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China expresses concern as Yemen's Houthis form government

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry has expressed concern after Yemen's armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government, in what appeared a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country.

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Albright, Hadley urge U.S. to weigh using more force in Syria 30 Nov 2016

WASHINGTON The United States should prepare to use greater military power and covert action in Syria to help forge a political settlement to end the country's civil war, according to a bipartisan report to be released on Wednesday.

Report - Arabian Sea raids on arms smugglers show Iran-Yemen link 30 Nov 2016

NAIROBI When Western navies raided three dhows in the Arabian Sea this year, some of the weapons they found matched arms taken from Houthi rebels in Yemen, a report said, suggesting links between Iranian suppliers and the Yemeni war.

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Formation of new Houthi government does not help Yemen - U.N. envoy 29 Nov 2016

GENEVA The formation of a new government by Yemen's armed Houthi movement and its political allies will hinder peace efforts in the country, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen said on Tuesday.

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Yemen's Houthis form government in setback to peace process 28 Nov 2016

DUBAI Yemen's armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, the Houthi-run state news agency Saba reported, in what appeared a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country.

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Yemen's Saleh asks U.N. to allow him to travel to Cuba - statement 28 Nov 2016

SANAA Yemen's powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country's dominant Houthi movement, has asked the United Nations Security Council to allow him to travel to Cuba to pay respects to former president Fidel Castro, according to a statement by his party.

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Iran may seek naval bases in Yemen or Syria - chief of staff 27 Nov 2016

DUBAI Iran may seek to set up naval bases in Yemen or Syria in the future, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said in remarks published on Sunday.

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Yemen's exiled president visits civilians in Aden 26 Nov 2016

ADEN, Yemen Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in the southern city of Aden on Saturday from Saudi Arabia to address civilian grievances including complaints about deteriorating services and delays in paying salaries, army and security sources said.

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Yemen's war-damaged Hodeidah port struggles to bring in vital supplies 24 Nov 2016

HODEIDAH, Yemen With its dockside machinery destroyed in an air strike at the beginning of Yemen's 20-month-old war, the major Red Sea port of Hodeidah is struggling to unload food and fuel needed ever more urgently by a population riven with hunger and disease.

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Amnesty says pro-Hadi Yemen fighters harassing medics in Taiz 23 Nov 2016

DUBAI Amnesty International accused pro-government Yemeni troops battling Houthi forces for control of the southwestern city of Taiz of harassing medical staff and putting fighters among the civilian population, in charges the authorities strongly denied.