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Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged in a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that...

Correction: Yemen story

Nov. 7, 2019 3:20 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 5 about the signing of a power-sharing deal in Yemen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been in exile since 2014. He fled Yemen in 2015. A corrected version of the story is below: Yemen's government, separatists sign...

Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

Nov. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman...

Supreme leader: Iran has outflanked US since 1979 revolution

Nov. 3, 2019 9:23 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Sunday that his country has outmaneuvered the United States in the four decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran has "trapped the other party in the corner of the ring in many cases," adding that U.S. aggression toward Iran...

Hundreds demonstrate against UAE in Yemen's Socotra island

Nov. 3, 2019 8:39 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds are protesting in Yemen's remote island of Socotra in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, demanding the United Arab Emirates withdraw from the island and from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels. Footage circulated on social media showing crowds waving Yemeni flags...

Yemeni rebels claim they shot down a US-made drone

Nov. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a U.S.-made drone Friday along the border with Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by the group's spokesman. The Shiite rebels, who overran Yemen's northern parts and the capital Sanaa in 2014, have been fighting a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed...

Report: Death toll from Yemen's war hit 100,000 since 2015

Oct. 31, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed more than 100,000 people since 2015, a database project that tracks violence said Thursday. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, or ACLED, said in a new report its death toll includes more than 12,000 civilians killed in attacks targeting civilians...

Sudan drawing down troops in Yemen in recent months

Oct. 30, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has recently drawn down its forces taking part in a Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels in Yemen, two senior Sudanese officials said Wednesday. The UAE's military, meanwhile, said it pulled its troops from the southern port city of Aden and handed over the interim capital...

Yemeni officials: Government, separatists reach initial deal

Oct. 25, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's internationally-recognized government and southern separatists have reached an initial agreement to end their infighting in the country's south, Yemeni officials said Friday. The two — forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and separatists known as the Southern...

Yemen officials: Saudi airlift deploys troops, tanks to Aden

Oct. 24, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Saudi Arabia is increasing its military presence in southern Yemen, airlifting in additional troops, armored vehicles, tanks and other military equipment. The deployment comes as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia's main partner in the war in Yemen, continues...