Yemen

Car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, causing an unknown number of casualties, officials say. There are conflicting reports over who was the target of the attack. AP says it was targeting the homes of several Shia Houthi rebel leaders, but Reuters reports that a group of mourners were hit, wounding 28 people. Shia Houthi rebel ...

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Arab warplanes continue strikes on Houthis: residents

Arab warplanes continue strikes on Houthis: residents | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR ­ More than 20 airstrikes by Arab forces hit targets controlled by Houthi rebels across Yemen late Sunday, residents said. An Arab military coalition has been bombing the Houthis for three months to restore the country’s exiled government and fend off what they see ...

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Anti-Houthi forces in Yemen seize Saudi border crossing

­ Army forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled president seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia Tuesday, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country’s dominant Houthi group. The Houthis and their allies in Yemen’s army control three other crossings with the kingdom, which has led an anti-Houthi alliance in a three-month bombing campaign against ...

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Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 positions across Yemen

Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 Houthi militia positions across Yemen late on Sunday, according to residents. Three raids on the Houthi-controlled international airport in Aden were reported, as well as strikes in Hajja province along Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters news agency. Houthi militias have repeatedly clashed with Saudi forces on the border in recent weeks. ...

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The peace talks have sparked some hope among Yemen for an early resolution to the conflict

UN-sponsored negotiations on the Yemen crisis have started in Geneva, with the aim of ending the bloody conflict in the country. Representatives from Yemen’s exiled government, the Houthi fighters, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General Peoples’ Congress and other opposition groups are expected to attend the talks in Switzerland, which began on Monday morning. Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesperson, said the Houthi delegation ...

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Yemen rebels head to Geneva as their forces gain ground

  SANAA: A delegation of Yemeni rebels headed Sunday for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva as their forces gained ground by seizing a provincial capital near the border with Saudi Arabia. After repeatedly delaying their departure, the delegation left from capital Sanaa aboard a U.N. plane for the Swiss city, where the talks are due to start Monday, a day ...

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Casey Coombs, an American hostage was released in Yemen

One of four Americans held by Houthi rebels in civil war-torn Yemen has been released, the US State Department says. Casey Coombs, a freelance journalist, was flown to Oman where he was met by the US ambassador. Last week, the Washington Post reported that at least four Americans were being held by Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, a video of a Frenchwoman kidnapped in ...

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Yemen may not emerge intact from war

Yemen may never emerge as a united country from a civil war pitting a northern Shiite militia and its allies in the army against fighters in the mostly Sunni south. The latest conflict, now in its third month, has exacerbated long-standing grievances that are regional but also increasingly religious in a country whose unity has always been frail. Secessionist sentiment ...

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Clashes in southern Yemen, Peace talks postponed

There have been fierce clashes in southern Yemen, reportedly leaving dozens of people dead and wounded. In the city of Dhalea, militiamen allied to the exiled government have retaken positions from Houthi rebels. But in Taiz, to the west, the rebels are reported to have pushed back their opponents in heavy street fighting. Earlier, Yemeni officials said UN-sponsored peace talks ...

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Yemeni Houthis back U.N. peace talks

The leader of Yemen’s rebels has backed U.N.-hosted peace talks on the conflict roiling the country, hours after the world body announced they would start in Geneva next week. The talks are aimed at defusing the deepening crisis in the southern Arabian Peninsula, where Saudi-led forces killed at least 15 Houthis in the latest airstrikes of a campaign to restore ...

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