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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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Dreams of the bats not ‘achievable’ in Yemen

IS IT not time yet for Yemen to loosen up on the vain Houthi-Saleh bet on the element of time that has been always against them since the start of the crisis? After one year and a half of war, during which the rebels tried to spread their fictitious control …

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Saudi city soldiers on as civilian toll mounts – Houthis say ready for fresh Yemen talks if attacks stop

SANAA, Aug 28, (Agencies): Yemen’s Houthi-run governing council said on Sunday it was ready to restart peace talks with the country’s exiled government provided a Saudi-led coalition stopped attacking and besieging Houthi-held territories. UK-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country on Saudi Arabia’s southern border …

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