Yemen: News

20 Apr 2023


Yemen: 85 killed, hundreds injured in stampede during charity event

Around 85 people died and hundreds were injured in a stampede during a charity distribution event in war-torn Yemen's capital Sanaa on Thursday, news agency AFP reported, quoting Huthi officials.

11 Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia

Yemen rebel attack on Saudi airport sets plane on fire

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia with bomb-laden drones, causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire, the kingdom's state television reported. The attack threatened to escalate Yemen's grinding war.

31 Dec 2020


Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110: Yemeni officials

A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said.

26 Aug 2020


Kerala nurse on death penalty in Yemen recounts horrid tale

Last week, Nimisha Priya made headlines after she was handed the death sentence for killing her "husband," a Yemeni national, and chopping his body into pieces.

14 Sep 2019


Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter of oil, woke up to an unprecedented attack on Saturday.

US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A US military spokesman confirmed that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaeda operative accused of involvement in an attack, nearly two decades ago, on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors.

02 Jan 2019

Jamal Khashoggi

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

American streaming giant Netflix has pulled down an episode of Patriot Act, hosted by stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, for viewers in Saudi Arabia as it criticized crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

17 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

14 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia

Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US

Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks yesterday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.

02 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

13 Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, held talks yesterday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Riyadh-based media said, during a visit to press the kingdom over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and the escalating Yemen war.

11 Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war

The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia's "decision" to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refueling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen War.

10 Nov 2018


110 Houthi rebels, 22 loyalists killed in Yemen's Hodeida

A total of 110 Houthi rebels, the insurgency of which started in June 2004, have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Hodeida, western Yemen, along with 22 pro-government troops fighting to retake the port city, medical sources said yesterday.

18 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in Yemen was sold by the US under a State Department deal with Saudi Arabia.

14 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.

11 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

The UN Security Council yesterday called for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen on Thursday.

27 Jun 2018

North Korea

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

20 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia intercepts rebel-fired ballistic missiles from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition forces fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen have reportedly intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the latter above Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh.

09 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia

UN official: War-torn Yemen might face world's biggest famine

The war in Yemen has left the country in tatters and has rendered life a living hell for common citizens.

06 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Prince killed in chopper crash

A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash near its southern border with Yemen.

Yemen facing the world's worst cholera outbreak: UNICEF, WHO

Adding to Yemen's woes, more than 200,000 people are now suffering from cholera, with 1300 already having lost their lives.

31 May 2017

Civil War

As fighting continues, Yemen faces 'total collapse', UN warns

The UN has warned that Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse."

28 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia

UN warns of famine in Yemen in 2017

The UN has warned that Yemen could face a famine in 2017 if humanitarian aid is not delivered to people in the war torn country.