Yemen

Yemen: Missiles target US warship, Pentagon says

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Two missiles targeted a US warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday but missed the vessel and hit the water instead, a Pentagon spokesman said. The USS Mason conducts formation exercises with Navy patrol crafts in September. The missiles were fired at the USS Mason from Houthi-controlled territory in war-torn Yemen, Capt. Jeff Davis said, ...

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Russian strikes in Syria

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Why is Russia bombing Syria? Russia says the strikes are to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). But most of their first strikes have been against non-Isil groups who are opposed to President Assad’s regime. Why would Russia bomb non-Isil groups? Russia’s spokespeople are sometimes vague – referring to Isil and terrorists in ...

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Eritrea denies training Saudi-backed Yemeni militants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG I kept stating that Eritrea is the most dangerous country in the Horn of Africa in term of its involvement with terrorist activities and destabilisation of some countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia,  Kenya . even South Sudan. This latest report from ADDIS ABABA indicated that the Eritrean government has dismissed recent reports alleging that Saudi Arabia has ...

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Iranian cruelty against Yemen civilians rapped

Iran is helping the Houthis and supporters of the ousted president commit “heinous crimes” in Yemen. This is according to Mohammed Abdul Majid Qubati, Yemen’s information minister, who also thanked his counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for discussing the Yemeni situation at their third extraordinary meeting in Riyadh. “The Houthis and supporters of the deposed (president Ali Abdullah) ...

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Yemeni government and the Houthi rebel will attend peace talks

The Yemeni government and the Houthi rebel movement have agreed to attend peace talks next week, the UN says. The UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said the talks would start on 15 December in Switzerland. He added that Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi had told him that he was ready to call a temporary ceasefire to ...

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12 Houthis and 4 loyalists were killed in the battle for southern Yemen province

Yemeni loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition battled Sunday to oust Iran-backed militia group from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks, with at least 16 reported dead. Ground fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed 12 Houthis in Daleh province, military sources said. Four loyalists were also killed. Daleh is one of five ...

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A rare cyclone CHAPALA hit Yemeni island killing at least 3 islanders

A rare tropical cyclone, named CHAPALA hit Yemeni island of Socotra on Monday, which has killed at least 3 islanders and injuring hundreds of people. “Three people were killed, around 100 have been injured and hundreds of families were forced to leave their homes in coastal regions for the mountains,” a local official said. Socotra is located in the Arabian Sea and ...

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International report documents crimes committed by al-Houthi militia, Saleh group

The Yemeni Coalition to Monitor Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) has issued a report documenting a series of crimes committed by the Houthi militia and Saleh group. The report is a product of one year of hard work by the YCMHR field monitors who worked in a very difficult and challenging environment, sometimes risking their own lives to document gross violations ...

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Human Rights activists roundly condemn Houthi militia’s atrocities against women in Yemen

Arab and Yemeni human rights defenders and activists have condemned in the strongest possible terms the brutal atrocities, crimes and violations committed by the Houthi militia and group of deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh against the women in Yemen. Speakers condemned these human rights abuses terming them as “bereft of human sense” and said the perpetrators had no regard for ...

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Airstrikes killed 28 at Yemen wedding party

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shia rebels hit a wedding party on Monday in south western Yemen, which killed at least 28 people and dozens are wounded. Many of the victims were women and children, according to Yemeni security officials. Witnesses said the aircraft targeted two tents where the wedding party was held for a local man with the Houthis. Yemeni officials ...

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