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Yemen peace talks 'closer' to agreement: UN envoy

Kuwait City - The UN envoy said Wednesday that Yemen's warring parties were closer to agreement at peace talks in Kuwait as he headed to New York to brief the Security Council.

Campus bomb kills two in rebel-held Yemen capital

Sanaa - A bomb hit a university campus in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday killing two people at an event commemorating the country's 1990 unification, a security official said.

At least 20 dead as landslide sweeps Yemen village

Sanaa - A landslide caused by heavy rain has swept through a village in southwestern Yemen, killing at least 20 people, local media said on Monday.

Yemen bombings kill at least 41

Aden - Twin bombings targeting the Yemeni army in second city Aden on Monday killed at least 41 people, most of them would-be recruits, a military official said.

Yemen police kill one in Aden protests over power cuts

Aden - Police have opened fire to disperse dozens of Aden residents protesting power cuts in Yemen's second city, killing one, a local government official said on Sunday.

Yemen govt to end peace talks boycott: UN

Kuwait City - The Yemeni government delegation is to rejoin UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait with Shiite rebels who control the capital, ending a four-day boycott, the UN special envoy said on Sunday.

Amnesty accuses Yemen rebels of 'brutal' campaign against foes

Dubai - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Yemeni rebels of carrying out a "brutal" campaign of arbitrary arrests and torture of opponents since they seized the capital Sanaa in 2014.

Bombs kill 37 Yemeni police in former Qaeda bastion

Aden - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police on Sunday in the Yemeni port of Mukalla where a year of Al-Qaeda rule was ended just last month, medics said.

Yemen Qaeda suicide bombers kill 13 troops near Mukalla

Mukalla - Militants, including suicide bombers, killed at least 13 Yemeni troops outside the southeastern port city of Mukalla on Thursday, the army said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Yemen foes discuss military pullouts, arms handovers: UN

Kuwait City - Yemen's government and Iran-backed rebels have discussed the crucial issues of military withdrawals, the handover of weapons and the restoration of state institutions during peace talks, the UN said Thursday.

Yemen warring parties agree on prisoner swap

Kuwait City - Yemen's government and Iran-backed rebels agreed Tuesday to free half of the prisoners and detainees held by both sides, in the first breakthrough in peace talks that began last month.

Yemen foes resume direct talks after mediation: UN

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties resumed face-to-face talks on Monday following a two-day interruption after mediation efforts and an appeal by the UN envoy, the United Nations said.

Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen

Riyadh - Saudi air defence on Monday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, the Arab coalition backing the Yemeni government said, slamming a "dangerous escalation" as peace talks with rebels falter.

Air strike 'kills 11 at rebel-held Yemen base'

Aden - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition on Monday hit a military base captured by Yemeni rebels north of Sanaa, killing at least 11, a military official said.

UN envoy bids to break Yemen peace talks impasse

Kuwait City - The UN special envoy to Yemen held talks Sunday with the country's warring parties in a bid to break an impasse, a day after the government pulled out of direct negotiations.

U.S. sends troops to Yemen, steps up anti-Qaeda strikes

Washington - The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time Friday it has deployed US troops to Yemen since the country's collapse last year to bolster government and Arab coalition forces battling Al-Qaeda.

Yemen foes discuss key issues in direct talks: UN

Kuwait City - Yemen foes discussed major political and security issues Thursday in face-to-face negotiations aimed at bringing an end to 13 months of devastating war, the UN envoy said.

Relief in Yemen's Mukalla after year of Qaeda rule

Mukalla - Ten days after Gulf-backed forces drove Al-Qaeda out of the Yemeni port city of Mukalla, the signs of their harsh year-long rule are still everywhere for relieved residents to see.

Yemen foes to resume face-to-face peace talks

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties are to resume face-to-face peace talks on Wednesday after a three-day break triggered by a walkout by the government delegation, the United Nations said.

UN Security Council demands protection of hospitals in war zones

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical workers in conflicts worldwide.

Yemen govt temporarily suspends talks with rebels

Kuwait City - Yemen's government temporarily suspended Sunday its participation in talks with Iran-backed rebels in protest at their takeover of a military base and continued ceasefire violations, officials said.

Four Yemen troops dead as Aden police chief survives bombing

Aden - Four Yemeni guards were killed in a bombing that targeted the convoy of Aden's police chief, officials said, the second such attack on him in the southern city this week.

Yemen govt forces seize Qaeda-held military camp, arms

Mukalla - Yemeni government forces backed by an Arab coalition seized an Al-Qaeda training camp in the southeastern province of Hadramawt Saturday along with "large amounts" of weapons, its governor told AFP.

Yemen foes begin direct peace talks in bid to end conflict: UN

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties began face-to-face peace talks on Saturday on "key issues" in a bid to end the conflict in the impoverished Arab country, the United Nations said."All delegations are present.

Arab coalition claims 800 Al-Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen

Sayyan - Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday.

Yemen government forces make key gains against Qaeda

Sayyan - Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes on Sunday recaptured a southeastern provincial capital held by Al-Qaeda for the past year and an oil terminal, military sources told AFP.

Differences persist as Yemen peace talks enter 4th day

Kuwait City - UN-brokered Yemeni peace talks in Kuwait entered a fourth day Sunday with government and Shiite Huthi rebel delegations still far from reaching an agreement to end 13 months of war.

Third day of Yemen peace talks winds up without progress

Kuwait City - A third day of UN-brokered peace negotiations in Kuwait between the Yemeni government and rebels wound up Saturday without progress, sources close to the talks said.

Yemen launches southern operation against Qaeda militants

Aden - Yemeni forces backed by air power from a Saudi-led Arab coalition launched an operation Saturday to drive Al-Qaeda fighters out of a southern provincial capital, military officials said.

UN envoy hails Yemen peace talks in Kuwait

Kuwait City - The UN envoy hailed a "constructive" first full day of Yemen peace talks Friday but called for a halt to air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and missile fire by Iran-backed rebels.
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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 2013
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