The civil war in Yemen has claimed over 10,000 civilian lives as Saudi-backed forces of the Yemeni government are fighting Shia Houthi rebels, who are allied with forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
A shadowy unit of British troops has reportedly been providing on-site training and support to Saudi forces in Yemen, bringing fresh scrutiny to the official UK stance of not being “party” to the ongoing conflict in the country.
The Saudi-led coalition said on Wednesday it destroyed six bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels toward Saudi Arabia. Earlier in the day, the US Embassy warned Americans of a potential attack on the Saudi capital.
Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement has announced the death of its youth and sports minister, who was shot in the capital Sanaa over the weekend, blaming “criminal elements” of the Saudi-led military coalition for his killing.
The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen and the Iran-backed Houthi movement have kicked-off an operation that will see over 1,000 prisoners returning home, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed.
Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels will exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, a landmark swap in a brutal five-year war. UN officials said that the exchange could pave the way for a ceasefire.
Separatists in Yemen abandoned their declaration of self-rule in the south on Wednesday and pledged to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal, AFP reports. The move could mend a rift between allies in the war against Houthi rebels.