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Yemen separatists declare emergency amid protests in south

Sep. 15, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s southern separatists on Wednesday resorted to emergency measures in a bid to put down growing protests over dire living conditions in areas under their control. Aydarous al-Zubaidi, the head of the separatists’ Southern Transitional...

Yemeni officials say Houthi attack destroys aid warehouses

Sep. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials said the country's Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile and explosive-laden drones at a Red Sea port on Saturday, destroying humanitarian aid warehouses. The attack on the port city of Mocha on Yemen’s western coast was the...

Fighting in Yemen's central Province kills 28 in one day

Sep. 02, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has flared up between Yemen's pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in the oil-rich government stronghold of Marib province, with at least 28 fighters killed over the last 24 hours, security officials from both sides and tribal leaders said on Thursday. ...

Yemeni official: Missile, drone attack on airbase kills 30

Aug. 29, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A missile and drone attack on a key military base in Yemen’s south on Sunday killed at least 30 troops, a Yemeni military spokesman said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the country's civil war in recent years. Mohammed al-Naqib, spokesman...

A military spokesman says death toll from missile and drone attack on Yemeni base climbs to 30

Aug. 29, 2021 07:26 AM EDT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A military spokesman says death toll from missile and drone attack on Yemeni base climbs to 30.

In Yemen’s north, Houthis face virus with outright denial

Aug. 13, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For three days last month, Nasser joined hundreds of others jammed into emergency rooms in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, searching for a hospital bed for his mother, who was struggling to breathe. By the time one became available, his mother was dead. But her...

Yemeni officials: Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in south, east

Jul. 22, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Flooding in Yemen killed at least 14 people this week after nonseasonal rainstorms hit parts of the country, security officials said. The provinces of al-Mahrah, Hadramawt, Shabwa, Abeen and Jouf in the south and east of Yemen have seen instances of...

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. ...

Gov't forces reclaim swaths of territory in central Yemen

Jul. 05, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting raged between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels in central Bayda province, officials said Monday. Government forces and allied tribesmen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, reclaimed large swaths...