Yemeni defense minister discusses efforts to combat terrorism with US

A Yemeni aims his rifle as fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to the Yemen's Saudi-backed government, attend a graduation ceremony in the country's third city Taiz, on July 17, 2018. (File/AFP)
Updated 17 January 2019
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Yemeni defense minister discusses efforts to combat terrorism with US

  • The Yemeni defense minister met with US military attaché in Yemen
  • The discussed improving the Yemeni army and counter-terrorism efforts

The Yemeni defense minister Lieutenant-General Mohammad Ali Al-Maqdashi met with US military attaché in Yemen, Col. Brad Gandhi, on Wednesday, to discuss improving the Yemeni army and counter-terrorism efforts.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister Salim Al-Khanbashi discussed with the head of the European Union delegation to Yemen, Antonia Calvo, the economic war imposed by the Houthi militia.

The meeting reviewed the challenges Yemen faces in light of the non-compliance of the Houthi militia of the peace talks held in Sweden.

The minister claimed that the Houthis looted state institutions.

He said the government was preparing the budget for 2019, and would give priority to projects that served the community and challenges related to a comprehensive reconstruction program for the public and private sectors. 


Russian air strikes kill 10 civilians in Syria's Idlib: monitor

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Russian air strikes kill 10 civilians in Syria's Idlib: monitor

BEIRUT: Air strikes by regime ally Russia killed 10 civilians in the region of Idlib in northwestern Syria Friday, a war monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said those killed in the towns of Kafranbel and Tal Hawash included two children.
The air raids came as two days of talks on ending the war in Syria - sponsored by Russia, fellow regime ally Iran, and rebel backer Turkey - concluded in Kazakhstan.