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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.

The officials painted a dire picture of the Arab world's most impoverished country plunging into the world's worst humanitarian crisis and facing massive destruction.

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

Khalid Al-Karimi

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

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.

Heavy fighting in Houthi-besieged Taiz kills 48

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Heavy fighting in Houthi-besieged Taiz kills 48

Dozens were killed in the besieged city of Taiz as fighting intensified between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and local resistance forces

Saudi-backed Yemen PM welcomes 'new UN Envoy to Yemen'

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Saudi-backed Yemen PM welcomes 'new UN Envoy to Yemen'

“Peace is possible in Yemen if the international community can persuade or oblige the Houthis to implement the international resolution”, Prime ...

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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.

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UN aid coordinator for Yemen steps down

The UN has lost a second key Yemen staff member just days after the world body's envoy to the war-torn country announced his own stepping-down.

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Yemen rebels 'ban aid agencies' as airstrikes kill civilians

The UN say that rebels have banned over 35 aid agencies carrying out critical health work in the besieged country, as more civilians are ...

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UN Yemen envoy to step down next month

The UN Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down as top negotiator next month.

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Cholera is killing children and adults as Yemen's sanitation and hospitals are bombed to rubble.

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Yemen's leaders 'seek power, not peace,' says UN envoy

Warring leaders in Yemen are more interested in wealth and power than ending the devastating conflict in the country, the UN special envoy for ...

UN demands civilian access to Yemen airports, ports

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UN demands civilian access to Yemen airports, ports

All parties involved in the ongoing Yemen conflict must immediately grant civilian and commercial access to the country's ports and airports, ...

The UN's plan for Hodeida is going nowhere fast

Khalid Al-Karimi

The UN's plan for Hodeida is going nowhere fast

Analysis: The strategic port will not be given up by the Houthi militants who control it, notes Khalid Al-Karimi.

UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

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UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

The UN aid chief has blamed Yemen's warring parties and their foreign backers for a 'man-made' cholera outbreak affecting 320,000 people.

Ramadan in Yemen: The bloodshed continues

Khalid Al-Karimi

Ramadan in Yemen: The bloodshed continues

Comment: The recent diplomatic crisis in in the Gulf risks diverting the attention from Yemen's continuing, brutal civil war, writes Khalid ...

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Deprivation, disease, death: Yemen on brink of 'total collapse'

More than 17 million people desperately need food in Yemen, including 6.8 million who are 'one step' away from famine.

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Yemen's rival factions discuss peace plan in Oman

Oman is mediating between Yemeni rivals over peace plans presented last week by UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh ...

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Two cameramen killed in Yemen's Taiz

Two freelance cameramen were killed in rebel shelling of the outskirts of Yemen's third city Taiz on Friday as they filmed fighting with ...

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Could Yemen's peace talks start in May?

The UN's special Yemen envoy said a new round of peace talks could begin before the end of May, as concern grows over the country's humanitarian ...

US drones, al-Qaeda, and stuttering diplomacy: Yemen under fire

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US drones, al-Qaeda, and stuttering diplomacy: Yemen under fire

The US has upped airstrikes on al-Qaeda targets in recent weeks with the latest strike coinciding with a flurry of UN activity aimed at ...

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Is Russia the new deal maker in Yemen?

After bombing Syria and backing renegade Libyan General Haftar, Russia appears to be using its diplomatic clout in Yemen as the UN envoy visits ...

Russian intrigue: UN Yemen envoy visits Moscow for talks

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Russian intrigue: UN Yemen envoy visits Moscow for talks

Moscow is seeking to expand its regional influence as shown by developments in Syria, Libya and elsewhere. Is Yemen next on the cards for Russia?

Air raid kills eight women, child at Yemen funeral

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Air raid kills eight women, child at Yemen funeral

An airstrike killed eight women and a child at a funeral reception near the Yemeni capital, adding to the conflict's mounting civilian death ...

UN chief seeks Yemen talks 'resurrection'

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UN chief seeks Yemen talks 'resurrection'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a revival of peace talks between Yemen's warring sides to end the suffering of civilians.

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