Yemen

Yemen Shiite militia holds widely boycotted meeting on crisis

Yemen’s Shiite militia and ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s party held a meeting boycotted by other parties Friday to discuss ending the country’s political crisis, as protests hit several cities, including the capital. The militia, which overran Sanaa in September, seized the presidential palace and key government buildings last week, plunging the country deeper into crisis and prompting President Abedrabbo Mansour ...

Most Yemeni parties agree presidential council

Most Yemeni factions have agreed to set up an interim presidential council to manage the country for up to one year, negotiators said Thursday, in a step to ease a power struggle that forced the president to step down two weeks ago. The dominant Houthi movement had set a Wednesday deadline for political factions to agree a way out of ...

Iran’s first flight had landed in Yemen with a cargo of humanitarian aid

Iran said on Sunday that its first flight had landed in the Yemeni capital only a day after the two countries signed a landmark aviation deal. Iran’s news agency reported that a plane from Iranian airliner Mahan Air had taken a cargo of humanitarian aid – mostly medicine – for Yemen.  The cargo was contributed by the Red Crescent of ...

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