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Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

Hodeida - Three people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-hit Yemen, doctors said Wednesday, as the World Health Organisation and International Committee of the Red Cross warned the disease was spreading.

'Very disappointed' UN chief urges Saudis to lift Yemen blockade

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "very much disappointed" that the Saudi-led coalition is refusing to lift its blockade of Yemen and has written directly to Riyadh's representative, his spokesman said Thursday.

'Untold thousands' will die unless Saudis lift Yemen blockade: UN

Geneva - Thousands of civilians will die, including many children, unless a Saudi-led coalition fully lifts a blockade that has "choked off" aid supplies to Yemen, the heads of three UN agencies said Thursday.

UN warns fuel running out for Yemen hospitals

New York - The United Nations warned Wednesday that fuel supplies needed to run Yemen's hospital generators and pump clean water will run out in less than three weeks unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade.

Yemenis struggle with tears, shortages as blockade wears on

Sanaa - A toddler writhed in pain on a hospital bed in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a tube running through her nose, her eyes swelled shut and lashes wet with tears.

UN dismisses Saudi conditions to reopen Yemen port

Geneva - The United Nations on Tuesday dismissed a Saudi demand that tighter inspections be put in place at Yemen's rebel-held Hodeida port before a devastating blockade is lifted.

Blast hits security post in Yemen govt bastion

Aden - A bombing hit a security post in Yemen's government bastion of Aden on Tuesday, killing and wounding several people, witnesses and police sources said.

Saudi coalition refuses to re-open key Yemen port

New York - The Saudi-led coalition will take steps in the coming 24 hours to ease the blockade on Yemen -- but will not reopen a key rebel-held port to aid shipments unless tighter inspections are put in place, Saudi Arabia's UN ambassador said Monday.

Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, leaving at least three civilians wounded.

Civilians wounded in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital: witnesses

Sanaa - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition left at least three civilians wounded in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said. The strikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before....

Saudi easing of Yemen blockade not enough: UN

New York - The Saudi-led coalition is still blocking desperately-needed UN aid deliveries to Yemen despite the re-opening of the port of Aden and of a land border crossing, a UN spokesman said Friday.

WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera in Yemen amid blockade

Geneva - The World Health Organization warned Friday that a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen was threatening to undo efforts to rein in a cholera epidemic already affecting nearly one million people in the war-ravaged country.

Rebel-held Sanaa braces for 'famine' as blockade tightens

Sanaa - Residents of Yemen's rebel-held capital said Thursday rising food and fuel prices were making life increasingly difficult because of a Saudi-led blockade that the UN warned could bring the world's worst famine in decades.

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen over Saudi blockade of aid

New York - Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief warned Wednesday.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies."You know the might and place of the Islamic republic.

Iran says Saudi claims on Yemen 'contrary to reality'

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday dismissed accusations by Saudi Arabia's crown prince that it had launched a "direct military aggression" after a missile fired by Tehran-backed Yemeni rebels was intercepted near Riyadh.

US urges action after Saudi accuses Iran over missile attack

Riyadh - The United States called Tuesday for international action to hold Iran to account after Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" over a Yemeni rebel missile attack near Riyadh.

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Riyadh - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran on Tuesday of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying Yemen's Huthi rebels with ballistic missiles, state media reported.

Blaming Iran, Saudi says missile strike may be 'act of war'

Dibai - Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday as Riyadh said a rebel missile attack "may amount to an act of war" and Tehran accused its rival of war crimes.

Blaming Iran, Saudi says Huthi strike may be 'act of war'

Dibai - Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday, with Riyadh saying a rebel missile attack "may amount to an act of war" and Tehran accusing its rival of war crimes.

Saudi Arabia seals Yemen borders, accuses Iran over missile strike

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen closed the country's air, sea and land borders Monday and accused Iran of being behind a weekend missile attack on Riyadh, saying it "may amount to an act of war".

IS group claims 'ongoing' attack on Yemen's Aden: statement

Aden - The Islamic State group claimed a major attack Sunday on Yemen's government bastion of Aden, which left eight police officers dead and sparked a hostage crisis that continued well into the day.

Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Saudi-led strike kills 29 at Yemen market: rebel health office

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 29 people at a crowded marketplace in the heartland of the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in northern Yemen on Wednesday, Huthi health authorities said.

Air strike kills 29 in north Yemen: rebel health office

Sanaa - An air strike killed 29 people and wounded 17 others in northern Yemen on Wednesday, the Huthi rebel health service said.

Millions of Yemenis in 'desperate' health situation: MSF

Paris - Millions of Yemenis face a "desperate" health situation on top of the ravages of war, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.

Humanitarian conditions in Yemen 'shocking': UN aid chief

Sanaa - UN aid chief Mark Lowcock on Saturday voiced alarm at the "shocking" humanitarian conditions in conflict-hit Yemen and called on warring parties to respect international law.

US, Gulf states slap sanctions on Yemen IS, Al-Qaeda figures

Washington - The United States and six Gulf states announced sanctions on top Islamic State and Al-Qaeda figures in Yemen Wednesday in the first joint action under the US- and Saudi-led Terrorist Financing Targeting Center.

Nobel laureate wants global environment court

Tegucigalpa - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth.
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