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UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...

The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposals

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Yemen's rebels at peace talks underway in Sweden say they accept some of the proposals from a draft agreement offered by the U.N. envoy earlier in the day. Abdul-Majid al-Hanash, a delegate from...

Yemen rebel leader seeks torture probe, cites AP report

Dec. 9, 2018 7:44 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has called for an investigation after The Associated Press found evidence of extreme torture in Houthi-run lockups. Thousands have been imprisoned by the Houthi militia during Yemen's civil war. An AP investigation found some detainees were scorched...

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

Dec. 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners....

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

Dec. 7, 2018 2:51 PM EST

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He'd been whipped across the back and hung by his wrists for days. The patient, Baakar learned, had been left for dead by the...

UN says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

Dec. 7, 2018 12:23 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The United Nations' refugee agency said Friday there were nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden. The announcement came as Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi...

Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

Dec. 6, 2018 1:28 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has brought the country to the brink of famine. Hopes were high that the...

Wounded Yemeni rebels flown to Oman for treatment

Dec. 3, 2018 12:11 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A plane carrying some 50 Shiite rebels wounded in fighting in Yemen's civil war left Monday for neighboring Oman where they will receive treatment, according to officials, in a move that meets one of the conditions set by the rebels to participate in peace talks. Their evacuation aboard...

US Yemen diplomat accuses Iran of stoking regional conflicts

Nov. 29, 2018 4:33 PM EST

MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen on Thursday accused Iran of "throwing gasoline on the fire" of conflicts across the Middle East, vowing that America will defend its regional interests and not "shy away when the problems get difficult." Ambassador Matthew Tueller's comments during an...

British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

Nov. 29, 2018 2:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country's warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm. However, overnight fighting cast a cloud on efforts to establish a cease-fire in the war-torn...