yemen conflict

Yemen’s Saleh Asks U.N. to Allow Him to Travel to Cuba

SANAA, Nov 28 – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations Security Council to allow him to travel to Cuba to pay respects to former president Fidel Castro, according to a statement by his party. Saleh, a former counter-terrorism ally of the

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U.S. Citizen Held in Yemen for More Than 18 months Freed

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 – A U.S. citizen who was detained for more than a year and a half by the Houthi faction in Yemen has been released, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Wallead Yusuf Pitts Luqman was freed with assistance from Oman, Kerry said in a statement, adding that he and his

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The Real War-Torn Yemen

A bleak future awaits Yemenis who’ve been impoverished by armed conflicts By Yasser Rayes  In 2014, Iran-backed Houthi rebels (also known as Ansar Allah) launched an offensive that took over most of northern Yemen, an event which was followed by a series of negotiations under pressure from neighboring countries to back off. One year later, on March

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Abandoned Animals of Taiz

Yemen’s animals have few protectors. Some are even in danger of extinction. Some of the endangered Arabian leopards have begun to eat the corpses of their companions in order to survive. More by Nasser Al Sakkaf http://newsweekme.com/yemen-the-aband… Social Streams

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Young Pregnant Women Have Become Yemen’s Invisible Victims

Young pregnant women have become the invisible victims of the protracted conflict in Yemen. Some have also turned into war widows overnight. With no bread-winners in the family, many are left to choose between using their limited resources to feed their family or seek medical care. Read more: http://owl.li/10iJyp Social Streams

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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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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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From Riches to Rags

As the war in Yemen turned her wheel of fortune, Anhar found herself in jail BY Yasser Rayes The hardships of living in a prison cell are clearly visible in Anhar’s eyes, a Yemeni woman hiding a lot more than just a face behind a veil. She was hiding her despair behind a wall of

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Air Strike on Yemen Hospital Kills At Least Seven: Residents, Officials

DUBAI, Aug 15 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a hospital in Yemen’s northern Hajja province on Monday, residents and local officials said, killing at least seven people and wounding 13. A Reuters witness at the scene of the attack in the Abs district said medics could not immediately evacuate the wounded because war

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