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Iran moves ships, easing tensions near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease US concerns. "Th

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As Yemen bombing subsides, Saudi may struggle with peacemaker role

Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen for four weeks but may be little closer to imposing influence in its war-torn neighbour. As the kingdom winds down the campaign it led against Yemen's Houthis, a militia allied to its regional riv

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Gates Foundation approves emergency funding for Yemen

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $800,000 for the International Medical Corps (IMC), a leading global first responder, to deliver emergency relief through the 78 health facilities it supports across Yemen, includin

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Oil prices edge back from 2015-highs on Yemen concerns

Oil prices have edged back from 2015-highs reached the session before, but remain on course for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Crude prices have surged

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Bahrain directs humanitarian relief for Yemen

A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part. This was revealed yesterday (April 23) by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who w

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Oil jumps 3pc, hits 2015 high on Yemen

Oil prices jumped three per cent on Thursday to their highest levels of this year, after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies. Oil

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Iranian ships may carry arms to Yemen: US

The United States is concerned a group of Iranian cargo ships may be carrying advanced weapons to Yemen, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday, as he called on Iran to avoid "fanning the flames" of the conflict with arms deliv

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Saudi jets bomb Yemen despite calling off air campaign

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.

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ME markets edge up as Yemen air strikes end

Most major stock markets in the Middle East rose modestly on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region decided to end a campaign of air strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. Riyadh announced late on Tuesday th

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Oil prices drop as Middle East tension eases

Oil prices extended declines on Wednesday as Middle East tension eased after Saudi Arabia ended a military campaign in Yemen, while industry data showed that a larger-than-expected build in US oil inventories. Saudi Arabia announc

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