Latest Yemen News

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...

In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

Jul. 19, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for terror suspects Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19...

UAE's top prince in Saudi Arabia for talks with crown prince

Jul. 19, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday following weeks of speculation about the growing rift between the two leaders. It came as their nations compete for business, regional...

UN chief: World faces a `hurricane of humanitarian crises'

Jul. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that a “hurricane of humanitarian crises” around the world has left civilians in conflict areas paying the highest price and is compounded by a relentless wave of attacks on humanitarian and medical workers. ...

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...

Oman's sultan arrives in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Jul. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman’s sultan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, starting the first visit by an Omani ruler to the kingdom in years against the backdrop of intensified efforts to end the war in Yemen and the sultanate’s worsening economic woes. ...

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. ...

US extends temporary protected status to people from Yemen

Jul. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is extending a program that allows people from Yemen to stay in the U.S. temporarily because of the turmoil from the civil war there. The Department of Homeland Security said in announcing the decision Tuesday that about 2,100...

OPEC oil alliance at impasse between Saudi Arabia and UAE

Jul. 05, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks among members of the OPEC cartel and allied oil producing countries broke off Monday in the midst of a standoff with the United Arab Emirates over production levels. No new date was set for resuming talks, leaving oil markets in...

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...