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US military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province

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US military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province

- WASHINGTON: The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Shabwa province, along with two other militants. "Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians," the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement

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Twenty-five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: Health official

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Twenty-five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: Health official

- DUBAI (REUTERS) - At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday (June 18), the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa

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Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000

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Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000

- The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1,000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where “humanity is losing out to politics”, a senior UN official has said. “Time is running out to save people who are being killed or being starved and now you have cholera as well adding to that complication,” said Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen

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Yemen government agrees to UN Hodeidah plan, Houthis sceptical

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Yemen government agrees to UN Hodeidah plan, Houthis sceptical

- CAIRO: Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country's civil war, but the Iran-aligned Houthi movement remained sceptical. On Thursday the U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties to agree on a U.N.-brokered plan to keep the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah out of the fighting and to resume government salary payments

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Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

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Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

- The United States has repeatedly attacked al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) with aircraft and unmanned drones in what U.S. officials say is a campaign to wear down the group's ability to coordinate attacks abroad. A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen late on Friday, residents and local sources said

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Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

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Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

- ADEN: A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen late on Friday, residents and local sources said. The strike took place in the al Naqba area of Shabwa province where residents heard a loud explosion that they say completely destroyed a vehicle carrying armed people. Shabwa is one of several provinces in Yemen where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is active

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Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000 as 'humanity loses out to politics'

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Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000 as 'humanity loses out to politics'

- Amman (AFP) - The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1,000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where "humanity is losing out to politics", a senior UN official said Thursday. "Time is running out to save people who are being killed or being starved and now you have cholera as well adding to that complication," said Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen

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Yemen rebels fire missile at UAE ship

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Yemen rebels fire missile at UAE ship

- Dubai: The Command of Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Thursday morning that an Emirati ship was attacked in Yemen. According to the Saudi Press Agency, Houthi rebels in a boat attacked the ship as it was departing from the port of Mokha. The attack resulted in the injury of one crew member, but the ship was not damaged

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One wounded in missile attack on UAE ship off Yemen coast - SPA

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One wounded in missile attack on UAE ship off Yemen coast - SPA

- DUBAI: Houthi militants attacked a United Arab Emirates ship off the coast of Yemen, wounding one crew member, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. "A UAE ship was attacked by a missile fired by the Houthi militias, causing no damage to the ship. ... One crew member was injured," SPA said, citing a statement by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen

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One child infected with cholera every minute in Yemen

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One child infected with cholera every minute in Yemen

- London: A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiralling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute, an aid agency warned on Wednesday. Thousands of people could die in the coming months with up to 300,000 cases predicted, Save the Children said, adding that the infection rate had tripled in a fortnight. Two years of civil war, near-famine conditions and a lack of access to clean water have exacerbated the spread of cholera — a diarrheal disease that can kill within hours

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1 child is being infected by cholera every minute in this Middle Eastern country: charity

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1 child is being infected by cholera every minute in this Middle Eastern country: charity

- A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiraling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute, an aid agency warned on Wednesday. Thousands of people could die in the coming months with up to 300,000 cases predicted, Save the Children said, adding that the infection rate had tripled in two weeks. Two years of civil war, near-famine conditions and a lack of access to clean water have exacerbated the spread of cholera – a diarrheal disease that can kill within hours

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Yemen cholera epidemic reaches 'devastating proportions' as deaths mount

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Yemen cholera epidemic reaches 'devastating proportions' as deaths mount

- By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill and Moohialdin Fuad Yemen is in the grip of an unprecedented cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour. The Saudi-led coalition has closed the country's main airport and prevented many reporters and human rights workers from entering Yemen. But the evidence from local journalists and aid agencies on the ground is clear — more help is urgently needed

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More than 100,000 ill in Yemen cholera outbreak

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More than 100,000 ill in Yemen cholera outbreak

- (CNN) - A cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed almost 800 lives in just over a month, according to the World Health Organization. Since April 27, more than 101,800 suspected cholera cases and 789 cholera deaths have been reported in 19 of the country's 22 governorates, the WHO announced in a Twitter post in Arabic on Thursday. WHO and United Nations Children's Fund officials are continuing to battle the outbreak

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Yemen: 1,00,000 cases of cholera reported

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Yemen: 1,00,000 cases of cholera reported

- Two years of civil war in Yemen has disabled most health care facilities. The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 1,00,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The rapid spread of the disease through 19 of Yemen's 23 governorates highlighted a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen after two years of civil war that has disabled most health care facilities, according to the UN humanitarian office

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Death toll in Yemen cholera outbreak hits nearly 700: WHO

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Death toll in Yemen cholera outbreak hits nearly 700: WHO

- GENEVA/DUBAI: A cholera epidemic in Yemen has killed at least 681 people and the outbreak has yet to peak, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures showing an increase in the death toll of nearly 50 percent since its last update on May 27. WHO figures taken between April 27 and June 4 show 86,422 suspected cholera cases were recorded in 19 of Yemen's 23 governorates, although the WHO said the increase was partly due to "better completeness of reporting"

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As Yemen faces famine, UN works to avert attack on food port

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As Yemen faces famine, UN works to avert attack on food port

- UNITED NATIONS: A quarter of Yemen's people are on the brink of famine, parents are marrying off young daughters so someone else can care for them and cholera cases are escalating, U.N. officials warned on Tuesday as they work to avert a Saudi-led attack on a key port. The United Nations has warned the Arab alliance fighting Iran-aligned Houthis against any attempt to extend the war to Hodeidah, a vital Red Sea aid delivery point where some 80 percent of Yemen's food imports arrive

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UN aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid

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UN aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid

- AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Two senior U.N. officials on Tuesday warned of the spread of cholera and malnutrition in Yemen, where millions of civilians have been caught in a two-year-old civil war. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that poverty and disease are visibly spreading amid the havoc of war. People in Yemen are "dying unnecessary, preventable deaths in quiet corners of villages," he said in an interview in the Jordanian capital of Amman, after a recent trip to Yemen

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Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'
Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams' They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires, kept in filthy shipping containers, and blindfolded for months — all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen
US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen WASHINGTON — An American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates, the U.S. military said. U.S. Central Command said the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. said he was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians, and was closely linked to AQAP leaders   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen
US Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The US military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. US Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula   Read More ...
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Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'
Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams' MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires, kept in filthy shipping containers, and blindfolded for months — all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies   Read More ...
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US strike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda emir, two other members
US strike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda emir, two other members The US military conducted an airstrike in Yemen on June 16 that resulted in death of three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist group, including the emir for the Shabwah Governorate.   Read More ...
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US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. says he was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians, and was closely linked to AQAP leaders   Read More ...
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U.S. says Yemen airstrike killed al-Qaida commander, two comrades
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. says he was leading efforts to fuel instability in southern Yemen and to plan attacks on civilians, and was closely linked to AQAP leaders   Read More ...
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US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture
US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found. Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that US forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses   Read More ...
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U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture
U.S. questions detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture MUKALLA, Yemen -- Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme -- including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found   Read More ...
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Local Qaeda leader in Yemen killed by US air strike
A US air strike has killed a regional Al-Qaeda leader and two associates in Yemen's Shabwa province, a jihadist stronghold in the south, the Pentagon said today. Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi was emir for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Shabwa, responsible for planning and conducting attacks against civilians, the US military's Central Command said in a statement. Washington considers Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based branch to be its most dangerous and has conducted a long-running drone war against its leaders   Read More ...
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Beatings, shocks and ‘the grill’: Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen
Beatings, shocks and ‘the grill’: Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen ISTANBUL — The United Arab Emirates and allied security forces maintain a secret network of prisons in Yemen where dozens and perhaps hundreds of people are detained, routinely abused and in some cases severely tortured, according to separate reports released on Thursday by Human Rights Watch and the Associated Press. The investigation by the AP also found that forces from the United States, a close counter-terrorism ally of the UAE, had participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen   Read More ...
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U.S. military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province
WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Shabwa province, along with two other militants. "Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians," the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement   Read More ...
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U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'
U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe' GENEVA U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers. The number of suspected cases of the disease, which is caused by ingesting bacteria from water or food contaminated with faeces, reached 179,548 by 20 June, with 1,205 deaths, according to the World Health Organization   Read More ...
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Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen
Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen Human Rights group Amnesty International has called on the UN to lead an investigation into allegations that the United Arab Emirates and its allied Yemeni security forces detained and tortured hundreds of people. In a statement released on Thursday, Amnesty called for an urgent investigation after a news report from the Associated Press news agency alleged that the UAE financed, armed and trained Yemeni forces responsible for grave human rights violations during security operations against the Yemeni branches of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS)   Read More ...
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In Yemen’s secret prisons, the UAE tortures suspects — and the U.S. interrogates them
In Yemen’s secret prisons, the UAE tortures suspects — and the U.S. interrogates them Hundreds of men have disappeared into a secret network of Yemeni prisons where torture is routine and extreme, only to be later questioned by U.S. troops, according to the accounts of prisoners and officials from Yemen and the U.S. Interrogating detainees who have been abused could violate international law, which prohibits complicity in torture.   Read More ...
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"You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisons
"You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisons They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires and were kept in filthy shipping containers, blindfolded for months — all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies   Read More ...
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Warring parties in Yemen 'must take all feasible precautions' to minimize harm to civilians – UN envoy
Warring parties in Yemen 'must take all feasible precautions' to minimize harm to civilians – UN envoy “There were no reported military targets in the proximity of the market at the time of the attack, and no warning was issued to civilians in the area,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “Wars have laws and I implore that all parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to comply with international humanitarian and human rights laws,” he continued   Read More ...
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HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen
HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen A human rights group has accused the United Arab Emirates of backing the torture and disappearances of dozens of people in Yemen. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday that the UAE financed, armed and trained Yemeni forces responsible for grave human rights violations during security operations against the Yemeni branches of al-Qaeda and ISIL. According to the rights group, the UAE operates two of 11 secret prisons in southern Yemen, and its officials have forcibly disappeared people and ordered the continued detention of others despite release orders   Read More ...
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US military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province
US military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province WASHINGTON: The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Shabwa province, along with two other militants. "Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians," the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement   Read More ...
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U.S. interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture
U.S. interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture The United Arab Emirates and Yemeni forces run a secret network of prisons where prisoners are brutally tortured. The U.S. has questioned some detainees, and have regular access to their testimony -- a potential violation of international law. (June 21) MUKALLA, Yemen — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found   Read More ...
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World community must solve Yemen water crisis
to halt spiralling cholera outbreak – UN experts. GENEVA (16 June 2017) – Yemen and the international community must act urgently to provide safe drinking water to halt a spiralling cholera outbreak, UN human rights experts have warned. More than 135,000 people are already feared to have contracted the water-borne disease, as the country grapples with the ongoing conflict, which has led to the deterioration of water and sanitation infrastructure in Yemen   Read More ...
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Who is to blame for the cholera outbreak in Yemen?
Who is to blame for the cholera outbreak in Yemen? The disease is killing at least one person almost every hour. The UN says the number of suspected cases of cholera continues to rise. More than 130,000 people have fallen ill since the outbreak began in April. Almost 1,000 people have died, with women and children accounting for half of the numbers. And that is on top of the devastating effects of the nearly three-year war between the government and Houthi rebels   Read More ...
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24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official
24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels. Most of the casualties worked in the Mashnaq market in the rebel-controlled Saada province on the Saudi border, an official at a nearby hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity. Witnesses said the market was a centre for trafficking in qat, a leafy stimulant plant that is widely used in Yemen but illegal in Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
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‘24 killed in air raid on Yemen market’
‘24 killed in air raid on Yemen market’ At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid on Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels. Most of the casualties worked in the Mashnaq market in the rebel-controlled Saada province on the Saudi border, an official at a nearby hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity   Read More ...
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24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official
24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels. Most of the casualties worked in the Mashnaq market in the rebel-controlled Saada province on the Saudi border, an official at a nearby hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity. Witnesses said the market was a centre for trafficking in qat, a leafy stimulant plant that is widely used in Yemen but illegal in Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
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24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official
Shares Sun, 18 Jun 2017-08:37pm , PTI At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid today on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels. Most of the casualties worked in the Mashnaq market in the rebel-controlled Saada province on the Saudi border, an official at a nearby hospital told   Read More ...
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Airstrike kills 25 at qat farm, say Yemeni medical officials
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels has killed 25 men who had been growing qat. The director of the medical authority in the rebel-dominated Saada province, Abdullaiz al-Azi, says Sunday that the men, who officials believe were civilians, were killed when a house was targeted in the village of Baqqa on Saturday   Read More ...
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Airstrike kills 25 at qat farm, say Yemeni medical officials
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels has killed 25 men who had been growing qat. The director of the medical authority in the rebel-dominated Saada province, Abdullaiz al-Azi, says Sunday that the men, who officials believe were civilians, were killed when a house was targeted in the village of Baqqa on Saturday   Read More ...
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Twenty-five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: Health official
Twenty-five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: Health official DUBAI (REUTERS) - At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday (June 18), the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa   Read More ...
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Saudi bombing kills 24 in Yemen's al-Moshnaq market
At least 24 people were killed after Saudi warplanes bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen?s extreme northwest, local media reports said on Sunday. According to reports, the aircraft hit the al-Moshnaq market in Sa?ada province?s Shada?a District late Saturday night. The death toll could rise as the aircraft kept bombing after relief teams arrived at the scene. However, the Saudi-led alliance, which has been fighting the Iran-allied rebels in Yemen for more than two years, has not yet commented on the reports   Read More ...
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Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market
Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict.Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report.A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 22 people and wounded dozens when it struck a market in western Yemen near the Red Sea fishing town of Khoukha in March   Read More ...
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Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market- health official
At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa   Read More ...
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Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market - health official
At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa   Read More ...
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Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: health official
DUBAI At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has been torn by a civil war in which the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is trying to roll back gains made by the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa   Read More ...
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Two suspected Al Qaida militants killed in Yemen drone strike
Two suspected Al Qaida militants killed in Yemen drone strike ADEN: A suspected US drone strike killed two men believed to be Al Qaida militants in Southern Yemen late on Friday, residents and local sources said. The strike took place in the Al Naqba area of Shabwa province where residents heard a loud explosion that they say completely destroyed a vehicle carrying armed people. Shabwa is one of several provinces in Yemen where Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is active   Read More ...
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Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO
Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the toll in the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached 1,054, with the total suspected cases reaching 151,000. The outbreak has spread fast in 20 out of 22 Yemeni governorates in just seven weeks, since April 27, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Last month, the WHO said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months   Read More ...
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Yemen government agrees to UN Hodeida plan
Cairo: Yemen’s legitimate government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country’s civil war, but the Iran-backed Al Houthi movement remained sceptical. On Thursday the UN Security Council urged the warring parties to agree on a UN-brokered plan to keep the Al Houthi-held port of Hodeidah out of the fighting and to resume government salary payments   Read More ...
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Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000
Yemen cholera toll nears 1,000 The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1,000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where “humanity is losing out to politics”, a senior UN official has said. “Time is running out to save people who are being killed or being starved and now you have cholera as well adding to that complication,” said Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen   Read More ...
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Yemen government agrees to UN Hodeidah plan, Houthis sceptical
Yemen government agrees to UN Hodeidah plan, Houthis sceptical CAIRO: Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country's civil war, but the Iran-aligned Houthi movement remained sceptical. On Thursday the U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties to agree on a U.N.-brokered plan to keep the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah out of the fighting and to resume government salary payments   Read More ...
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Yemen government agrees to U.N. Hodeidah plan, Houthis skeptical
Yemen government agrees to U.N. Hodeidah plan, Houthis skeptical CAIRO Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country's civil war, but the Iran-aligned Houthi movement remained skeptical. On Thursday the U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties to agree on a U.N.-brokered plan to keep the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah out of the fighting and to resume government salary payments   Read More ...
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