Houthis continue to breach international peace agreement as they send troops to Hodeidah

The militia heavily attacked areas in Hodeidah using mortar bombs and other weapons. (File/AFP)
Updated 06 August 2019

Houthis continue to breach international peace agreement as they send troops to Hodeidah

  • Houthis sent reinforcement troops to a district in Hodeidah
  • Hodeidah agreement was reached in December 2018

DUBAI: The Houthi militia has breached international peace agreements by escalating fighting in Hodeidah province, west of Yemen, Saudi national news agency SPA reported on Monday.

The militants sent reinforcements to Hais district in Hodeidah as they attacked Yemeni army posts and residential areas, the militia also attacked other areas in the province.

The Hodeidah agreement, which was reached in December 2018, included a cease-fire and the redeployment of national and militant troops.

Military pullbacks were scheduled for the first time in December, after the agreement was reached, but the Yemeni government says the militia did not withdraw its fighters.


Kuwait emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies aged 91

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Kuwait emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies aged 91

  • ‘With deep sadness and sorrow the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait’
  • Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait from 2006

RIYADH: The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has died aged 91.

Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait since 2006.

His death was announced by the Emiri Diwan.

"With deep sadness and sorrow the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait, the Arab and Muslim nations, and our friendly nations worldwide," Royal Court Minister Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah said on state TV.

Sheikh Sabah was admitted to hospital in July and underwent surgery, before traveling to the US for further treatment.

His death brought an ourtpouring of grief and condolences from both the Gulf, the region and beyond.

He served as Kuwait’s foreign minister from 1963 for four decades after holding a number of other governmental posts. He then became prime minister in 2003.