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Amnesty: Hospitals in Yemen under attack from anti-Houthi forces

Local forces aligned to Yemen's Saudi-backed government have been responsible for "a campaign of fear and intimidation" against hospital staff in the flashpoint central city of Taiz, Amnesty...

Red Cross: "Desperate" situation in Yemen's Taiz, bodies on streets

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday sounded an alarm about civilians trapped by intense fighting in the central Yemeni city of Taiz, a key flashpoint in the country's civil...

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.

Fighting shatters Yemen's temporary truce as both sides trade blame

Missile launches and shelling in parts of Yemen on Sunday shattered a temporary ceasefire with the rival sides blaming each other for violations.

Temporary ceasefire goes into effect in war-torn Yemen

A 48-hour ceasefire went into effect in Yemen on Saturday, amid hopes to calm the bloodshed that has claimed thousands of civilian lives in a conflict spanning more than two years.

Saudi-led alliance announces 48-hour truce in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen has announced a 48-hour truce, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.

Iran sentences protesters who stormed Saudi embassy to prison, lashes

An Iranian court sentenced three assailants who raided the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran in January to six months in prison and 70 lashes on Wednesday, Tasnim news agency reported.

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.

Rowhani warns of "terrorist regimes" during talks with EU's Mogherini

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned about the need to stop the spread of "terrorist regimes," during talks on Saturday with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the Syrian conflict....

EU's Mogherini in Tehran for Syria talks before heading to Riyadh

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was in Tehran for talks on the Syrian crisis on Saturday and was due to head to Saudi Arabia later in the day.

Houthi leader: Rebels did not launch missile targeting Mecca

A Houthi leader on Friday denied Saudi allegations that Shiite Houthi rebels launched a ballistic missile from a north-western Yemeni province towards Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca the night...

Report: Houthi rebels in Yemen say missile hit key Saudi airport

Houthi rebels in Yemen and forces loyal to the country's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh claimed to have struck an airport in Saudi Arabia’s western city of Jeddah with a ballistic missile,...

HRW decries Russia and Saudi Arabia's candidacy for UN rights body

Russia and Saudi Arabia's re-election to serve on the UN Human Rights Council would undermine the body's credibility due to the poor human rights track records of the two countries, Human Rights...

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.

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.