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Fighting escalates across Yemen, first air strikes on Sanaa

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country.

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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital, ships shell Aden

At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said.

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UN chief names Mauritanian diplomat as Yemen envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named a Mauritanian diplomat on Saturday as his envoy to Yemen, charged with trying to broker peace in the Arabian Peninsula country. Ban notified the UN Security Council on Thursday of

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More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, death toll tops 550

Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue. Saudi Arabia says it is w

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Iran moves ships, easing tensions near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian naval and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, and this should ease US concerns, a Pentagon spokesman said. The

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After Yemen attack, Saudi may struggle with peacemaker role

Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen for four weeks but may be little closer to imposing influence in its war-torn neighbour. As the kingdom winds down the campaign it led against Yemen's Houthis, a militia allied to its regional riv

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Gates Foundation approves emergency funding for Yemen

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $800,000 for the International Medical Corps (IMC), a leading global first responder, to deliver emergency relief through the 78 health facilities it supports across Yemen, includin

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Oil prices edge back from 2015-highs on Yemen concerns

Oil prices have edged back from 2015-highs reached the session before, but remain on course for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Crude prices have surged

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Bahrain directs humanitarian relief for Yemen

A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part. This was revealed yesterday (April 23) by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who w

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Oil jumps 3pc, hits 2015 high on Yemen

Oil prices jumped three per cent on Thursday to their highest levels of this year, after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies. Oil

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