Yemen’s battlefield moves closer to key city of Marib

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has called for immediate de-escalation as a drastic surge in fighting threatens to exacerbate the country’s long-running war and further complicate a fragile peace process. Some say it might jeopardise two years of efforts by the UN negotiators to secure peace between Houthi rebels and the … Read more Yemen’s battlefield moves closer to key city of Marib

Houthis blamed after scores of Yemen soldiers killed in attack

More than 100 people, mostly government soldiers, have been killed in Yemen in a missile strike on a military camp. The government is blaming Houthi rebels for the attack but so far no one has claimed responsibility. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Houthis blamed after scores of Yemen soldiers killed in attack

Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack

In Yemen, at least 38 government soldiers have been killed in a missile attack in the northern region of Marib. Some reports put the death toll as high as 60. The attack, which is believed to have taken place during evening prayers, targeted a military training camp. Dozens of people were also injured. Some sources … Read more Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack

‘Long live peace, long live love’: Yemeni activist hands out Valentine’s Day roses in Sanaa

Local political activist Haifa Malik could be seen handing out red roses on the streets of Houthi-controlled Sanaa, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Malik handed out the prickly-stemmed flower to civilians and militants alike, saying ‘long live peace, long live love.’ A musical event celebrating Valentine’s Day also took place in the city later in … Read more ‘Long live peace, long live love’: Yemeni activist hands out Valentine’s Day roses in Sanaa

Yemen: President Saleh says Protesters Should use “Ballot Box, Not Chaos”

Hassan Baoum, a prominent member of Yemen’s Southern Movement, was allegedly taken from a hospital by security forces on February 20th and on Monday 21st February President Saleh issued a statement declaring that the protesters should make themselves heard through the ballot box and “not through chaos”. Refering to the opposition Joint Meeting Parties, he … Read more Yemen: President Saleh says Protesters Should use “Ballot Box, Not Chaos”

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz visits Saudi Soldiers Injured in Yemen Skirmish

Skirmishes in Yemen over the weekend of 12th – 13th December 2009 between Saudi forces and Yemeni rebels have left a number of civilians dead. Meanwhile the Saudi Prince, Sultan bin Abdulaziz, took time out to visit soldiers injured in the fighting with between Houthi Shia rebels and the Yemeni & Saudi forces. The violence is … Read more Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz visits Saudi Soldiers Injured in Yemen Skirmish