Amb. Haley cites ‘undeniable evidence’ of Iranian weapon supplies to Yemeni rebels

Amb. Haley cites ‘undeniable evidence’ of Iranian weapon supplies to Yemeni rebels

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — The United States has concrete evidence that Iran was supplying weaponry to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, in violation of United Nations sanctions, the U.S. ambassador to the world body has charged. At a Dec. 14 news conference held at a Washington-area military warehouse […]

Yemen’s former president Saleh shot dead by Houthi rebels 2 days after he turned ‘new page’

Yemen’s former president Saleh shot dead by Houthi rebels 2 days after he turned ‘new page’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Houthi rebels on Dec. 4, just days after his faction’s alliance with the Iran-backed rebels collapsed. Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh’s armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources […]

Collapse of rebel alliance leads to ‘street war’ in Yemeni capital

Collapse of rebel alliance leads to ‘street war’ in Yemeni capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 3, 2017 Three years after joining forces to drive out the internationally recognized government in Yemen, the alliance between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has collapsed. Gun battles between the Houthis and Saleh loyalists erupted in the capital Sanaa on Dec. 3 as residents reported […]

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 […]

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