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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...

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...

US diplomat criticizes Yemen rebels for stalling peace deal

Mar. 21, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen on Thursday urged Iran-backed rebels in the war-torn country to show "political maturity" and live up to their responsibilities under a U.N.-negotiated peace deal for the port city of Hodeida, Yemen's key gateway for international aid. The remarks by U.S....

Clashes break out in Yemen's key port city after cease-fire

Mar. 10, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting erupted in Yemen's key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, the first significant clashes since warring sides agreed to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire deal in December, security officials and eyewitnesses said. Fires burned on the main front lines in the city's east and south, while...

The Latest: Charity: More money for bombs than aid in Yemen

Feb. 26, 2019 9:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the pledging conference on Yemen (all times local): 3:35 p.m. An international charity says pledges of donations for humanitarian work in Yemen fall short of what is needed to help the 80 percent of the country's population now in need of aid. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...

UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

Feb. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen's key port and the situation in Venezuela. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Yemen and Venezuela were the main focus of their 30-minute...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom. The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign...

UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the U.N. envoy for the war-battered country said Tuesday. Martin Griffiths told the...