Yemen

Saudis intercept another missile fired by Yemen rebels

(Worthy News) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting the royal palace in the kingdom’s capital. It was the second time in as many months that a rebel projectile had reached as far inside the kingdom as…

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US presents ‘undeniable’ evidence Iran arming Yemen’s rebels with missiles

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations unveiled Thursday what she said was “undeniable” evidence proving that Iran is funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of international law. At a news conference in a hanger at a military base in Washington, Nikki Haley presented recently declassified evidence…

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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen

(Worthy News) – U.S. President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in Yemen’s civil war started…

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Supreme Court Lets Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Go Into Full Effect

(Worthy News) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted his administration’s request to…

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Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian – U.N.

(Worthy News) – Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadh’s regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government. The independent panel of…

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U.S. pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade

(Worthy News) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the capital. It was not clear if pressure…

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IDF Chief of Staff: Israel willing to share intelligence with Saudis

(Worthy News) – Gadi Eisenkot has offered to share Israeli intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia, in remarks published in a rare interview with a Saudi newspaper published in London. “We are ready to exchange experiences with Saudi Arabia and other moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence information to confront Iran,” Eisenkot told the Elaph…

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Appeals court lets Trump travel ban go partially into effect

(Worthy News) – A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially…

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Yemen facing 'largest famine in decades' if blockade isn't lifted, UN aid chief says

(Worthy News) – The Saudi-led military coalition’s blockade of Yemen could lead to “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims,” Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, warned on Wednesday. Lowcock’s warning came as the UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss the most recent…

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Saudi Arabia intercepts 'missile' fired from Yemen

(Worthy News) – Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” north-east of the capital, Riyadh, on Saturday after it was launched from Yemen, Saudi state media reported. “Saudi air defence intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh,” it said. State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile “was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage”…

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