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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...

UN envoy arrives in Aden a week after deadly airport blast

Jan. 7, 2021 11:14 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Thursday toured the damage from a recent airport missile attack that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others. Envoy Martin Griffiths held talks with Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ahmed Bin Mubarak...

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...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, the prime minister of Yemen's internationally recognized government that the Saudi-led coalition backs, is interviewed by foreign journalists in Aden, Yemen. Yemen’s prime minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed on Saturday Jan. 2, 2021, said that an attack on the airport in the key port city of Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country's new government. The Prime Minister  spoke to The Associated Press after he survived Wednesday’s attack that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Yemen's PM says airport attack aimed to 'eliminate' Cabinet

Jan. 2, 2021 11:22 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday said that a missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country's new government as it arrived in the key southern city — a daring assault which he blamed on Iran-backed rebels. Prime Minister Maeen...

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's president in exile reshuffles Cabinet to end rift

Dec. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s embattled president, in exile in Saudi Arabia, announced a Cabinet reshuffle Friday in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between his internationally recognized government and southern separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. President Abed Rabbo Mansour...