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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 04, 2015 Emirati soldiers, taking part in the Saudi-led operations against Yemeni Huthi rebels, stand during rehabilitation and demining operations at the al-Anad airbase in the southern Lahj governorate, some 50 kilometres north of the Red Sea port of Aden. – The United Arab Emirates said on July 8, 2019 it was reducing the number of troops in war-torn Yemen and moving from a “military-first” strategy to a “peace-first” plan. “We do have troop levels that are down for reasons that are strategic in (the Red Sea city of) Hodeida and reasons that are tactical” in other parts of the country, a senior UAE official told reporters. (Photo by STR / AFP)

UAE says reducing troops in war-torn Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it was redeploying and reducing troops across war-torn Yemen and moving from a “military-first” strategy to a “peace-first” plan.
Workers inspect damages at the site of an air strike on the maintenance hub at the Hodeidah port - AFP PHOTO - ABDO HYDER

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen’s Hodeida despite ceasefire

Air strikes and fierce clashes shook the outskirts of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida overnight, pro-government sources and residents said Sunday, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Saudi Arabia, allies slam ‘biased’ UN resolution on Yemen

Saudi Arabia and key allies have denounced as "biased" a resolution that renewed a UN-backed investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a coalition battling Shiite rebels.
In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018. AP

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement on Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls own envoy

Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and has recalled its envoy while freezing all new trade, in protest at Ottawa’s vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.
Reem al-Hashemi, UAE State Minister for International Cooperation, speaks during a press briefing in the capital Abu Dhabi on June 26, 2018, about the humanitarian stuation in Hodeida. - AFP PHOTO - KARIM SAHIB

Assault on Yemen’s Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts.

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects”, in a bulletin released Friday.

Minister: Saudi to supply oil to fuel-starved Sudan

Saudi Arabia will supply Sudan with millions of tons of oil for the next five years to help it tackle a growing energy crisis, the country's oil minister said on Monday.

Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm

Saudi Arabia was finalising regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a toy aircraft sparked security alarm as it hovered close to royal palaces in Riyadh.

Iran mocks Saudi threats but worries about destabilisation

Iranian officials and analysts on Tuesday rejected claims of supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels and mocked Saudi warnings of retaliation for a weekend missile attack.

Saudi announces $2bn bailout for Yemen govt

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen’s central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country’s president and prime minister.

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in an attack Washington said was enabled by Iran.

Yemen rebel alliance crumbles as ‘street war’ rocks capital

Fresh gun battles forced shops and schools to close in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday as residents warned a three-year rebel alliance was collapsing into a "street war".

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