Latest Yemen News

Analysis: Iran's powerful Guard faces scrutiny after attacks

Apr. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The recent sabotage at Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facility is just the latest setback for the country's Revolutionary Guard, though the paramilitary force is rarely publicly criticized due to its power. But with some of its...

Death toll up to 42 after migrant boat capsizes off Djibouti

Apr. 13, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says the death toll has risen to 42 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti early Monday. Sixteen children were among the dead, spokeswoman Yvonne Ndege said....

UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizes

Apr. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday. IOM regional director Mohammed Abdiker in Twitter posts said the migrants were being...

Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

Apr. 10, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers Saturday it accused of committing “high treason,” without elaborating on which enemy the kingdom believed the men aided. The state-run Saudi Press Agency identified the men as soldiers working...

Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war

Apr. 08, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has escalated a yearslong shadow war in Mideast waters. The development comes just as world...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Apr. 07, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV...

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. ...

2 men on terrorism watch list stopped at U.S. border

Apr. 05, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Two men on a terrorism watch list were arrested after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into California, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday. A 33-year-old man from Yemen was stopped on Jan. 29 a few miles from the Calexico Port of...

Feds: Couple tried to travel by ship to join Islamic State

Apr. 02, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A newlywed husband and wife who expressed interest in fighting for the Islamic State group were arrested Thursday at a port near New York City as they attempted to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer said would take them to Yemen, prosecutors said....

Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate

Apr. 01, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet's oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the...