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Yemen’s Ancient Art of Brickmaking Endures War

By Mohammed al-Sayaghi and Khaled Abdullah SANAA, July 26 – Traditional mud brick tower houses have always been a source of pride to Yemenis, and over a year into a devastating civil war, they are also providing some much-needed jobs in the ancient capital Sanaa. At his traditional mud brick factory outside the city, Ali

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Yemen Cinema: Behind The Scenes

War, lack of funding and militia-imposed restrictions hamper Yemen’s cinema industry BY Mohammed Al Khayat and Yasser Rayes “Is there a cinema industry in Yemen?” asks Yahiya Suhail, a 52-year-old actor, director, scenarist and theater critic, his gaping mouth and wide eyes signaling his confusion and surprise. Although Suhail has been in the business for 40 years,

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Yemen Missile Launch, Deadly Air Strike Shake Truce

ADEN, Yemen, June 21 – A Saudi-led military coalition said it intercepted a missile fired in Yemen on Tuesday and residents said an air strike by the alliance killed and wounded eight civilians, straining a civil war ceasefire. The ballistic missile was fired toward the central city of Marib, which is controlled by Saudi-backed government

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Due to Meet on Yemen With U.N. Chief

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom’s ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen. Mohammed bin Salman will be in

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Swap 194 Prisoners in Taiz

RIYADH, June 18 – Houthi and pro-government forces exchanged nearly 200 prisoners in Taiz in central Yemen on Saturday, the largest such swap to take place in the embattled city since the beginning of a civil war last year, local sources said. The exchange of 118 Houthis and 76 pro-government fighters, will raise hopes that

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UAE Says its War in Yemen “Practically Over”

DUBAI, June 16 -The United Arab Emirates’ involvement in more than a year of war in Yemen is “practically over”, a top diplomat was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The UAE is key member of a Saudi-led military coalition which intervened in Yemen in March 2015. It backs the exiled government against the armed Houthi

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Yemen Government Says to Free 54 Children Captured in Fighting With Houthis

DUBAI, June 7 – Saudi Arabia has handed over to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government 54 child prisoners who were captured during fighting with the Iran-allied Houthi militia, Yemen’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi, who heads Hadi’s peace negotiating team, said the children were aged between 8 and 17 years and their

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Fourteen Soldiers Killed in Southern Yemen Clashes: Officials

ADEN, May 30 – Fourteen government soldiers were killed on Sunday in a push to retake a southern Yemeni city from the Iran-allied Houthi group, military officials said, in one of the deadliest days since a shaky ceasefire tentatively took hold last month. Yemen’s exiled government has been fighting a war backed by Saudi-led air

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