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Saudi-led coalition admits Yemen bus strike was unjustified, vows accountability

The coalition has vowed to hold those responsible for the strike that killed dozens of people, including children, last month accountable

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Yemen’s Houthis say target a Saudi Arabian warship: Al Masirah TV

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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Saudi-led coalition denounces UN report on Yemen as inaccurate

The coalition said it would provide a “comprehensive and detailed legal response” at a later time

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UN points to possible ‘war crimes’ in Yemen conflict

The head of UN’s Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts said the investigators had identified a number of alleged perpetrators

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UAE denies report of drone attack on Dubai airport

Houthi-run media said earlier that a Sammad-3 drone had targeted the facility, but did not provide any evidence and there were no reports of damage or casualties

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Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by coalition air strike

Thousands of mourners gathered on Monday to bury dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen. At least 40 children were killed in Thursday’s raid which hit the bus as it drove through a market of Dahyan, a town in Saada, the armed Houthi group which controls…

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UN calls for investigation of Yemen bus strike

The UN Security Council called for a “credible” investigation Friday after at least 29 children were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen

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Saudi air strikes in Yemen, 29 bodies of children brought to one hospital

A US military spokesperson said US forces were not involved in Thursday’s air strike

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Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport

UAE-backed Yemeni government forces fought their way into Hodeida airport on Tuesday, pressing an offensive that has seen some of the most intense fighting of a three-year war against Huthi rebels. The United Arab Emirates, which has US-trained troops fighting alongside the Yemeni army, said the alliance had entered the airport in Hodeida — a…

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Saudi-led coalition storms Yemen’s Hodeidah airport compound

Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition stormed the airport compound in Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah on Tuesday after fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, residents and Yemeni military sources said. The capture of the airport from the Houthis would be an important gain for the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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UN envoy in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

The UN envoy for Yemen was in rebel-controlled capital Sanaa for a second day Sunday to hold emergency talks over the key aid port of Hodeida, where a regional coalition is battling Huthi rebel fighters. Martin Griffiths was believed to be pushing a deal for rebel leaders to cede control of the Red Sea port…

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Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis. Coalition warplanes and warships were carrying out strikes on Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by Yemeni troops massed…

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Yemen rebel fire kills 3 civilians in Saudi: coalition

Huthi rebels in Yemen fired a “projectile” at the southwestern Saudi province of Jazan killing three civilians Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the insurgents said. “The terrorist Iranian-Huthi militia has targeted civilians with a projectile” killing three civilians in Jazan, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said. Malki, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency, did…

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Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman, killing 2

Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said. Civil defence officials said a man and a 12-year-old girl were killed, while three Asian nations were missing after the cyclone hit Oman’s Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces. Oman…

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People of Pakistan always wanted peace in Yemen, says ambassador

The people of Pakistan have always wanted to see peace in Yemen, said the country’s ambassador to Pakistan. According to a report published by Radio Pakistan, the ambassador, Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, said Pakistan always showed good gestures towards the Middle Eastern country. Alashabi said his country had become the host of international politics. “Several other…

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Saudi-led strike ‘kills dozens’ of Yemen rebels

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief. The Huthi rebels staged a public funeral on Saturday for Saleh al-Sammad, head of their Supreme Political Council and effectively the insurgents’ second-in-command, who…

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Dozens killed in air raid on Yemen wedding: medics

SANAA: Dozens were killed and wounded in an air raid on a wedding party in Yemen, local officials said Monday, with Huthi rebels blaming a Saudi-led military coalition. The Iran-backed rebels who control most of northern Yemen blamed Sunday’s attack on the Arab coalition that backs the country’s government, in the latest in a string…

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Saudi-led coalition warns of ‘painful’ response over Yemen drones

RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Huthi rebels warned them Monday of a “painful” response if they mounted new attacks on Saudi Arabia using what it said were Iran-supplied drones. Riyadh said last week it had shot down two drones in the south of the kingdom as well as intercepting ballistic missiles fired from rebel-held…

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Saudi-led air strike kills 12 civilians, including seven children in Yemen: medics

HODEIDAH: An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed 12 civilians including seven children in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, medics and a witness said. Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in the al-Hali district, where displaced civilians from other…

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Pope urges Middle East ‘reconciliation’ in Easter message

  Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday called for “reconciliation” in the Middle East, singling out the conflict in Yemen during his Easter message to the world. “We beseech fruits of reconciliation for the Holy Land, also experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenceless, for Yemen and…

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Islam is simple, people are trying to hijack it: Saudi crown prince

KARACHI: Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful Saudi crown prince has said that the investments in mosques and madrassas overseas were rooted in the Cold War, when allies asked his country to use its resources to prevent inroads in Muslims countries by the Soviet Union. In an interview with the Washington Post, the Saudi crown prince…

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