Five Houthis killed by Yemen forces

The Yemeni national forces launched a surprise attack in Dhale province. (AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019

Five Houthis killed by Yemen forces

  • Yemeni forces captured large amounts of weapons and ammunition
  • They were backed by national resistance

DUBAI: Five Houthi militia were killed and another five were captured in an attack by the Yemen national forces in the southern Dhale province, state news agency SPA reported.

Yemeni national forces, backed by national resistance, launched a surprise attack on a Houthis in Al-Husha district, gaining control of the area.


Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

Updated 15 September 2019

Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

ALGIERS: Algeria — whose president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April following mass protests — is to hold a presidential election on December 12, his interim successor announced Sunday.

"I have decided... that the date of the presidential election will be Thursday, December 12," said Abdelkader Bensalah, who is precluded from standing himself, in a televised address.

The announcement comes after army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah, seen as the strongman in Algeria since the fall of Bouteflika, insisted that polls be held by the end of this year, despite ongoing protests demanding the creation of new institutions ahead of any elections.