Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Saudi Arabia placing trust in the United States is a “tragic mistake and miscalculation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 8. Rouhani, during a cabinet meeting, called for an end to hostile relations between Teheran and Riyadh, adding that the Sunni kingdom and other Muslim states should come […]

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2017 The Saudi-led military coalition said on Nov. 6 it would temporarily close all Yemeni air, sea and land ports. The coalition said it made the move to stop the flow of arms from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Reuters reported. On Nov. 4, a missile fired by Houthi […]

Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash near Yemen one day after missile launch by Houthis

Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash near Yemen one day after missile launch by Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2017 A Saudi prince who was deputy governor of the kingdom’s Asir Province died in a helicopter crash on Nov. 5, reports said. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of former Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, was in the southern part of the kingdom near Yemen when the aircraft went […]

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

Yemen cholera outbreak called worst in modern history: 815,000 cases

Yemen cholera outbreak called worst in modern history: 815,000 cases

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 More than 815,000 people in Yemen this year have been infected with cholera – including 600,000 children – making it the worst epidemic of the disease in modern history, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global Health Observatory said on Oct. 11. The disease has spread faster than any recorded […]

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2017 Conditions created by Iran’s expanding influence have reached a point where war may be the only way to solve Yemen’s civil war, Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi said. “The military solution is the most likely because it is not their (Iran-backed Houthis’) decision to make,” Hadi said on […]

Yemen foreign minister: Iran ‘can’t be part of solution’

Yemen foreign minister: Iran ‘can’t be part of solution’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2017 Iran is “the cause of the problem” in Yemen and “can’t be part of the solution,” Yemen’s foreign minister said on Aug. 21. “Iran continues to support the Houthis, Iranian arms are smuggled in,” Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi said at a news conference at the United Nations in […]

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2017 More than 50 people drowned and many more were missing after smugglers threw 300 African migrants into the Arabian Sea off of Yemen. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) told AFP that human traffickers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the rough seas off Yemen on […]

Supreme Court unanimous on Trump’s travel ban, will hear same-sex wedding cake case

Supreme Court unanimous on Trump’s travel ban, will hear same-sex wedding cake case

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2017 The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision on June 26 restored most of President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel to the U.S. from six terror-prone nations. “Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” Trump said in a statement shortly after the […]

U.S. airstrike kills Al Qaida leader in Yemen

U.S. airstrike kills Al Qaida leader in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 A top Al Qaida leader and two of his associates were killed in a June 16 U.S. airstrike on a jihadist stronghold in Yemen’s Shabwa province, the Pentagon said. Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi was emir for Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Shabwa, and was responsible for planning […]

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