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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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U.N. Chief Blasts Saudi Pressure After Yemen Coalition Blacklisting

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 9 – United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia had exerted “unacceptable” undue pressure on the world body after a U.N. report blacklisted a Saudi-led military coalition for killing children in Yemen. Riyadh had threatened to cut its funding of U.N. programs

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Rights Groups Urge U.N. to Put Saudi Yemen Coalition Back on Blacklist

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 8 – Twenty human rights groups urged United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday to put a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition back on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming children in Yemen because the evidence against it was “overwhelming.” The United Nations removed the coalition from its annual

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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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Saudi Arabia Criticises U.N. Over Yemen Blacklisting

RIYADH, June 6 – Saudi Arabia has rejected a United Nations report that criticised the military coalition it is leading in Yemen, saying it was based primarily on information supplied by its adversaries. On Thursday U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon added the Saudi-led coalition to an annual blacklist of states and armed groups that violate

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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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Small U.S. Military Team in Yemen to Aid UAE Push on Al Qaeda

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 6 – The U.S. military said on Friday it had deployed a very small number of forces to Yemen to offer intelligence support for the United Arab Emirate’s so far successful push on the ground against al Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate. Around 2,000 Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced into the

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U.K. Arms Sales to Saudi Threaten its Yemen Aid Efforts: Lawmakers

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain’s efforts to tackle Yemen’s massive humanitarian crisis risk being seriously undermined by its multi-billion dollar arms sales to neighbouring Saudi Arabia, a group of UK lawmakers said on Wednesday. They urged Britain to consider suspending weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused

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Air Raids Hit Qaeda Yemen Camp, Militants Killed

ADEN, Yemen, April 3 – Warplanes attacked an al Qaeda camp in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing and wounding a number of militants, a local official said. The aircraft launched four air strikes on militants of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) near the port city of Mukalla on Yemen’s south coast, he said.

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Saudi-Led Alliance Confirms Yemen Prisoner Swap

DUBAI, March 28 – A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals ahead of a planned truce and peace talks aimed at ending the year-long war with Houthi rebels. The statement did not say which group the deal was made

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