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Kerry calls for unity government in Yemen to end war

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart peace talks Yemen with a goal of forming a unity government.

U.S. urges all sides in Yemen war to avoid civilian casualties - White House 25 Aug 2016

WASHINGTON The United States has called on all sides in the war in Yemen to avoid civilian casualties, the White House said on Thursday, after the U.N. human rights office said air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are responsible for the largest part of the 3,799 civilians killed in the conflict so far.

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Kerry calls for unity government in Yemen to end war 25 Aug 2016

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart peace talks Yemen with a goal of forming a unity government.

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Transparency, accountability, needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - U.N. 25 Aug 2016

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on protected sites like hospitals to be punished.

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Transparency, accountability needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - U.N. 25 Aug 2016

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on hospitals to be punished.

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Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains - research 25 Aug 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.

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Exiled Yemen government risks humanitarian catastrophe to cut off central bank 24 Aug 2016

DUBAI In Yemen's war of attrition, the Saudi-backed exiled government has now decided that the central bank is an easier target than the capital, shielded from its troops by 60 kilometres (40 miles) of daunting mountains teeming with fighters.

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Kerry to discuss Yemen, Syria with Gulf Arab states 24 Aug 2016

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present proposals on ending Yemen's conflict and resuming peace talks in meetings with Saudi leaders over the next two days, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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Yemen's ex-president says could work with Russia to 'fight terrorism' 21 Aug 2016

DOHA A newly-formed governing council in Yemen could work with Russia to "fight terrorism" by allowing Moscow use of the war-torn country's military bases, Yemen's former president said on Sunday.

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Tens of thousands of Yemenis rally to support Houthi-led council 20 Aug 2016

RIYADH Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the centre of the capital on Saturday to show support for the Houthi-led bloc as the head of the group's new governing council vowed to form a full government in the coming days. | Video