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Yemen Violence

Hundreds Of Families Trapped By Fierce Fighting In Yemen's City Of Aden

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running ...

Yemen: Backing Saudis = Unleashing Al Qaeda

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

Yemen is the latest mishap where the American assisted Saudi bombardment of the Houthis (along with killing 1,000 civilians) has skidded to a sudden stop just short of the abyss. Washington policy is now stranded in no-man's-land with no way forward or back -- yet having already incurred major damage.

Fighting Gets Worse In Yemen Despite Saudi Pledge To Halt Campaign

Reuters | Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

ADEN/CAIRO, April 26 (Reuters) - Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Sau...

Saudis Bomb Yemen Despite Declaring End To Air Campaign

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari Mohammed Mukhashef CAIRO/ADEN, April 22 (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announce...

Huge Explosions From Airstrikes Rock Yemeni Capital

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's cap...

UN Launches $274 Million Appeal For Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen intensified on Friday, with bombings in the capital, Sanaa, and ...

UN Chief Calls For Ceasefire As Yemen Crisis Grows

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

(Adds more comments from Ban, background) By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-Gener...

UN Envoy To Yemen Resigns Amid Crisis

AP | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s special envoy to Yemen has stepped down after four years of efforts at a peaceful political transition in the Arab w...

Half Of Yemen's Population Is Going Hungry As Violence Worsens

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening violence in Yemen has made almost half the country's popula...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Leader Killed In U.S. Airstrike

AP | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

April 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Yemen announced on Tuesday that a top Saudi leader in the organization has been killed by a U.S. air strike, accordin...

Saudi Arabia Dismisses Iran Calls For Yemen Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | World

(Refiles fixing byline) By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Angus McDowall ADEN/RIYADH, April 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia dismisse...

First Medical Aid Flights Land In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 10 (Reuters) - The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in the capital Sanaa on Fri...

Charlotte Alfred

For Most People, There's No Way Out Of Yemen's Conflict

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

Trying to get out of Yemen’s conflict alive presents some stark choices. Airports are closed. Many roads are impassible. There is the ocean, but...

At Least 74 Children Have Been Killed In Yemen Fighting, Says UN Agency

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfoldin...

Fighting Leaves Streets In Yemen's Aden Littered With Bodies

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pitched fighting intensified Monday in Yemen's second-largest city, Aden, leaving streets littered with dead bodies, as Shiite r...

12 Powerful Photos That Show The Utter Devastation In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the government of President Hadi in Yemen continued unabated on Monday, while fighter jets from a c...

Fighting In Yemen Continues As Gun Battles And Heavy Shelling Hit Aden

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

By Mohammad Mukhashaf ADEN, April 5 (Reuters) - Houthi fighters and allied army units clashed with local militias in the southern Yeme...

UN: More Than 500 Killed In Yemen Fighting, Thousands Flee

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Violence in Yemen has killed an estimated 519 people the past two weeks, 90 of them children, and tens of thousands are fleeing ...

Al Qaeda Militants Storm Yemeni Jail, Free About 300 Inmates

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida militants in Yemen stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla early Thursday, freeing about 300 inmates, inclu...

The Death Toll Mounts In Yemen As Airstrikes And Fighting Continue

AP | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

ADEN, Yemen, March 31 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi militiamen and allied army units shelled Aden overnight while Saudi-led coalition jets bombed their p...

Gulf Alliances: Regional States Hedge Their Bets

James Dorsey | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces from gaining power, symbolizes the Gulf's new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement, rather than replace, the regional US security umbrella.

Fighting And Airstrikes Continue Throughout Yemen As Dialogue Remains Distant

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Sami Aboudi ADEN, March 29 (Reuters) - Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour...

Saudi Arabia: Yemen's President Arrives In Saudi Capital

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi state TV says Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Al-Ekhbariy...

Egypt Officials: Ground Operation Planned In Yemen

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shii...

Yemen's Power Struggle Escalates As Houthis Seize Strategic City

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

* Houthis take over parts of Taiz-residents * Anti-aircraft guns open fire at plane over Aden * Conflict may pit Gulf Ar...