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Yemenis struggle with fuel shortages, skyrocketing prices

Yemenis struggle with fuel shortages, skyrocketing prices

Taxi driver Fahed Othman has been waiting to fill up at a petrol station in the Yemeni capital for two days, but when his turn finally comes the fuel has run out. "I don't have any other choice but to wait," the 35-year-old told AFP wearily. Hundreds of Yemenis queue up at...

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5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday. Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeida could "cause starvation on an...

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province

Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera case and said three others were suspected in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, Saudi state TV said, citing a health ministry official. The report late on Sunday said the patients, identified only as...

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UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at qualified facilities, WHO country representative for Yemen Nevio Zagaria said Sunday. ?The aim is to help patients suffering from cancer, chronic diseases and congenital...

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U.N.'s Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

U.N.'s Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Fresh clashes and airstrikes have killed 32 rebels around Yemen's Red Sea city of Hudaida, hospital sources said Sunday, as the U.N. envoy kept up peace efforts in Sanaa. A military source told AFP the Arab coalition fighting alongside the Yemeni government against Houthi rebels carried...

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Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people." The World Food Programme (WFP) said it was "extremely concerned about the series of security...

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Israeli satellite images reveal damage at Iranian site in Hama

Israeli satellite images reveal damage at Iranian site in Hama

 The Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat International released satellite images of an Iranian site destroyed by Israel last Tuesday in the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria, according the Israeli Haaretz daily. Syrian state media reported on Tuesday that Israeli jets...

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Yemeni boys excited for bus trip before deadly strike, father recalls

Yemeni boys excited for bus trip before deadly strike, father recalls

Little Ali begged his father to let him and his brothers go on a class trip in northern Yemen this summer. None of them would come home alive. Weeks after the August 9 bombing of a school bus in the Yemeni province of Saada, the boys' father is still in shock after having to bury his...

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Yemen government demands rebels release slain Saleh's body

Yemen government demands rebels release slain Saleh's body

Yemen's government will demand the release of the body of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, killed by rebels last year, at upcoming peace talks in Geneva, a minister said Wednesday. Saleh, for decades the most powerful politician in troubled Yemen, had sided with the Huthi rebels for three...

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Qatar agrees abolition of exit visa system

Qatar agrees abolition of exit visa system

Qatar has approved legislation to scrap controversial exit visas which require all foreign workers to obtain their employers' permission to leave the country, according to official statements published Tuesday. There are some two million foreign workers in Qatar, many employed directly...

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Yemenis hit the streets as economy tanks

Yemenis hit the streets as economy tanks

Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets of Aden Sunday to protest against the rising cost of living in the war-torn country, as the local currency plummets against the dollar. For more than a year, the government has been unable to pay salaries, and the riyal has lost more than...

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Deadly Yemen air strike on bus was unjustified, says coalition body

Deadly Yemen air strike on bus was unjustified, says coalition body

An air attack by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen last month that killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus, lacked military justification and requires a review of the rules of engagement, a coalition body said on Saturday. The rare concession by the Joint Incident...

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Intense air strikes target airport in Yemen capital

Intense air strikes target airport in Yemen capital

Heavy air strikes targeted the international airport in Yemen's rebel-held capital and an adjacent airbase early Tuesday, residents said, with rebels blaming the Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government. The raids began at around midnight and lasted half an hour, according...

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Yemen's Houthis say missile fired at Saudi Arabia's Jizan province

Yemen's Houthis say missile fired at Saudi Arabia's Jizan province

Yemen's Houthi group fired a Zelzal-1 missile in the direction of Saudi Arabia's province of Jizan, the Houthis' Masirah TV said in a tweet Sunday. The missile targeted "gatherings of Saudi soldiers," it said.

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At least 22 children killed by coalition air strike in Yemen

At least 22 children killed by coalition air strike in Yemen

At least 22 children and four women were killed by a Saudi-led coalition air strike while fleeing fighting in Yemen, the U.N. aid chief said Friday, condemning attacks on civilians. Four children were also killed on Thursday in a separate air strike in Al-Durayhimi district, south of...

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Civilians killed in Yemen strike as foes trade blame

Civilians killed in Yemen strike as foes trade blame

Civilians were killed in western Yemen on Thursday in a missile strike for which the Huthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition fighting them traded blame. The rebel-run Saba news agency said women and children were among at least 31 people killed or wounded in an air strike that hit a bus...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist -rights groups

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist -rights groups

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom's Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi...

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Yemen's southern separatists attack military academy in Aden

Yemen's southern separatists attack military academy in Aden

Southern separatists opened fire on a military academy graduation ceremony in Yemen's port city of Aden Saturday, killing a cadet and wounding at least two others, witnesses said. The incident is the latest in a series of killings and bombings in the southern city, the temporary headquarters...

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