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UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

2017-07-12 19:54

The UN aid chief has blamed Yemen's warring parties and their foreign backers for a 'man-made' cholera outbreak affecting 320 000 people in a country already reeling from war and severe food shortages.

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 300 000 suspected cases: ICRC

2017-07-10 19:39

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now surpassed 300 000 suspected cases, the Red Cross has said as the war-torn country reels from disease as well as the threat of famine.

Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak

2017-06-29 19:28

Cairo airport screens Sudanese passengers for cholera after WHO reported outbreaks in some areas of Sudan

More than 200 000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

2017-06-25 10:03

The UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200 000.

Deadly raid on Yemen market

2017-06-18 17:04

At least 24 civilians have been killed in an air raid on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses say, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels.

WHO: 100 000 cholera cases, 789 deaths in Yemen

2017-06-08 23:00

A cholera outbreak of more than 100 000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, says the World Health Organisation.

23 Yemeni civilians killed in suspected Saudi-led coalition raid - rebels

2017-05-17 18:58

A suspected raid by the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen kills 23 civilians, including women and children.

34 dead of suspected cholera as Yemen outbreak spreads

2017-05-09 18:26

A total of 34 people have died of cholera-related causes in a second wave of cholera-associated deaths in Yemen in a year.

Saudi Arabia intercepts 'rebel boat bomb' from Yemen

2017-04-26 16:00

Saudi authorities say they have intercepted an unmanned boat rigged with explosives that was sent by Yemeni Huthi rebels to target an oil plant.

Yemen rebel land mines killed, maim hundreds

2017-04-20 12:58

Human Rights Watch says Yemen's Shi'ite rebels have extensively used land mines that have killed and maimed hundreds since fighting started.

 

Britain's arms exports to Saudi 'lawful' - court

2017-07-11 05:26

Britain's High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia are 'lawful', after campaigners argued the weapons were used to violate international humanitarian law in bombing Yemen.

UK's Jeremy Corbyn: Halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

2017-07-01 13:18

Labour Party leader calls for halt of arms sales to Riyadh, says UK wants 'peace process in Yemen, not Saudi invasion'.

Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight

2017-06-27 19:13

Egyptian airport officials say six Yemenis, including some with American citizenship, were allowed to board a flight to New York despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

2017-06-22 10:07

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme, an investigation has found.

Yemen cholera toll nears 1 000

2017-06-15 19:49

The death toll from a cholera outbreak is approaching 1 000 in Yemen, a war-devastated and impoverished country where "humanity is losing out to politics", says a UN official.

UN: 3 000 to 5 000 new cholera cases in Yemen each day

2017-06-04 12:43

The UN's children's agency says cholera is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with between 3 000 to 5 000 new cases every day.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen - MSF

2017-05-07 21:07

At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders says.

Yemen aid conference gets $1.1bn in pledges: UN

2017-04-26 05:54

International donors have pledged about $1.1bn for war-torn Yemen as the UN calls on the warring parties to grant access to humanitarian aid.

Growing risk of 'mass' starvation deaths in Africa: UN

2017-04-11 20:21

The United Nations has warned that "the risk of mass deaths from starvation ... is growing" among people in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.

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