Yemen

Bahraini officer killed in Yemen

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Bahrain announced on Friday the death of one of its officers participating in the US-backed Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen, added to other officers and soldiers killed in Yemen in an earlier time. In a statement posted on its Twitter account late Thursday, the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) mourned the death of ”staff warrant officer Jumma Mubarak ...

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Yemen gets aid amid UN funding cuts

ADEN: The last of three large shipments of medical supplies landed in Yemen on Friday, organizers of the cargo flights said, following a joint initiative by the world organization and multinational corporations to boost the war-devastated country’s health care system as it battles the coronavirus. The shipments represent a different path to humanitarian relief in Yemen as the United Nations faces ...

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Saudi Arabia lost the war to Iran: ex-Yemeni minister

He tweeted, “When we evaluate the performance of the regional powers in the Yemeni war, we find that the beneficiaries are Iran and the UAE, however the loser is Saudi Arabia.” Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said in an interview with Aljazeera that Saudi Arabia should admit defeat in Yemen ...

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Saudi groups step up Yemen relief role

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Yemen with kidney dialysis machines with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). It will benefit 2,400 patients at a rate of 150,000 kidney dialysis sessions. KSRelief has, since its inception to date, implemented 477 health sector projects in all of Yemen’s governorates. The Saudi Development and ...

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Queue through the night: Yemen sees severe fuel shortage in Houthi-held areas

In Sanaa, the queues for petrol stretch as far as the eye can see. They are so long that drivers spend several nights in their cars before reaching the station for a refill. When they get to the end of the line, the petrol may not even be available. According to the vice chairman of the Red Sea Ports Corporation, ...

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Ould Sheikh: Houthis Blocked Agreement on Peace Proposal in Yemen

A roadmap for peace in Yemen exists but parties to the conflict need to build confidence among themselves and launch it, according to UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. “Today, I would like to announce, for the first time, that we were about to reach agreement on a peace proposal, developed in consultation with the parties, but ...

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Yemen crisis: An Iranian-Saudi battleground?

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Yemen is fast descending into a violent cauldron where the competing interests of Shia Houthi rebels, Sunni tribes, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states, Iran, al-Qaeda and now Islamic State are forming a toxic mix. The situation has got so bad that the US and UK have closed their embassies and evacuated their staff, while ...

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IS suicide bomb kills 48 Yemen soldiers in payday queue

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide bomber has killed at least 48 soldiers and wounded another 84 in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. The soldiers were queuing up to receive salaries near al-Sawlaban military base when the attacker struck. The bomber immersed himself in the crowd of soldiers at the base in al-Arish district, an official said. So-called ...

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Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens during payday gathering

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide bomber has killed at least 35 soldiers and wounded dozens at an army base in southern Yemen, officials say. The attack happened while soldiers had gathered to receive their salaries at a barracks in the city of Aden, which is controlled by pro-government forces. Some estimates put the death toll as high as 50, ...

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Yemen conflict: Saudis blame funeral hall bombing on mistake

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Image copyrightAPImage captionAt least 140 people were killed in the bombing Yemen conflict Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom? ‘Most people here die in silence’: Inside the fight to save Yemen’s health system Practising medicine under fire in Yemen A young girl and a city struggling for life The Saudi-led coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen ...

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