Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

Aug 26, 2016

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict. “This war needs to end and it needs to end as quickly as possible,” Kerry said after ...

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Aug 15, 2016

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Screams rang out through the hilltop village outside Yemen’s capital after 10-year-old Youssef al-Salmi set off a bomb he had found in a field, perhaps thinking it was a toy. He became the latest of several Yemeni civilians to be killed by unexploded ordnance ...

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug 11, 2016

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are ...

Yemen Islamists blow up famed 16-century mosque in Taiz

Aug 1, 2016

Yemen Islamists blow up famed 16-century mosque in Taiz

Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taiz, a local official said Sunday. Gunmen led by a Salafist local chief known as Abu al-Abbas blew up the ...

Jun 13, 2016

Suspected U.S. drone kills three al-Qaida suspects in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in an airstrike in the central Shabwa province. The officials said Monday that the overnight attack hit the men’s vehicle as they were traveling near the town of Haban. The ...

45 killed in Houthi-besieged city of Taiz

Jun 6, 2016

45 killed in Houthi-besieged city of Taiz

Yemeni security officials say fighting is raging in the besieged central city of Taiz, where 45 people, including three civilians, have been killed in two days of fierce combat that has sent families fleeing from their homes. They said Sunday that dozens of families ...

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Jun 1, 2016

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Monday night, the military coalition supporting the Yemeni government against rebels said. It was the second missile launch from Yemen since U.N.-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait on April 21 between the Houthi Shiite ...