A court run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels sentenced four journalists to death for “treason” and espionage, a judicial official and their lawyer have said. The four were among a group of 10 journalists who were detained by the Iran-backed rebels and accused of “collaborating with the enemy,” in reference to the Saudi-led[…]
Yemen’s Houthi movement has said it carried out an attack near the border with the southwestern Saudi region of Najran and captured “thousands” of enemy troops including several Saudi army officers but there was no immediate confirmation from the authorities in Saudi Arabia. A spokesman for the Yemen-based rebels said[…]
Yemen’s government has said it has agreed to a large-scale prisoner swap with its adversaries, the Houthi rebels, as part of a “confidence-building measure”, suggesting the warring sides could come to a ceasefire agreement at peace talks in Sweden later this week. Yemen’s foreign minister, Khaled al-Yamani, said on Tuesday[…]
The political leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has been killed in Saudi-led air strikes on Hudaida province, the group has said. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV network reported on Monday that Saleh al-Sammad, the president of the Supreme Political Council that runs Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and other rebel-held areas, was killed[…]
Saudi Arabia has announced its forces had intercepted a number of ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels towards several locations in the kingdom. A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that Saudi air defence intercepted seven missiles, three of which were headed towards Riyadh. Colonel Turki al-Maliki[…]
The death of Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition’s fight against Houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say. Saleh was killed on Monday by Houthi fighters – his former allies – and his death is considered a[…]
Three fighters from forces loyal to the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed in a second day of clashes with their allies from the Houthi movement in the capital Sanaa, Saleh’s party said on Thursday. The two groups are fighting a Saudi-led coalition that has intervened in a[…]
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock on Saturday voiced alarm at the “shocking” humanitarian conditions in conflict-hit Yemen and called on warring parties to respect international law. Concluding a five-day mission, his first to Yemen, the UN head of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief said the war in the impoverished Arab[…]
Nearly 60 people are missing five days after a ship sank off Yemen’s remote Socotra island, its fisheries minister said on Wednesday, with state media reporting that only two people had been rescued. The boat went missing five days ago while heading from Yemen’s southeastern port city of Mukalla towards[…]
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