Trump ban on Muslim travelers backs extremist cause: Yemen

Jan 30, 2017

Trump ban on Muslim travelers backs extremist cause: Yemen

Yemen believes that U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on certain Muslims traveling to the United States supports extremists, a news agency run by the Saudi-allied government reported on Sunday. The impoverished and war-damaged country on the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula is ...

Yemeni loyalists oust Houthi rebels from key Red Sea port of Mokha

Jan 24, 2017

Yemeni loyalists oust Houthi rebels from key Red Sea port of Mokha

Yemeni government forces captured on Monday the port of Mokha as they pushed to oust Houthi rebels from the Red Sea coastline, an AFP journalist said. Government forces were combing the port, a journalist accompanying the troops said, almost three weeks after the loyalists ...

Nov 16, 2016

Kerry announces Yemen cease-fire over objections of government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a cease-fire from Thursday as Washington presses for an end to the war before President Barack Obama leaves office. The internationally recognized ...

Nov 7, 2016

Houthi-held American freed in Yemen, flown to Oman

An American citizen held in Yemen was released on Sunday and evacuated from rebel-controlled Sanaa to Muscat along with Yemenis wounded in the country’s conflict, the sultanate’s foreign ministry said. The unidentified man was transported onboard an Omani military aircraft after his release was ...

Saudis resume Sanaa airstrikes as three-day Yemen truce expires

Oct 24, 2016

Saudis resume Sanaa airstrikes as three-day Yemen truce expires

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen’s war expired, residents in the capital said. The cease-fire, agreed to allow for an increased flow of humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a ...

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Oct 21, 2016

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials said, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials ...