10 senior members of Houthi militia killed in ongoing battle to liberate Yemen

A picture taken on June 21, 2018 shows armored vehicles belonging to the Amalqa (“Giants”) Brigades, loyal to the Saudi-backed government, parked on the side of a road during the offensive to seize the Red Sea port city of Hodeida from Iran-backed Houthi rebels, on its southern outskirts near the airport: (Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP)
Updated 23 June 2018
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10 senior members of Houthi militia killed in ongoing battle to liberate Yemen

  • The senior members of the Houthi militia were among dozens killed
  • There was also more than 30 members of the militia captured

DUBAI: The Yemeni army has killed 10 senior members of the Houthis in battles to liberate the Al-Bayda province from the Iranian-backed militia, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

According to Yemen’s Ministry of Defense website “September 26” the 10 were killed as fighting continued across large areas of the province.

The senior members of the militia were among dozens killed and more than 30 captured.


8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community. (AP)
Updated 21 September 2018
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8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

  • The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy

UNITED NATIONS: Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel’s planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision.
The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the UN Security Council on Thursday. It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community.
The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy. They say in the statement that they “will not give up on a negotiated two-state solution with Jerusalem as a capital” of both Israel and a new Palestinian state.
That was an implicit slap at US President Donald Trump’s declaration in December that contested Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.