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World Briefing: Red Cross Federation Condemns Killings of Workers

The head of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on Tuesday said the deadly attacks on three of the organization’s workers this week were “profoundly shocking and unacceptable.”
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Sinosphere Blog: Yemen Evacuation Shows Chinese Navy’s Growing Role

The Chinese ambassador to Yemen described the evacuation of nearly 600 people as “a significant practice of major power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.”
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Saudi-Led Assault on Yemen Intensifies, With Airstrikes on Capital and Naval Blockade

Saudi-led military actions intensified in Yemen, including what appeared to be an errant strike on a camp for displaced people that killed dozens.
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Arab leaders agree to form joint military force to combat jihadis in region

Leaders at Arab League summit also agree that Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen will continue Shia Houthi rebels ‘withdraw and surrender their weapons’

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Saudi planes pound Yemeni capital in second night of bombing, witnesses say

Aircraft from Saudi-led coalition attack rebel strongholds in Sana’a as they attempt to stop Shiite Houthis from taking control of the country

War planes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Yemen’s capital Sana’a through the night on Friday, bombing rebel Houthi strongholds before stopping around dawn, witnesses said.

As Arab leaders gather for a summit in Egypt this weekend to discuss the region’s mounting instability and insurgencies, a resident in Sana’a said that airstrikes continued “all through the night and stopped at dawn”.

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Yemeni journalists face increasing danger as conflict worsens

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Oil prices dip as Yemen fears fade – live updates

Brent crude falls 1.7% as fears over Yemen and a broader Middle Eastern conflict subside Continue reading…
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Egypt Says It May Send Troops to Yemen to Fight Houthis

The Egyptian announcement signaled the growing likelihood of a protracted ground war on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
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US aiding Saudi air strikes against Houthi in Yemen

White House claims international mandate to join assault on rebels behind ‘widespread instability and chaos’ that drove Yemeni president out of country

The US is providing “logistical and intelligence support” to Saudi-led forces attacking rebels in Yemen, the White House has revealed.

In a sign of the broadening scope of Barack Obama’s intervention across the region, officials in Washington also said the US was establishing a “joint planning cell” with Saudi Arabia to co-ordinate the air strikes on the Houthi forces threatening to overthrow the Yemeni government.

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Anti-government militia captures airbase in Yemen

Shia forces backed by troops allied to former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh take control of airbase near president’s refuge days after US military evacuates

Anti-government forces in Yemen have captured a major airbase near the southern refuge of the president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, days after US military personnel were evacuated, an army official has said.

The Houthis, a Shia militia, took control of al-Anad airbase after some clashes with forces loyal to Hadi, the official told AFP on Wednesday.

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