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Hopes of peace in Yemen as President hands power to new presidential council

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Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has been replaced by a newly formed presidential council in a bid to support UN efforts to end the country's seven-year civil war. Analysts have called the announcement a "b...

Saudi-led coalition to halt military operations in Yemen as UN urges truce

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said late on Tuesday it would halt military operations from Wednesday, following a United Nations call for a truce during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. ...

The Exxon Valdez spill was a nightmare. A looming environmental disaster in Yemen could be even worse

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Christopher Reddy is an associate scientist and director of the Coastal Ocean Institute at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has advised government agencies on oil spills and their environmental impact. Th...

Yemen rebels launch wide strikes on Saudi sites; none hurt

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The attacks did not cause casualties, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said, but damaged civilian vehicles and homes in the area. The salvo also came as Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco ...

Angelina Jolie arrives in Yemen to aid refugee crisis amid Ukraine war: ‘We cannot be selective’

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Jolie, 46, emphasized the need to support all displaced families and refugees as she arrived in the capital city of Yemen on Sunday amid the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The U.N. refugee agency said i...

Ex-German soldiers arrested for trying to create paramilitary unit to fight in Yemen

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Berlin Two former German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to create a paramilitary unit to fight in Yemen's civil war, prosecutors said Wednesday. The men -- identified as Arend-Adolf G. and Ach...

Decaying oil tanker off Yemen could disrupt clean water supply for 9 million people

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The "increasingly likely" possibility of a massive oil spill from a decaying tanker stranded in the Red Sea could disrupt supplies of clean water to the equivalent of more than 9 million people, according to a new s...

UN ends Yemen war crimes probe in defeat for Western states

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Bahrain, Russia and other members of the UN Human Rights Council pushed through a vote on Thursday to shut down the body's war crimes investigations in Yemen, in a stinging defeat for Western states who sought to kee...

Top US spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq represent greater terrorist threat than Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, eve...

Fact check: Psaki claims US doesn’t ‘have a presence on the ground’ in Yemen and Somalia

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Washington As the war in Afghanistan came to a stark end Monday, the Biden administration now faces questions over the level of risk the US and other Western countries face with the Taliban taking control of the coun...

Houthi strikes on Yemen base kill at least 30, spokesman says

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At least 30 soldiers were killed and 60 wounded on Sunday in Houthi strikes on a military base belonging to forces of the Saudi-led coalition in southwest Yemen, a spokesman for the southern forces and medical sourc...

42 migrants dead after boat from Yemen capsizes off Djibouti coast

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At least 42 migrants have died after a boat they were travelling in from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, East Africa, during the early hours of Monday morning, the United Nations' International Office for ...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

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Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV Saviz, suspected to have been carried out by Israel — though Tehran did not immediately blamed its regional archenemy. The assault came as Iran and world powers ...

Saudi Arabia announces new ceasefire offer to end Yemen war

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Abu Dhabi, UAE Saudi Arabia's top diplomat announced on Monday a proposal to end the six-year conflict in Yemen, including an offer of a ceasefire and political agreement with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who contro...

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

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Dubai, UAEThe Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of airstrikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country's north, including the capital Sanaa and the port of Salif on the Red S...

Houthis say they’ve seized majority control of key city in Yemen

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Yemen's Houthi rebels have taken control of 10 out of 14 districts of the strategic northern city of Marib, the Houthi deputy foreign minister, Hussein al-Ezzi, told CNN Wednesday. Despite this, Marib's key city ce...

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