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Abdelmalik al-Houthi Accuses Saudi Arabia Of Seeking To Invade Yemen
By NY Staff The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebel group has vowed that he will "never give in" to a Saudi-led air war, and said that Yemenis have the right to resist "aggression" by any means. Saudi Arabia's goal is "the invasion of this country, its occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony", Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said. "It's the right of our people to resist the aggr...
Sana’a In The Dark For The Seventh Day
Asma al-Mohattwari “I am watching my mobile phone in its charger, like a mother watches her son as he grows up,” Fuad says of his fifth day without electricity. His friend Ashraf replies to Fuad’s comment: “I ask Allah give you health and the long age to see it reach 100%.” For seven consecutive days, the Yemeni capital of Sana’a and other major cities in Yemen are living in dark caused by Sau...
Former President’s Party Welcomes Cease-Fire And Saleh Says My Country Is My Birthplace
By NY Staff Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday he would not leave the country, dismissing reports in the Gulf Arab media that he was seeking a safe exit as Saudi Arabian war planes bomb troops loyal to him and their Houthi militia allies. Early on Sunday, the political party of Saleh welcomes a U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire in the country, urging all involv...
Norwegian Journalist Arrested In Yemen Arrived Back Home
The Norwegian journalist Raymond Lidal, who was arrested last month in Yemen on the charge of spying against the Houthi rebels, arrived back home on Sunday April 19th, 2015. Lidal was released on Thursday and he return back home on Sunday. Lidal, 28, was evacuated from Yemen on Friday along with other foreign citizens. He arrived in Germany on Saturday and will return to Norway on Sunday, ...
Saudi Soldier Killed In Yemen’s Border Clashes
Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told reporters in his daily briefing on Saturday, there was continuous fighting from Friday afternoon until late night along the frontier in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran. The fighting along Saudi Arabia's border with Houthi militants has killed a soldier from the kingdom and some were injured, the Saudi-led coalition spokesman said on Saturday. The ...
Saudi Vows To Cover UN Aid Call For Yemen’s Humanitarian Appeal
Saudi Arabia-led coalition of war against Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen. The United Nations says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes since the air war was launched by Saudi Arabia on March 26. Fighting and air strikes over the past two days have left hundreds people dead ...
Three Saudi Soldiers Were killed In Yemen’s Borders
RIYADH– Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired a mortar round at a border post, killing three Saudi officers and wounding two others. An unnamed military official is quoted in a Defense Ministry statement Saturday as saying that the incident took place the day before in the Saudi border province of Najran. The Saudi Defense Ministry says its forces responded wit...
Over 1,200 Saudi Strikes Bombard Yemen
On his daily briefing, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Ahmed al-Asiri said that the air strikes have weakened the Houth and Saleh advancement on ground. He said the coalition launched 1,200 airstrikes on the positions of Yemen's Houthi group since March 25. He added that the strikes also targeted troops loyal to ex-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Al-Asiri noted that coalition troops moni...
Aden: Two Iranian officers captured
ADEN: Local militiamen in the southern Yemeni city of Aden said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during fighting on Saturday. Tehran has strongly denied providing any military support for the fighters, whose advances have drawn Saudi-led air strikes. If confirmed, the presence of the two Iranian officers whom the local militiamen said were from the Revolutionar...
Kenya Seeks Help To Evacuate Nationals From Yemen
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the process of evacuating Kenyans from conflict torn Yemen. The Ministry of foreign Affairs shared a press statement says the government has already engaged the governments of India and China, who have vessels in the area, to help transport the Kenyans to Djibouti. “The Chinese and Indian naval vessels are currently in the region evacuating not only the...
Bahah Named As Yemen’s Vice President, Yemen’s PM
By NY Staff A closed source to National Yemen newspaper has said that President / Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, residing in Riyadh, issued a new presidential decree on Sunday name Khalid Mahfouad Bahah as his Vice President, a move apparently aimed at improving the chances of a peaceful settlement to the civil war that forced Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia. "The president issued an or...
Yemenia Airlines On The Brink Of Bankruptcy
By NY Staff The Yemen Airways leadership has confirmed that the UN ban on Yemenia aircraft, located in Djibouti airport, has caused huge losses to the company and may lead to the declaration of its bankruptcy if the ban continues. The company's losses have amounted to about $16.6 million until now. In a press conference, the Deputy Chairman of Yemen Airways Mohammad al-Mikhlafi said that the c...
Is Somehow Saudi Arabia Telling the Truth?
The new statement of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal is absolutely to the point. He said his country is not at war with Iran, but he hopes that Iran will give up its support of the Houthis in Yemen. This is a political message for Iran to figure out, what does it mean for Yemen? Moreover, why doesn’t the Saudi Prince make a direct speech saying that he is at war with Yemen to...
Saudi Air Strikes Hit Yemen’s Defense Ministry Headquarter
SANAA: Thursday late afternoon Saudi Air strikes hit Yemen´s defense ministry in the capital Sana'a. The coalition assumed the ministry is controlled by Houthi rebels and allied troops. Three explosions were heard as warplanes hit the building in central Sanaa and thick smoke billowed over the area. National Yemen spoke to military staff work at the ministry headquarter who confirm the airstri...
From Suadi Arabia Yemen’s President Discharge Chiefs of Army
Aiming of shifting the battle on ground Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sacked 3 Army commanders accusing them of aiding Houthi militants and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hadi issued an order saying: Hossein Naji Kheiran, Army chiefs of staff, his deputy Zakaria Yahya Alshami and Abdoualrazzagh Almarvi the commander of Special Forces in Yemen Army have been discharged as a resu...
Houthi Rebels May Be Using WhatsApp To Spy On Resistance
Houthi rebels in Yemen are using WhatsApp to spy on southern resistance soldiers, according Facebook posts and chatter on the ground identified by Vocativ analysts. WhatsApp has been the mobile platform of choice for resistance fighters since at least 2013, when Vocativ reported that Syrian rebels had turned to Whatsapp to communicate under the oppressive Assad regime. In Yemen, the mobile mess...
Norwegian freelancer jailed in Yemen
A 28-year-old Norwegian working for the country’s state broadcaster NRK has been held in a Yemeni prison for twelve days, the channel revealed on Wednesday. Raymond Lidal was arrested by police while filming in the capital Sana'a on the night of March 28, as Saudi jets carried out strikes across the city, according to Bergens Tidene, one of the papers he worked for. He stands accused of il...
Al-Qaeda Offers Gold for Murder, Capture of Houthi Leader in Yemen
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) offered a gold bounty for the capture or murder of a rival rebel group's leader and the former president of Yemen, the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) institute reported on Wednesday. Al-Qaeda militants pledged in a video address to give 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of gold to "whoever kills or captures" Abdul Malik Houthi, leader o...
Red Cross Prepares Emergency Medical Airlift for Yemen
By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE GENEVA — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday it was scrambling to airlift medical supplies to Yemen to help hospitals struggling with heavy casualties caused by fierce fighting, particularly in the southern city of Aden. More than 540 people have been killed and 1,700 wounded by the fighting since March 19, Christian Lindmeier, a spokesman for the Wo...
Warplanes hit Military base in central Yemen, students reported killed
Warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition on Tuesday bombed a military base in central Yemen. A website of the Houthi-run defense ministry said two students were killed at a neighboring school. Military sources said five bombs were dropped on the Republican Guard base near the city of Ibb, 160 km (100 miles) south of the capital Sana'a, apparently targeting air defense units and soldiers' quarte...
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