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Amnesty report says SA arms diverted to Yemeni militia

Between 2015 and the end of 2017, South Africa transferred $62-million worth of major conventional weapons to the UAE

War, famine and failed talks in Yemen

​Ali Abdullah Saleh's death comes amid an intensified conflict between the Iran-aligned armed group and pro-Saleh forces in the ongoing war in Yemen

Yemen’s President Saleh quits amid uprising

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down after a nine-month fierce uprising calling for his ouster and an attempted assassination.

Fierce clashes erupt in Yemeni capital

At least five people died in fierce clashes in Yemen's capital between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's troops and rival forces.

Twelve killed in Yemeni protests

Security forces have shot dead at least 12 people protesting against the rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sana'a.

Yemen warplane strikes own troops by mistake

A Yemeni warplane has mistakenly bombed its own troops at a military site in the country's volatile south, killing at least 30 soldiers.

No end to bloodshed as Yemeni president bids for peace

Ali Abdullah Saleh offers early elections for a transfer of power as 18 unarmed protesters are killed by government troops.

Rockets hit Yemen protest camp ‘out of nowhere’

Rockets hit a protest camp in Yemen's capital Sana'a, killing at least two people on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Clashes escalate in Yemen after crackdown

Soldiers opposed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh exchanged heavy fire with government troops in the centre of Sanaa as 28 people were killed.

Sixty al-Qaeda prisoners escape from Yemen jail

More than 60 al-Qaeda prisoners have escaped from a south Yemen prison, prompting civil groups to accuse the government of organising the jailbreak.

Yemen’s Saleh comes out of surgery to uncertain future

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was recovering from an operation to remove shrapnel from his chest while a truce appeared to be holding.

Is Yemen’s Saleh facing last chapter in Saudi Arabia?

Every minute Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh spends away from his country is one step closer to the end of his three-decade rule.

Heavy fighting rocks Yemen

Deadly fighting raged between armed tribesmen and security forces on the streets of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, on Thursday.

Dozens killed in Yemen street battles

Gun battles raged on Wednesday on the streets of Yemen's capital, killing dozens of people, witnesses said.

Yemen mediators work to consolidate Sana’a truce

Tribal mediators have worked to consolidate a truce between a powerful opposition tribal chief and forces loyal to Yemen's embattled president.

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