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U.N.: Over 18 Million to Die of Starvation in Yemen in 2018

The United Nations warned this week that an estimated 18.4 million are expected to perish of war-driven starvation in Yemen by the end of the year, a development that will exacerbate what some say is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

Nearly 5,000 families displaced in Yemen's Hodeida: UN

Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen Port City to ‘Coax’ Houthis Out

A Saudi-led coalition of Arab fighters reportedly used Apache helicopter gunships and carriers to bomb Iran-backed Houthi fighters who had taken shelter at an airport in Hodeidah, Yemen, on Monday in an attempt to push the rebels to leave the city and “save the population” of civilians there.

The Associated Press

Report: ‘Colossal Pile’ of Toxic Trash May Bury Ancient Capital of Yemen

Residents of war-ravaged Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, are facing yet another problem — the management of toxic trash that is posing a looming threat to the health of the people in the country’s ancient capital of Sanaa, home to a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A Yemeni child collects items from the rubbish in the capital Sanaa on November 20, 2016 on the UN Universal Children's Day. / AFP / Abdel RAHMAN ABDALLAH (Photo credit should read ABDEL RAHMAN ABDALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen Rebel Missile Downed Near Mecca: Coalition

Yemeni rebels have launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi-led coalition fighting them said Friday.

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U.S. Approves Sale of over 130 Tanks to Saudi Arabia

Despite human rights complaints against Saudi Arabia over its military campaign in Yemen, the U.S. State Department has approved a $1.15 billion sale of military equipment to the Kingdom, including over 130 Abrams battle tanks.

U.S. M1A2 Abrams tank moves to firing positions during joint military exercises at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. About 1,300 U.S., British and Georgian troops conducted joint exercises aimed at training the former Soviet republic's military for participation in the NATO Response Force. (AP …

Saudi-led Coalition Strikes Police Facility in Yemen, Killing 26

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a police building in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 26 people and injuring nearly 15, reports The Associated Press (AP), citing security officials loyal to Iran-allied Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

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Yemen Prepares for Locust Swarms as Famine Threat Peaks

An abnormally large number of desert locusts are expected to hatch beginning in January in Yemen, threatening to eat through a chunk of an already dangerously depleted food supply. Most Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid for food and water following a year of civil war and the rise of jihadist violence in the Middle East’s poorest nation.

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Islamic State Car Bombs Kill or Injure 50 in Yemeni Capital

Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headquarters of Yemen’s dominant Houthi group in Sanaa on Wednesday, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State. The four blasts rocked the capital as Saudi-led forces conducted

The Associated Press