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Report: Saudi intelligence agency brought weapons into Iran

January 25, 201811:06 am An official news agency reports that Iran’s intelligence agency has confiscated large amounts of weapons and ammunition including bombs and grenades and officials are blaming Saudi Arabia for bringing them into the country. The Wednesday report by the official IRNA news agency says the bombs were …

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Yemen’s forgotten war: Locals tell their stories

January 23, 201810:43 am The third anniversary of the war in Yemen is approaching, and there are few signs that the conflict, which is being fought between an armed military group called the Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces, is abating. Last month, the country was pushed into further uncertainty following the …

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Top UN mediator for Yemen steps down

January 23, 201810:40 am UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday said that the international body’s top mediator for the conflict in Yemen , Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, would step down in February. “In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are …

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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

January 17, 201812:33 pm Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.” Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir had …

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

January 17, 20189:30 am A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave no further details. There were no reports of casualties or damage. The Iranian-aligned Houthis have …

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Food imports needed to ‘stave off famine’ in Yemen: UN

January 16, 20184:08 pm The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday heralded as a “breakthrough” the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s authorization of four US-funded cranes required to offload desperately needed food supplies, while warning that the country was at risk of famine in 2018. On Monday, a ship carrying the four …

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