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Yemen Houthis say Sanaa airport repaired, ready to receive flights - agency

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ADEN Yemen's Sanaa airport, damaged in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition last week, has been repaired and is ready to receive international flights, the Houthi-led government which runs the capital city said on Tuesday.

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Famine survey warns of thousands dying daily in Yemen if ports stay closed 21 Nov 2017

GENEVA A U.S.-funded famine survey said on Tuesday that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if a Saudi-led military coalition does not lift its blockade on the country's key ports.

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2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water - Red Cross 21 Nov 2017

GENEVA The capital Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to the blockade by a Saudi-led coalition which has cut off supplies of fuel for pumping, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah denies sending weapons to Yemen 21 Nov 2017

BEIRUT The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday his Iran-backed group had not sent any weapons to Yemen and denied that it was behind the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh from Yemeni territory held by Tehran-allied Houthi forces.

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U.S. sanctions individuals, entities for Iran-linked counterfeiting 20 Nov 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned a network of individuals and companies it said counterfeited Yemeni bank notes potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran Revolutionary Guard's Qods Force.

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U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die 17 Nov 2017

(Corrects paragraph 15 to say Aden port only partially open and Sanaa airport remains closed, not open for commercial flights)

Saudi-led coalition threatens Yemen by blocking aid -U.N. report 17 Nov 2017

UNITED NATIONS A Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is threatening the peace, security and stability of the country by blocking humanitarian aid, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report.

Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps - ICRC 17 Nov 2017

GENEVA Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

Saudi-led coalition rescues French journalists in Yemen - Arabiya TV 16 Nov 2017

DUBAI The Saudi-led coalition rescued two French journalists on Thursday who had gone missing in an area of Yemen held by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.

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France says Saudi coalition must boost aid efforts to Yemen 16 Nov 2017

RIYADH France's foreign minister on Thursday called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to boost humanitarian efforts for the local civilian population who required "urgent" assistance.