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Yemen official says disappointed by U.S. Supreme court decision on travel ban

SANAA A Yemeni government official expressed disappointment over a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow much of President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go back into effect.

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Secular Yemenis live in fear after student is killed in Aden 26 Jun 2017

DUBAI A gunman paused for a moment after entering an internet cafe in the Yemeni port city of Aden, approached Amgad Abdulrahman and pulled the trigger three times.

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Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons 24 Jun 2017

DUBAIPresident Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture and abuse.

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U.S. senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen 23 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured.

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Saudi crown prince donates $66 million to fight Yemen cholera epidemic 23 Jun 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crown prince has donated $66.7 million (52.44 million pounds) to combat a cholera epidemic in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting in a war blamed for causing a humanitarian disaster.

U.S. military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province 22 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Shabwa province, along with two other militants.

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U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's "man-made" cholera "catastrophe" 22 Jun 2017

GENEVA U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.

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New assertive generation of Gulf leaders at heart of Qatar rift 19 Jun 2017

DUBAI Two years after launching headfirst into a conflict in Yemen that has no end in sight, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have astonished the world again, this time with a severe boycott of neighbouring Qatar.

Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market - health official 18 Jun 2017

DUBAI At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict.

Yemen government agrees to U.N. Hodeidah plan, Houthis sceptical 17 Jun 2017

CAIRO Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country's civil war, but the Iran-aligned Houthi movement remained sceptical.