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The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis there.

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

The New Arab Staff

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

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Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are children

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Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are children

Save the Children says the real number of children killed in the war is likely much higher.

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Saudi Arabia offers ceasefire plan to Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia has a plan to offer a ceasefire to Yemen's Houthi rebels despite continued tensions and attacks.

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Houthis inflicting 'grave abuses' on Yemeni women: report

The report collected testimonies of victims, relatives of victims and eyewitnesses who suffered during the years of war, especially those in ...

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

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UN: Yemen conflict escalates as country speeds toward famine

Yemen is on the brink of a massive famine that is threatening the lives of thousands of people and exacerbated by a government blockade.

Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels: officials

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Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels: officials

The internationally recognized government's forces managed to retake parts of territory from the Houthi rebels in the west of Yemen

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US resumes aid to Yemen's rebel north

The aid concern came as President Joe Biden's envoy to Yemen expressed frustration at the country's Houthi rebels.

US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

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US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

The Biden administration as of Friday will "cautiously resume" support to humanitarian groups working in Yemen's Houthi-controlled north, a ...

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

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Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

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

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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 Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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UAE welcomes Yemen peace efforts after Biden announcement

The Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has welcomed 'peace initiatives' in Yemen following President Biden's decision to end support ...

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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 ...

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UN warns of displacement in Yemen's Hodeida

Over 700 people have been displaced since mid January, according to UN figures.

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between Saturday and ...

Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

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Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

Yemeni Interior Minister Ibrahim Haidan said the speedy reopening of the airport underscored "the determination of the government to overcome ...

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's <em>Hodeida</em>

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Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's Hodeida

There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of Hodeida.

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