UK-made cruise missile used in deadly airstrike on Yemeni factory - Rights groups

DOHA The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen used a British-made cruise missile in an attack on a Yemeni ceramics factory which killed at least one civilian and injured several more, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

U.N. accuses Houthis of blocking supply routes to Yemen's Taiz city 25 Nov 2015

DUBAI A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen's dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under "virtual siege" in the city.


Yemen's Houthis say to travel to Oman for preliminary peace consultations 21 Nov 2015

DUBAI A Houthi delegation is to travel to Oman on Saturday for preliminary consultations on U.N.-sponsored Geneva peace talks aimed at resolving Yemen's complex civil war, a spokesman for the Iran-allied militia said.

Nearly 30 dead in Qaeda attack and clashes in Yemen 20 Nov 2015

ADEN, Yemen At least 15 Yemeni soldiers and 14 militants have been killed in an attack by al Qaeda on a military post in the eastern region of Hadramawt, a security source said.

Islamic State in Yemen says it carried out Hadramawt attack 20 Nov 2015

RIYADH Islamic State's Yemen wing said in a statement on Islamist websites and social media that it carried out Friday's attack on the army in Hadramawt province in which at least 14 soldiers and 15 militants were killed.

Three Americans evacuated from Yemen to Oman, Omani news agency says 19 Nov 2015

MUSCAT Three Americans have been air-lifted out of Yemen to Oman, the Omani foreign ministry said on Thursday, according to a report by the state news agency ONA.


Yemen's exiled president returns to rally forces, over 50 killed 17 Nov 2015

ADEN Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday to rally forces loyal to him in the country's civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz, a presidency official said.

U.S. approves $1.29 billion sale of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia 16 Nov 2015

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion (£849.12 million) in smart bombs to Saudi Arabia to help replenish supplies used in its battle against insurgents in Yemen and air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Worshippers killed as bomb hits Yemen mosque in Houthi-dominated region - residents 13 Nov 2015

DUBAI A bomb exploded on Friday during midday prayers at a mosque frequented by Houthi supporters in Yemen's northwestern Mahwit region, killing several worshippers and wounding others, residents said.


Gulf Arabs focus on short-term military procurement needs 13 Nov 2015

DUBAI Having rushed to war in Yemen just as oil prices sank, Gulf Arab militaries are in a thrifty mood. They are focussing on immediate wartime needs like ammunition supplies.