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Yemen official warns dam will break if rebels take Marib

Nov. 21, 2021 03:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The foreign minister of Yemen's government in exile warned Sunday that a rebel takeover of the crucial, energy-rich city of Marib would be a disaster on the scale of the collapse of its ancient dam that decimated an entire kingdom. ...

Turkey offers to help Lebanon with crisis with Gulf nations

Nov. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday his country is ready to offer whatever support it can to help mend relations between Lebanon and Gulf Arab nations, embroiled in an unprecedented diplomatic rift. The spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states...

UN slaps sanctions on three leading Houthi rebels in Yemen

Nov. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has slapped sanctions on three Houthi rebels linked to cross-border attacks from Yemen into Saudi Arabia and to fighting in the government’s last stronghold in the country’s north. The United Kingdom said Wednesday it...

Arab League envoy in Beirut to mediate Lebanon-Saudi rift

Nov. 08, 2021 12:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A top Arab League envoy was in Beirut on Monday to explore ways to resolve an unprecedented diplomatic rift between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia that emerged following comments by Lebanon's information minister on Yemen's civil war. The minister had...

Lebanon seeks dialogue with Saudi Arabia despite new tension

Nov. 03, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Wednesday sought a dialogue with Saudi Arabia to resolve an unprecedented diplomatic rift over a Lebanese Cabinet minister’s comments, even as new reasons for tension emerged. The spat unfolded over statements by the Lebanese Information...

EXPLAINER: Why Saudi Arabia is upset, lashing out at Lebanon

Nov. 02, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A televised remark by a game show host turned Cabinet minister in Lebanon about the war in Yemen has taken the country’s crisis with Saudi Arabia to new depths. Anger over George Kordahi’s comments led to steps by Gulf Arab countries that further...

Yemeni officials: Houthi missiles kill at least 10 civilians

Nov. 01, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 10 civilians were killed and 25 wounded when two ballistic missiles from Yemen’s Houthi rebels stuck a religious educational facility in the central province of Marib, officials said Monday. The missiles hit Dar al-Hadith - a religious...

Fate of Lebanon minister after row with Gulf stirs division

Oct. 31, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The diplomatic row between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia is aggravating divisions in Lebanon, already reeling from an economic meltdown and social tension. Some are pushing for the resignation of the Cabinet minister whose comments sparked the crisis, in order...

Kuwait, UAE join Saudi Arabia with measures against Lebanon

Oct. 30, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians scrambled to resolve a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations on Saturday, after comments by a Cabinet minister about the war in Yemen stoked their ire. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates followed the Saudis with...

Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six others

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday in Yemen's port city of Aden by a car bomb that targeted two senior government officials who survived, an official said. The explosion targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s...