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 ...

Ali Abdullah Saleh: The last dance of Yemen’s snake-charmer

Monday, 4 December 2017

No phrase is more associated with the three-decade rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh than “dancing on the heads of snakes”, his description of what it took to rule Yemen. Over the coming hours, as obituaries are written for the man who in essence created the situation of Yemen today, that phrase will be used more than any other. It is somehow fitting that Saleh will be remembered for a phrase that he himself used to describe his own political success. In a country ruled by one man for so ...

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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 ...

Arab coalition bombs Houthi military sites near Sanaa airport

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Arab coalition fighting in Yemen launched several air raids on Houthi military sites on Sunday evening near Sanaa airport and Dulaimi base, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya. The sources also said that the coalition raided Houthi militia positions west of the capital Sanaa earlier in the day. On Sunday morning, the Arab coalition aircrafts launched raids on Houthi positions in a number of highlands south of Sanaa, including the hills of al-Rayyan overlooking Hadda city. RELATED: What we know ...

Yemen clashes mark rupture of Iranian project, says Pakistani scholars’ body

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Tahir Ashrafi, the chief of the Council of Pakistani scholars, said what was happening in Yemen, in reference to clashes between Iranian-backed Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, reflects the rupture of the Iranian project in Yemen. A statement issued by the council’s general secretariat in Lahore said the patriotic Yemeni people have refused to stay under the authority of sectarian and terrorist Iranian militias, noting that Yemen is going through a ...

Houthi militias forcing prisoners to pay for clean food, water

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Houthi militias in the Dhamar governorate in central Yemen have been forcing prisoners to pay money for food. According to well-informed sources, Houthi militias provide small and dirty amounts of food and water to prisoners thus forcing them to take money from their families in order to buy clean food and water. They also said that Houthis collect around 150,000 Yemeni riyals a day ($6) which is around 4.5 million Yemeni riyals a month from Dhamar’s central prison, adding that they make a ...

Arab coalition forms committee to manage requests of those affected in Yemen

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) of the Arab Coalition announced that a committee was formed upon a royal order to manage the requests of those affected in Yemen.JIAT said that the Houthis chose their headquarters to be near the hospitals. The team added in a press conference in Riyadh that the bombing operations are based upon intelligence information, which is aligned with the international and humanitarian laws.The team confirmed that the Arab alliance targeted a camp in Ibb and not ...

Saudi Arabia calls on UN Security Council for action against Iran

Thursday, 9 November 2017

 Saudi Arabia called on the United Nations Security Council to take appropriate measures against Iran’s active support of terrorism saying that it is seeking to compromise the security of the Kingdom and the region.In a letter presented by the Saudi mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, ahead of the closed session on the Humanitarian situation in Yemen, the Kingdom detailed the terrorist actions of the Iranian allied Houthi militias.The Houthi militias resorted only to ...

Houthi militias massacre children in Taiz shelling

Thursday, 2 November 2017

In a new massacre to add to its balance of violations against Yemeni children, Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh indiscriminately shelled residential neighborhoods in the city of Taiz killing seven children and wounding four others.Sources told Al Arabiya that in another attack a mortar shell fired by militia forces targeted houses in the Anaswa area of the district of Bir Basha in Taiz killing five children and wounding three.The children killed in the Bir Bahsa ...

Yemeni killed in Houthi prison showed signs of torture, advocacy group says

Monday, 30 October 2017

Dozens of prisoners are being subjected to severe and systematic torture inside Yemen’s Political Security prison, Habra prison and a number of secret prisons run by the Houthi militias and forces of ousted Salah, said an advocacy group called The Association of the Mothers of Abductees. During a protest held on Monday in Sanaa, the group condemned the continued kidnapping and torture of abductees in militia prisons. A number of the kidnapped were subjected to severe torture at the Habra ...

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