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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,...

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...

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...

Yemeni officials: Blast in capital kills 13

Apr. 7, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A large explosion at a warehouse in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Sunday killed at least 13 people, including seven children, and wounded more than 100, local medical officials said. The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who seized control of the capital in 2014, said the Saudi-led coalition...

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

Apr. 5, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world's worst flare-up. The surge...

Lawyer says defendants were tortured by Houthi captors

Apr. 2, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni lawyer says 36 defendants charged with espionage by the Houthi rebels are alleging they have been tortured. Abdel-Majeed Sabra, a Yemeni lawyer representing one of the detainees, made the claim to The Associated Press on Tuesday. He said his client appeared in court Tuesday but...

Clashes break out in Yemen's key port city, killing 8

Mar. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say fighting has erupted in the key port city of Hodeida, killing at least eight people, including civilians. Officials say the clashes began overnight and continued into Monday, leaving fires burning on the main front lines in the city's east and south, while...

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...