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(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, lies in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen. Photograph:  Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the three-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital ward in the highland town of Hajjah, a bag of bones fighting for (...)

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, photographed in 2011, who was killed by Houthi rebels in Yemen on Monday after he switched sides and in the country’s civil war in order to  seek peace with Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

The Yemen civil war took a dramatic new turn on Monday when Houthi rebels backed by Iran killed the former president, punishing him for switching side(...)

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is greeted on arrival in Indonesia on Wednesday on one of six passenger jets transporting him and his 1,500-strong delegation. Photograph: AFP/Indonesian presidential palace/Agus Suparto

You could call it bling diplomacy. As part of a month long tour in Asia to promote economic ties, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Indonesia on (...)