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Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report

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Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report

- DUBAI: Yemen suffered more airstrikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, according to a report by international aid agencies. The pace of clashes on the ground has also intensified this year, especially around Yemen's third largest city, Taiz, which is besieged by the Iran-aligned Houthis, said the report
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More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen

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More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen

- Photo More than 500,000 Yemenis have been infected with cholera this year, and nearly 2,000 have died, the World Health Organization said Monday. Cholera is endemic in Yemen, which is on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula and across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia. But the disease, caused by a bacterium in contaminated water, has spread rapidly since April. Civil war and bombing by neighboring Saudi Arabia have crippled much of the country’s water-distribution system, destroyed hospitals and forced vast numbers of people to flee their homes
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Cholera count reaches half a million in Yemen

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Cholera count reaches half a million in Yemen

- Geneva: The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit the mark of half a million, which has claimed nearly 2,000 lives since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Even though the overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas, the number of suspected cases has continued to rage across the country, infecting an estimated 5,000 people per day, according to WHO statistics
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Sick paedo who raped and killed a four-year-old girl is shot dead and HUNG from a crane in chilling public execution in Yemen

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Sick paedo who raped and killed a four-year-old girl is shot dead and HUNG from a crane in chilling public execution in Yemen

- A SICK paedophile who raped and killed a four-year-old girl has been shot dead and hung from a crane in a chilling public execution in Yemen today. Locals gathered in the country’s capital Sanaa to witness the gory spectacle after the condemned man was found guilty of the monstrous crime. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was convicted of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, who he later buried, according to Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution
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Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

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Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

- GENEVA: More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the waterborne disease, which causes acute diarrhoea and dehydration, in the country where the health system has collapsed after more than two years of war, it said
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Yemen central bank complains to Saudi-led coalition about cash deliveries

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Yemen central bank complains to Saudi-led coalition about cash deliveries

- DUBAI: Yemen's central bank has complained to its allies in a Saudi-led military coalition about a lack of cash deliveries needed to pay salaries, in a sign of the government's struggle to keep the war-torn country's economy afloat. There are two opposing central banks in Yemen - an internationally recognised one in the southern city of Aden and another in the capital Sanaa in territory run by the government's foes in the armed Houthi movement
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Families mourn four UAE soldiers martyred in Yemen

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Families mourn four UAE soldiers martyred in Yemen

- Dubai: The families of four Emirati soldiers martyred in Yemen last week mourned their deaths on Saturday. The bodies of the four soldiers were flown to the UAE and were set to be buried on Saturday afternoon after funeral prayers. Last week, the four soldiers died after their helicopter crash-landed in the southern governate of Shabwah, Yemen, after a technical failure
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UAE says 4 soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

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UAE says 4 soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

- The United Arab Emirates says four of its soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Yemen while taking part in a Saudi-led campaign targeting Shiite rebels there. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the fatalities early Saturday. WAM said the helicopter crashed in Yemen’s Shabwa province due to a technical malfunction. Shabwa has seen U.S. airstrikes targeting Yemen’s local branch of al-Qaida amid the Saudi-led war
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Photos: Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

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Photos: Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

- Yemen's raging two-year conflict has turned the country into an incubator for lethal cholera. As featured on UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread cardboard sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patients
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At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

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At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

- Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea. Survivors — all Ethiopian and Somali migrants — managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along Yemen’s Arabian Sea coastline, the International Organization for Migration said
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Civil war seen turning Yemen into deadly cholera incubator

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Civil war seen turning Yemen into deadly cholera incubator

- SANAA – Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread cardboard sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patients. They are part of a stream of hundreds of suspected cholera victims that continues to converge on the center from the impoverished town of Bani Haydan in Yemen’s northern Hajja province
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Saudi-led coalition calls on UN to run main Yemen airport

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Saudi-led coalition calls on UN to run main Yemen airport

- DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen requested on Thursday that the U.N. take control of the country's main airport in the capital Sanaa in territory run by their enemies in the armed Houthi movement, state news agency SPA reported. Fifteen aid groups called on warring parties in Yemen to reopen the airport on Wednesday, saying a year-long closure was hindering aid and preventing thousands of patients from flying abroad for life-saving treatment
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UN urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide

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UN urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide

- United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people. In a statement drafted by Sweden, the 15-member council expressed “deep concern that ongoing conflicts and violence have devastating humanitarian consequences and hinder an effective humanitarian response in the short, medium and long term, and are therefore a major cause of famine” in these four countries
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Photos: Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

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Photos: Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

- Yemen's raging two-year conflict has turned the country into an incubator for lethal cholera. As featured on ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Five migrants are dead and more than 50 are missing after smugglers forced them from a boat off the coast of Yemen in the second such drowning in two days, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread carton sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patients
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Smugglers force migrants into sea off Yemen, 55 feared drowned

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Smugglers force migrants into sea off Yemen, 55 feared drowned

- A group of Somali and Ethiopian people wait on a beach near Shabwa after being forced from a boat off the coast of Yemen At least 55 people are feared to have drowned off the coast of Yemen after being forced from a migrant boat by smugglers in the second such incident in two days, the UN migration agency has said
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Why thousands of teenagers are fleeing to war-torn Yemen

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Why thousands of teenagers are fleeing to war-torn Yemen

- This article contains graphic imagery. (CNN)Refugees and migrants hoping to reach oil-rich Gulf countries -- many of them teenagers -- are increasingly traversing a dangerous sea route to Yemen, despite the conflict raging there. The flow of migrants crossing a small sea passage from the Horn of Africa to Yemen, which has continued unabated for years, reached a record of over 117,000 migrants and asylum seekers in 2016 -- up from around 100,000 the year before
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Traficantes causan decenas de muertos al arrojar 300 migrantes al mar frente a Yemen - Diario Co Latino

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Traficantes causan decenas de muertos al arrojar 300 migrantes al mar frente a Yemen - Diario Co Latino

- Traficantes causan decenas de muertos al arrojar 300 migrantes al mar frente a Yemen Por Natacha Yazbeck/Mohamed Hasni. Dubái/AFP. Traficantes de personas arrojaron a unos 300 migrantes al mar frente a las costas de Yemen en apenas 24 horas, causando¡ decenas de muertos o desaparecidos, en una nueva demostración del trato inhumano que reciben estos candidatos al exilio. Este jueves, al menos cinco migrantes fallecieron y 50 desaparecieron en el mar frente a la provincia de Chabua (sur de Yemen), en el segundo episodio de este tipo desde el miércoles, indicó la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM)
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At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

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At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

- DUBAI: At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea. Survivors - all Ethiopian and Somali migrants - managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along Yemen's Arabian Sea coastline, the International Organisation for Migration said. The war in Yemen has left over 8,300 people dead and displaced millions since 2015, but the impoverished country continues to draw migrants from the Horn of Africa seeking work in prosperous Gulf countries further north
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  • Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country
    Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

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    By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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  • Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital ahead of Trump arrival
    Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital ahead of Trump arrival

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    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump’s arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units “intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias”, and it fell over an unpopulated area 180 kilometres from Riyadh, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement
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  • Banks in Aden suspend services after robberies
    Banks in Aden suspend services after robberies

    , aljazeera.com

    Banks in the city of Aden, Yemen, will close for three days from Monday and suspend clearing services in protest after a spate of armed robberies, 12 lenders have said in a letter to the central bank. Robbers armed with assault rifles raided a branch of Al Ahli Bank in Aden on Thursday, wounding a banker and a security guard, local media reported, after similar assaults in the southern province
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  • Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country
    Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

    , abc.net.au

    By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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  • Man publicly executed in Yemen for murder, rape of child
    Man publicly executed in Yemen for murder, rape of child

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    SANAA (Reuters) - A man convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday in front of hundreds of onlookers, witnesses said. A policeman fired five bullets from an assault rifle into Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, as he lay with his hands handcuffed behind his back on a blanket on the ground in Sanaa's Tahrir Square, after a judge read out the death sentence
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  • Sick paedo who raped and killed a four-year-old girl is shot dead and HUNG from a crane in chilling public execution in Yemen
    Sick paedo who raped and killed a four-year-old girl is shot dead and HUNG from a crane in chilling public execution in Yemen

    , thesun.co.uk

    A SICK paedophile who raped and killed a four-year-old girl has been shot dead and hung from a crane in a chilling public execution in Yemen today. Locals gathered in the country’s capital Sanaa to witness the gory spectacle after the condemned man was found guilty of the monstrous crime. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was convicted of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, who he later buried, according to Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution
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  • WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness
    WHO warns of cholera risk at annual haj, praises Saudi preparedness

    , reuters.com

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The pilgrimage draws 2-4 million Muslims every year, including 1.5-2 million foreigners, raising the risk from diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, Zika virus and meningococcal disease as well as cholera, the WHO said
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  • Yemen says Trump travel ban will encourage 'extremism'
    Yemen says Trump travel ban will encourage 'extremism'

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    Aden, Yemen | AFP |.Yemen's government warned Monday that US President Donald Trump's order banning travellers from mainly Muslim countries would encourage global "extremism". "Yemen expresses its dissatisfaction after the order prohibiting, even for a limited time, the entry to the United States of people holding a Yemeni passport," a foreign ministry spokesman said. The Arabian peninsula country was one of seven named by Trump in Friday's order whose nationals
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  • Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country
    Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

    , abc.net.au

    By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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  • UN says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access
    UN says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access

    , channelnewsasia.com

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Wednesday demanded media access to report on the "man-made catastrophe" in Yemen after a Saudi Arabia-led coalition blocked three foreign journalists from travelling on a U.N. aid flight to the Houthi rebel-controlled capital Sanaa. "Steps like this do not help," U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters in New York. "This has been a large man-made humanitarian problem, the world needs to know and journalists need to have access
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