Yemen humanitarian truce a lifeline for civilians: aid agencies
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A five-day humanitarian truce to allow fuel, medicine, food and aid workers to enter Yemen could be a "lifeline" for civilians trapped in conflict zones, aid agencies said on Wednesday. Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia on Sunday, and it appeared to be broadly holding after more than six weeks of intense fighting. Backed by the United States, a Saudi-led coalition has been conducting air strikes against the Houthis and army units loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 26 with the aim of restoring the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The conflict has driven an already poor country toward a humanitarian disaster, wounding and killing hundreds of civilians, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, and exposing many more to disease and malnutrition.
5 June, 2017 Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and three Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups.
20 May, 2017 Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was...
19 May, 2015 Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen’s capital Sanaa: residents Saudi-led air raids hit the Yemen capital Sanaa overnight, targeting forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the east and south of the city, residents said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Muslim allies have been conducting an offensive against Iranian-allied Houthis […]
24 April, 2015 Ex-Yemen leader urges rebel allies to heed UN, pull back Yemen's influential former president urged his rebel allies to heed UN demands to withdraw from territory seized in months of fighting so Saudi-led air strikes can end and reconciliation begin. Ali Abdullah Saleh, who still holds sway over army units allied with Huthi rebels who now […]
15 April, 2015 Mideast’s arch-survivor stands in way of Saudi success in Yemen By Noah Browning and Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) - Three weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have led to defections of army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, military sources said, dealing a blow to his efforts to stage a comeba...