yemen war

Yemen’s Saleh Asks U.N. to Allow Him to Travel to Cuba

SANAA, Nov 28 – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations Security Council to allow him to travel to Cuba to pay respects to former president Fidel Castro, according to a statement by his party. Saleh, a former counter-terrorism ally of the

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Twelve Yemeni Civilians Killed in Saudi-Led Air Strike – Residents

SANAA, Nov 23 – Twelve Yemeni civilians were killed by a Saudi-led air strike while riding in a pickup truck in the country’s northwest early on Wednesday, residents said. Locals said the passengers were shoppers heading to a local market in the Hiran area of northwest Hajja province, which is controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi

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Disease Stalks Yemen as Hospitals, Clinics Devastated by War: WHO

LONDON – More than half of war-battered Yemen‘s hospitals and clinics are closed or only partially functioning, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, warning a lack of adequate health services was increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. Only 45 percent of 3,507 health facilities surveyed by WHO were fully functional and accessible, while

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U.S. Citizen Held in Yemen for More Than 18 months Freed

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 – A U.S. citizen who was detained for more than a year and a half by the Houthi faction in Yemen has been released, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Wallead Yusuf Pitts Luqman was freed with assistance from Oman, Kerry said in a statement, adding that he and his

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Yemen Peace Hopes Flicker as Saudi Studies UN Plan – Diplomats

By Noah Browning and Michelle Nichols DUBAI/UNITED NATIONS, Nov 3 – Diplomats promoting a U.N. plan to end Yemen‘s war detect cautious support for its ideas from Saudi Arabia, raising hopes the proposals might unlock stalled efforts to end the 19-month-old conflict and a worsening humanitarian disaster. The kingdom leads a mostly Gulf Arab military

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The Real War-Torn Yemen

A bleak future awaits Yemenis who’ve been impoverished by armed conflicts By Yasser Rayes  In 2014, Iran-backed Houthi rebels (also known as Ansar Allah) launched an offensive that took over most of northern Yemen, an event which was followed by a series of negotiations under pressure from neighboring countries to back off. One year later, on March

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War Pushes Yemen to Partition, Thwarting Peace Efforts

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Oct 30 – Yemen has endured thousands of air strikes and the deaths of more than 10,000 people in a 19-month war that has also unleashed hunger on the desperately poor country – but its biggest challenge may be yet to come. The conflict has led to Yemen’s de facto partition,

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Yemen’s Suspected Cholera Cases Soar to 1,410 Within Weeks: WHO

GENEVA – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has ballooned to 1,410 within three weeks of the outbreak being declared, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as 18 months of war has destroyed most health facilities and clean water supplies. Yemen’s Health Ministry announced the outbreak on Oct. 6 in Sanaa city,

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Yemeni Graffiti Artists Hope Images Will Highlight War Horrors

SANAA, Oct 25 – Yemeni street artists are daubing the capital’s walls with haunting images of war and starving children in an effort to highlight the impact conflict is having on the country’s population. The graffiti, including a malnourished child locked in a blood-red coffin, is turning heads in a country where more than two

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