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Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration

Aden - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah made a symbolic visit to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city.

Yemen blockade 'killing' civilians: humanitarian chief

Riyadh - The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen is "killing" as many civilians as the war, the head of aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday during a visit to the country.

Deadly car bomb hits Yemen capital as fighting rages in south

Sanaa - A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing four people, as loyalist fighters advanced on a rebel-held airbase in the south.

Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce

Aden - A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes resumed raids on rebels who clashed with loyalists, military sources said.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'

Dubai - Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Saudi FM slams 'aggressive' Iran comments

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, intensifying the verbal sparring between the regional rivals following a global deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

EU foreign chief in Saudi for talks on Iran, Yemen

Riyadh - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini held talks in Saudi Arabia Monday to explain the agreement she helped broker on Iran's nuclear programme, and to push for an end to Yemen's war.

'Friendly fire' kills Yemen loyalists despite truce

Aden - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen hit positions of pro-government forces by mistake on Monday despite a humanitarian truce, killing a dozen people, military sources said.

Coalition jets hit pro-govt Yemen forces in error: military

Aden - Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Monday hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce, Yemeni military sources said.

Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen suspended its air war Monday to allow desperately needed aid deliveries, although clashes broke out in several areas despite UN calls for a truce.

Pro-govt forces advance in south Yemen ahead of truce

Aden - Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen's second city Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

Aden - The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce Saturday so aid can reach a country the UN says is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.

Yemen's Aden airport reopens with Saudi military plane

Aden - A Saudi military plane landed in Aden on Wednesday as the airport reopened in Yemen's second city after four months of fighting, the transport minister said.

Car bomb claimed by IS kills four in Yemen capital

Sanaa - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed four people near a Shiite mosque in the rebel-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Shiite rebels said.

Yemen rebel fire kills civilians as Aden battle rages

Aden - At least 57 civilians were killed on Sunday when Shiite rebels bombarded Yemen's second city Aden, where Saudi-backed pro-government forces have made gains against the insurgents, a health official said.

Yemen ministers back from Saudi exile in 'liberated' Aden

Aden - Yemeni ministers have arrived back in Aden from Saudi exile after the government announced the "liberation" of the country's second city from Iran-backed rebels, the interior minister said on Saturday.

Yemen government in exile sends ministers to Aden

Aden - Several ministers of the government-in-exile of Mansour Hadi arrived by helicopter from Saudi Arabia in preparation for the revival of institutions of state in the city of Aden.

Yemen govt says Aden 'liberated' but fighting persists

Aden - Yemen's exiled government announced Friday the "liberation" of second city Aden after four months of devastating fighting between loyalist forces and Iran-backed rebels.

Loyalists advance in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Loyalists of Yemen's exiled president seized more ground in second city Aden on Wednesday after recapturing the airport held by Iran-backed rebels for four months, military sources said.

Saudi officials claim they did not agree to Yemen truce

Sanaa - The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that he was "very much disappointed" by the failure of a ceasefire that was supposed to begin on Friday and last until the end of Ramadan.

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen rebels despite truce

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes bombarded Yemeni rebels at dawn Sunday, witnesses said, in a new blow to a UN-proposed truce in the impoverished country where millions are threatened with famine.

Drone strikes kill 10 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Aden - Two missile strikes by unmanned American drones in southeastern Yemen have killed 10 suspected members of Al-Qaeda, including three local chiefs, an official said Saturday.

Yemen's UN humanitarian ceasefire fails to hold

Sanaa - A UN-proposed truce in Yemen, aimed at delivering desperately needed aid to millions threatened with famine, failed to take hold Saturday as clashes and Saudi-led coalition air strikes persisted.

Yemen truce begins, relief agencies hope to deliver aid

Sanaa - A UN-proposed Yemen humanitarian truce came into effect just before midnight Friday as relief agencies scrambled to rush desperately needed relief supplies to millions threatened of famine amid doubts over the ceasefire success.

Relief agencies ready Yemen aid ahead of truce

Sanaa - Aid agencies scrambled Friday to rush desperately needed relief supplies to millions of Yemenis threatened with famine amid guarded hopes for a six-day truce due to begin just before midnight.

Deadly car bomb hits Shiite mosque in Yemen capital

Sanaa - A.Meanwhile, a Saudi-led coalition bombarded cities and towns in southern Yemen, as the targeted rebels accused it of killing 124 people on Monday in one of the deadliest days of its air war.

Aden's overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices

Aden - Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on.

Warplanes bomb Saleh party HQ in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes have bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the Yemeni party headed by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is allied to Shiite Huthi insurgents, the party said on Monday.

Fighting grips Yemen's Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid

Aden - Fighting gripped Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press efforts to broker a ceasefire.

Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion 'kills 23'

Sanaa - A Saudi-led air strike on a Huthi Shiite rebel stronghold in Yemen's northern mountains killed 23 people early on Saturday, tribal sources said.The strike targeted a munitions factory in Saqayn, near Saada, the sources said.
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