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Yemen missile launch, Saudi-led air strike strain truce


SANAA/ADEN, Yemen A 72-hour truce in Yemen came under pressure on Thursday when missiles fired from Yemen killed two civilians in Saudi Arabia, the United States said, while a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes that Iran-allied Houthi fighters said killed three people.

Saudi coalition violated law with Yemen funeral strike: U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS A Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen violated international humanitarian law with a so-called "double tap" air strike on a funeral gathering in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council.

World, United Nations, Yemen Oct 20 2016

U.S. urges Houthis to keep ceasefire, discusses JASTA with Saudi

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Yemen's Houthis to respect a ceasefire and said Saudi Arabia had a right to be free from rocket attacks like one that he said killed two Saudi civilians.

World, Yemen Oct 20 2016

Two workers die in fire at Saudi Aramco plant

DOHA Saudi Aramco said on Thursday that two workers died of injuries sustained in a fire that broke out at its Wasea crude oil plant in central Saudi Arabia.

World, Oct 20 2016

Civilians injured in Saudi Arabia by missiles fired from Yemen - Saudi civil defense

DOHA A number of civilians in the southern Saudi Arabian province of Jazan have been injured by missiles fired from Yemen, the Saudi civil defense unit was quoted as saying by the Saudi-owned television news channel Al Arabiya on Thursday.

World, Yemen Oct 20 2016

Exxon boss tells peers, Saudis their oil supply crunch bet is wrong

LONDON Exxon Mobil's boss Rex Tillerson told Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Wednesday that fears of a new global oil supply crunch were exaggerated as the U.S. oil industry was adapting to the low price shock and was set to resume growth.

Oct 20 2016

Saudi Arabia says prepared for ceasefire in Yemen if Houthis agree

LONDON Saudi Arabia is prepared to agree to a ceasefire in Yemen if the Iran-allied Houthis agree, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday, adding that he was skeptical about efforts for peace after previous ceasefire attempts had failed.

World, United Nations, Yemen Oct 17 2016

Saudi replaces Iraq envoy who riled Shi'ite militias

DOHA Saudi Arabia on Sunday replaced its envoy to Iraq whose comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs led to diplomatic tension with Baghdad.

World, Iraq Oct 16 2016

Destitute migrants pile up in Djibouti as Yemen sends boats back

(This October 14 story corrects to add dropped reference to food in sixth paragraph and clarify distance of trek in tenth paragraph)

World, Yemen, Africa Oct 15 2016

Saudi Arabia, SoftBank aim to be world's No. 1 tech investor with $100 billion fund

DUBAI/TOKYO Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank Group will create a technology investment fund that could grow as large as $100 billion, making it one of the world's largest private equity investors and a potential kingpin in the industry.

Tech, Japan, Oct 14 2016

Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul

QAYYARA, Iraq Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq.