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Yemen: Country on the Arabian Peninsula
Yemen, sometimes spelled Yaman, 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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Yemen's frontline port struggles to fight deadly fever

In the grounds of a bombed-out building in the port that has become the main front of Yemen's war, workers use a hose mounted to a truck to suck up a green, insect-filled expanse of stagnant rainwater,..
Reuters - Published

United Nations condemns attack on Yemen camp, says it threatens peace

The United Nations said on Sunday that a missile attack on a government military camp in central Yemen which killed nearly 80 people could derail a fragile political process that aims to calm the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Yemen


Houthis blamed after scores of Yemen soldiers killed in attack [Video]Houthis blamed after scores of Yemen soldiers killed in attack

More than 100 people, mostly government soldiers, have been killed in Yemen in a missile strike on a military camp.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack [Video]Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack

No immediate claim of responsibility but Saudi TV blames Houthi rebels for assault involving missiles and drones.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

How is a Yemeni school using music to help children in wartime? [Video]How is a Yemeni school using music to help children in wartime?

How is a Yemeni school using music to help children in wartime?

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:05Published

At Least Seven Dead After Houthi Missile Hits Military Parade [Video]At Least Seven Dead After Houthi Missile Hits Military Parade

A missile struck a military parade in Yemen’s town of al-Dhalea on Sunday. Reuters reports the attack killed at least seven people and wounded several. The missile struck a parade ground where a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Missile strikes military parade in Yemen [Video]Missile strikes military parade in Yemen

A separatist group blames the Iran-aligned Houthi movement after a blast at the end of a military parade. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Yemen war: humanitarian crisis worsens in 5th year of conflict [Video]Yemen war: humanitarian crisis worsens in 5th year of conflict

Analysts say more than 91,000 have died, 3 million displaced since war began, with nationwide famine imminent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday [Video]China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday

China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, China's defence ministry said on Thursday (December 26), amid heightened tension in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack points to Iran: report [Video]U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack points to Iran: report

The United States said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates the strike likely came from the north, reinforcing its earlier..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

War in Yemen: Traditional jewel craft under threat [Video]War in Yemen: Traditional jewel craft under threat

The war in Yemen, now in its fifth year, is threatening the future of this ancient craft.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published

Deserted oil tanker in Yemen: Houthis ask for help [Video]Deserted oil tanker in Yemen: Houthis ask for help

Yemen's Houthi rebels call for international assistance as a deserted oil tanker carrying more than a million barrels of oil leaks into Red Sea

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Yemen peace talks anniversary: Little progress since Stockholm [Video]Yemen peace talks anniversary: Little progress since Stockholm

Stockholm talks mediators say the agreement's language was too vague and too many details were left unresolved.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting [Video]U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice, after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

People in Yemen go solar amid fuel shortages [Video]People in Yemen go solar amid fuel shortages

Yemen has now become one of the largest importers of solar panels, providing some comfort for families devastated by years of fighting between Saudi-UAE coalition and Houthis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Amnesty: Four million disabled people lack basic care in Yemen [Video]Amnesty: Four million disabled people lack basic care in Yemen

The rights group says disabled people are most at risk because of the war between Houthi rebels and the UN-recognised government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published

Houthi prisoners freed by Saudi Arabia return to Yemen: Red Cross [Video]Houthi prisoners freed by Saudi Arabia return to Yemen: Red Cross

128 Houthis welcomed at Sanaa's international airport as they return to war-torn country from prisons in Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Saudi-led coalition eases restrictions for Yemen capital's airport [Video]Saudi-led coalition eases restrictions for Yemen capital's airport

The coalition says it will mean patients in need of medical care can be flown out from the rebel-held area.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:27Published

 

Yemen's president tells army to be on alert after camp attack kills 79

Yemen's president told the military on Sunday it needed to be on alert and ready for battle after an attack a day earlier by Iran-aligned Houthis on a military training camp in the city of Marib that..
Reuters - Published

Yemen war: At least 70 soldiers killed in missile attack

Yemen's president condemns the "cowardly" attack in Marib province, blaming it on Houthi rebels.
BBC News - Published

Yemen's president says military needs to be on high alert following attack

Yemen's president told the military on Sunday it needs to be on high alert and ready for battle following an attack on Saturday by Iran-aligned Houthis on a military training camp in the city of Marib.
Reuters - Published

Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib

Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing‮ ‬60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's rival powers battle over banknotes

Yemen's warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict on Saturday - a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same state.
Reuters - Published

U.S. targeted Iranian official in Yemen in failed strike: sources

The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted, but failed to kill, an Iranian military official last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. investigators find Yemen's Houthis did not carry out Saudi oil attack

Yemen's Houthi group did not launch an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in September, according to a confidential report by U.N. sanctions monitors seen by Reuters on Wednesday, bolstering a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. resumes grain milling in starvation-threatened Yemen

The U.N. World Food Programme has resumed the milling of grain for food aid to a starving population in Yemen after a halt in late December due to shelling damage, the agency said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen government backs Soleimani's killing: minister

Yemen's Saudi-backed government on Friday said it considered the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani an important step to end conflict in the region.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's southern separatists pull out of Riyadh agreement committees

Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the country's multifaceted war.
Reuters - Published

Six Saudi prisoners freed by Yemen's Houthis return home

Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen by the Iran-aligned Houthi group have returned home in a move facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Saudi state media, the ICRC..
Reuters - Published

Missile hits military parade in Yemen, killing at least seven

A missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen's town of al-Dhalea, killing at least seven people and wounding several, government-allied southern separatist forces..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis list six strike targets in Saudi, three in UAE

The Iran-aligned Houthis said on Sunday six "sensitive" places in Saudi Arabia and three in the United Arab Emirates are on a list of military targets, suggesting the group remains prepared to fight on..
Reuters - Published

Yemen: Houthis blamed for attack on military parade

Houthi rebels have been blamed for a missile strike on a military parade that killed at least five.
BBC News - Published

Blast hits military parade in Yemen, many injuries: witnesses

A blast struck a military graduation parade in Yemen's southern town of al-Dhalea, Yemen's Security Belt forces said in a tweet on Sunday, in an attack witnesses said caused dozens of injuries or..
Reuters - Published

UK arms sales to Saudi-led coalition up by almost 50 per cent, despite arms trade treaty

Rise in weapons sold to alliance fighting in Yemen 'should be a stain on our conscience', says Oxfam
Independent - Published

Warring Yemen parties carry out prisoner swap in front-line Taiz

Warring parties in Yemen's Taiz governorate have exchanged dozens of prisoners in a locally-mediated swap, the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and government sources said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping industry, accusing them of transporting lethal aid from Iran to Yemen and weapons of mass destruction..
Reuters - Published

Sudan says it has reduced troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sudan's prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15,000 to 5,000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved..
Reuters - Published

Sudan has 5,000 troops in Yemen, down from 15,000

Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia's Jubeir says possible to calm Yemen situation ahead of settlement: Al-Arabiya

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said there is a possibility of calming the situation in Yemen as a prelude to reaching a settlement in the four-year conflict,..
Reuters - Published

UK Labour leader Corbyn would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen if he wins an election this month.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they shot down Saudi helicopter, pilots killed: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said it shot down a Saudi Apache helicopter near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing its two pilots.
Reuters - Published

Houthi prisoners released by Saudi arrive in Yemeni capital

A group of Houthi prisoners released by Saudi Arabia arrived in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, Reuters witnesses said, in a step that may encourage efforts to end a nearly five-year war in the..
Reuters - Published

African migrants among 20 civilians killed in attacks on Yemen within a week: U.N.

African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states in..
Reuters - Published

Yemen civil war: 128 rebels returned from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announced a prisoner release and medical flights from the Yemeni capital on Tuesday.
BBC News - Published

Red Cross says it repatriating 128 detainees from Saudi Arabia to Yemen on Thursday

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was repatriating 128 detainees from Saudi Arabia to the Houthi-held Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says it freed 200 Houthi prisoners

A Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it had freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a step that could further efforts to end the nearly five-year war in Yemen.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen down 80%: U.N. envoy

United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the number of air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen has dropped nearly..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen Houthis claim of shooting down warplane is incorrect

Spokesman Turki al-Malki for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Wednesday that "Yemen Houthis claim of shooting down a coalition F-15 warplane is incorrect", according to the Saudi state news..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they intercepted a Saudi-led coalition warplane: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Wednesday it intercepted an F-15 warplane of the Saudi-led coalition near the border with Saudi Arabia.
Reuters - Published

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