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  • 29 kids killed in Yemen air strike

    A strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children yesterday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the attack.

  • 39 combatants killed outside Yemen's Hodeida

    Heavy clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day.

  • 5 dead in Yemen cyclone

    Five people are killed and at least 40 missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra as Cyclone Mekunu pummelled the area before making its way to the Arabian Peninsula's southern coast.

  • Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Former Yemen leader Saleh ‘killed’

    Yemeni rebels have 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 say. The collapse of their alliance throws Yemen’s nearly 3-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

  • Red Sea port of Hodeida

    Yemen faces ‘world’s biggest famine’

    United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warns that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims."

  • Yemen’s prized honey industry stung by war

    Yemen’s ruinous civil war has taken its toll on one of the impoverished country’s prized exports — its coveted honey.

  • 56 dead as smugglers throw migrants into Yemen sea

    Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, are forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers and 56 are presumed drowned, the UN migration agency says.

  • Should America intervene in Yemen?

    While Americans are engrossed in Donald Trump's vulgar and offensive comments on women, and allegations about his sexual misconduct with multiple women in the past, seemingly the US Administration is busy teaching the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels a lesson.

  • Saudi Arabia criticizes UN over Yemen blacklisting

    Saudi Arabia rejects a United Nations report that criticized the military coalition it is leading in Yemen, saying it is based primarily on information supplied by its adversaries.

  • Nine inmates released from Guantanamo

    Nine Yemeni prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba have arrived in Saudi Arabia after being transferred, US officials say.

  • Iran accuses Saudi of bombing embassy in Yemen

    Saudi warplanes "deliberately" strike Iran's embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounds staff, Tehran says as tensions between the two regional powers mount.

  • Laden's former bodyguard dies

    Nasser al-Bahri - Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard - has died after a long illness, medical sources in Yemen have told the BBC.

  • Fierce fighting in northern Yemen kills 75

    Fierce fighting and airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded northern Yemen, as the two main parties in the country's conflict continued to violate a ceasefire agreement and undermine already tenuous peace talks in Switzerland.

  • Cyclone Megh batters Yemeni island

    A second extremely rare and powerful tropical cyclone hits Yemen's Socotra island in the space of a week.

  • Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

    The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

  • Saudi-led strike 'hits wrong troops' in Yemen

    The Saudi-led air coalition targeting Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen mistakenly hits a pro-government position, killing at least 20 troops, security officials and witnesses say.

  • 13 killed in Yemen wedding bombing

    At least 13 people were killed and 38 others wounded in the bombing of a wedding in a rebel-held Yemeni town, a medical source said on Thursday.

  • At least 27 dead in air strike on Yemen wedding party

    At least 27 people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike on a wedding party in southwestern Yemen, a local official and residents say.

  • Yemen mosque bombing kills 25 during Eid prayers

    A suicide bomber strikes a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital in an attack targeting Shiites killing at least 25 people and wounded dozens during Eid prayers.

  • Muslim pilgrims start hajj pilgrimage

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.

  • Mortar attack from Yemen kills 2 Bangladeshis in KSA

    Two Bangladeshis were killed and several others injured in a mortar attack launched from Yemen on a hospital in Saudi Arabia early today.

  • Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal

    Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama's assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states.

  • 22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen

    Twenty-two members of the United Arab Emirates' military were killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Shiite rebels.

  • Middle East wars deprive 13m children of education: UN

    The UN has said that conflicts in the Middle East are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.

  • Protect medics in war zones: WHO

    The World Health Organization is calling for "intensified action" to protect health workers treating people in crisis and conflict zone.

  • Yemen conflict: 43 killed in Aden heavy shelling

    At least 43 people have been killed in shelling by Yemeni Houthi rebels in the southern city of Aden, officials say.

  • Fighting breaks new Yemen truce

    A new UN-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen is broken shortly after coming into force.

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    Deadly car bombs hit Yemen

    Two deadly car bombs hit the capital Sanaa and a southern city in Yemen on Tuesday, state news agency Saba reported, a day after air strike and clashes killed almost 200 people nationwide.

  • 28 dead in attack on Shias in Yemen claimed by IS

    The Islamic State group claims an attack on two Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.

  • UN: IS destruction of heritage sites a war crime

    The UN's cultural agency says destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.

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