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Twelve Yemeni Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Air Strike – Residents

SANAA, Nov 23 – Twelve Yemeni civilians were killed by a Saudi-led air strike while riding in a pickup truck in the country’s northwest early on Wednesday, residents said. Locals said the passengers were shoppers heading to a local market in the Hiran area of northwest Hajja province, which is controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi

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Saudi-Led Coalition says Yemen Truce Will Not Be Renewed

SANAA, Nov 21 – A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday and would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations. The 48-hour truce, announced unilaterally by the Saudi coalition on

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Warplanes Strike Military Sites in Yemen Capital – Residents

SANAA, Nov 21 – Arab coalition warplanes struck military sites in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, residents said, as two-day ceasefire that was marred by heavy fighting entered its final hours. The raids hit army bases on a mountain overlooking the city, and the force of the explosions shook buildings as it rippled through

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Yemen Ex-President Urges Attack on Saudi Arabia After Air Strike

DUBAI, Oct 9  – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saleh, a politician who retains influence over Yemen’s military, spoke a day after an apparent Saudi-led air attack on a meeting hall

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Yemen Plans U.N. Complaint over Iran Weapons Transfers

By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK, Sept 25 – Yemen plans to complain to the U.N. Security Council over what it says are Iran’s weapon transfers to Houthi allies fighting the internationally recognised Yemeni government, the foreign minister said on Saturday. In an interview with Reuters, Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi also said he hoped a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

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Coalition Planes Hit Yemen Compound Holding Militant Suspects

DUBAI, Sept 21 – Yemen’s Houthi group said aircraft of an Arab coalition bombed a security compound in the capital Sanaa where suspected al Qaeda militants and foreigners accused of spying, including Americans, are held. The Saudi-led coalition has been conducting air raids against outposts and military facilities of the Iran-aligned Houthis and forces loyal

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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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