Yemeni army achieves strategic breakthrough in Sanaa

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Yemeni army, with the support of Arab coalition air forces, has achieved a strategic breakthrough on Wednesday by reaching the district of al-Jawf, north of Sanaa. They were able to reach the district through the Saada governorate, the main stronghold of the Houthi militia which is far north of Yemen bordering Saudi Arabia. According to a statement by the Media Center of the Yemeni armed forces, the commander of the Saada axis, Brigadier Obaid al-Athla said, “The National Army forces ...

Houthi militia kills four employees from Yemen Today TV

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Houthi militias killed four people who work for the Yemen Today television station, while detaining other employees and transferring them to an unknown location. The militia had previously stormed the channel, which is owned by late President Ali Abdullah Saleh located in South Sanaa, and used it to broadcast a statement for what is known as their political council.

Iran puts pressure on Houthis to bring back body of their missile expert

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Houthi militia is facing intense pressure from Iran demanding that they transport the body of Iranian missile expert, Hussein Khasrawy, to Tehran for a proper burial, according to sources close to the militia’s leaders. Khasrawy died during a coalition air raid on Saturday in the Arhab district in Sanaa. According to Yemeni news websites, the militia is incapable of transporting the body. They currently transferred the body of Khasrawy to one of their supporting hospitals, al-Moaid, ...

Who are the ‘Descendants of Zainab’, the Houthis’ all-female brigade?

Monday, 11 December 2017

The 'Descendants of Zainab', an all-female armed brigade established by the Houthis in Yemen, has played a significant role in detaining and pursuing members of the General People’s Congress after late President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced the end of his alliance with the Houthi movement. The brigade first began to operate in Saada before Sanaa collapsed in September 2014. Its members wear ordinary clothes and a long cloak and the niqab, and their main tasks are: raiding houses, detecting ...

Iranian missile expert killed in coalition raid in Sanaa

Sunday, 10 December 2017

An Al Arabiya reporter confirmed the death of Iranian missile expert, Hussein Khasrawy, during an air raid by coalition forces on Saturday in the district of Arhab in Sanaa. Meanwhile, Yemeni armed forces arrived at their third district in Hodeidah west of Yemen amidst a notable and strategic advancement for the third day in a row. This progression is heavily backed by Arab-led coalition fighters led by Saudi Arabia, in the midst of a rapid fallback of the Houthi militia. The official Yemeni ...

Yemen’s Houthis loot funds allocated for orphans in Sanaa

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Houthi militias in Sanaa looted money allocated for sponsoring and looking after orphans, Yemeni sources said on Saturday. Houthis stole the money from the house of Roqaya al-Hajri, the chairman of Al Rahma Foundation for Human Development and who’s also in charge of Dar al-Rahma orphanage in Sanaa. Houthis raided Hajri’s house on Friday night. They looted 30 million Yemeni rials and kidnapped her sons Younes and Elias. According to the sources, the Houthi militants who stormed ...

PICTURED: Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death note, handwritten ‘a day before his murder’

Saturday, 9 December 2017

These pictures purportedly show the death note of slain Yemeni ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, believed to be handwritten by him a day before he was killed by Houthi militiamen in Sanaa last week. The images are being circulated by prominent Yemeni activists and show Saleh’s signature beneath the text. While Al Arabiya English cannot independently verify the authenticity of the note, Tariq al-Awadi, the brother of a high-ranking official of Saleh’s political party – the ...

How did a Yemeni writer anticipate the murder of Ali Saleh 4 years ago?

Friday, 8 December 2017

In an article he wrote in 2013, Yemeni writer Hamdan al-Ali predicted the death of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Four years later, that is exactly what happened. In an interview with, al-Ali explained the story behind the article, why he expected the death of Saleh and his perspective on the current situation in Yemen. "Anyone whose studied the history of the Houthi group, from their emergence in 2000 to their appearance in the military sector in 2004, to their ...

Anwar Gargash tweets: ‘Houthis control the capital but lack political cover’

Friday, 8 December 2017

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday that the Houthi militia may have controlled Yemen’s capital Sanaa, but they lack political knowledge in this critical period. He continued saying that the militia is now “naked, facing its new reality” and that it is a sectarian organization that steals, with its main pillars being fear and weaponry. The militia recently attacked a women’s protest on Wednesday in Sanaa who were ...

Houthis refuse to hand over Saleh’s body to Red Cross

Friday, 8 December 2017

Houthi militias refused to accommodate the request of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to hand over the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh whom they killed last Monday.A source involved in the debacles in Sanaa confirmed that the ICRC along with a number of international organizations working in Yemen demanded that the Houthi militia hand over Saleh’s body and a number of other heads from his party whom they also killed. However, the Houthis would not ...

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