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Republic in Western Asia

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Yemen: Republic in Western Asia
Yemen, sometimes spelled Yaman, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory encompasses more than 200 islands, including Socotra, one of the largest islands in the Middle East. Yemen is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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Yemen's Houthis say they shot down a Saudi-led coalition warplane: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Wednesday it shot down an F-15 warplane of the Saudi-led coalition near the border with Saudi Arabia.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king says kingdom seeks political settlement in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday the kingdom sought a political settlement in Yemen and hoped a recent agreement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Yemen

Un fucile al posto della penna. L'infanzia rubata dei bambini in Yemen [Video]Un fucile al posto della penna. L'infanzia rubata dei bambini in Yemen

Il 20 novembre si festeggiano i 30 anni della Convenzione internazionale per i diritti del fanciullo. Ma in Yemen e in altre zone di conflitto i bambini sono le principali vittime di violazioni dei..

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Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:41Published

Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war? [Video]Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war?

Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war?

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:07Published

Yemen's Ambassador to France: Riyadh deal a "step forward" [Video]Yemen's Ambassador to France: Riyadh deal a "step forward"

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Hopes for peace in Yemen as government, separatists agree to halt fighting [Video]Hopes for peace in Yemen as government, separatists agree to halt fighting

Saudi crown prince describes agreement as a crucial step towards a political solution to end Yemen's bloody war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists [Video]Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists

Saudi crown prince describes agreement as a crucial step towards a political solution to end Yemen's bloody war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:57Published

Yemen's Socotra residents divided in conflict [Video]Yemen's Socotra residents divided in conflict

Many in the strategically important islands support Saudi presence, but want UAE forces to leave.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties [Video]Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties

In a press conference, Houthi spokesperson showed Sudanese army casualties who fought with the Saudi-UAE led coalition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Missing African migrants being trafficked through Yemen [Video]Missing African migrants being trafficked through Yemen

Aid agencies warn that human traffickers are increasingly using the country as a route to move African migrants, who are mostly Ethiopians, to Gulf countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:25Published

Women take on manual labour jobs in war-torn Yemen [Video]Women take on manual labour jobs in war-torn Yemen

Women have faced a backlash from their communities despite it being their only source of income.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Yemen ‘could lose six million children’ from malnutrition [Video]Yemen ‘could lose six million children’ from malnutrition

The UN says millions are in need of humanitarian aid, as tens of thousands of children die every year from malnutrition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe [Video]Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at the European Union and Arab powers Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Tuesday, which have voiced opposition to Turkey’s operation against Kurdish fighters in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up [Video]Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up

Sanaa is buried under mounds of rubbish as fuel supplies dry up, leading to fears of a cholera outbreak.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks [Video]Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz Bin Salman has said his country has shown resilience following attacks on its oil plants. Joe Davies reports.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees

The Houthis say the unconditional release should show their commitment to the peace deal with the government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners [Video]Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

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Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners [Video]Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:00Published

Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to a Houthi claim that 500 of its forces were killed or wounded in major attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech [Video]Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech

Condemnation comes as Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim thousands of Saudi-backed fighters have surrendered following cross-border attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published

Yemen’s Houthis claim thousands of enemy troops ‘captured’ [Video]Yemen’s Houthis claim thousands of enemy troops ‘captured’

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured enemy troops including Saudi Arabian military officers after attack on Najran in southern Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

UN condemns Saudi air attacks on Yemen [Video]UN condemns Saudi air attacks on Yemen

The air raids targeted Qataba town in Dhale province in southern Yemen, killing 17 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

 

Yemen's Houthis release captured South Korean, Saudi vessels

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it had seized, South Korea's foreign ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

South Korean nationals, vessels released by Yemen's Houthis: South Korea Foreign Ministry

Three vessels and 16 people, including two South Korean nationals, who had been seized by Yemen's Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

With Last Dance of the Dead, Yemeni artist paints message for France

Three dangling bodies painted against a blood red background shocked passersby in central Paris on Tuesday after a Yemeni artist unveiled a mural to denounce French arms' sales to the Saudi-led..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if Korean

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red..
Reuters - Published

Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry official

Two South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis seize three ships in Red Sea: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthis seized three ships, including one belonging to Saudi Arabia, three miles off Uqban island at the south end of the Red Sea, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
Reuters - Published

Yemenis go solar amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen's capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia discussing Yemen truce in informal talks with Houthis: sources

Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.
Reuters - Published

Emariti soldier in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed in Najran: WAM

An Emariti soldier in the United Arab Emirates troops that are part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen was killed in Saudi Arabia's Najran area on Wednesday, Emirates state news agency (WAM)..
Reuters - Published

At least five Yemeni soldiers killed by Houthi missile in Marib military base

Houthi militants fired a missile at the Saudi-led military coalition's heaquarters in the city of Marib on Wednesday during a visit by the Yemeni defence minister, killing at least five soldiers, local..
Reuters - Published

Saudi vice defense minister meets Omani ruler in Muscat -state news

Saudi Arabia's vice minister of defense visited Oman on Monday and met with ruler Sultan Qaboos, Omani state news agency ONA reported, following a deal to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's President Hadi meets separatist leader after deal ends power struggle

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi met the head of the Southern Transitional Council on Thursday, in their first meeting since his Saudi-backed government and the separatists signed an agreement..
Reuters - Published

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says

Yemen's Houthi movement launched missiles and drones at the Red Sea port city of al-Mokha on Wednesday causing injuries and deaths, forces in the anti-Houthi military coalition said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia scores small Yemen win by averting new war front

Saudi Arabia claimed a small win in Yemen on Tuesday by sealing a deal between the Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle that had opened a new front in the..
Reuters - Published

Yemen government and separatists sign deal to end power struggle in south

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen that Saudi Arabia's crown prince hailed as a step toward a wider..
Reuters - Published

Yemen deal calls for government reshuffle, unifying forces in south

A Saudi-brokered deal between Yemen's government and southern separatists signed on Tuesday calls for a new cabinet with equal southern representation and bringing all armed forces under state control.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis down U.S.-made drone near Saudi border: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Friday its air defenses downed a U.S.-made ScanEagle drone near the Saudi border, the group's military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

UAE withdraws its troops from Aden, hands control to Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its troops have left Yemen's southern port of Aden and returned home, handing over control to Saudi Arabia which is leading an Arab military coalition..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu says Iran seeking means to attack Israel from Yemen

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of seeking the means to launch precision-guided missiles at Israel from Yemen, a signal that the war-torn Gulf Arab country could come..
Reuters - Published

Situation in south Yemen showing 'positive signals': France's Le Drian

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the situation in south Yemen had shown "positive signals" for the first time in months.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-brokered deal to include Yemen's southern separatists in government - sources

A preliminary deal between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle in Aden will see the separatists included in a new technocrat cabinet and both sides' forces..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni warring parties set up joint ceasefire observation posts in Hodeidah port

Yemen's warring parties have set up joint frontline observation posts in the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Wednesday, the latest step in U.N. efforts to maintain a..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff this week

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected on Thursday to announce a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured an Arab coalition battling the..
Reuters - Published

Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

Iran on Monday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce tensions including Yemen's war, but cautioned that an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea last week had been hit by rockets and there..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says regional crisis can be resolved through diplomacy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that finding a solution to the conflict in Yemen could help reduce tensions in the region, which could be further resolved through diplomacy.
Reuters - Published

Saudis take control of Yemen's Aden to end stand-off between allies

Saudi Arabian forces have taken over control of Yemen's southern port of Aden as part of efforts to end a power struggle between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and southern separatists, four..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees after the group unilaterally freed..
Reuters - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb maker was killed

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009,..
Reuters - Published

UAE pulls some forces from Yemen's Aden as deal nears to end standoff: witnesses

The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen's southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military coalition works to end a power struggle between..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on Aden: Yemeni envoy in France

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to an agreement that would end a power struggle in Aden and see coalition forces take temporary control of the port city, the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia considering some form of Yemen ceasefire: sources

Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement for some form of ceasefire which, if agreed, could bolster U.N. efforts to end a devastating war tarnishing Riyadh's..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process.
Reuters - Published

Houthis free 290 Yemenis in unilateral release: Red Cross

Yemen's Houthi movement freed 290 Yemeni detainees in a "unilateral release" on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi detainee release

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by Yemen's Houthi movement to unilaterally release a number of detainees, saying he hoped it would lead to further..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis to release 350 prisoners, including three Saudis

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said they will on Monday release 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, under the supervision of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.
Reuters - Published

Lines as far as the eye can see: new fuel shortage hits Yemen

A fuel shortage is deepening Yemen's humanitarian crisis, forcing drivers to wait for days in lines that stretch back from some petrol stations as far as the eye can see.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say footage shows attack on Saudi border frontline

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday broadcast footage it said was of a major attack near the border with Saudi Arabia's southern region of Najran, adding that the images showed armored vehicles..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out a major attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured many troops and vehicles, but there was no immediate..
Reuters - Published

Air strikes maim, scar Yemen's children

Ismail Abdullah kicks a makeshift football, wrapped in pink plastic, with his right foot. A slight limp visible, he holds back as his cousins run forward in the sand.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes in Yemen kill at least 16 civilians, Houthis say

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's disputed province of al-Dhalea on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes in Yemen hit Houthi territory, Houthis fire ballistic missile

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
Reuters - Published

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