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Exiled Yemen president steps aside as truce raises hopes of end to war

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Yemen’s exiled president has stepped aside and transferred his powers to a presidential council as international and regional efforts to end the country’s long-running civil war gained momentum with a two-month truce....

Yemen: two-month ceasefire begins with hopes for peace talks

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A UN-brokered two-month ceasefire in Yemen was broadly holding on its first full day with oil shipments reaching the port of Hodeida, including some ships that have been barred from entering for 88 days. The ceasefire...

Yemen: warring parties lay down weapons in first nationwide truce since 2016

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Yemen’s warring parties have laid down their weapons for the first nationwide truce since 2016 , with all eyes on whether the UN-brokered ceasefire will hold. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition have...

Yemen: drone footage shows scale of destruction after airstrike on prison – video

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An airstrike on a prison in northern Yemen has killed at least 60 people and wounded 200 more. The violence marked an especially deadly day in the seven-year war, leaving bystanders searching through rubble with their...

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrike on rebel-run prison kills at least 60 and wounds 200

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An airstrike on a prison in northern Yemen killed at least 60 people and wounded 200 more, while a separate attack shut down the country’s internet, as Saudi-led reprisals to a Houthi drone attack on the United Arab E...

Why is the UK government still getting away with complicity in the Yemen war?

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This is a far greater scandal than the parties in Downing Street. In a just world, it would prove the downfall of our prime minister. This week, airstrikes by the Saudis and their allies killed more than a dozen peopl...

Saudi warplanes carpet-bomb Yemen with US help. This must end

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The recent breaching of the United States’ embassy in Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa by rebel forces, and the detaining of Yemeni employees of the embassy, is the latest escalation in a war that has gone on for far too...

Kuwait expels Beirut envoy in row over Saudi’s military role in Yemen

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Kuwait has given Lebanon’s envoy to the emirate 48 hours to leave, a day after Saudi Arabia made a similar move over a minister’s criticism of the Riyadh-led military intervention in Yemen. The diplomatic row, in whic...

Missile and drone attack kills at least 30 in south Yemen

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A missile and drone attack on a key military base in south Yemen has killed at least 30 troops, a Yemeni military spokesman said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s civil war in recent years. Mohamme...

Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths to take on top UN humanitarian job

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The Yemen special envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to take on the role of UN humanitarian relief coordinator, succeeding another British diplomat, Mark Lowcock, in a move that may mark a reset in the stalled peace process ...

No impact assessment made of Yemen aid cuts, minister admits

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The UK government has admitted that no assessment has been carried out of how “dire” the impact of the 60% cut in foreign aid to Yemen will be. MPs demanded to know what impact the aid cuts would have on women, disab...

‘If we don’t give, people don’t eat’: Yemen focus of UK Ramadan giving

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The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, is the biggest period of giving for UK Muslims. According to research by the Muslim Charities Forum, in 2018 the UK’s estimated 3.5 million Muslims donate...

Liquid gold: beekeepers defying Yemen war to produce the best honey

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According to the Qur’an a lone sidr tree, or jujube, marks the highest boundary of heaven. On earth, amid the harshness of the Yemeni desert, the sweetness of sidr honey is a symbol of perseverance. Yemen has long bee...

UN calls for inquiry into fatal fire at Yemen detention facility

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The UN has called for an independent inquiry into a horrific fire at a detention facility in Yemen’s capital Sana’a that left dozens of Ethiopian migrants dead and more than 170 injured. Human Rights Watch said on Tue...

Yemen war: mass displacement fears as fighting intensifies in Marib

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Residents in the Yemeni province of Marib are bracing for what could be the worst mass displacement of the war as a Houthi rebel offensive intensifies, leaving more than 2 million people trapped. Marib, which is contr...

Keir Starmer attacks ‘unconscionable’ cut in aid to Yemen

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Boris Johnson has been accused of an “unconscionable” decision of cutting aid to war-ravaged Yemen, at a bad-tempered PMQs in which the prime minister accused Keir Starmer of prioritising the Arab country over the UK....

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