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At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base

ADEN: At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said, reported Reuters. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility…

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US wants UN action over report on Iranian missiles to Yemen

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday that it was “time for the Security Council to act” following the release of a report by UN experts concluding that Iran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen. The report found that Tehran had failed to block supplies to Yemen’s Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that…

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Yemen civil war: Norway suspends arms sales to UAE as part of ‚Äėprecautionary line‚Äô

NEWS DESK: Norway has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a “precautionary line,” based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen, reported The Independent. A Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Shia rebels in the country for nearly three years. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said…

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CPEC to be functional by 2030: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Thursday that the first phase of CPEC would be completed by 2020 while the entire project would be functional by 2030. During his weekly press briefing in Foreign Office, Dr Faisal said that Pakistan and China regularly monitor the progress of these projects, adding that the decision…

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1,000 days of war: How the Saudi-led conflict has destroyed Yemen

SANA’A: Today, Yemen marks 1,000 days of war that the Saudi-led coalition of countries have waged on it. The conflict has wreaked havoc on the Yemeni population as millions continue to starve and thousands continue to die.¬† As per credible international news reports and humanitarian aid groups, as many as 1.2 million civil servants have…

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Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

WASHINGTON: US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called “undeniable” evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied. Haley accused Tehran of a “blatant violation” of UN Security Council obligations designed to rein in its…

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Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war

SANAA/DUBAI: Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemen‚Äôs civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said, reported Reuters. Analysts said Saleh‚Äôs death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a serious…

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Yemen’s Saleh: the ex-president who clung to power

Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed on Monday, ruled the Arabian Peninsula country for more than three decades, remaining a key player long after his 2012 resignation. Adept at navigating Yemen’s complex politics, he survived civil war, rebellion in the north, an Al-Qaeda insurgency in the south and a June 2011 bomb attack…

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Breaking: Yemen ex-president Saleh confirmed dead: party official

Yemen’s Huthi rebels claimed Monday that ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh had been killed as fighting shook the capital Sanaa following the collapse of his alliance with the insurgents. The claim, which could not be independently confirmed, came as Yemen‘s long and devastating civil war took a potentially decisive turn. Heavy clashes were reported in the…

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Yemen’s Houthi group says it fired missile toward Abu Dhabi nuclear reactor

DUBAI: Yemen‚Äôs Houthi group has fired a cruise missile towards a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the group‚Äôs television service said on its website on Sunday, without providing any evidence, reported Reuters. ‚ÄúThe missile force announces the launching of a winged cruise missile … towards the al-Barakah nuclear reactor…

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Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen: state media

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, in the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, but no casualties were reported, said a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the…

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Yemen Huthis claim ballistic missile hits Saudi target

DUBAI: Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels said Thursday they fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia and hit a military target, in the second such attack this month, after threatening to retaliate over a crippling blockade. “We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia,” the Huthi-run Al-Masira…

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Drone kills seven Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

ADEN: A drone strike has killed seven suspected members of Al-Qaeda in southern Yemen, a security official said on Sunday. The United States is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen. “A drone likely to be American” killed all seven overnight as they were aboard three vehicles on the road from the…

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US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to benefit Iran, including Iranian national Reza Heidari and Mahmoud Seif, whose nationality was not given,…

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Trump’s travel ban partially allowed to go into effect

WASHINGTON: A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump‚Äôs latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States, reported Reuters. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially…

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Thousands protest in Yemen against Saudi-led blockade

SANAA: Young and old, desk clerks and activists, Yemenis from all walks of life took to the streets Monday to protest a Saudi-led blockade that has left thousands struggling to survive. “This siege is oppressive, and the whole world is sleeping!” people chanted as thousands gathered outside the UN offices in the rebel-held capital Sanaa….

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Civilians wounded in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital: witnesses

SANAA: Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition left at least three civilians wounded in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said. The strikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before. “I was sitting at home and heard the first strike hit the ministry of defence….

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Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

SANAA: The Saudi-led coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, without reporting casualties. Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, the witnesses added. The Huthi rebel media outlet Al-Masirah also reported the two air strikes….

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France’s Macron broaches Lebanon in surprise Saudi visit

DUBAI/RIYADH: French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen, reported Reuters. Macron, who flew in from a visit to the United Arab Emirates, had earlier declined to discuss a wave of…

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Houthis offer Saudi princes political asylum in Yemen

NEWS DESK: Houthi rebels say they are willing to offer Saudi princes political asylum in Yemen, days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman carried out the biggest anti-corruption purge in the kingdom’s modern history, reported alJazeera. A source close to the Houthi leadership told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that any Saudi prince or national…

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U.N. warns if no Yemen aid access, world will see largest famine in decades

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause ‚Äúthe largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims‚ÄĚ, reported¬†Reuters. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in neighboring Yemen…

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