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Saudi Arabia ends air campaign in Yemen

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbour.

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US sends more warships near Yemen

The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The

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Egypt, Saudi plan major military manoeuvre

Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Ye

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UN imposes arms embargo on Houthis

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday blacklisted the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader, and effectively imposed an arms embargo on the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who rule most of the country. The cou

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Saudi dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire

Saudi Arabia dismissed Iranian calls for an end to its air strikes on neighbouring Yemen on Sunday, saying Tehran should not interfere in the conflict. Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies began air strikes against Iranian-allied Hout

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UAE sees systematic Iranian meddling in Yemen, region

Iran is sowing discord in Yemen and other regional countries as part of a "revolution export" strategy, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday, and Gulf Arab states are losing hope of building normal ties wi

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Heavy shelling in Aden; aid deliveries delayed

Explosions shook the suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday as residents reported a foreign warship shelling Houthi positions on the outskirts of the city. Street fighting and heavy shelling has for several days torn th

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Houthis 'ready for talks if air strikes stop'

Yemen's Houthis are ready to sit down for peace talks as long as a Saudi-led air campaign is halted and the negotiations are overseen by "non-aggressive" parties, a senior Houthi member said. Saleh Al-Sammad, who was

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Saudi special army, navy forces enter Yemen

Saudi army and naval special forces are now involved in the military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and have carried out specific operations, said a top official. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications e

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Houthis seize Aden district, armed men land by sea

Yemen's Houthi fighters and their allies seized a central Aden district on Thursday even as the Saudi-led coalition continued air strikes to try to stem advances by the Iran-allied Shi'ite group. Hours after the Houthis to

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