death row

Saturday, 21 April 2018

In a serious precedent, the first Yemeni woman faces a death penalty after a politicized judgement issued by a Houthi-controlled court in Sanaa in an unfair trial that lacked transparency and integrity. Asmaa al-Omeissy, 22, was sentenced on charges of “conspiracy and espionage” in favor of one of the countries linked to the coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen. Omeissy, is currently in a Houthi prison in Sanaa facing death and a mother of two children. Observers say she ...

Saudi ambassador to Yemen confirms Houthis detaining 19 oil vessels

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jaber confirmed that Houthi militias were detaining 19 oil vessels and prevented them from entering Hodeidah port. "The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Support Center (YCHO) is deeply concerned that the Iranian-backed Houthi militias are holding more than 19 oil vessels in the militia-controlled area of al-Mustaqaf, preventing them from entering the port," al-Jaber wrote in a tweet on Saturday. The Saudi envoy said that the Houthis ...

Houthi fighter killed in Arab Coalition air raids in Yemen

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Houthi leader, Khalid Silan, also known as Abu Hussein, and a number of his companions were killed during an Arab Coalition air raid in al-Tifa directorate, Yemeni forces in al-Bayda directorate said on Friday. According to reports, Silan operated as a supply and arming officer in al-Tifa and al-Malajim directorates. Sources in Taaiz said 18 militia members were killed during strikes on Houthi sites in al-Areesh area east of Mawza and west of Maqbanah districts.

Coalition calls for UN offices to be moved out of Houthi-controlled Yemen areas

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Arab Coalition called on the UN to transfer all UN offices in Yemen from Houthi controlled areas to areas secured by the legitimate government. In a letter sent by the Saudi mission to the UN to the Security Council and the UN secretary general, they stated that the Houthi militias set up their bases for launching ballistic missiles near UN offices, like UNICEF, in Yemen which hinders the coalition and legitimate army from targeting them. The Yemeni government had sent a similar request to ...

Yemen security raid results in death of two Qaeda leaders

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Two al-Qaeda leaders died following a raid by Yemeni security forces in the Abyan governorate. Security sources said that the two men were Morad al-Dobly and Hassan Bou Saree who are wanted terrorists. The two died during the operation which took place on Wednesday morning following an armed clash with security forces in the al-Wadea district. The sources added that Dobly and Bou Saree are considered two of the most dangerous al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen.

Yemen’s Houthis kidnap several republican guards in Sanaa

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Yemen’s Houthi militias carried out a series of kidnappings of republican guards in Sanaa following the guards’ refusal to join Houthi frontlines, according to a Yemeni brigadier general.The general added that armed Houthis raided republican guards’ homes and forcefully arrested them, transferring them to an unknown location in Sanaa.According to the Yemeni news site al-Masdar Online, some Houthi officers were forced into retirement after they refused to join the militias in ...

Arab Coalition downs two Iranian drones in Yemen’s Midi

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Al Arabiya has learned on Tuesday from sources that Arab Coalition forces were able to shoot down two Iranian drone aircrafts in the Midi district of Hajjah province. The Houthi militias reportedly launched the Iran-made drones a day earlier to the positions of the national army and coalition in the recently liberated directorate of Midi in order to surveil and reveal military positions. Sources said that the Houthi militias tried to repeat the operation Monday morning but did not succeed, after ...

Jubeir: Houthis hardened against political process in Yemen because of Iran

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the success of any political solution in Yemen depends on the Houthi militias.Jubeir’s comments came during a press conference with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who reiterated that no solutions exist in either Syria or Yemen other than political ones.“Saudi Arabia did not want a war in Yemen but was forced to after the coup against the legitimate government by the Houthi militias’ ...

New envoy to Yemen gives his first report to UN Security Council

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The incoming United Nations envoy to Yemen is giving his first report to the Security Council. United Nations Secretary‑General Antonio Guterres announced in February the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as envoy.

Yemen: Militia displaces residents of Hays, 17 Houthis killed in Jawf

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Yemeni National Army announced on Tuesday that 17 Houthis were killed, including one of its leaders, in clashes with the army in the Directorate of Masloub, Jawf province, in the North of the country. Sources in the field confirmed that fierce clashes broke out between the forces of the National Army and the militia in the areas of Sakia and Salan resulting in the deaths of seven Houthis, including the leader Sadiq al-Haj bin Nas’eh. Several others were wounded. Ten other members of ...

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