Yemen president accuses UN envoy of siding with rebels
The Yemeni president has accused UN envoy Martin Griffiths of siding with the country's Huthi rebels in a letter addressed to the UN chief.
In Yemen, Seven-Year-Old Children Work At The Cemetery To Feed
Barefoot in a blue striped shirt, Ahmed al-Hamadi walks from school to a cemetery in the Yemeni capital where he works to help his family survive. The 13-year-old makes his way through the cemetery, where graves are cramped together and overgrown with weeds. Hauling gallons of water on his tiny shoulders, he waters plants and…
Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen
An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen's central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical sources said. A pro-government security official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the the five were foreign experts working on the Saudi-backed Masam landmine clearance project. AFP could not independently confirm which countries they…
Yemen, at war since 2014
Impoverished Yemen has been mired in devastating conflict between Iran-backed rebels and troops loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi since 2014.
UN pushes Yemen rivals for truce at Sweden talks
UN chief Antonio Guterres led his mediators Thursday in a last-minute push for a truce in the Yemen war as rebels and the government wrangled over a key port and airport.
Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe", as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.
Yemen rebels mobilise to fight ahead of UN envoy visit
Yemeni rebels have said they are ready to mobilise more fighters to the frontline despite a lull in battleground Hodeida, as the UN envoy prepares to visit the country to boost peace efforts. Dozens of Huthi rebels put on a show of strength on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa on Saturday, apparently getting ready…
Clashes reach residential streets in Yemen's Hodeida
Fighting for control of Yemen's rebel-held city of Hodeida reached residential streets on Sunday, as the Huthi insurgents mounted fierce resistance to government troops backed by Saudi Arabia, military sources said. Troops entered residential streets in eastern Hodeida with the aim of "purging them of insurgents," according to a pro-government military official. Fears for civilian…
Saudi Arabia, allies slam 'biased' UN resolution on Yemen
Saudi Arabia and key allies have denounced as "biased" a resolution that renewed a UN-backed investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a coalition battling Shiite rebels. The condemnation was issued in a joint statement released late Friday by the Riyadh-backed Yemen government, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.…