At least 29 fighters, including 22 Houthi rebels, were killed on Saturday night in clashes and air strikes in Hudaydah province, a pro-government military source told AFP. He said seven rebels were captured during an attack on Al-Durayhimi district, which lies about 20km south of Hudaydah city.A resident of the city reached by telephone said…

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…

Internationally recognized delegations of the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have begun negotiations in the city of Rimbo, 50 kilometres from Stockholm, to resolve the Yemeni conflict. Military clashes in this poorest country in the Arab world have been ongoing for more than three years. “The future of Yemen is in the hands of those…

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”…

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…