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UAE, Kuwait to reopen embassies in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will reopen their Yemeni embassies in the southern city of Aden instead of the capital Sanaa, the two countries' state news agencies said on Friday. Sanaa was captured in September by the Sh

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Saudi envoy moves to Aden from Houthi-controlled capital

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen is moving to the southern city of Aden, an aide to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Thursday, in an apparent snub to the Shi'ite Houthi faction that has taken control of the capital Sanaa.

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Yemen ex-president amassed $60bn: UN report

Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, UN-appointed investigators have told the

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GCC urges UN to enforce resolution in Yemen

GCC foreign ministers on Saturday urged the United Nations Security Council to authorise coercive measures to try to resolve the crisis in Yemen, the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya reported. An emergency meeting of m

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UAE closes its embassy in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates anounced the closure of its embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, state news agency WAM said. The UAE follows Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, Britain, France and Italy in shutting their missions

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Saudi, West evacuate embassy staff from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen after a power grab by Houthi militia there, a move reflecting the hostility of majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis. Riyadh has s

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‘Yemen collapsing, on brink of civil war’: UN

The United Nations warned that Yemen is "collapsing before our eyes", on the brink of civil war and prime for Al Qaeda militants to grow stronger in the country as talks on a political settlement continue. Al Qaeda and o

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Yemen LNG exports ongoing, 1 production train in maintenance

Yemeni exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are running as normal despite one production plant, or train, undergoing planned maintenance, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said. "In Yemen operations are running smoothly, gas is be

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GCC condemns Houthi takeover in Yemen as a "coup"

The Gulf Cooperation Council has accused Shi'ite Houthi rebels of staging a coup in Yemen after they announced they were dissolving parliament and forming a new government, Kuwait's official news agency said on Saturday. T

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Gulf states urge bigger international role in Yemen

Concerned Gulf nations called on the international community to take a stronger position on Yemen and expressed concern about Iranian influence amid the political instability there, a senior State Department official said on Friday after meeting

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