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Yemen government delays return, officials blame separatists

Nov. 17, 2019 8:01 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government was forced to delay its return to the port city of Aden, officials said Sunday, blaming southern separatists for stalling on the key point of a power-sharing deal signed early this month to end their infighting. Under the agreement...

UAE says soldier killed in Saudi Arabia near Yemen border

Nov. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that one of its soldiers was killed in an area of Saudi Arabia on the border with Yemen. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the corporal was killed in the Najran region, which is on the Saudi-Yemen border, but did not specify how...

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press. The negotiations are taking place with Oman, a Gulf Arab country that borders both...

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged in a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that...

Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

Nov. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman...

Hundreds demonstrate against UAE in Yemen's Socotra island

Nov. 3, 2019 8:39 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds are protesting in Yemen's remote island of Socotra in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, demanding the United Arab Emirates withdraw from the island and from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels. Footage circulated on social media showing crowds waving Yemeni flags...

Yemeni rebels claim they shot down a US-made drone

Nov. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a U.S.-made drone Friday along the border with Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by the group's spokesman. The Shiite rebels, who overran Yemen's northern parts and the capital Sanaa in 2014, have been fighting a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed...

Report: Death toll from Yemen's war hit 100,000 since 2015

Oct. 31, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed more than 100,000 people since 2015, a database project that tracks violence said Thursday. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, or ACLED, said in a new report its death toll includes more than 12,000 civilians killed in attacks targeting civilians...

Sudan drawing down troops in Yemen in recent months

Oct. 30, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has recently drawn down its forces taking part in a Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels in Yemen, two senior Sudanese officials said Wednesday. The UAE's military, meanwhile, said it pulled its troops from the southern port city of Aden and handed over the interim capital...

Yemen officials: Defense minister escapes attack on convoy

Oct. 29, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the defense minister of the internationally recognized government has survived an attack in a central province. They said a large explosion hit his convoy Tuesday while it was inside a complex of buildings used as the ministry's interim headquarters in Marib...