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Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Aug. 25, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported. The joint communique came as the Houthis...

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

Aug. 25, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year, there has been an increasing tempo of...

Yemeni forces battle separatists near southern city, 9 dead

Aug. 25, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say clashes between government forces and separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates have killed at least nine people. The government and the UAE are part of a Saudi-led coalition that has been battling Iran-aligned rebels since 2015. But in recent weeks an internal...

Yemen officials: Government forces take separatist camps

Aug. 24, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government on Saturday took control of a headquarters and at least three military camps from a separatist militia backed by the United Arab Emirates in and outside a key southern city, military officials and the government said. The...

Yemeni government forces rout separatists from southern city

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government have taken full control of a key southern city after overnight clashes with separatists there, Yemeni security officials said Friday. Clashes over Ataq, the capital of oil-rich Shabwa province erupted late Thursday night and...

UN warns of severe aid cuts in Yemen without new funds soon

Aug. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen warned Wednesday that unless significant new funding is received in the coming weeks, food rations for 12 million people in the war-torn country will be reduced and at least 2.5 million malnourished children will be cut off from life-saving...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

Pompeo urges fresh thinking on Mideast, warns Iran

Aug. 20, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that greater cooperation and "fresh thinking to solve old problems" are needed in the Middle East — but he also condemned Iran and its proxies for continuing "to foment terror and unrest" in the...

Yemeni separatists, government forces clash in the south

Aug. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes between a Yemeni separatist militia, backed by the United Arab Emirates, and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government killed at least three civilians and wounded nine in southern Abyan province on Tuesday, security officials and local residents said. The...

UN envoy warns threat of Yemen's fragmentation gets stronger

Aug. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that fragmentation of the war-torn Arab nation "is becoming a stronger and more pressing threat," making peace efforts that have been frustratingly slow more urgent than ever. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that the world cannot...