Category: Yemen

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Saudi-led coalitions air raids ‘cancel 10 ladies folks’ in Yemen

At least eight women and two girls heading home from a wedding have been killed in an air attack in central-west Yemen, a health official has told Al Jazeera. Saba news agency, aligned with Yemen’s Houthi group, cited a security source as saying that the women’s vehicle was struck by three Saudi-led coalition air raids late…

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Higher than 8 million ‘a step away’ from famine in Yemen

A senior UN official has called for parties involved in the war in Yemen to allow “sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access” for the millions of Yemenis facing famine and battling disease. “The lives of millions of people, including 8.4 million Yemenis who are a step away from famine, hinge on our ability to continue our operations…

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Tillerson direct Saudis to be measured in Yemen motion

The Trump administration is asking Saudi Arabia to temper its actions with regard to Yemen, Qatar and Lebanon amid reports of new civilian deaths in Yemen. Speaking in Paris on Friday, Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, called on Saudi Arabia to be “measured” in its military operations in Yemen. He declared strong American support for…

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four stuff you may not know about Yemen

The situation in Yemen, a country crippled by war, took a dramatic turn on Monday with the killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president. Here are four things you may not know about the country and its politics. Where does the name “Houthi” come from? Houthis are named as such because they follow a…

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Theresa Could: Saudi blockade on Yemen ought to be eased

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on Saudi Arabia to ease the siege on Yemen “as a matter of urgency” to avert “a humanitarian catastrophe”. The statement, published by May’s office on Thursday, said the British leader met King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman late on Wednesday during her three-day tour of the…