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Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

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Leader's death a 'big blow' for Yemen's Houthi rebels

The death of Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad poses a big threat to Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to analysts.

Is <em>Saleh</em> al-Sammad's death a prologue to Houthi collapse?

A Yemeni journalist

Is Saleh al-Sammad's death a prologue to Houthi collapse?

In-depth: Saleh al-Sammad's death has come as a major blow to the Houthis who are now preparing for intensifying war, as their ...

Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

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Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

Heavy fighting between Yemen's Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Taiz has killed at least 25 people since the beginning of the week.

A Yemeni journalist

Is Tareq Saleh making a comeback to battle Houthis?

In-depth: The nephew of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is appearing to make a comeback to cast his revenge against the Houthi rebels with UAE-funded militias.

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Yemen film set kills two

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit the set of a Houthi Ramadan TV series in Hodeidah on Thursday, killing two people.

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Yemeni women photographers strive to overcome barriers

Feature: Several Yemeni women photographers have been sticking to their passion despite the formidable challenges in a male-dominated society ...

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Iran says it did not supply Riyadh attack missiles

Iran officials have been largely quiet about Riyadh's claims it provided missiles to Houthi rebels used in an attack on Riyadh Sunday night.

Yemen rebels hold parade as rockets target Saudi Arabia

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Yemen rebels hold parade as rockets target Saudi Arabia

As Yemen marks the third anniversary of Saudi Arabia's intervention in the country, thousands of supporters of the Houthi rebels held a ...

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Yemen government names Saleh's brother to top army post

A brother of Yemen's slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been announced as the new head of the country's ...

Russia's deadly game in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia's deadly game in Yemen

Analysis: Moscow is poised to use its regional influence to act as a power-broker and exploit the chaos in Yemen to expand its Middle East ...

UAE's vested interests are prolonging the conflict in Yemen

Omar Mashjari

UAE's vested interests are prolonging the conflict in Yemen

The long read: By sponsoring the southern secession effort, the UAE is seeking to advance its own interests in the country and the region, ...

Divergent Saudi and Emirati agendas deepen Yemen crisis

Stasa Salacanin

Divergent Saudi and Emirati agendas deepen Yemen crisis

The war in Yemen has spiralled out of control as Saudi and UAE allies turn on each other in Aden, undermining the image of a unified Saudi-led ...

Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

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Yemen: 85,000 displaced in ten weeks as violence surges

Tens of thousands of people have fled Hodeida and Taiz governorates on Yemen's west coast where conditions are continuing to rapidly deteriorate, the UN's refugee agency said.

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Riyadh 'sacks TV duty editor for airing Tawakkol Karman'

Saudi Arabia is censoring the first Arab and Yemeni woman Nobel Peace Prize laureate after she criticised the Saudi-led coalition's role in ...

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Saudis are occupiers, says Yemen's first female Nobel laureate

Tawakkol Karman, the first Yemeni and Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has been sacked by her party for criticising Saudi role in the ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen in 2018: Deepening war or nearing peace?

Analysis: Politicians and warlords have the stamina to continue the war indefinitely, but the people of Yemen are paying the price, writes ...

How 'Port of Mokha' reclaimed coffee for Yemen's farmers

Sana Uqba

How 'Port of Mokha' reclaimed coffee for Yemen's farmers

At just 24-years-old and without much knowledge on coffee, Yemeni-American Mokhtar al-Khanshali risked his life to empower coffee farmers in the ...

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UN employee abducted in Yemen's capital Sanaa

UN employee Hisham Abdel-Rahman Bagash was abducted by a masked man in Yemen's capital Sanaa as the war rages on.

Hisham is free, but Yemen's 'disappeared' crisis continues

Afrah Nasser

Hisham is free, but Yemen's 'disappeared' crisis continues

Comment: As we celebrate Hisham's release, it must also serve as a reminder of the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men across the ...

Landmark prisoner swap agreed in between Yemen's rebels, government

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Landmark prisoner swap agreed in between Yemen's rebels, government

A prisoner swap involving almost 2000 people has been agreed between Houthis and government loyalists in Yemen.

Houthis release Yemeni journalist Hisham al-Omeisy after 150 days

Karim Traboulsi

Houthis release Yemeni journalist Hisham al-Omeisy after 150 days

Yemen's Houthi rebels have released Hisham al-Omeisy, a journalist who was detained by the Iran-backed rebel group in Sanaa last August.

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