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 ...

Sources: Houthis bury Ali Saleh in his hometown without customary funeral

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Al-Arabiya learned that former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was buried in his birthplace, the village of Al-Ahmar near Sahnan, without a customary funeral. According to news reports, a military official in the Iranian Houthi militia, who oversaw the attack on Saleh’s house, supervised the burial too. (IN PICTURES: Are these the men who killed Ali Abdullah Saleh?). The sources said that the Houthi militias buried Saleh in the presence of his son Madin, his nephew Mohammed Saleh, ...

PICTURED: Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death note, handwritten ‘a day before his murder’

Saturday, 9 December 2017

These pictures purportedly show the death note of slain Yemeni ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, believed to be handwritten by him a day before he was killed by Houthi militiamen in Sanaa last week. The images are being circulated by prominent Yemeni activists and show Saleh’s signature beneath the text. While Al Arabiya English cannot independently verify the authenticity of the note, Tariq al-Awadi, the brother of a high-ranking official of Saleh’s political party – the ...

How did a Yemeni writer anticipate the murder of Ali Saleh 4 years ago?

Friday, 8 December 2017

In an article he wrote in 2013, Yemeni writer Hamdan al-Ali predicted the death of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Four years later, that is exactly what happened. In an interview with, al-Ali explained the story behind the article, why he expected the death of Saleh and his perspective on the current situation in Yemen. "Anyone whose studied the history of the Houthi group, from their emergence in 2000 to their appearance in the military sector in 2004, to their ...

Yemen will not accept the Houthis, not after 1,000 years

Friday, 8 December 2017

It is Yemen. Is it happy? No. A former Yemeni official talked a while ago about five presidents in the south and five in the north and their fate which, due to violence, was either exile or death. This is the nature of givens in Yemen as those who do not get exiled get killed. All givens, including Monday’s developments, were not any different. The expected murder happened. It was no surprise but it was painful. My source, the Yemeni official, asked: “Does the new given yield a new ...

Huda al-Husseini

Houthis refuse to hand over Saleh’s body to Red Cross

Friday, 8 December 2017

Houthi militias refused to accommodate the request of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to hand over the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh whom they killed last Monday.A source involved in the debacles in Sanaa confirmed that the ICRC along with a number of international organizations working in Yemen demanded that the Houthi militia hand over Saleh’s body and a number of other heads from his party whom they also killed. However, the Houthis would not ...

What did the autopsy of Yemeni official killed with Saleh reveal?

Friday, 8 December 2017

The body of Aref al-Zouka, the secretary general of the General People’s Congress, who was killed alongside former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday by Houthi militias, arrived in his hometown in the governorate of Shabwa, east of Yemen, sources said. A preliminary autopsy of the body revealed Zouka was killed by gunshots fired from a close range. According to sources from Zouka’s family and medical sources, Zouka’s body was delivered by Houthi militias on ...

Kuwait’s summit and the axis beyond the GCC

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Not much was expected from the Gulf summit in Kuwait. For the Kuwaiti mediator, the meeting alone was an accomplishment regardless of the size of representation. The crisis with Qatar is escalating due to stubbornness and intransigence. What Qatar did during the past five days did not reflect any serious efforts to reach a decisive solution. Qatari platforms are all working against the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, and there’s fuss regarding its role in assassinating former ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

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 ...

WATCH: Video shows one of ‘Saleh’s last appearances’ outside his Sanaa house

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

While the details of the death of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remain vague, a video of the president is being shared on social media purporting to show him outside his home before he was killed by the Houthi militias. Saleh appeared in the video next to a number of his General People’s Congress (GPC) Party leaders, including Yasser al-Awadhi and Aref al-Zuka, as well as his nephew Tarek Saleh at his home in the Hadda district in Sanaa. Commenting on the clip, many Yemeni ...

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