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Al-Qaeda Lashes 10 In Yemen For Blasphemy, Alcohol
Aden (AFP) - Al-Qaeda militants in southeastern Yemen have publicly flogged 10 men in a new sign of their growing control over the lawless region, witnesses and an official said Friday. The men were whipped in Al-Shihr, a coastal town in Hadramawt province, after being summarily convicted of insulting God and consuming alcohol and drugs, the official said. Dozens of people attended the floggin...
Assidai Was Set Free
Tribal negotiation in Sana’a ends up recently with releasing the red color BMW X3 car from the hand of Abductors. The CEO of al-Rawaishan for Investment Yasser Assdai, his car and escorts were set free after couple of days abduction. A source close to Assidai has confirmed the release of the vehicle and people were in the car. He continued to say, the abduction occurred in an area called al-Ha...
British Hostage Freed By UAE Forces In Yemen
A British national held hostage in Yemen has been freed by United Arab Emirates forces, Philip Hammond has confirmed. The Briton, whose identity has not been revealed, was released in a military intelligence operation, the foreign secretary said on Sunday. Hammond, who is in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to reopen the British embassy, said: “I’m pleased to confirm that a British hostage h...
Police HQ Destroyed in Yemen’s Aden, al-Qaida Blamed
Yemeni officials are blaming al-Qaida for a bomb that destroyed secret police headquarters in the southern port city of Aden Saturday. No casualties are reported. Al-Qaida fighters are said to have moved into the city after pro-government forces took it back from Houthi rebels several weeks ago. The al-Qaida takeover of parts of Aden is seen as another troubling development in a five-month-old...
Yemeni President Proposes 15-day Ceasefire
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has urged a 15-day ceasefire to coincide with the Houthi rebels giving up their positions in all provinces and cities. The ceasefire proposal was handed by the president himself to the UN envoy to Yemen in Saudi Arabia, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. He was due to meet with rebel representatives on Friday to discuss the next steps, according to a UN source spe...
EU Shows High Concern On Bombing Yemen’s Port Facilities In Hodeida
In a joint statement by the Spokespersons of the High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the bombings in Yemen of port facilities. The current conflict in Yemen is having a dramatic impact on the civilian population whose needs have reached alarming proportions. Access for the delivery of humanitar...
Hirak Movement Group Retake Shabwa From The Strong Hand of Militants
Yemen's anti-rebel fighters say they have taken over the capital of the southern Shabwah province, as officials with the Iran-allied rebels confirm they withdrew from the town after coming under attack. Security officials fighting the rebels known as Houthis say Saturday they are consolidating their control over the province after taking over the capital, Ataq. The officials say the Saudi-led c...
UN Declares Highest-level Humanitarian Emergency In Yemen
The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine. Humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien convened a meeting of U.N. agencies early Wednesday, and all agreed to declare a "Level 3" humanita...
US Concerns About The Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen
The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category. In light of the critical humanitarian situation facing the Yemeni people, we again join the United Nations and the international community in calling for an immediate humanitarian pause, to be enacted as UN Secretary-G...
Yemeni Forces Launch Scud Missile At Saudi Arabia: Yemen Military Spokesman
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces launched a Scud missile at a missile base in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Yemeni state news agency Saba quoted the military's spokesman as saying. "The rocket units in our heroic armed forces today launched a Scud missile at the Al Sulayyil missile base in Riyadh province ... it comes as a response to the crimes of the brutal Saudi aggression," Brigadier General Sharaf...
Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Car Bomb Near Military Hospital In Sana’a
Yemeni security officials say a car bomb exploded behind a military hospital in the capital, Sanaa, causing dozens of casualties, among them civilians. The officials, close to Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the blast on Monday targeted the homes of several Houthi leaders, but did not give further details on how many people were killed or wounded. Few hours later, the Islamic state claims re...
Ban Wants Answers After Strike Hits UN Yemen Office
Ban Ki-moon has called for an investigation into a Saudi-led airstrike on a UN compound in Yemen. Airstrikes began in late March to stop an advance by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who drove the president into exile. On Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an inquiry after an Arab coalition airstrike in Yemen seriously damaged a UN Development Program office and injured a guard in ...
Photo Exhibition Aims To Bring Attention To War In Yemen
Asma al-Mohattwari After more than 90 days of murder, terror, displacement, and massacres against the people of Yemen, cameras are monitoring the violence and condemning the world’s blindness. Photographs call on humanity to witness the aggression against Yemen’s people and land. In a gallery opening on June 25, photos of the crimes of the Saudi aggression against Yemen that have targeted prop...
Volunteer Organization Donates Clothes To Displaced Families
Asma al-Mohattwari Because we love you, our Eid will not be complete without your smile. This is the slogan of Ka alponian, a project that aims to restore used clothes to distribute to needy people during Ramadan and Eid. The project is the idea of a group of Yemeni volunteers to help the poor people. In its fifth year, the Ka alponian team targeted displaced people in Sana'a schools and in Sa...
Inspiring Success Of National Yemen Newspaper Comes To An End
Fakhri al-Arashi The ongoing war in Yemen has pushed National Yemen newspaper (NYN) to a complete stop after losing all options to keep its weekly print alive. Like thousands of local organizations of all shapes and sizes, NYN regretfully announces the closure of its office in Sana’a after nine months of deadly struggle to stay in touch with its audience and inform its readers. As of June 24th...
Rockets From Houthi kill Saudi Border Guard
Riyadh -A Saudi soldier was killed in a rocket attack on the kingdom's border with Yemen, where Riyadh is leading an air war against Iran-backed rebels, the interior ministry said. The rocket fire in the southern city of Jazan killed Faisal Mohammed Belqasem Maqaadi and wounded another soldier, an interior ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency late Satur...
Three Killed In Saudi Airstrikes In Northwest Yemen
At least three people, including a child, have been killed in the latest aerial aggression by Saudi Arabia on Yemen's northwestern province of Sa’ada. According to local media outlets on Sunday, the Yemeni people lost their lives after the Saudi warplanes targeted the area of Fallah in the province. There has been no report on the number of the injured or the size of material damage followin...
Houthi Rebels Attack Aden Refinery, witnesses
By NY Staff Yemen's Houthi fighters backed by Saleh military loyalists fired missiles at storage tanks at Aden refinery on Saturday, starting a large fire, and 14 people were killed in clashes between the Houthis and Saudi-led forces near the southern port city, witnesses and residents said. The attack on the refinery in the Buraiqah area sent black smoke billowing into the sky. After months...
Yemeni Vice President PM Khaled Bahah Leaves Cairo To Riyadh
The Yemeni Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah left Cairo Saturday after a four-day visit to Egypt. Bahah met with Egyptian President AbdulFatah El-Sisi and other senior officials, he discussed the latest developments in Yemen and he asked President El-Sisi to exempt the Yemen from the visa to enter Egypt like how it was before March 26th of this year. President Abdel Fattah El ...
Islamic State-Claimed Car Bombing Kills 2 In Yemen’s Capital
An Islamic State-claimed car bomb exploded outside a mosque in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding six amid the country's raging civil war, authorities said. The bomb targeted the Qabat al-Mahdi mosque in Sanaa's old city, where rebels known as Houthis and others pray, security officials said. The Islamic State group claimed the attack on a Twitter account associa...
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