Yemeni presidential council leader Rashad al-Alimi pledges to end war via peace process

The head of Yemen’s new presidential council said on Friday he would end the seven-year-long war via a peace process, in his first speech since power was delegated to the body by the Saudi-backed president this week. “The leadership council promises the people to end the war and achieve peace through a comprehensive peace process… Read More Yemeni presidential council leader Rashad al-Alimi pledges to end war via peace process

U.S. imposes sanctions on senior Houthi leader Saleh Mesfer Alshaer

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday it sanctioned senior Houthi military officer Saleh Mesfer Alshaer, citing what it called “unlawful tactics” deployed by him. The Treasury’s sanctions come a little over a week after the United Nations Security Council had blacklisted three Houthi leaders. “Alshaer has overseen the Houthis’ seizure of property in Yemen… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on senior Houthi leader Saleh Mesfer Alshaer

UN Security Council imposes sanctions on three Houthi leaders

The United Nations Security Council blacklisted three Houthi leaders on Wednesday for threatening the peace, security and stability of Yemen, subjecting them to a global asset freeze and travel ban and a targeted arms embargo. The 15 council members agreed by consensus to impose sanctions on the head of the general staff leading the Houthi’s… Read More UN Security Council imposes sanctions on three Houthi leaders

At least six dead, several injured following explosion near Yemen’s Aden airport

An explosion near the entrance to the international airport of Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Saturday resulted in at least six deaths and around 20 injured, a senior security source and a medical source said, but it was not clear whether the incident was an attack. An airport official said a small truck… Read More At least six dead, several injured following explosion near Yemen’s Aden airport

At least six dead following car bomb attack targeting government officials in Yemen city of Aden

A car bomb targeting the governor’s convoy shook Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday killing at least six people and wounding seven, the information minister said on Twitter. Governor Ahmed Lamlas and agriculture minister Salem al-Suqatri, both members of a southern separatist group, survived a “terrorist assassination attempt”, the state news agency said.… Read More At least six dead following car bomb attack targeting government officials in Yemen city of Aden

At least thirty soldiers killed, dozens injured following Houthi strikes on military base in southwest Yemen

At least 30 soldiers were killed and 60 wounded on Sunday in Houthi strikes on a military base belonging to forces of the Saudi-led coalition in southwest Yemen, a spokesman for the southern forces and medical sources said. The Houthis have carried out several attacks using armed drones and ballistic missiles on the al-Anad military… Read More At least thirty soldiers killed, dozens injured following Houthi strikes on military base in southwest Yemen

Two dead, fifteen injured following clash between separatist brigades in Yemen city of Aden

Clashes between brigades of the main southern separatist movement in Yemen killed two fighters and wounded 15 people, including civilians, in the port city of Aden, security sources said on Thursday. Aden is the interim seat of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and has seen rising tensions between the government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) over… Read More Two dead, fifteen injured following clash between separatist brigades in Yemen city of Aden

At least twenty-one dead following explosion in northern Yemen

U.S. and British diplomats urged Houthi forces to end an offensive in northern Yemen on Sunday after at least 17 people were killed in an explosion which the Saudi-backed government blamed on a Houthi missile strike. Among those killed in Saturday’s explosion near a petrol station in Marib City was a five-year-old girl who was… Read More At least twenty-one dead following explosion in northern Yemen