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Saudi-Led Coalition Launches 30 Air Strikes in Yemen: Residents

CAIRO, Aug 7 – A Saudi-led military coalition carried out around 30 air strikes throughout Yemen on Sunday, residents said, a day after U.N. talks to end a civil war there expired without achieving peace. The bombings were aimed at Yemen’s armed Houthi movement in Sanaa, Saada, Jawf, Hajja and Taiz provinces, stretching from the

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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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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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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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Saudi Hands Over Houthi Prisoners as Yemen Peace Efforts Inch Ahead

DOHA, April 30 – Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Saturday its foe Saudi Arabia had handed over 40 prisoners as part of an agreement to quell border fighting as U.N.-backed peace negotiations to end Yemen’s civil war crept forward. The Iran-allied Houthis and Yemen’s Saudi-backed exiled government are trying to broker a peace and ease

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