As a Saudi-led naval blockade has slowed the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen to a trickle, desperate people packed aboard cattle boats are being ferried by the hundreds to Somalia.
Leaked UN Email on Yemen Shows Difficulty of Negotiations — and Fears Over Al Qaeda's Growing Presence
VICE News obtained a leaked note that casts new light on negotiations to end Yemen's brutal war. The UN has now said it is “disturbed” by the leak but did not question the authenticity of the email itself.
A Saudi-led airstrike reportedly killed seven fighters loyal to Yemen’s ousted president on Tuesday, an incident that coincided with a UN report about mounting civilian casualties.
The incursion marks the first time that Saudi Arabia’s troops have entered Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign in March against Houthi rebels.
The attack occurred in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz on Friday, as aid officials excoriated the US government for its role in supporting the Arab force that has targeted Houthi rebels since late March.
A diplomatic source tells VICE News that the Houthis have offered to give up the southern city of Taiz and potentially withdraw from other key cities.
A five-day pause in fighting scheduled to begin late Sunday night will be Yemen’s second attempt at a ceasefire this month.
Different sides are telling different stories about who said what about a supposed humanitarian 'pause' in fighting that so far has been anything but.
Protesters were reportedly beaten back with batons and Houthi rebels fired live ammunition into the air after they seized control of Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city.
As the Houthis continue to fight Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate, shifting alliances make it impossible to tell who will ultimately gain control of the country.