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Yemen FM slams Iran for threatening stability, spreading chaos

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Yemen’s foreign minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi reiterated accusations that Iran is threatening stability and spreading chaos in the entire region. During his meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield in Riyadh, Mekhlafi said Tehran seeks to replace the state with sects and armies with militias in order for its project to sow chaos lives on.  

Shock as Houthi minister proposes closing schools, sending children to war

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hassan Zaid, the minister of youth and sports in the Houthi government in Sanaa, called for closing schools and sending students to battle fronts. The minister’s proposal revealed the Houthis’ intentions to mobilize efforts to recruit children and send them to war. “Wouldn’t we be able to reinforce the ranks with hundreds of thousands (of fighters) and win the battle?” Zaid wrote on Facebook. His statements sparked outrage on social media. One user proposed ...

Yemen PM: Iranian ship seized near the coast of Socotra

Saturday, 21 October 2017

The Yemeni government announced on Saturday that it had seized an Iranian ship carrying 19 sailors off the coast of the Socotra archipelago, east of the country. “The Iranian ship was seized on the coast of Hadibu, the capital of the Socotra archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea,” Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said on his Twitter account. He explained that “the ship was caught by fishermen on the island of Abdul Kuri, one of the islands of ...

Saudi Arabia urges United Nations to ensure greater credibility in its reports

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saudi Arabia on Friday urged the United Nations to practice greater credibility, enforce greater precision and rely on official news platforms to obtain the information used in its reports and statements. “The UN should not rely on platforms that spread hate, promote violence between countries and aim to destabilize their security and stability through spreading falsified reports,” Saudi UN official Yaser al-Dabaan said at a meeting of diplomatic envoys, according to local newspaper ...

Houthi militia fails to launch missile from Sanaa, wounds civilians

Friday, 20 October 2017

Sources in Sanaa said that Houthi militias failed to launch a ballistic missile from Faj Attan to fall in Thahban area north of the capital, while it was mainly targeting the Saudi Arabia territory. The sources added that the deviated missile was fired from a civilian area on Friday afternoon and fell in a civilian area, wounding many.

Yemeni minister slams UN for ‘rewarding’ Houthi crimes

Friday, 20 October 2017

Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani criticized the UN for providing Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh with $14 million to remove mines. Iryani said in a statement published by the Yemeni news agency SABA that this aid is tantamount to a reward to their crimes and murder of civilians as it encourages them to plant more mines which killed and injured thousands of civilians, including women and children. Yemeni news outlets reported that the ...

Houthis slam Saleh over threats to end alliance

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Houthi militias responded to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s threats by ending their partnership with him and accused him of obstructing work signifying that disputes between them have reached their peak following months of escalation. Saleh al-Sammad, who heads the Houthi-led Supreme Political Council, slammed the unrecognized government which the rebels formed after staging the coup and asked: “What partnership do you speak of when you are the ones obstructing the role of the political ...

Yemen: Saleh’s party threatens to break partnership with Houthis

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party has formally warned that they will end their partnership with the Houthi militias after they released a statement on Wednesday. In their statement, the General People’s Congress party in Sanaa accused their Houthi partners of persecuting and insulting their leaders and members. The letter, authored by the party's Secretary-General Aref al-Zouka, was sent to the Houthi political council and described that they are being de ...

Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis in special operation off Najran

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Saudi forces launched a special operation off the Najran area, killing 20 Houthi militia and ousted Saleh loyalists on Wednesday. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Saudi forces earlier spotted an attempt by the militia to move towards the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen to carry out an attack on the Saudi military control sites. The Saudi forces engaged in a military tactic to stop the progress of the elements through an ambush made up of infantry and support teams from Apache ...

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