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US-UK attacks in Yemen ‘illegal’ – Russian security chief

The US-led strikes against targets in Yemen are illegitimate and have no justification under the UN Charter, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said on Friday at a meeting of security officials from regional powers. The US and UK, with support from allies, have launched dozens of attacks since January …

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US and UK bomb 36 targets in Yemen

The US and UK have carried out a series of combined air- and sea-launched strikes against at least 36 targets at 13 locations across Yemen, the US Central Command announced on Saturday. The joint operation was carried out by Tomahawk missiles launched from US Navy ships, and F/A-18 fighter-bombers launched from the aircraft carrier USS …

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US launches new strikes on Yemen – media

The United States reportedly launched a fresh wave of attacks against alleged militant targets across Yemen on Wednesday night, just hours after Washington designated the Houthi rebel group as a terrorist organization. The missile salvo was fired from US Navy ships stationed in the Red Sea and targeted sites that …

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Kremlin condemns ‘illegal’ Western attacks in Yemen

The overnight airstrikes conducted by the US and its allies against targets in Yemen were illegal, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday. The attacks on dozens of targets in Yemen were conducted by the US and the UK with support from a handful of other nations, according to …

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Yemen crisis looms over Biden’s Saudi visit

US President Joe Biden claimed credit for the ceasefire in Yemen in a weekend op-ed defending his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia. He did not comment on the recent report by the government watchdog GAO, which said that the State Department and the Pentagon stopped holding Riyadh accountable for how …

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Yemen’s ex-president under ‘house arrest’ – media

Yemen’s former president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has reportedly been confined to house arrest in the Saudi capital of Riyadh following an agreement to remove him from power earlier this month. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal under the condition of anonymity, Saudi and Yemeni officials said Riyadh pressured Hadi to step down before he …

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Historic transfer of power occurs in Yemen

Having failed to stay in power over the course of a seven-year-long civil war, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has resigned, handing full authority to an eight-member council led by the country’s former interior minister, Rashad al-Alimi.  “I irreversibly delegate to the Presidential Leadership Council my full powers, in accordance …

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UN announces nationwide truce in Yemen

Yemenis may get a reprieve from hostilities in their war-shattered country, as Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition fighting to reinstate the country’s deposed government have agreed to a UN proposal to cease offensive operations for at least two months. The truce is scheduled to go into effect at 7pm …

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Saudi Arabia announces Yemen ceasefire

Saudi Arabia has announced a halt to all military operations in Yemen, with the eye of reaching a permanent solution to the conflict in the neighboring country, the spokesman for the Riyadh-led coalition announced on Tuesday evening. Yemen’s Houthi rebels had offered a three-day armistice earlier, which they said could …

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