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Saudi-led bombing hits Yemen wedding party with many casualties

Sanaa - A wedding party in southern Yemen was hit by Saudi-led aerial bombardment Monday, killing up to 135 people, including many women and children. The tents set up for the wedding may have been mistaken for a military encampment.

U.S. drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

Aden - A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5 million US bounty on his head was killed Thursday in one of two suspected American drone strikes in the war-torn country.

Al-Jazeera says news crew kidnapped in Yemen freed

Doha - Al-Jazeera said on Thursday that a three-man news crew for the Qatar-based channel has been freed more than 10 days after being kidnapped in the flashpoint Yemeni city of Taez.

Gunmen kill police colonel, four others in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer and four others in Yemen's Aden in a wave of attacks targeting security forces in the violence-plagued port city.

10 Yemeni ex-Guantanamo inmates arrive in Oman: Ministry

Muscat - Ten former inmates at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay arrived in Oman Thursday for a "temporary stay" as Washington vies to close the notorious prison, Muscat's foreign ministry said.

Strike on Yemen MSF clinic kills three: Spokeswoman

Dubai - A missile hit a health centre operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing three people and wounding 10 others, the aid agency's spokeswoman said.

HRW accuses Yemen rebels of arbitrary detentions

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Sunday accused Yemen's Huthi rebels of arbitrarily detaining dozens of opponents in the capital Sanaa, where they have ruled for more than 15 months.

Saudi-led coalition denies cluster bomb use in Sanaa

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen denied Sunday renewed accusations of dropping cluster munitions in the country after UN chief Ban Ki-moon said their use may be a "war crime".

Yemen reverses decision to expel UN human rights representative

Sanaa - Yemen has decided to rescind its order to expel, George Abu al-Zulof, the top UN human rights representative in the country.

UN warns cluster bomb use in Yemen may amount to war crime

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Friday that the use of cluster bombs in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition may amount to war crimes.Ban said he had received "troubling reports" of cluster bomb attacks on January 6 on the rebel-held capital Sanaa....

Iran to protest Saudi 'bombing' of Yemen embassy to Security Council

Tehran - Iran said Thursday it would protest to the UN Security Council after it accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

Qaeda in Yemen stones woman to death for adultery: witnesses

Aden - Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said on Monday.

Yemen govt declares curfew in Aden after 17 killed in fighting

Aden - Authorities in Yemen's southern city of Aden imposed a curfew on Monday after violence blamed on suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people, pro-government media and security sources said.

Saudi-led coalition announces end of Yemen ceasefire

Riyadh - A Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen announced the end Saturday of a ceasefire that had been violated on a daily basis since it was declared last month.

Six dead as Yemen loyalists, Qaeda suspects clash

Aden - Six people were killed in a firefight Friday between Yemeni pro-government forces and Al-Qaeda suspects who were travelling in a weapons-laden vehicle toward second city Aden, security officials said.

Saudi says 3 civilians killed in missile fire from Yemen

Riyadh - Three civilians including two children have been killed in cross-border missile attacks from Yemen on a residential area in southwestern Saudi Arabia, civil defence authorities said.

Senior south Yemen army commander survives bombing

Aden - A senior pro-government Yemeni army commander survived a car bombing in second city Aden on Thursday that left one of his bodyguards dead, a military official told AFP.

Bahrain F-16 crashes in Saudi near Yemen border

Riyadh - A Bahraini fighter jet taking part in the Saudi-led coalition battling rebel forces in Yemen crashed Wednesday in Saudi Arabia due to a "technical error," the alliance said.

Kuwait to send troops to Saudi for Yemen war: Report

Kuwait City - Kuwait has decided to send ground forces to take part in the war on Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Yemen ex-president calls for talks with Saudi

Sanaa - Yemen's pro-rebel ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has rejected further peace talks with the government, saying dialogue should instead take place with Saudi Arabia.

Yemenis brave mountain paths to bring relief to besieged city

Ibb - Struggling under the weight of gas canisters, plastic sacks and cardboard crates stuffed with necessities, residents of Yemen's Taez have taken to treacherous mountain paths to bring essential goods into their besieged city.

Yemen fighting persists outside rebel-held capital Sanaa

Aden - Yemeni loyalists killed at least 20 Iran-backed rebels on Saturday in a pushback against insurgents seeking to retake positions to the northeast of the capital they control, military sources said.

Yemen rebel chief urges supporters to 'resist'

Sanaa - Fighting persisted between Saudi-backed loyalists and Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday after the rebel leader urged supporters to resist pro-government forces intent on recapturing the capital.

Fresh Yemen bloodshed despite extended ceasefire

Aden - A fresh bout of deadly fighting and air strikes hit Yemen on Tuesday, despite an extended ceasefire that was supposed to come into force overnight, military sources said.

Saudi warns of reprisals after new Yemen missile

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen threatened severe reprisals against rebels in the neighbouring country, after they fired a fourth ballistic missile in as many days towards Saudi territory.

Saudi intercepts missile from Yemen

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired before dawn Monday from Yemen towards its southern border region, the coalition said, in the latest such attack despite a ceasefire and peace talks.

No breakthrough in Yemen peace talks, but rivals will meet again

Yemen's warring parties on Sunday wrapped up peace talks in Switzerland with no major breakthrough, but vowed to meet again next month, even as fighting raged on the ground.

At least 68 killed in Yemen clashes: military, tribal sources

Aden - At least 68 people were killed Saturday in fighting between troops and Shiite rebels in northern Yemen, military and tribal sources said, as the UN voiced alarm at ceasefire violations.The casualties included 28 troops, according to military sources.

Heavy casualties in Yemen as Swiss peace talks due to end

Aden - Fierce fighting between government forces and Iran-backed rebels in Yemen produced heavy casualties Saturday amid UN alarm at ceasefire violations ahead of a final day of peace talks in Switzerland.

Clashes, missiles leave Yemen truce in tatters

Aden - A Yemen ceasefire appeared to have collapsed Friday as government forces captured two towns from rebels and an allied Arab coalition accused insurgents of escalating the conflict by firing ballistic missiles.
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