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Yemen Civil War

U.N.: 70% of Yemeni Women Forced to Marry Before 18 to Cope with War

About 70 percent of girls in Yemen are forced to marry before they reach the age of 18 as “a coping strategy” against the “worsening” humanitarian crisis in the country driven by hunger and disease, a United Nations official declared on Monday.

Yemeni women and children wait during food distribution in the province of Hodeida on May 30, 2018. - Hodeida port, Yemen's largest entry point for aid, is now in the crosshairs of the Saudi-led coalition which is intent on cutting off the Huthi rebels from alleged Iranian arms shipments. The …

UAE Puts Yemen Peace Deal on Table with Houthis

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen since 2015, revealed Tuesday that the Sunni alliance is working with the United Nations on a deal to end the war that would make peace contingent upon the Shiite rebels withdrawal from the strategically important port city of Hodeidah.

The Associated Press

Fighting Rages Around Airport in Yemen Port City of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as combat intensified for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments.

The Associated Press

Yemen’s Refugee Crisis: Ethiopians and Somalis Pour in Amid Civil War

AFP relates the remarkable statistic that almost 100,000 refugees from Ethiopia and Somalia flowed into Yemen last year, often dying en route, despite a brutal civil war that mushroomed into an international conflict. As bad as things are in Yemen, Ethiopians and Somalis are still willing to risk death to emigrate there.


Saudi Arabia Imposes Sanctions On At Least 12 Hezbollah Figures

Saudi Arabia imposed sanctions on at least 12 senior Hezbollah figures accused of responsibility for carrying out operations for the group, which it had designated a terrorist organization in March of last year, state media reported on Thursday. “These names

A Palestinian protestor wearing a head banner affiliated with the Shiite Hezbollah movement is seen during clashes between students of the Bir Zeit University and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Betunia following a protest against the killing of three young Palestinian activists the previous day near Yatta …

Eighty Percent of Yemenis Dependent on Humanitarian Aid as Starvation, Dengue Fever Ravage Civilians

Nearly 80% of Yemen’s civilian population is dependent on humanitarian aid for food and water, while six million are believed to be suffering “severe” hunger, and up to 8,000 people may have contracted Dengue fever. This is the dire portrait of a war-torn nation the United Nations presented this week, as fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and supporters of Sunni President Hadi and Saudi Arabia continue to struggle for power.


Yemen Peace Talks End in Fistfight After Woman Throws Shoe at Houthi Leader

UN-organized peace talks between the competing Sunni and Shiite sides of the growing Yemeni civil war ended explosively after a journalist threw a shoe at a Houthi leader, prompting a melee between multiple parties at the resulting press conference. United Nations mediators nonetheless stated they were optimistic the two sides would resolve to end violence.

AFP Photo Fabrice Coffrini