Houthi militia leader describes Saleh's death as 'extraordinary and historic'
06 December, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Kim Reid
As president of Yemen, Saleh had fought the Houthis in five conflicts between 2005 and 2012, before allying with them in 2014 after the Saudi-led coalition launched a military operation to restore the internationally-recognized president, Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi, after the Houthis had deposed and arrested him.
Saleh's rule over Yemen extended for more than three decades.
The Saudi-led air campaign, backed by US and other Western arms and intelligence, has killed hundreds of civilians but has failed to secure the coalition any major gains in the almost three-year-old campaign to restore Yemen's internationally recognised president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to power.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.
Facebook unveils Messenger app for kids
In order to befriend another child in Messenger Kids, a parent must also be friends with that child's parent on Facebook. With more than 2 billion monthly users, Facebook can't exactly guarantee that it's going to be a safe place for kids.
Video footage of a body resembling Saleh has been circulating on social media.
Iranian, Russian and Arab media said Saleh may have been at the permanent headquarter of the General People's Congress in Sana'a where he has been killed.
However, in a speech late on Sunday, the day before his assasination, Saleh formally annulled his alliance with the Houthis and pledged to step up his fight. Around 250 people from both sides are reported to have been killed. Throughout the Yemeni Civil War he had allied with the Houthi rebels, who had been fighting against the Saudi-backed forces of Hadi ousted in 2015.
On Saturday, Saleh said that he was open to talks with a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels, in what the fighters called "a coup" against their fragile alliance with the former president.
The fighting in the capital of Sanaa caused residents to cower in their homes as explosions rocked the city overnight. "I can hear heavy shelling outside now and know it is too imprecise and too pervasive to guarantee that any of us are safe", she said.
A mortar shell also struck the Sana'a International Airport today amid increasing clashes between the Houthis and Saleh loyalists. The Houthis dominate the northern part of the city, while Saleh's forces hold the southern part, with much of the current fighting concentrated around the Political District, home to ministries and foreign embassies.
Saleh loyalists and rebel fighters continued to clash on Saturday afternoon in Sanaa, where violence has left at least 40 fighters dead or wounded since Wednesday according to rebel chief Abdulmalik al-Huthi.
The statement described Saleh as the master of betrayal and mentioned that his followers cut off roads and attacked the citizens violently in the context of their Saudi-led scheme.
NCAA extends bowl ban for Ole Miss and issues other penalties
All show-cause penalties, which would stick with a coach for a specified period of time, were issued to former Rebel coaches. According to the NCAA's official report, the three-year probation period is from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2020.
Yemen has been decimated by almost three years of fighting and a Saudi-led bombing campaign backed by the United States.
Ohtani has been put up for bid by the Pacific League's Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee. The choices somewhat confirm Ohtani's preference for a small market and West Coast team, but there are exceptions.
Stephen Gostkowski is a flawless 3 for 3 on field goal attempts, with a long of 50 yards in the windy conditions in western NY . Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore returned to Buffalo for the first time since leaving the team in free agency during the offseason.
GM says operating its self-driving cars will cost 40 percent less per mile than other ride-hailing firms that have to pay drivers. More GM Future: What is coming standard on the new Silverado? Also it is not quite clear yet whether the automaker will be first.
The first flight of the Falcon Heavy is expected to launch in January of 2018, a bit of a delay from its initial 2013 launch date. As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not hard enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports vehicle too.
Alison shouted "congratulations" as Prince Harry walked past, as host Ruth Langsford encouraged her to get his attention. Harry, who has spent time in Nottingham before doing charity work, was "delighted to be introducing the city to Ms.
Tiger Woods made the turn at one under par in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge at the Albany resort in the Bahamas. The tournament scoreboard is here.
'House of Cards' to resume taping minus star Kevin Spacey
Robin Wright , who plays the president's wife Claire Underwood, will assume the lead role. " House of Cards " Season 5 trailer. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.
Time announces Person of the Year finalists
Kim Jong Un , the despicable dictator of North Korea who now apparently has a nuclear weapon that can reach the United States. This movement prompted millions of women to speak out about sexual assault and sexual harassment that they had experienced.
Iranian President inaugurates first-phase of Chabahar port
Located in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province on the Gulf of Oman region, Chabahar is the only oceanic port of the country. As per reports from the MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs), at present ministers from all the three countries i.e.
Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees
According to George King of the NY Daily News - Meulens and Boone are the favorites and Beltran has an outside shot. Boone had a rather pedestrian career as a player but the highlight of his career came as a member of the Yankees.
Refocused: New York Jets 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31
It took him less than five minutes to throw two touchdown passes, or one more than he'd thrown in the last two games combined. The Chiefs then jumped ahead when Tyreek Hill caught his second long touchdown of the day, this one 40 yards from Smith.
Missing Columbia County teen found safe
The sheriff's office said Frisina and Rodriguez are possibly traveling in a red Mercury Sable with Florida tag number Z04CSC. Caitlyn Frisina's parents discovered their 17-year-old daughter was missing from their Florida home Sunday morning.