Yemen: Worn-Out Roads Make Travelling in Coup-run Areas a Living Hell

Sanaa (Republic of Yemen)- Flashfloods have swept Sanaa destroying much of the capital’s infrastructure and roads. The heavy downpour also affected Dhamar, Ibb and Taiz governorates and the highway connecting them. The amount of damage reflects the level of administrative neglect and failure


Yemeni Govt. Condemns Houthi Deportation of Baha’i Leaders

The Yemeni legitimate government officially denounced the Houthi militias for forcing six Baha’i leaders into exile, labeling the deportation a crime. The Iran-backed Houthis, two days ago, had forcibly exiled six Baha’i community members, including Hamid Haydara, the leader of the fa


Houthis Deport 6 Baha’i Community Members from Yemen

Weeks after deporting a Jewish Yemeni family, the Iran-backed Houthi militias exiled six Baha’i leaders after years of jailing and trying them for apostasy and espionage. Well-informed sources in Sanaa confirmed that the six Baha’is were initially released in response to UN efforts. T


Yemen’s Hadi Praises Saudi Efforts

Aden (Republic of Yemen) - Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has called on parties and political forces in his country to avoid personal interests, saying this difficult phase needs united efforts. During a meeting in Riyadh with Prime Minister Moeen Abdulmalik Last Thursday, Hadi expressed hi


Griffiths Calls on Yemenis to Make Compromises

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths called on Tuesday 7-28-2020 for immediate and urgent steps for de-escalation in Marib, and noted the increase in the number of ceasefire violations in Hodeidah. During his monthly briefing to the UN Security Council about efforts to broker an agreement be


Opposing sides in Yemen accept Saudi proposal to implement Riyadh agreement

An official source on Tuesday night said that the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) have accepted a proposal by Saudi Arabia designed to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.The proposal includes the continuation of the ceasefire that came into effect


Yemen PM warns against bowing to Houthi bullying over tanker

Yemen’s prime minister said the international community should take strong action against Houthi “blackmailing and bargaining” over a decaying oil tanker, the state news agency Saba reported, as he warned about a looming environmental disaster in the Red Sea. The Safer tanker is c


Time running out to prevent oil spill from 'ticking time bomb' tanker in Yemen, UN warns

Time is running out to prevent a decaying tanker off the coast of Yemen from dumping its load of 1.1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea, sparking an environmental catastrophe, the United Nations has warned. Concerns are growing over the condition of the SAFER FSO tanker, which has been stran


Yemeni government rejects latest UN peace plan draft

AL-MUKALLA-(Republic of Yemen) SAEED AL-BATATI- The internationally recognized government of Yemen claims that the latest draft of a peace plan submitted by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is biased toward the Iran-backed Houthis and “undermines” the government’s le


UNSC Extends UNMHA Mandate, Looks Into Safer Oil Tanker

New York- Ali Barada - The UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution on Tuesday to renew the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) for 12 months, till July 15, 2021. Resolution 2534, which won the unanimous support of the 15-member council, decides that UNMHA sha


Locust invasion in Yemen stokes food insecurity fears

Locust swarms have swept over farms in central, southern and eastern parts of Yemen, ravaging crops and stoking fears of food insecurity. Residents and farmers in the provinces of Marib, Hadramout, Mahra and Abyan said that billions of locusts had invaded farms, cities and villages, devouring impor


US ambassador to Yemen says ready to solve Safer tanker crisis

 The US ambassador to Yemen said Washington is ready to help in solving the crisis of an abandoned oil tanker at risk of exploding in the Red Sea.  Ambassador Christopher Hensel said the US is keen on helping given that the FSO Safer poses such a threat. Speaking during a meeting with&nb


Marib Court Puts Houthi Leader on Trial for Collaborating with Iran

Aden –(Republic of Yemen) Ali Rabih - A court martial from the third military command in Yemen's Marib province, which is controlled by the legitimate government, on Tuesday opened a trial for leader of the Houthi militias, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, and 174 others on charges topped by carrying out


Yemen streamlines repatriation of stranded citizens abroad

Yemen’s committee on coronavirus has made it easier to repatriate nationals who were stranded due the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency Saba reported. The Coronavirus National Committee has amended its protocol on repatriation, which previously required polymerase chain reaction (PCR) t


UAE commits war crimes in Yemen, says Turkey's UNSC envoy

New York - Turkey has accused the United Arab Emirates of committing war crimes in Yemen and threatening regional and international security in the Middle East and North Africa.The United Arab Emirates has killed a large number of people and is using starvation as a weapon in Yemen, Turkish represen


Yemen welcomes UN report on Iran’s nuclear commitment under 2015 deal

Yemen’s internationally recognized government on Friday welcomed the UN Secretariat’s report on Iran’s implementation of its nuclear commitments which the global body endorsed through Resolution 2231 in 2015. In a statement Yemen’s Foreign Ministry emphasized the “nece


UN backing for Saudi mediation between Yemen’s STC, Hadi government

Informed political sources revealed to The Arab Weekly that the United Nations and the ambassadors of the 19 countries sponsoring the peace process in Yemen have joined the Arab coalition’s efforts to revive the Riyadh Agreement and end the military confrontations between the Yemeni government


Yemeni Official: UAE is Responsible of Looting Country's Cash

A Yemeni official on Tuesday 30-6-2020 accused forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of seizing state funds in the eastern Hadhramaut province. Writing on Twitter, Information Ministry undersecretary Mohamed Qizan said UAE forces “broke into Al-Mukalla seaport in Hadhramaut and looted fi





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