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At least 1,500 child soldiers ensnared in Yemen war, UN says

Some 1,500 boys have been verified as child soldiers in Yemen, but the actual number of children who have been drawn into the war is probably far higher, a UN spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Car bombing kills at least eight soldiers in Yemen

At least eight government soldiers died in a Friday car bombing in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, a local security official said.

Senior Yemeni army commander killed while fighting rebels

A senior commander of Yemeni government troops was killed Wednesday while fighting rebels, in a blow to President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, who vowed revenge.

At least 9 mourners killed in Yemen air bombardment

A least nine mourners were killed in airstrikes by Saudi-led jets near the Yemeni capital Sana’a, witnesses said Thursday.

Thirteen al-Qaeda insurgents killed in volatile Yemeni town

At least 13 al-Qaeda insurgents were killed by tribal fighters after the militants tried to recapture a town in southern Yemen Saturday just hours after they retreated from it, sources said.

Al-Qaeda recaptures two towns in Yemen

Al-Qaeda insurgents have seized control of two towns in southern Yemen, months after the radical group was driven from them, a local official said Friday.

Two Saudi sailors killed in Yemen rebel attack on warship

Two Saudi sailors were killed and three injured when forces loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a warship patrolling off the Yemeni coast, a Saudi-led military coalition said.

Dozens killed in clashes in south-west Yemen

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes in war-torn Yemen's south-west, a source in the Yemeni military told dpa on Sunday.

At least 37 killed in suicide attack on Yemeni soldiers

A car bomb exploded on Saturday in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, leaving dozens of soldiers dead and injured, a security official said.

Truce in Yemen is over and will not be extended, spokesman says

The temporary ceasefire in Yemen is over and will not be extended, a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday, according to Saudi-owned news broadcaster Al Arabiya.

Yemeni forces kill 30 al-Qaeda suspects in raid

Pro-government forces said on Wednesday they had killed 30 insurgents with suspected links to al-Qaeda in an attack in Yemen's south-eastern city of Mukalla.

At least 60 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen prison

At least 60 people were killed and 35 injured in airstrikes by a Saudi-led alliance on a rebel-held prison in western Yemen, a local health official said on Sunday.

Yemen's exiled president rejects UN peace plan

Yemen's internationally recognized President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi on Saturday rejected a UN plan aimed at ending the war.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemeni city

At least 15 civilians including women and children were killed and seven others injured on Saturday in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's volatile city of Taiz, residents reported.

Airstrikes hit Sana’a day after truce ends

Saudi-led jets struck sites in Yemen’s rebel-controlled capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, hours after a temporary UN-broked ceasefire ended, residents said.

Yemen ceasefire expires as UN envoy pleads for extension

A three-day long truce in the Yemeni conflict expired at 11:59 pm local time (2059) GMT Saturday, despite a plea from the UN's Yemen envoy for its extension.

Key rebel official reported killed as Yemen truce nears end

A senior official in Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement has been killed, Saudi-owned television station Al Arabiya reported Saturday, hours before the end of a fragile UN-brokered truce.

Yemeni pro-government forces accuse rebels of breaching truce

Yemeni pro-government forces on Thursday accused Houthi rebels of breaching Yemen’s temporary UN-brokered ceasefire.

Yemen ceasefire breached shortly after it goes into effect

A temporary UN-brokered ceasefire which went into effect in Yemen at a minute to midnight (2059 GMT) was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and local residents said.

Yemen Foreign Minister: President Hadi agrees to 72-hour ceasefire

Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi has agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire which could be extended if the Houthi rebels reciprocate, Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi wrote on Twitter on Monday.

Saudi coalition blames funeral raid on wrong information from Yemenis

The Saudi-led coalition Saturday said "mistaken information" from its Yemeni allies was behind an airstrike that killed an estimated 140 people at a funeral in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sana'a a week earlier.

Yemeni forces target Saudi base as US says rockets fired at ship

Yemeni forces aligned with the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at an air base deep inside Saudi Arabia, Houthi media said on Monday, while the US said one of its naval vessels had been fired on from Houthi-controlled territory.

Yemeni leader calls for battles inside Saudi Arabia after bombing

Yemen's powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday called on citizens and the army to retaliate inside Saudi territory for an airstrike on a funeral hall that the United Nations said killed at least 140 people.

Yemenis rally in capital against funeral "massacre"

Thousands of Yemenis staged a rally in the capital Sana’a Sunday, condemning an airstrike on a funeral hall that the United Nations said killed at least 140 people and injured more than 500.

Rescuers scour rubble of bombed funeral hall in Yemen

Rescuers were on Sunday searching for victims in the rubble of a funeral hall in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital Sana’a where the United Nations said at least 140 people were killed in an airstrike.

US reviews support for Saudi-led coalition after Yemen funeral attack

The US said Saturday it would begin an "immediate review" of its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, after an attack on a funeral in the capital Sana'a killed more than 140 people.

UN: 140 killed, more than 525 injured, in Yemen airstrike on funeral

More than 140 people have been killed in an airstrike on a funeral in Yemen, the UN said Saturday citing local health officials.

Deadly airstrikes hit funeral hall in rebel-held Sana’a

An unspecified number of people were killed and injured on Saturday after jets believed to be from a Saudi-led alliance hit a funeral hall in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a, witnesses said.

Airstrike kills at least 25 civilians in Yemen

 At least 25 civilians are dead after an airstrike upon a residential neighbourhood in Yemen’s rebel-held Hudaydah province, medical sources and witnesses told dpa on Thursday

Exiled president relocates Yemeni central bank from rebel-held Sana'a

Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour on Sunday ordered the relocation of the war-torn country's central bank from the rebel-held capital Sana'a to his southern power base in Aden, the official news agency SABA reported.

Airstrikes on Yemen water well reportedly kill 30, UN official says

Airstrikes on a water well north of Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a reportedly killed 30 civilians, a UN humanitarian official said on Monday.

At least six Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide attack

At least six Yemeni soldiers were killed on Sunday in a suicide bombing in the southern province of Abyan, a local security official said.

45 killed in Islamic State attack on Yemen army recruits in Aden

At least 45 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack targeting army recruits in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, according to information from international medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) and a local security official.

Saudi-led air raids hit Yemen's electricity network, witnesses say

Electricity generating stations across three rebel-held Yemeni provinces were hit in Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday, local residents said.

Massive rally held in Sana'a in support of rebel ruling body

Thousands of Yemenis on Saturday rallied in central Sana'a in a show of support to a council set up by rebels to rule the war-wracked country.

Saudi-led alliance bombing Yemen sorry for MSF's decision to withdraw

The Saudi-led alliance that has been bombing Yemen since March last year on Friday expressed "extreme sorrow" over medical aid group Doctors Without Borders' decision to withdraw its staff from the northern part of the country

MSF withdraws staff from northern Yemen after deadly attacks

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday it was withdrawing its staff from hospitals it supports in volatile northern Yemen after recent deadly attacks.

Official: 12 dead in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni sheikh's house

Twelve people were killed Tuesday in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on the house of a Yemeni tribal sheikh, a health ministry official in the rebel-held capital Sana'a said.

Yemeni officials say southern town recaptured from al-Qaeda

Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government have recaptured a southern provincial capital from al-Qaeda militants, military officials said Sunday.

More than 270 civilians killed in four months in Yemen conflict: UN

The United Nations' human rights office says 272 civilians have been killed in Yemen's conflict in four months alone this year.

14 killed in first Sana'a airstrikes after Yemen talks put on hold

At least 14 civilians were killed Tuesday in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital Sana'a, a Health Ministry official told dpa.

Saudi-led alliance hits rebel areas in Yemen after end of peace talks

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted a series of airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Yemen Sunday, a day after UN-brokered peace talks ended without a deal.

Yemen's peace talks suspended amid fight near Sana'a

UN-sponsored talks for establishing peace in Yemen ended on Saturday without a breakthrough amid fighting between government forces and rebels near the capital Sana'a.

Seven Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen border attack

Seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in border attacks by Yemeni "militias," a Saudi-led military coalition that backs the Yemeni government said on Sunday.

Nine Yemeni troops killed in two suicide attacks in south-east

Nine Yemeni troops were killed Monday in two suicide attacks near the south-eastern city of Mukalla, a security official said.

Death toll reaches 38 in Yemen attack claimed by Islamic State

Some 38 Yemeni troops were killed Monday in a series of attacks in the south-eastern city of Mukalla, a local security official said on condition of anonymity.

27 killed in Islamic State suicide attack on Yemeni army recruits

A suicide bomber killed 27 people on Sunday when he blew himself up in a crowd of men seeking to enlist in the Yemeni army in the south-eastern city of Mukalla, medical officials said.

Fifteen people killed in attack on Yemeni barracks

Fifteen people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of people seeking to join the Yemeni army in the south-eastern city of Mukalla, medical officials said.

At least seven killed in Yemen attack claimed by Islamic State

At least seven people were killed Thursday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist militia on a Yemeni government army compound in the south-eastern city of Mukalla.

Yemen ceasefire comes into effect, breaches reported in flashpoint city

Most frontlines in the Yemeni civil war were reported to be calm after a ceasefire between mainly Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing their local rivals came into effect at midnight (2100 GMT).

At least 22 killed in Yemen triple attack claimed by Islamic State

At least 22 people were killed and scores of others injured Friday evening in three attacks that targeted Saudi-led alliance and Yemeni government forces in Yemen’s temporary capital Aden, an official source told dpa.

Gunmen kill 16 people in attack on nursing home in Yemen

At least 16 people were killed Friday in an attack by suspected al-Qaeda insurgents on a nursing home in Yemen's southern city of Aden, a security official said.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen airstrike, officials say

A senior leader of al-Qaeda was killed Thursday in a US drone strike in southern Yemen, security officials said. 

Report: Yemen rebels detain activists and journalist

Yemen's Houthi rebels have detained five activists and a journalist in a crackdown on critics, Yemeni news website Almasdar Online reported Saturday.

Aden security chief survives suicide attack, seven killed

Seven people were killed Sunday in a suicide bomb attack targetting the head of security in Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi's temporary capital of Aden, eye witnesses said.