Tag: Yemen

Debris and sea foam litters a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Powerful Cyclone Deluges Oman, Yemen; Six Dead, 30 Missing

SALALAH, Oman — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.

Yemeni fighters loyal to the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition ride in the back of a pickup truck during their the offensive in the Mesini Valley in the vast province of Hadramawt in February 2018

U.S. Army Green Berets Assist Saudis in Yemen While Sudan Considers Pullout

The New York Times reported on Thursday that U.S. Army Green Berets have been quietly working with Saudi forces in Yemen since late last year, allegedly in contradiction of official statements that America gave only logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi-led campaign against Iran-backed Houthi insurgents. The news comes as Sudan considers withdrawing from participation in the Saudi intervention, which has now been in progress for over three years.

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Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.

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Saudi King Slams Iran’s ‘Blatant Interference’ in Arab World

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened a summit of Arab leaders on Sunday by condemning an old foe, Iran, without making any reference to missile strikes by Western powers on Syrian government targets over a suspected gas attack a week ago.

Huthi rebel fighters inspect the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 5, 2017. Saudi-led warplanes pounded the rebel-held capital before dawn after the rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled …

Saudis, UAE Provide Nearly $1 Billion in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a $930 million donation to the United Nations humanitarian efforts in Yemen as the war between the Saudi-led Sunni coalition and Shiite Iran-allied Houthi militants continues to rage.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shown here on October 24, 2017, has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the "new Hitler of the Middle East"

Saudi Crown Prince Urges U.S. to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal During Visit

During his U.S. visit, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman renewed his calls for the U.S. to fully withdraw from the nuclear Iran deal, saying the accord would not prevent Iran’s regime from acquiring nuclear weapons and likened it to “waiting for the bullet to reach your head.”

"Saudi air defence forces intercept a missile northeast of Riyadh," Saudi state news channel Al-Akhbariya said

Saudis Intercept Seven Missiles Fired by Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels of Yemen fired a salvo of seven ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, targeting the cities of Najran, Jizan, Khamis Mushait, and the capital of Riyadh. Saudi defense forces say they were able to intercept all seven missiles. One fatality and two injuries were reported as debris from an intercepted missile fell on a home in Riyadh and killed an Egyptian resident. The death marked the first fatality on Saudi soil from a Houthi attack.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to remarks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell said Sunday, Oct. 22, he’s willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear …

Robert Naiman Calls Out Mitch McConnell’s Effort to Stop Yemen Resolution

Just Foreign Policy’s Robert Naiman joined Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle and Deputy Political Editor Amanda House on Breitbart News Saturday to discuss the pending resolution on asserting the War Powers Act to rein in American involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

Hezbollah fighters take an oath during a parade to continue the path of resistance towards Israel.

Report: Two Houthi Prisoners in Yemen Admit They Were Trained by Hezbollah

TEL AVIV — A militant with the Iran-supported Houthi militia in Yemen has reportedly admitted that he and others were given weapons training and ideological courses by the Lebanese organization Hezbollah before being sent to the front to fight in Yemen by Houthi leaders.

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 20, 2016. Yemen's civil war has killed some 9,000 people since March 2015 — a third of them civilians, according to the United …

After UN Defeat, U.S. and Allies Condemn Iran over Yemen Arms

The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after the United Nations found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Houthi rebels.