Yemen

12 Houthis and 4 loyalists were killed in the battle for southern Yemen province

Yemeni loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition battled Sunday to oust Iran-backed militia group from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks, with at least 16 reported dead. Ground fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed 12 Houthis in Daleh province, military sources said. Four loyalists were also killed. Daleh is one of five ...

A rare cyclone CHAPALA hit Yemeni island killing at least 3 islanders

A rare tropical cyclone, named CHAPALA hit Yemeni island of Socotra on Monday, which has killed at least 3 islanders and injuring hundreds of people. “Three people were killed, around 100 have been injured and hundreds of families were forced to leave their homes in coastal regions for the mountains,” a local official said. Socotra is located in the Arabian Sea and ...

International report documents crimes committed by al-Houthi militia, Saleh group

The Yemeni Coalition to Monitor Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) has issued a report documenting a series of crimes committed by the Houthi militia and Saleh group. The report is a product of one year of hard work by the YCMHR field monitors who worked in a very difficult and challenging environment, sometimes risking their own lives to document gross violations ...

Human Rights activists roundly condemn Houthi militia’s atrocities against women in Yemen

Arab and Yemeni human rights defenders and activists have condemned in the strongest possible terms the brutal atrocities, crimes and violations committed by the Houthi militia and group of deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh against the women in Yemen. Speakers condemned these human rights abuses terming them as “bereft of human sense” and said the perpetrators had no regard for ...

Airstrikes killed 28 at Yemen wedding party

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shia rebels hit a wedding party on Monday in south western Yemen, which killed at least 28 people and dozens are wounded. Many of the victims were women and children, according to Yemeni security officials. Witnesses said the aircraft targeted two tents where the wedding party was held for a local man with the Houthis. Yemeni officials ...

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 21, 2015, on page 1.

Yemen’s Houthis flew two U.S. citizens and one Briton they held for several months to Oman Sunday, sources in the group said, in what appears as a goodwill gesture ahead of talks with the United Nations on efforts to end nearly six months of fighting. The three Westerners had been held by the Houthis since the early days of a ...

Saudi-led air strike killed at least 36 in Yemen

An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition targeted a bomb-making factory, which killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday according to residents. Almost 4,500 people, including 1,950 civilians, have died since the coalition started its campaign in March and that there is now a humanitarian “catastrophe,” according to the UN. “The ...

Houthi rockets killed at least 14 civilians in Yemen

Houthi militants fired rockets which killed at least 14 civilians in the Yemeni Highlands city of Taiz. Resident of Taiz told reporters that most of the victims were children. “The situation is awful and the fighting is happening on many fronts. All the hospitals have closed except for one, so there’s a shortage of medical care. Two rockets fell on the Deluxe neighborhood, killing 14 people, among ...

Loyalist forces chase Yemen rebels after seizing airbase

Pro-government forces pursued fleeing Shia Houthi fighters in south Yemen Wednesday, military sources said, as they looked to press recent gains against the rebels, including the retaking of a key airbase. Soldiers loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi wrested control Tuesday of Al-Anad airbase in Lahj province — one of Yemen’s largest military facilities — from the Houthis, and ...

13 million people in Yemen struggling to find enough to eat, Oxfam says

Since March, nearly 25,000 people a day have slipped into hunger in Yemen, and every second person – or nearly 13 million people – is now struggling to find enough to eat, according to Oxfam. Conflict, air strikes and a naval blockade have killed thousands in the country, and reduced people to begging and polishing shoes in rubble-filled cities where ...

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