Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

$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 […]

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Special to WorldTribune.com A World Food Program (WFP) ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in Yemen on March 2 nearly a month after being diverted to Saudi Arabia. Saudi said it blocked the shipment on Feb. 11 because the vessel, the Mainport Cedar, was carrying communications equipment. The ship was carrying relief supplies to the port […]

Saudis lose EU spin battle with Iran on arms embargo over civilian casualties in Yemen

Saudis lose EU spin battle with Iran on arms embargo over civilian casualties in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi officials believe Iran’s intervention likely led to a European parliament vote on an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia. The vote was called because of reported heavy civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led coalition in its war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi representatives were working on Feb. 25 to persuade […]

Saudis report 375 civilians have been killed near Yemen border

Saudis report 375 civilians have been killed near Yemen border

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies have fired some 40,000 projectiles from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 375 civilians, Saudi officials said on Feb. 1. On Feb. 1 alone, nearly 130 mortars and 15 missiles were fired by the Houthis and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former president, […]