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Yemen’s Houthis Form Government in Setback to Peace Process

DUBAI, Nov 28 – Yemen’s armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, the Houthi-run state news agency Saba reported, in what appeared a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country. Diplomats had hoped the Houthis, who control the capital Sanaa, would hold off

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Houthi Missile Arsenal Holds a Key to Future Yemen Peace

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Nov 23 – A U.N. peace plan for Yemen seeks to deprive the country’s armed Houthi movement of its missile arsenal which Yemeni security sources say includes scores and maybe even hundreds of Soviet-era ballistic missiles pointed at their foes in Saudi Arabia. But whether the Iran-allied group will abandon the

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Rockets Into Saudi Arabia, Reported Air Strikes in Yemen Strain Truce

SANAA, Nov 20 – Yemen’s dominant Houthi movement launched Katyusha rockets into Saudi Arabia on Sunday and residents reported Saudi-led air strikes in a Yemeni border province in exchanges that threatened to derail a 48-hour truce. The Houthis said the rocket salvo targeting a military base in the kingdom’s southern Najran province was launched in

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Saudi-Led Coalition Starts 48-Hour Truce in Yemen -SPA

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA, Nov 19 – Saudi-led military forces fighting in Yemen began a 48-hour ceasefire on Saturday, raising hopes of an end to war that has displaced millions and caused a humanitarian disaster. The Gulf Arab coalition has been fighting Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh since March

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Yemen’s Houthis say they Want to End War, Form Unity Government

By Mohammed Ghobari HODEIDAH, Yemen, Nov 16  – Yemen’s Houthi group said on Wednesday it was ready to stop fighting and join a national unity government, raising hopes of a resolution to a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people. The announcement appeared to confirm the details of a deal set out by U.S.

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Iran Steps Up Weapons Supply to Yemen’s Houthis via Oman – Officials

By Yara Bayoumy and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 20 – Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials

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U.S. Military Strikes Yemen After Missile Attacks on U.S. Navy Ship

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 13 – The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said. The strikes, authorized by President Barack Obama, represent

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U.S. Sees Mounting Evidence of Houthi Role in Strike on U.S. Warship

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 12 – The United States is seeing growing indications that Iran-allied Houthi rebels, despite denials, were responsible for Sunday’s attack on a Navy destroyer off the Yemen coast, U.S. officials told Reuters. The rebels appeared to use small skiffs as spotters to help direct a missile attack on the warship,

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Houthi Official in Yemen Offers Border Truce, Amnesty

SANAA, Sept 26- A top official in Yemen‘s armed Houthi movement on Sunday offered to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia and an amnesty for Yemeni fighters opposing the group if the kingdom stopped air strikes and lifted a near blockade on the country. The move falls short of demands by Yemen‘s government and their backers

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