UN ‘alarmed’ at military escalation in Yemen’s Marib

The UN’s humanitarian chief says he is “very alarmed” by a Houthi rebel advance on the Yemeni government’s last northern stronghold, saying an assault on the city of Marib could endanger millions of civilians. Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, tweeted on Tuesday that an assault would endanger two million civilians and could […]

Biden administration to lift blacklisting of Yemen’s Houthis

Joe Biden has moved to reverse US policy on Yemen, aiming to intensify diplomacy to end the nation’s civil war. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said he will revoke terrorist designations of Yemen’s Houthi movement from February 16, even as he warned that members of the group could be hit with more […]

Is an end to Yemen’s war finally in sight?

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US intends to revoke terrorist designation of Yemen’s Houthis

Action reverses the order issued by then-US President President Donald just before leaving office on January 20. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told Congress he intends to revoke the designation of Yemen’s Houthi movement as a terrorist organisation, a State Department official said on Friday. “Our action is due entirely to the humanitarian […]

Yemen’s warring sides resume prisoner exchange talks in Jordan

Houthi rebels, Saudi-backed gov’t resume fresh UN-backed negotiations in Amman months after huge prisoner exchange. Yemen’s warring sides have begun fresh United Nations-backed negotiations in Jordan on a prisoner exchange, according to officials. Sunday’s meeting in Amman between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthi rebels, who have been at war for almost six years, came […]

US ‘terrorist’ designation of Yemen’s Houthis comes into effect

US Treasury Department releases limited exemptions to designation, but aid group says measure is ‘not a panacea’. A leading humanitarian aid group working in Yemen is once more raising alarm over the effects that the Trump administration’s “terrorist” designation of Yemen’s Houthi rebels will have on civilians in the war-torn country. Just days before United […]

Several killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport: Live news

Explosion reported at Aden airport after plane carrying the new Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia. A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed cabinet landed there, security officials said. Initial reports said several people were killed and dozens were wounded. The […]

Blasts hit Yemen’s Aden airport as new unity government arrives

BREAKING Blasts and gunfire were heard after a plane carrying the new Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia. Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at Aden’s airport shortly after a plane carrying the newly-formed Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, witnesses said. The cabinet members, including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, were transferred safely to […]

Iran’s ‘envoy’ to Yemen’s Houthi sanctioned by US

The United States Treasury Department announced sanctions against Hasan Irlu and Al-Mustafa International University on Tuesday. The administration of outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up its maximum pressure campaign of sanctions designed to squeeze Iran by blacklisting an Iranian official as well as a major Iranian university and another individual. Among […]

Yemen’s warring sides complete largest prisoner swap in 5 years #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

More than 1,000 people released following prisoner exchange between government and Houthi fighters. Yemen’s warring parties have completed the largest prisoner-swap in the country’s five-year war, with rebels releasing fighters affiliated with influential pro-government armed groups. More than 1,000 people were released and transported to their homes over the two-day exchange – completed on Friday […]