yemen crisis

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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Thirteen Militants Killed in Southern Yemen Raid: Army

ADEN, May 22 – Yemeni troops killed 13 militants in a raid on a house outside the southern city of Mukalla on Sunday in which two soldiers also died, the army said, extending a struggle to restore security in the area ruled until last month by al Qaeda. “Special forces and the army gained complete

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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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Yemen Officials Say Peace Talks Suspended after Houthis Seize Base

By Mohammed Ghobari CAIRO, May 1 – The Yemeni government suspended direct peace talks to end the country’s civil war on Sunday after the Houthi movement and its armed allies seized a military base north of the capital Sanaa, two members of the official delegation to the talks said. The Houthi assault killed several of

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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 Peace Talks Delayed by Ongoing Combat

KUWAIT, April 18 – Peace talks in Kuwait aimed at ending over a year of civil war and a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen will not begin on Monday as planned, officials from the warring sides said, amid objections over continued fighting despite an announced ceasefire. Delegations representing Yemen’s Houthi group and the party of ex-president

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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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Air Raids Hit Qaeda Yemen Camp, Militants Killed

ADEN, Yemen, April 3 – Warplanes attacked an al Qaeda camp in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing and wounding a number of militants, a local official said. The aircraft launched four air strikes on militants of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) near the port city of Mukalla on Yemen’s south coast, he said.

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