yemen civil war

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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Severe Malnutrition in Yemen

By Abduljabbar Zeyad HODAIDA, Yemen, Oct 26 – The emaciated frame of 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili lies on a hospital bed in the red sea port city of Hodaida, her suffering stark evidence of the malnutrition spread by Yemen‘s 19-month civil war. Baghili arrived at the Al Thawra hospital on Saturday. She is bed-ridden and

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Destitute Migrants Pile Up in Djibouti as Yemen Sends Boats Back

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Oct 15 – Thousands of Ethiopians trekking through desert heat and war in Yemen for the sake of a low-paid job in Saudi Arabia risk getting stuck in an overcrowded migrant camp in Djibouti, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday. Three boatloads have recently been returned from the

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Arab Coalition Says Targets Houthi Forces After Ship Attack

DUBAI, Oct 2 – Arab coalition forces have launched operations against militia boats of Yemen’s Houthi group that struck a civilian logistics ship on a humanitarian voyage in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane, the Saudi-led alliance said. The vessel, an Australian-built high speed logistics catamaran under lease to the United Arab Emirates military, was

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Yemen: Thirsty for Peace

War isn’t the only problem facing Yemen. A water shortage is adding to the country’s misery. More: http://newsweekme.com/yemen-thirsty-for-peace/ Social Streams

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Gunmen Abduct American Teacher in Yemen: Colleagues

DUBAI, Sept 21 – Gunmen abducted an American teacher on Tuesday from an English language school in Sanaa, capital of war-torn Yemen, witnesses said, in the latest of a series of kidnappings of foreigners. Armed men in civilian clothes entered the school and forced the teacher into their car as bewildered colleagues and students looked

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Brazil’s Taurus Sold Arms to Trafficker for Yemen War, Prosecutors Allege

By Lisandra Paraguassu PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Sept 5 – Brazil’s Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons manufacturer in Latin America, sold guns to a known Yemeni arms trafficker who funneled them into his nation’s civil war in violation of international sanctions, according to charges in court documents reviewed by Reuters. Federal prosecutors in southern Brazil

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Yemen’s Exiled Government Welcomes U.S. Plan for Restart of Peace Talks

ABU DHABI, Aug 28 – Yemen’s Saudi-backed exiled government said on Saturday it welcomed a plan agreed by the United States, Gulf Arab states and the United Nations to restart peace talks with a goal of forming a unity government. U.N.-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country on Saudi Arabia’s

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Transparency, Accountability, Needed on Saudi Air Strikes in Yemen: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 25 – The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on protected sites like hospitals to be punished. Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition are responsible for “the single largest

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