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Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

Sanaa - Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday as a ceasefire took effect and a team including members of the warring sides prepared to monitor the truce agreed at talks in Sweden.

Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

Sanaa - Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after a UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said.

Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

Sanaa - Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after the UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said.

Yemenis fear collapse of UN-backed ceasefire accord

Hodeida - Residents of Yemen's flashpoint port of Hodeida and other cities fear a UN-brokered ceasefire could collapse at any moment, saying that after four years of conflict any accord is deeply fragile.

Yemen rebels return to Sanaa after UN-led talks

Sanaa - A Huthi rebel delegation returned Friday to Yemen's insurgent-controlled capital of Sanaa after wrapping up an initial round of breakthrough UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden.

Yemen central bank expects $3 bn deposits from Gulf donors

Aden - Yemen's central bank expects a $3 billion cash injection from Gulf allies Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, an official said Thursday, as the war-battered country seeks to prop up its sagging economy.The deposits, if confirmed, would follow a $2.

Landmines pose lingering threat in war-ravaged Yemen

Mocha - Months after heavy clashes between Huthi rebels and pro-government fighters forced them to flee their coastal village in Yemen's western province of Taez, the Ghaleb family had finally returned home.

Yemen warring parties agree to swap hundreds of prisoners

Aden - Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden, sources said Tuesday.

Wounded rebels evacuated from Yemen on UN charter flight

Sanaa - Wounded Yemeni rebels were flown out of Sanaa on a UN charter flight Monday for medical treatment in Oman, an airport source told AFP, a critical step towards planned peace talks.

Wounded rebels evacuated ahead of Yemen talks as UN envoy visits

Sanaa - The UN's Yemen envoy visited rebel-held Sanaa on Monday as wounded insurgents were flown out of the capital for medical treatment, a key step towards bringing warring parties to the negotiating table in Sweden.

UN envoy heads to Sanaa amid push to reopen airport

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen was scheduled to arrive in the rebel-held capital Monday, a UN source said, as pressure mounted to reopen Sanaa international airport after a three-year shutdown.

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief

Aden - UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe", as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

UN aid chief calls for end to fighting in Yemen

Sanaa - UN aid chief Mark Lowcock appealed Thursday for a halt to fighting in Yemen amid intense diplomacy to end a war that has pushed millions to the brink of famine.

UN sounds alarm over falling imports at crucial Yemen port

Hodeida - Operations at the Yemeni port of Hodeida, a vital lifeline for the embattled country, have fallen by nearly 50 percent over the past two weeks, the UN said Tuesday.

UN envoy expected in Riyadh as calm returns to Yemen's Hodeida

Aden - The United Nations' Yemen envoy is expected in Riyadh on Monday as part of efforts to convene December peace talks between Huthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government.

UN envoy steps up contacts with Yemen rebels, govt

Sanaa - UN envoy Martin Griffiths met a Yemeni rebel leader in insurgent-held Sanaa on Saturday and is to follow up by holding talks in Riyadh with Yemen's government in a drive to relaunch a peace process.

UN envoy steps up contacts with Yemen rebels, govt

Sanaa - United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths met a Yemeni rebel leader in insurgent-held Sanaa Saturday and is to follow up by holding talks with Yemen's government in Riyadh, a UN source said.

UN envoy takes Yemen peace bid to flashpoint Hodeida

Hodeida - The UN envoy to Yemen on Friday urged warring sides to "keep the peace" in Hodeida, saying the rebels agreed to talks on the UN taking a leading role in running the lifeline port.

UN Yemen envoy pushes rebel chief on talks ahead of Hodeida visit

Sanaa - A United Nations envoy met Yemen's rebel chief Thursday to nail down details of peace talks expected in December, a day before a planned visit to the battleground port city of Hodeida.

UN Yemen envoy to visit battleground Hodeida city: source

Sanaa - The United Nations envoy will visit Yemen's embattled city of Hodeida this week, a UN source said Thursday, ahead of peace talks set for December in Sweden.
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