A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday near Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted 69km south of the city in western Saudi Arabia, the[…]
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[…]
Yemen is on the verge of collapse as poverty and disease, exacerbated by war and a lack of resources, have ravaged the country. Save the Children warned on Tuesday that tens of thousands of children were dying with the healthcare system crumbling as a result of scarce resources and the[…]
A suicide bomber has killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers at a military base in the southern port city of Aden, a week after an attack by a local affiliate of ISIL killed dozens of troops in the city. Military officials and medics told the AFP news agency early on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
At least 65 civilians have been killed by air strikes in Yemen’s Taiz, including 17 people from one family, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported. The deaths occurred when Saudi-led Arab coalition air strikes hit civilian homes, MSF said in a statement released on Friday. During the past three days, Houthi[…]
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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