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Yemen: Republic in Western Asia
Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory encompasses more than 200 islands, including Socotra, one of the largest islands in the Middle East. Yemen is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected to sign a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured an Arab coalition battling the Iran-aligned..
Reuters - Published

Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

Iran on Monday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce tensions including Yemen's war, but cautioned that an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea last week had been hit by rockets and there..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Yemen

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe [Video]Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at the European Union and Arab powers Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Tuesday, which have voiced opposition to Turkey’s operation against Kurdish fighters in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up [Video]Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up

Sanaa is buried under mounds of rubbish as fuel supplies dry up, leading to fears of a cholera outbreak.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks [Video]Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz Bin Salman has said his country has shown resilience following attacks on its oil plants. Joe Davies reports.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees

The Houthis say the unconditional release should show their commitment to the peace deal with the government.

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Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners [Video]Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

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Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners [Video]Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:00Published

Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to a Houthi claim that 500 of its forces were killed or wounded in major attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech [Video]Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech

Condemnation comes as Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim thousands of Saudi-backed fighters have surrendered following cross-border attack.

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Yemen’s Houthis claim thousands of enemy troops ‘captured’ [Video]Yemen’s Houthis claim thousands of enemy troops ‘captured’

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured enemy troops including Saudi Arabian military officers after attack on Najran in southern Saudi Arabia.

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UN condemns Saudi air attacks on Yemen [Video]UN condemns Saudi air attacks on Yemen

The air raids targeted Qataba town in Dhale province in southern Yemen, killing 17 people.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of any aggressor' [Video]Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of any aggressor'

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh..

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Tensions in Middle East hoist oil prices to largest weekly gain for months [Video]Tensions in Middle East hoist oil prices to largest weekly gain for months

Oil prices were on track to jump more than 7% this week, their biggest weekly rise in months, as early trading on Friday saw gains extended on fresh Middle East tensions. David Pollard reports.

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Oil attacks 'unquestionably sponsored by Iran': Saudi Arabia [Video]Oil attacks 'unquestionably sponsored by Iran': Saudi Arabia

A defence ministry spokesman says there was no way the strikes could have been launched from Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 15:49Published

US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran [Video]US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran

The United States believes Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Esper: Iran 'continues to violate' international norms [Video]Esper: Iran 'continues to violate' international norms

During a news conference with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday at the Pentagon said 'as you can see from recent events, Iran continues to..

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UN envoy for Yemen holds briefing [Video]UN envoy for Yemen holds briefing

Special envoy Martin Griffiths discusses the conflict in the wake of Houthi-claimed attack on Saudi Arabian oil assets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:26Published

U.S. 'locked and loaded' after Saudi attack [Video]U.S. 'locked and loaded' after Saudi attack

U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" after the attack on Saudi oil, and has "reason to believe that we know the culprit." Meanwhile, analysts are warning that if the price..

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Saudi oil attacks: Iran denies links to drone strikes [Video]Saudi oil attacks: Iran denies links to drone strikes

US secretary of state says there is no evidence drones were launched from Yemen.

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The war in Yemen: Kids attend school, despite warnings [Video]The war in Yemen: Kids attend school, despite warnings

Students in the capital, Sanaa, start their 2019-2020 school year, even though they are surrounded by war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Aramco Video 3 [Video]Aramco Video 3

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels have caused fires at two major facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Aramco Video 2 [Video]Aramco Video 2

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels have caused fires at two major facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oil refineries [Video]Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia oil refineries

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

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The war in Yemen: Floods damage camps [Video]The war in Yemen: Floods damage camps

More than 1,500 makeshifts homes have been destroyed in al-Khadish camp.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Iran's Rouhani says regional crisis can be resolved through diplomacy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that finding a solution to the conflict in Yemen could help reduce tensions in the region, which could be further resolved through diplomacy.
Reuters - Published

Saudis take control of Yemen's Aden to end stand-off between allies

Saudi Arabian forces have taken over control of Yemen's southern port of Aden as part of efforts to end a power struggle between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and southern separatists, four..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for October 12th

Highlights of this day in history: Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera's Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer..
USATODAY.com - Published

Yemen's Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees after the group unilaterally freed..
Reuters - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb maker was killed

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009,..
Reuters - Published

UAE pulls some forces from Yemen's Aden as deal nears to end standoff: witnesses

The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen's southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military coalition works to end a power struggle between..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on Aden: Yemeni envoy in France

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to an agreement that would end a power struggle in Aden and see coalition forces take temporary control of the port city, the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia considering some form of Yemen ceasefire: sources

Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement for some form of ceasefire which, if agreed, could bolster U.N. efforts to end a devastating war tarnishing Riyadh's..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process.
Reuters - Published

Houthis free 290 Yemenis in unilateral release: Red Cross

Yemen's Houthi movement freed 290 Yemeni detainees in a "unilateral release" on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi detainee release

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by Yemen's Houthi movement to unilaterally release a number of detainees, saying he hoped it would lead to further..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis to release 350 prisoners, including three Saudis

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said they will on Monday release 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, under the supervision of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.
Reuters - Published

Why does MBS think a ceasefire is possible in Yemen?

"Today we open all initiatives for a political solution in Yemen," says MBS. The conflict has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and millions of people are starving
CBS News - Published

Lines as far as the eye can see: new fuel shortage hits Yemen

A fuel shortage is deepening Yemen's humanitarian crisis, forcing drivers to wait for days in lines that stretch back from some petrol stations as far as the eye can see.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say footage shows attack on Saudi border frontline

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday broadcast footage it said was of a major attack near the border with Saudi Arabia's southern region of Najran, adding that the images showed armored vehicles..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out a major attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured many troops and vehicles, but there was no immediate..
Reuters - Published

Air strikes maim, scar Yemen's children

Ismail Abdullah kicks a makeshift football, wrapped in pink plastic, with his right foot. A slight limp visible, he holds back as his cousins run forward in the sand.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes in Yemen kill at least 16 civilians, Houthis say

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's disputed province of al-Dhalea on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes in Yemen hit Houthi territory, Houthis fire ballistic missile

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes kill at least 16 in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province: residents, media

Air strikes killed 17 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday when a house collapsed, two residents said.
Reuters - Published

Five civilians killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: TV

Yemen's Houthi movement said early on Monday that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Omran province in Yemen, according to the Houthi owned..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say will cease targeting Saudi Arabia if other side does same: Al Masirah

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis will stop targeting Saudi Arabia with missile and drone attacks if its adversaries targeting Yemen do the same, a Houthi official said on Friday according to the group's..
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah says Iran would destroy Saudi Arabia in any war

Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Saudi Arabia on Friday against betting on a war against Iran because it would destroy the country and urged Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates to halt the war in Yemen..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of 'dangerous escalation'

The Yemeni Houthi movement on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of a dangerously escalation of the situation around Hodeidah after coalition forces attacked targets north of the port city.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition launches military operation north of Hodeidah in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition launched a military operation north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah against what it described as "legitimate military targets", State-run Ekhbariya TV reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea: TV

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

France: 'not very credible' that Yemenis attacked Saudi oil plants

A claim from Yemen's Houthi rebels they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is "not very credible," France's foreign minister said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it..
Reuters - Published

Trump mulls options to retaliate for attack on Saudi Arabia

Iran is sending a new warning to Saudi Arabia and the U.S. not to retaliate for the attack that heavily damaged two Saudi oil facilities. Iran's president says that Saudi Arabia should see the attack..
CBS News - Published

Yemen Houthi drones, missiles defy years of Saudi air strikes

At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newly-developed drones and missiles.
Reuters - Published

Merkel suggests she wants to uphold halt in arms exports to Saudi

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday suggested she wanted to stick to Germany's halt in arms exports to Saudi, saying she did not see any reason to change the government's stance and Berlin had tied its..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says Aramco attacks were a reciprocal response by Yemen

An attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities was a reciprocal measure by "Yemeni people" to assaults on this country, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, hours after a Saudi-led..
Reuters - Published

Evidence indicates Iranian arms used in Saudi attack, say Saudis

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants was carried out with Iranian weapons and was not launched from Yemen..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy tells U.N. Security Council indications Iran behind Saudi oil attacks

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and..
Reuters - Published

U.N. aid chief says Saudi Arabia to pay $500 million for Yemen aid next week

United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said Saudi Arabia will pay $500 million to the world body next week to help fund its humanitarian response in Yemen, where a four-year-long war has killed..
Reuters - Published

Germany to extend halt on arms exports to Saudi: government source

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government will extend a halt on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, a German government source said on Monday, pointing to the war in neighbouring Yemen and the Social Democrats'..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition: Initial findings show Iran arms used in Saudi attack

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate from Yemen according to..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it's ready to work for Yemen peace with U.N. and others

Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, after weekend attacks on Saudi oil..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say Aramco plants still a target: tweets

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants were still a target and could be attacked at "any moment", warning foreigners to leave the area.
Reuters - Published

U.S. blames Iran for drone strikes on Saudi oil plants

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is blaming Iran for a drone strike on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Iran has denied being involved. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility..
CBS News - Published

Evidence from Saudi oil attack points to Iran, not Yemen: U.S. official

The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that has threatened global oil supplies came from a direction indicating that Iran was behind it, and cruise missiles may have been the weapon of..
Reuters - Published

Scope, precision of Saudi oil attacks show Iran to blame: U.S. officials

The scope and precision of drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities show they were launched from a west-northwest direction rather than from Yemen to the south, where Houthi rebels claimed..
Reuters - Published

Attack on Saudi oil facility came from direction of Iran, not Yemen: U.S. official

The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that has threatened global oil supplies came from the direction of Iran, and cruise missiles may have been used, according to a senior U.S...
Reuters - Published

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