• US drone strike kills five suspected al-Qaeda suspects
    A US drone strike has killed five suspected members of al-Qaeda in central Yemen, according to local news media and a security official. Yemen Ajel, a local news website, reported that the drone fired three consecutive missiles at 12:30am local time on Sunday, or 22:30 GMT, on Saturday at a ca   Details..>>
  • Gulf states reject ‘terror’ and ‘interference’
    Arab Gulf states pledged on Thursday to fight “terrorism” and “foreign interference” across the region. In a joint statement following a summit in Riyadh, interior ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said they were determined to prevent “harm to t   Details..>>
  • UN issues ultimatum as millions face starvation
    The United Nations issued a blunt ultimatum on Friday — if donors fail to pour more money into Africa and Yemen then aid workers might have to choose which of the starving millions live or die. “We are going to have to make life challenging decisions as to who will receive food and   Details..>>
  • US airstrike killed 8 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen, claims Pentagon
      The Pentagon says a US airstrike in Yemen on Sunday killed eight operatives of a group known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, including a key leader. A spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the airstrike on April 23 killed Abu Ahmed Awlaqi (ah-lah’-key), who had led AQAP oper   Details..>>
  • Saudis say sending aid to all of Yemen including Houthi areas
    Saudi Arabia is distributing life-saving assistance throughout Yemen, including in the hard-hit areas held by Iran-allied Houthi rebels, sometimes by donkey or camel, a top Saudi aid official said on Thursday. Riyadh has faced mounting accusations a Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen   Details..>>
  • In Yemen conflict, a window into deepening U.S.-Gulf ties
    When U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greeted Saudi Arabia's foreign minister at the Pentagon last month, the first thing he did was joke about the time "the Iranians tried to murder you." Mattis' reference to a foiled 2011 plot, denied by Iran, was a telling sign of how much more aligned Pre   Details..>>
  • UN eyes new Yemen talks by end of May
    A new round of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides should begin by the end of May, the UN mediator said Wednesday, as alarm grows over the country’s humanitarian crisis. UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told AFP that negotiations were underway to stave off a feared m   Details..>>
  • Yemen govt seeks U.N. oversight of port: prime minister
    The Yemeni government has proposed to the United Nations that it monitors the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah to ensure that no arms are smuggled through it, the prime minister said on Wednesday. A Saudi-led military coalition backing the internationally-recognized government in its war against t   Details..>>
  • Saudi Arabia says foils bombing attempt on Aramco fuel distribution terminal
    Saudi authorities said on Wednesday they had intercepted an unmanned boat rigged with explosives that was sent by Yemeni Houthis to target an oil plant on the kingdom’s southwestern coast. The boat, sent from a small island off the Yemeni coast, was targeting a petroleum products distrib   Details..>>
  • U.N., Russia warn against assault on main Yemeni port
     United Nations and Russian officials warned on Tuesday against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food. The warring factions must ensure deliveries of food a   Details..>>
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US drone strike kills five suspected al-Qaeda suspects
A US drone strike has killed five suspected members of al-Qaeda in central Yemen, according to local news media and a security official. Yemen Ajel, a local news website, reported that the drone Details..>>
Reports &Analyses
In Yemen conflict, a window into deepening U.S.-Gulf ties
When U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greeted Saudi Arabia's foreign minister at the Pentagon last month, the first thing he did was joke about the time "the Iranians tried to murder you." Matt Details..>>
People &Economy
Oil pushes higher as US Treasury flags sanctions on Iran
Oil prices jumped higher on Friday in response to the prospect of a fresh round of US sanctions against Iran after its test launch of a ballistic missile. Brent crude futures were up 43 cents at Details..>>
International News
Gulf states reject ‘terror’ and ‘interference’
Arab Gulf states pledged on Thursday to fight “terrorism” and “foreign interference” across the region. In a joint statement following a summit in Riyadh, interior minist Details..>>
Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing at Istanbul airport
Doha- A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Thursday after a suspected bird strike caused a fire in one of its engines, aviation officials and the c Details..>>
Sports
Ronaldo hits 100 as Real beat Bayern
Munich- Cristiano Ronaldo rounded on his critics after becoming the first man to score 100 European goals before after ending a six-game Champions League goal drought with a double against Bayern Details..>>
Varieties
ERC continues supporting education in Aden
Aden- The Aden Education Office, with the support of Emirates Red Crescent, has organised a student carnival on the occasion of the first anniversary of 'Operation Restoring Hope' supporting the Details..>>
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