Yemeni army advances in Sanaa province

The clashes between Yemeni army and Houthis in east of Sanaa still continue. (AFP/File)
Updated 07 April 2019
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Yemeni army advances in Sanaa province

  • Arab Coalition jets targeted Houthi troops
  • Houthis are stalling the redeployment in Hodeidah

DUBAI: The Yemeni army took control of Jabal Al-Ghunaimi east of Sanaa province in an operation on Saturday, Saudi state-agency SPA reported.

Saudi-led Arab coalition jets targeted Houthi troops in the area, a military source said.

Clashes continued between the Yemeni army and the militia, with the army making advances, the source added.

Fighting between the warring sides picked up this month after the Houthi militia were accused of refusing to implement a UN-led peace deal in Hodeidah.

The US ambassador to Yemen said last month the Houthis were obstructing the deal, which would allow aid workers access to the area to distribute humanitarian relief to the 24 million in need. 

The cease-fire agreement between the two parties – which was reached in Stockholm - was signed in December last year, but troops have not started the planned redeployment of Hodeidah. 


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

Updated 19 April 2019
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Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

  • The two leaders discussed Washington’s continued support for the UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.
The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.
“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.