Yemen

Eleven Headless Bodies Found in Yemen’s Port City Aden

DUBAI, Dec 14 – Eleven headless bodies have been dumped in a nature reserve in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, a local news website reported on Wednesday. The Aden al-Ghad news website quoted a security source in the city as saying that the male bodies were found on Tuesday evening in the al-Hiswa

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Back to the Village

Many Yemenis find themselves forced to take up farming for a living By Yasser Rayes & Mohammed Al Khayat “This country is terrifying its citizens. It has never occurred to me, not even in my worst nightmares, that a moment would come and force me to take the decision of returning to my far away village,

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Yemen’s Toxic Trash Mountain Adds to War Woes

DUBAI, Dec 13  – Many disasters loom over one of the poorest countries in the Middle East as it suffers through nearly two years of war, among them a colossal pile of waste outside Yemen’s capital leeching toxic waste into its diminishing water supply. Hardly a paragon of waste management before the war, Sanaa was

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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 50 Yemeni Troops in Aden

ADEN, Dec 10 – A suicide bomber killed at least 50 Yemeni soldiers at a base in the city of Aden, a local security official said, in another major attack claimed by Daesh on forces allied to a Saudi-led military coalition. The attacker blew himself up as the troops were waiting to collect their salaries,

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Ship With 64 Passengers on Board Sinks off Yemen Coast – Shipping Sources

ADEN, Dec 7  – A passenger ship carrying more than 60 passengers, including women and children, sank while sailing to Socotra island in the Indian Ocean from Hadramout province in mainland Yemen, shipping sources said on Wednesday. They said rescue teams had managed to pull at least five passengers from the vessel, which was sailing

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Yemen says U.N. Roadmap to End Conflict Sets ‘Dangerous Precedent’

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 – Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a U.N. plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a “dangerous international precedent” by legitimizing the rebellion against the country’s internationally recognized government. Yemen’s position deals a major setback to international efforts to end the 20-month conflict, which has unleashed a

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U.N. Launches Record $22.2 Billion Humanitarian Appeal for 2017

By Umberto Bacchi LONDON, Dec 5 – The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters. More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in

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Arabian Sea Raids on Arms Smugglers Show Iran-Yemen Link

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Nov 30 – When Western navies raided three dhows in the Arabian Sea this year, some of the weapons they found matched arms taken from Houthi rebels in Yemen, a report said, suggesting links between Iranian suppliers and the Yemeni war. Two of the dhows, all of which were unregistered and

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Yemen’s Houthis Form Government in Setback to Peace Process

DUBAI, Nov 28 – Yemen’s armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, the Houthi-run state news agency Saba reported, in what appeared a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country. Diplomats had hoped the Houthis, who control the capital Sanaa, would hold off

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