Ground forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen have faced a major internal crisis over the control for the strategic coastal city of Aden. In January, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Shabwan Elite Forces (SEF) launched a series of operations against forces loyal to Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. Since then,…

The Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, announced Thursday 1 February 2018 that the Yemeni parties in conflict in Aden have pledged to cease fire in the city. “Riyadh and Abu Dhabi share a unique vision and goal that is the security and stability of Yemen and avoid chaos,” said the spokesperson of the Arab…

Three days of deadly clashes between southern Yemeni separatists and an internationally recognised government based in the port of Aden subsided on Wednesday after fighters handed back two military bases they had seized. The detente followed mediation by a Saudi-led military coalition, which is trying to halt the worst infighting yet among its allies in…

Apparently, Saudi Arabia seems to be no longer respected by the various Emirates of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a sign, no doubt, that this regional power is undermined from within, despite the loud arrival on the national and regional scenes of Prince Mohammad Bin Salmane, the new strong man in Saudi Arabia. Qatar had…

Aden’s streets have emptied except for tanks and armoured vehicles as deadly clashes continue between forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and the separatist Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates. At least 15 people were killed and about 100 others were wounded as separatists fought government troops, local medics…

Separatists sent reinforcements to Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Monday as fighting continued with government units, security and humanitarian sources said, a day after the secessionists seized government headquarters. The separatist takeover on Sunday in the interim capital threw war-torn Yemen into further chaos, sparking warnings of a “coup” from the embattled government. It…