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149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military

149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, militaryAt least 149 people including civilians have been killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday. A military official in Hodeida confirmed seven civilians had died, without giving further details. The Red Sea port city, controlled by Yemen’s Huthi rebels since 2014, is a vital entry point for aid into the impoverished country.



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Clashes reach residential streets in Yemen's Hodeida

Clashes reach residential streets in Yemen's HodeidaFighting for control of Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida reached residential streets on Sunday, as the Huthi insurgents mounted fierce resistance to government forces backed by Saudi Arabia, military sources said. Troops entered residential streets in eastern Hodeida with the aim of “purging them of insurgents,” according to a pro-government military official. Fears for civilian safety have been rising since the loyalist forces renewed an operation to take Hodeida, which has been under the control of Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels since 2014.



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84 dead in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida after talks fail

84 dead in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida after talks failClashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said Sunday. The sources in Hodeida province, controlled by Huthi rebels, said 11 soldiers and 73 insurgents had been killed since the talks were abandoned on Saturday. The pro-government coalition, which includes Saudi and UAE air forces, has been pushing to close in on Hodeida, the entry point for some 70 percent of Yemen’s imports including food and aid, since June.



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UAE announces pause in offensive on Yemen's Hodeida

UAE announces pause in offensive on Yemen's HodeidaThe United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced a pause in the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, to give a chance to UN peace efforts. “We welcome continuing efforts by UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, to achieve an unconditional Huthi withdrawal from Hodeida city and port,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.



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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.



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Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida

Clashes flare near Yemen's flashpoint HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces traded mortar fire Sunday with rebels near Hodeida airport, military sources said, on the fifth day of an offensive to seize back control of the strategic port city. The fighting between the Iran-backed rebels and a pro-government alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. Yemen’s military forces have closed in on areas south and west of Hodeida port, sources in the army said.



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Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country’s most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.



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UAE says Yemen's Houthis must evacuate key port city

UAE says Yemen's Houthis must evacuate key port cityA senior United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement must evacuate Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah as troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition geared for an assault on the city. “The international community must pressure the Houthis to evacuate Hodeidah & leave the port intact,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.



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Saudi troops arrive on Yemen's Socotra after UAE tensions

Saudi troops arrive on Yemen's Socotra after UAE tensionsSaudi troops have been deployed to the Yemeni island of Socotra following tensions over the United Arab Emirates’ presence there, the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said Sunday. “Saudi forces have arrived on the island of Socotra… to train and support Yemeni forces,” the coalition announced through Saudi’s state-owned Al-Ekhbariya channel. The deployment was said to have been coordinated with the Yemeni government.



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Yemen's southern separatists: thirsting for lost independence

Yemen's southern separatists: thirsting for lost independenceYemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher on Sunday accused southern separatists of attempting a coup in the interim capital of Aden after they took over the government headquarters. South Yemen was an independent state — with former British colony Aden as its capital — from its formation in 1967 until 1990, when it was unified with North Yemen under northern leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Four years later, it launched a separatist rebellion which culminated in its occupation by northern forces.



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