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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. ...

Suspect in 5 shootings found dead in Nashville hotel room

Apr. 01, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting of five people in Tennessee fired shots at U.S. marshals who went to a Nashville hotel to arrest him Thursday before he was found dead inside a room, authorities said. Michael Lynn Tucker, 48, died of an apparent...

Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program

Mar. 31, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. The guilty plea from Daniel Hale, 33, of Nashville,...

Yemen rebels hit, set ablaze fuel tank in south Saudi Arabia

Mar. 26, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fuel tank at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia caught fire after being struck in an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said Friday, an attack that came on the sixth anniversary of the kingdom's entry into Yemen's yearslong civil war. ...

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...

US drone strike case appealed to Germany's highest court

Mar. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two Yemeni men who allege their relatives were killed in an American drone strike have appealed their case to Germany's highest court, urging a ban on the U.S. military's use of a base southwest of Frankfurt to help control such attacks, their attorneys said Tuesday. ...

Family members find 2nd victim dead following shooting

Mar. 22, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A shooting in Kansas City over the weekend that killed a teenage girl also claimed the life of a second teen, whose body was found the day after the shooting, police said. The shooting happened late Saturday, when shots were fired after an...

UK unveils plan for smaller, more high-tech armed forces

Mar. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to cut the size of its army and boost spending on drones, robots and a new “cyber force” under defense plans announced by the government on Monday. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the British Army would shrink from 76,500 soldiers to...

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. ...

Investigators suspect drugs may have been delivered by drone

Mar. 21, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California are investigating whether a suspected drug dealer used a drone to deliver heroin to customers. John Piani was arrested Friday in Simi Valley as narcotics detectives were investigating possible heroin and...