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Deal to free Hodeidah may open way for aid in Yemen, UN envoy says

Accord between government and Houthis ‘helped avoid bloody slaughterhouse’A breakthrough agreement on the pullback of forces around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah may open the way for a large increase in the flow of aid into Yemen and prevent the country turning into a “bloody slaughterhouse”, Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen said.The breakthrough was made at the weekend between military officials from the Yemen government and Houthi fighters controlling the port and city, and the ...
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U.N. says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah 'at risk of rotting'

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was "at risk of rotting". The World Food Programme grain stores at the Red Sea Mills are enough to feed 3.7 million people for a month and have been inaccessible for more than five months, Martin Griffiths said. Yemen's almost four-year war has killed tens of thousands of people, collapsed the economy and brought millions o...
Tags: Science, Yemen, World Food Programme, Martin Griffiths, Hodeidah, Red Sea Mills


Yemen peace talks held on UN-chartered boat off Hodeidah

Disputes over a neutral venue had prevented the opposing sides from meeting for a monthYemen peace talks were held on board a UN-chartered boat anchored in the Red Sea on Sunday in an attempt to find a neutral venue acceptable to both sides.Retired Dutch general Patrick Cammaert, the head of the UN mission in Yemen, chaired the meeting on the ship moored off the port city of Hodeidah after Houthi rebel military officials refused to meet in government-held areas in southern Hodeidah, citing secur...
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Yemen war: UN anchors ship off Red Sea port for 'neutral ground' talks

Vessel moored near Hodeidah hosts meetings with Yemen government delegates and Houthi rebelsYemen peace talks were held on board a UN-chartered boat anchored in the Red Sea on Sunday in an attempt to find a neutral venue acceptable to both sides.Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general and head of the UN mission in Yemen, chaired the meeting on the ship moored off the port city of Hodeidah. Houthi rebel military officials had refused to meet in government-held areas in southern Hodeidah, citing...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Un, Yemen, Red Sea, Patrick Cammaert, Hodeidah, Hodeidah Houthi


Hodeidah residents fear Yemen violence will rupture ceasefire

Houthi fighters resume planting landmines and aid workers say families are sifting through rubbish for food Residents and aid workers in the besieged Yemeni city of Hodeidah fear that growing violence in the city will rupture the fragile ceasefire, despite insistences from the UN that both sides remain committed to negotiating the end of the four-year-old civil war.The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in control of the city sparked fears of escalation this week after UAE foreign minist...
Tags: Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Yemen, Uae, Houthi, Anwar Gargash, Hodeidah


Saudi-led coalition ready to use 'calibrated force' to push Yemen port deal: UAE

The Saudi-led coalition is prepared to use "calibrated force" to push the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement to withdraw from Yemen's Hodeidah port city under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday. Yemen's warring parties have failed to pull troops from the country's main port under a month-old truce, reviving the threat of an all-out assault on Hodeidah that could unleash famine. The Houthis control Hodeidah while other Yemeni factions backed by the coal...
Tags: Science, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Uae, Hodeidah


Fear of renewed fighting, hunger as Yemen port troop pull-out stalls

The resignation this week of the U.N. official monitoring the ceasefire, who quit days after his convoy was shot at, has hammered home the potential for the peace deal to collapse. If fighting restarts in earnest around the port of Hodeidah, the main supply route into the country could be cut off, leaving no way to feed millions of people on the verge of starvation. The truce itself has largely held in the port of Hodeidah since coming into force a month ago, but late on Wednesday clashes at f...
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UK gives £2.5m to help salvage Yemen ceasefire

Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced funding after UN’s special envoy struggled to gain agreement on confidence building measuresThe UN’s increasingly fraught attempt to salvage a ceasefire in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah that could lead to a wider peace across the war-torn country is to be shored up by extra money from the UK to support the civilian administration of the city.The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced an initial extra £2.5m funding on Tuesday amid signs that the UN speci...
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Yemen ceasefire: new UN resolution seeks to save agreement

Fresh resolution will increase UN monitors overseeing Hodeidah dealThe UN has tried to prevent the collapse of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen by endorsing a fresh security council resolution urgently increasing the number of monitors overseeing the deal in Hodeidah, the strategic port that lies at the heart of the three-year civil war.The resolution, drafted by the UK, extends the UN monitoring role for a further six months and increases the number of monitors to as many as 75 people. UN perso...
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Yemen ceasefire: UN urgently tries to prevent collapse of agreement

Fresh security council resolution seeks to increase UN monitors overseeing Hodeidah dealThe UN is to try to prevent the collapse of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen by endorsing a fresh security council resolution urgently increasing the number of monitors overseeing the deal in Hodeidah, the strategic port that lies at the heart of the three-year civil war.The resolution, drafted by the UK, would extend the UN monitoring role for a further six months and increase the number of monitors to as ma...
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Yemen ceasefire under strain as Houthi rebels boycott talks, threaten further drone attacks

A nascent truce in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah was dealt a fresh blow over the weekend as Houthi rebels boycotted a UN-brokered peace talks and threatened further drone strikes against pro-government forces.   The threat came days after a Houthi drone attack on a government military parade in the southern province of Lahaj killed several people. A senior intelligence official injured in that attack died of his wounds on Sunday. Yahya Sarea, a Houthi spokesman, called the strike a "legitimate ope...
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Explosions rock Yemen's main port for second day after truce

The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-led government had traded blame for violations on the first day of the truce on Tuesday, when residents reported shelling on the eastern and southern outskirts of the Houthi-held city at night. The United Nations brokered the truce deal as part of confidence-building measures at peace talks last week in Sweden to avert a full-scale assault on the port that is vital for urgent aid supplies for millions facing starvation. A source in the Saudi-le...
Tags: Science, Sweden, United Nations, Yemen, Reuters, Houthis, Hodeidah


U.N. to convene Yemen's warring parties by video on truce deal

It will be the first meeting of a Redeployment Coordination Committee that oversees the ceasefire and withdrawal of forces, said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric. After a week of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden, the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed Yemen government foes agreed last Thursday to cease fighting in the Red Sea city and withdraw forces. "The full mutual redeployment of all forces from the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef and Ras Isa shall be comp...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Yemen, Stephane Dujarric, Dujarric, Hodeidah, Red Sea city, Ras Isa, Redeployment Coordination Committee, Hodeidah Saleef


Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Vital port city was calm on Tuesday morning but residents warn hostilities are usually worst at nightYemen’s flashpoint port city of Hodeidah was calm on Tuesday morning following heavy clashes that erupted after the UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said.“There has been complete calm since 3am Yemen time (midnight GMT) in the city of Hodeidah,” a military source loyal to the government told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Yemen ceasefire goes into effect in strategic port city of Hodeidah

A ceasefire in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah went into effect at midnight Tuesday (4 p.m. ET Monday.)
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Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has strongly denounced US Senate resolutions which called for an end to American support for Saudi forces in Yemen and blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.    The kingdom released an unusually forceful statement after both Democrat and Republican senators defied the White House and voted through the largely symbolic resolutions criticising Saudi Arabia.   "The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all ac...
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Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Just three days after a ceasefire agreement was reached, clashes continued Sunday in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition.
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Fierce clashes in Hodeidah lead to delay of ceasefire

Fierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi re...
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Fierce clashes in Hodeidah cast doubt over ceasefire

Fierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi re...
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UN Yemen mission to rush to Hodeidah to oversee ceasefire

Monitors will speed to pivotal port city amid anxiety over fragility of surprise truceA small-scale UN monitoring mission will rush to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah next week to oversee a ceasefire, the UN special envoy for Yemen has told diplomats in New York.A fragile truce was secured after week-long negotiations in Sweden, the first Yemen peace talks since 2016. Continue reading...
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U.N. Yemen envoy pushes Security Council for robust truce monitoring

The Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed Yemen government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi agreed on Thursday to stop fighting for Houthi-held Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict. "A robust and competent monitoring regime is not just essential, it is also urgently needed and both parties have told us they would very much welcome it and indeed depend on it," Griffiths told the 15-member council, ad...
Tags: News, Yemen, Security Council, Griffiths, U N, Houthis, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Hodeidah


Yemen ceasefire: hope gives way to worry about whether deal will stick

Situation on ground in Hodeidah will test UN-brokered deal, say analystsInitial hope after a breakthrough round of peace talks on Yemen in Sweden has quickly given way to worries over how the new measures will be implemented.The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said on Thursday that the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition had agreed to an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from the port city of Hodeidah, as well as the setting up of humanitarian corridors and the futur...
Tags: Sweden, Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Un, Yemen, Antonio Guterres, Hodeidah


Yemen ceasefire: hope gives way to concerns about implementation

Hodeidah will be litmus test for UN-brokered agreement, say analystsInitial hope after a breakthrough round of peace talks on Yemen in Sweden has quickly given way to worries over how the new measures will be implemented.The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said on Thursday that the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition had agreed to an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from the port city of Hodeidah, as well as the setting up of humanitarian corridors and the future de...
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Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV

Iran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in Yemen is seen as a proxy war between Iran and its key regional rival Saudi Arabia. U.N.-backed talks in Sweden ended on Thursday with an agreement between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to cease fighting for...
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'What gives them the right to bomb us?' Exhausted Yemenis demand halt to war

While peace talks aimed at ending Yemen's war continue in Sweden, there is no respite in Hodeidah, where six members of one family were killed in an attack at the weekend.
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Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

At the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Western nations, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, had pressed the two sides to agree confidence-building steps to pave the way for a wider truce and a...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Yemen, Arabian Peninsula, Antonio Guterres, Houthis, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Hodeidah


Yemen: ceasefire agreed for port city of Hodeidah

UN secretary general hails ‘real progress’ as truce agreed at end of peace talks in SwedenYemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the UN secretary general has said, a major potential breakthrough at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden.Antonio Guterres said the agreement included the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the establishment of humanitarian corridors. Troops from both sides will withdraw...
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Yemen: ceasefire agreed for vital port city of Hodeidah

UN secretary general hails ‘real progress’ as warring parties agree to truce at end of peace talks in SwedenYemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has said at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden.The agreement included the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the establishment of humanitarian corridors, Guterres said. Troops from both sides will ...
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Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire in Hodeidah, says UN chief

Talks in Sweden between Yemen's warring parties on Thursday led to a major breakthrough in blunting a devastating war that has killed thousands and driven the country to famine, with both sides agreeing on a ceasefire in a key port that acts as a lifeline for millions. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that the Iran-linked Houthi rebels, who control Hodeidah port, had reached a ceasefire there with the Saudi-led coalition that was massing troops in the Red Sea city ahead of a ...
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'What gives them the right to bomb us?' Exhausted Yemenis demand halt to war

While peace talks aimed at ending Yemen's war continue in Sweden, there is no respite in Hodeidah, where six members of one family were killed in an attack at the weekend.
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