DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi rulers have launched an investigation against dozens of public figures, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakul Karman, state news agency Saba said late on Tuesday, following a complaint that could amount to treason. Saba said a non-governmental organization had filed a complaint with the public prosecutor claiming that 39 prominent figures, including many living in exile, had compromised the country's independence, unity and territorial integrity. "The first attorney in the office of the public prosecutor has ordered an investigation into an urgent complaint of crimes that impact the independence of the Republic of Yemen, its unity and the safety of its territory," Saba said. The organization, identified as the Legal Centre for Rights and Development, suggested on its Facebook page that the complaint was linked to Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, citing attacks on private and public transportation, storage houses and public facilities. The United Nations said last week an estimated 551 civilians, including 31 women and at least 115 children, had been killed since Saudi-led military operations began in Yemen on March 26. Saudi Arabia says the campaign it leads was aimed at shoring up President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Iranian-allied Houthi group and was being carefully conducted to avoid civilian casualties. Karman, a mother of three who became a figure of symbolic importance in the 2011 Yemeni uprising, was the first Arab woman and second Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Apart from her, the list included President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's former chief of staff, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, two brothers who are leaders of the Hashed tribal federation, Hussein and Hameed al-Ahmar, and Hamoud Munassar, chief correspondent for the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television. The list also included General Ali Mohsen, the commander of the First Armoured Brigade who broke ranks with the then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh during 2011 protests against his 33 years in office and sided with demonstrators. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Paul Tait)
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
Biden references a long-running Trump joke.
“This is not a loss, again, I don’t want to claim it is a loss, this was a win," said the former president, trying to spin the negative into a positive.
- The Week
Disney issues scathing response to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow lawsuit
- Yahoo Canada Style
"There's literally nothing wrong with this outfit."
Tom Kaulitz may be the drummer for Tokio Hotel, but he most certainly could have a career as a photographer for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit — at least if his wife Heidi Klum is the cover girl. Once again, Kaulitz has snapped some seriously steamy pics of his supermodel love in a skimpy purple string bikini, […]
- The Daily Beast
Angela Weiss/AFP via GettyA popular tourist attraction in New York City may shut down for good after a 14-year-old boy leapt to his death on Thursday—all while his loved ones apparently looked on.Police say the teen jumped from the eighth story of the Vessel sculpture in New York City’s Hudson Yards shortly before 1 p.m. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police told the New York Daily News. Stephen Ross, the billionaire behind Hudson Yards, says the d
- Yahoo Sports
The Yankees are getting another boost for their stagnant lineup.
Red Bull's re-enactment of Lewis Hamilton's lap at Silverstone fails to sway Formula 1 stewards.
- Madame Noire
This time the no-holds-bar political commentator had her eyes set on Simone Biles' withdrawal from the Women's all-around competition..
- In The Know
Charlotte Kozinets' embarrassing moment is going viral — and it's hilarious. The post Woman’s embarrassing moment with boss caught on camera: ‘I would’ve put in my two weeks’ appeared first on In The Know.
- KGO – San Francisco
There are zip codes in five Bay Area cities where vaccination rates are the lowest, with 45 to 60% of the population still not fully vaccinated. Experts say these Bay Area neighborhoods are driving most of the transmission fueling our fourth COVID-19 surge.
- NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Red Sox have acquired slugging outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals.
- Bills Wire
Manny Sanders said #Bills QB Josh Allen had a 'mouth dropping' pass during Thursday's training camp practice and here it is:
- LA Times
Simone Biles did the right thing by not competing when she believed she couldn't. But it also tarnishes her legacy as a gymnast.
Australia’s Jessica Fox shared a video of a condom hack that deserves a medal of its own.
- Warriors Wire
The Warriors have reportedly "zeroed in" on four prospects for the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft.
- NBC Sports BayArea
The most highly anticipated NBA draft in nearly 20 years is complete, and certain teams came out of it much better than others.
Remini was just starting out in her career and definitely felt some pressure to keep up with the cast of the popular show.
- The Daily Beast
It was a simple enough question from The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg to her co-host Meghan McCain towards the end of a segment on Wednesday morning about the gut-wrenching January 6 hearings in Congress. It did not receive a simple answer.“Meghan, these cops were protecting Republican and Democratic officials,” Goldberg said. “Why isn’t this a galvanizing moment for everyone? Is it really about just winning? Or have we lost something?”McCain, who is leaving The View at the end of this week, b
- NBC Sports BayArea
Warriors Twitter reacts to the second lottery selection of the night.