Yemen's warring sides meet on Hodeida for first time in months

World Jul 15, 2019

Yemen's warring sides meet on Hodeida for first time in months

Representatives from Yemen's government and Houthi rebels tasked with pulling forces out of the key port city of Hodeida met Sunday for the first time in five months. The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a cease-fire deal reached in December in Sweden ...

World Jun 26, 2019

Saudi coalition says Yemen's Islamic State chief has been captured

Saudi Arabia's special forces captured the leader of the Islamic State's branch in Yemen during a raid on a house that was under surveillance, a Saudi military statement said Tuesday, dealing a blow to the extremist group, which has taken advantage of the country's ...

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

World / Politics Jun 21, 2019

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

The Republican-led Senate voted Thursday to block $8.1 billion in U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, as legislators outraged with the kingdom delivered a symbolic rebuke to President Donald Trump. Some seven Republicans joined Democrats in supporting each of three resolutions ...

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

World Jun 13, 2019

Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport

The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen ...

Casualties reported as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Sanaa

World May 17, 2019

Casualties reported as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Sanaa

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several airstrikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on Saudi oil installations. The Sanaa strikes targeted nine military sites in and around the city, residents said, with ...