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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.

Bombers 'kill 5 soldiers' in ex-Qaeda stronghold in Yemen

Aden - Suicide bombers on Monday attacked two army checkpoints in a former stronghold of Al-Qaeda in southeastern Yemen, killing five soldiers, an officer said.

US transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Serbia: Pentagon

Washington - The Pentagon on Monday transferred two Guantanamo detainees, one Yemeni and the other Tajik, to Serbia, bringing the population of the controversial US military prison to 76.

Raids on factories aim to cause Yemen economy lasting damage: HRW

Sanaa - Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Saudi-led bombing raids against civilian factories in Yemen, which have killed scores, appear aimed at inflicting lasting economic damage to the war-ravaged country.

U.S. transfers Guantanamo inmate to Italy: Official

Washington - The United States has transferred Saudi-born Yemeni inmate Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman to Italy, the Pentagon announced Sunday, as President Barack Obama seeks to close the reviled American military detention center in Cuba.

Yemen's Hadi threatens to boycott peace talks

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi threatened Sunday to boycott peace talks with Iran-backed rebels if the UN envoy insists on a roadmap stipulating a unity government that includes the insurgents.

Army ousts jihadists from Yemen base HQ after hours-long battle

Aden - Yemeni troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured an army headquarters adjoining Aden airport from suspected jihadists on Wednesday after an assault that killed 10 soldiers, the base commander said.

Rebel rocket fire kills seven children in Yemen: officials

Aden - A rocket fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Tuesday killed seven children in a residential neighbourhood of Marib city, east of the capital, officials said.

Yemeni government casts doubt on UN peace talks

Riyadh - Yemen's government has expressed doubts over UN-backed efforts to end its conflict with Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country.The government still has "fundamental differences" with the Huthis over "their rejection.....

Yemen peace talks to take two-week break: UN envoy

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties are taking a two-week break in peace talks, the UN special envoy said on Wednesday, after more than two months of negotiations that made little headway.

Flare-up in Yemen violence kills 80

Aden - A flare-up in violence across Yemen on Tuesday killed 80 people, nearly half of them civilians, officials said, as lengthy peace talks in Kuwait made no headway.

42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

Aden - A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, officials said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

Bomb attacks on ex-Qaeda bastion in Yemen kill 19

Aden - A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 19 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, which Al-Qaeda was driven out of in April, officials said.

Yemen rebels demand consensus president in any peace deal

Kuwait City - Yemen's Iran-backed rebels said on Wednesday that they would not sign any peace deal without prior agreement on a consensus president to lead the transition.

Yemeni rebels free 276 loyalists

Aden - Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen announced on Sunday the release of 276 government loyalists who had been held captive for months, in a gesture of good will.The rebels' sabanews.

UN slams Saudis for 'undue pressure' over child rights blacklist

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday criticized Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to "undue pressure" to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a UN blacklist by threatening to cut off funding.

UN removes Saudi-led coalition from child rights blacklist

New York - The United Nations has removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of child rights violators after Riyadh angrily protested the decision.

New Yemen clashes kill 38 rebels, loyalists

Aden - Renewed clashes between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels killed at least 38 people in Yemen during the past 24 hours, loyalist military sources said on Tuesday.

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.
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