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UN envoy says Yemen talks to focus on transition, disarmament-newspaper

UN envoy says Yemen talks to focus on transition, disarmament-newspaper

Talks between Yemen's warring parties next month will focus on a transitional governance deal and disarmament, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said in remarks published Saturday. Griffiths is trying to negotiate an end to the three-year conflict that has killed more...

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UN to meet on Arab coalition hit on Yemen childrens' bus

UN to meet on Arab coalition hit on Yemen childrens' bus

The UN Security Council prepared Friday to discuss an air strike by an Arab coalition that killed at least 29 children, whose remains and clothing were left strewn across a market in northern Yemen. The coalition itself, following calls from the UN and United States, announced an...

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At least 29 children killed in Yemen bus attack: Red Cross

At least 29 children killed in Yemen bus attack: Red Cross

At least 29 children were killed Thursday in an attack on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, where a Saudi-led military coalition said it carried out a strike, the Red Cross said. "A hospital supported by our team in Yemen received the bodies of 29 children under the age of 15 and 48...

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Houthi missile launched into Saudi Arabia kills one

Houthi missile launched into Saudi Arabia kills one

Fragments from a missile launched into Saudi Arabia from Yemen by Houthi forces killed one civilian and wounded 11, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that controls much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, said it fired a missile at the Jizan...

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Yemen's Houthis launch missile at Jizan Industrial City in Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthis launch missile at Jizan Industrial City in Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi militia said via its al-Masirah TV on Wednesday that it fired a missile at the Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia. Saudi state news channel al-Ekhbariya reported that the kingdom's air defense forces intercepted the missile. There were no immediate reports of damage...

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Saudi MDs get brief grace period to remain in Canada

Saudi MDs get brief grace period to remain in Canada

Canadian health authorities said Wednesday that hundreds of Saudi doctors and residents who make up the largest segment of foreign medical trainees in the country will remain in Canada until the end of the month, giving hospitals a few weeks to cope with the sudden staffing loss caused by a...

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Aid groups protest ongoing bombing of Sanaa airport

Aid groups protest ongoing bombing of Sanaa airport

Aid groups said the international airport in Yemen's capital has been hit with an average of one bomb every two weeks since a Saudi-led coalition closed it to all commercial traffic two years ago. The Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE International said the coalition has carried out 56...

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Saudi expels Canadian ambassador in row over jailed activists

Saudi expels Canadian ambassador in row over jailed activists

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing all new trade, in protest at Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists. The kingdom gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country, in an abrupt rupture...

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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills 80: officials

Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills 80: officials

Yemeni officials and witnesses say recent heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in the port province of Hodeida has killed at least 80 people on both sides. They said Sunday that forces backed by an Arab-led coalition have been trying to seize the rebel-held district...

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Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat: IRNA

Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat: IRNA

Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported Sunday, in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016. "An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi...

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Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend UN-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome. Salim Meghles said the Ansarullah (Supporters of God) political wing is "not opposed to such...

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Yemen government says ready to attend UN talks

Yemen government says ready to attend UN talks

Yemen's internationally recognized government is ready to attend U.N.-brokered talks next month in Geneva but is "not optimistic," a government official said on Friday. "We will go but we are not optimistic," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. He said there remained "huge...

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At least 28 dead in strikes on Yemen's Hudaida: medics

At least 28 dead in strikes on Yemen's Hudaida: medics

At least 28 people were killed Thursday in an air strike outside a hospital and the bombardment of a fish market in Yemen's rebel-held port city Hudaida, medics and witnesses said. Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have been conducting an offensive to capture Hudaida...

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Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing fighting: aid group

Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing fighting: aid group

An international aid group says about 3,000 Yemeni children are fleeing every day from the port city of Hudaida as fighting between an Arab-coalition and Yemen's Shiite rebels continues to rage there. Thursday's statement by Save the Children says that 6,238 people – half of them...

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UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

The United Arab Emirates has begun a three-month visa amnesty program, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their permits but prevented from leaving until they pay the penalties. The government isn't releasing specific numbers, but says it...

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Dissent still not accepted in Saudi, activists must be released: UN

Dissent still not accepted in Saudi, activists must be released: UN

The United Nations human rights office called on Saudi Arabia Tuesday to release all peaceful activists, including women held for campaigning to lift a long-time ban on driving. They included prominent women's rights advocate Hatoon al-Fassi, arrested in June as she was planning to take...

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Yemen officials: Bombing in Aden wounds politician, 3 others

Yemen officials: Bombing in Aden wounds politician, 3 others

Yemeni officials say a roadside bombing in the southern city of Aden has wounded a prominent politician, his son and two other people. The officials say the attack took place Tuesday and targeted Aref Ahmed Ali of the Islah party, which is Yemen's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, in...

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Witnesses: Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills dozens

Witnesses: Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills dozens

Heavy fighting along Yemen's west coast between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in recent days has left dozens dead from both sides, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Sunday. Government forces, backed by an Arab-led coalition, have been advancing in the area inrecent weeks as...

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