Saleh and Houthi forces clash in Sanaa

Three fighters from forces loyal to the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed in a second day of clashes with their allies from the Houthi movement in the capital Sanaa, Saleh’s party said on Thursday. The two groups are fighting a Saudi-led coalition that has intervened in a[…]

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Heavy rains trigger deadly floods in Yemen

At least 15 people have died in parts of central and southern Yemen after heavy summer rains triggered flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars and wrecking homes in the crisis-hit country, according to local officials and residents. Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla, some 6km from the central[…]

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‘More than 200 cholera cases’ in Sanaa

More than 200 cholera cases have been reported in Yemen’s capital Sanaa as contaminated water and poor sanitation lead to a sharp rise in the transmission of the deadly disease. Cholera is one of several risks to civilians, but a rapid advance of the disease would add a new dimension[…]

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Heaviest air strikes yet strike Yemeni capital

Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain[…]

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IS claims car bomb in Yemen capital

A car bomb exploded outside an Ismaili mosque in an eastern district of the Yemen’s war-damaged capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing nin people and wounding seven, a security source said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Al Faydh Alhatemy mosque in the Nuqum district, describing[…]

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