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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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Yemen Central Bank Stops Guarantees For Rice, Sugar Imports

DUBAI, Feb 20 – Yemen‘s central bank has told traders and local banks it will no longer provide lines of credit for the import of sugar and rice at the official exchange rate, merchants and local bankers said on Friday. The move takes immediate effect and is likely to further deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.Yemen is in the

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Pro-Government Forces Seize Camp Outside Yemen Capital

CAIRO, Feb 11  – Yemeni pro-government forces backed by Saudi-led air strikes seized control of a military camp 60km (40 miles) from Sanaa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, as troops advance towards the capital held by Iran-allied fighters. Forces loyal to Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are battling the Houthi movement and loyalists

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U.N. Yemen Envoy Suggests Geneva as Location For Peace Talks

CAIRO, Jan 9- The United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen has suggested Geneva as a location for holding peace talks due to restart this month on ending conflict in the war-torn country, Saba news agency reported late on Friday. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed made the suggestion in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh while meeting various

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Yemen Gov’t Forces Take Northwestern City

DUBAI/GENEVA, Dec 19 – Yemeni troops loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gained control of an important northwestern city on Friday, residents and tribal sources said, as the U.N. scurried to salvage an increasingly fragile ceasefire. U.N. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed voiced deep concern late on Friday, the fourth day of peace talks,

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Yemen’s Houthis, Gov’t Trade Accusation of Truce Violation

CAIRO, Dec 16 – Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government have accused each other of violating a ceasefire aimed at facilitating U.N.-sponsored peace talks, although the truce appeared to be largely holding on Wednesday. The seven-day truce began at mid-day on Tuesday as representatives of Hadi’s government and the Iran-allied Houthis

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U.N. Accuses Houthis of Blocking Supply Routes to Yemen’s Taiz

DUBAI, Nov 25 – A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen’s dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under “virtual siege” in the city. Supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Arab coalition forces, have been trying

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Daesh Claims Attack on Yemen’s Army in Hadramawt

ADEN, Yemen, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on the army in the eastern region of Hadramawt on Friday that a security source said killed at least 19 Yemeni soldiers and 35 militants. Earlier on Friday a different security source said Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was responsible for

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Yemen’s Exiled President Returns To Aden

ADEN, Nov. 17 – Yemen’s exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday to rally forces loyal to him in the country’s civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz, a presidency official said. Hadi’s loyalists made advances amid heavy fighting in the southwestern

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