Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

The top U.S. diplomat has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan's economy, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday. The exception granted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Arab coalition forces accuses Iran led Houthis of targeting Yemeni civilians

(Arab News) JEDDAH: Fighting spread to civilian areas of Hodeidah on Wednesday as coalition forces drove toward the port area after driving the last Iran-backed Houthi militias out of the city’s airport. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said they had fully recaptured the airport and were now destroying nearby Houthi fortifications.

Yemen army continues to make gains against Houthi militia

(Arab News) The Yemeni army, with the backing of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, gained control on Wednesday new positions in the front of Al-Zaher, south of the Houthi-stronghold of Saada. The commander of the special forces brigade, Brigadier General Adel bin Ali Al-Musabi, said that the army forces were engaged in

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens as fighting spills into residential areas

ADEN (Reuters) - Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis. Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading to the airport as the group

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