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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile: coalition

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, where a Riyadh-led coalition is fighting the insurgents, state media said.

Yemen rebel leader willing to give UN control of key port

Paris - Yemen's Huthi rebel chief says he is ready to hand over control of the key port of Hodeida to the United Nations if the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government troops halts its offensive, a French newspaper reported.

Yemeni asylum-seekers spark backlash in South Korea

Jeju - A few hundred asylum-seekers from Yemen have sparked an unprecedented wave of xenophobia in ethnically homogenous South Korea, echoing the anti-immigrant sentiment that has swept Europe and helped propel Donald Trump to the White House.

Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday issued a sweeping royal pardon for its soldiers deployed in Yemen, lifting any "military and disciplinary" penalties for troops taking part in its support of pro-government forces in the devastating conflict.

UN envoy holds 'fruitful' talks with Yemen rebel chief

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen said Wednesday he had held "fruitful" talks with rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi in his bid to avert all-out fighting for the strategic port city of Hodeida.

Coalition hits Yemen rebels outside Hodeida as push for city paused

Sana - Yemeni government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have bombarded rebel positions outside Hodeida after pausing their push into the strategic Red Sea port city, government sources said on Tuesday.

UNICEF chief condemns Yemen 'carnage', with 2,200 children killed

Geneva - The UN slammed Tuesday the devastating impact of Yemen's three-year conflict on children, with some 2,200 minors killed, and many more going hungry, forced to fight or dying from preventable diseases.

UN envoy in Yemen for talks with rebels on port

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen was in Sanaa on Monday for talks with rebels aimed at finding a solution to fighting in the port city of Hodeida, which the insurgents hold.

Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts.

S. Korea seeks to stem asylum arrivals

Seoul - South Korea will tighten its refugee laws, it said Friday, after protests over the arrival of hundreds of asylum-seekers who fled war-ravaged Yemen for its southern resort island of Jeju.

DR Congo, Mali, Yemen groups join UN black list

New York - Several Congolese, Malian and Yemeni groups have been added to the United Nations' annual black list of groups violating children's rights in wartime, the world body said this week.

Saudi-led coalition says killed 8 Hezbollah fighters in Yemen

Apo - The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen on Monday said its forces killed eight members of Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

Sana - Yemeni forces seized Hodeida airport on Wednesday in a major step towards retaking the rebel-held port city after a week of fighting that has left nearly 350 people dead.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels: coalition

Dubai - Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city.

Yemen's Hodeida braces for street battles

Sana - Trenches, military tanks and civilians fleeing by the busload: Yemen's Hodeida, once a bustling port city, is now bracing for battles in its streets.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport

Sana - UAE-backed Yemeni government forces fought their way into Hodeida airport on Tuesday, pressing an offensive that has seen some of the most intense fighting of a three-year war against Huthi Shiite rebels.

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies.

Battle rages for airport in key Yemen aid hub

Sana - Intense fighting erupted Tuesday around the airport in rebel-held Hodeida in western Yemen as Saudi-backed government forces mounted a new offensive to capture the area, military sources said.

UN envoy hopes for talks on Yemen peace plan next month

New York - The UN envoy for Yemen hopes to relaunch talks on a peace plan next month despite an offensive on the key port city of Hodeida that threatens to escalate the war and trigger a humanitarian disaster, diplomats said Monday.

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

Dubai - The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

Yemen rebels must withdraw from Hodeida: UAE

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi-led Arab military alliance in Yemen, on Monday warned Huthi rebels to withdraw from the key port city of Hodeida as coalition-backed government forces advance.

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen fizzle

Sanaa - UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida.

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida

Sana - Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital.

UN envoy in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for emergency talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition.

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition.

Yemen forces advance on key port city, sparking fears for aid

Sana - Yemeni pro-government forces closed in on a rebel-held airport Friday as they pressed a sweeping offensive on a key Red Sea port city, sparking UN fears for vital aid shipments.

Yemen rebel attack kills 12 soldiers south of Hodeida

Sana - A Yemeni rebel attack killed 12 soldiers south of the battleground Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Friday, military and medical sources said.

Parts of Yemen missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made: UN report

New York - Some components from five missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Huthi rebels were manufactured in Iran but UN officials are unable to determine when they were sent to Yemen, according to a confidential UN report seen by AFP on Thursday.

Battle for key Yemen port leaves dozens dead

Ibb - Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on Thursday, as they pressed a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida.

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen's Hodeida: medics

Sana - Heavy clashes killed 39 combatants outside Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day.
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