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Yemen foes in new talks on troubled prisoner swap deal

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:46 PM

UN envoy Martin Griffiths says he hopes the warring sides will be more successful this time as he opens 3 days of talks in Amman

NEW TALKS. In this file photo, 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. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of blocking Yemen peace

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accuses Tehran of smuggling arms to Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels

PEACE. 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. AFP photo    While fighting subsided on several fronts a few hours after the truce came into effect at midday (0900 GMT), heavy clashes still rocked areas surrounding the flashpoint city of Taez. / AFP PHOTO / Abdel RAHMAN ABDALLAH / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by STRINGER has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [ABDEL RAHMAN ABDALLAH] instead of [STRINGER]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize this year it has been marked by violence

HOLY MONTH. Filipino muslims prepare for the holy month of Ramadan at the Quiapo Islamic Center on May 26, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Yemeni rebels free 276 loyalists

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:40 PM

The government loyalists are reportedly freed as a sign of good will for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

epa05376312 Houthi militia members hold up weapons during a gathering mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, Sana'a, Yemen, 18 June 2016. According to reports, violent clashes are still taking place between Houthi rebels and Yemen?s Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen?s several areas as UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait between Yemen?s warring factions come into the second month of sessions in an attempt to end more than a year of conflict in the troubled Arab country. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition over child deaths in Yemen

Jun 03, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Saudi led coalition is responsible for 60 of the total 785 children who were killed and 1 168 wounded last year in Yemen

CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT. Yemeni children pose for a photo at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after they were forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing fighting in the country, the northern province of Amran, Yemen, 01 May 2016. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

New wave of air strikes shake Yemen capital – witnesses

Sep 06, 2015 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED Witnesses say coalition warplanes pound positions of the Iran backed rebels and bases of splinter troops loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh

UAE pounds Yemen rebels after coalition's deadliest day

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The strike hit an arms depot triggering huge explosions that the exiled Yemeni government said also killed 5 Bahraini coalition troops

A handout image made available by the United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on September 5, 2015, shows Emiratis carrying the body of Abdullah Ali Hassan Al Hammadi, an Emirati armed forces' soldier who was killed the previous day in Yemen's eastern province of Marib. The UAE said 45 of its soldiers fighting rebels in Yemen were killed in an arms depot blast, while five border guards from Bahrain died in the deadliest day yet for the Saudi-led coalition. AFP PHOTO / HO / WAM

Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion kills 23

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:32 PM

The strike targets a munitions factory in Saqayn

Yemen rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:26 AM

More than 21 1 million people – over 80 of Yemen s population – are in need of aid with 13 million facing food shortages

LEVEL-3 EMERGENCY. Yemenis inspect the scene of a car bomb targeting a group of female mourners loyal to Shiite Houthi Group in Sana'a, Yemen, June 30, 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Shiite militia seize airport in key Yemen city

Mar 22, 2015 - 11:33 PM

The forces allied with the Huthis include members of the former central security force a unit seen as loyal to ex president Ali Abdullah Saleh

142 dead in Yemen mosque bombings claimed by ISIS

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:54 PM

2nd UPDATE At least 351 other people are wounded

MULTIPLE BOMBINGS. Members of the Houthi militia inspect the scene of a suicide attack targeting the al-Hashahush mosque in Sana’a, Yemen, 20 March 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Shiite militia tightens grip on Yemen after 'coup'

Feb 07, 2015 - 10:16 PM

The Huthi coup marks a grave and inacceptable escalation and endangers the security stability sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen the Gulf Cooperation Council says

COUP.  Photo shows a general view of the  Al-Saleh mosque in Sana'a, Yemen taken on May 26, 2014. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen parliament postpones meeting on president's resignation

Jan 25, 2015 - 3:54 PM

The continued postponement of talks to tackle President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi s resignation prolongs Yemen s power vacuum

ANOTHER ROUND OF TALKS. A Yemeni demonstrator holds a Yemeni flag during a rally in support of Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and against Shiite Houthi rebels in Sana’a, Yemen, August 26, 2014. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA