Amnesty International calls on Yemen’s Houthis to release ten detained journalists

Amnesty International called on Yemen’s Houthi movement, which controls the capital Sanaa, to free 10 journalists held for nearly four years on what the rights group described as trumped-up spying charges. The Iran-aligned Houthi group ousted the internationally recognized Yemeni government from power in Sanaa in late 2014, prompting a Saudi-led Sunni Muslim military coalition… Read More Amnesty International calls on Yemen’s Houthis to release ten detained journalists

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 22 civilians in northern Yemen

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, this week in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations said. Medical sources quoted by the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen said late on Monday that the attacks in Kushar district, in Hajja Province, killed 10 women and 12… Read More Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 22 civilians in northern Yemen

Fourteen dead, dozens injured as Islamist militants attack counter-terrorism base in Yemen

At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it… Read More Fourteen dead, dozens injured as Islamist militants attack counter-terrorism base in Yemen

Several killed, injured as militia groups clash in southern Yemen

Several people were killed and injured as armed groups fought each other in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, medical staff at hospitals in the city said. Gunmen were deployed throughout most districts of the city and there was heavy gunfire, according to reports from residents. There have been rising tensions between southern… Read More Several killed, injured as militia groups clash in southern Yemen

Dozens killed as Saudi-led airstrikes hit Sanaa military police camp

Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said. The strike is part of an air campaign by the Western-backed coalition on the Iran-allied Houthis that has escalated since the Houthis… Read More Dozens killed as Saudi-led airstrikes hit Sanaa military police camp

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Monday, quoting sources in Saleh’s party. Al Arabiya quoted a source in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress as saying he was killed by sniper bullets. A Houthi video distributed on… Read More Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa

Dozens killed as Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni market

At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict. Officials from the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment on the report. Yemen has… Read More Dozens killed as Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni market