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Yemen: Over 1,000 prisoners to be freed in large-scale swap deal

The warring sides in Yemen’s long conflict will exchange some 1,081 prisoners on Thursday and Friday, under a deal struck in Switzerland last month, a senior rebel official said. Yemen’s government, which is supported by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, Houthi rebels resolved to swap some 15,000 detainees as part …

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Yemen gov’t, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners

The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have finalised a deal to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners. The United Nations special envoy to Yemen says the swap will happen immediately. The agreement is being treated as an important milestone, with compromises on both sides. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra has more. – …

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Hundreds of thousands displaced by Yemen floods

Torrential rains and flash floods have battered parts of western Yemen in recent weeks, displacing 350,000 families from their homes. At least 130 people have died. The crisis has put more pressure on aid organisations that were already struggling to help millions of Yemenis facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Al …

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Yemen's warring sides urged to prevent environmental disaster

The United Nations is urging the warring sides in Yemen to work together to prevent a potential environmental disaster. A stricken oil tanker moored near the city of Hodeidah is slowly leaking more than a million barrels of oil. And, as Al Jazeera’s Mohammed al-Attab reports, there are fears it …

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Yemen: Floods wreak havoc in capital Sanaa

In Yemen, months of heavy rain and flash floods have caused significant damage to the ancient walled city of the capital, Sanaa. The roofs of hundreds of buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site have collapsed. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on …

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Several killed in Yemen floods

Flash floods have hit several provinces in Yemen, killing at least 20 people, including children. The regions of Marib and Hajjah – east and west of the capital Sanaa – are some of the worst affected. Two weeks of heavy rains have made thousands homeless. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed has …

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