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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 ...

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 ...

Watch: Houthi masterplan to recruit Yemeni children and prisoners

Monday, 16 October 2017

In an exclusive documentary produced by Al Arabiya, Yemeni captives in Saudi Arabia have revealed that Iran and the Hezbollah militia have been training and recruiting prisoners to join the Houthi ranks. ‘Victims of a Partnership’ sheds light on the status of hundreds of prisoners captured by Saudi forces on the Yemeni borders and reflects the partnership between former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthi militias and Iran. “They threatened me with my mother and father, ...

Report of UN ‘in contact with Houthis via Hezbollah’, UN envoy denies

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Diplomats in New York told Lebanese daily An-Nahar that the office of UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has opened a “second” line of contact with the Houthis via the Almasirah television channel that broadcasts from Beirut’s Dahiyeh with the support of the Hezbollah militia. According to the daily, a diplomat said that a number of international experts working on the Yemeni affair visited Beirut more than once and met with a number of Houthi officials. Meanwhile, ...

Houthis take over second largest Saleh camp in Sanaa

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Houthi militias seized a camp of the Republican Guard forces south of Sanaa who are loyal to outset President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Various Yemeni sources confirmed on Tuesday that the Houthis have taken full control of the Dabwa camp, the second-largest Republican Guard camp in Sanaa, and imposed a new Houthi leader replacing former commander Brigadier General Ali Mohamed al-Masoudi who was kidnapped a month ago. Yemeni news websites quoted sources in the Republican Guard as saying that al-Houthi ...

Mekhlafi: UN only sees Yemen’s tragedy through Sanaa’s suffering

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

In its latest report on violations of children, the United Nations has ignored abuses committed by Houthi militias against Yemeni minors, Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi told a press conference on Tuesday. During his visit to the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, he said that the United Nations is only seeing Yemen’s tragedy though Sanaa’s suffering. He stressed that the internationally recognized ...

Who is the UN siding with in Yemen?

Monday, 9 October 2017

Are UN reports about Middle Eastern crises neutral? Are they innocent of “leftist” Obama’s infiltrations and Khomeinite-Brotherhood infiltrations? We are specifically talking about Yemen here as I will not discuss this institution’s reports and stances towards others matters, such as the Syrian disaster. A recent UN report about Yemen strangely equalized between what’s legitimate and illegitimate, between the Houthis and Saleh’s forces on one hand and the ...

Mashari Althaydi

How Saudi Arabia tackles border spillover from the Yemen war

Monday, 9 October 2017

Gas masks lie abandoned among rusting debris in a shell-pocked Saudi military outpost on the border with war-torn Yemen, an enduring flashpoint in more than two years of fighting against Houthi militias. The post in Al Khubah, a deserted village framed by barren mountain ridges, is one of several border guard bases the militias have targeted since a Saudi-led coalition began its military intervention in Yemen in 2015. The Iran-backed insurgents’ hit-and-run incursions and rocket barrages ...

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