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Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq...

UN warns of severe aid cuts in Yemen without new funds soon

Aug. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen warned Wednesday that unless significant new funding is received in the coming weeks, food rations for 12 million people in the war-torn country will be reduced and at least 2.5 million malnourished children will be cut off from life-saving...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

Yemeni separatists, government forces clash in the south

Aug. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes between a Yemeni separatist militia, backed by the United Arab Emirates, and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government killed at least three civilians and wounded nine in southern Abyan province on Tuesday, security officials and local residents said. The...

UN envoy warns threat of Yemen's fragmentation gets stronger

Aug. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that fragmentation of the war-torn Arab nation "is becoming a stronger and more pressing threat," making peace efforts that have been frustratingly slow more urgent than ever. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that the world cannot...

Louisiana Army reservist dies in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

A Louisiana sheriff's deputy and Army reserve military police officer died from a fall in Saudi Arabia. The Winn Parish Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post that deputy Clayton Horne fell from a tower in Riyadh. The Army said in a news release Tuesday that the 23-year-old died Saturday from wounds in an...

Saudi Arabia reports soldier killed near border with Yemen

Aug. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a soldier was killed near the country's southern border with Yemen, where the kingdom has been at war against Houthi rebels for four and a half years. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported the death on Monday, providing his name and his rank as a sergeant,...

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Aug. 17, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the...

Correction: Yemen story

Aug. 16, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about a rally by Yemeni separatists in the country's south, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the unification of Yemen was in 1994. Northern and southern Yemen were unified into one country in 1990. A corrected version of the story is below: Thousands of...

Today in History

Aug. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this date: In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812....