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Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

Apr. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to shift U.S. troops out of the region. ...

Aid group reports spike in COVID-19 patients in Yemen

Mar. 25, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The international aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday it is witnessing “a dramatic influx” of critically ill COVID-19 patients in war-stricken Yemen, as a second wave overwhelms the country's depleted medical facilities. The Geneva-based...

Aid agency sounds alarm over children killed in Yemen's war

Mar. 23, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Children accounted for a quarter of civilian casualties over the last three years in Yemen's grinding war between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, a child relief agency said Tuesday. More than 2,300 children were...

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

Mar. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country's main airport, the kingdom's latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis. ...

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire to Houthi rebels in Yemen's yearslong war in plan that includes reopening Sanaa airport

Mar. 22, 2021 11:40 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire to Houthi rebels in Yemen's yearslong war in plan that includes reopening Sanaa airport.

Yemen rebels admit tear gas behind fire at migrant detention

Mar. 20, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday broke their silence on the cause of a fire that tore through a detention center for migrants earlier this month, killing at least 45 people, mostly Ethiopian migrants. The rebels acknowledged that guards fired...

Saudi Arabia: Drones attack Riyadh oil facility, no damage

Mar. 19, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A drone attack struck an oil installation in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh on Friday, the Saudi state-run news agency reported, igniting a blaze at the facility deep in the kingdom's territory. The dawn attack caused no injuries...

Yemeni minister unharmed after explosion targets his convoy

Mar. 18, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government said a Cabinet minister survived an attempt on his life in the southern city of Aden on Thursday, escaping unharmed from an explosion that targeted his convoy. A government statement said Minister of Civil...

Officials: Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels

Mar. 18, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government managed to retake swaths of territory from the Houthi rebels in the past days, officials and tribal leaders from both sides said on Sunday. Government forces earlier their month launched an...

'This is hell': UN food aid chief visits Yemen, fears famine

Mar. 10, 2021 09:21 AM EST

The head of the U.N. food agency warned after a visit to Yemen that his underfunded organization may be forced to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations in a desperate bid to stave off widespread famine in coming months, describing conditions in the war-stricken nation as...