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 […]

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 […]

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