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U.N. calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province

DUBAI The United Nations called for a humanitarian truce in the Yemeni province of Taiz after government forces captured a town from Iran-allied Houthi militia in heavy fighting that has spurred allegations of war crimes.

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Yemen's ancient art of brickmaking endures war 26 Jul 2016

SANAA Traditional mud brick tower houses have always been a source of pride to Yemenis, and over a year into a devastating civil war, they are also providing some much-needed jobs in the ancient capital Sanaa.

Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south - TV 25 Jul 2016

DUBAI Five Saudi border guards were killed on Monday in clashes with armed groups seeking to enter from Yemen, state television al-Ekhbariya reported, citing the Saudi interior ministry.

Grenade explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa 22 Jul 2016

CAIRO A grenade exploded on Friday outside a mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa, controlled by the Iran-allied Houthi group, residents said, as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers.

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Guantanamo judge nixes Sept. 11 suspect's bid for new lawyers 20 Jul 2016

FORT MEADE, Md. A Yemeni man facing charges relating to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States had his bid to fire his court-appointed lawyers denied again by a judge on Wednesday at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10 18 Jul 2016

ADEN Two suicide bombers tried to ram vehicles laden with explosives through two Yemeni military checkpoints near the government-held port city of Mukalla on Monday, killing at least 10 people, the army and medics said.

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U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait 16 Jul 2016

DUBAI United Nations-sponsored talks to end nearly 16 months of war in Yemen resumed in Kuwait on Saturday, delegates said, despite threats by representatives of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government not to attend.

Yemen's war not just killing civilians with bullets - MSF 15 Jul 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yemen's entire health system is crumbling after months of war, with people dying from lack of medical care even in areas where there is no fighting, said medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

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Governor of Yemen's Aden survives car bomb attack 15 Jul 2016

ADEN The governor of the southern Yemeni city of Aden survived a car bomb attack targeting his convoy on Friday, security officials and eyewitnesses said.

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U.S. weighs more robust presence in Yemen for al Qaeda fight 15 Jul 2016

BAGHDAD The U.S. military is weighing an increase in its presence in Yemen to better challenge al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, building on momentum against the group after a successful offensive by Gulf allies, a top U.S. general told Reuters.