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Yemen to become world's poorest country if war continues – U.N.

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:00 AM

'If fighting continues through 2022, Yemen will rank the poorest country in the world,' according to a United Nations Development Programme report

YEMEN WAR. A Yemeni child buys sweets from Majd al-Din al-Shamiri (unseen), a 16 year-old Yemeni who set up a shop in his family's car that was destroyed during the ongoing war in his country, in the Jabal Sabr area of the southwestern city of Taez, on September 28, 2019. File photo by Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP

U.N. probe alleges war crimes, 'endemic impunity' in Yemen

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:27 PM

'The international community must stop turning a blind eye to these violations and the intolerable humanitarian situation,' says Kamel Jendoubi, who heads the Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts

UN PROBE. People inspect the rubble of a destroyed building that was used as a detention center by Yemen's Huthi rebels which was hit by an air strike of the Saudi-led coalition, in Dhamar south of the Huthi-held capital Sanaa on September 1, 2019. AFP photo

40 killed, 260 wounded in clashes in Yemen's Aden

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:01 PM

United Nations humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande says 'it is heart-breaking that during Eid’l Adha, families are mourning the death of their loved ones instead of celebrating together in peace and harmony'

Yemeni supporters of the southern separatist movement pose for a picture with a tank they confiscated from a nearby military base in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on August 10, 2019. Southern separatists in Yemen said on August 10 that they had seized the presidential palace in second city Aden after fierce battles with loyalist forces. The deadly clashes reflect deep divisions between secessionists and loyalist forces, both of whom have fought Shiite Huthi rebels. Nabil HASAN / AFP

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

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

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

No face-to-face meetings at Yemen peace talks

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Yemen's warring parties confirm they are sending high-level delegations to the talks but officials say expectations of a breakthrough are low

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia crown prince over 'sin'

Jun 01, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spearheads a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive

WARNING. A handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 15, 2018 shows Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud attending the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran. Photo by  Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Yemen rebels stage show of force hours after missile attacks on Saudi

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The rebel Huthis confirm they launched the attack via their Al-Masirah television. Among the targets was Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.

BOMBED. A picture taken March 26, 2018 in Um Al-Hammam district in Riyadh shows damages at a home hit by falling shrapnel from Yemeni rebel missiles that were intercepted over the Saudi capital. Photo by Fayez Nuireldine/AFP

Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed by Huthi rebels as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents

'KILLED.' This file photo taken on November 18, 2006 shows Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh arriving at the Elysee Palace in Paris to meet with former French president Jacques Chirac. File/Patrick Kovaric/AFP

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED Crowds converge on Sabaeen Square chanting their vows to resist to the end

Yemeni supporters of the Huthi movement and former president former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, attend rally to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in the capital Sanaa on March 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

In war-torn Yemen, hungry children turn to begging

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Some of the children are already orphans while others are trying to help their parents make ends meet

Yemeni children beg on a street on October 27, 2016 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Yemen raids intensify as UN call to extend truce ignored

Oct 23, 2016 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED The Yemeni government rejects the appeal of the United Nations special envoy saying it is useless because rebels have been ignoring the ceasefire

UN urges renewal of Yemen truce as fighting rages

Oct 23, 2016 - 7:51 AM

Despite the ceasefire fierce gun battles have raged between the Iran backed Huthi rebels and pro government forces along the border with Saudi Arabia over the past two days

In this file photo, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, briefs journalists at the United Nations headquarters in New York, March 23, 2016. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

UN rights chief urges international probe into Yemen violations

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Civilians in Yemen have suffered unbearably over the years from the effects of a number of simultaneous and overlapping armed conflicts says Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

epa05471187 A displaced woman and her children sit inside a makeshift shelter at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northern province of Amran, Yemen, 10 August 2016.According to reports, the United Nations has reported that 2.5 million people in Yemen have been forcibly displaced by violent conflict since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, when the Saudi-led military coalition began bombing the Houthi rebels and their allies across the impoverished Arab country. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

UN's Ban Ki-moon to push peace talks with Yemen warring sides

Jun 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon arrives in Kuwait to meet delegates from the Iran backed rebels and the Yemeni government in a joint session

VISIT FROM THE UN. In this file photo, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference in Manila, Philippines, 22 December 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

UN demands inquiry into Yemen market bombing

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:49 AM

Local sources blame the Saudi led coalition fighting Huthi rebels for carrying out Tuesday s March 15 strike

Saudi-led coalition announces end of Yemen ceasefire

Jan 02, 2016 - 9:25 PM

The ceasefire announced on December 15 had been ended due to continuous rebel attacks on Saudi Arabia cities border posts and hampering of aid operations says the Saudi government

HARD LIFE IN YEMEN. A Yemeni girl (L) holds a jerrycan full of clean water from a donated source in Sana'a, Yemen, December 18, 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Bahrain fighter jet crashes in Saudi near Yemen border

Dec 30, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Saudi Arabia says the fighter jet crashed due to technical error even as rebel forces claim they fired a ballistic missile which hit a target in the same area as the crash

YEMEN CONFLICT. Yemeni workers inspect the damage at a Coca-Cola factory after it was reportedly destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in the capital Sanaa on December 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Final day of Yemen peace talks as ceasefire crumbles

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Negotiators are scrambling to end the spiraling conflict in the country which has killed 5 800 since March

Yemeni army soldiers man a checkpoint amid fears of attacks by Shiite Houthi militants in Sana’a, Yemen, 14 September 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen's Hadi urges rebels to lay down arms

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I am open to all efforts seeking a political solution says Yemen President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

CLASHES. Smoke billows as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi clash with Shiite Huthi rebels near the International airport in the port city of Aden, on May 2, 2015. File photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

Yemen rebels free US, Saudi, British hostages

Sep 21, 2015 - 7:48 AM

Yemeni and US officials say Shiite rebels in Yemen released two Americans two Saudis and a Briton on Sunday September 20 after detaining them for around 6 months

DEFIANCE. Yemeni child supporters of the Shiite Huthi rebel movement chant slogans during a rally to protest against a military offensive by a Saudi-led coalition, on August 24, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. Photo by Mohammed Huwais / AFP

Al-Qaeda blows up Yemen army HQ in stronghold city

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:57 AM

The coalition of Arab states has been carrying out air strikes against Iran backed rebels in Yemen since March but has so far not intervened against Al Qaeda

UN warns of 'storm' of famine in conflict-hit Yemen

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:41 AM

More than 1 2 million children are suffering from moderate to acute malnutrition and over half a million children are severely malnourished

WATER SHORTAGE. Yemenis wait to fill jerrycans with clean water from a water tanker provided by a wealthy Yemeni amid disruption of water supplies in Sana'a, Yemen, 11 May 2015. Photo by EPA.

45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital – medic

Jun 07, 2015 - 6:32 PM

At least 20 civilians and 25 soldiers and officers are killed in four raids that hit Sanaa

Traces of anti-aircraft fire illuminates the sky over the city during alleged airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition as the coalition warplanes intensifed their raids on Houthi-controlled military posts in Sana'a, Yemen, 03 June 2015. The exiled Yemeni government of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to attend peace talks in Geneva with the Iran-backed Houthi Group in a bid to resolve the crisis currently gripping the Arab impoverished country. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment

May 03, 2015 - 6:45 PM

This is the anti Huthi Saudi led coalition s first ground deployment in Yemen amid increasing criticism against its operation

Smoke billows as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi clash with Shiite Huthi rebels near the International airport in the port city of Aden, on May 2, 2015. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:27 PM

In its previous toll WHO had listed 944 deaths and 3 487 injuries as of April 17

A general view shows smoke rising from a large explosion during heavy clashes between Presidential guards and Houthis in Sanaa, Yemen, 19 January 2015. Stringer/EPA

Yemen rebels demand complete end to attacks

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Saudi led warplanes launch new strikes on rebel positions in Taez as the coalition warns it stands ready to counter any advance by the rebels

Members of the Shiite Huthi movement sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 18, 2015. Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff on January 17, 2015 in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Intense Yemen bombing, Qaeda attack after UN peace call

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The United Nations says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes in the war which has also killed six Saudi security personnel in border skirmishes

According to reports, many Yemenis were affected by the airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels, as they are facing shortage of water and food. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Iran presents Yemen peace plan to UN

Apr 18, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The Iranian proposal calls for a ceasefire and immediate end to all foreign military attacks the urgent delivery of humanitarian and medical aid a resumption of political talks and the formation of a national unity government