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UN envoy regrets failure to mediate a Yemen cease-fire

Jun. 15, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s outgoing special envoy for Yemen expressed “deep regret” Tuesday that he failed to mediate a cease-fire and peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties, but said he hoped a recent diplomatic effort by Oman “will bear fruit.” ...

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. The...

Officials: Migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, some 200 missing

Jun. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. and Yemeni officials said Monday a boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen a day earlier and some 200 migrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, were missing. The shipwreck Sunday was the latest sea disaster involving African migrants...

Officials: Explosion kills 6 separatists in southern Yemen

Jun. 11, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosion in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Friday killed at least six separatist troops and wounded 15 people, including civilians, Yemeni security and medical officials said. The source of the explosion was not immediately known and no...

Yemeni news agency: Rebel missiles hit key city, killing 8

Jun. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed rebels fires missiles on the central city of Marib on Thursday, killing at least eight people and wounding as many as 27, the state news agency reported. It was the second such attack on Marib in nearly a week as rebels push to...

Yemen officials say Houthi rebel missile hits city, kills 17

Jun. 05, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday killed at least 17 people in a government-held city, including a 5-year-old girl, officials said, as a U.S. envoy to the country accused the rebels of failing to try to reach peace in the war-wrecked...

Yemeni official says missile fired by Houthi rebels kills at least 14, including 5-year-old girl, in city of Marib

Jun. 05, 2021 14:48 PM EDT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni official says missile fired by Houthi rebels kills at least 14, including 5-year-old girl, in city of Marib.

UN says worker died after being hit by cargo at Yemeni port

Jun. 01, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni port worker died at the country's Red Sea port of Hodeida after he was hit by a container being offloaded from a vessel, the U.N. food program said Tuesday. The accident took place on Monday when workers were offloading a vessel carrying...

UN envoy says he's frustrated as Yemen truce talks derailed

May. 31, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Monday expressed frustration that his efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the war-torn country have been derailed by warring parties seeking gains on the battlefield. Martin Griffiths said ongoing fighting in...

UN envoy says he held talks with Yemen's rebel negotiator

May. 28, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Friday that he met with a top rebel negotiator to discuss the roadmap for the resolution of the impoverished Arab country's six-year conflict. Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war since 2014, when rebels known as...