Saudi-led coalition launch airstrikes in Houthi-held Yemen capital following Aden attacks

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 twenty-two dead, dozens injured in attack on Aden airport after arrival of new Yemeni cabinet members

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

Separatist group in southern Yemen reverse self-rule declaration

Yemen’s southern separatists rescinded a declaration of self-rule on Wednesday and a new governor was appointed for the contested city of Aden, after a push by Saudi Arabia to reunite allies in a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

Yemeni separatist group announces self-rule in south

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

Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen war

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

Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. The Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for… Read More Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

Crude flows disrupted following Houthi drone attacks on Saudi oil plants

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports. Two sources close to the matter said 5 million barrels per day of crude production had been impacted, close… Read More Crude flows disrupted following Houthi drone attacks on Saudi oil plants

Yemen Houthi militia shoot down U.S. MQ-9 drone

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity,… Read More Yemen Houthi militia shoot down U.S. MQ-9 drone