Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Irish trade mission to the Gulf States secures jobs and contracts. Photograph: Getty Images.

Enterprise Ireland has said its “five day, five city” trade mission to the Gulf States has resulted in the creation of 28 Irish-based jobs and €16 mil(...)

In a speech Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said Saudi Arabia’s goal is “the invasion of this country, its occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony”. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The leader of Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi militia has accused Saudi Arabia of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in (...)

Former UN Envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, speaking to reporters during a news conference in Sana’a, Yemen.  The Moroccan diplomat had expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment after four years of work on Yemen, the UN said. Photograph: Wadia Mohammed/EPA

The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned on Wednesday, according his official Facebook page, signalling the failure of UN efforts to(...)

A perilous escalation

Yemen’s civil war is becoming a humanitarian catastrophe, a playing field for regional rivalries and a spoiler in the geopolitical detente between the(...)

Women carry banners during a protest against Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in front of the offices of the United Nations headquarters in Beirut April 9th, 2015. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

Sunni Saudis and their partners contend the air offensive in Yemen is meant to halt Shia Iran’s drive to expand its regional influence by backing Yem(...)

A Yemeni fighter of the separatist Southern Movement, loyal to the government forces, in Aden’s northern district of Dar Saad on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States is accelerating arms supplies and bolstering intelligence sharing with a Saudi-led alliance bombing a militia aligned with Iran in n(...)

An Indian evacuee family from Yemen walks towards a taxi after arriving at the international airport in Mumbai. India is trying to get around 4,000 nationals, more than half of them nurses, out of Yemen, where Shia Houthi fighters have swept into the southern port city of Aden despite an air campaign led by Saudi Arabia to check their advance. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Explosions shook the suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday as residents reported a foreign warship shelling Houthi positions on the outski(...)

People stand on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike in Okash village near Sanaa in Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters.

Yemen’s Houthis are ready to sit down for peace talks as long as a Saudi-led air campaign is halted and the negotiations are overseen by "non-aggress(...)

A jet involved in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen. Humanitarian aid group the Red Cross has claimed that the Saudi coalition is blocking relief efforts in the country. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency/Reuters

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that three shipments of aid and medical staff it is trying to send to Yemen were still blocke(...)