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.


Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’

Baquer Namazi. (Twitter)
Updated 16 November 2018
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Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’

  • Baquer Namazi, 81, has been held in Iran for over two years

WASHINGTON: The family and attorney of an Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran say his health is rapidly deteriorating and are appealing to the Iranian authorities to allow him to leave for medical treatment.
Babak Namazi, the son of Baquer Namazi, is asking Iran “to show mercy to my father.”
Baquer Namazi, 81, has been held in Iran for over two years. He and his son Siamak Namazi were convicted of collaborating with a hostile power in 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The elder Namazi has been diagnosed with narcolepsy in addition to battling a heart condition in prison.
Babak Namazi and the family’s attorney say they believe direct engagement between the US and Iran is “critically important” to secure the release of the elder Namazi.