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Saudi in defence talks with Oman

Saudi Arabia’s vice minister of defense visited Oman on Monday and met with ruler Sultan Qaboos, Omani state news agency ONA reported, following a deal to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen. The Saudi defense ministry said Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of the king, would …

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Saudi brokered deal to include Yemen separtists

A preliminary deal between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle in Aden will see the separatists included in a new technocrat cabinet and both sides’ forces placed under government control, sources said. The Saudi-brokered arrangement, an advanced version of which was seen by Reuters, is …

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Diesel cargo makes it to Yemen from UAE

The third UAE cargo ship carrying 7,200 tonnes of diesel arrived in the Yemeni port of Mukalla in Hadramaut governorate. The fuel consignment will help meet the local energy needs in the governorate. Mohamed Al Amoudi, Undersecretary for Technical Affairs in Hadramaut Governorate, hailed the UAE assistance, thanking the country’s …

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Saudi Arabia in defence talks with US

Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister said on Thursday he discussed regional security and military cooperation with senior U.S. government officials at a time of heightened tension with Iran following last month’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Saudi Arabia and the United States blamed common foe Tehran for the Sept. 14 …

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In bold move Houthis release detainees unilaterally

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move welcomed by the United Nations envoy, who hoped it would lead to further progress on an agreed prisoner exchange deal. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which facilitated the release, said 290 Yemeni …

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Fuel shortage hits Yemen admist fighting

A fuel shortage is deepening Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, forcing drivers to wait for days in queues that stretch back from some petrol stations as far as the eye can see. The new shortage is just one of many problems causing suffering in the civil war being fought by the Iran-aligned …

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Possible Houthi attack on Saudi border

Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out an attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured several army officers, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi Arabian authorities. The Houthis’ military spokesman said in a statement that three “enemy military brigades …

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Houthis, Saudis, exchange fire in Yeeni theatre

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said. The strikes came four days after the Houthis, a group aligned with Iran, said they would stop aiming missile and drone attacks at …

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Iran ready now for Yemeni peace talks

Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, after weekend attacks on Saudi oil sites claimed by Yemeni forces aligned with Tehran. “I’m herewith announcing that Iran is fully prepared to …

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Yemeni peace talks begin in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces, a Yemeni official said on Wednesday. The fight for Yemen’s south has opened a new front in a multi-tiered war …

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UN report condemns, US, France, UK in Yemeni war

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday. U.N. investigators compiled a secret list of possible international war crimes …

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Infighting among Yemen’s Arab coalition

Southern Yemeni separatists said they arrested dozens of government loyalists in Aden on Saturday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s forces withdrew from the port city following air strikes by the United Arab Emirates. The outbreak of hostilities between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and the UAE-backed separatists is the latest twist in …

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Hotuhis launch new missile attack on Saudis

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport with a cruise missile on Wednesday, the group’s military spokesman said in a tweet. Spokesman Yahya Saria said the missile targeted plane hangars and led to air traffic being halted at the airport. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said a …

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UAE denies Yemeni breach of coalition charges

The United Arab Emirates has expressed its regret and categorical rejection of allegations it is facing in light of ongoing developments in Aden, affirming its firm stance as a Coalition partner and determination to continue exerting all efforts to de-escalate the current situation in Yemen. This statement followed comments by …

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American drone shot out of Yemeni skies

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said …

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Houthis claim new attack on Saudi oilfield

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities or state oil giant Aramco. A Saudi-led coalition is battling the Iran-aligned Houthis to try to restore …

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Houthis launch fresh drone attacks on Saudi

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched drone attacks on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border, the Houthis’ al-Masirah TV said on Twitter on Tuesday. There was no mention of the attack in Saudi Arabia’s official media and Saudi officials could not immediately be reached for …

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Saudi-led coalition takes on Aden separtists

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the port city, fracturing the alliance that had been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. The infighting, which broke out on Aug. 8 to control the port city which serves as …

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Yemen agriculture weathers storms with UAE help

On a yearly basis, Yemen’s Socotra experiences a ruthless south-west monsoon season ripping through the archipelago’s lands, leading to the closure of its air and sea ports. This year, fruit plantations developed by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation have survived May’s hurricane-strength winds, enabling Socotran farmers to develop …

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UAE providing care and comfort to Yemenis

In implementation to the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), the Council organises a humanitarian initiative to collect toys for Yemeni children. Reem Abdullah …

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