Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

World 05/11/19, 10:00

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said ...

Yemeni officials: Blast in capital kills 13

World 04/07/19, 12:59

A large explosion at a warehouse in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Sunday killed at least 13 people, including seven children, and wounded more than 100, local medical officials said.The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who seized control of the capital in 2014, said the Saudi-led coalition had targeted the warehouse with an ...

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

World 04/04/19, 12:24

Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world's worst flare-up.The surge underscores how Yemen, which has ...

UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

World 12/31/18, 11:11

The U.N. food agency on Monday threatened to suspend some aid shipments to Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud in food distribution, warning that the suspension would effect some 3 million people.The World Food Programme's ultimatum was an unprecedentedly strong warning, pointing to ...

Yemen’s UN cease-fire monitors arrive in port of Hodeida

World 12/23/18, 11:31

A U.N. team led by a Dutch officer arrived Sunday at Hodeida to monitor a cease-fire that went into force in the Red Sea port city where Yemen's civil war rivals been fighting for months, according to security officials and witnesses.The team, led by Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, had earlier ...

Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold

World 12/18/18, 06:51

Yemen's key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country's rebels, Yemeni officials said.Fighting subsided as the cease-fire took effect, with only the sporadic sound of automatic weapons fire heard in the city, where the port ...

Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

World 11/21/18, 02:42

An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday.Save the Children said the "conservative" estimate is based on average mortality rates for Severe Acute Malnutrition, which the U.N. says has ...

Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

World 11/19/18, 02:50

A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels says the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts.A Saudi-led coalition has been waging war against the rebels, known as Houthis, to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government to power.The rebel leader, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, says the ...

Report details damage to ancient Yemeni archaeological sites

World 11/15/18, 08:21

A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect Yemenis' "collective memory."In a lengthy report titled "The Degradation of History" released Thursday, Yemen's Mawatana Organization for ...

Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key port city

World 11/11/18, 10:59

Street battles raged on Sunday in several areas of Yemen's contested port city of Hodeida, where a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition is trying to drive out Iran-backed Shiite rebels, officials said.They say airstrikes from warplanes and Apache attack helicopters shook residential neighborhoods throughout the day, while ground forces clashed around the ...

UN: Majority of locals in Yemen’s Hodeida fled amid clashes

World 11/09/18, 11:14

Most of the population of Yemen's Hodeida has been forced to flee amid a Saudi-led coalition offensive to take the key Red Sea port city from Shiite rebels, the United Nations' refugee agency said Friday, as fierce battles continue to rage in the area.Nearly three quarters of Hodeida's estimated 600,000 ...

Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

World 11/04/18, 12:53

Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city, where government backed-troops are launching a major ground assault ...

Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen capital

World 11/02/18, 09:08

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen said Friday it bombed an air base adjacent to the Sanaa international airport allegedly being used by the rebels to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said in TV comments that no flights or international ...

Yemen officials: Coalition set for fresh assault on key port

World 10/24/18, 13:34

The Saudi-led coalition has sent reinforcements to Yemen's west coast ahead of a fresh assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials said Wednesday.The city is a lifeline for international aid deliveries, and the battle to wrest it from the rebels has, like the rest of Yemen's war, ...

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