Cyclone Mekenu pummels Yemeni island, dozens missing

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Yemen declared a state of emergency on Socotra on Thursday after a tropical storm flooded several villages and capsized boats on the island and left at least 17 people missing, government officials said. Some of the missing were crew on board a boat that sunk when the storm hit the island in the Arabian Sea, a fisheries ministry official told AFP. The Yemeni Minister of Fisheries, Fahd Kafain, said that the number of missing people in the Socotra archipelago rose to 17 as a result of the ...

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile fired from Yemen targeting the city of Jazan.Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the official spokesman for the Arab Coalition in Yemen, said that the missile was fired from Saada and was targeting Saudi land at about 1:58am.He added that the militia was targeting civilian areas, but Saudi air defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the missile before it reached its target.Maliki said that the interception caused some ...

Coalition destroys Houthi speedboats targeting Red Sea ships

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Fighter jets from the Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi boats militias used to target an oil tanker in the Red Sea on Wednesday. United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM reported that UAE coalition forces had destroyed two boats “which were threatening a commercial oil tanker” in the Red Sea. Two other Houthi boats escaped, it added. In recent months, Houthi militias resorted to the use of booby-trapped speedboats to target ships and seaports, and planted naval mines in an ...

Yemeni army liberates govt compound in Houthi militia stronghold

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Yemeni forces said on Wednesday dawn that they liberated the governmental compound in al-Malaheez in Al-Zahir district in Saada which is the Houthis’ main stronghold in Yemen’s far north. According to a statement published on the army’s website, army forces raided the compound aided with the Arab coalition’s air force following violent clashes with the Houthis. A source said the battles inflicted human and material losses on the Houthis, adding that many Houthis fled ...

Navy officers free colleague, police station in Yemen’s Hodeidah from Houthi grip

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Officers at the naval university in Hodeidah in western Yemen refused to carry out the orders of a Houthi supervisor on Tuesday in solidarity with their colleague who was assaulted and arrested by the militia.According to the Yemeni al-Khabar agency, a security source revealed that the navy officers refused to carry out the orders until the militia released their colleague who was arrested and assaulted on Monday at the al-Razaki police station by the Houthis.The source added that the militia ...

Houthi prisoner confesses: We received cultural courses, including Iranian films

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Television Channel Yemen Today broadcasted a videotape of the confessions of a captured Houthi militia commander, in which he said that militants had received military courses for less than a week as well as cultural courses which included Iranian films.The Houthi commanders was captured by military formations, led by Brigadier General Tariq Saleh, on the west coast front.The channel said that the Houthi militiant, identified as Abdullah Jarmuzi, confessed that the militias “instilled the ...

Yemeni mothers say Houthis ‘not providing Ramadan meals’ for abducted children

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Mothers of Abductees Association in Hodeidah, west of Yemen, held a protest on Monday to demand the release of their abducted and forcibly disappeared children in Houthi prisons. In a statement issued during the protest, the mothers of the abductees accused the Houthis of not providing their children with food and water for the Iftar and Suhoor meals of Ramadan and of “physical elimination” and of violating their dignities. “Our sons tolerate pain in this scorching heat ...

Arab coalition says more than 85 percent of Yemen has been liberated

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki said on Monday that more than 85% of Yemen has been liberated as legitimate forces have advanced on all battle fronts, while confusion has hit Houthi ranks. Malki said during a press conference that a Turkish ship was recently attacked by missiles in front of the Hodeidah Port and held the Houthis responsible for the attack. He added that the ship which was targeted from Hodeideh was carrying a load of wheat. ...

Saudi air defenses destroy ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis

Monday, 21 May 2018

Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed fired by Yemen's Houthi militia over the southern city of Jazan, the Arab coalition said on Monday. Earlier, the Houthis said the group had fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at Jazan's airport, without giving any further details, according to Reuters news agency. It resulted in the scattering of the missile's fragments over residential areas without causing any injuries. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said Saudi air defense forces destroyed the ...

KSRELIEF distributes Iftar meals to Syrians, Yemenis and Rohingya

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRELIEF) is distributing Ramadan Iftar meals to displaced Syrians in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Yemeni people in Taiz, and Rohingya refugees in the Balukhali camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. The distribution in Aleppo covered the areas of Hreitan, Miznaz, Kafr Hamra and Dara Azza. In the Salah Directorate of Taiz in Yemen, 1,500 food baskets were distributed benefiting 9,000 people. The aid falls within the framework of ...

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