Morocco to Provide All Kinds of Support to Military Coalition in Yemen

Rabat   - Morocco will back the coalition defending the legitimacy in Yemen by providing political, intelligence, logistics and military support, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday in a statement. "In response to a request by Yemeni legitimate President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi and based on support to the legitimacy in Yemen and solidarity with its champions, as well as steady commitment to the defense of ...

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Al Jazeera Condemns Attack on Its Sanaa Bureau

Rabat - Al Jazeera Media Network condemned the invasion of Houthi rebels on its bureau in the Yemeni capital. Armed Houthis stormed the bureau in Sanaa as guards reported that the rebels destroyed security cameras, smashed the entrance door and ransacked the office contents. An Al Jazeera spokesperson said: “We condemn these unacceptable actions. They will however not stop us from continuing our duty as jou ...

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Morocco Expresses Solidarity With Saudi Arabia’s Military Action Against Houtis

Rabat - Morocco expressed, on Wednesday, full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its full support to legitimacy in Yemen. The Kingdom of Morocco is closely following with great concern the latest serious developments in the Republic of Yemen consisting in the use of force and violence as well as attempts to sap national Yemeni dialogue and undermine legitimacy, the foreign ministry said in a st ...

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Morocco Condemns Sanaa Mosques Attack

Rabat - Morocco condemned the terrorist bombings on two mosques in Sanaa in Yemen which killed dozen worshipers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said in a statement on Saturday. On this sad occasion, Morocco extended sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and called on "Yemeni brothers to put an end to the acts of aggression and to contain the situation in order to avoid a dege ...

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Al Jazeera Condemns Death Threat Against Bureau Chief in Yemen

London - Al Jazeera condemns the death threat received by Saeed Thabit, Al Jazeera Arabic bureau chief in Sanaa, Yemen, in an anonymous phone call that threatened him with “physical elimination.”  “This threat is not the first,” Thabit commented. The caller referred to himself as a member of Ansar Allah, also known as the Houthi movement, and told Thabit: “Enough is enough, and soon we will execute our thre ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Yemen

Rabat  -  Morocco on Monday "strongly" condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Yemen, urging all Yemeni forces to work together to implement the national dialogue recommendations. "Morocco strongly condemns these vile terrorist and destruction acts that can only further deteriorate the situation and undermine the positive spirit of consensus and cooperation that has enabled the conclusion of the national ...

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Robert Satloff’s 10 Key Changes in the Middle East

Marrakech - Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute, recently wrote that Israel remains a key ally of leading Gulf countries and that the Middle East continues to be the major focus of American Foreign Policy, despite President Obama’s attempt to move towards the Asia Pacific earlier this year. In his article, Satloff identifies ten changes that are influencing the situation in the Middle East. ...

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11 killed, mostly soldiers, in Yemen separatist attack

By Fouad Mosaad SANAA- Three gunmen were also killed in the ensuing clashes, which left an unspecified number of people injured. At least 11 people, mostly soldiers, were killed and several injured in an attack allegedly carried out by separatist militants on a military facility in the southern Lahij province, security sources said. A group of pro-secession gunmen attacked a military outpost in the town of ...

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Al-Qaeda apologizes for ‘mistakes’ in Yemen ministry attack, vows compensation

SANAA - A senior operative from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula movement conceded Sunday that movement fighters had committed mistakes during an early December attack on Yemeni Defense Ministry headquarters that left 52 civilians and military personnel dead and more than 167 others injured. "We did not aim to target civilians at the Defense Ministry complex hospital," Qassem al-Rimi said. "We shoulder ful ...

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Yemeni separatists attack government buildings in Hadhramaut

SANAA  – Southern Yemenis complain of discrimination, citing the dismissal of thousands of southerners from government jobs and confiscation of property Separatist militants attacked several government offices on Saturday in the southern Yemeni province of Hadhramaut, eyewitnesses said. According to witnesses, the militants attacked and looted the election commission premises in in the province and stormed ...

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Houthi leader accuses Salafists of violating ceasefire in flashpoint Yemeni town

By Mohamed al-Samei SANAA  – Salafitsts accuse the Houthis of besieging the only Salafist-controlled town in the Shiite majority Saada province, while Houthis claim they are trying to flush out foreign extremist and takfiri groups A Shiite Houthi rebel on Saturday accused Salafists of "violating" a ceasefire in Yemen's flashpoint Dammaj town. Takfiris have violated the ceasefire "under the watchful eye of t ...

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Saudi Juliet demands right to marry her Yemeni Romeo

A young Saudi woman on Sunday urged a Yemeni court to let her stay and marry the man she loves, defying norms in both deeply conservative countries. In a case reminiscent of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, Huda al-Niran, 22, defied her family and crossed the border illegally to be with her beloved. As she pleaded her case to be able to stay and marry Arafat Mohammed Tahar, 25, her suppor ...

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