United Nations deputy envoy arrives in Yemen's rebel-held capital

Part of the meeting held in Sana'a Yemen

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen announced that two pilots were evacuated from operations area following a joint search and rescue operation implemented after their fighter jet crashed due to a technical failure.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out an operation against the Houthis aimed at restoring the government of Hadi. The jet belonging to the Saudi Royal Air Force experienced a technical fault and crashed in the war zone.

However, Houthi-aligned forces report that the aircraft was a Britain-made Tornado and it was brought down by "the Yemeni air defence" using a ground-to-air missile in Saada province.

"Islamic Republic of Iran has never had the means to send missiles to Yemen and the U.S. officials know that the missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have been developed by the Yemenis to have a greater range", he added.




The rebels, who sparked the war in Yemen when they seized the capital in 2014, must also release all detainees and stop launching missiles, Al-Mekhlafi said.

The effectiveness of Saudi Arabia's military intervention is severely questioned as a large swathe of territories are still under the control of Houthi rebels.

He also condemned the awkward silence of the United Nations and global community on the ongoing Saudi war crimes against the Yemeni people.

This is his first visit to Yemen since his appointment to seek arrangements for holding talks planned by the United Nations between the Yemeni warring parties, the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed Sunni government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NVIDIA Removes Major Roadblocks to Autonomous Vehicles
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:09
Nvidia has previously worked with vehicle manufacturers on A.I. features, including Audi and Mercedes-Benz, and the company's I.D. The chipmaker's Nvidia Drive tech is also being adopted into the Drive IX platform on Volkswagen's future vehicle line-up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:08
The Power Stroke F-150 will cost between $2,000 to $4,000 more than the comparable trim level on Ford's gas powered F-150 pickups. Fleet customers can order the diesel F-150 in SuperCrew with a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed and the SuperCab with the 6.5-foot bed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bolivia Slams US 'Clumsiness' at UNSC Meeting On Iran Protests
Jan 08, 2018 - 04:08
Iran is not a member of the Security Council but its ambassador, Gholamali Khoshroo, was invited to participate. At Friday rallies in Iran, pro-government demonstrators chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump to Announce 'Fake News Media' Awards Monday
Jan 08, 2018 - 04:08
The president vented in late November that a contest should be held for the worst political coverage, excluding Fox News. The "Fake News Awards", as Trump calls it, are going to "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man dies in Stockholm after picking up suspected grenade
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:54
Police said fragment damages on the victims and findings at the scene indicated the explosive could be a hand grenade, possibly an old one.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:54
King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As The Blast reported, some of Hollywood's biggest female stars will walk the red carpet with women by their sides .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Kashmir: Four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:42
Later in the day, Khan led a wreath-laying ceremony for the slain policemen at the District Police Lines Sopore. Mehbooba's predecessor and opposition NC leader Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter: "Very sad news from #Sopore".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mohamed Salah wins CAF Player of the Year
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:34
Salah was a joint-top scorer in the 2018 African World Cup Qualifiers after guiding Egypt to their first FIFA World Cup since 1990.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'
Jan 07, 2018 - 09:43
Airport Operations says the Boeing 777 was grounded overnight for maintenance, leaving passengers stranded in Anchorage. Passenger Tri Nquyen sat next to the man, a family friend who offered to ensure his safe arrival in Vietnam.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump: "Mexico Will Pay for the Wall"
Jan 07, 2018 - 09:00
The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The entire border stretches nearly 2,000 miles, although much of it is already impassable.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years
Jan 07, 2018 - 08:12
The trial in the case was completed on December 13 in the special CBI court and 10 days later, he was convicted on December 23. Lalu Prasad was convicted for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar treasury during 1991-94.

Marcus Mariota throws touchdown to himself against Chiefs
Jan 07, 2018 - 06:13
Saturday's outcome, the latest in a cavalcade of brutal playoff exits, extended the Chiefs' home playoff drought another year. Kelce, who appeared to be dazed after the play, suffered a concussion and did not return for the second half.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Grassley, Graham call for investigation into "Trump dossier" author
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:39
The letter by Graham and Grassley also noted that they were not questioning "the veracity of claims contained in the dossier". It has faced renewed criticism as conservatives have ramped up attacks on perceived bias within the Department of Justice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:39
Follow the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot. The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:35
Tolo News reported that local residents had participated in a street demonstration in the area earlier in the day. Wahid Mujro, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, said 15 wounded were treated at Kabul hospitals.