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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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Strikes Kill At Least 50 at Qaeda Yemen Camp: Medics, Official

ADEN, March 23 – At least 50 militants were killed in a U.S. air strike on an al Qaeda training camp in the mountains of southern Yemen, medics and a local official said on Wednesday. The attack took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recruits queued for dinner at the camp, west

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Israel Brings In 19 Yemeni Jews In Final Immigration Push

JERUSALEM, March 21  – Israel has brought in 19 Jews from war-ravaged Yemen in what immigration officials described as the last covert operation to move members of a dwindling Jewish community dating back two millennia. Seventeen people arrived late on Sunday, including a man who doubled up as the rabbi and kosher butcher in the

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U.N. says Saudi-led Bombing of Yemen Market May Be International Crime

By Stephanie Nebehay and Angus McDowall GENEVA/RIYADH, March 19 – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen may be responsible for “international crimes”, a category that includes war crimes and crimes against humanity, the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned an air strike

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At Least 17 Militants Killed in Southern Yemen: Witnesses

ADEN, March 13 – Air strikes killed at least 17 suspected al-Qaeda militants overnight in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, witnesses, medics and a security official said on Sunday. The air strikes hit al-Mansoura district, a stronghold for militants and an area which has witnessed several attacks against local security officials since the

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Saudi Arabia Announces Yemen Prisoner Exchange

March 9 – Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it exchanged prisoners with its foes in Yemen’s Houthi movement and that a calm was holding along their border, in signs of unprecedented progress to end their 11-month war. The statement on state news agency SPA said Yemeni tribal mediators had facilitated the release of seven Yemenis

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Yemen War Generates Widespread Suffering, But Few Refugees

By Alistair Lyon March 9 – Amid Yemen’s misery, two young women living in the war-damaged cities of Aden and Sanaa know they are among the relatively fortunate. They are not starving, their homes have not been destroyed and they have survived bombs and bullets unscathed. But both long to escape the conflict plunging their

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Yemen: Testing Times

Yemen’s war is taking its toll on love. But some couples are fighting back BY Charlene Rodrigues Turbulent waves along Yemen’s El Mandeb Strait were breaking the twilight calm on the Friday before St. Valentine’s Day. Imad Wajdi Anwar, 27, was about to surprise Ayat Husain Al Authali, 24 with an engagement ring, surrounded by

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Indian Priest Kidnapped in Deadly Yemen Attack; Pope Condemns World Apathy

ADEN/VATICAN CITY, March 6 – Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people’s home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, officials said on Sunday, as Pope Francis condemned the attack and the “indifference” of the world’s reaction to it. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident in which

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Yemen’s Food Crisis Deepens as Banks Cut Credit for Shipments

By Jonathan Saul, Maha El Dahan and Mohammed Ghobari LONDON/ABU DHABI, March 6 – Banks have cut credit lines for traders shipping food to war-torn Yemen, where ports have been battlegrounds and the financial system is grinding to a halt, choking vital supplies to an impoverished country that could face famine. Lenders are increasingly unwilling

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