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Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Jun. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The conflict began with the 2014 takeover over of northern and central Yemen by the...

Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off 'hostile' ship

Jun. 5, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it evacuated an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, the second-such aid it has offered in recent weeks amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The Saudi...

The Latest: Saudi says Yemen rebels launch new drone attack

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a bomb-laden drone targeting civilian infrastructure in...

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

May. 13, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remained unclear, it raised risks for shippers in a region vital to...

UAE says 4 ships targeted by 'sabotage' off its east coast

May. 12, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast "were subjected to sabotage operations," just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby Emirati port. Emirati officials declined to...

UN accesses key wheat silos in Yemen's Hodeida

May. 5, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N. agency said Sunday it has gained access to silos in Yemen's port city of Hodeida that may hold enough grain to feed hundreds of thousands of people in the conflict-battered country. World Food Program spokesman Herve Verhoosel said a technical team accessed the Red Sea mills...

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast

May. 2, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said Thursday, raising concerns that the vessel could be leaking. The incident involving the Happiness I came as U.S. oil...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...