Iran's Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen


DAVOS, Switzerland Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iran's foreign minister said.

World Bank announces $450 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen

DUBAI The World Bank will provide $450 million in aid to help Yemen cope with a humanitarian crisis after nearly two years of war, the bank announced on Tuesday.

World, 3:49pm IST

U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader killed in Yemen air strike

WASHINGTON A senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a U.S. air strike on Sunday in Yemen, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

World, 14 Jan 2017

U.S. says it killed three members of al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen strikes

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it killed three members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in two strikes in central Yemen last week and in late December.

World, 13 Jan 2017

Four Yemeni detainees transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH/WASHINGTON The Pentagon sent four Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, launching President Barack Obama's final flurry of prisoner transfers despite Donald Trump's demand for a freeze.

World, 06 Jan 2017

Three Yemeni soldiers killed in offensive against al Qaeda - sources

ADEN At least three soldiers were killed in clashes with al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen in an operation launched by the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi, security sources said.

World, 04 Jan 2017

U.S. says it killed 28 al Qaeda militants in strikes in Yemen

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it killed 28 members of the militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in nine strikes in Yemen since September.

World, 23 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabia to raise military spending 6 pct -budget

DUBAI, Dec 22 Saudi Arabia, at war in Yemen and competing for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, projects a 6.7 percent rise in defence spending in 2017 to 191 billion riyals ($50.8 billion), according to official budget figures released on Thursday.

22 Dec 2016

Lake Chad most neglected crisis in 2016 despite hunger on 'epic scale'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The humanitarian catastrophe in Lake Chad basin, where conflict has left over 8 million people destitute with many "teetering on the brink of famine", was the most neglected crisis in 2016, according to a survey of aid agencies.

World, 22 Dec 2016

Saudi-led coalition to stop using British-made cluster munitions in Yemen

DOHA A Saudi-led Arab coalition will halt its use of British-made cluster munitions in Yemen, the Saudi government said on Monday, after 20 months of war in which thousands of civilians have been killed and injured in airstrikes.

World, 19 Dec 2016