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“All of the weapons that the [Houthis] possess is thanks to our aid.” With this clear sentence, the senior official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), ..

The staff of Almasdar Online English, Yemen’s leading independent news organization for English-language readers, have been forced to suspend news operations as of today, ..

When Sala receives an order for the lingerie she designs, she has to quickly discern her serious customers from the ones just getting a kick out of asking her questions about ..

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 ..

With the closure of private medical clinics in Yemen’s eastern Hadhramout governorate as part of procedure to contain the coronavirus, doctors have taken the initiative to ..

Two security personnel in the internationally recognized government were killed Thursday evening in an ambush by gunmen belonging to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in ..

A Turkish court has jailed a prominent journalist from an opposition news outlet pending trial on accusations that she revealed state secrets in two articles about the ..

Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Wednesday that nearly all of the country’s population is facing simultaneous outbreaks of six diseases. ..

In a report released this week, the UN highlighted Yemen’s “alarmingly high” COVID-19 fatality rate of nearly 25 percent.  Yemen’s ..

Eight Education Ministry officials loyal to the Houthis were killed and injured by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Al-Jawf governorate on Monday while attending a military ..

The editor-in-chief of one of Yemen’s most well-respected newspapers, Aden Al-Ghad, revealed on Monday that a leader in the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), ..

Yemen’s National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus issued a memorandum on Monday waiving mandatory COVID-19 testing for Yemenis trying to return home from the Saudi border ..

Houthi authorities in Sana’a have issued a new bylaw on the collection and use of Zakat, an obligatory religious tax, which will directly benefit the ruling family and others..

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 ..

The Mothers of Abductees Association announced on Saturday it has received information about a suspected outbreak of COVID-19 among prisoners and detainees in the Central Prison in..

Bayern Munich's ominous charge towards an eighth successive Bundesliga title continued with a crushing 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen, as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas ..

Match Report  Borussia Dortmund strengthened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin that will be best remembered for a show of ..

A Russian drive to recruit Syrians to fight in Libya for militia leader Khalifa Haftar accelerated in May when hundreds of mercenaries were signed up, five Syrian opposition ..

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. ..

Houthi gunmen allegedly shot dead a mother and her young son in Ibb governorate in central Yemen on Thursday as the family was traveling by bus to buy a wedding dress. ..

The Yemeni embassy in Riyadh has launched an investigation into a bribery scheme at the Sharoura border crossing that links Saudi Arabia’s Sharoura city to Yemen’s ..

Russian air raids have targeted Syria's last major rebel-held enclave in the country's northwest for the first time since a March ceasefire came into effect, Syria's ..

Security officials in Hadhramout governorate say they foiled an attempted assassination on Gov. Faraj Al-Bahsani, who is also the commander of the Second Military Region.  ..

The number of daily coronavirus cases in most Arab countries is on the rise and has not yet reached the point at which the curve begins to flatten or decline, said World Health ..

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, ..

Military police on Sunday began preventing qat from entering the city of Taiz in accordance with a decision  handed down by Taiz governorate’s emergency committee to ..

Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for funding to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen, saying they have already been forced to stop some of their work even as the ..

The death of Sana’a University professor Mahmoud Daoud on Friday in Sana’a, which follows the death a week prior of Sana’a University president Dr. Ahmed ..

Bayern Munich faced little resistance as they stormed to a 5-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf to go 10 points clear at the Bundesliga summit. A 1-0 win against Borussia ..

Sudan summoned the Ethiopian Chargé d’Affaires on Saturday over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian militias that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel..

The U.S. military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further help Moscow eventually secure a ..

Yemen’s land transport union warned that the industry is "dying” amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as evidenced by the closure of a prominent national bus company last ..

The Houthi-run Ministry of Health in Sana’a implicitly acknowledged that the group has downplayed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its areas of control on Thursday. ..

Disease outbreaks killed at least 15 people including a health official and a doctor died within a 48-hour period in Yemen’s southern Abyan governorate, where the ..

  Public Health and Population Minister Dr. Nasser Ba'oum announced Tuesday that a preliminary team of experts will arrive in the interim capital Aden on Thursday to ..

Bayern Munich moved seven points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to a magical Joshua Kimmich strike in Tuesday's 1-0 Klassiker ..

The US military accused Russia of deploying fighter aircraft to Libya "repainted to camouflage" their origin in support of mercenaries fighting for eastern-based ..

Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya and the Russian upper house of parliament has not received a request to approve such a dispatch, Interfax on Wednesday cited ..

The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure, WHO ..

Syria said on Monday it would lift an overnight curfew starting Tuesday and allow movement between governorates, easing coronavirus lockdown measures even as the health ministry ..

At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves were a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury ..

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the ..

Two army soldiers were killed early Thursday in an ambush by gunmen linked to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) on the outskirts of Al-Mahfad district in Abyan ..

The main coronavirus treatment centre in southern Yemen has recorded at least 68 deaths in just over two weeks, the medical charity running the site said on Thursday, more than ..

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

From May 19 to 20, Yemen’s National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus announced 50 new cases of coronavirus in Yemen, bringing the total to 184 confirmed cases nationwide, ..

LaLiga clubs have returned to training in groups of up to 10 players. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were among the teams to post photos from the next phase of the Spanish ..

Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed. The Italian top flight has been on hold since March 9 because of the ..

US President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it does not commit to "substantive improvements" within 30..

A rocket has hit an empty house in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, a military statement has said. The rocket was launched from an eastern district of ..

The spokesperson for Yemen’s national coronavirus committee said she was ambushed and attacked Sunday evening in the interim capital Aden with her son, while returning from a..

Medical facilities in Aden and Taiz have run out of COVID-19 test kits, an official in the government’s National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus told Almasdar Online on ..

Yemeni officials on the archipelago of Socotra have prevented an Emirati ship from docking at the main island’s port until inspections and other legal procedures are carried ..

On Thursday, Houthi authorities instructed markets and shopping malls in the capital Sana’a to close temporarily for sterilization, as part of safety measures to slow the ..

The head of the government department tasked with issuing burial permits in Yemen’s interim capital of Aden has revealed statistics showing that 623 people have died in the ..

Houthi authorities in Yemen’s central governorate of Ibb have quietly buried the bodies of confirmed and suspected coronavirus victims and threatened health workers against ..

China-linked hackers are breaking into American organizations carrying out research into COVID-19, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, warning both scientists and public health ..

An official in Marib’s department of electricity told Almasdar Online on Tuesday that the gas-powered electricity plant in the governorate is operational for the first time ..

Coronavirus updates from around Yemen on Wednesday include quarantine escapees in Taiz and Hadhramout, curfews in Al-Mahra, a spike in unattributable deaths in Aden and Houthi ..

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 Association of Mothers of Abductees said Monday that the safety of 44 prisoners in Aden’s Bir Ahmed prison is directly threatened by several disease outbreaks currently ..

Deputy Education Minister Dr. Saleh Al-Soufi died early Monday of suspected coronavirus at Al-Jumhoriya hospital in the interim capital of Aden. Announcing Al-Soufi’s ..

Yemen’s National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus on Monday declared the interim capital of Aden an “infested city” due to the rising number of confirmed ..

In a statement released Sunday, two UN organizations accused the Houthis of inciting fear and hatred towards African migrants in Yemen by stigmatizing them as carriers of the novel..

Yemen’s five Presidential Protection Brigades (PPB) include thousands of armed forces responsible for protecting President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and key staff and state ..

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended staff activity at its hubs in Houthi-held areas of Yemen, a directive seen by Reuters showed, in a move sources said aimed to ..

The US State Department condemned the Houthis on Friday for preventing international inspectors from accessing the degrading “FSO Safer” oil vessel off the coast of ..

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and their Barcelona team-mates returned to training on Friday. Barca were permitted to start holding individual sessions, with the squad divided ..

Venezuela has charged two former United States soldiers with "terrorism" and "conspiracy" for allegedly taking part in a failed armed incursion aimed at ..

The head of a government department in Aden, Moqbel Al-Qutaibi, died in a COVID-19 quarantine center in the interim capital hours after his admission for suspected coronavirus, a ..

Medical professionals, activists and victims’ families say that about 40 people with coronavirus symptoms died Tuesday in the interim capital of Aden.  The sources ..

A report issued on Tuesday by the Houthi-controlled National Center for Health Laboratories documented four confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sana’a and Ibb governorates. ..

Yemen’s warring parties are taking new measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, which officials say has infected 25 people, five of whom have died as of May 6. As the ..

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

The Venezuelan government said this week it foiled an armed incursion from the sea, killing a group of alleged mercenaries who sought to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and ..

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of ..

Rumors of mysterious deaths and coronavirus-infected patients quarantined in Sana’a hotels have plagued Yemen’s capital and most populous city for weeks, while the ..

China's state broadcaster CCTV attacked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent remarks on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, calling them "insane and ..

Medical staff and residents in Yemen's interim capital of Aden told Almasdar Online that more than 20 people died in the governorate between Sunday morning and Monday ..

The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement released Sunday that there has been a significant decrease in the number of migrants traveling ..

Attorney General Ali Al-Awash has ordered an investigation into allegations that hospitals in the interim capital of Aden have refused medical assistance to a number of patients ..

Egypt's interior ministry has said 18 suspected armed group members were killed in North Sinai in a firefight with security forces, two days after a deadly blast claimed by the..

Sanctions-hit Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf said security forces were arresting employees at his companies "in an inhumane way" amid pressure on him to step down from his ..

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not ..

Following the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Taiz governorate on Friday, Gov. Nabil Shamsan, who also heads the Taiz Emergency Committee to Confront COVID-19,..

Saudi Arabia is readying a new operational mechanism to implement the Riyadh Agreement, following the declaration by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) of self-administration ..

China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two ..

Yemen’s Supreme National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus and the Ministry of Health on Friday accused international organizations operating in Yemen of failing to provide..

 Saudi Arabia will take strict and painful measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with..

The Premier League has reconfirmed the commitment of its clubs to resuming the 2019-20 season when it is safe to do so but insists a decision has yet to be reached. ..

 Countries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being “on the look-out” for COVID-19 and ready to restore restrictions if the virus jumps back, the World ..

Amir Dianat has supported Quds Force smuggling operations for years, including efforts aimed at shipping weapons such as missiles and smuggling shipments from Iran to Yemen, the ..

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) held a meeting and denounced the worldwide rejection of their self-administration declaration and reaffirmed their announcement, according ..

Yemen’s Supreme National Emergency Committee for Coronavirus confirmed Thursday that two of the five patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had passed away. Almasdar ..

The Southern Transitional Council (STC), which announced self-administration in southern Yemen on Saturday, ordered several measures on Wednesday to counter the spread of ..

Javier Tebas is hoping LaLiga can get back underway in mid-June amid the coronavirus pandemic. LaLiga was suspended last month due to COVID-19, which has killed more than ..

The 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons were brought to a sudden end due to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced in a speech to ..

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told the United States it “should not plot against the Iranian nation every day,” amid fresh tensions between the ..

Samera al-Huri’s fellow activists were disappearing, one by one. When she asked their families, each gave the same cryptic reply: “She’s traveling.” A few ..