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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

U.N. confirms Yemen aid port withdrawal underway

May 12, 2019 - 11:50 AM

But Hodeida Governor Al-Hasan Taher says the Huthi rebels were merely reshuffling personnel

Huthi rebels stand at attention at the Saleef port on May 11, 2019, in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, ahead of their withdrawal. - A senior pro-government official in Yemen accused Huthi rebels of faking an announced pullout Saturday from three Red Sea ports, as a UN source said monitoring of the much delayed withdrawal in Hodeida province was underway. (Photo by STR / AFP)

U.N. team arrives in Yemen to monitor Hodeida ceasefire

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:48 PM

A halt to fighting in the strategic port city follows intense diplomatic efforts which culminated in peace talks in Sweden

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 10, 2018. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The United Nations will invite Yemen's warring sides for talks in Geneva on September 6 to discuss a framework for peace negotiations

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

Yemen raids intensify as UN call to extend truce ignored

Oct 23, 2016 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED The Yemeni government rejects the appeal of the United Nations special envoy saying it is useless because rebels have been ignoring the ceasefire

Saudi city soldiers on as civilian toll mounts

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:35 PM

At least 31 civilians have been killed in Najran since early last year when Yemen s Huthi rebels and their allies began bombarding southern Saudi Arabia

Saudis wait next to wreckages at a market for vehicles on August 27, 2016 in the Saudi border city of Najran, a week after it was struck by a rocket fired from Yemen.  Cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia have intensified since the suspension in early August of UN-brokered peace talks between the Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies, and Yemen's internationally-recognised government which has the military support of a Saudi-led Arab coalition. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

UN rights chief urges international probe into Yemen violations

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Civilians in Yemen have suffered unbearably over the years from the effects of a number of simultaneous and overlapping armed conflicts says Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

epa05471187 A displaced woman and her children sit inside a makeshift shelter at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northern province of Amran, Yemen, 10 August 2016.According to reports, the United Nations has reported that 2.5 million people in Yemen have been forcibly displaced by violent conflict since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, when the Saudi-led military coalition began bombing the Houthi rebels and their allies across the impoverished Arab country. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Yemen crisis talks resume under shadow of walkout

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Yemen a deeply tribal country awash with weapons has been riven by crisis since veteran strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced from power in 2012 following a bloody year long uprising against his rule

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

US calls for peaceful solution to Yemen crisis

Jan 21, 2015 - 10:22 PM

We strongly condemn the violence and those stoking it in an effort to disrupt Yemen s political transition a White House official says on condition of anonymity

Members of the Shiite Huthi movement sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 18, 2015. Mohammed Huwais/AFP