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Yemen's rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 dead

Aug. 9, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging more than 260 homes. The Houthi-run Health Ministry said at least 124 others were injured by the flooding in...

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

Aug. 7, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said Friday, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in that rebel-controlled region this month. Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement...

Yemen Houthi rebels claim fighters shot down a US-made drone

Aug. 3, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S.-made drone over the country's northern border with Saudi Arabia. The U.S. military said later on Monday that no American aircraft had been lost. A Houthi military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yehia Sarie, said in a statement that their air...

Lawyer: Yemeni rebels free 6 Baha’i prisoners held for years

Jul. 30, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Thursday freed six prominent members of the Baha’i religious minority whose years-long incarceration on charges of espionage and heresy had drawn worldwide condemnation, their lawyer said. The release of the six came four months after the Shiite...

FILE - This  Jan. 30, 2018, file image made from a video shows fighters loyal to the separatist so-called Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates, chanting after taking control of Mount Hadid in Aden which was controlled by forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Aden Yemen. Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the chaotic proxy war. (AP Photo)

Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, push peace deal

Jul. 29, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, the group announced early Wednesday in a step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the five-year war. Nizar Haitham, a spokesman...

This satellite image provided by Manar Technologies taken June 14, 2020, shows the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Issa port, in Yemen. Houthi rebels are blocking the United Nations from inspecting an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than one million barrels of crude oil. UN officials and experts fear the tanker could explode or leak, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

Group: Yemen rebels should be sanctioned over moored tanker

Jul. 27, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to impose additional sanctions on Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels unless they provide U.N. experts access to an oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen and in danger of leaking. The FSO Safer is loaded...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, a malnourished newborn baby lies in an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Acute food insecurity in parts of war-torn Yemen is expected to rise sharply in the next six months mainly because of the economic decline and the coronavirus pandemic that ripped through the Arab World’s poorest country, U.N. agencies warned on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

UN agencies warn of more food shortages in war-torn Yemen

Jul. 22, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. agencies warned Wednesday that food shortages will rise sharply in parts of war-torn Yemen in the next six months, mainly because of the overall economic decline and the pandemic that has ripped through the Arab world’s poorest country. A report by the World Food Program, the U.N....

CORRECTS SPELLING OF SOURCE TO MAXAR - This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies taken June 17, 2020, shows the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Issa port, in Yemen. Houthi rebels are blocking the United Nations from inspecting the abandoned oil tanker loaded with more than one million barrels of crude oil. UN officials and experts fear the tanker could explode or leak, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

UN official: Catastrophe looming from oil tanker off Yemen

Jul. 15, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. environment chief said Wednesday that “time is running out” to avert an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe from a deteriorating oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen. Inger Andersen told the U.N....

Yemen’s rebels: Saudi-coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians

Jul. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition Wednesday killed at least 10 civilians, including six children and two women, in the mountainous northern Yemeni province of Jawf, Houthi rebels and a rights activist said. The Houthi-run Health Ministry said the airstrike took place in Masafa village east...

The Latest: China eases restrictions on domestic tourism

Jul. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING — China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine days. A directive from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism dated Tuesday said that tourist sites should allow 50 percent of their daily visitor capacity, up from 30 percent, and that...