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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

DUBAI The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens - Pentagon 16 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.


Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body 14 Oct 2017

ADEN A rebel former governor of Aden who is leading a movement for southern Yemen's secession has said an independence referendum would be announced soon and a parliamentary body set up to administer the territory.


Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate 14 Oct 2017

DUBAI Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.


Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans 14 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump's new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.


Special Report - In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population 11 Oct 2017

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions 11 Oct 2017

ADEN Security forces in the southern Yemeni city of Aden arrested 10 members of an Islamist partner in the internationally-recognised government, the Islah party said on Wednesday.

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery 09 Oct 2017

HODEIDAH, Yemen One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

Five suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen by drone strike 08 Oct 2017

DUBAI Five suspected al Qaeda militants were killed by a drone strike in Yemen's Marib province early on Sunday, residents said.

Saudi Arabia says U.N. report on Yemen 'inaccurate and misleading' 06 Oct 2017

UNITED NATIONS Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected a United Nations report blaming a Saudi-led military coalition for killing or injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals as "inaccurate and misleading."