At a conference in Sweden, the UN Special Representative for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, proposed a plan to the parties to the Yemeni conflict to bring peace to the country. The UN Special Envoy for Yemen proposes that the rebels abandon the strategic port of Hodeida as part of a ceasefire, to place it under the…

Business operations at the port of Hodeida in Yemen have been cut in half in the past two weeks due to insecurity in this strategic city held by Houthi rebels, the UN said Tuesday. About 70% of Yemeni imports transit through the port of Hodeida, located in western Yemen on the Red Sea, according to…

Five alleged fighters of the radical al-Qaeda group in the Arabian Peninsula (AQPA) were killed in central Yemen in a drone strike, probably led by the United States, announced a Yemeni government official. A local AQPA leader known as al-Dahab is said to be among the five killed, the same source told AFP. AQPA AQPA…

Calm returned on Tuesday in Hudaydah, a port city controlled by Huthi rebels in western Yemen, after heavy night fighting, residents reported being contacted by phone. The weapons were killed at the first light of dawn, said the residents contacted from Khokka, about 100 km south of Hudaydah, in an area controlled by pro-government forces….

The UN envoy for Yemen said Friday he intends to reconvene the country’s warring parties in Sweden. Martin Griffiths, the special envoy of the secretary-general for Yemen, told the Security Council “we are close to resolving the preparatory issues to make this happen.” “This is a crucial moment for Yemen. I believe they are genuine”…

Yemeni rebels are planting landmines around the key port of embattled Hodeida, employees said Wednesday, as a loyalist push to take the insurgent-held city appears to have stalled. The Huthi rebels, who seized the Red Sea city in 2014, have claimed the mining of areas across Hodeida province, airing footage late Tuesday of what they…

First street fights in Hudaydah The first street fighting broke out on Sunday, November 11, 2018, in a residential area east of the port city of Hudaydah, where pro-government forces are trying to break the resistance of Houthi rebels, military sources told AFP. A pro-government military official stated that the objective was to “purge” these…

Rebels in Yemen intensively bombed pro-Government forces’ positions in Hudaydah on Friday, with the aim of slowing their progress in this key port city in the war-torn west of the country, according to military officials. As the entry point for three quarters of imports and international aid into this famine-threatened country, the city of Hudaydah…