Yemen peace talks likely in early December -U.S.’ Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen's warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Sweden. Western countries are pressing for a ceasefire and renewed peace efforts to end the more than three-year conflict, which is seen as a

Yemen’s Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations. International pressure has mounted on Yemen's warring parties to end the war that has killed more

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