Iran urges normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Iran urges normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia 

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 — Iran and Saudi Arabia have potentials to normalize bilateral relations and to interact constructively over the regional issues, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying by Alalam Arabic language satellite channel on Monday.

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3 world heritage sites in Yemen, Iraq listed as endangered

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BONN, Germany, July 3 — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) completed its annual update of the List of World Heritage in Danger here on Thursday and added three sites in conflicted areas in Yemen and Iraq into the list.

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Children at more risk of disease, hunger as crisis worsens in Yemen — UNICEF

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Children at more risk of disease, hunger as crisis worsens in Yemen — UNICEF 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the Middle East country's health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

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More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify 

SANAA, July 1 — More than 1,000 prisoners, including al-Qaida suspects, escaped from a jail during clashes between the Shiite Houthi group and pro-government fighters in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Tuesday night, local officials and witnesses said.

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Int'l aid delivered to Yemen to cope with health crisis

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UNITED NATIONS, June 24 — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that health kits, IV fluids and other essential medicines have been delivered to health facilities in four governorates in Yemen in the past week, for the treatment of more than 438,000 people, including treatment of patients with dengue fever, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Tuesday.

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French hostage in Yemen appeals for release

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SANAA, June 1 — A French woman who was kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year has appeared for the first time in an online video appealing to the French and Yemeni governments for her release.

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UN envoy to Yemen to visit Iran

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TEHRAN, May 20 — UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will visit Iran to discuss the situation in the war-torn country, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Wednesday.

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Saudi-led airstrikes continue ahead of truce in Yemen

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ADEN, Yemen, May 12 — Saudi-led coalition forces intensified air bombings against several military bases and destroyed arms depots in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Tuesday, hours before a planned five-day humanitarian truce comes into force.

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Sudan official says ground intervention needed in Yemen

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sudan official says ground intervention needed in Yemen 

KHARTOUM, May 5 — The Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes against Houthi positions in Yemen will not yield any significant results without a ground operation, Sudan's Defense Ministry adviser told Sputnik Monday.

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No statement agreed on at UN Security Council talks on Yemen

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UNITED NATIONS, May 2 — Failure to reach agreement on a statement after the closed-door UN Security Council meeting on humanitarian situation in crisis-hit Yemen convened by Russia shows indecision and lack of understanding on the extent of problems in Yemen.

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