ARCHIVE FOR January February March April May June July August September October November 2016 2017 2018 2019 SUBMIT Politics | 2019-11-15 US sanctions target Khamenei's inner circle Nine aides to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have been designated, accused of 'repression' at home and exporting 'terrorism' abroad. Security | 2019-11-15 Gulf, US militaries strengthen interoperability Joint air and missile defence exercises strengthen military-to-military relationships and present a unified front to deter any threat in the Gulf. Politics | 2019-11-15 US, Gulf states go after IRGC funding sources The seven member nations of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Centre have sanctioned 25 entities that support the IRGC and Hizbullah. Security | 2019-11-14 Yemenis call for investigation into Marib attacks Yemeni experts are calling for a probe into two attacks on a military base in Marib that have been blamed on the Houthis. Security | 2019-11-13 US deploys strategic bombers to Saudi air base The deployment of B-1B strategic bombers to Prince Sultan Air Base is another sign of US commitment to Gulf security, experts say. Security | 2019-11-13 Yemeni forces protect government facilities in Aden Under the Riyadh agreement, Yemeni forces under the supervision of the Arab coalition are charged with securing government facilities. Politics | 2019-11-12 Yemen ministries resume work from Aden Pursuant to the recently signed Riyadh agreement, Yemeni government ministries have been gradually resuming their duties in Aden. Politics | 2019-11-12 Saudi condemns Iran 'deception' over nuclear programme In a new report, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that uranium particles had been detected at an undeclared site in Iran. Human Rights | 2019-11-12 Saudi humanitarian relief flows into Yemen Since 2015, the kingdom has funneled $16 billion in humanitarian aid into all regions of Yemen, with 'transparency and impartiality'. Environment | 2019-11-11 Garbage crisis brings cholera to Yemen's historic Taez The south-western city, which suffers under Houthi siege, has become a breeding ground for mosquitos and diseases. Security | 2019-11-08 US marines provide security during strait of Hormuz transit The US does not seek conflict, but will be prepared to defend itself and respond to attacks on US forces and interests, the commander of US Naval Forces in the Middle East said. Human Rights | 2019-11-08 Yemen's Bahai fear further abuses under Houthis The religious minority has faced systematic persecution under the Iran-backed militia and has raised concerns that this will escalate. Security | 2019-11-07 US-led coalition launches operation to protect Gulf waters The operation is a defensive measure aimed at protecting Gulf waters 'as long as the threat looms', according to a US naval commander. Protests | 2019-11-07 Lebanon's army helped keep protests peaceful Lebanese activists and civilians praised the army for the critical role it played in maintaining public safety throughout the recent demonstrations. Terrorism | 2019-11-07 6 killed in Houthi attack in Yemen's Mokha The Iran-backed militia launched four ballistic missiles and drones towards a military position in Mokha, killing six people, including four civilians. Security | 2019-11-06 US navy prepares allies to protect navigation in Gulf The International Maritime Exercise (IMX) involves 5,000 personnel, 40 vessels and 17 aircrafts from 50 countries deployed to the strategic waterway that separates Iran from the Gulf states. Politics | 2019-11-06 Atmosphere of optimism follows Yemen deal A power-sharing agreement signed between the Yemeni government and southern separatists could pave the way for a wider peace deal. Youth | 2019-11-05 Arab Coalition turns over 12 child soldiers to Marib police The boys, who had been fighting for the Houthis, will take part in a rehabilitation programme before being returned to their families. Politics | 2019-11-05 Attacks on Saudi oil a 'strategic blunder', experts say If the September 14th attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities were intended to strengthen Iran, that plan has backfired, experts told Al-Mashareq. Politics | 2019-11-05 Yemen government, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal The deal would propel efforts to end the wider civil war that has devastated the country, the UN special envoy for Yemen said. Security | 2019-11-05 Egypt army reports killing 83 militants in North Sinai Between September 28th and November 4th, the armed forces have killed 83 militants, destroyed 14 of their hideouts and 115 of their vehicles. Politics | 2019-11-04 Yemen government, separatists to sign power-sharing deal on Tuesday Under the 'Riyadh Agreement', the Southern Transitional Council (STC) will hand over a number of ministries and the government will return to Aden. Terrorism | 2019-11-04 Al-Baghdadi's death deals ISIS Yemen branch a blow ISIS was on the back foot in Yemen before the death and replacement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and seems set to face further decline. Religion | 2019-11-04 Houthis exploit religious celebrations to extort Yemenis The militia has been forcibly collecting fees from businesses to fund extravagant celebrations marking the Prophet Mohammed's birthday, residents told Al-Mashareq. Terrorism | 2019-11-01 Troubled Uighurs lured to Syria by extremist recruiters The Muslim minority from China's Xinjiang province has suffered persecution at home, a situation that was exploited by al-Qaeda and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism | 2019-11-01 ISIS names little-known al-Baghdadi successor Little is known about 'Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi', whose name was seldom mentioned as a possible successor to al-Baghdadi.