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Kuwait role for Yemen crucial

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18, (KUNA): Kuwait played a pivotal role in enabling Yemeni parties reach “strategic framework” for a settlement in the war-torn nation, said the visiting UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed on Sunday. Sheikh Ahmed, whose mission in Kuwait marked end of his tenure, made …

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Saudis down missile – Iran accused

RIYADH, Feb 5, (Agencies): Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels on Monday, state media reported. The attack was launched from Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, and “intercepted” at 7:23 local time (0423 GMT), Colonel Turki al-Maliki told …

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Yemen pins hope on Kuwait

SEPARATISTS SURROUND PRESIDENTIAL PALACE KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his visiting Yemeni counterpart Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafion Tuesday met on the latest regional developments. They also addressed ongoing international efforts to find a political solution to the Yemeni problem …

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Saudis down missile from Yemen

RIYADH, Jan 17, (Agencies): A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave no further details. There were no reports of casualties or damage. The Iranian-aligned Houthis have …

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Yemen rebels threaten on Red Sea

DUBAI, Jan 10, (Agencies): Yemen’s rebels have threatened to block traffic across the Red Sea unless a blockade by a regional military alliance is lifted, prompting fresh accusations Tuesday of “terrorism” by their rivals. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, whose country is a key member in …

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Pilots survive Yemen plane crash

RIYADH, Jan 7, (AFP): A Saudi warplane from the coalition battling rebels in Yemen crashed on Sunday because of “technical failure”, the coalition and state media said, adding that both crew were rescued. The plane “had a technical failure at 15:40 (1840 GMT) and crashed … in an area of …

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Trump calls for open Yemen aid flow

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in …

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Crackdown, air strikes in Yemen

ADEN/DUBAI, Dec 6, (Agencies): A Saudi-led coalition stepped up air strikes on Yemen’s Houthis on Wednesday as the Iran-allied armed movement tightened its grip on Sanaa a day after the son of slain former president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed revenge for his father’s death. Former president Saleh plunged the country …

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Saleh spoke his word and left

ALI ABDULLAH SALEH spent his small part in political life on the sharp edges of flimsy alliances, taking his chances without giving any attention to risks that come with such kind of political work. Nonetheless, perhaps his fate was not to exit from the political scene before exposing the Houthis …

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Yemeni Houthi rebels kill ex-president Saleh – Chaos rules

SANAA, Yemen, Dec 4, (Agencies): Yemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of their alliance throws Yemen’s nearly 3-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos. The circumstances of …

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