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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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Missiles fired from Yemen fall short of US warship: navy

Dubai, Oct 10, 2016 (AFP) –Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen fell short of a US warship patrolling the Red Sea off the coast of the war-torn country, the US navy said Monday. The USS Mason “detected two inbound missiles” within an hour of each other from around …

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US reviews Yemen alliance support

DUBAI, Oct 9, (RTRS): An air strike on a funeral gathering, widely blamed on Saudi-led warplanes, poses more trouble for a Western-backed Arab campaign against Yemen’s Houthis that has long been criticised for civilian losses. The White House announced an immediate review of Washington’s support for the 18-month-old military push …

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Saleh, no dialogue before repentance

IT SEEMS that the defeats caused by legitimate forces in Yemen, populace resistance and Arab coalition to rebels in Yemen have made ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh suffer from bipolar political behavior. In his recent speech, he said he wants to fight the coalition for a decade as he …

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‘Gunmen abduct American teacher’ – 17 dead as Yemen loyalists battle rebels for strategic heights

DUBAI, Sept 21, (Agencies): Gunmen abducted an American teacher on Tuesday from an English language school in Sanaa, capital of wartorn Yemen, witnesses said, in the latest of a series of kidnappings of foreigners. Armed men in civilian clothes entered the school and forced the teacher into their car as …

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