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Saudis say sending aid to all of Yemen including Houthi areas


GENEVA Saudi Arabia is distributing life-saving assistance throughout Yemen, including in the hard-hit areas held by Iran-allied Houthi rebels, sometimes by donkey or camel, a top Saudi aid official said on Thursday.


Yemen government seeks U.N. oversight of port - prime minister 26 Apr 2017

GENEVA The Yemeni government has proposed to the United Nations that it monitors the rebel-held port of Hodeidah to ensure that no arms are smuggled through it, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia says foils bombing attempt on Aramco fuel distribution terminal 26 Apr 2017

DUBAI Saudi forces have foiled an attempt to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in southern Saudi Arabia using a high-speed boat laden with explosives, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, and accused Yemen's Houthi group of being behind the attempt.


U.N., Russia warn against assault on main Yemeni port 25 Apr 2017

GENEVA United Nations and Russian officials warned on Tuesday against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.

U.N. raises $1.1 billion for Yemen, half of needs for 2017 25 Apr 2017

GENEVA Donor countries have pledged nearly $1.1 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the end of a one-day pledging conference on Tuesday.


Gulf states must donate to avert famine in Yemen - U.N. 24 Apr 2017

GENEVA The top United Nations humanitarian official called on Monday for Gulf countries to help avert mass starvation in Yemen, where two years of war have left millions at risk of famine.

Drone strike kills three civilians, four militants in Yemen - residents 24 Apr 2017

ADEN Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al Qaeda militants travelling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday.


Weighing arms sale, U.S. seeks Saudi pledge on Yemen civilian casualties 21 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON The United States wants new commitments from Saudi Arabia to improve its targeting procedures to minimize civilian casualties in its part in the Yemen civil war as it weighs resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh, U.S. officials told Reuters.

'Famine-like conditions' in areas of Yemen - WFP 20 Apr 2017

GENEVA "Famine-like conditions" have been detected in areas of Yemen, although an official declaration of famine has yet to be made, the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) told Reuters on Thursday.


U.S. defence secretary says must overcome Iran's destabilisation efforts to help Yemen 19 Apr 2017

RIYADH U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Iran's destabilising influence in the Middle East would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen, as the United States weighs increasing support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting there.