More than 100 dead, thousands infected as cholera outbreak sweeps across Yemen

More than 100 dead, thousands infected as cholera outbreak sweeps across Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017 War weary Yemen is now dealing with a “serious outbreak of cholera” that has killed 115 people, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on May 14, citing local health authorities. Thousands more have been infected and approximately 7.6 million people live in cholera-threatened areas, according to […]

Report: Women, journalists in particular, suffer constant abuse in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

Report: Women, journalists in particular, suffer constant abuse in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 7, 2017 Life, for those who have survived, is incredibly difficult for women in Yemen living in areas controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, rights groups say. Between September 2014 and March 2016, 459 women were killed and 1,281 injured in Houthi attacks, according to the Human Rights Information and Training Center. […]

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 President Abdul Fatah Sisi offered to send up to 40,000 Egyptian ground troops to fight alongside the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, a Saudi general said. “His excellency Sisi offered Saudi Arabia and the coalition to send ground troops,” Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya on April 16. Asiri […]

Report: Mattis memo raises issue of U.S. navigation near fight with Houthis in Yemen

Report: Mattis memo raises issue of U.S. navigation near fight with Houthis in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis favors lifting prohibitions put in place by former President Barack Obama on military support for Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Mattis, in a memo earlier this month to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, said that “limited support” for Yemen […]

Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2017 Iran is using civilian flights to secretly send soldiers and ammunition to war zones in Syria and Yemen, an Iranian military official said. The Iranian troops ride in the rear of the planes and exit via a rear door “separate from the regular passengers,” an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps […]

Report: Senior Houthi leader killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

Report: Senior Houthi leader killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

by WorldTribune Staff, March 2, 2017 A Saudi-led coalition airstrike in southern Yemen killed a senior commander for the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, a report said. Yahya al-Eryani and his five bodyguards were killed on March 1 near the Khalid ibn al-Walid camp east of the city of Mocha, Al Arabiya reported. The Saudi-led coalition reportedly carried out over […]

Trump: ‘Highly successful’ Yemen raid on group tied to San Bernardino attack produced ‘vital intelligence’

Trump: ‘Highly successful’ Yemen raid on group tied to San Bernardino attack produced ‘vital intelligence’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2017 The U.S. special operations raid in Yemen in which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens lost his life was highly successful and resulted in “large amounts of vital intelligence,” President Donald Trump said on Feb. 28 in his address to a joint session of Congress. “Ryan died as he lived: A […]

Reports: Houthi missile hits military base near Saudi capital

Reports: Houthi missile hits military base near Saudi capital

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2017 A surface-to-surface missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels hit a Saudi military camp near Riyadh on Feb. 5, according to regional news reports. The Saudi Ministry of Defense has not commented on the incident, but a number of local citizens reported on Twitter that the missile hit a military camp in […]

Report: Houthi attack on Saudi frigate may have been meant for U.S. warship

Report: Houthi attack on Saudi frigate may have been meant for U.S. warship

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 Iran-backed Houthi rebels who bombed a Saudi frigate may have thought they were attacking a U.S. vessel. U.S. defense officials told Fox News that the Houthi attack on Jan. 30 off the coast of Yemen may have been meant for an American warship. Those behind the attack “either thought […]

White House says Saudis agree on need for Syria, Yemen safe zones

White House says Saudis agree on need for Syria, Yemen safe zones

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The White House says President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen in an hour-long phone call. During his campaign, Trump had repeatedly called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect Syrian refugees. […]

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