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Yemen rebels release seized S. Korean, Saudi vessels: Seoul

Seoul - Sixteen crew members, including two South Koreans, who were held when their three vessels were seized by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the weekend have been freed, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official

Apo - Riyadh has an "open channel" with Yemen's Iran-backed rebels with the goal of ending the country's civil war, a Saudi official said Wednesday, weeks after the rebels offered to halt attacks on the kingdom.

Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says

Apo - Riyadh is in talks with Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels in a bid to end the country's civil war, a Saudi official said Wednesday in the first official confirmation of dialogue between the two sides.

Yemen govt, separatists to sign power-sharing deal on Tuesday

Apo - Yemen's internationally recognised government will sign an agreement with southern separatists on Tuesday aimed at ending a conflict simmering within the country's long-running civil war, Yemeni and Saudi officials said.

Saudi takes command of coalition troops in Yemen's Aden

Apo - Saudi Arabia took command of anti-rebel troops in Yemen's Aden, Saudi state media said Sunday, after the government and southern separatist forces struck a power-sharing deal following August clashes in the city.

Saudi Arabia is considering some form of ceasefire in Yemen

A couple of weeks ago the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen offer to stop missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabia ceased such attacks on Yemen. However, up until now there has been no sign of the Saudis agreeing to a cease fire.

Yemen rebels free 290 prisoners in move hailed by UN, ICRC

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels have freed 290 prisoners, including dozens of survivors from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a detention centre earlier this month, the ICRC said Monday.

Yemen rebels free 290 prisoners: ICRC

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels have freed 290 prisoners, including dozens of survivors from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a detention centre earlier this month, the ICRC said Monday.

In search of glory, Yemen athlete drowns in Med trying to reach Europe

Dubai - Slim and with a tight-trimmed beard, Yemeni Kung Fu champion Hilal al-Haj dreamed of finding athletic glory in Europe, but a risky sea journey to get there ended in tragedy.

Yemen 'peace initiative' still stands despite air strikes: rebels

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Wednesday their offer to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia still stands despite new air strikes allegedly launched by a Riyadh-led coalition fighting the insurgents.

Rouhani at UN demands Saudis end war in Yemen

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday demanded that Saudi Arabia end its offensive in Yemen after an attack in the oil-rich kingdom which Washington blamed on Tehran.

Yemen town mourns family of 15 killed in air strike

Dubai - It took medics and residents of Qatabah in southern Yemen more than 12 hours to retrieve the bodies of the Al-Halimi family from under the rubble of their collapsed home.

Two million children out of school in war-torn Yemen: UN

Sanaa - Two million children are out of school in war-torn Yemen, a fourth of whom have dropped out since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the UN children's agency said Wednesday.The education of a further 3.

7 children among 16 killed by air strikes in Yemen

Dubai - Air strikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Tuesday killed 16 people including seven children, an official and a doctor said.

UN welcomes Huthi offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

New York - The United Nations envoy for Yemen welcomed Saturday an offer from the country's Huthi rebels to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia, saying it could bring an end to years of bloody conflict.

Yemen rebels announce plan to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels unexpectedly announced late Friday that they planned to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace initiative to end their country's devastating conflict, five years after they captured the capital Sanaa.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi, allies of 'serious escalation' in Hodeida

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels accused Saudi Arabia and its allies on Friday of endangering a fragile truce around Hodeida with strikes on four rebel targets north of the key aid port.

Yemen rebels threaten strikes against Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Sanaa - Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi."We announce...

Open-air lessons for Yemeni pupils without classrooms

Ibb - Twenty Yemeni pupils listen to their teacher with textbooks balanced in their laps as they sit under trees in their southern village, where the school building remains unfinished.

Amnesty chief says US strike would worsen Mideast suffering

Washington - The head of Amnesty International warned Monday that a US military intervention in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed on Iran would only aggravate suffering in the Middle East.

Saudi attacks underscore evolving drone threat, experts say

Paris - An attack on Saudi oil facilities at the weekend has exposed the vulnerability of the kingdom to drone strikes and underscores how traditional air defences can be breached by new low-cost technology, experts say.

Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites

Sanaa - Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, who claimed responsibility for devastating weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, threatened Monday to carry out more strikes and urged foreigners to stay away.

Saudi Arabia issues warning over south Yemen turmoil

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a stern warning to Yemeni separatists who have seized key parts of the south, saying any attempt to destabilise Yemen amounted to a threat to the kingdom.

Washington in talks with Yemeni rebels, US official says

Al Kharj - Washington is in talks with Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in a bid to end the country's war, a top US official said on Thursday, the first such contact in more than four years.

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen target site

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Huthi rebels said Monday it was unaware that prisoners were held at a detention site it targeted with air strikes that killed dozens of people.

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen site

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Huthi rebels said Monday it was unaware that prisoners were held at a facility it targeted with deadly air strikes."The coalition was never informed...

More than 100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison: ICRC

Sanaa - More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.

Suicide attack kills 3 separatists in Yemen's Aden: security

Aden - Three separatist fighters were killed Friday in a suicide bombing in Aden, the first such attack since Yemeni government forces were expelled from the southern city on August 10, security sources said.

UAE confirms Aden air strikes on 'terrorist militias' 

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting "terrorist militias" after the government there announced the raids hit its troops.

Yemen government accuses UAE of launching air strikes on its troops

Aden - Yemen's government Thursday accused the UAE of launching air strikes against its troops in the interim capital Aden in support of separatists who say they have regained control of the southern city.
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Nearly 380k children in Yemen could not resume school this year due to the ongoing conflict.
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