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U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks adjourn until July 15 - envoy

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DUBAI United Nations-mediated talks to end more than a year of war in Yemen have adjourned and will reconvene in Kuwait on July 15 after the Muslim Eid holiday, the U.N. envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Wednesday.

Jailed Bahraini activist taken to hospital with heart problems - supporters

DUBAI Prominent Bahraini rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, in detention for alleged remarks criticising the kingdom's involvement in the war in Yemen and its prison system, was taken to hospital with a heart condition, supporters said on Twitter.

World, 29 Jun 2016

Saudi-led air strike kills 10 Yemeni civilians, wounds 15 more - residents

ADEN A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 10 Yemeni civilians and wounded at least another 15 in the southern province of Lahj on Tuesday, residents said, a day after bombing attacks by Islamic State that killed 45 others.

World, 28 Jun 2016

Yemen counter-terrorism mission shows UAE military ambition

ABU DHABI/WASHINGTON The United Arab Emirates, one of Washington's closest allies in the Middle East, is deploying its military against al Qaeda in Yemen, and in the process providing what some see as a badly-needed new template for counter-terrorism in Arab lands.

World, 28 Jun 2016

Corrected - Bahraini activist to be tried for tweets - lawyer

(Changes to reflect source of tweet allegations against Rajab)

Top News, World, Tech, 28 Jun 2016

U.S. troubled by trial of Bahraini activist for critical tweets

WASHINGTON Bahrain's plan to try an activist for tweets condemning the Gulf Arab kingdom's prison system and involvement in the war in Yemen is worrisome to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

World, 28 Jun 2016

Islamic State bombings in southern Yemen kill 38 - medics

ADEN Three coordinated Islamic State bomb attacks on Yemeni government forces killed 38 people in the southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, medics and security sources said.

World, 28 Jun 2016

Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least seven - residents

DUBAI Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least seven people in Yemen on Sunday, residents said, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Kuwait to try and galvanise peace talks on the conflict.

World, 27 Jun 2016

Bahraini activist to be tried for tweets: lawyer

DUBAI Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab will face trial for tweets condemning the Gulf Arab kingdom's prison system and its involvement in the war in Yemen, his lawyer said on Sunday, and he could face up to 13 years in prison.

26 Jun 2016

Yemen's Houthis kill seven in search for pro-government fighter - residents

CAIRO Residents of a village in central Yemen said Iran-allied Houthi fighters shot dead seven farmers on Thursday while searching for the leader of a pro-government militia.

World, 23 Jun 2016