Houthi militants killed, others wounded in clashes in Yemen’s Taiz

Houthi militants march during the funeral of a Military leader killed in the province of Hodeida, northern district of Abs, Hajjah governorate, on July 18, 2018. (File Photo: AFP/Essa Ahmed)
Updated 25 July 2018

Houthi militants killed, others wounded in clashes in Yemen’s Taiz

  • “Intermittent clashes took place between forces of the National Army and the Houthi militia on several fronts,” Yemen’s Defense Ministry said
  • Elsewhere, fighting erupted between troops and the militants on several fronts in Al-Baydah province

DUBAI: Fierce clashes erupted between the Yemeni army and Houthi militia in western Taiz on Wednesday leaving several militants dead and wounded, Saudi state-news channel reported.
“Intermittent clashes took place between forces of the National Army and the Houthi militia on several fronts,” Yemen’s Defense Ministry said in a statement issued on its official website September Net.
Elsewhere, fighting erupted between troops and the militants on several fronts in Al-Baydah province.
Local sources said the fighting broke out after Houthis attacked army forces in the Aqab Al-Qantha’ area, who repelled the attack and forced the militia to retreat and flee.


Germany warns dual nationals off Iran travel after arrest

Updated 23 November 2020

Germany warns dual nationals off Iran travel after arrest

BERLIN: Germany has warned citizens who also hold Iranian nationality against travelling to Iran after a dual national was arrested in October.
The foreign ministry did not name the detained citizen, but she has been identified as Nahid Taghavi by her daughter Mariam Claren.
"There have been several arrests of German-Iranian dual nationals in the past -- including most recently in October 2020, often without comprehensible reasons," said the German foreign ministry in an online update of its travel warning.
"Further detentions of people who also possess Iranian citizenship cannot be ruled out," it added, stressing therefore that "unnecessary travel by people who are also Iranian nationals is strongly discouraged".

 


Taghavi is a 66-year-old architect, who is reportedly being held in solitary detention in Iran.
Her daughter Claren said she has had no access to her since October 15, a day before she was believed to have been arrested.
Human rights group IGFM said Taghavi should be viewed as a political prisoner because she has for years been fighting for human rights in Iran, in particular for women's rights and freedom of expression.