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A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed the presence of hundreds of ships off Somalia.

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

Pirates attack tanker off Yemen coast, causing minor damage

The New Arab & agencies

Pirates attack tanker off Yemen coast, causing minor damage

The Gulf of Aden has seen nine reported pirate attacks this year.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

This week we focus on recent escalations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, a campaign to release prisoners, and more.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Despite coronavirus rumours, thousands test negative

This week we focus on Yemen's coronavirus measures.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom ...

The New Arab

UAE-backed Yemen militia kidnap Saudi-appointed official in Aden

The kidnapping of a Saudi-appointed official by an Emirati-backed group indicate the further fracturing of the Riyadh ...

Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

The New Arab

Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

Japan earlier decided to opt out of the US-led operation to protect shipping routes in the region but sent a destroyer to ensure the ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

The Houthis slammed the killing of Qasem Soleimani as a war crime, stating the only appropriate response to the assassination would be ...

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from Riyadh agreement committees

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from Riyadh agreement committees

Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of joint committees tasked with implementing the Riyadh agreement.

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

The New Arab & agencies

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

Japan will send naval troops and planes to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led coalition there, a top ...

Ten things to look out for in 2020

The New Arab

Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as ...

Peace deal for Yemen's south stumbles as deadline expires

The New Arab & agencies

Peace deal for Yemen's south stumbles as deadline expires

The Riyadh Agreement signed on November 5 stipulated the creation within 30 days of a new 24-member cabinet with equal representation ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Is the deadly conflict ending?

This week we focus on increased efforts for dialogue to end the brutal conflict.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Is the deadly conflict ending?

This week we focus on increased efforts for dialogue to end the brutal conflict.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE makes U-turn on Houthi rebels

This week we focus on UAE's 'friendly' gesture toward the Houthis, the government's return to Aden and much more.

The New Arab & agencies

Unemployment responsible for civil unrest in Middle East: IMF

Unemployment averages 11 percent across the region, according to the IMF.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE wants its Aden power-station back

This week we look at a bizarre move by the UAE in Aden, the end of its Red Crescent programme, Houthi execution and a ...

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Lyndon Peters

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Comment: In Africa, the UAE, like the P5, works alongside autocratic regimes to expand their strategic interests, writes Lyndon Peters.

Yemen in Focus: Talks all round signal positive step

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Talks all round signal positive step

This week we focus on dialogue among conflicting parties, talks of truce and a Houthi attack on Sudanese soldiers.

Saudi Arabia, UAE call for end to <em>Aden</em> infighting

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia, UAE call for end to Aden infighting

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have called for an end to fighting between UAE-backed southern separatists and the Saudi-backed ...

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