yemen conflict

How Yemen’s Wartime Central Bank Keeps Country Afloat

By Noah Browning DUBAI, June 10 – As civil war engulfs Yemen, the central bank is so committed to staying neutral that it pays salaries of soldiers on both sides. The bank distributes money to public-sector workers in both government and rebel-held areas, and guarantees payments for vital grain and flour imports. Central banks play

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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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Rights Groups Urge U.N. to Put Saudi Yemen Coalition Back on Blacklist

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 8 – Twenty human rights groups urged United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday to put a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition back on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming children in Yemen because the evidence against it was “overwhelming.” The United Nations removed the coalition from its annual

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Yemen: The Kindness of Strangers

Yemen’s currency crisis makes the lessons of Ramadan all too real BY Nasser Al Sakkaf When Adel Mahmoud, 54, a teacher in Taiz province, went to buy commodities for Ramadan, he was shocked to find a huge increase in prices. Although it’s often the case that there is an increase in prices before the sacred month,

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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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Fourteen Soldiers Killed in Southern Yemen Clashes: Officials

ADEN, May 30 – Fourteen government soldiers were killed on Sunday in a push to retake a southern Yemeni city from the Iran-allied Houthi group, military officials said, in one of the deadliest days since a shaky ceasefire tentatively took hold last month. Yemen’s exiled government has been fighting a war backed by Saudi-led air

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Suicide Car Bomb Kills At Least 40 Army Recruits in Yemen’s Aden

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, May 23 – A suicide car bomb killed at least 40 army recruits and injured 60 others in the Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, medics said, in one of the deadliest militant attacks yet on the beleaguered government. The attack occurred as the recruits lined up to enlist for military

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