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Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister.

Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

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.

US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

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US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive ...

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

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No charge for Israeli officer's extrajudicial killing of Palestinian

The off-duty Israeli military officer, who shot at an unarmed car 'against regulations' killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and injuring four others, will not be prosecuted.

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Disappeared nephew of Yemen's Saleh appears in the south

The Houthi rebels have been searching for Tareq Saleh for weeks, storming scores of homes in Sanaa to find him.

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Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight ...

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Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said some 3,700 people were arrested by security forces during several days of protests in the country, a far higher figure ...

Slain Yemen President Saleh's former party elects new chief

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Slain Yemen President Saleh's former party elects new chief

The party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's General People's Congress, has elected a new leader following his December killing, ...

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Saudi-led strikes on kill dozens in Yemen

Dozens of rebels and civilians were killed by Saudi-led airstrikes in the past 24 hours in Yemen's flashpoint province of Hodeidah, medical ...

Can Yemen's GPC preserve its clout after Saleh's demise?

Khalid Al-Karimi

Can Yemen's GPC preserve its clout after Saleh's demise?

The void late former president Ali Saleh has left in the GPC remains unfilled. So is the political party capable of surviving without him or is ...

It's time to get real about Yemen's death toll

Sophia Akram

It's time to get real about Yemen's death toll

Comment: There is no way of knowing the number of dead from Yemen's civil war, but it is likely to be much higher than official estimates, ...

Ten days of Saudi-led fighting in Yemen kills 109

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Ten days of Saudi-led fighting in Yemen kills 109

The UN has slammed Saudi Arabia as the death toll in Yemen continues to mount, with over a hundred civilians killed in the past ten days due to ...

Saudi-led strikes kill 68 Yemenis in one day: UN

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Saudi-led strikes kill 68 Yemenis in one day: UN

UN humanitarian coordinator Jamie McGoldrick said Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen had shown a 'complete disregard for human life' after 68 ...

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Saudi-led strikes on Yemen market kills 14 civilians

Saudi-led airstrikes killed 14 civilians in a village market near Yemen's battleground third city Taiz as a nearly three-year bombing campaign intensified.

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Dozens killed in fresh Yemen airstrikes, clashes

Seven members of the same family were among dozens killed in ongoing violence in Yemen, security and medical sources said on Monday.

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Iraqis denounce ban on mannequins in Shia holy city

Residents in Iraq's Shia holy city of Karbala have denounced a local decision that could soon see salesmen in trouble for displaying female ...

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Oman grants refuge to Saleh's family from Yemen

Oman has welcomed 22 family members of former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh this week, after the brutal murder of the former strongman by ...

Saudi Arabia lifts blockade on Yemen's Hodeidah port

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Saudi Arabia lifts blockade on Yemen's Hodeidah port

Saudi Arabia has agreed under international pressure to reopen Hodeidah port in Yemen to allow desperately needed food aid and fuel to enter the ...

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UK allocates £180-million 'to keep Africans out of Europe'

Britain plans to spend £180 million in the coming five years in Africa, hoping to persuade migrants to remain at home through socio-economic ...

Saudi-led coalition 'intercepts' Houthi ballistic missile over Riyadh

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Saudi-led coalition 'intercepts' Houthi ballistic missile over Riyadh

A blast has been reported in the Saudi capital, with Yemen's Houthi rebels claiming they successfully launched a ballistic missile at Riyadh.

'Stop blocking Yemen aid,' UK minister tells Saudi Arabia

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'Stop blocking Yemen aid,' UK minister tells Saudi Arabia

Britain's International Development Secretary has said that breaches of humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia in Yemen could throw bilateral ties ...

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit wedding in Yemen, killing ten

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Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit wedding in Yemen, killing ten

A wedding procession in Yemen was hit by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, leaving at least ten women dead in the latest deadly attack in the ...

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