UN-backed investigators have found evidence that rebels in Yemen recruited nearly three dozen teenage girls – some said to be survivors of sexual violence – as spies, medics, guards and members of an all-female force. The findings came in the third and latest report on Wednesday by the “group of[…]
The United Nations humanitarian chief has warned that Yemen will “fall off the cliff” without massive financial support. Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting on Wednesday that many more people will starve to death, succumb to COVID-19, die of cholera and watch their children die because they have[…]
Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus, its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday. Yemeni authorities also reported five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the first time the war-torn country has reported multiple cases. The United Nations has said it fears the disease could[…]
The Saudi-UAE coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels has declared a unilateral ceasefire. The suspension of the coalition’s military operations is expected to go into effect at 12pm local time (09:00 GMT) on Thursday and last for two weeks, Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency SPA quoted coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Malki[…]
More than 100 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in missile and drone attacks blamed on Houthi rebels, on a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib, medical and military sources said on Sunday. “We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a mosque by the Houthi militias… which[…]
The United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen has said he plans to invite the country’s warring factions to hold talks in the Swiss city of Geneva in September. Speaking before the UN’s Security Council, Martin Griffiths said on Thursday he hopes the meeting will allow the government and Houthi rebels[…]
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have launched an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hudaiba, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between a Saudi-backed coalition and Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels. The air strikes on Wednesday morning targeting Houthi positions are supported by ground operations by Yemeni troops[…]
A gunman shot dead a Lebanese aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday near the city of Taiz, southern Yemen. The incident took place early in the morning when a team of aid workers from the ICRC was returning from Taiz city. The ICRC[…]
The Saudi-led coalition that is fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is responsible for the deaths of scores of children since last summer, a United Nations report says. Al Jazeera obtained excerpts from the confidential report by the UN Office on Children and Armed Conflict, which was sent to the UN[…]
Aden’s streets have emptied except for tanks and armoured vehicles as deadly clashes continue between forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and the separatist Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates. At least 10 people were killed and about 100 others were wounded as separatists[…]
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