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Deadly clashes rock Yemen as UN raises emergency level

Aden - At least 22 people were killed Thursday in Yemen as fighting raged in the southern port of Aden and Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in the capital Sanaa, officials said.

UNESCO lists Yemen world heritage sites as endangered

Berlin - The UN cultural agency on Thursday placed two ancient cities in conflict-torn Yemen, Sana'a and Shibam, on its list of endangered World Heritage sites.

Yemen rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency

Aden - Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians, as the UN declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.

IS car bomb kills 28 in Yemen capital Sanaa

Sanaa - An attack on Huthi rebel leaders in Yemen's capital claimed by the Islamic State group has killed at least 28 people, medics said Tuesday, in the latest anti-Shiite assault by the Sunni extremists.

UN envoy to Yemen trying to broker a peace deal

Aden - Ismail Ahmed, the UN envoy to Yemen, will travel to Kuwait on June 27 and then travel to Ryadh Saudi Arabia for a week's stay. Finally, he will move on to Sanaa, Yemen for another week to try and reach a preliminary peace deal to end the conflict.

Yemen hit by deadly car bomb, air strikes as talks fail

Sanaa - A car bomb near a mosque in Yemen's capital Saturday killed two people, as Saudi-led warplanes bombarded second city Aden, after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement.

Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen's Aden as peace talks fail

Aden - Saudi-led warplanes launched dawn raids Saturday against Shiite rebels in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, the military said, hours after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement.

'No agreement' as Yemen peace talks end in Geneva

Sanaa - Yemen peace talks ended in Geneva on Friday with no agreement, but the United Nations said it was still optimistic a ceasefire could be reached "pretty soon.""I won't beat around the bush.

Blasts claimed by IS kill 31 at Shiite sites in Yemen

Sanaa - At least 31 people were killed Wednesday and dozens wounded in five simultaneous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group at Shiite mosques and offices in the Yemeni capital, medics and witnesses said.

Wuhayshi, former Bin Laden aide who led Qaeda's Yemen arm

Dubai - Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the Al-Qaeda second-in-command who has been killed in a US drone strike, was a former aide of Osama bin Laden who tunnelled out of prison to take command of its Yemen arm.

Yemen rebels snub government and demand talks with Saudis

Ginebra - Iran-backed Yemeni rebels on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of trying to sabotage UN peace talks in Geneva and ruled out negotiations with the exiled government saying it lacked legitimacy.

Al-Qaeda confirms top commander killed in US strike

Dubai - Al-Qaeda confirmed that its second-in-command, head of its powerful Yemeni branch, was killed in a US drone strike, in the heaviest blow to the jihadist network since the death of Osama bin Laden.

US 'verifying' if top Yemen Qaeda leader killed in CIA drone strike

Ginebra - US officials are reportedly working to confirm claims that Al-Qaeda's top leader in Yemen was killed in a CIA drone strike last week, as the country's warring factions prepare for a second day of peace talks in Geneva Tuesday.

UN chief calls for immediate humanitarian truce in Yemen

Ginebra - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian truce in Yemen as peace talks began in Geneva and a Saudi-led Arab coalition continued aerial bombardments of the ravaged country.

High stakes in Geneva as Yemen sides meet over bloody conflict

Sanaa - Yemen's warring factions will come together for the first time in Geneva Monday in a bid to resolve the bloody conflict between Iran-backed Shiite rebels and the government of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen rebels head to Geneva talks as forces gain ground

Sanaa - A delegation of Yemeni rebels headed Sunday for UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva as their forces gained ground by seizing a provincial capital near the border with Saudi Arabia.

UNESCO condemns ancient houses' destruction in Sanaa 'strike'

Sanaa - UNESCO condemned the destruction Friday of ancient houses described as a "jewel" of Islamic urban landscape in an alleged Saudi-led air strike on the Yemeni capital's old quarter that killed five people.

Saudi-led warplanes hit 'jewel' of Islamic culture in Sanaa

Sanaa - An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital's old quarter killed five people Friday as it destroyed homes in the centuries-old heritage site UNESCO calls a "jewel" of Islamic culture.

UNESCO condemns air strike on heritage site in Yemen capital

Sanaa - UNESCO condemned an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on Old Sanaa Friday, a heritage site in Yemen's capital it described as "one of the world's oldest jewels" of Islamic culture.

Kuwait donates $300 mn humanitarian aid to Iraq, Yemen

Kuwait City - Kuwait is to send $300 million in humanitarian aid to conflict-hit neighbours Iraq and Yemen, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

Yemen rebel ally welcomes Swiss peace talks

Sanaa - The party of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of Shiite Huthi rebels, on Tuesday welcomed UN-brokered peace talks due to open in Switzerland at the weekend.

Yemen's Hadi says 'no negotiations' with rebels in Geneva

Sanaa - Yemen's exiled president took a hard line Monday ahead of weekend peace talks in Geneva, ruling out negotiations with Iran-backed rebels and denouncing Tehran's "dangerous" meddling in his country.

45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital

Sanaa - Twenty civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in the Yemeni capital early on Sunday, a medic said.

Yemen rebels fire Scud in new threat to peace talks

Sanaa - Yemeni rebels flexed their muscles Saturday by firing a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia just days before they are to sit down with the exiled, Saudi-backed regime for peace talks in Switzerland.

Yemen rebels, govt agree to peace talks

Sanaa - Huthi Shiite rebels and Yemen's exiled government agreed Friday to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending weeks of war that have cost more than 2,000 lives.

American freed in Yemen as Oman hosts 'secret' US talks

Muscat - An American among several believed held by Huthis in Yemen was freed and receiving treatment Tuesday in neighbouring Oman, which has been hosting talks between Washington and the Iran-backed Shiite rebels.

Captors post first video of Frenchwoman kidnapped in Yemen

Dubai - The captors of Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, have posted the first video of her since her abduction.

8 civilians killed as Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen arms depots

Sanaa - At least eight civilians were killed and 20 wounded Monday in explosions sparked by Saudi-led air strikes on rebel arms depots in the Yemeni capital, a medical source said.

UN aid ship targeted by shelling near Aden

Aden - A UN-chartered ship loaded with humanitarian supplies bound for Yemen was targeted by shelling as it approached the country's main southern port of Aden on Sunday, an official said.

'Several' Americans held in Yemen: State Dept

Washington - Several Americans have been detained in Yemen, a State Department official said, amid reports that at least four US citizens are being held by Shiite rebels.
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