Saudis failed to investigate air strikes on Yemen civilians - rights group


DUBAI An international rights group accused a Saudi-led coalition of failing to investigate air strikes that have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen, and said Washington should look into violations of the laws of war in which it played a role.

UK-made cruise missile used in deadly airstrike on Yemeni factory - Rights groups

DOHA The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen used a British-made cruise missile in an attack on a Yemeni ceramics factory which killed at least one civilian and injured several more, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

World, 26 Nov 2015

U.N. accuses Houthis of blocking supply routes to Yemen's Taiz city

DUBAI A senior United Nations official has accused Yemen's dominant Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under "virtual siege" in the city.

World, 25 Nov 2015

Yemen's Socotra burns two tonnes of qat after island bans drug

ADEN, Yemen, Nov 22 Authorities on Yemen's Socotra island burnt two tonnes of the mild narcotic drug qat on Saturday, a shipment seized from smugglers trying to defy last week's ban by the archipelago's governor, local officials said.

22 Nov 2015

Yemen's Houthis say to travel to Oman for preliminary peace consultations

DUBAI A Houthi delegation is to travel to Oman on Saturday for preliminary consultations on U.N.-sponsored Geneva peace talks aimed at resolving Yemen's complex civil war, a spokesman for the Iran-allied militia said.

World, 21 Nov 2015

Islamic State claims Yemen attack

ADEN, Yemen Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the army in the eastern region of Hadramawt on Friday that a security source said killed at least 19 Yemeni soldiers and 35 militants.

World, 20 Nov 2015

Islamic State in Yemen says it carried out Hadramawt attack

RIYADH Islamic State's Yemen wing said in a statement on Islamist websites and social media that it carried out Friday's attack on the army in Hadramawt province in which at least 14 soldiers and 15 militants were killed.

World, 20 Nov 2015

Oman says has evacuated three Americans from Yemen - state news agency

MUSCAT Oman's foreign ministry said three Americans were flown from Yemen's capital Sanaa to Muscat aboard an airforce plane, state news agency ONA said on Thursday.

World, 19 Nov 2015

Yemen's exiled president returns to rally forces, over 50 killed

ADEN Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday to rally forces loyal to him in the country's civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz, a presidency official said.

World, 17 Nov 2015

U.S. approves $1.29 bln sale of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion in smart bombs and other weapons to Saudi Arabia to help replenish supplies used in its battle against insurgents in Yemen and air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday.

World, 17 Nov 2015