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Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile from Yemen

DUBAI, Dec 27 – Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Saturday, according to a statement on the Saudi state news agency SPA, an attack which threatens a fragile ceasefire ahead of renewed U.N.-backed peace talks next month. “Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted at about 11 P.M. yesterday a

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U.N. Stresses on Urgent Need for Full Ceasefire in Yemen

By Tom Miles BERN, Dec 20 – Yemen’s warring parties have agreed on a broad framework for ending their war at talks in Switzerland but they first have to agree to a permanent ceasefire, after a week-long truce was widely violated, the United Nations said on Sunday. U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said

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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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U.N. Brokered Yemen Peace Talks Struggle Amid Disputes

DUBAI, Dec 17 – U.N.-sponsored Yemeni peace talks in Switzerland appeared to be struggling amid differences over government demands for the release of senior officials held by the Iran-allied Houthis, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. The dispute comes amid fresh fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Agree to Exchange Prisoners as U.N. Peace Talks Continue

ADEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to exchange hundreds of prisoners as part of confidence building measures under U.N.-sponsored peace talks now under way in Switzerland, officials from both sides said. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasani, a senior official in the Southern Resistance – forces allied with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi – said

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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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Gulf States Call for Yemen Reconstruction Meeting

RIYADH, Dec 10 – Gulf Arab states called on Thursday for an international reconstruction conference for Yemen after any deal to end its civil war, which has killed 6,000 people and caused widespread damage to the country’s economy and infrastructure. The call came in a statement by Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the conclusion of

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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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Prison Break

The city of Taiz in Yemen has turned into a veritable prison for its residents BY Nasser Al Sakkaf After Houthi rebels had ousted the government in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa last year, they set their sights on the provinces, confident of victory. But the rebels have faced stubborn resistance in many of these

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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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