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September 19, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a result of the conflict are putting more families at risk of food insecurity. But another threat comes from fighting around the key port cit...
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January 17, 2018 11:03 am gmt |
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More than 5,000 children in Yemen have been killed by the conflict since it started in March 2015 according to the United Nations task force in Yemen. UNICEF representative to Yemen, Mertixell Relano, said the U.N. task force has reported 5,000 confirmed child deaths in Yemen since the conflict escal...
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December 26, 2017 8:35 am gmt |
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At least 32 people, including women and children, were killed Monday in airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led Arab coalition near the Yemeni capital and in the provinces of al-Hudaydah and Damar. Eleven died in the town of Aser, near Sanaa, sources said. The bombs destroyed a house located behind t...
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December 20, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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A missile fired from Yemen at the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, bears the hallmarks of a weapon provided by Iran, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Nikki Haley said Iran’s actions threatened to drag the world “deeper into a broadening regional conflict”. The missile was shot do...
In India
September 28, 2017 9:32 am gmt |
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An Indian priest, who was rescued from Yemen earlier this month, arrived in national capital New Delhi on Thursday (September 28). Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 when four unidentified gunmen attacked a care home in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, killing four Indian nuns,...
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August 3, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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  More than one million children are threatened by Yemen’s deadly cholera outbreak, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning that the war-ravaged country is trapped in a “brutal cycle of starvation and sickness”. The charity said new data showed more than one million malnourished children under...
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July 2, 2017 10:20 am gmt |
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A fast spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 1,500 people within two months, said a World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the country on Saturday. Dr. Nevio Zagaria, the WHO representative, said that the cholera outbreak has rapidly developed into an “extremely serious” situation...
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December 31, 2016 5:44 am gmt |
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Yemeni sources say a Turkish plane transporting scores of Daesh Takfiri terrorists has landed in the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen. Yemen’s al-Masirah news website reported that the plane carried 150 terrorists who were evacuated from Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo after Syrian go...
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December 14, 2016 8:57 am gmt |
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The US has said it will limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties linked to air strikes in Yemen. Precision-guided weapons will no longer be delivered, a Pentagon official said. President Barack Obama’s administration said it was concerned over “flaws” ...
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October 19, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the announcement of a three-day ceasefire due to come into force in the war-torn country on Wednesday midnight. Kerry urged all sides of the conflict to halt military activities and help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemenis across the co...
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October 9, 2016 4:39 am gmt |
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More than 140 people have been killed and over 500 injured in air strikes on a funeral gathering in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, a senior UN official says. Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Yemen, condemned “the horrific attack”. The rebel Houthi-run government said a...
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August 16, 2016 5:07 am gmt |
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At least 11 people have been killed and 19 wounded in an air strike on a hospital in northwestern Yemen, according to the Doctors without Borders (MSF) aid group, which helps run the facility. Monday’s (15th Aug) attack on Abs hospital, located in Hajja province, which is held by Houthi rebels,...
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August 9, 2016 9:31 am gmt |
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A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday (9th Aug) for the first time in five months, residents said, after U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend. The Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled ...
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July 29, 2016 8:23 am gmt |
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Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and its allies in ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s party said on Thursday (29th July) they would establish a governing council to run the country, in a move the United Nations said threatens peace talks in Kuwait. Senior officials in President Abd-Rabbu Mans...
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May 23, 2016 8:43 am gmt |
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At least 45 people have been killed and dozens of others injured when two car bomb attacks targeted conscripted soldiers in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden. According to the Yemeni officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, one bomber targeted a line outside an army recruitment center, near t...
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April 13, 2016 8:02 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt near a football stadium in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Tuesday (April 12), killing at least four people, witnesses and a security source said. Ten people were wounded in the attack, which appeared to target young army recruits waiting f...
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April 11, 2016 7:16 am gmt |
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Yemenis were divided over the prospects of a nationwide ceasefire due to begin at midnight (2100GMT) on Sunday (April 10), with residents in the country’s capital waivering between cautious optimism and outright scepticism. Yemen has been in a civil war for more than a year between supporters o...
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March 28, 2016 11:09 am gmt |
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The Islamic State crucified Indian priest Reverand Thomas Uzhunnalil on Good Friday in Yemen, an American website reported on Sunday. The Catholic priest working for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity was kidnapped in a raid at an old age home in Yemen earlier this month. To execute Uzhunn...
In Special News
March 24, 2016 5:11 am gmt |
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Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a nationwide cessation of hostilities starting next month in an attempt to end the year-old conflict that has killed more than 6,000 people – half that total civilians. The ceasefire will take hold at midnight on April 10, the UN special envoy Ismail...