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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister expressed support for the UN envoy for Yemen, a UN spokesperson said, amid a falling-out between the envoy and the Saudi-backed president of Yemen.

As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of main parties to the brutal conflict.

UN chief taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy

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UN chief taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy

Diplomatic sources say Martin Griffiths is set to replace Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the UN's envoy to Yemen.

The UN in Yemen: Facilitating reconciliation or fuelling conflict?

Bushra al-Maqtari

The UN in Yemen: Facilitating reconciliation or fuelling conflict?

Comment: The crisis in Yemen is not just the fault of the country's volatile politics. It took the international community's help for things to ...

Humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

AAAJ and agencies

Humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

As airstrikes continue to hit Yemen, Saudi Arabia says it will cover in full the UN appeal for $274 million in critical humanitarian aid to the ...

AAAJ and agencies

UN appeals for $274m to aid war-torn Yemenis

Humanitarian chief says the sum is needed to "meet the life-saving and protection needs of 7.5 million affected" as fighting rages across the country.

Vijay Prashad

The Sultans of Arabia intervene in Yemen's domestic conflict

Comment: With Yemen in danger of entering a new order outside Riyad's control, Saudi Arabia had to act. All talk of Iranian proxies and ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

UN source: Yemeni rivals to resume dialogue

A high-placed source indicates that rival Yemeni factions are about to announce a return to dialogue in an attempt to resolve the situation in ...

Maen al-Bayari

Dialogue, might and political folklore

Comment: The call for national dialogues in divided countries across the region is a farce as long as dictators, strongmen and militants are ...

UN backs Yemen's Hadi and warns of civil war

Ibtisam Azem

UN backs Yemen's Hadi and warns of civil war

At an emergency meeting, the UN's Security Council throws its weight behind the unseated President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi while the Yemen envoy ...

Riyad Ali

Islamic State group makes bloody entrance into Yemen

The bombing of mosques in Yemen has sparked fears that the militant group could spark a sectarian-based civil war in a country where religious ...

Yemen: Houthis move to forestall Riyadh talks

Adel al-Ahmadi

Yemen: Houthis move to forestall Riyadh talks

Analysis: The Houthis’ release of former Prime Minister Khalid Bahah may be part of a wider strategy to pre-empt regional talks going ahead ...

Yemeni prime minister and others released from house arrest

Adel al-Ahmadi

Yemeni prime minister and others released from house arrest

After efforts made by the UN envoy to Yemen, the Houthis have released Yemeni ministers held under house arrest in Yemen for two months.

Houthis set for talks with rivals in Riyadh

Adel al-Ahmadi

Houthis set for talks with rivals in Riyadh

With the UN's envoy to Yemen apparently side-lined by Gulf Cooperation Council, talks between rival Yemen parties look likely to take place this ...

Yemen's President Hadi wins support of Arab leaders

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Yemen's President Hadi wins support of Arab leaders

Arab ministers have expressed solidarity with President Hadi after the Houthis seized power in Sanaa in January.

Adel al-Ahmadi

Houthi gunmen overrun Yemen's national dialogue talks

With efforts to restore national unity in Yemen underway, the Houthis have stormed the mission's headquarters, seizing keys and intimidating staff.

Ibtisam Azem

UN Security Council reaffirms support for beleaguered Yemeni president

The Security Council has again stated that President Hadi who is holed up in Aden is the legitimate leader of Yemen as the international envoy ...

AFP

President Hadi meets UN representatives in south Yemen

With the Houthis controlling much of the north, Yemen's president, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, met with a UN envoy in the southern city of Aden.

Bushra al-Maqtari

Houthis change tack after president flees

Comment: Hadi's moonlight flit to Aden has upset the Houthis' plans, as they stood on the brink of entering into new political negotiations.

UN Security council demands Houthis end violence

Agencies

UN Security council demands Houthis end violence

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday demanded Houthi Shia militia in Yemen withdraw from government institutions, and called for an end ...

Agencies

UN to vote on Yemen crisis

Text of draft resolution circulates, demanding ‘immediate’ withdrawal of Houthi forces. GCC countries had demanded stronger language, while the ...

Power and war in Saudi Arabia's backyard

Basheer al-Baker

Power and war in Saudi Arabia's backyard

Comment: Yemeni politics has long been top of Saudi Arabia's priorities. Riyadh's position as kingmaker in Yemen could be upset with the rise in ...

Yemen parliament to stay ruling as Shura council expands

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Yemen parliament to stay ruling as Shura council expands

Political consultations to end the current crisis are expected to result in the formation of a presidential council and an expanded Shura ...

Houthis: Winning the battle but losing the war

Adel al-Ahmadi

Houthis: Winning the battle but losing the war

Analysis: Yemeni parties waiting on the side-lines of the crisis find the Houthi's latest plan unpalatable. Could this be the end of Houthi ...

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