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.
An investigation has exposed Abu Dhabi for enlisting charities as a cover for intelligence activities in the war-ravaged country.
Dawn attack on the Security Belt separatist force near Lawdar city blamed on suspected Al Qaeda gunmen.
The separatist non-state actor operates under Emirati patronage and could find itself pressured into warming up to Israel.
The Emiratis view the south as an outpost to exert control over the Gulf and Iran, and now they are inviting the Israelis in.
Yemen's leading separatist group, the Southern Transitional Council, has abandoned its declaration of self-rule in the country's south and pledged to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace agreement with the government.
A day earlier, clashes convulsed Yemen’s strategic Socotra archipelago, as UAE-backed militia battled government security forces for control of the island’s capital.
Instead of taking the fight to the Houthi rebels in the north, the two regional allies are undermining each other in the south.
Foreign Minister Mohammed al Hadhrami said the Southern Transitional Council had refused calls from the government and the international community to reverse its declaration of self-rule.
Yemen's internationally-recognised government's Foreign Minister Mohamed al Hadrami urged Saudi Arabia to intervene against the STC's move as a guarantor of the Riyadh Agreement.
The power-sharing deal would see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council (STC) handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the main southern city of Aden, say officials.
The UAE, which had already in June scaled down its military presence in Yemen, says it will continue fighting "terrorist organisations" in southern provinces and other areas.
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