Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

DUBAI (Reuters) – Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controled Yemen said overnight. Doctors treating two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq and Abd al-Rahim in the capital Sanaa had said the boys could not survive within Yemen’s war-ravaged health system and needed to be taken abroad. But the […]

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Yemen's Houthis: prisoner swap talks could drag on for months

AMMAN (Reuters) – Talks on a U.N.-sponsored prisoner swap in Yemen’s war could drag on for months if the Saudi-backed government denies the existence of thousands of Houthi fighters in captivity, the Iranian-aligned Houthis said on Thursday. In two rounds of talks in the Jordanian capital Amman, the warring parties have been hammering out details of the prisoner exchange they […]

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Pope says consequences of Yemen war 'are before our eyes'

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The consequences of the war in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East “are before our eyes”, Pope Francis said after meeting with United Arab Emirates leaders in Abu Dhabi on Monday. “War cannot create anything but misery, weapons bring nothing but death…Its fateful consequences are before our eyes. I am thinking in particular of Yemen, […]

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Yemen: Head of UN mission monitoring Hodeidah ceasefire arrives

Patrick Cammaert, a retired general with experience in Sri Lanka and the DRC, will oversee the withdrawal of fighters. The head of a United Nations mission tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeidah has arrived Aden. Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general, with experience in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and the DRC, arrived in the […]

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U.N. Security Council considers action to back Yemen deal on Hodeidah

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution that asks U.N. chief António Guterres to submit proposals by the end of the month on how to monitor a ceasefire agreed by Yemen’s warring parties for the key port city of Hodeidah, diplomats said on Monday. The Iranian-aligned Houthi group and the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu […]

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Yemen warring parties agree to reopen Sanaa airport, resume oil, gas exports

RIMBO, Sweden/ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sanaa airport in the Houthi-held capital and resume oil and gas exports, sources said, as Western nations pressed them to accept confidence-building steps before the end of U.N.-led peace talks in Sweden. The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were still discussing a […]

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