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Bahrain sends 910-tonne aid shipment to Yemen

A 910-tonne aid shipment has been dispatched to Yemen by Bahrain’s Royal Charity Organisation (RCO). RCO chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa said the timing and size of the shipment reflects His Majesty King Hamad&rs

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Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

Around 1,200 prisoners, including al Qaeda suspects, escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, officials said. The incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent

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Yemeni forces fire Scud missile at Saudi Arabia

Yemeni forces launched a Scud missile at a missile base in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Yemeni state news agency Saba quoted the military's spokesman as saying. "The rocket units in our heroic armed forces today launched a Sc

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Saudi-led jets bomb Yemen as Hadi rejects new talks

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit military bases across Yemen on Friday, residents told Reuters, and the country's foreign minister was quoted as saying there was no need to convene another peace summit after the first round of talks faile

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UN urges more shipments to Yemen amid famine threat

The United Nations Security Council and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien have pushed for more aid and commercial access to Yemen, where a near total blockade by Saudi Arabia has slowed shipments to the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country to a tri

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UAE officer, Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen shelling

Shelling by Yemen's Houthi militia killed four soldiers from Saudi Arabia and the UAE stationed on Yemen's border wth the kingdom, Saudi state media reported early on Thursday. The Houthis have stepped up attacks on the ki

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Car bomb explodes in Yemen near Houthi mosque, 2 dead

A car bomb exploded in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday near the Qiba al-Mahdi mosque used by the Houthi militia, killing two people and wounding six others, witnesses and a security source told Reuters. On Wednesday the Sunn

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014

Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 per cent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the US State Department said on Friday.

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UN needs $1.6bn for Yemen aid, warns of 'catastrophe’

The United Nations said on Friday that $1.6 billion was now needed to face a ‘looming catastrophe’ in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition has been launching air strikes against Houthi fighters in a campaign to restore the government in

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