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'Seize opportunity' for peace in Yemen, UN urges

Berlin - The United Nations calledMonday on all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to "seize the opportunity" for a diplomatic solution as world powers held virtual talks.

70 dead as battle for Yemen's Marib rages on three fronts

Dubai - Fierce fighting for Yemen's strategic Marib city has killed 70 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters over the past 24 hours, with battles raging on three fronts, loyalist military officials said Sunday.

Battle for Yemen's Marib heats up, 53 dead in 24 hours: loyalists

Dubai - Fighting for the key Yemeni region of Marib has intensified, with 53 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters killed in the past 24 hours, loyalist military officials said Saturday.

Battle for Yemen's Marib heats up, 53 dead in 24 hours: loyalists

Dubai - Fighting for the key Yemeni region of Marib has intensified, with 53 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters dead in the past 24 hours, loyalist military officials said Saturday.

Rebels turn to poetry in battle for Yemeni hearts

Dubai - Yemen's Huthi rebels, whose austere interpretation of Islam outlaws most forms of music, are increasingly turning to traditional poetry to woo support in a "soft war" against the Saudi-backed government.

Shadowy drone programme gives Yemen rebels regional reach

Dubai - Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen, booby-trapped drones have made the Huthi rebels a potent threat, enabling them to target distant Saudi cities and heavily guarded oil facilities.

Yemen's Socotra archipelago awaits ecotourists

With its lush landscape, distinctive trees, unique animals and turquoise waters home to dolphins, Yemen is hoping its Socotra archipelago will become a dream destination despite the country's nightmarish conflict.

Huthis advance on Yemen's Marib after taking mountain

Dubai - Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels have made major advances on Marib city after taking a strategic mountain in clashes that caused dozens of casualties on both sides, government sources said Friday.

Yemeni women use solar to light up homes, one village at a time

Sanaa - Ten trailblazing Yemeni women have overcome scepticism and ridicule to bring electricity to their villages, illuminating lives with a micro-grid solar business that they hope to expand across their war-torn region.

Yemen's Huthis target Saudi oil facilities in new escalation

Apo - A missile and drone attack targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Sunday in an assault claimed by Yemen's Huthi rebels, a new escalation in the six-year conflict.

US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Huthi commanders

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Huthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths and denouncing their ties with Iran as Washington seeks to halt the devastating war.

Yemen donor conference seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine

Dubai - The United Nations said it hopes to raise $3.85 billion on Monday to prevent large-scale famine in Yemen, warning that life in the war-ravaged nation was unbearable, with children enduring a "special kind of hell".

Displaced families face new exodus as Yemen fighting shifts again

Marwath - As the sound of gunfire grew closer, Mahfouz Ahmed knew to scoop up his children and run, before getting caught in the line of fire between Yemen's warring sides.

UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Dubai - The UN's humanitarian chief said Tuesday he was "very alarmed" by a Huthi rebel advance on the Yemeni government's last northern stronghold of Marib, saying the assault could endanger millions of civilians.

UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Dubai - The UN’s humanitarian chief said Tuesday he was "very alarmed" by a Huthi rebel advance on the Yemeni government’s last northern stronghold, saying an assault on Marib could endanger millions of civilians.

Al-Qaeda's Yemen leader appears in video despite UN report of arrest

Dubai - The leader of Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen appears to be still at large despite a United Nations report which claimed he had been under arrest for months, the SITE Intelligence Group and two local tribal leaders said Thursday after he was seen in a video...

Plane ablaze in Huthi drone attack on Saudi airport

Apo - A civilian plane was engulfed in flames Wednesday after Yemen's Huthi rebels launched a drone strike on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia, days after the US moved to delist the insurgents as terrorists.

US moves to end terror designation of Yemen Huthis

Washington - The US has moved to delist Yemen's Huthi rebels as a terrorist organization, removing a block that humanitarian groups said jeopardized crucial aid as the country's warring sides cautiously welcomed a push for peace by President Joe Biden.

US formally moves to end terror designation of Yemen Huthis

Washington - The US has moved to delist Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists, removing a block that humanitarian groups said jeopardized crucial aid, as the country's warring sides welcomed a push for peace from new president Joe Biden.

Al-Qaeda's leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

New York - The leader of Al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday, in what will be seen as a huge breakthrough in the fight against the global jihadist threat.

Al-Qaeda's leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

New York - The leader of Al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday.

Disfigured by acid, the face of violence against Yemen's women

Sanaa - Married at the age of 12, rejected at 16, and then disfigured in an acid attack, Al-Anoud Hussain Sheryan's fate is a shocking illustration of abuse in a society beset by war and poverty.

UN inspection of abandoned oil tanker off Yemen delayed until March

New York - A UN mission to inspect a long-abandoned fuel tanker off the coast of Yemen, which threatens to rupture and cause a massive oil spill, has been pushed to March, the body said Wednesday.

Saudi intercepts 'hostile target' over capital

Apo - Saudi Arabia intercepted a "hostile target" over Riyadh on Saturday, said state media in the kingdom which has come under repeated attack from Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels since 2015.

US to review Yemen Huthi terrorist label, end Saudi support: Blinken

Washington - US President-elect Joe Biden's administration will quickly revisit the designation of Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists and end support to the devastating Saudi offensive on the country, his pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said Tuesday.

Huthis defiant as US brands Yemen rebels 'terrorists'

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthis were defiant Monday after the United States moved to brand the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-minute move in defiance of aid groups who fear it will tip the country into famine.

Pompeo says US designating Yemen's Huthis a terrorist group

Washington - The United States will designate Yemen's Huthi rebels as a terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, a late-term move that aid groups fear will worsen a humanitarian crisis.

Yemen govt vows to restore stability after deadly attack

Aden - The new power-sharing Yemeni government vowed on Thursday to bring stability to the war-torn country, a day after a fatal attack ripped through Aden's airport targeting cabinet members.

Yemen airport blasts kill 26 as government plane arrives

Aden - At least 26 people were killed when explosions rocked Yemen's Aden airport moments after a new unity government flew in, in what some officials charged was a "cowardly" attack by Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Sanaa - Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country.
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A U.S. Apache helicopter. Apaches reportedly took part in Sunday's deadly raid against al-Qaeda militants in the Yakla region of Al-Bayda province, Yemen.
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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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 in...
Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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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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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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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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Protesters raising separatist flags in the southern Dhalea governorate.
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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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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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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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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 2013
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