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Op-Ed: Animal rights groups condemn Saudi Yemen attack that kills horses

Animal rights organizations issued statements Tuesday condemning the Saudi Arabian attack on Yemen's capital city Sanaa particularly an attack against a horse stable that killed numerous horses. Sanaa is held by the Iran-supported Houthi rebels

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh.

Warring sides in Yemen back calls for coronavirus ceasefire

Sanaa - All sides in Yemen's long conflict offered support on Thursday for the United Nations' call for a ceasefire to protect civilians from the coronavirus pandemic.

Yemen war: Five years on, rebels stronger than ever

Dubai - Five years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen's civil war, leading a military coalition to prop up the government which had been driven out of its capital, the Huthi rebels are only stronger, more resilient and gaining ground.

Five years on, Saudi struggles to escape Yemen quagmire

Apo - Five years after launching its much-criticised military intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is stuck in a costly quagmire with no exit in sight while it grapples with multiple crises at home.

Hand-washing: a luxury millions of Yemenis can't afford

Hajjah - Hand-washing to combat the spread of coronavirus is the order of the day, but it's an unaffordable luxury for millions in war-ravaged Yemen where clean water is dangerously scarce.

Yemen war's 'devastating impact' on child mental health: charity

Dubai - The long war in Yemen has had a "devastating impact" on the mental health of children, with more than half saying they feel sad and depressed, Save the Children said.

Yemen Huthis uphold death sentence for Baha'i, community says

Washington - A court run by Yemen's Huthi rebels has upheld the death sentence of a Baha'i over his religion in defiance of international appeals, the community said Monday.

Yemeni women rush to sew masks in face of virus peril

Sanaa - More than a decade after it closed, 20 Yemeni women have revived the war-torn country's oldest factory to make face masks in anticipation of an outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Yemen cafes shut, women harassed as Huthis impose harsh morals campaign

Dubai - The Huthi rebels arrived without warning, heavily armed and in a furious mood, as they barged into Ophelia, the only cafe for women in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, and demanded it be shut down immediately.

US presses Yemen's Huthis to drop Baha'i charges

Washington - The United States has urged Yemen's Huthi rebels to drop charges targeting the Baha'i community, which said that 24 believers of the faith will face a new trial session Tuesday.

Saudi jet 'downing' in Yemen stirs alarm over Huthi weaponry

Apo - Claims that Yemeni rebels shot down a Saudi warplane have spotlighted the increasingly potent Huthi arsenal -- cause for alarm in Riyadh as fighting escalates amid faltering efforts to end the five-year conflict.

31 civilians killed in strikes on Yemen after Saudi jet crash

Dubai - At least 31 civilians were killed in strikes on Yemen on Saturday, the United Nations said, following a Saudi-led operation in response to one of its fighter jet crashing, with Iran-backed Huthi rebels claiming to have shot it down.

Saudi fighter jet crashes in Yemen, rebels say they downed it

Apo - A Saudi fighter jet crashed in conflict-torn Yemen, the Riyadh-led military coalition supporting the government announced Saturday, as the Iran-backed Huthi rebels said they downed the plane.

Yemen's Huthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid: UN official

Dubai - Yemen's Huthi rebels have dropped a threat to impose a tax on aid, a UN official told AFP Friday, in a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has jeopardised the world's biggest humanitarian operation.

Yemen's Huthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid: UN official

Dubai - Yemen's Huthi rebels have dropped a threat to tax aid, a UN official told AFP Friday, in a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has jeopardised the world's biggest humanitarian operation.

Huthi bid to tax aid threatens millions in Yemen

Apo - Obstruction by the rebel Huthi authorities in northern Yemen has put the world's biggest humanitarian lifeline at risk, threatening millions with starvation.

Saudi-led forces to face trial over Yemen violations

Apo - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels will put on trial military personnel suspected of being behind deadly air strikes on civilians in Yemen, where the UN has deplored horrific rights violations.

Sudan signs deal with families of victims of USS Cole bombing: ministry

Khartoum - Sudan's justice ministry said early Thursday it had signed a deal with the families of the American servicemen killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.

After US killing of chief, what's next for AQAP?

Dubai - The US killing of the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in war-torn Yemen raises questions about the jihadist group's operations and its future.

New 'mercy flight' due to leave rebel-held Yemen capital: WHO source

Dubai - A plane is due to evacuate 24 critically ill Yemenis from the rebel-held capital on Friday, a World Heath Organization source said, as the UN seeks to consolidate a medical air bridge.

Saudi ship on suspected weapons voyage arrives in France

Cherbourg - A Saudi cargo ship on a suspected mission to collect weapons for use in the war in Yemen arrived in the French port of Cherbourg on Thursday.

First UN 'mercy flight' leaves Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

Sanaa - Yemeni children in critical need of medical care were evacuated Monday from the rebel-held capital Sanaa, in what the United Nations hopes will be the first of many "mercy flights".

Yemen's Huthi rebels in possession of new arms: UN report

New York - Yemen's Huthi rebels are in possession of new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, according to a UN report obtained by AFP on Friday, in potential violation of a UN arms embargo.

UN Security Council debates new violence in Yemen: diplomats

New York - The UN Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Yemen, amid growing concern over the deteriorating situation and calls for the parties to re-engage in the political process, diplomats said.

UN flags famine alarm signals in Yemen

New York - A senior UN official warned Thursday that certain key factors that threatened to trigger famine last year in Yemen were once again looming large, including a plunge in the value of the national currency.

Yemen separatist chief warns against collapse of power-sharing deal

Aden - The leader of Yemen's southern separatists has warned against the looming collapse of a power-sharing deal, saying the region is menaced by the twin threats of economic catastrophe and Islamist attacks.

Op-Ed: US tried to assassinate another key Iranian general but failed

On January 2, the US launched an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport that killed the Iranian General Qassem Suleimani and also an Iraqi militia leader but the US attempted another assassination the same day but failed.

A year after Yemen's Hodeida truce, hopes for peace dim

Hodeida - A year after Yemen's warring sides agreed to a UN-brokered truce for the key port city of Hodeida and its surroundings, peace remains out of reach.

Peace deal for Yemen's south stumbles as deadline expires

Dubai - The Yemeni government and southern separatists have failed to meet a deadline to establish a power-sharing government, an ominous sign for hopes of a wider deal to end years of war.
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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and in...
Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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View of Sana, Yemen, from a high rooftop.
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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa February 3, 2014
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Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
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President Ali Abdallah Saleh and his delegation meet US Secretary of Defence Donald H Rumsfeld and his staff at the Pentagon on June 8, 2004. The two met to discuss defense issues of mutual interest.
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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Damaged vehicles are seen at the scene of a suicide attack at the Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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Soldiers gesture along a road leading to the Defence Ministry's compound as smoke rises after an attack, in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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Nearly 380k children in Yemen could not resume school this year due to the ongoing conflict.
Nearly 380k children in Yemen could not resume school this year due to the ongoing conflict.
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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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Al-Malahem Media -- the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) -- shows Nasser al-Ansi claiming responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris
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A U.S. Apache helicopter. Apaches reportedly took part in Sunday's deadly raid against al-Qaeda militants in the Yakla region of Al-Bayda province, Yemen.
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 2013
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