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Saudi intercepts Scud missile from Yemen

Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday but the Saudi military said it intercepted it and retaliated with air strikes on Yemeni territory. Residents in Yem

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Deadly blasts hit Yemen's Aden and Hadramout

A bomb next to the governor's office in the Yemeni city of Aden killed four people on Thursday, witnesses said, and the European Union urged parties to avoid hitting civilian infrastructure after Saudi-led air strikes on Hodeida po

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Anti-Houthi forces take strategic city in Yemen

Fighters backed by an Arab military coalition seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen on Saturday, residents and militia sources said, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi group. The capital city of Abyan pr

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Aid ship diversion spurs food shortage fear in Yemen

Residents in the Yemeni capital Sanaa are stocking up on rare food and fuel supplies after the government in exile decided to divert aid ships from the Houthi rebel-held north to loyalist areas farther south. Sources in Yemen'

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Saudi-led coalition announces 5-day Yemen ceasefire

Saudi-led coalition forces announced on Saturday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire would take effect in Yemen starting Sunday (July 26) evening at the request of exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led Arab coalition

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Saudis land in Aden with equipment to re-open airport

Two Saudi aircraft landed at Aden on Friday bringing equipment needed to re-open the city's airport four months after the Yemeni civil war shut it down, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported. Aden International Airport was recapt

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Frontlines of Yemen's war shift in favour of Riyadh

The tide of Yemen's messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive military momentum to Gulf Arab-backed forces bent on ending the ascendancy of the Houthis, a powerful militia they see as a puppet of Iran.

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Yemen's ex-president in rare talks with UAE, US, UK

Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have held rare meetings with diplomats from his adversaries the United States, United Arab Emirates and Britain, a member of his party said on Thursday. Diplomats and Yem

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Saudi plane arrives in Yemen's Aden airport

A Saudi military plane touched down at Aden International Airport in southern Yemen on Wednesday, an airport official said, first arrival of a flight in almost four months at the war-ravaged port city. "A Saudi military plane

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Yemen's exiled govt declares Aden ‘liberated’

The vice president of Yemen's exiled government in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has declared that the southern port city of Aden was now under the control of Saudi-backed fighters after days of battling with the country's dominant Houthi militia

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