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Republic in Western Asia

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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 the largest island in the Middle East, Socotra. 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 separatists, government forces clash in Shabwa for second night

Yemen's southern separatists clashed with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa for a second consecutive night, local officials and residents said, with the violence between nominal..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say al-Hadida airport was targeted: group's al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthis said on Thursday that "hostile forces" had targeted al-Hadida airport in western Yemen with gunfire.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Yemen

The Yemenis living in graveyards as battle rages [Video]The Yemenis living in graveyards as battle rages

These Yemeni victims of war are unable to afford basic commodities, shelter, or medical care.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Yemen's Southern separatists call for cooperation [Video]Yemen's Southern separatists call for cooperation

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Coalition pitches itself as the true power in the south, not Hadi's government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

'400 UAE vehicles' used in Yemen offensive to seize Aden [Video]'400 UAE vehicles' used in Yemen offensive to seize Aden

Southern separatists are in control of the southern port city, Aden - seat of the internationally-recognized government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter' [Video]Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter'

Interior minister acknowledges defeat to UAE-backed southern separatists, accuses Riyadh of not protecting its allies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:57Published

Saudi-led coalition targets separatists in Yemen [Video]Saudi-led coalition targets separatists in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition attacked UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday, fracturing the alliance that had been focused on battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Separatists seize Aden presidential palace, gov't military camps [Video]Separatists seize Aden presidential palace, gov't military camps

Southern separatists take effective control of Aden, seat of Yemen's internationally-recognised government, say sources.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Aden clashes continue, Yemen's war becomes more complicated [Video]Aden clashes continue, Yemen's war becomes more complicated

Five civilians among the 20 reported dead as fighting between separatists and government forces goes on for third day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Yemen war: Fighting in Aden continues into third day [Video]Yemen war: Fighting in Aden continues into third day

Attack on airport in country's southwest targeted monitoring tower and other sensitive locations disrupting air traffic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:47Published

War in Yemen: Houthis fire long-range missile to Saudi [Video]War in Yemen: Houthis fire long-range missile to Saudi

Rebels say they fired long-range missile at port city of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, hundreds of kilometres away.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Why did Houthis target military camp in Yemen? [Video]Why did Houthis target military camp in Yemen?

Missile attack on military camp kills dozens, while at least 10 others die in separate suicide bombing on police station.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:53Published

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes [Video]US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

House passes defence bill with amendments addressing Iran, Saudi arm sales and Yemen. Trump has threatened a veto.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage [Video]Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage

Hundreds of Yemenis have been protesting outside the UN office in Sanaa demanding action against fuel restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran [Video]US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran

Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday the U.S. had hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs [Video]Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn challenged the prime minister about the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published

 

U.N. warns 22 aid programs in Yemen will close if countries do not pay pledges

The United Nations warned on Wednesday that 22 "life-saving" aid programs will be forced to close in Yemen in the next two months if countries do not pay more than $1 billion in funding that they..
Reuters - Published

Billions of pounds worth of weapons have been licensed by the UK to Saudi Arabia since start of Yemen war

World's worst humanitarian crisis 'wouldn't have been possible without the complicity and support of Downing Street', campaigners say
Independent - Published

WFP resumes food distribution in Yemen's Sanaa after deal with Houthis

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday resumed distributing food to 850,000 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa after a two-month stoppage, having reached an agreement with the Iran-aligned Houthi..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government says will not talk to separatists until standoff ends

Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Wednesday it would not hold talks with southern separatists unless they hand back control of Aden port, after the separatist chief arrived in Saudi Arabia to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. drone shot down over Yemen: officials

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen's Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent..
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatist chief in Saudi Arabia for talks on Aden standoff

The leader of southern Yemeni separatists has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks aimed at ending a standoff in Aden port between the separatists and Yemen's Saudi-backed government, who had been nominal..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis down U.S. drone in Dhamar governorate: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement's air defenses on Wednesday downed a United States drone MQ-9 in Dhamar governorate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, the group's Al-Masirah TV quoted the..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni separatists extend control in south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

Southern separatists seized most Yemeni government security and military bases near the port of Aden on Tuesday after clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace efforts, residents..
Reuters - Published

Clashes hit Yemen's south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

Southern separatists seized two Yemeni government military bases near the southern port of Aden early on Tuesday, triggering fresh clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa: Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement, Saudi state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Aden standoff delays Saudi summit intended to forge new Yemen government: sources

The refusal of Yemeni southern separatists to hand back control of Aden port has delayed a summit in Saudi Arabia that is due to discuss reshuffling Yemen's ousted government to include the separatists..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's war cut a father's route to work, now his toddler starves

Before Yemen's war broke out four years ago Ali Muhammad used to cross the border into Saudi Arabia to work, joining thousands of other Yemenis from his poor, mountainous region.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a limited fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi minister

A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil operations unaffected by Houthi drone attack, Saudi Aramco says

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack causes "minor" gas fire, oil production unaffected: Saudi source

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, a Saudi industry source said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Yemen's Aden, separatists quit some posts

Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi oilfield; no Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Houthis say they launched drone attacks on a Saudi airport; Saudi TV says drone intercepted

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis launch drone attacks on Saudi's Abha airport: military spokesman

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis

Yemen's southern separatists said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden after they seized the southern port, seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed..
Reuters - Published

New report alleges Saudi Arabia covered up war crimes in Yemen

Report accuses Saudi coalition of whitewashing investigations into civilian casualties
Independent - Published

Thousands cheer separatists in Yemen's Aden, UAE says it is in step with Riyadh

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands rally in Yemen's Aden to support separatist takeover

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Southern Yemeni separatists tell Saudi Arabia: evict Islah or lose the war

Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei backs Yemen's Houthi movement, calls for dialogue

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged on Tuesday Tehran's continued support for Yemen's Houthi movement and called for dialogue among Yemenis to safeguard the war-shattered nation's..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Houthi drone 'fell' inside Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen inside Yemeni territory.
Reuters - Published

UAE plays down Saudi rift after separatists take Yemeni city

The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed a rift with ally Saudi Arabia over Yemen after separatists it backs took control of Aden that was the base of the Saudi-backed government.
Reuters - Published

Saudi rallies behind exiled Yemen leader after UAE-backed separatists seize Aden

Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen's exiled president on Monday, as United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists controlling the port of Aden held firm against Riyadh's calls to vacate..
Reuters - Published

UAE calls for dialogue between warring Yemeni parties in Aden

The United Arab Emirates on Monday urged UAE-backed Yemeni southern separatists that took control of Aden, seat of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, to engage in dialogue to defuse the crisis.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss Yemen: Saudi TV

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed the situation in Yemen with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, on Monday, state-run Saudi TV said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says infighting killed senior Houthi official

A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement's leader was killed because of infighting, the Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday, appearing to give a different version of events than the..
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatists committed to Aden ceasefire: leader

Yemen's southern separatists are committed to a ceasefire in the port city of Aden and are willing to work with the Saudi-led coalition, their leader said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

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