Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Yemen’s Hadi Launches Military Operation East of Sanaa, Peace Talks End

DUBAI, Aug 6 – Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis

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Suicide Bomber Kills 8, Wounds Senior Army Commander in Yemen Attack

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, May 12 – A suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded a senior army commander in an attack on his convoy in eastern Yemen on Wednesday, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s state-run news agency reported. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which appeared to resemble recent bombings carried out by Daesh or Al Qaeda

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Yemen Peace Talks Back on Track Following World Pressure

By Mohammed Ghobari KUWAIT, April 27 – Yemen’s warring factions agreed on an agenda on Tuesday for U.N.-backed peace negotiations, delegates said, following heavy pressure from world powers. The talks to end fighting between the Iran-allied Houthis and supporters of Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were launched last week but were suspended on Sunday amid

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Yemen: Thirsty for Peace

War isn’t the only problem facing Yemen. A water shortage is adding to the country’s misery. By Sarah El Shaarawi It has been a year since the Saudi-led military campaign began in Yemen in an effort to return power to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and compromise the territorial gains made by the Iran-backed Houthi insurgency

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Yemen Sides Appoint Ceasefire Observers as Army Fights al Qaeda

By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed al-Mukhashaf KUWAIT/ADEN, April 24 – Yemen’s government forces battled al Qaeda in the country’s south on Saturday, aiming to push back advances the militant group has made during a year-long civil war while peace talks take place in Kuwait. Twenty fighters loyal to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed

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U.N. Says Yemen Peace Talks Atmosphere Shows Progress

By Mohammed Ghobari KUWAIT, April 23 – Yemen’s warring factions held their first direct talks in a U.N.-backed peace process on Friday and will meet again despite failing to agree on an agenda, participants said. The United Nations envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said the meetings in Kuwait had been constructive and the positive atmosphere was

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Signal Optimism for Kuwait Peace Talks

By Mohammed Ghobari KUWAIT, April 17 – Yemen’s warring parties are sending conciliatory signals ahead of U.N.-backed talks starting on Monday, in a rare sign of mutual willingness to end a year-old conflict that has caused one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. A deal may help defuse tensions between regional powerhouses Iran and Saudi

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Warring Yemen Sides Begin Truce, Warn Against Violations

By Mohammed Ghobari and Sylvia Westall CAIRO/DUBAI, April 11 – Rival sides in Yemen‘s year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it. The conflict between the Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia, and its Houthi

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Yemenis Mark A Year of War, Denounce Saudi-Led Offensive

SANAA, March 27  – Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the war between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia against Iran-allied fighters who had overthrown the government. More than 6,200 people have been killed since the coalition joined the war to try

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Yemen Combat to Halt April 10, A Week Before Peace Talks: U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 24 – The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday. There have already been several failed attempts to defuse the

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