UAE: Coalition kills dozens of Houthis, cuts supply line

Houthi militia hold their weapons aloft in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)
Updated 05 January 2018

UAE: Coalition kills dozens of Houthis, cuts supply line

DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed dozens of Houthi terrorists and cut one of their main supply routes on Wednesday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
The offensive, northwest of Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz, could be a major advance for the Western-backed coalition forces in nearly three years of civil war.
It would consolidate gains made last month at Al-Khoukha on the Red Sea where pro-government forces, energized since the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December after he ditched his alliance with the Iran-aligned Houthis, made their biggest advance in months.
WAM said local Yemeni fighters, backed by UAE troops, raided Houthi strongholds between Al-Khoukha and the town of Heys, about 25 km to the east to try to secure Red Sea areas captured last month.


Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew

Updated 05 April 2020

Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew

  • Jordan has declared five dead and 323 cases of the COVID-19
  • Authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating” coronavirus regulations

AMMAN: Jordan said it is to use drones and surveillance cameras to monitor compliance with a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“The armed forces and security services will ensure the curfew is being respected by using modern technology such as drones and surveillance cameras,” the minister of state for information, Amjad Al-Adayleh, told a press briefing late Saturday.
Jordan has declared five dead and 323 cases of the COVID-19 illness.
Adayleh, who also serves as government spokesman, warned that authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating decisions” taken to contain the outbreak.
Jordan says it has arrested at least 1,600 people for violating the curfew, which imposes heavy penalties and has been in force since last month.
It has sealed off the capital and all the country’s provinces, suspended flights in and out of Jordan, closed schools and banned all public gatherings.