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The UAE-backed STC has vowed to take over Yemen's largest province, Hadramawt.

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Deadly flash floods in Yemen hamper coronavirus prevention efforts

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Deadly flash floods in Yemen hamper coronavirus prevention efforts

Shocking footage shows flood waters sweeping down Aden's streets, as many fear the rainy season will have dire consequences for disease prevention efforts.

Flights resume at notorious UAE torture site in Yemen

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Flights resume at notorious UAE torture site in Yemen

An airport used by the United Arab Emirates as a prison has been reopened for service, taking its first flight in five years on Wednesday.

Why is UAE 'occupying' Yemen's Socotra island?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why is UAE 'occupying' Yemen's Socotra island?

Comment: The UAE's quest for greater political and economic regional influence has taken it to the Yemeni island of Socotra, writes Jonathan ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

Comment: As long as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep up their support for the war in Yemen, Al-Qaeda will continue to thrive, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How America facilitates the UAE's occupation of southern Yemen

Comment: Washington's backing of Abu Dhabi is emboldening Al Qaeda and southern separatists alike, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Al-Qaeda thrives in Yemen despite US counterterrorism campaign

America's battle against al-Qaeda in Yemen is contradictory if its coalition allies foster and aid the faction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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Saudi-led coalition recruiting, striking deals with al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition, which has boasted of victories against al-Qaeda in Yemen, made secret deals with the militant group, an AP ...

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Austin Bodetti

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid ...

International Crisis Group

Yemen: The fate of Hodeida

Comment: Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition say they want to avoid a battle. UN envoy Martin Griffiths must help find the middle ground, ...

Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

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Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national ...

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting ...

Ten UAE-backed Yemeni troops killed in 'extremist attack'

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Ten UAE-backed Yemeni troops killed in 'extremist attack'

Yemeni troops aligned to the UAE have been killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Yemen journalist held after Facebook post criticising army, media

Awad Kashmim, editor of the pro-government newspaper 30 November, was "arrested illegally" last week in the eastern city of Mukalla in oil-rich Hadramawt province.

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Free Yemeni journalist 'detained for criticising UAE,' demands watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged the release of Yemeni journalist Awad Kashmeem after he was detained for criticising the UAE's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed in clashes as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

Special forces launched operation "Al-Faisal" on Sunday in attempt to eliminate the encroaching Al-Qaeda presence in Yemen's oil-rich Hadramaut ...

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

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Dozens of detainees moved from secret UAE-run Yemeni prison

Dozens of detainees held in secret UAE-prisons in Yemen have been moved to a government-run facility in the southern city of Mukalla.

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

The New Arab

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

Riyadh has said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports, days after closing them over a ...

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

Austin Bodetti

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

In-depth: While the evidence behind the allegations remains classified, few dispute that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spread throughout ...

Yemen UAE-backed force recaptures al-Qaeda stronghold

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Yemen UAE-backed force recaptures al-Qaeda stronghold

The al-Qaeda stronghold of Mahfad was recaptured by an elite Yemeni force formed by the United Arab Emirates, a military official said on Sunday.

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