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Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

SANAA (AFP) – Diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Yemen s Hodeida intensified Tuesday, as Britain said the Saudi-led coalition had agreed to the evacuation of wounded rebels from the country ahead of proposed peace talks in Sweden.After nearly four years of conflict in Yemen, home to what the UN calls the world s worst humanitarian catastrophe, […]

150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows

150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows

HODEIDA (AFP) – At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, medics said Monday, as Britain s top diplomat visited the Gulf seeking to boost international calls for a ceasefire.Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from […]

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida

ADEN: Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said.Medics at hospitals inside the city reported 47 rebels had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air raids by a Saudi-led coalition supporting the government.Sources at hospitals […]

15 civilians dead in strikes on minibuses in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

15 civilians dead in strikes on minibuses in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

SANAA (AFP) – At least 15 civilians were killed in attacks on minibuses in Yemen s embattled Hodeida province, a UN agency said Sunday, as Huthi rebels blamed air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs did not specify the type of strikes Saturday in the Jabal Ras district, but Yemeni […]

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen’s Hodeida

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen’s Hodeida

AL DURAIHIMI;Heavy clashes killed 39 combatants outside Yemen s rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day. Yemen s Iran-backed Huthi rebels suffered 30 fatalities in the fighting, which took place two kilometres (1.2 miles) from Hodeida airport, south of the city, […]

Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s Hodeidah

ADEN ;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 […]

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. AGENCY/File Photo REUTERS Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 soldiers in Yemen’s Aden: officials

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials there said, a week after an attack by the militant Daesh group killed 50 troops nearby. The officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when […]