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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...

In this Nov. 14, 2008, file photo, a woman receives a bag of maize meal from the World Food Program in the town of Rutshuru, eastern Congo. The World Food Program chief warned Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

Sep. 18, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. The U.N....

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020 file photo, a medic checks a malnourished newborn baby inside an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Human Rights Watch warned Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 that warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

UN warns of Yemen famine, no aid from Saudis, UAE, Kuwait

Sep. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “the specter of famine” has returned to conflict-torn Yemen and for the first time singled out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait for giving nothing to this year’s $3.4 billion appeal. Mark Lowcock...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2020 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they ride in a vehicle during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, in Sanaa, Yemen. Human Rights Watch warned Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 that warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Report says Yemen's warring sides 'severely restricting' aid

Sep. 14, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rights group warned on Monday. Human Rights Watch said international donors slashed their funding...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in Sanaa, Yemen. U.N.-backed experts have found evidence that rebels in Yemen recruited nearly three dozen teenage girls as spies, medics, guards and members of an all-female force. Some are said to be survivors of sexual violence. The findings were released Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in the third and latest report by a “group of eminent experts” commissioned by the Human Rights Council to investigate alleged rights violations by all sides in Yemen's war since September 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

New UN report says rebels in Yemen recruited teenage girls

Sep. 9, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed experts have found evidence that rebels in Yemen recruited nearly three dozen teenage girls — some said to be survivors of sexual violence — as spies, medics, guards and members of an all-female force, according to a report released Wednesday. The findings came in...

A worker disinfects a school as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus before students taking a final-term school exam at a public school in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

UN chief warns of famine risk in 4 countries

Sep. 5, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that there is a risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in four countries affected by conflict — Congo, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and South Sudan — and the lives of millions of people are in danger. In a note to...

FILE- In this April 19, 2020 file photo, people attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus has gone over 50,000 in the Middle East as the pandemic continues. That's according to a count Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, from The Associated Press, based on official numbers offered by health authorities across the region. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Mideast's confirmed coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000

Sep. 3, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The confirmed death toll from the coronavirus passed 50,000 in the Middle East on Thursday, according to a count from The Associated Press based on official numbers provided by health authorities. Those numbers still may be an undercount, though, as testing in war-torn...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an anti-corruption investigation, the kingdom said early Tuesday. The announcement attributed the actions to a...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled rebel attacks by air, sea

Aug. 31, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's government said Monday it foiled two attacks launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, including an explosives-laden boat dispatched into the Red Sea near international shipping lanes. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said in a statement...