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 Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman   of Saudi Arabia  and US president Donald Trump during the opening day of the G20 summit, on Friday, in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Daniel Jayo/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump met the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, briefly on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Fri(...)

A  severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen in October. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Swed(...)

White House deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel (right) is expected to be dismissed after clashing with Melania Trump. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The future of several senior Trump administration officials remains in doubt after the office of the first lady said that the deputy national security(...)

US first lady Melania Trump arrives to attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP

She bad-mouthed the US defence secretary. She was the hatchet woman for John Bolton, the famously combative national security adviser, and drove out s(...)

A displaced child from Hodeidah province carries water supplies on a donkey: a child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen from preventable diseases. Photograph: Essa Ahmed/ AFP

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has postponed until the end of the year peace talks between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels which had been d(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces take part in military operations. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end US refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, endi(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

Yemeni government forces take part in military operations against Houthi positions in the port city of Hodeida on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The fight in Yemen has escalated dramatically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral in(...)

Amal Hussain (7), suffering from severe acute malnutrition, lying  in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October  18th. She died on October 26th, three days after being discharged from hospital. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

A haunted look in the eyes of Amal Hussain, an emaciated 7-year-old lying silently on a hospital bed in northern Yemen, seemed to sum up the dire circ(...)

Yemenis bury the body of a Houthi militia member allegedly killed in ongoing fighting in the war-torn Arab country, at a cemetery in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Tuesday for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and said UN-led negotiations to end the civil war should b(...)

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