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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, a girl holds the flag of the United Arab Emirates during a rally of supporters of southern separatists to show support for the UAE amid a standoff with the internationally recognized government, in Aden, Yemen. Human Rights Watch warned Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 that warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty, File)

Yemen's president urges Houthis to allow humanitarian aid

Sep. 24, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen’s embattled and exiled president on Thursday urged his government’s rival, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, to stop impeding the flow of urgently needed humanitarian aid following a warning from the U.N. humanitarian chief last week that “the specter of...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020 file photo, a medic checks a malnourished newborn baby inside an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Human Rights Watch warned Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 that warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

UN warns of Yemen famine, no aid from Saudis, UAE, Kuwait

Sep. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “the specter of famine” has returned to conflict-torn Yemen and for the first time singled out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait for giving nothing to this year’s $3.4 billion appeal. Mark Lowcock...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2020 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they ride in a vehicle during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, in Sanaa, Yemen. Human Rights Watch warned Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 that warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Report says Yemen's warring sides 'severely restricting' aid

Sep. 14, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rights group warned on Monday. Human Rights Watch said international donors slashed their funding...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an anti-corruption investigation, the kingdom said early Tuesday. The announcement attributed the actions to a...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled rebel attacks by air, sea

Aug. 31, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's government said Monday it foiled two attacks launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, including an explosives-laden boat dispatched into the Red Sea near international shipping lanes. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said in a statement...

Yemeni official says clashes in port city killed 5 fighters

Aug. 27, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Renewed clashes between forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government and their rivals, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, left five fighters dead in the strategic port city of Hodeida, an official said. The senior security official, who spoke on condition of...

Yemeni separatists suspend talks with gov't, clashes resume

Aug. 26, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting resumed in southern Yemen between Emirati-backed separatists and the internationally recognized government, officials said Wednesday. The renewed violence comes after the separatists suspended participation in talks to implement a Saudi-brokered peace deal. The secessionist...

This undated photo provided by Ishaq Abdel-Wareth shows Dr. Yassin Abdel-Wareth, center, one of a handful of epidemiologists in Yemen who died of COVID-19 on June 16, 2020, in Sanaa, Yemen. His family said he may have contracted the virus while inspecting a quarantine facility set up outside the capital, Sanaa, by Houthi rebels, who had been concealing the virus's spread within Yemen.   (Ishaq Abdel-Wareth via AP)

Lives Lost: Doctor who battled disease outbreaks in Yemen

Aug. 20, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

For five decades, Yassin Abdel-Wareth was one of a handful of epidemiologists in Yemen, traveling across the impoverished country to hunt for disease outbreaks that are as endemic as armed conflicts in the Middle East’s poorest nation. He had seen cholera, malaria, Rift Valley fever and, in early June, he...

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...