Saudis Send Tank ‘Strike Force’ To Yemen Border

Saudi Arabia is sending a “strike force” of tanks to its border with Yemen, Saudi-owned media has reported.

Al Arabiya Hadath TV broadcast pictures of a column of tanks loaded onto military trucks and described it as “the arrival of reinforcements from the strike force to the border”.

The fighting between Yemen’s Shia rebels and Saudi forces in border areas came a day before a humanitarian ceasefire was due to take effect. Continue reading

Yemen: Seized Iranian ship carried ‘large, diverse and dangerous’ weapons

A ship seized by Yemeni authorities last month carried a wide variety of Iranian-made weapons, Yemen’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

They included material for bombs and suicide belts, explosives, Katyusha rockets, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and large amounts of ammunition. Continue reading