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Op-Ed: Houthi attack on military camp in Yemen kills more than 100

Reports on the number of casualties caused by an attack on a mosque in a military camp in the Yemeni central province of Marib vary widely. However one report claims more than 100 persons were killed and as many as 100 wounded

Yemen separatist chief warns against collapse of power-sharing deal

Aden - The leader of Yemen's southern separatists has warned against the looming collapse of a power-sharing deal, saying the region is menaced by the twin threats of economic catastrophe and Islamist attacks.

Op-Ed: Agreement between Saudis and Yemen separatists breaks down

The ongoing Saudi-led operation in Yemen is intended to defeat the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control much of the north including the capital Sanaa. The Saudis are supported in the battle against the Houthis by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Op-Ed: US tried to assassinate another key Iranian general but failed

On January 2, the US launched an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport that killed the Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and also an Iraqi militia leader but the US attempted another assassination the same day but failed.

Op-Ed: Yemen separatists withdraw their negotiating team

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) the separatist movement seeking an independent south Yemen has withdrawn its negotiating team from the joint committee formed to implement the unity deal with the Saudi-backed government of Mansur Hadi.

Saudi shelling of Yemen marketplace claimed to kill at least 17

Shelling from Saudi Arabia forces directed at a popular marketplace across the border in Yemen has killed at least 17 people according to local sources. Indications are all killed were civilians. Saudis have not said why they attacked.

Op-Ed: The US is losing the Middle East game to Russia and Turkey

Ankara - America’s vague, blurry Middle Eastern geopolitical strategy has always been a bit iffy. Now, The US is losing ground in the Middle East as Russia takes Turkey effectively out of NATO, with US nukes on the ground in Turkey.

A year after Yemen's Hodeida truce, hopes for peace dim

Hodeida - A year after Yemen's warring sides agreed to a UN-brokered truce for the key port city of Hodeida and its surroundings, peace remains out of reach.

Op-Ed: Yemen STC separatists claim Ryadh agreement no longer binding

The primary southern separatist movement the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has withdrawn from the recently negotiated Riyadh agreement negotiated between the Hadi government with the support of Saudi Arabia and the STC with its UAE ally.

Saudi Arabia and Houthis hold secret peace talks on Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and the Yemen Houthi movement appear to be making progress. Prisoners were released, medical patients have been evacuated and the number of attacks are down significantly.

Huthi prisoners freed in Saudi Arabia, flown to Yemen

Sanaa - Some 128 Huthi rebels detained in Saudi Arabia were released and flown to the Yemeni capital on Thursday, as efforts to end the five-year conflict gain momentum.

UN envoy to Yemen says there is growing momentum to end Yemen war

Martin Griffiths the UN envoy to Yemen claims that the he is seeing a growing momentum to reach a deal to end the long war in Yemen that has now lasted five years. He says that something is changing in Yemen.

Op-Ed: After deal, Yemen separatists allow Saudi troops in south Yemen

The separatist group in South Yemen the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has announced they accept the presence of Saudi Arabian military forces in the south but warned the Saudi-supported former government of Mansur Hadi was not welcome in Aden.

Saudis to temporarily take control of Aden in agreement with STC

Saudis will temporarily take control of the port city of Aden in a power-sharing deal meant to end the infighting between the Saudis and the UAE allied with southern separatists. Aden is the capital of the Saudi supported Hadi government.

Saudi Arabia is considering some form of ceasefire in Yemen

A couple of weeks ago the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen offer to stop missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabia ceased such attacks on Yemen. However, up until now there has been no sign of the Saudis agreeing to a cease fire.

Saudis deny Houthi claims about capture of Saudi troops

Spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Col. Turki al Malki, that is fighting against the Houthis who control the north of the country says that the Houthi claims that thousands of Saudi troops were captured were "misleading"

Yemen rebels free 290 prisoners in move hailed by UN, ICRC

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels have freed 290 prisoners, including dozens of survivors from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a detention centre earlier this month, the ICRC said Monday.

Yemen rebels free 290 prisoners: ICRC

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels have freed 290 prisoners, including dozens of survivors from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a detention centre earlier this month, the ICRC said Monday.

Houthis claim to have captured three Saudi military brigades

The Houthis in Yemen who are engaged in a civil war with a coalition led by the Saudis claim they have carried out a successful attack near the southern region of Najran Saudi Arabia.

Yemen 'peace initiative' still stands despite air strikes: rebels

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Wednesday their offer to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia still stands despite new air strikes allegedly launched by a Riyadh-led coalition fighting the insurgents.
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