Yemen

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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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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Iran May Seek Naval Bases in Yemen or Syria – Chief of Staff

DUBAI, Nov 27 – Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, as distant footholds might be more valuable militarily than nuclear technology, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday. “We need distant bases, and it may become possible one

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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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Houthi Missile Arsenal Holds a Key to Future Yemen Peace

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Nov 23 – A U.N. peace plan for Yemen seeks to deprive the country’s armed Houthi movement of its missile arsenal which Yemeni security sources say includes scores and maybe even hundreds of Soviet-era ballistic missiles pointed at their foes in Saudi Arabia. But whether the Iran-allied group will abandon the

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Saudi-Led Coalition says Yemen Truce Will Not Be Renewed

SANAA, Nov 21 – A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday and would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations. The 48-hour truce, announced unilaterally by the Saudi coalition on

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Warplanes Strike Military Sites in Yemen Capital – Residents

SANAA, Nov 21 – Arab coalition warplanes struck military sites in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, residents said, as two-day ceasefire that was marred by heavy fighting entered its final hours. The raids hit army bases on a mountain overlooking the city, and the force of the explosions shook buildings as it rippled through

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Rockets Into Saudi Arabia, Reported Air Strikes in Yemen Strain Truce

SANAA, Nov 20 – Yemen’s dominant Houthi movement launched Katyusha rockets into Saudi Arabia on Sunday and residents reported Saudi-led air strikes in a Yemeni border province in exchanges that threatened to derail a 48-hour truce. The Houthis said the rocket salvo targeting a military base in the kingdom’s southern Najran province was launched in

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Houthi Missile and Saudi-Led Air Strikes Strain Yemen Truce

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA, Nov 20 – A 48-hour truce aimed at ending Yemen’s civil war came under pressure on Saturday as residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country. The ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led military coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government raised hopes of an end to a

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