Houthi militia kidnaps 200 officers, soldiers loyal to slain Yemeni ex-president Saleh

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Yemen’s Houthi militia kidnapped 200 police officers and soldiers in Sanaa who supported slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.Security sources revealed that those kidnapped had been driven out of their jobs by the militia following the death of Saleh, and were replaced with hundreds of militiamen in Saada.The Houthis also attacked the Dar al-Shifaa private hospital in Dhamar, which is owned by Popular Congress Party parliament member, Ali Shamar, after he did not pay five million Saudi ...

Ali Abdullah Saleh’s nephew seen in Yemen’s Hodeidah following victories

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Tarek Saleh, the nephew of late Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, was seen in Hodeidah with the city’s governor Al-Hassan Taher in the operations room to liberate the west coast. Areas in the west coast have been recently liberated, such as Hays. Many Yemenis think Tarek’s public appearance sends a clear message to the Houthis especially that Tarek is viewed as the “second man” after Ali Abdullah Saleh and that he’s played an efficient role in the uprising ...

Houthi militia have only weapons but no men, says Ali Abdallah Saleh’s lawyer

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Mohammed al-Masuri, the attorney of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, asserted that the current status of the Houthi group represents an opportunity to get rid of them, pointing out that they began to impose compulsory recruitment and take students out of schools to put them in combat. Masuri pointed out that the Houthi militia only has weapons but no men. Several reports have indicated that the Houthi militias are facing a recruitment crisis. It has begun the process of forced ...

Houthis kidnap Yemeni vice president’s son from his home

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Sources in Sanaa said that Houthi militia stormed on Friday the home of the team Ali Mohsen_Al-Ahmar, the Yemeni Vice President in the village of Beit Al-Amr in the province of Sanhan south of the capital., and kidnapped his son, Mohsen Ali Mohsen, along with dozens of house guards. Sources said that the development which comes after the emergence of Brigadier Tariq Mohammed Abdullah, in a move to tighten the screws on Sanhan. In his first real appearance since rumors of his death, slain ...

PICTURES: Nephew, head of security of Yemen’s Saleh, makes first appearance

Thursday, 11 January 2018

In his first real appearance since rumors of his death, slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s nephew and head of security, Brigadier Tariq Saleh, arrived in the city of Ataq on Thursday in the governorate of Shabwa controlled by the legitimate forces. Several pictures of the brigadier were circulated while he was attending the funeral of Arif Zuka, the secretary-general of the Congress party, who was killed alongside ex-president Saleh in Sanaa by the Houthi militia early December. The ...

Slain Yemeni ex-president Saleh’s half-brother escapes Houthi controlled Sanaa

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Slain Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s half-brother, Brigadier Ali Saleh al-Ahmar, has escaped from Houthi controlled Sanaa and reached the Marib governorate, according to local Yemeni sources. A government source told local newspapers that Brigadier al-Ahmar was able to escape from Sanaa despite the tight security grip on the entrances and exits of the city by the Houthi militia. The source did not disclose the way that al-Ahmar escaped from the Houthis who have arrested dozens of ...

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

Miliband and the impossible solution in Yemen

Monday, 25 December 2017

Recent fighting in Yemen has all been about battles among the rebels themselves. The Houthis are competing with Ali Abdullah Saleh’s loyalists as they seek to control their camp after they killed him. Clashes have recently expanded in Houthi-controlled areas and the humanitarian situation thus worsened after it had relatively stabilized. The situation is also bad in other battlefields and areas which are under the control of the Houthi movement that is a religiously and politically ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Relatives of Yemen’s slain ex-president Saleh arrive in Oman

Friday, 22 December 2017

Relatives of late former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, arrived in Oman after fleeing from the Houthi movement in Sanaa. The Saudi-led alliance facilitated their safe travel. Meanwhile, Houthi militiamen arrested Roqaya Al-Hajri, Saleh's sister-in-law, and her brother Ahmad al-Hajri. Roqaya is known as “the mother of orphans.” Earlier this month, the Houthis in Sanaa stormed Roqaya’s house and looted money allocated for sponsoring and looking after orphans.  

Yemen’s Saleh was ‘assassinated’ by Iranian Guards, his lawyer says

Friday, 22 December 2017

The private lawyer of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday that the slain leader was killed by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Mohammed al-Masuri referred to what he called an “assassination” and that the Guards had planned to kill Saleh with the help of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Masuri pledged he would soon reveal further details of Iran’s involvement in Saleh’s killing, as well as details on the scale of Iran’s ...

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