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Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop


ABU DHABI A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month after peace talks failed, will not be halted again until the city is captured, a Yemeni commander leading southern separatist forces said on Thursday.

Germany approves arms sale to Saudi after Yemen war ban promise 19 Sep 2018

BERLIN Germany approved a delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia, a government document showed on Wednesday, after saying it would halt arms sales to countries involved in the war in Yemen.

Yemen central bank nearly doubles interest rate to halt riyal plunge 19 Sep 2018

ADEN Yemen's central bank, based in territory controlled by its exiled government, nearly doubled its interest rate on Wednesday in an effort to stabilise the riyal after violent demonstrations against a plunging currency.

Eighteen fishermen killed off Yemen's Red Sea coast 18 Sep 2018

DUBAI A frigate attacked a fishing boat off Yemen's Red Sea port of al-Khoukha, killing 18 fishermen on Tuesday, relatives said. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group denied reports that it had carried out the attack.


Saudi-led air strike kills four at Yemen radio station, U.N. intensifies diplomacy 16 Sep 2018

DUBAI A air strike by the Saudi-led coalition against a radio station in Yemen's Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah killed four people on Sunday, residents and medical sources said.

Saudi says it destroyed missile Houthis fired at Jizan province 16 Sep 2018

CAIRO Houthi forces fighting a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen fired a missile over the border targeting the Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but Saudi air defence forces said they had intercepted and destroyed the projectile.


Saudi says it destroyed missile fired at Aramco facility by Houthis 14 Sep 2018

DUBAI Yemen's armed Houthi movement said it had launched a ballistic missile towards a Saudi Aramco oil refinery on Friday, but Saudi air defence forces said they had intercepted and destroyed the projectile.

Two Saudi pilots killed in helicopter crash - state media 14 Sep 2018

DUBAI Two Saudi pilots were killed when their helicopter came down in the eastern Yemeni province of al-Mahra on Friday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said.

Saudi-led coalition working to reduce civilian deaths in Yemen - U.S. State Department 13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is taking steps to reduce civilian casualties, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday as it defended a certification to Congress by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to avoid limits on U.S. aid to the kingdom.


Saudi-led coalition seizes main road linking Yemen's Hodeidah to Sanaa 13 Sep 2018

ADEN Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition seized the main road linking the port city of Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa, blocking a supply route for the Houthi group that controls both cities, military sources and residents said on Thursday.