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Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days

Aug. 11, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Torrential rains across southwestern Yemen and the country's capital of Sanaa have triggered flashfloods and collapsed homes, killing at least 38 people over the past two days, officials said Thursday. Scores of homes in Sanaa and the provinces of Dhamar and...

Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital

Aug. 10, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy rains lashing Yemen's capital of Sanaa, which dates back to ancient times, have in recent days collapsed 10 buildings in the Old City, the country's Houthi rebels said Wednesday. At least 80 other buildings have been heavily damaged in the rains and are...

Yemen officials say fresh infighting kills 35 in south

Aug. 10, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Infighting among pro-government Yemeni forces has killed 35 troops in a southern province in the past 24 hours, officials said, a development that threatens a ceasefire in the country’s wider conflict. They say that an artillery duel that start in the late...

Former Twitter worker convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

Aug. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom’s government in a spy case that spanned from Silicon Valley to the Middle East. ...

Officials: 3 civilians killed in clashes in southern Yemen

Aug. 08, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Infighting among Yemen's pro-government forces in a southern province killed at least three civilians, military and medical officials said Monday. Clashes erupted late Sunday in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, between the United Arab Emirates-backed...

From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

Aug. 05, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam’s most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem. There you’ll hear the murmur...

Iran demands release of its citizen held in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday issued a public statement saying it is seeking the release of an Iranian national who has been held by Saudi Arabia since this year's hajj pilgrimage, which concluded a month ago. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the country's top diplomat Hossein...

OPEC+ boosts oil output by slower pace than previous months

Aug. 03, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

The OPEC oil cartel and its allies decided Wednesday to boost production in September by a much slower pace than in previous months at a time of high gasoline prices and unstable energy supplies exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine. OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and its allies, led...

US approves massive arms sale to Saudi, UAE to counter Iran

Aug. 02, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved two massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help them defend against Iran. The more than $5 billion in missile defense and related sales follow President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...