Yemen, Theresa May, Maria Butina: Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. The Senate voted to end U.S. involvement in Yemen, the E.U. rejected bargaining on Brexit and a Russian agent pleaded guilty. Here’s the latest: Senate votes to end U.S. role in Yemen The Senate voted to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s forces in Yemen, in a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump’s…

Emissions, Yemen, Michael Cohen: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. A covert social media drive. A letter quietly circulated around Congress. A partnership with a secretive organization financed by millions of corporate dollars. Energy industry giants and conservative groups have joined forces to aggressively push President Trump’s rollback of…

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder of a journalist. Members US President Donald Trump’s Republican party joined Democrats by 56-41 to rebuke the longtime US ally over reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s death….

Ahead of Yemen Vote, Trump Officials Warn of Harming Ties With Saudi Arabia

In late October, Mr. Mattis and Mr. Pompeo had called for a cease-fire in Yemen, and on Thursday, talks that were brokered by the United Nations in Sweden appeared to reach a tentative agreement to ease the hostilities. The agreement calls for an exchange of up to 15,000 prisoners, the creation of a humanitarian corridor…

Warring Sides in Yemen Agree to Truce in Key Port City

CAIRO — Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to terms for a cease-fire in the crucial port city of Hudaydah, the United Nations chief said on Thursday, announcing the biggest step toward peace in years for a war that has produced the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels have agreed to withdraw…

Yemen truce for lifeline port city

Warring parties in Yemen agree to ceasefire in port city of Hudaydah, principal lifeline for two-thirds of country This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App….

Yemen war: Billions in aid, but where’s it going?

Image copyright AFP Image caption The price of key food staples has risen significantly in recent months, according to the World Food Programme. The ongoing UN-sponsored peace talks are seen as a key moment in the search for an end to the war in Yemen. They also bring a glimmer of hope that the desperate…

Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5,000 Prisoners

CAIRO — Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners, starting peace consultations in Sweden that aim to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and pushed millions to the brink of famine. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, opened the talks, saying they represented a “critical opportunity”…