• 19 Feb 2024

    The Israeli war cabinet member, Benny Gantz has said the country’s forces will begin an offensive in the southern Gazan city of Rafah next month, if Hamas has not freed the remaining hostages by the start of Ramadan. More than a million Gazans are now sheltering in Rafah, after being forced to flee their homes…

  • 23 Jan 2024

    Rishi Sunak has warned that Britain and the United States will not hesitate to take further action against Houthi rebels – to protect against attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea. The prime minister said the UK was not seeking confrontation, but had acted in self defence. And he said that new sanctions to…

  • 26 Jun 2023

    Yemen’s long and bloody civil war has been the scene of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

  • 20 Apr 2023

    At least 78 people have been killed in a crush in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa.

  • 9 Aug 2018

    The International Red Cross says the airstrike hit a bus full of children, parked in a busy market in Dahyan, in Sa’ada province – controlled by the Houthis.

  • 30 Jul 2018

    The UN has warned that heavy fighting around Yemen’s main port – which is in the hands of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels – is just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable” cholera epidemic. The main entry point for food and other supplies into the country is the port city of al-Hodeida. It is under renewed attack…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Forty-two MPs from across the political spectrum have written to the Prime Minister calling for her to condemn the attack on Hodeidah and, if necessary, to stop British-made weapons being supplied to the Saudi-backed forces. Joining us from Glasgow is one of those MPs, Alison Thewliss of the Scottish National Party.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    In Yemen today, for a second day, the Saudi-led coalition has attacked Houthi positions in an attempt to gain control of the port town of Hodeidah. The Houthi rebels claim that they have foiled an Arab naval attack and claim they are ready for a long battle. Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

  • 13 Jun 2018

    The civil war in Yemen has taken a dramatic new turn as Saudi-backed forces try to take the key rebel-held port of Hodeidah. Aid agencies say the coastal city provides a vital route for food and medicine and that millions of people are at risk of starvation if goods cannot pass through it. The Foreign Secretary Boris…

  • 4 Dec 2017

    He ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country’s ongoing civil war. Today the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh lies dead, killed in an ambush by his former allies, the Houthi rebels. Just days before, Saleh had offered to negotiate peace with Saudi Arabia in a deal that…

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Journalist Iona Craig is just back from five weeks in Yemen.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Fifty thousand children expected to die by the end of this year from starvation and disease, seven million people on the brink of famine, the world’s worst cholera epidemic ever. The state of Yemen today. All of it made even worse by Saudi Arabia’s blockade, which is stopping aid agencies from getting vital relief supplies…

  • 11 Mar 2017

    Up to 20 million people are at risk from famine in parts of the Middle East and Africa: the world stands at a critical moment in history.

  • 19 Dec 2016

    Cluster bombs supplied by Britain have been used by Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen, where many civilians have been killed and injured in the fighting between rebels and government forces. Jon Snow speaks with former International Development Minister Sir Desmond Swayne.

  • 1 Sep 2016

    Our permissive friendship with Wahhabism

    Will Theresa May maintain Britain’s friendship with Saudi Arabia while its brand of radical Islam continues to be exported to other countries?