Latest Yemen News

Aid groups: City of Hodeida top dangerous place in Yemen war

Dec. 12, 2019 4:10 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Several international aid groups warned on Thursday that the flashpoint Yemeni city at the heart of last year's peace agreement signed in Sweden remains the most dangerous place in the war-torn, impoverished Arab country. Fifteen aid agencies -- including the Norwegian Refugee...

Peace groups protest Saudi ship in Spanish port

Dec. 10, 2019 9:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish arms control groups staged a protest Tuesday against the presence of a Saudi cargo ship they suspect is carrying weapons for use in Yemen. The Bahri Abha ship arrived early Tuesday at the eastern port of Sagunto from the United States, according to activists. The Control Arms...

Charity: Over 110 children killed in 2 Yemeni areas in 2019

Dec. 9, 2019 7:18 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Over 110 Yemeni children were killed between January and October in the key port city of Hodeida and a southwestern province, an international charity said Monday. Save the Children said in a report that 56 children were killed and 170 wounded as a direct result of fighting in Hodeida, despite...

Iran accuses France, Germany and UK of false missile claims

Dec. 5, 2019 6:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran accused France, Germany and the United Kingdom on Thursday of “a desperate falsehood” for saying its missile program goes against a U.N. resolution calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Iranian officials said...

Clashes erupt in southern Yemen after deal with separatists

Dec. 5, 2019 6:42 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say clashes in the country’s south between Saudi-backed Yemeni government troops and separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates killed a separatist commander. It’s the first fighting since the two sides signed a power-sharing deal last month...

US Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small...

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

Dec. 3, 2019 12:59 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The 50-page report by the London-based global rights...

Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid

Dec. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Another five years of fighting in Yemen would cost as much as $29 billion just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid, an international relief group said Monday, a sum that amounts to more than the entire annual humanitarian budget globally. The war in Yemen has killed over 100,000...

Freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen

Nov. 28, 2019 12:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Over 100 Houthi rebel prisoners released by the Saudi-led coalition returned to Yemen on Thursday, a move toward a long-anticipated prisoner swap between the warring parties. Welcoming 128 freed Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, Houthi leader Muhammad al-Bukhaiti hailed their...

Officials: Airport used by UAE as prison in Yemen reopened

Nov. 27, 2019 12:37 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say an airport in a southern city has been reopened after a five-year closure, during which United Arab Emirates forces used it as a military base and a prison. They say the first civilian flight in five years landed Wednesday at Al-Rayyan Airport in Mukalla in...