Saudi coalition bombs Houthi defence ministry in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition bombed the Houthi rebel-controlled Defence Ministry in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, local media reported. Two air strikes targeted the ministry late on Friday and plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the building, the rebel media network Al Masirah quoted witnesses as saying. One of the missiles[…]

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How Saudi Arabia trapped itself in Yemen

When Operation Decisive Storm was launched in March 2015, the young Saudi defence minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised all those he summoned to participate in the operation that it would be quick and surgical.Indeed, it was “surgical”, targeting the Houthis and their weapons stores with great skill at first,[…]

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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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