Taiz residents claim Houthi rockets killed 14 civilians

Aug 25, 2015

Taiz residents claim Houthi rockets killed 14 civilians

Rockets fired by Houthi militiamen killed 14 civilians, most of them children, as fighting intensified for control of Yemen’s third largest city, Taiz, residents said on Monday. The Saudi-led coalition opposing the Houthis also launched air raids on military bases and Houthi positions in ...

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

Aug 23, 2015

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country. A statement carried by the UAE’s official WAM news ...

Aug 23, 2015

Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key areas of Aden

Al-Qaida militants have seized control of key areas in and around Yemen’s port city of Aden, high-ranking security officials said Saturday, a major gain for the group which has been making inroads amid the chaos of the country’s civil war. The move, part of ...

Houthis ambush pro-government forces in south Yemen; 65 killed

Aug 19, 2015

Houthis ambush pro-government forces in south Yemen; 65 killed

Yemeni rebels ambushed pro-government forces in the south on Tuesday, setting off a major battle that killed 65 anti-rebel forces and handed them their first serious setback following a series of recent advances, officials said. The officials said 15 Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, ...

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

Aug 13, 2015

Spanish-born war photojournalist wins Mika Yamamoto award

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Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, a Spanish-born photojournalist, believes photography has the power to make the world a better, more peaceful place. Since around 2000, Vilanova, 43, has documented the lives of women and children living in conflict zones in such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq and ...

War-wounded overwhelming Yemen hospitals

Aug 11, 2015

War-wounded overwhelming Yemen hospitals

The conflict in Yemen has overwhelmed aid groups with “massive” humanitarian needs arising from months of violence and destruction, and hospitals at times had to turn away patients, the international group Doctors Without Borders said Monday. The warning came as Yemen’s pro-government forces, backed ...