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Yemeni officials say troops retake key district from rebels

May. 18, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say forces loyal to the internationally recognized government have recaptured a key district in the southern Dhale province. Officials say the fighting has killed at least 120 people from both sides since government fighters launched an offensive Friday to push...

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital

May. 17, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it is "deeply saddened" by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen's capital. The agency issued a statement Friday quoting its spokesman Andrej Mahecic as saying that...

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

May. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all...

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

May. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch "surgical" strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its...

Fighting grips south Yemen as Saudi coalition bombs capital

May. 16, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy clashes erupted in southern Yemen on Thursday while a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on the capital, Sanaa, leaving at least six dead, including four children, in the city's residential center, officials said. The Sanaa airstrikes came after Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi...

Houthi rebels claim to begin withdrawal from key Yemen ports

May. 11, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The government described the Houthi...

Yemeni officials: Houthi rebels push into southern province

May. 10, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting continued Friday in Yemen's southern Dhale province between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and pro-government forces, Yemeni officials said. Rebel incursions into Dhale, which had been under the control of forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government, started in...

UN accesses key wheat silos in Yemen's Hodeida

May. 5, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N. agency said Sunday it has gained access to silos in Yemen's port city of Hodeida that may hold enough grain to feed hundreds of thousands of people in the conflict-battered country. World Food Program spokesman Herve Verhoosel said a technical team accessed the Red Sea mills...

Police official says bomb kills 3 in southeast Yemen

May. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni official say a bomb has exploded in the southeastern province of Hadramout, killing three people and wounding four. A local police official said the bomb went off Friday near a hub for motorcycle taxis in al-Qoton district and that two of the wounded are in critical condition....

Rights group urges Yemen's rebels to release 10 journalists

May. 1, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A rights group is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release 10 journalists detained nearly four years ago on "trumped-up" spying charges. Amnesty International says Wednesday that "these men are being punished for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression." It says nine...