Two Saudi fighter pilots evacuated

Saudi soldiers are seen on top of their tank deployed at the Saudi Yemeni border in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Jizan province

Yemeni Chief of General Staff Injured in Mine Blast Near Saudi Border- Source AFP 2017 Fayez Nureldine

Saudi acknowledged on Sunday that one of its warplanes fighting in Yemen crashed, but claimed that the cause was a "technical fault", shortly after revolutionaries in the Arab impoverished country said they had downed a Saudi jet over Saada.

- Saudi Arabia's Royal Air Force says two of its pilots whose fighter jet crashed during an operation in Yemen have been rescued.

The political party, previously led by former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed in December 2017, described the step as an "attempt to hijack and control the GPC with an aim to justify the policies of robberies, crimes and killings imposed by Houthi militias on party members".

Pro-Saudi forces continue to try to advance north this weekend toward the port city of Hodeidah, the last port under the control of the Shi'ite Houthis, and the last source of food, medicine, and other aid for the 15 million people in northern Yemen.

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Aburas, 65, will lead the GPC until its next general assembly, a date for which could not yet be set "because of the current difficulties", a statement said.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in support of President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi's government in March 2015, after the Huthis took over the capital Sanaa and much of the rest of the country.

The war still raging in Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations, with at least 10,000 people killed and widespread hunger and disease.

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