Yemen’s army clashes with Houthis in Dalih, 18 dead

The clashes resulted in the deaths of 18 militia members, including two field commanders. (File/AFP)
Updated 22 December 2018

Yemen’s army clashes with Houthis in Dalih, 18 dead

  • The clashes broke out between the two sides while militants tried to infiltrate army positions
  • The clashes resulted in the deaths of 18 militia members, including two field commanders

DUBAI: Yemen’s army killed and wounded 30 members of the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Friday in clashes that took place in the southern province of Dalih, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

The Yemeni military sources said that the clashes broke out between the two sides while militants tried to infiltrate army positions.

The clashes resulted in the deaths of 18 militia members, including two field commanders called Mohammed Abdullah al-Musami and Mohsen Riab, in addition to wounding 12 others.

 


Israeli attorney general to decide on Netanyahu charges

Updated 1 min 29 sec ago

Israeli attorney general to decide on Netanyahu charges

JERUSALEM: Israel’s attorney general scheduled a Thursday night news conference to announce his long-awaited decision on whether to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption scandals.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s ruling promises to upend the Israeli political world after two inconclusive elections.
If, as widely expected, he presses charges against the prime minister, it would deal a heavy blow to Netanyahu’s hopes to remaining in office. If Netanyahu is cleared, it would give him a major boost as the country braces for the possibility of its third election in under a year.
The allegations against Netanyahu include suspicions that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends, offered to trade favors with a newspaper publisher and used his influence to help a wealthy telecom magnate in exchange for favorable coverage on a popular news site.  
Netanyahu has called the allegations part of a witch hunt, lashing out against the media, police, prosecutors and the justice system.
Netanyahu scheduled a press conference at 6:30 p.m. GMT, an hour after Mandelblit’s expected announcement.