Houthis killed by own landmines

National forces targeted Houthi groups in Taiz. (Shutterstock/File)
Updated 20 March 2019
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Houthis killed by own landmines

  • Two Houthi leaders died in the attacks
  • Yemen's Information Minister said Houthis don't want to accept a peaceful resolution

Four Houthis died when landmines they planted detonated in an area west of Taiz, national press agency SPA reported.

Yemen’s national army targeted militants who were planting landmines in Al-Dhabab front in Taiz, killing two of their leaders.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani told Saba news the militia’s failure to comply with international agreements set up to aid the move towards a peaceful outcome showed their reluctance to accept peaceful solutions.

The only solution in Yemen is to free the areas from the Houthis, who do not honor pacts, he added.


US Mideast plan will not include land transfer from Egypt’s Sinai: envoy

Updated 20 April 2019
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US Mideast plan will not include land transfer from Egypt’s Sinai: envoy

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan will not involve giving land from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula to the Palestinians, an American envoy said on Friday.
Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s Middle East envoy, apparently sought to deny reports on social media that the long-awaited plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would involve extending Gaza into the northern Sinai along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast.
“Hearing reports our plan includes the concept that we will give a portion of Sinai (which is Egypt’s) to Gaza. False!,” Greenblatt, one of the architects of the proposal, tweeted on Friday.
The American plan is expected to be unveiled once Israel’s newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forms a government coalition and after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in June.
Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday the plan would require compromise by all parties, a source familiar with his remarks said.
It is unclear whether the plan will propose outright the creation of a Palestinian state, the Palestinians’ core demand.
The Palestinians have long sought to set up a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The last round of US-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014.