• United Nations urges warring parties to protect strategic port in Yemen
    The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen urged on Monday the warring parties in the Arab country to protect the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, used by the UN for humanitarian purposes. During a press conference in Sanaa, Jamie McGoldrick explained that talks are underway with s   Details..>>
  • Four suspected al Qaeda members killed in Yemen drone strike -residents
    At least four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on a vehicle in central Yemen, residents said on Wednesday, part of an escalating campaign against the Islamist militant group. They said the attack in Amqoz in the Moudiya district of Abyan province took pla   Details..>>
  • Saudi Arabia agrees $3b joint investment fund for Jordan
      Saudi Arabia is to set up a $3 billion (Dh11 billion) joint investment fund for Jordan, among 15 cooperation agreements signed by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz during a visit to Amman, state media said on Tuesday. Other agreements include measures to boost power generation, tackle worsening wa   Details..>>
  • Saudi intercepts four Houthi ballistic missiles
    The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted four ballistic missiles launched by the Yemeni Houthi militias towards the cities of Khamis Mushayt and Abha at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Coalition air forces immediately targeted   Details..>>
  • Iran opens bases to Russia as Rouhani visits Moscow
    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country will allow Russia to use its military bases to launch airstrikes against militants in Syria as President Hassan Rouhani flew to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks that will be closely watched for signs of their next   Details..>>
  • Four fifths of Yemen's children need humanitarian aid
    Yemen's children are paying the heaviest price in the country's war, the U.N. children's agency warned on Monday, as the country teeters on the brink of famine following two years of conflict. Here are some facts: - Nearly 10 million children - four fifths of all children - need humanitarian   Details..>>
  • 11 dead in suicide bombing and gun attack in southern Yemen
    At least 11 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen on Monday, a Yemeni government media office said in a statement. The attack is the latest in a series of operations by Islamist militants who have   Details..>>
  • Iran warns US of clashes in the Gulf
    Iran said it would hold the US responsible for any clashes in the Gulf. It also threatened to impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions.” Separately, Iran’s central bank said it would appeal Luxembourg’s decision to freeze $   Details..>>
  • White House weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked the White House to lift Obama-era restrictions on U.S. military support for Persian Gulf states engaged in a protracted civil war against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, according to senior Trump administration officials. In a memo this month to national   Details..>>
  • More than 1,500 children killed in Yemen's war as it enters third year
      As the war in Yemen enters its third year more than 1,500 children have been killed, while a similar number have been recruited in the fighting. In total more than 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting. The latest figures released by UNICEF also reveal that 2,450 children have   Details..>>
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United Nations urges warring parties to protect strategic port in Yeme
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen urged on Monday the warring parties in the Arab country to protect the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, used by the UN for humanitarian purpo Details..>>
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Is the UAE trying to split Yemen into two?
Diana Alghoul In a few months' time it will be two years since the Saudi-led coalition began its operation in Yemen. The war continues with the Saudi-led coalition reiterating its aim that Houthi an Details..>>
People &Economy
Oil pushes higher as US Treasury flags sanctions on Iran
Oil prices jumped higher on Friday in response to the prospect of a fresh round of US sanctions against Iran after its test launch of a ballistic missile. Brent crude futures were up 43 cents at Details..>>
International News
Saudi Arabia agrees $3b joint investment fund for Jordan
  Saudi Arabia is to set up a $3 billion (Dh11 billion) joint investment fund for Jordan, among 15 cooperation agreements signed by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz during a visit to Amman, state media Details..>>
Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing at Istanbul airport
Doha- A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Thursday after a suspected bird strike caused a fire in one of its engines, aviation officials and the c Details..>>
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Bauza relieved to see Argentina back on track
Buenos Aires- Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza breathed a sigh of relief as Lionel Messi’s penalty secured a 1-0 win over Chile in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in th Details..>>
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ERC continues supporting education in Aden
Aden- The Aden Education Office, with the support of Emirates Red Crescent, has organised a student carnival on the occasion of the first anniversary of 'Operation Restoring Hope' supporting the Details..>>
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