Latest Yemen News

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

Apr. 21, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A first round of direct talks between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran signaled a possible de-escalation following years of animosity that often spilled into neighboring countries and at least one still-raging war. But few expect quick results. The...

Yemen launches coronavirus vaccination campaign

Apr. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Tuesday as the U.N. warned the pandemic was “roaring back” in recent weeks. The campaign started in the southern city of Aden, which serves as an interim capital...

Military officials: Fighting rages in two Yemeni provinces

Apr. 18, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels raged in the provinces of Marib and Taiz, killing at least 70 fighters on both sides, officials said Sunday. The increase in violence came over the past 24...

UN: 40 civilian casualties in central Yemen in March alone

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The ongoing battle between Yemen's Houthi rebels and government forces in the central province of Marib has caused 40 civilian casualties in March alone, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. At least 70 incidents of armed violence including shelling,...

UN warns COVID-19 is `roaring back' as Yemen faces famine

Apr. 15, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent weeks as the Arab world’s poorest country faces a large-scale famine. ...

Saudi university catches fire near Yemen border in attack

Apr. 15, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi university near the country's border with Yemen caught fire early Thursday after the kingdom's air defenses intercepted a barrage of ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones. The interception scattered debris on Jizan University’s...

Biden going ahead with big Trump fighter-jet sale to UAE

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

The Biden administration says it will go ahead with a big Trump administration sale of jet fighters and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, over objections from Democrats and some others that the Gulf country is fueling conflicts around the Middle East. The...

Analysis: Iran's powerful Guard faces scrutiny after attacks

Apr. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The recent sabotage at Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facility is just the latest setback for the country's Revolutionary Guard, though the paramilitary force is rarely publicly criticized due to its power. But with some of its...

Death toll up to 42 after migrant boat capsizes off Djibouti

Apr. 13, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says the death toll has risen to 42 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti early Monday. Sixteen children were among the dead, spokeswoman Yvonne Ndege said....

UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizes

Apr. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday. IOM regional director Mohammed Abdiker in Twitter posts said the migrants were being...