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Yemeni security official found dead, day after abduction

Jan. 27, 2021 2:42 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Yemeni security official was found dead on Wednesday in the southern port city of Aden, a day after unknown armed men abducted him outside his home, officials said. According to the officials, Brig. Ibrahim Harad was taken late on Tuesday in front of his house in Aden’s...

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Jan. 23, 2021 9:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom's yearslong war against neighboring Yemen's Houthi rebels. Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh....

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. A leading aid organization on Monday warned that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's move to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” would deal another “devastating blow

US terror designation for Yemen rebels raises famine fears

Jan. 11, 2021 9:26 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization sparked confusion in aid agencies and warnings from the United Nations and senior Republicans on Monday that it could have a devastating humanitarian impact on a...

Supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces hold a poster of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, front, and General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's Quds force during a protest, in Tahrir Square, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark central square in Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of Soleimanil and al-Muhandis in a U.S. drone strike. (AP Photo/Khalid Moha

Rally in Baghdad marks 1 year since Iran general's killing

Jan. 3, 2021 11:57 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike. Roads leading to Tahrir Square were closed off...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 file photo, bystanders and a soldier stand near a damaged portion of the airport in the southern city of Aden after an explosion. Officials said Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, that the first commercial flight landed at the airport since the deadly missile attack last week that killed at least 25 people and wounded over a hundred others. The flight comes four days after missiles exploded just moments after a plane carrying members of Yemen’s Cabinet landed on a flight from the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh. (AP Photo/Majid Saleh, File)

Airport in Yemen receives 1st flight since deadly attack

Jan. 3, 2021 6:56 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A plane landed Sunday at the airport in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, officials said, the first commercial flight to arrive since the deadly missile attack last week on the facility that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others. The attack Wednesday took place just...

Bystanders and a soldier stand near a damaged portion of the airport of Yemen’s southern city of Aden’s after an explosion, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The blast struck the airport building shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed on Wednesday. No one on the government plane was hurt.  (AP Photo/Majid Saleh)

Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of deadly Aden airport blast

Dec. 31, 2020 10:06 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister renewed accusations on Thursday that the country’s Shiite rebels and Iran were responsible for the deadly explosion at the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden the previous day that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110. The explosion...

People run following an explosion at the airport in Aden, Yemen, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. No one on board the government plane was hurt but initial reports said several people at the airport were killed. (AP Photo)

Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110

Dec. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said. At least 25 people were killed and 110 wounded in the blast. Yemen's internationally recognized...

Yemen deputy chief of Aden health office: Explosion at city's airport as government plane landed killed 16, wounded 60

Dec. 30, 2020 8:11 AM EST
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen deputy chief of Aden health office: Explosion at city's airport as government plane landed killed 16, wounded 60.

Relative: Yemeni rebels kill woman in front of her children

Dec. 25, 2020 1:16 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A 25-year-old woman was beaten to death in front of her two children by Houthi rebels in Yemen's Ibb province, a family member said Friday. Houthi militia members raided the house of Ahlam al-Ashary late Thursday looking for her husband, the family member said. When they did not find...

Yemen rebels: Fighters shot down Saudi-run drone near border

Dec. 22, 2020 12:00 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a Chinese-made, Saudi drone along the border with Saudi Arabia, a Houthi spokesman said. Houthi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yehia Sarie said in a statement that air defenses downed the drone Monday over the district of Madghal in...