Will Saleh loyalists have a role during Yemen’s next phase?

Monday, 25 December 2017

As expected, the Houthis’ act of “preying” on their main ally, the General People’s Congress led by Ali Abdullah Saleh, led to a deep rift in the rebels’ governing structure. Saleh is not like anyone in Yemen. Whether you like him or not, you must acknowledge that he succeeded in governing Yemen throughout the past decades. He mastered the political game, and was violent when he needed to and soft when he wanted to. He also developed a network of interests. Saleh ...

Mashari Althaydi

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 ...

Yemen Houthi militias holding more than 40 media staff

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Yemeni militias who seized full control of the capital Sanaa over the past week have detained more than 40 media staff, press watchdogs said on Wednesday, demanding their immediate release.They include staff of Yemen Today -- a television channel affiliated with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom the Houthi militias killed on Monday as he fled the capital following the collapse of their uneasy three-year alliance, the watchdogs said.They overran the television’s Sanaa offices on ...

Saudi ministers hope uprising in Sanaa will help rid Yemen of Houthi militias

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a meeting held by the kingdom’s council of ministers on Tuesday where the monarch briefed them on the results of his talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May last week. Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awad bin Saleh Al-Awad said in a statement that the cabinet discussed a number of reports on developments in the region and the world. The ministers welcomed a joint statement issued by the international meeting on the ...

IN PICTURES: Are these the men who killed Ali Abdullah Saleh?

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Although it remains unclear how former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was exactly killed by the Houthis, some Yemeni Twitter users have been circulating photos of men alleging they were the murderers. The photos were grabbed from the video of Saleh’s murder. Yemeni media outlets said among the killers was Rashid Manaa, the son of Fares Manaa, a Houthi field commander and arms dealer who was once close to Saleh before turning against him. EXPLAINER: How did Ali Abdullah Saleh die? In ...

Saudi ambassador to Yemen: Houthis’ crimes due to their ‘Iranian education’

Monday, 4 December 2017

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed al-Jaber, said on Monday that the crimes committed by the Houthis are due in large part to their “Iranian education”.Al-Jaber’s comments come after Al Arabiya sources confirmed that former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed during a fierce clash on Monday with Houthi militias in Sanaa.Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis on Monday to rise up against the Iran-aligned Houthis after Saleh’s ...

Houthi militia leader describes Saleh’s death as ‘extraordinary and historic’

Monday, 4 December 2017

The leader of the Houthi militia movement, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, described on Monday the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as “extraordinary and historic”.“Our appeals to the leader of the conference were met with a negative attitude,” Houthi said.EXPLAINER: How did Ali Abdullah Saleh die?Al-Houthi has called for a major march in Sanaa on Tuesday for what he said was a “God sent” incident after the death of Saleh.Houthi militias had ...

Fast facts: What you may not know about Ali Abdullah Saleh

Monday, 4 December 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh was born on March 21st, 1942, in the village of Beit al-Ahmar in Sanhan district in Sanaa governorate to a poor family.He worked as a shepherd and received his primary education in the village qur’anic school. He then left in 1958 and joined the army at the age of 16.He ruled Yemen for 33 years but as a child he suffered from poverty after his parents divorced when he was very young.For many generations, Saleh is the only known leader they have known to rule Yemen.He ...

Timeline: Rise and fall of Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh

Monday, 4 December 2017

Sources from Yemen's General People's Congress confirmed their leader and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday during fierce clashes in the capital Sanaa with Houthi militias. Video and images of Saleh’s body showed he had sustained a head injury, potentially a gunshot wound. Until last week, Saleh's supporters had been fighting alongside the Houthis in a war against Yemen's current president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. For 33 years, Saleh dominated Yemen’s heavily armed ...

Saleh officially dissolves partnership with Houthi militias

Monday, 4 December 2017

Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has officially announced the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi militia allies. “Zero hour is coming to the battlefield in Sanaa… The country had to be saved from the madness of the Houthi group,” Saleh said in statements on Monday morning. Saleh urged an end to “militia rule on Yemeni land,” adding that Houthis had continued their “provocative acts against Yemeni citizens.” The past three ...

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