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Saudi-led coalition denies rumours of UAE forces on Yemeni islands

The Saudi-led coalition on Thursday denied the rumours about the presence of United Arab Emirates, UAE, forces on the Yemeni islands of Socotra and Mayyun (Perim), Saudi Press Agency reported.

Iran distances self from ship carrying weapons in Arabian Sea

Iran on Monday denied any involvement with a ship carrying thousands of weapons seized by the United States in the Arabian Sea.

Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi air base with drone

Yemen’s Houthi militia said they attacked the King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait with an explosive-laden drone at dawn on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia executes 3 soldiers for treason

Saudi Arabian authorities said Saturday that they executed three soldiers after they were convicted on charges of high treason. The Defence Ministry named the three in...

Airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition destroy Houthi missile depot in central Yemen

Airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition destroyed a missile depot of the Houthi rebels in Yemen’s central province of Marib, a military officer from the Yemeni government said on Tuesday.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

Saudi-led coalition intensifies airstrikes in Yemen, hits grains port

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of airstrikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country’s north, including the capital Sanaa and the port of Salif on the Red Sea coast.

U.S. is world’s top arms supplier, Saudi Arabia top importer – Research

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.

Khashoggi murder: Boris Johnson reiterates calls for full probe

Britain has denounced the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reiterated its calls for a full investigation into the death.

EU pledges €95m for Yemen aid

The European Commission on Monday announced it is allocating 95 million euros (114.4 million dollars) in humanitarian aid this year to Yemen, ahead of an international donor meeting to support the war-torn country.

UN appeals for $3.85bn as Yemen faces hunger crisis

The United Nations is calling for funding in an international donor meeting on Monday to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger.

U.S report on Khashoggi’s death fingers Saudi crown prince – Sources

A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to provide vaccines to Yemen, some African countries

Saudi Arabia is holding talks with coronavirus vaccine makers to supply low-income countries, including war-torn Yemen, with vaccines, Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Tuesday.

Saudi-led coalition fires missile on Yemen’s Houthi militia

Yemen’s Houthi militia said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike on Houthi military site in the capital Sanaa.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Yemen, rebels agree to swap 1,000 prisoners

The Yemeni government and their rival Houthi rebels plan to start a two-day prisoner swap operation Thursday to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

Islamic State leader captured in Yemen

Leader of the Islamic State extremist organization in Yemen has been captured in a joint-Saudi-Yemeni operation inside Yemeni territory, a Saudi-led coalition fighting the...

Saudi Arabia intercepts drones fired by Iran-backed Yemen rebels

Saudi Air Defence on Friday intercepted and shot down five drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-linked rebels targeting the kingdom amid heightened tensions in the region, a military official said.

UN Envoy leaves Yemen after cemented deal on troop withdrawal

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, left the rebel-held Capital Sanaa on Monday after a one-day visit in which he cemented...

Finally, Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis

Iran backs U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV also stated that Tehran was ready to help find a political...

Assault on Yemen’s Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida,...

Saudi Arabia, UAE launch 44 joint projects in economy, military

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, UAE, on Thursday announced a new alliance of joint economic development and military strategy through 44 projects, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Rebels call for ‘mobilisation’ as Yemen forces close in on key port

Yemeni government forces are closing in on the rebel-held port of Hodeida, the war-ravaged country's main conduit for humanitarian aid, the Saudi-led coalition has...

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