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Young lives obliterated by Yemen's war

Ibb - Yemeni teenager Nasr Mansour Ghaleb was working at his family's nut shop and hoping to go back to school in his home city of Taez when his life was cut short.

Yemen president promises UN to open to aid

New York - Yemen's president on Thursday promised the United Nations to open the entire war-torn country to aid as millions of people are at risk of famine and cholera.

Suffering grips Yemen three years after rebel takeover

Sanaa - Three years after Iran-backed rebels swept into Sanaa, a semblance of normality has returned to the Yemeni capital. But across the war-wracked country a humanitarian disaster is unfolding.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end.

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross

Geneva - The cholera epidemic tearing through Yemen, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country, could impact 850,000 people by the end of the year, the Red Cross warned Wednesday.

Yemen's Saleh makes first appearance since Huthi clash

Sanaa - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh made his first appearance in Sanaa at the funeral of a colonel killed in clashes with his rebel allies, media run by Saleh's party reported Thursday.

Rights groups demand UN probe into Yemen abuses

Dibai - Fifty-seven rights groups from around the world on Tuesday demanded a UN enquiry into abuses in Yemen, where a proxy war has killed thousands and fuelled a humanitarian crisis.

Deadly clashes in Yemen rebel ranks spark fears of 'strife'

Sanaa - A Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebels have been killed in Sanaa, in an unprecedented escalation of violence between the allies with Saleh's party warning it could push the capital into all-out war.

Saudi-led coalition killed 42 civilians in Yemen in past week: UN

Geneva - Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have killed 42 civilians in Yemen over the past week, with multiple children among the dead, the United Nations human rights office said Friday.

Children among 14 dead in new air strike on Yemen capital

Sanaa - Children were among at least 14 people killed in an air strike that toppled residential blocks in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Friday, witnesses and medics said.

Yemen's rebel alliance unravels in Sanaa

Dibai - An alliance between Huthi rebels and Yemen strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, which jointly controls the capital Sanaa, has begun to unravel, threatening to further splinter a country already ravaged by war.

Air raids on Yemen capital kill dozens

Sanaa - More than 30 people, including civilians, were reported have been killed Wednesday in air raids on Yemen's capital, where a Saudi-lead coalition has been bombing Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Civilians killed in air raid on Yemen capital: witnesses

Sanaa - Several people including civilians were killed in an air raid Wednesday on the Yemeni capital, witnesses and local media said.

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

New York - Children are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million: WHO

Geneva - Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Yemen's blood bank faces threat of closure within days

Dibai - Yemen's blood bank has sent out an urgent appeal to anyone who will listen, as war and a blockade on the capital may force the centre to close within a week.

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dibai - Six migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said.

Al-Qaeda attack kills six soldiers in southern Yemen

Aden - Six soldiers of a new anti-jihadist force formed by the United Arab Emirates were killed and others were abducted Wednesday in an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing in southern Yemen, a Yemeni military official said.

Saudi coalition blocks fuel for UN aid planes to Yemen

New York - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is obstructing deliveries of jet fuel to UN planes bringing desperately-needed humanitarian aid to the rebel-held capital Sanaa, a UN official said Tuesday.

Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition 

Riyadh - A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said.

Yemen cholera cases could exceed 600,000 in 2017: Red Cross

Sanaa - More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse.

CARE chief says Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity'

Sanaa - The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as "an absolute shame on humanity".

UN blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly Yemen strike

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.

20 Yemeni civilians reported dead in air strike

Aden - An air raid in Yemen has killed at least 20 people mostly from the same family, the UN and witnesses said Wednesday, the latest in a series of suspected strikes on civilians by a Saudi-led coalition.

20 Yemeni civilians killed in air strike: UN, witnesses

Aden - An air strike on a group of displaced Yemenis has killed at least 20 civilians, mostly from the same family, a UN statement and witnesses said Wednesday.

UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

New York - The UN aid chief on Wednesday blamed Yemen's warring parties and their foreign backers for a 'man-made' cholera outbreak affecting 320,000 people in a country already reeling from war and severe food shortages.

Indian man pleads guilty to financing Qaeda imam Awlaki

Washington - One of four men arrested for sending thousands of dollars to the late Al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki pleaded guilty Monday to supporting terrorists and plotting to kill the US judge in the case.

Britain's arms exports to Saudi 'lawful': court

London - Britain's High Court ruled on Monday that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia are not unlawful, after campaigners argued the weapons were used to violate international humanitarian law in bombing Yemen.

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

Brussels - The UN food agency's director urged the European Union on Monday to help raise the $1 billion needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.
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