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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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UN invites Yemen government and rebels to talks on Sept. 6

UN invites Yemen government and rebels to talks on Sept. 6

The United Nations envoy for Yemen has invited the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels to talks aimed at ending a three-year conflict that has killed over 10,000 people. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths said Friday that formal invitations were sent to both parties for talks on Sept....

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Bahrain government rejects U.N. criticism over jailing of campaigner

Bahrain government rejects U.N. criticism over jailing of campaigner

Bahrain's detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation. The government on Thursday rejected the findings of the U.N. Working Group...

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UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab

UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab

A special United Nations panel is urging Bahrain to immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab, describing him as the victim of government-sponsored "persecution" for his political views in the island kingdom. The statement by the U.N.'s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention comes...

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US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaeda out

US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaeda out

A senior U.S. official says the United Arab Emirates paid money to tribal leaders in Yemen to rout al-Qaeda from its strongholds. Wednesday's remarks followed an Associated Press investigation outlining how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon...

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Fighting in Yemen kills 18 civilians

Fighting in Yemen kills 18 civilians

Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the north and around the Red Sea port of Hudaida has killed at least 18 civilians. They said Wednesday that forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have been trying to seize the...

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