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UN, aid workers urged to leave rebel-held areas in Yemen

Saudi Arabia, which is leading air strikes against rebels in neighboring Yemen, has warned the United Nations and international aid groups to protect staff by removing them from areas held by Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to a letter th

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New push in Bahrain to help Yemen’s war-hit

People in Bahrain will soon be able to donate food and medicine to war-torn Yemen by simply purchasing them from local supermarkets and pharmacies. The initiative is being spearheaded by a newly formed 16-member group at the Bahrain Red Cresce

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Al Jazeera crew kidnapped in Yemeni city of Taiz

The Doha-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Thursday three of its journalists had been kidnapped in the besieged Yemeni city of Taiz and demanded their immediate release.   Al Jazeera said its Arabic correspon

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Yemen oil port fire from air strike kills at least 9

An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed at least nine people on Thursday at an oil facility on the Red Sea operated by its Houthi opponents, oil workers and medics said.   A news agency ru

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Saudi-Iran dispute jeopardises Yemen peace talks

Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardising peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a foothold in Riyadh's backyard.   Yemen's principal

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Yemen's Aden oil refinery hit by blast, no damage

A blast hit oil pipelines connecting storage tanks at Yemen's southern port and its 150,000 barrel-per-day Aden refinery caused a fire early on Friday, a Yemeni official said.   A roadside bomb near the pipel

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Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict

Egypt's national defence council on Thursday extended the military's participation in a Saudi-led operation in Yemen for up to one year, the presidency said in a statement.   "The national defence co

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No more dialogue with Yemeni government, says Saleh

Yemen's former president said on Friday he would not negotiate with the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, throwing into doubt the fate of peace talks on ending the conflict in Yemen which are due to restart later this month.

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Saudi-led coalition, Yemen deny Iran embassy hit

The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's foreign ministry denied Iran's accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.   Iran on Thursday said the warplanes had attacked it

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Saudi-backed troops enter Yemeni port, opening new front

Saudi-backed Yemeni forces landed by sea at the Red Sea port of Maydee near the border with Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday, residents said, opening up a new front in a nine-month-old civil war. Northern Yemen is a stronghold of th

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