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Nephew of killed Yemeni president calls on Saudi-led coalition to stop war

DUBAI: A nephew of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for an end to the Yemen war in his first public appearance since his uncle was killed by his former Houthi allies last month. Brigadier-General Tareq Mohammed Saleh — who led a brigade of an elite Yemeni army unit before his uncle was forced to step down in 2012 — had been expected to help lead Saleh’s supporters in a fresh fight against the Iran-aligned Houthis, who control most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Addressing supporters in…

Yemeni party names new leader after Saleh killed

DUBAI: The party of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh named a new leader on Sunday after he was killed last month by the Houthi movement his one-time allies in the country’s civil war. Questions have arisen over where the loyalty of the General People’s Congress (GPC) fighters lay after Saleh was killed in a roadside attack after switching sides, abandoning the Houthis in favor of a Saudi-led coalition. Sunday’s announcement condemned the Saudi “aggression” and said the party would keep resisting, but did not…

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes after Saleh’s death

ADEN: A Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Yemen early on Wednesday as the armed Houthi movement tightened its grip on the capital after it killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who switched sides in the civil war. Saudi Arabia and its allies struck a day after Saleh’s son vowed to lead a campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis. The intervention by Ahmed Ali, a former leader of the elite Republican Guard once seen as a likely successor to his father, gives the anti-Houthi movement a potential figurehead…

Houthis stage defiant rally 3 years after seizing Yemen capital

SANAA: Yemen's Houthi rebels marked the third anniversary of their takeover of Sanaa on Thursday, gathering tens of thousands of supporters in a show of force as Saudi-led coalition warplanes flew over the capital. The Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh captured Sanaa on September 21, 2014, plunging Yemen into chaos and prompting a Saudi-led coalition to intervene against them the next year. On Thursday, coalition jets could be heard in the skies of Sanaa, as the crowds -- Houthi and Saleh…

UN chief calls for reopening of Yemen port, airport

KUWAIT CITY: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged warring parties in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid into the country amid a political stalemate that has seen violence spill into Sanaa. "We are doing are best to create the conditions for the present stalemate to be overcome," Guterres said after talks in Kuwait, which is leading mediation efforts in crises across the region. His comments come after tension between Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his ally Abdul Malik al-Houthi, who control…