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Separatists in southern Yemen declare self-rule

Separatists in southern Yemen have declared self-rule, breaking a peace deal signed in November with the internationally recognised government. The Aden-based Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared a state of emergency, saying it would govern the port city and other southern provinces. The STC is supported by the United Arab Emirates. The Saudi-backed Yemeni government warned […]

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Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen

A Saudi fighter jet crashed in conflict-torn Yemen, the Riyadh-led military coalition said Saturday. The Tornado aircraft came down on Friday in northern Al Jawf province during an operation to support Yemeni government forces, the coalition said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. The coalition did not specify the fate of […]

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Trump claims United States killed Yemen al Qaeda leader

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had killed Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen. “Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our […]

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More than 80 Yemeni soldiers killed in missile and drone attack

An attack on a military training camp in Yemen’s Marib province has killed at least 80 government soldiers and wounded hundreds of others, according to security sources. The assault late on Saturday “involved at three missiles”.  The targets included a gathering of government forces and a weaponry warehouse. A medical source at a Marib city […]