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Saudi trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

Geneva - Saudi Arabia is trying shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling it a "blatant attempt to avoid scrutiny" of its conduct in the country.

Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

Sanaa - The walls are crumbling, the windows shattered, and the boys sit three to a desk. But by being enrolled in classes at all, the pupils are among the luckiest children in war-torn Yemen.

Five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen

Sanaa - More than five million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".

5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

London - More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday.

Renewed battle for Yemen's Hodeida sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Aden - Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeida, military officials said Tuesday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as an 11-week pause in the battle for the port city ended.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi, allies of targeting food warehouses

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels accused the government and its Saudi-led allies on Tuesday of deliberately targeting food warehouses in Hodeida as they resumed an offensive on the rebel-held port city after an 11-week pause.

Yemen pro-govt forces renew assault on rebel-held Hodeida: coalition

Aden - The Saudi-led coalition said pro-government forces in Yemen launched a new offensive on Monday night against the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, after an 11-week pause during UN efforts to hold peace talks.

7 civilians killed in Yemen air strike: official

Sanaa - At least seven civilians have been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, an official and rebel media reported Monday.

UN's Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Aden - Fresh clashes and air strikes around the Yemeni city of Hodeida have killed 32 rebels, hospital and medical sources said Sunday, as the UN envoy kept up peace efforts in Sanaa.

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

Geneva - The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people.

US says Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to Yemen civilians

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has "certified" that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks to civilian life in Yemen -- a key step to ensuring continued US support to the coalition.

Spain works to avoid row with Saudi Arabia over bomb deal

Madrid - After blocking the sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia, involved in the Yemen conflict, Spain now appears to be back-pedalling to maintain other lucrative contracts with the oil giant, observers say.

Failure of Yemen peace talks opens way to escalation

Dubai - The collapse of UN efforts to organise peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels is likely to lead to an escalation in the country's war, analysts say.

Yemen rebel chief urges 'resistance' after peace talks collapse

Sanaa - The head of Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels called Saturday for "resistance" as UN-brokered peace talks with the government collapsed after the insurgents stayed away.

Yemen talks falter before they begin as rebels stay away

Geneva - Long awaited UN-backed talks between Yemen's warring parties sputtered out Saturday before ever truly starting, after the Huthi rebels refused to travel to Geneva and fresh fighting broke out on the ground.

Yemen govt delegation to leave Geneva as talks falter

Geneva - Yemeni government representatives, who had flown to Geneva to take part in long-awaited UN-sponsored peace talks, will return home on Saturday after rebels failed to show up, a delegate said.

Yemen rebels grounded in Sanaa as peace talks on hold

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels, expected at UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva with the government, remained grounded in Sanaa Friday citing fears they would not be allowed to return home if they left.

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

Geneva - Scheduled Yemen peace talks hung in the balance Friday, with the Huthi rebels listing preconditions for coming to Geneva while the government warned it would decide within hours whether to fly home.

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

Geneva - Scheduled peace talks in Geneva between Yemen's government and Huthi rebels hung in the balance Thursday as both sides traded ultimatums and a UN envoy scrambled to mediate.

Uncertainty over long-awaited Yemen peace talks

Geneva - Uncertainty hung Thursday over long-awaited talks in Geneva between Yemen's warring parties, as the rebel delegation refused to attend until its demands are met.

Yemen rebels refuse to join Geneva talks until conditions met

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Thursday they will not join peace talks in Geneva until their conditions are met, accusing the United Nations of failing to keep its promises.

Yemeni boys excited for bus trip before deadly strike, father recalls

Sana - Little Ali begged his father to let him and his brothers go on a class trip in northern Yemen this summer. None of them would come home alive.

Yemen talks offer 'flickering signal of hope': UN envoy

Geneva - The UN envoy for Yemen said Wednesday that "consultations" in Geneva between the warring parties offered a "flickering signal of hope" after years of conflict.

Yemen rebels 'stranded' on eve of Geneva talks

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Wednesday they were stranded in the capital Sanaa on the eve of United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva with their government rivals.

Yemen rebels 'stranded' on eve of Geneva talks

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Wednesday they were stranded in the capital Sanaa on the eve of United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva with their government rivals.

Spain cancels sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia

Madrid - Spain said Tuesday it has cancelled a 2015 deal to sell 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition fighting rebels in Yemen.

Yemen foes head to peace talks as 'ugly war' rages

Dubai - Yemen's warring parties meet in Geneva Thursday for a new round of peace talks with little hope of a breakthrough in an "ugly war" between the Saudi-backed government and rebels linked to Iran.

Saudi-led coalition insists deadly Yemen strike 'legitimate'

Apo - The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen insisted Monday that an August air strike that killed dozens of civilians including 40 children had a "legitimate" target.

Yemen government announces pay rise amid protests

Aden - Yemen's embattled government has agreed to raise the salaries of thousands of public-sector employees, including pensioners, amid protests which have left one person dead.

No face-to-face meetings set for Yemen peace talks

Aden - Yemen's warring parties will not meet directly at UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva this week, likely to focus on a prisoner exchange deal and the fate of a key port, government officials said Sunday.
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