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Saudi clearing thousands of landmines in Yemen

The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 1 antipersonnel mine, 417 anti-tank mines, and 1,439 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,857 mines — during the first week of October. A total of 191,054 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. More than 1.1 million mines …

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Turkey, Iran roundly designated as top Arab threat

It is necessary to implement a unified Arab policy towards Turkey’s destructive actions in the Arab region, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday during his Arab League ministerial committee meeting. Shoukry said Turkey’s practices and interference in multiple Arab countries’ internal affairs shape threats against the Arab national security. …

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Houthi attacks amidst legal crackdown on movement

A military spokesman for Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said that the group targeted Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport with a number of drones. Yahya Sarea wrote on Twitter “the continuous attack of the drones on Abha International Airport led to disabling it for several hours”. In related developments a Yemeni court in …

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Explosive boats detonated by Saudi Yemen coalition

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea, Saudi state TV reported on Thursday. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, the coalition said. They were destroyed south of the Yemeni port of Salif, it added. …

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Saudi-backed ceasefire agreed in Yemen

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatist forces have agreed on a ceasefire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday. The government, based in the southern port of Aden, and the separatists are nominal allies in the Saudi-led coalition, which …

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Coronavirus makes it to war-torn Yemen

Yemen reported its first case of the novel coronavirus on Friday as aid groups try to prepare for an outbreak in a country where war has shattered the health system and spread hunger and disease. The news came after a nationwide ceasefire prompted by the virus pandemic began on Thursday. …

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Saudi coalition halting all Yemen operations

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said on Wednesday it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U.N. efforts to end a five-year war that has killed over 100,000 people and spread hunger and disease. The move aims to facilitate talks sponsored by U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths …

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Saudis claim to intercept Yemeni missiles

Ballistic missiles were intercepted on Saturday in the sky above Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan, state media reported, citing its own sources and the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. Residents in Riyadh reported multiple blasts around 2320 (2020 GMT), followed by emergency vehicle sirens in …

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Saudi coalition in new Yemen offensive

The Saudi-Led coalition fighting in Yemen carried out an operation against Iran-aligned Houthi targets in Yemen’s port district, Salif, Saudi state TV reported late on Saturday, citing the coalition. The coalition said it destroyed sites used to assemble and launch explosives-laden boats and drones that pose a threat to maritime …

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No more US aid to Houthi-held areas in Yemen

Donors and aid groups are planning to suspend humanitarian aid to areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthis in the coming months if the group does not stop hindering the delivery of assistance, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday. Aid agency sources told Reuters earlier this month …

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Yemeni defence minister narrowly escapes landmine blast

Six Yemeni soldiers were killed when a convoy carrying the country’s defense minister was hit by a landmine explosion on Wednesday, but the minister was unharmed, government sources said. Muhammad Ali Maqdashi, defense minister for the internationally recognized government of Yemen, was visiting a frontline area of Sirwah. It is …

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Saudi-led coalition takes on Aden separtists

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the port city, fracturing the alliance that had been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. The infighting, which broke out on Aug. 8 to control the port city which serves as …

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26 killed in Yemeni missile attack on Saudi airport

The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday which wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said the early morning attack …

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Yemeni drone attacks on Saudi arport

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched multiple drone attacks targeting Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, a tweet on Sunday by the group’s TV Al-Masirah said. The attacks targeted Saudi drone bunkers and stations in the airport, it added. There was no Saudi confirmation of the attacks. …

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Coalition intercepts missile fired at Saudi Arabia

The Arab Coalition Air Defence Forces on Monday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Al Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia from Saada Governorate in Yemen, with no injuries reported, a Coalition spokesman said. Colonel Turki Al Malki said the Coalition Air Defence detected the launch of the ballistic …

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Riyadh shoots down Al Houthi missiles

Saudi air defences intercepted two missiles over Riyadh Sunday that had been fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen. “Two ballistic missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels were intercepted over Riyadh,” state-run Al Ekhbariya television said, without specifying whether there were any casualties or damage. An AFP journalist heard at …

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Saudis down 2 ballistic missiles fired by Al Houthis

The Royal Saudi Air Defense detected two ballistic missiles launched from Sa’dah, Yemen, on Saturday night against Saudi Arabia, according to the official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen. Saudi military said two missiles were launched deliberately by the Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia to target densely populated …

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Saudis shoot down new Al Houthi missile

Saudi air defences intercepted a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom’s southern city of Jizan on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said, the latest in a series of such attacks. “The missile was fired at Jizan indiscriminately with the aim of hitting civilian areas,” a coalition …

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Yemen PM ‘holed up’ as Aden palace surrounded

Southern Yemeni separatists have surrounded the presidential palace in the city of Aden following clashes with previously allied government forces. Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghar and members of his cabinet were believed to be holed up inside the compound. The separatists – who had been backing the government in its …

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UAE denies Al Houthis’ missile launch claims

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority on Sunday denied Al Houthis’ allegations of launching a missile towards the UAE. In a statement issued to the official news agency WAM on Sunday, the authority said the UAE’s air defence system is capable of dealing with threat of any kind. The Barakah nuclear …

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Coalition rescues French journalists in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition rescued two French journalists on Thursday who had gone missing in an area of Yemen held by the Iran-aligned Al Houthi group, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported. The channel said the two women had been “kidnapped” by the Al Houthis on November 2 while travelling with a …

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Aden security chief praises UAE support

Aden’s Security Department yesterday inaugurated ‘Section 1’ and correctional centre at the Mansoura Central Prison. Many human rights and civil society organisations attended the event. Brigadier General Shalal Shaya, Aden’s Security Director thanked the UAE for its support, which was involved in the rebuilding and maintenance of the prison. Aden …

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Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Riyadh

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport on Saturday evening. The missile was destroyed over the capital and fragments landed in the airport area, officials quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency said. A TV channel …

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Yemen army reports gains on Sana’a front

Dozens of Iran-backed Al Houthi militants have been killed over the last couple of days in fierce fighting with government forces in Nehim district, just outside of rebel-held Yemeni capital Sana’a, a Yemeni army spokesperson told Gulf News. Brigadier General Abdo Abdullah Majili said on Wednesday that government forces, backed …

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