DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has extended compulsory military service for Emirati men from 12 to 16 months, state news agency WAM reported, amid a three-year involvement in Yemen’s war.
The UAE, a federation of seven emirates with a mostly expatriate population, is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement to restore the internationally recognised Yemeni government in exile.
Saudi Arabia has faced harsh criticism from Muslim countries for bombing Muslim civilians in Yemen
Huthi rebels since March 2015 have been fighting pro-government forces
Nine pro-government troops have been killed in Hodeida Yemen's rebels suffer 30 fatalities in the clashes
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