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Russia evacuates embassy employees, citizens in Sana'a

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Russia on Tuesday evacuated its embassy employees and citizens in Sana’a via the Sana’a International Airport, an official source at the coalition forces command said. The source disclosed that the evacuation and humanitarian operation cell, an affiliate of the coalition forces command, has received a request to grant permit to a Russian aircraft to evacuate the staff of the Russian embassy and Russian nationals from the airport. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the ...

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’s agents: Hezbollah, Houthis and Popular Mobilization

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

First of all, let’s remind our American, British and European friends and allies and the rest of the world about Gulf security as it is a regional and international challenge. More importantly, what threatens us the most are not Iran’s ballistic missiles and nuclear program.The harm Iran inflicts on us does not come from Qom or from Tehran but through its three Arab agents, Hezbollah, the Houthis and the Popular Mobilization. The latter harbors Bahraini terrorists and trains them ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Four scenes from a region in turmoil

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Four scenes from Sunday’s news have captured the attention of the Arab reader. These scenes point to the magnitude of the problems facing the Middle East, some of which are turning into prolonged conflicts that are passed down from generation to generation. The first scene is the emergency meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers held in Cairo to discuss US President Donald Trump’s decision to consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to begin the process of ...

Ghassan Charbel

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 ...

What is in store for Yemen after Ali Abdullah Saleh

Monday, 11 December 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, was assassinated by the hands of Iran’s arm in Yemen. He was assassinated by the Houthis just as former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by the hands of Iran’s terrorist wing, Hezbollah, in Lebanon. This is a barbaric model that has been unleashed by Iran in the region under an abhorrent sectarian umbrella. Confrontation or conflict with Iran is not a sectarian conflict nor is it a political conflict as it is ...

Hussein Shobokshi

Houthi militia claims nephew of slain Yemeni ex-president Saleh is alive

Monday, 11 December 2017

One of the senior sheikhs of the Yemeni Khawlan tribes revealed the reasons for the clashes that arose between their tribes and the Houthi militia late Sunday evening. He stated that the militia surrounded the Khawlan tribes’ Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghader’s home and demanded that he surrender former slain President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s nephew. Saleh’s nephew, Brigadier Tariq Mohammed Saleh, was also the head of his security and led several battles against the Houthis in Sanaa ...

Yemeni army seizes three districts in Hodeidah, Iran evacuates advisers

Monday, 11 December 2017

Following the progress that the Yemeni army made supported by popular resistance in Hodeidah, navigational sources in the port of Hodeidah revealed that Tehran vacated 40 military advisers from the area along with UN workers in Yemen. Prior to this, Tehran had evacuated its embassy employees from Sanaa following the intense battles between Houthi militias and the General People’s Congress Party (GPC) forces in the Yemeni capital last week. Meanwhile, Houthi militias are still being clamped ...

Saudi, UAE and British foreign ministers meet on Yemen crisis

Monday, 11 December 2017

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Britain met in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night to discuss the latest developments in Yemen.Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, which hosted the meeting, earlier on Sunday evening.According to the Saudi Press Agency, the meeting included the UAE, UK and United States. The statement did not specify who represented the US during the quartet meeting on Yemen.The international quartet was established in June 2016 by the ...

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