yemen conflict

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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Saudi-Led Air Strikes on Yemen Capital Resume, Airport Shut: Residents

CAIRO, Aug 9 – A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend. The Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu

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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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Yemen Peace Talks Extended By a Week: U.N. Envoy

CAIRO, July 31 – Talks aimed at ending Yemen’s war, which had appeared on the brink of collapse after a major disagreement between the government and its Houthi militia foes, have been extended by a week, the United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Sunday. “We hope that the delegations can utilize this remaining week

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Coalition Warplanes Attack Houthi Fighters Near Saudi Border: Sources

CAIRO, July 30 – Warplanes of a Saudi-led coalition bombed Houthi fighters from Yemen seeking to infiltrate Saudi Arabia on Saturday, killing tens of Houthi militiamen, security sources said. The bombing took place on the Yemeni side of the border close to the Saudi city of Najran, they said. Clashes were also seen in the

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Yemen’s Ancient Art of Brickmaking Endures War

By Mohammed al-Sayaghi and Khaled Abdullah SANAA, July 26 – Traditional mud brick tower houses have always been a source of pride to Yemenis, and over a year into a devastating civil war, they are also providing some much-needed jobs in the ancient capital Sanaa. At his traditional mud brick factory outside the city, Ali

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Due to Meet on Yemen With U.N. Chief

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom’s ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen. Mohammed bin Salman will be in

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Swap 194 Prisoners in Taiz

RIYADH, June 18 – Houthi and pro-government forces exchanged nearly 200 prisoners in Taiz in central Yemen on Saturday, the largest such swap to take place in the embattled city since the beginning of a civil war last year, local sources said. The exchange of 118 Houthis and 76 pro-government fighters, will raise hopes that

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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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