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NPR: New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

The fighting in Yemen has expanded from the major cities and ports to a border region with Saudi Arabia. Shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels in the area of Najran in northwestern Yemen has forced Saudi Arabia to suspend school and halt flights into the local airports, according to news reports.

This latest flashpoint comes nearly six weeks into a Saudi-led air campaign to stop the Houthis and their allies, security forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, from taking control of Yemen.

The United Nations says hundreds of people have been killed, and at least 300,000 displaced since the fighting in Yemen began in mid-March, according to The Associated Press.


WNU Editor: Concerns among the coalition on the progress of this war (or lack of) are growing .... Gulf Leaders Gather Amid Growing Concern Over Yemen (NDTV/AFP).

Yemen War News Updates -- May 5, 2015

Yemen Rebels Fire Into Saudi Arabia, Killing at Least 2 -- AP
Yemen rebels shell Saudi town, sparking warning -- AFP
Report: Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen attacked -- Al Jazeera
Residents: Clashes in Yemen's Aden displace hundreds more as Shiite rebels press offensive -- FOX News/AP
Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire -- Al Jazeera
Yemen talks May 17 could bolster anti-Houthi alliance -- Reuters
Saudi King Salman sets up Yemen aid committee -- Al Arabiya
Saudi Arabia considers truce to allow humanitarian aid in Yemen -- Euronews
Yemen conflict: Aid groups seek unobstructed access -- BBC
Yemen conflict death toll nears 650, with UN rights office spotlighting plight of 3 million disabled -- UN News Centre
Yemen civilian death toll reaches 646: UN -- Al Bawaba
US Top Diplomat Heads to Saudi Arabia as Yemen Deteriorates -- VOA
Yemen's Hadi wants peace talks May 17 in Riyadh: Qatar -- Daily Star

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