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In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen

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WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions. | Video

Yemen's Houthis say Iranian missile charges a distraction from Jerusalem decision

DUBAI A spokesman for Yemen's Houthi group on Thursday dismissed U.S. accusations that Iran had supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia last month, saying it was an attempt to divert attention from the United States' decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Houthis: agency

DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

Iran says weaponry displayed by Haley is 'fabricated'

UNITED NATIONS Iran rejected as unfounded a U.S. accusation on Thursday that it supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen on Nov. 4, describing weaponry displayed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as "fabricated."

War-torn Yemen faces new threat of deadly diphtheria outbreak, aid groups say

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yemen, ravaged by war, hunger and disease, is seeing a spike in diphtheria cases that will inevitably erupt into a larger, deadly outbreak because so few people have been immunized, aid officials said on Wednesday.

Dec 13 2017

CORRECTED-War-torn Yemen faces new threat of deadly diphtheria outbreak, aid groups say

BEIRUT, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yemen, ravaged by war, hunger and disease, is seeing a spike in diphtheria cases that will inevitably erupt into a larger, deadly outbreak because so few people have been immunized, aid officials said on Wednesday.

At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official

DUBAI Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said. | Video

World, Dec 13 2017

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Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy

MOSCOW From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military's growing influence under Vladimir Putin.

World, Russia, Afghanistan, Syria Dec 13 2017

U.S. aid chief says no sign Yemen port blockade easing to allow aid in

WASHINGTON There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen's ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government's aid agency said on Tuesday.

World, Dec 12 2017

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