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UN: Yemen's escalating war spurs hunger and collapse

Jan. 12, 2022 17:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Escalating military action in Yemen displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest nation facing growing hunger and economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior...

Yemen conflict escalates, government forces advance in south

Jan. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government have reclaimed large swaths of territory in a southern province from Iran-backed Houthi rebels, government officials said Wednesday. The push in the southern province of Shabwa comes amid heavy airstrikes by...

Yemen officials: Saudi airstrike kills 12 troops by mistake

Dec. 31, 2021 08:24 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has mistakenly hit a camp of allied Yemeni pro-government forces, killing at least 12 troops, Yemeni military officials said Friday. The strike, which took place on Thursday in the province of Shabwa, also wounded at...

Yemen rebels allow UN flights temporarily into Sanaa airport

Dec. 28, 2021 07:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Tuesday they are temporarily allowing U.N. humanitarian flights to land at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, following a weeklong halt in flights into the northern, rebel-held territory. The rebel Houthis, who control Sanaa and...

Yemeni rebel attack on southern Saudi Arabia kills 2 people

Dec. 25, 2021 05:52 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Yemeni rebel attack on Saudi Arabia's southern border town of Jizan killed two people and wounded seven more late Friday, Saudi state-run media reported. Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a projectile that killed a Saudi citizen and Yemeni...

Iraqi FM calls for direct Iran-US talks on nuclear deal

Dec. 23, 2021 13:44 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister on Thursday called for direct negotiations between Iran and the United States, Iranian media reported, a rare appeal just days before world powers are set to resume talks over the tattered nuclear accord in Vienna. Fuad Hussein spoke at a...

State TV: Recalled Iranian diplomat to Yemen dies of COVID

Dec. 21, 2021 15:19 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's top diplomat to Yemen died Tuesday after reportedly contracting the coronavirus, Iranian state TV said, just days after he was abruptly recalled from his mission in the war-torn nation. State-run media in Iran said Ambassador Hassan Irloo...

Saudi coalition says it targeted rebel-held Yemen airport

Dec. 20, 2021 15:07 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said it launched “precision airstrikes" on Monday against rebel targets at the airport in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The strikes came just over an hour after the coalition asked U.N. agencies and...

Iran says ambassador in Yemen has coronavirus, recalls him

Dec. 18, 2021 12:35 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it is recalling its ambassador in Yemen for medical treatment as he has been infected by the coronavirus. The Foreign Ministry said on its website that Ambassador Hassan Irloo was in need of urgent medical care after being infected for several...

UN launches coronavirus vaccination of migrants in Yemen

Dec. 15, 2021 09:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations has launched a coronavirus vaccination campaign for stranded migrants in war-torn Yemen, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said in a statement that it aims to inoculate around 7,500 migrants in its...