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Yemen's southern leader renews calls for separate state at UN

Sep. 22, 2023 14:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council, an umbrella group of heavily armed and well-financed militias, said Friday that he will prioritize the creation of a separate country in negotiations with their rivals, the Houthi rebels. Aidarous...

UNGA Briefing: Permanent observers, more Security Council and what else is going on at the UN

Sep. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's Day 3 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Wednesday at the U.N. and what to keep an eye on Thursday. Follow our live updates to keep up with...

Saudi Arabia praises 'positive results' after Yemen's Houthi rebels visit kingdom for peace talks

Sep. 20, 2023 12:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday praised the “positive results” of negotiations with Yemen's Houthi rebels after they visited the kingdom for peace talks, though Riyadh released few details on their discussions to end the war tearing at the Arab world's poorest...

Delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels flies into Saudi Arabia for peace talks with kingdom

Sep. 15, 2023 13:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels has flown into Saudi Arabia for talks with the kingdom on potentially ending the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation, officials said. It remains unclear what terms are being discussed...

Saudi Arabia executes 2 soldiers convicted of treason as it conducts war on Yemen's Houthi rebels

Sep. 14, 2023 07:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed two soldiers Thursday who were convicted of treason as the kingdom conducted its war on Yemen's Houthi rebels. A brief statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency identified the two as a lieutenant colonel who was a pilot...

UN releases $125 million for 14 underfunded humanitarian crises around the world

Sep. 05, 2023 17:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations released $125 million from its emergency relief fund Tuesdat to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 14 countries around the world, saying needs are skyrocketing. Afghanistan and Yemen top the list of recipients, with each getting...

UN envoy warns resumption of war remains threat in Yemen unless parties reach new cease-fire deal

Aug. 28, 2023 17:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations' top official in Yemen warned Monday that the Arab world's poorest country will remain a powder keg for renewed war unless its rival factions work out a new cease-fire deal. Hans Grundberg, the U.N. special representative for Yemen, told The...

Ethiopia to investigate report of killings of hundreds of its nationals at the Saudi-Yemen border

Aug. 22, 2023 20:29 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian government said Tuesday it will investigate a report by a human rights group of killings of hundreds its nationals at the Yemen-Saudi border. Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry said the investigation will be done “in tandem with the Saudi...

Rights group says Saudi Arabian border guards fired on and killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants

Aug. 21, 2023 04:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Border guards in Saudi Arabia have fired machine guns and launched mortars at Ethiopians trying to cross into the kingdom from Yemen, likely killing hundreds of the unarmed migrants in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday. ...

Threats to return to war in Yemen hinder efforts to start peace talks, UN envoy says

Aug. 16, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Threats to return to war in Yemen are hindering efforts to start peace talks as the Arab world’s poorest country faces an increasingly dire economic situation, a senior U.N. official said Wednesday. Hans Grundberg, the U.N. special representative for Yemen,...