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Anti-Houthi forces seize key military bases in Yemen

Local fighters and army forces in Yemen have wrested two military bases from Houthi forces overnight, residents and officials said, building on a week of gains against the country's dominant faction. The advances come a day af

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Fresh fighting kills 45 in Yemen despite truce

Fighting near the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed 35 people on Sunday, the exiled government said, in breach of a temporary humanitarian truce brokered by the United Nations. A week-long pause in the fighting was meant to have

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200 killed in heavy Saudi-led air strikes across Yemen

Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, the highest daily toll since the Arab air offensive began more than three months ago.

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Qatar says air strikes ineffective without Iraq talks

Qatar said on Wednesday coalition air strikes in Iraq were hopeless without a real push for national reconciliation and that the door should be left open to those who leave al-Qaeda's Syrian wing. Speaking a day after a meetin

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Saudi-led alliance resumes air strikes on Yemen

A Saudi Arabian-led coalition resumed air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia in Aden overnight, hours after the expiry of a truce meant to facilitate badly needed humanitarian aid, a Reuters eyewitness said. The witness sa

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US blames Houthi battlefield moves for new Saudi strikes

The US has squarely blamed Houthi fighters for renewed Saudi-led bombings, accusing them of using a relative lull in airstrikes meant to help set the stage for peace talks to instead pursue battlefield advances. Saudi-led aircraft

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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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ME markets edge up as Yemen air strikes end

Most major stock markets in the Middle East rose modestly on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region decided to end a campaign of air strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. Riyadh announced late on Tuesday th

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Yemen strikes ‘will continue until Hadi can rule’

Air strikes in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia will continue until Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who left the country on Thursday, is able to rule, a Saudi military spokesman said on Sunday. Riyadh announced early on Thursday

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