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Russia rejects UN condemnation of Iran over missiles to Yemen

New York - Russia rejected a draft resolution Friday that would condemn Iran for failing to block supplies of missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels and call for measures against Tehran, diplomats said.

Jordan 3D lab prints limbs for war wounded, disabled kids

Amman - Iraqi soldier Abdullah lost his left hand fighting the Islamic State group but now he has a prosthetic one -- thanks to a 3D printing lab in Jordan.

As Yemen falls apart, one boomtown rises

Marwath - The clang of jackhammers and excavators fills the streets of Marib, an oil-rich Yemeni boomtown once accustomed to the sounds of war, now a rare oasis of stability in a country torn by strife.

UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran missiles to Yemen

New York - The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call for measures to address this violation, according to the text obtained by AFP on Monday.

UN chief set to appoint Briton Martin Griffiths as Yemen envoy

New York - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday that he intends to appoint Britain's Martin Griffiths as the new UN peace envoy to Yemen, according to a letter obtained by AFP.

85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN

Geneva - The UN said Friday that surging violence across Yemen had pushed some 85,000 people from their homes in the past 10 weeks, with hundreds continuing to flee each day.

Yemen PM seeks reconciliation after deadly Aden clashes

Aden - Yemen's prime minister appealed on Wednesday for reconciliation with southern separatists after deadly clashes last month in which they seized almost all of Aden where his government has its base.

Yemen loyalists retake southwestern town from rebels

Sanaa - Yemeni government forces have retaken a key southwestern crossroads town from Shiite rebels as they press an offensive up the Red Sea coast, military and medical sources said on Tuesday.

On mountain frontline, Yemen army makes push for Sanaa

Sana - Ignoring the rumble of heavy artillery, Yemeni commander Nasr al-Dibani points at Huthi bases from a jagged clifftop, outlining his push to break a grinding stalemate on the frontline outside Sanaa.

Saudi, UAE envoys bid to end standoff in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Saudi and Emirati envoys shuttled between Yemeni government forces and besieging southern separatists in second city Aden on Thursday in a bid to end a tense standoff after days of deadly infighting.

Saudi, UAE envoys bid to end standoff in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Saudi and Emirati envoys shuttled between Yemeni government forces and besieging southern separatists in second city Aden on Thursday in a bid to end a tense standoff after days of deadly infighting.

Russia casts doubt over evidence of Iran missiles to Yemen

New York - Russia on Wednesday dismissed evidence presented by the United States and UN experts that Iran had supplied missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels as inconclusive, signaling it would oppose a bid to slap sanctions on Tehran.

Separatists pin down Yemen government as aid hangs in balance

Aden - Yemeni ministers were holed up in Aden's presidential palace on Wednesday after separatist forces seized effective control of the southern port city, dealing another blow to the country's embattled government.

40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden: UN

Aden - The UN expressed concern on Wednesday for more than 40,000 displaced Yemenis who had sought refuge in second city Aden, only to find themselves caught in deadly fighting between troops and separatist militia.

Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace

Aden - Separatists in war-ravaged Yemen have surrounded the presidential palace in the government's de facto capital Aden, moving closer Tuesday to taking full control of the southern city.

14 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide attack: army official

Dibai - Fourteen soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a suicide attack by suspected Islamist extremists in southern Yemen, a senior military official said.

36 dead as tank battle rocks Yemen's 'coup-hit' Aden

Aden - At least 36 people have been killed and 185 wounded in two days of heavy fighting between separatists and government troops in Yemen's interim capital of Aden, the Red Cross said.

Yemen separatists send reinforcements to Aden

Aden - Separatists sent reinforcements to Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday as fighting continued with government units, security and humanitarian sources said, a day after the secessionists seized government headquarters.

Yemen govt warns of coup as separatists take over headquarters

Aden - Yemen's government accused southern separatists of an attempted coup on Sunday after they took over its headquarters amid fierce clashes in the city of Aden.

UN taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy: diplomats

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has tapped mediator and former aid official Martin Griffiths of Britain to be the next peace negotiator for Yemen, taking up a mission that two UN envoys have quit in frustration, diplomats said Wednesday.

UN aid coordinator for war-torn Yemen steps down

Sanaa - The UN aid coordinator in Yemen announced Wednesday he was leaving his post just days after the UN envoy for the war-torn country also said he was stepping down.

Dozens killed in attacks on Yemen rebel heartland

Dibai - Clashes in the Yemeni rebel heartland of Saada province have killed 40 rebel fighters, Saudi media said Wednesday, while the rebels reported nine civilians among 22 dead in Saudi-led air strikes.

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

Paris - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.

Senior Qaeda leader calls for killing Jews, Americans over Jerusalem

Hong Kong - A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims "everywhere" to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Russia calls for diplomatic solution to Yemen conflict

Moscow - Russia on Monday called for an end to fighting in Yemen, saying there could be no military solution to the nearly four-year war between Huthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government.

Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5 bn in new aid for war-torn Yemen

Riyadh - A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday announced $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen after the United Nations made what it called a record appeal for assistance for the war-ravaged country.

Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for a financial rescue from the beleaguered government it has supported militarily for nearly three years.

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel missile attack

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it had intercepted a fresh missile attack by Yemeni rebels on the south of the kingdom and renewed its accusations that arch-foe Iran had armed them.

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

Sanaa - The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday.

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

Dibai - More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday.Some 8.4 million people are at risk of famine, up from 6.
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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 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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Yemenis mourn over the body of a victim of an air raid that hit a funeral reception near Sanaa, on February 16, 2017
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A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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Demonstrators in Sana'a, Yemen.
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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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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Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen since 27 February 2012
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My siblings and I in Yemen, circa 1993.
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View of Sana, Yemen, from a high rooftop.
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Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
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Police officers look at a damaged vehicle at the site of three large explosions, 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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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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File photo: Protesters in Yemen attack US embassy
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