Yemeni forces take new ground east of Sanaa

File: Yemeni forces took positions east of Sanaa. (Reuters)
Updated 11 March 2018
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Yemeni forces take new ground east of Sanaa

JEDDAH: Yemeni forces captured new positions east of Sanaa, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
The forces battling Iran-backed Houthi militia to control of Nham district of eastern Sanaa.
The news came in a statement by a Yemeni military source quoted on September 26 website of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense.


Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak’s sons detained

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Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak’s sons detained

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has accepted a defense motion to remove a judge who ordered the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak’s two sons in connection with their ongoing trial on insider trading charges.
The legal basis for Thursday’s verdict wasn’t immediately known. It came less than a week after judge Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh ordered the two younger Mubaraks detained — wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak’s one-time heir apparent Gamal — before he adjourned their hearings until Oct. 20.
Also unknown is whether legal proceedings would now begin to secure their release.
Separately, the two and their father were detained in 2011 and later sentenced to three years each for embezzling funds meant for maintenance of presidential palaces.
The sons were released in 2015 for time served. Mubarak was freed last year.