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Yemen's warring sides meet over flashpoint port city

Jul. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides concluded an overnight meeting on Monday that discussed the redeployment of forces from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, officials said. This was the first meeting since February between the Shiite rebel group, known as the Houthis, and the forces loyal to the...

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone

Jul. 8, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting "civilian infrastructure" in the kingdom. The announcement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency early Tuesday did not identify what the drone targeted. The Houthi's Al-Masirah...

UN says suspected cholera cases in Yemen surge to 460,000

Jul. 8, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — War-battered Yemen has been hit with more than 460,000 suspected cholera cases so far this year — a sharp rise from the 380,000 cases for all of 2018, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the increased number of cases has led to 705 apparent...

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in 'strategic redeployment'

Jul. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has drawn down its troop levels in Yemen but remains a key member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels there, a senior Emirati official said Monday. The official confirmed that UAE troop levels are down, describing it as a...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jul. 7, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal. Iran has...

Saudi coalition intercepts rebel Yemeni drones

Jul. 6, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen said Saturday its forces intercepted drones fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom. The statement by the Saudi-led coalition said the drones had been launched by the Houthi rebels from Yemen's capital of Sanaa, but did not say where the drones had...

The Latest: 'Seriously?' Iran asks of White House's latest

Jul. 2, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The latest on Iran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 4:15 a.m. Iran's foreign minister is expressing his exasperation over a White House statement on his country's nuclear program. Mohammad Javad Zarif simply wrote early Tuesday on Twitter: "Seriously?" That was...

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted 2 Yemen rebel drones

Jun. 29, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it intercepted two drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom. The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel late Saturday said the rebels targeted Saudi airports in Abha and Jizan with Qasef-2K drones. The kingdom's...

UN report: 7,500 kids killed or wounded in Yemen since 2013

Jun. 29, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 7,500 children have been killed or wounded in Yemen in the last 5 1/2 years as a result of airstrikes, shelling, fighting, suicide attacks, mines and other unexploded ordnance, according to a U.N. report released Friday. The report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the...

UN envoy meets Yemen's vice president to discuss peace

Jun. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels. Martin Griffiths says Wednesday's meeting with Yemen Vice President Ali Mohsen in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh was...