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Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen port city despite ceasefire

Dubai - The UN's envoy to Yemen called on Sunday for pro-government forces and rebels to respect a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, after repeated clashes between the two sides threatened to unravel a hard-won accord hammered out in Sweden last w...

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida despite ceasefire

Dubai - Air strikes and fierce clashes shook the outskirts of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida overnight, pro-government sources and residents said Sunday, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen's Hodeida to encourage calm

Dubai - UN envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in the battleground Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Friday to encourage the warring sides to exercise restraint ahead of planned peace talks in December.

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.

Uneasy calm in Yemen's Hodeida as residents fear renewed violence

Hodeida - Yemenis in battle-scarred Hodeida had a brief respite Thursday as the port city remained calm -- but many fear that a return to violence is only a matter of time.

Pro-govt forces halt Yemen port offensive as UAE backs talks

Hodeida - Forces loyal to Yemen's government on Wednesday halted an offensive on the lifeline port of Hodeida as the United Arab Emirates, a key member of the pro-government coalition, threw its weight behind "early" UN peace talks.

Yemen rebels mine entrances to Hodeida port: employees

Dubai - Yemeni rebels are planting landmines around the key port of embattled Hodeida, employees said Wednesday, as a loyalist push to take the insurgent-held city appears to have stalled.

Port still running in Yemen's Hodeida after air strikes

Sanaa - Two Saudi-led air strikes hit the main entrance to the rebel-held port of Hodeida but the docks were still operating normally on Tuesday, the port's deputy director told AFP.

Yemen rebels battle to slow loyalist advance in key port city

Aden - Yemeni rebels battled Friday to slow an advance by pro-government forces deeper into Hodeida seeking to recapture the city's lifeline port, launching fierce barrages of mortar fire and aiming to cut off supply routes, military sources said.

Yemen troops advance deeper into rebel-held Hodeida

Hodeida - Yemeni pro-government forces backed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes advanced inside rebel-held Hodeida Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians bracing for fighting in the streets of the Red Sea port city.

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen's Hodeida: medics

Aden - Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said.

Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of 'living hell'

Hodeida - Intensified fighting shook a key rebel-held port city on Yemen's Red Sea coast on Sunday, leaving dozens dead as the United Nations warned that children in the war-torn country face "a living hell".

Dozens of Yemeni rebels killed in Red Sea port city: medics

Hodeida - Dozens of Yemeni rebels have been killed in battles and air strikes in Hodeida, medics said Sunday, as pro-government forces advanced in the insurgent-held Red Sea port city.

Yemen raids kill 79 rebels in 48 hours

Aden - Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen have killed almost 80 Huthi rebel fighters over 48 hours in the western province of Hodeida, military and medical sources said Tuesday.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi, allies of targeting food warehouses

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels accused the government and its Saudi-led allies on Tuesday of deliberately targeting food warehouses in Hodeida as they resumed an offensive on the rebel-held port city after an 11-week pause.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida: coalition

Aden - The Saudi-led coalition said pro-government forces in Yemen launched a new offensive on Monday night against the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, after an 11-week pause during UN efforts to hold peace talks.

55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

Sanaa - A series of explosions Thursday on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida killed 55 civilians and wounded dozens of others, the Red Cross said, denouncing the "reprehensible" disregard for human life.

Coalition hits Yemen rebels outside Hodeida as push for city paused

Sana - Yemeni government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have bombarded rebel positions outside Hodeida after pausing their push into the strategic Red Sea port city, government sources said on Tuesday.

Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

Sana - Yemeni forces seized Hodeida airport on Wednesday in a major step towards retaking the rebel-held port city after a week of fighting that has left nearly 350 people dead.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels: coalition

Dubai - Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city.

Yemen's Hodeida braces for street battles

Sana - Trenches, military tanks and civilians fleeing by the busload: Yemen's Hodeida, once a bustling port city, is now bracing for battles in its streets.

UN scrambles to avert 'fierce bloody battle' for Yemen port

New York - The United Nations mobilized Monday to avert a "fierce, bloody battle" for a key port in Yemen that provides a lifeline for food, medicine and other vital supplies.

Saudi-led raids kill 20 civilians in Yemen rebel port

Hodeida - Saudi-led air strikes killed 20 civilians in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida just hours after the rebels celebrated the second anniversary of their seizure of the capital, a government official said.

Saudi-led raids kill 20 civilians in Yemen rebel port

Hodeida - Saudi-led air strikes killed 20 civilians in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida just hours after the rebels celebrated the second anniversary of their seizure of the capital, a government official said.

Saudi-led raids kill 20 civilians in Yemen rebel port

Hodeida - Saudi-led air strikes killed 20 civilians in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida just hours after the rebels celebrated the second anniversary of their seizure of the capital, a government official said.

Saudi-led bombing exacerbates humanitarian situation in Yemen

Hodeida - White House National Security Council spokesperson Alistair Baskey said that the US is very concerned over recent Saudi-led air strikes on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida in Yemen.

Op-Ed: Iranian cargo ship to dock directly at Houthi-held port in Yemen

Hodeida - When stories involving conflicts are involved it is difficult to sort out fact from fiction and propaganda. Often there are serious discrepancies between narratives depending upon their source.
 

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