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In Yemen, child soldiering continues despite Houthi promise

Jun. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels are still recruiting children into their military ranks to fight in the country’s grinding civil war, despite an agreement with the United Nations in April to halt the practice, Houthi officials, aid workers and residents told The Associated Press. ...

Official says Yemeni journalist killed in explosion in Aden

Jun. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was killed when his car exploded while he was driving in the southern port city of Aden, an official said Thursday, the latest such attack in the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani...

UN: Yemen's warring sides resume talks on ending Taiz siege

Jun. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties resumed talks Sunday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces, the United Nations said, after they agreed to renew a nationwide cease-fire. The U.N. mission to Yemen said delegations from the internationally recognized government and the...

UN says Yemen’s warring parties agree to renew truce

Jun. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew a nationwide truce for another two months. The development offered a glimmer of hope for the country, plagued by eight years of civil war — though significant obstacles remain to lasting peace. ...

UN has `positive indications' for extending truce in Yemen

Jun. 01, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said on the eve of Thursday’s expiration of a two-month truce in Yemen that it has received “preliminary, positive indications” from the warring parties about extending the nationwide cessation of hostilities. U.N. spokesman Stephane...

Yemen: UN talks to open roads to blockaded city inconclusive

May. 28, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties did not reach an agreement Saturday to lift a blockade by Houthi rebels of the country's third largest city, the United Nations said, after three days of talks in the Jordanian capital. The announcement dampened hopes that the blockade of...

US urges Yemen's Houthis to free US Embassy's local staff

May. 26, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States on Thursday urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to release all U.S. Embassy local staffers that they had detained, following the death of one of them after seven months in captivity. The Iran-backed Houthis seized the headquarters of the U.S. Embassy in the...

UN says Yemen warring sides meet on reopening Taiz roads

May. 25, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides began talks Wednesday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces as the United Nations pushes to extend a two-month cease-fire ahead of a looming deadline, the U.N. mission said. The discussions between representatives from Yemen's...

Amid Yemen truce, Houthi rebels say falling drone kills 3

May. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said Monday that three people were killed in the country's capital when a drone aircraft crashed in a neighborhood after being shot down. In a statement, the Houthis said that their air defense system downed the surveillance drone and that it...

Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

May. 20, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with...