yemen conflict

Small U.S. Military Team in Yemen to Aid UAE Push on Al Qaeda

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 6 – The U.S. military said on Friday it had deployed a very small number of forces to Yemen to offer intelligence support for the United Arab Emirate’s so far successful push on the ground against al Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate. Around 2,000 Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced into the

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U.K. Arms Sales to Saudi Threaten its Yemen Aid Efforts: Lawmakers

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain’s efforts to tackle Yemen’s massive humanitarian crisis risk being seriously undermined by its multi-billion dollar arms sales to neighbouring Saudi Arabia, a group of UK lawmakers said on Wednesday. They urged Britain to consider suspending weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused

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Bomb Targeting Security Chief in Yemen’s Aden Kills Four Soldiers

ADEN, May 1 – A car bomb in a central square in Yemen’s port city of Aden on Sunday targeted the city’s security chief for the second time in a week and killed four soldiers, local officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in front of the provincial government building and wounded eight people although

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Yemen Truce Marred by Reports of Air Strikes and Fighting

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, April 11 – Hours into a U.N.-brokered truce on Monday, Yemeni citizens reported heavy artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes in several parts of the country. The ceasefire is meant to allow the start of peace talks in a country that has become a front in the rivalry between Saudi

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Indian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen “Could Be Freed Soon”

MUMBAI, April 3 – An Indian priest abducted by gunmen in Yemen last month is safe and could be released soon, a Catholic group said on Sunday, quoting the Indian foreign minister. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was captured from the southern Yemeni city of Aden by gunmen who killed at least 15 people at an old

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Saudi-Led Alliance Confirms Yemen Prisoner Swap

DUBAI, March 28 – A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals ahead of a planned truce and peace talks aimed at ending the year-long war with Houthi rebels. The statement did not say which group the deal was made

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Doctor from Yemen Wins Hungarians’ Hearts

By Krisztina Than GYULA, Hungary, March 24 – Abdulrahman Abdulrab Mohamed sometimes cooks Hungarian beef stew, his favourite dish, for his three sons using spices from Yemen, where he grew up. The 45-year-old paediatrician, who has lived and worked in the town of Gyula near Hungary’s eastern border with Romania for almost two decades, says

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Famine Threatens Half of Yemen: WFP

By Abdulrahman al-Ansi SANAA, March 23 – Nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million people need food aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says. Aid groups have blamed curbs imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on access to Houthi-controlled ports

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Strikes Kill At Least 50 at Qaeda Yemen Camp: Medics, Official

ADEN, March 23 – At least 50 militants were killed in a U.S. air strike on an al Qaeda training camp in the mountains of southern Yemen, medics and a local official said on Wednesday. The attack took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recruits queued for dinner at the camp, west

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President’s Troops Partially Break Siege of Yemen’s Third City

ADEN, March 12 – Troops loyal to Yemen’s president have captured the western entrance to the strategic city of Taiz, partially breaking a siege by Houthi fighters allied with Iran, medical and military sources said on Saturday. At least 48 people have been killed in heavy clashes in Yemen’s third biggest city, the medics and

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