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Achim Steiner: Yemen, Libya and how to rebuild nations in crisis

The head of the UN Development Programme talks about countries hit by crises and what it takes to rebuild them.

Yemen

Inside the Yemeni school where childhood doesn't exist

Several schools in the capital have abandoned classes, serving as shelters for thousands of displaced families instead.

Inside the Yemeni school where childhood doesn't exist

Yemen

Yemeni soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack

Attack on southern al-Anad military base injures 20 military personnel, including the Yemeni army's chief of staff.

Houthi drone targets senior Yemeni officers, kills five soldiers

Middle East

Yemen needs 'substantial progress' to further peace: UN envoy

Both the Houthis and government loyalists have violated a fragile ceasefire agreement, though it still largely holds.

Yemen needs 'substantial progress' to further peace: UN envoy

Middle East

UN envoy meets Yemen's Hadi in bid to shore up Hodeidah truce

Meeting in Saudi Arabia's capital comes days after Martin Griffiths held talks with Houthi rebels in Sanaa.

UN envoy meets Yemen's Hadi in bid to shore up Hodeidah truce

Yemen

Yemen peace deal collapsing, Oxfam charity says

Lack of specific orders results in continued fighting around Red Sea port city of Hodeidah as 21-day deadline expires.

Falling apart? UN peace deal for Yemen 'too vague', Oxfam says

Middle East

New round of Yemen peace talks may launch in Jordan

Development comes after UN envoy met Houthis before heading for Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation of a recent deal.

Yemen

Al-Qaeda operative linked to USS Cole attack killed: Trump

Jamal al-Badawi, blamed for the deadly 2000 USS Cole bombing, was killed in a US air raid in Yemen.

Al-Qaeda operative linked to USS Cole attack killed: Trump

Houthis

'This is how we welcomed 2019': Civilians killed in Houthi attack

A woman and a child killed and 16 others wounded after Yemeni rebels shell a residential neighbourhood in besieged Taiz.

'This is how we welcomed 2019': Civilians killed in Houthi attack

Yemen

UN envoy arrives in Yemen's capital to salvage Hodeidah ceasefire

Martin Griffiths to meet Houthi officials before travelling to Saudi Arabia for talks with the Yemeni government.

Middle East

Al Jazeera captures evidence of food aid stolen in Yemen war

The WFP has accused both Houthis and Saudi-UAE coalition backed forces of diverting aid in areas under their control.

Yemen

Yemen's Houthis deny stealing food aid

Houthis say they are 'surprised' by accusations from UN food agency that they are stealing by diverting food deliveries.

Middle East

Hodeidah ceasefire accord failing Yemen's lifeline

The UN has accused both sides of failing to honour the terms of the deal, calling for all sides to withdraw from the port city.

Opinion

What will the Middle East look like in 2019?

In 2019, old conflicts in the Middle East will persist and new ones might erupt.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Yemen

Houthis stole food 'from the mouths' of hungry Yemenis: UN

World Food Programme says food and aid meant for starving Yemenis has been 'diverted' and sold on black market.

Houthis stole food 'from the mouths' of hungry Yemenis: UN