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(...)

Yemenis read the Koran on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Sana’a, Yemen, April 24th. Photograph: Epa/Yahya Arhab

The coronavirus ceasefire proclaimed unilaterally two weeks ago by Saudi Arabia has been extended for a month to support endeavours to contain the pan(...)

A worker sprays disinfectant inside a mosque ahead of the weekly Friday prayers in Sana’a, Yemen, on Friday. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

War-devastated Yemen on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus in government-controlled Hadramut province, where the emergency council for Cov(...)

A Yemeni child stands among women lining up to get free food rations from a charity group in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Despite five devastating years of war, neither Houthi rebels nor their Saudi adversaries are prepared to halt the fighting in Yemen. The Houthis see(...)

Boys unload food provided by the World Food Programme at an aid centre in Sanaa. More than 24 million desperately need humanitarian aid. Photograph: Photograph: Yahya Arhab

After more than a year of battling and bickering, Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the Saudi-sponsored government have decided to implement a large-scale pri(...)

Shia Houthi tribesmen show support for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen, earlier in September. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

Yemeni Houthi rebels have adopted a two-pronged approach to trying to win their war. To promote talks, on Monday they freed 290 prisoners, including s(...)

 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

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned the UN Security Council that the situation in Yemen has become untenable and the country now risks fragmentation (...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

Fatima Hadi, a 12-year-old displaced Yemeni girl suffering from acute malnutrition, is treated at a hospital in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province. Photograph:   Essa Ahmed / AFP

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Oman on Friday seeking an end to the four-year war that has devastated Yemen and plunged its populati(...)

Yemeni children  wait for food rations  in Sana’a, Yemen. ‘The children of Yemen have suffered far too long, living in conditions no human being should ever have to bear.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has welcomed the agreement reached by Saudi-sponsored and rebel Houthi forces for an imminent withdrawal from Yemen’(...)

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