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Houthi rebels sign UN-brokered peace deal in Yemen

Sanaa - The Houthi rebels in Yemen accepted a UN-brokered peace deal after capturing much of the capital Sanaa. The deal will require disarmament and withdrawal from areas they seized recently.

Yemen unrest continues in spite of UN-brokered cease fire

Sanaa - Just one day after the UN managed to broker a peace deal between the government and Houthi rebels, the latter raided the houses of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar an adviser on security and defense to president Al Hadi.

Yemen peace holds as toll mounts from week of clashes

Sanaa - A peace accord appeared to be holding in Yemen Monday after a week of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen that the government said killed at least 200 people.

Yemen fighting killed at least 200 in past week: govt

Sanaa - At least 200 people were killed on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital in fighting during the past week between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen, the government said Monday.

Yemen deal signed after Shiite rebels seize government

Sanaa - Rival groups in Yemen have signed a UN-brokered peace deal after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned following raging violence in the capital.

Yemen deal signed after Shiite rebels seize government

Sanaa - Rival groups in Yemen signed a UN-brokered peace deal on Sunday after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned after raging violence in the capital.

Yemen Shiite rebels seize government HQ, PM resigns

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters in the capital on Sunday as Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned, accusing the president of being "autocratic", senior officials said.

Airlines halt flights to violence-hit Yemen capital

Sanaa - International airlines suspended flights to Yemen as a decade-old rebellion encroached on the capital and a UN envoy scrambled to thrash out an elusive peace deal after a spike in violence.

Op-Ed: The anatomy of perpetual deception in a post-9/11 world

After all we've been through since 9/11 — after fighting a prefabricated enemy created by Washington — Americans still haven't learned a thing. Another illegal war predicated on deception will only make things worse.

Yemen at 'dangerous crossroads' as rebel supporters killed

Sanaa - Police shot dead seven Shiite rebel activists attempting to storm government headquarters Tuesday and troops clashed with rebels on Sanaa's outskirts, amid warnings Yemen is at a "dangerous crossroads.

Yemen president to replace govt, cut fuel hike

Sanaa - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is to replace Yemen's unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Shiite Huthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday.

Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Sanaa - Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration.

Yemen Shiite rebels weigh draft deal on new government

Sanaa - Yemen's government put a draft proposal to rebels on forming a technocrat government Saturday, a spokesman said, as fears mount that a new wave of violence could hit the impoverished nation.

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.

Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents witnessed.

Op-Ed: Coca-Cola commercializes 21st century slavery

Dubai - A Coca-Cola commercial uploaded to YouTube back in May has suddenly generated a great deal of attention and not the kind Coke's marketing department was seeking.

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.

Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city

Rayshan Bani Matar - The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital.

Yemen accuses Shiite rebels of 'atrocities' near Sanaa

Sanaa - Yemeni authorities on Wednesday accused Shiite rebels of "atrocities" in the northern city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance towards the capital.

Citing Hobby Lobby ruling, GITMO detainees request group prayer

Citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, attorneys for two detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay have filed a motion seeking religious freedom for their Muslim clients.
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