Yemeni army continues advance against Houthi militia

the army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, killing several militants as troops pushed forwards. (File/AFP)
Updated 06 November 2018

Yemeni army continues advance against Houthi militia

  • The army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, and killed several militants as troops pushed forwards
  • The source added that the army also made progress in Juban, surrounding the Houthis within the city

DUBAI: Yemen’s army liberated Damt, northwest of Ad Dali’ province, from the Houthi militia on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

A senior military source issued a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces Media Center saying the army had liberated Damt, including strategic mountain locations, killing several militants as troops pushed forwards.

The source added that the army also made progress in Juban, surrounding the Houthis within the city. 


Over 3 million virus cases reported in Mideast

Labourers, wearing protective face masks, disinfect the front of restaurant in Dubai's marina on March 16, 2020. (AFP)
Updated 31 October 2020

Over 3 million virus cases reported in Mideast

  • Labourers, wearing protective face masks, disinfect the front of restaurant in Dubai's marina on March 16, 2020

DUBAI: The number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, an Associated Press count showed on Friday, with the true number likely even higher.
Across the Mideast, there have been over 75,000 deaths attributed to the virus by health authorities, the AP count relying on reported figures by individual countries shows.
There have been 2.5 million recoveries from the virus causing the COVID-19 illness.
In the Mideast, the hardest-hit nation remains Iran, which served as the initial epicenter of the virus in the region. In Iran alone, authorities say there have been over 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with some 477,000 recoveries and 34,000 deaths. Yet even those numbers are believed to be low, Iranian officials say.

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Deaths have been reported in the Middle East region due to the coronavirus, according to health authorities.

In some war-torn nations, it remains difficult to know the scope of the pandemic as well. In Yemen for instance, it’s believed that the vast majority of the country’s cases have gone undiagnosed and untreated, and health workers have said only those who are near death are usually brought to hospitals.