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Armed Houthi followers ride on the back of a truck after participating in a funeral of Houthi fighters killed in fighting against government forces.(Reuters / File)

Yemen's Houthis say they have attacked Saudi border frontline

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:51 PM IST
If confirmed, the attack would further complicate attempts by the United Nations and the US to establish a ceasefire in a conflict widely seen in the region as a proxy war between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The loss of Marib would be a disaster for the Yemeni government and for Saudi Arabia which has supported it militarily since March 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha/File Photo(REUTERS)
The loss of Marib would be a disaster for the Yemeni government and for Saudi Arabia which has supported it militarily since March 2015. REUTERS/Ali Owidha/File Photo(REUTERS)

Yemen rebels advance on Marib, 65 dead: Military sources

AFP |
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 01:11 PM IST
  • The rebels have taken full control of the northwest Kassara battlefront and made progress on western frontlines despite airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition which backs Yemen's government.
Satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen.(AP)
Satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen.(AP)

Iranian ship said to be Revolutionary Guard base in Red Sea off Yemen attacked

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 04:53 PM IST
  • Iran previously described the MV Saviz as aiding in “anti-piracy” efforts in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb strait, a crucial chokepoint in international shipping.
The AstraZeneca vaccines are licensed and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and will enable health workers and other priority populations vulnerable to Covid-19 to be protected against the virus, UNICEF said.(AP)
The AstraZeneca vaccines are licensed and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and will enable health workers and other priority populations vulnerable to Covid-19 to be protected against the virus, UNICEF said.(AP)

Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines in Yemen a 'game changer': UN official

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Yemen on Wednesday received 360,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility.
People displaced by conflict receive food aid donated by a Kuwaiti charity organisation in the village of al-Haima in the Khokha district of Yemen's war-ravaged western province of Hodeida, on March 20, 2021. (AFP)
People displaced by conflict receive food aid donated by a Kuwaiti charity organisation in the village of al-Haima in the Khokha district of Yemen's war-ravaged western province of Hodeida, on March 20, 2021. (AFP)

More than 2,300 children killed in Yemen war between 2018-2020: Aid agency

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Save the Children's report comes on the heels of a UNICEF statement issued Saturday, saying that eight children were killed and 33 wounded this month alone.
Saudi Arabia condemned the attack in strong terms, saying the assault targeted “the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies.”(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia condemned the attack in strong terms, saying the assault targeted “the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies.”(REUTERS)

Drone strike on Riyadh oil refinery claimed by Houthis sparks fire: Saudi Arabia

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:57 PM IST
  • Earlier on Friday, Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels reported that they’d fired six drones at a facility belonging to Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s oil giant
Smoke and dust rise near buildings from air strikes launched by Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa, Yemen March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah(REUTERS)
Smoke and dust rise near buildings from air strikes launched by Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa, Yemen March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah(REUTERS)

India concerned with escalation in hostilities in Yemen

PTI | , United Natons
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 11:44 AM IST
India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador also condemned the drone and missile attacks launched by Ansarallah into Saudi Arabia.
Houthi attacks into Saudi Arabia have escalated in recent weeks. On March 7, the coalition said a barrage of drones and missiles had been intercepted en route to their targets, which included an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil-loading facility.(AP)
Houthi attacks into Saudi Arabia have escalated in recent weeks. On March 7, the coalition said a barrage of drones and missiles had been intercepted en route to their targets, which included an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil-loading facility.(AP)

Yemeni coalition: Ballistic missiles land in isolated Saudi border

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The coalition later said it had destroyed a bunker for ballistic missiles and launch pads in the northern Yemeni province of Sanaa, from which it says the missiles had been launched, Ekhbariya TV reported.
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, a woman holds her malnourished boy at a feeding center at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. After a visit to Yemen the World Food Program's executive director, David Beasley, warned that his underfunded organization may be forced seek hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations in a desperate bid to stave off widespread famine in the coming months. Beasley told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday, March 10, 2021, that conditions in war-wrecked Yemen are “hell.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, a woman holds her malnourished boy at a feeding center at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. After a visit to Yemen the World Food Program's executive director, David Beasley, warned that his underfunded organization may be forced seek hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations in a desperate bid to stave off widespread famine in the coming months. Beasley told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday, March 10, 2021, that conditions in war-wrecked Yemen are “hell.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)

US resumes aid to Yemen to fight famine

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 08:50 AM IST
The aid concern came as President Joe Biden's envoy to Yemen expressed frustration at the country's Houthi rebels, saying they were focusing on fighting to capture more territory.
But they have also led to "thousands of migrants becoming stranded with little access to basic services or protection," the IOM said. It said it was working with Ethiopian authorities to restart a voluntary repatriation programme for stranded migrants.(AFP)
But they have also led to "thousands of migrants becoming stranded with little access to basic services or protection," the IOM said. It said it was working with Ethiopian authorities to restart a voluntary repatriation programme for stranded migrants.(AFP)

UN urges Houthis to give African migrants access to Yemeni capital

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:41 PM IST
The Sunday blaze at an overcrowded holding facility in Sanaa killed an unconfirmed number of migrants and injured more than 170, over half of them seriously, the International Organization for Migration said.
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)

US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
In a bid to overturn Trump's so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden's government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration
Smoke and dust rise near buildings from what a Reuters witness and residents said was air strikes launched by Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa,.(REUTERS)
Smoke and dust rise near buildings from what a Reuters witness and residents said was air strikes launched by Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa,.(REUTERS)

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after foiling drone attacks: Report

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Sanaa
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:35 PM IST
On Saturday, the coalition said it intercepted seven drones over 24 hours launched towards Khamis Mushait and one towards the southern Saudi city of Jazan.
Saudi-backed government troops repel a Huthi rebel offensive on oil-rich Marib, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2021.(AFP Photo )
Saudi-backed government troops repel a Huthi rebel offensive on oil-rich Marib, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2021.(AFP Photo )

Saudi Arabia says Huthi missile attack on Riyadh thwarted

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:19 AM IST
The Saudi-led coalition said it intercepted a Huthi ballistic missile targeting Riyadh, according to the official SPA news agency.
Ahmadiya Juaidi, 13, drinks a supplemental nutrition shake at malnutrition treatment ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)
Ahmadiya Juaidi, 13, drinks a supplemental nutrition shake at malnutrition treatment ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

16 million Yemenis going hungry, 5 million on the brink of famine: UN aid chief

Reuters | , New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:08 PM IST
United Nations hopes to raise some $3.85 billion at a virtual pledging event to avert what Lowcock says would be a large-scale "man-made" famine, the worst the world will have seen for decades.
Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons during a gathering.(File photo / AP)
Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons during a gathering.(File photo / AP)

Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Houthis as terrorists: UN representative

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Biden's administration has said it would halt US support for the Saudi-backed military campaign but continue to pressure the Houthis.
Acute malnutrition among young children and mothers in Yemen has increased with each year of the conflict, driven by the high rates of disease and rising rates of food insecurity.REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo(REUTERS)
Acute malnutrition among young children and mothers in Yemen has increased with each year of the conflict, driven by the high rates of disease and rising rates of food insecurity.REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo(REUTERS)

At least 400,000 Yemeni children under 5 could die of starvation this year : UN

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • In a report published on Friday, the agencies projected a 22% increase in severe acute malnutrition among children under 5 in Yemen, compared to 2020. Severe acute malnutrition means there is a risk of death from lack of food. Aden, Hodeidah, Taiz and Sanaa are among the worst-hit areas.
United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths(File photo)
United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths(File photo)

UN Yemen envoy makes first visit to Iran to push for peace

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The trip comes just days after President Joe Biden announced that the US will end its support, including some arms sales, of the Saudi-led coalition’s war against the Houthis.
Houthi supporters chant slogans as they attend a demonstration against the United States over its decision to designate the Houthis a foreign terrorist organization in Sanaa, Yemen.(AP)
Houthi supporters chant slogans as they attend a demonstration against the United States over its decision to designate the Houthis a foreign terrorist organization in Sanaa, Yemen.(AP)

US intends to revoke terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthis

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 08:24 AM IST
The United Nations describes Yemen Uas the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its people in need.
The designation of Houthis as a terrorist organization would take effect on 19 January, i.e. the day before Donald Trump leaves office.(Reuters file photo)
The designation of Houthis as a terrorist organization would take effect on 19 January, i.e. the day before Donald Trump leaves office.(Reuters file photo)

Trump administration plans to designate Houthis as terrorists

ANI | , Nicosia
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:13 PM IST
This move is expected to exacerbate further the grave humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The Houthi group is the de facto authority in northern Yemen and aid agencies have to work with it to deliver assistance.(Reuters file photo)
The Houthi group is the de facto authority in northern Yemen and aid agencies have to work with it to deliver assistance.(Reuters file photo)

US plans to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as foreign terror group

Reuters | , Riyadh/washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:33 AM IST
A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Houthi group.
The attack Wednesday took place just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen’s Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.(Reuters)
The attack Wednesday took place just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen’s Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.(Reuters)

Airport in Yemen receives first flight since deadly attack

Sanaa | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:47 PM IST
On Sunday, the airport received a Yemenia airline flight arriving from Sudan’s capital Khartoum, according to Yemen’s state-run SABA news agency.
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more wounded in Wednesday’s attack on Aden airport.(REUTERS)
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more wounded in Wednesday’s attack on Aden airport.(REUTERS)

Saudi-led coalition strikes at Yemen capital after attacks on Aden blamed on Houthis

Aden | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:23 PM IST
The coalition accused the Houthi movement, which it has been fighting for six years, of staging the attack on Aden’s airport and a second one on the presidential palace.
Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at Aden’s airport shortly after a plane carrying the newly-formed Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at Aden’s airport shortly after a plane carrying the newly-formed Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Airport blasts kill 30 as unity govt lands in Yemen

Sana'a | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:58 AM IST
The cabinet members, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, were transferred safely to the city’s presidential palace, the witnesses and Saudi media said.
People run after an explosion at the airport in Aden, Yemen, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed on Wednesday.(AP)
People run after an explosion at the airport in Aden, Yemen, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed on Wednesday.(AP)

Blast at Aden airport kills 16, wounds 60: Yemeni official

Sanaa, Yemen | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:07 PM IST
The source of the blast was not immediately clear and no group claimed responsibility for attacking the airport.
Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at Aden’s airport shortly after a plane carrying the newly-formed Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at Aden’s airport shortly after a plane carrying the newly-formed Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

16 dead in blast in Yemen’s Aden airport, 60 injured

Aden | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The cabinet members, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, were transferred safely to the city’s presidential palace, the witnesses and Saudi media said.
The world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the result of more than five years of brutal conflict, disease, economic collapse and a breakdown of public institutions and services(REUTERS)
The world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the result of more than five years of brutal conflict, disease, economic collapse and a breakdown of public institutions and services(REUTERS)

5 million Yemenis ‘one step away from famine’ in 2021, UN warns

Aden | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:40 AM IST
In a brief statement posted on its official Twitter account, the UN organization said that more than half of Yemen’s overall population could head further into hunger in 2021. An estimated 50,000 people will be living in famine-like conditions in the war-ravaged Arab country during 2021, the statement added.
Smoke billows from the sites of Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen.(REUTERS)
Smoke billows from the sites of Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen.(REUTERS)

Saudi-led coalition carries out air raids on Houthi barracks in Sanaa area, say residents

Aden, Yemen | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces, who control most of north Yemen, have escalated since late May when a ceasefire arrangement prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired.
FILE PHOTO: An employee looks on at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An employee looks on at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:26 PM IST
The kingdom did not immediately acknowledge any attack as videos on social media suggested a fire struck a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah before dawn.
The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help.(Reuters)
The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help.(Reuters)

UN chief says Yemen in imminent danger of famine, warns against unilateral moves

New York | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Aid workers have raised fears that if Washington designates the Houthis a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), it could prevent life-saving aid reaching the country.
The clashes had reopened a new front inside the larger civil war.(REUTERS)
The clashes had reopened a new front inside the larger civil war.(REUTERS)

Yemen: Clashes between government, separatists kill about 50

Sanaa | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 07:08 PM IST
At least 47 fighters were killed and around 90 others were wounded in the clashes centered in Zinjibar, the Abyan provincial capital, and the officials described it as the fiercest in the recent months.
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