Listen Live
    In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, The shadow of Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are cast on a large representation of the Yemeni flag as they attend a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen.

    Two Missing French Journalists Rescued in Yemen

    © AP Photo / Hani Mohammed
    World
    Get short URL
    0 02

    Two female French journalists that went missing in Yemen were rescued by the Arab coalition forces, media has reported.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — The rescued journalists have arrived at an air base in Riyadh, the Al Arabiya broadcaster reported on Thursday.

    The women were kidnapped earlier in November by the Houthi rebels after they had been reportedly dissatisfied with the visit of the journalists, who arrived in Yemen on board of a UN aircraft carrying humanitarian aid.

    The situation in Yemen has been extremely unstable since 2015 when a civil war broke out. The war is being waged between the internationally recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries launched airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

    Related:

    Killing With Kindness: Saudis Starving Millions in Yemen - UN Report
    Oxfam Calls on Int'l Community to Help Tackle Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
    US Envoy to UN Accuses Iran of 'Providing Weapons to Houthis in Yemen'
    Tags:
    rescue, journalists, Houthis, Yemen, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik