Latest Yemen government News

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Yemen swears in presidential body after Hadi stepped aside

Apr. 19, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized presidential council was sworn in Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, state-run media reported. The swearing-in took place before the parliament in a ceremony attended by foreign ambassadors and the U.S. and U.N....

New top Yemeni govt official promises to work towards peace

Apr. 08, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The new head of Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Friday that the council he was chosen to lead will work to end the country’s grinding, eight-year civil war. In his first televised address, Rashad al-Alimi thanked his government’s backers...

Yemen’s president steps aside amid efforts to end war

Apr. 07, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s exiled president stepped aside and transferred his powers to a presidential council Thursday, as international and regional efforts to end the country’s long-running civil war gained momentum with a two-month truce. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab...

After spat, Saudi Arabia sending ambassador back to Lebanon

Apr. 07, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Thursday it would send its ambassador back to Lebanon after a diplomatic spat last year. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported that the kingdom made the decision after the “calls and appeals of the moderate national...

UN envoy says he's concerned about Yemen truce violations

Apr. 06, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen expressed concerns on Wednesday about violations of a cease-fire in the war-wrecked country, urging the warring sides to uphold the first nationwide truce in six years. Meanwhile, Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sacked his vice...

UN says Yemen's warring parties agree to 2-month truce

Apr. 01, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have accepted a two-month truce, starting with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the U.N. envoy to Yemen said Friday. The envoy, Hans Grundberg, announced the agreement from Amman, Jordan, after meeting separately with both sides in the...

Saudi-offered, rebel-rejected cease-fire starts in Yemen war

Mar. 30, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis began observing Wednesday a unilateral cease-fire in the yearslong war, despite the rebels' rejection of the proposal. The Saudi-proposed pause in fighting ahead of the holy Muslim...

Saudi's unilateral Yemen cease-fire offer rejected by rebels

Mar. 29, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels holding Yemen's capital planned a unilateral cease-fire to begin early Wednesday ahead of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The Houthis rejected the proposal as “meaningless” without the coalition fully...