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Yemeni group: Houthi rebels hold, torture female detainees Associated Press

CAIRO Maggie Michael (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels hold dozens of women without bringing them to trial or charging them with a crime, often torturing the detainees and blackmailing their families, activists said on Thursday. The allegations were first raised over the weekend by the Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking, based in the capital, Sanaa. The group’s founder, Nabil Fadel, told The Associated Press that he received information from families, former female detainees, and other sources showing that over the past months, the Houthis have been rounding up women over allegations of prostitution and collaboration with the Saudi-led coalition, which is at war with the rebels. T

In a meeting with the G-18 Ambassadors, Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani stresses that Yemeni gover

Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani held a meeting with ambassadors of the G-18 countries, in charge of overseeing of the political process of Yemen. During the meeting, the minister briefed the ambassadors' on the outcomes of the recent round of talks in Stockholm and the agreements reached during these talks, most importantly the withdrawal from the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa and redeployment of forces from the city and province of Hodeidah, emphasizing on the role the United Nations play in this agreement. He also referred to the detainees agreement and the lack of progress on this file. The Foreign Minister affirmed the support of the Yemeni government for the efforts of the U

Al-Hadhrami: Houthis obstruction of implementing the Stockholm Agreement will not serve the politica

In a meeting today with Ms. Fiona Walker - British Embassy Chargé d'Affaires to Yemen, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Hadhrami said "The Stockholm agreement on ports and the city of Hodeidah is based on respect for Yemeni law and the legal processes of the legitimate authority in the country" "The obstruction of the Houthis in implementing the agreement does not serve the political process and the international community must take a clear stance on that," he said. The Deputy Foreign Minister held the Houthis responsibility for Sana’a airport closure as a result of their rejection to operate national flights through it . The British diplomat stated that her country welcomed Stockh

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