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U.N. chief rejects Yemen president's accusation of bias

May 26, 2019 - 9:04 PM

"I would like to assure you that every effort will be made to maintain the impartial stance that is expected of the United Nations," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says

Yemenis sift the rubble of a heavily damaged building following reported Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on May 16, 2019. - Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck Yemeni rebel targets, including in the capital Sanaa, today two days after the insurgents claimed drone strikes that shut a key oil pipeline in the neighbouring kingdom. (Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen rebels after pipeline attack

May 16, 2019 - 11:54 PM

'We have begun to launch air strikes targeting sites operated by the Huthi militia, including in Sanaa,' a Saudi-led coalition official says

CONFLICT. Yemenis sift the rubble of a heavily damaged building following reported Saudi-led coalition air strikes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on May 16, 2019. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

U.N. confirms Yemen aid port withdrawal underway

May 12, 2019 - 11:50 AM

But Hodeida Governor Al-Hasan Taher says the Huthi rebels were merely reshuffling personnel

Huthi rebels stand at attention at the Saleef port on May 11, 2019, in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, ahead of their withdrawal. - A senior pro-government official in Yemen accused Huthi rebels of faking an announced pullout Saturday from three Red Sea ports, as a UN source said monitoring of the much delayed withdrawal in Hodeida province was underway. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Yemen gov't accuses rebels of faking ports pullout

May 11, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The accusation comes after the Huthi rebels, who have been in control of the ports since 2014, said they had carried out their obligations

CRUCIAL PORT. This file picture taken on December 21, 2018, shows a partial view of the port of the Red Sea city of Hodeida. Photo by AFP

Rebels set to begin pullout from Yemen aid port

May 11, 2019 - 6:51 PM

'The (rebel) army and committees are withdrawing unilaterally as a result of the refusal of the countries of the US-British-Saudi-Emirati aggression and their allies to implement the accord,' says Mohammed al-Huthi, The head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee

World Food Programme gains access to vital Yemen food aid

May 05, 2019 - 8:56 PM

The Red Sea mills hold 51,000 tons of grain which was enough to feed more than 3.7 million people for a month

5 children killed in attack in Yemen's Hodeida – U.N.

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Unicef says the 5 children were "playing at home" when they were killed. It did not give details on the nature of the attack or the perpetrators.

U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

YEMEN AID. A general view shows the Red Sea Flour Mills on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as Yemeni pro-government forces continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 14, 2018. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

Yemen FM says seated next to Netanyahu in 'error'

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Protocol errors are the responsibility of the organizers, as is always the case in international conferences,' Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani writes on Twitter

Rebuking Trump, House votes to end U.S. help in Saudi's Yemen war

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:44 AM

The US House of Representatives approves historic legislation directing Trump to 'remove United States armed forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen'

REBUKE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Yemen food aid at risk of rotting – United Nations

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:24 AM

Hodeida and its food silos are in the hands of Yemen's Huthi rebels and have been since 2014

FOOD AID. Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, arrives at Sanaa international airport on February 11, 2019. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Yemen foes in new talks on troubled prisoner swap deal

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:46 PM

UN envoy Martin Griffiths says he hopes the warring sides will be more successful this time as he opens 3 days of talks in Amman

NEW TALKS. In this file photo, United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths gives a press conference on September 5, 2018, ahead of peace talks with the government and Huthi rebels in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.N. envoy on first Yemen port city visit after truce

Jan 29, 2019 - 11:03 PM

A UN official says Martin Griffiths is in the Red Sea port city to oversee the truce deal's implementation and 'follow up on preparations' for a new monitoring mission

YEMEN TALKS. United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is pictured upon his arrival at Sanaa International airport on January 5, 2019. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Yemen truce, prisoner swap timelines pushed back – U.N.

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The Hodeida agreement stipulates a full ceasefire, followed by the withdrawal and redeployment of rival forces from the city – two clauses that have yet to be fulfilled

YEMEN TALKS. In this file photo, UN special envoy on Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks with members of his delegation on September 7, 2018 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen gov't accuses rebels of violating Hodeida truce

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:12 PM

The news comes as reports surface that the UN is looking to replace the head of a monitoring mission to Hodeida, a lifeline to millions of Yemenis dependent on its imports to survive

VIOLATION? This file photo shows Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2018 in New York City. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. envoy in Yemen for talks on Hodeida truce

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:56 PM

A UN source confirms the news, saying Griffiths is in Yemen to 'work on the rapid implementation of the Hodeida agreement'

PEACE TALKS. United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths gives a press conference on September 5, 2018, ahead of peace talks with the government and Huthi rebels in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Saudi-led coalition 'destroys' Yemen rebel targets in Sanaa

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Targets included drone storage and testing areas, training bases, and bomb-manufacturing facilities, according to the official Saudi Press Agency

Civilians inspect the damage at a factory after a reported airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on January 20, 2019. - Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said in Riyadh that the alliance launched an "operation to destroy multiple military targets", including seven bases across Sanaa. Targets included drone storage and testing areas, training bases, and bomb-manufacturing facilities. (Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP)

Yemen rebels boycott meeting with U.N.-led truce monitors

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Huthi rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam says retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert 'steers from the course of the agreement by implementing other agendas'

U.N. envoy arrives in Yemen to push Hodeida truce

Jan 05, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Martin Griffiths' visit comes as the ceasefire in Hodeida was generally holding, although there have been intermittent clashes with both sides blaming each other

ENVOY. In this file photo, Martin Griffith, Special Envoy for Yemen of the UN Secretary General, speaks during a press conference at the Johannesberg Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on December 10, 2018. Photo by Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency/AFP

Yemen rebels begin withdrawal from Hodeida port – UN

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:18 PM

The rebels' withdrawal is a key part of a ceasefire that went into effect on December 18

CEASEFIRE. A man stands amidst the rubble on December 17, 2018 at a factory damaged during fighting and air strikes, as clashes recently raged between Yemeni Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-aligned Huthis. Photo by AFP

U.N. convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert is heading the joint committee including Saudi-backed government officials and Iran-aligned Huthi rebels to oversee the truce

Pope Francis hopes for peace in Yemen, Syria, other flashpoints

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:53 PM

In his traditional 'Urbi and Orbi' address, Pope Francis appeals for 'fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture'

U.N. team arrives in Yemen to monitor Hodeida ceasefire

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:48 PM

A halt to fighting in the strategic port city follows intense diplomatic efforts which culminated in peace talks in Sweden

Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 10, 2018. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

UN Council votes to send observers to Yemen

Dec 22, 2018 - 2:57 PM

After tough negotiations, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approves the deployment of observers to war-torn Yemen

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Clashes erupt in Yemen's Hodeida in truce violation – official

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Yemen's internationally-recognized government calls on its forces to 'cease fire in Hodeida province and Hodeida city'

CEASEFIRE. A man stands amidst the rubble on December 17, 2018, at a factory damaged during fighting and air strikes, as clashes recently raged between Yemeni Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-aligned Huthis. Photo by AFP

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida despite ceasefire

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:49 PM

At least 29 fighters, including 22 Huthi rebels, are killed in clashes and air strikes in Hodeida province, a pro-government military source told Agence France-Presse

CONTROL. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 8, 2018. AFP file photo

Yemen's warring parties agree Hodeida ceasefire at U.N. talks

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:24 AM

If implemented, the deal on the Hodeida port, a key gateway for aid and food imports, could bring relief to a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine

CEASEFIRE. Yemen's foreign minister Khaled al-Yamani (L) and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam (R) shake hands under the eyes of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C), during peace consultations taking place at Johannesberg Castle in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, on December 13, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Intense talks are continuing on Sanaa airport, shut down for years in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and northern rebels linked to Iran

YEMEN TALKS. A picture shows the international airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on November 23, 2017. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

U.N. chief to attend Yemen peace talks amid de-escalation push

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:28 AM

UN chief Antonio Guterres will 'hold meetings with the two delegations and will address the closing session of this round of consultations'

YEMEN PEACE TALKS. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the New York University Stern School of Business in New York on May 30, 2017. File photo by  Jewel Samad/AFP

U.N. pushes 'de-escalation' in key port, besieged city at Yemen talks

Dec 11, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Aside from Hodeida and Taiz, other issues on the table include humanitarian corridors, the reopening of the defunct international airport in the capital Sanaa, and a massive prisoner swap

YEMEN TALKS. Martin Griffith, Special Envoy for Yemen of the UN Secretary General speaks during a press conference at the Johannesberg Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on December 10, 2018. Photo by Stina Stjernkvist /TT News Agency/AFP

Yemen government says rebels 'not serious' at U.N. talks

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Government representatives, rebel spokesmen, and UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths say the talks are not aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict

CONFLICT. Rana Ghanem, member of a Yemeni government's delegation, speaks to journalists during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden, December 8, 2018. Photo by Henrik Montgomery/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP

Yemen war rivals double down as U.N. talks open

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:27 AM

On the table at the Sweden talks is the fate of Hodeida, the last rebel stronghold on Yemen's Red Sea coast and the conduit for 90% of vital food imports

TALKS. UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths (L) shakes hands with Yemeni delegates during the opening press conference of the Yemeni peace talks at Johannesberg castle in Rimbo, Sweden on December 6, 2018. Photo by StinaStjernkvist/TT News Agency/AFP

Yemen government team heads to crunch peace talks with rebels

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Although no date has been announced for the start of the negotiations, Yemeni government sources say they could begin as early as Thursday, December 6

PEACE TALKS. Members of a Yemeni rebel delegation prepare to fly accompanied by a UN peace envoy, heading for high-stakes talks in Sweden with the government aimed at ending the country's devastating war, on December 4, 2018 in Sanaa. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Sweden talks 'critical opportunity' for Yemen peace – UAE

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The comments from the United Arab Emirates come as UN envoy Martin Griffiths is in the rebel-held capital Sanaa seeking to push forward the planned talks

PEACE TALKS. This file photo shows Yemeni pro-government forces gathering on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida on November 10, 2018.  File photo by AFP

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe' – U.N. aid chief

Dec 01, 2018 - 9:49 PM

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock reiterates the UN's readiness to play a role to ensure that the rebel-held Hodeida port, a key entry point for imports and aid, to remain open

WAR. A Yemeni man pushes 7-year-old Abdullah, who was wounded in a land mine explosion in the Taez province, western Yemen, into their shelter in al-Hamili district on November 29, 2018. AFP Photo

U.N. chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:17 AM

'I don't want to raise too much expectations, but we are working hard in order to make sure that we can start meaningful peace talks still this year,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN CHIEF. This file photo shows Antonio Guterres during a press conference on May 14, 2014 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden – U.S.

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 'are fully on board, by the way'

CLASH. In this file photo, Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018. File photo by AFP

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of U.N. envoy's visit

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

A UN draft resolution on Yemen presented to the Security Council calls for an immediate truce in the battleground port city of Hodeida

CRISIS TALKS. In this file photo, Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport on June 16, 2018 for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where Huthi rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Yemen rebels mobilize to fight ahead of UN envoy visit

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Diplomatic efforts to end the war intensified after clashes escalated in Hodeida, whose port serves as an entry point for nearly all of the country's commercial imports and humanitarian aid

YEMEN'S HODEIDA. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 10, 2018. Photo by AFP

150 killed in battle for Yemen's Hodeida as global alarm grows

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from the strategic Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis at risk of starvation

YEMEN'S HODEIDA. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 10, 2018. Photo by AFP

Clashes reach residential areas in Yemen's Hodeida

Nov 11, 2018 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) Troops entered residential streets in eastern Hodeida with the aim of 'purging them of insurgents'

CLASH. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018. Photo by AFP

At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The World Health Organization estimates nearly 10,000 people have been killed since 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies joined the government's war against the Huthis

U.N. to double food aid to Yemen

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst hunger crisis as government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition battles Huthi rebels

MALNUTRITION. A Yemeni woman shows a child suffering from malnutrition to doctors at a treatment center in a hospital in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah province, on October 25, 2018. Photo by Essa Ahmed/AFP

United Kingdom to urge Security Council action over Yemen

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:17 AM

Conflict-ravaged Yemen is now a 'living hell' for children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top UN official says

YEMEN'S CHILDREN. Yemeni children suffering from a diphtheria infection receive treatment at a hospital in the capital Sanaa, on October 31, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

UN says war-torn Yemen 'living hell' for children

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:54 PM

According to UNICEF, 1.8 million Yemeni children under the age of 5 suffer from acute malnutrition, and the lives of 400,000 severely affected children are under threat

MALNOURISHED. A Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition lies on a bed at a treatment centre in a hospital in the capital Sanaa on October 6, 2018. Photo by Mohaemmed Huwais/AFP

Yemen's infants face starvation as war rages on

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Four years of war between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels have pushed the country to the brink of mass starvation

15 civilians dead in strikes on minibuses in Yemen's Hodeida – U.N.

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Yemeni rebels say the air strikes were by the Saudi-led coalition

Yemen rebels detain dozens of student protesters – activists

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(UPDATED) Shiite Huthi movement detains at least 55 students, including 18 women, near Sanaa University in Yemen

UNREST. A Yemeni protester holds up a sign showing the crossed-out faces of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (R) and his Emirati counterpart Mohamed bin Zayed (L) with a caption in Arabic reading "kill them, cross them, cast them into hell", with the defaced flags of Saudi Arabia (R) and the UAE (L) bearing slogans against them, at a protest against inflation and the rise of living costs in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taez on October 4, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP