Ahmed Al-Haj
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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.
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,...
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.
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...
Yemeni Cabinet returns to Aden after months in Saudi exile
by Ahmed Al-Haj - September 16, 2015 - 1:41pm
Yemen's Cabinet was back in the country after months spent in self-imposed exile in Saudi Arabia and was working yesterday out of the southern port city of Aden, a government spokesman said.
Yemen officials say coalition bombs rebels at Bab el-Mandeb
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 23, 2015 - 6:02pm
The Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen bombed insurgent positions near the Bab el-Mandeb strait on yesterday to weaken them in preparation for a ground offensive there, Yemeni security officials...
Explosion hits hospital in Yemen's southern city of Aden
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
A powerful explosion hit a hospital in Yemen's southern city of Aden on yesterday, wounding three, setting off a fire and forcing the staff to evacuate patients, hospital and security officials said.
Pro-government fighters in Yemen retake southern city
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Pro-government fighters recaptured a provincial capital yesterday in southern Yemen after three days of intense fighting against Shiite rebels and their allies, military officials said, the latest in a string of...
Red Cross president visits Yemen amid monthslong civil war
by Ahmed Al-Haj - August 8, 2015 - 5:36pm
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross arrived yesterday in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, as security officials said a bomb inside a booby-trapped car at a key military base killed 15...
5-day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - July 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign
by Ahmed Al-Haj - March 31, 2015 - 5:23pm
Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on yesterday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express...
Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen
by Ahmed Al-Haj - March 28, 2015 - 2:00am
Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed Friday to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said, as a Saudi-led coalition widened its strikes on the second...
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