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Yemen's Huthis finance war with fuel from Iran: UN report

New York - Fuel loaded from ports in Iran has generated revenue to finance the Yemen Huthi rebel war effort against the Saudi-backed government, according to a report by a UN panel of experts seen by AFP.

UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

Dubai - A United Nations team tasked with overseeing a truce in Yemen came under fire but was unharmed in the flashpoint city of Hodeida Thursday, hours after the Security Council approved expanding the mission.

UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

Dubai - A United Nations mission tasked with overseeing a truce in war-torn Yemen came under fire but was unharmed in the flashpoint city of Hodeida Thursday, the UN said.

Yemen government, rebels meet to hammer out major prisoner swap

Apo - Yemeni government and rebel representatives met in Jordan on Thursday for a second day to thrash out the details of a major prisoner exchange, a UN source said.

UN approves mission to shore up Yemen truce

New York - The UN Security Council unanimously approved Wednesday the deployment to Yemen of up to 75 monitors in a new mission to shore up a fragile ceasefire and oversee a pullback of forces from the flashpoint port of Hodeida.

UN to vote Wednesday on Yemen observer mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve on Wednesday a six-month observer mission to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen and oversee a pullback of forces, diplomats said.

Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce deal

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Yemen's rebels of failing to comply with a ceasefire agreement for the flashpoint city of Hodeida reached at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden.

Clashes erupt in Yemen's Hodeida despite truce

Hodeida - Clashes erupted between Huthi rebels and government forces in Yemen's flashpoint port city of Hodeida on Saturday, dealing a new blow to a fragile truce, an AFP correspondent reported.

Britain asks UN to approve Yemen observer mission

New York - Britain on Friday presented a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would expand an international observer mission monitoring a ceasefire in Yemen and allow humanitarian aid to reach millions on the brink of famine.

UN 'alarmed' over renewed Yemen violence after drone attack

Dubai - The UN envoy to Yemen said he was "alarmed" over the escalation of violence after a rebel drone attack on the country's largest airbase killed six loyalist soldiers.

Rebel drone kills 6 loyalists at biggest Yemen airbase

Sana - A rebel drone hit Yemen's largest air base Thursday, killing six loyalist soldiers during a military parade in an attack which threatens to hamper UN-led peace efforts.

UN seeks 'substantial progress' in Yemen before more talks

New York - UN envoy Martin Griffiths warned Wednesday that "substantial progress" was needed to advance peace efforts in Yemen before new talks can be held on ending the devastating war.

'Substantial progress' needed in Yemen before more talks: UN envoy

New York - UN envoy Martin Griffiths warned Wednesday that "substantial progress" was needed to advance peace efforts in Yemen before new talks can be held on ending the devastating war.

UN Security Council to meet Wednesday on Yemen truce deal

New York - The UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to hear the UN envoy for Yemen report on a ceasefire deal and his latest efforts to end the nearly four-year war, diplomats said.

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killed

Washington - President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to push Hodeida truce

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks to shore up a ceasefire in the country's lifeline port city of Hodeida, an AFP photographer said.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to push Hodeida truce

Sanaa - The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks to shore up a ceasefire in the country's lifeline port city of Hodeida, an AFP photographer said.

Young girl's tragic story makes her symbol of Yemen war

Sanaa - Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi's life has changed drastically since last year -- orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up in Saudi Arabia for medical care and has just returned to Yemen's capital.

Yemen rebels begin withdrawal from Hodeida port

Hodeida - Yemeni rebels have begun to withdraw from the lifeline port of Hodeida, under an agreement reached in Sweden earlier this month, a UN official said Saturday.

Yemen rebels begin withdrawal from Hodeida port: UN

Hodeida - Yemeni rebels have begun to withdraw from the port of Hodeida, the country's key aid lifeline, under an agreement reached in Sweden earlier this month, a UN official said Saturday.

UN convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

Dubai - A UN-led truce monitoring team including members of Yemen's warring sides held its first meeting in the flashpoint city of Hodeida on Wednesday, a pro-government official told AFP.

UN-led monitors meet in Yemen's Hodeida as clashes test truce

Hodeida - A UN-led team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire met Wednesday in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida, after sporadic clashes underscored the fragility of the truce which began last week.

Clashes in Yemen's Hodeida ahead of UN truce team meeting

Hodeida - Sporadic clashes erupted Wednesday in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida, an AFP correspondent said, as a UN-led truce monitoring team was scheduled to convene for the first time.

UN ceasefire monitoring chief visits key Yemen port

Hodeida - The head of the United Nations team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in the flashpoint city of Hodeida on Monday visited its lifeline docks, a port official said.

Head of UN ceasefire monitors arrives in Yemen's Hodeida

Sanaa - The head of the United Nations team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire arrived in Yemen's embattled port city of Hodeida on Sunday, a UN source said.

Head of UN monitors arrives in Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

Sanaa - The head of the UN team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hodeida arrived in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa on Sunday, an AFP photographer said.

UN team arrives in Yemen to monitor Hodeida ceasefire

Aden - UN monitors arrived in Yemen on Saturday to oversee a fragile ceasefire in the rebel-held city of Hodeida, the latest push to secure peace in the devastated country.

UN ceasefire monitors arrive in Yemen: AFP

Aden - A United Nations team tasked with monitoring Yemen's fragile ceasefire in the port city of Hodeida arrived in Aden on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.

UN Security Council to vote on sending observers to Yemen

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Friday on sending observers to war-torn Yemen and endorsing the results of recent peace talks in Sweden, according to diplomats.

'Uneasy calm' in Yemen's Hodeida as combatants await UN truce team

Hodeida - An uneasy calm returned to the battleground Yemeni city of Hodeida on Thursday after further overnight skirmishes as the warring parties await the promised deployment of UN staff to oversee a hard-won but fragile truce.
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