Israel is reportedly considering a Saudi request to change the international status of two disputed islands in the Red Sea, a move that is expected to lay the ground for the normalization of ties between Riyadh and the occupying regime.
The first commercial flight out of Yemen's capital in six years was indefinitely postponed Sunday, after the Saudi-led coalition waging a war against the country refused to issue permits, the national carrier said.
The leader of Yemen’s Houthi resistance movement said the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Saudi Arabia hold animosity toward anyone hostile to Israel, stressing that the trio do not want peace and stability for the Muslim world and are fostering seditious plots.
A string of political developments has occurred in Yemen, enhancing prospects for ending a seven-year-old war waged by Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies against the Ansarullah movement. Days after a two-month cease-fire brokered by the United Nations came to force in Yemen, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, the self-proclaimed president, stepped aside on Thursday and handed over all his powers to a newly-formed Presidential Leadership Council. In an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, former Iranian ambassador to Yemen Morteza Rahimi said the temporary truce could be a turning point in bringing the Saudi-led aggression to an end.
A Turkish court decided to transfer the trial of 26 Saudis accused in the gruesome killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, raising fears that those responsible for the death of The Washington Post columnist won’t be brought to justice for a crime that drew international outrage.
The director general of the Yemen Executive Mine Action Centre (YEMAC) said the Saudi-led military coalition has dropped more than three million cluster bombs on Yemen since the beginning of the devastating war in March 2015.
A senior Yemeni official reacted to a recent report that the Saudi-based Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is considering inviting the Ansarullah resistance movement and other Yemeni parties for consultations, saying the kingdom cannot be a mediator as it is a perpetrator of the bloody war.
President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi strongly condemned Western countries for their double-standard approach to human rights violations in certain countries and inaction of so-called rights advocates in the face of such breaches.
More than 80 prisoners were executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia, draingn a strong wave of condemnation from various Islamic and Saudi opposition groups, which say most of those executed had been jailed only for exercising their right to free expression of opinion.