• Yemeni government calls on UN to blacklist Houthis
    The internationally-recognised government in Yemen has called on the UN Security Council to designate the Houthis and its allied forces of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh as "terrorist" organisations, Anadolu reported on Sunday.  The request was made in a message handed by Ye   Details..>>
  • US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the US does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. Mattis' arrived in Baghdad Monday on an unannounced visit as the battle to oust Daesh militants from western Mos   Details..>>
  • UAE arms show comes as Yemen war lingers
    Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.  The Emirates announced over $1.2 billion in arm   Details..>>
  • Norwegian Refugee Council staff abducted in Yemen: minister
    Yemeni Houthi militants have abducted a dozen local staff working for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Red Sea district of Hodeida, a minister and local sources said Monday. Local sources told AFP the employees, all Yemeni citizens, were taken in a Thursday raid over accusations they had accep   Details..>>
  • Yemen crisis to end this year: Saudi FM
    Foreign Affairs Minister of the Saudi Arabia said the crisis in Yemen crisis will end in 2017. "I believe that 2017 will be a year when a number of challenges in the Middle East will be resolved. I believe that the crisis in Yemen will be brought to an end in 2017 and we see that an attemp   Details..>>
  • flights to Aden Airport resume after days-long halt
    Flights to and from Aden Airport resumed on Sunday, after a halt of several days because of security imbalances near the facility. The general director general of Aden Airport Tariq Abdu said in a statement Sky News TV channel "the airport will receive today civil flights from Arab capital   Details..>>
  • Trump's defence chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
    U.S. President Donald Trump's defence secretary arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday for talks with one of Washington's closest allies in the Middle East. Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to the region as Pentagon chief, was expected to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed   Details..>>
  • Hadi praises U.S. move towards Iran's interference in the region
    Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansur Hadi praised the United States new administration, on its active intervention against Iran's systematic interference in the region.  Asharq Al-Awast said Hadi's remarks followed a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Mathew Taller.  The newsp   Details..>>
  • Clashes in Utmah intensify
    At least five Houthi fighters were killed and several others arrested late on Friday in brief clashes with resistance fighters loyal to the Yemeni government in Dhamar, government-run Saba agency said on Saturday. According to the reports, the clashes broke out when Houthi militants forces trie   Details..>>
  • 'Islam is not the source of terrorism': Merkel
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Islam is not the source of "terrorism" and that cooperating with predominantly Muslim states in the fight against it is vital. Merkel, who has been critical of US President Donald Trump's attempt to impose a temporary travel ban on people from sev   Details..>>
Local News
Yemeni government calls on UN to blacklist Houthis
The internationally-recognised government in Yemen has called on the UN Security Council to designate the Houthis and its allied forces of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh as "terrorist" Details..>>
Reports &Analyses
Is the UAE trying to split Yemen into two?
Diana Alghoul In a few months' time it will be two years since the Saudi-led coalition began its operation in Yemen. The war continues with the Saudi-led coalition reiterating its aim that Houthi an Details..>>
People &Economy
Oil pushes higher as US Treasury flags sanctions on Iran
Oil prices jumped higher on Friday in response to the prospect of a fresh round of US sanctions against Iran after its test launch of a ballistic missile. Brent crude futures were up 43 cents at Details..>>
International News
US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the US does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. Mattis' arri Details..>>
Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing at Istanbul airport
Doha- A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Thursday after a suspected bird strike caused a fire in one of its engines, aviation officials and the c Details..>>
Sports
Real stay ahead with win over stragglers Osasuna
Madrid- Real Madrid maintained a one point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo was on target in a hard fought 3-1 win at rock bottom Osasuna on Saturday. Earlier, Barca Details..>>
Varieties
ERC continues supporting education in Aden
Aden- The Aden Education Office, with the support of Emirates Red Crescent, has organised a student carnival on the occasion of the first anniversary of 'Operation Restoring Hope' supporting the Details..>>
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