Yemen

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.

UAE: Two soldiers died fighting in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Friday that two of its soldiers died while taking part in a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

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.

UN chief vows full support for Yemen envoy after Houthi criticism

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his support for his organization's envoy to Yemen, after Houthi rebels there accused the envoy of being biased against them and demanded his replacement.

War-torn Yemen on the brink of famine, says UN

Ravaged by almost two years of civil war, Yemen is on the brink of famine, a United Nations official said in Geneva on Wednesday.

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.

US military releases, then withdraws, old video of new raid in Yemen

The US military released a video meant to be from an operation in Yemen last month, but quickly withdrew it later Friday after realizing it was old footage already circulating on the internet.

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.

US military admits civilian casualties in Yemen al-Qaeda raid

A US raid against militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen last weekend likely killed "civilian non-combatants" according to a military statement Wednesday.

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.

US ban means Yemeni Nobel peace laureate's sister could miss Harvard

The sister of Yemeni Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman might not be able to attend Harvard Law School because of US President Donald Trump's order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country.

Dozens killed in US air raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen

One US soldier and 14 al-Qaeda fighters were killed in a raid against an affiliate of the militant group in Yemen, the US military said Sunday.

UAE destroys Iranian military drone in Yemen, official says

Air forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating in war-wracked Yemen destroyed an Iranian-made military drone in the port area of Mokha, a Yemeni military official said Saturday.

Militants in Ukraine, Turkey and Yemen fuel rise in global attacks

The number of attacks worldwide by terrorists and militants soared by 26 per cent to more than 24,000 last year, fuelled by a huge escalation of violence in Ukraine, Turkey and Yemen, a closely-watched report has said.

Yemeni government forces seize Red Sea port city of Mokha

Yemeni forces loyal to the Saudi-backed government captured the south-western port city of Mokha on Monday, pushing Houthi rebels out of the area, a military spokesman 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.

Yemeni jailed for 21 years in Saudi for insulting Islam and monarchy

A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni resident of the kingdom to 21 years imprisonment for questioning and insulting tenets of the Islamic faith and insulting the kingdom's rulers, according to a judgement made public on Sunday. 

49 Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide attack claimed by Islamic State

At least 42 Yemeni soldiers were killed Sunday in a suicide attack targeting a group of government soldiers in the southern city of Aden, officials at a local hospital said.

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.

Britain's Johnson expresses understanding for Saudi strikes in Yemen

Greater efforts need to be made to find a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday at a security conference in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

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 International charged on Wednesday.

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 war.

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.

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.

US citizen released by Houthi rebels in Yemen

The US State Department on Sunday welcomed the release of a US citizen who was taken captive in Yemen more than a year and a half ago.

UN humanitarian chief sounds alarm over crisis in Yemen

The UN humanitarian chief said Monday that fighting in Yemen has created a "catastrophe" that has put more than 21 million people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

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.

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 before.

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, pro-Houthi al-Masirah TV reported online.

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.

US calls for Yemeni combatants to implement, renew upcoming ceasefire

The United States is urging all sides to the conflict in Yemen to comply with a UN-brokered cessation of hostilities and to extend the ceasefire beyond the initially agreed 72 hours.

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.

US, UN, Britain call for Yemen ceasefire

The United States, Britain and the United Nations called Sunday for a ceasefire in Yemen, a day after a Saudi-led coalition against the country's Houthi rebel movement admitted responsibility for the deadly bombing of a funeral hall in the capital Sana'a.

US hostages released in Yemen

Two US hostages have been released by Houthi rebels in Yemen, a spokesman for the US State Department said on Saturday.

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.

Yemen's rebels deny targeting US vessel

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday denied they had fired at a US navy ship, hours after Washington said it launched retaliatory strikes against three radar stations in rebel-controlled areas.

Watchdog: Saudi-led funeral attack apparent “war crime”

A recent airstrike that left more than 100 dead at a Yemeni funeral hall is "an apparent war crime," said Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday, arguing that the bomb used to bombard the area was US-made.

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.

UN warns on Yemen cholera outbreak, as health system battered by war

The United Nations warned Friday about a cholera outbreak in Yemen, a country facing years of conflict, including continous airstrikes by Saudi Arabia, and a health system that is struggling to cope amid poverty and strained governmental budgets.

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

Oxfam report warns of humanitarian catastrophe in conflict-hit Yemen

More than 3 million people have been forced from their homes in Yemen in 18 months of war, international aid group Oxfam said Wednesday, warning of a humanitarian disaster.

US-made bomb used in MSF hospital attack in Yemen, Amnesty says

A US-made bomb was used in the deadly attack on a hospital affiliated with Doctors without Borders (MSF) in northern Yemen in August, Amnesty International said Monday.

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.

Report: Cluster bombs still killing civilians in Syria, Yemen

Dozens of cluster bombs are still being dropped on Syria and Yemen during the conflicts there, an arms monitoring organization said Thursday.

At least 16 people killed in airstrike in north-western Yemen

At least 16 people were killed in an airstrike allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led alliance in north-western Yemen, a source at the rebel-controlled Health Ministry told dpa Wednesday.

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.

Iran denies delivering weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied on Friday that his country delivered weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen, responding to accusations made by US Secretary of State John Kerry the day before.

Britain's credibility in jeopardy over Saudi arms sales: Oxfam

Britain's credibility is in jeopardy over its sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, which are potentially being used in its bombing campaign in Yemen, Oxfam said on Tuesday.

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.

Saudi Arabia says seven killed in rocket attack from Yemen

Four Saudi citizens and three foreign residents of the kingdom have been killed in a cross-border rocket attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, the official Saudi Press Agency reports.

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.

11 killed in airstrike on hospital in northern Yemen, MSF says

The International medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said eleven people were killed and 19 were injured   when a hospital it supports in northern Yemen was hit by airstrikes on Monday.

Closing Yemen’s key airport puts millions at risk, aid groups warn

A Saudi-led coalition’s ongoing closure of Yemen’s main airport in the rebel-held capital Sana’a puts millions of lives in the war-torn country at risk, 12 aid groups said on Sunday.

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.

Yemeni government leaves talks after agreeing to UN peace draft

The Yemeni government delegation left peace talks in Kuwait on Monday after informing the United Nations of its approval of the draft peace agreement brokered by the UN to solve the Yemeni conflict.

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.

Troops retake key military base in Yemen's Aden after militant attack

Yemeni government forces Wednesday recaptured a key military base in their temporary capital, the southern city of Aden, after it was overrun by suspected al-Qaeda fighters earlier in the day, military officials said.

Rights watchdogs urge Saudi Arabia be removed from UN rights council

The UN General Assembly should remove Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council for carrying out indiscriminate attacks in Yemen and using its position on the council to deflect accountability, human rights organizations said Wednesday.

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.

Death toll rises to 45 in Aden double attack claimed by Islamic State

The death toll in the double attack on would-be army recruits in Yemen's temporary capital in the south of the country has risen to 45, hospital officials told dpa.

Double attack kills 30 would-be Yemeni army recruits in Aden

At least 30 people, mostly would-be army recruits, were killed in a double attack in Yemen's temporary capital in the south of the country, hospital officials told dpa.

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.

Hadi loyalists take control of key Yemen city after al-Qaeda withdraw

Local forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi Monday took control of government buildings in the south-eastern provincial capital of Mukalla after al-Qaeda forces withdrew overnight, residents said.

Yemen peace talks kick off in Kuwait

UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels and their allies kicked off Thursday evening in Kuwait city.

UN: Yemen peace talks to begin Thursday

UN-brokered Yemeni peace talks, which were originally scheduled to begin Monday, are expected to open Thursday in Kuwait, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday.

UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait postponed, UN envoy says

Due to developments over the past few hours, the UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen's warring parties scheduled to start on Monday in Kuwait will be postponed, said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Special Envoy to Yemen.

Five Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden attack claimed by Islamic State

At least five Yemeni soldiers were killed Tuesday in a bomb attack in the government-held southern city of Aden that was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack in Yemen

The Islamic State extremist militia says it was behind the attack in Yemen's temporary capital Aden, according to the Amaaq news agency, which has links to the group.

At least five Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden suicide attack

At least five Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide attack Tuesday in Yemen’s temporary capital Aden, two days after a UN-brokered truce came into effect, security sources told dpa.

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).

Aid groups: Planned ceasefire is "moment of truth" for Yemeni people

A truce, scheduled to go into effect in Yemen at midnight Sunday, is "a moment of truth" for the nation where thousands are displaced daily in fighting, humanitarian groups said Sunday in a joint statement.

At least 19 government soldiers killed in Yemen ambush

At least 19 government soldiers were Saturday shot dead in an ambush in strife-torn Yemen amid conflicting reports about the identity of the attackers.