Yemen

Trump Awaited in Middle East With Foreboding and Hope

May 18 – U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel, two bastions of relative calm in the war-battered Middle East, on his first foreign trip beginning this weekend. In much of the region, authoritarian governments duel for power with political Islamists and militants as rival creeds and ethnic groups vie for dominance.

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State of Emergency Declared in Yemen Over Cholera Outbreak

DUBAI, May 15 – Cholera has killed at least 115 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the local Saba news agency said, after authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and called for international help to avert disaster. Sanaa is controlled by the armed Houthi movement, which is aligned with Iran

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Cholera Outbreak in Yemen Kills 25 People in a Week

SANAA, May 8 – A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country’s health and sanitation system. The deaths from the diarrhoeal disease which is carried in food and water tainted by human faeces are among

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Veteran aid expert Egeland warns of “Biblical” famine in Yemen

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 3 – Yemen faces a “famine of Biblical proportions”, veteran aid expert Jan Egeland warned on Wednesday during a visit to the war-battered nation, expressing fury over the failure of the “men with guns and power” to end the crisis. Yemen‘s two years of civil war have pitted the Iran-aligned

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Death of 7-year-old Jamila: Victim of a man-made catastrophe in Yemen

By Abduljabbar Zeyad HODEIDAH, Yemen, May 3 – Eyes half open and sunken deep into their sockets, little Jamila Ali Abdu already looked half dead for most of her 12-day stay at the malnutrition ward ofYemen‘s Hodeidah hospital. Too weak to resist the march of disease and hunger in her war-battered country, the seven-year-old’s tiny

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince: Iran Wants to Control the Islamic World

DUBAI, May 2 – Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince has ruled out any dialogue with Iran, a country he said was busy plotting to control the Muslim world. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi defence minister, said in a TV interview to be broadcast later on Tuesday his country could crush Iran-aligned fighters in

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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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