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The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

UK urged to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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UK urged to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The UK is the second largest exporter of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Yemen rebels claim Saudi strikes, threaten new attacks

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Yemen rebels claim Saudi strikes, threaten new attacks

Houthi forces claimed the attempted strikes that targeted Saudi Arabia the night before

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

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UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical ...

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

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UK arms sales 'prolong Yemen war', says leading charity

Oxfam called on the UK to immediately end all arms 'that risk being used against civilians and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis'.

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

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Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

The Twitter exchange marked a rare occurrence of positive communication between the rival countries

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

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How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further ...

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UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last northern stronghold would have ...

Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

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Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

States of emergency have been declared in several Sudanese regions as protesters looted and set fire to shops amid rising food prices and a ...

UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

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UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

Ro Khanna was a leading sponsor of the war powers resolution aimed at ending Washington's support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE's war efforts in ...

Half of Yemen under-5s face acute malnutrition: UN

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Half of Yemen under-5s face acute malnutrition: UN

The United Nations has warned that millions of children in Yemen are at risk of acute malnutrition as the country continues to suffer with a ...

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

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Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

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US warns Yemen's Houthi rebels after terrorism delisting

The Biden administration on Sunday warned Yemen’s Houthi rebels against ongoing attacks against civilians just 48 hours after moving to strike the group from a terrorism blacklist.

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Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

As the country attempts to recover from war and famine, Afghanistan is also struggling with a healthcare crisis.

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US shakes Yemen policy, but long road to peace

Biden's decisions last week mark a reversal of policies by his predecessor Donald Trump, a staunch backer of Saudi Arabia and a fierce opponent ...

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UN ups food aid to Tigray over starvation fears

This comes as fears grow of a humanitarian catastrophe in Tigray, three months after fighting erupted between forces loyal to the regional ...

Biden to nominate new Yemen special envoy

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Biden to nominate new Yemen special envoy

Timothy Lenderking will be tasked with ending the six-year conflict in Yemen, which has wrecked and starved the country.

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Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

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Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

Houthi rebels said they are 'ready' to allow a UN mission to inspect a fuel tanker that has been abandoned since 2015 and can cause a massive ...

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

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How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

Italy freezes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

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Italy freezes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Italy's Peace and Disarmament Network, a campaign group, hailed the "historic" move that it estimated would see orders for more than 12,700 ...

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