The Riyadh agreement to be hold today

The Riyadh agreement to be hold today

A Yemeni government source said that the “Riyadh agreement” between the government and the southern transitional council is likely to be signed on Thursday.

The agreement affirmed the commitment of both sides to activate all state institutions, and reorganize the armed forces under the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, and its security counterpart under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior.

The agreement addresses a crisis that began with the control of the “security belt” of the Transitional Council in August, on most of the joints of the state in the province of Aden (south),

Since 2015, the coalition has been conducting military operations in Yemen in support of government forces in the face of Iranian-backed Houthis controlling northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa, since 2014.

A government source revealed the most important items in the draft agreement, which is expected to be signed on Thursday evening in the Saudi capital, including:Commitment to the full citizenship rights of all the Yemeni people, and renounce sectarian and regional discrimination and division.

Stop all offensive media campaigns between the parties

Unite efforts under the leadership of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy, to end the Iranian-backed Houthi coup, and to confront the organizations of “Al Qaeda” .

Form a committee under the supervision of the Arab Alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, to follow up and implement the provisions of the agreement and its annexes.The right of the Southern Transitional Council to participate in the government delegation for consultations on the final political solution.Upon signing the agreement, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi directs all state agencies to implement the agreement.

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Ambassador Al Jaber: The people of Yemen are a priority for the KSA’s leadership

The people of Yemen are a priority for the KSA's leadership

The general supervisor of the Saudi program for the development and reconstruction of Yemen, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Jaber, affirmed that the Yemeni citizen and the Yemeni people are at the heart and interest of the leadership and people of the Kingdom.

Al Jaber said during a meeting with Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Najib Al Ouj at the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen in Riyadh on Tuesday that the program is primarily concerned with providing basic services and infrastructure in support of the Yemeni people through cooperation with the Yemeni government and local authorities in various governorates.

Al-Jaber explained that the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen works seriously through the executive offices of the program on the territory of Yemen, which aims to speed and quality of implementation, in order to give the Yemeni citizens effective employment opportunities, in coordination and cooperation with the Government of Yemen, represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

Al-Jaber said: “We have a workshop to be held in the coming days between the Kingdom represented by the program, with the participation of the Republic of Yemen represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and representatives of Yemeni ministries and stakeholders and men of development and economy to develop studies on the strategy of development and reconstruction of Yemen in a comprehensive manner, and also contribute to the development of The main priorities are to push international donors, whether states or organizations, to support development in all Yemeni governorates.

The ambassador answered a question about Marib airport by saying: “We have completed several stages of the Marib airport project. During the first phase, the site was selected in cooperation with the Yemeni government and the local authority in Marib. The project plan was designed by an American company specialized in the implementation of international airports. The second phase has been prepared and the site has been fully fenced and ready for implementation, and in the third phase will be signed with the consultant and this part of the quality of the work of the program.

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UAE forces returned from Aden after completing the mission of liberating the city

UAE forces returned from Aden

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces (GAF) has announced the return of a joint UAE force operating in the Yemeni province of Aden after completing its military mission of liberating Aden, securing and handing it over to Saudi and Yemeni forces.

“The UAE forces returning from Aden have completed their military tasks with great success. They liberated Aden from the Houthis and terrorist organizations on July 17, 2015, after which the military operations carried out by the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia resulted in The liberation of many areas liberated from Yemeni territories from the Houthi coup and the prevention of Iranian penetration aimed at controlling the Yemeni state.

“After the liberation of Aden, the UAE and Saudi forces secured military stability, pursued the remnants of the terrorists and eliminated all the hotbeds of the security threat, so that they were able to spread and strengthen security throughout Aden Governorate and empower the Yemeni forces by qualifying, training and arming them in a way that they can.” From the fulfillment of its military duties at the handover stage, the empowerment phase has resulted in the presence of highly trained Yemeni forces capable of stabilizing and capturing the land in a professional military manner. “

The leadership pointed out that “the UAE forces will continue its war on terrorist organizations in the southern Yemeni provinces and other areas.”

The General Command of the Armed Forces confirmed that its forces and as part of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia will continue to support the brothers in Yemen.

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Yemeni Defense Minister attacked by a houthi drone

Yemeni Defense Minister attacked by a houthi drone

Yemen’s defense minister, General Mohammad al-Maqdashi, survived on Tuesday a shelling of drones targeting the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Marib province, eastern Yemen.

According to military sources, the Houthidrone targeted a meeting of senior military leaders at the headquarters of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense of the legitimate government in Marib.

Two soldiers were killed, including the driver of the Minister of Defenseandothers were wounded in the attack.

The sources also confirmed that all military commanders were fine and none of them was hurt.

So far, there has been no official comment from the defense ministry and the Yemeni government on the attack.

The Yemeni army announced control of the international line between Kattaf and al-Buqa in Sa’ada province, the main stronghold of the Houthi militias, the far north of the country.

The Yemeni news agency quoted the commander of the Liberation Brigade, Brigadier General Jamal al-Qalai, as saying that the national army had taken control of the highest peaks of the Rashaha mountain range, which starts from the desert pillar to the mountains of “Jahira” in the Baqa district in Saada.

Al-Kalai also pointed out that with this progress, the army has tight control over the international line linking the epaulets, spots and the rugged mountain range.

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Yemen : seized boat carrying explosives on its way to the Houthis

seized boat carrying explosives on its way to the Houthis

Coast guard forces on the Yemeni west coast seized a boat carrying explosives-smuggled materials on their way to the Houthi militia.

Brigadier General Sadiq Dowaid, a member of the Joint Forces Command in the West Coast, said the attempt to smuggle explosives into the Houthi militia was thwarted.

Dowaid, in a tweet published on Monday evening, on his Twitter page that a boat was seized in the waters of the Red Sea off the coast of West Yemen.

He added that “the Yemeni coast guard in the Red Sea sector seizes a boat carrying smuggled materials entering the manufacture of explosives and was on its way to the Houthi militias …”.

According to military sources in the joint forces on the west coast, these explosives and explosive devices were smuggled, and belong to the militia Houthi, and was intended to be smuggled through the Red Sea.

Houthi militias use Yemeni territorial waters to smuggle weapons and explosives from Iran.

Coastguard forces foiled the smuggling of explosives that Houthi militias had intended to smuggle across the Red Sea more than once.

Houthi militias still control parts of Hodeida, the West Coast’s largest city, and its main port, as well as the ports of Salif and Ras Issa.

Besides threats to international navigation, it is often accused of receiving Iranian military aid through the Red Sea.

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UAE organizes the 19th collective wedding in Yemen

UAE organizes the 19th collective wedding in Yemen

The UAE Red Crescent Authority organized the 19th collective wedding in Yemen, and the fifth in the city of Mukalla in Hadhramaut governorate,that benefited 200 young men and women as part of the collective weddings by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to support the stability of Yemeni youth.

The ceremony was attended by Eng. Mohammed Al Amoudi, deputy governor of Hadramout province for technical affairs, a number of Yemeni officials, and Hamid Rashid Al Shamsi, representative of the Red Crescent in Hadramout, who oversaw the marriage ceremony and arrangements, along with the grooms, their families and acquaintances and a large gathering of the people of the province.

Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al-Falahi, Secretary General of the Red Crescent, said in a statement that the initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan comes within the UAE’s response to the requirements of Yemeni brothers in support of all areas, and in continuation of its efforts to improve the quality of life and support the humanitarian situation and raise Suffering from the Yemeni arena.

He pointed out that the Authority is continuing its efforts for the second year in a row to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to organize mass weddings in 11 governorates and expand the umbrella of beneficiaries in Yemen under the auspices of His Highness, and follow-up HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Griffiths in Sana’a after the Houthi breaches of the truce in Hodeidah

Griffiths in Sana'a after the Houthi breaches of the truce in Hodeidah

UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on a short visit during which he will meet with Houthi militia leaders.

Griffiths’ visit comes a few hours after a military source in the National Army announced that Houthi militias continued to violate the truce in Hodeidah and don’t abide by ceasefire understandings.

Houthi militias have committed 125 breaches of the UN truce since the installation of liaison officers in the city of Hodeidah and some districts in Hodeidah province, western Yemen, under the supervision of the head of the Redeployment Coordination Committee, Indian General Abhijit Goha.

A spokesman for the joint forces and resistance in the West Coast Front said that the Houthi militias targeted machine guns at the first and fifth joint observation points in Khamiri and City Max areas located in Hodeidah.

A joint forces statement described this targeting as a new escalation of Houthi militias against the ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah province.

Last week, the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hodeida Agreement, headed by General Goha, oversaw the establishment and activation of five joint observation points in the city of Hodeidah to monitor the ceasefire with the participation of officers from the legitimate government and Houthi militias.

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Houthi arrests dozens of Yemeni pharmacists for refusing to pay extra-taxes

Houthi arrests dozens of Yemeni pharmacists for refusing to pay extra-taxes

Sources in Sanaa reported that the Houthi militias are arresting dozens of pharmacists and pharmacy workers as part of arbitrary campaigns to blackmail the people working in this sector in the governorates that are under houthis control.

A source in the Pharmacists Syndicate, and according to local media reports , the houthis militias arrested many of the owners of pharmacies, and took them to prisons under the pretext of violating the law of practicing the profession, and delay in paying taxes. The union confirmed that about 40 pharmacies have been closed during the past days by Houthi supervisors, because of the owners refused to pay extra taxes for houthis.

One of the released pharmacists said he had to pay bribes to Houthi supervisors for his release, adding that dozens of pharmacists were still being held in criminal investigation prisonsand Houthi-controlled police stations.

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Gargash Praises Saudi efforts in Yemen and calls on focusing in confronting Houthi

Gargash Praises Saudi efforts in Yemen and calls on focusing in confronting Houthi

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, praised the efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia to reach the “Riyadh Agreement” aimed at unifying Yemen in the face of the Houthi coup.

In a tweet through his official account, Gargash called for focusing on confronting the Houthi coup and its aggression, pointing out that Yemen through the Riyadh agreement is on the verge of a new phase.

Gargash wrote: “ The relentless efforts and good efforts of our brothers in Saudi Arabia to implement (the Riyadh Agreement) and unify the Yemeni ranks is historic, it is important to focus on facing the Houthi coup.

Yemen through this agreement is coming to a new stage, its success is linked to commitment and the unification of priorities and objectives. ”

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Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council agrees for a deal

Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council agrees for a deal

An informed Saudi source said that an agreement was reached between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The agreement provides for the formation of a competent government of 24 ministers equally between the southern and northern governorates, as well as the return of the current prime minister to Aden to activate all state institutions.

The Riyadh agreement also includes the re-arrangement of military and security forces in the southern provinces, with the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen oversee a joint committee to implement it.

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