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A Saudi-led military coalition today announced $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, after the United Nations made what is called a record appeal for assistance for the war-ravaged country.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of nine Arab countries in airstrikes against Yemeni rebels and their allies.
More than three-quarters of Yemen's population, 22.2 million people, are now dependent on some form of assistance in Yemen, the United Nations says.
Yemen's war began nearly three years ago when a Saudi-led coalition began carrying out airstrikes against Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis.
Saudi Arabia has shot down a missile fired by Yemen's armed Houthi group towards southern Jizan region, the local media reported.
The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives.
A total of 22.2 million people, or 76 percent of Yemen's population of 29 million, are dependent on some form of assistance, an increase of 1.5 million people over the past six months.
Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, according to a UN experts' report.
Yemen's Shiite rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a special forces camp and a facility for helicopter gunships in the Saudi border province of Najran.
Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a marketplace and house in rebel-held northern Yemen have left at least 14 people dead, witnesses and a rebel-run news agency said Thursday.
A Saudi-led coalition has warned Yemen's rebels threaten ships in the Red Sea through their control of a key port, days after rebel warnings over a coalition blockade.
A coalition statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency said the warplane that crashed was Saudi and that the operation to rescue the crew involved ground forces.
The General People's Congress, a key player in Yemeni politics for decades, elected former deputy premier Sadiq Amin Aburas by consensus at a meeting of its general committee.
PM Modi's call to Saudi King helped India's 'Operation Rahat' in Yemen: Sushma Swaraj at ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
'Operation Rahat' was launched by Indian Armed Forces to evacuate more than 4,000 Indian citizens from Yemen during the 2015 military intervention by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Saudi Arabia and its allies, who support the Yemeni government in its fight against the Huthis, have long accused Iran of backing the rebels.