Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen’s Saleh Asks U.N. to Allow Him to Travel to Cuba

SANAA, Nov 28 – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations Security Council to allow him to travel to Cuba to pay respects to former president Fidel Castro, according to a statement by his party. Saleh, a former counter-terrorism ally of the

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Yemen Ex-President Urges Attack on Saudi Arabia After Air Strike

DUBAI, Oct 9  – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saleh, a politician who retains influence over Yemen’s military, spoke a day after an apparent Saudi-led air attack on a meeting hall

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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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Saudi Intercepts Missile From Yemen But Truce Holds

DUBAI, May 10- Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Monday, but a Saudi-led military coalition said it would maintain a shaky truce despite the “serious escalation” by the Houthi militia and its allies, state news agency SPA said. The Iran-allied Houthis and Yemen’s Saudi-backed exile government are trying to reach a

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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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Turkey Freezes Assets of Yemeni Ex-President Saleh

ISTANBUL, April 21 – Turkey has frozen the assets of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in line with a decision by the U.N. Security Council, the government said in its Official Gazette on Thursday. All of Saleh’s assets in Turkish banks and other financial institutions were frozen, it said. It did not say how

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