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Amnesty chief says US strike would worsen Mideast suffering

Washington - The head of Amnesty International warned Monday that a US military intervention in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed on Iran would only aggravate suffering in the Middle East.

Saudi attacks underscore evolving drone threat, experts say

Paris - An attack on Saudi oil facilities at the weekend has exposed the vulnerability of the kingdom to drone strikes and underscores how traditional air defences can be breached by new low-cost technology, experts say.

Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites

Sanaa - Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, who claimed responsibility for devastating weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, threatened Monday to carry out more strikes and urged foreigners to stay away.

Saudi Arabia issues warning over south Yemen turmoil

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a stern warning to Yemeni separatists who have seized key parts of the south, saying any attempt to destabilise Yemen amounted to a threat to the kingdom.

Washington in talks with Yemeni rebels, US official says

Al Kharj - Washington is in talks with Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in a bid to end the country's war, a top US official said on Thursday, the first such contact in more than four years.

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen target site

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Huthi rebels said Monday it was unaware that prisoners were held at a detention site it targeted with air strikes that killed dozens of people.

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen site

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Huthi rebels said Monday it was unaware that prisoners were held at a facility it targeted with deadly air strikes."The coalition was never informed...

More than 100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison: ICRC

Sanaa - More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

Suicide attack kills 3 separatists in Yemen's Aden: security

Aden - Three separatist fighters were killed Friday in a suicide bombing in Aden, the first such attack since Yemeni government forces were expelled from the southern city on August 10, security sources said.

UAE confirms Aden air strikes on 'terrorist militias' 

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting "terrorist militias" after the government there announced the raids hit its troops.

Yemen government accuses UAE of launching air strikes on its troops

Aden - Yemen's government Thursday accused the UAE of launching air strikes against its troops in the interim capital Aden in support of separatists who say they have regained control of the southern city.

Yemen forces, separatists tussle for control of Aden

Aden - The Yemen government said it seized back the interim capital Aden on Wednesday, a claim contested by the separatists who took control of the city and other parts of the south earlier this month.

Yemen forces enter Aden after seizure by separatists

Dubai - Yemen government forces entered the interim capital Aden and recaptured a nearby province Wednesday, officials said, pushing back separatists who had seized parts of the south this month.

Saudi, UAE renew call for south Yemen peace talks

Apo - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates renewed a call on Monday for peace talks between Yemen's government and southern separatists, urging a ceasefire following deadly clashes.

UAE rejects support claims for separatist seizure of Yemen's Aden

Abu Dhabi - The UAE on Wednesday rejected accusations it supported Yemeni separatists in their seizure of interim capital Aden, as the government refused talks with secessionists until they fully withdraw.

UN envoy warns Yemen could break apart

New York - The UN's special envoy to Yemen warned Tuesday that the war-ravaged country faced the prospect of breaking apart unless an agreement ending the decades-long conflict is found urgently.

Yemen separatists drive out govt troops from two camps in south

Aden - Yemeni separatists drove government troops out of two military camps in deadly clashes Tuesday, reinforcing their presence in the south after they seized the de facto capital Aden.

Independence in the air in south Yemen after Aden clashes

Aden - Colourful flags emblazoned with a red star are being held aloft in Aden, reflecting the independence ambitions of southern Yemen after a separatist takeover of the city.

Op-Ed: Yemen's Southern Separatists aim to occupy all of South Yemen

Aden - The Southern Transitional Council (STC), a large separatist movement that wants an independent Southern Yemen has rejected demands to give up Aden that it has seized from the Saudi-supported internationally recognized government

Yemen rebel attack sparks fire in Saudi gas plant: Aramco

Apo - An attack claimed by Yemeni rebels sparked a fire in a Saudi gas plant Saturday but caused no casualties or disruption to production, state-owned energy company Saudi Aramco said.

Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: minister

Aden - Southern separatists vacated key public buildings in Yemen's second city Aden on Saturday that they had seized from unionist forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, his information minister said.

Saudi-UAE delegation in Yemen's Aden to discuss separatist pullout

Aden - A joint Saudi-Emirati military delegation travelled to Aden on Thursday to discuss demands for a pullout of UAE-backed southern separatists from positions they captured in Yemen's interim capital, government and separatist sources said.

Thousands march in Yemen's Aden for independent south

Aden - Thousands of Yemenis marched through Aden Thursday demanding renewed independence for the south after separatist fighters drove unionist forces out of its former capital in deadly fighting last week.

Yemen govt rules out talks until separatists withdraw from Aden

Dubai - Yemen's government on Wednesday ruled out talks with southern separatists until they withdraw from positions they seized last week in second city Aden.

Separatists' seizure of Aden makes Yemen govt weaker than ever

Dubai - Yemen's internationally-recognised government is weaker than ever following Aden's seizure by southern separatists, who are likely to opt for negotiations to resolve the crisis rather than declare independence, analysts say.

Iran's Khamenei meets Yemen rebels after blow for Saudi coalition

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader has held talks with a senior Yemeni rebel official just days after the long-running intervention against the rebels by its regional foes Saudi Arabia and the UAE suffered a major setback.

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges dialogue to solve Yemen tensions

Dubai - Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia on Monday and called for dialogue to resolve tensions in Yemen, after deadly clashes there between government loyalists and UAE-backed forces.

Yemen separatists say ready for talks after Aden 'coup'

Aden - The head of Yemen's separatist movement said he was ready to take part in Saudi-brokered peace talks after clashes with pro-government forces killed dozens in second city Aden.

Yemen separatists say ready for Saudi-brokered peace talks

Aden - The head of Yemen's separatist movement said he was ready to take part in Saudi-brokered peace talks after clashes with pro-government forces killed dozens in second city Aden.

Yemen govt decries UAE-backed 'coup' after separatists seize palace

Aden - Southern separatists in Yemen said Saturday they had seized the presidential palace in the second city Aden after fierce battles with loyalist forces, prompting the government to decry what it called a UAE-backed "coup".
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