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US pressures won’t stop Iran from pursuing plans for development: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed the US’ sanctions against the country, noting that these pressures will not make Iran abandon its plans and dreams for development. “We didn’t think that a cunning and terrorist-sponsor administration would come to power in America and put more pressure on Iran, the region, …

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Qatar ruler appoints top aide as prime minister

DOHA: Qatar’s ruler has appointed a new prime minister, the office of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said on Tuesday, choosing a close associate for an influential role that seeks to ensure the emir’s writ runs throughout the Gulf State’s administration. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al …

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Al-Houthi Calls the Security Council and UNESCO to Visit Yemen

SANA’A: Member Supreme Political Council, Mohammad Al-Houthi, called on both the International Security Council and the United Nations Culture and Science Organization (UNESCO) to actually deliver on their promises, execute their tasks, and fulfill their responsibilities. He said in a tweet that “we look forward to convening the Security Council …

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Deal of century meant to protect Trump from impeachment: Palestinian PM

JERUSALEM: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict aims to protect him from impeachment and the Israeli premier from imprisonment. “This plan does not form the basis for resolving the conflict, and is presented by a party …

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Turkey ends rescue efforts after earthquake toll reaches 41

ANKARA: Turkey has called off rescue operations in eastern areas hit by Friday’s earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities say. The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province, …

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Yemen’s Houthi fighters seize key route in Sana’a province

SANA’A: Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement have managed to gain ground against forces loyal to the country’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Sana’a province. Houthi fighters seized a strategic road that connects Sana’a to Yemen’s northern provinces of Ma’rib and al-Jawf in the fighting, pro-Hadi military officials …

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Yemeni Air Defenses Shoot Down Saudi Spy Drone in Jizan

SANA’A: Air Defenses of the Army and Popular Committees shot down, Tuesday, a hostile spy drone run by the US-Saudi aggression across from Jizan. A military source told that the aggression’s spy drone was shot down in Al-Malahit area off Jizan with an undisclosed missile. On January 14, the Air …

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Yemeni fighters score major victories against Saudi-backed forces

SANA’A: Just days after Saudi-backed forces failed in their attempt to advance towards the Yemeni capital Sana’a, Ansarullah fighters and their allies took the battle to the strongholds of the invading forces. Yemeni forces took control of large areas in Nihm district in Sana’a Province and Al Jawf Province. The troops …

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