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Open Source: Under Bombardment in Yemen, Civilians Voice Terror and Despair Online

As the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen entered a fourth week, civilians shared anguished, close-up views of life during wartime on social networks.
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UN envoy to Yemen resigns after criticism of failed peacemaking

Jamal Benomar to be replaced, United Nations announces, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels

The UN has announced its special envoy to Yemen is stepping down after four years of efforts at a peaceful political transition in the Arab world’s poorest country fell apart amid a Shia rebel uprising and Saudi-led airstrikes.

A statement on Wednesday night said Jamal Benomar “has expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment” and that his successor will be named “in due course”.

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Tensions Flare Between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in U.S. Coalition

An exchange between Iraq and Saudi Arabia reflected the challenges facing the Obama administration as it tries to hold together a diverse coalition in the fight against the Islamic State.
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U.N. Mediator in Yemen Conflict Says He Will Resign

Jamal Benomar expressed his desire to leave after four years of fruitless diplomacy.
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U.N. Security Council Places Arms Embargo on Houthi Fighters in Yemen

The legally binding resolution, which comes after weeks of talks, names three Houthi leaders and the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his son.
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The impact of conflict on Nigeria’s children, and aid workers in Syria and Yemen tell their stories

How escalating violence in the battle against Boko Haram is hurting children, and aid workers describe being caught up in conflicts in the Middle East Continue reading…
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UN security council to vote on arms embargo against Yemen Houthi rebels

Draft resolution to be put to vote on Tuesday also seeks to impose asset freeze and travel ban on leaders of Houthi rebels and their supporters

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Second ICRC aid plane arrives in war-torn Yemen – video

A second International Committee of the Red Cross planeload of urgent medical supplies arrives in Yemen on Saturday to be distributed to hospitals around the country to treat the wounded following recent heavy fighting. The latest flight, carrying tonn…
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The 20 photographs of the week

The Walter Scott shooting, the aftermath of the Garissa attack in Kenya, the ongoing crisis in Syria, the 2015 Masters at Augusta – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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