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Yemen's central bank is awaiting $3 billion deposits: SABA

Yemen's central bank is awaiting $3 billion deposits: SABA

Yemen's central bank is awaiting deposits worth $3 billon from foreign sources, the state news agency SABA quoted its governor, Mohammed Zammam, as saying on Saturday. "There is a set of decisions the United Nations or some countries will take regarding the new deposits," Zammam said....

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14 million vaccine doses delivered to Yemen's Aden: UN

14 million vaccine doses delivered to Yemen's Aden: UN

More than 14 million doses of vaccine for children have been delivered to Yemen’s southern city of Aden (which currently serves as the government’s interim capital), the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. "More than 14 million doses of measles and rubella vaccine have...

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Yemen's peace talks to start in Sweden next week: British envoy

Yemen's peace talks to start in Sweden next week: British envoy

U.N.-sponsored peace talks between Yemen's warring parties are expected to start next week in Sweden, Britain's envoy to Yemen said Thursday, as Western allies press for an end to the war that has pushed the country to the verge of starvation. The United Nations is trying to reconvene...

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Shippers shun Hodeida due to Yemen insecurity: UN

Shippers shun Hodeida due to Yemen insecurity: UN

Operations at Yemen's lifeline port of Hodeida have nearly halved in two weeks, with shipping companies deterred by insecurity in the flashpoint Houthi-held city, the U.N.'s World Food Program said Tuesday. As 70 percent of imports come in through the vital Hodeida port, a drop in the...

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102 Ethiopian migrants back home from Yemen: UN

102 Ethiopian migrants back home from Yemen: UN

The UN migration agency reported on Monday that Yemen had repatriated over 100 Ethiopian migrants who wanted to go back home. Saba al-Muallami, Yemen director for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), told Anadolu Agency that the agency rented an airplane for 102 migrants...

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Air raids hit rebel supply lines around Yemen's Hodeida

Air raids hit rebel supply lines around Yemen's Hodeida

An Arab military coalition resumed air strikes against rebel supply lines around Hodeida Sunday two days after a U.N. envoy visited the lifeline Yemeni port city, pro-government military officials said. The air strikes targeted convoys of rebel reinforcements at the northern entrance to...

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Nigeria admits Boko Haram attack on army base

Nigeria admits Boko Haram attack on army base

Nigeria has admitted the local media reports over a recent Boko Haram attack on army base that allegedly left multiple casualties in the restive northeast Borno state. A late Friday statement by the Nigerian army read that the insurgents attacked troops of 157 task force battalion but...

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Riyadh says reports on torture of activists 'baseless'

Riyadh says reports on torture of activists 'baseless'

Saudi Arabia on Friday denied allegations that many activists, including women, have been tortured in the Kingdom after being arbitrarily detained. "The allegations by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch about activists tortured under detention in Saudi Arabia are baseless,"...

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UN envoy arrives in Yemen's Al-Hudaydah: Official

UN envoy arrives in Yemen's Al-Hudaydah: Official

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths on Friday arrived in Yemen’s western city of Al-Hudaydah as a string of explosions rocked capital Sanaa, the seat of Yemen’s Houthi administration. Griffiths is visiting Al-Hudaydah to assess the humanitarian situation in the Houthi-held coastal city...

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UN envoy, Yemen rebel chief discuss peace talks logistics: rebels

UN envoy, Yemen rebel chief discuss peace talks logistics: rebels

UN envoy, Yemen rebel chief discuss peace talks logistics: rebels

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Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

Saudi Arabia's King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and he also reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. The king's remarks to the Shura Council, a top advisory body to the...

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Top Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

Top Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

A high-ranking Houthi official has called for rebels to stop firing rockets and using attack drones in the conflict in Yemen, as a UN envoy prepares to travel to the country to prepare peace talks. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Higher Revolutionary Committee and an influential...

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King Salman hosts Iraq's new president

King Salman hosts Iraq's new president

Saudi King Salman welcomed Iraq's new President Barham Saleh Sunday on his first official visit to the kingdom, amid a warming of ties between the Arab neighbors after years of strain. The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press...

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UN: Yemeni parties to attend peace talks in Sweden

UN: Yemeni parties to attend peace talks in Sweden

Warring factions in Yemen have confirmed they will attend peace talks in Sweden, UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said Friday. "This is a crucial moment for Yemen. I have received firm assurances from the leadership of the Yemeni parties," said Griffiths at a UN Security...

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Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to 'liberate' key port

Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to 'liberate' key port

Yemen's president has backed UN-proposed talks to end fighting in his war-torn country but vowed to "liberate" the battleground rebel-held port city of Hodeida regardless of the peace process. Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi "has issued directives to back all efforts that guarantee the interests...

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Arab coalition orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeida: sources

Arab coalition orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeida: sources

The Arab coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive on Yemen's main port city of Hodeida, three sources told Reuters Thursday. "The coalition has instructed forces on the ground to halt fighting inside Hodeida," said one pro-coalition military source. The decision comes as...

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Yemen army orders halt to Hodeida offensive: commanders

Yemen army orders halt to Hodeida offensive: commanders

Yemen's coalition-backed army Wednesday ordered their forces to suspend an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, field commanders said. Three military officials told AFP the loyalists had halted their offensive against Houthi rebels in Hodeida until further notice, but...

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Port still running in Yemen's Hodeida after airstrikes

Port still running in Yemen's Hodeida after airstrikes

Two coalition airstrikes hit the main entrance to the rebel-held port of Hodeida but the docks were still operating normally Tuesday, the port's deputy director told AFP. The vital docks, through which 80 percent of Yemen's commercial imports and nearly all U.N. supervised humanitarian...

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