Yemen government calls for block on Houthi TV channel

The Yemen government accuses the Houthi channel of spreading hate and propaganda. (File photo/AFP)
Updated 29 November 2018
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Yemen government calls for block on Houthi TV channel

DUBAI: Yemen’s internationally recognised government has called for a block on the broadcast of a Houthi television channel from the country.

Information Minister Moammer Al-Eryani said the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television was "generating poisonous sectarianism and inciting violence and hatred", Saba news agency reported.

He added that Arab satellite operator Nilesat - which is based in Cairo - had stopped broadcasting the rebel outlet.

The Houthi rebels condemned the calls.

The Supreme Council for Media Regulation in Egypt told AFP it had not ordered the closure of any channels, but the outlet was not visible on Nilesat on Wednesday evening.


Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar

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Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar

  • Haftar’s LNA has been unable to take Tripoli from the internationally recognized government despite fighting that has caused havoc
  • Tens of thousands of people have been displaced because of the conflict

BENGHAZI: At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.
Eastern-based LNA had downed a drone on Sunday in Tripoli’s southern suburb of Ain Zara, it said without elaborating.
In the latest turmoil since the toppling of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Haftar’s LNA has been unable to take Tripoli from the internationally recognized government despite fighting that has caused havoc in the capital’s southern suburbs and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.