Saudi Arabia says it foiled new Houthi strike, as US set to lift ‘terror’ tag

Officials say drone rigged with explosives was launched against airport near border RIYADH — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it foiled a Houthi drone attack on a southern airport just days before the new US administration is to stop designating the Yemeni rebels as a “terror”…

Yemenis Seek Justice for ‘Unlawful’ US Drone Strike Killings

Two Yemeni families have filed a petition this week against the US government over the “unlawful” killing of 34 relatives, including nine children, in counter-terrorism operations, said human rights group Reprieve. The families suffered enormous loss of life and property between 2013 and 2018 in…

U.S. to Declare Yemen’s Houthis a Terrorist Group, Raising Fears of Fueling a Famine

The State Department’s terrorist designation may be more symbolic than searing for the rebel movement, but it could aggravate Yemen’s human catastrophe. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will designate the Houthi rebels in Yemen as a foreign terrorist organization, four U.S. officials familiar with the…

Yemen PM: Airport attack by Iran-backed rebels meant to ‘eliminate’ government

Missile attack in Aden killed 25 people, targeted prime minister’s plane as it landed, the arrival hall and the VIP lounge CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday said that a missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country’s…

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel’s incoming ambassador to the United States,…

Second explosion heard near presidential palace in Yemen’s Aden after deadly blast at airport where unity govt arrived – reports

Local news have reported yet another explosion in Yemen, this time near the presidential palace, to which the new cabinet fled following the blast at Aden airport. Yemen’s new government was transferred to the palace right after an explosion disrupted their arrival to Aden airport…