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1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

UN raises $33M, far short of target to salvage Yemen tanker

May. 11, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations' pledging conference raised $33 million on Wednesday, far short of funds needed for a salvage operation of a decaying tanker full of oil moored off the coast of Yemen, a ship whose demise could cause an environmental disaster. The U.N. had originally...

Saudi coalition transfers Yemeni prisoners as part of truce

May. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three planes carrying 117 Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition landed Friday in the southern port city of Aden as a truce between the country's warring parties entered its second month, the Red Cross said. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen...

Yemen war sides fail to operate 1st flight as part of truce

Apr. 24, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties failed to operate the first commercial flight in six years from the rebel-held capital on Sunday, dealing a blow to an already fragile truce in the country’s grinding conflict. The flight to Amman, Jordan, had been planned as part of...

Yemen swears in presidential body after Hadi stepped aside

Apr. 19, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized presidential council was sworn in Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, state-run media reported. The swearing-in took place before the parliament in a ceremony attended by foreign ambassadors and the U.S. and U.N....

UN: Yemen's Houthi rebels agree to stop using child soldiers

Apr. 18, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have agreed to rid their ranks of child soldiers, who have fought by the thousands during the country's seven years of civil war, the United Nations said Monday. The Houthis signed what the U.N. described as an “action plan” to end...

Yemen’s rebels criticize new, US-led task force in Red Sea

Apr. 16, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthis criticized a new U.S.-led task force that will patrol the Red Sea following a series of attacks by the Iran-backed rebels in a waterway that’s essential to global trade. Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the Houthis’ chief negotiator and spokesman, said late...

UN envoy sees light at 'end of the tunnel' in Yemen's war

Apr. 14, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen told the Security Council on Thursday that he believes there is “a light at the end of the tunnel” in the more than seven-year war in the Arab world’s poorest country. But Hans Grundberg also warned that the two-month...

US Navy says new task force to patrol Red Sea amid Yemen war

Apr. 13, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will begin a new task force with allied countries to patrol the Red Sea after a series of attacks attributed to Yemen's Houthi rebels in a waterway that's essential to global trade. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, who...

UN envoy arrives in Yemen's capital for talks with rebels

Apr. 11, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen arrived Monday in the capital of Sanaa for the first time since he assumed his post eight months ago for talks with the Houthi rebels, his office said. Hans Grundberg landed at the Sanaa airport with the aim of engaging the Houthi...