Yemen’s Shiite rebels hand over control of Hodeida port

Yemen's Shiite rebels on Saturday handed over control of the main port in the Red Sea city of Hodeida to the country's navy and coast guard under U.N. supervision, security officials said, in a significant step in the implementation of a deal reached during peace talks in Sweden earlier this month.

Cease-fire in Yemen’s port goes into force after fighting

A cease-fire went into force early Tuesday in Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce took hold in the contested city, Yemeni officials said.

Fighting around Yemen’s Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded

Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12 people dead and 25 others wounded from both sides, officials said on Sunday, just two days ahead of the implementation of a cease-fire agreed in talks in Sweden earlier this week.

Yemeni officials: UN envoy in front-line city of Hodeida

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen visited on Friday the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in efforts to halt hostilities between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's Shiite rebels there and lay the groundwork for restarting peace talks, officials said.

Coalition, Yemen rebels agree on informal truce

An informal agreement to reduce hostilities between Saudi-led coalition forces and rebels in and around Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida has taken hold, military officials said Tuesday, in a move that could be a prelude to peace talks that would end the ruinous war in the poorest Arab country.

Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key port city

Street battles raged on Sunday in several areas of Yemen's contested port city of Hodeida, where a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition is trying to drive out Iran-backed Shiite rebels, officials said.

Yemen officials say coalition forces move closer to Hodeida

Forces loyal to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels advanced on Monday to within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of the port facilities in Yemen's contested Red Sea city of Hodeida, the current epicenter of the civil war, officials said.

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

A suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida on Sunday, killing at least four people, a rebel official said.

WFP says port city fighting threatens millions of Yemenis

A recent bout of fighting between Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Shiite rebels around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida could jeopardize shipments of 46,000 tons of wheat expected to arrive within the next ten days, the World Food Program said on Friday.

UN envoy to Yemen seeks to downplay non-start of talks

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen sought to downplay the significance of the failure of peace talks to start, saying on Saturday that he would head back to Yemen "within days" to try and agree on a new date.

Yemen peace talks uncertain as rebels fail to attend

The United Nations-mediated peace talks on Yemen have stalled pending the arrival of the Shiite rebels who said they didn't attend because they were not guaranteed safe return after the discussions.

Yemen tribal leaders say senior al-Qaida leader killed

A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in fighting in Yemen's central province of Marib while fighting alongside Yemen's government forces battling Shiite rebels, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday.

Fighting between pro-government factions in Yemen kills 18

Fighting between two pro-government factions in Yemen has killed at least 18 people on both sides in the past two days, officials said Tuesday, as a U.N. delegation visited children wounded in an airstrike last week that killed dozens of civilians.

Yemen tribal leaders: Airstrikes in country’s north kill 20

Airstrikes blamed on a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen hit a busy market and a bus on Thursday in the country's north, killing at least 20 people, including children, Yemeni tribal leaders said on Thursday.

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrikes kill 28 in Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels conducted airstrikes in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 70, Yemeni medical officials said, the latest escalation in fighting along the country's west coast.