05 Feb 2021

Al Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest, UN report reveals

According to the UN, Khalid Batarfi has been arrested in Yemen and has been detained for several months. Batarfi was the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The development could open up more information about al Qaeda’s operations to counterterrorism agencies and aid them in their campaign against

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07 Jan 2021

At least 22 killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport after new government arrives

On Wednesday, several explosions rocked Yemen’s Aden airport as new power-sharing government officials arrived from Saudi Arabia. The bombs killed roughly 22 people and injured dozens more. All cabinet members have been declared safe, according to a statement made by Yemen Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek. It remains unclear whether the

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14 Dec 2020

‘External source’ causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

An oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jiddah has exploded early this morning after being hit by an external source. Another vessel has reportedly come under attack amid Saudi Arabia’s lengthy war in Yemen. The attack hit the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine, which had been contracted by the trading

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23 Nov 2020

Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi oil facility located in Jiddah on Monday. The Houthi rebels reportedly launched a new cruise missile on the site, just hours after Saudi authorities finished hosting a virtual summit for world leaders. The kingdom did not immediately acknowledge

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15 Oct 2020

Two Americans Held Hostage by Iran-Backed Forces in Yemen Freed in Trade

Sandra Loli, an American humanitarian aid worker, and Mikael Gidada, an American businessman, have been released by Houthi militants in Yemen on Wednesday due to a trade that returned more than 200 of the Iran-backed group’s loyalists to the country. The American hostages were freed on a Royal Oman Air

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12 Oct 2020

Yemen Peace Process Falters as Fighting Intensifies and Hunger Spreads

Yemen has been suffering from increased conflict over recent days, with violence threatening a peace process previously stalled but set to be back in motion. Aid groups have been calling the war the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. Around the port city of Hodeidah, Clashes have escalated, resulting in many deaths

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29 Sep 2020

Saudi Arabia announces more than $200 million in UN aid funding to Yemen

Saudi Arabia announced that it plans to send more than $200 million in funding to UN aid agencies currently working in Yemen after CNN investigators highlighted a crisis in aid funding for the war-stricken and impoverished nation. CNN’s investigation revealed that Yemen’s aid fell from $1 billion to just $500

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10 Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia declares ceasefire in Yemen over coronavirus

In Yemen, the Saudi led coalition has declared a two-week ceasefire as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The ceasefire between the Saudi coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have been fighting for almost five years, is set to begin Thursday. The move was prompted by the United Nations Secretary-General

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07 Feb 2020

U.S. Operation Kills Qasim al-Raymi, Leader of al Qaeda in Yemen

In a drone strike earlier last week, the United States was successful in killing the leader of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch Qasim al-Raymi, who also served as deputy to the organization’s global leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. President Trump confirmed the reports on Thursday, although he did not provide many details about

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05 Dec 2019

U.S. warship in Gulf seizes missile parts of suspected Iran origin

On Wednesday, a US Navy warship stopped a boat linked to Iran containing advanced missile parts. The Trump administration has been pressuring Tehran to limit its activities in the Gulf region. The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that on November 25, the US had retrieved the missile components on a stateless vessel,

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