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Yemen stands up to agents of Iran

MISTAKEN is anyone who thought that the coup coalition in Yemen will continue indefinitely or the Houthi side gained trust. Hence, what transpired in Sanaa and their expulsion from it was expected. In fact, it is a natural move for Yemenis to uproot this group for bringing corruption and havoc …

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Saudis intercept second Yemen missile

RIYADH, Dec 2, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, with authorities reporting no casualties, just hours after …

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Yemen rebels issue threat – Saudi, UAE airports

SANAA, Nov 7, (AFP): Shiite rebels in Yemen threatened on Tuesday to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, raising the stakes in a fl are-up between Riyadh and Tehran. The threat came hours after Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince accused Iran of “direct military …

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Missile near Riyadh airport – Amir condemns attack

RIYADH, Nov 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom’s war against Iranbacked Houthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart …

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Yemen’s Marshall Plan and ‘misconceptions’ of the bats

THERE is an anecdote about one of the Yemeni cabinet meetings which took place a few decades ago, at a time the government was trying to find a development plan for the country and due to lack of resources to execute the one; a minister said: “Why not benefit from …

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Kuwait sends 4,000 food baskets to Yemen, medical aid to Somalia

Kuwait reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees at Doha meet KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18, (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. In a statement to …

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Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

Majority of dead Houthi rebels: officials CAIRO, Aug 23, (AP): An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa. The escalation comes amid …

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UAE denies, US no knowledge of secret prisons, torture in Yemen

MUKALLA, Yemen, June 22, (AP): Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast …

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Indian priest held in Aden pleads for help

ADEN, May 9, (Agencies): An Indian priest kidnapped after an attack on a care home in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden last year has appealed for help in a video recording carried by a Yemeni news website. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 when four gunmen posing …

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Two Saudi soldiers killed on Yemen border

RIYADH, April 27, (AFP): Two Saudi soldiers were killed Thursday in a rocket attack near the border with war-torn Yemen, the interior ministry said. They died in a simultaneous landmine explosion and rocket attack while on duty patrolling the border around Jazan, the ministry said in a statement carried by …

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