Pre-election violence in Burundi has created a fresh refugee crisis as over 100,000 people spill into neighboring countries.

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What’s happening in Yemen
4.24.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 1:30 a.m. ET (5:30 p.m. GMT)

Have the airstrikes stopped? No.

Coalition airstrikes against Houthi positions continued after the cessation of Operation Decisive Strike in Aden, Hodeida, Ibb and several other locations on Thursday, while a camp of Saleh loyalists in Taiz was reportedly bombed on Friday. …


What’s happening in Yemen
4.22.2015 & 4.23.2015 editions

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update April 23, 1 p.m. ET (5 p.m. GMT)

Saudi ambassador: “We removed strategic threats”

At a press conference in Washington, D.C., the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. said Operation Decisive Storm succeeded in removing strategic threats to Saudi Arabia seized by the Houthis, such as ballistic missiles, heavy weapons and planes. He also expressed hope that this operation had opened the door to a political settlement. …


What’s happening in Yemen
4.21.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 9 a.m. PT (4 p.m. GMT)

Massive influx of refugees expected in Somalia, Djibouti

Aid organizations are gearing up for the influx of up to 130,000 refugees expected in Somalia and Djibouti by the UNHCR in the coming months. A total of 250,000 East African refugees, mostly Somalis, live in Yemen. …


What’s happening in Yemen
4.20.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 9 a.m. PT (4 p.m. GMT)

Huge explosion on Sana’a hill reverberates for miles

Many Sana’a netizens tweeted non-stop photos and reactions to a huge explosion that rocked the capital for miles around. Housing military facilities next to residential areas, the Faj Attan hill has been repeatedly targeted by airstrikes since the Saudi-led offensive began March 25. The shockwave visibly shook the camera operator in this…


4.17.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 9:18 a.m. (4:18 p.m. GMT)

Children face humanitarian disaster

Sana’a based NGO SEYAJ for Childhood Protection published data on Facebook on the conditions facing Yemenis, and appealed to President Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition to ensure access to food, medicine and fuel, particularly in areas impacted the most from the conflict, like Aden. …


4.15.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 4:58 p.m. ET (11:59 p.m. GMT)

Saudi Arabia and Yemen share a long history, says ambassador to reporters in D.C.

Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir told reporters today that airstrikes have been a success so far. …


4.14.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 5:16 p.m PT (12:16 a.m. GMT)

Houthis call UNSC resolution an act of “aggression”

On a broadcast to their official TV station, Houthis condemned the resolution approved earlier today, reported Al Jazeera. …


Eyewitnesses count at least 10 bodies among the dead.

Two weeks after a bloody raid at Kenya’s Garissa University, that claimed the lives of at least 147 students, Al Shabaab gunmen attacked Somalia’s Ministry of Education on Tuesday, April 14. Gunmen entered the complex near KM5 and KM4 junctions in Mogadishu after detonating a car bomb at the entrance.

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The attack was largely covered in real time on Twitter, as several people tweeted dramatic reports of the explosions, and the ensuing response by security forces. …


4.10.2015 edition

By the Reported.ly Team

We are creating a daily rundown of events in Yemen as Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes against Houthis that began March 26 continue. The Houthi militia has been fighting the Yemeni government for nearly a decade, and in recent months has made enormous gains across the country, including capturing the capital, Sana’a.

For an explanation of what happened in the first few days of the military action, read our synopsis.

Update 5:31 p.m. (12:31 a.m. GMT)

UN: Yemen is “getting worse by the hour”

UN Yemen Representative Johannes van der Klaauw spoke again to the press…

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