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Security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that killed soldiers in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen. Photograph: PA

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 Yemeni soldiers at a base in the city of Aden, a local security official said, in another major attack claimed by (...)

A community hall is seen during a visit by human rights activists to the hall that was struck by an air strike during a funeral on October 8th, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

A 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen is due to begin on Wednesday night, the UN envoy for Yemen said on Monday after he received commitments from all of the c(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson and US secretary of state John Kerry give a joint press conference after a meeting on Syria in London on Sunday. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

EU foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday for a meeting that is likely to be dominated by Syria, as diplomatic efforts over the weekend to (...)

The US Navy destroyer USS Mason was targeted in an attempted attack. Photograph: Reuters

The US military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday that targeted coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forc(...)

Firefighters try to extinuish fire at the community hall where Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against t(...)

Armed   Houthi  women in Sana’a: Yemen is the poorest country on the Arabian peninsula and depends heavily on imports to feed its nearly 25 million people. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Authorities in a port controlled by Yemen’s Houthi movement have seized two oil tankers from international traders in a payment dispute, according to (...)

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits with his sister inside an ambulance after they were rescued following an airstrike in the  al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Mahmoud Rslan/Reuters

Next week could produce a humanitarian breakthrough for victims of the wars in Syria and Yemen. If a 48-hour Aleppo ceasefire demanded by the UN goe(...)

 A Yemeni vendor waits for customers at a market in the old city of Sana’a. Photograph: EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

United Nations director of humanitarian operations John Ging has warned Yemen is on the “verge of famine” due to a “shocking fall-off” in funding. (...)

Yemenis shop at a market on Sunday in the southern city of Aden, hours before a UN-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country was due to begin. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Hours into a UN-brokered truce on Monday, Yemeni citizens reported heavy artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes in several parts of the country.(...)

Syrian soldiers inside the historical city of Palmyra, Syria. Photograph: EPA.

The Syrian forces that recaptured the historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State have encountered dozens of mines that the expelled militants laid a(...)

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