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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Iranian clergyman stands next to missiles and army troops, during a manoeuvre, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that bared it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday, Oct. 18, 20202, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. (Majid Asgaripour/Mehr News Agency via AP, File)

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

Oct. 18, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States, which insists the ban remains in place. While Iran says it...

Yemeni prisoners chant slogans during their arrival after being released by the Saudi-led coalition at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Yemen's warring sides completed a major, U.N.-brokered prisoner swap on Friday, officials said, a development that could revive the country's stalled peace process after more than five years of grinding conflict. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemen's rival sides complete war's largest prisoner exchange

Oct. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides completed a major, U.N.-brokered prisoner swap on Friday, officials said, a development that could revive the country’s stalled peace process after more than five years of grinding conflict. This week's prisoner release, the largest-ever in the war,...

UN aid chief: Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis

Oct. 15, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A funding shortage has cut off aid to 4 million Yemenis and experts are increasingly worried that “the window to prevent famine” in the war-torn country is closing quickly, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Thursday. Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council that aid...

Yemeni prisoners chant slogans during their arrival after being released by the Saudi-led coalition at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemen's warring sides kick off largest prisoner swap to date

Oct. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides on Thursday kicked off a long-awaited, U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, an unprecedented release of detainees amid a conflict that has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The exchange came a day after Yemen's Iran-backed rebels freed two Americans and...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, center, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, speak during a new round of talks by Yemen's warring parties in Amman, Jordan.  Yemen’s warring sides on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,  started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners, the United Nations said, part of a long-delayed deal aiming to end a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

2 US citizens released by Iran-backed militants in Yemen

Oct. 14, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Americans and the remains of a third held captive by Iranian-backed militants in Yemen were released on Wednesday in exchange for the return of about 250 of the Houthi rebels from Oman, according to the White House and sources in the region. Oman’s state news said the American...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019 file photo, a displaced Yemeni receives food aid provided by the World Food Program, at a school in Sanaa, Yemen.  The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, recognition that shines light on vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Africa that the U.N. agency seeks to help, those starving and living in war zones that may rarely get the world’s attention.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

WFP fights hunger in food-deprived places, crises, war zones

Oct. 9, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, recognition that shines light on vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Africa that the U.N. agency seeks to help, those starving and...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, a cargo ship is docked at the port, in Hodeida, Yemen. U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths  released a statement Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 condemning the recent clashes in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida, which has so far left dozens of casualties, and urged the country’s warring parties to immediately stop the fighting. Since Saturday, clashes have flared up between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government forces south of the port in Hodeida, which handles about 70% of Yemen’s commercial and humanitarian imports. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

UN envoy condemns deadly clashes in Yemen's key port city

Oct. 8, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top U.N. official Thursday condemned recent clashes in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeida, which have left dozens killed and wounded, urging the country's warring parties to immediately stop the fighting. Since Saturday, clashes have flared up between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and...

Yemeni officials say clashes continue in Hodeida, 52 killed

Oct. 7, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce clashes in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida between government forces and Houthi rebels continued for the fifth straight day Wednesday, leaving 52 people dead, including civilians, Yemeni officials said. The fighting has raged in the district of Hays and town of...

Yemeni officials say clashes kill 23 in Hodeida, Marib

Oct. 3, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said Saturday fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels has killed at least two dozen people in the past three days in Marib province and the key port city of Hodeida. The war in Yemen erupted in 2014, when the Iran-allied Houthis seized...

UN: Yemen's warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisoners

Sep. 27, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring sides agreed Sunday to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, marking the first phase of a prisoner-release plan reached earlier this year. The U.N. mission in Yemen said the internationally recognized government that was driven from the capital six...