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Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen's Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that at least 140 people, including children, have been...

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 calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay." The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Apr. 15, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year...

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...

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged across Yemen

Apr. 8, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country's ruinous war, the disease was spiraling out of...

AP Explains: Long reach of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Apr. 8, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard, designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the Trump administration on Monday, evolved from a paramilitary, domestic security force with origins in the 1979 Islamic Revolution to a transnational force that has come to the aid of Tehran's...

Yemenis recount horror of mysterious blast in capital

Apr. 8, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Residents of the Yemeni capital recounted on Monday the horror of a large explosion a day earlier that killed 13 civilians, including seven children, and wounded more than 100 — the cause of which is still unclear. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, on...