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HRW urges coalition to stop using cluster bombs in Yemen

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact.

Drone kills five Qaeda suspects in Yemen stronghold

Aden - An apparent US drone strike killed five Al-Qaeda suspects in the extremist network's southeastern stronghold of Mukalla, a government official said Thursday.

UAE forces rescue British hostage in Yemen

Abu Dhabi - Forces from the United Arab Emirates have rescued a British hostage held for more than 18 months by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, authorities in Abu Dhabi and London said on Sunday.

Four Qaeda suspects killed by 'U.S. drone' in Yemen: Official

Aden - Four suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed overnight in an apparent US drone strike in Mukalla, the southern Yemeni city that the extremist group overran in April, a local official said Sunday.

Fighting, air raids kill dozens in Yemen's Taez: Red Cross

Sanaa - Dozens of people, mostly civilians, have been killed in fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's rebel-held third city Taez, seen as the gateway to recapturing the capital.

Saudi-led Yemen raid 'kills 13 teaching staff, four children'

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 13 teaching staff and four children in northern Yemen, in a raid apparently targeting Shiite rebels, medics and witnesses said Thursday.

UN warns of 'storm' of famine in conflict-hit Yemen

Cairo - The United Nations warned Wednesday of a "developing famine" in Yemen, where more than half a million children are severely malnourished, and pressed for access to its war-torn regions.

More than 80 killed in heavy fighting for key Yemen city

Aden - Heavy fighting between government loyalists and rebels for control of Yemen's third city Taez has killed more than 80 people in the past 24 hours, military sources said on Monday.

Yemen loyalists take back another province from rebels

Aden - Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government retook a fifth southern province Saturday, extending recent gains against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who still control the capital.

Yemen loyalists retake southern provincial capital: sources

Aden - Forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government recaptured a southern provincial capital from Shiite rebels and their allies on Sunday as they pressed an advance from second city Aden.

Yemen pro-government forces launch Abyan offensive

Aden - Pro-government forces in Yemen, strengthened by tanks newly supplied by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive Saturday to retake the rebel-held capital of Abyan province, military sources said.

French hostage freed in Yemen after six-month ordeal

Paris - Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, freed after nearly six months of captivity in Yemen, arrived in Paris Friday to be welcomed by President Francois Hollande and her family in an emotional reunion.

French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen: French presidency

Paris - Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, who was kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, has been freed and will return home "in the coming hours", the French presidency said."Our compatriot Isabelle Prime has been freed tonight," the statement read.

First passenger plane in four months lands in Yemen's Aden

Aden - A passenger plane flew into Aden on Thursday, the first civilian aircraft to land in Yemen's second city in more than four months, airport director Tarek Abdo said.

Loyalists retake Yemen's biggest airbase in new blow to rebels

Aden - Pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition retook Yemen's biggest airbase from Iran-backed rebels on Tuesday in a significant new gain after recapturing second city Aden last month.

Aid finally trickling in to Yemen's devastated Aden

Aden - After four months of heavy fighting, help has finally started to trickle in to Yemen's devastated city of Aden, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough.

Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key airbase

Aden - Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured second city Aden.

Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration

Aden - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah made a symbolic visit to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city.

Yemen blockade 'killing' civilians: humanitarian chief

Riyadh - The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen is "killing" as many civilians as the war, the head of aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday during a visit to the country.

Deadly car bomb hits Yemen capital as fighting rages in south

Sanaa - A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing four people, as loyalist fighters advanced on a rebel-held airbase in the south.

Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce

Aden - A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes resumed raids on rebels who clashed with loyalists, military sources said.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'

Dubai - Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Saudi FM slams 'aggressive' Iran comments

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, intensifying the verbal sparring between the regional rivals following a global deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

EU foreign chief in Saudi for talks on Iran, Yemen

Riyadh - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini held talks in Saudi Arabia Monday to explain the agreement she helped broker on Iran's nuclear programme, and to push for an end to Yemen's war.

'Friendly fire' kills Yemen loyalists despite truce

Aden - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen hit positions of pro-government forces by mistake on Monday despite a humanitarian truce, killing a dozen people, military sources said.

Coalition jets hit pro-govt Yemen forces in error: military

Aden - Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Monday hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce, Yemeni military sources said.

Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen suspended its air war Monday to allow desperately needed aid deliveries, although clashes broke out in several areas despite UN calls for a truce.

Pro-govt forces advance in south Yemen ahead of truce

Aden - Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen's second city Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

Aden - The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce Saturday so aid can reach a country the UN says is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.

Yemen's Aden airport reopens with Saudi military plane

Aden - A Saudi military plane landed in Aden on Wednesday as the airport reopened in Yemen's second city after four months of fighting, the transport minister said.
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