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
The United States is imposing sanctions on two Houthi military officials leading the Iran-aligned movement’s offensive to seize Yemen’s gas-rich Marib region, U.S. Special Envoy on Yemen said on Thursday. Tim Lenderking, who has been pushing for a ceasefire between the Houthis and a Saudi-led military coalition, also told a virtual media briefing that all… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Houthi military leaders
The Saudi navy has intercepted and destroyed a remote-controlled explosive- laden boat off the Red Sea port of Yanbu, Saudi state TV reported on Tuesday, citing the Saudi defense ministry. Investigations are ongoing to identify those behind the attack, it added.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck targets in Yemen’s Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday in retaliation for attacks in the southern port city of Aden the previous day that took place as officials in a government backed by Riyadh arrived there. The coalition accused the Houthi movement, which it has been fighting for six years, of staging… Read More Saudi-led coalition launch airstrikes in Houthi-held Yemen capital following Aden attacks
At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded in an attack on Aden airport on Wednesday, moments after a plane landed carrying a newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet for government-held parts of Yemen. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said all members of the cabinet were “fine”. But the attack underlined the difficulties facing a government intended… Read More At least twenty-two dead, dozens injured in attack on Aden airport after arrival of new Yemeni cabinet members
Yemen’s southern separatists rescinded a declaration of self-rule on Wednesday and a new governor was appointed for the contested city of Aden, after a push by Saudi Arabia to reunite allies in a fight against Iran-aligned Houthi forces. Riyadh has been seeking since late year to end a conflict between southern separatists and the Saudi-backed… Read More Separatist group in southern Yemen reverse self-rule declaration
Yemen’s main southern separatist group announced early on Sunday it would establish self-rule in areas under its control, which the Saudi-backed government warned would have “catastrophic consequences”. The move threatens to renew conflict between the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the Saudi-backed government, nominal allies in Yemen’s war, even as the United Nations… Read More Yemeni separatist group announces self-rule in south
The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U.N. efforts to end a five-year war that has killed tens of thousands and spread hunger and disease. The move aims to facilitate talks sponsored by U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths for a permanent ceasefire,… Read More Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen war