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April 27, 2015

An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
Militants holding AKM-S assault rifles vowed to kill Yemen's Houthi rebels during the nine-minute clip. (Image: Information Bureau of Wilayat Sanaa)
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Daesh militants released a new video online, claiming their official presence in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya news.

April 26, 2015

Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh hold a huge Yemeni flag next to a poster of Saleh as they rally in his support in Sanaa Nov. 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Yemen's foreign minister denounced the former president's call for peace talks Sunday, rejecting his involvement in the country's future.
A UAE fighter jet lifts off before taking part in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
Armed Shia Houthi militants sit in a pick up truck in southern Sanaa, April 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
Yemeni children sit in a temporary shelter after fleeing Sirwah due to fighting between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to the country's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, April 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed currently leads the UN Ebola response mission. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.

April 25, 2015

John Kerry urged the Houthis and "those who have influence over them" to enter negotiations (File-AFP)
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US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years before he stepped down following protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
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Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged all sides in Yemen's conflict to return to political dialogue to end to the ongoing violence in the country, Reuters has reported.

April 24, 2015

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured since start of Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, says UNICEF.  140 children have been recruited as fighters.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.

April 23, 2015

Yemenis dig graves on April 4, 2015 to bury the victims of a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition against Shiite Houthi rebel positions in the village of Bani Matar. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The death toll from clashes in Yemen rose to 1,080, including 48 children, the UN health agency said Thursday.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the current UN Ebola chief, as special envoy to Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated the current UN Ebola chief to the UN Security Council on Thursday.
Five Shiite rebels were reportedly killed in the attack on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A new division of Daesh (ISIS) that calls itself the 'Green Brigade' has claimed a bombing in Yemen, AFP has reported.
Ban Ki-moon said that he hoped fighting would end as soon as possible. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over the renewal of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.

April 22, 2015

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on April 22, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:10 GMT
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Yemen's defense minister has been freed after a month of captivity, sources said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Yemen's defense minister has been freed after a month of captivity, sources said Wednesday.
Fresh strikes came hours after the announced end of Saudi's air campaign against the Houthis Tuesday night and as the US warned Iran against sending weapons to the Houthis. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT
Renewed strikes targeted new positions in Yemen's third largest city of Taez Wednesday, just hours after the announced end to their operation "Operation Decisive Storm."
Following their announced ceasefire, the Saudi defense ministry said the operation had "succeeded" in quelling weapons supplies of the Shiite Houthi rebels after almost a month of airstrikes in the country. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi thanked the Saudi-led coalition for their role in rebuffing the advancement of Shiite Houthi rebels attempting to oust his government in war-torn Yemen.

April 21, 2015

Smoke billows from the Fajj Attan Hill in Sanaa following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Houthi rebel control, on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The objectives of "Operation Decisive Storm" were achieved, a Saudi defense ministry statement said Tuesday.
Yemenis check the damage following a raid by Saudi-led coalition warplanes on a missile depot in the rebel-held part of Sanaa on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Saudi-led airstrikes conducted in Yemen's capital Monday killed 38 civilians and injured 532, medics said Tuesday.
Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz and former US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Nov. 21, 2014 in Arlington, Va. (AFP/Alex Wong)
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King Salman has ordered the National Guard to be involved in Operation Decisive Storm, a minister announced Tuesday.
Militiamen loyal to Yemen's President Hadi prepare to launch attacks towards Houthi rebels near the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. (Image: AFP/ Saleh Al Obeida)
09:15 GMT
Houthis carry out suicide operations on the Saudi border as the Saudi-led coalition targets pro-rebel tribes.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Hadi, gather in Taez. (Image: AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
The leader of the 37th brigade has his support for the government of President Hadi, as aid operations are obstructed in Yemen.
The guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
06:30 GMT
Two US warships follow the arrival of Sunday's aircraft carrier and guided-missile cruiser, as the US beefs up their presence in Yemen.

April 20, 2015

Saudi Arabia and its partners have carried out some 2,300 airstrikes on Houthi targets across Yemen since launching the air campaign more than three weeks ago. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
Sanaa residents say they say one of the largest explosions in three weeks of bombing after the Saudi-led coalition targeted a Scud missile base in the capital's Hadda district.
Yemeni Foreign Minister rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.  (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Yemen's FM rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.
At what they said was the request of embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, Riyadh launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 25. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT
The Saudi-led air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Sunday it has staged 2,300 airstrikes on targets across the country since the coalition formed almost a month ago, on March 25.

April 19, 2015

A Yemeni vendor uses a lantern to read inside his shop at a market in the capital Sanaa on April 18, 2015 on the sixth day of a power outage across the country. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
17:46 GMT
Saudi Arabia has committed to the full $274 million needed cover emergency aid to Yemen after a UN appeal.
A statement by the Houthi movement criticized the UN for its support of an "act of aggression" against Yemen, referring to the Saudi-led air strikes. (Albawaba.com/File)
16:56 GMT
The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi movement has rejected the recent UN resolution targeting the group, which is currently in de facto control of the country after launching a coup in February.
Who are the Zaydis? Technically a branch of Shiite Islam, Zaydis see Zayd ibn-Ali, grandson of Husayn ibn Ali, as the fifth and final imam, making them ‘Fiver Shiites.’ Zayd was killed in an uprising against the Ummayyad caliph in 713 CE.
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As the situation in Yemen worsens by the day, international headlines warn of escalating tensions between Sunni-led Saudi and Shiite-led Iran. But things are much more complicated.

April 18, 2015

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)
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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.