President Biden’s confusion on Iran: Withdraws terrorist designation from Yemen militia

Middle East 02/06/21, 15:06

The Biden administration announced its decision to lift U.S. sanctions on Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist group amid a flurry of provisions trashing former President Donald Trump's accomplishments.   "After a comprehensive review, we can confirm that [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] intends to revoke the Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global ...

Yemen rebels say drone hits arms depot at Saudi airport

World 05/20/19, 21:53

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone targeting an airport in Saudi Arabia that also has a military base inside of it.The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel said early Tuesday they targeted the airport in Najran with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an "arms depot" there.A statement earlier Tuesday ...

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 09:00

A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among the world's busiest. U.N. investigators said the Houthis' new UAV-X ...

Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

World 05/15/19, 04:26

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the U.S., state media reported Wednesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments late ...

Explains: How Yemen’s rebels increasingly deploy drones

World 05/14/19, 07:41

In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. But now, Iran-backed Houthi rebels increasingly deploy drones in Yemen's brutal civil war.Neighboring Saudi Arabia, which has been battling the rebels ...

Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Asia & Pacific 05/11/19, 10:00

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said ...

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

U.S. 04/17/19, 20:08

The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay."The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire agreement between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels that ...

Yemeni officials: Blast in capital kills 13

Asia & Pacific 04/07/19, 12:59

A large explosion at a warehouse in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Sunday killed at least 13 people, including seven children, and wounded more than 100, local medical officials said.The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who seized control of the capital in 2014, said the Saudi-led coalition had targeted the warehouse with an ...

UN warns thousands trapped in Yemen’s northern flashpoint

World 03/12/19, 13:34

A U.N. humanitarian agency warned Tuesday that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in an embattled northern governorate, an area that has become another flashpoint in the country's bitter civil war.The number of displaced in impoverished Hajjah has doubled over the past six ...

Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

Asia & Pacific 01/10/19, 05:58

A bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six troops from a Saudi-led coalition and their allies in a brazen attack threatening U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at ...

Yemen rebels deny UN accusations of stealing aid deliveries

Africa 01/01/19, 05:57

Yemen's Houthi rebels are denying accusations by the United Nations food agency that they are stealing "from the mouths of hungry people" and diverting food deliveries.Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Supreme Revolutionary Council, says in a statement Tuesday the rebels were "surprised" by World Food Program allegations.He says WFP ...

UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

World 12/31/18, 11:11

The U.N. food agency on Monday threatened to suspend some aid shipments to Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud in food distribution, warning that the suspension would effect some 3 million people.The World Food Programme's ultimatum was an unprecedentedly strong warning, pointing to ...

PHOTOS: Yemenis’ in-between moments amid civil war

Asia & Pacific 12/29/18, 02:06

A Yemeni farmer lounged on the ground by the side of the road, gazing at the beauty of the green mountain landscape, where the terraces were planted with corn, barbary figs and qat. Absorbed in contemplation, he didn't move or react to any noise, a world away from the war ...

Land mines will be hidden killer in Yemen decades after war

Asia & Pacific 12/24/18, 01:28

They lurk under shifting desert sands, amid the debris of urban roadsides and inside abandoned schools, some set to go off at the lightest touch.Land mines scattered by Yemen's Houthi rebels are largely unmapped and will remain a threat even if the latest push for peace succeeds in halting the ...

UN council to vote on monitors for truce at key Yemen port

Asia & Pacific 12/21/18, 00:00

The U.N. Security Council called a vote for Friday on a resolution that would authorize the use of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in Yemen's important port of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces from that area.Passage could offer a potential breakthrough in the four-year ...

investigation: Children fight on front lines of Yemen war

World 12/19/18, 06:07

The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed's wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him.For two years Mohammed fought with Yemen's Houthi rebels against a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States. He says he ...

Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold

Asia & Pacific 12/18/18, 06:51

Yemen's key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country's rebels, Yemeni officials said.Fighting subsided as the cease-fire took effect, with only the sporadic sound of automatic weapons fire heard in the city, where the port ...

UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

U.S. 12/14/18, 12:57

The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — a potential breakthrough in Yemen's four-year civil war.Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that a ...

Ex-captives describe torture by Yemen’s Houthi rebels

World 12/07/18, 01:30

Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He'd been whipped across the back and hung by his wrists for days.The patient, Baakar learned, had been left for dead ...

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