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Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida despite ceasefire

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:49 PM

At least 29 fighters, including 22 Huthi rebels, are killed in clashes and air strikes in Hodeida province, a pro-government military source told Agence France-Presse

CONTROL. 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 8, 2018. AFP file photo

Yemen rebels detain dozens of student protesters – activists

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(UPDATED) Shiite Huthi movement detains at least 55 students, including 18 women, near Sanaa University in Yemen

UNREST. A Yemeni protester holds up a sign showing the crossed-out faces of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (R) and his Emirati counterpart Mohamed bin Zayed (L) with a caption in Arabic reading "kill them, cross them, cast them into hell", with the defaced flags of Saudi Arabia (R) and the UAE (L) bearing slogans against them, at a protest against inflation and the rise of living costs in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taez on October 4, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP

Yemen pro-gov't forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels – coalition

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

'The airport was completely cleared, Thank God, and is under control,' says Abdul Salaam al-Shehi, coalition commander for the Red Sea coast

CLEARED. A grab from a AFPTV video shows Yemeni pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led military alliance advancing during their fight against Huthi rebels in the area of Hodeida's airport on June 19, 2018.AFP PHOTO/AFPTV

Yemen army recruits 4,800 southern fighters – officer

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:58 PM

The majority of the recruits come from Aden province where forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi pushed back Iran backed rebels last month aided by Saudi led Arab coalition air power

DRONES AND AL QAEDA. A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana’a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

UN warns over 'deliberate starvation of civilians' in Yemen

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:48 PM

A UN official warns armed factions in Yemen over the deliberate starvation of civilians as the embattled country grapples with a food crisis that has left 850 000 children facing acute malnutrition

‘YEMEN IS CRUMBLING.’ Yemeni children peer out of a window of their historic house as UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen's warring factions started in Geneva, in the old city of Sana’a, Yemen, 15 June 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab / EPA

Key dates in the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Here are key dates since a coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened after Huthi Shiite rebels overran the Yemeni capital Sanaa and advanced on Aden the second biggest city

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

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

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

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

Yemen troops kill Saudi-bound Qaeda suspects dressed as women

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:18 PM

Suspects dress in black robes and wear the niqab a face covering veil commonly worn by women

Yemen rebels set 10-day deadline for new government

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:58 AM

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi accuses the rebels of trying to take over the role of the state under the pretext of fighting Al Qaeda in a bid to conquer more provinces

10-DAY DEADLINE. Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement pray over the coffins of their comrades killed in recent fighting, during a celebration of the defeat of their Sunni Islamist rivals in Sana'a, Yemen, September 26, 2014. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Al Qaeda suspect kills 8 Yemen military hospital staff

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:54 PM

A gunman opens fire on a minibus carrying staff members from a military hospital

Three 'terrorists' killed near Yemen presidential palace

May 11, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The incident comes just two days after a suspected Al Qaeda attack on the same post