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Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed - U.N.


UNITED NATIONS Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah.


Saudi coalition to blame for half of Yemen child casualties: draft U.N. report 17 Aug 2017

UNITED NATIONS A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" 51 percent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost aid delivery 17 Aug 2017

UNITED NATIONS Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was installing four cranes at three ports in Yemen to help boost humanitarian aid deliveries and was ready to assist with installing cranes at the key port of Hodeidah once it was under control of a neutral party.

Red Cross to send test shipment of rice to stricken Yemen 16 Aug 2017

GENEVA/HODEIDAH, Yemen The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) plans to send a test shipment of rice to Yemen this month in its first attempt since February to deliver food aid via the port of Hodeidah, held by Houthi fighters allied to Iran.


Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report 16 Aug 2017

DUBAI Yemen suffered more airstrikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, according to a report by international aid agencies.

Bomb kills at least nine in southern Yemen - security official 14 Aug 2017

ADEN A bomb exploded in a market in south-western Yemen on Monday, killing at least nine civilians, a local security official said.

Yemen central bank complains to Saudi-led coalition about cash deliveries 13 Aug 2017

DUBAI Yemen's central bank has complained to its allies in a Saudi-led military coalition about a lack of cash deliveries needed to pay salaries, in a sign of the government's struggle to keep the war-torn country's economy afloat.

Yemen's Houthis target coalition warship, agency reports 12 Aug 2017

DUBAI The armed Houthi movement and their foes in Yemen's civil war, the Saudi-led coalition, on Saturday gave conflicting accounts of a Houthi attempt to attack shipping in the Red Sea port of al-Mokha.

Four UAE soldiers die after helicopter crash in Yemen - agency 12 Aug 2017

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday that four of its soldiers died after their helicopter crashed during a routine mission in Yemen, the official news agency WAM reported.


U.N. signals not responsible for controlling Yemen's main airport 11 Aug 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations signalled on Friday it was not responsible for controlling Yemen's main airport, dismissing a call by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition for the world body do so.