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U.S. Citizen Held in Yemen for More Than 18 months Freed

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 – A U.S. citizen who was detained for more than a year and a half by the Houthi faction in Yemen has been released, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Wallead Yusuf Pitts Luqman was freed with assistance from Oman, Kerry said in a statement, adding that he and his

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Yemeni Money Exchange, Owners Sanctioned for Aiding Al Qaeda: U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 – A currency exchange business suspected of supporting Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the its two owners have been added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s list targeting those who aid U.S.-designated terrorist groups, the department said on Tuesday. Said Salih Abd-Rabbuh al-Omgy and Muhammad Salih Abd-Rubbuh al-Omgy were placed

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Arab Coalition Says Targets Houthi Forces After Ship Attack

DUBAI, Oct 2 – Arab coalition forces have launched operations against militia boats of Yemen’s Houthi group that struck a civilian logistics ship on a humanitarian voyage in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane, the Saudi-led alliance said. The vessel, an Australian-built high speed logistics catamaran under lease to the United Arab Emirates military, was

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Fourteen Soldiers Killed in Southern Yemen Clashes: Officials

ADEN, May 30 – Fourteen government soldiers were killed on Sunday in a push to retake a southern Yemeni city from the Iran-allied Houthi group, military officials said, in one of the deadliest days since a shaky ceasefire tentatively took hold last month. Yemen’s exiled government has been fighting a war backed by Saudi-led air

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Yemen Police Say Foil Two Bomb Attacks Day Before Peace Talks

ADEN, April 17 – Yemeni police said they foiled two bomb attacks near the airport in the southern port city of Aden early on Sunday, a day before peace talks were due to start. Police at a checkpoint opened fire at a car traveling at high speed which then exploded, wounding at least five officers,

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Doctor from Yemen Wins Hungarians’ Hearts

By Krisztina Than GYULA, Hungary, March 24 – Abdulrahman Abdulrab Mohamed sometimes cooks Hungarian beef stew, his favourite dish, for his three sons using spices from Yemen, where he grew up. The 45-year-old paediatrician, who has lived and worked in the town of Gyula near Hungary’s eastern border with Romania for almost two decades, says

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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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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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Saudi-Iran Dispute Jeopardizes Yemen Peace Talks

  By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari DUBAI/CAIRO, Jan 22 – Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardising peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a foothold in Riyadh’s backyard. Yemen’s principal warring factions — fighters loyal to the ousted Saudi-backed Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are battling

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Residents Say Yemen’s Capital Hit By Heaviest Air Strikes Yet

CAIRO, Jan 7  – Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain military

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