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Correction: Yemen story

Aug. 16, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about a rally by Yemeni separatists in the country's south, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the unification of Yemen was in 1994. Northern and southern Yemen were unified into one country in 1990. A corrected version of the story is below: Thousands of...

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Yemen official: No talks before separatists leave Aden

Aug. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A top Yemeni official said Wednesday that southern separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates must pull out of the port city of Aden before Yemen's internationally recognized government will engage in talks with them. Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami said the...

Iranian-British anthropologist held in Tehran amid tensions

Aug. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian anthropologist who has studied child marriage and female genital mutilation in the Islamic Republic has been detained in Iran over unknown charges, his wife and activists said Wednesday, becoming the latest dual national held there amid tensions with the...

Iran supreme leader urges support for Yemen's Houthi rebels

Aug. 13, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV reports that the country's supreme leader is urging support for Yemen's Houthis against a Saudi-led coalition that he says is trying to "disintegrate" the country. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Mohammad Abdul Salam, the spokesman for Yemen's Ansarallah Movement, in...

UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's Aden

Aug. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing Sunday from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden. Both the southern separatists and the government forces are ostensibly allies in the Saudi-led...

Security officials: Yemeni separatists control city of Aden

Aug. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists have wrested control of the port city of Aden — and the grounds of the presidential palace — from forces loyal to the internationally backed government, security officials said Saturday. The separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates had been...

Clashes in southern Yemen; rebels leader's brother killed

Aug. 9, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemeni government forces and southern separatists entered a third day Friday, leaving more than 20 killed, including five civilians, officials said. The clashes could further complicate Yemen's bloody civil war and fracture the government side in the conflict. The...

Rights groups say UAE releases 3 after denouncing Islamists

Aug. 9, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Human rights groups say the United Arab Emirates has released three people with alleged ties to a local Islamist group after denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Osama al-Najjar, Badr al-Bahri and Othman al-Shehhi were released after appearing in...

Tensions rise among Yemen allies after separatist attack

Aug. 8, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior official in Yemen's embattled government on Thursday accused a southern separatist leader of "fomenting sedition" after his forces clashed with Yemeni troops near the presidential palace in Aden, as concerns rose about a new front opening up in the country's devastating civil...