Yemen

U.N. Brokered Yemen Peace Talks Struggle Amid Disputes

DUBAI, Dec 17 – U.N.-sponsored Yemeni peace talks in Switzerland appeared to be struggling amid differences over government demands for the release of senior officials held by the Iran-allied Houthis, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. The dispute comes amid fresh fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Agree to Exchange Prisoners as U.N. Peace Talks Continue

ADEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to exchange hundreds of prisoners as part of confidence building measures under U.N.-sponsored peace talks now under way in Switzerland, officials from both sides said. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasani, a senior official in the Southern Resistance – forces allied with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi – said

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Yemen’s Houthis, Gov’t Trade Accusation of Truce Violation

CAIRO, Dec 16 – Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government have accused each other of violating a ceasefire aimed at facilitating U.N.-sponsored peace talks, although the truce appeared to be largely holding on Wednesday. The seven-day truce began at mid-day on Tuesday as representatives of Hadi’s government and the Iran-allied Houthis

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Ceasefire in Yemen Takes Effect as Peace Talks Begin in Geneva

GENEVA/DUBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a U.N. spokesman said. Fighting raged across Yemen ahead of the truce which began

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Two Senior Gulf Commanders Killed in Yemen

DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Two senior army commanders from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were killed along with two Saudi soldiers in Yemen as fighting with a Houthi militia flared before Tuesday’s expected peace talks, state media reported on Monday. Sultan Mohammed Ali al-Kitbi, an Emirati officer, was killed near Taiz, state

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Gulf States Call for Yemen Reconstruction Meeting

RIYADH, Dec 10 – Gulf Arab states called on Thursday for an international reconstruction conference for Yemen after any deal to end its civil war, which has killed 6,000 people and caused widespread damage to the country’s economy and infrastructure. The call came in a statement by Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the conclusion of

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Daesh Claims Attack on Yemen’s Aden Governor

ADEN  Dec 6  – The governor of Yemen’s Aden province Jaafar Mohammed Saad was killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber rammed his car into the governor’s convoy in the western part of Aden city, residents and a local official said. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement posted on a messaging

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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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What do Syria, Yemen, Libya have in common? It’s not religion

By Jack Goldstone Dec. 1 – As world leaders gather in Paris this week to address climate change, they will labor under the shadow of recent attacks by Daesh. Yet as they think about climate issues, they should remember that the connection between climate change and Daesh—and more broadly, between climate change and political instability—is

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U.N. Accuses Houthis of Blocking Supply Routes to Yemen’s Taiz

DUBAI, Nov 25 – A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen’s dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under “virtual siege” in the city. Supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Arab coalition forces, have been trying

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