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Veteran aid expert Egeland warns of “Biblical” famine in Yemen

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 3 – Yemen faces a “famine of Biblical proportions”, veteran aid expert Jan Egeland warned on Wednesday during a visit to the war-battered nation, expressing fury over the failure of the “men with guns and power” to end the crisis. Yemen‘s two years of civil war have pitted the Iran-aligned

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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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Yemen’s Mukalla Airport Reopens with Aid Flight After Qaeda Exit

ADEN, May 9 – The airport has reopened at the Yemeni coastal city of Mukalla which was recaptured by government and Emirati soldiers in April after a year-long occupation by Al Qaeda, local officials said. The first flight in on Sunday was a plane carrying relief supplies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the officials

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Yemen Truce Marred by Reports of Air Strikes and Fighting

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, April 11 – Hours into a U.N.-brokered truce on Monday, Yemeni citizens reported heavy artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes in several parts of the country. The ceasefire is meant to allow the start of peace talks in a country that has become a front in the rivalry between Saudi

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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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UAE Armed Forces Say Fighter Jet in Yemen Missing

DUBAI, March 14 – A United Arab Emirates fighter plane taking part in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the UAE armed forces said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Monday without giving further details. The armed forces said in a short statement that the jet taking part in the fighting

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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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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 Recruits at Yemeni Army Camp

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Feb 17 – A suicide bomber killed at least 13 recruits at a Yemeni army camp run by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, medical sources and a security official said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series

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Air Strike Reportedly Kills Yemeni Judge and Family

CAIRO, Jan 25 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed a Yemeni judge and seven members of his family in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, residents said, as an aid convoy delivered food to a besieged southern city for the first time in months. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been bombing the Iran-allied

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