May 11, 2015

U.S., Russian foreign ministers reportedly to hold talks Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for talks on ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, Russian news agencies reported Monday. State news agency RIA-Novosti cited a diplomatic source as saying the ...

Airstrikes prompt tens of thousands to flee Yemen rebel heartland

May 11, 2015

Airstrikes prompt tens of thousands to flee Yemen rebel heartland

Aid agencies said 70,000 people, including 28,000 children, were fleeing the rebel stronghold of Saada in northwest Yemen as it was pounded by increasingly fierce airstrikes on Sunday. The 17 aid groups, including Oxfam, Islamic Relief and Save the Children, condemned the “growing intensity” ...

Houthi rebels take Aden neighborhood, occupy palace

May 7, 2015

Houthi rebels take Aden neighborhood, occupy palace

Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area’s presidential palace, officials said. The latest advance by the ...

Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls for pause in Yemen war

May 7, 2015

Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls for pause in Yemen war

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen’s war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for meeting with top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring ...

Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

May 5, 2015

Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom’s foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world’s poorest country. In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city’s airport, ...