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Coalition raids on rebels in Yemen capital kill 43

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed 43 soldiers on Wednesday when they targeted a rebel troop headquarters in the Yemeni capital as the United Nations tried to reschedule postponed peace talks.

Fierce fighting in Yemen as peace hopes fade

Sanaa - Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen on Monday as hopes of a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks.

Blow to Yemen peace efforts as UN talks postponed

Aden - A United Nations conference designed to help forge peace in war-ravaged Yemen has been postponed, a UN official said Sunday, just four days before it was due to begin.

Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.

Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities

Sanaa - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels across three Yemeni cities on Friday, as Riyadh reported the death of a Saudi child from cross-border fire.

Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh raids on rebel positions in southern Yemen Thursday as pro-government tribesmen advanced on Shiite Huthi strongholds in the north, tribal and army sources said.

UN announces Yemen talks, but govt demands rebel pullout

Sanaa - The United Nations announced Wednesday a date for its conference on Yemen, where Saudi-led warplanes have intensified raids against rebels in a conflict that has displaced half a million people.

UN says half a million Yemenis displaced as capital pounded

Sanaa - The United Nations said more than half a million people have been displaced in Yemen's conflict, where the capital was bombarded Tuesday for the first time since a ceasefire ended.

Fresh coalition strikes on south Yemen as truce expires

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition air strikes resumed against rebel positions in Yemen's south after a five-day ceasefire expired late Sunday, despite a UN envoy's calls for an extension of the truce.

Five-day Yemen truce ends with no word on extension

Riyadh - A five-day truce to allow aid into war-ravaged Yemen ended at 2000 GMT on Sunday with no immediate word from the Saudi-led coalition about whether it would be extended.

Iran aid ship to dock in Yemen Thursday: Captain

Tehran - An Iranian aid ship bound for Yemen in defiance of US warnings has entered the Gulf of Aden and is expected to reach port on Thursday, media reported.

UN envoy urges extension of Yemen humanitarian truce

Sanaa - A UN envoy called for an extension of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen due to expire later Sunday as the Huthi Shiite rebels boycotted political talks in Riyadh.

Huthi rebels absent as Yemeni parties gather in Riyadh

Riyadh - Yemen's exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi was to open a conference of political parties from his war-torn country on Sunday but Iran-backed Huthi Shiite rebels are boycotting the talks.

South Yemen clashes kill dozens as ceasefire nears end

Sanaa - Fierce clashes between rebels and pro-government forces killed dozens across south Yemen on Saturday, threatening to derail a humanitarian ceasefire drawn up to bring vital aid to the war-wracked country.

Across the 'Gate of Tears': Yemen refugees flee to Djibouti

Djibouti - Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.

Saudi warns rebels over Yemen truce breaches

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition against Huthi rebels in Yemen warned a five-day truce "would not last long" in the face of alleged breaches, as the UN called for calm to allow badly needed aid to reach the country.

Aid flows in Yemen as coalition alleges truce violations

Sanaa - Aid agencies began delivering help to desperate civilians in Yemen as a five-day ceasefire took hold after nearly seven weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Iran-backed rebels.

Aid flows in Yemen as ceasefire takes hold

Sanaa - Aid agencies began delivering help to desperate civilians in Yemen on Wednesday as a five-day ceasefire took hold after nearly seven weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Iran-backed rebels.

UNESCO condemns 'severe' bombing damage to Sanaa old town

Paris - The United Nations cultural agency on Tuesday condemned "severe damage" caused to heritage sites in Yemen, such as Sanaa's old city, during intense bombing of the rebel-held capital.

UN preparing vast aid operation in Yemen

Ginebra - United Nations agencies are preparing a massive humanitarian aid operation in Yemen as soon as a planned ceasefire in the conflict-torn country takes effect later Tuesday.

Aid awaited as ceasefire begins in Yemen

Sanaa - A Saudi-initiated humanitarian truce took effect in Yemen, after 24 hours of intensive bombing by a military coalition led by the kingdom targeting Iran-backed rebels.

Saudi-led raids hit Yemen rebels ahead of ceasefire

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes carried out new strikes against Iran-backed rebels in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday and the UN envoy flew in for talks ahead of a planned five-day humanitarian ceasefire.

New UN envoy lands in rebel-held Yemen capital ahead of truce

Sanaa - The newly appointed UN envoy to Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Tuesday, hours before the scheduled start of a five-day ceasefire, an airport official said.

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Sanaa - Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce.

Blasts shake Yemen capital after coalition hits arms depot

Sanaa - Powerful explosions shook the Yemeni capital on Monday after warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Sanaa - Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce.

Coalition warplanes pound Yemen rebels ahead of truce

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes pressed air strikes against rebel positions in Yemen early Monday, 36 hours before a scheduled five-day pause to allow the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid, witnesses said.

Yemen truce efforts gather pace as rebel heartland hit

Sanaa - Yemen ceasefire efforts gathered pace Sunday after more than six weeks of Saudi-led air strikes, with rebels saying they would respond "positively" and their allies accepting a US-backed truce plan.

Djibouti president warns of Yemen's risks to region

Djibouti - Djibouti's president has warned Yemen's civil war and a resurgent Al-Qaeda pose a threat to the Middle East, but pledged continuing support to refugees fleeing the conflict, he told AFP in an interview.

Saudi-led raids pound Yemen rebels after truce offer

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition bombed the Yemeni capital's airport and the Shiite rebels' northern stronghold on Saturday just hours after proposing a humanitarian ceasefire to start next week.
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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