Latest Houthis News

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital

Nov. 26, 2021 21:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels launched airstrikes early Saturday morning targeting the country's capital, Sanaa. Saudi state-run television reported the strikes, citing the Saudi-led coalition as urging...

Yemen's Houthis: Saudi coalition strike hits Sanaa factory

Nov. 23, 2021 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike Tuesday gutted a plastics factory in Yemen's rebel-held capital of Sanaa, the rebels said, the latest attack amid an escalation in fighting in recent weeks. The dawn strike hit a factory owned by a Syrian national and...

Yemen official warns dam will break if rebels take Marib

Nov. 21, 2021 03:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The foreign minister of Yemen's government in exile warned Sunday that a rebel takeover of the crucial, energy-rich city of Marib would be a disaster on the scale of the collapse of its ancient dam that decimated an entire kingdom. ...

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Nov. 20, 2021 02:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, a pledge coming as negotiations remain stalled over Tehran's tattered atomic deal...

UN condemns seizure of closed US Embassy in Yemen by rebels

Nov. 18, 2021 15:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms" the intrusion and seizure of the now-closed U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital and the detention of dozens of local employees by the country's Houthi rebels. A statement...

UN demands that Yemen's Houthi rebels free detained staffers

Nov. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday demanded the release of two U.N. staffers detained earlier this month by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. U.N. officials were given assurances by senior Houthi officials last week that the two men, both Yemenis, would be...

Government-allied forces leave Yemeni city, rebels re-enter

Nov. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government have withdrawn from the strategic port city of Hodeida, allowing the rebels to retake key positions there, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said. The development was a setback to...

UN slaps sanctions on three leading Houthi rebels in Yemen

Nov. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has slapped sanctions on three Houthi rebels linked to cross-border attacks from Yemen into Saudi Arabia and to fighting in the government’s last stronghold in the country’s north. The United Kingdom said Wednesday it...

Diplomats concerned Gulf spat could harm Lebanese in region

Nov. 10, 2021 09:27 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s ambassadors who were recently asked to leave Bahrain and Saudi Arabia amid an unprecedented diplomatic spat with Gulf countries expressed fear Wednesday the dispute could harm the interests of Lebanese living in the region. The warning, which...

Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

Nov. 10, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while weighing in with his political opinions about the region’s events. ...