Yemen

Ernst Warns Resolution To Punish Saudis Could Hurt Yemen Peace Talks

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) warned on Tuesday that a resolution to withdraw American military support for Saudi Arabia’s efforts in the Yemeni civil war could hinder peace talks in the region.Ernst, speaking at POLITICO's Women Rule Summit, said that...
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Un: 20 Million Yemenis Are Hungry, 250,000 Face Catastrophe

Twenty million people in war-torn Yemen are hungry — a staggering 70 percent of the population and a 15 percent increase from last year  — and for the first time 250,000 are facing "catastrophe," the U.N. humanitarian chief said...

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Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen

Something rare is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war, in this case Yemen, where the U.S. military has been aiding Saudi Arabia.(Image credit: Jon Gambrell/AP)
Related topics: White House, Military, Saudi Arabia

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From Yemen To The Rohingya, Mass Atrocities Against Civilians Are The New Normal

By Philippe Bolopion | – ( Human Rights Watch) – This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key...
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Twitter Bans Anti-war Account Again — After Apologizing For Previous Ban And Reinstating Them...

Twitter has once again banned a leftist humanitarian account that was aiming to shine a light on the horrors of the war in Yemen. The account was banned last week — but Twitter quickly reinstated them, apologized, and claimed that there had...
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Yemen Rebel Leader Seeks Torture Probe

A top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has called for an investigation after The Associated Press found evidence of extreme torture in Houthi-run lockups. Thousands have been imprisoned by the Houthi militia during Yemen's civil war. An AP...

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U.s. Pullout Of Yemen War Would Send "a Wrong Message": State Department

The White House and State Department have reaffirmed the US commitment to its lead military role in executing the Saudi coalition war on Yemen. This despite mounting civilian deaths numbering tens of thousands, devastating famine and food shortage,...
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Yemeni Conflict 'direct Threat' To All Persian Gulf States - Emir Of Kuwait

DOHA (Sputnik) - Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah said on Sunday that the war in Yemen was putting at risk the security of all states of the Persian Gulf and expressed hope for the ongoing peace talks to be successful.
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Yemen Warring Parties Hold First Direct Meeting Of Sweden Peace Talks

Yemen's warring parties held the first direct talks in U.N.-led peace efforts in Sweden on Sunday to iron out a prisoner swap, one of several confidence-building measures intended to help launch a political process to end nearly four years of...
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State Dept. Top Official: Support For Saudi-led Coalition In Yemen 'necessary'

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Timothy Lenderking reaffirmed Washington's assistance to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen on the side of the Yemeni government, despite appeals to end support for Saudi...
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Yemen Needs New Transition Period To Overcome Crisis - Houthi Spokesman

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - The agreement on the exchange of detainees and prisoners of war between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels includes captives held in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, a member of the Houthi delegation...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Sweden, Stockholm, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

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Yemen's Houthis Reject Government Proposals Over Sanaa Airport In Peace Talks

Yemen's Saudi-backed government has proposed reopening the Houthi-held airport in the capital Sanaa on condition planes are inspected in the airports of Aden or Sayun which are under its control, two government officials said on Friday. The...
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Headlines For December 7, 2018

Yemen: U.N. Declares Famine as Warring Parties Meet in SwedenNorth Carolina Democrat Withdraws Concession over Apparent Vote FraudU.S. and Canada Won't Explain Reasons for Chinese Executive's ArrestGreenland Ice Sheet Melting at Fastest Pace...
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Torture By Yemen's Rebels

Maggie Michael of the Associated Press talks about the torture carried out inside detention sites run by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

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Us, Saudi Arabia Mil-to-mil Ties Unchanged Following Khashoggi Murder – Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States should not be part of the ongoing civil war in Yemen and remain an "honest procurer," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said.
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As Conflict Continues In Yemen, Getting Aid To Civilians Is A Challenge

Relief International's country director tells us what it's like on the ground and how her organization is providing aid in a war zone.

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Nominee For Us Ambassador To Yemen Is No Friend Of The Yemeni People

Ann WrightCodepink's women for Peace at the Nomination Hearing for new US Ambassador to Yemen. (Photo by Ann Wright
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Ending Us Military Support For Saudi Arabia In Yemen Would Trigger Dangerous Consequences

In a new resolution, a bipartisan group of senators is calling for the United States to end its involvement—specifically its support of Saudi Arabia—in the Yemen conflict. On Wednesday, the Senate voted 63-37 to pass a procedural measure that...
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Few Yemenis Express Optimism About Peace Talks

Opposing sides in the Yemen conflict are gearing up for talks in Sweden, but few Yemenis appear to be very optimistic that any lasting solution to the nearly 4-year-old war will be reached.   Arab media showed Houthi negotiators boarding a...
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Yemeni Gov't, Houthis Sign Agreement On Exchange Of Detainees - Un Envoy

STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - The delegations of the Yemeni government and the Houthi militants have signed an agreement on the exchange of detainees and prisoners of war during peace talks in Stockholm, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths has...
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