Nov 16, 2016

Kerry announces Yemen cease-fire over objections of government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a cease-fire from Thursday as Washington presses for an end to the war before President Barack Obama leaves office. The internationally recognized ...

Nov 7, 2016

Houthi-held American freed in Yemen, flown to Oman

An American citizen held in Yemen was released on Sunday and evacuated from rebel-controlled Sanaa to Muscat along with Yemenis wounded in the country’s conflict, the sultanate’s foreign ministry said. The unidentified man was transported onboard an Omani military aircraft after his release was ...

Saudis resume Sanaa airstrikes as three-day Yemen truce expires

Oct 24, 2016

Saudis resume Sanaa airstrikes as three-day Yemen truce expires

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen’s war expired, residents in the capital said. The cease-fire, agreed to allow for an increased flow of humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a ...

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Oct 21, 2016

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials said, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials ...

Oct 21, 2016

Iran denies role in failed missile attack on U.S. destroyer off Yemen

Iran on Thursday denied playing any role in last week’s failed missile attack on a U.S. Navy vessel in the Red Sea, saying reports coming from Washington are “baseless and paranoid.” “The ambiguous and contradictory remarks by American officials in past days are wrong ...