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Saudi Colaition Forces Block Yemen Ports
The Arab coalition naval forces are now in full control of Yemeni sea ports, a spokesman for the Saudi military said on Monday. Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said naval forces are blocking the movement of ships to prevent weapons and fighters from entering or leaving Yemen as he spoke to reporters in the Saudi capital. The coalition has previously issued a warning to ships not to approach Y...
Saudi Airstrikes Kill 45 Refugees in Northwest Yemen
At least 45 people have been killed in northwest Yemen after a Saudi airstrike hit a camp for internally displaced people. The humanitarian agency, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), confirmed the bombing of the Al-Mazraq camp in Hajjah Province. Dozens of people were injured. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said the camp had been hit. The camp has sheltered...
Yemen LNG operations running normal
Exports from Yemen's only LNG export facility are running as normal, a spokeswoman from French oil giant Total said.Houthi militia forces on Wednesday seized an air base and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, according to Reuters.Following unrests in the country Yemen LNG facility in Balhaf declared force majeure o...
UAE Famous Singer Ahlam Stands With Yemen
By Tamjid Alkohali Emirati famous singer Ahlam has respond to a request by one of her Yemeni followers on Twitter account to stop her concerts and musical activities as a respect to the bad situation in Yemen due to the Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes. She said, “I have canceled all concerts for this week.” Ahlam Al-Shamsi was born in 1969 and is commonly known as Ahlam. She is an Emirati ...
Yemenis Are Stuck In World Airports
Faroq al-Kamali An official source at the Yemeni Civil Aviation Authority said that hundreds of Yemenis are stuck in world airports as a result of the air and sea ban on the country after the beginning of operation Decisive Storm. Hundreds of Yemenis are now being held at Cairo and Amman airports. In light of security incidents taking place in Yemen, last Thursday the Egyptian and Jordanian au...
Houthi Fighters in Yemen Move Artillery to Border With Saudi Arabia
According to multi media sources, Houthi fighters started moving artillery from the Yemeni capital of Sana'a to the Al-Baqa'a region close to the territory of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is leading the coalition of countries conducting airstrikes on Houthi positions in Sana'a. The strikes started on Wednesday following the request of ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Uni...
President Hadi Will Not Return To Aden ‘For Now': FM
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi left an Arab summit in Egypt for Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but will not return to Yemen "for now," his foreign minister Spoke Media. Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin said Hadi had flown back to Riyadh with Saudi King Salman. "Not for now, when the situation settles first," he said when asked if Hadi would return to the battle-torn southern city of Aden, whi...
Algeria proposed cease-fire initiative in Yemen
Algeria has presented to both Saudi Arabia and Egypt an initiative for cease-fire in Yemen, an Algerian diplomat said Saturday. He added that the initiative consisted of three points, noting that Algeria had only wanted to get approval from both Egypt and Saudi Arabia in order to start convincing Yemen's Shiite Houthi group to agree to the cease-fire. The initiative called for the withdrawal o...
Yaseen: ‘Very Possible’ Ground Forces Will Be Needed
Arab ground forces may be needed in the next phase of a Saudi-led operation against Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen said on Saturday. Asked at an Arab League summit in Egypt whether ground troops would be required, he told reporters: "This is possible. Very possible." Yaseen also said Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi would stay in an Arab ca...
Heavy Blasts At Aden Arms Depot Kill Tens of Civilians
By NY Staff A series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden Saturday, killing at least tens of people as looters swarmed the facility, witnesses and an official said. The blasts were heard across the city and pillars of smoke rose from the depot, where looting had broken out a day earlier, an AFP correspondent reported. The depot is at the foot of Jabal Hadid mounta...
Saudi Arabia vows to do ‘everything’ to protect Aden
Spokesman for Arab coalition says priority is to protect Yemen's southern port city from advancing Houthis. The spokesman has said, the kingdom and its allies will do whatever it takes to stop Yemen's second largest city from falling to the Houthi rebels. Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, the spokesman of Operation Decisive Storm, said in Riyadh on Friday that the coalition's "main objective is t...
Yemen’s President Arrives In Saudi Arabia
President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Thursday. Hadi flew to an airbase in Riyadh where he was met by Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed, the son of King Salman, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. His arrival came as warplanes struck military bases and anti-aircraft fire echoed over Yemen's capital, Sana, a day after Saudi Arabia and other nations ...
Pakistan Denies Allegations of Air Strikes Involvement In Yemen
By NY Staff National Yemen newspaper received a clarification message from the Pakistani embassy in Sana'a denies the rumors of Pakistan involvement on the air strikes against Yemen. The source was surprised of including the name of Pakistan to the list of countries who participated in last night air strikes on Sana'a and other Yemeni cities. Ambassador to Yemen Dr. Irfan Shami said, Several i...
Arab League Says to Discuss Yemen Proposal for Intervention on Thursday
The Arab League's deputy secretary general said Wednesday the regional body would discuss a proposal by Yemen's foreign minister who called on Arab states to intervene militarily to halt the Houthi advance. "Yemen's foreign minister proposed the idea on Wednesday ... in a meeting with the Arab League Secretary General," Ahmed Ben Hilli, told Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath television channel. "The issue ...
Aden airport seized by troops of ex-president Saleh
Troops loyal to Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, captured Aden airport on Wednesday from forces loyal to President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials said. An official source said that without elaborating clashes were taking place in the vicinity of the airport. Earlier, Yemeni security and port officials say that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has left the coun...
Yemen crisis talks to be held in Doha, says UN
Envoy announces fresh to resolve crisis after appeal by Yemeni foreign minister to Gulf states for military help. UN-brokered talks aimed at resolving the escalating political crisis in Yemen will be held in Doha, the UN envoy to Yemen has said, after the internationally recognised Yemeni government appealed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for military assistance. A day after warning t...
Who Was Al-Mortadha Al-Mohattwari?
Al-Murtadha bin Zaid Al-Mohattwari Al-Hassani was a prominent Zaydi imam. He was born on May 14th 1955 in Bani Asad village, Hajjer, Al- Mhabesha – Al-Shrafain - Hajja. He was a professor of law at the Law Faculty at Sana’a University, the founder and chairman of the Badr Scientific and Cultural Center and Imam and preacher of the Badr Mosque. The Badr Scientific and Cultural Center is a la...
Terrorism Steals the Joy of Mothers
Asma al-Mohattwari Hassan, a child of six, bought his mother a gift to give her on Mother’s Day. He kept it with his aunt to surprise his mother on Saturday. On Friday, Hassan’s mother prepared her son for Friday prayers. Before he went with his father, she kissed him and said, “Don’t be late for lunch.” She didn’t know that these would be her last words to him and his last kiss. She nev...
A Phone call Leads To Assassination Attempt
By NY Staff The lawyer and human rights activist, Abdul Rahman Barman explored to an assassination attempt while he was in the Criminal Court in Sana’a. Barman, said that a guard of the Criminal Court tried to stab him many times using Janbiya (traditional dagger) after he brought it from the Court’s Secretariats Office. Barman said, “the guard told me phones are not allowed. I talked to him ...
White House spokesman: US strongly condemns bombings in Yemen
The White House cannot confirm a claim by Islamic State that suicide bombers who attacked two mosques in Yemen were affiliated with the militant group, a spokesman said on Friday. "There is not, at this point, clear evidence of an operational link between these extremists in Yemen and ISIL fighters in Iraq and Syria," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, using a different acronym for Islami...
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