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KSA gives $31 billion aid to 78 countries, Yemen tops list

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: Since the foundation of Saudi Arabia, its wealth has not been limited to its citizens but has been spread throughout most of the world. It has provided humanitarian aid, charitable grants and soft loans to countries regardless of color or race. The Kingdom has always been one of world’s top providers of aid. To […]

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Yemen army liberates Numan in Al-Bayda province from Houthi militia

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

DUBAI: The Yemen army has liberated Numan in Al-Bayda province on Friday, Governor Naser Al-Sawadi said. The governor praised the support of the Arab coalition for the liberation of several areas in the province and called on residents join the national army to liberate the remaining areas, in a statement on Yemen’s official news agency. The […]

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Arab coalition: Operations in Yemen aimed at pressuring Houthis to accept political solution

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

The spokesperson for the Saudi-led Arab coalition Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Friday that operations in Yemen are “aimed at pressuring the Houthi militias to accept the political solution.” During a press conference in Brussels, Al-Maliki said that the safety of the people was the coalition’s  top priority. “The political diplomatic solution is always the best […]

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Yemen’s Houthi chief proposes to place Hodeidah under UN supervision

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SANAA (Xinhua) — The chief of Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday said he had proposed to UN special envoy Martin Griffiths to place Hodeidah under UN supervision, the Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported. “We welcomed a supervisory, technical and logistical role of the UN on the port of Hodeidah, but they are liars, they just […]

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Saudi-led coalition pressures rebels for Yemen solution

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

SANAA, Yemen : Pressures are being piled on Houthi rebels to reach a political solution to the 4-year conflict in Yemen, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said Wednesday. “The coalition is working at all levels to pressure the militias [Houthis] to accept the political solution,” Col. Turki al-Maliki said in statements cited by the Saudi-funded […]

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KSRelief sends 365 tons of food aid to Hodeidah in Yemen

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Relief and Humanitarian Center dispatched 18 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Hodeidah in Yemen. The General Director of KSRelief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah said in a press statement that this aid shipment comes is sent on the orders of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to support Yemenis and ease their suffering […]

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UN special envoy to Yemen hopes to persuade Houthi militia to hand over Hodeidah port: Coalition

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

LONDON: Saudi-led Arab coalition said  Monday that the UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is trying to persuade Iran-backed Houthi militia to hand over Hodeidah port without fighting. In a press conference in Riyadh, the spokesperson of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that “it is the right of the legitimate government of Yemen […]

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UN envoy in Yemen for Hodeidah crisis talks

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

SANAA: The UN envoy for Yemen carried a plan to halt fighting around the key aid port of Hodeidah where Houthi militia have been battling a regional coalition as he arrived Saturday in the rebel-held capital Sanaa for emergency talks. Martin Griffiths was expected to propose to militia leaders that they cede control of the […]

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Yemen gov’t forces take Al-Hudaydah’s southern entrance

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SANAA: Government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition on Friday captured the southern entrance of Yemen’s strategic port city of Al-Hudaydah, a local military source has said. According to the source, army troops and pro-government paramilitary forces have taken the Al-Manzar and Al-Duwar areas — both of which are situated near Al-Hudaydah’s southern entrance — […]

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UN Security Council calls for Yemen port to remain open

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON: The UN Security Council on Thursday demanded an urgent halt to a Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led offensive in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, calling for the port to be kept open for humanitarian assistance. The emergency closed-door meeting, requested by the UK, convened Thursday afternoon and marked the second time this week the […]

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