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Kuwait hits targeting of Makkah

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (Agencies): Kuwait on Monday said Houthis’ firing of a long-range missile against the holy city of Makkah, was a “provocation of feelings of Muslims.” This act “is a serious challenge to the will of the international community and all efforts aimed at reaching a peaceful solution …

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Dozens feared dead after airstrikes hit prisons in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and medical officials say dozens of prisoners and security personnel are feared dead after airstrikes battered two prisons inside a security headquarters in a western port city. The officials say that the Saudi-led airstrikes bombed the al-Zaydiya security headquarters in the Red Sea port …

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Kuwait hits Makkah targeting

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait on Friday strongly condemned the ballistic missile launched by the “Houthi group and Ali Abdullah Saleh” toward the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia. Targeting Muslims’ Qiblah is a provocation of their feelings, neglect of the holiness of the blessed spot, and …

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Yemen rebel missile shot down near Mecca: coalition

Riyadh, Oct 28, 2016 (AFP) – Yemeni rebels have launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi-led coalition fighting them said Friday. The coalition has been carrying out a bombing campaign against the rebels since …

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US airstrike kills 5 Al-Qaeda members in Yemen

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (KUNA) — A US airstrike has killed five “enemy fighters” from Al-Qaeda in Marib Governorate in central Yemen, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. “Al-Qaeda’s presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and we are working to deny them a haven from which to plan future attacks,” Spokesperson …

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‘Iran steps up weapons supply to Houthis via Oman’ – Sporadic fighting strains fragile Yemen truce

WASHINGTON, Oct 20, (Agencies): Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, US, Western and Iranian officials told Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-monthold war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials said …

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UN announces new 72-hour truce in Yemen

NEW YORK (KUNA) — Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced on Monday a plan for a renewed comprehensive Cessation of Hostilities in Yemen. He confirmed in a statement that he has received assurances from all Yemeni parties of their recommitment to the …

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Coalition says it ‘wrongly targeted’ Yemen funeral – Omani plane to evacuate 115 wounded from raid

RIYADH, Oct 15, (AFP): The Saudiled coalition battling Yemeni rebels said Saturday that one of its warplanes had “wrongly targeted” a funeral in the capital Sanaa, killing more than 140 people, and announced disciplinary proceedings. The Oct 8 strike prompted an international outcry and strong criticism even from Saudi Arabia’s …

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HRW accuses Saudi-led coalition of war crimes in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international human rights group said on Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s recent bombing of a packed funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, constitutes an apparent war crime. In a damning report, the Human Rights Watch said that a disproportionate number of the victims were civilians …

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Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis

DOHA, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Saudi air defence forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom’s southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA. The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces …

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