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Extremist Groups Eye Yemen Conflict With Renewed Opportunities.

As the killing of the deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh broadens the political fracturing in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis worsens, experts warn the war-torn country could soon become a hotbed for jihadists affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State terrorist groups. The unrest in Yemen has been ongoing ...

- Voice of America - US

US Aid Chief Says No Sign Yemen Port Blockade Easing to Allow Aid in.

There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen's ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government's aid agency said on Tuesday. USAID administrator Mark Green called on the Saudi-led military coalition to open Yemen's ports ...

- Voice of America - US

Iran,S President Would Kiss the Hands of Terrorists.

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The President of Iran has praised terrorists in an address to the mullahs' parliament on Sunday, December 10. Hassan Rouhani, wrongly described as a moderate by some in the West, described the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its mercenary militias across the Middle East as an element of ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Russia withdraws diplomats from Yemen.

All of Russia's diplomatic staff has left Yemen due to deadly clashes in the capital of Sanaa, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

- UPI - US

Russia Evacuates Diplomatic Staff From Yemen, Citing Deteriorating Security.

All Russian diplomatic personnel have left Yemen and Moscow has temporarily suspended its diplomatic presence in the country because of the deteriorating security situation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on December 12.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Blockade could push Yemen into 'humanitarian catastrophe' as 8.4 million on brink of famine: WFP.

As Yemen teeters on the brink of famine, with soaring food prices and fuel shortages, humanitarians called on Tuesday for the easing of a Saudi ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Congress running out of patience with Yemen campaign.

People gather around a charity tanker truck to fill up their jerrycans with drinking water in Bajil of the Red Sea province of Hodeidah, Yemen July 29, 2017.

- Al-Monitor - EG

U.S. aid chief says no sign Yemen port blockade easing to allow aid in.

WASHINGTON - There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen's ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government's aid agency said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Yemen blockade leads to Diptheria outbreak, 28 deaths reported.

The ongoing war and blockade are creating a new threat to public health in Yemen, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold, the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres have warned.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Russian diplomats leave Yemen for Riyadh as violence escalates.

Russia has halted its diplomatic presence in Yemen and its embassy staff has left the country amid the deepening conflict between the government and Houthi rebels, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen.

Russia has halted its diplomatic presence in Yemen and its embassy staff have left the country amid the deepening conflict between the government and Huthi rebels, the foreign ministry said Tuesday."Considering...

- Expatica - NL

From cholera to diphtheria: Yemen's shattered health system battles a new threat

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Yemen 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen's 20 governorates. Half the suspected cases are children between the ages of 5 and 14.Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Russia temporarily shuts, evacuates Yemen embassy

Russia has announced it is suspending its diplomatic presence in Yemen and relocating its diplomats to the Saudi capital Riyadh. The Foreign Ministry cited the deteriorating security situation as the reason for the move.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Aljazeera: Russian diplomatic staff leave Yemen's Sanaa

Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen, and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, according to official Russian sources. Russia's RIA news agency quoted Maria Zakharova, the country's foreign ministry spokesperson, as making the announcement on December 12. The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen, moves envoy to Riyadh: agencies

Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russian diplomatic staff leave Yemen's Sanaa

Decision attributed to situation in Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital facing bombardment by Saudi-led military coalition.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in Aden

Yemeni officials say security forces have killed at least three suspected militants in a raid in the southern port city of Aden.

- FOX News - US

Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats.

- FOX News - US

Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in Aden

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say security forces have killed at least three suspected militants in a raid in the southern port city of Aden.They say three policemen were killed in a shootout early Tuesday when the forces...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

MOSCOW — Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in Tuesday's statement that the ambassador and other diplomats will...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russian diplomatic staff leave Yemen's Sanaa

Foreign ministry says diplomatic presence suspended due to situation in the city amid Saudi-led blockade of country.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Yemen: ICRC urges warring sides on Red Sea coast to protect civilian life

News release | As reports of intense fighting along Yemen's Red Sea Coast continue to emerge, the ICRC urges all parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect the lives of civilians.

- ICRC - INT

Millions in Yemen are Threatened by Famine Because of Saudi Arabia

Mass starvation threatens 8.4 million people in Yemen, or one-third of the country's population. UN Secretary-General Deputy spokesman Farhan Hack told reporters. In his statement, he presented extracts from the observations of the UN Humanitarian Aid Co-ordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick. According to the UN, the ...

- Novinite - BG

UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade

UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a ‘step away from famine’

- Scoop NZ - NZ

The Death of a Dictator Leaves Yemen a Worse Mess

Juan Cole Ali Abdullah Saleh's life is emblematic of the way the bright hopes of Arab nationalism have disintegrated into sectarianism. The post The Death of a Dictator Leaves Yemen a Worse Mess appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

More Than 8 Million Yemenis 'a Step Away From Famine'

Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are "a step away from famine" in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. A Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen's civil war blockaded ports last month after a missile was fired towards Riyadh. Jamie ...

- Voice of America - US

International Security Conference Stresses the Importance of Tackling Iranian Terrorism

Iran Focus London, 11 Dec - An international security conference has reaffirmed the importance of tackling the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen and all other Iranian forces who are supporting terrorism and destabilising the Middle East. The Manama Dialogue 2017, held in Bahrain this weekend, brought together security and ...

- Iran Focus - UK

UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a 'step away from famine'

The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine.

- UN - INT

Over 8M Yemenis 'a step away from famine': U.N. official

Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are a step away from famine in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

War in Yemen: 'The world isn't paying enough attention'

The UN has called the war in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Karl-Otto Zentel, general secretary of humanitarian agency CARE Germany-Luxemburg, describes the human suffering in this overlooked conflict.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

More than 8 million 'a step away' from famine in Yemen

UN calls for unimpeded aid delivery to war-torn Yemen as Saudi-led coalition's blockade of ports continues.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN calls for unimpeded aid delivery in Yemen

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Country: Yemen The parties to the conflict have an obligation to fully facilitate sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access, as required by international humanitarian law, says Jamie McGoldrick. Sana'a, 11 December 2017: ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

More than 8 million Yemenis 'a step away from famine': UN

Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are "a step away from famine" in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iconic Gulf singer Abu Bakr Salem of Yemen dies aged 78

Salem left an indelible mark on music in the Arab world The post Iconic Gulf singer Abu Bakr Salem of Yemen dies aged 78 appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Covering Yemen: Saleh, Saudi and the media

A look at the complex layers in reporting on the Yemen conflict from a regional and international perspective.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Yemeni rebels kill 20, arrest dozens in latest crackdown

CAIRO — Yemen's official news agency says the Shiite rebels have killed at least 20 people and detained dozens across the country's north since killing their top ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.The rebels known as...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Yemeni rebels kill 20, arrest dozens in latest crackdown

Yemen's official news agency says the Shiite rebels have killed at least 20 people and detained dozens across the country's north since killing their top ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

- FOX News - US

Yemeni rebels kill 20, arrest dozens in latest crackdown

Yemen's official news agency says the Shiite rebels have killed at least 20 people and detained dozens across the country's north since killing their top ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh

- The Daily Star - LB

Guterres calls for new push to stop the 'stupid war' in Yemen

'What we need is a political solution' The post Guterres calls for new push to stop the 'stupid war' in Yemen appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

4 Middle East Events That Helped Expand Iran's Influence

Benjamin Miller Security, Middle East America has played a key role in producing the conditions for the rising Iranian influence. Iran is the big winner of the Middle East turmoil of recent years, commonly called the Arab Spring.' While Russia succeeded to achieve its aims in Syria by helping to preserve the Assad regime ...

- The National Interest - US

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for new push to stop the 'stupid war' in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a renewed push to end the “stupid war” in Yemen, saying he hoped the Trump administration could pressure Saudi Arabia to ease the humanitarian crisis there.

- The Raw Story - US

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for new push to stop the 'stupid war' in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a renewed push to end the “stupid war” in Yemen, saying he hoped the Trump administration could pressure Saudi Arabia to ease the humanitarian crisis there....

- The Raw Story - US

Arab coalition forces push toward Hodeidah

Yemen's official news agency is reporting that Arab coalition forces are advancing toward the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iran's president signals 'good ties' possible with Saudi Arabia

The Iranian president has urged Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen and sever alleged ties with Israel to improve relations with the Islamic republic. Iran and Saudi Arabia have witnessed relations nosedive since 2016.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Yemen's Saleh buried in Sanaa with handful of relatives present: sources

Yemen's Houthi group has buried the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, allowing only a handful of relatives to attend, sources from his General People's Congress party said on Sunday

- The Daily Star - LB

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: security sources

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Houthi fighters, security sources said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: Security sources

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Huthi fighters, security sources said.

- Zee News - IN

Yemen's slain ex-President Saleh buried

Yemen's slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was buried on Saturday here, six days after Houthis killed him following deadly street clashes that erupted after he switched sides, a Houthi official said.

- BDNews24 - BD

Sources: Yemen's Saleh Buried in Sana'a

Yemen's Houthi group has buried the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a, allowing only a handful of relatives to attend, sources from his General People's Congress party said on Sunday. Saleh, 75, was killed by the Iran-aligned Houthis on Monday, after he had called for a "new page" in ties with a ...

- Voice of America - US

Hassan Rouhani's olive branch to Saudi Arabia – stop bombing Yemen and stand up against Israel

If Saudi Arabia stops the bombing of Yemen and stops bowing to Israel and stands straight, then we will have no problems with them, Rouhani said.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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