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At least 30 killed as Sanaa fighting intensifies

World Feb 3, 2016

At least 30 killed as Sanaa fighting intensifies

Fighting has intensified outside the Yemeni capital, killing at least 30 people in two days, Yemeni security officials and tribal elders said Tuesday. Some 25 fighters from both sides were killed in clashes between government forces and Shiite rebels and their allies some 65 km ...

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

World 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, were ...

War-wounded overwhelming Yemen hospitals

World 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 by ...

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

World Aug 3, 2015

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

The leader of Yemen's Houthis urged his militia on Sunday to fight on against Yemen's Gulf Arab-backed government, dismissing its recapture of Aden last month as a "limited" achievement made possible by Ramadan. In a speech live on television apparently aimed at shoring up the ...

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

World Jul 31, 2015

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said Thursday. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said al-Qaida made the captured Houthi fighters, who ...

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

World 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 against ...