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This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Yemen's camps for internally displaced people present ideal breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus, as chances of proper sanitation or social distancing are slim.

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war stretches into its sixth year.

War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

A Yemeni journalist

War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

Comment: Five years of conflict have taught Yemenis that ceasefires are usually followed by a fresh surge in fighting on the frontlines, writes ...

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

This week we focus on the response to an uptick in Houthi violence, the release of hundreds of prisoners, and more.

The New Arab & agencies

How has coronavirus impacted conflicts in the Middle East?

On Friday, the UN appealed for ceasefires in all conflicts across the world. Antonio Guterres, its chief, warned that ''the worst is yet to come''.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

This week we focus on recent escalations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, a campaign to release prisoners, and more.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

This week we focus on Yemen's current humanitarian crisis as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the controversial Saudi-led intervention.

The New Arab & agencies

Arabs urge Yemen's Houthis to allow oil tanker assessment

An abandoned oil tanker off the coast of Yemen, laden with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, could rupture and cause an 'environmental ...

The New Arab

Child killed in devastating fire at Yemen refugee camp

A devastating fire at a camp for internally displaced persons killed a four-year-old child, according to local reports.

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

Tensions are quietly brewing over the geostrategic, resource-rich eastern Shabwah governorate, posing another risk to the country's peace.

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

Ibtisam Azem

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

The New Arab spoke to the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, about the bloodbath in Idlib.

Death toll from Yemen Houthi attack rises to 100

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll from Yemen Houthi attack rises to 100

More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Houthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said ...

The New Arab

Missile attack on Yemen military base death toll rises

Hospitals in the city issued an urgent call for blood donors for the injured, as the death toll from Saturday's strike rose to 80.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tensions in Yemen's Hodeida cripple peace hopes

With failures to fully address the root causes of Yemen's conflict, fighting has continued, and Hodeida still remains the country's ...

Where does Yemen's GPC stand two years after Saleh

A Yemeni journalist

Where does Yemen's GPC stand two years after Saleh

It has been two years since the bloody split between the General People's Congress alliance and Yemen's Houthi rebels. Fast forward two years, ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Sanaa airport opening 'too late'

The Saudi-led coalition announced the long-anticipated opening of Sanaa's International Airport earlier this week, but the move has been ...

Prolonged Yemen war could cost billions in aid

The New Arab

Prolonged Yemen war could cost billions in aid

The International Rescue Committee has said a prolonged Yemen war could lead to $29 billion to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid.

More than 100 freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

More than 100 freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen

More than 100 Houthi prisoners returned to Yemen after being released by the Saudi-led military coalition as a sign of 'good faith'.

South Africa must permanently ban Saudi weapons sales

Suraya Dadoo

South Africa must permanently ban Saudi weapons sales

Comment: The current hiatus in weapons sales is only a temporary 'inspections row'. It's time South Africa halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia ...

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