Coalition mulls Yemen humanitarian pause

Coalition mulls Yemen humanitarian pause

Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen to allow for aid deliveries, the kingdom’s foreign minister has said. Adel al-Jubeir’s announcement came as clashes raged in southern Yemen between the Houthis and fighters allied with exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, killing at least…

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Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops in Aden

Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops in Aden

Denial comes after reports of a limited deployment of special Arab forces in the Yemeni port city to fight Houthis. Dozens of Arab special forces soldiers arrived in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday to bolster the anti-Houthi forces amid a fierce offensive by the Shia rebels and…

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Yemen: Cluster bombs used

Human Rights Watch says a Saudi-led coalition may have used cluster bombs in its airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen. In a report released Sunday, the U.S.-based group says satellite imagery indicates the munitions landed “within 600 meters of several dozen buildings in four to six village clusters.” Cluster munitions…

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Saudi special forces seen in Aden

With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a “reconnaissance” mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed Shiite rebels and forces loyal to the nation’s exiled president. It was the…

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Conflicting reports of Saudi ground troops in Yemen

Conflicting reports of Saudi ground troops in Yemen

Dozens of Arab special forces soldiers arrived in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday to bolster the anti-Houthi forces amid a fierce offensive by the Shia rebels and their allies, sources told Al Jazeera.Saudi Arabia denied that a ground operation was under way by the anti-Houthi coalition it…

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Humanitarian crisis of immense magnitude looms in Yemen

Humanitarian crisis of immense magnitude looms in Yemen

Latest violence has exposed Yemen’s vulnerability – endemic poverty, poor governance, and dwindling resources. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mohamed Elmontassir Hussein Mohamed Elmontassir Hussein is the International Rescue Committee’s country director for Yemen. One year ago, the International Rescue Committee warned that stability in Yemen would not be possible while “more…

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