Yemenis mark six-year anniversary of uprising

Yemenis have marked the sixth anniversary of the start of an uprising that ended three decades of rule by President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday declared February 11 the country’s National Day, marking the beginning of the Youth Revolution against Saleh’s[…]

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Wheat imports halted in Yemen, despite famine

Yemen’s biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports amid a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition. Almost two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement have left more[…]

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Saudi to investigate attack on Yemen funeral

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said on Sunday it will investigate an air raid that killed more than 140 people, after Washington announced it was reviewing support for the alliance. The Houthi rebels have blamed the Arab coalition for Saturday’s attack, one of the deadliest since it launched[…]

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Yemen clashes kill 44 as UN seeks talks

Fighting in Yemen killed at least 44 people in a 24-hour period to Wednesday, military officials said, as the UN’s peace envoy arrived in the capital to meet rebels. Saudi-backed government forces clashed with the Houthi rebels and fighters loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in battles across western[…]

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Yemen truce pushed to Tuesday

The Saudi-led coalition said on Monday that a ceasefire in Yemen would begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for talks in Switzerland. The coalition said the truce would begin at 0900 GMT following a request by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour[…]

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Houthis admit setbacks in southern Yemen

Leaders of the Houthi rebel movement battling pro-government forces in southern Yemen have admitted that the intervention of a Saudi Arabia-led international coalition has forced them into retreat. Saudi-backed forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have turned the tables on Houthi militia fighters in recent weeks[…]

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