Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Millions of people are facing famine in Yemen as importers are unable to have food shipped in after Western banks severed credit lines. Some $260 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war, trade and aid sources say. The United Nations said 10 of Yemen’s 22 governorates […]

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 Seven children were killed on July 5 when a rocket fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels struck a residential area in Marib, Yemen. The Katyusha rocket hit a courtyard where the children were playing, said Abdel Ghani Shaalan, Marib’s deputy regional director of security. Two other rockets hit a house […]

Never mind? ‘Scale of suffering for millions in Yemen is staggering’

Never mind? ‘Scale of suffering for millions in Yemen is staggering’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2016 The world has turned its back on the extreme suffering in Yemen, a London-based charity said. For months, non-government agencies (NGOs) have been trying to bring to light the plight that Yemenis face on a daily basis but their warnings have been mostly ignored, British charity Oxfam said. “The scale […]

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in Turkey, Yemen and Lebanon over a two-day period that left at least 89 people dead and wounded hundreds more. Turkish officials […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Rights groups are blasting the UN’s decision to remove Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of nations accused of harming children in armed conflict. “It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN’s duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of […]

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Yemeni government forces foiled an attempted terror attack by Al Qaida in the port city of Mukalla which the terror organization recently lost control of. Security forces found an explosives-laden car that Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was planning to blow up near an administrative headquarters in […]

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Yemen, already on the verge of bankruptcy, was thrown further into economic chaos when it was discovered that $4 billion was “missing” from the nation’s central bank. The money was found missing on May 17 from the bank in the capital of Sanaa, which is under the control of […]

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida claimed responsibility for a series of deadly suicide bombings in Yemen in the past two days. At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed as ISIL jihadists unleashed three bombings and engaged in a gun battle outside the southeastern port city of […]

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Special to WorldTribune.com About 2,000 Saudi-led coalition troops launched an offensive that drove Al Qaida jihadists from their Yemeni stronghold on April 24. More than 800 Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters were killed and the remainder fled as the force of Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced on the port city of Mukalla, […]