Yemen troops kill Houthi commander

The Houthis uprising began in 2014. (File/AFP)
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Updated 01 January 2020

Yemen troops kill Houthi commander

  • Houthi commander and several other militants were killed
  • The war in Yemen is now in its sixth year

DUBAI: Yemeni troops killed a Houthi commander and other militants in northern Dali province, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The Yemeni forces launched attacks targeting Houthi positions, resulting in multiple casualties.

The war in Yemen began after Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014 from the internationally recognized government and launched an offensive across the country.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 after the militants invaded the city of Aden.


Germany warns dual nationals off Iran travel after arrest

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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.