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CORRECTED-Yemen govt seeks UN oversight of port - prime minister

* Yemeni prime minister says Houthis smuggling arms via Hodeidah Says govt has proposed UN port oversight to UN chief Guterres

U.N., Russia warn against assault on main Yemeni port

GENEVA United Nations and Russian officials warned on Tuesday against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.

World, 25 Apr 2017

U.N. raises $1.1 billion for Yemen, half of needs for 2017

GENEVA Donor countries have pledged nearly $1.1 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the end of a one-day pledging conference on Tuesday.

World, 25 Apr 2017

Gulf states must donate to avert famine in Yemen - U.N.

GENEVA The top United Nations humanitarian official called on Monday for Gulf countries to help avert mass starvation in Yemen, where two years of war have left millions at risk of famine.

World, 25 Apr 2017

Drone strike kills 3 civilians, four militants in Yemen - residents

ADEN Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday.

World, 24 Apr 2017

Drone strike kills 3 civilians, four militants in Yemen- residents

ADEN, April 24 Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday.

24 Apr 2017

U.S. defense secretary arrives in Djibouti to visit key military base

DJIBOUTI U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia.

World, 23 Apr 2017

Weighing arms sale, U.S. seeks Saudi pledge on Yemen civilian casualties

WASHINGTON The United States wants new commitments from Saudi Arabia to improve its targeting procedures to minimize civilian casualties in its part in the Yemen civil war as it weighs resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh, U.S. officials told Reuters.

World, 21 Apr 2017

'Famine-like conditions' in areas of Yemen - WFP

GENEVA "Famine-like conditions" have been detected in areas of Yemen, although an official declaration of famine has yet to be made, the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) told Reuters on Thursday.

World, 21 Apr 2017

U.S. defense secretary: must overcome Iran's destabilisation efforts to help Yemen

RIYADH U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Iran's destabilising influence in the Middle East would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen, as the United States weighs increasing support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting there.

World, 19 Apr 2017