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Friday, December 13, 2019



10 months as ‘slaves’ in Yemen, nine Indians back in Kerala on stolen boat

December 01, 2019 2:28 am

Father Churchill, general secretary of South Asian Fishermen Fraternity, who was in Kochi on Saturday to help them complete formalities with the government agencies, said many such fishermen are stranded in Gulf countries, living a slave’s life.

Iran defends Yemeni rebel attack on Saudi Arabia's oil sites

September 30, 2019 3:27 pm

The September 14 assault was claimed by the Houthis, though the kingdom says it was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran.'' Saudi Arabia has been at war with the Houthis since March 2015.

Aramco airstrike: Saudi Arabia says if attack launched from Iran, it would be an act of war

September 22, 2019 5:41 pm

Saudi Arabia has called the strikes on Abqaiq and Khurais facilities as a test of global will to preserve international order, and will look to form a united front at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.

Yemen's Houthis say Saudi's Aramco plants still a target

September 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants were still a target and could be attacked at "any moment", warning foreigners to leave the area.

Airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia kill dozens in Yemen prison

September 01, 2019 4:00 pm

Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman for the Houthis, posted on his telegram account graphic photos that showed bodies under the rubble. Abdul-Qader el-Murtaza, a rebel official, said there were 170 captured government fighters in the detention center.

Airstrikes kill 30 Yemen government soldiers headed to attack separatists in Aden

August 29, 2019 5:17 pm

It was not immediately clear who was behind the airstrikes but the government side blamed the UAE, which has armed and trained separatist militias in southern Yemen. Officials in the UAE declined to immediately comment.

Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis

August 16, 2019 2:52 am

Analysts say Riyadh and Abu Dhabi differ over how to move forward in Yemen. The UAE, the kingdom's main military ally on the ground for most of the war, in June scaled down its military presence under pressure from Western allies to end the conflict.

Explained: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

August 12, 2019 7:43 am

The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim coalition intervened in Yemen against the Houthis in 2015. The conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen's Aden

August 01, 2019 5:21 pm

The missile hit in the city's neighbourhood of Breiqa where a military parade was underway by forces loyal to the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally recognized government.

A Saudi prince’s war is now his quagmire

July 19, 2019 10:11 pm

The Saudis launched the campaign in 2015 to try to roll back a takeover by the Houthis, a Yemeni faction backed by Iran.


Displaced Yemenis struggle to survive in Houthi-held Sanaa

July 19, 2018 12:41 pm

Many Yemenis who have fled their homes and farms in and around Hodeidah to head north to the Houthi-held capital Sanaa or to safer areas along the western coast and the southern port city of Aden said that they are struggling to survive.