UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

On July 14, the U.N. reported that an airstrike in Hajjah province killed seven children, some as young as 2 years old. The next day, the Houthi rebels and aid workers reported an airstrike by the coalition hit a celebration in Jawf for a newborn boy’s circumcision, killing at least 10 civilians, including six children […]

Yemen floods destroy 4 heritage buildings in historic Old City of Sanaa

SANAA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Rains and flash floods in Yemen completely destroyed four buildings and damaged 30 others in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site of the Old City of Sanaa, residents told Xinhua on Sunday.

3 Ethiopian migrants killed in Yemen crossfire

SANAA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — At least three Ethiopian migrants were killed on Sunday after they were caught in crossfire of clashes between the Yemeni warring parties in the central province of Marib, a government security source told Xinhua.

6 Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, a man looks at his mobile phone in front of the flag of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, in Kuwait City. The GCC, a six-nation bloc of Gulf Arab nations torn apart by internal strife, unanimously endorsed on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, an extension of a […]

Iranian Protests Pose New Challenges To The Regime’s Future

Khamenei suffered a major blow with the loss of his right-hand man. Soleimani’s death likely degraded the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, because his successor, Gen. Esmail Ghaani, is not as capable, Gen. Joseph Votel, retired head of the U.S. Central Command, told a conference in Israel last week. (RELATED: One Injured In Rocket […]

Trump Wants to Turn America’s Alliances Into Protection Rackets

PARIS—Suspicions surrounding Donald Trump’s Russia connections have grown so intense that he’s now being asked directly, even on Fox News, whether he is working for Moscow. And every time he tries to slide by the issue, saying how insulted he is, the suspicions grow worse. At this point it’s an accusation hard for him to […]

UAE helps reunite Yemeni Jewish family after 15 years of separation

A local official of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that “the Jewish minority living in northern areas controlled by the Houthi rebels are suffering daily abuses and the UAE intervened lately.”

Opinion: Afghanistan blasts are an attack on press freedom

After a motorcycle rider blew himself up in the middle of early Monday morning rush hour traffic in the vicinity of the Afghan intelligence service’s headquarters, many journalists made their way to the scene of the attack. To report. To break the silence after an explosion that turns victims into anonymous numbers. But that did […]

Yemeni gov’t records 7 new COVID-19 cases, 1,804 in total

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi group seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of Sanaa. Enditem

Roundup: Iranian president predicts 6 more months of COVID-19 outbreak in Iran as Iraq yet to hit pandemic peak

CAIRO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Iranian president warned on Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic will last at least six more months in the country. Meanwhile, Iraqi deputy minister of health said that Iraq has yet to reach the coronavirus peak.