Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters, aiming to "defend the legitimate government" of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who was toppled after the Houthi militia seized control of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa last September.
Houthis vowed to fight back with all possible means available, calling the operation a declaration of war against the Yemeni people.
The British government has issued an internal report confirming media reports that UK-made cluster munitions could have been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, The Guardian reported Monday, citing sources.
Intelligence services of Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda terrorist group are planning to kidnap foreign nationals who work for humanitarian aid agencies in Yemen, Yemeni media reported Wednesday.
Kuwait is ready to host the procedure of signing a peace agreement between the parties to the Yemeni conflict, however it would not host a round of peace talks between the sides, Arab media reported Monday, citing Kuwaiti authorities.
The ceasefire in Yemen came to an end Monday as the Houthi rebels failed to comply with the conditions of the agreement, Gen. Ahmed Assiri Saudi, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, told Sputnik on Monday.
The Saudi-led coalition has registered at least 180 violations of a 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen by the country's opposition Houthi movement over the first 10 hours of the truce, media reported Sunday citing a spokesman for the coalition.
Both sides to the Yemeni conflict have violated the ceasefire in the first hour after it went into force, local media reported.
A Saudi border guard was killed by shelling at the Saudi–Yemen border shortly before a ceasefire entered into force.
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the Yemeni Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition agreed to cease fire from November 17.
The Saudi Arabia air defense forces on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile that was fired across the border from the territory of Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement.
Moscow backs the work of the UN special envoy for Yemen aimed at resolving the crisis in the country, Russia's ambassador to Saudi Arabia told Sputnik.
The Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a ballistic missile towards Mecca, a holy site in Saudi Arabia, which was intercepted by Riyadh, local media reported Friday.
Special UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, on behalf of the UN, has presented the parties to the Yemeni conflict with a proposal for a crisis settlement, a source from the Houthi delegation and General National Congress, the former president's party told Sputnik.
A Saudi-led coalition has resumed its airstrikes around the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, just hours after a 72-hour cease-fire expired. Professor Martha Mundy, a specialist in the anthropology of the Arab World told Radio Sputnik that besides the airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is waging "clear economic war" on the country.
Moscow is concerned over the violations of international humanitarian law and civilian casualties in Yemen and intends to contribute to search of compromise for political resolution in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
The Yemeni government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi told the Arab League that the country would not be able to host the 28th summit of the regional organization, the Arab League said in a statement.
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien started his visit to Yemen on Sunday, aiming to personally assess the situation in the war-torn country.
The UN Human Rights Council is burying its head in sand regarding the issue of human rights abuses in Yemen by refusing to establish an independent inquiry into the violations in regard to civilians, the Oxfam International charity's country director in Yemen said on Friday.
Despite its image as a peaceful country, Norway seems to make the most of its arms export to warring countries. Meanwhile, pressure has been rising on Norway to put a stop to its controversial weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition that is waging a war in Yemen.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) published on Tuesday two reports about airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition on two MSF medical facilities in Yemen, the organization's press service said in a statement.
A delegation of negotiators representing the Shia Houthi movement, also called Ansar Allah, has refused to return to Yemen from Oman in a UN plane after the international organization absolved itself of the responsibility for their flight's safety, a source in the delegation told Sputnik on Sunday.
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