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Yemen has been in a state of turmoil since 2012. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.  (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
A UNHCR camp for displaced people in western Yemen, 2009.  (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
07:40 GMT
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.

April 17, 2015

Three civilians are reported to be among the 36 fatalities. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT
At least 36 people have been killed because of airstrikes and fighting in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to AFP.
Medical supplies arrived last week from the International Committee of the Red Cross, but this is the first shipment from the WHO. (AFP)
05:00 GMT
The World Health Organization has sent medical supplies to Yemen which arrived in the country on Thursday.

April 16, 2015

Al-Qaeda has had a growing presence in Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Residents and military officials say that al-Qaeda has seized control of one of Yemen's main airports in the south of the country following brief fighting with troops, according to AP.
Airstrikes in Yemen have focused on Houthi targets in the county. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT
Heavy fighting has erupted in and around the central city of Taiz, located in central Yemen, Reuters has reported local residents as saying.
Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen's President from 1990 to 2012. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
According to the UN, about 16 million people lack access to safe water sources in Yemen, while nearly five million are now facing an emergency situation. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.
In resource-scarce Yemen, the Saudi campaign's blockade on airspace and sea ports and strained significantly the flow of foodstuffs and medical supplies from entering the country, further escalating international concern for the humanitarian crisis unfolding amid the fighting. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.

April 15, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sit on a round table during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on April 15, 2015 in Luebeck, northern Germany. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives from the G7 countries to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which should be finalized in the near future, as well as the crisis in Yemen.
The ambassador's remarks come on the heels of harsh criticism of Saudi's military campaign from the Hezbollah group, who is allied with Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels targeted in the airstrikes. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.

April 14, 2015

The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
18:02 GMT
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels.
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
17:39 GMT
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
A Yemeni soldier stands guard near a gas plant in Balhaf, on November 7, 2009. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
10:59 GMT
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
Coalition fighter jets pounded areas across Yemen Tuesday as the Saudi-led military campaign in the country entered its 20th day. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Yemeni supporters of the southern seperatist movement drive a tank in the city of Aden on April 13, 2015. Humanitarian groups have struggled to deliver aid and said the situation in Aden was deteriorating rapidly. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
07:35 GMT
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.

April 13, 2015

Khaled Bahah previously served as Yemen's Prime Minister before being appointed to Vice President. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
Former Prime Minsiter Khaled Bahah was sworn in as Vice President of Yemen on Monday in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
An armed Shiite Houthi rebel walks above debris on April 12, 2015 at the compound of Sanaa's al-Yarmuk football club which was reportedly hit by an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition the previous day in the Yemeni capital's northern al-Rawda district. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, urged rival parties in Yemen to resume peace talks as the death toll continues to grow.

April 12, 2015

At least 24 people were killed in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in Yemen's central province, a security source said Saturday. (AFP/File)
17:40 GMT
At least 24 people were killed in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in Yemen's central province, a security source said Saturday.
Some Yemenis who fled unrest in their country have increased demand for the JD, the Jordanian Exchange Association said Sunday. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Some Yemenis who fled unrest in their country have increased demand for the JD, the Jordanian Exchange Association said Sunday.
A Yemeni Shiite man holds up a picture of the Abd al-Malik al-Houthi during a demonstration. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:30 GMT
Hacker's fraudulently announced the death of a top Houthi leader over Iranian state media. No individual or group has claimed the attack.
Hadi fled to Riyadh after Houthi rebels stormed his Aden palace. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Sources say Hadi has already chosen someone to serve as Yemen's vice president.
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08:31 GMT
Sex is a universal interest. But when revolutions begin, priorities change.
Smoke rises above the military academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 11, 2015, following an alleged air strike by the Saudi-led alliance on Shiite Houthi rebels camps. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition claimed to have launched upwards of 1,200 airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 25th, 2015.

April 11, 2015

a security source said twenty Houthis and four tribesmen were killed in the clashes, with the Houthis neither confirming nor denying the count. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT
At least 24 people were killed when fresh clashes raged through Friday night and into Saturday morning between armed tribesmen and Houthi rebels in Yemen's Ibb province.

April 10, 2015

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Children's Fund delivered medical aid to Yemen. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Albawaba.com/File)
14:39 GMT
Two planes delivered the first planeloads medical aid to Yemen on Friday. The UN appealed for at least a few hours of 'humanitarian pause' each day, to allow for the regular delivery of additional aid.
Pakistan's parliament voted to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict, denying Saudi Arabia's request for military support. (AFP/File, Aamir Qureshi)
13:11 GMT
As the airstrikes enter a third week, Pakistan has voted to remain neutral in the conflict, following a call from Saudi Arabia to contribute military assistance.

April 9, 2015

Locals inspect the rubble after a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, March 26.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:41 GMT
The freelance journalist, Raymond Lidal, was detained while filming Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemeni capital Sanaa.
77 children have died and 44 wounded in Yemen's conflict, which is expected to further raise the country's high malnutrition rate.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:28 GMT
77 children have died and 44 wounded in Yemen's conflict, which is expected to further raise the country's high malnutrition rate.
Smoke rises from the Faj Attan Hill area in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 7, 2015, following an alleged air strike by the Saudi-led alliance on Shiite Houthi rebels camps. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:57 GMT
Nearly 450 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen last month.
AQAP posted an online message offering the bounty. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has announced that it is offering 20 kilograms of gold to anyone who kills or captures the leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
The Iranians on board were travelling to the Kingdom to perform Umrah. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
A Iranian airplane carrying 260 Iranian pilgrims was denied entry into Saudi airspace for allegedly failing to obtain the necessary permissions.
President Rouhani said the future of Yemen should be in the hands of its people, not anyone else. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is urging for Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen to cease, Reuters has reported.
Most of the victims caught in the crossfire were civilians, according to medical sources. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Clashes erupted between Houthi militants and pro-Hadi armed tribesman in Aden, according to medical sources.
Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen started in March. (AFP)
07:00 GMT
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out fresh raids in Yemen, reportedly targeting the headquarters of a presidential guard loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

April 8, 2015

Two Iranian warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan on Dec 8, 2012. (AFP/File)
15:33 GMT
Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen.
Bloody clashes have gripped the southern port city for the last week, with the latest aid agency figures estimating a civilian death toll of some 550 across the country in the last two weeks. (AFP/File)
12:05 GMT
As fighting rages in the port city of Aden, residents report rocket fire on homes, pumped up Saudi airstrikes and mosque loudspeakers calling for jihad in an ever-deepening crisis in the Gulf nation.
Pakistan has so far not accepted calls from Riyadh to contribute planes, ships and weapons to the Gulf country's ongoing military operation in Yemen, pushing instead for a diplomatic solution. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he hoped for a diplomatic solution in Yemen in a special parliamentary debate Tuesday, pushing for the planned peace talks to follow through.
Men stand in an alleyway of demolished buildings in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT
Yarmouk residents have no time for normalcy, between the Syrian regime's barrel bombing and Daesh beheadings.
Supporters of the Shiite Houthi rebels take part in a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition’s "Operation Decisive Storm" against their movement in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
09:05 GMT
The resolution condemns the Houthi aggression and calls for an arms embargo to cut off weapon supply chains.
Several aid agencies have issued similar warnings in recent weeks, saying civilians face entrapment and bombardment on all sides of the port city as fighting between rebels and pro-government militias intensifies. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
International aid organization Medicines Sans Frontières (MSF) said the humanitarian situation in Yemen's port city of Aden was in quick decline, with doctors unable to reach hospitals to tend to an increasing number of critically wounded civilians.
American officials say the move is aimed at sending the Houthis "a stong message" while supporting the US ally in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia.
07:32 GMT
Civilian casualties mount as street fighting in Yemen's port city of Aden intensifies as the US announces an accelerated shipment of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

April 7, 2015

Yemenis unload boxes of aid, supplied by a Kuwaiti medical organization at al-Sadaqa hospital. (AFP/File)
18:48 GMT
The first flight carrying medical personnel from the Red Cross landed in Sanaa on Tuesday.
The Red Cross reported a blockade of medical supplies by the Saudi-led airstrike campaign Saturday, which they said was further deepening the crisis for civilians trapped between Yemen's warring factions. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
Amid a two week old Saudi bombing campaign and an ever-deepening conflict on the ground, the World Health Organization said Yemen's crisis has left at least 540 civilians dead and another 1,700 wounded in less than a month.
The Turkish leader fired at Iranian leadership last month, accusing the nation of trying to strong arm the region. (AFP/File)
11:38 GMT
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran Tuesday with accompanying ministers, despite regional tensions over the Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen.
Smoke and flames rise allegedly from Shiite Houthi rebels camps located on Faj Attan Hill (L) and Aser mountain (R) following an airstrike by the Saudi-led alliance on April 6, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
10:25 GMT
Saudi airstrikes in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ibb have killed at least six students.
Saudi's military campaign in Yemen, Cockburn argues, is much more complicated than the common 'defense against Iranian proxy power' reason the Arab Gulf nation has floated around lately. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT
Patrick Cockburn on how Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen has less to do with Iran, and more to do with the Gulf country's desire to become MENA biggest superpower.

April 6, 2015

“Coalition forces are doing their utmost to take the appropriate measures regarding these command centers set up by the Houthi militias inside residential areas," said Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asiri. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT
Militias belonging to the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi movement are deliberately setting up military command centers in civilian areas, Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
Jordan has evacuated nearly 300 nationals from Yemen, the foreign ministry said Monday, with hundreds still left in the country. (AFP/File)
18:14 GMT
Jordan has evacuated nearly 300 nationals from Yemen, the foreign ministry said Monday, with hundreds still left in the country.
A Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on April 2, 2015, after he was wounded during an offensive by Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units in the central neighborhood of Crater. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
17:39 GMT
Heavy clashes among rival factions killed more than 100 people in the past 24 hours as the Red Cross continues to face delays on its aid deliveries Monday.
A Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on April 2, 2015, after he was wounded during an offensive by Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units in the central neighborhood of Crater. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
13:28 GMT
At least 53 people have been killed in fresh clashes since Sunday.
Yemeni children pose with nose and mouth masks as a sandstorm blows over the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 3, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:00 GMT
Red Cross planes delivering aid to those caught in Yemen's crossfire between Houthi rebels and government forces have been delayed due to "logistic issues."
Shiite Houthi rebels gather in the Crater district of the the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on April 5, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
11:00 GMT
The Shiite Houthis claimed to have taken control of Mualla district in southern Aden.
Houthi militants in Aden. The group claimed control over Aden's Mualla district Sunday following clashes.  (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Militants gained control of the area in Yemen's Aden province Sunday after clashes that left homes destroyed, according to locals.

April 5, 2015

Travelers pass through security at Sanaa International Airport as hundreds of foreigners were evacuated from the Yemeni capital on March 28, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
15:09 GMT
A total of 230 people have boarded a flight to Istanbul from Yemen's Sanaa International Airport on Sunday.
"Egypt will not give up its brothers in the Gulf," asserted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. (Albawaba.com/File)
05:55 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt would not give up its brothers in the Arab Gulf and that it would act to protect them if necessary.