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UN presents new plan for Yemen pullback from key port

New York - The United Nations will put forward a new plan for the pullback of forces from Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida to the government and Huthi rebels, a UN envoy said Tuesday.

Civilian deaths rise in Yemen despite port truce: aid group

Washington - Civilian casualties have risen in Yemen despite a three-month-old truce in a vital port as the devastating conflict intensifies elsewhere, an aid group said Monday.

Uprisings, protests in the Arab world since 2011

Paris - From Syria's devastating conflict to unprecedented mass protests in Algeria, the Arab world has seen eight years of turmoil. Only Tunisia pursues democratisation, while other countries are marred by war, repression and chaos.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

UN Security Council in talks on saving Yemen truce deal

New York - The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to try to salvage a stalled truce deal in Yemen seen as crucial to diplomatic efforts to end the devastating war.

Children among 22 killed in Yemen strikes over 48 hours: UN

Sanaa - Twelve children and 10 women have been killed by strikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah in the past 48 hours, the United Nations said on Monday.

Yemen, Saudis, UAE accuse Huthis of breaking pullback deal

New York - Yemen's government and its Saudi and Emirati backers are accusing Huthi rebels of refusing to abide by a deal agreed two weeks ago on redeploying forces away from Red Sea ports in the war-battered country, according to a letter seen by AFP on Tuesday.

Judge denies expedited case for Alabama IS recruit

Washington - A US judge on Monday rejected a request for expedited treatment of the case of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and is seeking to return to the United States.

British foreign minister in Yemen govt bastion of Aden

Aden - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt held talks with his Yemeni counterpart in government-held Aden on Sunday, in the first visit by a western foreign minister to the war-torn country in years.

UN reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2 bn

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday it had finally reached vital food aid warehouses on Yemen's frontlines as it scrambled to raise $4.2 billion to provide desperately needed assistance in the war-torn country.

American held hostage in Yemen freed: Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced Monday that an American had been freed after being held hostage in Yemen for 18 months.Danny Burch has been "recovered and reunited with his wife and children," Trump said in a tweet.

UN demands immediate pullback of forces from Yemen ports

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday called on the warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement a deal to pull their forces out of three key ports and a key grain depot.

From shy student to IS polemicist, Hoda Muthana in US crosshairs

Washington - As a shy, studious teenager in Alabama, Hoda Muthana rarely made waves. After her abrupt transformation into a fiery supporter of Islamic State extremists, she is under the scanner of the top levels of the US government.

Pompeo: Diplomat dad means US-born IS woman not citizen

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the diplomatic status of the father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group means she is not a US citizen.

Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

New York - Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress.

US army says still helping Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Abu Dhabi - The US is still supporting the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, an American army general told AFP Sunday, days after lawmakers voted to end involvement in Riyadh's war effort.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa: rebels

Sanaa - Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in the blockaded capital said.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa: rebels

Sanaa - Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in the blockaded capital said.

Yemen talks make 'important progress' on prisoner swap: UN

Apo - Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels have made "important progress" during talks in Jordan on a troubled UN-brokered prisoner swap deal, mediators said Friday.

UN wants Yemen's Huthis to stop blocking access to grain warehouse

New York - The United Nations aid chief on Thursday urged Yemen's Huthi rebels to grant access in the coming days to a food storage site in Hodeida containing enough grain to feed millions of starving civilians.

Saudi team ready to treat conjoined Yemeni twins

Apo - A Saudi medical team has offered to treat Yemeni conjoined twins following a plea from doctors in Yemen's blockaded rebel-held capital for the newborns to receive specialist care abroad.

Japan stops journalist going to Yemen

Apo - A veteran freelance journalist said Wednesday the Japanese government has ordered him to surrender his passport as he prepared to leave for Yemen.

UN talks bring Yemen's warring sides closer to pullback of forces

New York - Three days of UN-brokered talks between Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have brought the warring parties closer to agreement on redeploying their forces from the flashpoint of Hodeida, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Red Cross says Yemen prisoner swap hangs in the balance

New York - An exchange of thousands of prisoners between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthis rebels hangs in the balance, marred by deep distrust between the warring sides, a senior Red Cross official said Monday.

Pope Francis urges 'respect' for Yemen truce accord

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent "respect" for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country.

UN warns Yemen's warring sides truce in jeopardy

Dubai - The head of the UN mission in Yemen warned the Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels on Sunday that a seven-week ceasefire in the flashpoint city of Hodeida was fragile and urged them to order their commanders on the ground to uphold the truce.

Yemen's abandoned churches, remnants of a fading past

Aden - Vandalised, caught in the crossfire, burnt to the ground: Yemen's churches, once filled by small but diverse Christian communities, are now abandoned after years of devastating conflict.

For Yemenis, shaky truce not much different from war

Hodeida - Yemeni medics scrambled to save a 20-year-old woman after a sniper's bullet tore a gash in her scalp in the port city of Hodeida, where a fragile ceasefire has brought limited respite to war-weary civilians.

Saudi-led coalition frees 7 Yemen rebels, but issues threat

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen released seven Huthi prisoners on Wednesday and returned them to Sanaa, the UN said, even as the military alliance said it could use renewed force against the rebels.
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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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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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