US Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen war

In a major victory for the White House, Senate falls short of two-thirds majority vote needed to override the veto. The US Senate failed on Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of legislation that would have ended US military assistance for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. The vote handed a victory to the White House for its policy of continuing […]

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UN: Houthis withdraw from key Red Sea ports 'partly as agreed'

Armed group hands over security at ports to ‘coastguard’ in a diplomatic breakthrough after months of stalling. The United Nations has said Yemen’s Houthi armed group has handed over security of three Red Sea ports to the “coastguard” under a peace deal that it hopes will pave the way for wider talks to resolve the conflict. “UN teams have been […]

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Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Houthis say its forces begin redeployment from Hodeidah province, as government dismisses move as a ‘flagrant show’. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from key ports in Hodeidah province, the group said, under the terms of a UN-brokered peace agreement aimed at ending the country’s four-year-long civil war. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the […]

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Yemen's Houthis start withdrawing from ports in Hodeidah: witness

HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi movement on Saturday started withdrawing forces from Saleef port in Hodeidah province under a United Nations-sponsored peace deal that had been stalled for months, a Reuters witness said. The move, which has yet to be verified by the U.N. and accepted by the Saudi-led coalition, is the first major step in implementing a deal […]

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Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 20 Yemeni civilians: residents

The attack hit a car transporting 20 passengers south of Taiz province, locals tell Reuters news agency. Twenty people have been killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen, residents said. The attack on Friday hit a car transporting 20 passengers in the south of Taiz province, locals told Reuters news agency. Six bodies had been […]

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Yemen's Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi capital

Saudi air defences intercept missile fired at Riyadh, videos published on social media purportedly show. Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, saying the projectile traveled more than 800km into the kingdom on Wednesday. Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthis, claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, saying the rebels fired a […]

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Senators doubt benefit of US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Senators grill Trump administration officials, saying there’s an ‘alarming absence of strategy’ when it comes to Yemen. US senators demanded answers from the administration of President Donald Trump on its continued support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.  Senators on both sides of the political spectrum accused the administration of not having a coherent strategy in Yemen as they questioned […]

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit Yemeni capital as violence flares

SANAA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen carried out air strikes against two Houthi targets in the capital Sanaa early on Wednesday, its spokesman said. The coalition said the strikes targeted a Houthi drone-manufacturing plant and a warehouse containing launch pads. Residents said a house was also hit, but no casualties were reported. Houthi-run Masirah TV said a […]

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UAE-backed militia deports Yemenis from southern Yemen

‘Northerners’ have been driven from Aden city, videos and documents sent to Al Jazeera show. Nearly two dozen Yemenis have said they were beaten, tortured and arbitrarily held by militias affiliated with the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen, then dumped hundreds of kilometres away in areas rife with violence and warned to never return. In a series of videos […]

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