Street battles rage in Yemen’s Hodeidah, civilians caught in crossfire

ADEN (Reuters) - Street battles raged on Sunday in residential areas of Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, forcing medical staff to flee the largest hospital, as Houthi insurgents tried to repel forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition. Residents said they saw bodies of seven civilians killed in clashes in southern

Yemen president appoints new minister of defence, chief of staff

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Mohammed al-Maqdishi as minister of defence, state news agency SABA reported on Wednesday. Hadi appointed Abdullah Al-Nakhi as new Chief of Staff, the agency said. Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states to try to restore Hadi's internationally

Yemeni civilians trapped by Hodeidah fighting, aid groups say

Thousands of Yemeni civilians are trapped on the southern outskirts of Hodeidah as forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition battle Houthi insurgents entrenched in the Red Sea port city, aid groups said on Monday. The alliance has massed thousands of Yemeni troops in recent days near the heavily-defended port, but a