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More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

More than 30 missing in Yemen shipwreck

Aden - More than 30 people were missing off the Yemeni island of Socotra on Wednesday after a cargo vessel carrying islanders home from the mainland sank in the Indian Ocean, authorities said.

Probe finds coalition 'mistake' in Yemen MSF strike

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition made a mistake when it carried out a deadly bombing next to a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen, an "independent" probe said Tuesday.

Report points to Iran arms 'pipeline' to Yemen

Riyadh - International investigators have found a suspected "weapon pipeline" from Iran through Somalia to Yemen where Shiite rebels are battling the government, according to a report released on Wednesday.

UN Yemen envoy in new bid for peace

Muscat - The UN envoy for Yemen has announced a new bid for peace talks between the government and rebels, after the latest ceasefire failed to end the 20-month conflict.

Renewed clashes in Yemen kill more than 40

Aden - Renewed clashes between Yemeni government forces and rebels killed more than 40 people Tuesday, military officials said, a day after a fragile 48-hour ceasefire expired without halting the violence.

Rivals blame each other as Yemen ceasefire ends

Sanaa - A fragile 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen ended on Monday after failing to stem violence across the country, with each side blaming the other for violating the US-backed truce.

Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt

Sanaa - Sporadic fighting shook parts of Yemen Sunday as the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels warned that a fragile US-brokered ceasefire would not be extended unless violations ended.

Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt

Sanaa - Sporadic fighting shook parts of Yemen Sunday as the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels warned that a fragile US-brokered ceasefire would not be extended unless violations ended.

Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt

Sanaa - Sporadic fighting shook parts of Yemen Sunday as the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels warned that a fragile US-brokered ceasefire would not be extended unless violations ended.

Yemen truce takes effect after week of US pressure

Sanaa - A 48-hour ceasefire announced by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen began on Saturday, after the beleaguered government finally agreed to a US peace push.

Yemen clashes leave more than 20 dead

Aden - More than 20 people have been killed in intense fighting between rebels and loyalists on the outskirts of Yemen's third city Taez, military and medical sources said on Friday.

Yemen clashes rage despite US call for truce

Aden - Clashes raged in Yemen killing at least 27 people Thursday as the Saudi-led coalition said military operations will continue despite US Secretary of State John Kerry announcing a truce.

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000: WHO

Sanaa - Yemen's 20-month-old war has left more than 7,000 people dead and nearly 37,000 wounded, the World Health Organization announced in its latest toll update.

UK ex-minister says MoD misled him over Saudi arms deal

London - A former British business minister said Saturday he was seriously misled by the Ministry of Defence over a missiles deal with Saudi Arabia, which is spearheading airstrikes in Yemen.

UN envoy seeks Yemen peace deal in coming weeks

New York - The UN envoy for Yemen said Monday he will return to the region for talks on reaching a peace deal in the coming weeks, even though both sides have rejected his proposals.

Coalition strikes on Yemen detention centre kill 60

Aden - Saudi-led coalition air strikes on rebel-held security buildings in western Yemen have killed at least 60 people, many of them inmates buried under the rubble of a detention centre.

Yemen president rejects UN peace proposal: presidency source

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Saturday rejected a peace proposal presented to him by UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, a presidency source told AFP.

Coalition strikes kill 17 Yemen civilians: rebels

Sanaa - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen killed 17 civilians in a battleground southwestern town on Saturday, the insurgents said.

4 Iranian arms shipments to Yemen stopped: US admiral

Dubai - Warships from the US Navy and allied nations have intercepted four weapons shipments from Iran to war-ravaged Yemen since April 2015, a US admiral said Thursday.

UN awaits response from Yemen rebels to peace roadmap

New York - The UN envoy for Yemen on Tuesday presented a proposal to the Huthi rebels and their allies on advancing prospects for peace as protests marred the final day of his talks in Sanaa.

Saudi-led coalition denies Yemen 'blockade'

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition denied on Tuesday it had imposed a "blockade" on Yemen, saying instead that it was controlling access to the country to prevent pro-Iran rebels from obtaining arms.

Yemen raids intensify as UN call to extend truce ignored

Aden - The pro-government Arab coalition Sunday stepped up air strikes on Iran-backed rebels in Yemen and clashes raged on the ground as warring parties ignored a UN call to renew a fragile ceasefire.

UN urges renewal of Yemen truce as fighting rages

Aden - The UN envoy for Yemen called Saturday for the renewal of a 72-hour ceasefire in the country, though fighting has raged on between Shiite rebels and government forces despite the truce.

Fierce fighting rages in Yemen despite ceasefire

Aden - Fierce gun battles erupted overnight between Yemeni rebels and pro-government forces along the border with Saudi Arabia despite a three-day ceasefire due to end late Saturday, military officials said.

Fragile Yemen truce comes into effect under UN plan

Aden - A fragile ceasefire took effect in war-ravaged Yemen just before midnight Wednesday, under a United Nations plan, as combatants face mounting pressure to end more than 18 months of fighting.

Key dates in Yemen's 19-month conflict

Sanaa - A new UN-brokered ceasefire is due to take effect at midnight Wednesday in Yemen, where a 19-month conflict fuelled by rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran has killed almost 6,900 people.

Yemen fighting kills dozens ahead of truce

Aden - Clashes killed dozens of fighters across Yemen before a UN-brokered ceasefire was to begin Wednesday, as warring parties came under mounting pressure to end the two-year conflict.

UN announces truce in new attempt to end Yemen war

Aden - The United Nations has announced a new ceasefire in war-ravaged Yemen from early Thursday, after a week of escalated fighting sparked new international calls to end the conflict.
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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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Soldiers gesture along a road leading to the Defence Ministry's compound as smoke rises after an attack, in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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Nearly 380k children in Yemen could not resume school this year due to the ongoing conflict.
Nearly 380k children in Yemen could not resume school this year due to the ongoing conflict.
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Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen since 27 February 2012
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Al-Malahem Media -- the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) -- shows Nasser al-Ansi claiming responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris
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Damaged vehicles are seen at the scene of a suicide attack at the Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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Street in old town of Aden
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa February 3, 2014
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Demonstrators in Sana'a, Yemen.
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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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