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UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

Oct. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, U.N. officials said Thursday. U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths cautioned in a briefing to the Security Council, however, that the hopeful signs...

Yemeni officials say explosive device has killed 4 children

Oct. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni health officials on Tuesday said an explosive device has gone off near the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, killing at least four children. The explosion took place late on Monday in the town of Wadi Nakhla in the southern district of Hays, the officials said. Two other children...

Saudi positive toward Yemeni rebels' truce

Oct. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it views positively a truce called by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, two weeks after the rebels said they were halting drone and missile attacks against the kingdom. Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said Friday on Twitter that "the...

Yemen rebel leader meets UN envoy in efforts to revive talks

Oct. 1, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has met with U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths in the capital Sanaa to discuss reviving peace talks to end the country's four-year-old stalemated war. Tuesday's statement by the rebels says Abdul-Malek al-Houthi called for the Saudi-led coalition battling...

Iran says Saudi attack claimed by Yemen rebels justified

Sep. 30, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday that the missile-and-drone attack on major Saudi oil sites was an act of "legitimate defense" by Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels. The Sept. 14 assault was claimed by the Houthis, though Saudi Arabia says it was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran." The kingdom has been...

Yemen rebels free 290 detainees, reviving hopes for talks

Sep. 30, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels on Monday released scores of detainees they had rounded up and held for years in rebel-controlled territory, a development that raised hopes of reviving stalled peace talks between the warring sides. The International Committee of the Red Cross said the Iran-aligned...

Yemen rebels claim capture of Saudi troops in 'major attack'

Sep. 29, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels Sunday claimed they launched a major attack on the border of Saudi Arabia, releasing video purporting to show captive Saudi soldiers and equipment. The images of the attack released by the rebels, known as Houthis, show armored vehicles with stenciled Saudi markings, arms...

The Latest: Yemen vows to end attempts to divide country

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9 p.m. Yemen's new foreign minister is vowing that the government will "end any attempt to tear apart our homeland." He's sharply criticizing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who control much of...

AP Explains: Yemen crisis among thorny issues at UN meeting

Sep. 25, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

The ongoing conflict in Yemen , which has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked a humanitarian crisis, is among the thorniest issues facing world leaders this week as they meet at the United Nations. The U.N. envoy saw reason to hope after Yemen's Houthi rebels announced late Friday that they were...

Yemeni tribal leaders say Saudi-led airstrikes kill 13

Sep. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's rebels on Tuesday killed at least 13 civilians, including children, when they hit a residential building in southern Dhale province, tribal leaders and health officials said. The airstrikes in the district of Qataba also wounded at...