SABC News - Yemen


Women carry boxes of nutritional food delivered by the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), in Rubkuai village, Unity State, South Sudan.
UN urgently seeks $4 bln aid to avert famine for 20 mln in Africa

Thursday 23 February 2017 14:01

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations says.


Yemen remains dire as heavy fighting continues

Sunday 12 February 2017 08:58

The situation in Yemen has been described as extremely dire after two years of continued heavy fighting.


A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
Money from the Middle East fuelling tensions in the Horn of Africa

Friday 10 February 2017 07:00

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.


A US District Judge suspended Trump's ban, opening a window for people from the seven affected countries to enter the country.
Appeals court to hear arguments on Trump's travel ban

Tuesday 7 February 2017 08:15

The US Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.


The technology companies expected to sign the letter include Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Twitter Inc, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc.
Technology firms to urge Trump to alter US travel ban

Monday 6 February 2017 07:47

Donald Trump issued an executive order imposing a 90-day ban affecting citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day bar on all refugees.


President Donald Trump on Sunday ramped up his criticism of a federal judge who blocked a travel ban on seven mainly Muslim nations.
Trump steps up attack on judge, court system over travel ban

Monday 6 February 2017 06:43

In a series of tweets that broadened his attack on the country's judiciary, Donald Trump said Americans should blame US District Judge James Robart and the court system if anything happened.


Donald Trump's January 27 executive order had suspended refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely barred Syrian refugees.
US will win appeal of judge's travel ban order: Trump

Sunday 5 February 2017 06:41

Donald Trump said the Justice Department will win an appeal filed late on Saturday of a judge's order lifting a travel ban he had imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries.


While the exact implications of the US threat were unclear, the new administration signaled that President Donald Trump intended to do more, possibly including imposing new sanctions.
Trump adopts aggressive posture toward Iran after missile launch

Thursday 2 February 2017 12:49

The White House put Iran "on notice" on Wednesday for test-firing a ballistic missile and said it was reviewing how to respond.


U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order he said would impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27.
Trump implements in soft Muslim ban

Saturday 28 January 2017 06:17

President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries.


President Donald Trump is also considering measures to tighten border security.
Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees

Wednesday 25 January 2017 07:27

President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees.


Saudi coalition attack on Yemen funeral based on bad information

Saturday 15 October 2016 15:50

Mourners killed in the attack included some of Yemen's top political and security officials, outraging Yemeni society and potentially galvanizing powerful tribes to join the Houthis.


Attack on mourners in Yemen kills 82

Saturday 8 October 2016 21:29

Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 82 people when they struck mourners at a hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday.


UN removes Saudi-led coalition from UN blacklist

Thursday 9 June 2016 21:56

The UN Secretary General has conceded that undue pressure was exerted by member states for the removal of the Saudi-led coalition from a UN blacklist for the killing and maiming of children.


Saudi Arabia criticises U.N. over Yemen blacklisting

Monday 6 June 2016 10:31

Saudi Arabia has rejected a United Nations report that criticised the military coalition it is leading in Yemen, saying it was based primarily on information supplied by its adversaries.


UN Security Council condemns attacks on medical personnel

Wednesday 4 May 2016 05:46

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning attacks against medical facilities or medical and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in their duties.


Al Qaeda militants execute 15 Yemeni government soldiers

Saturday 9 April 2016 14:07

Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Saturday seized and executed 15 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials and residents said.


Three Saudi border soldiers killed in attack from Yemen

Monday 30 November 2015 16:09

Three Saudi border soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers, Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said.


‘Iraqi air force hits convoy of Islamic State leader Baghdadi’

Sunday 11 October 2015 15:26

The Iraqi air force struck a convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in western Anbar province close to the Syrian border on Sunday, a military statement said.


Death toll from air strike on Yemen wedding party rises

Tuesday 29 September 2015 13:35

The death toll from an air strike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen’s war.


 Workers walk at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa.
Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen's interior ministry

Saturday 19 September 2015 07:01

Aircraft from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Yemen's interior ministry in the capital, Sanaa, late on Friday.


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