The US Treasury issues a license authorizing transactions related to the Yemeni "Ansar Allah" movement

The US Treasury Department issued a license authorizing transactions until February 26th to include the "Ansar Allah" Houthi movement in Yemen. On January 21, Reuters quoted a spokesperson for the US State Department, that Washington had begun to review the classification of the "Ansar Allah" mov

Yemen: YouTube closes 7 Houthi-affiliated channels

Following former US President Donald Trump's designation of Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organisation, YouTube has permanently deleted seven Houthi-affiliated channels. The US' decision has since been criticised by various non-governmental organisations and some senior

PM, his Moroccan counterpart confer over range of issues

Prime Minister Dr. Ma'een Abdulmalik and his Moroccan counterpart Dr. Sa'd Adin al-Othmani exchanged points of views over several issues and dossiers of common interest, explored prospects for further corporation and coordination between the two countries to serve the mutual interests of the Yemen

Yemen: Separatists form new armed force in Aden

The UAE-supported separatists of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen have established a new military force in the southern port city and interim capital, Aden. News of the move was provided by the commander of the Security Belt Forces, the elite military wing of the STC, Brigadier Gen

Yemeni FM tells Griffiths Houthis've faced no pressures to make them quit terror

Yemen's Foreign Minister Ahmed Awadh Bin Mubarak told the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Houthis, over the past years, have faced no pressures to make them quit terrorism.In a video call Bin Mubarak told Martin Griffiths, "The humanitarian crisis we are suffering today is because of the maximalist atti

The Committee for Developing Mechanism to Tackle Humanitarian Crisis discusses its action-plan

The Committee for Developing Mechanism to Tackle Humanitarian Crisis (CDMTHC) held its first session Thursday in the temporary capital Aden. The discussions led by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Waed Bathib , the Committee chairman.The session devoted to discuss the Committ

Meftah puts foundation stone for Kuwaiti-funded residential village for IDPs in Marib

Deputy governor of Marib governorate Dr. Abd-Rabbu Meftah laid down on Thursday a foundation stone for constructing a residential village for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Marib.The project is funded by the Kuwaiti Universal Charity Society for Development with total cost 56 thousand a

Yemen: UN and aid groups exempt from US Houthi terror designation

Aid and UN agencies operating in Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen are exempt from sanctions imposed on the rebels, the US said. But relief groups said the decision to designate the movement as a foreign terrorist organisation would create a gap humanitarians would be unable to fill. “O

Dep. Foreign Minister discusses with EU diplomats course of events in Yemen

The Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Dr. Mansour Bajjash, discussed with the deputy ambassadors of the European Union the course of events in Yemen and the government's directions to achieve a political settlement.During the meeting Bajjash indicated that the government will continue

Al-Iryani warns of preaching Khomeini aliened sectarian rites in Yemen

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mua'mer al-Iryani reiterated the warning of the dangerous consequences of promoting a divisive sectarian culture by Iran-backed Houthi theocratic militia.In a statement carried out by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) he indicated that Houthi militia has em

Newly appointed Shura members sworn in

The newly appointed members of the Shura Council, the upper house of the Yemeni parliament, have been sworn in today.The consultative body's chairman Ahmed Obayd bin-Daght and his two deputies Abdullah Abu Alghayth and Wahye Taha Aman took the oath before President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.Chatting

Yemen’s government vows to mitigate effects of Houthi terrorism designation

Yemen’s prime minister has vowed to address any impact on humanitarian assistance or the remittances of citizens abroad following the US move to designate the Iran-backed Houthis as a terrorist organization. Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed also urged the international community not to surrende

Yemen minister slams UN envoy's discontent over US designation of Houthis as terror group

Yemen's Minister of Religious Endowments and Guidance Mohammed Eida Shabiba has slammed Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths as he was not pleased with the US designation of Houthi militia as a terror group Speaking at the UN Security Council, Griffiths expressed his extreme concern

Still hope for Yemen despite violence and famine, says UN envoy

Even though it was a virtual session, one could sense the emotional atmosphere during a meeting of the Security Council on Thursday as Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, briefed members about the “harrowing note” on which 2020 had ended in the war-ravaged country.He spok

Workshop outlines plans for malaria support in Yemen

ADEN: Yemen’s Health and Population Minister Qasim Buhaibeh has conducted a workshop in Aden to further the country’s malaria program.The two-day workshop, supported by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), has been organized by the National Malaria Control Pro

Yemen's Houthis won't abandon peace efforts over US designation, says chief negotiator

Yemen's Houthi movement will not walk away from peace talks with the United Nations and Saudi Arabia despite the US decision to designate the Iran-aligned group as a foreign terrorist organisation, the Houthi chief negotiator told Reuters. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the desig

Yemen says ballistic missiles used to attack Aden airport

The Yemeni Interior Ministry said the missile which were used to attack Aden’s airport last month were ballistic.They were launched from a site 100 kilometer away from the airport, in Houthi-controlled areas, the report added. The Ministry said “Iranian and Lebanese experts” are

GCC welcomes US designation of Houthis as terrorist organization

The GCC on Tuesday welcomed US moves to designate the Houthi militia in Yemen as a terrorist organization.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the US planned to blacklist the Iran-backed group this month and place a number of its leaders on terror lists.The Secretary General of th