Yemen: dozens killed in fierce fighting over weekend

Houthi militants

The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday welcomed Saleh's offer of talks, a move the Huthi-run Al Masirah TV said showed the coalition's "faith" that the former president would reverse alliances.

A video circulating online on Monday purported to show Saleh's body, his eyes open but glassy, motionless with a gaping head wound, as he was being carried in a blanket by rebel fighters chanting "God is great" who then dump him into a pick-up truck.

Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, a top Houthi media official, told The Associated Press that Saleh was killed near Marib, the eastern province bordering Saudi Arabia.

Saleh was once allied with the rebel Houthis, a Shiite group linked with Iran.

In a televised interview, Salah also called for resuming relations with Saudi Arabia, if the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade of Yemeni ports and air facilities.

The Huthis stopped the four-car convoy about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Sanaa and shot dead Saleh, GPC secretary general Arif al-Zouka and his deputy Yasir al-Awadi, a military source said.

He says it is in the interest of the nation to put an end to the strife, and he is urging Saleh to be wise and to cooperate with all efforts to end the strife. Consequently, Tamim offered to mediate for a truce between the two parties to save the Houthis from Saleh's supporters, but Saleh rejected the offer.

Matt Lauer Will Not Receive a Payout From NBC
The expected monetary compensation was based on the fact that Lauer was paid around $20 million a year to cohost the Today show. However, the New York Post indicated that it extended through the first half of 2019, leading to the $30 million figure.

The former Yemeni president's break with the Houthis came after five days of bitter clashes around the capital, Sana'a, between his supporters and those of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.

"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.

Residents in Sanaa told Reuters that Houthi fighters blew up Saleh's house in the center of the city.

The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and displaced 3 million.

But even without Saleh's loyalists, the rebels remain a powerful force and it is unclear how much the break with Saleh weakens them.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) dismissed claims that Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a missile towards a nuclear plant in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, state news agency WAM reported.

Almost one million people have been infected by cholera in Yemen this year, including more than 2,200 people who have died, according to the World Health Organization.

Related News:

  • Ten arrests over auto  bomb murder of Maltese journalist

    Ten arrests over auto bomb murder of Maltese journalist

    In response, Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the commission, urged the authorities to leave "no stone unturned" in the case. A court hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, when the police can officially file charges and the suspects can enter a plea.
    Trump says he's encouraging Hatch to run for reelection

    Trump says he's encouraging Hatch to run for reelection

    However, it seems Romney's possible bid has another opponent: his old frenemy Donald Trump . This anemic support makes Hatch vulnerable to defeat, regardless of who enters the race.
    SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

    SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

    He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024. Its payload capacity is massive as well at 119,000 pounds, the equivalent of a fully loaded 737 jetliner.
  • Jasprit Bumrah earns maiden India Test call-up ahead of South Africa series

    Jasprit Bumrah earns maiden India Test call-up ahead of South Africa series

    India's pace-heavy attack includes Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah. The team will leave for South Africa on December 27. "Otherwise, he is a top-class bowler", He explained.
    Egypt presidential hopeful arrives in Cairo

    Egypt presidential hopeful arrives in Cairo

    A prominent military commander, he was appointed commander of the air force in 1996 and later minister of aviation in 2002. Shafiq briefly served as head of the government after longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a 2011 uprising.

    Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind

    And it's insane , like, what I am supposed to do? I mean, it's like, crazy. "And there was a couple of times in the game. Gronkowski was called for a personal foul for unnecessary roughness, but was not ejected from the game.
  • "House Of Cards" Will Return For A Final Season-Without Kevin Spacey

    Netflix has now confirmed it will begin production of the final season and that Robin Wright will star in the eight episode arc. Wright plays Claire Underwood, who started out as a less central figure on the show than her husband.
    Theresa May tackles Donald Trump over tweets on trip to Jordan

    Theresa May tackles Donald Trump over tweets on trip to Jordan

    It came as Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S. , revealed he had made a formal complaint to the White House. She said she had been deluged with tweets from Donald Trump's followers - despite only having six of her own.
    Giants, Stanton reps meet in LA

    Giants, Stanton reps meet in LA

    It's unclear what Miami would target in a trade with the Cardinals , and the deal may prove to be a nonstarter. As of Sunday afternoon, one source said Stanton had not informed Miami of a decision.
  • Manchester United v CSKA Moscow

    Manchester United v CSKA Moscow

    On Shaw and how he has been performing in training recently, Mourinho said that the 22-year-old has proved his worth and deserves his opportunity.
    Wrestler John Cena sued for flipping his Ford GT

    Wrestler John Cena sued for flipping his Ford GT

    WWE star John Cena is being sued by Ford after selling £370,000 GT supercar for huge profit before a strict contract allowed. According to court documents, Cena had the GT delivered on September 23, 2017, and by October 20 he had already sold it.
    United States  defence chief Mattis to visit Pakistan on Dec 4

    United States defence chief Mattis to visit Pakistan on Dec 4

    During the tour, he will re-affirm the US' enduring commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. Earlier while talking to media, James Mattis said that he is making first trip to Pakistan as secretary of defense.


Most liked

Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday
Before entering public service, Rosenworcel practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle & Reath. More than 20 million comments were submitted - but Schneiderman says many of them are fake.

Ex-Yemeni president Saleh killed by allies
He remained, however, a key player in the years that followed and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing conflict. Saleh's gambit failed, however, as the Houthis were reportedly able to quell the brief uprising led by his forces.

LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed To Run For Pakistan General Elections 2018
Saeed also said on Saturday that his detention in Pakistan and arrest of Hurriyat leaders in India was part of worldwide agenda. Talking to a group of columnists at the JuD headquarters in Chauburji here yesterday, he dedicated 2018 for Kashmiris.

President Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically
Dent acknowledged that Democrats "have a lot of leverage". "I get it, they have leverage", he said. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington on November 13.

Clemson demolishes Miami en route to ACC title
The Clemson receiving corps was spread out, with 11 different pass catchers hauling in a reception in the rout. Bryant also rushed for a touchdown in the first half, as did running backs Travis Etienne and Adam Choice.

Qualcomm files additional suits against Apple in ongoing patent dispute
Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringment claims against Apple in US District Court, bringing the total to 16. In addition to this, Qualcomm is challenging Apple's patent usage at the International Trade Commission (ITC).

The Pontiac Silverdome Is Apparently Indestructible As An Implosion Attempt Failed
However, the Silverdome apparently is indestructible, as the numerous explosions failed to bring down the building. The Silverdome property sits on 127 acres and was last used as home of the Detroit Lions in 2001.

'Last Jedi' Director Reveals The First Word Uttered In The Film
And instead of letting stunt doubles do the hard work, he wants to be one to take her on."One thing I want to do is to do the whole fight by myself".

Margot Robbie Advises DCEU Producers To Stand By Their Directors
Shortly after her DCEU debut, it was announced Robbie was working on a spinoff for Harley that she'd executive produce. The film is reportedly to be called Gotham City Sirens and it's going to have to be good to catch up with Marvel.

Bigg Boss 11: Here's A Proof Shilpa Shinde Might Win The Show
An engineer by profession, she has also tried her hand at modelling and been part of few beauty pageants. Vikas Gupta is the flawless candidate for being a part of the Bigg Boss house, speculates Pinkvilla .

Coaches hail tantalising World Cup draw
England manager Gareth Southgate said his mind went back to playing in the 2-0 group-stage win over Tunisia at the 1998 World Cup. But he also conceded: "We just didn't want to get Spain from pot two".

Google bans Android apps that display ads on lock screen
Nobody really wants that, which is why Google's now banned apps that try to sneak in ads onto your lockscreen from the Play Store. Along with showing real-time smartphone data use, Datally reveals which apps are involved and lets people stop them as they wish.

Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan
Per People , a spokesperson at Kensington Palace on Tuesday said that Harry was "looking forward to introducing Ms. Meghan Markle , fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry , arrives at the Nottingham Contemporary Centre.

Trump to Pull US From UN Migration Compact
He added that the USA "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the program was not consistent with American immigration policies.

Tyrod Taylor carted off, Nathan Peterman in at QB
Rookie coach Sean McDermott made the questionable decision to start Peterman, a fifth-round pick, against the on November 19. He was 9-of-18 for 65 yards and an interception that came at the goal line at the end of the first Bills drive of the game.