Yemen loyalists push deeper into Hodeida as US cuts support

  1. Yemen loyalists push deeper into Hodeida as US cuts support  Yahoo News
  2. US Ends Saudi Jet Refueling Missions in Yemen Conflict  Wall Street Journal
  3. Trump administration to curtail military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen  USA TODAY
  4. Trump administration to end refueling of Saudi-coalition aircraft in Yemen conflict  Washington Post
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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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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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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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UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on HodeidaThe UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing government troops which are backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeida’s docks and the fighting has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine.


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