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Saudi Arabia says it has been targeted by some 90 ballistic missiles launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies since launching a war against them three years ago. Sunday night's launch saw one Egyptian killed and two others wounded in Riyadh by a missile fragment, marking ...
It's now been three years of war in Yemen. Meet Ahmed - he is only 14 but has a thousand reasons to end this inhuman war. In a camp for people forced to flee their homes due to the war in Abs district, Hajjah governorate, Ahmed lives with his younger brother and three sisters. He is only 14 but has a ...

Yet for tens of thousands of migrants escaping economic or political distress in Somalia and Ethiopia, Yemen remains a destination of choice, or at least a key transit point en route to the Gulf states. Whether fleeing to or from Yemen via the Horn of Africa – more than 37,000 Yemenis travelled to Djibouti in ...
MARIB, Yemen - The camp did not feel like a refuge, in a parched patch of nowhere by a bare, black hill. There was nothing in the way of distractions for the displaced people sheltering in tents here, like a playground, a store, a cafe; nothing to prevent thoughts drifting to the war and the dead. Three years ...
Within just one month, more than 1.8 million people had been forced to flee their homes, becoming internally displaced within Yemen. There was a glimmer of hope when the airport reopened, and people were able to both come back and to travel abroad for medical treatment, education and other purposes ...
Sanaa, Yemen - Suha Salem tries to hide her pain and anguish, but the suffering inflicted upon her by Yemen's relentless three-year-war is etched on her face. As her eyes shift from left to right, the conflict has devastated nearly every neighbourhood in the densely populated capital, she says, with death ...

Human rights advocates and Yemeni activists are voicing their frustration after a US Senate resolution to end the United States' involvement in the destructive and deadly war in Yemen was rejected. The Senate voted 55-44 on Tuesday against the motion, which called for an end to US military aid to ...
The third anniversary of the Saudi intervention in Yemen falls this weekend, with no sign of peace. The conflict began in 2014, when the Houthis, Shia rebels from the country's north, seized the nation's capital and ousted the Saudi-backed ruler, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who lives in exile in Riyadh.
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East is reeling under severe humanitarian crisis fuelled by the protracted conflict between Houthi rebels and Saudi coalition backed forces. The war has already claimed thousands of lives, and the situation has been further exacerbated by the coalition ...
“The upsurge in fighting in the south-western Governorate of Taiz is of particular concern. Civilians are under fire on all sides, as Houthi and affiliated forces carry out sniper attacks and indiscriminate shelling, and the Saudi-led Coalition continues to conduct airstrikes,” Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein said.
The nearly 3-year-old Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 2 million and helped spawn a devastating cholera epidemic in the Arab world's poorest country. Amid its humanitarian crises, Yemen's culture and historical sites have also been affected. The Awwam Temple links a region ...
Before Yemen's civil war erupted in early 2015, the 56-year-old could rely on his extended family and tribe for support. But since being diagnosed with leprosy, such bonds have begun to fray with the vicious conflict testing centuries-old Yemeni traditions. Many leprosy sufferers told Al Jazeera they had ...
In a city that has grown painfully accustomed to loss, Umm Riyadh's personal death toll has shocked residents of Taiz in south-western Yemen. Shortly after the launch of an operation by pro-government forces to break the Houthi rebel siege on the city last month, Umm Riyadh received the news that her ...
Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war. The Awwam Temple links a region now on the front lines of the Saudi-led war against Shiite rebels to Arabia's pre-Islamic past, a time of spice ...
At a wind-swept camp for those displaced by Yemen's war, a young Yemeni woman named Leemi, who supports her child and eight others, gratefully accepted aid from Saudi Arabia. That's even after she said a Saudi-led airstrike destroyed her home near Sirwah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the ...
The humanitarian crisis caused by Yemen's civil war is growing more desperate every day. The UN says 47,000 people have been displaced in the past month alone. Many families, whose homes have been destroyed, are now living in caves as a result of the war - they are facing harsh living conditions, ...
“We oppose his visit in an official capacity because of the accusations of war crimes in relation to the matter of Yemen,” Sharif said. “It would not be good for us, Britain… to be receiving brutal dictators such as this man. “If he wants to submit to the UK authorities to answer to war crimes, he is welcome,” she ...

As separatists surrounded Yemen's de facto capital of Aden on Jan. 30, speculation grew about whether Russia would pick a side in the conflict or, in a more likely scenario, offer to intercede as a mediator. Just a week before, Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi — who is both the Yemeni deputy prime minister and ...
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) Yemen's civil war has raged for three years now — famine is imminent and 10,000 civilians have died. For the Saudi-backed government forces, this treacherous mountainside is the frontline in their fight against the Houthi rebels. Show more VR videos. © 2018 Cable News Network.
Yemen's war is having a pernicious effect on regional stability, raising tensions with Tehran as well as threatening millions of people with starvation and disease. Thousands of civilians have already been killed in the fighting, millions are starving and many survivors are also at risk from cholera, aid ...
Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden has been gripped by days of fighting after armed separatist forces - backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - moved against the internationally recognised government. Fighters from the Southern Resistance Forces (SRF), the armed wing of the Southern ...
Clashes between forces loyal to Yemen's president and southern separatists have continued in Aden, with both sides now using tanks and heavy artillery. The interior ministry had earlier said calm had been restored and had urged people to go about their daily lives. On Sunday, separatist units - who seek ...
After relentless Saudi-led air raids near their home in northwest Yemen, the Ruzaiq family packed up their belongings and fled to the relative safety of Hudaida port on the Red Sea. But with no money or relatives to shelter them, the 18-member family joined a growing number of displaced Yemenis living on or next to the ...
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has pledged $1.5bn (£1.1bn) in new humanitarian aid for the country. It will also increase the capacities of Yemeni ports to receive aid and cargo shipments, and set up 17 "safe-passage corridors" for humanitarian groups. Three years of conflict and a blockade ...
Yemen's war pits a Saudi-led coalition allied with the internationally recognized government against Shiite Houthi rebels, who are allied with Iran and control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa. Overnight and into the morning, coalition airstrikes around the Houthi stronghold of Saada in ...
The announcement underscores rising tensions between Hadi's government, which is supported by Saudi Arabia, and the southern separatists, who are backed by the UAE. The UAE entered Yemen's war in March 2015 as part of a Saudi-led coalition after Houthi rebels, traditionally based in the northwest ...
A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has pledged $1.5bn (£2bn) in new humanitarian aid for the country. It will also increase the capacities of Yemeni ports to receive aid and cargo shipments, and set up 17 "safe-passage corridors" for humanitarian groups. Three years of conflict and a blockade imposed ...
Over 32,000 Yemenis were forced to flee their homes in the past two months, the United Nations refugee agency has said, just as the war is weeks away from entering its third year. They join some two million Yemenis already displaced by the war, the UNHCR said in a statement. "The arrival of winter in ...
... Yemen and refused to sign the Gulf initiative and participate in the Government of National Reconciliation. Having colluded with the now deceased President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis carried out a military coup in Sana'a on September 21, 2014 and seized power, leading to a devastating civil war, ...
Germany has stopped arms exports to countries involved in the Yemen war, a spokesman said on Friday, in one of the first apparent foreign policy changes linked to talks on forming a new government. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that the Federal Security Council was no longer issuing ...
AFPSAN'A (AFP-Jiji) — The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the United Nations' children's agency said on Tuesday. In a report unveiled in San'a, UNICEF said nearly 2 million Yemeni children were out ...
The Houthis control most of northern Yemen, and the Saudi alliance - supported by the United States and United Kingdom - launched military operations in March 2015 to drive them out. The war has decimated the Arab world's poorest nation with more than 10,000 people killed, disease proliferating, and ...
More than 22 million Yemenis – nearly 80 per cent of the population - now require humanitarian aid and more than a third of those are at risk of famine, the UN has said. Nearly three years of war between Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and a pro-government military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has cost ...
The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children's agency. In a report unveiled on Tuesday, Unicef said nearly 2 million Yemeni children were out of school, a quarter of them since the ...
Ruwayshan, the Minister of the Interior, was working with Hilal in negotiating between Yemen's various factions to end the war. The Ruwayshan family ..... In May, the Saudi foreign minister committed to expanding the no-strike list in Yemen and promised to abide by the laws of armed conflict. But, in a single ...
It's very hard hitting and very critical of all of the parties in the war in Yemen," Al Jazeera diplomatic editor James Bays said. "The report talks about beatings, electrocutions, constrained suspension, and it talks about something called the cage which is confinement in a cage in the sunlight and the denial of ...
"The armed conflict in Yemen has escalated since autumn 2017, and there are major concerns about the humanitarian situation." In 2016, Norwegian exports of weapons and ammunition to the UAE rose to 79 million Norwegian crowns ($9.7m) from 41 million in 2015, Statistics Norway data showed.
For more than 1,000 days now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting rebels, known as Houthis (supported by Iran), and forces fighting for former President Ali Abdullah Saleh (who was killed in December) against fighters loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi (supported by Saudi ...
More than three years into civil war, the Yemeni people are suffering from the fastest-spreading cholera epidemic in history, while millions are on the brink of famine -- a crisis worsened by a Saudi blockade. William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Stephen ...
The US has said that "there is no military solution to end the war in Yemen" and believes that the best way to end the crisis is through "aggressive diplomacy". In a briefing on Thursday, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tim Lenderking also said that US President Donald Trump's administration believes ...
Along a narrow road in Yemen, choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers, lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war. The Awwam Temple links a region now on the front lines of the Saudi-led war against Shiite rebels to Arabia's pre-Islamic past, a time of spice ...
They are suffering the world's largest humanitarian crisis caused by almost three years of civil war, with seemingly no end in sight to the crisis for millions of Yemenis. The proxy conflict is between the region's strongest powers, Iran and Saudi Arabia, along with its allies. The UN says it's alarmed by the ...
The thousand-day war in Yemen has embroiled nearly a dozen nations, most of them allied closely with Saudi Arabia. That means most of them are, by extension, allied against Iran, which stands accused of arming the Houthis. Of particular concern, the commander of U.S. Central Command told reporters ...
Germany and Norway have recently announced they would stop selling weapons to countries in the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen. But the US told Business Insider that it has no intentions of halting weapons sales or support for the coalition. The war in Yemen has caused mass starvation and ...
Finland looks set to halt all arms sales to the United Arab Emirates after images have emerged showing the UAE using Finnish-made weapons in Yemen's civil war. All eight candidates in Finland's presidential elections vowed this week to halt arms sales to the UAE if elected in February.
The Saudi-led coalition is waging total war on Yemen in a bid to defeat the guerrilla group, the Houthis or the Helpers of God. The Houthis took ...
"Before the war, they were 300 Yemeni rials ($1.2; £0.90), now they're 600. No-one can afford the food here," he said, with a sigh of resignation ...
In a rare exercise of its war-making role, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly passed a resolution explicitly stating that ...
The United States is helping Saudi Arabia commit "war crimes" in Yemen, according to US Congressman Ro Khanna. In an exclusive interview ...
We comply with the law of armed conflict and take all reasonable precautions ... that has flourished in Yemen's almost three-year-old civil war.


 

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