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Dutch general leaves Yemen ceasefire posting after just a few weeks

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:23

The retired Dutch general charged with overseeing a ceasefire in part of Yemen has left his post, just a few weeks after the agreement between Houthi rebels and a Saudi Arabia-backed coalition was

Yemen Govt. Hopeful to Save Sweden Deal Despite Houthi Obstruction

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:18

Despite the ongoing intransigence of the Iran-backed Houthi militias, the Yemeni legitimate government expressed its hope that the Sweden ceasefire agreement on Hodeidah could be saved, said govern

Saudi-backed forces clash inside of western Yemen

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:00

A series of heavy clashes broke out between two Saudi-backed forces in the provincial capital of Ta’iz, local activists reported via social media.

UN official monitoring cease-fire arrives in Yemeni rebel-held capital

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:19

The head of a UN team monitoring the UN-backed cease-fire in Yemen's Hodeidah arrives on Saturday in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to resume his mission, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported.

Yemen government says UN committed to ensuring Houthis abide by Sweden deal

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:05

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has vowed that Houthi rebels will abide by a peace deal that calls for their withdrawal from Hodeidah, Yemen's government said on Sunday.

Attack on displaced people's camp in Yemen kills eight civilians - UN

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:37

The shelling of a camp for displaced people in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah province killed eight civilians and wounded 30 others, the United Nations said on Sunday, amid fears that a partial truce

Rabat halts participation in Saudi-led Yemen coalition

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 22:01

Morocco has suspended its participation in a Saudi-led military coalition that has been fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebel group since 2015, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita confirmed Wednesday

Red Cross making preparations for Yemen prisoner swap

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 22:25

The International Red Cross is preparing for a prisoner swap to move hundreds of detainees held by Houthi rebels and the internationally recognised Yemeni government, according to a statement relea

Saudi envoy says Hodeidah deal make-or-break for Yemen peace efforts

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 22:13

A political solution to nearly four years of war in Yemen is possible as long as the shaky ceasefire deal for the northern port city of Hodeidah takes hold, Saudi Arabia’s influential ambassador to

UN envoy to Yemen leaves Sanaa with Patrick Cammaert

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 22:09

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed from Sanaa on Wednesday with chief monitor Patrick Cammaert, Al Arabiya reported.

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