yemen war

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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Saudi Hands Over Houthi Prisoners as Yemen Peace Efforts Inch Ahead

DOHA, April 30 – Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Saturday its foe Saudi Arabia had handed over 40 prisoners as part of an agreement to quell border fighting as U.N.-backed peace negotiations to end Yemen’s civil war crept forward. The Iran-allied Houthis and Yemen’s Saudi-backed exiled government are trying to broker a peace and ease

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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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Yemen: War-Zone Babies

Yemen’s one-year conflict takes a toll on newborns By Charlene Rodrigues One Thursday in February, Rasha Al Shwafi began to feel sick. Heavily pregnant with twins, she initially passed it off as a mild indigestion. But as the day wore on, she found that she could no longer endure the pain. Still some weeks away

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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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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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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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