yemen crisis

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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Saudi Arabia Announces Yemen Prisoner Exchange

March 9 – Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it exchanged prisoners with its foes in Yemen’s Houthi movement and that a calm was holding along their border, in signs of unprecedented progress to end their 11-month war. The statement on state news agency SPA said Yemeni tribal mediators had facilitated the release of seven Yemenis

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Yemen War Generates Widespread Suffering, But Few Refugees

By Alistair Lyon March 9 – Amid Yemen’s misery, two young women living in the war-damaged cities of Aden and Sanaa know they are among the relatively fortunate. They are not starving, their homes have not been destroyed and they have survived bombs and bullets unscathed. But both long to escape the conflict plunging their

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Yemen: Testing Times

Yemen’s war is taking its toll on love. But some couples are fighting back BY Charlene Rodrigues Turbulent waves along Yemen’s El Mandeb Strait were breaking the twilight calm on the Friday before St. Valentine’s Day. Imad Wajdi Anwar, 27, was about to surprise Ayat Husain Al Authali, 24 with an engagement ring, surrounded by

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Indian Priest Kidnapped in Deadly Yemen Attack; Pope Condemns World Apathy

ADEN/VATICAN CITY, March 6 – Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people’s home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, officials said on Sunday, as Pope Francis condemned the attack and the “indifference” of the world’s reaction to it. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident in which

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