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Kerry calls for unity government in Yemen to end war

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RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart peace talks Yemen with a goal of forming a unity government.

Transparency, accountability, needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - U.N.

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on protected sites like hospitals to be punished.

World, 6:00pm IST

Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the country's powerful deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday to discuss ways to end conflict in Yemen and resume peace talks between the warring sides.

World, 5:59pm IST

Transparency, accountability needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - UN

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on hospitals to be punished.

World, 3:33pm IST

Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways to end Yemen's conflict and resume peace talks between the warring sides.

World, 4:26am IST

Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.

Health, 4:05am IST

UPDATE 1-Exiled Yemen government risks humanitarian catastrophe to cut off central bank

* New rival bank in violent Aden would face uphill battle (adds central bank governor quotes)

12:25am IST

Exiled Yemen government risks humanitarian catastrophe to cut off central bank

DUBAI, Aug 24 In Yemen's war of attrition, the Saudi-backed exiled government has now decided that the central bank is an easier target than the capital, shielded from its troops by 60 kilometres (40 miles) of daunting mountains teeming with fighters.

24 Aug 2016

Yemen's ex-president says could work with Russia to 'fight terrorism'

DOHA A newly-formed governing council in Yemen could work with Russia to "fight terrorism" by allowing Moscow use of the war-torn country's military bases, Yemen's former president said on Sunday.

World, 21 Aug 2016

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rally to support Houthi-led council

RIYADH Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the centre of the capital on Saturday to show support for the Houthi-led bloc as the head of the group's new governing council vowed to form a full government in the coming days. | Video

World, 20 Aug 2016