Ahmed Al-Haj
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Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen's Hodeida
by Ahmed Al-Haj - June 15, 2018 - 1:00am
Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of Yemen's port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the...
Clashes continue between rival factions in Yemen's capital
by Ahmed Al-Haj - December 2, 2017 - 11:04pm
Violent clashes between rival factions in Yemen's rebel-held capital continued yesterday for the fourth straight day as forces loyal to a former president and Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis faced off...
Yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports
by Ahmed Al-Haj - November 6, 2017 - 6:10pm
Yemen's national airline said yesterday it has canceled all flights to the country's only two functioning airports after the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea...
Red Cross condemns children's death in recent Yemen shelling
by Ahmed Al-Haj - September 17, 2017 - 6:49pm
The Red Cross on yesterday condemned the killing of children in Yemen by apparent shelling, saying Friday's attack in the city of Taiz was a reminder of the "immense suffering" endured by civilians in the war-ravaged...
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen's capital
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 25, 2017 - 6:23pm
Saudi-led coalition's fighter jets rained bombs on yesterday over the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single family, relatives...
Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 14, 2017 - 10:37pm
Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggling between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key...
Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia
by Ahmed Al-Haj - May 12, 2017 - 10:32pm
A former Yemeni governor, recently sacked by the president, departed the southern city of Aden to Saudi Arabia on yesterday after forming a separatist council rejected by Yemen's internationally-recognized government,...
Yemeni rebels say they targeted Saudi capital with a missile
by Ahmed Al-Haj - February 7, 2017 - 6:41am
Yemen's Shiite rebels said on yesterday they have "successfully" fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh for the first time, vowing more attacks on the Saudi capital.
Blast kills at least 52 outside Yemen military camp
by Ahmed Al-Haj - December 19, 2016 - 3:00am
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military camp in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on yesterday morning, killing at least 52 soldiers, a security official said.
Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45
by Ahmed Al-Haj - December 11, 2016 - 7:04am
A suicide bomber on yesterday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 45 soldiers and wounding another 50, security officials said.
UN: Yemeni officials indicate over 140 killed in airstrike
by Ahmed Al-Haj - October 9, 2016 - 9:52am
An airstrike on Saturday hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and local health officials indicate that over 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded,...
Bombings claimed by IS killed 43 in southern Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - June 28, 2016 - 8:59am
An Islamic State affiliate carried out a series of attacks in Yemen's southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, killing at least 43 people and wounding several others, officials said.
Rebel shelling destroys museum in Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - February 3, 2016 - 3:18pm
Shelling by Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels in the heavily contested western city of Taiz struck a museum housing rare manuscripts and the possessions of a deceased ruler, activists said yesterday.
UN says access difficult to besieged Yemeni city of Taiz
by Ahmed Al-Haj - January 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said yesterday that they are seeking ways to ensure unconditional access to Taiz, a city of about 25,000 residents besieged by Shiite rebels who control the capital...
Yemeni government forces clash with militants over Aden port
by Ahmed Al-Haj - January 3, 2016 - 4:31pm
Yemeni government forces clashed yesterday with militant groups for control over the strategic Port of Aden in the southern city with the same name, Yemeni government officials said.
Despite Yemen cease-fire, overnight fighting kills 31
by Ahmed Al-Haj - December 26, 2015 - 2:13pm
Overnight fighting between Yemen's Shiite rebels and pro-government forces in the southwestern Taiz province killed 31 people, including eight civilians, Yemeni officials said yesterday.
Yemen's president meets UN envoy in Aden
by Ahmed Al-Haj - December 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi met with a UN envoy in Aden on yesterday to agree on peace talks with Shiite Houthi rebels set to begin in mid-December, officials from the president's office said.
Aid agency says Saudi-led airstrikes destroy Yemen hospital
by Ahmed Al-Haj - October 27, 2015 - 5:53pm
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen have destroyed a small hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern province of Saada, although there were no deaths and only one...
Saudi airstrikes mistakenly kill 20 troops in southern Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - October 17, 2015 - 5:13pm
Airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels mistakenly struck a pro-government military encampment, killing at least 20 fighters and wounding another 20 in the latest instance of...
Witnesses: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 at wedding in Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - October 7, 2015 - 6:31pm
Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday at a wedding hosted by a tribal leader known to support the Houthi rebels, witnesses...
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