Houthis

Yemen’s Saleh Asks U.N. to Allow Him to Travel to Cuba

SANAA, Nov 28 – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations Security Council to allow him to travel to Cuba to pay respects to former president Fidel Castro, according to a statement by his party. Saleh, a former counter-terrorism ally of the

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Houthi Missile Arsenal Holds a Key to Future Yemen Peace

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Nov 23 – A U.N. peace plan for Yemen seeks to deprive the country’s armed Houthi movement of its missile arsenal which Yemeni security sources say includes scores and maybe even hundreds of Soviet-era ballistic missiles pointed at their foes in Saudi Arabia. But whether the Iran-allied group will abandon the

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Houthi Missile and Saudi-Led Air Strikes Strain Yemen Truce

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA, Nov 20 – A 48-hour truce aimed at ending Yemen’s civil war came under pressure on Saturday as residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country. The ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led military coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government raised hopes of an end to a

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The Real War-Torn Yemen

A bleak future awaits Yemenis who’ve been impoverished by armed conflicts By Yasser Rayes  In 2014, Iran-backed Houthi rebels (also known as Ansar Allah) launched an offensive that took over most of northern Yemen, an event which was followed by a series of negotiations under pressure from neighboring countries to back off. One year later, on March

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Yemen’s Suspected Cholera Cases Soar to 1,410 Within Weeks: WHO

GENEVA – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has ballooned to 1,410 within three weeks of the outbreak being declared, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as 18 months of war has destroyed most health facilities and clean water supplies. Yemen’s Health Ministry announced the outbreak on Oct. 6 in Sanaa city,

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Saudi Forces Down Missile Fired by Yemen’s Houthis

DOHA, Oct 12 – Saudi air defence forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi group toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom’s southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA. Houthi forces, Iran-allied rebels from northern Yemen who triggered a war when

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Yemen’s Houthis Lash Out After Air Strike with Missile Attack

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Oct 10 – Yemen’s Houthi movement fired ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia, and the United States said a failed missile attack from Houthi-controlled areas targeted one of its warships, two days after an apparent Saudi-led air strike killed 140 Yemenis. The air strike ripped through a wake attended by some of

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Attack on Mourners in Yemen Kills More than 140, say Local Health Officials

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Oct 9 – Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral at a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the country’s Houthi-run administration said on Saturday, but the coalition denied any role in the attack. More than 140 mourners were killed, according to local health officials cited by the United Nations, in an

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Yemen’s Houthis ask Former Aden Governor to Form Government

SANAA, Oct 3 – The High Political Council of Yemen‘s armed Houthi movement and supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has appointed Abdulaziz bin Habtoor to form a national salvation government, Saba news agency said on Sunday. Habtoor, the former governor of Aden, hails from Shabwa province in southern Yemen. A civil war is

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