The recently formalized 20 percent religious tax that directly benefits the ruling Houthi family and others in their hereditary class has been carried out by the group informally ..

A Russian doctor working in the town of Harib in southeastern Marib governorate was found dead outside his home on Sunday, a local official told Almasdar Online.  The ..

His name first emerged in 2017, when he voiced his refusal to recruit and train a UAE-sponsored group of Yemeni fighters outside the authority of Yemen’s Interior Ministry. ..

Doctors and other medical professionals are sounding the alarm in the Houthi-controlled Ibb governorate, saying a large outbreak of coronavirus in the governorate is obvious. The ..

One could be forgiven for having hoped that Yemen’s woes, which have kept away (most) tourists, could have kept away the coronavirus. Those wishes were dashed on April 10, ..

During meetings with senior Saudi officials last week discussing how to break the deadlock over the Riyadh Agreement, UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) Aidarous ..

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country’s exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a U.S. ..

Yemen’s National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus has adopted a new framework to repatriate Yemenis stranded abroad.  The new measures – which include ..

Opposing sides in the Syrian civil war have agreed to reconvene in Geneva for negotiations on the constitution, United Nations Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said on Tuesday, saying ..

Jordan's king warned Israel of a "massive conflict" if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ..

By the numbers, Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe: millions nationwide are suffering dangerous levels of food insecurity, and diseases like cholera and ..

Houthi authorities have concealed approximately 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, according to seven sources including multiple doctors, a ..

The Bundesliga restart is not at risk even after the entire squad of second-tier Dynamo Dresden was placed under quarantine, the head of the German Football League (DFL) said. ..

A number of governmental institutions in the interim capital of Aden are planning to hand over their revenue to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), according to sources with ..

Socotra authorities issued a statement Tuesday accusing forces loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) of attempting to storm the governorate’s ..

On Jan. 22, four days after a suspected Houthi missile strike killed more than 110 government soldiers at an army training camp on the outskirts of Marib city, Houthi intelligence ..

Yemen’s National Alliance of Political Parties (NAPP), a group of parties loyal to the internationally recognized government, has condemned the declaration of ..

In a statement released Monday, the Saudi-led coalition called on all parties to reaffirm the Riyadh Agreement, following the declaration of self-administration by the Southern ..

An 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in the eastern Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Meteorology and Early Warning Bureau in Hadhramout governorate. ..

The Houthis stormed dozens of homes in Dhamar city, about 100 kilometers south of the capital of Sana’a, and arrested 17 youths in the past 24 hours, according to the head of..

Saudi military reinforcements have arrived in the coastal town of Shaqra in Abyan governorate, a senior military officer in the Fourth Military Region told Almasdar Online. The ..

A funeral was held in the port city of Al-Mocha in Hodeidah governorate on Sunday for government liaison officer Mohammed Al-Sulaihi, who passed away Friday from injuries sustained..

UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Thursday that there is a window of opportunity for peace in Yemen, as the country goes through some of ..

Government officials in the interim capital of Aden have resorted to purchasing diesel from local traders amid an ongoing fuel shortage, an official in the state electricity ..

Two officers from the Security Belt Forces (SBF) were killed Monday afternoon in clashes with the Second Giants Brigade in Lahj governorate, according to a local council member who..

With Yemen’s first case of coronavirus just confirmed, Yemeni artists and musicians are using song to urge their countrymen and women to stay home.   Eleven ..

General People’s Congress (GPC) officials living outside Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen spoke out against the decision taken Thursday by the Sana’a-based leadership ..

Martin Odegaard had offers to join Liverpool or Ajax for this season, according to Leonid Slutsky. Norway international Odegaard joined Real Sociedad on loan from Real Madrid ..

Houthi artillery shells killed five women and a child and injured 28 others at the Central Prison in Taiz city on Sunday, an official in the local prosecutor's office told ..

Kyle Walker risks punishment from Manchester City following allegations about his private life that included a breach of the UK's coronavirus lockdown. ..

Neymar, Lautaro Martinez or both? Barcelona may have a decision to make this close season. Neymar has been linked with a return to Camp Nou, while the LaLiga giants are also ..

Yemeni activists have launched a massive social media campaign on Tuesday to release all prisoners and detainees from Yemeni prisons as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the ..

Seven workers were injured on Sunday when Houthis fired mortar shells at the Thabet Brothers industrial complex in Yemen's Red Sea city of Hodeidah. The shells hit ..

The IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers have decided a new date for the games, which has been postponed due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus.  The new games will start ..

Local authorities in Shabwa governorate in southern Yemen announced the release of 43 prisoners in an effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus being transmitted among the prison ..

Update: By the end of Thursday, Houthi and Saudi media outlets were reporting violations of the ceasefire, each pointing the finger at the other party. -- ..

Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in ..

Travelers from Ibb governorate in southern Yemen said the Houthi measures imposed to restrict access to areas under their control have nothing to do with the prevention of ..

SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties, based in Geneva, demanded today Houthis militia, the Southern Transitional Council militia affiliated to the Emirates and the forces of ..

Houthi authorities have evicted students from a major Sana’a University residential complex, claiming that it is a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. The ..

“As a young man from Marib, I have no doubt that any dialogue here or there is just throwing sand in our eyes,” said Abu Hisham Al-Shater, a media activist from Marib. ..

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor under Yemen’s internationally recognized government announced the start of the seventh phase of emergency cash assistance funded by ..

The Saudi-led coalition prevented four UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) leaders and a pro-STC security commander from departing the airport in Jordan’s ..

Houthi authorities have summoned about 60 notaries public in the past two weeks to police stations in Hamdan district, north of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, a resident ..

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has formed a new military brigade in Abyan governorate in southern Yemen, a move that could complicate the stalled implementation..

Josip Ilicic produced a sublime individual display as his four-goal haul led Atalanta to a 4-3 win away to Valencia, securing an 8-4 aggregate triumph and a first Champions League ..

Tottenham's hopes of repeating last season's run to the Champions League final came to an end as RB Leipzig eased into the quarter-finals with a 3-0 second-leg win. ..

Newly-appointed Al-Mahra Governor Mohammed Ali Yasser met with the leadership of an anti-Saudi sit-in committee on Sunday in a move aimed at easing tensions and increasing ..

An art exhibition by women opened in Marib governorate on Monday.  Featuring 65 paintings and drawings by 15 amateur female Yemeni artists, the five-day exhibition is the ..

Saudi government officials stopped people from entering the kingdom via the Al-Wadeeah border crossing on Monday as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. While entry ..

The Aden branch of Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) has cut oil and diesel prices days after an oil shortage hit the southern coastal city and interim capital, an official in the ..

Yemeni army forces recaptured the Al-Yutamah area in Khab Al-Shaaf district, the largest and least-populated district in Al-Jawf governorate, hours after the Houthi rebels seized ..

Odion Ighalo scored twice as Manchester United eased into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Derby County at Pride Park. The Red Devils' January loan signing took..

Lucas Tousart scored the only goal as Lyon secured a slender 1-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Maurizio Sarri's side ..

Five years of civil war have devastated Yemen’s economy. More than 11 million people struggle daily to find enough food, while about 22 million people are forced to skip or ..

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the coronavirus outbreak has not reached the level of a pandemic but warned countries to step up preparations to deal ..

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) has halted its participation since early February in the military and security committees formed to implement the Riyadh Agreement, a source..

Yemeni lawyer and human rights activist Huda Al-Sarari won the 2020 Martin Ennals Human Rights Defenders Award in Geneva on Wednesday for exposing torture and enforced ..

Houthi authorities shut down Coffee Corner, a popular coffee shop, nestled in the upscale Haddah area of Yemen’s capital Sana'a after storming its premises last ..

Manchester United closed ground on the Champions League places as Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire struck to claim a vital 2-0 win over Chelsea, who were twice denied by VAR. ..

Israeli commercial planes have started overflying Sudan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the new air corridor as the result of a breakthrough meeting with..

Yemen’s National Alliance of Political Parties (NAPP) supporting President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognized government expressed shock at a call by ..

Yemen’s Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed left the interim capital Aden on Wednesday morning for Riyadh amid stalled implementation of the the Saudi-brokered Riyadh ..

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has started repairing the undersea fiber-optic cable that was damaged near the Suez Canal last month, knocking out 80 percent of Yemen’s internet ..

UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces prevented troops loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and Saudi forces from entering Lahj governorate on Saturday, as ..

About 10 cargo trucks unloaded four-wheel-drive military vehicles and ambulances in the Qarn Al-Kalasi area of Shaqra town in southern Abyan governorate on Thursday afternoon, a ..

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. We lost a member of our family. It was a sad moment for us, for European citizens – and, indeed, for many ..

The first medical flight carrying Yemenis to hospitals abroad departed Houthi-controlled Sana’a International Airport for Jordan’s capital, Amman, on Monday, carrying ..

Team Sha’b Hadhramout was crowned champion of the Yemeni Football Association on Sunday afternoon, beating Wehdat Aden 3-2 in penalty shootouts at the Olympic Stadium in ..

The conflict in Yemen has divided countless families and communities, and given momentum to a range of groups calling for separation or greater regional autonomy. As the fighting ..

Yemeni army forces retook strategic positions, killed and captured more than 30 Houthis in the third day of intense fighting along Nihm front northeast of the capital Sana’a ..

In an exclusive interview with Almasdar Online’s Moath Rajeh, UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths condemns the recent missile attack that killed more than 110 in ..

Teams Sha’b Hadhramout and Wehdat Aden tied in a match on Monday at the Olympic Stadium in Seiyun, the capital city of Hadhramout in eastern Yemen, as part of the league ..

Dr. Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher, adviser to Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, announced on Wednesday plans to appoint a governor and director of security in Aden within a ..

A fierce conflict between two powerful leaders in Yemen’s internationally recognized government over control of the country’s economic levers has come to a head. ..

Army forces in Yemen’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday moved from Shaqra district in southern Abyan governorate to Ataq city, the capital of Shabwa ..

The Houthis announced firing three ballistic missiles at Saudi military positions on Sunday evening. Houthis fired the Iranian-made Zelzal-1 missiles at gatherings of ..

A government military offensive in Shabwa governorate in southeastern Yemen has paused after tribal mediation efforts succeeded in releasing a kidnapped student, according to ..

The Yemeni Media Freedom Observatory (YMFO) documented 143 violations against journalists and media organizations in Yemen in 2019. The violations against journalists included ..

A diplomatic squabble between the Yemen missions of the United States and China has taken shape on Twitter over the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China. The argument started on..

It was a heartbreaking moment when the prisoners began to tell each other how their stories began: kidnapping, forcible disappearance, imprisonment and torture. Suddenly they start..

On Thursday, the Houthis released a plane carrying seven Saudi soldiers captured on the Yemeni-Saudi border nearly three months ago. The Saudi prisoners, who departed from ..

A young man and two girls have died from a viral fever, while dozens of others have been identified with the illness, in the Shara’b Al-Salam District along the northern ..

Houthi authorities have held thousands of mandatory propaganda events for teachers and students in Sana’a governorate aimed at mobilizing large groups of fighters, according ..

Oman plays an important role in backing efforts to resolve the conflict in Yemen under the auspices of the United Nations and its envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths. The country is ..

Southern Transitional Council (STC) leader Ahmed Hamed Lamlas accused Yemen’s internationally recognized government of rebelling against the Riyadh agreement on Tuesday, and ..

Two years have passed since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, founder and chairman of the General People's Congress (GPC), was killed by his then-Houthi allies. A close ..

Yemeni activists launched a social media campaign Friday to confront the abduction of children in Sana’a and other Yemeni cities. The abduction of children, especially of ..

Journalists and activists held a vigil in Marib on Tuesday to denounce the arbitrary arrest and detention of 10 journalists by the Houthis for almost five years. In a statement ..

Political parties and organizations in Taiz governorate have warned a prominent militia leader against the mobilization of fighters in the Yafros area of the Jabal Habashi ..

A Houthi court on Monday held its first hearing in the trial of 10 journalists who have been detained in its prisons. Abdul Majid Sabra, the lawyer representing the 10 ..

Almasdar Online ( has launched a new English-language news organization, focused on providing a global readership with impartial, informed reporting on Yemen and..

A second batch of military reinforcements in 24 hours arrived Friday morning to the outskirts of the capital of Abyan governorate, Zanjibar, where Security Belt forces aligned with..

A Saudi delegation of military officers tasked with implementing the military and security annex of the Riyadh agreement have arrived in Abyan governorate, a Yemeni defense ..

Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah met with UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Tuesday, according to the KUNA news agency. Kuwait has ..

On the anniversary of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh's death, the spokesman of Yemen’s main opposition Islah party signaled the need for a political rapprochement with ..

Saudi Arabian troops and military supplies arrived Saturday evening in Shabwa governorate on their way to Yemen’s interim capital Aden, where the Kingdom is overseeing a ..

A local source and eyewitnesses told Almasdar Online that elements in the STC security belt tried to break up a vigil held by the mothers of the abductees and detainees on Tuesday...

Five Yemeni army personnel, including a senior officer, were killed this morning when a rocket hit the Yemeni military headquarters in Marib governorate, east of Sanaa. A ..

Yemeni political parties have reacted differently to the Riyadh agreement. Some welcome the agreement, while the Revolutionary Youth Council has rejected it, demanding ..