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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, center, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, speak during a new round of talks by Yemen's warring parties in Amman, Jordan.  Yemen’s warring sides on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,  started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners, the United Nations said, part of a long-delayed deal aiming to end a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Yemen's rival sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

Sep. 18, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides on Friday began long-awaited U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland on the exchange of prisoners, part of a deal aimed at ending a conflict that has killed thousands and set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Delegates from Yemen’s...

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...

UN funding crisis cuts aid to Yemen as it slides near famine

Aug. 18, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned Tuesday that war-torn Yemen is sliding toward famine as the coronavirus spreads and its economy implodes — all amid a funding crisis that is forcing the United Nations to make deeper aid cuts, including stopping treatment for 250,000 severely...

Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants

Aug. 13, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent rights group Thursday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year. The statement from New York-based Human Rights Watch quoted Ethiopian migrants who said Houthi fighters in...

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...