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More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

Jan 19, 2020 - 3:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Huthis attack a mosque in a military camp in Marib during evening prayers on Saturday, military sources say

Yemen gov't, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The deal will reportedly see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the southern city of Aden

DEAL. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 5, 2019, shows (behind, L to R) Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi applauding as (front, L to R) Yemeni Southern Transitional Council (STC) member and former Aden governor Nasser al-Khabji shakes hands and kisses Yemen's deputy prime minister Salem al-Khanbashi during a peace-signing ceremony between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the southern separatists in the capital Riyadh. AFP PHOTO/SAUDI ROYAL PALACE/BANDAR AL-JALOUD

Saudi-led coalition launches strike after Aden 'coup'

Aug 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Meanwhile, both the Yemeni government and separatists say they back Riyadh's call for dialogue and a suspension of fighting

SEPARATISTS. Yemeni supporters of the southern separatist movement pose for a picture with a tank they confiscated from a nearby military base in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on August 10, 2019. Photo by Nabil Hasan/AFP

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Yemen gov't accuses rebels of violating Hodeida truce

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:12 PM

The news comes as reports surface that the UN is looking to replace the head of a monitoring mission to Hodeida, a lifeline to millions of Yemenis dependent on its imports to survive

VIOLATION? This file photo shows Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2018 in New York City. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Intense talks are continuing on Sanaa airport, shut down for years in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and northern rebels linked to Iran

YEMEN TALKS. A picture shows the international airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on November 23, 2017. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

U.N. chief to attend Yemen peace talks amid de-escalation push

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:28 AM

UN chief Antonio Guterres will 'hold meetings with the two delegations and will address the closing session of this round of consultations'

YEMEN PEACE TALKS. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the New York University Stern School of Business in New York on May 30, 2017. File photo by  Jewel Samad/AFP

U.N. chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:17 AM

'I don't want to raise too much expectations, but we are working hard in order to make sure that we can start meaningful peace talks still this year,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN CHIEF. This file photo shows Antonio Guterres during a press conference on May 14, 2014 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden – U.S.

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 'are fully on board, by the way'

CLASH. In this file photo, Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018. File photo by AFP

Yemen president at U.N. dismisses talks with Huthis

Sep 27, 2018 - 1:41 PM

'All attempts at peace that are made with this group are doomed to fail,' President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi tells the UN General Assembly

NO PEACE TALKS? Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2018 in New York City. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The Geneva talks are meant to be the first since 2016, when 108 days of negotiations between the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and rebels failed to yield a deal

PEACE TALKS. United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths gives a press conference on September 5, 2018, ahead of peace talks with the government and Huthi rebels in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen gov't warns of coup as separatists take over headquarters

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher warns that the events are headed towards 'total military confrontation'

CLASHES. Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghe pictured at the United Nations Office in Geneva last April 25, 2017. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed by Huthi rebels as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents

'KILLED.' This file photo taken on November 18, 2006 shows Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh arriving at the Elysee Palace in Paris to meet with former French president Jacques Chirac. File/Patrick Kovaric/AFP

Deadly clashes in Yemen rebel ranks spark fears of 'strife'

Aug 27, 2017 - 11:50 PM

An anti government alliance between former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and rebel leader Abdul Malik al Huthi is crumbling

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis hold posters and portraits of Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a demonstration in support of the former president, as his political party marks 35 years since its founding, at Sabaeen Square in the capital Sanaa on August 24, 2017.  The rally comes amid reports that armed supporters of Saleh and the head of the country's Huthi rebels, who have been allied against the Saudi-backed government since 2014, had spread throughout the capital as tensions are rising between the two sides. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

May 10, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Between 100 000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen says Shabia Mantoo Yemen spokesperson for the UN refugee agency the UNHCR

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED Crowds converge on Sabaeen Square chanting their vows to resist to the end

Yemeni supporters of the Huthi movement and former president former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, attend rally to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in the capital Sanaa on March 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

In war-torn Yemen, hungry children turn to begging

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Some of the children are already orphans while others are trying to help their parents make ends meet

Yemeni children beg on a street on October 27, 2016 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

UN Yemen envoy in new bid for peace

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:45 PM

3rd UPDATE Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is heading to Riyadh and Kuwait to prepare for a new round of talks

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference ahead of his departure at Sanaa international airport, on November 7, 2016. Yemen's 20-month war has killed more than 7,000 people and wounded nearly 37,000, the World Health Organization said, as the UN envoy voiced alarm over the worsening humanitarian situation. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt

Nov 20, 2016 - 9:24 PM

UPDATED A military official says there were limited exchanges of fire in the flashpoint southwestern city of Taez

Yemenis gather in front of one entrance of a market on November 19, 2016 in the capital Sanaa as a 48-hour ceasefire, announced by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels, began. Abdel Rahman Abdallah/AFP

Yemenis protest UN peace roadmap

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:44 PM

We reject the plan of UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed reads one of the banners carried by demonstrators

Coalition strikes on Yemen detention center kill 60

Oct 30, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Most of the victims are anti rebel detainees according to a health official

Yemen's Hadi rejects UN peace plan amid deadly raids

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:44 PM

3rd UPDATE A statement on the government s sabanew net quotes the Yemeni president as saying the roadmap only opens a door towards more suffering and war and is not a map for peace

Fighting rages in Yemen despite truce

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:51 PM

UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed says on Friday the ceasefire was fragile but largely holding

Arab coalition says Yemen rebels breach truce

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Five previous truce attempts failed but cautious optimism has preceded the current pause after intensified international pressure following an escalation of combat

CONFLICT. Yemeni children stand amid empty jerrycans as they wait to fill them with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. AFP Photo

US, Britain, and UN demand Yemen ceasefire within days

Oct 16, 2016 - 11:25 PM

We cannot emphasize enough today the urgency of ending the violence in Yemen says US Secretary of State John Kerry

(L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. The United States, Britain and the UN peace envoy to Yemen today urged the warring parties in the country's civil war to declare a ceasefire within days. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JUSTIN TALLIS

Yemen rebels defy government and convene parliament

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:27 PM

The session in rebel held Sanaa was the first in almost two years and comes after the Huthis rejected a UN peace plan and appointed a council to run the country

Yemeni MPs attend a parliament session on August 13, 2016 in the capital Sanaa, as Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels convened the parliament for the first time in almost two years in defiance of the internationally recognized government. Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Yemen peace talks broach military, security concerns – UN

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Peace talks in Kuwait between Iran backed rebels and the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi have completed their 8th week without any major breakthrough

Loyalists, rebels clash in Yemen, jeopardizing truce

Apr 12, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fought with Shiite Huthi rebels in the province of Marib east and north of the rebel held capital Sanaa officials say

In this file photo, Yemenis look at banners depicting the victims and sites of Saudi-led airstrikes during a rally protesting Saudi-led military operations, in Sana'a, Yemen, March 9, 2016. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Warring sides pledge support as Yemen truce begins

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:28 AM

In a contrast to earlier ceasefire attempts some Huthi leaders met with loyalist troops on a joint committee to make sure both sides comply with the truce

Huthi supporters shout slogans and brandish weapons during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilize more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, few days before the scheduled start of a ceasefire, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 7, 2016. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen truce raises hope of ending conflict

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Analysts are optimistic after mediation efforts have largely silenced the guns along the border with Saudi Arabia

Huthi supporters shout slogans and brandish weapons during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilize more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, few days before the scheduled start of a ceasefire, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 7, 2016. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Thousands of Yemenis protest year-long coalition campaign

Mar 27, 2016 - 12:04 AM

Together against the tyrannical Saudi aggression says a large banner in Sanaa s Sabaeen Square

PROTEST. Yemenis wave national flags and hold placards during a protest against the Saudi-led coalition, commemorating one year of the alliance's military campaign against insurgents on March 26, 2016 next to the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Mohammed Huwais/AFP

8 killed in suicide bombing near Yemen presidential palace

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:58 PM

A security source says the attack appears to target the convoy of a local businessman who was entering the presidential complex

Yemen clashes, missiles leave truce in tatters

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Tribal sources say forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and allied tribesmen captured the capital of Jawf province

CEASEFIRE? A Yemeni girl (L) holds a jerrycan full of clean water from a donated source in Sana'a, Yemen, December 18, 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen ceasefire set on eve of peace talks – official

Dec 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

A government delegate confirms the truce in conflict torn Yemen where thousands have died since March

Yemeni troops loyal to their Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi march during a parade military west of the cityof Marib, some 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the capital Sanaa on December 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY / AFP / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY

At least 13 killed, 38 wounded in Yemen wedding bombing – medic

Oct 08, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The bombing targets a house hosting a wedding celebration in Sanban in Dhamar province some 100 kilometers 60 miles south of Sanaa

Yemen's Hadi urges rebels to lay down arms

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I am open to all efforts seeking a political solution says Yemen President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

CLASHES. Smoke billows as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi clash with Shiite Huthi rebels near the International airport in the port city of Aden, on May 2, 2015. File photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

Yemen president returns to Aden after 6-month exile

Sep 22, 2015 - 11:32 PM

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi flies into Aden returning to war torn Yemen six months after fleeing the southern city for exile in Saudi Arabia an airport security official says

One year on, Yemen rebels still hold Sanaa despite air campaign

Sep 21, 2015 - 12:33 AM

A collapse of the Shiite militants authority is far from imminent – or guaranteed over the medium term says Jordan Perry of the UK based risk assessment group Verisk Maplecroft

CLASHES. Smoke rises from a large explosion during heavy clashes between Presidential guards and Huthis in Sanaa, Yemen, on January 19, 2015. Photo by EPA

DFA deploys team to assess OFWs' safety in Saudi village

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The village of Dhahran Al Janoub is said to be 13 5 kilometers away from the Saudi Yemen border where OFWs say they ve seen rockets being fired

Protection sought for Filipino workers near Saudi-Yemen border

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:59 PM

About 70 Filipino medical workers construction workers engineers and mechanics – some with their families – are based in Dhahran Al Janoub village

MAP. This map shows a village affected by multilateral efforts to quell the Huthi rebellion in Yemen. Photo from the Blas Ople Center

Loyalists retake Yemen's biggest airbase in new blow to rebels

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Their seizure of Al Anad base in a 24 hour assault using heavy armor supplied by the coalition came after hundreds of Gulf Arab troops landed in Aden

Saudi-led troops riding a tank supplied by the Saudi-led coalition deploy in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, August 3, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Exiled Yemen PM, officials in Aden to lead restoration

Aug 01, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Government forces press an advance north and east of Aden to dislodge rebels still entrenched in Lahj and Abyan provinces officials and witnesses said

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

Jul 26, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The Saudi led coalition says they reserve the right to respond to military activity or movement by the Shiite Huthi rebels during the ceasefire

In this file photo, a ship carrying food aid for the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) docks at the southern port of Aden, Yemen, July 21, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Loyalists retake airport in Yemen's Aden

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Loyalists of Yemen s exiled president recapture the airport in Aden sealing a four month battle with Iran backed rebels with Saudi led air and naval support

AFTERMATH. Yemenis peer through the bars of a window at the bodies of people killed in airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana'a, Yemen, 13 July 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab / EPA

Yemen truce begins, relief agencies hope to deliver aid

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:10 AM

But the leader of the Iran backed Shiite rebels says he does not expect the truce to hold demanding an end to the Saudi aggression

HUMANITARIAN TRUCE. An armed Houthi militiaman inspects the damage of a building reportedly hit by an airstrike allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana'a, Yemen, July 10, 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says leader killed in drone strike

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Al Qaeda commanders have met and chosen AQAP military chief Qassem al Rimi as their new leader

DESTROYED. Yemenis clear the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on June 15, 2015. Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Ali Abdullah Saleh calls for UN brokered Saudi Yemeni talks to be held in Geneva

'HEED UN.' Fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi drive an armoured fighting vehicle to an exchange of fire with Houthi militiamen in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 24 April 2015. Photo by EPA

'Bullets hit our car': Pakistani recalls terrifying Yemen escape

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:32 PM

We moved from the airport area there was too much shelling at that time – two bullets hit our car tanks were moving They were firing but we had to save our lives

HOME. Pakistanis and other foreign nationals who were evacuated by a Pakistani Navy vessel from Yemen hold a placard reading in Urdu 'Long Live Pakistan Navy' as they arrive in port city of Karachi, Pakistan, 07 April 2015. Rehan Khan/EPA

Humanitarian fears grow as strikes, clashes rock Yemen

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in a New York Times op ed charges that Iran s hunger for power is behind the Yemen conflict

CASUALTY. Yemeni rescuer workers carry the body of a victim of an alleged airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led alliance which hit houses and a stadium in Ibb, Yemen, 13 April 2015.  Stringer/EPA

500 Yemen rebels dead on border since air war began – Saudi Arabia

Apr 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The statement gives the first reported death toll for border clashes since the coalition launched air strikes against Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen last month

TARGET. Smoke rises above the military academy following an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led alliance, in Sanaa, Yemen, 11 April 2015. Yahya Arhab/EPA