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Yemen's Houthis: prisoner swap talks could drag on for months

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:14

Talks on a U.N.-sponsored prisoner swap in Yemen’s war could drag on for months if the Saudi-backed government denies the existence of thousands of Houthi fighters in captivity, the Iranian-aligned

UN wants Yemen's Huthis to stop blocking access to grain warehouse

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:11

The United Nations aid chief on Thursday urged Yemen's Huthi rebels to grant access in the coming days to a food storage site in Hodeida containing enough grain to feed millions of starving civilia

UNOPS Regional Director for the Middle East meets with Yemen’s Prime Minister

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:08

Ms. Bana Kaloti met with His Excellency Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed and local authorities in Aden, Yemen recently to discuss ongoing UNOPS-implemented projects in the country.

Japan prevents journalist from traveling to Yemen

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:06

A veteran freelance journalist said Wednesday the Japanese government has ordered him to surrender his passport as he prepared to leave for Yemen.

UN: Yemen's warring parties reach preliminary pullout deal

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:45

Yemen’s warring parties reached a preliminary compromise on a plan for the redeployment of opposing forces from the key port of Hodeida, the United Nations said Thursday.

Morocco freezes involvement in Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:33

Government officials say Morocco has stopped taking part in military action with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war, and has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

ICRC president "held talks" in Amman on release of detainees in Yemen

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:11

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer said Wednesday he held talks the day before in Amman to encourage the different parties to implement the agreement on the rele

UN: Efforts for Yemen ceasefire deal 'beginning to pay off'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:09

Yemenis affected by devastating war remain cautious after repeated violations of deals between Houthis and government.

UAE arming Yemen militias with Western weapons - Amnesty

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 07:51

The United Arab Emirates is recklessly arming militias in Yemen with advanced weaponry supplied by the US and other states, Amnesty International alleges.

U.N. envoy says Yemen prisoner swap would help peace process

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:06

A U.N. special envoy told warring Yemenis on Tuesday that rapid implementation of a prisoner swap deal would help advance efforts at a political settlement of a nearly four-year-old war.

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