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New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Apr. 20, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern Dhale province between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 85 people. The officials say the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally...

UN envoy: Yemen parties agree on initial Hodeida withdrawals

Apr. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Monday that the government and Houthi rebels have reached agreement on the military plan for the initial redeployment of forces from the key port of Hodeida. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council by video link from Amman that "when — and...

Yemen's parliament convenes, elects speaker

Apr. 13, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has attended a rare session of parliament in an eastern city. The House of Representatives convened Saturday in Sayoun for the first time since war broke out in March 2015 between the Houthi rebels, who control the capital, Sanaa, and a...

Yemen president returns home for a rare parliament session

Apr. 12, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials say President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has returned home from Saudi Arabia to attend a rare session of parliament and elect a speaker. The officials say Hadi's presidential plane departed from Riyadh and landed in the eastern Yemeni city of Sayoun on Friday,...

Save The Children: 7 killed in airstrike on Yemen hospital

Mar. 27, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said. The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of those...

Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen's kill 6

Mar. 23, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced. They said on Saturday that the clashes, which erupted in Taiz a day earlier, saw a faction financed and armed by the...

Security Council members report no progress on Yemen deal

Mar. 13, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Security Council members said envoy Martin Griffiths reported no progress Wednesday in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December. France's U.N. Ambassador...

Amnesty says impunity emboldens Mideast rights violations

Feb. 26, 2019 8:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The world community's "chilling complacency toward wide-scale human rights violations" in the Middle East and North Africa emboldened governments to commit "appalling" violations last year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The group's annual survey of the human rights situation in the...