Tag: Shiite rebels

A boat that officials described as being a "drone boat" once loaded with explosives by Shiite rebels in Yemen, is on display at a military installation in the United Arab Emirates Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Officials involved in the Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, showed …

Saudi-Led Coalition Displays Yemeni Arms Allegedly from Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling …

Egypt Tries to Avoid a Fight as Allies Escalate Against Iran

Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military — the largest standing Arab army — into the crisis if needed.

Iran Arming Houthis AP

Yemen: Iran Suspected Behind Houthi Missile Attacks on U.S. Ships

Iran, considered the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, has increased its shipments of military supplies to Shiite Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led and U.S.-assisted coalition in Yemen, Reuters has learned from Western and Iranian officials on condition of anonymity.

Hani Mohammed, AP

Report: Yemen, Shiite Houthis Agree on Ceasefire

The internationally recognized government of Yemen and Shiite Houthi rebels have agreed on a ceasefire, Yemeni officials have reportedly said on condition of anonymity.

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Saudis Shoot Down Scud Missile Fired from Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s air force intercepted a Scud missile launched from Yemen Saturday night, according to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Yemeni rebels known as Houthis and their allies.

Wael Qubady/AP

UAE Sends over 400 Colombian Mercenaries to Fight Houthis in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of a U.S.-backed coalition led by Saudi Arabia, has deployed to Yemen more than 400 Colombian mercenaries who had been training in the Emirati desert to combat Iran-linked Shiite rebels known as Houthis, reports The New York Times (NYT).