Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks
The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts. In a series of tweets, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the pause was aimed at pursuing negotiations for…
UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida
The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further…
Rebels call for 'mobilisation' as Yemen forces close in on key port
Yemeni government forces are closing in on the rebel-held port of Hodeida, the war-ravaged country's main conduit for humanitarian aid, the Saudi-led coalition has said, prompting the defiant militants to call for a "mass mobilisation" to thwart any offensive.
6 killed in strikes on Yemen capital
Two air raids targeted the office of the presidency in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday, leaving at least six people killed and 30 wounded, a medical source told AFP.
UAE says military presence on Yemen's Socotra 'distorted'
The United Arab Emirates, facing criticism from top Yemeni allies over its presence on the island of Socotra, said Sunday its role on the strategic Yemeni territory had been "distorted". The UAE is key part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, launched in 2015 to roll back Huthi rebel gains and restore the internationally-recognised government…
Tensions brew on Yemen's Socotra after UAE deployment
A Saudi delegation is on the strategic Yemeni island of Socotra in a bid to defuse tensions which erupted after the United Arab Emirates deployed troops there, Yemeni state media reported. The UAE is a key partner in a Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Huthi rebels since 2015 to restore Yemen's internationally recognised government…
Saudi-led strike 'kills dozens' of Yemen rebels
A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief.
Saudis intercept ballistic missile from Yemen
Saudi air defences intercepted a "ballistic missile" fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern coastal city of Jizan, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said. It was the latest in a series of such attacks. "Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Huthi militias targeting Jizan," the coalition said in a…
Iran mocks Saudi threats but worries about destabilisation
Iranian officials and analysts on Tuesday rejected claims of supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels and mocked Saudi warnings of retaliation for a weekend missile attack.
Saudis intercept seven Yemen rebel missiles in deadly escalation
Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation on the eve of the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen.