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IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

Aden - An Islamic State group militant rammed his explosives-laden car into an army recruitment centre in Aden on Monday, killing 60 people in the deadliest jihadist attack to hit the city in over a year.

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

Aden - An Islamic State group militant rammed his explosives-laden car into an army recruitment centre in Aden on Monday, killing 60 people in the deadliest jihadist attack to hit the city in over a year.

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

Aden - An Islamic State group militant rammed his explosives-laden car into an army recruitment centre in Aden on Monday, killing 60 people in the deadliest jihadist attack to hit the city in over a year.

Saudi city soldiers on as civilian toll mounts

Najran - It doesn't look like there is war in Najran.Not when you drive down King Abdul Aziz Road in the late afternoon sun, past the luxury hotel, the hypermarket and the sprawling gym in this southern Saudi city near the border with Yemen.

Coalition strikes 'kill seven Yemeni civilians'

Aden - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel convoy near a taxi stand in central Yemen, killing seven civilians and nine insurgents, officials said on Sunday.

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict.

UN rights chief demands international probe of Yemen violations

Geneva - The United Nations called on Thursday for the creation of an independent international body to investigate an array of serious violations in war-torn Yemen.

US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Riyadh - The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition's air war in Yemen, the US Navy said on Saturday, after concerns over civilian casualties.

MSF evacuates staff from 6 Yemen hospitals after air strike

Paris - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday said it was evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen after 19 people were killed in an air strike on one of its facilities earlier this week.

Bin Laden's son urges overthrow of Saudi rulers

Dubai - The son of Al-Qaeda's slain founder Osama bin Laden has urged Saudis to "overthrow" the kingdom's rulers in order to "free" themselves from US influence, SITE Intelligence Group reported Wednesday.

Saudi facing 'long' Yemen war after talks fail

Riyadh - Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight.

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel coalition it leads launched an investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital.

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel coalition it leads launched an investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital.

At least 11 killed in coalition air raid on Yemen hospital: MSF

Sanaa - An Arab coalition air raid hit a Yemeni hospital on Monday, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 19, just 48 hours after strikes that killed children, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Casualties as air strikes hit north Yemen hospital

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Monday hit a hospital in a rebel-held province of northwestern Yemen and caused casualties, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Coalition denies targeting Yemen school as 10 children killed

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a camp at which Iran-backed rebels train underage soldiers.

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen rebels for third straight day

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition jets on Thursday pounded Shiite rebel positions in and around Sanaa for a third consecutive day, as shelling from Yemen killed a woman in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi-led coalition jets hit Yemen again amid international concern

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched fresh air strikes against Shiite rebels across Yemen Wednesday despite international concerns over the escalation after the suspension of peace talks.

Air raids again target Yemen capital after talks flounder

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition warplanes have resumed air strikes on Yemen's capital for the first time in three months, killing 14 people Tuesday and shutting the airport after UN-brokered talks were suspended.

Yemen peace talks on hold after rebels name governing body

Kuwait City - The UN suspended talks between Yemen's warring parties Saturday after the Iran-backed Shiite rebels and their allies appointed a council to run the country in a blow to the peace process.

Yemen rebels name governing body, in blow to talks

Sanaa - Yemen's rebel Shiite Huthis and forces loyal to their ally, former president Ali Abdallah Saleh, on Saturday appointed a council to govern Yemen, in a new blow to UN-led peace talks.

UN asks Saudi coalition to do more to prevent Yemen child deaths

New York - The Saudi-led coalition must address "very serious concerns" about the killing of children in Yemen, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, but the alliance remained off a blacklist of child rights violators.

Yemen government team quits talks until rebels accept deal

Kuwait City - Yemen's government delegation to peace talks left Kuwait on Monday after the rebel side rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, its representatives said."We now leave Kuwait...

Yemen govt accepts UN peace plan, rebels reject it

Kuwait City - Yemen's government on Sunday accepted a UN-proposed plan to end fighting that has killed thousands, but the rebels rejected it, insisting that any settlement must first tackle a unity administration.

Yemen government accepts UN peace deal

Kuwait City - The Yemeni government said Sunday it has accepted a UN-proposed peace agreement to end more than a year of armed conflict, but there has been no word from the rebels.

Yemen peace talks extended for a week: Kuwait

Kuwait City - The UN-brokered Yemen peace talks have been extended for one week following a request by the UN special envoy, the foreign ministry of host nation Kuwait said on Saturday.

Saudis offer UN information about attacks on Yemen civilians

New York - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has offered to share with the United Nations the results of 10 investigations into air strikes on civilian targets, according to a confidential letter AFP obtained on Saturday.

Yemen govt team says leaving UN-backed peace talks

Kuwait City - Yemen's government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait said it will leave on Saturday, signalling the collapse of four months of UN-brokered negotiations with Shiite Huthi rebels."Today (Friday), we are holding some farewell meetings...

Yemen government says peace talks 'ended' after rebels form council

Aden - Yemen's government said Thursday that peace talks underway since April had ended without agreement after Shiite rebels and their allies formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run the war-torn nation.

Coalition air strikes hit Qaeda in Yemen

Aden - Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck Al-Qaeda positions in southern Yemen on Saturday killing several jihadists, as government forces appeared set on a new offensive, military officials said.
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