Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

Jul 28, 2015

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said. The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March ...

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Jul 27, 2015

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from both sides of the conflict said. The pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the town of Sabr ...

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

Jun 11, 2015

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

Pope Francis met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican on Wednesday, using the talks to call for a sincere effort aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and ...

Warring sides in tense east Ukraine faceoff after fierce firefight

Jun 5, 2015

Warring sides in tense east Ukraine faceoff after fierce firefight

Separatist and government troops in east Ukraine stood nervously poised hundreds of meters apart Thursday in the wake of bloody battle that has threatened to demolish what remains of the brittle cease-fire there. Underscoring anxieties in the Ukrainian capital, President Petro Poroshenko warned of ...

Yemen humanitarian truce ends; Saudi-led airstrikes resume on Aden

May 18, 2015

Yemen humanitarian truce ends; Saudi-led airstrikes resume on Aden

Coalition airstrikes resumed against rebel positions in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden after a five-day cease-fire expired late Sunday, army officials said. Air raids hit the rebel-held presidential palace in Aden as well as a base of the pro-rebel special forces in Yemen’s ...