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Officials: 320 fighters killed in battle in central Yemen

Jul. 13, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting raged between Yemen's government forces and Houthi rebels, killing 320 fighters from both sides in central Bayda province since the weekend, health and security officials said Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Yemeni government backed by a...

Costly and critical: The battle for a key Yemeni city

Jul. 07, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

MARIB CITY, Yemen (AP) — The two fighters stand shoulder-to-shoulder on a mountain overlook, with a clear view below of the enemy’s position. They are part of the last lines of defense between the government’s last stronghold in Yemen’s north, and the Houthi rebels trying to take it. ...

Yemeni official: Rebel missiles hit key city, killing 3

Jun. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni government official said Tuesday that Houthi rebels fired two missiles in the latest attack in the government-held city of Marib, killing at least three people, including a child. The missiles landed in the Rawdha neighborhood in the crowded city,...

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. The...

Yemen officials demand answers after AP report on air base

May. 26, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemeni officials demanded answers Wednesday after an Associated Press report highlighted a mysterious air base being built on a Yemeni island in one of the world's crucial maritime chokepoints. A lawmaker asked Yemen's internationally...

Top Iran diplomat: Tehran ready for closer ties with Riyadh

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country is ready for closer ties with regional rival Saudi Arabia, adding that he hoped recent talks between the two sides would lead to greater stability in the region. Mohammad Javad Zarif was...

US slams Iran-backed Yemen rebels for snubbing UN envoy

May. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration lashed out at Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Friday for refusing to meet with a senior U.N. official to discuss ending the country’s devastating conflict and speeding humanitarian relief to suffering civilians. The...