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Saudi shelling of Yemen marketplace claimed to kill at least 17

Shelling from Saudi Arabia forces directed at a popular marketplace across the border in Yemen has killed at least 17 people according to local sources. Indications are all killed were civilians. Saudis have not said why they attacked.

Islamic State assassinates Yemen’s Aden governor

Sanaa - Causing a blow to the United Nation's effort to establish peace in Yemen, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor of Yemen's port city of Aden.

Op-Ed: Talking peace while preparing an offensive in Yemen

Sanaa - The Saudi coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, some time ago decided that the bombing campaign alone was not sufficient to defeat the Houthis. Special forces and military equipment were sent to bolster local militia in Aden.

Op-Ed: Gulf states paying price for intervention in Yemen

Sanaa - As long as the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen engaged solely in a bombing campaign, they were free of casualties except for a few losses at the southern Saudi border.

Op-Ed: A second ceasefire violated in Yemen

Sanaa - For the second time in a month after a ceasefire was declared in Yemen, fighting has continued. Saudi bombing began just hours after the earlier ceasefire and allies of the exiled government launched an offensive in Aden.

Op-Ed: UK, UAE, and U.S. diplomats in talks with ex-president of Yemen

Aden - Representatives of Al Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen are talking with diplomats from the United States, Britain, and the United Arab Emirates in negotiations that may help end the war in Yemen, according to a member of Saleh's party.

Op-Ed: US offiicals discuss peace talks with Houthi rebels

Muscat - Anne Patterson, the Obama administration's top diplomat for the Near East, met last week in Oman with representatives of the Houthi rebels according to Marie Harf a State Department spokesperson.

Op-Ed: US offiicals discuss peace talks with Houthi rebels

Muscat - Anne Patterson, the Obama administration's top diplomat for the Near East, met last week in Oman with representatives of the Houthi rebels according to Marie Harf a State Department spokesperson.

Op-Ed: Southern separatist militia capture Yemen town from Houthi rebels

Aden - The Popular Resistance militia group, associated with a Southern Yemen secessionist movement, have finally taken control of the small city of Dalea from Houthi rebels after battling for months.

Op-Ed: Iranian cargo ship to dock directly at Houthi-held port in Yemen

Hodeida - When stories involving conflicts are involved it is difficult to sort out fact from fiction and propaganda. Often there are serious discrepancies between narratives depending upon their source.

Op-Ed: Iran sends aid ship to Yemen with naval escort

Sanaa - Iranian Admiral Hossein Azad said that the 34th naval group was in the Gulf of Aden in the Bab-al-Mandab strait and had been given the task of protecting the Iranian aid ship.

Op-Ed: Saudi bombing in Yemen creates a humanitarian disaster

Sanaa - After almost a month of bombing missions led by Saudi Arabia, which, mimicking US euphemisms, was called "Operation Decisive Storm," the Saudis announced they would end the bombing several weeks ago.

Yemeni Houthi rebels seize presidential palace

Sanaa - In Yemen, Houthi rebels are reported to be in control of the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa. President Mansour Hadi is thought to be inside.

Conflict continues in Yemen as new government sworn in

Sanaa - Within the last two days clashes between Houthi Shia fighters from the north attempting to extend their control over more territory and Sunni tribes in the Qifa area of al-Baydah province have killed at least 33 people.

Many killed in Yemen as Houthi separatists gain ground

Sanaa - After weeks of clashes that have left many dead and wounded, Houthi separatist rebels have managed to dislodge powerful tribes from areas of northern Yemen.
 

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