yemen crisis

U.N. Yemen Envoy Says Divisions Over Truce Preventing Peace Talks

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 – The United Nations special envoy for Yemen said on Wednesday he was unable to call another round of peace talks because the warring parties are deeply divided over whether there should be a ceasefire to coincide with a new round of negotiations. During the first round of

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Air Strike Reportedly Kills Yemeni Judge and Family

CAIRO, Jan 25 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed a Yemeni judge and seven members of his family in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, residents said, as an aid convoy delivered food to a besieged southern city for the first time in months. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been bombing the Iran-allied

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Crafting Stability

This troubled region of ours requires lateral thinking and a new approach By Ismail Serageldin The horrors of Daesh and Al Qaeda have reached such a level of barbarity and violence that we are unable to find the right words to describe them. Today, they have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe and their affiliates are

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Gunmen Kill Senior Yemeni Militia Leader in Aden

ADEN, Dec 31 – Unknown gunmen shot and killed a senior Yemeni militia leader and four people travelling in his convoy in the southern city of Aden, residents and militia sources said on Thursday. Assailants in a car and on a motorcycle opened fire on the motorcade of Ahmed al-Idrisi, a top commander in the

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Bahraini Coalition Jet Participating in Yemen Campaign Crashes

DUBAI, Dec 30 – A Bahraini F-16 jet taking part in a mostly Gulf Arab military campaign in Yemen crashed in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, according to a coalition statement on the Saudi state news agency. The pilot survived after the plane suffered a technical fault and came down in the Jizan region, the

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U.N. Stresses on Urgent Need for Full Ceasefire in Yemen

By Tom Miles BERN, Dec 20 – Yemen’s warring parties have agreed on a broad framework for ending their war at talks in Switzerland but they first have to agree to a permanent ceasefire, after a week-long truce was widely violated, the United Nations said on Sunday. U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said

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U.N. Brokered Yemen Peace Talks Struggle Amid Disputes

DUBAI, Dec 17 – U.N.-sponsored Yemeni peace talks in Switzerland appeared to be struggling amid differences over government demands for the release of senior officials held by the Iran-allied Houthis, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. The dispute comes amid fresh fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Agree to Exchange Prisoners as U.N. Peace Talks Continue

ADEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to exchange hundreds of prisoners as part of confidence building measures under U.N.-sponsored peace talks now under way in Switzerland, officials from both sides said. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasani, a senior official in the Southern Resistance – forces allied with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi – said

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Ceasefire in Yemen Takes Effect as Peace Talks Begin in Geneva

GENEVA/DUBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a U.N. spokesman said. Fighting raged across Yemen ahead of the truce which began

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Two Senior Gulf Commanders Killed in Yemen

DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Two senior army commanders from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were killed along with two Saudi soldiers in Yemen as fighting with a Houthi militia flared before Tuesday’s expected peace talks, state media reported on Monday. Sultan Mohammed Ali al-Kitbi, an Emirati officer, was killed near Taiz, state

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