The Southern Transitional Council has also pledged to honour a ceasefire with government forces. File photograph: Getty

Yemen’s separatists have abandoned self-rule, agreed to implement a stalled peace deal with the Saudi-sponsored government, and acceded to joining for(...)

Yemeni policemen prevent people on a motorcycle entering a neighbourhood during an emergency curfew arising from the coronavirus pandemic, in Sanaa. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

Fearing a coronavirus outbreak in crisis-ridden Yemen, the United Nations Security Council has issued another urgent call for a ceasefire. During a (...)

 Yemenis sit in front of historic buildings in the old city of Sana’a. Aid delivery to starving Yemenis has improved, but the UN is struggling to secure funds for its programmes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

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Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam meets   Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  in Tehran.

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Fighters from  the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, dominated by backers of the the Southern Transitional Council, which seeks independence for south Yemen, pose in the centre of Aden on Monday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

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