Yemen

humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen

A five-day humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen overnight Monday, hours after forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country’s largest air base north of Aden. The fighting at the al-Anad base, 50 km from the southern port city, and lack of a clear acceptance to its terms by the Iranian-allied Houthi movement ...

Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias

Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias who clashed with pro-government fighters in the south on Sunday. The warplanes bombs targeted at the Iran-backed militias and their allies, forces loyal to deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Aden and Lahj provinces. The Arab-led coalition said earlier this week that they did not receive a request from Hadi’s government to stop attacks, ...

Saudi-led air strike killed at least 30 in the southern Yemen

Saudi-led air strike has killed at least 30 people in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. It is yet unsure how many of the dead were civilians or Houthi rebels who caught the capital, Sanaa last year, and insisted on President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi being banished. Up to 3,000 people have been killed since the Saudi-led attacks began in ...

An American taken by rebels is released

One of four Americans held by Houthi rebels in civil war-torn Yemen has been released, the US State Department says. Casey Coombs, a freelance journalist, was flown to Oman where he was met by the US ambassador. Last week, the Washington Post reported that at least four Americans were being held by Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, a video of a Frenchwoman kidnapped in ...

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, causing an unknown number of casualties . There are conflicting reports over who was the target of the attack . It seemed it was targeting the homes of several Shia Houthi rebel leaders, but Reuters reports that a group of mourners were hit, wounding 28 people. Shia Houthi rebel fighters ...

Car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa

A car bomb has exploded in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, causing an unknown number of casualties, officials say. There are conflicting reports over who was the target of the attack. AP says it was targeting the homes of several Shia Houthi rebel leaders, but Reuters reports that a group of mourners were hit, wounding 28 people. Shia Houthi rebel ...

Arab warplanes continue strikes on Houthis: residents

Arab warplanes continue strikes on Houthis: residents | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR ­ More than 20 airstrikes by Arab forces hit targets controlled by Houthi rebels across Yemen late Sunday, residents said. An Arab military coalition has been bombing the Houthis for three months to restore the country’s exiled government and fend off what they see ...

Anti-Houthi forces in Yemen seize Saudi border crossing

­ Army forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled president seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia Tuesday, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country’s dominant Houthi group. The Houthis and their allies in Yemen’s army control three other crossings with the kingdom, which has led an anti-Houthi alliance in a three-month bombing campaign against ...

Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 positions across Yemen

Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 Houthi militia positions across Yemen late on Sunday, according to residents. Three raids on the Houthi-controlled international airport in Aden were reported, as well as strikes in Hajja province along Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters news agency. Houthi militias have repeatedly clashed with Saudi forces on the border in recent weeks. ...

The peace talks have sparked some hope among Yemen for an early resolution to the conflict

UN-sponsored negotiations on the Yemen crisis have started in Geneva, with the aim of ending the bloody conflict in the country. Representatives from Yemen’s exiled government, the Houthi fighters, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General Peoples’ Congress and other opposition groups are expected to attend the talks in Switzerland, which began on Monday morning. Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesperson, said the Houthi delegation ...