US secretary of defence James Mattis:  envisages continuing Saudi air raids on Yemen in the next 30 days. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US call for a ceasefire in Yemen will not bring an abrupt halt to the deadly and devastating 3½-year conflict in the region’s poorest country. Th(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Yemen’s Houthi rebels raise Kalashnikovs and signs depicting children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in August, at a rally in Saada. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

UN-mediated peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, which were set to convene on Friday, foundered after the Houthis refused to l(...)

Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children travelling on a bus were among dozens of people killed on Thursday by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in northern Yemen. The vehicle was hit(...)

UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (centre): called this week’s talks with rebel leader Abdel Malik al-Houthi “positive and constructive”. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The UN children’s agency has castigated Yemen’s warring parties for killing, wounding and starving children, who make up half that country’s populatio(...)

UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths: briefed EU foreign ministers  on worsening situation in Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

Expressing their “extreme concern about the continuing deterioration of the situation in Yemen”, EU foreign ministers on Monday called on all sides to(...)

A girl stands behind a fence at a school to which she and her family have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coali(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces lay down a field of fire near Hodeida airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hode(...)

Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition take position during an attack on the port city of Hodeidah, on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen on Wednesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/ EPA

Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the mai(...)

Workers unload wheat provided by Unicef at Hodeidah: the Red Sea port  is a key entry point for aid to war-torn Yemen. Photograph: Abdo Hyder/AFP/Getty

UN relief and humanitarian agencies have warned that an offensive against Houthi rebels holding Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah could kill and maim 2(...)

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