People inspect the rubble of a prison facility hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in a stronghold of Houthi rebels on the border with Saudi Arabia, in the northern Saada province of Yemen, Jan. 22, 2022. Internet access remained largely down for four

Yemenis struggle to maintain contact with loved ones amid attacks, internet blackout

The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes in Yemen last Friday, hitting two separate targets: a detention center, where migrants are held, and a telecommunications tower, cutting off internet access for most of the country for four days. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, including three children.

A family visits across the U.S.-Canada border at the Peace Arch Historical State Park as a cyclist rides past on the Canadian side, in Blaine, Wash.

US to reopen land borders next month to fully vaccinated people

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A cargo ship and oil tanker ship sit idle while docked at the port of Hodeida, Yemen

A rusting oil tanker off Yemen’s coast is at risk of exploding. It could cut off humanitarian aid to millions.

Yemeni fighters look over a mound of soil lined with sandbags

Saudi Arabia is ‘desperate to get out’ of Yemen’s yearslong civil war

A huge flag of Ethiopia waves with people sitting underneath it

In Ethiopia, a taste of home for displaced Yemenis

Houthi fighters hold images of relatives killed in violent conflict

Yemen’s most stable city threatened by Houthi takeover

Conflict & Justice

Houthi militias have renewed their military campaign to take over Marib, Yemen. Nadwa al-Dawsari, a scholar at the Middle East Institute, tells The World what’s at stake with this new push to take control of Marib.

A woman holds a young malnourished child.

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

Foreign policy

After the Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization, Aid agencies warn the decision could wreck the tenuous relief system keeping millions alive.

Tunisian protesters demonstrate beneath a poster of Mohamed Bouazizi near the prime minister's office in Tunis, Tunisia, Jan. 28, 2011.

Fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi’s protest inspired the Arab uprisings. A decade later, his sister still mourns.

Global Politics

“One day, I hope all Tunisians live in dignity. That’s what my brother wished for,” said Leila Bouazizi, sister of the Tunisian fruit seller who set himself on fire on Dec. 17, 2010.

Sadaqa Hospital, as seen from the street

Film shows how Yemen’s health workers struggle to save young victims of malnutrition


The youngest casualties of the civil war are not from fighting. Malnutrition kills some children and stunts the growth of others. A new film profiles the work of doctors and nurses who treat them.

In this file photo, men deliver UN World Food Program (WFP) aid in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen, Sept. 21, 2018.

Labeling the Houthis as ‘terrorists’ might actually cost Yemeni lives


Humanitarian groups in Yemen are worried that a designation by the US State Department of the movement as a “terrorist organization” would endanger aid activities in the war-torn country.