yemen war

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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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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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 Recruits at Yemeni Army Camp

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Feb 17 – A suicide bomber killed at least 13 recruits at a Yemeni army camp run by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, medical sources and a security official said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series

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Six Dead in Aden Suicide Car Bombing

ADEN, Jan 29- Daesh militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing outside Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s residence in the southern city of Aden on Thursday that killed at least six people. Officials said Hadi was inside his residence at the Maashiq Palace at the time of the attack but was unharmed. Hadi’s office,

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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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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.-Backed Yemen Peace Talks to Convene on Dec. 15

ADEN, Yemen, Dec 5 (Reuters) – United Nations-backed peace talks aimed at ending eight months of civil war in Yemen between an Iranian-allied militia group and the embattled Saudi-backed government will convene on Dec. 15, Saudi-owned TV quoted Yemen’s foreign minister as saying. “Consultations on the implementation of Resolution 2216 will be held on Dec.

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