The loss of Marib would be a heavy blow for the Yemeni government, currently based in the southern city of Aden, and for its Saudi backers.
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen also said that it destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile and a launchpad in Yemen’s eastern Marib province, local media reported.
Houthi rebels say they targeted Riyadh's energy and military sites with 18 armed drones in fresh attacks as the kingdom reports a strike on a petroleum products distribution station.
A recent Save the Children report says over 2,300 children were killed from 2018 to 2020 in the war between Iran-backed rebels and Saudi-led coalition supporting the government in Yemen.
Part of Abu Dhabi’s clean energy push, the $32 billion nuclear power station risks destabilising a volatile region with detrimental consequences for the environment.
A deadly fire started in an overcrowded detention centre last week when Houthi security forces reportedly fired projectiles into a locked hangar. Migrants have staged demonstrations demanding a probe into the incident.
A fire that erupted at an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen's capital on Sunday killed at least eight people and injured more than 170 migrants with 90 of those in critical condition.
The raids in Yemen's rebel-held capital come after the coalition said it intercepted 10 drones launched by the rebels on Sunday, in a sharp escalation in cross-border attacks on the kingdom.
The UK has decided to cut aid to victims of the conflict but won't stop selling arms to those perpetrating large scale atrocities against civilians.
UN humanitarian agency says the risk of large-scale famine in the Arab world’s poorest country “has never been more acute."
Saudi-led military coalition says Iran-allied Houthis launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh and three booby-trapped drones toward the province of Jizan, with a number of other drones being monitored.
The Houthis’ push to usurp the city in northern Yemen from the Hadi government risks jeopardising any chance of diplomatically resolving the country’s civil war.
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