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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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Kuwait to send troops to fight Yemen rebels

Kuwait has decided to send troops to its neighbour Saudi Arabia to resist attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement, the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas reported on Tuesday citing an informed source. "Kuwait decided on the participation o

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Saudi King Salman named Arab Personality of 2015

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has been voted Arab Personality of the Year 2015, said a report. Russia Today (RT) satellite TV channel conducted a poll which crowned the Saudi monarch

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